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91 • Las Mariquitas 2010 Bloc S, Syrah, Mendoza $7.99. Best Buy.
Black cherry, boysenberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, black earth, black mushrooms, cassis and black raspberries lead to a rich, dry, moderately tannic palate with enough fruit and acid to keep in balance the big, dark fruit. Ripe and long on the well-balanced dark fruit and mocha filled finish. (tasted on Sep-18-2012)
90 • Domino 2011 Merlot, California $6.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of honeycomb and cherry-berry tart with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy spiced cherry, cedar and lime sorbet finish. Zesty acidity makes this a great choicer for spicy Asian and Latin meat dishes. (tasted on Sep-11-2012)
89 • Las Mariquitas 2010 Bloc M, Malbec, Mendoza $7.99. Best Buy.
Ripe wild strawberries, crushed cherries, lingonberry and vanilla lead to a juicy, berry packed mid-palate, long on fruit and flavor well balanced with soft tannins. Not very complex, but delicious nonetheless. (tasted on Sep-18-2012)
89 • Twisted 2011 Merlot, California $7.99. Best Buy.
Lush aromas of toffee and berry pies with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body with lots of plums, apples, cedar and spice on the zesty finish. Packs a lot of flavor in a stylish frame. A steal. (tasted on Sep-11-2012)
89 • El Cirquo 2010 Syrah, Mendoza $7.99. Best Buy.
Black raspberry, dried strawberry, brandied cherries, cracked pepper, black licorice, vanilla, pie spice and dark-rich-wet soil lead to a medium almost rich body with soft tannins, balanced acidity and a subtlety lingering finish. An elegant well-balanced style that is not at all over the top, but is very complex for the value. (tasted on Sep-18-2012)
89 • Twisted 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, California $7.99. Best Buy.
Bright aromas of chocolate and blueberry pie with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, toffee, spice, cedar, and tropical citrus accented finish. A lively sipper that will be great with Asian and Indian meat dishes. (tasted on Sep-11-2012)
88 • Domino 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, California $6.99. Best Buy.
Layered aromas of mocha, toffee, herbs, and spicy berry chutney with a fruity medium body and a tangy, chocolate pudding,citrus and grilled pear accented finish. A fresh, lively cab that will shine with range of foods. (tasted on Sep-11-2012)
88 • Twisted 2011 Old Vine, Zinfandel, California $7.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of cherries. honey, spiced apples and praline with a soft, fruity medium body and a juicy cherry and raspberry jam driven finish. A tasty everyday sipper or pizza wine. (tasted on Sep-18-2012)