December 11, 2018

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2015 7 Deadly Red Blend, Lodi, Central Valley, California – Regularly $17.99

This dangerously delicious wine erupts with fresh vibrant blackberry and dark cherry fruit. Ageing in both French and American oak adds to the wine’s complexity showing clove spice, hints of campfire smoke and vanilla undertones. This wine is well balanced with a rich lengthy finish.

Critical Acclaim 2015 – Wine Enthusiast 91 Points

Powerful oaky elements meet very ripe and concentrated fruit flavors in this deeply colored, bold and full-bodied wine. Charcoal, wood smoke and clove aromas are followed by blackberry jam and black-cherry flavors, while light, smoky and peppery nuances weave through them. While the first whiff is oaky, everything comes together well on the palate and finish.

 

2015 The Crusher Petite Sirah, California – Regularly $13.99

The Crusher’s Petite Sirah is an inky violet color with vivid aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, fig preserves, and pomegranate. The pronounced aromas ring true on the palate with bold flavors of juicy plum, baked fig, and ripe blackberries. The wine is juicy, full-bodied with a rich texture, has smooth tannins with beautifully extracted color. It imparts an impressive flavor with a lushness that lingers on the finish. Petite Sirah is a powerful varietal and this one is no exception.

Blend: 85% Petite Sirah, 6% Merlot, 4% Zinfandel, 3% Tempranillo, 1% Carignan, 1% Mourvèdre

Critical Acclaim 2015 – Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 90 Points

An excellent value, the 2015 Crusher Petite Sirah simply delivers what it takes to be delicious. Ripe, grapey, and full of primary fruit, this wine satisfies nicely from its aromas to its finish.

 

2012 Clarendelle Red Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France – Regularly $17.99

Critical Acclaim 2012 – Wine Advocate 88 Points

This is the generic Bordeaux from the Domaine Clarence Dillon. I think they have been right on the money with what they have achieved with this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and a little Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby/purple, with notes of Graves-like scorched earth, charcoal and blackcurrants, this wine is dense, medium-bodied, quite supple and rich. Despite its precociousness, it clearly has capacity, with this depth and structure, to age 7-10 years.

Critical Acclaim 2012 – Wine Enthusiast 88 Points

This is a soft, fruity wine with comfortable tannins and bold black fruits. It is smoothly textured with just a hint of dryness.

 

2016 Maggio Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi, California (An Oak Ridge Wine) – Regularly $10.99

This Lodi Cabernet contains rich berry fruit with oak and vanilla notes. With hints of baking spices, it reminds one of a mouthwatering berry pie, tasty crust and all! It has a medium body and gentle tannins making for a very pleasurable wine. Just right!