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2005 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot

Napa Valley more

4/4/2014 - sirswami wrote: 91 points

Very nice showing by this wine across the board; beautiful color, inviting nose and rich dark fruit flavor pallet. This wine didn't offer any reasons for concern about continuing to cellar but it is drinkiing beautifully right now...

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2004 Jones Family Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

3/26/2014 - sirswami wrote: 92 points

The 2004 Revana took WOTN status among three outstanding 2004 Napa Cabs that also included Forman & Jones Family...

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2004 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

3/26/2014 - sirswami wrote: 93 points

The 2004 Revana took WOTN status among three outstanding 2004 Napa Cabs that also included Forman & Jones Family...

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2004 Revana Cabernet Sauvignon

St. Helena more

3/26/2014 - sirswami wrote: 95 points

The Revana took WOTN status among three outstanding 2004 Napa Cabs that also included Forman & Jones Family...

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Red

2002 Jarvis Winery Lake William

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/16/2014 - sirswami wrote: 91 points

Holding up quite well for its age, especially given the winemaker's suggested 10 year ideal drinking window and its 375ml format. I'd highlight more milk chocolate and red fruit flavors to this nice little creation...

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2004 Bacio Divino

Napa Valley SuperTuscan Blend more

2/14/2014 - sirswami wrote: 91 points

Once again (and spot on my thoughts two years ago to the day) a perfect Valentine's Dinner wine by both name and taste featuring a lush, full bodied and even sultry bundle of black fruit that immediately envelops you.

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2005 Robert Foley Claret

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

2/15/2014 - sirswami wrote: 93 points

Dark, delicious and drinking extremely well right now without a long decant.

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Red

2005 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon

Howell Mountain more

2/1/2014 - sirswami wrote: 90 points

An enjoyable experience with this wine but it came across as a big blast of Howell Mountain dark fruit that was still coming together and a tough compare with the more refined Stag's Leap District cabs consumed around it that same evening, it also notable threw off quite a bit of sediment...

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Red

2007 Anomaly Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

St. Helena more

1/29/2014 - sirswami wrote: 91 points

Similar very favorable impressions to last tasting, drinking very well at the moment.

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2005 Diamond Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon

Howell Mountain more

1/18/2014 - sirswami wrote: 90 points

Would like to give this wine another whirl with a lengthy decant, as it was pretty tight and took a while to loosen up. In fact, I'm not sure I really saw enough of its Howell Mountain personality come out to be a thorough judge of its character, intrigued by what it might hold in store for greater enjoyment down the road.

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Red

2004 Herb Lamb Cabernet Sauvignon E II Red Herb Lamb Vineyard

Napa Valley more

1/25/2014 - sirswami wrote: 90 points

This wine was really enjoyable and approachable with bright blackberry flavors complementing a traditional Napa cab backbone. In notable constrast to many of the notes from those experiencing it 2012, I'd say it has certainly entered a more flattering drinking window...

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2000 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard

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1/25/2014 - sirswami wrote: 91 points

This turned out to be a very nice find given a bargain price due to the vintage, wish I would have been able to find more than one stray bottle. This wine presented as being very well put together and featured surpringly bright and robust fruit flavors for its age...

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1999 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon Salvestrin Estate Vineyard

St. Helena more

1/25/2014 - sirswami wrote: 89 points

Definitely time to drink these up if you still have them, continues to come across as well made and worthwile but its dark fruit flavors have faded considerably since my last tasting.

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Red

2009 Betts & Scholl Shiraz Black Betty

Barossa Valley more

1/10/2014 - sirswami wrote: 82 points

I hate to give this such a low score without more specific tasting notes but this wine came across as an overripe and uncomfortable mess, proving so uninspiring that its remnants were difficult to return to beyond the second attempt...

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Red

2007 Livingston Moffett Cabernet Sauvignon Gemstone Vineyard

Napa Valley more

1/4/2014 - sirswami wrote: 92 points

Another outstanding experience with this wine that deserves high praise. Big dark fruit flavors but not overpowering, comes across as excellent craftsmanship with high quality raw materials.

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Red

2007 Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir Chimera

Sonoma County more

1/3/2014 - sirswami wrote: 89 points

This wine has aged gracefully and improved in character and depth since my last tasting 4+ years ago. While I've been consistently captivated by Sean's artistry with Cabernet, his efforts with Pinot Noir warrant more of my attention...

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2007 Boeschen Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

St. Helena more

12/25/2013 - sirswami wrote: 93 points

Another WOW experience with this wine (with similar attributes referenced in my prior tasting note), but even more impressive given this bottle was preceded by a wonderful magnum of 2008 Merryvale Profile...

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Red

2006 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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12/25/2013 - sirswami wrote: 91 points

After drinking this wine and the KB Russian River Valley consecutively, I think they both are excellent offerings but I give the slight nod to the KB Sonoma Coast which came across with a little bigger and fuller presentation.

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2012 Kristine Ashe Vineyards Entre Nous Rosé

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon more

12/25/2013 - sirswami wrote: 92 points

Interesting in a very good way and a great way to start a special holiday wine evening. My tasting notes from recollection won't do this wine justice and prior notes by walkerjfw capture it well...

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Red

2007 Bacio Divino

Napa Valley SuperTuscan Blend more

12/30/2013 - sirswami Likes this wine: 92 points

Big, lush and delicious...

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Red

2008 Tua Rita Giusto di Notri Toscana IGT

Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/31/2013 - sirswami wrote: 93 points

Opened 2 hours or so before planned consumption as feature wine for lamb chop dinner. However, it barely made it to the main course as it was absolutely delicious!

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Red

2009 Hunnicutt Cutt Fearless Red

Atlas Peak Syrah Blend, Syrah more

12/23/2013 - sirswami wrote: 91 points

Great first time experience with this wine, interesting big blast of dark fruit that envelops you...more detailed notes next time.

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Red

2005 Clare Luce Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

St. Helena more

12/21/2013 - sirswami wrote: 89 points

Seemingly very young and tightly wound on the first night, much more inviting and enjoyable 24 hours later...would like to give this wine a few years in the cellar before trying again.

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Red

2006 Poggio al Sole Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT

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11/30/2013 - sirswami wrote: 91 points

Really intriguing first experience with this wine, big and rich with a strong Italian backbone. Looking forward to future explorations.

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Red

2004 Lail Vineyards Blueprint

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/30/2013 - sirswami wrote: 91 points

A delightful creation that is drinking superbly. I'd suggest catching it if you still can...

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