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NV Wilson Creek Loyalty Temecula Valley Waggin Tail Vineyard 14.1% $33

50% Mourvedre, 25% Syrah, 15% Merlot, 6% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah Port
Not much going on on the nose here, a little washed out cherry fruit lifted by noticeable alcohol. This is smooth as silk, and incredibly easy to drink, as if a bit of Teflon has been added in here. It is a wine whose appeal is built on texture since the flavors are decidedly light. There's some cranberry and cherry fruit with a hint of blueberry here, but without much intensity, if with attractive freshness. A little porty on the back end, this shows some carob and a hint of peppery spice lending it a shade of complexity, which all fades promptly on the short, slightly hot finish. 80pts Find it Here

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