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Red

2011 Result of a Crush

Walla Walla Valley Red Blend more

4/17/2015 - Joegish Likes this wine: 90 points

Lots of pepper at first that reminded me of a Crozes-Hermitage. Mellowed after an hour. Just a bit of The Rocks funk. Enjoyable wine, but would probably not re-purchase for $27.

Day 2: The pepper returned...even more like a Crozes-Hermitage. Less funk today as well. Lots of character, but I really prefer the funk from Reynvaan et al a little more (albeit at a higher price tag...)

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Red

2007 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Starmont

Napa Valley more

3/9/2015 - Joegish Likes this wine: 88 points

Not bad for a $20 bottle. Came around after about 45 minutes. Not funky flavors - just cab. Would buy again for $20 or less.

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Red

2012 Punch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

1/28/2015 - Joegish Likes this wine: 92 points

A little jammy out of the gate, mellowed nicely. Kind of a Paso Robles cab feel to it, silky. A little more bite would not hurt. Nice QPR. Would be a hot wine at a party and not bad for CA cab drinkers either. Definitely a well-made wine. Recommended. Solid 92.

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Red

2010 Booker Vineyard Vertigo

Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend more

1/7/2015 - Joegish Likes this wine: 94 points

Excellent wine with impeccable balance of fruit and tannin. Long, juicy finish. Loved it! Glad I have another one, but wish I had more.

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Red

1997 Delectus Merlot Stanton

Oakville more

12/20/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 92 points

Even better than the last bottle. Great QPR. Like a fine aged Bordeaux...vibrant fruit and a cherry finish that went on for a full 40 seconds. Loved it.

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Red

1997 Delectus Merlot Stanton

Oakville more

12/3/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 91 points

Quite excellent for a 17 year old merlot. Plenty of fruit and the normally huge angular Delectus style is rather nicely integrated. Very happy to own a few of these.

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Red

2012 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon H3

Horse Heaven Hills more

10/30/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 90 points

Solid cab with silky tannins. Great aromatics for $11!!! Had to try this based on the WS92....does not disappoint for a weekday drinker. might buy a few more as cellar defenders....

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Red

2009 Domaine de Beaurenard (Paul Coulon et Fils) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard

Red Rhone Blend more

10/30/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 92 points

Very young, but delicious. Did not detect any shutting down on this. Powerful nose that filled the room. Delicious after about 45 minutes of decanting.

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Red

2010 Melville Syrah Estate Donna's

Sta. Rita Hills more

10/22/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 93 points

I have no idea what the other reviewers were drinking. This was a beautiful syrah. Nice nose, fruit, and lengthy finish. Slightly spicy finish with cherry notes (kind of pinot-ish) throughout. Smooth and velvety on the finish. No vegetal notes whatsoever. Bottle variation??? I did have some problems with the cork.....was really tough to extract..... Recommended. 93-94.

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Red

2005 Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

10/8/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 91 points

Bought a bottle at Norwalk Total Wine to see what these are like...

Quite nice, lots of dark fruit, medium long finish with great structure. Thought the balance between the fruit and tannins was just about perfect. Really grew on me after about the 3rd or 4th sip. Might search out a few more...was actually a very nice wine.

Decanted for 3 hours prior to consuming the first glass.

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Red

2012 Mitolo Cabernet Sauvignon Jester

McLaren Vale more

8/26/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 89 points

Quite pleasantly surprised. Great cab for a Tues night. Reminded me a little of a Cotes du Rhone. I think the partially dried grapes add some reasonable depth to the finish. Solid 89. Wonder if this will evolve...probably not much given it has a screw top!
Follow up after 2 days...noticeably improved. Interesting, maybe it has some aging potential? Recommend trying a long decant as the ABV that was present initially was definitely integrated. Will try again in another year.

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Red

2009 Orin Swift Abstract

California Red Rhone Blend more

8/12/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 92 points

This has surprisingly improved in the last 18 months. Very much enjoyed this bottle as it became less flabby and the ABV was not as noticeable. I would say the drinking window is open on this one right now. Served at room temp (72F)...maybe that had something to do with it?

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Red

2006 Delectus Cabernet Sauvignon Sacrashe Vineyard

Rutherford more

7/31/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 95 points

Wow....awesome depth with and incredible finish that just builds. Deep and dark fruit, amazing cab. Infantcide...could have lasted another 10 years. Very nice effort - rivals the 2006 Delectus Cuvee Julia.

