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NV Adami Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut Bosco di Gica

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG more

7/3/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Very expressive aromas. Pear and peach with loads of white flowery notes.

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2012 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

7/2/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Day 2. Rocking. Red cherry aromas and so fine going into the second day, rainwater and drinking so sauve.

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2014 A Donkey and Goat Mourvedre Claim Jumper El Dorado

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7/2/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Watermelon water aromas. Trés turbid. Drinks like a sour beer. Just a touch bubblegummy. Very delicious wine. 1L, but labeled as a 750. FYI.

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White

2009 Dutton-Goldfield Chardonnay Dutton Ranch Rued Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

7/2/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

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2008 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé

Mourvedre Blend, Mourvedre more

7/2/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Palate shows some light sandlewood and orange rind. Mineral chalky texture to the palate. Elizabeth calls out raspberry aromas. Holding up great. Mineral is blasting out of this palate. Id extend the drinking window to 2024. No signs of fading. Salmon color with copper highlights. Wild color.
With 30 minutes of air the palate fleshes it's chalkiness out. Putting out a bit more, if you know what I mean. Damn fine.

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White

2007 Jermann Vinnaioli Pinot Grigio Venezia Giulia IGT

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7/2/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Tastes like sweet pea grüner!!

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Red

2006 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/2/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

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White

2005 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

Savennières-Coulée de Serrant Chenin Blanc more

7/2/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Terrifyingly dramatic aromas. Well done at the cork pull. Apricot and tangerine aromas. Has an aromatic green oil aroma. Dense and sneaky mint. Palate gets into potpourri, hazelnut and maple. Wild potpourri. Damn ripe sweet up front profile. Dry nougat.

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Red

2010 Calera Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard

Mount Harlan more

7/2/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Black cherry and pomegranate aromas. Fruit isn't too ripe or overdone on the nose. Yes, med/+ acid. Some leafiness to the palate. Lots of levity. Elegant as far as the CC bottling is concerned. 'Merica!!

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White

1999 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg Cuvée Ste. Catherine

Alsace Grand Cru more

7/1/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Mushroom and peach fruit, water weight to the palate. In a very delightful spot. A touch of petrol, a touch of marmalade. I enjoyed this much more than the last couple of TNs suggest. Quite evolved color. Thanks to Jim and Jim for including me at Everest, Chicago.

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White

2014 Inama Soave Classico

Garganega more

6/29/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Ripped texture. Easily one of the best vintages of this wine in recent memory. 2012 was VG, but a different animal.

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2012 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rosé

Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend more

6/27/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

I felt like this wasn't the best bottle. Opened up to the peanut butter in the room.

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Red

2012 Famille Perrin / Perrin & Fils Vacqueyras Les Christins

Red Rhone Blend more

6/24/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Red berry aromas. Strawberry/cherry. Red licorice. Fine herb and pepper on the palate. Exotic pepper. Med/+ tannin.

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Red

2012 ZD Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

6/24/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Medium intensity blackberry aroma. There is some mossiness to the nose. A riper mossiness that marries with the full fruit. Fruit spice aroma. Fresh fruit aromas. Ripe, but fresh. A coconut oil undertone. Glycerine and buoyant on the palate, spice and again, some ABV.

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2012 ZD Wines Pinot Noir Carneros

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6/24/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Big and robust aromatics. Oak showing on the nose. Dark brown edge. Raspberry fruit aromas. Big, shows a touch of heat. Light oak spice. Needs time for sure.

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Red

2011 Maison Nicolas Perrin Crozes-Hermitage

Syrah more

6/19/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

earth and sulphur aromas. more acid forward, with pepper to the palate.

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Red

2012 Famille Perrin / Perrin & Fils Gigondas La Gille

Red Rhone Blend more

6/19/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

spice and mineral aromas. suave palate with just a touch of herbiness. orange zest and lead pencil. quite nice. medium acid and medium tannin.

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White

2013 Mauritson Wines Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley

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6/19/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

pineapple aromas. tropics. dry on the palate. has an earthly note on the palate. more acid than the tropical fruit notes on the nose suggest. palate is more dialed back than the tropical nose. Fruit on the palate sits in star fruit territory. more than tree fruit, less than tropical.
they pulled out their Sauvignon Musque after the 2012 vintage, so they just relied on their Clone 1 in the 2013 vintage. It was virused with 'red blotch' and after the 2012 vintage they did away with it because the virus had gotten too far along. It was replanted with Musque, but it's obviously not online yet.

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Red

2012 Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

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6/19/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

All of Clay's Rockpile AVA overlaps Dry Creek. brambly berry fruit and berry pie aromas. spice and mineral on the palate.
about 35% Rockpile fruit in this bottling. That includes the PS included here.
Biggest challenge with Zin is that it ripens very unevenly. Big berries, big leaves.
'take the shoulders off of Zinfandel and you get much more homogenized ripening' - Clay's younger bro did his thesis where this showed true. $1500/acre to remove the shoulders. plus ripening physiological and phenolicly at lower sugar levels.

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Red

2011 Mauritson Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile Ridge Vineyard Rockpile

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6/19/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

black fruit and black pepper aromas. wow. classic appeal on the palate. not overdone. wonderfully structured.
picked Oct 31 and Nov 1, because no botrytis ever came around. they opened the canopy to get some more sun in there, plus it assisted in getting humidity out of the canopy.
usually about 40% new oak, but in 2011 they dialed it back to 30%.

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White

2013 Telmo Rodríguez Godello Valdeorras Gaba do Xil

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6/19/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

medium body, herb, menthol and spice. pear fruit palate.

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White

2012 Sigalas Assyrtiko Kavalieros

Santorini more

6/19/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

has some neutral barrel appeal to the nose. tree fruit and mineral aromas. lean and mineral palate. stony on the palate.

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White

2012 Dutton-Goldfield Chardonnay Dutton Ranch

Russian River Valley more

6/17/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Sweet corn aromas at pop and pour. palate is out of sight at pop n pour, tangy and banana tropical. Not normally what I'd gloat over but...
day 2. vanilla and cream on the nose. just a touch of oak on the palate. loads of cream and well integrated spice.

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White

2011 Dönnhoff Riesling

Nahe more

6/17/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Apple and wax aromas. Not too petrol at pop and pour. A charming and subtle wine. Mineral and some diamond-like quality to the palate. Tree fruit palate.

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Red

2011 Duxoup Charbono Frediani Vineyard

Napa Valley more

6/12/2015 - nzinkgraf wrote: NR

Chicago to NYC on the Amtrak Lake Shore Limited with Nyanyika.
Lively palate, has a dark red fruit profile. Not unlike more serious Dolcetto. We just drank this rather than give it our full attention.

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