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29
2008
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J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon Seven Oaks 2006, 87 points

2006 J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon Seven Oaks (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles) Nice color, deep purple.  The nose was enjoyable big black berries with cedar, green peppers and black pepper.  The palate was a little hot and a dryer wine ...
Sep
19
2008
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2003 Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Crianza, 87 points

2003 Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Crianza (Spain, La Rioja, Rioja) This wine was edging toward the Brunello feel.  However the quality level was not there.  The color was deep purple and a hint of dark brown. The nose had some apple and pear.  ...
Sep
07
2008
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1997 Chateau Lynch-Bages, 85 points

1997 Chateau Lynch Bages (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac) We were in a Bordeaux mood and tried this beside a 91 Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The 1997 was another tough year for Bordeaux, Parker rated it 83 and the 1991 78. I have ...
Aug
14
2008
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Schramsberg Vineyards J Schram 2002 – 90 points

2002 Schramsberg Vineyards J Schram Schramsberg web site (USA, California, Napa Valley) I stopped in at the Schramsberg vineyards to do a wine tasting and a tour. I highly recommend a visit when in Napa Valley. Great tour of miles of caves ...
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
24
2008
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Schramsberg Vineyards Reserve 2001, 90 points

2001 Schramsberg Vineyards Reserve - Schramsberg web site (USA, California) Deep golden color,soft and smooth with a rounded feel. Citrus with green apple notes. A little short but clean, very crisp. [gallery]
Jul
16
2008
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Chateau Boswell Jacquelynn Cuvee Blanc 2007, 90 points

2007 Château Boswell Jacquelynn Cuvée Blanc - Web site (USA, California, Napa Valley) Not even released yet and it was very good. Did a tasting at the winery with the owner Josh. Very nice place. Small, quaint and exudes quality. This 2007 Cuvee ...
Jul
12
2008
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Quintessa 1995, 89 points

1995 Quintessa USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford Decanted for an hour. Beautiful nose right from the start, very old world, mature wine with softness. A great bottle of wine. The nose had cedar, vanilla, almond and loads of spice which matched with ...
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
21
2008
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Franciscan Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, 88 points

2005 Franciscan Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 points (USA, California, Napa Valley) Very nice old world nose with blackberry, plum, clove, and espresso. I really like the medium French oak and vanilla. Color was dark. The palate has very nice start ...
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 ...
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
23
2008
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The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Allomi 2004, 89 points

2004 The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Allomi - Hess web site (USA, California, Napa Valley) Holy tannins explosion... But, in a good way because this is a nice balanced wine overall. The tannins really attack the sides of your tongue and stay ...
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 ...

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