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2014 Renegade Wine Co. Rosé

Columbia Valley Rosé Blend more

7/12/2015 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 90 points

This is an amazing rosè for $10!!! Would be a great one at 2x the price. Gorgeous watermelon flesh color, nose of fresh cherries, tomato Vine, strawberry. Great balance of acid and fruit with lingering finish, would pair well with a wide array of summer fare. Blend of 50% Syrah, 21% Cinsault, 18% Grenache , 6 Counoise, 5% Mourvedre.

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2008 Eric Ross Pinot Noir Saralee's Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

6/11/2015 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 88 points

More oak Than I remembered but integrated well, good weight and texture.

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Red

2006 Mounts Family Winery Cabernet Franc Mounts Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley more

6/7/2015 - SonomaWilliam Likes this wine: 90 points

On the beefier side but has held up perfectly fruit still intact and would go a few more years

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Red

2008 Tablas Creek Mourvedre

Paso Robles more

6/7/2015 - SonomaWilliam Likes this wine: 91 points

Wonderful, still vibrant and bright

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Red

2009 La Clarine Farm Syrah Sumu Kaw Vineyard

Sierra Foothills more

3/8/2015 - SonomaWilliam Likes this wine: 90 points

Still bright, fresh, vibrant.

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Red

2005 Williamson Wines Merlot Amour Dry Creek Valley

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12/18/2014 - SonomaWilliam wrote: NR

Fruit is holding up quite well, as is the oak which unfortunately was still quite prevalent. This is more like a Bordeaux blend then Merlot,

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White

2012 Isaac Fernandez Selection Godello Ribeira Sacra Adras

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11/16/2014 - SonomaWilliam Likes this wine: 92 points

This is a wonderful Spanish white, after open my first bottle from Garagiste, earlier this year I promptly ordered a case, which just came in.
Beautiful aromas, wonderful texture, mouthwatering acidity, One of my favorite Spanish whites.
I'm not sure who is inputing the bottle age duration, but the window should be far beyond 2014. I would give this to the five years minimum and perhaps beyond.

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Red

2010 Château Courac Côtes du Rhône

Syrah Blend, Syrah more

11/16/2014 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 86 points

Recently acquired from Garagiste. Have tried it over the last few days without much change in my opinion, although I do like it a bit better day two.
Not a complex wine, nor one that I would eat without food, particularly a meat dish. Bigger, brambly fruit, very basic mid-palate, with good structure on the finish. I could be wrong, but I don't recommend laying this one down for many years.

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Rosť

2012 A Donkey and Goat Grenache Gris Isabel's Cuvée McDowell

McDowell Valley more

6/18/2014 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 93 points

one of the few rose' that is as good year 2 as year one. Go Grenache Gris!

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2013 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rosé

Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend more

4/9/2014 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 89 points

refreshing new 2012 Rosé from Tablas. 73% Grenache, 22% Mourvedre, 5% Counoise.

Pretty, light rose pink color, nice notes of rose petal, strawberry, bright cherry on nose, well rounded in the mouth with citrus, red fruits, and tart cherry, with a nice lingering finish. 14% alc.

Wonderful summer porch wine and quaffer.

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Red

2012 La Forge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Vin de Pays d'Oc more

12/27/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 87 points

Cabernet Sauvignon from the Languedoc.
Yield of 2.5 tons/acre, aged 6 months in barrel.

At immediate opening showed a slightly funky note, that though perhaps was a touch of Brett (which I don't mind)
that quickly blew off, though was just slightly detectable later, but doesn't detract from the wine.

Deep purplish red, but not as light absorbing as many of the bigger Cabs seen today.
Red fruit on the nose, with under tones of earth.
Young for a cabernet, with some drying tannins, but a nice profile of black fruit, brambly, but approachable now, that isn't overly fruit forward, and balanced at 13.5% alc. Would pair well now with lamb, or other richer roasted meats.

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Red

2012 Fortant Malbec Vin de Pays d'Oc

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12/27/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 88 points

Malbec from the Languedoc. A nice change from higher alcohol, ripe, fruit forward Malbec common these days.
Night harvested, 4 day cold soak, aged 4 months in barrel. 13% alc.

Purple, plum red color, not as dark or extracted as some of the inky purple Malbec commonly seen.
Notes of currant, violets, spice, and a hint of vanilla on the nose.
Enjoyable red and black fruits on the palate, not overpowering, with good structure also not dominating, balanced.
Easy drinking.

A good value for the price, and every day drinking wine.

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White

2012 Les Domaines Paul Mas Chardonnay Vin de Pays d'Oc St Hilaire

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12/27/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 85 points

I had higher hopes for this wine, and wanted to love it, as it sounded great on paper.
Clay and limestone soils vineyard specific site. Good acid #s and pH. Stainless fermentation with Malolactic.

It seems like this wine tries to have one foot in a riper style Chard, and another in restrained, bright, and accomplishes neither.

