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Longevity Livermore Pinot Grigio 2009

Livermore Valley, Ca, United States
3427 days ago

Mac scored this wine: 90/100

It's not easy to find decent Pinot Grigio in the USA--too often they are thin and watery and uninspired. Phil Long's impressive winemaking prowess, however, comes through again with this very pleasant, flavorful PG perfect for the deck on a hot summer afternoon.

Oak Leaf Shiraz

California, United States
3427 days ago

Mac scored this wine: 88/100

Walmart jumps on the super-affordable wine bandwagon, competing with Trader Joe's with this $3 red that, surprisingly, is an entirely drinkable table wine! Not bad for around the house everyday wine.

Muralhas de Moncao 2010

Moncao, Portugal
3427 days ago

Mac scored this wine: 89/100

Vinho Verde comes in reds and roses as well as whites - who knew? Apparently "verde" conveys "young" rather than "green." Anyway, this Portugese charmer, $13 at The Spanish Table in Berkeley, CA, is strawberries in the nose and fun in the glass.

Lolapalooza Grenache 2009

Amador County, California, United States
3427 days ago

Mac scored this wine: 90/100

A delicious, fruity, spicy Grenache Rhone blend from Amador Co., California. Grown by Corinne Moore, winemakers are the talented team of Steve and Marlee Shaffer at their Oakland winery.

Catena Alta

Catena Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Mendoza, Argentina
3438 days ago

Mac scored this wine: 95/100

My first taste of the new-generation Malbecs coming out of Argentina - My God, I had no idea a Malbec could be this rich, this flavorful, this round! This is a Cabernet in disguise. With all due respect, this is not a food wine -- what goes best with a wine like this is -- another glass of a wine like this. Food would be overwhelmed, and who wants to eat while your wine is dancing on your tongue?


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Memorable Wine

QA Chateau St. Jean 1996 Cabernet


First Wine

Cheap Spanish plonk


Current Fav Wine

Urban Legend Cellars Barbera Rose, Longevity Wines Barbera

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