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Red

2009 Delectus Merlot

Knights Valley more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

Another stellar offering from Delectus. Nose of plum, black cherry, mocha, and currants. On the palate red plum, black currant, black cherry, with spicy oak. Nice long finish, everything in balance.

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Red

2008 Delectus Cabernet Franc

Knights Valley more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

Classis CF nose of bright cherry, leather, and tobacco along with some black cherry to let you know it is definitely Cali. On the palate, rich with lots of cherry and herb flavors along with hints of leather. Long finish with nice balance. A little heavy on the alcohol but everything else is spot on.

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2009 Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon Boulder Falls

Knights Valley more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 93 points

This winery has upped their game a few notches since I last sampled their wines and this one was stellar. Great nose of bright cherry, blueberry, blackberry, and currants along with some spicy oak. On the palate rich yet light with big currant and sour cherry flavors along with some spice and vanilla from oak treatment. Long finish with a lot of grip. Lots to love here, one of the top wines at the event.

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2014 Delectus Rosé

Knights Valley Rosé Blend more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy wrote: 88 points

Nice nose of unripe strawberry, red raspberry and spice. On the palate strawberry, melon, spice, and raspberry. Clean finish. Nice summer sipper.

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White

2014 Delectus Sauvignon Blanc Kick Ranch

Sonoma Coast more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 90 points

Great nose of grapefruit, citrus peel, and fresh cut grass. On the palate, clean and crisp with citrus, lychee, and chive flavors. Long finish with plenty of cut.

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White

2013 Conspire Sauvignon Blanc

Rutherford more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy wrote: 87 points

Nice grassy crisp SB with nose of citrus and lemon grass. On the palate, grapefruit, chives, and lemon grass. Nice clean finish.

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Red

2012 Coho Cabernet Sauvignon Old Poodle Dog

Napa Valley more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy wrote: 88 points

Nice cab with a nose of red and black fruits and spicy oak. On the palate, chewy with black currant and sour cherry with spice. Nice finish.

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Red

2011 Coho Cabernet Sauvignon Summit Vine Ranch

Diamond Mountain more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

Very well done for the vintage. Rich but not overdone with a nose of black currant, red currant, and sour cherry. On the palate, blackberry, sour cherry, red currant with hints of cassis and spicy oak. Substantial tannins on the finish bode well for long term aging.

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Red

2011 Coho Merlot Michael Black Vineyard

Napa Valley more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy wrote: 92 points

Always a treat, classic Merlot nose of plum, black cherries, coco nibs, and vanilla. On the palate, plum, black cherry, red currant, and nice spicy oak. Long finish with substantial grip

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Red

2012 Coho Headwaters

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 90 points

Great steakhouse style red with a nose of black and red fruits with hints of spice. On the palate, tons of fruit and great cherry, plum, and blackberry notes. Nice finish with decent grip.

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Red

2012 Coho Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch Carneros

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5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 92 points

Beautiful nose of flowers, black cherry, pie cherry, mushroom, black tea, and clove. On the palate, bright red cherry and pie cherry dominate along with hints of clove, mushroom, and orange tea. Long finish with nice grip, great effort. Highly recommended.

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White

2013 Rietvallei Estate Wine Chardonnay Natural

Robertson more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 88 points

Would not have pegged this as a Chardonnay but it is very nice with lemon curd, bright tangerine, and lemon zest on the nose. On the palate very clean with nice citrus flavors and hints of salinity and some herbal quality. Nice finish.

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White

2014 Rietvallei Estate Wine Riesling John B.

Robertson more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 87 points

A little off dry but not overtly sweet. Nice nose of apple and pear with a hint of citrus peel. On the palate, apple and pear flavors repeat with a nice whack of fruit. Nice acidity balances the finish. The big fruit makes it appear sweeter than it is. Would be a great compliment for spicy dishes.

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Red

2012 Ridgeback Cabernet Franc

Paarl more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 92 points

Talk about bang for the buck. Nice nose of cherry, tobacco, and cedar. On the palate, bright cherry, cedar, tobacco, and mint. Long finish with plenty of grip. Very well made, I would have thought this to be from the Loire if I didn't already know. Tremendous wine, great bargain.

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Red

2012 Ridgeback Vansha SGMV

Paarl Red Blend more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 89 points

Blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mouvedre, and Viognier. Nice nose of blueberry, raspberry, hints of funk, pepper, and bacon fat along with some nice florals. On the palate, very clean with the red fruits, blueberry, pepper, and hints of smoke. Nice grippy finish.

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Red

2012 Ridgeback Journey Red

Paarl Red Blend more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 89 points

Simple but ultra tasty Bordeaux blend of CF, CS, Merlot, and PV. Nose of bright red fruit, sour cherry, and tobacco. On the palate, rich cherry and currant flavors. Nice finish. Really good for the $$.

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White

2014 Ridgeback Vansha Dry White

Paarl White Blend more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy wrote: 87 points

Don't recall the actual blend but there was a good portion of Chenin and Riesling detectable. Nose of lemon oil, green apple, citrus. Palate repeats the nose. Nice clean finish.

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Red

2013 Iona Pinot Noir Mr. P

Elgin more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy wrote: 87 points

Pretty little Pinto that definitely shows a sense of place. Nose of sour cherry and spice with hints of other red fruits. On the palate nice with cherry, cranberry, spice. Shortish finish but still very good.

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White

2014 Iona Sauvignon Blanc Elgin

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5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 89 points

Great grassy nose of chives, citrus, and lemon grass. On the palate, tart with lots of zing, gooseberry, citrus, lemon grass, hints of lychee. On the finish, racy with lots of zing. Great bargain that would be good on a hot summer day.

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Red

2012 Bruliam Zinfandel Rocky Ridge Vineyard

Rockpile more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 90 points

Again the deft hand of Kerith shows here, unlike many other overextracted fruit bombs from the Rockpile we get a nose of black raspberry, cherry, pepper, and blackberry. On the palate, black cherry, red raspberry, pepper, and hints of vanilla. Nice finish with the usual booziness of most Zins.

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Red

2013 Bruliam Pinot Noir Torrey Hill

Sonoma Coast more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 89 points

Great RRV typicity with black cherry, pie cherry, and clove on the nose. On the palate, tart cherry, spice, hints of strawberry. Nice crisp finish. Probably need another year to integrate.

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Red

2013 Bruliam Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 92 points

Great nose of clove, rhubarb, tea, orange peel, pie cherry, and cranberry. On the palate a little shy with tart cherry, spices, orange peel, and tea. Plenty of grip on a sneaky long finish. This has a lot of upside for future potential

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Red

2013 Bruliam Pinot Noir Gaps Crown Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 93 points

Great aromas of black cherry, pie cherry, cranberry, rhubarb, spice, tea, and mushroom (aka pinot funk). On the palate dense yet weightless with bright cherry, red raspberry, rhubarb, cranberry, and black tea. Long finish with good grip. Although this is the best of the lot today, I believe the Sangiacomo will be better in a few years. I love the deft touch that Kerith uses to produce these balanced wines.

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Rosť

2014 Bruliam Pinot Noir Rosé California

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5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 88 points

Nice nose of strawberries, with hints of cherry. On the palate, unripe strawberry, raspberry, hints mineral. Nice clean finish.

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White

2013 Bodegas Carrau Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie

Cerro Chapeu more

5/20/2015 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 88 points

Nice nose of grass, chives, and citrus flowers. On the palate, creamy from sur lie treatment with flavors of lemon grass, lychee, and key lime. Crisp finish. Well done.

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