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08
2010
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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 ...
Apr
05
2010
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Chateau Bois Redon 2005, 85 points

2006 Chateau Bois Redon (France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur) This is a soft mild Bordeaux.  The nose has red cherry, anisette and some soft floral hints.  I get a little industrial feel in the nose. The color is more pinkish than I would ...
Apr
03
2010
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Chateau La Jorine 2006, 86 points

2006 Chateau La Jorine (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Lussac-St. Emilion) Ruby Red color and hinging on some purple. Flower freshness on the nose. Kind of a carnation nose with a little green pepper.  I also get strong baby wipes on the nose.  Blackberry ...
Mar
25
2010
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Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera 2005, 91 points

2005 Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera (Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico) Nice wine.  Balanced and quality.  The nose has vanilla and dark cherry. The palate has plum, dark red cherries with nice oak and black licorice.  Good solid transition ...
Mar
16
2010
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Sierra Vista Merlot Estate Bottled 2005, 88 points – Reserve

2005 Sierra Vista Merlot Estate Bottled - Reserve (USA, California, Sierra Foothills, El Dorado County) Very different Merlot.  Not a typical fruity Napa feel.  This Merlot is a softer more earthy feel.  The nose has cucumber, rose stems and a little baby ...
Mar
04
2010
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Sierra Vista Cabernet Sauvignon El Dorado Estate Bottled 2005, 87 points

2005 Sierra Vista Cabernet Sauvignon El Dorado Estate Bottled (USA, California, Sierra Foothills, El Dorado) The nose is a little hot with alcohol on opening but it has some nice characteristics of walnuts, raisins, cinnamon and some anisette.  The nose reminds me ...
Feb
11
2010
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Beaucanon Cabernet Franc 2005, 86 points

2005 Beaucanon Cabernet Franc (USA, California, Napa Valley) The color is almost black. The nose has aromas that are dark and rich; black and blueberry fruit, cocoa, smoky tea and toasty oak. Definitely needs decanting and seems young. The palate was all over ...
Jan
28
2010
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Sanford Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills – Sta. Rita Hills 2006, 88 points

Sanford Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills - Sta. Rita Hills (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Rita Hills - Sta. Rita Hills) Had this wine at Blue Sea in the MGM Grand. This pinot went very well with some caviar on my ...
Jan
15
2010
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Chateau Changyu-Castel Cabernet Germischt 2003, 88 points

2003 Chateau Changyu-Castel Co. Ltd Beiyujia vineyard, Shandong Province (China, Yantai) A friend suggested this China Cabernet Germischt. I questioned it at first, but I was surprised. The color is a bright ruby red. Nice Bordeaux nose of black pepper, green peppers ...
Jan
11
2010
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Chateau Montet Cuvee Prestige 2003, 87 points

2003 Chateau Montet Cuvee Prestige (France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur) Earthy wine.  The color is a dirty ruby red.  Typical bordeaux.  The nose has a nice floral undertone with black pepper and dark cherry.  I like the nose. Blackberry on the palate with ...
Jan
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.  ...

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