Customer Reviews - Gene

Collector/drinker since 1979 and K&L customer since 1985. 800-bottle cellar. Prefer to look for and drink outstanding food-friendly values at under $20 per bottle.


Reviews

2008 Bodegas Volver Tempranillo La Mancha
Review Date: 09-22-2010
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This wine is a big disappointment compared to the 2007. It's more alcoholic, at 15%, and indeed tannic, raw, and unbalanced, contrary to the "professional" reviews. Not a particularly pleasant drink, and it's hard to see how it could improve to ever go well with a meal.
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 90

2004 Zarus Barrica Ribera del Duero
Review Date: 12-01-2009
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There is nothing terribly wrong with this wine. It's just faded in fruit and finish from the Parker and Tanzer reviews of 2 - 3 years ago that are posted in this wine's description. If you're going to spend 14.99, whether for a cocktail wine or for accompaniment to a dinner's main course, there are many better and more interesting choices available in the $10 - $14 range. I regret having bought three bottles based on the obsolete posted reviews.
Drink from 2009 to 2009
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List