Miscellaneous Red wines

Description

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Tasting notes
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.
2007 Primus
Chile
 

15
***

04/2011 Very nice - Big body, nice nose, good fruit. This is a blend of Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot and Carmenere.
2008 Casillero del Diablo Carmenere
Chile - Rapel Valley

10
**

12/2009 Nice wine - medium body and fruit. Tasted this wine along with some Spanish wines. This was a bit lighter wine, but quite a deal a $10.
2004 Casa da Silva Carmenere
Chile - Colchagua Valley

10
***

01/2007 Nice - medium body, good fruit. This has good balance, and is a good deal at that price.
2004 Concha y Toro  Diablo - Carmenere
Chile - Colchagua Valley

7
**

01/2007 Nice - light body, medium fruit. This has good balance, but it was overshadowed by the Casa da Silva (above). A good deal at that price.
2004 Apaltagna Carmenere
Chile - Colchagua Valley

11
***

12/2006 Very nice - medium body and fruit. This wine really grows in the glass. At first, it seems light bodied. But after about 20 minutes, it opens up nicely. This wine is very good for the price!

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

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