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Red

2001 Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

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7/4/2015 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 93 points

Mild bricking, but still pretty young appearing. Intoxicating nose of dark berry and flowers. The wine is very easy on the palate with well integrated tannins and no heat at all. Fruit dominant, but some secondary flavors of tobacco, and hint of vanilla are present. Medium to long finish. This wine could easily go another 5 years. This was a real treat. 13% alcohol.

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2009 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Old Vines Summa

Sonoma Coast more

7/3/2015 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 92 points

Really great fruit, spice and earth. Medium to long finish. A great example of a well balanced complex California Pinot that doesn't try to be anything else. Very enjoyable.

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2009 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers

Pinot Noir more

7/3/2015 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 93 points

Much better than last bottle. Really hitting on all cylinders. Great fruit, slight ripeness from vintage , mineral and fairly long finish.

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2012 Domaine Michel Noëllat Bourgogne

Pinot Noir more

7/2/2015 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 90 points

This bottle better than my last a few months ago. After about an hour reduction blew off. Really nice red berry fruit and mineral crunchiness with just a hint of ripeness. Short to medium finish. A wine for the naysayers who say there is no value in burgundy.

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2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Compagni Portis

Sonoma Valley White Blend more

6/20/2015 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 90 points

Not overly complex, but floral notes, tropical fruit and decent acidity make it a nice accompaniment to a meal with some spice.

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Red

2013 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir

Eola - Amity Hills more

6/6/2015 - winopops3 wrote: 90 points

Medium to light in color. Strawberry and raspberry. There is a hint of spice and earth which adds interest. Medium finish. Great qpr.

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2007 Sojourn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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4/18/2015 - winopops3 wrote: 93 points

On pop and poor, beautiful dark fruits, great texture long finish. Fruit, soft tannins, oak, all well integrated. Can't see this getting much better, but should go for many years. Loved it!

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2011 Pardas Penedès Collita Roja

Sumoll more

4/15/2015 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 90 points

Really very nice. To me almost like a Bourgogne in a ripe year. Nice balance of mineral and fruit. Faint earthiness and medium finish.
2nd day sweeter, more fruity, less interesting

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2009 Pott Wine Cabernet Sauvignon Her Majesty's Secret Service Stagecoach Vineyard

Napa Valley more

3/28/2015 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 92 points

Inky purple. Aromas of dark macerated fruits and tobacco. On the palate very smooth mouthfeel. Plum, just a hint of prune, and long finish. This has several years to go and will likely improve.

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2012 Maybach Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus

Napa Valley more

3/28/2015 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 94 points

I know I killed this way to early, but never had an Amoenus and I was anxious to try. Typical dark color, pretty intoxicating nose which was floral and slightly woody. On the palate very structured wine with black cherry, hint of tobacco, fairly soft tannins and medium to long finish. No hiint of prune or rasin (which I dislike). This will be a mind blower once it settles down and integrates.

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2012 Domaine Alain Michelot Bourgogne

Pinot Noir more

3/20/2015 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 90 points

Medium to dark ruby. Nose of black cherry and spice. On the palate, black cherry, some matchstick. spice, mineral and even a savory element. Medium finish with fairly viscous mouth feel. Drinks well above its class. Needs time or a lot of air as this drank better after the second day.

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2010 Domaine Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Clos du Roy

Pinot Noir more

3/7/2015 - winopops3 wrote: 91 points

Dark color. Fairly reticent nose with hint of black cherry and soap. On the palate, black cherry, spice, hint of mineral and saline. Medium finish. Still somewhat tightly wound but very tasty. Would decant or wait a few years.

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2007 Kendric Vineyards Pinot Noir

Marin County more

1/28/2015 - winopops3 wrote: 92 points

My best bottle of this yet. Fantastic cherry and raspberry fruit flavors on the palate with a sweetness that is not cloying as it's balanced by a hint of oak and acidity. this has a medium finish. I think there is a serious upside to holding on to these wines for a few years at least. Interesting as my experience seems to differ from those who wrote the more recent notes.

