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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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Red

2005 Rudd Cabernet Sauvignon Crossroads

Oakville more

5/3/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 92 points

Took this a little while to come around but once it did it was classic Oakville Cabernet. Aromas of blackberry, dried cherry, sandlewood, lead pencil and herb. Flavors of blackberry, dried cherry, earth, herb and a touch of iron. This use to be a great value cab before Rudd discontinued it. Too bad.

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Red

2011 Château Lamartine Cahors

Malbec Blend, Malbec more

5/1/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 89 points

Took a little while to come around. Aromas of leather, blackberry, smoke and cedar on the nose. Big burst of blackberry and blue on the attack with flavors of smoke, raspberry and iron mixing in. Ends with a nice 20 second finish. Not quite as nice as the last time I had this.

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White

2008 DuMOL Chardonnay Clare

Carneros more

4/25/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 93 points

Aromas of hazelnut, mango, creme brûlée and banana. Nose seems much more advanced than the last time I had it. Flavors of creme brûlée, papaya, lemon meringue and ends with a smokiness on the finish. Finish sails of for about 35 seconds. Not quite as good as last time but still a top Chardonnay.

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Red

2009 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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4/24/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 95 points

Aromas of sarsaparilla, brown sugar, wild cherry, flowers and clove. Nose really open for business tonight. On the palate get flavors of cherry cola, brown sugar, wild raspberry, wild strawberry with a slight hint of earth. Ends with a finish that sails on for 35-40 seconds with cherry note. Better than the last time I had it. Thought the Sonoma Coast bottling was better on release but this has really come around. A fantastic Cali Pinot that a Burgundy fan probably would not appreciate.

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Red

2004 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta

Colchagua Valley Red Blend more

4/20/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 95 points

Popped, decanted for 30 minutes, then poured. Very dark in color with only slight bricking around the rim. Aromas of bell pepper, cherry, plum, currant and game. Big full bodied wine with flavors of blackberry, cherry, raspberry, hint of plum and bell pepper. Ended with a wonderful 30-35 second finish and a earthy note. Very youthful wine with many great years ahead!

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Red

1996 Maison Champy Beaune 1er Cru Marconnets

Pinot Noir more

4/19/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 89 points

This was a bit musty when first opened but after about 90 minutes it started to reveal itself. Aromas of mushroom, earth herb and slightest hint of dried cherry dominate the nose. The palate on this was a little tart but had flavors of earth, mushroom, dried strawberry and umami. Ends with a 20-25 second finish that adds an anise note. By now means a great Burgundy but an interesting wine for sure.

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Red

2009 Quilceda Creek Red Wine Columbia Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/17/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 90 points

Needed a strong wine for a rough day. Aromas of blackberry, currant, flowers, cherry and herb. This is a big, heavy bodied wine with flavors of blackberry, dark plum, mocha and coffee. Get a little burn of heat that dissipates with some time. Finish is long but a tad strange with a weird not that lingers. Should have decanted this but oh well.

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Red

2007 Shea Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Block 33 Shea Vineyard

Willamette Valley more

4/5/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 90 points

Decanted for 1 hour. Aromas of dried cherry, cranberry, earth and cinnamon. Flavors match the palate with decent dried cherry tinged finish. Was expecting this to be more earthy based on the other 2007 Shea's I have had but this was a pleasant surprise.

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White

2013 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Monopole Blanco

Viura more

4/5/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 89 points

Aromas of lime, stone fruit, mineral and flowers. Light and refeshing with a wonderful acidity, this has flavors of lime, mineral and lemon with a nice finish.

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Red

2013 Frederic Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur

Pinot Noir more

4/4/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 88 points

Popped about 12:30 but did not start drinking until 5:30. Aromas of raspberry, strawberry, earth and flowers. Tart on the palate, this has flavors of Strawberry, cherry and earth on the palate. This ended with a nice finish but needs much more time in the bottle. We'll see how this does on day 2.

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Red

2011 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Marqués de Casa Concha

Puente Alto more

4/3/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 92 points

Popped and poured. Really didn't start hitting its stride until at least an hour of being open. Aromas of green pepper, game, currant and black berry. On the palate, this has flavors of blackberry, cherry, iron and mineral. Ends with a nice finish of 20-25 seconds.

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Red

2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch

Russian River Valley more

3/28/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 92 points

Days 1, very tart wine. Nice but tart. Day 2, aromas of mulberry, lilac, pepper, raspberry and blueberry. Very big nose and intoxicating. More like a typical Montafi today with flavors of raspberry, blueberry, mulberry and sour cherry. Ends with a long finish of 25 seconds.

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Red

2012 Rutherford Ranch Rhiannon

Napa Valley Red Blend more

3/21/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 88 points

Aromas of coffee, plum and cherry. Flavors of wild cherry, plum and a touch of coffee. Easy drinking value wine.

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Red

2010 Waterbrook Malbec Reserve

Columbia Valley more

3/20/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 88 points

Aromas of plum, licorice, wild cherry and spice. Nose got better over an hour. Again, this bottle doesn't have the weight that the earlier bottles had, with flavors of licorice, plum, leather and cherry. Ends with a decent finish of of 15-20 seconds. Think this was a tad better in it's youth.

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Red

2012 Cristom Pinot Noir Louise

Eola - Amity Hills more

3/15/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 92 points

Aromas of cherry, strawberry, herb, earth and rose petal. On the palate, flavors of cherry, strawberry, touch of earth and herb. Ends with a nice 25 second finish. Took a while to open up but once it got there this is really nice.

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White - Off-dry

1992 Schloss Schönborn Hattenheimer Nußbrunnen Riesling Auslese

Rheingau more

3/14/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 93 points

Aromas of dried Apple, mineral, petrol and pear. Dark golden color, this has flavors of Apple, pear, mineral, slate and nutmeg. Ends with a long finish of about 30 seconds.

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Red

2010 Château de Haute-Serre Cahors

Malbec Blend, Malbec more

3/14/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 91 points

Aromas of raspberry, cherry, leather, herb and plum. Served a little too cool at first but as it warmed up, has flavors of cherry, plum, mulberry, iron and a touch of mineral. Ends with a long iron tinged finish that lasts about 20-25 seconds.

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Red

2013 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Tina Marie Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

3/13/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 92 points

Aromas of cherry, boysenberry, strawberry and flowers. On the palate, this has flavors of cherry, strawberry, herb and earth. Took a while to come around once opened. Very Williams Selyem like but to be expected considering the history of the winemakers.

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White

2008 DuMOL Chardonnay Isobel

Green Valley more

3/8/2015 - slywka7 Likes this wine: 93 points

Nose of hazelnut, papaya, pineapple, smoke and a touch of minerality. Wonderful aged nose. On the palate this has a wonderful restrained elegance with flavors of pineapple, dried apricot, caramel and ends with a mineral tinged finish that lasts about 25 seconds. Not quite as impressive as the 08 Chloe I had a few months ago but an impressive effort nonetheless.

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Red

2010 Carlisle Three Birds

Sonoma County Red Rhone Blend more

3/7/2015 - slywka7 wrote: 92 points

More or less a pop and pour. Blueberry, raspberry, Grenache, lavender and sour cherry on the nose. Got some more Grenache, blueberry, raspberry and sour cherry on the palate. Ended with a nice long finish.

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