Miscellaneous Red wines

Description

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Tasting notes
2016 Lot 653
Cameron Hughes
Petite Verdot
Lake County

15
***

12/2018 Excellent - Big bodied, nice nose. Very unusual to see this as a varietal, mostly used for blending. This is a high alcohol wine, very dark in color. Really needs another 6-12 months before it is ready to drink.
2016
Casillero del Diablo
Carmenere
Chile
 

13
**

10/2018 Decent wine - Medium body, not much fruit. Fairly well balanced, but I am NOT too excited to drink this wine.
2014
TerraNoble
Gran Reserva
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile
 

15
**

06/2018 Decent wine - Medium body, a bit of fruit. Fairly well balanced, but not really a bargain at this price. Still looking for wines from Chile that are good tasting and reasonably priced.
2014
Viña Chocalán
Gran Reserva
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile
 

14
*

06/2018 Meh wine - Medium body, almost no fruit, a touch of oak. Not really recommended, the TerraNoble was easier to drink. Still looking for wines from Chile that are good tasting and reasonably priced.
2009 Shannon Ridge
Wrangler Red
Lake County

11
**

10/2013 Nice wine - Nice fruit, and fairly interesting. This is a blend of Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Barbera, Merlot and more. Tasted this against the Clos de Gilroy and the Alakai. This was lighter in body than the other two wines - and a much lower price.
2010 Joel Gott
Alakai
California

17
***

10/2013 Very nice - Medium body, nice nose, good fruit. This is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre (GSM). Tasted this against the Clos de Gilroy and the Wrangler Red.
2010 Bonny Doon
Clos de Gilroy
Central Coast

19
***

10/2013 Very nice - Big body, nice nose, good fruit. This is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Tasted this against the Alakai and the Wrangler Red.
2008
Bacio - Pazzo
Napa

20
**

06/2013 Fair wine - Nice fruit, and medium body. This is a Sangiovese blend, but I did not find it very interesting.
2010
Thurston Wolfe
Dr. Wolfe's Family Red
Washington State
 

18
**

06/2013 Nice wine - Nice fruit, and a touch of oak. Interesting wine, but it was lighter in body than I expected. Seemed a bit hollow, something missing in the middle palate. Blend of Lemberger (36%), Primitivo (27%), Petite Sirah (18%), Syrah (9%) and Merlot (9%)!
2011
Casillero del Diablo
Carmenere
Chile
 

13
**

02/2013 Nice wine - Medium body, lots of fruit, a touch of oak. Fairly well balanced, and a bargain at this price. I have had several wines from this vineyard, and it is the only one I've found from Chile that consistently delivers good wine and reasonable prices. Surprised this is NOT on the CostCo Wine Blog.
2009
Casillero del Diablo
Reserva Privada
Chile
 

11
***

09/2012 Nice wine - Medium body, lots of fruit, a touch of oak, and well balanced. A huge bargain at this price. This was recommended in the CostCo Wine Blog. A blend of 85% Cabernet and 15% Syrah.
2010 Hahn GSM
Central Coast (California)

11
***

08/2011 Very nice - Medium body, nice nose, good fruit. This is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre (GSM).
2007 Suyai
Chile
 

25
***

08/2011 Very nice - Big body, nice nose, good fruit. This is a mostly a blend of Cabernet and Cabernet Franc.

Wine Ratings: * Fair, ** Good to Very Good, *** Excellent

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