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2008 Baldacci Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

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4/5/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 93 points

Very smooth, eloquent and expressive rich dark fruit and vanilla flavors. Will buy more of this.

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2007 Gemstone Facets

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/4/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 93 points

Delicious. Very good quality wine. Nice balance of primary deep, rich, dark fruit, with secondary mild tar and earthy tones. Will definitely buy more, especially of this vintage.

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2009 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon mica

Napa Valley more

4/4/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 92 points

When I first tried this after decanting for 3 hours, I thought the wine was just average, but by third day, it really developed into a delicious wine with smooth, rich, ripe dark fruit. Aftertaste has a somewhat medicinal tone. Will buy more and just hold for a few years or allow extended time for it to open up.

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2009 Justin Vineyards & Winery Isosceles

Paso Robles Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/10/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 93 points

Very smooth with rich, dark berry flavors and vanilla undertones. Was glad I tried this based on other CT reviewers feedback.

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2009 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

Napa Valley more

3/9/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 94 points

This is really good and taste delicious. Very smooth, medium weight. Nice dark fruit and finish. Will definitely look to buy more of this. Not sure how it compares to the 2010, or the Eloge version. Updated rating to 94.

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2010 DuMOL Syrah Russian River Valley

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3/6/2013 - Plus Ultra wrote: 90 points

I recently had the DuMol Eddie's Patch Syrah and RRV Pinot Noir and liked both of these very much, but the RRV Syrah, while good, was weaker than those. May be it will put on more weight with time.

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2009 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

3/3/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 91 points

A nice, smooth, good quality wine, but it does have a heavy tar component that overshadows the fruit and makes it hard to drink even a full glass. I also think it is overpriced.

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2007 Etude Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

2/24/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 93 points

Very rich and smooth. Aroma and taste of sweet blueberry and vanilla.

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2008 Château Pavie Macquin

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/23/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 92 points

I do think this is a high quality wine. Very dense black fruit and a little tannic and bitter / drying at this time. Even after three days, did not seem to evolve much.

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2009 Château Carignan Prima

Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/22/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 91 points

This is a very nice wine, especially for price. Easy to drink. Nice berry taste with subtle vanilla. Has substance. I have seen this priced at $16.99 at one store which is great bargin. Will definitely buy more.

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2008 Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/19/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 91 points

Very good. A little rustic with rich dark fruit balanced with earthy component. Will not buy the 2009 because it is so expensive, so wanted to try the 2008 to get an idea of this producer. Also tried the La Petite 2009 version which was also very good and a lot less expensive. Will buy more of that.

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2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Le Petit

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/17/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 92 points

Very smooth and creamy. Nice, tasty dark fruit with subtle earthy characteristic. Did not like this on day 1, but opened up and settled down on day 2 and even better on day 3. Very good quality and reasonably priced.

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2009 Château Grand Poujeaux Moulis

Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/1/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 93 points

Very Delicious. Rich, sweet dark fruit with hint of oak/vanilla. Only decanted for about an hour. No reason to wait for this to age. A great value for $35-40.

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2010 Shafer Merlot

Napa Valley more

1/25/2013 - Plus Ultra wrote: 89 points

This is a nicely crafted wine, but too intense for me. Did not enjoy this as much as prior vintages. Maybe it needs time to develop.

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2009 Calera Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard

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1/20/2013 - Plus Ultra wrote: 90 points

A good quality wine, but kind of boring. Strong taste of dark fruit, but diid not notice other characteristics like spice or vanilla. I liked the de Villiers better as it had a nice fruit / vanilla balance and was more flavorful and enjoyable.

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2010 Château Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Saint-Drézéry Prestige

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1/4/2013 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 90 points

This is really a good wine for the price $16.99. My second bottle in last few months. Very smooth. Nice fruit. Medium weight. Had some higher priced wines recently that were not as good as this. So, will buy more to have on-hand if still available.

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2011 Anko Malbec Estancia Los Cardones

Salta more

1/2/2013 - Plus Ultra wrote: 88 points

A pretty good Malbec. Nice fruit. Lighter weight. A good everyday wine to have on-hand if price is right.

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2008 Château Clos St. Martin

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/31/2012 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 93 points

A very delicious, smooth and nicely balanced wine with substance. Wonderful dark berry fruit in foreground and vanilla spice in background. Enjoyed this very much. Will buy more of this and the 2009 which is suppose to be even better.

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2000 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/28/2012 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 91 points

A good quality wine, but I thought I would enjoy this more. I thought it would have a more vibrant fruit profile, but it seemed like the fruit has faded somewhat. Maybe that is to be expected since it is 2000.

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2008 Château Léoville Poyferré

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/24/2012 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 94 points

I thought this was so delicious. Mouthwatering deep, dark, ripe red and black fruit. Very pleasant aroma. Will replace the one bottle I had and add another.

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2009 La Closerie de Fourtet

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/22/2012 - Plus Ultra wrote: 88 points

Was smooth and easy to drink, but aroma and fruit profile kind of light. Day 2 showed a little more substance. Day 3 seemed to have put on more weight and fruit more pronounced. Was actually pretty good then. Maybe it just needed time. Upped rating by a point. Not sure I would buy again though, would rather try something else.

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2009 Calera Pinot Noir de Villiers Vineyard

Mount Harlan more

12/16/2012 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 92 points

Very nice and reasonably priced. Bright cherry and mild vanilla fruit flavor. Did not notice much earthy tones. As another CT user noted, it does seem to have a slight vinyl plastic aroma. Just unusual. Not sure how else to describe it.

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2004 Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

12/10/2012 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 92 points

My first Rioja. I liked it. Very rich and intense up front dark red fruit, slightly drying aftertaste (like dried red fruit). Wish I had a nice Spanish meal with it, but just had a burnt oven baked pizza. Went really well with the pizza though. A good quality wine.

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2010 Domaine de la Janasse Côtes du Rhône Villages Terre d'Argile

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12/9/2012 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 91 points

A very good wine and reasonably priced. Day 1 had an alcohol burn (young 2010), but day 2 this subsided and then started to really appreciate the quality of this wine. Previous CT user ratings and comments were right on.

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2006 Clarendon Hills Syrah Liandra

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12/8/2012 - Plus Ultra Likes this wine: 94 points

Wow, this is so good. Wonderfully balanced, delicious dark fruit, medium weight, mildly spicy, nice finish. Reasonable price point. Am so glad I was able to get some. Thanks to CT users who recommended this!!!

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