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2015 Jax Vineyards Pinot Noir Y3, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice; earthy with cherries.  On the palate, this is bigger in style with cherries and slight sour cherries.  Nice texture.  Plenty

2012 Dancing Coyote Zinfandel, USA, California, Lodi - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
87

Another solid inexpensive wine from Dancing Coyote.  Certainly a value pick.  Purple in color.  The nose has raspberries and bramble.  On the palate, it is slightly sweet with j

2013 Dancing Coyote Petite Sirah, USA, California, Clarksburg - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
84

I love Petite but this wasn't really doing it for me.  Its only $15 so for them money, it is hard to complain.  Unlike many wines in this price category, this has some really good things

2014 Dancing Coyote Pinot Noir, USA, California, Clarksburg - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

Really a great value for a Pinot Noir under $15.  Light ruby in color.  The nose is a bit earthy with nice cherry fruit.  On the palate, nice cherry fruit.  Sliky smooth. 

2015 Nine North Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon Twenty Bench, USA, California, North Coast - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

Another value wine from an excellent prodcuer of value wines from California.  This is a very ripe and easy to drink Cabernet.  Purple in color.  The nose has black raspberries, with

2015 Nine North Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon Chasing Lions, USA, California, North Coast - Wine Reviews

Grade: 
B
Score: 
85

This is a $12 Cab.  There is certainly value here.  Purple in color.  The nose has black cherries and black raspberries.  Slight spice.  On the palate, this is a bit sweet

2014 Nine North Wine Company Merlot Parcel 41, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

This is one of those wines that tends to be served at parties, weddings, etc.  And that's a good thing.  For around $20 or less, this is a tasty wine.  The nose has dark cherries and

2012 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Great value in Napa Cabs.  This is outstanding and priced around $30 (or less)!  Purple in color.  The nose is dusty with cassis and just a hint of spice.  On the palate, this i

2014 Waterstone Merlot, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Very nice California Merlot.  Purple in color.  The nose has nice dark cherries with little oak.  On the palate, this is delicious.  Slight structure.  Dark cherries, again

2013 Waterstone Chardonnay, USA, California, Carneros - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Was quite impressed with the whole lineup from Waterstone.  This one should be available for under $30 which is an excellent value in Chardonnay.  Light golden in color.  The nose is

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