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Red

2000 Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/3/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 88 points

PnP w/30 min decant. Minor sediments. Beautiful purple color no hint of brown edge/bricking. Some funk upon opening. Fully mature w/usual traits of an older wine. Must, tobacco, tar, slight cork, wet forest/paper, leather, dark but still decent fruit. Held up well considering. Nothing off. Good example of aged Claret. $36

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White

2011 Luneau-Papin / Domaine Pierre de la Grange Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie

Melon de Bourgogne more

5/3/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 89 points

PnP slightly chilled. Clear, light straw color. Light/Med nose and body. Clean, light style drinking nicely. Paired well with Escargot. Nice porch pounder, nothing off. $12

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Red

2011 Black Kite Pinot Noir Soberanes Vineyard

Santa Lucia Highlands more

5/2/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 91 points

PnP w/30 min glass time. Clear, purple/ruby color. Very nice, intense nose. Fine wine with good acid and definitely not over extracted. Med red/blue fruit, good balance/integration, long finish. Nothing off.
$61

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Red

2011 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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4/27/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 91 points

PnP w/15 min glass time. Clear, med purple/ruby. Nice CA Pinot nose. This drank like expected. Usual SC fruit, a but lighter due to vintage, well made, nice finish. Nothing off. $54

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White

2011 Black Kite Chardonnay Soberanes Vineyard

Santa Lucia Highlands more

4/23/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 90 points

PnP chilled with 10 min glass time. Clear, med straw color. Tight and none descript until it had time to open up. Tart, green apple, fruity, some oak, bigger style wine that went well with the chicken and pork. Nothing off. $54

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2010 Robert Mondavi Winery Moscato d'Oro

Napa Valley Muscat Canelli, Muscat more

3/29/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: NR

Decent

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White

2010 Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

Rutherford more

3/29/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 90 points

PnP chilled. Clear, light straw color. Med proper SB nose. Definitely CA style with bright acid and juiciness, "on the money" varietal taste, clean, tart, fruity. Decent finish. Drink now. Nothing off. $26

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Red

2008 Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley

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3/16/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 86 points

PnP w/ 30 min glass time. Clear, med purple color. Light nose. Wine was fully mature and a bit thinner than expected. Over the top. Med body, light intensity flavor profile, low acid. Didn't show as well as expected. Nothing off but not very exciting. $32

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Red

2009 Davis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

3/3/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 90 points

PnP w/30 min glass time. Clear, deep purple color, long legs. Med/big nose. Med cab with lots of tannins. Nice cab fruit and long finish. A bit too young, hold. Drink 2017-20. Nothing off. D/J cellar.

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Red

2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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3/3/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 91 points

PnP w/1 hr. decant. Clear, deep ruby/purple color. Typical KB nose, med intensity. Med weight/depth/texture/complexity. Big body. Cola, tart cherry, currant, blue fruit. Long finish. Not over extracted. Well integrated but will hold for years yet. 14.6%. Nothing off. J/D cellar

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Rosť - Sparkling

2009 Schramsberg Vineyards Brut Rosé

California Champagne Blend more

3/3/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 89 points

PnP well chilled. Coral, peach color. Long, fine bubble stream. Light body/texture. Med weight/depth/complexity/finish. Big toast, some yeast, med finish. 70/30 Pinot/Chard. 13%. Drink now. D/J cellar.

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Red

2007 Spring Valley Vineyard Uriah

Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/3/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 89 points

PnP w/1 hr. decant. Clear, minor fine bottom sediments. Deep dark purple/red color. Intense, balanced nose. Red and Blue fruit, green apples, pear, tar. Light body/texture/depth. Med weight/complexity. Fairly long finish. Nothing off, slightly ripe, fully developed. $36

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Red

2007 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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3/3/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 92 points

PnP w/1.5 hr decant. Clear, very few fine bottom sediments. Deep dark purple color, long legs. Intense, mature Napa nose. Med body/texture, med/big weight/depth/complexity. Coffee, mineral, tar, tobacco, wet stone, blue fruit, med tannins mostly resolved. Good balance/integration. Good for years yet. Nothing off. Great value, $42

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Red

NV Maison La Belle Vie Syrah

Colorado more

2/16/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 88 points

PnP. Clear, deep ruby/purple. Nice intense nose. Never would have guessed this was a CO producer. Nice Syrah taste, good balance/integration. Med body/finish, not over ripe. Day 3, drank rest of bottle. Still good, smooth, not oxidized or tired. One of the better west slope reds I've had. Nothing off. Gift.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2007 Truchard Roussanne Botrytis

