Wine Reviews


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2182321822USChardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Gewürztraminer constitute the blend. The wine is soft and dull, with watery flavors.White Table Wine819CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherKitchen Sink NV White Table Wine White (California)White BlendKitchen Sink
2182421823USThis blend of 43% Zinfandel, 30% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 6% Petite Sirah and 1% “other,” this is overly acidic and watery, with thin fruit flavors.Winemaker's Reserve8112CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherKitchen Sink NV Winemaker's Reserve Red (California)Red BlendKitchen Sink
2182521824USThe label is pretty, but the wine itself doesn't offer much. It's dry and thin, with simple Cabernet-like blackberry flavors.817CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherEye Candy 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (California)Cabernet SauvignonEye Candy
2182621825SpainAir freshner and lychee are the most identifiable aromas. The palate feels fresh and light, which, given the wine's fleshy, tropical flavors, is a compliment. An oily, bitter finish is similar to marginal Torrontés from Argentina.Viura-Chardonnay8114Northern SpainNavarraMichael Schachner@wineschachOchoa 2012 Viura-Chardonnay White (Navarra)White BlendOchoa
2182721826ArgentinaWith aromas of blueberry and Kool-Aid, this feels raw and pointy, with basic plum and dry red-fruit flavors. An abrupt finish is as expected.819Mendoza ProvinceMendozaMichael Schachner@wineschachConquista 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza)Cabernet SauvignonConquista
2182821827ChileAfter a quick start of citrus and grass aromas, the bouquet loses clarity and becomes mealy and old smelling. Acidity keeps the palate afloat but the longer this sits, the more briny and pickled it tastes. Drink fast for some citrus character.Reserva8115Limarí ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachMaray 2011 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Limarí Valley)Sauvignon BlancMaray
2182921828USDark red in color this Pinot has a sweetness on the nose and is otherwise flat, not offering much in terms of flavor, texture or finish.8120CaliforniaNorth CoastNorth CoastVirginie Boone@vbooneLola 2011 Pinot Noir (North Coast)Pinot NoirLola
2183021829ChileThis heavy, mostly fruitless Viognier is pithy, chunky and ultimately briny and green on the finish. And there's bitterness to deal with as well.Tama Vineyard Selection8115Cachapoal ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachAnakena 2011 Tama Vineyard Selection Viognier (Cachapoal Valley)ViognierAnakena
2183121830ArgentinaAromas of pinched rubber and stems precede a light-bodied palate with flavors of leafy red fruits, butter and caramel. Oak flavors and mild acidity run the finish.8117OtherPatagoniaMichael Schachner@wineschachDenario 2012 Pinot Noir (Patagonia)Pinot NoirDenario
2183221831USThis is a simple wine, soft and lush in cherry and oak flavors, with a cut of asparagus.8112CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherCooper Station 2011 Petite Sirah (California)Petite SirahCooper Station
2183321832USIs this a table or a dessert wine? Either way, the orange and apricot flavors are watery.8110CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherKitchen Sink NV Moscato (California)MoscatoKitchen Sink
2183421833USFeels pinched and harsh in the mouth, with simple, sweet blackberry Pop-Tart flavors.8112CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherCambridge & Sunset 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (California)Cabernet SauvignonCambridge & Sunset
2183521834USSoft and watery, with just traces of cherries and watermelons.8113CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherChime NV Red (California)Red BlendChime
2183621835USThis has candied raspberry and pink bubble gum flavors. Direct and easy.8111CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherSexy Wine Bomb 2011 Red (California)Red BlendSexy Wine Bomb
2183721836USSweet, simple and fruity, with peach and apricot jam flavors. The finish is bitter in fruit pit tannins.Winemaker's Reserve8112CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherKitchen Sink NV Winemaker's Reserve White (California)White BlendKitchen Sink
2183821837USA sweet, high-fueled blend of Chardonnay, Muscat Blanc and old-vine Trebbiano from a newly approved appellation called the Sierra Pelona Valley, north of Los Angeles, this wine has peach and lemon peel hiding behind a lathering of oak.White Delight8030CaliforniaSierra Pelona ValleySouth CoastVirginie Boone@vbooneReyes NV White Delight White (Sierra Pelona Valley)White BlendReyes
