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2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma County


3/15/2015 - rocknroller wrote: 87 points

This wasn't working for me tonight. Nowhere near the '10 . Seems to me to be OTH and showing too much heat and spice now.

  • Comment posted by marka:

    3/16/2015 12:54:00 PM - I agree. That was my bottle and I had a small pour. Way too much heat on the finish. Brad B liked it though:) ha!


1985 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Napa Valley more

2/7/2015 - chablis28 wrote: 91 points

Opened this, mainly for fun,to celebrate my daughter's 30th Bday. I had hoped this might be great but realized at 30yrs old it could have slipped just past its peak. Very enjoyable but not a wow wine. In very good condition but showing significantly less complexity and power than a recent '91. I popped & poured and put the cork back in between pours as it really didn't need a lot of air. The fruit was a velvety cherry dominated profile. Lovely fruit aromas. An elegant old dame that should be drank up.

  • Comment posted by marka:

    2/21/2015 5:46:00 PM - You must be pretty old if your daughter is 30:)


2001 Beni di Batasiolo Barolo

Nebbiolo more

1/24/2015 - marka wrote: 93 points

I can't explain why I liked this so much as I don't know much about Barolo. But this had fruit, structure, and was just really nice. Went fantastic with both grilled roast beef on night one and then bone in ribeye the next. I need to explore Barolo. For those reading this that are into Barolo, sorry for the poor TN.

  • Comment posted by marka:

    1/25/2015 5:21:00 PM - Chablis28; Not exactly sure where I got it, but I really liked it. I've reached out to Dave M and Brad B for suggestions to match this wine. If you have some in the 30-60 range, please send me an email. It was a really good wine. CT drinking window ends in 2014? Ha. Not for this wine.


2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Mourvedre Ode to Lulu Rosé

Sonoma Valley more

10/17/2014 - marka wrote: 86 points

Disappointing, big time. This bottle was dead. Not flawed, just dead. Too bad as it was my last 2012 and I loved these. They are much better than the 2013 at this point.

  • Comment posted by marka:

    10/17/2014 2:39:00 PM - Morgan, I have sent you an email. To those reading these comments, I am, and always have been, a happy Bedrock customer. ~MarkA


2004 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon

Spring Mountain District more

4/12/2014 - chablis28 wrote: 96 points

Stellar Cabernet! Decanted for 2 hours then back into the btl for another hour. Very aromatic! This is focused and fresh. Blind I'd guess a fairly highend $125 plus ready to drink Paulliac. This has the assessability of a CA wine but then diverges to a largely BDX styled wine. Terrific depth with lead pencil, licorice, tar, red fruit and other expansive flavors. Long and facinating. Never fat, sloppy or over oaked like too many CA Cabs. Paid $75, drinks more $150+. This will accomodate more btl age no problem but is a real pleasure now too. Cork was very tight and showed only about 1/32" soak. Modest amount of sediment. In amazing condition at 10yrs old.

  • Comment posted by marka:

    4/13/2014 5:25:00 PM - Since when did you start measuring "cork soak?" :) I would guess Nita loved it.


2009 Château Larruau Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/7/2013 - Frank Murray III wrote: NR

Cedar, spice box, tobacco leaf, with cherry hand candy and a good finish. With wines like this, showing these distinctive taste/sensory markers, I can remember the wine very clearly a day later.

  • Comment posted by marka:

    1/26/2014 4:29:00 AM - How much air did you give it?


2009 Monte Antico Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

8/21/2013 - chablis28 wrote: 89 points

For around $10, one of the top 10 values in red wine. Always balanced, never over the top and always pretty fruit. A very nice sangio dominated blend!

  • Comment posted by marka:

    8/22/2013 5:29:00 PM - Dang it Craig. This is just what I was talking about on Saturday as far as you drinking "inexpensive" wines that are good and encouraging me to do so. When I first got into wine I really liked this. I need to continue buying it. Or, re-continue :)


2009 Turley Zinfandel Cedarman

Howell Mountain more

7/18/2012 - marka wrote: 87 points

- Aromas of raspberry, black pepper and violet. It's lacking fruit and has flavours of raspberry and black pepper - Perhaps I consumed this too soon. This was not particularly enjoyable. Too much inbalance for what I was expecting (considering it was a Turley). It was ok. Only one I had.

  • Comment posted by marka:

    4/7/2013 11:43:00 AM - I didn't write that TN properly. It was out of balance and that really doesn't come across when I write "inbalance." My fault. :)

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