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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
30
2009
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Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Unity 2006, 89 points

Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Unity (USA, California, Napa Valley) At the Capital Grille in Boca Raton for dinner and had this great Cab. The nose was very pleasant and soft with butter, caramel and a soft cherry. The palate was a very subdued with ...
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
18
2009
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WOW! Staglin Family Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2004, 94 points…

2004 Staglin Family Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford) At the Ritz Carlton in Las Vegas with my friend Spike.  We are sipping this Staglin overlooking the beautiful Lake Las Vegas which adds to the great experience. This 2004 Staglin ...
Dec
16
2009
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Michael-David Cabernet Sauvignon Rapture, 90 points

2004 Michael-David Cabernet Sauvignon Rapture (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi) Veggies on the nose with sour cherries, burnt log and cocoa.  Great deep purple color.  The palate is huge in complexity with chocolate, plum, cherries, and a good dose of cedar.  ...
Dec
12
2009
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Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Secolo, 86 points

2006 Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Secolo  (USA, California, Sonoma County) Not a bad blend for 30 bucks. It's a blend of Cab Sav, Merlot, Cab Frank, Melbac, PV, and a little PS.  Color was a deep garnet color. The nose of ...
Dec
10
2009
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Chateau Boswell releases the 2007 Napa Cabernet, 93+ points

The new release 2007 Chateau Boswell Napa Cabernet. This Cabernet has been rated "Classic 96" points. I visited and did a tasting at this producers and I can say I totally agree with that rating. This wine is ...
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 ...
Dec
06
2009
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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard 2002, 89 points

2002 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley) The nose has dark fruits,cedar and floral scents. Very nice and was hinting toward old world. Decanted for 30 minutes and the dark fruits started to come out much more than ...
Nov
30
2009
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Neyers Zinfandel High Valley Vineyards 2006, 88 points

2006 Neyers Zinfandel High Valley Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley) Deep purple and more like a Cabernet. The nose has strong black currant, plum, green pepper and a little strong on the alcohol. Nice velvety zinfandel with a dark side. Lots of ...
Oct
21
2009
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Parducci Pinot Noir 2005, 85 points

2005 Parducci Pinot Noir (USA, California) Very buttery with black currant and black licorice. Softer pinot on the start with a strong cigar finish. Getting a little lacquer on the finish. Worth a try for 10 bones a bottle.
Oct
19
2009
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Foris Merlot 2003, 85 points

2003 Foris Merlot (USA, Oregon, Southern Oregon, Rogue Valley) On American Airlines first class sipping this wine.  Chocolate and green pepper on the nose with a hint of sweet cherry. The palate is full flavored and well balanced with lilacs.  The floral ...
Oct
17
2009
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Rusack Anacapa 2006, 90 points

2006 Rusack Anacapa (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County) At Philip Wrigley's ranch on the north side of Avalon.  It is called El Rancho Escondido.  Found out they were secretly growing grapes there and sending them to Rusack in airplanes.  ...
Oct
15
2009
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Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain 2004, 89 points

2004 Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain (USA, California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain) Nice old world wine. The nose had blueberries and vanilla. Soft and velvety and this wine was going more toward a french Bordeaux  Deep purple on the color.  The ...
Oct
10
2009
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Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, 87 points

2006 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley) At Steve's Steakhouse in Catalina with an 06 Darioush. The initial feel on this wine was mixed.  The nose had nice character with vanilla, cherry and cigar box.  Color was a darker purple.  Right ...

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