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An extremely deep, dark color is the first thing to notice in this rich, almost thick, wine. It smells like wild blackberries and boysenberries and tastes almost that fruity, while blending in meaty, chocolaty, black peppery flavors that seem to coat the tongue. It is concentrated, bold and stands out from the pack.
Thick texture and full-bodied. My everyday go-to.
- (12-10-2016) - 95
All I had to see was Modesto, CA on the back label. This, and the Apothic wines are E&J Gallo. They are entry level wines designed to introduce newly legal drinkers to wine. In that they provides a service but they hold little appeal for those who appreciate fine wine.
- (05-15-2016) - 50
Smelled like a flower bouquet. Taste was flowery, unpleasantly so, with underlying unpleasant flavors. I have no idea how this could be highly rated. We couldn't finish this $12 wine selling at $30 at Lone Star.
- (04-04-2016) - 80
I should have listend to Phil DAnners review. This Winde is a joke. Look great, but sureley tasted very bad. Today, i feel sick after drinking two glases!
- (03-19-2016) - 20
That rich color is from them loading it with mega purple additive. The last two times I have had Carnivor Wine it made me sick. Done! It is a cheap wine at Binny's and in this case, you get what you pay for.
- (03-10-2016) - 50
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