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2007 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard

Oakville more

5/21/2015 - dfresh wrote: 93 points

Drinking wonderfully right now. Expressive, bright and balanced.

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2010 Château du Retout

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/17/2015 - dfresh wrote: 86 points

Fruity inviting bouquet. Well balanced with creme de cassis graphite and licorice notes, mellow tannins and modest alcohol. Short but pleasant finish.

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2012 Château Boswell Pinot Noir Absolutely Eloise Sonoma Coast

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3/31/2015 - dfresh wrote: 94 points

Orange peel and dark cherry bouquet. Notes of cherry and chocolate coated candy orange. Round, plush, grippy, chewy tannins. Drinking well right now.

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2011 Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir The South Slope Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

3/29/2015 - dfresh wrote: 91 points

Caramel crumb cake and coffee nose. Nestle strawberry quik, flinty minerality, cedar and dried rose bush bramble notes. Limited structure and modest finish.

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2012 Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir La Source Seven Springs Vineyard

Eola - Amity Hills more

3/15/2015 - dfresh wrote: 94 points

Fruity rich notes of blueberry pie, bell pepper and nutmeg balanced by a structure of finely integrated tannins, minerals and tart acidity. Austere, racy yet power-packed.

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2012 Ojai Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley more

2/23/2015 - dfresh wrote: 94 points

Somewhat modest nose. The real show starts with the structure and flavor notes. Light creamy mouthfeel with crushed dried rose petals and fresh ripe strawberry. Pleasant smoky finish. Extremely balanced between slightly grippy tannins, loads of acidity and creamy round expression throughout.

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2012 Denner The Ditch Digger

Paso Robles Grenache Blend, Grenache more

2/22/2015 - dfresh wrote: 88 points

Bramble and dark berries but slightly austere and reserved. Medium finish.

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2012 Evening Land Vineyards Chardonnay La Source Seven Springs Vineyard

Eola - Amity Hills more

2/14/2015 - dfresh wrote: 95 points

Rich bouquet of lemon tort and grahm cracker pie crust. Butterscotch, lemon and rose hip notes. Incredible finish. What a delight.

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2005 Faiveley Clos Vougeot

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

2/14/2015 - dfresh wrote: 87 points

Completely closed phase. Not an ounce of fruit. Zero finish. Even waited 3 hours. The only notes that eeked out were forest floor and mushroom. Hard too imagine this ever expressing any fruit or even drinkability.

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2007 Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Paso Robles more

2/13/2015 - dfresh wrote: 86 points

Want to make it work but it goes all gooey and oaky and hot. So disappointed. After 2 hours and chilling it down it became drinkable. Sor surprised as I figured any oak treatment would mellow out after 8 years.

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2012 Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken

Oak Knoll more

2/11/2015 - dfresh wrote: 89 points

Rose bush bramble and blackberry notes. Some stinging nettle tannins linger on finish.

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2012 Evening Land Vineyards Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyard

Eola - Amity Hills more

2/8/2015 - dfresh Likes this wine: 93 points

Soft and refined. Washed granite and steel. Soft flowers and just the slightest touch of straw. Medium plus finish.

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2012 Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken

Oak Knoll more

2/4/2015 - dfresh Likes this wine: 90 points

Orange peel and perfume bouquet with some heat showing through. Rose bush bramble and nettles, raspberry, soy, black pepper and coffee cake notes on palette. Heat comes through on finish again but the overall expression is fruit and spice with a bite.

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2011 Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken

Napa Valley more

2/4/2015 - dfresh wrote: 90 points

Orange peel and perfume bouquet with some heat showing through. Rose bush bramble and nettles, raspberry, soy, black pepper and coffee cake notes on palette. Heat comes through on finish again but the overall expression is fruit and spice with a bite.

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2010 Fait-Main Cabernet Sauvignon Las Piedras

St. Helena more

1/17/2015 - dfresh wrote: 97 points

Wet stone, chocolate and deep dark cassis bouquet. Mouthfeel is plush, round, focused and inviting. As the wine moves into the mid-pallete it starts showing off some hoison sauce, cola, asian spice, mineral, and vanilla notes. The well integrated fine tannins give the wine enough structure to boot but what shines through is the the deft, finesse, soft, subtle texture which all come together in near perfect balanced wine making this a a multi-layered complex titan. Finish is true to the rest of the wine.

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2007 Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue-Slide Ridge Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

1/11/2015 - dfresh wrote: 88 points

Full body pinot that got bigger and bigger over 3 hours. Surprised that higher alcohol ended up being the dominant characteristic throwing the wine out of balance.

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2011 Denner The Ditch Digger

Paso Robles Grenache Blend, Grenache more

1/9/2015 - dfresh wrote: 91 points

Peach and mango perfume and white chocolate notes on nose. Bouquet is best part of wine. Coal, dirt and sour cherry notes on pallet. Slightly hot….puts wine out of balance with chemical notes, otherwise a good showing.

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2012 Ojai Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley more

1/8/2015 - dfresh wrote: 94 points

Floral, elegant, inviting. Bright and acidic with notes of sour cherry and cream. Balanced. Medium to long finish. Nothing not to like about this wine.

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2012 Robert Biale Zinfandel Black Chicken

Oak Knoll more

12/26/2014 - dfresh wrote: 91 points

Showing a bit of heat on the bouquet. Ripe, bold and delicious with crushed bramble, blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream and rose pedal notes. Very spicy notes too. Medium to long finish, very pleasant.

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2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

12/20/2014 - dfresh wrote: 91 points

For a pinot, dark, ultra rich, thick and chewy. Long finish.

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White

2010 DuMOL Chardonnay Isobel

Green Valley more

12/20/2014 - dfresh wrote: 92 points

Rich, thick and dark yellow.

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2010 MacPhail Pinot Noir Pratt Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

12/13/2014 - dfresh wrote: 88 points

Slightly out of balance but nice fruity notes and classic sonoma pinot characteristics.

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2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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12/2/2014 - dfresh wrote: 88 points

Extremely un-inviting stewed tomato notes at initial opening. Virtually approachable. Fortunately it started to open up after about 45 minutes and showed some nice vanilla and dark berry notes.

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2012 Ojai Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley more

12/2/2014 - dfresh wrote: 94 points

Cinnamon, spice and strawberry plus some vanilla add up to a fairly complex inviting bouquet. Fruity strawberry notes dominate initial pallet but are complemented by toffee, super polished tannins, a biting tart acidity in the mid-pallet all which ends up in a long delicious finish (30 seconds +). The balance is nearly perfect and the wine beckons respect.

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2011 Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir The South Slope Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

11/29/2014 - dfresh wrote: 93 points

Pleasant nose of strawberries, cherries and vanilla. Minimal heat. Notes of cedar, toffee and coffee cake. Mild oak treatment adds to the mouthfeel and flavor profile.

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