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  • toxik - Fremont, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (1/27/2012)
    Roth Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Sold Out $21.99
    2011 vintage available for $24.99
    Style: Big & Bold
    I've been a big fan of Roth Cabernet for many years, and have always rated it higher than many of the pricier ones (Trefethen Cab for example). However, their 2009 Cab completely misses the mark. I got 2 bottles, just to make sure. In my humble opinion the acid balance is completely off.
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  • toxik - Fremont, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (11/16/2011)
    La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2009
    Sold Out $19.99
    2012 vintage available for $22.99
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  • toxik - Fremont, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (11/4/2011)
    Alamos Malbec 2009
    Sold Out $9.29
    2013 vintage available for $10.99
    Style: Smooth & Supple
    For a $10 wine, I must say this is very impressive. The first sip begged for more depth, but in retrospection, this is a fine Malbec for its class/category. Pretty smooth and balanced. Interesting how they make this work for a value-level wine.
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  • toxik - Fremont, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (10/27/2011)
    Monticello Estate Chardonnay 2000
    Sold Out $16.99
    Now thats a winery that knows how to make wines. One of the best Chardonnays I have tasted.
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  • toxik - Fremont, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (10/26/2011)
    Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red Blend 2009
    Sold Out $13.29
    2012 vintage available for $11.99
    Neither here nor there. Tastes like a weak Cab. I really cant figure out whats wrong with this one. :( If you are looking for a mixed red in this (price) range, I would rather go for Kendall Jackson Summation that has atleast some distinct flavor.
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  • toxik - Fremont, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (4/5/2011)
    Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
    Sold Out $22.99
    2010 vintage available for $25.99
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    (1/19/2011)
    Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
    Sold Out $29.99
    2012 vintage available for $31.99
    I agree more with Wine Spectators 88pt rating. Thats about it. Nothing more, nothing less. (Some of the others have rated it higher) Overall an "OK" Cab. Not sure I agree with the smoothness. And its Quite "bold" in my opinion. Not worth $24 that I paid for it. You could find several in the $12-$15 category that would beat this one.
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    (1/9/2011)
    Bernardus Monterey County Chardonnay 2007
    Sold Out $19.99
    2011 vintage available for $22.99
    I agree a 100% with Veritas (the other reviewer here). This is not a 92 pt wine. Its just too sweet.. Tastes like a $7 bottle of Chardonnay. Waste of money, and time.
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    (9/24/2010)
    Ruffino Il Ducale Toscana 2003
    Sold Out $19.99
    one of the reds i've ever tasted. hurt me to empty a full bottle down the drain. save your $'s.
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  • toxik - Fremont, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/20/2010)
    Roth Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Sold Out $33.99
    2011 vintage available for $24.99
    I like pure cabernet in general, and dont like them mixed usually, but this blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot is one of the finest i have had in the below $50 range. (I usually dont go above that price range, so pardon me) . It has a very Smooth, Rich and distinctive flavor. The maker suggests, The 2005 vintage has aromas of vanilla, ripe cherry and cinnamon, with flavors of raspberry jam, cocoa and red fruit. I admit my palate is not sophisticated enough to sense each of these ingredients while tasting, but in reverse-engineering, i like most of these ingredients, which is why I might have ended up liking the end result. So if you like the above ingredients, there is a good chance you will like it as well. In short, if you are a Cabernet lover, and are looking for a smooth cabernet, this is a great buy. I've had guests have a second look at that bottle. :-)
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