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Red

2001 Ars Poetica Aglianico del Vulture

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2/6/2016 - atl10trader wrote: 86 points

The wine is past its prime. Pity.

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Red

2007 Domaine de la Citadelle Luberon Gouverneur Saint Auban Rouge

Syrah Blend, Syrah more

1/29/2016 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 92 points

Flawlessly delicious juice. This is France with place and presence. You can taste every step of the journey from bright, deep notes of burberries, cherries, lavender to the wine cellar oak, tannins present. A drinkable passeport.

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Red

2008 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

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1/30/2016 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 88 points

Aging and thinning a bit. But high marks for its still original profile of cherries, strawberries, traces of vanilla peel, cola nut.

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Red

2012 Two Hands Shiraz Gnarly Dudes

Barossa Valley more

1/22/2016 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 91 points

Bold and mature, cassis and berries, held in check with a fully developed tannic structure. Heads still turn when this one enters the room. Prime time for crackin open, M8s.

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White

2014 Dirty and Rowdy California "Familiar" Blanc

White Blend more

1/23/2016 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 91 points

Beautiful acids, look out! This wonderful showdown of white varietals is unfiltered which accounts for the sugary residue in your glass at the end. Great finish in that yes, I'll have another bottle captain.

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Red

2005 Château Grand Corbin-Despagne

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/19/2016 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 90 points

Opening up. So true to its terroir. Full of character, notes of leather, dark fruit but held in check with a receding tannin structure that is equivalent of tasting a flower bloom. Should get better with more age. Definitely decant now and aerate on pour.

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Red

2012 Foris Pinot Noir Maple Ranch

Rogue Valley more

1/7/2016 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 89 points

Everything is there for a good run. Surprised it was still a bit tight. Decant improved the flavors of dark cherries, cinnamon, cola, and walnut. Definitely a masculine variety. More time will help it mature and integrate.

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White

2014 Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica

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12/24/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 90 points

Extremely well made verdicchio showcasing every wonderful characteristic of dining al fresco along the Italian coast. Lemon zest, salinity, minerality, slate. Bottled Sunshine on a warm xmas eve.

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Red

2006 Bugay Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Empress

Sonoma County more

12/24/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 92 points

In its prime. Everything about the experience: integrated. Currants, boysenberries with tannins, aromas of leather, traces of cedar, vanilla with French oak. Body and structure of wine in fine shape without any over extraction of flavors or mouthfeel. Smooth and enjoyable reign.

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Red

2011 Krutz Family Cellars Pinot Noir Akins Family Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

12/21/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 91 points

Well made Pinot presenting typical Anderson Valley traits: elegance, traces of smoke, tart unwinding assembly of cherries and cranberries. Time in oak and tannins responsibly deliver length to the body and a great finish. Enjoyable and in its prime now.

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White - Sparkling

NV Champagne Fabiènne Prié Champagne Cuvée Brut Reserve

Champagne Blend more

12/19/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 92 points

Champagne that punches up. Beautiful notes of lemon zest, toasted brioche, bright acids, enchanting minerality, and sunshine captured in this bottle. It's a champagne that's all pleasure, nothing stretched, no buttons flying off. Brut Reserve shows in this NV.

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White - Sparkling

NV Bernard Remy Champagne Grand Cru

Chardonnay more

12/18/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 91 points

Delightfully surprising NV. Grand Cru designation is the truth. Everything is in motion with this juice: melted butter croissant, squirty lemon zest, rising yeast, and bubbly effervescence. Held together and anchored with notes of slate, crisp minerality. Birthday cake companion!

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Red

2011 L'Ange Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

Red Rhone Blend more

12/19/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 90 points

Excellent showing in the larger 1.5L format. Notes of strawberries and clove, nutmeg in nose. Solid body notes of mint, tart cherries on palette. Flavors a little muted. Light but present tannins give it its sense of origin. Well made, not showy dinner companion.

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Red

2005 Bodegas Estefanía Bierzo Tilenus Pagos de Posada

Mencía more

12/10/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 89 points

Nice pairing with grilled lamb and farro, root vegetable and kale salad. More tannic notes of tobacco than the blueberry flavors typical with mencia. Nice and we'll leave it at that.

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Red

2006 Reignac

Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/9/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 90 points

Much better than expected. Paired with dry aged perfectly cooked rib eye bone-in. A fitting end. Great juice, good body and tannin structure with a welcome finish.

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Red

2007 Teso La Monja Toro Victorino

Tinta de Toro, Tempranillo more

12/6/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 89 points

A wine that makes me think of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer". Big bold and barely constrained with its body (attributed to its high alcohol) though the flavored themselves are slightly out of focus, notes of cassis, Tabacco, clove. A reminder to decant next time.

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White - Sparkling

2002 Pannier Champagne Egérie

Champagne Blend more

12/8/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 92 points

Beautiful deep, rich tones of liquid gold in the flute. Grilled lemons, candied grapefruit aromas and attack. The hook here is at the finish which rounds the citrus with a warm baguette flavor. Celebrate with friends, sing La Marseillaise.

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Red

2013 Treasure Hunter Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Chloe's Song

Mt. Veeder more

12/7/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 90 points

"The Force is strong in this one. More rest and sleep it deserves. Only the dark side you will taste before it is ready. Patience must I have not drink more of this hella juice!" - Yoda, celestial Jedi cellarmaster

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White

2011 Domaine Dominique et Janine Crochet Sancerre

Sauvignon Blanc more

12/7/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 92 points

The joy of bright lemons and acidity with a finish as smooth, rounded as butter.

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Red

2012 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Etzel Block

Ribbon Ridge more

11/18/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 95 points

An OR Pinot during the still golden years. Patricia Green Pinot comes at you thick and curvy in all the right places. Luscious cherry meat and hints of clove, nutmeg give way to a mid palate that highlights the oak barrel, tannic structure, and hints of shrooms before finishing with a great impression. American reflecting Burgundy.

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Red

2013 Pierre Edgard Sancerre Rouge

Pinot Noir more

11/12/2015 - atl10trader wrote: 89 points

Red Sancerre! There's a twist. Enjoyable light juice that's expressive with traces of mint, cassis, and other berries. On the tipping point of thin but easy to drink. Saving the rest for summer. Satisfied the curiosity.

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Red

2009 Heron Pinot Noir Sonoma County

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10/30/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 89 points

Peaking now. Firm body, silky fantastic mouthfeel. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and hazelnut with shots of strawberries, traces of vanilla. Very enjoyable.

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White

2013 Domaine du Bouchot (Kerbiquet) Pouilly-Fumé

Sauvignon Blanc more

9/2/2015 - atl10trader wrote: 89 points

Enjoyable. Nice body. Notes of citrus and salinity, ocean spray.

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Red

2007 Saintsbury Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch

Carneros more

9/1/2015 - atl10trader Likes this wine: 89 points

Solid. Integrated tannins and berries, cinnamon

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White - Sparkling

2002 Gardet Champagne Brut

Champagne Blend more

8/28/2015 - atl10trader wrote: 92 points

2002. French. Champagne. Vintage! You had me at 200-. It's one thing to anticipate something delicious and another to see it exceeded going down the hatch. Hatch very much enjoyed the marriage of lemon zested butter on fresh toast. Bright, acidic. a virtual trip through the daisies. When I get to the end days I'll be requesting this in my IV drip.

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