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Red

2013 Horton Vineyards Norton The Tower Series

Orange County more

1/13/2016 - iByron Likes this wine: 88 points

Dark red purple in the glass; color to the rim. Cassis and belt leather on the nose. Medium full body and juicy, medium plus acidity on the palate. Flavors of ripe plum, saline minerals, cassis. Lengthy bright purple finish. Horton does wonders with this native North American variety. More should know about it.

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White

2011 Tablas Creek Côtes de Tablas Blanc

Paso Robles White Rhone Blend more

1/8/2016 - iByron Likes this wine: 89 points

Deep gold in the glass. My nose is bothering me so I'm not getting too much from the aroma. Palate comes through with light quince and hay. Medium plus acidity; full Rhône mouthfeel. Delivers even when the nose is out of whack.

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Red - Sparkling

NV Shingleback Shiraz Black Bubbles

McLaren Vale more

1/1/2016 - iByron Likes this wine: 87 points

Dark red purple with deep magenta mousse. Not much on the nose, but powerful red fruit and tar on the palate. Firm acidity and medium tannins combine with bubbles to be a wee bit aggressive on the palate. Long, dark, smokey finish.

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White - Sparkling

NV Loosen Bros. Riesling Dr. L Sparkling

Germany more

12/25/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 89 points

Pale gold. Thick white mousse and fine persistent bubbles. Lightly honeyed quince on the nose and palate. Bright acidity balances the hint of sweetness. Finish is surprisingly dark and ashen. Pork tenderloin? Yes!

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White - Off-dry

2011 Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg Riesling Spätlese

Nahe more

12/24/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 89 points

Left over from Thanksgiving. A wee bit darker in color thanks to the lost Stelvin cap, but still wonderful fruit and a hint of petrol.

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Red

2012 Va La Vineyards Mahogany

Chester County Red Blend more

12/21/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 89 points

Deep red garnet in color. Big bosomy nose of red fruit and fig. Full mouthfeel. Balsamic cherries and red apple peel on the palate. Medium plus acidity puts it squarely in the food-friendly column. Piemontese fare, American lamb, or a lighter cut of steak (veal perhaps). And all this right in my backyard!

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White

2012 Tablas Creek Côtes de Tablas Blanc

Paso Robles White Rhone Blend more

12/16/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 89 points

Deep gold in the glass. Viscous with noticeable legs. White flowers and ripe mango on the nose. Full mouthfeel with medium minus acidity. Chilling is its friend. Dried flowers, white peach, citrus rind on the palate. Nutty finish.

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White

2014 Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone

Trebbiano Blend, Trebbiano more

12/2/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 85 points

Pale gold. Simple crisp baked pear and white flowers. Held its own as part of a big Italian meal.

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White

2012 Château Guiraud Le G

Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

11/30/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 88 points

Pale gold in the glass. White flowers and quince on the nose and palate. Medium plus acidity balances the fat, full-bodied mouthfeel. Finish is a bit brooding (surprisingly so). Excellent balance between SB grass and Semillon weight makes for an excellent compliment to winter seafood and vegetable pairings.

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Red

2012 Domaine Le Garrigon Côtes du Rhône

Red Rhone Blend more

11/22/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 88 points

Somewhat cloudy garnet red the glass. Pomegranate and leather on the nose, echoed on the palate with medium minus tannins and medium plus acidity. Shortish dark finish. Probably the best box wine out there, and at fifty bucks for the equivalent of four bottles, it could be your next day-to-day drinker. Super QPR.

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Red

2013 Va La Vineyards Barbera Batch I

Chester County more

11/11/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 86 points

Transparent garnet red in the glass. Black cherry and dried violets on the nose. Echoed on the palate with a bit of that Mid-Atlantic mushroom back palate. Firm acidity still. Medium minus tannins. Not intended as a keeper, but has evolved nicely. Thanks, Anthony Vietri! Another triumph!

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Red

2011 Coriole Sangiovese Shiraz

McLaren Vale Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

11/3/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 86 points

Clear red purple in the glass. Very minor color cling. Black cherry and warm leatherette on the nose. Bitter cherry and black rubber on the palate. Smooth, medium-tannin mouthfeel. Medium acidity. Definitely an Aussie, but with food in mind. Solid.

