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2010 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

12/23/2014 - Rayburn wrote: 91 points

A nice, typical Napa cab. Nothing crazy, but not bad. A good value.

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2007 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Éloge

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/23/2014 - Rayburn Likes this wine: 94 points

This is in such a good place right now. Little funky out the gate and decanted for an hour. Great red fruit on the nose with a dab of green pepper. The palate had red cherry, bell pepper and touch of currant and some tertiary flavors of earth. The finish is moderate. This is a damn fine bottle of wine that we enjoyed with a beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner.

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2008 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337, Artist Label Series

Napa Valley more

7/11/2014 - Rayburn wrote: 91 points

In a great spot right now. Will easily last another 5-10 year, but its singing right now.

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2010 Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Mountain Estate Bear Point

Alexander Valley more

6/30/2014 - Rayburn wrote: 89 points

Decent cab. Good red to dark red fruits. Medium finish with softer tannin. Overpriced for the quality.

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2004 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

6/19/2014 - Rayburn wrote: 92 points

This wine is in a great place right now. Nose is dark cherry, black olive, leather. Palate is soft with black fruits and cassis and some oak. Finish is moderate with round tannin.

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2010 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

2/4/2014 - Rayburn wrote: 94 points

My God at the juicy red fruit that are bursting from the glass. This is fresh, crisp and light on the palate. Rhubarb, red cherry and a tad of pomegranate on the palate with a medium finish. So nice.

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2004 Bodega Numanthia Toro Numanthia

Tempranillo more

2/4/2014 - Rayburn wrote: 92 points

This is a brooding beast. It needs time, time. I'm giving this on a lot of prediction. This is tobacco, black fruit and black olive. It's still primary 10 years out and has another 10. Interesting...

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2005 Chappellet Las Piedras

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/4/2013 - Rayburn Likes this wine: 91 points

This has matured nicely. Still has plenty of time left. Great dark fruit profile with a palate of currant, black cherry and a touch of earth. Medium finish.

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2008 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

9/16/2013 - Rayburn wrote: 89 points

This needs time. Quite primary at this stage

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2010 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

9/16/2013 - Rayburn Likes this wine: 92 points

Soft, round beautiful cab. Restrained and not too oaky.

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1997 Azienda Agricola Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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9/2/2013 - Rayburn Likes this wine: 97 points

Simply one of the most amazing wines of my life. The nose was deep, dark bramble, blackberry and black cherry with a touch of mustiness. The palate was soft and round with beautiful dark fruit, cassis and currant framed by a touch of damp earth. The finish was so, so long. This wine has YEARS in front of it and was, at 16 years old, amazingly youthful. Gave me, a friend and the waitress goosebumps drinking it. Just WOW.

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2009 Kutch Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

7/19/2013 - Rayburn wrote: 92 points

Sweet red fruit on a soft round bed of tannin. Strawberry, rhubarb and a touch of cola. Only gonna get better

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2009 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah T Block Hudson Vineyard

Carneros more

6/30/2013 - Rayburn wrote: 92 points

Great perfumy nose with vanilla, lavender and smoke. Palate has juicy blackberry and a touch of currant. Finish is medium long. Aging well...

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2004 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

6/20/2013 - Rayburn Likes this wine: 94 points

This wine is singing right now! It has improved so much in the last year. Plush black fruit surround a core of firm tannin. The palate is full of black leather, cassis and black currant. Touch of olive and earth. Finish is lengthy. This wine has had a spotty history, but is getting better every year.

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2007 Sojourn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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3/17/2013 - Rayburn wrote: 91 points

Deep purple. Nose is deep cassis, currant and black leather. Palate is full of dark berry, tobacco and a bit of oak. Finish is long.

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2001 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Bella Oaks

Rutherford more

3/17/2013 - Rayburn wrote: 92 points

In a great place right now. High toned red fruit with cherry and vanilla and earth on the palate. The finish is medium, but so nice. Wish I had more

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2009 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch

Sonoma Coast more

3/5/2013 - Rayburn wrote: 88 points

This is not a bad bottle of wine. It is NOT what I expect of Kutch. It is almost flat. After a couple of hours it had put on some weight, but it is Really light with a palate of light strawberry and red fruits. Finish is short. This has good flavor but it is light a whisper in the wind. Just wanted more.

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2010 Carlisle Syrah Bennett Valley

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12/13/2012 - Rayburn Likes this wine: 90 points

Dark color. Nose of dark cherry and dirty tobacco with a splash of oak. Palate is soft with round tannin and tart cherry. This is young and needs time to round out, but I like it. So happy I finally made the list.

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2010 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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11/14/2012 - Rayburn wrote: 91 points

Bright, bright, bright red fruits. Soft, light and dancing on the palate. Drink with the next 3 or so...

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2009 Holdredge Pinot Noir Selection Massale

Russian River Valley more

11/14/2012 - Rayburn wrote: 92 points

Great red fruit with a soft mouthfeel. Integrated tannins already this will age gracefully, but drinking well now.

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2009 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7

St. Helena more

9/11/2012 - Rayburn wrote: 90 points

Needs time. Dark fruit and tannin, but with a medium finish. Needs time.

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2009 Sojourn Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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7/22/2012 - Rayburn wrote: 89 points

Decent little pinot. Good dark red fruit with soft tannin. Bit too pricy for the value, but a nice drink nonetheless...

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2009 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

7/5/2012 - Rayburn wrote: 92 points

Quick note: rockin' now, will only improve over the next 5-10. Carry on!

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2005 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard

Napa Valley more

7/5/2012 - Rayburn wrote: 89 points

Funky nose leading to a rugged palate of black bramble, dark cherry, cassis and vanilla creme. The finish is moderate in length with lingering oak. Not the best bottle I've had.

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2008 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Old Vines Summa

Sonoma Coast more

7/4/2012 - Rayburn wrote: 92 points

Nom, nom, nom. Cola, red fruit framed by soft round tannin..love it

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