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Rosť

2013 Zenato Bardolino Chiaretto

Corvina Blend, Corvina more

2/11/2016 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Maraschino cherry, candied apple nose with strawberry/watermelon palate. Just a slight hint of sweetness w/good acidity. Very quaffable.

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Red

2014 Fritz Windisch Heimersheimer Rotenfels Dornfelder

Rheinhessen more

1/10/2016 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Light, sweet, low alcohol (8.5%), tastes like simple syrup. Very little fruit.

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White

2012 Montes Chardonnay Classic Series

Curico Valley more

1/10/2016 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Surprisingly good. Just enough oak to give it some body without overwhelming the citrus and apple notes. Excellent pairing with crab/cream cheese filled pastry puffs.

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Red

2012 Downton Abbey

Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/10/2016 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Harsh, heavily oaked, very little fruit. Did not like.

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Red

2008 Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Crianza

Tempranillo more

1/10/2016 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Brought this to our family's annual "Wine Around the World" party and it won WOTN. Granted, the bar was not that high but it still won out over 9 other wines. Classic Rioja Tempranillo flavor profile.
Smooth, easy drinking with light oak and no tannins to speak of. Fruit forward but not a fruit bomb. Simple but enjoyable. Seems to be in its peak drinking window right now.

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Red - Sweet/Dessert

2009 Harvest Moon Estate & Winery Zinfandel Late Harvest

Russian River Valley more

1/4/2016 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Happy to report that this bottle was drinking beautifully. Just starting to throw some sediment.
Complex dessert wine with all the flavor notes you would expect from Randy's non-LH Zins but with what seems to be the perfect level of sweetness in addition to the raspberry, bramble, mild oak and light tannins.

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White - Sparkling

2008 Stone Hill Blanc de Blancs

Hermann Vidal more

1/1/2016 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Popped this at midnight for our New Year's celebration. Bone dry with quickly evaporating mousse but persistent small bubbles in the glass. Brioche, pear, almond and marzipan on the palate. As it warmed slightly and we neared the end of the bottle, it seemed to open up a bit more to reveal some apple and citrus notes. Interesting and enjoyable, a great value for under $20.

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White

2012 Clayhouse Vineyard Grenache Blanc Casa de Arcilla

Paso Robles more

1/1/2016 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Opened a bottle of this on New Year's Eve when the bubbly ran out. Interesting floral nose. Crisp and vibrant on the palate with flavors of fresh-picked pear, lime zest, wet stone and baker's yeast. Some white pepper on the finish with just the slightest hint of sweetness. Nice acidity and some minerality help pull it all together. Finished the bottle on New Year's day and it was just as good as the night before. Also, it paired well with pork roast and sauerkraut.

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Red

2009 Famille Perrin / Perrin & Fils Côtes du Rhône Reserve

Red Rhone Blend more

12/29/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Still drinking well but appears to be past its peak. Starting to throw some sediment. Drink soonish.

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White

2010 Old World Winery Pinot Gris Mononi Ranch

Russian River Valley more

11/9/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Holding up well, sweeter than I remembered. Almost drinks like a dessert wine. Apricot and honey on the palate.

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Red

2011 Ghost Signs Petite Sirah

Central Coast more

10/31/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

This is drinking really well right now. Drank it side by side with a 2011 Ghost Signs Zinfandel and the PS blew the Zin away.

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Rosť - Sparkling

2008 Reginato Malbec Celestina

Mendoza more

10/31/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

This has been my go to sparkler lately. Love the baker's yeast notes that have developed with age.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

NV Bagg Dare Wine Co. Bone Dancer

Seneca Lake Pinot Blanc more

10/31/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Not enough acidity to carry the sweetness makes it somewhat flabby although it's not so sweet that it becomes cloying. Meh.

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Rosť

NV WineSmith Cabernet Sauvignon Penny Farthing Dry Rose

Lodi more

10/30/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Still fresh and vibrant. Great value.

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Red

2006 Giuseppe Campagnola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Caterina Zardini

Corvina Blend, Corvina more

10/24/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: 88 points

Dark purple in the glass with slow running legs. Black cherry and ripe plum on the nose with allspice, clove, vanilla creme and some heat from the alcohol.
Similar palate albeit less fruit than on the nose. The allspice is more pronounced and the clove notes become more anise-like. The tannins get quite grippy with a little air before smoothing out over time in the glass.
Never really did get that fig/raisin/prune flavor profile that I was expecting. Small amount of sediment present. Not very complex but pretty good overall albeit a bit different than most other Amarones I have tasted.

