• SeaWine wrote: 89 points

    September 3, 2014 - Still very fresh. Plenty of bright fruit, with more complexity than I'd expect at this price point. Solid, interesting wine with an excellent QPR at <$14. Equally good on day 2.

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  • Zorba Likes this wine: 87 points

    February 1, 2014 - Interesting blend, mostly the slightly stingy malbec with the warm, spicy, round taste of bonarda and a little peppery bite from the shiraz. Good to drink now but may still improve a bit over the next couple of years.

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  • Marcorleans wrote: 89 points

    December 24, 2012 - Very pleasant wine, the Bonarda gives structure to this predominantly Malbec wine. The wine looks violet. The legs are medium. The wine finishes Medium. At $14.80 Can. this wine was very good value.

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  • Marcorleans Likes this wine:

    December 24, 2012 - Very pleasant wine, the Bonarda gives structure to this predominantly Malbec wine. The wine looks violet. The legs are medium. The wine finishes Medium. At $14.80 Can. this wine was very good value.

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  • sharmless11 wrote: 90 points

    October 21, 2012 - Drank with Food Network Company Pot Roast. Hearty, delicious and smooth, what a delicious Malbec.

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  • TannicBeast wrote: 90 points

    October 21, 2012 - This is a well-conceived blend of 73% Malbec, 15% Bonarda and 12% Syrah. The Bonarda helps soften and round out teh Malbec, and the Syrah helps add another layer of spice and complexity. Clear, purple, medium plus in intensity. The nose is clean, medium plus in intensity, with both black and red fruit; blackberry, currant, sweet rice strawberry, sour raspberry. The nose is developing. The palate is dry, consistent with the nose, with medium to medium plus acidity, alcohol and tannins. The tannins are still a little dry and astringent, but the overall package is very balanced. It is medium-bodied, with medium flavor intensity and length. The finish has a nice savory, spicy accent. Drinkeable now, but has potential for improving with a couple more years of bottle ageing. But then again, why would anyone do that with a $12 wine? This blend is very good by itself or as an accompanyment to food. This is a super value, and was a WS best value with a score of 90.

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  • sharmless11 wrote: 88 points

    September 2, 2012 - Full bodied Malbec

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  • kenhud wrote: 85 points

    August 27, 2012 - Deep purple. Pronounced dark fruits. Good blend that seems to breathe well. A little astringent aftertaste, but generally good. Not overly complex, but interesting.

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  • Parnelli wrote: 84 points

    May 1, 2012 - This bottle wasn't up to the previous ones. It must have been in a 'dumb' phase as it was all out of balance with pronounced heat.

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  • corkscrews wrote: 88 points

    March 31, 2012 - A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, with black currant, raspberry, and licorice and spice, good finish, good QPR.

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