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Red

2012 Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah

California more

6/21/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 89 points

Big fruit beginning to integrate into a lush round and lovely desert wine.

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Red

2000 Roth Estate Cabernet-Merlot

Alexander Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/21/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 92 points

Still tons of fruit and great integration into multilayers of Fruit, oak, mushroom, cedar and pencil. This bottle shows what I was hoping to find in all I bought!!

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2011 X Winery RJR Reserve Lodi Red Blend

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6/21/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 84 points

Fruit, cherry, chocolate with a mid palate bite. A bit unbalanced.

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Red

2003 St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon Wild Oak

Sonoma County more

6/21/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 89 points

Simply put a great aged Cab for the price. I likely has a couple more years of prime life then.... Medium oak is still hanging around

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Red

2009 Cline Cellars Zinfandel California

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6/21/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 87 points

Age becomes this bottle. Nicely integrated with good fresh fruit and spice. The finish was medium and smooth tannin

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White

2011 Charles Smith Chardonnay Superstar

Columbia Valley more

6/5/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 82 points

Good drinkable Chard. Mouth was a bit watery and excessively smooth. Finish was slightly tart. Lots of others at this price point that are far more interesting

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White

2007 Schloss Schönborn Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Kabinett

Rheingau more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 88 points

Cork loose in bottle but everything tasted fine. Golden, smooth and spicy with good fruit and a bit of crispness. Light sweetness and medium mouth feel. Finish was all fruit

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Red

2006 Meridian Vineyards Merlot

California more

6/21/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 83 points

The wine aged surprisingly well. Solid fruit and a bit of aged character that was moderate and integrated. A good wine fresh and a good wine aged--nice for a $5 bottle

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Red

2009 Château Millegrand-Mourral Grand Réserve

Minervois Red Blend more

6/21/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 85 points

Smooth drinking at this point with good fruit and a tight middle and finish

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Red

2007 Arcadian Syrah Westerly Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley more

5/14/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 85 points

Nice Syrah but just not hitting as well as expected. Big and bold but lacking in harmony and balance. So far out of 3 different vintages the wine has underwhelmed me

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Red

2003 Trentadue Winery Zinfandel La Storia

Alexander Valley more

5/20/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 93 points

Very harmonious Zin. Tasted a month after receiving my shipment. Lots of fruit, a bit of spice and a lovely aged character. Nice velvety tannin on finish...I hope the other 4 bottles hold true

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Red

2011 Santa Ema Merlot Reserve

Maipo Valley more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 85 points

We comparison tasted this with the 2013 Select Terroir. This wine is nicer, more full and better balanced. This has a nice medium grape flavor with some smoke and oak and a good tannin and fruit finish. This one also showed a bit of vegetal/evergreen flavor.

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Red

2013 Santa Ema Merlot select terroir

Cachapoal Valley more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 83 points

A good basic merlot with a lot of vegetal /evergreen notes that are so common in Chilean wines. The fruit is simple and medium to light intensity. Finish is light and not very long. it is respectable for the approx. $8 I paid but there are others similarly priced locally that are better values; Bogle for example.

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Red

NV Sokol Blosser Evolution Red 3rd Edition

Dundee Hills Red Blend more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 75 points

Maybe this was a bad bottle but all smells and flavors seemed normal .

Day one at the pop no areation--I would have sworn it was from native North American grapes, foxy flavor and smells. it tasted well made but from the wrong kind of grapes.....73
An hour later a taste from my open glass it had mellowed and smoothed a bit but still foxy and I would have said quite like good batch of Grandpa's home made wine from local Tennessee grapes....maybe a 75
Day 2, bottle stoppered
The foxiness had gone away but the grape flavors were thin and watery; taste was now better but no body the wine and no finish.....78
Day 4, bottle stoppered
Pretty much the same as day 2 but the grape was a bit more prevalent. Old wine flavors starting to appear; its going down hill.

Overall it struck me as a homemade wine from native grapes not a commercial wine. A few years back, I have enjoyed other Sokol Blosser wines and have been to the winery 20 years ago. IF this wine is a representation of their current wines, they have made negative progress. I can not understand a 90 point Wine Spectator rating at all; I am usually in fair agreement with their tasters.

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Red

2009 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Indian Wells

Columbia Valley more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 89 points

Lots of dark berry fruits with a bit of oak and dark cherry. There is a touch of astringence in the middle and a medium tannin and chocolate finish. Good QPR at the $14 I paid

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Red

2012 Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Cortina

Dry Creek Valley more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 91 points

This is a medium rose color and looked to be light to medium body, but when in the mouth it was surprisingly big and round with heavy fruit flavors. Balance is good and finish is lovely and long tickly tannin. I am looking to see how this develops; there seems to be a hidden character that is trying to break out.

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Red

2007 San Rustico Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneti del Gaso

Corvina Blend, Corvina more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 83 points

This bottle was a huge disappointment to me. The fruit was overly raisiny and musty. The wine was ok but all of us slowed our consumption rate because it seemed inferior to all the other wines we had. Big fruit and gigantic alcohol are not in balance. I am hoping it was a bad bottle

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Red

2008 D'Isanto & D'Isanto I Balzini White Label Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 93 points

This bottle was a super "Super Tuscan". Both the Sangiovese and the Cab were singing with fine balance and big full smooth mouth. Finish was medium but very smooth tannin.

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Red

2008 Vecchia Cantina di Montepulciano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Leone d'Oro

Sangiovese more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 89 points

This bottle was just a nice example of a very good medium body Tuscan Sangiovese. Nice acid, medium earthy fruit and its beginning to show its age nicely. I notice several people seeing iron in the wine and I think I understand that and agree it is showing now. I believe it is nearing its peak depending on how it has been stored. In a perfect cellar give it lots more years, in most people's storage it is probably drinking about as good a it will.

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Red

2010 Elyse Zinfandel Morisoli Vineyard

Napa Valley more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 86 points

I think this wine is sensitive to its shipping, as it sits it seems to be coming to a more integrated wine. This one was smooth and silky with a light fruit and medium tannin. It had a somewhatvthin and seemingly watery body.

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Red

2007 Arcadian Syrah Westerly Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 85 points

Big fruit on the front. a tart bite in the middle, and a nice fruity tannin finish. I continue to be disappointed by this winery and vineyard's Syrah even though Arcadian is a favorite for their Chard. I'm expecting 90+ and the bones are there but the flesh is just not integrated. We'll see over the next few years as I go through my case.

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Red

2010 Seghesio Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Il Cinghiale

Alexander Valley more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 90 points

Bottle was not as good as the sample I had in the Tasting Room last summer. Its big and elegant with fruit that is melded with the alcohol. LONG finish featuring a smooth but tight tannin

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Red

2012 Three Wine Company Old Vines Field Blend

Contra Costa County Red Blend more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 84 points

Big, fruity , spicy mouth with a touch of oak and tart tannin. Just doesn't seem together yet. It was about a month after having it shipped in so it may be unsettled from the shipping. We'll let it sit for several more months and then see how it goes. 15.2% alcohol!

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Red

2009 Clos Pegase Origami Napa Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 87 points

This bottle showed a lot of chocolate/mocha with a sweet edge. Big mouth and heavy finish

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Red

2008 Château Fleur Haut Gaussens

Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/1/2015 - wtianseter wrote: NR

The wine is now showing some character. It has a strong vegetal flavor but a bit of the bite is gone. Probably near or at its peak.

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