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White

2012 Vine Cliff Winery Chardonnay Carneros

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6/13/2015 - DonDon wrote: 91 points

Best bottle so far and really benefited from a 2 hour decant.

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2007 Two Hands Shiraz 'Coach House Block' Single Vineyard Seppeltsfield Road, Greenock

Barossa Valley more

6/6/2015 - DonDon wrote: 93 points

Excellent wine. Really delicious. Not too huge and nicely balanced

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2010 Château Doisy-Védrines

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

6/6/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 91 points

For the price this is excellent. Still has that lovely Sauternes complexity and its drinking beautifully right now

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2002 Dolce Winery Late Harvest

Napa Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

6/6/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 92 points

Has lost some of its power as it has aged. I remember this as extremely sweet and syrupy (in a good way!) and now it has become a little more refined but perhaps a little more dull as well? Still very enjoyable

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2008 Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red

Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/23/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 93 points

Seriously not ready yet! Fabulous but ultimately just too big right now - and I'm someone who loves the big napa cabs. Huge dark fruit flavour and heavy tannins need to settle a bit more and this could be amazing. I have one left. Will try and wait 5 years

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2007 Two Hands Shiraz Zippy's Block Roennfeldt Road

Barossa Valley more

5/15/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 92 points

V close to a 93. Really enjoyed this. I agree with other notes on this wine that is is comparatively low in acidity but it is just really well balanced. For me the right level of sweetness and good length too. I was not expecting this to be this good.

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2009 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

5/7/2015 - DonDon wrote: 90 points

Consistency excellent value

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2010 Trinity Hill Syrah Gimblett Gravels

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5/3/2015 - DonDon wrote: 90 points

Nice acidity and balance. Popped and poured and quite enjoyed it. Not amazing but very pleasant. To be honest I was expecting a lot worse as not a huge fans of NZ Syrah but this is quite successful

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2007 Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gaston

Napa Valley more

4/21/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 96 points

My fourth note in this wine and it's still brilliant. Definitely showing signs of graceful ageing - in a good way!

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2008 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

Muscat more

4/11/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 93 points

Superb balance. Very sweet - as it should be - but not cloying and just drinks beautifully

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2011 Peter Michael Coeur a Coeur

Knights Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

4/11/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 93 points

Delicious. Really impressed again with this wine. Fab depth and minerality. Gorgeous with salmon

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2010 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon mica

Napa Valley more

4/11/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 93 points

Still fantastic. I've already left a nice on his wine from 18 months ago and it's only getting better

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2011 Staglin Family Cabernet Sauvignon Salus

Rutherford more

4/8/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 94 points

Exceptional

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2009 Regusci Cabernet Sauvignon Block 3

Stags Leap District more

4/1/2015 - DonDon wrote: 95 points

Wow. This is truly amazing. I am not over scoring this. It is a classic big napa cab sav. But is has no residual heat. Is fantastic from first taste, through the mid palate and amazing length. I actually think this is a wine to drink now. Yes it will age but part of its beauty is the balance of fruit and cassis with tannin. It just works amazingly well right now. I had it with a fantastic steak and that was a great match. Have 3 left and already annoyed I don't have a full case.

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2011 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett

Nahe more

3/23/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 92 points

Such a successful wine. Very precise. Wonderful rich acidity with beautiful sweetness - was a perfect match for grilled salmon in a slightly sweet sauce

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2012 Regusci Chardonnay

Napa Valley more

3/17/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 93 points

It's just so brilliant and superb value. Rich. Yes quite oaky but it is in balance. Really lovely Cali chardonnay

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2007 Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

3/17/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 90 points

A tough light for me but still a delicious Sauternes

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2009 Colgin IX Estate

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/17/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 99 points

I have never before scored a wine higher than 96 - and this is a 99! Quite simply exceptional. A perfect match of power with elegance. I got very strong strawberry notes with cassis, some smoke and tobacco. But most of all this is just so full and round. And length like you can't believe. I am lucky enough to have been to Colgin where we tasted 4 unbelievable wines but this is the first bottle I have been able to buy and enjoy at home. We had it together with a 1996 Latour and this destroyed it (although the Latour was great with roast beef and is also a superb wine). I don't know how they do it but Colgin is for me the greatest wine I have ever had.

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2001 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul

Red Rhone Blend more

2/22/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 94 points

Stunning

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2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

Tempranillo more

2/18/2015 - DonDon Likes this wine: 93 points

Just surprisingly excellent. Really enjoyed this

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2007 Hobbs Shiraz Gregor

Barossa Range more

2/7/2015 - DonDon wrote: 92 points

Really nice wine. Touch of green pepper at first and it does need time to decant. But after a few hours it is really nicely balanced. Good acidity too

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White

2011 Domaine François Cotat (Paul & François) Sancerre La Grande Côte

Sauvignon Blanc more

1/31/2015 - DonDon wrote: 89 points

I popped and poured this wine with proper fish and chips. Firstly this wine is very much NOT ready! I read one of the tasting notes here that they decanted it for 2 days and I can now understand that. At the moment the alcohol is far too dominant and when mixed with heavy mineral notes it is actually not that pleasant. It does not yet have the balancing acidity this wine needs. I have a case of this wine so will probably try another later this year and allow a long decant but mostly I think this needs a good few years in the bottle. I hope my next score is much higher!

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2008 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Santa Cruz Mountains more

1/31/2015 - DonDon wrote: 94 points

Consistently superb and just betting better and better. Amazing value

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2009 Morlet Family Vineyards Syrah Bouquet Garni

Bennett Valley more

1/13/2015 - DonDon wrote: 92 points

Very enjoyable wine. Very well balanced and elegant. Not a big napa fruit bomb by any means. Just really nicely integrated acidity with red fruit and some spice.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2005 Château La Tour Blanche Sauternes

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

12/31/2014 - DonDon wrote: 95 points

Wow. Amazing amazing wine. So much going on and just really precise. Enjoyed this hugely

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