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Red

2012 Limerick Lane Zinfandel

Russian River Valley more

7/30/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 95 points

Pop and pour. Big nose of blueberry, mulberry, raspberry, white pepper, and herb. After a few minutes this was really jumping out of the glass. This really explodes on the mouth with flavors of licorice, wild cherry, blueberry, pepper and an earthy note. This wine really coats the mouth and the finish sails on for for at least 35 seconds. The most impressive Zin I have had in a while.

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White - Sparkling

NV Piper-Heidsieck Champagne

Champagne Blend more

7/28/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 91 points

Aromas of bread, yeast and mineral. This had some interesting flavors of sourdough bread, yeast, slate and a splash of citrus. Very nice bubbles in this and ended with a nice mineral driven finish. Certainly an interesting non vintage champagne.

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White

2013 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc

Russian River Valley more

7/27/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 94 points

Greenish hue to this in color. Aromas of peach, fresh cut grass, saline, mineral and a splash of citrus. Easy drinking with a mouthwatering acidity, this has flavors of nectarine, lime, papaya and a long mineral driven finish that goes on for about 25 seconds. Along with Rudd, they really make the best Sauvignon blanc in California. Their best wine.

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Red

2013 Amici Pinot Noir Olema

Sonoma County more

7/25/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 90 points

Aromas of raspberry, strawberry rhubarb pie, cherry and a touch of earth. This bursts on the palate with big juicy flavors of cherry, strawberry, boysenberry and a licorice note. Ends with a pretty decent finish of about 20 seconds that reverberates the main flavors. A fantastic value for the money!

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White

2013 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack

Bennett Valley more

7/11/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 94 points

Interesting to see some sediment in the bottle on this one. Aromas lime, grapefruit, tangerine and saline. This exploded on the palate with flavors of tangerine, kumquat, starfruit, lime and a lingering mineral note that really hangs on the palate on the nearly 30-35 second finish. As some other notes have said, this isn't for everyone and is just screaming California. I can see where some people advised decanting this. It really is unique and different from some of the best Sauvignon Blanc I have had from California like Merry Edwards, Rudd and Spottswoode.

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Red

2007 Round Pond Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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6/21/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 94 points

Decanted for 2 hours. Big nose on this with aromas of blackberry, cherry, herb, licorice and a touch of espresso. On the palate, it has flavors of cherry pie, blackberry, coffee, iron and currant. Ends with a finish if 30-35 seconds, a iron note really hanging on there. Big and lush on the palate. Wish I had more of these.

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Red

2010 Clos Saint-Michel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

6/21/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 91 points

Aromas of plum, raspberry, iron and roasted herbs. Flavors of plum, mulberry, iron and raspberry. Really improved since the last time I had it. Ends with an impressive finish of 20-25 seconds.

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White

2009 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc

Pessac-Léognan Sauvignon Blanc more

6/21/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 90 points

Aromas of macadamia nut, lemon, grass and tangerine. Starting to get darker yellow in color, this has flavors of nut, tangerine, a splash of lime and ends with a mineral driven finish. Almost like a premier Cru burgundy.

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Red

2012 Melville Pinot Noir Estate

Sta. Rita Hills more

6/13/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 92 points

Tasted this over 2 nights. No score on the first night but it was tight. Night 2 was a different story. Aromas of lavender, rose petal, cherry, wild strawberry and a touch of herb. Flavors of cherry pie, strawberry, cinnamon and ends with a long persistent cherry filled finish of at least 25 seconds. Really a different wine on the second day.

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Red

2012 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

6/5/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 92 points

Aromas of cherry, vanilla, currant and blackberry. Palate was more expressive than the nose and really opened up after a few minutes with flavors of cherry, vanilla, blackberry, earth and balsamic. Finish lasts 25-30 seconds. Still one of the best values out of Napa Valley.

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White

2013 Viña Godeval Valdeorras

Godello more

6/5/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 92 points

Excited to try this. Aromas of pineapple, papaya, lime and wet stone. Funny how this has the big tropical fruit almost like the richer Cali Chardonnay's with no oak I believe. The palate on this has flavors of papaya, pineapple, kiwi and lime with a mouth watering acidity. Ends with a finish of over 20 seconds. One of the most impressive Godello's I have had and a nice contrast to the oaked styles I have enjoyed previously.

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White

2013 William Fèvre Chablis Champs Royaux

Chardonnay more

5/30/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 90 points

Seymour Wine Club Meeting 5/30/15 (Home of Lew Stanio): Tasted blind. The last wine tasted and maybe the most intriguing. Aromas of slate, pear and apple on the nose. I got some sweeter fruit on the nose but the palate was just the opposite. Flavors of starfruit, hint of pear, mineral and slate. Bone dry. I was kind of thinking Riesling but not really. Perplexed. Seem to have trouble identifying these lately. When the bag came off it all made sense. This is really nice for the money.

