Jun
29
2009
4

San Luigi Chianti 2005, 89 points

2005 San Luigi Chianti (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti) Color was purple hinting on the brownish side.  The nose was very floral with lilacs, roses and with hints of red fruit.  Very nice smell to this wine and initially felt serene. The palate was ...
May
11
2009
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E. Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2004, 88 points

2004 E. Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Just had the 2004. Love the nose on this because it is different.  Kind of like baby wipes with carnations definitely a baby diaper and flowers.  Little eucalyptus.  Very earthy.  The palate ...
May
02
2009
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Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gaston 2002, 89 points

Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gaston (USA, California, Napa Valley) My second tasting of Palmaz but this is a 2002.  Quality from the start. Nice soft and balanced wine, I emphasize soft. No one flavor or characteristic comes out which made this feel ...
Mar
28
2009
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Domaine de Chevalier 2003, 88 points

2003 Domaine de Chevalier (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan) Charred oak and coffee on the nose. Rich sweet blackish fruit on the palate with some slatey pencil notes. Has length. Initially seemed ready, but the tannin and acid soon enough came forward. Needs ...
Mar
13
2009
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Chateau Dauzac 2005, 88 points

2005 Chateau Dauzac (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux) Dark wine on the palate and somewhat boring. Medium bodied wine with floral, blackberry, and green pepper nose.  Little garden and greens on the nose.  Lots of acidity that hits the sides of the tongue ...
Jan
15
2009
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Azzaro Vineyards Limited Reserve Zinfandel 2006 , 90 points

2006 Azzaro Vineyards Limited Reserve Zinfandel (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley) Big bold Zin.  Nice experience and a pleasant surprise.  I have never had this zinfandel before.  I am more of a fruity Napa Cabernet lover but this Zinfandel got my ...
Jan
12
2009
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Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon 1999, 87 points

Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 (USA, California, Napa Valley) Good wine but a touch overpriced at $60 per bottle.  The color was medium deep purple.  The nose was sharp and peppery with cigar and some bell pepper. This wine was sharp on the ...
Jan
03
2009
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Markham Pinot Noir 2007, 85 points

2007 Markham Pinot Noir (USA, California, Napa Valley) This wine was uneventful.  Nice nose that is edgy and crisp with carnation and butter. The color is a dark garnet.  The start is boring and quickly transitions with a hard edge to the mid ...
Dec
20
2008
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Chateau Ausone 1995, 90 points

1995 Château Ausone (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru) This Chateau Ausone was consistent for a St Emillion bordoux.  Quality wine and this 1995 was ready for drinking.  The color was on the brownish side. The palate started thin and was ...
Dec
17
2008
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Chateau de La Tour Clos Vougeot 1997, 87 points

1997 Chateau de La Tour Clos Vougeot (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru) This chateau was earthy. Color was on the brownish side from the age and producer.  Pretty typical burgundy that could probably use about 20 years.  ...
Dec
14
2008
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E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003, 89 points

2003 E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape) This wine was a little surprising in that it was one of the better rhones for the price. The nose had green pepper, cedar, cocoa, and a touch of floral lavender. Had a ...
Dec
08
2008
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Jakes Fault Winery Shiraz 2005, 85 points

2005 Jakes Fault Winery Shiraz (USA, California, Sonoma County) I try and try on the 10 dollar wines but very rare to hit one.  This wine was no different.  This wine is very industrial to me and feels fake.  The nose ...
Dec
04
2008
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Two Hands Shiraz Gnarly Dudes 2005, 87 points

2005 Two Hands Shiraz Gnarly Dudes Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley Black olives and dark fruits on the nose.  Very strong jammy feel. The color is a deep solid purple.  The taste is jammy on the start and has the taste ...
Nov
13
2008
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Tenuta San Leonardo Merlot Villa Gresti 2003, 87 points

2003 Tenuta San Leonardo Merlot Villa Gresti (Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige) Had this wine at the Catalina Jazz fest a couple weeks ago and it was good but not great.  This wine was definitely more than a table wine, and was bordering ...
Oct
10
2008
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Chateau Boswell Chardonnay Dutton Ranch/Sebastopol Vineyard 2005 – 88 points

2005 Château Boswell Chardonnay Dutton Ranch/Sebastopol Vineyard I'm not a huge chard fan but this wine was a good time. Has an old world feel to it and I feel overall this winery is all quality and produces nice tasting wines. ...

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