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Red

2008 Robert Biale Zinfandel Varozza Vineyard

St. Helena more

2/27/2014 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 90 points

Jammy raspberry on the nose. Fruit was subdued on the palate. Had the earthiness of a pinot with red fruit, more brambly than pinot. Decent finish. Great zin - not over the top.

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2007 Foxen 7200 Volpino

Santa Ynez Valley Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

2/26/2014 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 89 points

Very solid wine. Raspberry and black cherry with a little bit of complexity. Short finish but great with pizza.

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Red

2006 Jarvis Winery Merlot

Napa Valley more

2/17/2014 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 92 points

This was actually a very nice surprise again. Very earth driven nose with nice cherry and raspberry. Soft tannins with juicy red fruit on the palate. Not incredibly complex but very delicious.

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Red

2006 Vincent Arroyo Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Reserve

Napa Valley more

2/17/2014 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 91 points

Tart cassis (almost sweetart smell), some tobacco, and menthol on the nose. Very round wine - the tannins were nicely balanced with great blue and black fruit. Medium finish. Very nice wine.

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Red

2007 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Klopp Ranch

Russian River Valley more

5/20/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 92 points

Couldn't take detailed notes but big red fruit. Delicious with amazing mouthfeel. Light on the ancillary flavors.

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Red

2009 Foxen 7200 Volpino

Santa Ynez Valley Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/16/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 90 points

Mostly red fruit with licorice, anise, dried herbs. Really explodes from the glass. Even after being open for 5 hours, it's still tightly wound. Red fruit with mocha. Nice balance. Better than previous vintages me thinks.

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Red

2005 Peter Franus Napa Valley Red

Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/16/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 90 points

Cherry, cassis, tobacco, hint of chocolate and green pepper and eucalyptus. Still tannic - needed over an hour to start to open up. Chewy tannins with black fruit with olives and chocolate. Hot on the end. Still quite tannic - if you have more, hold them.

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Red

2006 L'Aventure Optimus

Paso Robles Red Blend more

5/6/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 91 points

Black licorice, cassis, black cherry, dried herbs, menthol on the nose. Everything is well integrated. Dark black fruit with enough tannin to back it up. Drinking well now.

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Red

2007 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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4/13/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 90 points

Ripe cherry with a hint of mocha, earth, and slightly medicinal. Very nice wine.

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Red

2007 Vincent Arroyo Petite Sirah Rattlesnake Acres

Napa Valley more

4/9/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 92 points

Interesting mix of blue and black fruit with dried herbs and menthol on the nose. Drying tannins with blackberry and a hint of oak. Not overly complex, but always great. Standard by which I judge all petite sirah.

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Red

2007 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing

Sta. Rita Hills more

4/8/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 90 points

Couldn't take detailed notes, but there seemed to be a tad too much oak throwing this out of balance. The wine is very round with a nice balance of earth and red fruit. To me, this seems to have plenty of time left.

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Red

2002 Dominus Estate

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/8/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 93 points

Couldn't take detailed notes, but this was really in a good place. Amazing balance and still tasted very youthful.

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Red

2007 Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc

Napa Valley more

4/2/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 93 points

This wine wowed me. Big floral notes, black licorice, chocolate, with cassis, no green at all. Black fruit on the palate with mocha and licorice. Silky tannins. Very round with a 30 sec finish. One of the best cab francs I've ever had.

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Red

2005 Jarvis Winery Cabernet Franc

Napa Valley more

3/27/2013 - cbkamp wrote: NR

Could be slightly corked but I'm still enjoying this. Really unique nose of green pepper, fresh cut grass, cherry cola, vanilla, and nice minerality. Black cherry with a touch of oak and chipotle pepper on the palate. Won't score it because it smells slightly corked.

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Red

2007 Linne Calodo Nemesis

Paso Robles Syrah Blend, Syrah more

3/12/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 92 points

Blackberry, black cherry, rosemary, mocha, and menthol on the nose. Big on the palate with dark black fruit. Firm tannins. Alcohol is noticeable on the finish. Very good wine.

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Red

2006 Jarvis Winery Merlot

Napa Valley more

3/3/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 92 points

I must be in the minority here because this vastly exceeded my expectations. Although I typically like the "mountain merlot" style, this was soft, elegant, and very enjoyable. Sweet cherry and raspberry, chocolate, a list dusty with minerality on the nose. Very elegant and soft tannins with rich red fruit mixed with dark notes and pepper on the mid palate and finish. Medium finish.

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2006 Miner Family The Oracle

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/3/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 90 points

Amazing nose with cassis, tobacco, graphite, menthol. Soft tannins with cassis and black cherry. Powerful but balanced and drinking well now. Very nice wine but probably not a great QPR.

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2007 Linne Calodo Problem Child

Paso Robles Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel more

2/28/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 93 points

Blackberry, black cherry, black tea, menthol, absolutely amazing nose. Bramble fruit with deep dark ancillary flavors. Definitely hot but the alcohol is masked by the fruit. Long finish. Great wine.

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Red

2008 A.P. Vin Pinot Noir Turner Vineyard

Sta. Rita Hills more

2/23/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 91 points

Cherry pie, forest floor, and dried herbs on the nose. Good balance and very round. Cherry with a touch of earthiness on the palate. Not really complex but absolutely delicious.

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Red

2005 Newton The Puzzle

Spring Mountain District Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/17/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 91 points

Currant, blackberry, black cherry, black tea, menthol on the nose. Nicely balanced with soft tannins. Black cherry, blackberry, tobacco, dried herbs. Fairly long finish. Drinking well now.

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Red

2006 Joseph Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Alexander Valley more

2/10/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 88 points

Current, blackberry, mocha, clean minerality. Very round wine. Juicy black fruit - soft tannins. Black pepper. Medium finish.

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Red

2007 Buoncristiani OPC Proprietary Red

Napa Valley Red Blend more

2/8/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 91 points

Bramble fruit, black cherry, cola. Amazing mouthfeel. Deep black fruit, black tea, great balance. Getting better and better.

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Red

2008 Foxen Cabernet Franc 7200 Rock Hollow Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley more

2/8/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 89 points

Open for about 4 hrs - interesting mix of blackberry, black cherry, cigar box, and dried herb. On the palate, dark black fruit with a hint of black tea and maybe some pepper. Nice balance. This has gotten much better over time. I would still wait longer on remaining bottles.

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Red

2006 Reverie Merlot

Diamond Mountain more

1/29/2013 - cbkamp Does not like this wine: 82 points

Really nice nose of cherry, a hint of cola, red licorice, and dried herbs. The palate is very tart red fruit with tough tannins. This is tough to drink. Don't think time will help this much.

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Red

2006 Miner Family Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

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1/25/2013 - cbkamp Likes this wine: 91 points

Decanted for 6 hrs. Black current, black licorice, mocha, hint of tobacco, and spices. Really nice. Deep dark black fruit, black tea, spice on the palate. Round tannins. Really interesting cab. Drink or hold.

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