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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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12 User Reviews

85
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joe's

Apr 20, 2007

I heard that "Casillero del Diablo" means "Cellar of the Devil", and I am beginning to understand why. First of all, the aroma was 90% alchohol. I got past that, but just barely. I was able to taste some spice, fruit, chocolate, and oak. Not a bad wine, but not something for my particular palate. It was a little too heavy and hearty.

S-Dogg
25 reviews

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80
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Clay like, not quite playdoh. Light and watery w/ no mouthfeel. Spicy.

Wino
7 reviews

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2/2 users found this review helpful.   I found this review:

87
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Real nice solid easy drinking cab. Some oak and vanilla, but not overdone.

John
161 reviews

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88
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Smooth bouquet with tobacco and berries. Spicy and somewhat complex taste. Slightly hot, med/full body. Very drinkable.

Anonymous
165 reviews

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83
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Bright, berries, springy.

jamil
15 reviews

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81
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Tart, not very strong, thin, i'll pass on this bad boy.

AndyH
151 reviews

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84
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Spicy and heavy. Rough on the palette.

Nando
7 reviews

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85
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Currant and leather. Good finish.

DanO
7 reviews

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79
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Bold purple color, peety/mild nose. Very tannic, tastes a bit flat. Not my fave cab. Not enough meat.

elyse
7 reviews

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87
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Dark purple, spicy, heavy yet fresh. A bit rough.

marsh_25
7 reviews

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85
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Bright red brown edges. Licorice, cherry, oak, tobacco. Spicy, young, tight, needs a few years.

Decant or let bottle age for 2-3 years before drinking.

Joe
25 reviews

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81
points

2005

$6.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Black currant. Fruity.

Hasan
4 reviews

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