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Red

2008 Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/30/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 91 points

Seymour Wine Club Meeting 5/30/15 (Home of Lew Stanio): Tasted blind. Tried this and identified it as a Chianti so I was pretty proud of myself. Aromas of dried cherry, leather, raspberry and rose petal on the nose. This had flavors of cherry, black olive, earth and tar that ended with a nice 20 second finish. My favorite wine of the night. I thought this was really drinking great for what it was.

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Red

2010 Philippe Leclerc Bourgogne Les Bons Bâtons

Pinot Noir more

5/30/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 89 points

Seymour Wine Club Meeting 5/30/15 (Home of Lew Stanio): Tasted blind. I brought this an immediately knew what it was. Decanted it for 2 hours. This had aromas of tea, cherry, raspberry and a hint of earth. Got some more tea with flavors of cherry, earth and mushroom on the palate. Ended with a decent cherry, mineral and earth finish. Seemed kind of tight still but had some the next day and it had not budged. Would be curious to see where this goes in a few years.

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White

2014 Montinore Estate Pinot Gris

Willamette Valley more

5/30/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 88 points

Seymour Wine Club Meeting 5/30/15 (Home of Lew Stanio): Tasted blind. This was the first wine served and I was convinced it was a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of grapefruit, kiwi and lime led to a strong flavors of grapefruit on the palate. A nice wine but kid of a one trick pony with the dominant grapefruit flavor. This was also served way too warm. Didn't have a complexity to merit a higher score although to say some people liked this more than me is an understatement since it won wine of the night and it came in forth for me.

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Red

2010 Château Haura

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/25/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 90 points

Decanted 2.5 hours. Aromas of cherry, blackberry, green pepper and mineral. On the palate, this had flavors of blackberry, iron, mineral and smoke. Finish lasted about 20-25 seconds.

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Red

2012 Rutherford Ranch Rhiannon

Napa Valley Red Blend more

5/25/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 89 points

Aromas of plum, black cherry, boysenberry and a touch of earth. On the palate, flavors of plum, wild cherry and blueberry. Great for the money!

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White

2013 Loosen Bros. Riesling Dr. L

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

5/25/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 88 points

Aromas of smoke, pear and Granny Smith Apple. Flavors of pear, Apple and a mineral driven finish. Excellent finish and price. Whoever gave it a 68 doesn't know a thing about wine!

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White

2012 Columbia Crest Chardonnay Grand Estates

Columbia Valley more

5/25/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 88 points

Aromas of vanilla, oak and tropical fruit. Flavors of vanilla, tropical fruit and marmalade. A very good bottle for the money!

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White - Sparkling

NV Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

Napa Valley Champagne Blend more

5/23/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 90 points

Aromas of toast, almond, slate and cream. Really beautiful nose on this! Apricot, almond, cream and nut. This is really nice for the money!

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Red

2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch

Russian River Valley more

5/17/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 93 points

Aromas of lavender, raspberry, cherry, blueberry and pepper. This really smoothed out over two days with flavors of blueberry, raspberry, buesenberry and cherry. Lots of fruit n this. These 2011's are quite tart on the initial opening but really even out with some air.

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White

2009 Kosta Browne Chardonnay One Sixteen

Russian River Valley more

5/17/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 94 points

Aromas of pineapple, butterscotch, flint and papaya. This is heavy in the mouth with flavors of pineapple, vanilla, smoke, papaya and banana. Classic Zio Tony characteristics. Av got quite nicely. Too bad no more.

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Red

2007 Buccella Merlot

Napa Valley more

5/10/2015 - slywka7 wrote: flawed

Corked. MF.

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White

2007 Marcassin Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

5/10/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 93 points

A medium straw color. Aromas of lemon, mineral, vanilla and flowers. Think the wine is too cool because the nose wasn't giving up a lot. The palate is a different story with flavors of lemon pie, vanilla, papaya, star fruit and mineral. Ends with a lemon tinged finish that last about 25-30 seconds. Very nice wine but I think my expectations were kind of high.

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Red

2007 DuMOL Pinot Noir Ryan

Russian River Valley more

5/9/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 94 points

Aromas of brownsuger, root beer, forest floor, herb and dried cherry. This had more subtle flavors than one would expect with flavors of cola, cherry, earth, mushroom and herb. Ends with a finish of about 25 seconds. Drinking quite well right now.

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