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Red

2012 Domaine Bart Bonnes Mares

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

1/2/2016 - bronww wrote: flawed

Corked bottle.

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White

2012 Hill Family Estate Chardonnay Carly's Cuvee

Napa Valley more

9/5/2015 - bronww wrote: flawed

Corked bottle.

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Red

2004 Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin

Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

7/20/2015 - bronww wrote: flawed

Bottle was clearly stored improperly.

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Red

2006 Château de Parenchère Cuvée Raphaël

Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/17/2014 - bronww wrote: NR

Defective bottle.

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White - Sparkling

1989 Jean-Pierre Marniquet Champagne Prestige Millesime

Champagne Blend more

12/31/2013 - bronww Likes this wine: 100 points

Undoubtedly one of the finest Champagnes I have ever had. This was disgorged in May 2013 after being on the lees for 23 years. Incredibly rich and complex. This is on a par with much more expensive vintage luxury cuvees. An unbelievable value.

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White - Sparkling

NV Bisol Prosecco

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze more

12/29/2013 - bronww Likes this wine: 93 points

Originally tasted this at Pappa's Bros. tasting. Wonderful, rich, off dry Prosecco. Top notch.

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Red

2011 Girard Petite Sirah

Napa Valley more

10/12/2013 - bronww Likes this wine: 92 points

Always a crowd pleaser. Lots of fruit. Dialed back tannins.

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Red

2008 Lioco Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast more

10/12/2013 - bronww wrote: 86 points

Some red fruit but slightly masked with acid and a touch of fingernail polish remover. Bad bottle?

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Red

2008 Lioco Pinot Noir

Carneros more

9/2/2013 - bronww wrote: flawed

Very strong nail polish remover/ethyl acetate aromas and flavor. Defective bottle.

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Red

1986 Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/30/2013 - bronww wrote: flawed

Bottle was cooked. Obvious signs of past seepage and heat damage.

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White

2008 Altamura Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley more

2/10/2013 - bronww wrote: 92 points

Color - pale straw yelllow with a slight green tint. Nose - aromatic, slightly aged aroma with rich, melon and tropical fruit. Palate - some citrus and lemon but has more of a sense of crisp, fresh acidity with intense tropical fruit. Very well balanced with an intense, flavortul, long ifinish. Summary - Almost a tropical fruit, buttery new world chardonnay with a lot of acid for a chardonnay but less than a sauvignon blanc. Strangely enough for such a hot climate sauvignon blanc, it is not in the super sauvignon category. Not terribly varietal specific but nonetheless a delicious wine that is probably a good match with food.

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Red

2010 Yering Station Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley more

1/31/2013 - bronww wrote: 88 points

Classic Pinot Noir and at $15/bottle, it is one of the few regularly priced sub-$20 Pinot Noirs I have had that actually is pleasingly drinkable. You would not mistake this for a top end Burgundy but at this price point, I would rate this with a fairly substantial QPR.

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Red

2010 Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir La Source Seven Springs Vineyard

Eola - Amity Hills more

1/31/2013 - bronww wrote: 94 points

Color - pale, clear bing cherry red. Nose - aromatic and youthful with dark cherry, mushrooms, some cola and a whiff of "burned tire". Palate - dry, medium-full bodied with fresh acidity and low, soft tannins. Well balanced and flavorful. Cherry fruit driven attack then the mid-palate transitions growing to a long, strong finish. Burgundian character with definite new world fruit.

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Red

2002 Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/30/2012 - bronww wrote: 92 points

Opened and decanted. Color - Deep ruby with no evidence of bricking as of yet. Nose - Immediately upon decanting, a classic, but not overwhelming Paullic nose dusty with cassis, tobacco, and some leather. Within 30 minutes, the leather had virtually diisappeared and and the tobacco was receeding with the fruit dominating and becoming more aromatic. Continued to develop over the course of the next 3 hours and perhaps it might have continured longer if there were any left. Palate - very good fruit driven beginning, mid, and finish with not a hard edge to be found. Tannins were smooth and round. Long lingering finish that would be absoultely dellicious with roasted lamb.

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White

2008 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard

Carneros more

12/30/2012 - bronww wrote: 93 points

Color - medium depth greenish gold. Nose - youthfully aromatic with lemon, butter, and creme. Palate - dry, medium-full bodied with crisp aciidity. Well balanced with a moderate flavor intensity and a long finish. Concentrated citrus that transitions to butter with a crisp acid finish that lasts for 20 seconds.

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Red

2009 Bodegas Peique Mencía Bierzo Tinto

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11/17/2012 - bronww wrote: 88 points

Not bad and a decent amount going on with the palate for a $14 wine.

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White

2011 Pascal & Nicolas Reverdy Sancerre Cuvée Les Coûtes

Sauvignon Blanc more

10/28/2012 - bronww wrote: 92 points

A very nice Sancerre. Good cut grass on the nose along with citrus, maybe grapefruit. Good palate with sharp acidity, minerality and complex citrus flavors. Good attack and mid-palate with a nice finish. Overall, I liked this slighly better than the 2010 Cloudy Bay that I tasted at the same time.

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White

2010 Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie

Chardonnay more

10/24/2012 - bronww wrote: 92 points

Somewhat closed on the nose when it was first opened but as it warmed up, white flowers and a touch of citrus appeared. On the palate, good acidity, lemon and mineral. Nice overall balance and a good wine.

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White

2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

9/15/2012 - bronww wrote: 96 points

Citrus, mildly floral nose. Creamy, full mouth feel with a citrus and melon palate. Good but not overwhelming acidity. The finish is incredibly balanced, nuanced and complex, and lasts forever. This is one of the best white wines I have ever had and is a terrific food wine.

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White - Sparkling

NV Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Réserve

Champagne Blend more

9/15/2012 - bronww wrote: 90 points

Good acidity, mild yeast, creamy mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and overall very drinkable.

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Red

2006 Château Batailley

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

8/25/2012 - bronww wrote: 91 points

Strong cassis, gravelly, dusty classic Pauillac. Still strongly tannic. Could have used more time in the bottle.

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White

2010 Kistler Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain

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8/25/2012 - bronww wrote: 92 points

Flowers, white peach and a touch of honeysuckle. Mineral component and good acidiity. Quite tart.

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Red

1982 Château Angélus

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/31/2012 - bronww wrote: 90 points

I tasted this bottle expecting to be disappointed given the fairly negative opinions of the professional reviews from more than a decade ago. I say that I must take issue with their low ratings. Yes, this is past its prime but it is not "falling apart" as I read from one well known professional critic. It is quite good and I say that it still holds together well despite its age. I think that PSirah Tampa's review pretty much nailed my tasting experience as well.

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Red

2006 Ravenswood Icon

Sonoma County Red Blend more

2/18/2012 - bronww wrote: 86 points

Decent enough wine and a little bit interesting and different but a horrible QPR.

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White

2008 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos du Breuil

Chenin Blanc more

12/15/2011 - bronww wrote: 92 points

Terrific floral nose followed by citrus and tropical fruit. This is a huge QPR.

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