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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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13 User Reviews

77
points

2004

$14.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Cherry pomegranate bouquet. Juicy berries w/ smoky pork and some spice. Bad aftertaste on back palette.

Wino
7 reviews

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83
points

2004

$14.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Sweet. Weak candy apple nose w/ a finish that I wish was over.

John
161 reviews

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80
points

2004

$14.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Garnet color. 1st taste was great, sweet, full. Dried up after that.

jamil
15 reviews

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84
points

2004

$14.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Nice and smooth. Finish leaves a little to be desired. Just ultra smooth and easy to drink.

AndyH
151 reviews

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89
points

2004

$14.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Fruity/fresh. Hints of fruit w/ a spicy finish.

Nando
7 reviews

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85
points

2004

$14.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Deep garnet color w/ strawberry on the nose. Plump and clean nice dry finish. Shows a little tannin.

DanO
7 reviews

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84
points

2004

$14.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Mild nose. Very subtle, dry. Strong tannins, but a decent merlot.

elyse
7 reviews

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80
points

2004

$14.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Ruby, floral, acidic. Nice fruit but a bit tart/acidic.

marsh_25
7 reviews

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79
points

2004

$14.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Good rich ruby. Oaky, a bit of currant. Tannins, oak, tart, heat.

Joe
25 reviews

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85
points

2004

$14.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Nice ruby, spicy and aromatic. Medium body some tannins. Somewhat spicy, medium finish. Little/no wood taste.

Anonymous
165 reviews

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84
points

2002

$15.49

Keils

Feb 08, 2007

Toast, minor fruit but not a big nose. Smooooth mouthfeel, crazy smooth, supple. Nice cherry chiptole finish. Not bad but, not great

John
161 reviews

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84
points

2002

$15.49

Keils

Feb 08, 2007

Smooth, slightly tart, hints of tobacco, I thought it was just ok for the price.

AndyH
151 reviews

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79
points

2002

$15.50

Keils

Feb 12, 2007

I though it was a little bland. However, if I was going to enter a wine chugging competition I would consider using this wine.

ipreferbeer
12 reviews

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