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Red

2000 Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard

Napa Valley more

7/24/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 94 points

What an incredible wine. This is definitely getting close to peak, but has another 2 years of beautiful drinking.

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Red

2006 Pax Syrah Nellessen Vineyard Green Valley

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7/18/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 89 points

I believe at one point this demanded a higher score but i feel the wine is in decline and is a little disjointed. Enjoyable, but drink up, this isn't getting better.

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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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Red

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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