Carneros more

2/8/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 87 points

PnP slightly chilled. Clear, med straw color. Botrytis nose. Light to med body, not overly sweet, Botrytis attributes, pear, burnt carmel musty, barnyard, forest floor. Shorter finish than I like. Nothing off, a bit thin and uninspiring. Nothing off. Gift. From .375

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Red

2009 Januik Cabernet Sauvignon

Columbia Valley more

2/8/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 91 points

PnP w/1 hour decant, back to bottle for service 6 hours later. Clear, deep purple/ruby color, no brown edge. Med/bold nose of proper cab/alco which then drank med body, well integrated, mostly resolved tannins, no rough edges, good flavor intensity, smooth and a decently long finish. Good drinking window but should hold yet for a few more years. Nothing off, great value, $23.

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Red

2004 Dry Creek Vineyards The Mariner

Dry Creek Valley Red Blend more

2/2/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 87 points

PnP w/15 glass time. Clear w/very fine and small amount of sediment. Deep purple/red color, no fading/bricking. Nice big nose of blue/black fruit. Surprising power even after 11 years, still plenty of tannins, good fruit, not fading in the least. Long finish of med tannins. Drink now thru 2018. Great value CA claret. Marc's bottle.

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Red

2005 Larkmead Vineyards Firebelle

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/28/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 92 points

PnP, 5 hour decant, returned to bottle and 30 min in glass. Clear, very minor fine sediment. Med purple, little/no brown edge. Similar to earlier note. More developed than 3 years ago, big/proper nose, integrated, not too ripe, decent acid. Drinking mature now, should hold for a few years yet. More of the big power side, nice long finish, fairly clean, rounded, resolved tannins for the most part. Last bottle, wish I had more.

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Red

2009 Grand Rêve Vintners / Force Majeure Collaboration Series IV Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Red Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/28/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 94 points

PnP w/8 hr decant, 1 hour glass. WOW. The nose is maybe the best and most intoxicating that I've ever experienced. This wine is huge in all aspects - nose, taste, finish. Rich, not overly ripe, unreal in power, proper fruit and super long finish, I doubt you will find a better WA blend. Not for the meek. Thanks Tim, you've done it again.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2012 Peter Adler Riesling Kabinett

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

1/26/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 88 points

PnP, slightly chilled. Clear, light straw color. Nice proper Riesling nose. Fruity, light/med body, typical German Riesling not overly sugary with sweetness well balanced with med acid. A nice everyday drinker for those who like Kabinett. Nothing off. Gift.

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White

2012 Truchard Roussanne

Carneros more

1/23/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 90 points

PnP w/15 min glass time. Very slight haze, med straw color. Intoxicating, intense nose especially as time went on, clean, steely, fruity. Taste was delicious. Bright, clean fruit with good acidity and fine balance. Med body. nice tartness, fruity, smooth & easy drinking, long proper finish. Not familiar with grape, somewhere in the middle of Chard, Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, GV. No oak, chalk, slate or vanilla. Super nice and would drink again. Nothing off, well made. Ideal drinking window.

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Red

2007 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

1/20/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 85 points

PnP w/30 min air time. Very nice, proper, rich nose. Drank a bit thin but had good integration/balance. Decent for $28. Fully resolved so drink in next 2 years. Nothing off.

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Red

2010 Château Moulin des Richards

Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/20/2015 - Barry Notes wrote: 82 points

PnP, thin, shallow but good for everyday drinker. Decent for the $6 price tag. Nothing off.

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Red

NV Cedar Valley Winery Red Tie Affair

Iowa Red Blend more

1/20/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 87 points

PnP slightly chilled, served w/cigars. A nice sweet wine with decent fruit and perfect with cigars. Otherwise good as dessert wine. Nothing off. Gift.

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Red

2006 Yangarra Estate Grenache Old Vine

McLaren Vale more

1/14/2015 - Barry Notes Likes this wine: 91 points

NnP 15 min glass time. Clear, deep red color. Good, big nose of proper fruit. Wow, an excellent example of Grenache in a perfect drinking window. Perfect balance, no too extracted, rich, bold fruit, med finish. No roughness at all, smooth and med finish. Nothing off. Great value, $20

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