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White

2012 Iron Horse Vineyards Chardonnay Unoaked

Green Valley more

5/16/2015 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 92 points

Consistent with previous notes, Joy's wines never disappoint. Wonderful pairing with grill seared tuna, duck liver pâté, whiskey cheddar, & manchego cheese.

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2005 Concannon Vineyard Petite Sirah Limited Release

Central Coast more

4/25/2015 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 89 points

This wine just keeps getting better, and going to be sad when we finish the last bottles. Love the nose and the dark fruity spice notes it provides. A true to character PS of dark blueberry and mild spice. Fully and perfectly integrated at this point, with mild tannins. Does not need decanting, but a little air before drinking is still a good idea.

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Red

2005 Wellington Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Karren Vineyard

Sonoma Mountain more

4/18/2015 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 92 points

Opened almost an hour before dinner, poured through Vinturi. Wonderfully integrated, although peppery spice was a bit much at first. Probably could use at least a few more years to fully balance out. My other bottle will sit in the cellar for minimum 5-10 years more. I enjoy every one of Peter's wines that I have opened.

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Red

2000 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

3/26/2015 - HitAnyKey wrote: 93 points

This wine is drinking wonderfully. Cathy's wines easily go strong for a couple decades.

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Red

2007 Twisted Oak Petite Sirah Calaveras County

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4/5/2015 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 90 points

Wonderful deep fruit with complex spice. Perfect with grilled lamb steaks.

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Red

2005 Ty Caton Field Blend Red Caton Vineyard

Sonoma Valley Red Blend more

4/10/2015 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 90 points

Such a wonderful wine that is perfectly balanced and has a nice deep dark fruit and fully integrated tannins. A wine that goes well with most anything, but especially good with a fine steak. So sad that this was our last bottle.

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Red

2007 McCrea Syrah Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Red Mountain more

1/26/2015 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 90 points

Fruit forward in the beginning, with black cherry & blackberry notes. Develops with spice & tobacco on the finish. A little hot at first opening, but mellowed out after an hour in glass (had a big pour). Will age my other bottle another year or so.

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Red

2006 Ty Caton Malbec Caton Vineyard

Sonoma Valley more

12/16/2014 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 88 points

This has just the right amount of age on it to still be somewhat fruitforward, but balanced enough to showcase a depth of flavors. Went very well with a porterhouse steak. Still has at least a couple years of life left to it.

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Red

2005 Quixote Petite Sirah Quixote

Stags Leap District more

10/8/2014 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 89 points

Well balanced, dark color, black cherry notes on nose and palate. Wonderful with crockpot braised lamb shanks. Deep, dark smokey, black cherry and blueberry finish.

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Red

2003 Wellington Vineyards Syrah Cuvée R

Sonoma Valley more

10/2/2014 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 91 points

Ahh, Peter's Cuvee R. One of his ultra-great Syrah bottlings...and we still have 2 bottles of it in storage. Possibly starting to go past it's peak, but still wonderfully tasty. Dark fruit, tobacco notes, etc.

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2012 Woot Cellars Pinkie Swear

Sonoma County Rosé Blend more

9/20/2014 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: NR

A lovely afternoon sipper while packing up the house for moving...

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2011 Iron Horse Vineyards Estate Rosé de Pinot Noir

Green Valley more

8/30/2014 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 91 points

As usual, Joy's wines are sublime. Had at the tail end of a lobster dinner which started with an IH Chard. Wonderfully balanced, with just the right amount of fruit and floral notes.

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White

2012 Iron Horse Vineyards Chardonnay Unoaked

Green Valley more

8/30/2014 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 92 points

Had with a lobster dinner. Wonderfully smooth and balanced. Crisp and bright.

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Red

1995 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese more

8/24/2014 - HitAnyKey wrote: 92 points

Brought this wonderful Chianti out to a restaurant and it is drinking great. Subdued fruit but solid flavors and tannins still there.

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Red

2004 Concannon Vineyard Petite Sirah Limited Release

Central Coast more

7/28/2014 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 89 points

Have lamb...drink PS. As always, Concannon drinks wonderfully. Solid balance & integrated tannins, jammy blueberry on the palate, with a good length on the finish.

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White

2005 Artadi Viura Rioja Viñas de Gain

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7/10/2014 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 89 points

You can really taste the age on this wine, and it is quite lovely. Well balanced, a nice sharp acidity to it. Strong citrus notes, with a good floral bouquet. Wouldn't hold any bottles beyond 2014, however. It is at or starting to go past it's peak.

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2007 McClean Vineyards Syrah Estate Private Reserve

Paso Robles more

2/15/2014 - HitAnyKey wrote: 89 points

Wonderful flavor, deep fruits. Perfect pairing with pork chops.

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White

2010 Iron Horse Vineyards Chardonnay Unoaked

Green Valley more

2/2/2014 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 93 points

First wine of the evening for our Super Bowl party. Wonderful wine to start with. Solid acidity, gorgeous nose and flavors that just linger in your mouth.

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Red

1998 Pietranera Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

1/31/2014 - HitAnyKey wrote: 93 points

Great balance and flavor, even upon first pour and lasting 2 hrs over dinner.

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Red

2003 Twisted Oak Syrah

Calaveras County more

1/19/2014 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 90 points

Dark berries, light spices & earthy notes, and a bit of sweet but fully integrated fruit. This is a wonderfully aged Syrah and wishing we had more.

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Red

2005 Ty Caton Field Blend Red Caton Vineyard

Sonoma Valley Red Blend more

1/12/2014 - HitAnyKey wrote: 90 points

Still drinking wonderfully and sad to only have one bottle left. Fruit has dwindled, but everything else is well integrated and tasting great.

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White - Off-dry

1992 Theo Schmitz-Schwaab Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese Fuder #8

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

12/20/2013 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 94 points

Golden dark yellow color. Nose of green apples, lemon zest, pear. More of that on the palate, primarily pear & apricot. Medium body, good acidity. Nice medium length finish.

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White - Off-dry

1990 Schloss Schönborn Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Auslese

Rheingau more

12/20/2013 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 93 points

Golden orange color. Full bodied, refined, somewhat sweet peach. Worked well as an aperitif with the appetizers before dinner. Probably could have done better with more air before drinking.

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Red

2003 Ty Caton Cabernet Sauvignon Caton Vineyard

Sonoma Valley more

12/17/2013 - HitAnyKey Likes this wine: 89 points

This is very drinkable upon PnP. Still has quite a bit of fruit, with some mocha overtones. Hard to tell how long these will last as it is somewhat unchanged since the last bottle I drank. But with a few more left, I'm confident they'll still be fine for at least another couple years, if we don't drink them before then.

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Red

2004 Wellington Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma Valley more

12/5/2013 - HitAnyKey wrote: 90 points

This wine is drinking so nicely. Perfectly balanced and full of wonderful earthy flavors with blackberry notes. Peter's wines always delight.

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