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Red

1998 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle

Syrah more

12/26/2013 - dougwine wrote: NR

Very nice for Christmas Dinner. Elegance with underlying structure. Mature with some bricking on the edges. Hints of mint and herbaceous qualities with deep rose. It was what I was expecting from this vintage in the North. Very good but not great.

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Red

2007 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

8/18/2013 - dougwine wrote: NR

Fruity-tootie, oaky yokie. Not too sure what people see in this. Not impressed at all. A decent quaf, but not much else except the sweet syrupy fruit.

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Red

2001 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

3/2/2013 - dougwine wrote: NR

Very nice! Consistent with prior notes.

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Red

2003 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/10/2013 - dougwine wrote: NR

Opened and decanted 2 hrs. Dark fruit, tar, char, herb, plum & coffee touch forest floor. Not as Pauillac as I would have expected. The Merlot shows through on both the palate(plum, herb) and the finish(velvet intergrated tannin). Great length and got better and better as it evolved. Great bottle with plenty of life left to go. I wish I would have opened it 5 hrs earlier. 19/20 rating. 2-5-6-3-3. Nose would probably get a 6 with time.

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Red

1999 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

Napa Valley more

12/1/2012 - dougwine wrote: 93 points

It's a very nice a! Intergrated. Still plenty of dark fruit. Tannins have melted and the secondary flavors are beginning to show some spice, leather and cedar.

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Red

2007 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

10/15/2012 - dougwine wrote: NR

Good wine once the fruity tooty effect wore off. These things almost taste carbonic when they are young and just opened.

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Red

2002 Louis Latour Chambolle-Musigny

Pinot Noir more

10/15/2012 - dougwine wrote: 91 points

One of the more full bodied wines of this level that I have had from Latour. Great elegance with mid palate depth and length. Earthy aromas with cherry on the edges. Good alternative to my normal.

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White - Sparkling

1998 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill

Champagne Blend more

10/6/2012 - dougwine wrote: 94 points

WOW! An extreme pleasure. Great length and complexity. Big and bold style.

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Red

2001 Castelgiocondo (Marchesi de' Frescobaldi) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Ripe al Convento

Sangiovese more

8/12/2012 - dougwine wrote: 94 points

This wine is definitely starting to fill in. The palate has become silky and full. Riper than I remember. Cherry and strawberry hints. Long finish with dark cedar and spice notes coming through. Great balance with enough acidity to clean the mid palate and let the secondary finish/bottle flavors come through. What a treat!

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Red

2004 Audelssa Estate Winery Tempest Mountain Terraces

Sonoma Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah more

12/26/2011 - dougwine wrote: NR

Christmas Ham & Turkey. Nice spice, a little gooey on the palate. Could have been the pairing as I have liked this better in the past.

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Red

1995 Robert Pecota Cabernet Sauvignon Kara's Vineyard

Napa Valley more

12/26/2011 - dougwine wrote: NR

Excellent aged wine. Cork was a little tricky because of the size of the bt and age. Sometimes you need an AH-SO. Standing Rib Roast MR, Christmas Eve with Family.

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Red

2001 Ridge Lytton Springs

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

12/26/2011 - dougwine wrote: NR

Not rated, but very enjoyable. 3rd annual RR Club dinner.

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Red

2001 Etude Pinot Noir Estate Carneros

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11/28/2011 - dougwine wrote: NR

consumed from Magnum. Tasting notes consistent from before, maybe better. Opened bottle 3hr early, did not decant. Definitely a treat. A Pinot that was made right!

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Red

2003 Luce La Vite Lucente Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

9/19/2011 - dougwine wrote: NR

Consistent with previous notes. Last bottle. Definitely plenty of life left.

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Red

2003 Castelgiocondo (Marchesi de' Frescobaldi) Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese more

3/7/2011 - dougwine wrote: 90 points

Popped, poured into decanter and starting drinking with dinner less than an hour later. Ripe cherry, tar and woody spice. gained texture through dinner while keeping its grip. Very good. Could have used more time open. Not sure if this is one for the long haul.

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White

2005 Château Carbonnieux Blanc

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

2/21/2011 - dougwine wrote: 93 points

I agree with below. This wine is built for the ages as far as white Bordeaux goes. Those that have bad bottles should not put a score or rate the wine. Excellent style for what it is. Excellent structure in the acid that should help this last for a very long time. Get some great east coast cold water oysters and go at it.

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Red

2005 Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

2/21/2011 - dougwine wrote: 90 points

This is drinking great. Popped and pured with chicken parm. Amazed how it gave right off the bat. brimming with fruit, fresh, acidic withe plenty to love. I am dissappointed that the blend has changed dramatically in the most current vintage. Has this become a Bordeaux style wine? I think this may be the last of this from this estate. Disappointing in that regard. Great wine that will drink well over the next decade.

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Red

2001 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

1/30/2011 - dougwine wrote: 93 points

Decanted 1hr. Great nose. Earth, rubber band, cocoa, leather just to name a few. Palate was a bit sharp in the beginning, but fanned out over the next couple hours. The backbone of the Sangiovese held its line throughout letting the blackberry and cocoa of the Cab play off of it. Good balance, not too much oak. Would love to find to a good deal on more of these.

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Red

2005 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

1/9/2011 - dougwine wrote: NR

pretty good!

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Red

2007 Merryvale Profile

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/3/2011 - dougwine wrote: NR

Special bottle for the holiday. Shared with friends that dont drink wine often. Did not take formal evaluation of the wine, but did enjoy at my friends restaurant.

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Red

2001 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

1/3/2011 - dougwine wrote: 90 points

Good solid Napa Cab with excellent QPR. Nicely evolved and starting to show a little bricking. Flavors were still highpitched (blackberry, leather, tar like)with underlying barrel (oak & spice)flavors along with a nice integrated line of tannin. I agree that it may be time to drink this one over the next couple yrs. Higher score for QPR. Wish other Napa Producers would take note.

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Red

2004 Argyle Pinot Noir Nuthouse Reserve Series

Willamette Valley more

12/27/2010 - dougwine wrote: 90 points

This was our warm up wine. Dark rich fruit with elegance. Drinking very well at this age.

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Red

1998 Château St. Georges St. Georges-St. Émilion

Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/27/2010 - dougwine wrote: 88 points

Drank from Magnum. Decanted a few hours. Very elegant, with good integrated tannin. Nice somewhat exotic nose. Tough to place, but very interesting herb/perfumed qualities. Palate is medium with good viscosity still. Drinking great for its age and paired well with Tenderloin.

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Red

2000 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Starmont

Napa Valley more

12/4/2010 - dougwine wrote: 89 points

Magnum. I was pleasantly surprised by this wine. not a very good vintage for Napa Cab, but this didn't have the green notes that I have tasted in many 2000's. It was in a nice place as far as fruit and tannin balance.

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Red

2001 Raymond Vineyard & Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Napa Valley more

10/19/2010 - dougwine wrote: 89 points

A little astringent in the beginning. Poured through vinturi, worked well with seasoned steak to cut through it. drank the rest the next day. Lost the biting tannin and still had plenty going on. Dark black fruit with bright undertones. Good graphite and crushed stone quality to keep it interesting. Not great, but very good with time. Decant for 2 hrs or hold for a bit in my opinion.

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