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2008
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1997 Chateau Lynch-Bages, 85 points

1997 Chateau Lynch Bages (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac) We were in a Bordeaux mood and tried this beside a 91 Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The 1997 was another tough year for Bordeaux, Parker rated it 83 and the 1991 78. I have ...
Sep
04
2008
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Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five 2004 – 87 points

Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five (USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District) This is a new world feeling wine with black fruits, berries with flowers, and chocolate. Rich and weighty on the palate with soft tannins and a touch of acidity. ...
Aug
25
2008
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Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, 89 points

2003 Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley) Nice wine for the money. I had a glass of this Lancaster Cabernet Sauvignon at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco. The bottle was opened new at my table and poured ...
Aug
22
2008
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Prunotto Barolo 2000, 89 points

Prunotto Barolo 2000 (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo) Decanted for 1 hour. The color was deep purple leaning toward the brownish side. The color and nose really yelled "old world" with leather, plum and raisins. Good start. The palate was not as exciting. ...
Aug
20
2008
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Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2004, 86 points

2004 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley) This 2004 Jordan Cabernet was a little underwhelming for me. I expected more depth from a California Cabernet. It might be that Jordan wanted this to be ...
Aug
14
2008
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Schramsberg Vineyards J Schram 2002 – 90 points

2002 Schramsberg Vineyards J Schram Schramsberg web site (USA, California, Napa Valley) I stopped in at the Schramsberg vineyards to do a wine tasting and a tour. I highly recommend a visit when in Napa Valley. Great tour of miles of caves ...
Aug
11
2008
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Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2003, 86 points

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley) This Jordan Cabernet was thin in color and structure. A light purple and toward the pinkish hue. The nose was pleasant and fresh. not a huge smelling wine but clean smelling. ...
Aug
10
2008
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J. Keverson Sangiovese 2005 – 88 Points

This wine was a surprise because when you pour it the wine is very thin and light in color. Not what I expected from a sangiovese. The wine is very fruity on the nose and taste. This was a little ...
Aug
06
2008
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Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, 86 points

1998 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley) Visited the winery in late June to do a tour and tasting. Deep red color. Strong nose of cedar, black currant and a hint of leather. Nose was more exciting than the palate. ...
Aug
03
2008
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1991 Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine review, 84 points

1991 Mouton Rothschild. (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac) I was looking forward to this wine. The 1991 vintage is one of the less desirable in 2 decades but I was still excited to try it. The cork was super soaked and still good ...
Aug
02
2008
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Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir 2005, 88 Points

Goldeneye (Duckhorn) Pinot Noir 2005 (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley) Nice Pinot. The wine jumped right out at you because it was very hot and bothered. The nose was leathery with chocolate and espresso. It was fun to smell and very ...
Jul
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
29
2008
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2002 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Home Ranch, 89 points

2002 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Home Ranch (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains) Deep purple in color with lots of Draper perfume. Good hints of cream and black currant, blackberry and blueberry on the nose. Liked this wine because it ...
Jul
27
2008
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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]

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