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  • guapitomark - Laguna Niguel, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/28/2010)
    d'Arenberg Footbolt Shiraz 2006
    Sold Out $19.29
    2011 vintage available for $19.99
    • red wine
    • screw cap wine
    • Green wine
    • JH94
    • RP90
    • ST90
    I was expecting a very good wine judging by the high ratings it received. I found it to be a relatively flat-tasting Shiraz. It was also a little tart. Since it has a twist-off cap, it couln't have been corked. However it almost tasted that way. I let it breathe for at least 20 mins. Prior to that, i had refrigerated it to a cooler 68 degrees. But, alas, nothing seemed to bring up its taste. Maybe just a bad batch. Would not buy this again - go for the Archetype from Barossa Valley instead!
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  • guapitomark - Laguna Niguel, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/27/2010)
    Mirassou Pinot Noir 2008
    Sold Out $9.49
    2013 vintage available for $9.99
    I am drinking this Pinot while writing this note. It has a rather bland taste - not full-bodied at all in my opinion. However, it is relatively smooth for a $8 wine. But, it tastes almost like it's watered down. Very liquidy - not thick. It doesen't have a good nose either. It's not a really bad wine; I've had worse wines at higher prices. I'm on the fence about buying it again- the price is really cheap - it definitely tastes better than it's price. But I'd rather spend $15 more for a better Pinot, like a Twelve Clones Santa Lucia Highlands Morgan for example. Unfortunately, it isn't available here, but you can get it at BevMo.
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  • guapitomark - Laguna Niguel, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/27/2010)
    Duckhorn Napa Merlot 2006
    Sold Out $49.99
    2012 vintage available for $49.99
    I've seen the good ratings on this Merlot and wanted to see what all the fuss was about! I brought this wine to a friend's place for Thanksgiving. She was nice enough to open it for both of us to taste. This Merlot is supple and packs cherry fruit flavor and has a lengthy finish. A truly enjoyable wine. At $50, it isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny. I'm just glad I got two bottles - looking forward to opening the second one soon!
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  • guapitomark - Laguna Niguel, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/25/2010)
    Inglenook Rubicon 2005
    Sold Out $139.00
    2009 vintage available for $169.00
    • red wine
    • collectible wine
    • Green wine
    • WE96
    • CG95
    • RP95
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    Ahhh! Rubicon Estate. If you have ever been to the Estate in Napa, you would know why this wine costs North of $130! However, price goes up with demand. And this wine is in demand. Such a wonderful symphony of richness and smooth tannins. Incredible bouquet and long-lasting finish. This is one of my favorite wines. Got a promotion? Want to celebrate? You were invited to a high-end dinner party? Bring this wine and they will adore you!
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  • guapitomark - Laguna Niguel, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/23/2010)
    Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Merlot 2005
    Sold Out $19.99
    2011 vintage available for $23.99
    I brought this wine to a friend's for dinner. We were having a nice London Broil and this wine was a perfect pairing. It is smooth, yet has an explosive bouquet. It goes down quite easily... just a yummy wine for such a low price. Try it!
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  • guapitomark - Laguna Niguel, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/18/2010)
    Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Sold Out $26.99
    2012 vintage available for $22.99
    The Franciscan is a solid Cabernet. It isn't a cheap wine, but it always tastes good. A full-bodied, dense wine - it will always please. This is a must-have for your wine cellar.
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