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While creating this issue, I liked this song best: Finale By Funeral Party.
TODAY'S FEATURED WINE
RUTHERFORD WINE COMPANY, ROUND HILL CELLARS: Old Vines Zinfandel: Lodi-California: : 2013: United States
One more of a series of wines that are helping ruin the reputation of Lodi. I have loved Lodi Zines and (until recently) considered them a "go to" reliable bottle ever since the mid 1990s when I owned Wine Business Monthly and helped the area to raise its profile for fine wines.
This bottle, OTOH, tasted like someone dosed it with an entire bottle of liquid smoke. The only predator around here is someone who would charge money for this.
$11.99 on sale at Safeway, but undrinkable even if it were free.
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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