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2010 Domaine de l'Horizon Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Rouge

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

1/24/2015 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 91 points

Grenache based blend from Roussillon. Dark ruby, slightly earthy nose. Dark fruits, spice and well integrated oak add interest and depth, hint of tobacco. Medium to long finish. A more concentrated, complex wine than I was expecting which really entices me to explore yet another region.

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2012 Domaine Thomas Morey Santenay Vieilles Vignes

Pinot Noir more

1/24/2015 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 90 points

Floral nose, really nice prominent fruit on the palate, with hint of mineral, acidity enough to balance out the fruit and pair very well with the early part of the meal. Enjoyed this one.

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2011 Château Thivin Brouilly

Gamay more

12/29/2014 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 90 points

Medium ruby. Nose of strawberry. On the palate strawberry and cherry crunchy minerals, with nice acidity. Very food friendly. My best bottle of this yet.

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2010 Sojourn Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast

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12/25/2014 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 91 points

Medium to dark ruby. Nose of black cherry. On the palate fairly viscous flavors of black cherry, earth, and cola. Medium to long finish. A very fine example of new world pinot.

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2006 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

12/25/2014 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 93 points

Dark ruby. Nose of earth, chocolate, and plum. On the palate fairly viscous with a persistent tannic grip. Flavors of black cherry, black berry, oaky spice with lingering finish. I liked this better on day 2 which makes me want to hold my remaining bottle for a few years.

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2010 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Peters Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

12/24/2014 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 91 points

Gorgeous fruit flavor of black cherry, also spice and tea. Still fairly young, but moving beautifully to middle age. Medium to long finish.

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2003 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

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12/21/2014 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 91 points

Dark ruby with with no significant bricking. Nose is beautiful with black cherry and flowers. Medium mouth feel with flavors of black cherry, olive and hint of tobacco and prune. Fairly long finish. Could go another ten years. Very nice!

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Red

NV Soter 1977 - 2007 Proprietary Red

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/19/2014 - winopops3 wrote: 89 points

End of the year friends tasting: Dark ruby. Somewhat reticent nose, but could coax some black cherry and tobacco. On entry the wine showed black cherry, hint of mineral, and actually had a fairly long earthy, tobacco(y), finish. The problem for me was that the wine seemed to have no midpalate and no richness. To be fair some at the table really liked it. I'm chalking it up to some bottle variation. I really expected this to show better.

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2012 Prisoner Wine Company Cuttings

California Red Blend more

12/19/2014 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 93 points

End of the year friends tasting: Dark ruby. Nose of violets and dark fruit. On the palate, a deep rich wine with no hard edges. Berrys and black cherry with just a hint of raisin. Any more concentration would have blown it for me but the wine was balanced enough to handle it. Medium to long finish. Good value. Tasted blind.

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Red

2006 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Columbia Valley more

12/19/2014 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 92 points

End of the year friends tasting: Dark ruby. Some menthol on the nose, but not getting much else. On the palate, black cherry, some plum, hint of tobacco and mineral. Medium to long finish. This wine was tasted blind and pegged for a Washington state cab by one of the tasters and i agreed. Thie wine was the adult at the party, very well balanced and put together, but lacking that wow factor.

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Red

2010 Paloma Merlot

Spring Mountain District more

12/19/2014 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 90 points

End of the year friends tasting: Medium to dark ruby. Nose dominated by tobacco. On the palate, medium weight, black cherry and tobacco and vanilla. Medium length finish. This was tasted blind and i did not guess Merlot because 1. I'm a lousy taster, and 2. The contibution from the oak was hard for me to get past.

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Red

2009 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

12/7/2014 - winopops3 Likes this wine: 88 points

Dark ruby. Nose of macerated fruits. On the palate very fruit forward and borders on cloying sweetness. Some earth and spice round it out. Medium to long finish.

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