Castle Rock

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Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintages: 2009

Country: United States, Monterey Country

Essence of: This Pinot Noir is elegant and medium-bodied, with aromas of cherry, tea and herbal spice. On the palate the wine offers flavors of black cherry, plum and spice. It is smooth with a silky texture with mild tannins.

Best Served With: Enjoy with lamb, chicken, veal, salmon and light pasta dishes

Price Range: Under $15 per bottle

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PETITE PETIT

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Varietal: 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot

Vintages: 2009

Country: United States, California

Essence of: PETITE PETIT is a delicious and rich flavor and color. It is a substantial, dense, full-bodied, whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. The finish is smooth, dry and lingers on the tongue.

Best Served With: Everything – cheese, meats, chocolate, life in general goes will with this wine.

Price Range: Under $25 per bottle (most common pricing between $13-$22) 

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PETIRROJO

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintages: 2009

Country: Colchagua Valley, Chile 

Essence of: A full body wine with a aroma of dried fruit and alcohol. The wine has flavors of raspberry, cherry, blackberry and notes of spice.  The tannins are pronounced and we recommend letting the wine breath before enjoying.

Best Served With: Lamb, Beef, Pork, Chocolate and Broiled Meats

Price Range: Under $10 per bottle

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Grayson Cellars, Lot 10

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintages: 2009

Country: California, USA

Essence of: The 2009 Grayson Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark violet color with deep, rich aromas of ripe, dark cherries, blackberries and hints of black pepper / This full bodied wine provides a round mouth feel with a long, lingering finish of hints of toasted French oak and a dry finish / I went through the whole bottle in one sitting, it’s THAT good. Really there many negative attributes for this wine and since its it’s only a 2009 vintage I wonder what it might be like in 2-3 years!

Best Served With: Grilled & Braised Meats, Tomato based Pastas and Pizza

Price Range: Under $12 per bottle 

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Zarpado

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Varietal: Melbec

Vintages: 2009

Country: Mendoza, Argentina

Essence of: Bold and ripe juicy flavors of plum and blackberry/Vivid purple color/ High alcohol and slightly spicy nose/Medium tannins with a long finish/ Its recommended for a better drinking experience let this wine breath for 30 minutes to mellow it out before enjoying.

Best Served With: Enjoy with Grilled Meat, BBQ, Grilled Vegetables, or Pizza & Pasta.

Price Range: Under $10 per bottle

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Toad Hallow – Eye of the Toad Rose

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Varietal: Rose Pinot Noir

Vintages: 2009

Country: Sonoma County

Essence of: The Eye of the Toad Rose’ 2008 version has light strawberry and cherry flavors that are immediately apparent along with spice, pepper and just a wisp of green herbs / It’s bone dry, as well as delicate and elegant on the palate / Closes with great finishing acidity.

Best Served With: Great with Spicy Foods, Thai, Sushi or with antipasto and light appetizers.

Price Range: Under $10 per bottle

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