Category Archives: Wine Review

2009 Finca Sobreno Wine Review


This Spanish red wine definitely exceeded our expectations. It can be purchased for around $15 and it certainly worth a try.

Aged in oak barrels from grapes of the Tinto de Toro variety this is a very smooth spicy and oakey tasting wine as soon as you pull the cork. I would certainly recommend this wine when you can find it.

The XPRT wine review rating 92 out of 100.

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2011 Portal Colheita Douro Red Wine, Wine Review


Wine Spectator rated this at 92 points. Not quite sure it is that good. The Portal is from grapes in Portugal. It is definitely a full bodied wine with a hint of spice and really bright red fruits.

At under $17 it is worth a try. I would suggest letting it breath for at least 15-20 minutes.

The XPRT wine review rating is 90 out of 100.

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Daou 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Review


A wine from Paso Robles we picked this up at our local wine store for around $15. Recommend decanting it or letting it breath for around 30 minutes if you have the time.

A very full bodied wine with a wide spectrum of tastes. Has a hint of leather with a little smoke. Best with Italian food, probably not so good with meat.

The XPRT wine review rating 88 out of 100.

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2013 Predator Old Vine Zinfandel Wine Review


Predator in the name that ties back to “natural predation” and is part of the Predator Wines vineyard that produces this wine.

If you are in the mood for a great smokey with a hint of chocolate Zinfandel, look no further. This zin is as smokey as they come.

Let it breath for 15-30 minutes and permeate the room it is opened in.

The XPRT wine review rating 88 out of 100.

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Enclace 2011 Pure Napa Valley Red Wine Review


This is a very basic red wine that you can generally find around $10. Lots of fruit and not a whole lot of complexity. If you are looking for a basic red this is a good fill in.

The XPRT wine review rating 84 out of 100.

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Four Vines 2011 Zinfandel Wine Review


From the west side of Paso Robles California, this Zinfandel is always a dependable go to bottle. Let it breath for 30 minutes or so to truly bring out the fruit and spicy favors.

Smooth from the first taste to the last drink and definitely worth the under $15 price tag.

The XPRT wine review rating 88 out of 100.

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2009 Chateau Maison Blanche Medoc


We found this French Red Bordeaux Wine at our local wine store for under $20.

This Bordeaux had a light and cherry flavor when opened. With a hint of chocolate and pepper on the first glass it was a smooth finish.

Definitely worth a try if you can find it for under $20.

The XPRT wine review rating of 88 out of 100.

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Yaso 2012 Toro Wine Review


Produced from vines planted in 1985, growing in zone 2 of Spain in the Toro wine region in clay and limestone.

We found this wine at Costco for around $10 and could not pass it up.  Wine Advocate rates it a 93 which I would agree with.

This is what I would call a basic red, not overpowering and with a very smooth finish.  Let it breath for about 30 minutes if you can, as it will make a difference.

Definitely pick up a bottle if you see it.

The XPRT wine review rating 92 out of 100.

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