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White

2013 Cade Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley more

7/4/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Light citrus on the palate with crisp acidity.

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White

2008 Mer Soleil Chardonnay Silver Unoaked

Santa Lucia Highlands more

6/29/2015 - recotte wrote: flawed

Found this in the back of my cellar. Might have been good 5 years ago.

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Red

2002 Turley Zinfandel Dragon Vineyard

Howell Mountain more

6/13/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Fruit still hanging in, with development of more mature notes, graphite and pepper. Heat from ABV held in check with a cooler serving temp. On the whole, not a bad showing for a 13 year old Zin.

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Red

2010 Proper Wines Syrah

Walla Walla Valley more

5/19/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

PnP, consumed over two nights.

Evolving nicely, on initial open, more acidic and fruit-driven, with iodine and roasted meat elements coming more to the fore overnight and hitting more in my wheelhouse. Still shows signs of plenty of life left.

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Red

2012 Goat Rocks Winery Barbilocks

Yakima Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/13/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Consumed over two nights. Still needs time in bottle and/or some air to open up and show off its goods. Acidity makes this a good food wine; tannic structure gives it some heft to stand up to big proteins.

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Red

2012 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Nebbiolo Langhe

Langhe DOC more

5/7/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

PnP, consumed over two nights. Starting to come apart a bit towards the end of the bottle, showing a little hot and tannic, where lithe balance was the order of the day on night one. So good for the price, remains a great weeknight dinner wine.

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White

2012 Two Vintners Grenache Blanc Boushey Vineyard

Yakima Valley more

5/5/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

This has improved with time, picking up additional notes of apricot.

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Red

2012 Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio

Red Blend more

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

Full throttle, cola, fruit and just a big, dark wine. Well made, amazingly well balanced. No hint of heat from the 15.5% abv.

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Red

2010 Maison Bleue Grenache La Montagnette Upland Vineyard

Yakima Valley Snipes Mountain more

4/22/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

PnP, consumed over 2 nights. Really nice on opening. Expected berry notes with cherry and slight minerality. Silky on the palate, well balanced on night 1. Night 2, mostly the same, but slightly disjointed, showing some heat on the finish that wasn't there on night 1. I'd say this is one to drink sooner than later.

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Red

2009 Keplinger Syrah Kingpin Rows

Knights Valley more

4/15/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

PnP, consumed over two nights. Initially a bit jammy and muddled, with heat on the tongue and finish. Settled down overnight into something much nicer, showing depth and balance. Still not on par with the '08, and I doubt that aging will get it to that level. Will hold my last bottle for a year or few more.

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Red

2010 Alberto Fenocchio Barolo Bussia

Nebbiolo more

4/10/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Opened on Wednesday and poured off a small glass, recorked and put back in cellar for Friday night. This needed every bit of the air it got. I knew this was young when I opened it, but it's painfully young at this point. Great with the air it got, beautiful nose, bracing acidity and overall balance. Don't open for 10 more years.

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Red

2009 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

Red Rhone Blend more

4/8/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

PnP from 375ml. Strawberry with distinct iron notes. Great now, should continue to improve.

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Red

1999 Dover Canyon Menage

Paso Robles Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/1/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

My last bottle. Still drinking really well. Notes consistent with prior bottle.

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Red

1994 Terre de Trinci Sagrantino di Montefalco

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3/28/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Cork disintegrated, had to improvise, decanting through filter into a coffee pot, as no decanter was handy. Cured tobacco, dried tea and earthy notes in abundance, still with a nice tannic grip. Fruit is definitely receding, but still maintaining a shy presence in the background. Oh, how I love this wine....

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Red

2001 Château Figeac

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/28/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Opened for ~30 minutes, slow-O before tasting. Forest floor, coffee, a bit peppery. Elegant but still with some power to it. In a great spot at the moment.

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Red

NV Result of a Crush Christmas Cuvée

Walla Walla Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah more

3/26/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

PnP. Olive, brine and smoked meat funkiness with a ripe fruit background. Verrrry easy to drink.

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Red

2010 Renegade Wine Co. Malbec Reserve Wahluke Slope

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3/24/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Fairly simple, good weeknight/pizza/leftover Indian food wine kind of thing. PnP.

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White

2010 Domaine Allimant-Laugner Pinot Blanc

Alsace more

3/9/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Fresher last year, but still enjoyable.

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Red

2010 Paul Lato Grenache Lumière Larner Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley more

2/16/2015 - recotte wrote: NR

Very ripe and hot; a bit disjointed. Saved the majority of the bottle and will update notes if this improves with air.

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Red

2009 Guido Porro Barolo Vigna Lazzairasco

Nebbiolo more

2/12/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

PnP, then followed over three nights. Continued to build over the three days, so clearly needs more time in bottle: 5 years at least. Tart acidity, plum and cherry. Tannins are fine and not hard. Went well with moliterno formaggio.

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Red

2009 Montepeloso Eneo Toscana IGT

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

1/31/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Good acidity keeps this food-friendly and saves it from being a cocktail wine. Lots of fruit, touch of earth. Good on PnP, will hold for a few years.

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Red

2011 Horsepower Vineyards Grenache Sur Echalas Vineyard

Walla Walla Valley more

1/21/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

If a Grenache can be elegant, this one is it. PnP, consumed over 2 nights. Lighter in body than most Grenache. Expressive nose, balanced on the palate. Fruit, funk and smoked meat, but not the aggressive levels of the latter two that you get from Cayuse GOK. Showed every bit as well on night 2.

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Red

2010 Passopisciaro Sicilia Passopisciaro

Nerello Mascalese more

1/9/2015 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Really nice on initial PnP, then went sideways after about 30 minutes of air, shutting down hard. Put the cork back in, then left it alone for two days, coming back on Night 3, where it had opened up nicely, but still displaying acidity and firm tannins. Will forget my other bottles exist for a few years.

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Red

2007 Cade Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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12/24/2014 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Tight on PnP. Decanted and allowed to breathe for 3 hours prior to serving with dinner. Firm but not oppressive tannins. Black cherry and raspberry notes. Drink now with air or give it another 3-5 years in bottle.

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Red

2008 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero

Tempranillo more

12/17/2014 - recotte Likes this wine: NR

Followed over four nights. Dark, dark blackish purple in the glass. Initial impression was OAK! This receded over the course of the four days, revealing a more nuanced wine, silky on the palate, with noted of licorice and dried herbs. Will be quite nice in 10+ years after the oak treatment has receded sufficiently to allow the rest of the elements to shine through.

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