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Red

2012 Scholium Project Gardens of Babylon

California Red Blend more

12/10/2014 - expensivehobby Likes this wine: 92 points

Beautiful notes of dark berries and pomegranate. Initially fruity and almost sweet on the attack. Long lingering finish. Acidic, but well balanced. Drinking well now. Hoard all you can if you fall into the afwe crowd. Give it a shot if you're not.

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2011 Alpha Omega Cabernet Franc & Merlot

Napa Valley Red Blend more

3/25/2014 - expensivehobby wrote: 86 points

Pretty unremarkable, but easy drinking, medium to full bodied red. There's no real reason to hold these or buy any extra bottles. Drink and clear out your cellar space for different bottle.

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Red

2011 Copain Pinot Noir Les Voisins

Anderson Valley more

3/15/2014 - expensivehobby wrote: 90 points

Popped, poured, and consumed over three hours. Moderate fruity nose with a hint of smoky oak. Medium bodied pinot. Really fresh red fruits: strawberry, cherry, cranberry. Acid is well balanced by an oaky backbone, but nowhere near as oaky as a central coast pinot. Great finish. Definitely a wine to enjoy while young.

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Red

2012 Planet Oregon Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley more

1/25/2014 - expensivehobby wrote: 85 points

I would have never guessed that this wine came from Oregon. Medium bodied and dark garnet. Popped and poured and consumed over 5 hours. Initially very fruit forward with decent acidity. The fruit backed off a little after the three hour mark. Drinks far closer to a central coast or Russian river Pinot. At 16.99 a decent deal.

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Red

2010 Alpha Omega Pinot Noir

Napa Valley more

10/14/2013 - expensivehobby wrote: NR

Fruity and oaky, but extracted to the point that I could have mistaken this for a Syrah.

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White

2011 Justin Vineyards & Winery Sauvignon Blanc

Paso Robles more

8/22/2013 - expensivehobby wrote: 82 points

Pop and pour. Decent honeyed nose. Okay acid. Lacks the grassy/grapefruit notes of most sauvignon blancs. Round in the mouth... Possibly malolactic fermentation? Overall very one dimensional and uninspired.

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White

2010 Matthiasson White Wine

Napa Valley White Blend more

7/1/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 88 points

Honeysuckle and jasmine nose with hints of pear. Initial blast of honey and melon. Really round Sauvignon blanc characteristics. Somewhat sort finish. A bit too sweet.

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Red

2010 Thierry and Guy Pinot Noir Fat Bastard

France more

5/10/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 70 points

Mediocre would be a complement. Weak nose, flat and charmless. Short finish.

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Red

2010 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Durell Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

5/7/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: NR

Way too young at this point. Not sure how to rate this one. Hot and overpoweringly alcoholic and sweet out of the bottle. Slight improvement over 2 hours. Significant improvement on the second day. Moderate nose, good fruit, moderate finish. Although this sounds odd, this may be the "grapey-ist" wine I've tasted.

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Red

2008 L'Ecole No. 41 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

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4/8/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 85 points

Decent, but I found this to be a rather light cabernet. Only thing of note was its long finish.

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Red

2009 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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4/3/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: flawed

Encountered same fizziness as in prior notes. Generally unpleasant.

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Red

2008 O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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4/1/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 94 points

Still quite young. Drank over 2 hours. Initially quite tannic, but opened up beautifully after about 90 minutes of air. Smooth and absolutely delicious after two hours. Will be better in a few years in the cellar.

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Red

2010 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard

Santa Lucia Highlands more

1/31/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 94 points

Pop and pour. Immediate deep berry flavors, strawberry and cherry notes. Well integrated and balanced flavors, long cherry finish. Decent QPR at 41.99 from my local wine store.

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White

2010 Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

Marlborough more

1/29/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 86 points

Classic Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp and clean. Spicy and grassy up front, juicy, green apple acidity on the finish. Nice QPR at 14.99.

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Red

2006 Juslyn Vineyards Perry's Blend

Spring Mountain District Red Blend more

1/29/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 90 points

Loved this. For lack of a better descriptor, my friends call this wine "very Napa." Big and bold. Dry, long finish.

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Red

2006 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

1/29/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 85 points

Very reserved California cab. Well integrated flavors, but did not find anything particularly compelling over two days.

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Red

2007 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Select Willamette Valley

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1/16/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 88 points

Very light pinot: light color, light ABV (13.8%), light tannins. Nose of raspberry and sandalwood. Starts soft, finishes long and strong.

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White

2007 Stonestreet Chardonnay Alexander Valley

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1/16/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 86 points

At $27, decent QPR chardonnay. Very light oak. Almost off dry.

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Red

2008 Lail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint

Napa Valley more

1/14/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 86 points

Medium bodied cab. Expressive dark fruit on the nose. Astringent cherry finish.

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White

2010 Alpha Omega Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley more

1/1/2012 - expensivehobby wrote: 88 points

Nose of tropical fruit. Notes of guava and grapefruit. Light and easy drinker. I'd be a lot happier if it were in the $25 range.

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Red

2007 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

12/31/2011 - expensivehobby wrote: 85 points

Hot mess of a bottle when first opened. Initial nose of hot alcohol, almost dusty. Significantly settled down after about 30 minutes. After 90 minutes, this turned out to be a fairly light cabernet. Hints of blackberry, cherry, and cassis. Light finish.

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