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2004 Geoff Merrill Shiraz Jacko's Blend

McLaren Vale more

6/29/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 89 points

Had at Oheka. 10 y.o. screw top still holding up with restrained fruit but nice balance and finish. I wouldn't wait too much longer, though.

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2007 Provenance Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

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6/16/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 91 points

Nearing Peak with rich fruit, a refined palate and chewy finish.

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2007 Fuse Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

6/8/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 90 points

This wine has aged very nicely and has good balance with a nectar-like finish. Probably at it's peak.

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Red

2005 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Campoleone Umbria IGT

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

6/8/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 87 points

Needs at least an hour decant. Nice structure and finish. Fruit is a bit muted for my liking.

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Red

2007 Mount Veeder Winery Reserve

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/4/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 90 points

Very nice integration of fruit and tannins as in a good Bourdeaux.
At its peak and ready to go.

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Red

2012 Molino Barbera d'Alba Ausario

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4/30/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 89 points

Characteristic with perfumed nose and deep garnet color. Subdued fruit but lingering finish will probably improve in a couple of years but it's fine to drink now.

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2007 Summers Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Andriana's Cuvée

Napa Valley more

4/29/2015 - fredfromny wrote: flawed

Crappy pressed cork may be culprit.

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2006 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

Napa Valley more

4/28/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 90 points

Agree with MattB72 on this one. No real luscious fruit and not much left.
I expected more.

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2012 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

4/20/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 90 points

Very impressive. Better than the 2007. Elegant and balanced Ready to drink now but one will be rewarded for waiting a few years.

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Red

2009 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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4/13/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 91 points

Some barnyard funk with juicy fig and blackberry.Smooth lingering finish. Well made.

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Red

2010 Ruston Family Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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4/2/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 90 points

Subdued fruit with a balanced palate. Nice color.
Slolid effort with a little more presence than the 2009.

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Red

2006 Miner Family Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

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2/17/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 93 points

Wonderful restraint of lush fruit and berries. Refined backbone with lingering finish.

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Red

2009 Lieff Cabernet Sauvignon Auberge Road

Rutherford more

2/9/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 92 points

1 hr decant brings out the smooth black cherry cola and rutherford fruit/chalk palate with a nectar long finish. Wish I had more

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Red

2009 Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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2/7/2015 - fredfromny wrote: 91 points

Really starting to sing! Nectar like cherry cola with good structure and nice finish.

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Red

2011 Hahn GSM

Central Coast Red Rhone Blend more

12/30/2014 - fredfromny wrote: 87 points

Great value with straightforward fruit but a tad thin.

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Red

2007 Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Galets Blonds

Red Rhone Blend more

12/15/2014 - fredfromny wrote: 91 points

Wonderful fruit with nice complexity. Still quite youthful. Can easily go another 10 years.

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Red

2004 VitaLuce Zelos Rosso Rhodes

Mendocino County Red Blend more

12/8/2014 - fredfromny wrote: 89 points

a little past prime. Drink up!

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2007 Summers Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Andriana's Cuvée

Napa Valley more

12/6/2014 - fredfromny Likes this wine: 90 points

Even better with time. The quality of the fruit shines through this balanced and well made effort.

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2007 Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

11/27/2014 - fredfromny wrote: 88 points

Well made with nice balanced tanins. Fruit starting to fade , so I'd drink sooner than later.

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2012 Laurita Cabernet Sauvignon

Outer Coastal Plain more

11/27/2014 - fredfromny wrote: 85 points

Best new jersey Cabernet I ever had. A bit thin and more like a Cali Syrah. But not totally unpleasant.

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Red

2004 Sawyer Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford more

11/27/2014 - fredfromny wrote: 91 points

Ready to drink. Woodsy nose followed by warm berry vanilla cola middle and moderately lingering finish.

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2006 Fuse Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

11/24/2014 - fredfromny wrote: 89 points

Time has mellowed the syrah: fruit still vibrant and at least couple of years left.

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White

2012 Ancient Oak Cellars Chardonnay

Russian River Valley more

11/18/2014 - fredfromny wrote: 90 points

All components come together nicely:
Crisp apple start with buttery smooth vanilla backbone and lingering nectar finish. Best chard deal on last bottle since dylan ranch.

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Red

2005 Cosentino Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

11/10/2014 - fredfromny wrote: 90 points

Dug this up under a pile of bottles. Held up extremely well. With wonderful dark cherry fruit and nice backbone with soft finish. Drink up!

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Red

2010 VITUS Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville more

11/10/2014 - fredfromny wrote: 91 points

While not as accessible and luscious as the 2009, this wine may stand up to 10+ years or more of improvement. Nice tannic backbone. Elegant.

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