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Red

2010 Keplinger Syrah Kingpin Rows

Knights Valley more

2/9/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 94 points

Funkalicious with great nose of dark berries, olive, anise, tar, and violets. On the palate, lush and silky with blueberry, blackberry, black olive, melted licorice, and sage. Long finish with great grip and nice lift. Drink or hold.

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Red

2009 Dacalier De La Terre

Lake County Red Rhone Blend more

2/5/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 92 points

Easily the best bottle I have had to date. All of the previous reductive notes have disappeared and what is left is a wine of great purity. Nice nose of red raspberry, black cherry, leather, and a hint of spicy oak. On palate, supple and lush with raspberry, leather, anise, and spice. Long balanced finish with nice grip. The starts were lined up for this bottle. Drink or hold over the short term.

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White

2008 Michel Delhommeau Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Cuvée Harmonie

Melon de Bourgogne more

2/5/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 89 points

Nose of citrus, sea air, lemon zest. On the palate, grapefruit, lemon, mineral. Still has plenty of zing on a racy finish. Drink or hold.

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Red

2005 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Napa Valley more

1/31/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

Starting to come around. Nose of currants, cherry, plum, spicy oak, hints of cedar. On the palate, rich with currants, plum, sour cherry, and spice. Nice finish with plenty of grip. Likely will improve a little more from here. Seems like the glass closure is providing the same aging curve as cork. Drink with a short decant or hold.

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Red

2005 Beringer Vineyards Merlot Bancroft Ranch

Howell Mountain more

1/31/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

Classic nose of plum, black cherry, mocha, and spicy oak. On the palate rich with plum, currant, black cherry, mocha, and vanilla. Long finish with plenty of grip and a little heat. Last of a case of great bottles.

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Red

2008 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

1/26/2016 - GalvezGuy wrote: 92 points

Improved since last taste. Popped and poured, nose of bright cherries, black raspberry, rhubarb, and spicy oak. On the palate, black cherry, raspberry, cranberry, spice. Nice tart finish marred by a bit heat. I think this is a good as this gets.

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Red

2011 CT Barrel Project Cabernet Sauvignon Black Sears Vineyard

Howell Mountain more

1/26/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: NR

Improving nicely. Nose of red and black fruits with a nice floral element. On the palate, sour cherry, currants, cedar, spicy oak. Nice balanced finish with plenty of grip. Drink with a decant of continue to hol.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2010 Château de Rayne-Vigneau

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

1/24/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 90 points

Popped and poured. Nice nose of apricot, honey, and botrytis. Palate repeats nose. Nice clean finish. Drink or hold depending on your personal preference.

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White

2009 S.A. Prüm Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

1/22/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 90 points

Unscrewed and poured. Nice nose of apple, pear, white peach with hints of slate. On the palate, simple but delicious with golden apple, pear, white peach. Decent finish. Drink over the near term. Tremendous value.

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Red

1986 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve

Napa Valley more

1/21/2016 - GalvezGuy wrote: NR

Popped and poured. Deep ruby color. Nose of soy and balsamic vinegar which quickly blew off to reveal bright red fruits, tobacco, dark berries and the signature Rutherford dust. Troublesome note of VA that improved as the night went on but never completely blew off. On the palate currants, bright cherry, tobacco, mint, hints of vanilla. Would have benefitted from a one hour decant to air off the VA

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White - Sparkling

2003 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon

Champagne Blend more

1/21/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

Consistent with previous notes. Drink over the near term.

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Red

1977 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace

Diamond Mountain more

1/21/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 95 points

Not often that you catch lighting in a bottle twice in one night. First the 69 BV GdL, then this. Great nose of currants, cherries, dark berries, pine resin, leather, and hints of spicy oak. On the palate, currants, black cherry, eucalyptus, tobacco. This evolved the most from bottle open to end of the night. Long finish with a big of grip. Perfect match for lamb. Drink or continue to hold over the near term. Tremendous bottle purchased from Heritage Auctions.

