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Red

2005 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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5/26/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Opened this out of curiosity. This is young still, much too young. Nose a bit reticent, but it's dark, rocky, liquorice, some cut flowers and hint of new oak. Tannic beast still, grippy and long. A bit of a brute. Wait....

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1982 Château Haut-Batailley

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

Subtle nose leaning towards more savoury end of things: soy sauce, olives and leather. Tart acidity. A bit dark/brooding. Not something i'd seek out. 12% abv.

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1982 Château Magdelaine

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Uh-huh… Perfumed, smokey, spicy nose. Raspberries too. Lively and fresh. Slightly tannic still. Magical merlot (and cab franc).

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Red

1996 Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis

Clos St. Denis Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

Subtle/brooding. Reticent nose… dark berries and wood. A bit shut down. Medium bodied, with a long, somewhat tannic finish. Tannins struck me as a bit green. 13.5%abv.

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Red

1996 Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques

Pinot Noir more

5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

Bright and lively. Earthy nose.. with an bit of barnyard. Not much fruit. Lighter bodied, with an acidic, and slightly short finish.

13% abv.

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White - Sparkling

1998 Deutz Champagne Cuvée William Deutz

Champagne Blend more

5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

This didn't really stand out for me. A minerally nose with yeast, toast and candied almonds. Acidic finish. Similar experience available at a lower price tag.

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White - Sparkling

2000 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée

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5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Delicate and complex. A nutty, honeyed nose with cinnamon, and hints of yeast. Rounder, slightly sweeter finish, light acidity. Small, delicate bubbles that faded after 20mins.

12.5% abv. 80% chard/20% pinot noir.

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Red

2005 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello

Nebbiolo more

5/12/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Tart cherries initially on the nose, but there's an earthy, smokey, olive side as well. Reminds me of a n.rhone. Grippy tannins still there, would likely benefit from more cellaring but enjoyable now. Mouth coating, with a long finish.

14% abv.

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White - Sparkling

2002 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Inflorescence Blanc de Noirs La Parcelle

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5/12/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Complex... Nose initially very bright, with lime, pear, crushed rocks. Turned a bit richer, becoming more buttery with marzipan. Medium finish, with some residual sweetness. Subtle bubbles that seemed to fade early.

Disgorged April 2013. 12.5% abv. 100% Pinot noir.

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Red

2005 Gaja Barolo Dagromis

Nebbiolo more

5/11/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

Ripe and boozy. Nose of dark cherry cola. Full bodied, a bit sweet and still very tannic. Quite long, with an alcoholic finish. M'eh.

14.0% abv, but drinks as though it's much higher.

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Red

2010 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge

Pinot Noir more

4/27/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

13% abv. A bit of barnyard on the nose initially, mellowing into strawberries, sandalwood and smoke. Mouth coating with a long finish, vs a Jadot Ursules, this was on the wilder side.

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2010 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Ursules Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot

Pinot Noir more

4/27/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

13.5% abv. Dark crimson. A subtle earthy nose initially, developing into strawberries with baking spice. Hint of new oak. Relatively tannic, with a slightly sour finish. Vs a Drouhin Clos des Mouches, this came across as more refined and balanced.

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2009 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

Syrah more

4/27/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

13% abv. Purple. Nose is an appealing mix of savoury/fruit with olives/smoke and blackberries. Medium bodied, with a long, slightly tart finish. Tannins strike me a bit green, sticking out a bit. Think this will benefit from 10+ yrs cellaring.

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Red

2013 Sébastien Bobinet Saumur-Champigny Ruben

Cabernet Franc more

4/23/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

12% abv. Ruby/clear. Mixed feelings.. Nose is funky to begin, becoming floral, leathery, but with some nail polish. Slight aroma of decomposing fruit. Light bodied and acidic. Herbaceous on the finish.

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Red

2011 Le Piane Boca Maggiorina

Nebbiolo Blend, Nebbiolo more

4/20/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

12.5% abv. Ruby, looks unfiltered. The Nebbiolo in the blend still comes through on the nose with tart raspberries and roses, but the blend and winemaking (shorter maceration, fermentation in stainless steel) has resulted in a lighter/rounder/fresher wine, very enjoyable young.

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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

4/13/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

13% abv. Dark crimson. Nose reminds me of an austere cab sauv... cedar, slight oak, a whisper of cassis. Lighter bodied, little tannins, but sharp acidity. Tart finish that lingers. Overall, it's subtle but still complex. Will buy a few more bottles.

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Red

2011 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

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3/30/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

13% abv. Dark crimson. Still a riper nose despite the difficult vintage, cassis and plum. Medium bodied, with acidity dominating in the mouth. Green tannins. Short. Reminds me of colder region new world cabs which cost a fraction of the price.

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Red

2011 Foradori Sgarzon Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

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3/20/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

12.5% abv. Dark ruby. Nose that is a mix of florals and blackberries, with a bit of baking spice. Some fruit there but not ripe. Nicely balanced. Noticebale tannins and mouth watering acidity. Quite lively, complex and long. Reminds me of a Baudry cab franc. Me like, me like...

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Red

2013 Mas del Perie Cahors La Roque

Malbec more

3/19/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

12.5% abv. Dark purple. Little on the nose... maybe a bit of wet rock, smoke and spice, but very faint and not much fruit. In the mouth, lighter bodied with grippy tannins. Slightly sour. Wish it had a bit more flavour.

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Red

2011 White Rose Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

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3/14/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

13% abv. Light ruby/clear. Nose of tart raspberries with baking spices initially, turning earthier, with hints of cherries and dark chocolate. Lighter bodied and a bit green, fresh rhubarb comes to mind. Probably a result of 80% whole cluster during a cooler year.

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Red

2012 Éric Texier Côtes du Rhône-Brézème

Syrah more

3/1/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

12% abv. Dark ruby/clear. Looks more like a pinot. Nose... Olives, beef jerky, mushrooms. Not much fruit. Medium bodied, slight tannins, a bit green. Long. Really like this: a savoury and elegant old school syrah.

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Red

2010 Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne

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2/25/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

13.5% abv. Dark ruby/clear. Subtle, earthy nose with cedar, eucalyptus, and spice. Nose reminds me of a young bdx. Medium bodied with mellower tannins and acidity. Slightly sour finish. Quite long. Drinking nicely now. Don't think this is one to cellar.

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Red

2010 Fratelli Brovia Barbera d'Alba Sorì del Drago

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2/25/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

13.5% abv. Dark ruby/clear. Cherry cola nose. Medium bodied, grippy tannins and bright acidity. Shorter finish and noticed some residual sugar. A bit too sweet allround for me.

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Red

2012 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo

Langhe DOC more

2/19/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

14% abv. Dark ruby/clear. Earthy nose, with subtle fruit (pomegranate?), spice, and noticeable alcohol. High acidity and tannins a bit bitter on the finish. Overall a bit rustic and hot. Underwhelming.

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Red

2011 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco

Langhe DOC more

2/11/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

14.5% abv. Dark ruby/clear. Nose of bright red cherries & strawberries, fresh roses, spice, and a hint of vanilla. Bright acidity and grippy tannins, although the tannins aren't harsh. Producer notes say this spent 4 months in barriques where it underwent malolactic fermentation, which likely made it softer and enjoyable so early. Tend to prefer no barriques, but it works nicely here with the oak toning things down rather than overwhelming.

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