Nov
28
2010
0
thumbnail

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore Vineyards 1995, 89 points

1995 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley) I was hoping for more out of this wine. After seeing the reviews I don't agree. Maybe this 1995 was past its prime but I found it a little weak for ...
Nov
05
2010
1
thumbnail

Feudi di San Gregorio Pàtrimo Campania IGT 2005, 92 points

2005 Feudi di San Gregorio Pàtrimo Campania IGT (Italy, Campania, Campania IGT) Great surprise. Beautiful full bodied old world wine. This wine was a treat with a nose of blackberries, spices and nice balance of oak. The palate was balanced ...
Oct
29
2010
1
thumbnail

Acorn Syrah Axiom Alegría Vineyards 2007, 87 points

2007 Acorn Syrah Axiom Alegría Vineyards (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley) At first smell this wine jumps out and is very complex with aromas of orange peel, leather, dark chocolate and violets with strong blackberry. Very nice start ...
Oct
22
2010
0
thumbnail

2005 Ledson Bellisimo, 88 points

2005 Ledson Bellisimo (USA, California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley Although definitely above a table wine, I was really hoping for the wine to jump pout at me for the price.  However it fell short.  The wine was a little disjointed from the ...
Oct
20
2010
0
thumbnail

Laird Family Estate Jillian’s Blend 2007, 89 points

2007 Laird Family Estate Jillian's Blend (USA, California, Napa Valley) 35 dollar wine that tastes like 80. Blackberry, ripe plum and  spices are layered with some red berry and currant. Good jammy flavor and juicy fruit complements the earthiness of some ...
Jul
04
2010
0
thumbnail

Chateau Clinet 1995, 89 points (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)

1995 Chateau Clinet (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol) This 95 Chateau Clinet was a well balanced soft wine.  The color was deep purple and was muddy giving it a brown hue.  What I expected for this 95.  The nose was delightful and earthy, ...
Apr
08
2010
0
thumbnail

Chateau Landat 2005, 86 points

2005 Chateau Landat (France, Bordeaux, Medoc, Haut-Medoc) Mild Bordeaux blend. Darker in color and almost non see through. Intense color. The nose has musty leather with Cinnamon walnuts and dark blackberries. The palate starts soft and the tannins light with dark fruit ...
Dec
21
2009
0
thumbnail

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
0
thumbnail

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
4
thumbnail

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
0
thumbnail

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
0
thumbnail

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 ...
Nov
30
2009
2
thumbnail

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
4
thumbnail

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
17
2009
1
thumbnail

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.  ...

WordPress Theme by TheBuckmaker.com