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White

2012 Olivier Leflaive Rully 1er Cru Les Cloux

Chardonnay more

7/4/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 91 points

The nose was a contrast of rich stone fruit and incredibly fresh minerality, showing apricot, spring florals, lime zest, and wet stone. It saturated the palate with mineral intensity and rich stone fruit, which was perfectly balanced by brisk acidity, displaying mid-weight textures. Flavors of ripe apple, hints of spice and citrus lasted long into the finish.

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White

2011 Comtesse Bernard de Cherisey Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Hameau de Blagny

Chardonnay more

7/3/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 93 points

This showed rich, intense fruit balanced by gorgeous minerality, with ripe apple, lemon and a hint of spice on the nose. On the palate, I found an energetic mix of mineral slate, stone fruit and tart citrus. Crystalline acidity resulted in a mouthwatering finish that drenched the senses with minerals and green apple.

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Red

2011 Domaine Martelet de Cherisey Blagny 1er Cru La Genelotte

Pinot Noir more

7/3/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

The bouquet was gorgeous with wonderfully fresh red fruits, pretty floral tones, wild herbs and minerals. On the palate, I found lifted textures with mineral-laden fruits, remaining juicy with enough grip to keep it exciting. The finish was long on soft red berry and minerals, yet refreshing and clean. This comes from a tiny parcel of old-vine Pinot Noir planted in a Meursault premier cru that’s aged in all neutral wood, it’s quite beautiful.

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Red

2007 Mas Doix Priorat Costers de Vinyes Velles

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

7/3/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 94 points

The 2007 takes the intensity of Priorat and balances it perfectly with a nose of ripe blackberry, raisin, dark floral tones, tobacco and herbal lift. On the palate, I found silky textures on a mid-weight frame with notes of wild berry, dark chocolate, herbs and hints of tannin tugging at the palate. This was balanced throughout and finished on focused fruit intensity. The 2007 should enjoy a long drinking window and improve for over a decade in the cellar. I hope to taste it again some day.

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Red

2009 Mas Doix Priorat Costers de Vinyes Velles

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

7/3/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

The nose was rich and intense with blueberry and raspberry fruits, floral tones, spice and crushed stone. On the palate, I found velvety textures with an energetic wave of acidity keeping things fresh and lifted as sappy dark fruits, cocoa and minerals coated the sense. The finish showed a hint of its warm vintage heat, with rich fruits and a hint of herbs. This may not be the most balanced Mas Doix, yet it is undeniably enjoyable.

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Red

2006 Mas Doix Priorat Salanques

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

7/3/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 93 points

The 2006 is a testament to the longevity of Salenques, as a bouquet of dried fruits, florals, dusty soil and minerals greeted me. It’s just starting to show beautiful tertiary character. Then on the palate, a juicy wave of silky wild berry, spice and minerals splashed against the senses. It finished delicate and refined, in a beautiful place now, yet far from the end of it’s drinking window.

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Red

2012 Mas Doix Priorat Salanques

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

7/3/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

The nose was rich with intense dark fruits, herbs and minerals. On the palate, this was surprisingly fresh and lifted, showing wild berry and spice with beautiful balance and poise. It finished long on dark fruit, bitter chocolate and palate cleansing acidity. The 2012 Salenques is a pretty and understate wine that is drinking well now, yet has the potential to develop much further in the cellar.

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Red

2013 Mas Doix Priorat Les Crestes

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

7/3/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 88 points

The nose was pretty and lifted with crushed wild berry, spice and chalky minerals. On the palate, it was ripe yet refreshing with silky textures and mouth filling notes of cherry and blackberry. It finished fresh with not a tiring note to its frame. Not overthought, but frankly, I feel like I could drink this all day it’s so easy to like.

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Red - Sweet/Dessert

2003 Romano Dal Forno Vigna Seré Veneto IGT

Corvina Blend, Corvina more

7/3/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

The nose showed intense dark chocolate, sweet minty herbs, cherry and cedar. It was ripe and sweet, yet lifted with medicinal herbs. On the palate, it displayed silky texture with medium length and juicy wave of acidity, giving notes of ripe cherry and herbal tones. The finish was long with sweet spice, cherry and a hint of bitter chocolate.

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Red

2009 Romano Dal Forno Amarone della Valpolicella

Corvina Blend, Corvina more

7/3/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 95 points

The nose showed masses of intense black cherry, licorice, violet floral tones and spice. With time in the glass, it grew richer, darker and more savory, as hints of minerals and balsamic tones came forward. On the palate, it showed velvety textures with rich red fruits, dark chocolate and spice, yet remained balanced and fresh. A hint of heat on the finish was quickly dispelled as the mouth began to water, revitalizing flavors of cherry and spice. This is a wine of contrasts, large-scaled, yet perfectly refined.

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Red

2009 Romano Dal Forno Valpolicella Superiore

Corvina Blend, Corvina more

7/3/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 93 points

What a nose on the 2009 Valpolicella, as I could literally pick up on aromas of cherry and spice, as my glass was first poured. The bouquet was intense with cherry, licorice, sweet herbs, spice and a lifting note of dried flowers. On the palate, I found silky textures offset by bitter cherry and dark chocolate. The balance was impeccable as waves of brisk acidity worked to lighten an otherwise weighty mouth feel. It finished on concentrated tart cherry and bakers chocolate, which seemed to go on forever. The 2009 Valpolicella could stand neck and neck against most of the competitions Amarone.

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Red

2010 Macari Merlot Reserve

North Fork more

7/2/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 90 points

The nose was rich, showing blueberry, currant and cola with a confectionary twist contrasted by undergrowth and herbs. On the palate, I found silky textures with an intense mix of wild berry fruit and spice. Flavors of black fruit and licorice saturated the senses throughout the finish with a balancing hint of tobacco and herbs.

