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Red

2009 Auteur Pinot Noir Back Block Reserve Shea Vineyard

Willamette Valley more

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

Dense and rich flavor and mouhfeel. Intensity reminds me of a Helen Turley Martinelli. Floral perfume says Oregon, but... wow! Not what I expected, but I like it. 14.6% abv seems very high for Oregon.

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2008 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

Napa Valley more

6/29/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 95 points

A very good example of Caymus Special Selection. Rich, plush fruit, sweet tannins. A great bottle of a quintessential Napa Cab.

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2012 Knights Bridge Chardonnay West Block

Knights Valley more

6/27/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 91 points

Notes of yeast and tropical fruits - pineapple and tropical fruit lifesavers. Nicely nuanced with a lot of layers. I like it.

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2011 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Morlet Estate

St. Helena more

6/2/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 91 points

None of the green flavors that most 2011s have. This wine has a nice nose and flavor but the mouthfeel was a little thin. One of the best from the vintage.

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Red

2013 Electric Puddle Zinfandel

Howell Mountain more

5/31/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 87 points

Nice flavor, but mouthfeel was a little thin mid-palate

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White

2011 Greywacke Chardonnay

Marlborough more

5/19/2015 - jeffm_fla Does not like this wine: 81 points

Funky nose of roadkill skunk. Palate has some mineral and a bit of pineapple juice, but I couldn't get past the skunk. Some may like the "earthiness"...

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Red

2005 Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/8/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 94 points

Very good wine - favorite for the night. The fruit is not as pushy as some more recent vintages, but still plenty going on.

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Red

2012 Quilceda Creek Red Wine Columbia Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/5/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 90 points

A little green, but not really in a bad way. Not as soft as I would have expected from Quilceda's red blend. I think it should probably have another year to really come together. This wine is always a very good choice for the price.

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Red

2013 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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4/3/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 89 points

good, especially for a $25 wine

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Red

2006 Palladian Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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4/3/2015 - jeffm_fla wrote: flawed

sour and unpleasant tasting. A bad bottle?

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1997 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/3/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 90 points

I'm not usually a fan of such old wines, but I liked this. Still plenty of fruit -- nice wine.

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2009 TOR Kenward Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

3/23/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 93 points

Plush and powerful with the distinctive To Kalon flavor profile. Didn't take any notes, but liked it a lot.

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2008 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Columbia Valley more

3/19/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 92 points

very popular at our recent tasting. Excellent QPR

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Red

2011 Realm Cellars The Bard

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/17/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 91 points

soft and flavorful with none of the green edge of most 2011s. I liked this much more than I expected to.

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Red

2009 Kuleto Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

3/15/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 91 points

Good to very good. Kuleto is consistently a good wine, especially for the price.

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2010 Vineyard 7 & 8 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Spring Mountain District more

3/12/2015 - jeffm_fla wrote: 88 points

Very tannic. I know it is young, so I decanted (which I rarely do). There is some Napa fruit and structure, but I thought it veered to a bit too much toward green wood. Will wait a couple years for my second bottle.

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White

2013 Kenzo Estate Sauvignon Blanc Asatsuyu

Napa Valley more

3/10/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 90 points

Interesting wine. Notes of kiwi, sweet citrus, and a little grassy

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2012 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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3/7/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 91 points

nice flavors and nose with just a bit of creamy butter texture. I really liked this. Wish I had had the good sense to buy more.

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Red

2008 Pont de Chevalier Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Napa Valley more

3/5/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 93 points

Still a very tasty wine, but I'm not sure it is going to get much better. I will drink my remaining few bottles over the next year or two. I may have overrated it before. Seems very good, but not as plush and rich as I remembered.

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2009 Kuleto Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

3/4/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 90 points

Fruit forward with nice flavors. Quite good.

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2011 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Cœur de Vallée Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

3/3/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 92 points

Surprisingly good for a 2011. This wine is not a Cab Sauv, rather the blend was about 2/3 Cabernet Sauvignon and 1/3 Cabernet Franc. Rather than adding green flavors, the Cab Franc seemed to round out the wine and it was balanced with nice flavor and no green notes. Not a plush wine like many Beckstoffer To Kalons, but quite good.

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Red

2009 The Mascot

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/24/2015 - jeffm_fla wrote: 87 points

Disappointing. No real fruit on the nose or palate. Tannic, but softened with time and air, acidic, a little cedar and a little green wood.

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2005 Kuleto Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Danielli

Napa Valley more

2/23/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 91 points

Classic Kuleto mountain fruit nose. Primary fruit recedes a bit on the palate with hints of tobacco and leather. Light/thin mouthfeel and long finish of stewed fruit.

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Red

2005 Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/17/2015 - jeffm_fla wrote: flawed

Unfortunately a little corked. I was really looking forward to this one.

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2009 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard

Napa Valley more

2/12/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 93 points

Really like this wine. Didn't take notes, but great nose,depth of flavors and mouthfeel.

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