Jim Dunaway's Product Reviews

  • Jim Dunaway - Temecula, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (2/1/2016)
    Ramblin' Man Petite Sirah 2007
    Sold Out $16.99
    Style: Big & Bold
    Pair with: Meat
    This was a nice little surprise. I ordered this along with 20 or so other wines. Put it in the cellar and my wife got it out tonight to go with a Filet and Bone-in Ribeye I'm grilling. Stood alone nicely, the winemaker's notes of a warm finish are spot on. The blueberry notes are strong while tight, but settle as this wine opens. You will get a completely different nose and taste once your meal begins. This carries itself much bolder than most Petite Syrahs, I highly recommend giving it a try. Especially if you're a Paso Robles region fan. Not sure where he's growing/procuring his grapes, but my guess is Paso just based on the texture and taste. We're fans. :) Cheers.
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    (12/8/2015)
    Brass Tacks Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Sold Out $14.99
    Style: Light & Fruity
    Basically, I am learning to steer clear of WW rated wines. Our pallets are obviously very different. I'm more aligned with WS. This wine, while an OK wine for the price, does not stand alone well. Needs a few more years to loosen up and eat with something light. Not the Big & Bold category. Far too light.
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  • Jim Dunaway - Temecula, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (10/19/2015)
    Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet 2012
    Sold Out $11.99
    2013 vintage available for $10.99
    Style: Light & Fruity
    Pair with: Pasta > Tomato-base
    Very thin, alcohol is too much the dominant taste here. Not a fan, need more fruit forward, smooth finish. This does not stand alone well. Pair with a meal with big flavor.
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