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13
2008
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Steele Wines Zinfandel Old Vine Zin Pacini Vineyard 2005, 85 points

2005 Steele Wines Zinfandel Old Vine Zin Pacini Vineyard (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County) The nose has lots of vegetable and caramel. The palate opens with blackberry, strong dark chocolate, and raspberry. Not outstanding but just ok for the money. I ...
May
09
2008
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Domaine Boisson Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Elisabeth 2005, 87 points

Domaine Boisson Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Elisabeth 2005 -87 points France, Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Nice nose, creamy with butterscotch, blackberry, black tea, and green peppers. Balanced nose and solid. Little earthy. The color is not extremely bold. Little thin but inline with a ...
May
07
2008
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Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2003, 87 points

2003 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley Ok... now everyone is going to give me a hard time on this one, but I was not impressed. Pretty bad week so far on the tastings. In Phoenix at ...
May
04
2008
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Uma telteca Shiraz 2006, 84 points

Uma telteca Shiraz 2006, 84 points Had this wine in first class on Continental airlines. I guess its ok for an airline wine. However, here is my real take. The color was weak at best, very light purple with not much ...
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 ...
Apr
15
2008
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Domenico Clerico Barbera d’Alba Trevigne 2003, 89 points

Domenico Clerico Barbera d'Alba Trevigne 2003 - 89 points Love the old world nose. Tons of oak, black cherry and cream. Really dry, like sand in your mouth, cool experience . Cherry base. Long palate and the transitons are very smooth ...
Apr
08
2008
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De Toren Fusion V 2004, 89 points

De Toren Fusion V 2004 Nice dark color. Nose is very fruity with roses and blueberries, dark chocolate and a hint of black currant. Really strong burnt log smell. Unique. Great palate with a soft rounded taste of sour cherries, black ...
Apr
07
2008
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Tenuta di Arceno PrimaVoce Toscana 2004, 85 points

Don’t bother. I usually like super Tucsons but this was a very simple wine. Light with not much body. Had chocolate, black currant and dark cherries on the nose. Kind of thin wine for a sangovisse. The palate was short ...
Apr
06
2008
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MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir California 2005, 87 points

Very musty on the nose. Green peppers and veggies are prominent. Hints of sour cherry and lilacs. Some people mention oak but I don’t get any oak at all. Light purple and a little thin. Definitely a young new world ...

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