Nov
05
2014
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2007 Vina Cobos Chardonnay Bramare Marchiori Vineyard,88 points

2007 Vina Cobos Chardonnay Bramare Marchiori Vineyard (Argentina, Mendoza) Pleasant vine from Argentina. This chardonnay was crisp and had flavors through the start to finish. Mid gold. Slightly cloudy. Rich buttery nose, touch of acacia. Big rich wine. Some citrus, freshly ...
Apr
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 ...
May
17
2010
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Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sorì San Lorenzo 2001, 90 points

2001 Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sorì San Lorenzo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC) Complex wine and had some nice old world characteristics but i was expecting more. The nose was pleasant with dusty earth, dark cherries a hint of blueberries and some ...
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 ...
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
06
2010
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Antica (Antinori) Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, 90 points

2006 Antica (Antinori) Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Atlas Peak) Very soft but powerful wine. This Napa (Italian) Cabernet had some nice old world qualities to it. It was not overpowering with fruit like the big bold Napa cabs.  It had ...
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
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 ...
Jan
06
2010
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Allegrini La Grola Veronese IGT 2005, 87 points

2005 Allegrini La Grola Veronese IGT (Italy, Veneto, Veronese IGT) Inky in color. The nose had cedar, blackberry and violet.  This amarone was definitely more of a food wine and not a straight drinking wine.  It was balanced but not very lively.  ...
Jan
04
2010
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Vina Requingua Cabernet Sauvignon Toro de Piedra 2003, 86 points

2003 Vina Requingua Cabernet Sauvignon Toro de Piedra (Chile, Central Valley, Curico Valley) Boysenberry, black currant and cinnamon with red pepper on the nose.  Not much fruit on the palate.  This wine was more of an earthy dark wine.  It has some ...
Dec
25
2009
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La Sirena Moscato Azul 2008, 87 points

2008 La Sirena Moscato Azul (USA, California, Napa Valley) Highly rated from my friend Gary Vaynerchuk so I wanted to try. The 2008 Moscato is a little over rated thus far to me. The color is almost clear with a hint ...
Dec
21
2009
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Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella 1998, 97 points

1998 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella (Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella) Flawless outstanding producer. I opened this wine up by accident and then went to my list to find it was about 450 bucks a bottle. Well... the good thing ...
Dec
08
2009
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Spellbound Petite Sirah Lodi 2006, 87 points

2006 Spellbound Petite Sirah Lodi (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi) Nice deep nose of black olive, pipe tobacco and leather with hints of rose and darker fruits. Little inky, cloudy in color. The palate is full bodied and medium on the fruit ...
Jul
15
2009
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Montebelli Monteregio di Massa Maritima Fabula Riserva Vigneto dello Zampinaio 2006, 87 points

2006 Montebelli Monteregio di Massa Maritima Fabula Riserva Vigneto dello Zampinaio (Italy, Tuscany, Monteregio di Massa Maritima) The color on this wine was a bright ruby red, medium. The nose is veggies with green pepper prominent, a little cherry and cinnamon.  The ...

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