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93 • Quasar 2007 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley$9.90. Best Buy.
Deep ruby black color. Wet clay, crayon, baked tomatoes and dried sour cherry aromas. Soft and silky with a dry-yet-fruity medium body. Finishes with an earthy melange of sautéed mushrooms and shallots, dried tomatoes, and cedar spice box. Great Old World complexity and dusty terroir in table friendly style. (tasted on Sep-13-2010)
90 • Ca' De' Medici NV Lambrusco dell'Emilia $9.99. Best Buy.
Grape-cherry jam and buttery nut brittle aromas with an effervescent, tart medium-to-full body with balsamic laced strawberry, apple, and chalk notes on the bright finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
90 • Tienen Duende 2009 Garnacha, Campo de Borja $8.99. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Vibrantly fruity cassis, boysenberry, and mocha nut gelato aromas and flavors with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a zesty spiced apple peel, orange zest, and pencil shaving accented finish. A sensationally fresh and refreshing red; pair with everything! (tasted on Sep-27-2010)
89 • Line 39 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County $9. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Marinated peppers, dried currant and cherry aroma with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tart olive, cracked pepper and chocolate accented finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
89 • Robert Mondavi 2008 Private Selection, Meritage, California $10. Best Buy.
Roasted pepper, green olive, and baked blackberry aromas with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a earthy, drying finish. Nicely Bordeaux-like. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
89 • Cayalla 2005 Red Table Wine, Oregon $9.99. Best Buy.
Roasted coffee bean, praline cookie, and plum jam with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and subtle hint of vanilla on the finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
89 • Concannon 2007 Selected Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Central Coast $10. Best Buy.
Blueberry pie and fresh meringue aromas with a pure, tangy medium-full body and chewy tannin finish. A very nice table wine. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
89 • Ravenswood 2008 "Vintner's Blend, Petite Sirah, California $10. Best Buy.
Deep purple color. Blueberry pie a la mode and chocolate nut aromas with a silky dry-yet-fruity and a bright craisin finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
88 • Echeverria 2009 Classic, Cabernet Sauvignon, Curico Valley$8.90. Best Buy.
Aromas of dried fruits, mocha, forest floor and hung game. Soft with a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body. Wet cedar, craisin and apple sauce notes on the zippy finish. (tasted on Sep-13-2010)
88 • Echeverria 2009 Classic, Carmenère, Curico Valley$8.90. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep violet color. Aromas of melted toffee, cassis and delicate spice. Round and silky with a fruity medium body. Long juicy berry, watermelon, sandalwood and earth accented finish with easy going tannins. A tasty crowd pleaser. (tasted on Aug-23-2010)