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Red

2011 Twisted Oak Tempranillo

Calaveras County more

7/2/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 89 points

Dirty magenta. Spicy oak and hot cherry pie nose. Medium to full bodied, crushed raspberries, tart cherries, lots of black pepper, well integrated tannins, a bit of chocolate, and a medium to long tangy finish. Much better than last year.

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Red

2009 Pedroncelli Zinfandel Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley

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6/30/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 91 points

Magenta with a touch of garnet. Rich strawberry and baking spice nose. Medium bodied, cranberries, dirty cherries, lots of pepper, sweet, well integrated tannins, some mint, and a long tangy finish. Pure, superb, and a terrific value even at the list price.

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Red

2007 WineSmith Barbera Penny Farthing

California more

6/29/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 89 points

Similar to last time but even better. A pleasure to drink, and my wallet's happy too.

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Red

2009 Woot Cellars Tøøthstejnn The Red, The Grimy Wyvern Wine-Hall

Russian River Valley Cabernet Franc more

6/28/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 90 points

Candy apple red. Red fruity nose with a touch spice. Medium bodied, cranberries, pine needles, cherry cola, barely there tannins, good acid, and a medium to long finish. Reticent the first night, but singing on night 2.

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Red

2009 Woot Cellars Pinot Noir D’ONTSPILLE LE BLACK

Sonoma Coast more

6/24/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 88 points

Similar to last time, though no longer as fresh. Drink up.

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Red

2009 Tercero Cuvée Christie

Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend more

6/22/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 89 points

Semi-translucent, orange-tinged magenta. Funky strawberry, dirt, and pomegranate nose. Medium bodied, very smooth entry, crushed cherries, leather, lots of pepper, well integrated tannins, sage, a bit of smoke and heat, and a relatively long finish that grows sweeter as it lingers. It has some very unique notes that are appreciated. Don't think it will get any better.

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Red

2007 Corison Syrah Helios

Napa Valley more

6/20/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 92 points

Thick, cloudy, inky black with purple edges. Lots of sediment in the neck of the bottle. Blueberry thickets, saddle leather, and pungent spice nose. Medium to full bodied, blackberries, black cherries, very well integrated sweet tannins, pipe tobacco, and a long, full mount finish. Surprisingly fresh for its age and appearance. A treat.

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Red

2010 Buena Vista Merlot Sonoma County

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6/18/2015 - merryberry wrote: 87 points

Dark red with a slight orange tint. Raspberry jam, cola, and oak nose. Medium bodied, cranberries, bing cherries, black pepper, resinous tannins, mocha, a bit of heat, and a fruity, medium + plus. Well made for the price.

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Red

2007 Woot Cellars ‘TWAS

Santa Barbara County Red Blend more

6/16/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 89 points

'TWAS gone in a flash. Drinking very well right now.

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Red

2010 Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage

Dry Creek Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/13/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 88 points

Deep crimson with very red edges. Plum, vanilla, and rose on the nose. Medium to full bodied, some cranberries, jammy blueberries, a bit of pepper, soft grainy tannins, smoke, and a sweet medium length finish. A little out of balance between the fruit and the tannins. Needs more time.

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Red

2011 Argiolas Perdera Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

Monica more

6/11/2015 - merryberry wrote: 85 points

Deep ruby. Tight nose of strawberry and vanilla cola. Light to medium bodied, cranberries, tart cherries, no noticeable tannins, leather, and a medium finish. Not bad, but not that good either.

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White

2011 Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

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6/9/2015 - merryberry wrote: 85 points

Light straw yellow. Grapefruit and melon nose. Medium to full bodied, lemon rind, somewhat bitter almonds, plenty of acid, and a tangy medium to long dry finish. A little too austere for me.

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Red

2009 Tercero Grenache Larner Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley more

6/7/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 90 points

Relatively dark crimson-magenta. Lots of strawberry, a bit of mushroom, and warm leather on the nose. Medium bodied, fresh raspberries, juicy tart cherries, well integrated tannins, spices, and a long sweet finish. Very well made and delicious.

