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Red

2010 Vola Sangiovese Puglia IGT

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2/3/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 82 points

Still drinking alright but has not aged well. Its a bit thin and on first opening its rather one dimensional. On day two a little more fruit came through. This was one of two bottles I kept just to see how this inexpensive wine held up--this one is as I expected. While this is not a great wine, I understand it was imported in bulk and bottled here in the US -- I'd love to find out the producer's name; I expect they have a nice wine under their own label.

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Red

2012 Starmaker Merlot

Alexander Valley more

2/5/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 84 points

A ;ot of fruit with some oak. Not bad
All bottles have had solids but this bottle had a solid crystal (oxalic acid) bridge under the cork---when I tried to pour nothing came out.

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Red

2006 Giribaldi Barbaresco

Nebbiolo more

2/1/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 85 points

Day 1 all flowers -- thin and light --80
Day 2 opened up a bit some added complexity and the finish came forward with dry black tea for a long finish--85
Day 4 Flowers and fruit a bit more balanced with the same great finish -- 85
Day 5 losing its body all finish--80.
MAke sure you decant and/or aerate and you will enjoy it much more
Give it the 85

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White

2004 Qupé Chardonnay Reserve Bien Nacido Block Eleven

Santa Maria Valley more

2/5/2016 - wtianseter wrote: flawed

Uneven oxidation -- not aged out of balance Too old, poor storage or both

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Red

2008 Arcadian Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

Santa Lucia Highlands more

1/25/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 90 points

The wine has developed nicely with cellaring; still several years for optimum development but great to drink right now.
A big Pinot Noir with lots of fruit and dust and nice smooth acid. Tart cherries and dust on the front with black cherry in the middle. The finish is elegant with smooth, dry tannin and residual dusty fruit.

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Red

2013 14 Hands Hot to Trot Red

Columbia Valley Red Blend more

1/24/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 85 points

Pretty typical of my previous tasting notes over the past few vintages. This bottle had a bit more balance than most I've had recently

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1998 Genders McLaren Park Wines Shiraz McLaren Park

McLaren Vale more

1/4/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 89 points

Quite nicely aged Shiraz. Still plenty of dark fruit adn some nice character developed from oxidation. Finish has a touch of oak and nice light smooth dry tannin

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2012 Cascina Amalia Langhe Nebbiolo

Langhe DOC more

1/24/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 87 points

Refer to oast tasting notes

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Red

2012 Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo

Langhe DOC more

1/24/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 85 points

Disappointing bottle. Light thin with limited character. Sll flowers and not a lot of fruit. Finish nice with dry light and medium tannin

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Red

2012 Molino Langhe Nebbiolo Vitalis

Langhe DOC more

1/24/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 85 points

Disappointingly thin and tight. Fruit is ok but not fresh. Very nice finish with dry light and tight tannin

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Red

1999 Classic McLaren Grenache-Cabernet Sauvignon La Testa Blend

McLaren Vale Grenache Blend, Grenache more

1/12/2016 - wtianseter wrote: NR

Bottle 2 --Pretty much the same as bottle 1
Great buy at $13.50

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Red

2006 Bugay Vineyards Syrah

Sonoma County more

1/13/2016 - wtianseter wrote: NR

No official rating -- dont want to bias at this point. 89. wine is drinking well and still showing fruit and complexity. More years to come

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White

2013 Vent Del Mar Terra Alta Garnacha Blanca

Grenache Blanc, Grenache more

1/11/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 85 points

A tasty and better than average white wine. Nice light acid without citrus and the fruit is smooth but not much character to the fruit. Finish is lightly tart and acidic.

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Red

2013 Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Monte Rosso

Sonoma Valley more

1/24/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 90 points

Big beautiful and bold Zin. Tons of briary spice and heavy fruit. Give this wine some more time to be at peak. I expect it could gain 2 or 3 more points with nice storage

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2004 Qupé Chardonnay Reserve Bien Nacido Block Eleven

Santa Maria Valley more

1/9/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 88 points

Bottle 4 more like bottle 1 of my previous TNs. A touch of nuttiness with some bright chard fruit flavors. there was a slight amount of over oxidation but not significantly distracting

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White

1999 Classic McLaren Chardonnay La Testa

McLaren Vale more

1/3/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 89 points

Smooth mature Chard. Lots of traditional flavors with only a little of the Chard bite. Buttery and full. I stole this bottle at $14. It had plenty of life and would like do well for 5 years more

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Fruit/Vegetable Wine

NV Mosca Wines MoscaPesca

Italy Peach more

1/1/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 82 points

Tasty peach sparkling moscato. Sweet but not too much, way over my limit on the peach flavor but my wife loved it. this is peach infused sparkling wine....much better than I expected

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Red

2011 Castillo De Aguaron Cariñena

Cabernet Sauvignon more

1/24/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 84 points

Solid Cab with medium body but just a touch watery in flavor. Has a touch of green pepper middle after a good bit of black berries, end has light oak and smooth tannin

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2011 Ca' de Lion (Ghione) Nebbiolo d'Alba Monteluna

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1/23/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 91 points

WOW!! A really sophisticated fruity Nebbiolo with a light to medium silky tannin finish. Medium+ body full of luscious fruit It is drinking wonderfully right nowAt $17 it has to be one of the best buys I had in 2014

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2010 Paul Dolan Vineyards Zinfandel Mendocino/Amador

California more

1/24/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 83 points

MUCH better than the first bottle. Medium briary fruit with light-medium oak, First taste was quite good but it went downhill from there. Not a bad wine, just not a really good wine

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Red

2005 Montemaggiore Syrah Paolo's Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley more

1/18/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 88 points

Tasty and fruity Syrah. Big and dark with lots of black berries and a bit of oak on the edges, Drinking quite nicely

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Red

2011 Cantina del Dolcetto di Dogliani Dogliani Superiore

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1/3/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 87 points

Tasty and well-balanced; fruit shows off nicely throughout the mouth.

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Red

2011 Soléna Pinot Noir Domaine Danielle Laurent

Willamette Valley more

1/9/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 87 points

This bottle seemed much more together with more body and solid fruit and better balance. Still mostly strawberry flavors

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2011 Soléna Pinot Noir Domaine Danielle Laurent

Willamette Valley more

11/26/2015 - wtianseter wrote: 85 points

Obviously well made but I was unimpressed. a bit unbalanced and high on acid. Nice dusty strawberry but it was not a tasty wine. Maybe some more time in bottle will help.

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Red

2009 D'Isanto & D'Isanto I Balzini White Label Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

SuperTuscan Blend more

1/24/2016 - wtianseter wrote: 87 points

The wine seems not to have come together. The Cab and Sangiovese seem to be fighting each other right now. I bought this 09 after having some very nice 06 that was nicely put together. I was hoping this would be ready but it needs some time to integrate.....I'd guess several years from this bottle

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