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2010 Flowers Pinot Noir Sea View Ridge

Sonoma Coast more

5/17/2015 - MXL wrote: 92 points

High rater, solid Pinot from Flowers.

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2009 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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5/17/2015 - MXL wrote: 93 points

Oh my! Simply put, this is a well crafted wine with no flaws.

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2009 Nottingham Cellars Supremacy

Livermore Valley Red Blend more

2/25/2015 - MXL wrote: 90 points

Surprised here. Bottle aged nicely smoothing the tannins out even more. Very good red from Livermore.

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2012 Juxtapoz

North Coast Red Blend more

2/25/2015 - MXL wrote: 84 points

Too sweet.

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2008 Glenlyon Syrah Estate

Sonoma County more

1/11/2015 - MXL wrote: 90 points

Chocolate cigar box, yum. It paid to let this one sit in the cellar.

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2005 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville more

1/11/2015 - MXL wrote: 88 points

Past its prime but still ok.

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2010 Rocket Science

Coombsville Red Blend more

1/11/2015 - MXL wrote: 91 points

Best one of the case so far.

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2009 Saddleback Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve

Napa Valley more

12/27/2014 - MXL wrote: 90 points

Probably a bit young yet. Lots of oak here, good dark fruit, med finish.

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2011 Modus Operandi Cabernet Sauvignon Vanquish

Coombsville more

12/13/2014 - MXL wrote: 86 points

Was disappointed with this bottle after tasting with the winemaker. It was very oaky but really disjointed in makeup. I know '11 was tough and maybe had something to do with the outcome or it was " still " way to young.

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2012 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 555

Rutherford more

11/18/2014 - MXL wrote: 92 points

The best cab you'll drink at this price

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2005 Frogtown Sangiovese

Lumpkin County more

11/3/2014 - MXL wrote: 79 points

Past its prime.

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2006 Girard Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak

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10/18/2014 - MXL wrote: 93 points

2006 Girard Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon
Lead
Stone
Pure king cab
Black currant
Anise
Leather
Black mt. Fruit
Black pepper finish
Crushed old cedar closet with hint of GBP.

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2006 Château de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône Baron Louis

Red Rhone Blend more

9/5/2014 - MXL wrote: 77 points

Waited too late for this one.

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2011 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Sangiovese more

8/10/2014 - MXL wrote: 91 points

Very good but I think that a few more years in bottle would make it awesome.

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NV d'Art Wines Dog Day Red

Lodi Red Blend more

7/21/2014 - MXL wrote: 87 points

Was a great end of the night wine. So sad, last bottle from a great trip to Lodi.

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2007 Bodegas Palacio Rioja Cosme Palacio Vendimia Seleccionada

Tempranillo more

7/21/2014 - MXL wrote: 88 points

Not exceptional by itself but went really well with grilled top sirloin.

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2012 Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste

Napa Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

7/8/2014 - MXL wrote: 87 points

Chilled but it drank very hot. Not like I remembered from the tasting.

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2011 Alain Jeanniard Morey St. Denis Vieilles Vignes

Pinot Noir more

6/18/2014 - MXL wrote: 91 points

Needs more time in bottle. Decanted for 4 hours very nice. Very earthy on pop and fruit came out after decant, very interesting observation. Great wine.

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2009 Viña Siegel Gran Crucero Limited Edition

Colchagua Valley Red Blend more

6/15/2014 - MXL wrote: 88 points

Smooth fruit, leather, tobacco, heavy bodied. Nice Chilean cab notes come though.

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2010 Rocket Science

Coombsville Red Blend more

6/8/2014 - MXL wrote: 91 points

Decant.

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2010 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain

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6/1/2014 - MXL wrote: 93 points

Cliff lede - cedar oak not much fruit on nose. Delicious bodied fruit on mouth. Great with food. As it opened became dryer... Interesting- pencil lead , blackened black cherries, life saver cherry, wet rock, ucalyptus, Long, long finish. Dark berry in color. Very chewy. Morning fog in the air. Great viscosity.

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1999 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Sacrashe Vineyard

Rutherford more

5/31/2014 - MXL wrote: 89 points

Still good acid. Held up well with a great steak. Mellow but spunky. Would buy again. Hall makes some great Cabs.

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2009 Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick

Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/18/2014 - MXL wrote: 89 points

Got to decant to let hot alcohol burn off, 1 hour at least.

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2007 Wind Gap Wines Syrah Castelli-Knight Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

4/18/2014 - MXL wrote: 90 points

Very good with all the black fruit notes that a Cali Syrah should have. Pencil lead and menthol are there as well. A little disappointed in the finish, not as long as I would've liked, in fact was a little thin. I believe it's at the end if it's drinking window though. Still very enjoyable.

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2006 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Vieilles Vignes

Red Rhone Blend more

4/12/2014 - MXL wrote: 90 points

Will buy again.

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