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2000 Giovanni Manzone Barolo Le Gramolere

Nebbiolo more

2/9/2014 - manga wrote: 92 points

At first showed some cellar funk, but with air had some deeper cherry notes with dried leaves, flowers and tar. Remarkably intense and oily on the palate with hints of bittersweet chocolate. Showing well, but could go for an additional 3-4 more years.

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2007 Hartford / Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell

Russian River Valley more

11/8/2013 - manga wrote: 92 points

Tasting great right now. Very fruit generous and open knit. The palate shows depth and verve. Shows the breed of the site. A lot to like right now if you want to capture the purity of fruit.

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2006 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges

Pinot Noir more

11/3/2013 - manga wrote: 92 points

Great textural elements. Surprisingly fruit driven but starting to develop some secondary notes. The palate shows some spicy and mineral qualities with excellent back end cling. Should be great in 3-5 more.

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White

2004 Stubbs Vineyard Chardonnay Estate Grown

Marin County more

7/4/2013 - manga wrote: 91 points

Tasting very good right now. Great mineral presence and refreshing acidity. Remarkably fresh.

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White

2006 Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers Clos Saint-Marc

Chardonnay more

6/26/2013 - manga wrote: 94 points

Outstanding. Rather ethereal nose of pear skin and smokey herbs. A very delicate dried white flower nose added some lift. A palate staining mineral/crushed stone overcomes the mid-palate while the acid provides excellent cut. With air, this wine seemed to gain even more weight. Delicious right now.

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White

2007 Dehlinger Chardonnay See's Selection

Russian River Valley more

6/19/2013 - manga wrote: NR

Tasting great right now. Reticent nose. Broad texture. Subtle pear skin and yellow apple. Very good cling to the palate with just enough acidity to maintain freshness.

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2003 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch Sanchietti Vineyard

Green Valley more

6/17/2013 - manga wrote: 91 points

Remarkably still young and fresh. Black cherry and cherry pit nose and flavors. Great center to the palate. Smoky black tea on the finish. Hints of vanilla and nutmeg highlight a youthful character to this wine.

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White

2002 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard

Carneros more

4/6/2013 - manga wrote: 92 points

Remarkably fresh with lively pear and pear skin notes. Undertones of almond and wood spices. On the palate, very rich but precise at the same time with nicely focused acidity. Crushed rocks and minerals really stain the palate and provide a sense of weight. This is tasting well now!

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2002 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate

Red Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/25/2012 - manga wrote: 92 points

In a very good drinking window right now. Decanted, but I don't think that it is necessary. Rich and broad entry with plum, currants, cedar and mocha are complexed with secondary notes of hoisin. Tannins are balanced with the richness of the wine. Enjoyed with a standing rib roast.

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Red

2004 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard

Walla Walla Valley more

12/17/2012 - manga wrote: 94 points

In a very good zone right now. Decanted but not sure that it needed it. Remarkably fruit driven with notes of plum and plethora of red and black fruits. Underneath the fruit are layers of underbrush, smoked meats, gravel and hoisin sauce that add a level of depth. While powerful and palate staining, seems to retain a rather lithe feel. Drink up!

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White

2004 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Chardonnay more

5/14/2011 - manga wrote: flawed

Oxidized

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Red

2002 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District

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12/25/2010 - manga wrote: 91 points

No formal notes. Delicious now, open knit. currants and chocolate. Drink up!

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Red

1995 Ridge Zinfandel Jimsomare

Santa Cruz Mountains more

11/7/2010 - manga wrote: 89 points

No formal notes. This struck me as surprisingly quite fresh. lots of secondary aromas and flavors with nice polish to the tannins now. Drink up for sure.

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White

2006 Lemelson Vineyards Chardonnay Reserve

Willamette Valley more

8/17/2010 - manga wrote: 92 points

Pale yellow with a green hue. Attractive level of reduction by way of roasted corn. Quince nose with Jonagold and an undertone of meyer lemon and gravel and rocks. The entry is round and fat with good width across the palate and then seems to fan out with dried flowers, citrus peel and fresh butter. Quince on the finish give the wine some closure and length. Very good.

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Red

2004 Flowers Pinot Noir Grand Bouquet

Sonoma Coast more

6/17/2010 - manga wrote: 91 points

Deep garnet. smokey bacon nose with black cherry and cherry compote notes. Earth and allspice are alluring in the wine with dried leaves. The attack is fresh with cherries and building acidity with a close of blood orange or bergamot. Very attractive wine right now.

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White

2002 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Chardonnay more

6/20/2010 - manga wrote: 92 points

Golden yellow, oxidized yellow pear skin on the nose interlaced with some quince. Complicated by some honeycomb/beeswax and iodine. Very rich and focused in the mouth. Very nice right now.

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Red

2008 Eldridge Estate Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula more

6/28/2010 - manga wrote: 88 points

Pale red. red cherry and strawberry. Floral with pleasant green tea like nose. Tangy and citrus pith and tart red cherry. Nutmeg spice . Somewhat simple but well balanced.

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Red

2007 Cayuse Syrah Bionic Frog

Walla Walla Valley more

6/28/2010 - manga wrote: 93 points

Lots of reduction at first. With some air, classic northern Rhone nose of hot dogs and waxy black olives and grilled herbs. After decanting for 4 hrs, the reduction blows off and notes of ollalieberry, boysenberry, and black plum. Green olive tapenade is complicated with lots of black pepper. Love the very soft texture of gravel and rocks. Lots of extract here.

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Red

2000 Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir Claudia's Choice

Willamette Valley more

6/28/2010 - manga wrote: 87 points

Bricking. Pencil lead and cranberry notes. Some fresh cherry, but overall very secondary notes of compost. Entry is flat with bright acidity in the middle. Rather linear.

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Red

2003 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

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6/21/2010 - manga wrote: 89 points

Deep garnet red. Plum and cherry cordial are complexed with a note of mint. Cough drop and a slightly bretty note add some volatility. The palate is deep on entry with fresh acidity, the texture is a bit tight yet and somewhat rustic.

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Red

2003 Vérité Archipel

Napa / Sonoma Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/23/2010 - manga wrote: NR

Red currant and red cherry and baking spices. A creamy entry with red currant and anise leading to asian spices. Medium depth with the bright acidity carrying the wine to the back where the finish is of bitter chocolate.

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Red

2008 Evening Land Vineyards Gamay Noir Celebration Eola - Amity Hills

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5/19/2010 - manga wrote: 88 points

Classic Gamay nose of bubblegum and fruit basket, there is a note of austerity in the way of a smokey peat. Entry is rather full and round and conveys a lithe impression. Seems to just play on the top of the tounge...but enjoyable.

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White

2006 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard

Carneros more

5/15/2010 - manga wrote: 92 points

Light gold with a green hue. Lemon curd and verbena and greengage. Buttered nuts and dried flowers bring a nice counterpoint to the citrus. Palate is very soft and delicate front to back with some sneaky sweetness and crushed rocks. Very nice effort.

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White - Sparkling

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée

Champagne Blend more

5/9/2010 - manga wrote: 90 points

Very reticent in the nose...notes of butterpecan, fresh butter and cardamom. Minerals and chalk in the mouth, just seems to lack the normal depth. After some study, I don't think this was corked.

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White

2008 Vietti Roero Arneis

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5/8/2010 - manga wrote: 90 points

Pale straw. Floral aromatics struck me the most which gave way to vitamin tabs, powdered rocks. I found a Pinot gris like nose of jelly beans interesting. The palate was of grapefruit, green apple and pencil lead. Very fresh and lively wine!

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