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Red

2011 Lagier Meredith Syrah

Mt. Veeder more

7/2/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 91 points

The nose was very pretty and floral, showing dark berries and spice with crushed stone, and violets. On the palate, it entered rich and brooding, yet quickly livened up with notes of tart berry and herbs. Notes of pepper and spice with berry concentrate lingered long through the finish.

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Red

2012 Lagier Meredith Mondeuse Noir

Mt. Veeder more

7/2/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 93 points

The nose showed masses of ripe black fruits, spiced berry, violette floral tones and a hint of wild herbs. On the palate, it displayed rich textures with saturating dark fruits, citrus and spice. The senses seemed to be coated in sappy black fruit throughout the finish, yet still with a sensation of balance as inner floral tones and spice lingering long.

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Red

2012 Lagier Meredith Malbec

Mt. Veeder more

7/2/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 90 points

The color was an intense, glass-coating purple hue. On the nose I found wild berry and spice with exotic floral tones. It was smooth with silky textures on the palate, displaying wild berry and spice with a hint of white pepper. The finish was fresh and clean with a wave of refreshing acidity tingling on the senses.

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Rosť

2014 Lagier Meredith Rosé

Mt. Veeder Syrah Blend, Syrah more

7/2/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 90 points

The 2014 Rosé was gorgeous with notes of fresh strawberry, floral tones, undergrowth and minerals. On the palate, it was remarkably fresh with balancing grip, displaying ripe berry tones and citrus. It finished fresh with inner floral tones and crisp minerality.

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Red

2012 Ridge Zinfandel Pagani Ranch

Sonoma Valley more

6/30/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 91 points

This is stunning with a bouquet of smoked mesquite, cherry and blueberry fruit, sweet spices, grilled herbs, and a hint of cocoa. On the palate, it was beautifully balanced with juicy acidity, displaying wild berry fruit and a hint of vanilla. It finished with a slight tug of tannin and spiced, dark fruits lingering on the senses. This is a beautiful and fun Pagani Ranch, which Ridge states will be best in 5-7-years, yet I can't keep my hands off it tonight.

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Red

2012 Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard

Eola - Amity Hills more

6/28/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

Gorgeous, ripe cherry and raspberry fruit framed by earth, sweet florals, exotic spice and the slightest hint of oak. It was seamless and silky on the palate with brilliant red fruit, hinting at herbs with notes of spiced orange and minerality. The finish was medium in length, show poise with refreshing acidity giving life to notes of tart cherry. This was stunning, a wine of beautiful balance which provides a real sophisticated rendition of Oregon Pinot Noir .

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Red

2009 Azienda Bricco Asili (Ceretto) Barbaresco Bernardot

Nebbiolo more

6/26/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 90 points

he nose showed a ripe, yet otherwise classic nose of dark red fruits, crushed strawberry, cedar, and sweet spice. On the palate, I found smooth, almost silky textures cut by a core of concentrated red berry fruit and a vibrant lash of acidity. Dark soil and inner floral tones lingered long on the finish with a hint of dried cherry. This didn’t show the overt ripeness of the year, in fact, it performed very well.

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White

2009 Kühling-Gillot Niersteiner Pettenthal Riesling Großes Gewächs

Rheinhessen more

6/26/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 93 points

It’s rare that I open a tasting note with the word, WOW—but here it applies. The nose showed a perfectly balanced and intense mix of fruit, mineral and funk, with Tete de Moine (cheese), lemon, crushed stone, chalk dust and spiced orange peel. On the palate, it showed ripe peach, pineapple and melon with a coating of minerality and rejuvenating waves of fresh acidity. The finish was long and intense, as the funky notes returned (do I detect a hint of Botrytis) along with citrus and minerals.

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Red

2012 Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir San Andreas Fault

Sonoma Coast more

6/26/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

The nose showed woodland and herbal tones with intense, crushed wild berry, hints of spice, and refreshing citrus note. On the palate, it was youthfully firm with a finessed, feminine frame, showing red berry and inner floral tones. The finish showed floral and undergrowth with hints of soil and minerals. Very nicely done.

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Red

2006 Château Lafon-Rochet

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/26/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 90 points

The nose showed intense red berry and cedar with minty herbal tones adding freshness. On the palate, it showed soft, supple textures with red currant and wild berry fruits, licorice and tarry tannin providing grip and balance. It was long on concentrated red berry and herbs throughout the finish. The ’06 Lafon-Rochet was very pleasant and easy to like.

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Red

2010 Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno Barolo Cascina Nuova

Nebbiolo more

6/24/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 91 points

The nose was intense and dark with exotic spice, floral tones, pine, tobacco and hints of dried cherry. On the palate, it was at first silky and medium-weight, yet fine tannin coated the senses as notes of tart cherry, balsamic tones and floral rose saturated the senses. The finish was firm, showing dried red fruit and spice, as a bump of acidity provided a refreshing lift. This was a pleasure to drink.

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White

2014 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese trocken

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

6/23/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 92 points

The nose showed peach and rich spices with hints of smoke and crushed stone. On the palate, I found tremendous depth with weighty yet balanced textures giving way to flavors of ripe apricot, spice and young strawberry. The finish turned to tart citrus.

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White

2013 Schäfer-Fröhlich Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs

Nahe more

6/22/2015 - Eric Guido Likes this wine: 94 points

The nose was intense, with earth and floral tones up front followed by wet slate, smoke, cheese rind and a hint of peach. On the palate, there was tremendous depth with young mango, green apple, a spritz of citrus and dazzling inner floral tones. It finished long with palate-coating citrus and minerals, yet tight, like a bomb waiting to explode. This was gorgeous.

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