Tag: Red Wine

  • Edge Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012

    Value week on Buyingbcwines: For the life of me I couldn’t get a decent picture. This is an online dupe of what I would call a ludicrous label from a Graphics 101 wannabe under cheap contract. Beyond the inane label is wine: A really impressive (if somewhat predictable) California Cab Sauv. Heavyweight properties (hence Parker’s […]

  • Substance Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013

    Unusually good—like winning nine times at Roland Garros unusually good. This is a striking example of how brilliant an inexpensive red can be. This wins over and over and over. Chillingly good, layered and textured spices, both smooth like cinnamon and funky like cardamom, earthy notes against a pleasing but not oppressive oak, aggressively grape-y, […]

  • Ribera del Duero, Ninin, 2009

    What a huge disappointment. A big pointer with the Robert Parker crowd (92 points to be exact) this is exactly the sort of wine that critics say the Robert Parker crowd loves and which lead to copycat wines which leads to a world full of monotonous Robert Parker 92 point wines. From the get go, […]