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Red

2009 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Toscana IGT

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

7/28/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Blood oranges and tart cherries on the nose. Slightly floral. Aromas are very precise. Medium weight almost silky, tart acidity, lingering tannins. Long finish. An unadorned, unoaked sangiovese (mostly) laser beam.
13% abv.

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Red

2009 Gramercy Cellars Syrah Walla Walla Valley

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7/25/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

White pepper, violets, bacon on the nose. Full bodied, mouth coating with grippy tannins. Slightly sweet/jammy finish. Old world on the nose, new world in the mouth… works nicely together though.

13.9% abv.

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Red

2010 K Vintners Syrah Milbrandt Vineyard

Wahluke Slope more

7/14/2015 - DrakkarNoir Does not like this wine: NR

Nose is candied dark fruit, with some white pepper and smoke. Full bodied and quite round. Sweet in the mouth. Modern, short and lacking complexity. Alc seems >>> than the 14% reported.

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Red

2004 Peay Vineyards Syrah La Bruma

Sonoma Coast more

7/12/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

Northern rhone nose that is meaty & peppery, but with some cherry as well. Medium bodied, with some tart acidity that sticks out. Quite tannic still. I like the nose, but the acidity is a bit too much for me.

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Red

2011 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie La Landonne

Syrah more

6/5/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

Drank blind. Mineral, earthy nose with cedar and slight green pepper overtones. No fruit... Not even a hint. Medium bodied, with a dry and tart finish. This is austere right now. Wished it was a bit rounder with more fruit... A rare wish for me. Not sure how this ages. 13.1% abv.

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Red

2003 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow

Diamond Mountain more

6/4/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Nose is a mix of cedar, wet rocks, cigar box and a hint of cassis. Perfect amount of fruit... It's present but not overwhelming. Full bodied, with mellow tannins but quite bright acidity. This was complex and impeccably balanced. Best cab I've drunk for a while. 14.1% abv.

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Red

2003 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

St. Helena more

5/31/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

Too jammy and ripe for my liking. Nose of cassis syrup. Full bodied, with some grippy tannins remaining and bright acidity. Long finish, though quite sweet. 14.1% abv.

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Red

2005 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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5/26/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Opened this out of curiosity. This is young still, much too young. Nose a bit reticent, but it's dark, rocky, liquorice, some cut flowers and hint of new oak. Tannic beast still, grippy and long. A bit of a brute. Wait....

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Red

1982 Château Haut-Batailley

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

Subtle nose leaning towards more savoury end of things: soy sauce, olives and leather. Tart acidity. A bit dark/brooding. Not something i'd seek out. 12% abv.

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Red

1982 Château Magdelaine

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Uh-huh… Perfumed, smokey, spicy nose. Raspberries too. Lively and fresh. Slightly tannic still. Magical merlot (and cab franc).

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Red

1996 Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis

Clos St. Denis Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

Subtle/brooding. Reticent nose… dark berries and wood. A bit shut down. Medium bodied, with a long, somewhat tannic finish. Tannins struck me as a bit green. 13.5%abv.

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Red

1996 Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques

Pinot Noir more

5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

Bright and lively. Earthy nose.. with an bit of barnyard. Not much fruit. Lighter bodied, with an acidic, and slightly short finish.

13% abv.

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White - Sparkling

1998 Deutz Champagne Cuvée William Deutz

Champagne Blend more

5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

This didn't really stand out for me. A minerally nose with yeast, toast and candied almonds. Acidic finish. Similar experience available at a lower price tag.

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White - Sparkling

2000 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée

Champagne Blend more

5/15/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Delicate and complex. A nutty, honeyed nose with cinnamon, and hints of yeast. Rounder, slightly sweeter finish, light acidity. Small, delicate bubbles that faded after 20mins.

12.5% abv. 80% chard/20% pinot noir.

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Red

2005 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello

Nebbiolo more

5/12/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Tart cherries initially on the nose, but there's an earthy, smokey, olive side as well. Reminds me of a n.rhone. Grippy tannins still there, would likely benefit from more cellaring but enjoyable now. Mouth coating, with a long finish.

14% abv.

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White - Sparkling

2002 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Inflorescence Blanc de Noirs La Parcelle

Pinot Noir more

5/12/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

Complex... Nose initially very bright, with lime, pear, crushed rocks. Turned a bit richer, becoming more buttery with marzipan. Medium finish, with some residual sweetness. Subtle bubbles that seemed to fade early.

Disgorged April 2013. 12.5% abv. 100% Pinot noir.

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Red

2005 Gaja Barolo Dagromis

Nebbiolo more

5/11/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

Ripe and boozy. Nose of dark cherry cola. Full bodied, a bit sweet and still very tannic. Quite long, with an alcoholic finish. M'eh.

14.0% abv, but drinks as though it's much higher.

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Red

2010 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge

Pinot Noir more

4/27/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

13% abv. A bit of barnyard on the nose initially, mellowing into strawberries, sandalwood and smoke. Mouth coating with a long finish, vs a Jadot Ursules, this was on the wilder side.

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Red

2010 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Ursules Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot

Pinot Noir more

4/27/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

13.5% abv. Dark crimson. A subtle earthy nose initially, developing into strawberries with baking spice. Hint of new oak. Relatively tannic, with a slightly sour finish. Vs a Drouhin Clos des Mouches, this came across as more refined and balanced.

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Red

2009 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

Syrah more

4/27/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

13% abv. Purple. Nose is an appealing mix of savoury/fruit with olives/smoke and blackberries. Medium bodied, with a long, slightly tart finish. Tannins strike me a bit green, sticking out a bit. Think this will benefit from 10+ yrs cellaring.

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Red

2013 Sébastien Bobinet Saumur-Champigny Ruben

Cabernet Franc more

4/23/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

12% abv. Ruby/clear. Mixed feelings.. Nose is funky to begin, becoming floral, leathery, but with some nail polish. Slight aroma of decomposing fruit. Light bodied and acidic. Herbaceous on the finish.

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Red

2011 Le Piane Boca Maggiorina

Nebbiolo Blend, Nebbiolo more

4/20/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

12.5% abv. Ruby, looks unfiltered. The Nebbiolo in the blend still comes through on the nose with tart raspberries and roses, but the blend and winemaking (shorter maceration, fermentation in stainless steel) has resulted in a lighter/rounder/fresher wine, very enjoyable young.

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Red

2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

4/13/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

13% abv. Dark crimson. Nose reminds me of an austere cab sauv... cedar, slight oak, a whisper of cassis. Lighter bodied, little tannins, but sharp acidity. Tart finish that lingers. Overall, it's subtle but still complex. Will buy a few more bottles.

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Red

2011 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Santa Cruz Mountains more

3/30/2015 - DrakkarNoir wrote: NR

13% abv. Dark crimson. Still a riper nose despite the difficult vintage, cassis and plum. Medium bodied, with acidity dominating in the mouth. Green tannins. Short. Reminds me of colder region new world cabs which cost a fraction of the price.

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Red

2011 Foradori Sgarzon Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

Teroldego more

3/20/2015 - DrakkarNoir Likes this wine: NR

12.5% abv. Dark ruby. Nose that is a mix of florals and blackberries, with a bit of baking spice. Some fruit there but not ripe. Nicely balanced. Noticebale tannins and mouth watering acidity. Quite lively, complex and long. Reminds me of a Baudry cab franc. Me like, me like...

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