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2007 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Rutherford more

1/30/2016 - trifecta Likes this wine: NR

Opened this bottle since I have plenty to check in on status. No detailed notes, but this was pretty good. Notes of blueberry and bramble, medium plus tannin, medium acid, mid length finish. Decent balance, but a little lacking on fruit on the nose and palate. I was hoping for more. I don't necessary see it getting better, but I'll hold my remaining since I'm not in a hurry.

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2006 Kent Rasmussen Pinot Noir Carneros

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1/16/2016 - foobarski Likes this wine: 92 points

Still drinking exceptionally well. Killed with a roast pork loin.

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2007 Kent Rasmussen Pinot Noir Carneros

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1/2/2016 - merryberry Likes this wine: 92 points

Nearly brown garnet. Strawberry, fresh leather, and baking spice nose. Medium to full bodied, pomegranates, pepper, bing cherries, well integrated rounded tannins, good acid, mint, a bit of heat, and a long red fruited finish. Superb, especially on night 2. Lots of life left in this one.

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2007 Kent Rasmussen Pinot Noir Carneros

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12/23/2015 - Hodby wrote: NR

Medium red-violet color. Fresh raspberry coulis nose, touch of celeriac, black peppercorn and French oak spice. On arrival, smooth and low tannin, with balanced acidity; harmonious, fat, ready. Delicious and deliciosly easy drinking, this gets better with aeration hour by hour. Kent's estate Pinots might be the best "least known" top pinot noir every year. Bottle #6 of six.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2006 Kent Rasmussen Viognier Esoterica - Late Harvest

North Coast more

12/5/2015 - HJImperial Likes this wine: 94 points

My last bottle. Followed this wine since release. The 35 g/L residual sugar makes it viscous on the glass (probably better to taste it by the spoonful - a la Tokaji Essencia). Has evolved into medium reddish mahogany color. Taste of preserved apricot jelly, honey and caramelized raisin. The low alcohol (9.5%) and low acidity may make this cloyingly sweet to some tasters, but I like to drink wines like this once in a while. Expected of a viognier. If you like more acidity, try a Quartz de Chaume. If you prefer more alcohol, drink an Australian sticky. The last bottle I tasted had a slight bitter almond aftertaste, so I aerated/decanted this bottle for 5 minutes. It worked.
I love this wine even more today. I know of no other better-tasting late harvest viognier I could buy for this price.

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2006 Kent Rasmussen Pinot Noir Carneros

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9/30/2015 - snowstrm Likes this wine: 91 points

Wow, what staying power this wine has. It hasn't faded at all. It vibrant with great (medium weight) body and balanced fruit and acidity. Bright red cherry on the nose with lots of red fruit and spice on the palate. Starts bright, but then coats tongue with a nice complex earthiness. Nice on its own but also excellent paired with a pork roast.

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2008 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Rutherford more

9/22/2015 - JoshandAnnaWine Likes this wine: NR

Very good. Plummy, figs, dense. Still a lot of structure for an 08

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2008 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Rutherford more

8/9/2015 - Wicked Panda wrote: 89 points

Drinking well but still young.

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2010 Kent Rasmussen Pinot Noir Carneros

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7/2/2015 - Hodby wrote: 90 points

Medium red-violet color. Enticing nose of sweet and sour cherry, bay leaf, vanilla, wood smoke. On arrival, low-medium tannin and balanced acidity. Flavor entirely matches the nose: delicious, deftly balanced if also not bruiser in terms of concentration and extract. Medium finish. Fine match with rice-stuffed oak-fired rotisserie chicken, corn succotash and chilled rhubarb-strawberry-lime compote.

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2006 Kent Rasmussen Pinot Noir Carneros

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6/21/2015 - PolarBear22 wrote: 92 points

Fantastic fruit and deep color. Great wine.

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2008 Kent Rasmussen Esoterica Vermelho Forte

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5/18/2015 - North316 Likes this wine: 89 points

This stuff is still packing some heat. Little hot on entry and on the finish. Raisin notes definitely still present buy I don't think it is as prevalent as it was a year ago. Giving way to a little bit of smokey tobacco like notes helping to round out the sweetness. Still really enjoying this and it's only going to get better and more complex.

