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  • tenacean - Jefferson, MD (read all my reviews)

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    (1/1/2015)
    La Marca Prosecco
    $17.00 $14.99
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    • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
    • WS90
    I don't completely get the hype for this wine. My first thought was...DRY...I mean desert dry. Then, I had to go searching for the fruit...and it took effort. My score...83/100. Try Mionetto Brut Prosecco and you'll understand my review.
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  • tenacean - Jefferson, MD (read all my reviews)

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    (12/29/2014)
    Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    $15.00 $11.99
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    Style: Smooth & Supple
    Tasted TWICE with different results so that lowers the score...inconsistent. Columbia Crest is quality...but overrated in the press...most especially WS. I take their CC reviews with a healthy dose of skepticism after many, many personal tries with CC. This one is also waaay overrated. Even so, at $12 it is a solid, mass produced red that is smoothly fruit forward (for the U.S. mass market) with some spicy qualities mixed in. Overall, a rock solid buy and a true 88/100.
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  • tenacean - Jefferson, MD (read all my reviews)

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    (12/29/2014)
    Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2013
    $10.99
    My bias is this...I'm partial to old world Rieslings...period. Old world fruit is superior to the new (U.S. & Aus.). This Riesling is enjoyable BUT it's fruit is sort of masked by an odd, but balanced, complexity that critics obviously liked. It is absolutely NOT sweet but has hints of sweetness. Needs more quality fruit. An enjoyable wine but buy low...it is overrated as a Riesling (as so many new world Rieslings are)...88/100.
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  • tenacean - Jefferson, MD (read all my reviews)

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    (12/29/2014)
    Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Reserva 2008
    Sold Out $18.99
    Style: Smooth & Supple
    This is a wine with nothing but smooth tasty fruit. No tannins to speak of but also not complex. Just a tasty, fruit forward wine. A rock solid 89/100.
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  • tenacean - Jefferson, MD (read all my reviews)

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    (12/29/2014)
    Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013
    $25.00 $19.99
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    Style: Light & Fruity
    A very tasty, light, fruit forward style that everyone will like. It only lacks that typical earthiness found in Pinot that would've pushed it way over the top if integrated correctly. Outstanding and I'd buy it again at the price I paid...91/100.
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  • tenacean - Jefferson, MD (read all my reviews)

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    (12/14/2014)
    Miraval Rose 2013
    $30.00 $19.99
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    • pink & rosé
    • D91
    • RP90
    • ST90
    I bought this for $20 and I'm glad I did...this is a decent quality Rose' in the sense that there isn't any off notes...and it it has some flavors but they're very light compared to other bottles of Rose' I've tried. I've had Rose's that were much cheaper and much more flavorful even at the lowered price...not worth $30 and not worth $20 to be honest...nice bottle which is great marketing...but it's not that flavorful. I'd rather spend the money on other wines in the same price range with more flavor. My overall score...87/100...Very Good but not Excellent...this is NOT a value wine/Rose' by any stretch of the imagination...over-valued for the price point.
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  • tenacean - Jefferson, MD (read all my reviews)

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    (8/8/2011)
    Mulderbosch Rose 2010
    Sold Out $10.99
    2014 vintage available for $10.99
    • pink & rosé
    • screw cap wine
    I wish I could remember the name of the 90 rated value rose' wine I had last year but it opened my eyes to this type of wine and it's the standard by which I now judge rose'. Mulderbosch is popluar. It has no off notes with strawberry flavors that are light and pleasant...but not exceptional depth or complexity for a rose'. Given that rose' is made from different types of grapes maybe those made from 100% cabernet isn't my favorite but it's good. I'd give this rose' a score of 86 with 3 quality stars.
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  • tenacean - Jefferson, MD (read all my reviews)

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    (12/11/2010)
    d'Arenberg Stump Jump Red 2008
    Sold Out $10.99
    2011 vintage available for $10.99
    This is a wine that surprised me. I'm not typically a great fan of any of the varietals blended in this wine but tasting it made me a believer. Rather than the typical cough syrup taste I anticipated the wine too a turn toward sweet fruit instead. Just a very tasty wine that should appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. Overall this wine is extremely user friendly but not a 90 wine in terms of complexity or length of finish. My score - a very strong 89...enjoy!
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  • tenacean - Jefferson, MD (read all my reviews)

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    (12/5/2010)
    Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2008
    Sold Out $16.29
    2013 vintage available for $16.99
    This wine is popular because it's truly a smooth and fruity style that suits what many U.S. consumers want out of a white wine...we want it tasty, fruit forward, and uncomplicated by oak. For years, Kendall-Jackson knows how to hit that 'sweet' spot and they've done so here. I'd give the wine a rock solid 87 as there's nothing off putting but it's straight forward 'fast food' Chard...and there's nothing wrong with that! Buy and enjoy.
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  • tenacean - Jefferson, MD (read all my reviews)

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    (11/28/2010)
    Byron Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2008
    Sold Out $27.99
    This is not an overly fruity pinot noir. Even so, it's truly enjoyable pinot with earthiness yet has dark cherry fruit that is nicely integrated. A tasty pinot that's probably an 89 rather than a 90. I'd given it a 90 if the fruit was just a touch more pronounced. All in all - a high quality wine.
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