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06
2010
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Antica (Antinori) Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, 90 points

2006 Antica (Antinori) Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Atlas Peak) Very soft but powerful wine. This Napa (Italian) Cabernet had some nice old world qualities to it. It was not overpowering with fruit like the big bold Napa cabs.  It had ...
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 ...
Feb
06
2010
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Wilson Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Crusher Wilson Vineyard 2009, 89 points

2008 Wilson Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Crusher Wilson Vineyard (USA, California, Central Valley, Clarksburg) Went to The Capital Grille in Orlando with my friend Tom Beal.  Some amazing customer service there.  More on that after the wine.  We had the Wilson Vineyard ...
Feb
03
2010
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The Crossings Pinot Noir 2008, 86 points

2008 The Crossings Pinot Noir (New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough, Awatere Valley) Went to Smith & Wollensky and had this Pinot Noir. This is a new Zealand pinot. I felt this wine just just ok, but please read on. The color was ...
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
25
2010
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Dow Porto Late Bottled Vintage 1963, 94 points

1963 Dow Porto Late Bottled Vintage (Portugal, Douro, Porto) A very rich ruby color. On the nose complex and with great purity of style. Intense fruit aromas, are complemented with hints of spices and violets. On the palate fresh and balanced, ...
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
25
2009
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La Sirena Moscato Azul 2008, 87 points

2008 La Sirena Moscato Azul (USA, California, Napa Valley) Highly rated from my friend Gary Vaynerchuk so I wanted to try. The 2008 Moscato is a little over rated thus far to me. The color is almost clear with a hint ...
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.  ...
Dec
12
2009
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Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Secolo, 86 points

2006 Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Secolo  (USA, California, Sonoma County) Not a bad blend for 30 bucks. It's a blend of Cab Sav, Merlot, Cab Frank, Melbac, PV, and a little PS.  Color was a deep garnet color. The nose of ...
Dec
08
2009
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Spellbound Petite Sirah Lodi 2006, 87 points

2006 Spellbound Petite Sirah Lodi (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi) Nice deep nose of black olive, pipe tobacco and leather with hints of rose and darker fruits. Little inky, cloudy in color. The palate is full bodied and medium on the fruit ...

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