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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

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(5/26/2014)
Kunde Estate Zinfandel 2011
Price: $22.00 $12.99
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Style: Big & Bold
Having a Zinfandel again after a bit of a break... I realize the meatiness, and the smokiness of the Californian varietal overpowers most of what I eat. If you eat red meat or the more unusual types of fowl, this wine would be excellent. It did overwhelm tandoori chicken and very spicy benghan bharta- a smoked eggplant curry.... And that surprised me! This wine was juicy and powerful but the smokiness had an artificially strong presence... Not sure why...
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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/26/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
This is a lovely Rhone blend: plum, dark berry, cassis, cardamom, clove & juniper. Wow. What a great value. Improves quite a bit after an hour of aeration. This will be on my repurchase list for sure! Somewhere between earthy and fruity.... Fruit is present on the nose/flavor profile, but the finish is earthy/spicy.
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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/8/2014)
Sella & Mosca La Cala Vermentino 2011
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The 2013 vintage is available for: $11.99
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Style: Fruity & Smooth
Wow. I now am aware of vermentino. Such a lovely balance between minerality and a smooth yellow-ripe fruit mouthfeel. Wonderful and a convincing change of pace for those that don't generally get too excited about white wines.
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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/8/2014)
Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2012
Price: $10.99
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Style: Light & Crisp
Crisp, mineral, lemon and lemongrass nose. Excellent with mild cheeses, honey and nuts (almost has an apertif palate cleansing finish)
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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/18/2014)
Quivira Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2012
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Style: Light & Crisp
Excellent and refreshing! The zippy and almost effervescent acidity balance the floral/honeysuckle nose. Reminds me of a riper version of a good Vinho verde- excellent with spicy arugula pizza!
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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/5/2013)
Bodegas Ateca Honoro Vera Garnacha 2012
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Style: Smooth & Supple
Wow. Deep rich plum, extra dark chocolate, dark boysenberry, lush mouthfeel, creamy finish. I bet this would be amazing with a flour less hock late cake. Rich, dessert like, and superb. Not "sweet" typically but rounded and developed. This is a real value!
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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/24/2013)
Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava
Price: $10.00 $8.99
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Excellent value! Tastes just as crisp, lemony, and creamy as an expensive Cremant! My new favorite sparkling. Going to buy a case for the holidays, sure to be a crowd pleaser. Tart rather than dry, refreshing apertif, would be a great gift, no one would believe the price tag. Bubbles are refined and mellow.
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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/23/2013)
Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs
Price: $19.99
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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/23/2013)
Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian 2009
Price: $21.00 $16.99
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Style: Smooth & Supple
Spicy and yet, bright red cherry, medium to full bodied, excellent! I will be buying more for a holiday party.
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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/23/2013)
Cline Cashmere 2012
Price: $21.00 $15.99
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Style: Smooth & Supple
I am a big Cline fan. This blend fits the name, smooth and luxurious mouthfeel, red raspberry, strawberry jam, subtle finish. Great as a gift, definite crowd pleaser.
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