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2011 Quilceda Creek Red Wine Columbia Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/30/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 91 points

PNP, paired with grilled flank steak, currants, cassis, some tartness, good balance and quite approachable.

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2012 Trombetta Family Wines Pinot Noir Gap's Crown

Sonoma Coast more

1/30/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 92 points

Very nice PN, tart red cherry, tart red plum, tart raspberries, hints of earth, rich and concentrated. Good acidity and still some tannins to integrate, could stand a couple more years in a cool environment. Wish I had more!

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2009 Levendi Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard

Napa Valley more

1/29/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 92 points

Impressive, agree with SCosgrove, smooth, silky, currants, cassis, plum, medium woody, earthy finish. Very enjoyable!

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2006 Regusci Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

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1/29/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 94 points

Decanted .30, last taste 1/1/15. Outstanding bottle, nearing the wow factor, complexed and balanced. The nose was filled with a perfume of currants, rose pedals, cedar, earth and graphite. The palate was a interesting mix of red & dark plum, currants, cassis, with a long tart cherry, earthy, woody, graphite finish reminiscent of a modern 2nd or 3rd growth left bank Bordeaux blend. Fine example of Napa Cab on its balanced elegant side!

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2009 Mollydooker Shiraz The Boxer

South Australia more

1/29/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 90 points

Opened to celebrate our company fiscal year end, rich, jammy, sweet blackberry jam, intense blueberry, crowd pleasing juice. Perfect for this kind of function!

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2010 Two Hands Shiraz Lily's Garden

McLaren Vale more

1/23/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 92 points

Jammy, but not over the top, plenty of dark fruit, some vanilla, hints of spice, tannins seem to be mostly integrated.

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2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

Napa Valley more

1/22/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 92 points

Big, intense, rich, jammy, plenty of sweet plummy, raspberry, currants, cassis, low structure, acidity and tannin. Not for everyone, can t say much more but drink soon!

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2008 Stanton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville more

1/22/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 91 points

Decanted 1 hr, another nicely balanced Napa cab,, plenty of currant, cassis, dark cherry, plum, hints of earth, integrated tannins, drink over the next 3 or so years.

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2007 Les Trois Couronnes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

1/22/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 89 points

Decated 1 hr, plenty of balanced subtle fruit, plum, currant, kirsh, meat, earth, all in an elegant balanced with soft integrated tannins. Drink soon!

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2004 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

Nebbiolo more

1/17/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 89 points

Decated 1hr, last bottle of 3, 1st tasted in 2008, then 2012, this bottle is certainly the best of the 3. Red fruit, coffee, truffles, cedar, herbs, earthy, light tannins, simple but good balance. Drink soon!

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2010 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve

Willamette Valley more

1/16/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 92 points

PNP, tart red cherry, red plum, red delicious apple, raspberry, hints of spice and earth. This is a rich, balanced, luscious Pinot that keeps you coming back for more. Paired with roasted seared pork loin, roasted carrots and potatoes au gratin.

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2011 White Haven Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand more

1/16/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 87 points

Last bottle, fruit is fading but still drinkable, best to drink these.

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Red

2004 Penfolds Bin 389

South Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend more

1/15/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 93 points

Decanted 1hr, 6th bottle tasted of 8, best showing yet, last tasted 8/12, 1st tasted 2008, has been in the same cellar location since 2007. That being said, secondary flavors have clearly taken hold of this Shiraz/ Cab blend and for the better, plenty of evolving aromas and flavors. Big earthy licorice notes, with wild blackberry, currants, cassis, dark sweet plum and bitter coffee notes that added to the complexity. Based on this well stored bottle, ready for action, but no hurry to consume, maybe over the next 5 years or so. Extra note: (Heavy sediment)

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2010 Ridge Petite Sirah Lytton Estate

Dry Creek Valley more

1/15/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 92 points

Decanted through the an aerator for just .30 min. Innially tart berries, hints of bitter chocolate, evolve over the next 1 hour or so into a complex array of cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, truffles, earth and just enough tannins and acidity to add complexity. Drinking well now with a combination of time and air or drink over the next 5+ years. This is the kind of stuff that made love vino!

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2012 Ridge Lytton Springs

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

1/10/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 89 points

This bottle was a bit on the sweet side with plum, prunes, licorice, currants and a touch of vanilla. Still could use a couple of years laying down!

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Red - Fortified

2005 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage Quinta de Vargellas

Port Blend more

1/8/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 90 points

Decanted from a .375 bottle for 5 hours, some heat in the nose, dark berries, caramel, cola, raisins, licorice, vanilla and still plenty of tannins.

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2005 Cougar Crest Syrah Reserve

Walla Walla Valley more

1/8/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 91 points

Last bottle of seven, nice ending, very rich, concentrated, and certainly plenty of extraction, dark fruit is plentiful, though a bit simple, hints of vanilla extract and licorice notes add much needed complexity. drink while the fruit is dominate IMO!

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2010 Thorn-Clarke Shiraz William Randell

Barossa Valley more

1/8/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 89 points

PNP, initially rich, extracted, concentrated, a little disjointed, after some swirling, plenty more balanced tart dark fruit emerged, a bit syrupy, with a good dose of vanilla and plenty of tannins to integrate. Better I think, in a couple of years!

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2001 Cascina Bongiovanni Barolo Pernanno

Nebbiolo more

1/2/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 91 points

Decanted .30 minutes, tart black cherry, tart plum, pomegranate, hints of flat cola, a touch of Christmas spice. This Barolo is made in a modern fruit forward style, fully integrated with several years left in it plateau.

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White - Sparkling

NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française

Champagne Blend more

1/1/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 90 points

Loads of fresh yeast baked bread, lemon, kiwi, low acidity, plenty dry just the way I like it. Very nice showing!

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2011 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

Napa Valley more

1/1/2016 - wineshaman wrote: 92 points

Decanted 1hour, huge wild berries, blueberry, blackberry, pomegranate, and vanilla. I was a bit surprised that there seemed to be more structure and tannin than privious bottles tasted. Still a very nice wine to bring in the new year.

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2010 Meiomi Pinot Noir

California more

12/26/2015 - wineshaman wrote: 88 points

Last bottle of 4 and the best showing yet, fruit has integrated nicely but still on the dark side of the Pinot spectrum. Smooth, simple and ready to drink!

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2010 Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

12/26/2015 - wineshaman wrote: 87 points

Dark fruit, big oak, still tannic.

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2009 Raymond Vineyard & Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Napa Valley more

12/26/2015 - wineshaman wrote: 87 points

This bottle was a bit disjointed, plum, currants, tan is seem a bit harsh and over powering.

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Red

2010 Barboursville Vineyards Octagon

Monticello Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/26/2015 - wineshaman wrote: 91 points

PNP, very nice showing, excellent balance between fruit and mineral, smooth and reasonably complex.

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