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03
2014
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19 Crimes 2012 Sharaz, 86 points

tasted this wine at a private tasting.  At first the wine was good for the price.  the vintage at the tasting was older than the 2012 I bought.  I was a little disappointed with the 2012.  The wine felt manufactured ...
Oct
29
2010
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Acorn Syrah Axiom Alegría Vineyards 2007, 87 points

2007 Acorn Syrah Axiom Alegría Vineyards (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley) At first smell this wine jumps out and is very complex with aromas of orange peel, leather, dark chocolate and violets with strong blackberry. Very nice start ...
Sep
16
2010
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2007 Hahn Estates Pinot Noir, 89 points

2007 Hahn Estates Pinot Noir (USA, California, Central Coast, Monterey County) Nice Pinot. Bolder than most pinot noirs. The color was a deep purple. Solid Chery and Cinnamon on the nose with some red bell pepper. Not a ton of fruit ...
Apr
21
2010
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Chateau Marjosse 2003, 86 points

2003 Chateau Marjosse (France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Controlee) Medium purple. The nose has some bubble gum, veggies and pepper. Little strange in the nose because I get a little industrial sweetness coming through.  The start on the palate is a little weak.  Not ...
Apr
17
2010
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Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2003, 90 points

2003 Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso (Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri) Deep dark fruit, plumbs and leather on the nose with strong ceder.  Lots of character in this wine. Deep purple color hinting toward brownish.  The palate is powerful at the start with chocolate, blackberries, ...
Apr
08
2010
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Chateau Landat 2005, 86 points

2005 Chateau Landat (France, Bordeaux, Medoc, Haut-Medoc) Mild Bordeaux blend. Darker in color and almost non see through. Intense color. The nose has musty leather with Cinnamon walnuts and dark blackberries. The palate starts soft and the tannins light with dark fruit ...
Apr
05
2010
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Chateau Bois Redon 2005, 85 points

2006 Chateau Bois Redon (France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur) This is a soft mild Bordeaux.  The nose has red cherry, anisette and some soft floral hints.  I get a little industrial feel in the nose. The color is more pinkish than I would ...
Apr
03
2010
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Chateau La Jorine 2006, 86 points

2006 Chateau La Jorine (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Lussac-St. Emilion) Ruby Red color and hinging on some purple. Flower freshness on the nose. Kind of a carnation nose with a little green pepper.  I also get strong baby wipes on the nose.  Blackberry ...
Mar
16
2010
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Sierra Vista Merlot Estate Bottled 2005, 88 points – Reserve

2005 Sierra Vista Merlot Estate Bottled - Reserve (USA, California, Sierra Foothills, El Dorado County) Very different Merlot.  Not a typical fruity Napa feel.  This Merlot is a softer more earthy feel.  The nose has cucumber, rose stems and a little baby ...
Mar
04
2010
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Sierra Vista Cabernet Sauvignon El Dorado Estate Bottled 2005, 87 points

2005 Sierra Vista Cabernet Sauvignon El Dorado Estate Bottled (USA, California, Sierra Foothills, El Dorado) The nose is a little hot with alcohol on opening but it has some nice characteristics of walnuts, raisins, cinnamon and some anisette.  The nose reminds me ...
Feb
11
2010
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Beaucanon Cabernet Franc 2005, 86 points

2005 Beaucanon Cabernet Franc (USA, California, Napa Valley) The color is almost black. The nose has aromas that are dark and rich; black and blueberry fruit, cocoa, smoky tea and toasty oak. Definitely needs decanting and seems young. The palate was all over ...
Feb
06
2010
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Wilson Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Crusher Wilson Vineyard 2009, 89 points

2008 Wilson Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Crusher Wilson Vineyard (USA, California, Central Valley, Clarksburg) Went to The Capital Grille in Orlando with my friend Tom Beal.  Some amazing customer service there.  More on that after the wine.  We had the Wilson Vineyard ...
Feb
03
2010
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The Crossings Pinot Noir 2008, 86 points

2008 The Crossings Pinot Noir (New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough, Awatere Valley) Went to Smith & Wollensky and had this Pinot Noir. This is a new Zealand pinot. I felt this wine just just ok, but please read on. The color was ...
Jan
15
2010
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Chateau Changyu-Castel Cabernet Germischt 2003, 88 points

2003 Chateau Changyu-Castel Co. Ltd Beiyujia vineyard, Shandong Province (China, Yantai) A friend suggested this China Cabernet Germischt. I questioned it at first, but I was surprised. The color is a bright ruby red. Nice Bordeaux nose of black pepper, green peppers ...
Jan
11
2010
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Chateau Montet Cuvee Prestige 2003, 87 points

2003 Chateau Montet Cuvee Prestige (France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur) Earthy wine.  The color is a dirty ruby red.  Typical bordeaux.  The nose has a nice floral undertone with black pepper and dark cherry.  I like the nose. Blackberry on the palate with ...

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