Its not a bad wine, it shows citrus notes, decent finish, some roundness, but its lacking varietal distinction.
Not having sampled much chardonnay from the Languedoc (Typically I look for Rhones there) I don't have a huge comparative basis but would be curious to know other farming and vinification details.

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White - Off-dry

2012 Fortant de France Muscat Vin de Pays d'Oc Coast Select

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12/27/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 87 points

One the more interesting value priced Muscats I have tasted. From the Languedoc. Cold, slow fermented, aged 3 months sur lies, which shows in its rich texture.
The standard strong floral nose of Muscat, with notes of lemon custard, orange and peach blossom.
Ripe, baked stone fruits (like in a pie), noticeable heavy texture, density in the mouth. Notable on this wine is a nice touch of minerality, wet stone on the finish. If you like aromatic Viognier, or enjoy Muscat in general, you may enjoy this wine. Perhaps pair with Thai food.

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White

2010 Domaine de L'Églantière (Jean Durup) Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

Chardonnay more

12/9/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 88 points

Good Premier Cru chablis for the money, but lacking the depth and brightness of others

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Red

2010 Domaines de Miquettes Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

Syrah more

11/3/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 90 points

Unfortunately I didn't take tasting notes, but a wonderful value northern Rhone style syrah

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Red

2007 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant en demi-muid

Central Coast Red Rhone Blend more

11/3/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 92 points

a better CdP style wine then half of the over ripe ones coming out of Chateauneuf du Pape that have gone Parker-ish. Classic, well done. Very sad to see this is my last bottle.

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Red

2011 Domaine Coursodon St. Joseph Silice

Syrah more

10/17/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 93 points

Stunning N Rhone Syrah from a great family I visited in Jan. Classic Saint Joseph - 11 months in mostly neutral puncheons. Celery salt, tart red fruit, olive brine, incredible lingering finish. Oak notes by others not detected . Especially 2nd day. Time may have helped it, but after spending a half day with them I can attest very little new oak is used on this particular wine.

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White

2011 Château de Bellevue Sauvignon Gris

Lussac-St. Émilion more

10/14/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 90 points

Haven't delved much into this Bordeaux variety, clearly something I must fix. Like many gray skinned grapes, it has great texture.
Nose is expressive, white grapefuit, hint of lanolin.
Bright but round in the mouth, with citrus, grapefruit, lime notes, slight waxiness, and a lingering mouth watering finish.

Better 2nd and 3rd day.

Another great import, find, from Kermit Lynch. Sadly, my only bottle, delivers a lot for $20.

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Red

2011 Ermitage du Pic St. Loup Coteaux du Languedoc Pic St. Loup Tour de Pierres

Red Rhone Blend more

10/11/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: NR

Blend of Syrah (primary) with some Grenache and Mourvedre from the Languedoc.
Planted on slopes in limestone soils.

Deep color.
Fragrant nose of blackberry, herbs, with the Grenache red fruit peeking through.

Layered flavors of black and red fruit, olive. Good structure, not a light wine by any means,
but not overpowering or brooding, or extracted.

Would pair well with many winter dishes and roasts.

An excellent value from Kermit Lynch.

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Red

2012 Régis Bouvier Bourgogne

Pinot Noir more

10/11/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 87 points

a great entry level priced Burgundy. Not complex but solid with good red fruit, some earthiness, good finish.
For pasta night.

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Red

2010 Domaine Duseigneur Lirac Antàres

Red Rhone Blend more

10/11/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 89 points

Deep concentrated color for 60% Grenache 40% Mourvedre, the more muscular side of these, but not overdone.

A powerful but not intimidating wine perfect for a winter night. Good balance of fruit, tannins and acidity.

aquired via Garagiste Seattle.

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White

2011 Champ Divin Côtes du Jura

Chardonnay more

10/11/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: 88 points

Good but not great chardonnay from the Jura. Not as interesting as what usually buy from the region.
Some chalk, limestone on nose, green apple, good acid.

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Red

2008 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant en foudre

Central Coast Red Rhone Blend more

8/15/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: NR

Always a fan of BDV and Randall.
We were a bit surprised the first night when opened this by a noticeable aroma of bandaid,
indicative of Brett. We tasted a bit and put it aside.

Gassed, chilled, a few nights late, its a normal wonderful wine.
The nose has a classic CdP nose with red and black fruits, granite, and black tea.
The palate is round and flavorful, almost gulpable, with an easy finish.

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White

2012 Cline Cellars Cashmere

California White Blend more

8/15/2013 - SonomaWilliam wrote: NR

Interesting blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Muscat Canelli, and trace 4% Viognier.

Muscat Canelli isn't my fave, so didn't think I would go gaga over this.

The Muscat Canelli is very present on the nose, with ripe stone fruits, floral notes.
The mouth is ripe fruits, with a hint of sweetness. (1.3% RS)
Served not overchilled its a value wine that will appeal to many consumers.
Would pair well with spicy Asian food.

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