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2009 Kent Rasmussen Pinot Noir Esoterica

Carneros more

5/4/2015 - scott w Does not like this wine: 80 points

After drinking my 4th bottle I am sorry to say I bought this wine...not working for me. Can't say I did not give it a chance.

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2008 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Rutherford more

4/22/2015 - Parnelli Likes this wine: 89 points

This was tasting quite good. I did a double decant ... quite a bit of sediment. Dark and broodish in the glass, it was ready to stain the teeth! Dark fruit (plums, blackberries, black cherries, etc.) on the nose and palate, with a nice amount of tannins ... not too dry. Very enjoyable.

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2001 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Leeds-Chavez Vineyard

Rutherford more

4/9/2015 - shapsplace wrote: NR

Something seemed "off" with this bottle. Possibly corked?

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2010 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Rutherford more

12/15/2014 - Dan L Likes this wine: 90 points

This was another one of those finds during an Internet blow-out sale that just frustrated me. it's frustrating because I only bought one bottle and now it's gone. this was a really tasty treat for only $16. It was incredibly easy to drink now, but it also had a couple of good years left in, if not more.

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2008 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Rutherford more

3/21/2015 - boylan wrote: 87 points

Chewy, tannic. Pretty faint blueberries. Wait on the remaining bottles a couple of years.

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2010 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Rutherford more

2/24/2015 - Shaver30 wrote: 88 points

Fruit forward, hints of cherry and chocolate and leather, opened up after decanting. Paired well with steak.

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2007 Kent Rasmussen Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

2/12/2015 - prasm Likes this wine: 92 points

Pop and pour, consumed over 4 hours. Nose: Medium-plus expressiveness, fresh baked blueberry pie, lilac bush, and spearmint - very nice. Palate: Medium-full bodied, ripe blueberry, raspberry, and plum attack, enough mid-palate acid to balance the sweet up-front fruit, great mid-palate flavor persistence builds in intensity thru the back-end with the spearmint making a re-appearance and dominating a medium-plus length finish. This is drinking extraordinarily well right now, hard to believe I picked this up for $25 per - still have one left.

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2009 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Rutherford more

2/7/2015 - nathanbsmith Likes this wine: 93 points

This PS is fantastic and is drinking nicely right now.

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2009 Kent Rasmussen Pinot Noir Esoterica

Carneros more

1/29/2015 - scott w Does not like this wine: NR

I'm not even going to rate this..flat and lifeless. Cherry no acid just plain and one note, not even sure it will make a good sauce, no apparent flaws.

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2009 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Rutherford more

12/24/2014 - MerlynXLII Likes this wine: 91 points

Decanted 6 hours and served with medium-rare rib roast. Truly a perfect pairing, the wine backed up the roast beautifully. Didn't get in the way, but was deliciously smooth with enough acidity to refresh.

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2007 Kent Rasmussen Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

12/24/2014 - Clos Kitchen wrote: 92 points

Excellent pop and pour. Great structure and balance. Ripe plum with a hint of tart and subtle earthiness to the finish. Need to find more of this.

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2006 Kent Rasmussen Pinot Noir Carneros

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11/22/2014 - foobarski Likes this wine: 92 points

Still exceptional and wonderful. Full of spice and fruit.

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2002 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Leeds-Chavez Vineyard

Rutherford more

11/15/2014 - shapsplace wrote: NR

Popped and poured a taste. Nose was completely overpowering and taste was completely wound up fruit, smoke, and leather. I almost thought this bottle was corked at first (without the spoiled milk smell). After coming back to the glass about an hour later, the wine began developing. An hour later and the tastes were ripened black fruits, boysenberry,a touch of smoke and a really nice finish. 90-91

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2001 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Leeds-Chavez Vineyard

Rutherford more

11/5/2014 - shapsplace wrote: 91 points

Wonderful nose of bouquet of flowers mixed with a large bowl of black fruits and a touch of cherry. Very large and filling mouth with a bit of unripened fruit. 90-92

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