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100 Point Rating Guide

96-100 Extraordinary A wine of finesse, complexity, and expression. True to variety and region. Perfect balance of flavors with a long finish.
90-95 Excellent True to variety and region, with terrific complexity and balance. While not a wine for the ages, a superior example.
85-89 Good Meets your expectations, with sound flavors and balance. Might have limited complexity or be short on the palate. A sound wine.
80-84 Average Drinkable, might not have as much varietal character. Simple flavors, no flaws, but nothing special.
75-79 Below Average Might contain one flaw, simple straight-forward flavors, off-balance, unpleasant.
60-74 Undrinkable, Flawed Contains significant flaws. Unpleasant, not commercially acceptable.
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11 User Reviews

76
points

2004

$5.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Juicy, slight spice w/ some tannins. OK at first, then blah. Not to my taste, boring merlot. But some OK juice upfront. Overall, flat impression.

Wino
7 reviews

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79
points

2004

$5.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Thin, annoying, and weak. The nose is tart/acidic and just not happening.

John
161 reviews

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88
points

2004

$5.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Moderate ruby color, slightly spicy aromatic more complex nose.

Medium body and somewhat tannic. Somewhat spicy, medium finish, little/no wood taste.

Anonymous
165 reviews

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81
points

2004

$5.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Very drinkable, but not interesting. Good dinner wine.

jamil
15 reviews

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83
points

2004

$5.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Earthy, OK mouthfeel with some berry, a little thin on the finish.

AndyH
151 reviews

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84
points

2004

$5.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Full dry. Too dry, peppery and spicy.

Nando
7 reviews

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86
points

2004

$5.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Smooth blackcherry. Not much finish.

DanO
7 reviews

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90
points

2004

$5.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Rich red color w/ a wonderful round nose.

Softer tannins, not too dry, begins w/ some acid and ends clean and warm.

elyse
7 reviews

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82
points

2004

$5.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Purple and fruity, dry. Full taste/body.

marsh_25
7 reviews

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80
points

2004

$5.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Too dark, reddish. BORING FLAT. Maybe a function of being open too long? Even, a little acidic flat.

Joe
25 reviews

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83
points

2004

$5.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Light red, powerful and full.

Hasan
4 reviews

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