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White

2011 Wölffer Estate Chardonnay

The Hamptons more

6/28/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 88 points

Exceeded my expectations for a LI Winery product. Pleasant floral nose, reasonable finish. Not a bad QPR for $12 (picked up at Total Wine & More in Norwalk last week).

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White

2010 Stéphane et Vincent Perraud Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Selection des Cognettes

Melon de Bourgogne more

6/25/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 91 points

Significantly improved versus a year ago. Less mineral and more fruit. The nose has also developed with pleasant floral tones. Great QPR for $12.

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Red

2007 John Duval Wines Plexus

Barossa Valley Red Rhone Blend more

6/5/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 92 points

I think this is improving over time. Great drinking window right now. Lots of fruit, but very balanced and enjoyable. Probably a crowd pleaser as well.

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Red

2011 Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva

Lujan de Cuyo more

4/25/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 90 points

Solid Value. Very similar to the 2007. Hard to go wrong for $13 with this wine. One odd thing, the bottle I opened was out of round - have never seen that before...I presume it was a glass manufacturing defect. I guess that would make this a "defective" or "flawed" bottle!!

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Red

2007 McCrea Syrah Boushey Vineyard

Yakima Valley more

4/17/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 92 points

Same score as before. Outstanding QPR play, a little thin on the back end, but delicious. Pleasant dark fruits and a wonderful nose. A little pepper....reminds me of a nice CdR...

Happy to have more of these...Not sure I understand the mid 80's scores from other CTers.....

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Red

2003 Cabot Vineyards Syrah Kimberly's

Humboldt County more

4/17/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 91 points

My first Cabot. Very impressive QPR. All the rough edges on this 11 year old wine were gone. Smooth with a beautiful nose - found myself sticking my face repeatedly into my glass. Great balance of delicate floral notes and depth. With a little longer finish I would have boosted the score another point. Looking forward to trying a little younger version of this wine in the next few weeks.

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Red

2006 Chappellet Cyril's Cuvée Limited Release

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/25/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 90 points

Better than previous bottles. Opened up nicely after about 45 minutes. Drink or hold.

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Red

2012 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

3/13/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 92 points

Bottle tasted at Honig Wines Dinner at Culinary Institute, Hyde Park, NY. Beautiful ruby red in glass with wonderful fresh fruit nose. Still slightly disjointed with the tannins slightly fighting the fruit (much more so than the 2011) Also, a little too much ABV for a Honig. Definitely can see this integrating beautifully in another 24 months. Wonderful mouthfeel and mid-palate. Highly recommended and a definite buy for me. 92-93 pts.

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Red

2004 Hijos de Antonio Barceló Ribera del Duero Viña Mayor Reserva

Tempranillo more

2/23/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 91 points

very interesting. 11th bottle consumed from the case and this was the best one yet. Infantcide on the others perhaps?
Very nice balance, great mid-palate, wonderful fruit and complexity. Really enjoyed this bottle. 91-92.

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Red

1999 Azienda Agricola Sant'Elena Ròs di Rôl

Friuli Isonzo Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/17/2014 - Joegish Does not like this wine: 85 points

Faded fruit, seemed way past its prime. Not offensive, but not enjoyable either. Bummed that I have more. Would not buy again.

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Red - Fortified

2011 Quinta do Vale Meão Porto Vintage

Port Blend more

2/11/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 94 points

Had to try try one of these as I have never had a VP from this producer and the WS review was tremendous. Decanted for 6 hours prior to tasting and will revisit tonight after another 48 hours in the decanter.

Lots of dark, sweet fruit with a nice medium length finish. Almost black in color. Nose is pleasantly floral and a little sweet. Reminded me of a 2006 Vesuvio, but a little richer and deeper. Will be interesting to see how it develops over time. Very nice. Recommended. Will hold for 10 years before opening another. 92-93.

Improved....a lot over 48 hours. Whoa!!!
If I could stick my tongue into the bottle and lick the crust, I would. Absolutely delicious and worth seeking out. Upgrading to a 94 score based on potential and pure deliciousness.

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Red

2009 Rasa Vineyards Syrah Doctrina Perpetua "Montaigne" Bacchus Vineyard

Columbia Valley more

2/5/2014 - Joegish Likes this wine: 93 points

Man was this good! Very old world nose and style. Excellent depth and very, very balanced. Would go out of my way to buy this wine.

Will wait at least another 2 years before trying the next bottle.

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