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Onix Priorat 2006
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  • Alan - Redding, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/28/2010)
    Borsao Tinto 2006
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    2013 vintage available for $8.99
    • red wine
    • RP87
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    $5.99 for a jammin' bottle o' red! Loads of spicy-dusted blueberry, leather & tobacco notes... wow, put's California lookin' like... greedy yeah
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  • Alan - Redding, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/28/2010)
    Vall Llach Embruix 2004
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    2011 vintage available for $24.99
    I tasted the 2003 (which Wine Spectator gave a 93!) made of: 30% Cariñena, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Garnacha, 15% Syrah, and 5% Merlot! This is a fabulously uncommon wine in a great value category for those not able to afford the Vall Llach or Clos Erasmus in a Priorat. It is equally rare to have a wine with such a significant amount of Carignan/Cariñena in it, that is from old enough vines and interesting enough terroir, to derive a wine of such character by their use. I discerned from this medium-ruby juice; a nose filled with dusty cocoa powder, allspice, aromatic Mediterranean woods and this distinctive primary scrub-steppeland broom, (and just barely sooty) which is so beguiling! On the palate in addition to the lovely sweet ripe dark red fruits, cassis, liquorice, blueberry, with subtle nuances of pepper, allspice, balsam, tar, and hints of lactics,.. there was that same scrub-steppeland broom with crushed-rock minerals as well! Don't decant this baby! That "dust from the earth" bouquet blows away in about 20 minutes, and those luxurious tannins soften out those complex sooty minerals in the palate after about 40 minutes. (Some might prefer that, but I prefer what you can't get in many other wines) So I'd Vacu-Vin this one now after each pour, or Drink up! I'd give it between a 94 and a 97, honestly depending on my demeanor at the time, and/or the food pairing in front of me. Rack of Lamb with a currant-cassis demi-glace, olive oil & herb-roasted baby red potatoes & garlic cloves, a caesar salad and a very dark chocolate mousse, for a Sunday afternoon dinner was the 97!
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  • Alan - Redding, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/28/2010)
    Wrongo Dongo Monastrell 2005
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    $10.79
    Amaazing juice for the duckets! Loads of blue and black fruits, earthy minerals, spicy herbs, light little candied citrus peel finish. This is truly a Great medium bodied red that works with everything except salad, and seafood.
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