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TODAY'S FEATURED WINE
Margerum Wine Company: Rhone Blend/Red Wine: Santa Barbara County-California: M5: 2012: United States
Another vintage of intense intensity of fruit, all balanced with oak and tannins.
Not a "BIG" wine, but one with a lot of energy. 43% Grenache, 41% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre, 4% Cinsault, 3% Counoise.
$24.99 at Cantwell's, an over-priced market in Santa Barbara. Other retail mostly $21.99.
For winery tasting samples, gifts from friends or family or samplings at a party or event, review it truthfully, but only if I like it. If I have paid my own very-hard-earned money on a bottle, the gloves are off and it gets what it deserves ... whether perfect or puerile.
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