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White - Sweet/Dessert

2003 Domaine du Closel-Château des Vaults Savennières Moelleux Clos du Papillon

Chenin Blanc more

7/2/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 90 points

I think at one point this might have deserved a higher rating. Overall still drinking good, but losing some life.

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2010 Domaine Les Mille Vignes Fitou Cuvée de la Cadette

Carignan Blend, Carignan more

6/14/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 89 points

Well made wine. High acid and mineral will extend of the life of this to 2020. Great rustic wine, needs food. Could use stronger fruit, but a decent effort

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Red

2011 Switchback Ridge Merlot Peterson Family Vineyard

Napa Valley more

6/11/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 90 points

This is a great showing for the vintage, however it was a bit overextracted for me. A big Merlot, but lacks great balance and should be consumed in the next 2-3 years.

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White

2012 Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Blanc Les Charmes

Chardonnay more

6/7/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 90 points

This is the best white burgundy i have had below $30. this is a brilliant effort for a Bourgogne. chalky nose, with hints of light butterscotch. Well balance with good acity, making this a perfect causal food wine.

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Red

2011 Domaine La Tour Vieille Collioure Puig Ambeille

Red Blend more

6/5/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 88 points

A very pleasant wine, not a ton of sophistication. The wine needed some time and coaxing to really start to let some of the fruit out so i recommend a 1 hour decant. A great drinking wine that really represents the terrior of Collioure.

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Red

2010 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

6/2/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 90 points

I thought this wine was great, but it definitely could benefit from another year in bottle. I thought the fruit was great, but the wine seemed a bit flabby to me and just didn't fully come together for me. A great effort for the price, but will not change your life.

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White

2007 Jacques Puffeney Savagnin Arbois

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5/30/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 92 points

I thought this wine was fantastic. I agree with earlier comments regarding sherry like qualities, but there are some interesting honeycomb and flower notes i picked up. This wine still has 10 years of life left. The wine definitely leans toward heavy oxidation which i can appreciate, but warning for those that dont.

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Red

2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/25/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 91 points

Consistent notes. This wine continues to surprise me. Great dark/rich fruits but not over done. Smoke, charcoal, a little earth as well emerge from the glass. This producer has really improved and wines are underpriced. Impressive.

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Red

2011 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7

Stags Leap District more

5/10/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 92 points

For a 2011 this wine is off the charts. A little young, we decanted for 2 hours. well balanced and great fruit. This is in the top 5% of 2011 Napa cabs. I think it should drink fantastic for a decade.

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Red

2007 Bergström Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard

Yamhill-Carlton more

5/8/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 94 points

absolutely spectacular, perfect balance. still has a backbone of acidity and lively fruit. All here, drinkable now, at least 5 years of life. other success from Bergstrom

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Red

2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

Nebbiolo more

5/3/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 91 points

For the price this wine is insanely good. Still way too young, needs 2-3 hours decanting or another 3-5 years in bottle. Well balanced with great fruit. Not a benchmark, but a textbook Barbaresco

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White

2008 Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Côte

Knights Valley more

4/26/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 95 points

This is drinking absolutely perfect. Textbook, like a great montrachet

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Red

2004 Château Léoville Poyferré

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/31/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 95 points

For the vintage this wine is absolutely fantastic. Still has a decade of enjoyment in front of it. Stellar balance. Nose emits charcoal, tar, dark fruits. Took about an hour to start to open.

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Red

2008 Radio-Coteau Pinot Noir La Neblina

Sonoma Coast more

3/20/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 90 points

I didn't love this wine, but it pleasant. Good fruit and structure, but likes that wow factor. Drinkable today, but still has good life.

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Red

2006 Bergström Pinot Noir Bergström Whole Cluster Selection

Willamette Valley more

3/20/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 94 points

When i first opened this it i was disappointed. It was tannic and high in acid. Then after 2 hours it really started to open up. Violets and charcoal on the nose, beautiful mid-palate and an elegant finish. I think this has another 4-6 years of life, but great today but needs at least 2 hours in a decanter.

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Red

2006 Alain Corcia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Creme de la Creme

Red Rhone Blend more

3/14/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 91 points

At first felt a little overripe. After about 2 hours of decanting this wine started to really come together. Nice smoke/charcoal, with cherry jolly rancher. I think this wine is just at its peak as it has shed its tannins and lack of acid/backbone with limit ageibility from here

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White

2011 Phifer Pavitt Sauvignon Blanc Date Night

Napa Valley more

3/14/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 92 points

Great expression of this grape. Fantastic fruit and structure. One of the best from Napa.

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White

2012 Realm Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

Oakville more

3/12/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 95 points

Best Sav Blanc from Cali i have ever tasted

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Red

2011 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Family Napa Valley

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3/7/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 88 points

This was a very pleasant cab, especially considering the challenging vintage. Good mellow fruit, and no green notes. Not a lot of structure here, and probably doesn't have a ton of life beyond 3 years, but good value for a Napa Cab.

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Red

2002 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Beaune 1er Cru Vignes Franches

Pinot Noir more

3/1/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 93 points

Outstanding, overachiever for this 1st cru. Wine at its peak and should be enjoyed soon. Velvety red fruits. Structure still holding perfect.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2003 Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume

Chenin Blanc more

2/22/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 94 points

Drinking perfectly now, but has a easy decade of life left.

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Red

2004 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Alpine Vineyard

Stags Leap District more

2/16/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 92 points

Well structured, and in its prime. Great fruit and balance. Drink now or over the next 2 years. Decanted 2 hours before drinking

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Red

2002 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Beaune 1er Cru Vignes Franches

Pinot Noir more

2/14/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 89 points

This might be a 1-2 years past its prime. However still drinking nicely. Strawberry and red berries with some earth. A pleasant wine, and worth the price.

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Red

1998 Château Le Bon Pasteur

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/9/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 94 points

I was absolutely blown away at the quality of the 1998 Bon Pasteur, at nearly 17 years. Still youthful, but showing all its qualities. I think this might even be better than the 2000 LBP i had last month. The tannins have melted away leaving velvet like dark fruit, smoke, tar. Finish goes on for 25-30 seconds. Incredible.

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Red

2009 Landmark Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

2/7/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 89 points

I was expecting more from this wine given the petigree of the vineyard and past Landmarks. Rich dark fruit, smoke, tar and charcoal on the nose. This didn't possess great richness in the mouth and the finish was lacking. The wine is still holding up and should drink fine over the next 3 years.

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