Cline Lodi Zinfandel 2014

Price: $9.29 at Total Wine Style: The “Anna"  (a pleasant medium body with simple fruit flavors) Rating: “Ok” Recommendation: “Have a glass or two” Review: Our second Zinfandel of the month was a step down from the Zen of Zin, which kind of surprised me from Cline.  This bottle isn't  bad, but it isn't really good either. The medium …

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Colores Del Sol Malbec – Argentina

Price: $8.29 at Total Wine Style: The “Anna” Rating: “Ok” Recommendation: “Have a glass or two” Review: Unfortunately, another unremarkable bottle in this month's challenge. I found this wine to be highly similar to the Luc Pirlet.... in fact I'm not sure I could tell them apart head-to-head. Just like the Luc, this one had essentially no aroma at …

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Luc Pirlet Classique Malbec – France

Price: $9.99 at Total Wine Style: The “Anna” Rating: “Ok” Recommendation: “Have a glass or two” Review: Smooth and easy drinking, but a really generic and muted profile. The nose was pretty much dead... I sniffed and sniffed and sniffed and got just nothing. Pretty much the same experience on the palate with a distinct lack of flavor except …

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Ruta 22 Malbec (Argentina)

Price: $9.99 at Total Wine Style: The "Anna" Rating: "Ok" Recommendation: "Have a glass or two" Review:  Well, we're not off to a real strong start this month. Although by no means a bad wine, this certainly isn't something I'd be excited to drink every day. Dark purple with a hint of ruby red, the medium strength nose opens with …

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