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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

86
points

2003

$19.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Dark red w/ high alcohol nose. Legs on glass. Young, numbing on lips. Decent flavor upfront, seems to disappear a bit on back palette. I think with age it could be nice, or if left to breathe for a while.

Wino
7 reviews

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90
points

2003

$19.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Love it. Overall fave of the 3/22/07 tasting. Nice nose, perfect sipper.

John
161 reviews

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89
points

2003

$19.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

89+

Complex spicy bouquet, slightly oaky. Med/full bodied, drier and complex than other tasted cabs. A better wine for food pairing. Nice finish, more sophisticated. (kedem)

Anonymous
165 reviews

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87
points

2003

$19.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Drinkable. I would order this. Accessible, fruity, warm.

jamil
15 reviews

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85
points

2003

$19.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

While the nose was inviting, my initial impression of this wine was watery. However, after a few more swirls and sips the tannins started to kick in and it started to open up a bit. There was something funky going on with the taste on my palate, or I wouldn't scored it higher.

AndyH
151 reviews

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85
points

2003

$19.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Dark purple, fruity. Good aftertaste

Nando
7 reviews

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84
points

2003

$19.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Bit barnyard. Stone, blackberry.

DanO
7 reviews

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93
points

2003

$19.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Deep red, excellent fruity nose. Rich flavor, weak finish. May just need a bit of time to open up.

elyse
7 reviews

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90
points

2003

$19.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

(no tasting notes)

marsh_25
7 reviews

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87
points

2003

$19.99

Trader Joes

Mar 23, 2007

Dark, rich, but no brown --red. Bright, but boring. Some anise, cherry, tannins.

Joe
25 reviews

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87
points

2003

$65.00

Vines In Orlando

Aug 30, 2007

Needs to breath. Lots of spice and alcohol. Not to my liking, but, if you like it big and strong open her up.

Anonymous
165 reviews

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