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  • 111ImNumber1 - Cambridge, MA (read all my reviews)

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    (6/15/2011)
    Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2009
    Sold Out $15.29
    2013 vintage available for $16.99
    Style: Light & Crisp
    Pair with: Pasta > Vegetable, Pizza > Vegetable
    Actually, 3.5+ stars. Color, this wine has a clean light nice color. Nose, I am picking some grassiness, apricot, green apple, lemon. It is very bright. Midpalate, clean, crisp, has little complexity, light. Finish, smooth, refreshing, clean, not really long but is ok, balanced. This is a decent and soled bottle of pinot grigio. I am 89+ on this effort. Bottled at 12.5%. Happy drinking!
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  • 111ImNumber1 - Cambridge, MA (read all my reviews)

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    (6/14/2011)
    Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 2009
    Sold Out $12.79
    2012 vintage available for $8.99
    Style: Big & Bold
    Pair with: Beef > BBQ, Beef > Burgers, Beef > Hot Spices
    First of all this is California cabernet sauvignon like. It has a nice clear color. This is a big, bold, and dry bottle of wine. On the nose, I get ripe black fruits, blackberries, a hint of strawberry, jammy flavor (which is Zin-like), a hint of vanilla. HOWEVER, the oak is all over the place! It is very oaky. On palate, i get something very much consistent with what I get on the nose. Nice black fruits, jammyness, there is also a hidden sense of pepper. Surprisingly, this wine is off balance! It has acidity that is not compatible with the character of this wine. It is too acidic and harsh to the point where you feel the acidity is at one place and the flavor and bouquet are at another place! The oak and acidity are off-balancing this wine. I gave it 2 stars taken into account that you pay $10 for it, which is acceptable, IMHO. I am 84 on this effort. I might consider buying it again. Happy drinking!
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  • 111ImNumber1 - Cambridge, MA (read all my reviews)

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    (6/13/2011)
    Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
    Sold Out $27.99
    2012 vintage available for $27.99
    Style: Big & Bold
    Pair with: Beef, Cheese > Semi-Firm
    Actually, 3.25 stars. Color, this wine has a clear nice ruby red color. Nose, there are a lot of black fruits going on. I am picking blackberry, black licorice, toasted oak, vanilla. The nose is very seductive. Midpalate, this wine fills the mouth, nice complexity, full bodied. Finish, this wine has a considerably long pleasurable finish, comes with firm vibrant and smooth tannins, black fruits are still dancing on my palate, well balanced. It is very well made. This wine is worth the $20 you are spending. Good job, RM! I am 90+ on this effort. Happy drinking!
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  • 111ImNumber1 - Cambridge, MA (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (6/8/2011)
    Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2006
    Sold Out $29.99
    2010 vintage available for $19.99
    Style: Earthy & Spicy
    Pair with: Cheese > Semi-Firm, Lamb, Veal
    Acutely 3.25 stars. This is a balanced bottle of wine. You can easily pick that it is old world. On the nose, it is very vibrant. There are many things going on. It is very earthy. I get dried leaves, wet stones, mud, herbs, empty cigar box, some spices, and surprisingly a little hint of caramel! On the palate, it has a little (hollow). It is dry and medium bodied (I wouldn't say full bodied). Mid-palate is not as vibrant as what I get on the nose, but is still decently put together. It has acidity (like good old world wines.) Tannins in this wine are very much new-world like. It has a considerably long finish and is lighter than what you would expect from what you get on the nose. This wine has not peaked yet. It still needs some patience. The flavors in this wine are vibrant the most on the nose and are lighter on the palate. I like it for casual weekdays drinking. I think it is a solid bottle of wine. Cheese is a good thing to pair this wine withe (Appenzeller & Gruyere Swiss.) I am 89 on this effort. Happy drinking!
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  • 111ImNumber1 - Cambridge, MA (read all my reviews)

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    (6/8/2011)
    Bodegas Fernandez Rivera Dehesa La Granja 2004
    Sold Out $19.99
    2006 vintage available for $19.99
    Style: Earthy & Spicy
    Pair with: Chicken > Spicy
    I think RP overrated this wine. It is very earthy on the nose which I like, however, it has bitter tannins and finish. I am 86 on this effort.
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  • 111ImNumber1 - Cambridge, MA (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (6/8/2011)
    Santa Ema Reserve Merlot 2008
    Sold Out $17.99
    2011 vintage available for $13.99
    Style: Smooth & Supple
    Pair with: Cheese > Semi-Firm
    Not very special, for the price it is an OK wine, I would buy it again.
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