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Red

2011 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Rouge Chavignol

Pinot Noir more

2/6/2016 - Chrisinroch Likes this wine: NR

From memory...light body, very rustic and herbal, nice acidity, interesting wine. These are quite unlike any PN i've had outside of the Loire. Imagine cab franc without the tannins or the body. Pretty versatile, but go with charcuterie, roast chicken, roasted veg.

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Red

2007 Two Hands Shiraz Bella's Garden

Barossa Valley more

1/23/2016 - Chrisinroch Likes this wine: 88 points

Nice typicity. Pepper, dark red(almost) plummy fruit, vanilla. Smooth tannins. Enough acid on the finish. Great with steak. It is unabashedly modern Aussie Shiraz, but it's a very nice example

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Rosť

2014 Château de Ségriès Tavel

Red Rhone Blend more

1/16/2016 - Chrisinroch wrote: NR

Summer and strawberries. Substantial wine. Representative of the style. Recommended.

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White

2012 J Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay Strata

Russian River Valley more

1/1/2016 - Chrisinroch Does not like this wine: NR

I have to disagree with previous tasters about the oak in this. Super heavy handed. Needs a lot of time to (hopefully) integrate.

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Red

2009 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

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12/31/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: NR

No formal notes, but a Great crowd pleaser. Still plenty of fruit, but no longer big and jammy.

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Red

2009 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

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12/26/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: NR

These are really aging well. They've shed weight but retained the fruit. Just lovely, simple wines that will disappear fast when you pop them.

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Red

2010 Lagier Meredith Syrah

Mt. Veeder more

12/24/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: NR

Drank over two nights; a lot of structure and acidity that makes this wine a bit of work right now. The nose is lovely and the dark fruit and pepper are supported by a herbal and herbaceous backup chorus. Its more potential at this point. I'm not sure about the acidity.

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White

2014 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Villages

Chardonnay more

12/18/2015 - Chrisinroch Likes this wine: NR

Second bottle from this winery and these are great (for american pricing) values for simple white burgundy.

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White

2014 Vincent Pinot Blanc

McMinnville more

12/18/2015 - Chrisinroch Likes this wine: 88 points

No formal notes. From memory. Young wine with a lot of freshness and verve. Crowd destroyed the bottle in no time flat. Pair with roast chicken, fried foods, or serve alone.

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Red

2006 Fetish Wines Shiraz The Watcher

Barossa Valley more

11/1/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: NR

No formal notes. Drinking nicely. Nice typicity. Restrained style.

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Red

2006 Pax Syrah Richards Family Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

10/24/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: NR

Initial PnP...Exuberant nose of of dark plum, dry cured olive, cracked pepper, and bee balm/earl grey. Lots of body. Tart, pleasantly stemmy, bright plummy fruit and a short, tangy, slightly tannic finish.

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White

2010 Domaine Robert-Denogent Pouilly-Fuissé La Croix Vieilles Vignes

Chardonnay more

10/18/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: flawed

Oxidized

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Red

2008 Red Car Syrah Cuvée 22

Sonoma County more

10/18/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: 92 points

PnP, Impressive showing out of the bottle. Has nice savory northern rhone notes of olive and meat to go with the dark fruit. Tannins are rounding out nicely. Served with seared ribcap. Nice pairing.

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White

2013 Charles Krug Winery (Peter Mondavi Family) Chardonnay

Carneros more

10/17/2015 - Chrisinroch Does not like this wine: NR

It's like I'm tasting a totally different wine from the others. Oak dominates and overpowers for me.

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Red

2011 Bodega Numanthia Toro Termes

Tempranillo more

10/15/2015 - Chrisinroch Likes this wine: NR

By the glass selection at a local restaurant. Interesting nose of tar and a bit of dark fruit. Surprising in the mouth...dark cherry, a little bit of vanilla. Nose seems old world, but the mouth is pretty modern. Finishes with pleasant grainy tannins. I really enjoyed this wine with my cioppino, but I could see it with grilled meats or even solo. Not a value by the glass at $16 but that's what restaurant wine lists have come to.

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Red

2005 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

Red Rhone Blend more

10/13/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: NR

Decanted and let it sit for an hour or so. Still pretty tight. Not a lot going on either on the nose or in the mouth. Needs quite a bit of time. Cellared since release in passive cellar.

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Red

2008 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley more

10/8/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: NR

Wow, that's a heavy bottle...don't drop it on your toe. Nose of cherry pie filling and earl grey. Lots of ripe fruit; not jammy or gross, but a fruit dominant wine. Finishes with a nice bit of tea like tannin and makes you thirsty for more. It won't blow your mind, but it's a nice wine. Went down pretty easily with grilled pizzas, so the proof is in the empty (still ridiculously heavy) bottle.

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Red

1999 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

10/3/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: 92 points

Decanted for 90 minutes but delicious right out of the bottle. Those drinking windows need to be adjusted. This wine tasted young. Gobs of ripe cassis, tobacco, mint. still plenty of backbone. Served with a big T Bone and the wine did a great job cutting through the fat and protein. Drink or hold. Very Good.

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Red

2002 Agricola Punica Barrua Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

Carignan Blend, Carignan more

9/28/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: NR

Nose of plum, spice and strong menthol. Licorice, dark ripe fruit, stems, butter. Bit of tannin left on the finish, but these are fully mature.

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White

2010 Domaine Robert-Denogent Pouilly-Fuissé La Croix Vieilles Vignes

Chardonnay more

9/21/2015 - Chrisinroch Likes this wine: NR

Toasty nose, but crisp and citrusy in the mouth. Bit of chalk for a backbone. Finishes lean, sharpish and refreshing. Nice wine. Pair with fish or shellfish, or any foods that call for acidic counterpoint.

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White - Off-dry

2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

9/21/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: 90 points

No formal notes, but really delicious. Enough acidity to lend balance. No SO2 or sponti flavors. Nice with peking duck, just a baby.

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White

2010 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Chavignol

Sauvignon Blanc more

9/13/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: flawed

Secondary fermentation. Frizzante mouthfeel, off nose, hyper acidic, muted off flavors.

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White

1958 Les Caves Duhard Touraine-Amboise

Chenin Blanc more

9/10/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: NR

Direct from Duhard, cellared for 2 years. Cork intact, bottom half soaked through but apparent good seal.

Light caramel color, apple cider nose, pretty oxidative. Still a background of tart apple in there, but again very oxidative. An interesting bit of history.

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Rosť

2010 Kapcsándy Family Winery Rosé State Lane Vineyard

Yountville Rosé Blend more

9/10/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: NR

No formal notes, but still going strong. Wonderful and complex

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Red

2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

San Mateo County more

9/6/2015 - Chrisinroch wrote: flawed

Brett. I'd forgotten about previous experiences when I popped this.

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