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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

75
points

2003

$10.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Light flavor, yet very tannic. Taste like an older vintage. Slightly viney, some white pepper.

Wino
7 reviews

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83
points

2003

$10.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Not a huge fan of the nose, a but a nice crisp mouthfeel. A bit thin.

John
161 reviews

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80
points

2003

$10.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Dark ruby. Possibly corked? Raisins, med/full body old oak and/or relatively older wine? Musty and raisiny flavors. No special finish, somewhat spicy.

Anonymous
165 reviews

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76
points

2003

$10.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Rich but acidic.

jamil
15 reviews

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82
points

2003

$10.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Flat and thin. Chalky taste. Sweet finish, not that enjoyable.

AndyH
151 reviews

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75
points

2003

$10.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Dirt/earth. Pretty heavy, it gripped my tongue when I tasted it, a bit overwhelming.

Nando
7 reviews

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81
points

2003

$10.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

A little steely. Not much there, a little flat.

DanO
7 reviews

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84
points

2003

$10.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Deep purple red, with slight smoky fragrance. Currants initially, a bit thin and slightly sour aftertaste. I don't personally like merlot, and this tastes like an average merlot.

elyse
7 reviews

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65
points

2003

$10.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Dark puprle, oxidized. Heavy try. Very strong.

marsh_25
7 reviews

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74
points

2003

$10.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Dark, almost opaque. Somewhat flat, alcohol a bit of fruit. Tannins, spicy. Too tannic.

Joe
25 reviews

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80
points

2003

$10.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Dark red, spicy and tannic.

Hasan
4 reviews

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