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Red

2011 Pago de Vallegarcía Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Hipperia

Red Blend more

2/10/2016 - AMC Eagle wrote: 90 points

Pnp through a vinturri. Dark red-purple in appearance; spicy red plums, with some dark cassis, and a hint of dark leafy greens on the nose. Dark peppery semi sweet red fruits with some dark burnt woody cassis on the palate if that makes sense. Light tannins and can be drunk now with very minimal aeration. Medium bodied with a medium finish.

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2002 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon

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2/5/2016 - AMC Eagle wrote: 93 points

Toasty, honeyish, citrusy, and yeasty with a long minerally finish. Yes, please.

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2011 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

1/30/2016 - AMC Eagle wrote: 91 points

Pnp; medium purple in appearance. Nose of semi-jammy blackberries and cassis with some hints of blueberries and violets. On the palate, there are blue fruits, vanilla, and some darker oaky berries with some mocha-like notes. Tannins calmed down after an hour; I should've decanted. Medium+ bodied with a medium finish. Can probably use some cellar time.

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2004 Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford more

1/27/2016 - AMC Eagle wrote: 93 points

Dark purple-garnet in appearance with a nose of grape Hawaiian Punch, some spicy plums, and ripe blackberries; very attractive on the nose for sure. On the palate, getting mostly peppered plums, anise, and a spicy cedar blackfruits. Nice long finish and still has a few more years to it. I found this on the clearance bin out of all places, maybe cos the label's all dirty and the outer part of the bottle not looking clean. But all I care about is what's inside the bottle, and I definitely got my money's worth.

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2010 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Le Petit

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/22/2016 - AMC Eagle wrote: 92 points

Vinturried into a decanter and let sit for 2+ hours; appearance of dark ruby with a nose of fresh blueberries and boysenberries with some hints of cassis and dried violets. On the palate, am detecting a good amount of plums and blackberries with some espresso-like flavour that hovers around; some tannins are also evident and I think the decant time helped even the tannins out a bit. Medium bodied with a medium finish. Impressive 2nd label if you can find this on sale.

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2012 Reserve de Armoires Côtes du Rhône

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1/19/2016 - AMC Eagle wrote: 90 points

Pnp through a vinturri; colour of dark ruby-garnet. The nose detects black cherries, some cotton candy, and some black fruits. On the palate, am getting some black cherry paste and some herby raspberries with touches of cassis. Medium bodied with a medium finish; very straight forward and non too complex; enjoyable on a weeknight and a very good qpr drinker.

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White

2004 Château de Puligny-Montrachet Puligny-Montrachet

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1/18/2016 - AMC Eagle wrote: 91 points

Pnp from a half. Appearance of light-medium gold in the glass; has a nose of sweet waxy yellow fruits, almost reminds me of an aged white Rhone. On the palate, I am detecting some pears and some sweet & sour green apples has a bit of a hint of brown sugar as well. Medium-heavy bodied with a medium finish. Haven't had a Puligny before(trying to expand my palate).

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2012 Domaine Saint Préfert Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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1/17/2016 - AMC Eagle wrote: 92 points

45 minute decant. Medium ruby in colour; has a bright nose of ripe cherries and raspberries with some kirsch with some underlying cassis. More sweet ripe red fruits with some red licorice on the palate; very nice finish. This seems to be ready right now out of the gate.

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2012 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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1/12/2016 - AMC Eagle wrote: 91 points

Pnp through a vinturri; appearance of a medium diffused purple-ruby; nose of musky black cherries, some green leafy herbs, and some hints of black fruits and cassis. Black peppery olives, dark espresso, with some dark black cherries on the palate; tannins on the front dissolve after some air; medium bodied with a medium finish.

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Red

2006 Château Gigognan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vigne du Régent

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1/10/2016 - AMC Eagle wrote: 92 points

45 min decant and poured through a vinturri. Last tasted 2012. Medium+ ruby-garnet in appearance. Has a nose of provencal green herbs, dark brambly red fruits, hints of spice. The palate is detecting leathery red fruits, some dark cassis, and black olives; has a pretty nice length as well; somewhat smooth. Tannins are almost non-existent. I think this is drinking well now with some air.

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Red

2012 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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12/27/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 91 points

90 min decant and poured through a vinturri. Medium-dark ruby in colour; has a nose of herby black cherries, meat, and touches of kirsch. Plums and black cherries dominate the palate along with some licorice and dark green herbs lingering along; bitter dark chocolate in the end; good tannins and acidity provide a nice backbone.

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Red

2006 The Colonial Estate Shiraz Exile

Barossa Valley more

12/25/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 93 points

Agree with H. Eugene's tn. Has gained a more dark garnet in appearance since last taste. Blueberries, blackberry paste, with a hint of spiciness on the nose. The palate is picking up more of a port-like taste with raisins, burnt dark fruits, and hints of fig; concentrated and smooth. Medium-full bodied with a long finish. Pretty good as it is right now.

