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Ancient Vines

Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Mourvèdre 2009

Contra Costa County, California, United States
3527 days ago

Shawn scored this wine: 88/100

Big strawberry fruit with cinnamon and clove. Easy drinking wine. Paid $13.99 and would drink this often at this price point! Paired tonight with a pork roast.

San Alejandro

Las Rocas San Alejandro Garnacha 2009

D.O., Calatayud, Spain
3527 days ago

Shawn scored this wine: 87/100

Cherry and raspberry on the nose and taste. I paid $11.99 and is a giant value. This would be a great party wine that would pair easily with many different options. Easy drinking on its own. Drink while your making dinner or eating it. Nice BBQ wine.

Fetzer Merlot 2008

California, United States
3527 days ago

Shawn scored this wine: 76/100

No typical tasting notes here. Sure I could tell you about all the other aspects of the body, fruit components, and aromatics of the wine, but instead will tell you when to drink this wine.If those things were really important then you'd likely be reading about another wine. If you want value, in the US offered at under $6 often, this is what I call Tuesday wine. A consistent wine offered at a consistent value. Don't store this one away, instead, crack it and pour!


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Memorable Wine

Stags Leap Fay Cab & Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill


First Wine

It was from a jug at a young age. No, really, it was. '97 Justin Justification was the one I remember "biting" me with the wine bug.


Unusual Wine Experience

1908 Madera drinking 2 glasses in the restaurant kitchen while working in between tables.


Current Fav Wine

Ken Brown Pinot Noir, Ampelos Pinot Noir, '07 Goose Ridge Cab.

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