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Great buy and a solid QPR for a WA Cab.


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Bodegas Castano Solanera 2009
Wish List - 1/21/2014 (8 items) (viewed 12 times)

Pinotphile's Product Reviews

  • Pinotphile - San Ramon, CA (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (12/14/2013)
    Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2012
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    2013 vintage available for $14.99
    • white wine
    • screw cap wine
    • RP92
    • WS90
    (4)
    Style: Light & Crisp
    I disagree w/debpar as well. This is a classic flavor profile of an old world chenin/vouvray. It does have a bit more minerality to it than even I'm used to, suggesting dry famred calcerous clay or limestone terroir. Not necessarily the 92 Parker gives it, but definitely in the 89-90 range for me. Paired very well w/shrimp scampi.
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  • Pinotphile - San Ramon, CA (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (12/14/2013)
    Eric Texier Cotes du Rhone 2010
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    $16.00
    Style: Smooth & Supple
    Delivers way above it's price point. It drinks like a $45-60 CdP. Great QPR. A bit more new world in style, but just enough traditional CdR characteristics to stay true to the classification. Grenache gives this more of a juicy component, garrigue and earth notes keep it grounded, and enough acidity and tannin to keep it from being a fruit-bomb. Simple and easy to drink. Not overly complex, but very nice. Something to drink every day. Buy a case.
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  • Pinotphile - San Ramon, CA (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (3/8/2011)
    Goose Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
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    $25.00
    Solid WA Cab with tradiational flavors of dark fruits, pencil lead, cassis, and oak. Everything seems to be in proper balance, short finish. May improve over the next year in the bottle.
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