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White

2012 Clos Pegase Chardonnay

Carneros more

7/2/2015 - Matt Scott wrote: 85 points

A nice tropical nose and a drying, shorter finish. Round on the middle palate. There's a curious chalky element. Drink now - 2018.

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2011 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon Hommage Artist Series Reserve

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7/2/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

A darker, more garnet colour than the Napa Valley bottling. Dark chocolate, blackberry, toasted oak, freshly sawed wood, elderberry and cappuccino, with flower shop. A long finish that turns a little bitter at the end, however, that will fade over time. This was popped and poured, demonstrating the need for a true decant. Twenty months spent in 82% new French oak barrels. Drink 2018 - 2028.

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2010 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard

Napa Valley more

7/1/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 95 points

I adore the tension and tradition within. Complex layers of dark berry fruit and spice, with some tobacco qualities as well. She was decanted for three hours. Such a long finish of fruit and raw meat, then there's a polished sheen. Absolutely adorable. Decant or wait a couple of years. Drink 2016 - 2031.

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2010 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

7/1/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Decanted for two hours. Raw coconut, polished rock, currant and cedar. There is a salubrious plateau during the long, silky finish. I love the paradox of concentration and floating aspects. I would still wait a year or two. Drink 2017 - 2027.

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Red

2004 Château La Tempérance

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/26/2015 - Matt Scott wrote: 88 points

Decanted for an hour. Black cherry, pickle juice, peeled coconut and hope chest. A medium finish and a slight velvet. Quite ready and noticeable acidity. Drink now - 2020.

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Red

1996 Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/26/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

Decanted for an hour. More red fruit composure than one would expect, yet the richness, secondary splendor and longevity are quite evident. Feathery tannins and a pure focus. Dried leather, white flower, dried strawberry and clay, with cedar during the fade. Drink now - 2026.

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2011 Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/26/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Rich and layered; after a three hour decant, she is shining. Long and the tannins are quite silky, and really more concentrated than one would expect from the vintage. Gravel, elderberry, Hawthorne tea and vanilla bean. Surprising, yet it shouldn't be, with this being one of my favorite producers every vintage. Drink 2017 - 2036.

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Red

2012 Foppiano Petite Sirah

Russian River Valley more

6/24/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 90 points

A delightful nose of blueberry capote, river rock, white pepper and Schezwan sauce. A medium finish that trails after a fine frame. Polished tannins that are slight as this is ready to be enjoyed now. Drink 2015 - 2020.

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2012 Foppiano Petite Sirah Gianna's Block

Russian River Valley more

6/24/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 94 points

One of the finest Petite Sirahs from Sonoma County, Foppiano, with their flagship bottling, do not disappoint. Black cherry, fresh tar, rose petal, honeyed cashews and blackberry. Very toned and sumptuous layers, with a velvety finish. Tannic, but still quite approachable: the wine regardless beckons the cellar. You can olnly procure this noir goddess at the tasting room or as a member of their wine club. Drink 2018 - 2033.

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Red

2009 Château Baret

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/13/2015 - Matt Scott wrote: 89 points

Decanted for an hour, utilizing a funnel. Iron, blackberry, rusty nail, leather and red plum - there's a lot of fruit. A lovely entry and undoubtedly soft. There's a grainy acidity as well. Drink now - 2023.

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2009 Château Caronne Ste. Gemme

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/13/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

One word: voluptuous. Shaved coconut, blueberry pie, currant, gravel and black tea. Very similar to the '05, just more on every level. I see no reason to wait. Silky, layered and a rollicking display of fruit. Drink now - 2030.

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White

2013 Wind Gap Wines Chardonnay James Berry

Central Coast more

6/12/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Such a tropical trampoline with a panoply of nuances that lead up to piña colada; there's also stone, Japanese pear and honey suckle; during the long finish I get some candied lemon curd. A stunning middle palate to be had and ultimately saddened by this being the last vintage. Such a shame... such an ideal Chardonnay for those hot summer days. Ideal with Mediterranean chicken. Drink now - 2020.