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Red

2009 Gamble Family Vineyards Heritage Sites

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

6/5/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 89 points

Dense and cloudy magenta in the middle, but with very clear edges. Nice nose of blueberry, raspberry, and spice. Medium bodied, dirty cranberries, black pepper, aged cherries, grainy tannins, tobacco, a but of heat, and a medium to long finish. Better with food than on its own.

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Red

2009 Vino Noceto Sangiovese

Amador County more

6/3/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 90 points

Fruity but with savory structure, easy drinking but multi-layered and complex, inexpensive but drinks well above its price. What more could you want?

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Red

2009 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec

Mendoza more

6/1/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 91 points

Inky, somewhat cloudy red. Blueberry, cola, and a bit of earth on the nose. Medium bodied, blackberries, black cherries, pepper, well integrated tannins, chocolate, and a long sweet finish. Way better than last time.

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Red

2007 Roessler Pinot Noir La Encantada Vineyard

Sta. Rita Hills more

5/30/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 92 points

Slightly cloudy, brickish garnet. Strawberry, cedar, oregano, and earth on the nose. Medium to full bodied, raspberries, pomegranates, cherry cola, sweet tannins, good acid, and a long, fruity finish. Delicious, and aging extremely gracefully.

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Red

2010 Zaca Mesa Z Cuvée

Santa Ynez Valley Red Rhone Blend more

5/28/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 89 points

Garnet-magenta. Strawberry pie, earth, and spice nose. Medium bodied, juicy strawberries, raspberries, pepper, tannins that make a late appearance, sage, a bit of smoke, and a medium finish. Easy drinking and tasty.

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Red

2008 Wellington Vineyards Syrah England Crest

Sonoma Valley more

5/26/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 91 points

Very dark crimson. Lots of blueberries, cardamom, and a hint of bacon on the nose. Medium to full bodied, blackberries, black pepper, well integrated tannins, good acid, dark chocolate, and a medium to long finish. Its in a very good place right now.

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Red

2007 Wellington Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Sonoma Valley more

5/23/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 90 points

A bit less fruit, a bit more bottle bouquet than last time. Tannins are still present but sweeter. Nice long finish. Getting better with age, like a well made cab should. Drinks like a $40-50 bottle.

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Red

NV Wellington Vineyards The Duke 11

Sonoma County Red Blend more

5/20/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 87 points

In the light, a very pretty, clear ruby. Raspberry, vanilla, and gummy bear nose. Medium bodied, cranberries, bing cherries, more tannins than you'd expect at this price, pepper, cocoa, and a medium length, somewhat sappy finish. Easily over-delivers.

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Red

NV Cameron Hughes Lot 421

California Red Blend more

5/19/2015 - merryberry wrote: 87 points

Fairly dark with crimson highlights. Spice, oak and raspberry tray nose. Medium bodied, a load of sweet cranberries, sharp cherries, soft woody tannins, a bit of soy sauce, and a medium-plus tangy finish. A little over-extracted, but pleasant to drink.

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Red

2008 Ty Caton Petite Sirah Caton Vineyard

Sonoma Valley more

5/16/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 89 points

Dark dark purple. Blueberry, leather and spice nose. Medium to full bodied, blackberries, black cherries, plenty of tannins, tobacco, dark chocolate, and a tart, tongue-coating darkly fruited finish. Still plenty of time left.

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Red

2010 Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Tres Picos

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5/15/2015 - merryberry wrote: 87 points

Similar to last time. Red fruit with some sage and enough tannins to keep it interesting. Still enjoyable and a good value.

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Red

2010 Woot Cellars Pour Pour Me Fruit Bomber

Contra Costa County Zinfandel more

5/12/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 89 points

Still lots of fruit, with more spice coming to the fore. A little syrupy on the finish. Best one yet and disappeared quickly.

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