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 ...
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
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 ...
Jun
29
2009
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San Luigi Chianti 2005, 89 points

2005 San Luigi Chianti (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti) Color was purple hinting on the brownish side.  The nose was very floral with lilacs, roses and with hints of red fruit.  Very nice smell to this wine and initially felt serene. The palate was ...
May
07
2009
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Concannon Vineyard Petite Sirah Limited Release 2004, 85 points

2004 Concannon Vineyard Petite Sirah Limited Release  (USA, California, Central Coast) Color was very deep red/purple.  Can't even see through it.  The nose at open had blackberry,  a little cherry and alcohol, and a very unique smell that smells like a perm ...
Apr
12
2009
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McManis Family Vineyards Merlot 2007, 85 points

McManis Family Vineyards Merlot (USA, California) The color was a thin light purple.  The nose was just ok with darker fruits and tobacco.  The alcohol was very prevalent.  This wine was very short with just a little fruit on the palate, cherry ...
Jan
07
2009
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Terlato Vineyards Angels’ Peak 2003, 89 points

2003 Terlato Vineyards Angels' Peak (USA, California, Napa Valley) Quality wine. Smooth and had good balance with medium complexity. I think the 2003 will round out in a few more years. The color was a dark purple.  The nose was more like a ...
Jan
01
2009
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Palazzo 2005, 90 points

2005 Palazzo (USA, California, Napa Valley) The best part of this wine is the nose.  Very complex dark fruits with oak and floral.  It was enjoyable sniffing and it lasted. Color was a medium purple.  The palate was good but not outstanding.  ...
Dec
23
2008
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Quintessa 2005, 90 points

2005 Quintessa (USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford) Really solid wine every time I have it.  Has an old world feel that I really like. I like the 04 a little better than the 05 just because the 04 was a touch smoother. Dark purple ...

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