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Red

2007 Pahlmeyer Jayson

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/30/2015 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 93 points

opened and decanted. Took over an hour to begin to open, but when it did, wow. Beautifully balanced, smooth. Really enjoyed

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2002 Robert Foley Claret

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/23/2015 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 94 points

Terrific. Huge California Bordeaux style red. Beautiful color. Nose with chocolate and mineral tones. Similar flavors backed by great jammy fruit and leather. Seems to be peaking.

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1997 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve

Napa Valley more

5/10/2015 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 90 points

opened, decanted and let breathe for about 45 min. Opened nicely with wood, earth and caramel notes underneath solid fruit. A tad sour. The nose was odd-musty, ashy almost powdery. Maybe nearing the end, maybe a tad off. As it sat, more chocolate and syrup qualities. I will open my remaining bottles soon...

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2002 Gemstone G

Yountville Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/25/2015 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 93 points

Outstanding. Had another bottle a year or so ago and it was somewhat closed. Opened, decanted. After about 45 minutes poured. A wonderful blend of slate, leather and a damp wood flavor. Plenty of currant or cherry throughout. Drinking very well and seems to have life remaining.

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1997 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve

Napa Valley more

2/28/2015 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 92 points

Opened and decanted. Minimal sediment. Beautiful color. A bit closed and overly spicy at first, but opened beautifully over next hour. Broad and smooth flavors. Still a big wine with a bit of time left.

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1983 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/23/2015 - Wineandsports wrote: 89 points

decanted. Took a very long time to open. Had a bottle four years ago that was in better shape. This one did not seem to have the depth of flavor and the variety of notes that the prior one had. Didn't show other signs of age but flavor was one-dimensional. Concerned about others in collection.

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2005 Pahlmeyer Jayson

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/15/2014 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 89 points

Overpowering fruit and tannins initially. Smoothed out a bit after some time in the glass. Still young. Too hot. Hope it has enough depth to age b

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Red

2005 Jonata Winery El Corazon

Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah more

11/30/2014 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 91 points

The only bottle from a disastrous shipment that survived. Jammy, some pepper, but big, fruity and delicious. Slight veg on the nose, but that's not unusual for central Cal. Great with tomato-based sauces or other savory dishes.

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2004 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard

St. Helena more

9/7/2014 - Wineandsports wrote: 85 points

This is another lesson in "don't rush to drink a bottle..." Opened and decanted about 30 mins. Very mild nose but hints of alcohol. First taste was almost jarring-bitter, tannic. Let it sit for another 45 mins or so. Began to improve but still a little muddy and acidic. Probably should have waited another 3 years to open....

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Red

2001 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Herb Lamb

Napa Valley more

8/16/2014 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 94 points

A great bottle. Decanted and allowed to breathe for 45 minutes. Wonderful nose from opening. Initial flavors of cherry, licorice and graphite. As it continued to open and broaden, flavors of blueberries and wood began to emerge. Enjoyed every drop.

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2004 Behrens & Hitchcock "Ode to Picasso"

Napa Valley Red Blend more

7/24/2014 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 89 points

Opened. Let stand for 30-45 mins. Started out spicy and peppery. Almost startlingly so. After some time in the glass, smoothed and mellowed very nicely.

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1999 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Napa Valley more

7/19/2014 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 94 points

I love it when a terrific wine is at its peak. Soft without being mushy, perfectly balanced fruit and earth tones. A full, lovely cab.

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2002 Sherwin Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Spring Mountain District more

7/1/2014 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 92 points

A smooth example of a very good cab. Pomegranate and white pepper up front with a very pleasant silky finish. Look forward to drinking more.

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2001 Staglin Family Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Rutherford more

4/27/2014 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 92 points

Terrifically balanced cab drinking beautifully right now.

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2005 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Landslide Alexander Valley

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3/30/2014 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 88 points

Took a while to open but very nice when it did . Overwhelming fruit early, but leather and soil tones emerged later, along with a hint of graphite. Should be good for another couple of yrs.

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1999 Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Coach Insignia

Napa Valley more

3/22/2014 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 92 points

Really enjoyed this wine. Took a surprisingly long time to open up and smooth out but once it did, it was great. Fruit and some almost salt-air notes in the nose. Currant and white pepper tones with enough earth to tie them together.

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2004 Cain Vineyard & Winery Cain Concept The Benchland

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/9/2014 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 91 points

A lovely wine. Berries and pepper in great balance. Broad and solid across the palate. A can't miss.

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2001 Staglin Family Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Rutherford more

2/8/2014 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 94 points

Just a glorious cab. Smokey, peppery nature has smoothed some and now a beautiful combo of cherry and deep rich wood underneath have emerged. Not the most complex cab I have had, but drinking perfectly right now. Wow.

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2002 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Anniversary Release

Howell Mountain more

12/31/2013 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 88 points

Might be a little tight right now. Going to give other bottles I have some time.

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2004 Cain Vineyard & Winery Cain Concept The Benchland

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/31/2013 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 91 points

Really nice blend. Combo of fruit and some smokey notes. Probably still has some life left

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2004 Clark-Claudon Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown

Napa Valley more

12/29/2013 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 89 points

Reaching its prime. Last of my 4 bottles. Opens up nicely with a mix of pepper and fruit. Gets a bit flatter over time. Overall a very nice cab.

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1999 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Napa Valley more

12/22/2013 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 92 points

Decanted and let stand about 30 mins. After initial musty odor dissipated, lovely nose of vanilla and cherry. Initially, flavor dominated by sour cherry, but as it opened, the vanilla, crushed rock and slight tobacco and chocolate notes began to emerge. I think this wine still has a little work to do.

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2005 Beringer Vineyards Alluvium

Knights Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/18/2013 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 91 points

Opened and let breathe for an hour or so. Seems at or near peak. Cassis and coffee notes-smoothed out in the glass. Very enjoyable.

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1997 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Anniversary Release

Howell Mountain more

10/28/2013 - Wineandsports wrote: 93 points

This wine continues to improve. Cherry predominates in both the nose and flavor. Leather undertones. No sign of fading.

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2002 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon Anniversary Release

Howell Mountain more

9/24/2013 - Wineandsports Likes this wine: 93 points

never disappoints. Beginning to reach that ideal stage--broadening, softening but still with that wonderful characteristic nose...

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