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Rosť

2012 Trump Winery Rosé

Monticello Rosé Blend more

10/18/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Candied cherry on the nose, somewhat similar to Gamay. Just a hint of sweetness upfront. Raspberry/strawberry cream on the palate with some white pepper on the finish.
Day 2 (re-corked overnight): Less fruit, more spice. Not detecting any sweetness and some tannins have developed. Quite a change from last night. Still enjoyable, just different.

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Rosť - Sparkling

2007 Iron Horse Vineyards Brut Rosé

Green Valley of Russian River Valley Rosé Blend more

10/18/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Still going strong. Fruity but dry. Tart cherry/raspberry with baker's yeast. Medium+ finish. Very nice.

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Red

2009 Swami Winery (Gundlach Bundschu) Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast more

10/16/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Day 1: Drinking nicely. Tart cherry with some barnyard funk. Earthier and less fruit forward than a couple years ago. Pleasant spice notes throughout. Vacu-vin'd for 2 days....
Day 3: Deep plum color. Nose of cherry cream (mlf?), funk (wet hay?) and some alcohol. Pretty similar nose to what I remember from the other night but didn't notice the alcohol then. It's not real strong now but it's there. Has not changed much on the palate.
There is a creaminess to it yet at the same time I would say a "juicy" mouthfeel. Tart (but also slightly sour) cherry flavors combine with some vegetal/earthy/funky notes. Allspice on the entry all the way through the medium finish. Drink or hold up to 1-2 years.

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Sake

NV SakéOne Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass

Oregon Rice more

10/11/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

I will echo what everyone else has said. Major coconut on the nose and palate. Reminiscent of Pina Colada. Cloudy, sweet and hot (strong) at 16.5% alc.
Tried this with some friends and everyone liked it at least a little. One person suggested mixing w/Vodka and pineapple. Another suggested diluting it with pineapple juice and ice.

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Rosť - Sparkling

2008 Reginato Malbec Celestina

Mendoza more

10/11/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Second bottle of this, really nice for the price. I was a bit worried though, as the fill line seemed a little low on this bottle (as well as a couple more in the cellar). Was even more concerned when the cork broke in half as I tried to open it.
Bottom half of cork was saturated. Used a corkscrew to extract it and it still gave a decent "pop", which was a good sign. Turns out the wine was fine (but I will still be drinking my other bottles sooner than later). Nice dry Rosé of Malbec with notes
of black cherry, plum and light oak. Although the bubbles are sparse as others have mentioned, the mouthfeel is still frothy, the wine dances on the tongue and finishes with medium+ length. It's also a big crowd pleaser, gone in a flash!

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Red

2011 Engracia Pinot Noir Silva Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

10/11/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Previous comments based on "Day 2" consumption. Found it to be much riper/fruitier this time. More like Bing cherry than sour cherry. No kirsch but otherwise similar to previous notes.
Went surprisingly well with spicy Buffalo chicken dip (which brought out a little peppery spice in the wine itself) as well as other assorted appetizers, it's very food friendly.

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Rosť

2014 Charles & Charles Rosé

Columbia Valley Rosé Blend more

10/11/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

This wine is still right in my wheelhouse. I have to control my urge to guzzle it....

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White

2009 Château Los Boldos Sauvignon Blanc Momentos

Requinoa more

10/11/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

Pungent nose of grapefruit, pineapple and cat piss. On the palate, it reminds me of the Pineapple Squash beverage that they drink in the UK.

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Red - Fortified

NV South Shore Wine Company Chambourcin Fortè

Lake Erie more

10/5/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

A bit thin and a little sweeter than expected but still enjoyable. Kind of grapey, almost as if there were some Concord blended in.
Maraschino cherry and the more traditional raisins, plums, figs and dates on the palate but none of the nutty or caramel flavors found in some Port wines.

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Red

2013 Hahn GSM

Central Coast Red Rhone Blend more

10/2/2015 - ChipGreen wrote: NR

60% Grenache, 37% Syrah, 3% Mourvedre.
A little funk on the nose. Fruit forward with smooth, creamy entry (MLF?). Mostly dark red fruits and plum on the palate with some baker's spice on the finish. Touch of sweetness throughout. Medium bodied wine with short finish and virtually no tannins.

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