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
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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...

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