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| ||Tasted by gcarl on 12/15/2014 & rated 91 points: Similar to my 2/19/11 impression at P&P, perhaps with a little raisin-like addition to the nose. Smooth on the palate with surprisingly bright fruit on the nose and palate after 30-60 minutes. Balance was topped w/Argon and consumed the next day, coincidentally as before, with rare loin lamb chops...a great match! (204 views)|
| ||Tasted by NotNYC on 9/20/2013 & rated 85 points: Some wines are not meant to age.|
This is one of them.
2013.. best as a pizza wine. Good pizza. (579 views)
| ||Tasted by gcarl on 2/19/2011 & rated 91 points: Nice barnyard nose upon opening, typical for this wine. A little tannic day one, very fruity and smooth with dinner of rear loin lamb chops on day 2. (1582 views)|
| ||Tasted by NotNYC on 4/30/2010 & rated 84 points: simple. woody. better than it was...but still, only a decent pizza wine. Doesn't stand up to scrutiny. (1793 views)|
| ||Tasted by gordoh on 10/18/2009 & rated 90 points: Perfect right now. (1953 views)|
| ||Tasted by TLHWG on 8/15/2009 & rated 86 points: day 1: moist prunes & some caramel/vanilla on the nose. nice nose|
balanced and decent length of finish. but lighter bodied than I expected from an old vines mataro (mouvedra/monastrell).
not bad purchase on sale for $20, but wouldn't buy again even at $20.
update for day 2+ if significant change. (2226 views)
| ||Tasted by NotNYC on 10/19/2008 & rated 87 points: Time has done this some favors. Not as rough or green..but still with some aeration this smooths ut and becomes a good food wine. More time may help. (1507 views)|
| ||Tasted by NotNYC on 8/20/2008 & rated 86 points: Good simple sipper. Lot of the tannins have backed off. So this works. Simple fruity and good. (1302 views)|
| ||Tasted by umazz on 8/21/2006 & rated 90 points: Big wine, tasted more of the sourness of a Southern Rhone wine, some tar, but definitely big fruit. (1221 views)|
| ||Tasted by umazz on 3/26/2006 & rated 85 points: A big, robust wine, very dry, not at all like a Mourvedre from France. Much more in the American style, although not as fruity as a syrah or zin. Had some sweettart-ness to it. S really liked it. (1214 views)|
| ||Tasted by cab on 2/27/2005: Too much oak, although the mourvedre varietal characteristics were there -- not like some over-oaked pinot disasters I've experienced recently where you truly could not tell what you were drinking. Decent backbone. Better with food -- moderately spicy mexican pork stew -- than on its own. OK, but way over-priced at $27-28. (2065 views)|