Oct
26
2010
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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, ...
Apr
14
2010
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Here comes Summer and time to fire up the grill! What wine do you choose?

I love to grill at home it’s easy, convenient and most of all, my wife likes the lack of clean up!! I have almost perfected the rib eye, just working on the timing!  But anyway, it got me thinking about when ...
Feb
08
2010
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Titus Chardonnay Reserve 2007, 86 points

2007 Titus Chardonnay Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, Carneros) Deep golden color. The nose has apricot, vanilla and a little peach. Very nice and soft nose. The palate felt a little young for me. It was dancing all over the place and ...
Jan
09
2010
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Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2007, 90 points

2007 Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley) I enjoyed this wine very much and the experience was different.  The color was a nice golden yellow.  The nose had green apple, pear and some pineapple and mellon.  ...
Jan
01
2010
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Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Icewine 2007, 90 points

2007 Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Icewine (Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula, Niagara Peninsula VQA) Went to Capital Grille in Boca Raton to have desert and wine.  Decided on the Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling ice wine. I've never had the sparkling version of the vidal before.  $135 for ...
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 ...
Nov
26
2009
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Chateau Potelle Chardonnay VGS Mt. Veeder 1996, 86 points

1996 Chateau Potelle Chardonnay VGS Mt. Veeder (USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder) Beautiful golden color hinting on bright yellow. The nose has lemon peel, melon and anisette.  The palate is a little hot and not real long.  Very jumpy for a ...
Nov
16
2009
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Rare Wine Company Heritage Madeira Boston Bual Special Reserve , 90 points

N.V. Rare Wine Company Heritage Madeira Boston Bual Special Reserve (Portugal, Madeira) Had this with dessert at Spaiggias in Chicago.  Very Interesting Maderia.  I found this to have a dynamic feel to it and a 4th dimension.  This was doing all kinds ...
Nov
08
2009
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Schramsberg Blanc De Noirs, 87 points

Almost clear in color with hints of cream.  Creamy taste with a hint of Carmel and vanilla.  Not as dry as the brut.  A little dark on the after taste.  The finish is short.  A nutty toasty offering with pronounced ...
Oct
13
2009
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Rusack Sauvignon Blanc 2007, 89 points

Rusack Sauvignon Blanc (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley) Great Nose of pear and pineapple.  The color is a light yellow.  The beginning on the palate is very fruity and the tannins are soft.  Good balance.  Long finish and a strong green ...
Oct
06
2009
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Rudd Sauvignon Blanc 2007. 88 points

2007 Rudd Sauvignon Blanc (USA, California, Napa Valley) Nice color toward the golden range. Lots of pear and oak on the nose with some pineapple. Tropical, fresh and crisp.  The tannins are just right and give this oaky honey flavor just ...
Jul
13
2009
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Masi Masianco 2007, 88 points

2007 Masi Masianco Venezie IGT (Italy, Veneto, Venezie IGT) Carmel color.  This wine sways more to a sparkling wine feel.  Kind of like a Blanc de Nois Schramsberg.  Good tang to this wine and the fruit is present but not overwhelming.  The ...
Jul
10
2009
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Caymus Conundrum White Wine 2007, 87 points

2007 Caymus Conundrum  White  Wine (USA, California) Medium golden color. Great bouquet of  banana, mango and apricot. The palate has good fruit, very vibrant; pears, papaya, very tropical on the mouthfeel.  Feels a little sugary.  It is a soft wine 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 ...
Nov
24
2008
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Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve 2004, 90 points

Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Reserve 2004 (USA, California, Napa Valley, Carneros) The Cakebread reserve chard was smooth, well rounded and flavorful.  Nice golden color.  The nose is sweet with pineapple, pear, and a great dose of french oak.  The palate was very balanced ...

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