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Craig Nelson - Mansfield Center, CT (read all my reviews)

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(12/22/2013)
Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Rouge 2012
Price: $14.99
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I wanted to like this more than I did. I found it a bit astringent and sour on the first day, better on the second. Might well improve with a few years in the cellar.
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Craig Nelson - Mansfield Center, CT (read all my reviews)

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(12/22/2013)
Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red Blend 2011
(this vintage is sold out)
The 2012 vintage is available for: $11.99
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Style: Fruity & Smooth
Rich and fruity, sweet, but full enough not to be too sweet. Very drinkable, but you might not wine snobs at the table.
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(8/11/2013)
Conde de Valdemar Rioja Inspiracion 2007
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Style: Earth & Spicy
I'm often not a fan of tempranillo and/or grenache, but this blend works very well. Rich and complex, a little rough, with good complexity and long finish. Slightly acidic. Would not expect to age for too long. Not enough body. But who knows?
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Craig Nelson - Mansfield Center, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/11/2013)
Three Saints Sixty-Seven Red Blend 2007
Price: $25.00 $19.99
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Style: Big & Bold
I enjoy blends that make more from the grapes than the sum of the parts, and this wine qualifies. Excellent complexity and richness. Good finish. A bit rough up front before aeration. Let it breath fully for best enjoyment. If I could buy it for $15, I buy a case or two. At $20 the price seems average. I would expect this to age well.
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(8/11/2013)
Matchbook Syrah 2010
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I found this richer than expected (for a Syrah), which I liked, but overall the wine did not impress. Not rich and complex enough to merit the only adequate suppleness and finish.
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Craig Nelson - Mansfield Center, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/11/2013)
d'Arenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Price: $19.99
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Style: Smooth & Supple
I enjoyed this wine quite a bit. Supple, fruity, rich, but not too sweet. Good complexity and finish.
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Craig Nelson - Mansfield Center, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/5/2013)
Santa Alicia Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Reserva 2010
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Style: Smooth & Supple
Yes, perhaps a little light for a reserve cab, but very impressive balance and body for the price. Excellent house wine.
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Craig Nelson - Mansfield Center, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/7/2013)
Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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(3/7/2013)
Pillar Box Padthaway Red 2008
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Fruity and bold, very Australian. Not to everyone's taste, but I enjoyed it as did several other drinkers. Will repurchase.
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Craig Nelson - Mansfield Center, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/7/2013)
Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2008
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