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Red

2010 Château d'Aiguilhe Querre

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/8/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 90 points

So forward and modern, with shaved coconut, plum, vanilla, granite and leather. A jubilant Merlot (with twenty percent Cabernet Franc) with a suave, medium finish. Decant or wait a year or two. Drink 2017 - 2027.

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Red

2010 Château Lamothe Bergeron

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/8/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

Decanted for three hours. So much structure and aristocratic tendencies for a cru bourgeois. Long on the chiseled finish and tannin. Currant, olive oil, tobacco leaf and lava, with a little Confederate jasmine. This beckons to be cellared or decant for a few hours. Drink 2018 - 2032.

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Rosť

2014 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé

Mourvedre Blend, Mourvedre more

6/6/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

Arguably one of the finest Rosès in the world, the '14 does not disappoint. Key lime pie, watermelon, an enormous amount of mineral and pomegranate. Sumptuous and such a fine bead of acidity. A light touch of anise during the medianly long finish. Enjoy her this summer, however, this is a Rosè that can age. Drink now - 2023.
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White

2013 Carlisle CMP

Sonoma County White Blend more

5/31/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 90 points

Opened for two hours. Lychee, star fruit, slate, orange blossom and Thompson seedless grapes. A medium and crisp finish makes this ideal for this time of year. A pretty wine that is best in a Pinot glass. Drink now with some aeration, if not, drink 2016 - 2020.

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Red

2004 Château Malescot St. Exupéry

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/31/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

Decanted for two hours. Quite ready and pretty, there's wonderful delineation and caressing tannins; long during the finish. Currant paste, gravel, tea leaf, lily and raw meat. Why wait? However, she still has a long life ahead. Very "Margaux". Drink now - 2033.

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2005 Château Malescot St. Exupéry

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/31/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 96 points

Decanted for two hours. A rapturous nose of blackberry, pencil shavings, cigar box complexity and turkey bacon, with some white rise petal. So much to say, yet she still speaks softly. This is just starting to open up and will outlive most who read this today. Such fine tannins. Drink 2017 -.

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Red

2011 Baronne de Siaurac

Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/31/2015 - Matt Scott wrote: 88 points

Decanted for an hour. Very new world in style and flash. A medium finish and some noticeable tannin grip. Plum, hoisin sauce, rock and black olive. Drink now - 2022.

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White

2013 Failla Chardonnay Chuy Vineyard

Sonoma Valley more

5/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 94 points

A complete ray of light, this goddess is memorable with white fig, mulberry, Meyer lemon, chiseled rock and hay. Round and almost voluptuous during the entry and middle palate; a fine-tuned finish with a little cashmere. Drink now - 2022.

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2013 Failla Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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5/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

White ginger, ceramic pottery, pineapple and golden apple. Savory; a strutter...impressive. I love the '13 Chardonnays from Failla. One to enjoy now. Drink now - 2018.

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White

2013 Failla Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard

Carneros more

5/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

So tropical, with papaya spear, guava jelly and banana, then showing stone and steel. A gorgeous mouthfeel and such a jazzy finish. There's structure and an animal onto itself. Drink now - 2022.

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Red

2012 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Meredith Estate

Russian River Valley more

5/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

A gorgeous torrent of Pinot fruit, which sails for a very long ride. Delicate on the entry, the middle palate is evident. Some cola, spice and ripe raspberry. I would decant or wait a year. Drink 2017 - 2023.

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1996 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon Hommage

Napa Valley more

5/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

A lovely funk, there's a little female locker room, red fruit, terra cota and blueberry. Fine tannins and a long, weaving finish. More terroir driven and quite intriguing. Reminds me of aged Forman. This is just starting to come out of a dumb phase. Drink 2018 - 2021.

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Red

1992 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon Hommage

Napa Valley more

5/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

This, like all of the other bottles are directly from the winery - the provenance is ideal. Long and more Napa-like, the '92 is long and ending with eucalyptus. Stone fruit, camphor and gravel, with a little wild cherry. Feathery tannins. Drink now - 2019.

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