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Red

2011 Secret de Cardinale

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/20/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 94 points

3 1/2 hour decant. Has a dark ruby-purple in appearance. The nose is picking up sweet and sour cherries, black cherries, and raspberries, some hints of vanilla, bits of meat, some dark cassis, and lastly some red jam. Black cherries, espresso, and some black tobacco on the palate with some dusty tannins covering them. There seems to be some creaminess to this as well. Medium bodied with a medium-long finish. 100% merlot. This is a stellar showing.

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Red

2011 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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12/19/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 91 points

15 minute decant and poured through a vinturi. Has a translucent medium dark ruby in appearance. Has a nose of red ripe cherry licorice, some kirsch and some blackberries. The dusty fine grained tannins on the front palate are joined by semi ripe black cherries, strawberries, and some black licorice. Medium bodied with a medium+ finish.

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Red

2009 Blue Hall Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Camiana Howell Mountain

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12/11/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 91 points

4 1/2 hour decant; has a dark ruby-garnet in colour. Has an alluring nose of sweet spicy red fruits, fresh black cherries, and some dried roses. The palate is detecting blackberry and cherry preserves, plums, and some cassis with dark chocolate; some light touches of licorice as well. Light-Medium bodied with a medium finish.

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Red

2012 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (Non Estate) Napa Valley

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11/25/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 90 points

Vinturied into a decanter for 2 1/2 hours; medium semi bright red-ruby in appearance. Plum paste, raspberries, and blackberries on the nose; some hints of cassis and menthol are detected too. Earthy ripe strawberries and cherries, some red licorice, and spicy black fruits on the palate; minty menthol is also apparrent. Medium bodied with a medium finish.

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Red

2010 Phoenix Ranch Syrah Phoenix Ranch

Napa Valley more

11/24/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 92 points

15 minute decant and poured through a vinturri. Has a dark purple-ruby in appearance. The nose picked up loads of ripe blueberries and blackberries, some brambly sweet black cherries, and a hint of dark violets. Black cherries, dark red licorice, some cassis,and some hints of herbs on the palate; lots of stuff going on here. Medium bodied with a medium+ finish. Drink or hold.

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White

2012 Grgich Hills Chardonnay

Napa Valley more

11/20/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 91 points

Clear medium+ hay in colour; buttered green apple, lemon, and a slight hint of guavas and minerality on the nose. On the palate I am detecting some caramelized yellow apples and lemons and vanilla; the citrus really stands out. Medium+ bodied with a medium+ finish.

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Red

2010 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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11/19/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 92 points

2 1/2 hour decant time. Has a medium-dark crimson-ruby in appearance. The nose is getting some strawberries, kirsch, hints of iodine, and meat. Raspberries and currants on the palate; somewhat creamy with its nice dose of grainy tannins. Medium bodied with a medium+ finish. Hold this for a couple more years before trying again.

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Red

2010 World's End Merlot Little Sister Reserve

Napa Valley more

11/17/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 90 points

Pnp through a vinturri; has a dark garnet-ruby in appearance. The nose is detecting some sweet black cherries, mocha, and sweet vanilla and oak. Palate's a little more restrained with its black tea, black cherry, espresso, and some black plums. Has a nice entry with a good finish to correspond with it; tannic up front and hot in the back.

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Red

2011 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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11/14/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 94 points

One hour decant. Dark ruby-purple in colour. Spicy black cherries, red licorice, some kirsch, and herby gumdrops are apparent on the nose. The palate's getting more black cherries, plums, red cassis, sweet brown tobacco, and red licorice; the decant time helped with keeping the tannins in check; some heat at the end, but it ain't intrusive. Medium bodied with a medium-long finish. Nice showing.

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Red

2011 Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon Artisan Series Jacqueline's Vineyard

Alexander Valley more

11/13/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 91 points

Decanted for 15 minutes then poured through a vinturri; medium purple-ruby colour in appearance. Creamy blue and black fruits on the nose along with some walnuts and grape jello. Black cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and some hints of vanilla and cassis rounded out by smooth, packed, tannins that dissolve easily and ending with some tartiness. Has a nice finish to accompany it; great qpr 2011 cab. Reminds me of a Spring Mountain cabernet. Will try to follow this one as it ages.

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Red - Fortified

2000 Barros Porto Vintage

Port Blend more

11/11/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 90 points

Has an appearance of a cloudy garnet-red brick in the glass with a nose of sweet plums and black prunes with some woody mustiness hovering over it. The palates is detecting some raisins and prunes along with a slight hint of fruitcake; some acidity adds some balance to the sweetness.

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Red

2013 Herringbone Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Napa Valley more

11/9/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 89 points

Pnp through a vinturri after opened for 20 minutes. Medium ruby-purple-ish in appearance. Has a nose of black and red berry preserves, hints of black plums, and some menthol. The palate's getting blackberries, black cherries, with some hints of cassis. Medium bodied with a short-medium finish; tannins dissolve easily after a few minutes of air. A nice priced cab for a Monday night.

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2011 Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/8/2015 - AMC Eagle wrote: 90 points

Vinturied into a decanter for 90 minutes; appearance of medium garnet-purple in the glass. Blackberries, black cherries, and some sweet black licorice on the nose. Plums, earthy boysenberries, and dark espresso on the palate; moderate tannins. Medium bodied with a medium finish. Try again in a few years.

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