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White

2013 Stags' Leap Winery Viognier

Napa Valley more

10/26/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 88 points

Pale gold. Peachy nuts and spice on the nose and palate. Relatively high acidity for a Viognier. Full mouthfeel. Bitters on the lengthy finish. Great with rich seafood dishes.

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Red

2012 Rock Wall Wine Co. Obsideana

Red Hills Lake County Red Blend more

10/23/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 87 points

Dark red purple. Dark red and black fruit on the nose, echoed on the palate with vanilla. Medium firm tannins and medium acidity. Heat blows off relatively quickly, making it appropriate for food.

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Red

2005 Chaddsford Winery Chambourcin Seven Valleys Vineyard

Pennsylvania more

9/30/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 88 points

Dark red garnet. Dark red fruit and herby menthol on the nose and palate. Medium body. Medium minus acidity. Low tannins. Very good and holding up exceptionally well, though I'd drink in the next couple of years.

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Red

2003 Io Syrah Ryan Road

San Luis Obispo County more

9/22/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 89 points

Dark,glass-clinging near black purple in the glass. Nose of dark chocolate and smoky dark berries on the nose. Echoed on the palate with firm tannins. Could make me start drinking California Syrah again.

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White - Off-dry

2011 Schäfer-Fröhlich Bockenauer Felseneck Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel

Nahe more

9/17/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 90 points

Clear pale yellow. Honey, white flowers, and petrol on the nose; echoed on the palate. Rich mouthfeel and medium plus acidity. Long tasty (yes, tasty) finish.

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White

2012 Domaine Cauhapé Jurançon Sec Chant Des Vignes

Manseng Blend more

9/16/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 84 points

Clear deep gold in the glass. White flowers and Meyer lemon on the nose and palate. Medium firm acidity and a medium long finish. Solid white from Le Sud-Ouest

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White

2004 Gravner Ribolla Gialla Anfora Venezia Giulia IGT

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9/13/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 91 points

Clear deep golden orange. Oranges, cloves, and yellow flowers on the nose. Herbal flowers, spice, and orange peel on the palate. Firm tannins and medium plus acidity. As always and in true European style, best with food.

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Red

1996 Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Riserva Castello di Monna Lisa

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

9/7/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 88 points

Clear slightly hazy garnet red. Menthol sour cherry on the nose. Cherry tea on the palate. Medium tannins still hanging on; medium acidity. Totally awesome place right now.

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Red

2009 Château Tour de Lagarde

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

9/5/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 89 points

Red garnet in the glass. Red currant and graphite on the nose; echoed on the palate. Medium firm tannins and medium acidity. Very tasty accompaniment to a fine Filet Mignon.

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Red

2011 Masi Campofiorin

Veronese IGT Corvina Blend, Corvina more

8/30/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 88 points

Bright red garnet in the glass. Sour cherry and brown spice on the nose and palate. Medium tannins and medium plus acidity. Long dark finish. Great with pasta and meat dishes.

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Red

2011 Bodegas Franco-Españolas Rioja Royal Red

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

8/25/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 85 points

Bright transparent garnet red. Red fruit and menthol on the nose. Red fruit, patent leather, brown spice on the palate. Medium acidity and medium tannins. A tasty Joven style that's great with more pedestrian Spanish and Latin fare.

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White

2013 Simonnet-Febvre Saint-Bris

Sauvignon Blanc more

8/18/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 88 points

Pale straw with minor rim variation. Orange, grass, and white spice on the nose. On the palate, satsuma, honeysuckle, fresh hay. Medium light body. Almost watery acidity. Not much of a finish. Very food friendly, though.

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White - Sparkling

2012 Pio Cesare Moscato d'Asti

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4/12/2015 - iByron Likes this wine: 89 points

Clear, pale gold. Ripe red apple and white honeysuckle on the nose. Ripe red apple, honey, white honeysuckle, slight minerals on the palate. Medium light body. Good frizzante fizz at opening. High acidity and medium finish.

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