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31
2008
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Chateau Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve 2005, 89 points, Watch this video

2005 Château Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena) I felt the regular Bosswell cab was a bit more exciting. The reserver was good quality and softer but not as BANG as the regular cab. Dark purple. Blackberries, ...
Jul
27
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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
18
2008
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Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Howell Mountain 2004, 89 points

2002 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot Howell Mountain (USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain) I have to say that Duckhorn is the only Merlot I like but I am starting to feel that its over priced. Dark ruby. Nose is rich and creamy with ripe ...
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
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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
08
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Chateau Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon & Dr. Crane 2005, 92 points

2005 Château Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon & Dr. Crane (USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena) Nice old world feel. Rich with mouth coating flavor and the tannins were perfect. Complex with black berry and coffee espresso and a bit earthy. AWESOME ...
Jul
06
2008
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Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown 2004, 89 points

2004 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown (USA, California, Napa Valley) Dark purple with aromas of jammy berry. Nice nose. Nectar with medium tannins. Thick wine with loads of chocolate, raspberry, blackfruit, vanilla, and a hint of citrus. The finish is long ...
Jun
25
2008
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Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, 89 points

2004 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 - 89 points (USA, California, Napa Valley) Very nice nose and has an old world feel to it. Lots of smoke and oak on the nose. Red fruits on the palate with a medium ...
Jun
07
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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
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 ...
Apr
28
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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
27
2008
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DOLCE Far Niente 1998, 89 points

DOLCE Far Niente 1998 - 89 points How sweet it is. I tried this also in Atlanta. Really smooth dessert wine. Lots of peach and plum on the nose and a very sweet smell. Really gold in color. The palate was ...
Apr
17
2008
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Artistry Proprietary Blend 2005, 88 points

Artistry Proprietary Blend 2005 - 88 points Impressive nose on this wine. Very minty, more eucalyptus, with roses, baked cherries, dark plum, lavender, cinnamon, all spice and freshly cut herbs. A little bit of tobacco. Good oak balance. The palate ...
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10
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STAGLIN Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2004, 93 points

STAGLIN Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2004 One of my favorites. Bold, rich and plush, and this wine has balanced nicley, with plum, wild berry blueberries and smoky mocha-laced oak that’s woven into the flavor. Nice dark purle, close to a light brown. ...

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