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Customer Reviews - AndyG

AndyG


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2006 Clos du Gravillas "Le Rendez-Vous du Soleil" Vin de Pays Cotes de Brian (out of stock)  
Review Date: 8-16-2010
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And now for something completely different: this carignan blend shows sweet fruit but also the characteristic notes of caraway seed/celery seed that I find off-putting.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2009 Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais (out of stock)  
Review Date: 8-11-2010
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The 2009 Domaine Dupeublen is an average Beaujolais: fruity, thin and tart, like biting into a crisp Macintosh apple. This is a wine for when you just want to wash down your food. It seems the 2009 vintage is nothing to get excited about as far as Beaujolais is concerned.
Drink from 2010 to 2011
Price: $13.99 Add To Waiting List RP 89 BC 0

2007 Anaba Sonoma Pinot Noir (out of stock)  
Review Date: 8-9-2010
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It's bizarre to read such three different reviews of the same wine. Of the three, the Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine hit the nail on the head: "Clean, well-defined, cherry-like fruit is the singular message of this modestly filled, medium-full-bodied wine." As for Wine Spectator, I don't know what they were smoking, as I don't detect herb, olive, or cranberry.

This is a tasty, well-balanced pinot with nice cherry fruit and none of the unpleasant off-notes that are found in most California pinots under $15. For a California pinot, it shows admirable restraint. At the clearance price of $9.99 it was an absolute steal. If K&L gets this back in stock, I will buy several bottles.
Drink from 2010 to 2012
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2007 Ferreira "Preston Estate " Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (out of stock)  
Review Date: 8-4-2010
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A pleasant pinot with black cherries and baking spice. Not much complexity, but at $17 it's a reasonable value for a Russian River pinot.
Drink from 2010 to 2011
Price: $16.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2004 Fromm "La Strada" Reserve Syrah Marlborough New Zealand (out of stock)  
Review Date: 8-4-2010
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A soft, well-balanced and easy-to-drink syrah, with black fruit, a touch of pepper, and a note of licorice that seemed more noticeable the second day. It's a pleasant wine and a reasonable value, but maybe a bit too soft and gentle. This is a wine to drink now.
Drink from 2010 to 2010
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2009 Montebuena Rioja (out of stock)  
Review Date: 8-2-2010
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A very average Rioja -- pleasant enough for an every day wine, but not a 90 point wine by any stretch.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List RP 90 BC 0

2008 Purisima Canyon Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (out of stock)  
Review Date: 8-2-2010
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A simple wine with some sweetness, stewed fruit, and cinnamon. Not a lot of balance or complexity. it's inoffensive but not really a bargain at $14.
Drink from 2010 to 2010
Price: $13.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2008 Sean Minor "Four Bears" Carneros Pinot Noir (out of stock)  
Review Date: 8-1-2010
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Not bad, not great. About what I would expect from a California pinot noir in this price range. There's not that much in the way of cherries or plums, and less bacon or spices. A couple steps up from Redtree, but not an outstanding value compared to what one can find from Argentina, Chile, or New Zealand in this price range.
Drink from 2010 to 2010
Price: Hidden Add To Waiting List WE 91 BC 0

2007 Henry's Drive Pillar Box Shiraz-Cabernet-Merlot Padthaway South Australia (out of stock)  
Review Date: 8-1-2010
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An average shiraz with loads of vanilla, not much fruit, and little depth.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List RP 90 BC 0

2001 Fromm "La Strada" Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand (out of stock)  
Review Date: 7-30-2010
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I'll remember this wine as one that got away. I didn't know what to expect from a 9-year-old pinot from New Zealand, so I bought just one bottle to try out. Big surprise -- it was elegant, well-balanced, and full-bodied, not tired at all, and a terrific value at the price. I immediately went to back to the website for more, but it was gone. I stocked up instead on the 2003 vintage of the same wine, but that one is not holding up as well as the 2001 did. From now on I'll keep an eye out for Fromm.
Price: $9.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2007 Praxis Monterey County Pinot Noir (out of stock)  
Review Date: 7-22-2010
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An average pinot for this price range: not a particularly bad wine, but certainly not a good one. There's a bit of cherry but also that unpleasant taste of overripe strawberry that is characteristic of low end California pinot.
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2007 Boarding Pass (R Wines) Shiraz South Australia (out of stock)  
Review Date: 7-16-2010
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Much better than any other Australian shiraz in this price range. A fruity, intense, chewy wine that rounds out nicely after a few hours of air. Would probably benefit from decanting.
Drink from 2010 to 2013
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List RP 91 BC 0

2007 Laboure Roi Bourgogne Blanc "Maximum" (out of stock)  
Review Date: 7-16-2010
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Pronounced notes of paint thinner and cork. This is a wine that makes one ask, "What did we do to France to deserve this?" Because the 2007 Laboure Roi Bourgogne Blanc is a hostile wine.
Price: $7.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2008 Aveleda Alvarinho Vinho Verde (out of stock)  
Review Date: 7-11-2010
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I'm a fan of vinho verde, but this one tasted a bit watery and flat to me. There is grapefruit and a pleasant note of grassiness, but I didn't get the stern minerality. It did come to life with some time in the glass, so this wine seems to improve with air.

2007 The Black Chook "VMR" Viognier-Marsanne-Rousanne South Australia (out of stock)  
Review Date: 7-6-2010
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A bit astringent, with notes of turpentine. It's not a terrible wine; it's just not enjoyable.
Price: $8.99 Add To Waiting List WS 89 BC 0

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