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Red

2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

7/8/2015 - Bob in NC Likes this wine: 89 points

We are far from experts on Chianti Classico wines, but this seemed to be a solid tasty wine for the money. We wanted a sangiovese based wine to go with our red pasta sauce and this worked perfectly. Wish we gave it a decant before serving as it improved significantly over an hour.

  • Comment posted by S1:

    7/10/2015 7:46:00 AM - Thanks--I just bought some of these as pizza wine. Hope y'all are well.

Red

2013 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Berserkers' Cuvée

Chehalem Mountains more

3/11/2015 - King Cab wrote: 92 points

A pretty light ruby color with some purple edges. The nose has an interesting 'headiness'. I find some near ripened raspberries and some almost tart strawberries I really enjoy. Palate shows a nice deft balance with red fruits in command. There is some earth as sure as there is Sun. Mouth-feel is profound and acidity right on. This is certainly a foodies wine (It's popping right now as I devour my grilled Berkshire pork chop). 20 minutes later the headiness has gone away; this really feels like it's screaming of place, I am just not adept enough to know the place. Site is shown here bigtime. Finish is long and true to everything I just told you. Aggressive swirling makes this show it's bold-elegance and depth. Served blind I would easily price this at $35-$40. I would say this is a bit heavier than the 2011/2012 Ribbon Ridge Old Vines I had a few months ago. My use of heavy is not a negative. This is the real deal. I would enjoy this now and for a few years for sure.

  • Comment posted by S1:

    3/21/2015 5:47:00 AM - Really cool note, King (Prince)
    S1/Scott Brunson

Red

2011 Domaine de la Pinte Arbois pinte bien

Poulsard more

10/31/2014 - ericindc Likes this wine: 94 points

Upon opening, a really light, almost orangish/rose colored wine. Superb nose of tart red fruit, earth, and a hint of strong acidity. Taste evolved significantly over 4 hours. Much better after hour 2 and kept on improving. Superb complexity, with a wonderful taste of light red fruits (ever so lightly sweet fruit); strong earthy notes; strong, but not overwhelming, acid; great minerality, light greenness,with a touch of bitter tannins. Great long finish. Fantastic. Note, this is not for everyone. If you like fruit bombs, stay away. Firmly in the AFWE wheelhouse at 11.5% alcohol. This will be able to age.

  • Comment posted by S1:

    1/10/2015 5:33:00 AM - Bought a bottle at a tasting yesterday.
    LOVE IT!!
    Cheers bro--AFWErs unite

White

2012 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

11/2/2013 - River Rat wrote: NR

From pick-up day. Site has average temp of 72 degree and only saw 2 over 80 degree days all season.
Nose of lemon lime and citrus. Mouthful of tart lean fruit, bursting with bright acidity, saline and grapefruit. Neutral oak. Super delicious, silly 12.9 abv. Would have bought more had it not been sold out. Sensational effort.

  • Comment posted by S1:

    5/2/2014 3:07:00 PM - question for you--respond either on CT or WB at your leisure. I'm thinking of sneaking this into a blind tasting to screw with people. In order to freak people out totally would you recommend me pairing it with Chablis or Cote de Beaune?
    I may add a Liquid Farm in order to make people REALLY confused.

    I think A-R wines are treasures. Thanks for the great note!
    S

  • Comment posted by S1:

    5/2/2014 6:59:00 PM - SWEET!!

Red

2012 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir Curmudgeon Cuvée Armstrong Vineyard

Ribbon Ridge more

3/15/2013 - J @ y H @ c k wrote: 100 points

Another shitty pinot noir. Sucks. Don't buy it. I poured most of the bottle down the drain. It was awful. That said, if you prefer the Russian River pinots, you probably have the palate of a yak. I won't pay that much. What are you babbling about? WTF? The sauvignon blanc has historically been pretty shitty, too. You were doing fine until that last, ridiculous, sweeping, stupid statement. More shit. I think I'm the only one who dumps on them. We won't talk about the label art. That's just because I'm a shitty, verbose writer; not because I actually have anything to say. You can fool some of the people some of the time . . . You guys plan this without consideration of my schedule. If I can get the time off from work, which is starting to become 7 days a week, I will. If not, I'll think good thoughts. We'll serve it blind to see if it's really an abomination or just shitty. Wow, that's incredibly generous of Brian

  • Comment posted by S1:

    3/23/2013 6:49:00 AM - what a shitty tasting note!
    I'm going to try to figure out how to give it 101 points.
    Cheers--can't believe he's gone.
    Scott

  • Comment posted by S1:

    2/26/2014 2:35:00 PM - Even at nearly a year old, still the best shitty tasting note ever!
    Cheers,
    S

Red

2012 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir Curmudgeon Cuvée Armstrong Vineyard

Ribbon Ridge more

2/26/2014 - River Rat Likes this wine: 100 points

Get this shit off my lawn!

  • Comment posted by S1:

    2/26/2014 2:31:00 PM - HaHaHaHaHaHa.....

    I think I peed a little
    Cheers!
    S

Red

2008 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

2/17/2013 - pclin wrote: 91 points

More similar in style to the 2009 vintage than the 2010 vintage. Not as opulent as 2009 or as structure as 2010. Sweet and smooth on entry with good balance. Approachable and quite enjoyable now. I would rank the 3 vintages in the following order: 2009 > 2010> 2008. 90-92 pts.

  • Comment posted by S1:

    9/24/2013 2:57:00 PM - Thanks
    I just picked up three at a good price

Red

2010 Mitolo Cabernet Sauvignon Jester

McLaren Vale more

1/2/2013 - upland28 Likes this wine: 100 points

I gave this 100 because of the sub 80 vote!

  • Comment posted by S1:

    1/13/2013 2:11:00 PM - BOO, HISS!

Red

2010 Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts

Pinot Noir more

1/9/2012 - pjaines wrote: NR

Burgundy 2010 Tasting - Justerini & Brooks, London (London): Grrrrrreat nose - all dark cherries and deep, dark fruit. Like a cherry-coloured black-hole with the promise of tangy, mulchy mushrooms in 10 years.

  • Comment posted by S1:

    1/13/2013 10:00:00 AM - This one kicked my off the moratorium this week

Red

2005 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard

Eola - Amity Hills more

11/12/2012 - wineismylife wrote: 92 points

WIML92

Tasted non blind. Opened and glass decanted 30 minutes before serving. Followed over about two hours.

Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of saddle leather, Kirsch, a bit of florals and wet stones. Flavors of tart raspberries, berries and a bit of red cherries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannins, full bodied. Drink or hold.

  • Comment posted by S1:

    11/25/2012 4:07:00 AM - Thanks Joe. We've only opened Eileen and Marjorie of the 05 "Ladies" so far.

Red

2008 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Ten

Sta. Rita Hills more

11/23/2012 - dontime wrote: NR

Opened 3 hours prior to consumption. Great bottle of wine with Thanksgiving dinner. Lots of cherry cola, spice and flowers. Tastes great and has a level of sophistication that I don't find in some other Cali PN's. If scoring 93-95.

  • Comment posted by S1:

    11/25/2012 3:54:00 AM - nice! I've been thinking about this one.

Red

2011 Arnot-Roberts Trousseau Luchsinger Vineyard

Clear Lake more

11/24/2012 - Mike Dildine wrote: 89 points

Dry and crisp, I like this!

  • Comment posted by S1:

    11/25/2012 3:49:00 AM - Thanks Mike--inspired me to pop one. Fun stuff!

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