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Red

2010 Caelum Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

Agrelo more

3/10/2015 - DanH wrote: 92 points

Bright acid and fruit tempered with powerful oak and chocolate. Very nice. Sort of the 'Malbec' of cab sauv

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White - Sparkling

2004 Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Noirs Late Disgorged 50th Anniversary

Napa / Sonoma Champagne Blend more

2/14/2015 - DanH wrote: 92 points

Very interesting, never tried a late disgorged Pinot noir. Def original. Strong orange- citrus character (even the bitterness of the peel), a little raspberry and lot of breads/ yeasty notes.

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White - Sparkling

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée

Champagne Blend more

1/6/2015 - DanH Likes this wine: 89 points

I know this is supposed to be among the most celebrated chanpagnes, but I think it is very overrated. The blend certainly shows signs of deep and complex elements, but the main flavor profile is agreessivley grapefruity to the point of being disjointed. I would forgive such unbalanced 'youth' in a single vintage that should age longer, but in the case of a blend, the winemaker has plenty of flexibility to produce an immediately balanced champagne upon release without compromising ageability.

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White - Sparkling

2005 Schramsberg Vineyards Reserve

North Coast Champagne Blend more

1/3/2015 - DanH wrote: 93 points

Very high quality, as one would expect. This vintage had an appley quality that I really liked.

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White - Sparkling

2008 Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Blancs

California Chardonnay more

1/3/2015 - DanH wrote: 91 points

The age adds a hint of mellow butteriness. Still has a lot of young character.

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White - Sparkling

NV Laurent-Perrier Champagne Brut Millésimé

Champagne Blend more

11/24/2014 - DanH wrote: 93 points

Wonderful. Round. Fruity. Not really yeasty.

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Red

2004 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville more

10/21/2014 - DanH wrote: 94 points

From a 1.5L. Incredible dark berries, fully evolved but still fresh tasting

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Red

2009 Bodega la Azul Gran Reserva

Tupungato Malbec Blend, Malbec more

9/22/2014 - DanH Likes this wine: 92 points

Awesome. Perfect malbec character with a lot of finesse. Soft tannins

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Red

2012 Bodegas Salentein Malbec Reserve

Valle de Uco more

9/16/2014 - DanH wrote: NR

90, wine shows a great deal of finesse, soft tannins, beautiful and jammy

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White

2013 Madrigal Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley more

7/15/2014 - DanH wrote: 87 points

Not really balanced - too sweet, a little disjointed

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White - Sparkling

2009 Schramsberg Vineyards Chardonnay Brut Green Valley

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4/10/2014 - DanH wrote: 90 points

Needs time. This is still too green, pardon the pun.

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White - Sparkling

2009 Schramsberg Vineyards Brut Napa Valley Carneros Tognetti Vineyard

Chardonnay Blend, Chardonnay more

4/10/2014 - DanH Likes this wine: 93 points

Wonderful, super clean, completely neutral

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Red

2012 Finca La Celia Malbec La Consulta

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3/5/2014 - DanH wrote: 87 points

This wine is thin, weak and lacking in character for an Argentine Malbec...I just returned from wine tasting in Mendoza and I wouldn't have gone back for more of this one. The nose has a weird funk I don't love....the palate is very balanced though.

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Rosť - Sparkling

NV Bodega Cruzat Extra Brut - Método Tradicional Valle de Uco

Lujan de Cuyo Champagne Blend more

2/5/2014 - DanH Likes this wine: 88 points

Strawberry, zingy acids. Simple and alright.

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Red

2011 Bodega La Rural (Rutini) Malbec

Maipú more

2/5/2014 - DanH Likes this wine: 92 points

Tasty - drank at the Park Hyatt Mendoza. It had a chance to open before the glass was poured. Peppercorn on the nose, jammy and spicy. It was big. Tasted of blackberry and black currant. Long but balanced finish.

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Red

2010 Monte Cinco Malbec Oak

Mendoza more

2/5/2014 - DanH Likes this wine: 94 points

Blackberry, very dark fruit, maybe some strawberry. Clean finish, compliments food seamlessly. Easy to drink but complex. Delicious even without decanting, it opens to a full fruity, nearly jammy palate. Never had a better malbec in my life (and I just toured Mendoza).

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Red

2012 Gimenez Riili Malbec Buenos Hermanos

Mendoza more

2/7/2014 - DanH wrote: 85 points

Once the wine fully opened, liked it less. It was a bit thin and not full bodied. Some sort of slightly bitter component (like grapefruit) that we don't love. It takes away from the other earthy tones.

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White - Sparkling

NV Undurraga Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Brut

Leyda Valley more

2/3/2014 - DanH wrote: 87 points

First tasting note of a wine adventure and I wanted to try some local bubbly, found this one at duty free in Santiago.

Immediately the nose is yeasty and buttery, full of malolactic fermentation but also very deceiving. The wine is of a lower callaber than the USD38 price tag and the nose would suggest. There is a weird sort of bitter finish that is perhaps way to much grapefruit. The wine has many characteristics one would want from a nice sparkler, but without the balance of flavor. Neat experience. Although not astounding, I didn't come here for sparklers.

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White

2011 Guild Winemakers Lot #5

Columbia Valley White Blend more

8/14/2013 - DanH wrote: 91 points

Super well balanced clean and refreshing. Super good

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Rosť - Sparkling

2008 Wölffer Estate Rose Noblesse Oblige

The Hamptons Rosé Blend more

8/11/2013 - DanH Likes this wine: 91 points

This was a really great and surprising wine considering where it is made. It was of very high quality, with both buttery and fresh elements integrated nicely.

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White

2011 d'Arenberg The Stump Jump

McLaren Vale White Blend more

6/27/2013 - DanH wrote: 88 points

I think this is an underappreciated wine. The rarer gapes (Marsanne, Rousanne) for Australian wines really adds, I think, some wonderful qualities. I thought it was crisp, supremely floral, quite balanced and most certainly unique. The second day a lot of the more distinctive qualities dulled and the wine became too one note for me.

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Red

2009 J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain

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4/6/2013 - DanH wrote: 90 points

It sort of felt like this wine never opened. Even the next day, felt like a quality wine, but the flavor profile is very tight and light on fruit.

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White - Sparkling

2008 Schramsberg Vineyards Crémant Demi-Sec

Napa Valley Champagne Blend more

1/11/2013 - DanH Likes this wine: 89 points

Overwhelmingly floral, musty, balanced, lychee.

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White - Sparkling

NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française

Champagne Blend more

12/31/2012 - DanH Likes this wine: 89 points

It seems like this wine might have once been more interesting...as it has gotten more popular, maybe a little less complex? I will say there is something I really love about a totally balanced, neutral sip. If this makes sense it is simple but it drinks like an expensive wine.

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White - Sparkling

2005 Schramsberg Vineyards J Schram

North Coast Champagne Blend more

12/31/2012 - DanH Likes this wine: 93 points

Neutral, so good, tiny bit buttery, tiny bit acidic, tiny tiny little bubbles. This is a really nice wine.

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