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2012 Domaine des Deux Puits Carignan Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes

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3/27/2015 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Blackberries, dark plums, black cherries, thyme, rosemary, pine, earth, pepper, spice. Very enjoyable, especially for $14.

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Red

2005 Vitanza Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

3/21/2015 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

There seems to be some bottle variation. This was another nice bottle. Tart cherrie, currants, plums, earthy, animal, licorice. Great with Eggplant Parmesean.

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Red

2011 Domaine Jean David Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret Les Couchants

Red Rhone Blend more

3/20/2015 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Cherry, plum, raspberry, garrigue, thyme, licorice, earth. Gained weight with air. I liked it.

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Red

2010 Tenuta di Valgiano Colline Lucchesi Palistorti

SuperTuscan Blend more

3/6/2015 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

While the merlot and syrah are really pronounced and I usually don't like blends like this, I did really enjoy this wine. Lot's of fruit, but still earth, herbs. My mother grew up near Lucca and it is difficult to find wines from Lucca imported to the US. Will buy a few from future vintages since it is a decent value.

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Red

2011 Château d'Or et de Gueules Costières-de-Nîmes Les Cimels

Red Rhone Blend more

1/24/2015 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

This years blend is 50% Syrah, 25% Carignan, and 25% Grenache. I have purchased this in other vintages over the years and also the higher end mourvedre, la Bolida. They are nice values.

Fairly big/rich, dark plums, black currants, black cherries, tobacco, garrique, spice, pepper, and earth. Nice with grilled grass-fed strip steaks.

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2012 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon H3

Horse Heaven Hills more

1/23/2015 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

I rarely buy or drink cabs and haven't for well over a decade. A person at a local retailer told me it wasn't heavily extracted or over oaked, so I took a flier on a bottle for a mid-week bottle. My wife took and sip and pronounced "You will NOT like this…" An oaky, vanilla milkshake. Why can't domestic inexpensive wines just be an honest wine vs. a spoofed up mess? Almost every time that I buy a domestic daily drinker, I run into the same issue. Back to my French and Italians…

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Red

2012 Oltretorrente Colli Tortonesi Rosso

Red Blend more

1/18/2015 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Nice, I enjoyed it. Crisp, tart red fruits, herbs, spice, nice acidity. For $16, bio, and non-interventionist winemaking, a nice buy. Good with roast chicken, roasted fresh carrots with fresh tarragon, and sautéed rapini.

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Red

2008 Vaccelli Ajaccio Roger Courreges

Sciacarello more

1/3/2015 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Really liked this. Double decanted 30 minutes prior to dinner. Pretty pale ruby. Nice red fruits, minerals, maquis, earth, spice, with good acidity. With grilled flat iron steak and red wine reduction sauce, grilled vegetables, and roasted butternut squash.

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Red

1997 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Nebbiolo more

1/1/2015 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Decanted and swirled an hour prior to dinner. Opened up slowly through dinner. Beautiful nose, tart cherries, herbs, mushrooms, earth, black plums, forest. Loved it with braised rabbit over creamy parmesan polenta. Really wish I found more, but they only had one bottle when I bought this at release.

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2013 Foucher Lebrun Sancerre Blanc Le Mont

Sauvignon Blanc more

12/31/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Nice citrus, mineral, stones. Decent buy for the money.

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Red

2001 Boroli Barolo Villero

Nebbiolo more

12/31/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Good, but a bit modern for my taste. Got a half case for a great price years ago, so no harm, no foul.

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Red

2001 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

12/31/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Last of a half case that I bought on a great PC pre-arrival deal. Still very young and I wouldn't doubt there is something else in it syrah/cab/merlot… A nice wine, but not sure I could peg it as Brunello blind.

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2007 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Old Vines Summa

Sonoma Coast more

12/27/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Beautiful nose. A bit larger than I would prefer, but not crazy. Nice tart red fruits, orange peel, sous bois, earth, minerals. Very enjoyable. Sad to not have more.

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Red

2001 Prunotto Barbaresco

Nebbiolo more

12/25/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: flawed

Really hate when cellar a wine about 10 years and it's corked…

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Red

2013 Arianna Occhipinti Sicilia TAMI Frappato

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12/23/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Awesome nose. I really enjoyed this at less than half the price of the estate Frappato. IMHO, a big step up from previous Tami Frappato's.

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Red

2012 Lioco Indica

Mendocino County Red Blend more

12/22/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Popped and poured at a BYOB. Good, but I was hopping for a bit more.

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Red

2010 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Gioia Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

12/21/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Very sad that this seemed to be a one time single vineyard bottling. One of the best Rivers-Marie pinots that I have had, very close to Summa. Cloudy ruby. Tart red fruits (pomegranate, sour cherry. and cranberry), orange rind, earthy, pine needles, thyme. Nice acidity and a great nose. Delicious and wish I had more.

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Red

2008 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard

Dundee Hills more

12/13/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

First one I have opened of the 08's. Popped and poured at a BYOB and drank it rather short time period since we were running late for a jazz performance. Good, but I think it would really benefit for air and/or a few more years in the cellar. Tight and not giving up much.

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Red

2011 Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

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12/9/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Sad to finish my lost bottle of a half case, wish I'd bought more. Lovely and a steal at $16.

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Red

2010 Bodega Classica Rioja Hacienda López de Haro Crianza

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

12/5/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Not my style, too much new wood/vanilla for me. Big and inky, modern. My preference is for a traditional Rioja.

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Red

2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine

Cabernet Franc more

11/28/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Bright red fruits, brisk acitity, earthy, minerals, pine, brief finish.

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Red

2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

11/27/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Big and still youthful. If I was served blind, don't think I would guess Brunello. OK, but can think of MANY other wines I could have for the cost of this. Not memorable.

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Red

2011 Domaine de la Pinte Arbois pinte bien

Poulsard more

11/23/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Pretty dark pink/light red, nice acidity, light red fruits, minerals, earthy, hint of roses, some herbs. Great with halibut with paprika/brown sugar/thyme rub.

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Red

2007 Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Rouge

Red Blend more

10/24/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Very consistent with the bottle opened last year. Very enjoyable.

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Red

2010 Colline de L'Hirondelle Corbières oiseau

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

9/21/2014 - Al Ehrhardt wrote: NR

Enjoyed it more than the Cocolico.

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