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Red

1969 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve

Napa Valley more

1/21/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 96 points

Popped and poured. No doubt about it, it is an old Cali cab and a great one. Nose of bright red cherries, pomegranate, red currants, campfire smoke, leather, sage. Palate repeats the nose. As with the last one, this kept going and evolving for more than three hours. Long finish with the tannins completely melted. Beautiful stuff, great with short rib ragu. Sad to drink the last one but glad to catch it while it still was at its very best. Drink over the near term.

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Red

2004 Clos Les Lunelles

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/20/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 89 points

Popped and poured. A little musty and funky at first but that blew off quickly. Nose of mocha, plum, cedar, tobacco, anise. On the palate, plum, raspberry, anise, cedar, tobacco, hints of spicy oak. Nice finish with a little bit of grip. Seems to be mature. Drink over the near term.

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Red

2010 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Estate Cuvée Schultze Family Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

1/16/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

Clear garnet color. Nose of spice, mineral, sour cherry, and black cherry. Palate repeats the nose. Nice finish with medium acidity and decent grip. Drink with a short decant or continue to hold.

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Red

2010 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône

Red Rhone Blend more

1/7/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 89 points

Popped and poured. Nice nose of raspberry and leather. On the palate, leather, black raspberry, hints of herbs. Nice long finish. Great food wine.

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Red

2008 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Ten

Sta. Rita Hills more

1/1/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 94 points

Popped and poured. Big nose of black cherry, pie cherry, black raspberry, spice, and tea. On the palate, lush with black cherry, raspberry, pie cherry, spice, orange tea. Long finish with nice balance. Drink or continue to hold. Lots of life left here.

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Red

2010 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Columbia Valley more

1/1/2016 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 94 points

Slow o'ed for 12 hours. Nose of black fruits, leather, cherry, hints of spice and tobacco. On the palate, currants, cassis, sour cherry, spice. Long finish with lots of grip. Still too young. Hold.

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Red

2012 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Oakville more

12/23/2015 - GalvezGuy wrote: 95 points

Decanted four hours. Nose of plum, black and blue fruits, cedar, vanilla. Lush on the palate with black plum, black currants, blueberry, spicy oak, and cedar. Long finish with plenty of grip. Hold.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

12/21/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 96 points

Deep golden color. Nose of botrytis spice, vanilla, orange peel, dried mango, dried apricot, white peach, honey. On the palate, weightless with dried pineapple, apricot, honey, white peach, orange peel, and spice. Long finish with lots of zing. This could become a perfect wine with the right amount of time. Drink or hold.

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Red

2009 Dacalier De La Terre

Lake County Red Rhone Blend more

12/18/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

Don't what it was about this bottle on this night, but this wine showed very well. Nice nose of violets, tar, red raspberry, leather, and smoke. On the palate, rich with red berries, black raspberry, spice, leather, and smoked game. Nice finish with decent grip and balanced acidity. The floral aromas were incredible. Drink or continue to hold over the shorter term.

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Red

2011 Ravenswood Zinfandel Teldeschi

Dry Creek Valley more

12/16/2015 - GalvezGuy wrote: 90 points

Nose of black raspberry, pepper, cherry cola, and new oak. On the palate, restrained with black cherry and pepper flavors. Decent finish but there is obvious alcoholic heat poking through. Pity because the rest of the package is very nice. Drink over the near term.

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White

2014 Becklyn Cellars Sauvignon Blanc McGah Vineyard

Rutherford more

12/14/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

Popped and poured. Nose of fresh cut grass, chive, lychee, and citrus. On the palate, more linear and precise than the 13 with grapefruit, chive, lychee, and lime zest. Crisp finish. Good value for the money. Drink or hold.

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Red

2011 Sueño Profundo Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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12/13/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 90 points

Should have left this along, but it was steak night and I wanted something with some grip. Nice nose of cassis, black currants, sour cherry, and spicy oak. On the palate rich but not heavy with currants, cherry, and spice. Nice finish with plenty of balance and grip. Drink with a decant or continue to hold.

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Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

12/13/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: NR

Open one to check in. Nice nose of leather, dill, and orange peel. On the palate, everything is obscured by the oak treatment with overwhelming flavor of dill. Long balanced finish with plenty of grip. Tons of structure, needs quite a while to integrate the oak but this should be great in the future.

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