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2012 Armida Zinfandel Maple Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley more

6/20/2015 - 97edwardc wrote: 86 points

Nice fruit, but too much oak.

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2010 Red Car Syrah Cuvée 22

Sonoma County more

6/20/2015 - 97edwardc wrote: 77 points

Clearly this is a divisive wine, based on other ratings. But I really found it undrinkable. Excessive oak, no acid, minimal fruit, heavy olive tapenade, no pleasure. Poured 2/3 down sink.

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2013 Dutcher Crossing Chardonnay Costello Vineyard

Alexander Valley more

6/8/2015 - 97edwardc wrote: 86 points

Tart, plenty of acid, makes the mouth pucker. Moderate to elevated oak. It's ok, but must have with food.

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2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah North Coast

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12/22/2014 - 97edwardc wrote: 92 points

Bought a case on release. Immediately placed in off site storage. Just pulled a few out last week after a year in storage (and replaced with a case of the 2013). Stunning, stunning QPR. Dark, rich, with an intoxicating aroma and long finish. For me neither a highly fruited, overripe Syrah, nor a meaty, olive-y Syrah. It's the sweet spot of dark fruit, a touch of pepper, maybe a tiny bit of dark chocolate. Great stuff. Should have bought 2 cases.

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2009 Ca' Momi Pinot Noir

Napa Valley more

11/21/2014 - 97edwardc wrote: NR

I see that my last note - from a year ago - was drink em if you got em. Should have heeded my own advice. This is done and done.

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2012 Chateau la Grande Roche Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

11/5/2014 - 97edwardc Does not like this wine: 82 points

I found this wine to be quite unpleasant. I know it's young but I don't think youth had anything to do with it. There was a soy sauce like tinge on the palate, as well as a distinct saline undertone. Disappointing. A substantial portion of the bottle ended up down the drain.

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2005 Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

10/17/2014 - 97edwardc wrote: NR

Holy oak. Opened this to celebrate a major milestone. Not a fan at all, wonder why I bought it at the winery years ago. Tons of oak. If that's your style you'll love it. Not for me.

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2012 Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill

Sta. Rita Hills more

9/29/2014 - 97edwardc Does not like this wine: NR

I don't get it. The good news is that it appears that many are getting a great deal of pleasure from this wine, which is great. The bad news is after a couple of bottles I still haven't. Distinct acid, faint lemon/citrus, heavy saline element. Just not pleasurable for me, but to each his own.

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2005 Château Mille-Roses

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

9/13/2014 - 97edwardc wrote: 87 points

The last of 48 375ml bottles. Exceptional QPR, especially given that I got almost all of it at $5 per bottle at winebid. Still tasty!

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2009 Valdez Family Winery Zinfandel Quinn Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley more

9/3/2014 - 97edwardc wrote: 90 points

Delicious. My goodness this was an absurd QPR at the winery's close out $15 price. I wish I'd purchased 3 cases.

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Red

2010 Carlisle Syrah Bennett Valley

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7/21/2014 - 97edwardc wrote: 92 points

A year and a half ago this was a disappointment. Now it is a delicious revelation. Enjoy!

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2010 Overland Wine Company Argonaut Kick Ranch

Sonoma County Syrah Blend, Syrah more

6/4/2014 - 97edwardc Likes this wine: 92 points

This is in a very good place. Characteristic Kick Ranch coffee/mocha on the palate with a long, long finish. Rich and velvety. Notable acid, modest tannin. Delish!

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2011 Larkmead Vineyards Napa Valley Red Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon more

3/28/2014 - 97edwardc Does not like this wine: 82 points

If anyone needs confirmation that 2011 was a tough vintage, this is it. For me, Larkmead is about as good as it gets, and this is not very good. I'm glad that given the other (high) scores others are getting pleasure from this. But I'm glad that of the 80 or so bottles of Larkmead I have in stock that this was a solo.

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2011 Preston of Dry Creek Valley Barbera

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3/5/2014 - 97edwardc Does not like this wine: 80 points

This is not good. Tin-like, mettallic. Sour. Unpleasant.

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2011 Ombrato Primitivo Puglia IGT

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2/10/2014 - 97edwardc Likes this wine: 88 points

Screaming Primitivo value. Excellent with weeknight take out pizza. Nicely balanced, pleasant drink

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2009 Ca' Momi Pinot Noir

Napa Valley more

11/19/2013 - 97edwardc wrote: NR

Drink em if you got em. Not sure these are meant to last.

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2002 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

11/2/2013 - 97edwardc Likes this wine: 92 points

Very nice. Was lucky to score a handful from K&L recently. Fruit is very well developed. Almost sweet. But delicious. Very ready. Drink what you've got. I'll look to finish my 4 remaining before the end of 2014.

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2006 Cabot Vineyards Syrah EXT

Humboldt County more

9/25/2013 - 97edwardc Likes this wine: 92 points

This is a very delicious, meaty, rich syrah. I didn't look at community ratings before opening the bottle and I was shocked that they were so low. I'm getting a nice balance of dark fruit, earth, and savory characteristics that I have really enjoyed. This wine is in an excellent place right now, I regret that this is my last bottle.

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2009 Ca' Momi Pinot Noir

Napa Valley more

1/26/2013 - 97edwardc wrote: 91 points

Stunning value.

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2010 Carlisle Syrah Bennett Valley

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1/14/2013 - 97edwardc wrote: NR

I must say, as much as I love both Carlisle AND Bennett Valley Syrah, this wasn't working for me tonight. Didn't go so far as KIDSMURF2000 and pour it down the drain, but well below my expectations. I'm hoping it's just too young, so I will wait for at least a year before cracking another.

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2003 Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M.

McLaren Vale more

10/19/2012 - 97edwardc wrote: 92 points

I basically don't buy Aussie shiraz anymore, but have a few bottles of Mitolo GAM in the cellar. This may be the only Aussie shiraz I would still consider buying

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2008 Seghesio Family Vineyards Marian's Reserve

Alexander Valley Red Blend more

6/22/2012 - 97edwardc wrote: 89 points

This is not a pop and pour. Opened the first night and it was tight, not super pleasant. Sealed and kept for second night and at that point it was singing. Either decant or open several hours before consuming.

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2003 Kilikanoon Shiraz R

Barossa Valley more

6/20/2012 - 97edwardc wrote: 78 points

This is really unpleasant. I started getting into wine seriously about 6 years ago, and back then I would buy based on reviews and to try to have a diversity of varietals and regions represented in my cellar. It is wine like this that is the primary reason I almost never buy Australian Shiraz anymore. Way too alcoholic (better not light a match in the same room), raisiny/extracted/port like. Why anyone would knowingly buy this I have no idea. I sure won't do it again. Yuck.

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2010 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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5/7/2012 - 97edwardc wrote: 90 points

Definitely perceive the citrus rind that so many others speak of. Balanced, tasty, nice value at $25.

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2006 Villa Pillo Borgoforte Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

4/20/2012 - 97edwardc wrote: 92 points

The last of 18 bottles. An extraordinary QPR. If only I could find more.

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