Mar
26
2011
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Chateau Pavie 2003, 93 points

2003 Chateau Pavie (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Emilion Grand Cru) From Jon Butcher The 2003 Pavie St. Emillion was one of the most enjoyable wine experiences I’ve had in a long, long time. At the outset, I’ll admit, there was a complex brew of ...
Nov
28
2010
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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
13
2010
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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard 1998, 89 points

1998 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley) This wine has big floral to it. Lots of lavender. I enjoyed this wine it was a nice departure from the everyday cabs. The nose was huge with floral, ...
Nov
08
2010
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2009 Mollydooker Shiraz Velvet Glove, 94 points

2009 Mollydooker Shiraz Velvet Glove (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale) I scored this wine 94 points because it was young but I can see this wine hitting 96ish easy.  After tasting the 2009 it told me I definitely want to ...
Nov
05
2010
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
Oct
13
2010
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Surh Luchtel Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard 2005, 90 points

2005 Surh Luchtel Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley) Sweet oak and vanilla aromas jump out of the bottle upon opening, though the fruit characteristics are slow to emerge without ample aeration. Cedar dominates the nose, followed by hints of ...
Sep
16
2010
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2007 Hahn Estates Pinot Noir, 89 points

2007 Hahn Estates Pinot Noir (USA, California, Central Coast, Monterey County) Nice Pinot. Bolder than most pinot noirs. The color was a deep purple. Solid Chery and Cinnamon on the nose with some red bell pepper. Not a ton of fruit ...
Jul
04
2010
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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, ...
May
17
2010
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Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sorì San Lorenzo 2001, 90 points

2001 Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sorì San Lorenzo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC) Complex wine and had some nice old world characteristics but i was expecting more. The nose was pleasant with dusty earth, dark cherries a hint of blueberries and some ...
Apr
21
2010
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Chateau Marjosse 2003, 86 points

2003 Chateau Marjosse (France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Controlee) Medium purple. The nose has some bubble gum, veggies and pepper. Little strange in the nose because I get a little industrial sweetness coming through.  The start on the palate is a little weak.  Not ...
Apr
17
2010
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Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2003, 90 points

2003 Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso (Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri) Deep dark fruit, plumbs and leather on the nose with strong ceder.  Lots of character in this wine. Deep purple color hinting toward brownish.  The palate is powerful at the start with chocolate, blackberries, ...
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 ...

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