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Red

2006 Dominique Laurent Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots Vieilles Vignes

Pinot Noir more

2/12/2016 - ScottPreston wrote: 90 points

I loved the nose on this wine, lot of terrior. Rose petal, underbrush, red fruits. However, i didn't think it translated fully to the palate and the wine lacked a great finish. Not a bad wine by any means, but didn't stand out to me.

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Red

2000 Château Péby Faugères

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/7/2016 - ScottPreston wrote: 93 points

I love it when i drink a bottle at its apex. The 2000 Peby is just singing right now. Big and dark fruits with scents of tar, some earth and graphite. Well balanced with a 20+ second finish. Only knock is that i think this wine has 2-3 years left before it starts fading. Drink up

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Red

2012 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades

Red Rhone Blend more

2/6/2016 - ScottPreston wrote: 89 points

This was a well made wine, but to me lacked nearly all complex factors. Fruit was ok, and the wine seemed to have decent balance but didn't really come all together. There was actually a little "horse-type" funk to it. I might have had a slightly off bottle. I think there are better Gigondas out there, even at this price.

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Red

2007 Château Larcis Ducasse

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/21/2016 - ScottPreston wrote: 91 points

Drinking perfect now, good effort for the year. Good charcoal, smoke and tar notes along with black fruits on the nose. Well balanced with a 15 second finish. A steal at this price.

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Red

2009 Clos La Madeleine

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/18/2016 - ScottPreston wrote: 92 points

This was a great wine, and more than i expected it to be. Big on fruit, a little light on structure, but overall a great effort. I think this wine should be consumed in the next 3 years as i do question the ability of the backbone to hold onto that fruit for an extended period. Fantastic for the price.

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White - Off-dry

2006 Emrich-Schönleber Monzinger Halenberg Riesling Auslese **

Nahe more

1/10/2016 - ScottPreston wrote: 90 points

I thought this was lacking. Interesting grapefruit and lemon peel flavors with notes of diesel. This wine tasted like it was 20+ years old, didn't have the freshness i expected. Drink now

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Red

2010 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Arete

Stags Leap District more

1/10/2016 - ScottPreston wrote: 90 points

This was good, not great. It almost felt a little flabby. Good fruit, but the flow of the wine just seemed a bit off. I think this wine is ready to drink now, and will only lose its structure over time

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Red

2011 Phifer Pavitt Cabernet Sauvignon Date Night

Napa Valley more

1/1/2016 - ScottPreston wrote: 93 points

I thought this wine was spectacular despite a tough vintage. In a blind tasting i might mistake for Paulliac. Great nose that balances tar, charcoal with great dark berries. Great balance on the palate with a 15-20 second finish. I didn't decant. I think this wine would warrant a higher score even than a 93, but i do question its ability to age gracefully in such a tough vintage.

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Red

1997 Hastae Barbera d'Asti Quorum

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12/31/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 91 points

still holding up. Fruit still good, some mushroom and forest floor. I would drink this soon as i don't think this wine has much more life in its prime

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Red

2006 Robert Foley Petite Sirah Muscle Man

Napa Valley more

12/27/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 94 points

From Magnum. I tend to find PS too big, but this was an absolute incredible expression of the grape. Full of fruit and surprisingly well balanced. Excellent.

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Red

2006 Radio-Coteau Syrah Cherry Camp

Sonoma Coast more

12/27/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 93 points

Served from Magnum, decanted 1 hour. This wine is at its apex, fruit still in great shape with deep berry, tar, lead pencil and some mushroom. Finish was 30 seconds.

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White

2009 Anne Boisson Meursault Sous La Velle

Chardonnay more

12/27/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 91 points

Nothing super complex going on here, but possesses all the classic Meursault characteristics. great value

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Red

2004 Domaine de la Mordorée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois

Red Rhone Blend more

12/25/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 92 points

This wine is reaching its peak. Fruit is still in really good shape but some signs of tiring. Good notes of smoke, blackberry, and tar on the nose. Finish would good, could have had a bit more length in its youth. Pop and pour if you have any of this left.

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White

2010 Realm Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

Oakville more

12/25/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 96 points

Nearly 6 years old and still humming, could even get better. I think this might be one of the best SB made in the States. Fruit still fully intact, great acidity. A+ effort.

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Red

2001 Turley Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard

Paso Robles more

12/24/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 89 points

This wine is definitely past its prime, but still drinkable. The fruit has a bit more of a raisin quality to it and a bit of green bell pepper. I would open this ASAP.

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Red

2000 Château Grand-Pontet

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/19/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 92 points

Drinking perfectly. I think this is at its prime. Solid value

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Red

2009 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues

Red Rhone Blend more

12/13/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 92 points

This wine was a bruiser, new world style. Big, overextracted. Full of licorice, black cherry, tar, and smoke. Huge noise that carriers through the palate. Good wine, but be prepared

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Red

2009 Château Lilian Ladouys

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/4/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 90 points

Solid effort. Wine is fruit forward and well balanced. Fantastic for the price

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Red

2005 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

Nebbiolo more

12/2/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 90 points

This wine may warrant a higher score, but i don't think i let it breath long enough. Still was a little gruff, but after an hour started to open up a bit. Exceptional balance, but a little restrained. I would suggest leaving this for another 3 years, or decant for 3 hours

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Red

2009 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Tomahawk Vineyard

Stags Leap District more

12/1/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 94 points

Amazing cab, that is entering its prime drinking window. Beautiful fruit and structure. Can't ask for much more.

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Red

2011 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4

Stags Leap District more

11/18/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: NR

slipped out of the slot in my cellar and shattered on the ground, bummer.

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Red

2000 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric dël Fiasc

Nebbiolo more

11/18/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 92 points

Classic Barolo. Tobacco leaf, mushroom, and a tight core of sour cherry. Well integrated and balanced. Still has a decade of life.

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Red

2005 Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

11/15/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 95 points

3 hour decant, big wine, with chocolate, leather, and a strong dark cherry core. This wine is in its prime, but has 2-3 years of perfect drinking left.

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Red

2008 Hanzell Pinot Noir

Sonoma Valley more

10/27/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 89 points

This wine was interesting. It was lean with good acidity, needed an hour or so to open up. Good fruit on the nose, but the fruit died mid palate.

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Red

2003 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon John C. Sullenger Vineyard

Oakville more

10/19/2015 - ScottPreston wrote: 91 points

Ready to drink. Still has all the fruit and the tannins have been shed. Not sure this wine was constructed for the long run, and should be enjoyed soon. Very pleasant.

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