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NV Camelot Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Translucent neon ruby color. A bouquet of smoked herbs leads to sharp berry and high-toned bell pepper impressions. Light in the mouth and simple, the flavor trails away at the finish. Pair this wine with a roast beef sandwich, or try it with a... Read more

2011 Tin Roof Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Translucent neon cherry color. Varietal aromas of herbs, dark berry and currant fruit are accented by a high-toned note of bell pepper/eucalyptus. In the mouth, the wine is lightly sweet, showing berry fruit. Medium in body with light tannins, this... Read more

2011 Tin Roof Red Blend, California

Translucent neon ruby color. Sourced from grapes grown mainly in the warm Lodi region, this medium-bodied blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Petite Sirah shows aromas and flavors of black pepper, menthol/eucalyptus, ash, soil and moderate sweet red... Read more

2010 Pomar Junction Viognier, Paso Robles

Medium straw color. From estate grown grapes. A musty odor gives way to light peach and white flowers. Nice acid balance. A lighter style of Viognier, suited to serving with light fish or fowl dishes. MSRP: $25 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

NV The Big Kahuna Rosé, Spain

This bargain, sold exclusively through Fresh ’n ’Easy stores, demonstrates that a multi-vintage blend made from Tempranillo grapes by a master winemaker can deliver drinking pleasure. The color is a light neon red with no signs of oxidation or... Read more

2009 Vin Parfait Red Wine, California

This five-variety blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Merlot) has a surprisingly deep plum color. The nose offers a moderate mingling of berry fruit (boysenberry, blueberry, raspberry). Fleshy, with medium-grained, rounded... Read more

(Non-Vintage) Maurice Car’rie Cody’s Crush, Temecula

The nose smells like a decent Cabernet-Merlot blend, with black currant, blackberry and a note of dill. Once in the mouth, it is frankly sweet. MSRP: $5.99 (June 2005) Wine Lines rating: 82 Group:... Read more

2002 Dog House Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Moderate aromas of lightly candied, red berry fruit, cedar and hints of vanilla. Once on the palate, a huckleberry flavor emerges. MSRP: $9 (May 2005) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1998 Magnotta Winery ‘Gran Riserva’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Ontario, Canada

This wine has a sharp nose, with strong smoky oak, that overwhelms the moderate plum and currant fruit. Tart and acidic in the mouth. Perhaps food would tame this wine? Retail Price: $29 CAN (July 2004) Wine Lines rating: 82... Read more

1997 Ch. Pavie, St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe

Light color. Old nose. Bell pepper. An okay quaffer for the near-term. MSRP: $35 Wine Lines rating:... Read more