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I keep coming back to this inexpensive wine. I've had a bad bottle, but I believe it may have just not survived shipping in this nasty, hot summer. Read more
Delicious berry notes and hints of spice. Read more
From a 'novice:' "Consumed with / after supper (my home-made chili con carné), Sat. May 21, 2011. Initial notes: nice purple color in glass (refle... Read more
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I keep coming back to this inexpensive wine. I've had a bad bottle, but I believe it may have just not survived shipping in this nasty, hot summer.
Delicious berry notes and hints of spice.
From a 'novice:' "Consumed with / after supper (my home-made chili con carné), Sat. May 21, 2011. Initial notes: nice purple color in glass (reflected light); clear, deep red in transmitted light; light (slight) aroma; initial taste - very dry, not sweet; dark berries. With supper: I'm ambivalent about this pairing: It was "O.K.," but this is perhaps the driest red that I've had, which is a distraction (same comment re: post-meal sipping). It's certainly palatable, but I much prefer the excellent Farnese Daunia Sangiovese, the Chilean Carmeneres, or our B.C. [British Columbia] reds; e.g. I previously had the Copper Moon Moonlight Harvest Shiraz with my chili, and it was a better pairing. Not bad for the price ($8.99 CDN, + $0.10 recycle deposit)."
We did a brown bag Malbec taste test. We thought CERTAINLY the more expensive Malbec would win - we all seriously LOVED wine A and expected it to be the expensive one.... but in the end the favorite was the $2.99 bottle of 2010 Marcus James Malbec! OH MY WAS IT SMOOTH!
YUM - Bang for ya buck! YEE HAW
This is a very good value, considering its price point... Not as full-bodied as I would like, but good for general consumption... All in all, I would purchase again...
We love this wine. Good balance and very good value
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