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
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, ...
Sep
16
2010
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2007 Hahn Estates Pinot Noir, 89 points

2007 Hahn Estates Pinot Noir (USA, California, Central Coast, Monterey County) Nice Pinot. Bolder than most pinot noirs. The color was a deep purple. Solid Chery and Cinnamon on the nose with some red bell pepper. Not a ton of fruit ...
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, ...
May
17
2010
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Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sorì San Lorenzo 2001, 90 points

2001 Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sorì San Lorenzo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC) Complex wine and had some nice old world characteristics but i was expecting more. The nose was pleasant with dusty earth, dark cherries a hint of blueberries and some ...
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 ...
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
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
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 ...

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