jbloore's Reviews

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  • Rating:
    (3/31/2013)
    Kunde Estate Zinfandel 2007
    Sold Out $18.99
    Style: Big & Bold
    Pair with: Pork > Sausage, Pasta > Tomato-base
    Outstanding value at $12.99. Paired with a red wine salami and gruyere cheese as a starter and fusilli pasta topped with a red wine tomato sauce with spice pork sausage and beef as a main. The red wine salami and cheese really complimented this wine well and vice versa. The pasta couldn't have worked better with this wine. Robust deep, dark berries with pepper and spice on the nose. Very welcoming after opening up a bit. Complexity, character, and a brashness that I love about Zinfandel yet still under control and not chaotic in the finish that can accompany some Zins that just want to be bold for the sake of being bold. Another Kunde Estate Zin and another experience I'm happy to relive while writing this review. This bottle, when allowing to open up and paired correctly, will not disappoint and so far neither have any of the Kunde bottles I've bought.
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  • jbloore - Lockport, IL (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (3/30/2013)
    Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2010
    Sold Out $16.99
    2013 vintage available for $16.99
    I'd like to start by saying I tend to prefer reds to whites and therefore I'm extremely selective in which whites I enjoy. That being said, I found this Riesling unimpressive. It was heavier and had a fullness/thickness to it that seemed unique but didn't wow me. Also, noticed more traces of alcohol on the finish than I'm accustomed to with a Riesling. I tend to like something a bit more fresh, light, crisp, and clean on the finish in my Rieslings. For example, I profoundly preferred the Firestone Riesling 2010 to this bottle.
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  • jbloore - Lockport, IL (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (3/21/2013)
    Peter Lehmann Clancy's 2009
    Sold Out $15.99
    2010 vintage available for $15.99
    Style: Big & Bold
    High quality at this price point. Big, rich, and juicy to the nose after a swirl. Fruitful flavors of raspberry and plum with a hint of pepper and spice on an unparalleled and mesmerizingly smooth finish. Didn't notice any hints of chocolate as I've read others mentions, but it wasn't missed. Paired this very well with a blackened pepper pan seared ahi tuna. Complimented the dish divinely.
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  • jbloore - Lockport, IL (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (3/21/2013)
    Firestone Riesling 2010
    Sold Out $9.99
    2013 vintage available for $9.99
    • white wine
    • screw cap wine
    • WE90
    (8)
    Style: Light & Crisp
    What a delightful surprise this wine was for only $9.99! Citrus notes and a hint of honey followed by a very clean & crisp finish that wasn't too sweet or too long. Perfectly balanced riesling in my humble opinion and for the price - an absolute steal! I'd buy this again in a heartbeat.
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  • jbloore - Lockport, IL (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (3/21/2013)
    Four Vines Biker Paso Robles Zinfandel 2009
    Sold Out $29.99
    2011 vintage available for $19.99
    Style: Big & Bold
    I'm a huge zinfandel fan and have enjoyed some past Four Vines vintages, however this particular vintage just was not on-par with the quality I've seen from them in the past. It was certainly bold, but it lacked complexity, character, and was anything but smooth on the finish. I shared it with a group and I cannot say that one person really enjoyed it. For the price, it certainly a painful lesson in the law of averages meaning they cannot all be winners.
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  • jbloore - Lockport, IL (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (12/25/2011)
    La Marca Prosecco
    $17.00 $14.99
    Save $2.01 (12%)
    • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
    • WS90
    Bubbles tingle the tongue initially and quickly subside making way for a wonder touch of baked apple. The baked apple is quick and fades into sweet notes of grapefruit. This is an excellent prosecco; very well balanced - slightly sweet and dry but not extreme on either front.
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  • jbloore - Lockport, IL (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (12/23/2011)
    Kunde Estate Zinfandel 2006
    $18.00 $12.99
    Save $5.01 (28%)
    Dark fruits are quick to the pallet and come on strong. The fruit lingers for only a moment before a hint of vanilla quickly followed by bold flavors of pepper and spice which tingle the tongue and seem to last forever. Long finish with a noticable alcohol aftertaste.
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  • jbloore - Lockport, IL (read all my reviews)

    Rating:
    (12/9/2011)
    Four Vines The Maverick Zinfandel 2008
    Sold Out $18.29
    2010 vintage available for $19.99
    Style: Big & Bold
    The taste is big and bold yet fruity and smooth. An initial fruit flavor of cherry is followed by blackberry, pepper and spice. Smooth finish with a hint of alcohol. Very good wine for the price. I would buy this bottle again for the price.
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