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2008 Longboard Merlot from Dakine Vineyard


Truth up front, bought this wine cause the label looked cool and the local wine reviewer had given it over 90 points.

Great label, great wine. Let it breath for a while, 20 mins or so and it makes a good difference. For an ’08 merlot bottled from the Russian River Valley this was a great wine all the way around.

The label says “wine waves and soul” and this wine has each of those. A great balance, smooth taste and great finish. Paired it with a creamy pasta dish and it was perfect. At well under $20 definitely worth a try.

The XPRT wine review rating 90 out of 100.

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2007 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Review


One word for this wine, smooth.

First time trying this wine and first time purchasing a wine from the Dry Creek Vineyard in Healdsburg, CA. Initially this wine had a bit of a chocolatey flavor, after it breathed a while longer there was just a hint of chocolate.

With very soft tannins and a very smooth start and finish this wine would pair with just about anything. It is well balanced and well worth the money, just under $15 at our local wine store.

This is definitely one of the best cabs we have had in a while.

Overall TheXPRT Rating – 91 out of 100

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