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
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 ...
Jun
07
2010
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Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico 2001, 89 points

2001 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico Campania IGT (Italy, Campania, Campania IGT) Had this Serpico with some chicken catchatori and spinach ravioli. We decanted the wine for 30 minutes.  The nose was pleasant and kind of soft.  Had blackberries at first ...
Apr
18
2010
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Simple Wine Tasting Technique

Lets keep it simple and not over complicate the wine tasting process.  Here is a real easy 5 step process that will help you enjoy your wine tasting experience. 1.    Life your glass by the stem to avoid warming the wine ...
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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
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 ...

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