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  • gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (3/12/2014)
    Emiliana Coyam (Certified Biodynamic) 2009
    Sold Out $29.99
    2011 vintage available for $34.99
    Style: Earth & Spicy
    Absolutely fantastic. It opens up in the glass with dark, rich fruit aromas, a touch of earthy herbal spice and smoke and on the palate, everything is in balance. It's rich, structured, complex with a delectable finish. Give it a little air. It's way to easy to finish. Just served it at a party and still have guests asking about it.
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  • gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (1/24/2014)
    Hewitson Miss Harry G.S.M. 2010
    Sold Out $21.99
    2012 vintage available for $19.99
    Style: Smooth & Supple
    Great blend - it delivers juicy fruit, but also a supple mouthfeel. Touch of spice, nice finish, good with food, opens up in the glass so give it some air. Great go-to value wine!
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  • gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (11/25/2013)
    Clarendelle Blanc 2011
    $21.99
    Style: Fruity & Smooth
    Excellent white Bordeaux - the Semillon gives it an excellent texture and some honeyed fruit. Sauvignon Blanc gives it the lovely acidity - overall, a totally balanced wine with lots of great aromatics and flavors. Long finish. Fantastic with food.
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  • gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (11/8/2013)
    Craggy Range Winery Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2011
    Sold Out $22.99
    2012 vintage available for $22.99
    Style: Fruity & Smooth
    For those who enjoy the crisp, mineral side of Chardonnay, but also want a slightly creamy texture, this is a wine for you. Lovely and balanced, this wine has stone fruits and mineral notes, with a vibrant but creamy texture. So refreshing and at an awesome price point! Makes you want to keep drinking it...
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  • gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (10/28/2013)
    Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato 2011
    Sold Out $12.99
    2013 vintage available for $12.99
    Style: Smooth & Supple
    Pair with: Pasta > Tomato-base
    Was quite impressed with this wine, especially for the price. It was smooth and supple, really silky, with lots of ripe red fruits, good acid, but more fruit-forward than many Barberas. Quite soft.
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  • gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (10/16/2013)
    Arrowood Saralee's Vineyard Syrah 2008
    Sold Out $29.99
    2011 vintage available for $35.99
    Style: Big & Bold
    I LOVE this Syrah. I would have this as my go-to red every night if I could. It marries old world and new world -slightly smokey and peppery aromas melded with rich, dark fruit character. It's complex, it's balanced, it lingers on the finish. Drink with food, drink with chocolate, drink on its own... it is fabulous all around.
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  • gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (9/26/2013)
    Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny
    $35.00 $29.99
    Save $5.01 (14%)
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  • gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/26/2013)
    Emilio Lustau Solera Reserva los Arcos Dry Amontillado Sherry
    $16.99
    So I'm usually not a sherry fan. I was delightfully impressed and amazed when I tried this wine at a tasting recently. It was almost like a tawny port in its nutty, oxidized flavors, but less alcohol and totally dry. I really enjoyed its complexity and the delicious, lingering finish.
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  • gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/26/2013)
    Erath Pinot Noir 2011
    Sold Out $19.99
    2012 vintage available for $19.99
    • red wine
    • screw cap wine
    (5)
    Style: Smooth & Supple
    This is exactly what I wanted/expected at this price point for an Oregon Pinot Noir. It's subtle, balanced, with lovely red fruits, a touch of spice, slight earth note to it... excellent acid, soft tannins and overall deliciousness. Key to this wine is balance and they nailed it. Great for the price point.
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  • gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/26/2013)
    Peter Lehmann Clancy's 2009
    Sold Out $15.99
    2010 vintage available for $14.99
    Style: Smooth & Supple
    Delicious! Especially for the price. The nose has a slight sweet herbal (think eucalyptus) note, which reminds me of Australia, plus lots of delicious red berry. The palate is well-balanced and smooth, with excellent structure to balance the lovely fruit and spice components. Well done. Great house red.
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