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White

2014 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley more

5/18/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

my "go to" value Chardonnay. Consistent year after year.

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White

2012 Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben-Thanisch) Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

5/18/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

a consistently superb Riesling for the money. Many layers of fruit. Tropical notes on the nose. Good weight, with a clean bright, albeit sweeter than usual, finish.

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Red

2012 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône

Syrah more

5/13/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

This is really drinking well now. More balanced and rounded out than last bottle. What a value.

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White

2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc

Sonoma County more

5/13/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

This was texturally reminiscent of a Big Cali Chardonnay, but with a wonderful cleaning acidity. Tropical nose. Honeysuckle for days on the palate. Apricot, as well. Crisp, yet weighty finish.

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Red

2011 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon Amy's Blend

Margaret River more

5/11/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 90 points

more cohesive on second night. Nice blend, good value, interesting palate. Rich. Fruit. Earth.

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Red

2012 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Premier Cuvée

Willamette Valley more

5/6/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 88 points

servicable, but not what I come to expect from Willamette. Muscular Pinot.

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White

2012 Domaine d'Orfeuilles Vouvray Silex

Chenin Blanc more

5/10/2015 - Sauvyfan wrote: 88 points

bracingly acidic with tons of crushed rock. Took me some time to get used to it. The fruit profile is overwhelmed by the minerality.

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White

2013 Trivento Torrontés Reserve

Mendoza more

5/2/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 87 points

value driven summer patio pounder, Not terribly complex, but nothing off-putting. nose was disappointing for this varietal.

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Red

2012 Gamba Zinfandel Old Vine Gamba Estate Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

5/1/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 92 points

outstanding. Layers upon layers. Really settled down and drank even better on night two.

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Red

2008 Bodega Classica Rioja Hacienda López de Haro Crianza

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

4/28/2015 - Sauvyfan wrote: 88 points

softer on night two, but still not particularly impressive.

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White

2012 Veiga Da Princesa Rías Baixas

Albariño more

4/27/2015 - Sauvyfan wrote: 88 points

Enjoyable

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Red

2009 Fort Ross Pinot Noir Reserve Fort Ross Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

4/21/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 92 points

this is a big red drinker's Pinot. Dense and fruit driven. Some sassafras. This fruit is pretty incredible for an '09. Drinks like a freshly bottled or barrel sample. Not my favorite style, but much respect.

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Red

2006 Sodaro Cabernet Sauvignon Felicity

Napa Valley more

4/19/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 89 points

Bought 3 from Last Bottle 18 months ago. This last one was beginning to show some medicinal characteristics at the 8 year mark, but the fruit was still vibrant. Still in all, a great purchase @ $20, but at the outer edge of its best days. Mountain greenness prevalent in the nose.

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Red

2011 Herman Story Syrah Nuts and Bolts

Santa Barbara County more

4/16/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 92 points

outstanding. Deep rich fruit. Reminiscent of Hudson Vineyard. Weighty mid-palate. Voluptuous finish. Better on day two. Rounder, more delineated.

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Red

2006 Cesca Vicent Priorat Lo Piot

Grenache Blend, Grenache more

4/11/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

This is a wonderful wine, made even greater by its tremendous value. I'm not one to mix Cab with anything but traditional Bordeaux components, and that may be where my score comes from, but with a nice slab of pot roast beef, this really was a Homerun for me. Without the food, it was a bit abrasive on the tongue and heated on the nose.

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White

2012 Mesh Riesling

Eden Valley more

4/10/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 89 points

There is nothing remarkable here. Very dry, in fact, you need it to warm considerably to detect any RS here. Steely nose with teeth clenching acidity. Even the nose is quite reclusive.

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White

2013 World's End Chardonnay Rebel Rebel Reserve

Napa Valley more

4/6/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 89 points

full bodied Cali chard here. Good dose of butter.

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Red

2009 Booker Vineyard Tempranillo

Paso Robles more

4/4/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 90 points

Tempranillo unlike I have never had. Bastardized, Parkerized and Americanized. Quality yes, but at the limit of desirability.

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Red

2011 Seven Hills Winery Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Red Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/4/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 92 points

I would recommend a good long decant on this, as it appeared to be closed down under p'np conditions. Lots of stuffing on this one. Probably needs about five years for it to come together. Still an amazing bottle, loaded with black fruits and chocolate notes. Length is incredible. Mid-palate is where this one is not ready to express itself, but it's not lacking for sure.

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Red

2012 Bodegas Aragonesas Garnacha Campo de Borja Coto de Hayas Centenaria

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4/1/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

Concur. This is one incredible value. It has some old world characteristics, most noticeably the nose; but it is made in a new world style. There is a good dose of oak here that adds to the secondary notes, but if the fruit fades on this, it could become a real oak bomb. Made for early consumption, in my opinion.

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Red

2009 Farrier Presshouse

Alexander Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/29/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

excellent value. super flavor profile. I love the high Cab Franc with the Cab Sauv.

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Red

2010 Robert Biale Zinfandel Old Kraft Vineyard

St. Helena more

3/25/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 92 points

typical Biale beauty. wonderful nose and length. dripping with reds and blues. did not hold up to well on night three under Vinvac.

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Red

2012 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah The Unnamed

Walla Walla Valley more

3/22/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 92 points

Floral on the nose, with bright red fruits; and as others have noted, surprisingly approachable. Note based on night three under VinVac. Lots of cherry and pomegranate on the palate. Super high minerality, almost distractingly so. Tart finish that lingers. Medium-bodied.

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Red

2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah T 'n' S Hudson Vineyard South

Carneros more

3/20/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 94 points

Paired this with a nicely charred medium rare tenderloin. Deep brooding wine with iron, gaminess, and dark red fruit notes above the glass. Palate is viscous and long on black fruit. No holes in this wine, and the finish went on and on. Finding Hudson to be one of my favorites.

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Red

2009 Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Columbia Valley more

3/19/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

too much going on here. It could need 10 more years to come together. It's just so dense, it's hard to follow or enjoy. Thinker, not a drinker.

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