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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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2011 La Pincoya Cabernet Sauvignon


Picked this Chilean wine up at our local wine store and very glad we did.

La Pincoya is southern Chile’s goddess of the sea. Those that have seen her say she is a beautiful young woman with long red hair. She usually appears wearing sea algae and walking or dancing by the seashore. She comes to sailors to guide them when they get lost or stranded.

This was a great wine the minute we pulled the cork. We didn’t let it breath long before drinking, but it can only continue to improve if you give it the chance. Very typical deep red color with black cherry and a hint of eucalyptus. This is definitely one you should pick up when you see it and under $20.

The XPRT wine review rating 92 out of 100.

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2011 Line Shack Cabernet Sauvignon


Purchased this bottle at our local wines and more. Wanted to try something new from Paso Robles. The words “line shacks” were created to provide shelter, food and rest. While we left this bottle open for almost an hour before pouring, it left a lot to be desired. It had a very musty smell when opening leaving a lot to be desired on the pallet. While I am always about the local vintner, you should pass on this one.

The XPRT wine review rating 80 out of 100.

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2011 Red Knot Signature Shiraz McLaren Valley Australia Wine Review


Purchased this bottle this past weekend on a chance that we have always had good luck with McLaren Valley. This one did not disappoint.

Let it breath for a while but not for a long time. This wine is very smooth and subtle. The distinct strawberry and blackberry fruit is evident from the first poor.

Be sure to try this one out for under $15 at your local wine store.

The XPRT wine review rating 86 out of 100.

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