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2012 McGah Family Cellars Petit Verdot Scarlett

Rutherford more

7/28/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 92 points

I really enjoy this for a nice change of pace, yet my wife really doesn't like it. I have no idea why! Good QPR

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2007 Maybach Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Materium

Oakville more

7/28/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 93 points

Waited too long to pop this cork!! The wine seems to be on the downslide. The richness of the wine has faded and has been replaced with notes of mineral, worn leather and a touch of prune. This is the best '07 I have tasted in the last year but still just a shadow of its past. I think '07s were wonderful young wines that aged poorly.

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2010 Roy Piper Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

7/22/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 94 points

Extremely smooth. There is still an undertone or secondary note that makes this wine stand out (not a good or bad thing). In a line up of Myriad GIII '12, Bevan Ontogeny '12, and Casa Piena Our Gang '10, it recieved votes for 1-4th from the 7 of us.

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2011 McGah Family Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Scarlett

Rutherford more

7/8/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 94 points

Drinking better than the '12 right now

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Red

2009 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/6/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 93 points

More earth and mineral than I like. Silky tannins with plenty of depth to the wine, just not the taste profile I prefer.

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2012 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard

Napa Valley more

7/6/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 96 points

Wonderful and near perfect nose of oak, vanilla, and tanned leather. Wine isn't quite as good but still wonderful. Hope more depth shows after a couple more years in the bottle.

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2007 Bond Matriarch

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/29/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 90 points

Past its prime. This had a dusty prune flavor that dominated.

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Red

2013 Quivet Cellars Syrah Kenefick Ranch

Napa Valley more

6/18/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 95 points

Mikes best Syrah yet. I had this a day after '09 Alban Reva (rated 98pts) and this was just as good and half the price!! This doesn't have the funk that some of the past Syrahs have had in the finish. Very well balanced and a pleasure to drink. This is the first '13 I have opened and hope that it is an indication of an incredible vintage.

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2012 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch

Napa Valley more

5/28/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: NR

Hold off. Not ready to drink

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2013 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack

Bennett Valley more

5/26/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 91 points

This wine was dominated by grapefruit, stone, and grass (in a good sense). Very crisp and clean on the palate. Touch of cloudiness in the wine.

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2012 Becklyn Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

5/18/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 96 points

This reminds me of a very good year Caymus SS. My only regret is that I don't have a case of this in the cellar.

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2012 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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5/13/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 94 points

drinking very well right now

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2012 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas

Yorkville Highlands more

4/30/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: NR

The smokey syrah funk that I always find in good syrah is the driving force in this wine.

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2012 Bevan Cellars Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/30/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 94 points

WAIT!! This wine has potential but needs time. The last 2012 Bevan I opened was wonderful and ready to enjoy. This is tight and the tannins dominated the wine.

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2011 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée "CVC"

Chalk Hill Red Bordeaux Blend more

3/31/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 92 points

The rating is influenced by the QPR. If this wine was $75+ I would be disappointed but for less than $30 it is a bargain. Really enjoyed. Light to medium body.

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2011 Roy Piper Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

3/27/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 91 points

Not upset with the purchase but I would think this wine would be priced at half the value. The is no way this is better than Rivers Marie, Myriad, Quivet, or EMH.

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2008 Château Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

Napa Valley more

3/24/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 89 points

This reminds me of an older Rudd. Plenty of earth, mineral, and tobacco. Not what I look for in a wine but know of others that would love this.

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2012 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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3/23/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 94 points

Drinking wonderfully. Lush deep red core. A touch of sweetness (vanilla?) which gave the wine a wonderful finish but others may not like.

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2012 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat

Napa Valley more

3/23/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: NR

My wife took one sip and "WOW what is this!!" Black cat has become one of her favorite wines.

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Red

2011 Saxum James Berry Vineyard

Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend more

3/18/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 94 points

This is the first bottle of Saxum that has been close to the lofty reputation. Past bottles have been big disappointments. This is very similar to Myriad Syrah but at double the price.

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2012 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch

Napa Valley more

3/16/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 94 points

This is starting to show itself better. If you have a few, it is worth popping a cork. The other 2 LOVED it and would of given it 95-96pts.

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2010 Roy Piper Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

3/13/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 94 points

Interesting wine. This has a unique undertone that I can't figure out. I would compare this to Hobel, therefore a little overpriced. This being the first vintage release from Roy, hopefully he will dial it in and the '12 will be a great QPR.

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2012 Hobel Wine Works Cabernet Sauvignon Engelhard Vineyard

Napa Valley more

3/2/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 93 points

Very dirty wine. Use caution when pouring pouring your glass or decant with a screen.

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2012 McGah Family Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Scarlett

Rutherford more

2/20/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 90 points

In a dumb phase, hold off for a few months.

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2012 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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2/19/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 94 points

Really drinking well now. Drank over 2 nights and while vacuum sealing, after night 1, the wonderful smell made me want to pour another glass. Much improved from 4 months ago.

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