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30
2008
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Palmaz Vineyards Muscat Canelli Florencia 2006 – 88 points

2006 Palmaz Vineyards Muscat Canelli Florencia - Palmaz web site (USA, California, Napa Valley) Nice soft Palmaz desert wine. Not over the top but good quality. The color was almost like water... I guess that would be no color. No... it had ...
Aug
22
2008
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Prunotto Barolo 2000, 89 points

Prunotto Barolo 2000 (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo) Decanted for 1 hour. The color was deep purple leaning toward the brownish side. The color and nose really yelled "old world" with leather, plum and raisins. Good start. The palate was not as exciting. ...
Aug
20
2008
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Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2004, 86 points

2004 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley) This 2004 Jordan Cabernet was a little underwhelming for me. I expected more depth from a California Cabernet. It might be that Jordan wanted this to be ...
Aug
11
2008
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Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2003, 86 points

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley) This Jordan Cabernet was thin in color and structure. A light purple and toward the pinkish hue. The nose was pleasant and fresh. not a huge smelling wine but clean smelling. ...
Aug
08
2008
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Chateau Boswell Winery – Must have for investment or enjoyment

Chateau Boswell Winery - Chateau Boswell Website Hi everyone. Ok, I did not want to put this video out originally but I'm going to now. Why you ask? Well I am floored at the amount of hits to my blog for ...
Aug
02
2008
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Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir 2005, 88 Points

Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir 2005 (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley) Nice Pinot. The wine jumped right out at you because it was very hot and bothered. The nose was leathery with chocolate and espresso. It was fun to smell and very ...
Jul
27
2008
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Palmaz Vineyards Johannisberg Riesling 2006, 89 points

2006 Palmaz Vineyards Johannisberg Riesling - Palmaz web site (USA, California, Napa Valley) Soft and buttery wine with citrus, nice fruit base and strong golden pear. A touch spicy, just enough tannins and a well rounded riesling. I enjoyed this wine and ...
Jul
18
2008
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Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Howell Mountain 2004, 89 points

2002 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Howell Mountain (USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain) I have to say that Duckhorn is the only Merlot I like but I am starting to feel that its over priced. Dark ruby. Nose is rich and creamy with ripe ...
Jul
04
2008
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Il Poggione (Roberto Franceschi) Rosso di Montalcino 2005, 85 points

2005 Il Poggione (Roberto Franceschi) Rosso di Montalcino (Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino) Strike out on this one. Like the big brother much better; Brunello. Little rough to start even after decanting for an hour. Some cherry, prunes, and a ...
Jun
15
2008
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Firesteed Cellars Pinot Noir Citation 2006, 84 points

2006 Firesteed Cellars Pinot Noir Citation (USA, Oregon) This was a weak effort. Maybe ok for a pinot but this wine was thin on taste and color. The nose had green peppers and was earthy. The nose was kind of interesting. The ...
Jun
07
2008
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Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Lieff Auberge Road Vineyard 2005, 89 points

Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Lieff Auberge Road Vineyard 2005 -89 points Nice, old World Cabernet. What I like best!  The oak is really nice and rounded on the nose and pallet. I get prunes and black tea, with nice violets on the ...
Jun
01
2008
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Imagery Estate Winery Malbec Artist Collection Red Hills Lake County 2004, 85 points

2004 Imagery Estate Winery Malbec Artist Collection Red Hills Lake County (USA, California, North Coast, Lake County) Nice softer malbec. Darkly colored. The nose was on the softer side, dark plum, blueberry. The palate was a typical malbec in that it ...
May
28
2008
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Il Poggione (Roberto Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino 2003, 90 points

2003 Il Poggione (Roberto Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino - 90 points (Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino) Did a side by side with this wine and the younger little sister; Rosso Di Montalcino. Hands down the Brunello was the winner and ...
May
21
2008
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Luigi Bosca Gala 2 2004, 89 points

2004 Luigi Bosca Gala 2 was a nice surprise. Don't get to try this wine every day. This wine is not a typical cab. It was a nice blend. The color was a very dark ruby color. The nose hits ...
Apr
28
2008
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Girard Artistry 2004, 88 points

Girard Artistry 2004 Impressive nose. Very rich dark purple-red, almost inky, color. Very minty with roses and lilacs and tons of eucalyptus. Good oak balance. The taste has a good soft balance of tannins. Not too hot, just enough. Loads of ...

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