2183921838USJust barely drinkable. It's not dirty or anything, but watery and very fruity.8012CaliforniaPaso RoblesCentral CoastInkling 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles)Cabernet SauvignonInkling
2184021839ArgentinaReedy, herbaceous aromas suggest rhubarb and red licorice candy. This feels flat and lays heavily on the palate, while candied flavors of cherry and berry finish hot.8010Mendoza ProvinceMendozaMichael Schachner@wineschachFat Gaucho 2011 Malbec (Mendoza)MalbecFat Gaucho
2181121810ItalyVibrant and spicy, this savory red delivers aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, black cherry, ground pepper and chopped Mediterranean herb. Firm, fine-grained tannins support the juicy flavors. An anise note backs up the finish.Grotta Rossa8914Sicily & SardiniaCarignano del SulcisKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeCantina Santadi 2012 Grotta Rossa (Carignano del Sulcis)CarignanoCantina Santadi
2181221811PortugalA blend of Arinto and Alvarinho, this is a fresh and crisp wine that also has a richer side to it. Produced in the same region as Vinho Verde, it is bone dry, full of apple and kiwi fruit flavors within a tight, tangy texture. Drink now.Monte Cascas Reserva8919MinhoRoger Voss@vossrogerCasca Wines 2012 Monte Cascas Reserva White (Minho)Portuguese WhiteCasca Wines
2181321812ItalyUnderbrush, toast, truffle, mocha, oak and berry aromas take center stage. The firm palate offers black cherry, coconut, espresso, powered sage and oak extract alongside tightly packed, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2017–2025.Ovello89PiedmontBarbarescoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeCascina Morassino 2012 Ovello (Barbaresco)NebbioloCascina Morassino
2181421813ItalyAromas of ripe, dark berry, mocha, toast and a whiff of clove lead the nose. The forward palate offers ripe black cherry, fleshy raspberry, vanilla, light oak, coconut and coffee alongside close-grained tannins. A mint note closes the finish. This is straightforward and already accessible so enjoy 2016–2020.8955PiedmontBaroloKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeCeretto 2011 BaroloNebbioloCeretto
2181521814LebanonA blend of 66% Syrah and 34% Caladoc, this pale blush-colored rosé has a nose of peach, grapefruit and freesia that lead to flavors of strawberry, tart cherry, almond blossom and nutmeg. There's a pleasing balance of creaminess and acidity.Altitudes8925LebanonMike DeSimone@worldwineguysIxsir 2014 Altitudes Rosé (Lebanon)RoséIxsir
2181621815BulgariaVivid aromas of cherry and blackberry set the stage for flavors of black cherry and black raspberry with a hint of citrus zest in this garnet-colored wine. Full-on fruit flavors remain on the palate well into the persistent finish.Twins8915Thracian ValleyJeff Jenssen@worldwineguysKatarzyna 2013 Twins Cabernet Sauvignon (Thracian Valley)Cabernet SauvignonKatarzyna
2181721816USFire up the Barbie and drink this Zin with burgers. It's a simple wine, with blackberry tea and herb flavors.8215CaliforniaSonoma CountySonomaAlterra 2011 Zinfandel (Sonoma County)ZinfandelAlterra
2181821817USThis is the kind of wine you'll find sold at pizzerias, taco joints and Chinese restaurants everywhere. It's soft, simple and fruity, with cherry and cola flavors.8213CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherCable Car NV Red (California)Red BlendCable Car
2181921818USThis soft, simple Chardonnay is sweet in caramel, buttered popcorn and lemon-pineapple juice flavors. It quickly turns cloying after a sip.8212CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherCambridge & Sunset 2012 Chardonnay (California)ChardonnayCambridge & Sunset
2182021819USHeavy, dull and sweet, this Chardonnay has one-dimensional apricot, orange and oaky flavors.8215CaliforniaSonoma CountySonomaCannonball 2012 Chardonnay (Sonoma County)ChardonnayCannonball
2182121820USWatery and sweet, like fruit juice, with orange, pineapple and buttered toast flavors.8213CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherChime 2012 Chardonnay (California)ChardonnayChime
2182221821FranceFull-on banana aromas create a wine that tastes like an elderly nouveau. It does have some fruit and red cherries, but with a bitter edge, it really should have been drunk by now.Masfraise82BeaujolaisBeaujolaisRoger Voss@vossrogerVignoble Charmet 2011 Masfraise (Beaujolais)GamayVignoble Charmet

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