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White - Off-dry

2007 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

5/26/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 91 points

Pale gold, coats the glass. Secondary aromas of flint and sandstone, lilac flower, and honey- reserved. Bright and opulent baked apricot flavors with sweet spice, white pepper and slate. Richly layered. Off dry to medium sweet countered with nervy acid. Silky depth on the finish. Very nice.

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2008 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Nielson Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley more

5/23/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 92 points

Clear medium ruby color. Nicely melded aromas, secondary and primary- notes of fig, clove & vanilla, curry powder, hibiscus tea. Richly layered dusty fruit and complex earthy spice on the palate, with just a touch of oak showing. Stately but with a fine degree of finesse. Medium+ acid and polished fleshy fine tannin that shows a nice silky weight throughout. Finishing notes of lingering spice and sweet fig with moderate length. Excellent- drinking very well.

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2014 Matthiasson Rosé

Napa Valley Rosé Blend more

5/23/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 91 points

Pale pink color. The nose brings fresh aromas of honeydew melon, sea spray, cracked pepper and rocky earth- medium in intensity. It ups the ante on the palate with racy melon and orange zest fruit and rich depth of rose hips, white pepper and slate. Lithe and silky palate with nervy acid. Dry and juicy fruit on the finish. Excellent.

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Red

2012 Wrath Syrah KW Ranch

Santa Lucia Highlands more

5/20/2015 - MattMauldin wrote: 89 points

Opened for several hours. Using decanting pourer. Deep garnet black color that coats the glass. Primary plum and black cherry aromas, secondary clove, dill, dried lavender and cedar- medium intensity. Rich and concentrated on the palate, showing tight cassis and cherry fruit with creamy secondary flavors of vanilla and clove spice. Further air brings emerging floral, brambly earth and dried herb notes, and a shedding of some of the oak. Dense and full with big polished tannin and medium-low acid. Concentrated and tight on the finish. Needs time.

2nd and 3rd day- the nuances have gone and it tightens back up. Mostly concentrated cassis and dill & oak notes.

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Red

2013 Castello di Verduno Langhe Nebbiolo

Langhe DOC more

5/17/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 89 points

Clear medium ruby color. Aromas of dusty earthy spice & cherry, and dried lavender- medium intensity. Juicy and bright red fruit flavors with subtle secondary depth of dried herb, spice and flowers. High acid, approachable tannin- overall elegant but with slightly rustic structure. Juicy dry finish. Very nice.

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Red

2010 Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain

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5/16/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 92 points

Decanted for several hours. Deep, purple-violet color. Aromas of dried violets, graphite, cassis, tobacco- growing more reserved, secondary and complex with air. Shows plum & blueberry fruit on the palate, with layered notes of black tea, anise, cedar & clove, among others. Creamy and silky in texture, tightening while gaining mass and complexity with air. Fine polished tannins. Juicy-lingering finish. Very nice.

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White

2012 Château d'Epiré Savennières Cuvée Spéciale

Chenin Blanc more

5/10/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 91 points

Pale lemon color. Clean expressive secondary and primary aromas- lemon curd, dank earth, rose hips and slate. Dry, racy, rich and ripe on the palate with bold melon and citrus notes, along with an underlying depth and earth and spice consistent with the nose. Medium-bodied, nervy acid, and fleshy tannin. Mineral-tinged finish that lingers. Excellent-drink/hold.

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Red

2012 Frog's Leap Zinfandel

Napa Valley more

5/9/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 91 points

Clear, medium ruby color. Primary aromas of plum & black cherry fruit, with dried lavender, anise, tea leaf, and hints of vanilla. Medium bodied & expressive on the palate with juicy acidity. Plum and earthy berry notes, with nuanced brambly earth and spice depth. Fleshy polished tannins, moderate length on the finish. Elegant, finesse-driven style, very food-friendly but great on its own. Begs you to keep drinking it. This should drink well for a while.

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2014 Foley & Johnson Rosé

Santa Ynez Valley Rosé Blend more

5/8/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 90 points

Grenache with a drop of Gruner Veltliner. Bright reddish pink color. Lots of strawberry and melon aromas, with tinges of minerality and white pepper. Balanced and dry on the palate, with fruit notes of red apple skin and berries, along with hints of cotton candy, minerality and spice. Very nice acid balance, juicy ripe finish. Really liked this one.

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Red

2005 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Gattinara

Nebbiolo more

5/3/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: NR

Brought to a restaurant so no formal notes. Showing very nice complexity on both the nose and palate- notes of red fruit, dried florals and savory herbs and spice throughout. Nice medium+ acid, softened tannins and nice depth. Very enjoyable.

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Red

2011 Sandlands Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands

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4/26/2015 - MattMauldin wrote: 88 points

Inky full garnet color. Nice intensity on the nose- aromas of brambly plum fruit, liquid smoke & meat, violets & lavender. Tart black fruit on the palate with rocky minerality, licorice, and floral depth. High acid, light to medium bodied, fine polished tannins. Pleasant notes throughout, but not a lot of complexity. Medium juicy finish.

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Red

2010 Rivetto Barolo Del Comune Di Serralunga D'Alba

Nebbiolo more

4/25/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 92 points

Clear, light ruby color. Legs in the glass. Clean aromas, good intensity, lots of primary notes but very nicely layered secondary notes- cherry & rose hips, with dried herbs, sandalwood and mushroom. Elegant and feminine in style on the palate, with strong, well integrated acidity and fine and gripping polished tannins. Showing tangy and bright cherry with layers of savory floral herb depth. Juicy & full finish. Very nice- showing nice accessibility.

