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Red

2009 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

7/31/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 91 points

Nice concentration, deep and extended on the palate, gives a real sense of the terroir. Definitely one of the best rossos.

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2009 Maison Arnoux & Fils Vacqueyras Jean-Marie Arnoux

Red Rhone Blend more

7/30/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 91 points

Medium-bodied, racy acidity, red fruit and some leather. This has some lovely delicacy and attractiveness. Drinking perfectly right now; has imoroved somewhat since last year. Drink now. Excellent value.

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Red

2003 Château Faizeau

Montagne-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/29/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 91 points

Very pleased with this and sorry it's my last one. This is Sooo earthy but in a charming way and there is quite a bit of lovely fruit that accompanies the earthy tones. This is medium-bodied, extended on the palate, some richness, nothing awry really - just a lovely, caressing mouthfeel of smoothness. One of the best value Bordeaux I picked up - glad I got a full case and sorry to see this last one go :-) 91pts+

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Red

2008 Loma Prieta Wines Merlot

Santa Cruz Mountains more

7/27/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

This is probably the most interesting and satisfying wine I've had from Loma Prieta. This is surprisingly dense and jam-packed. The color is almost black, the nose is incredibly floral, on the palate there is an abundance of thick, black fruit. The concentration is pretty huge. This is so impressive for its power and attractiveness.

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Red

2005 Miraflores Syrah

El Dorado County more

7/27/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

Similar to previous notes - rich and decadent, not much spice - a style I really like.

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Red

2009 Silverado Vineyards Sangiovese

Napa Valley more

7/26/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 91 points

Much better on the 2nd day; takes on more depth and richness. Not as complex or engaging as some brunellos I've had. This is a more simple, fruity style.

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Red

2012 Round Pond Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

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7/24/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

Full-bodied, thick, concentrated dark fruit. This is one of the best '12 cabs I've had - so decadent, so much coffee and dark chocolate notes. Showing well already but amazing to think it will get better.

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Red

2010 Cerbaiona (Molinari) Rosso di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

7/24/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

Possibly the best rosso I've had, this is compact and striking at first, but opens up to lovely fruit after a while. A bit limited and one-dimensional compared to some good brunellos from this vintage, but it's such an impressive rosso nonetheless. Probably not worth the $50 I paid for it, but exciting to try all the same.

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Red

1986 Château d'Issan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/24/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

Slightly vegetal on the nose right out of the bottle, but on the palate this is delicate and caressing with some nice dark fruit. This is so soft and subtle. After a half hour or so the wine takes on a more caramel note which is a new welcome dimension. This was such a treat, similar to the few previous bottles I had. Drink now.

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White

2009 Château de Fieuzal Blanc

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

7/24/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

This was dreamy stuff - has great lift, a slight zestiness, some backbone and a rich and expansive taste profile delineating a range of fruit and floral notes. I really liked this - captivating and exciting.

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Red

2006 Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/22/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 89 points

At first this is quite austere and thin, but after some decanting some charm develops. This is nicer on the nose than the palate. Better vintages of this really show so much better than this. Not a wine I'd seek out but if the price is right it could be useful. This is likely on the decline or at least won't be improving with more age. 89 - 90pts.

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Red

2009 SIKA Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

7/20/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 91 points

This wine seems a bit lightweight at first, but becomes more composed after a half hour or so. Light to medium-bodied, very attractive, just a hint of spice, lush.

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Red

2005 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco

Nebbiolo more

7/17/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

Lovely dry, tannic backbone to this. Lovely dark fruit though somewhat muted. So composed yet also striking.

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Red

2008 De Loach Zinfandel OFS

Russian River Valley more

7/16/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 90 points

Very pleasant and smooth, not too spicy, which is how I like a zin. This is showing great now - no need to hold any longer.

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Red

2004 Lancaster Estate Red Wine

Alexander Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/13/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

This was exquisite right out of the bottle. Beautiful creme de casis and masses of dark fruit. I've had other vintages of this that were uninspired, but this vintage is excellent. Has a lot more life too, but showing well already.

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Red

2007 Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

7/12/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

Better than the one I had this time last year. This is more complete, racy and inviting. You can really taste the terroir here; so much leather, burned/toasty notes. This has so much charm. 92+ pts.

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Red

2011 Regusci Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

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7/12/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

Very concentrated, intense dark fruit. A bit firm. Worth waiting a few more years.

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Red

2010 Château Les Ormes de Pez

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/11/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 90 points

Quite spicy, firm tanins. This never really ooened up for me.

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Red

2005 Resalte Ribera del Duero Crianza

Tempranillo more

7/8/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

Leather, coffee, savory red fruit, pruney and intense. Very attractive.

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Red

2007 Inglenook / Rubicon Estate / Niebaum-Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon Cask

Rutherford more

7/7/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 88 points

Quite bland and uninspired, which is surprising for the vintage. I've liked other vintages of this more. Spicy and thin..

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Red

2007 M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

7/6/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 91 points

Has improved since last one I had - more precise and more rich.

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Red

2009 Wallis Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Diamond Mountain more

7/4/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

Nice concentration, full-bodied, lovely floral notes, chalky texture. Lovely quality at the price.

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Red

2005 Château d'Issan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/1/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 95 points

As always, this wine never disappoints. Earthy tobacco, chocolate, coffee, toffee and a lovely sweetness to it. Elegance and power. A good buy at the right price, drinking lovely right now though may improve even more with time. 95+pts.

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White

2004 M. Chapoutier Hermitage Blanc Chante-Alouette

Marsanne more

6/29/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

Similar to previous notes, this is interesting and enticing, a bit weird maybe.

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Red

2011 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

6/28/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

Deep, extended, expansive on the palate. So perfumed.Classy, almost aristocratic - much more interesting than the '12 if you ask me.

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