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While writing up tasting notes for this site, I realized that even though I've broken down the wines into their varietals and some of the more common blends, there are still a number of them – mostly from the New World and odd Old World grapes – that defy the conventional blending rules or are only found in one place. This is where you'll find the outlaws, the wacky and the downright odd. Some are made because the winemaker is trying to make a low cost table wine, others because they had extra lots of various barrels and they wanted to see what they could come up with. Some are just made from rare varietals that don't really warrent their own page. I'll try to let you know what the exact blend is in the review, if it's available. The nice thing about these types of wine is that they generally deliver good "Bang for the Buck." Unless they come from Napa.


spacer.gif2008 Bodegas y Vinedos de Murcia Altos del Cuco, Yecla, SpainRATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Cameron Hughes Lot 95 Meritage, Valle Central, ChileRATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Edward Sellers Winery Saboteur, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Adega Cartuxa "EA" Tinto, Alentejano, PortugalRATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Dark Star Cellars Anderson Road, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Dark Star Cellars Left Turn, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois, Napa Valley, CARATING: *
spacer.gif2006 Foillard Morgon Cote du Py, Beaujolais, FranceRATING: ***
spacer.gif2006 Majella "The Musician" Cab-Shiraz, Coonawarra, AustraliaRATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Mondo Cellars Mambo #5, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Ortman Family Vineyard Cuvée Eddy, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Vie Winery L'Etranger, Sonoma, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2006 Vina Robles Winery Red4, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2005 Beckmen Vineyards Atelier, Santa Barbara, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2005 Bodegas Castano Solanera, Yecla, SpainRATING: ***
spacer.gif2005 Dark Star Cellars Anderson Road, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2005 Bodegas Luzon Altos de Luzon, Jumilla, SpainRATING: **
spacer.gif2005 Halter Ranch Vineyard, Ranch Red, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2005 Justin Vineyards, The Orphan, Paso Robles, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2005 Domaine Laffont Erigone, Madiran, FranceRATING: **
spacer.gif2005 Montes Alpha "Purple Angel" Carmenére, Rapel Valley, ChileRATING: ***
spacer.gif2005 Palmina Alisos, Santa Barbara, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2005 Stolpman Vineyards La Croce, Santa Barbara, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2005 Tobin James Chateau Le Cacheflo, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2005 Vines on the Marycrest My Generation, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gifNV Mitchella Vineyards Red Table Wine, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2004 Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses, Priorat, SpainRATING: **
spacer.gif2004 Castell del Remei Gotim Bru, Costers del Segre, SpainRATING: *
spacer.gif2004 Ranchita Canyon Serenata, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2004 Stolpman Vineyards Poetry in Red, Santa Barbara, CARATING: ***
spacer.gif2004 Veramonte Primus, Casablanca Valley, ChileRATING: **
spacer.gif2003 Rio Seco Grand Slam, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2003 Brian Benson Shoptruck Red, Paso Robles, CARATING: **
spacer.gif2002 Rio Seco Grand Slam, Paso Robles, CARATING: **

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**** Outstanding | *** Delicious | ** Enjoyable | * Drinkable
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