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Red

2005 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

Red Rhone Blend more

4/24/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: NR

Opened and poured with a Soiree decanter. Clear medium ruby color. Showing notes of dark cherry, cocoa, earth, violets and clove on the nose- moderate in intensity. Intense black cherry fruit and minerality on the palate that needed time to unwind, along with secondary tea, floral and spice notes- still a little backward despite its intensity. Medium acid, fine silky tannin, fleshy mid-palate, plenty of depth on the finish. Very elegant. This needs a lot of air or a few more years. My dad really enjoyed it, so that's the most important thing, but if not for that this is definitely a 'hold' for its full potential.

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Red

2010 Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain

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4/22/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 92 points

Consistent with prior note. Excellent.

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Red

2007 Joseph Swan Vineyards Syrah Trenton Estate

Russian River Valley more

4/22/2015 - MattMauldin wrote: flawed

Corked.

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Red

2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma County

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

Clear deep ruby color. Nicely layered primary and secondary aromas- showing blueberry, rhubarb, dried earth, tea and vanilla, with medium intensity. Well layered on the palate showing silky fruit and secondary depth with flavors consistent from the nose. Medium body, ample acid, and very fine & polished, but fleshy tannins that show through a full, dry, and juicy finish. Outstanding.

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White

2008 Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits

Chardonnay more

4/18/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 91 points

Clear medium gold color. Expressive aromas of gun flint, candied apple, black tea, honeysuckle and cardamom- very secondary and medium in intensity. Intense flavors of red and green apple and lemon zest, with high toned minerality and floral depth. Just hints of the spice found on the bouquet. Medium body tending toward lean, with medium+ acid and grainy tannin. Spice, salinity and mineral notes emerge on the finish- mouthwatering and medium in length. Nicely complex and a bit austere. Showing well.

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Red

2008 Calera Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard

Mount Harlan more

4/17/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 93 points

Popped and poured. Deep ruby color. Really nice secondary aromas- black tea, anise, mushroom, crushed stone, cloves, along with fig paste and black cherry. Fully ripe and bright on the palate, not showing anywhere near the stated ABV (14.9%). Notes of red cherry and currant, along with strong minerality-crushed rock, dried flowers and herb, and other underlying spice and earth notes. Layered and complex. Medium bodied, fleshy and polished on the palate with medium+ acid and fine tannins. Clean fruit and minerality on the finish- full. Outstanding bottle of wine- showing beautifully.

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Red

2011 Ceritas Pinot Noir Costalina

Sonoma Coast more

4/12/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 91 points

Clear deep ruby color. Clean fig and raspberry aromas, mixing in a melange of secondary flowers, damp earth, dusty spice and tea- moderate in intensity and youthful in development. Opens with raspberry along with tangy apple skin and minerality. Shows silky layered secondary nutmeg & tea spice and dried lavender. As Frank mentions previously, it fleshes out with air, with fine & round silky tannins, and gripping acid and mineral notes with depth on the finish. The acid has integrated a bit since I first tasted this two years ago- more round and woven than linear. Showing well- I'd recommend a gentle decant and short term cellaring.

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Red

2011 Holdredge Pinot Noir Selection Massale

Russian River Valley more

4/10/2015 - MattMauldin wrote: 90 points

Clear medium ruby color. Shows bright and primary aromas of fig and raspberry, along with lavender, vanilla and black tea. Ripe cherry-driven fruit on the palate showing more secondary rhubarb and sweet spice. Very silky and smooth tannins and medium acid. Medium bodied and fleshy. Sweet spice notes on the finish- medium length, a little heavy. Well built, very rich and modern, showing well overall.

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Red

2010 Jean-Pierre Boisson Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Père Caboche la Mirande

Red Rhone Blend more

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

From 375ml. Clear medium ruby color. Clean aromas, medium intensity, primary and secondary- showing notes of black cherry, pie crust, provincial herbs, and black tea. Dark fruit flavors on the palate, wound tight with sweet spice, cedar and hints of mineral and earth. Medium acid and big full tannins- grainy and polished. Tight, medium finish. Needs time.

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Red

2010 Bellus Wines Girasole Toscana IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

4/4/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 89 points

Clear, medium ruby color. Clean aromas, medium intensity, lots of secondary, developing, showing black cherry, baked orange rind, bitter chocolate, lavender. Medium+ acid and moderate tannins. Bright fruit flavors on the front palate- juicy black cherry and fig with underlying mineral earth notes and hints of spice, white pepper and flowers through the back. Nicely balanced throughout. Medium body with fine polished tannins. Juicy red fruit on the finish. Very nice.

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White

2009 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Nuits-Blanches au Bouge

Santa Maria Valley more

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

Clear gold color. Clean aromas, medium intensity, developing. Floral aromas, crushed stone, lemon cream, melon. Dry, medium+ acid, full body. Concentrated fruit on the front palate- melon and citrus zest, hints of baking spice and white pepper. Well-structured with integrated acid and fleshy full tannins, deep and rich, with a full finish.

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Red

2012 Wind Gap Wines Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

3/21/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: NR

IPOB in SF 3/16 - Quick Impressions: Begins with rocky minerality, vanilla spice, eucalyptus and fig. Rich on the palate with clove and fig fruit. Silky and elegant adding mineral high tones, finishing full. Excellent.

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Red

2013 Wind Gap Wines Pinot Noir Sun Chase Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

3/21/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: NR

IPOB in SF 3/16 - Quick Impressions: Stemmy earth, fig and spice notes. Silky, full and rich. Very nice.

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