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Concha y Toro Trio

Concha y Toro: Trio 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Cabernet Franc Poor Shiraz, alone amongst the Cabernets must feel trapped like Odysseus between Scylla and Charybdis, ha ha ha. It was actually pretty good.

Trumpeter Merlot 2005

Dark red wine with lots of tannins, blackberries and tobacco. I had a cold and didn’t like it.

Lapaccio Primitivo del Salento

Pasqua Lapaccio Primitivo del Salento 2005 A young wine with a deep red color and intense cherry and black fruit aromas. Slightly woody and alcoholic. Perfect for grilled meats and strong cheeses.

Trapiche Pinot Noir 2005

I’ll never learn. Ruby colored hot dog water.

Trapiche Malbec 2006

It felt almost as if I were drinking watered down blackberry juice steeped in an oak barrel. Yuk!

Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Concha y Toro Selección Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2006 A strong body with an aftertaste of berries, only drink if cheap.

Nero d’Avola

Nero d’Avola Shiraz 2005 An extremely young wine full of tannins. Contains turpentine, black pepper and spicy berries. Do not drink now, maybe in a few years.

Rioja Siglo Tinto Crianza

Lussac Saint-Émilion

Lussac-Saint-Émilion Château La Claymore 1999 Black cherries, tobacco leaves and cherry-like fruit. A tart and pungent fruity wine with a refreshing personality, but then I’ve always been partial to French Merlots.

Vinum Clasic Cabernet-Merlot

Vi de la terra de Castella A dark and exciting wine reminiscent of generic sweet berries, dark fruit, and herbs. Easy to drink and excellent for a steak. Much better than the more expensive hifalutin wines.

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