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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

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(3/12/2014)
Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2011
Price: $20.00 $14.99
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Style: Big & Bold
Don't let the mundane bottle art deceive you; within lurks the greatest value Malbec from a truly stellar South American vintage (2011). French oak allows this varietal to shine, supporting ripeness with great minerality and acidity with this fabulous effort from Bodega Norton. Napa ought to be running scared with the reds coming out of the 2011 Chile/Argentina vintage. Let's see how long the advertising machine can last in the face of superior value and taste.
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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/26/2013)
Style: Big & Bold
This needs additional cellaring time for the tannic spine to fully unwind but it is very good. I would not open the 2009 until 2015 or 2016. Took a full two hours to decant and hit its stride. The strength of the 2009 and 2010 french vintages are undeniable. Enjoy them!
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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/26/2013)
Domaine Carneros Brut 2009
Price: $28.00 $24.99
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A slightly fruitier, up-front basic brut, very much in line with the PH profile. Big time value and a no-brainer in this price range. Should impress everyone based on taste.
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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

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(12/23/2013)
Can Blau Celler Can Blau 2009
(this vintage is sold out)
The 2012 vintage is available for: $16.99
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Style: Earth & Spicy
Overdelivers in a big way. Very much a "mood" wine in the style of Spanish garnacha blends. Remains true to its roots.
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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/23/2013)
Style: Big & Bold
Knockout stuff in this vintage, still has time to improve as the fruit explodes from the glass. Needs a good hour to decant, no doubt, although I couldn't wait that long.
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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

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(12/22/2013)
Borsao Berola 2009
(this vintage is sold out)
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Item No. 120244
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Style: Big & Bold
I do not understand Borsao's intentions with this wine. They are clearly intending to target the american palate with this hyper ripe, uber modern expression of cabernet sauvignon and syrah, burying the grenache into a state of irrelevance. But this is bad because the wine no longer tastes as if it comes from Spain or even Europe. It's a fool's errand to masquerade as a spanish wine with a modern californian taste profile.
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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/22/2013)
Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2012
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Style: Light & Crisp
Pewsey Vale is truly great in that it presents great fruit as a dry riesling but still has a tremendous bouquet with immense complexity on an expansive finish. The fresh and crips acidity makes this a winner with practically any meal. Awesome stuff.
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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/22/2013)
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2012
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Style: Light & Crisp
Kung Fu Girl is quite good but I generally expect more from my riesling with regard to overall complexity. This is not a true dry riesling with an off-dry finish; nevertheless it is quite good and a more than reasonable value.
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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/22/2013)
Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Price: $17.00 $14.99
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Style: Light & Crisp
Excellent sauvignon blanc for the price. Good fruit with an elegant finish.
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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/22/2013)
Mollydooker Two Left Feet 2011
(this vintage is sold out)
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Style: Big & Bold
A smooth, structured, fruity, easy-drinking party pleaser. I've shared and consumed about a half-case of this little guy over the past year. I'm reminded of the time last easter when I was more impressed by this shiraz cab blend than the highly regarded italian super tuscan that I had the night before (a wine no less than four times more expensive). What makes mollydooker work in this vintage is the quality of the cabernet; yes, the very forward blackberry fruit is there, but it's really the sage and mocha notes on the backend that make this wine come alive. Positively delightful! A no brainer for WS top 100 at this price point.
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