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Red

2005 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

6/19/2015 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

This wine is still kicking ass and taking names. Far more depth and complexity than a couple years ago. From 1.5L. No formal notes. No other bottles unfortunately.

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Red

1997 Ardente Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Espressione

Atlas Peak more

1/5/2015 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

This bottle was easily the best of 4 consumed over the last 2 years. We were smitten with it. Perfect cork, not much sediment, mild/moderate bricking, less herb on the nose and more developed dark berry fruit. If only they all could have been close to this good. Still lots of earth and paired well with mushroom mac n cheese with a thick colorado lamb loin chop. Makes me wonder if this wine was in a dumb phase and is peaking now?

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Red

2005 Domaine des Monts Luisants Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Monts-Luisants

Pinot Noir more

12/17/2014 - nlassow wrote: flawed

Oxidized. Cork in perfect condition.

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Red

2004 St. Supéry Élu Meritage

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/6/2014 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

Pop em if you got em, this drinks as though the CT 2014 drinking window is accurate. Not as fruity as our bottle a few years ago. Tannins resolved, good earthy nuances, still excellent wine. Leaving note from memory 4 nights ago.

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White

2009 Foxen Chardonnay Tinaquaic

Santa Maria Valley more

6/23/2014 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

The oak is well integrated at this point, and the diacetyl from the MF is far from overwhelming. Much better than some of the currently released Chardonnay at the tasting room.

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Red

2004 Ty Caton Cabernet Sauvignon Caton Vineyard

Sonoma Valley more

2/20/2014 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

This bottle drank as well as could be expected(everyone loved it!) Leaving note months after consumption. Typical Sonoma Cabernet Sauv drinking in its prime.

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Red

2007 Hendry Zinfandel Blocks 7 & 22

Napa Valley more

6/19/2014 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

Good fruit, although tasting like you shouldn't hang on to this much longer. Haven't had a Zin in a while, and this Napa fruit was delicious! Palate not optimal due to a cold. This probably would have been perfect 6 months to 1 year ago.

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Red

2009 Domaine le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras Cuvée Azalais

Red Rhone Blend more

6/19/2014 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

"This wine isn't flawed it just needs cheese." It has some stink on the first nose that blows off eventually. Palate not optimal due to a cold. Much better with food.

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Red

2007 Bodegas Los Astrales Ribera del Duero Astrales

Tempranillo more

4/25/2014 - nlassow wrote: NR

Delicious! Great complexity, acidity and fruit will try to hold off on the last bottle for a year or more.

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Red

2002 Panza Petite Sirah Stag's Leap Ranch

Napa Valley more

3/23/2014 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

Excellent. No formal notes but we were thrilled with this. No more remaining, but if you got em, set a couple aside for a few more years. This bottle resting so well.

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Red

2007 Expression Pinot Noir 44° Roserock

Eola - Amity Hills more

9/15/2013 - nlassow wrote: flawed

Our last bottle was sadly flawed. Big time flawed, as in the worst most pungent corked bottle I've ever experienced. Could smell it before the cork was completely extracted! We normally LOVE this bottle.

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Red

1982 Château Cos d'Estournel

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

9/15/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

First experience with an older Bordeaux. Cork came out but not without many fragments. Subtle tannins and fruit, good amount of earth showing on the nose and palate. Leaving this note many months after consuming.

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Red

2005 Tardieu-Laurent Vin de Pays d'Oc Les Grands Augustins

Syrah more

12/26/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

Drinking on its last legs, but still kicking. My better half guessed merlot, when actually syrah. Must have overlooked the ava. This does drink more like an older Bordeaux. Better with food, as the fruit is taking the back seat. A bit of sediment. Excellent at the $15 price point if you're looking for this style.

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Red

2004 Ty Caton TyTanium Caton Vineyard

Sonoma Valley Red Blend more

10/13/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

Decanted 30-45min. Do not rush to drink this one. The fruit is still lush and powerful. Dark crimson in the glass. We didn't pay too close attention as far as notes go. Good earthy tones as well. Too bad we didn't stock up during the recession. Newer releases are selling for over 2x as much.

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Red

1982 Château Cos d'Estournel

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

8/21/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

Our first experience with old Bordeaux. The bottle's history was traced to its release, and we were the 3rd and final owners. High neck fill. Bottle was never reconditioned, and we finessed out the original cork in two pieces. This wine exemplified terroir. I thought the bottle may have been flawed at first, but was verified(enthusiastically) as a perfect example by a professional "nose." The fruit was muted, but the terrestrial aspects of the wine were phenomenal with the fois gras.

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Red - Fortified

1999 Quinta do Crasto Porto Vintage

Port Blend more

7/20/2013 - nlassow wrote: NR

This bottle was far better than the first. The extra 2 years really helped this along. Still not amazing, but a good sweet quaff non-the-less.

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Red

2006 Viña Perez Cruz Liguai

Maipo Valley Red Blend more

12/23/2012 - nlassow wrote: flawed

We tried 2 bottles and both were badly corked. The corks were in perfect condition but the nose and palate of the wine was all bandaids.

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Red

2002 Panza Petite Sirah Stag's Leap Ranch

Napa Valley more

4/28/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

This may be going through a dumb phase, or the 1 hour of decanting just wasn't enough. The nose was plenty powerful, and the color strong, but it never came to full stride on the palate. Never-the-less this PS was delicious, just in an odd spot.

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Red

2000 Château Haut-Maillet

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/4/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

This wine, compared to the 2005, was a beast. Brooding and palate covering with deep tannins and fruit. Seems as though this could benefit from another 12 years of cellar time. Without the bottles visible, I would never have guessed the 2000 and the 2005 were even from the same region, let alone the same estate.

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Red

2005 Château Haut-Maillet

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/4/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

Recalled from last night... Decanted 60 minutes. After tasting the 2000 we decided to consume the 2005 first. Bright notes of fruit with solid tannin structure. Floral compared to the 2000.

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Red

2006 La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino Il Divasco

Sangiovese more

3/19/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

This wine was amazing. Decanted 2+ hours and consumed over 60 minutes. The nose was so tantalizing with sour cherry and plum(?), I almost didn't want to taste in case the wine was a let down on the palate. Not the case. It was everything the nose led me to believe. Silky tannin and more beautiful cherry notes. 2 bottles remaining. Drinking incredibly well right now going to be difficult to hold off on these. If there was a gun to my head I'd call it a 93-94.

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Red

2005 Vilafonté Series C

Paarl Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/24/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

Drank a few weeks ago but this was absolutely wonderful! Give it a good decant and drink up.

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Red

2002 Panza Petite Sirah Stag's Leap Ranch

Napa Valley more

2/13/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

This decanted for at least 90 minutes, and I never would have guessed the wine to be over 10 years old. No formal notes. This looks set for another long haul in the cellar.

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Red

2007 Expression Pinot Noir 44° Roserock

Eola - Amity Hills more

2/11/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

Not as large as our last visit, but developing nicely and becoming more integrated.

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Red

2008 Treana Red

Paso Robles Red Blend more

1/27/2013 - nlassow Likes this wine: NR

Perfumy nose dominated by clove, similar to a seasoned rice pudding. Deep opaque plum in color. The palate was reminiscent of mulled wine with dark fruit. Quite interesting, should have paired some snacks with it.

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