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White - Off-dry

1993 Schwaab-Kiebel Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese Fuder #9

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

5/1/2015 - robmillis Likes this wine: 93 points

As before. I only wish I'd bought another case of this!

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Red

2006 Azienda Agricola Sant'Elena Merlot

Friuli Isonzo more

3/27/2015 - robmillis Likes this wine: 88 points

Great pop and pour, very little time to open up, even from a magnum. Perfect for any casual meal, and especially drinkable right now.

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Red

2001 Château Haut-Garin

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/4/2015 - robmillis Likes this wine: 89 points

Very interesting, unexpected experience. Red peppers, tomato vine, and celery root hit me immediately, with a wonderful blend of dark red berry flavors rounding it out.

Drinking very nicely right now. Very versatile wine, but don't be caught off guard by the fresh garden flavors.

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Red

2009 Fable Mountain Vineyards Lion's Whisker

Western Cape Syrah Blend, Syrah more

2/27/2015 - robmillis wrote: 90 points

This keeps getting better every year. Ready to drink immediately, fruit forward but with plenty of grounding chocolate and spice. Lots of chocolate up front, which seems to have developed more in the last year. Great for any meal.

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Red

2012 Mario Lucchetti Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Classico

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2/22/2015 - robmillis wrote: 87 points

Good QPR, but a little hot even after two days decanted. Plum, blueberry, velvet on the tongue. Perfectly fine with pizza or lasagna but I won't buy again.

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Red

2012 Porta del Vento Perricone maque Terre Siciliane IGT

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2/18/2015 - robmillis Likes this wine: 90 points

Peppery, and particularly delicious on the second night (or even third!). Another reviewer called it meaty, and it is indeed. This is like a glass of exceptional roast beef, with a marinade of peppers, mushrooms and soy sauce.

Ideally, this might wait another year or two, but this is drinking quite well now.

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Red

2006 Azienda Agricola Sant'Elena Merlot

Friuli Isonzo more

1/30/2015 - robmillis Likes this wine: 88 points

Great pop-n-pour, though better a day later. Simple, velvety merlot. Excellent QPR.

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White

2007 Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss Riesling Clos Rebberg Aux Vignes

Alsace more

1/11/2015 - robmillis wrote: NR

No rating on this one. I imagine it will be quite good in about 25 years, when it has become an entirely different wine. Right now it is not quite sure what it wants to be. The caramel needs time to develop, and the minerality is distracting rather than refreshing.

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Red

2009 Château Saint-Paul Haut-Médoc

Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/10/2015 - robmillis Likes this wine: 87 points

Cherry, tobacco, gunpowder. Tannins need to integrate a bit more. Second night much better than first. Rather good, needs time but fine now.

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Red - Fortified

1970 Fonseca Porto Vintage

Port Blend more

1/9/2015 - robmillis Likes this wine: 93 points

Needed a full day decanted to really shine. Then beautiful. Rasins, molasses, honey, fig. Full and rich throughout.

Note that this is not a light port by any means, which some may prefer.

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White - Off-dry

1993 Schwaab-Kiebel Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese Fuder #10

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

1/8/2015 - robmillis Likes this wine: 89 points

Very simple. Deliciously bright apple and honeysuckle you would expect. Not as rich and flavorful as the #09 of the same vintage though. Almost none of the diesel or influence of mold on the cork.

Worth noting the cork was almost entirely consumed by the same mold growing on the #10 corks, but without any of the flavor apparently passed to my glass.

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Red

2011 Domaine Jean David Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret Cuvée Beau Nez

Red Rhone Blend more

1/8/2015 - robmillis Likes this wine: 88 points

Cherry, plum; earthy qualities that give this some texture without being too heavy.

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White

2009 Hoffmann-Simon Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

1/8/2015 - robmillis Likes this wine: 87 points

Nice, simple, light. Nothing especially remarkable, but good QPR.

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Red

2008 Twisted Oak The Spaniard

Calaveras County Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

12/29/2014 - robmillis Likes this wine: 92 points

As always, love The Spaniard. Full, rich body and sense of terroir, which is what makes this such a special Tempranillo.

Perfect with bolognese.

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Red

2011 Fabre Montmayou Malbec Reserva

Mendoza more

12/27/2014 - robmillis Likes this wine: NR

Plum, bacon, blueberry. Delicious pop-and-pour crowd pleaser.

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Red

2014 Domaine du Vissoux / Pierre-Marie Chermette Beaujolais Nouveau Primeur

Gamay more

12/27/2014 - robmillis Likes this wine: 88 points

Fabulously fresh. Cherry, cola, blueberries, lots of minerals making this crisp without sacrificing full flavor. Feels like a cousin of an Oregon or Washington Pinot.

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White - Off-dry

1993 Schwaab-Kiebel Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese Fuder #9

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

12/13/2014 - robmillis Likes this wine: 90 points

Bright yellow apple with tangerine following, light clover honey and marmalade throughout. Fairly simple, but elegant.

Very well balanced and drinking perfectly right now. None of the funk that the Spatlese #7 bottles had, despite plenty of the same mold on the cork. Not better or worse, but a different and simpler experience.

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Red

2012 Buena Vista Pinot Noir Vinicultural Society

Sonoma County more

12/5/2014 - robmillis Likes this wine: 88 points

Simple, pop and pour, fruit bomb. Velvety, rich pinot. Pretty fantastic for everyday drinking, and I'd gladly buy cases for parties. No masterpiece but thoroughly enjoyable, and at $10 this has an insanely good QPR.

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Red

2011 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley more

11/30/2014 - robmillis wrote: 88 points

Light, clean pinot. Very clearly Willamette Valley terroir. Cola, raspberry, cranberry. Drink now.

Wish this had a little something to ground it, or wish I'd poured it cold in the summer as refreshment.

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Red

2010 Mouton Noir Wines Pinot Noir Oregogne

Yamhill County more

11/27/2014 - robmillis Likes this wine: 90 points

A light but flavorful compliment to Thanksgiving turkey (smoked, southern style) and all the fixings. See previous notes for details.

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White

2012 Château Rieussec R

Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

11/27/2014 - robmillis Likes this wine: 91 points

This is an ideal balance of crispness and sweetness that is quite unique. Fresh lychee and tangerine fill the mouth, followed by honeycomb and fresh cut grass.

I would normally be inclined to think of this as a summer wine for lighter fare, but it blew me away as a refreshing compliment to smoked turkey with all the rich autumn sides of Thanksgiving. Fantastic.

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White - Off-dry

2011 Bünchen Riesling Spätlese

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

11/26/2014 - robmillis Likes this wine: 87 points

Simple, light, fairly crisp with pear giving some refreshment to the more languid honey and apricot.

Not amazing by any stretch but an easy drinker, good QPR.

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Red

2013 Isaac Fernandez Selection Garnacha Calatayud Acentor

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11/19/2014 - robmillis Likes this wine: 88 points

Simple but very enjoyable anytime you want a velvety mouthful of red fruits. Great QPR. Pop and pour, but best on second day.

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White - Off-dry

2011 Josef Bernard Kieren Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Weingut

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

11/16/2014 - robmillis Likes this wine: 88 points

Apple, honeysuckle and clover.

Perfect compliment to crisp green apple and bold blue cheese.

Great QPR.

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Red

2010 Twisted Oak Syrah

Calaveras County more

11/16/2014 - robmillis Likes this wine: 88 points

Nice earthy compliment to a variety of foods. Rich blackberry and raspberry with charcoal and tobacco to balance. Clearly not Australian or European, you get a nice mouthful of California dirt to chew on here.

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