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Red

2011 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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6/9/2015 - Tfols wrote: 92 points

Bright Cherry with some blackberry. Very happy.

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2007 F.X. Pichler Riesling Smaragd Loibner Steinertal

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6/7/2015 - Tfols wrote: NR

Cork was completely dead (and I stored this poorly for a few years) but held up extremely well. Gorgeous golden color, starting to get a bit of honey on the nose. Lots of complexity on the palette.

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2012 Pichler-Krutzler Grüner Veltliner Loibner Klostersatz

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5/10/2015 - Tfols wrote: 90 points

Really not sure the Pichler family can do no wrong in my view.

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2008 Ayoub Pinot Noir

Dundee Hills more

2/9/2015 - Tfols wrote: 91 points

Bit more fruit forward than I was expecting, but a very pleasant glass. Others got a bit of smoke, though I did not.

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Red

2007 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard

Ribbon Ridge more

12/7/2014 - Tfols wrote: 92 points

Showing extremely well. Nose was evident from popping the cork and very nice - taste is great. Really can't complain at all.

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Red

2012 King Estate Pinot Noir Oregon

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11/27/2014 - Tfols wrote: 88 points

Needed about an hour to open up, but presented very well after that. What I expect from an Oregon Pinot.

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Red

2007 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Marine Sedimentary Ribbon Ridge

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10/27/2014 - Tfols Likes this wine: 95 points

Really nice bright fruit with a sensual backend. Very delighted with this - drank over several hours, improved throughout.

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Red

NV Black Ankle Vineyards Passeggiata

North Central Piedmont Red Blend more

9/21/2014 - Tfols wrote: 90 points

So very solid. Great wine to sip while getting ready for dinner. Bright fruit up front (maybe cherry?) with a very very slight black pepper at the back.

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2008 Coleman Nicole Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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8/15/2014 - Tfols wrote: NR

Probably kept too long (and I don't have good storage). Lighter than I expected. Good fruit, considering.

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Red

2008 Stoller Pinot Noir SV Estate Dundee Hills

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3/30/2014 - Tfols wrote: 89 points

Popped and let sit for about an hour before drinking. Very bright fruit on the palate, a bit less complexity than I was looking for. Cherry initially, but also some black fruit that was very nice. Not exactly what I wanted for the night, but very drinkable, happy to have it.

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Red

2012 Haden Fig Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley more

3/28/2014 - Tfols wrote: 90 points

Very happy with this - thought it was a great value. Initial burst of fruit, but enough backend complexity and a bit of light earth to make it a good wine across the palate.

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White

2012 Big Cork Vineyards Traminette

Maryland more

3/8/2014 - Tfols wrote: NR

Very sweet - but not overly so. Somewhat impressed considering newness of winery.

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Red

2008 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Terres Basses

Willamette Valley more

2/18/2014 - Tfols wrote: 89 points

On open, this scared me - had a bit more vinegar than I liked. However, with air, this had a very nice middle palate with great cherry on the backend. Not sure it was my absolute favorite, but highly enjoyed.

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Red

2010 Brick House Pinot Noir Les Dijonnais Ribbon Ridge

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12/16/2013 - Tfols wrote: NR

Subtler than I was expecting, but nice up front fruit.

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Red

2009 Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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11/16/2013 - Tfols wrote: 89 points

Enjoyable. Bit tamer than some cabs - may have mellowed. Winner among several different drinkers, so that's a plus as well. not a large amount of fruit, but a more complex mid and back palate than I'd normally expect.

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White

2007 F.X. Pichler Riesling Smaragd Loibner Berg

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10/13/2013 - Tfols wrote: 90 points

Probably just past it's prime. Had some of the nice early fruit I'm used to, but was muted. Great back end however - stone was nicely evident.

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2012 Boordy Vineyards Vidal Blanc

Maryland more

10/13/2013 - Tfols wrote: 85 points

Sweeter than I remembered at the tasting, but solid, especially for MD.

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White

2011 Birgit Eichinger Grüner Veltliner Hasel

Kamptal more

5/2/2013 - Tfols wrote: 86 points

Pretty solid. A bit more of a metallic taste than I'd like, but worth the price.

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Red

2009 Boedecker Cellars Pinot Noir Stewart

Willamette Valley more

4/16/2013 - Tfols Likes this wine: 89 points

Initially this was a massive, massive up front hit of fruit, strawberry for me, "Wisconsin cherry" for my girlfriend. Really developed with air. The big fruit hit subsided into a nice cherry for both of us, with a bit of woodsy (very light), in the mid to back of the mouth. I'd say that it was a very slight bit hot (maybe needing a bit more time?), but was good to drink, and will be on my list of things to pick up in the future. I was a fan, and my gf who I am slowly converting to Pinots was a big fan.

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2009 Roots Pinot Noir Leroy Vineyard

Chehalem Mountains more

4/2/2013 - Tfols wrote: 89 points

Very pleasant - may have been helped along by the dinner we were having. Table all loved the nose, which had some very light floral notes, although with cherry. Taste was good, but I had trouble discerning individual flavors, until the end, when some light underbrush and meat flavors appeared.

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Red

2010 Anne Amie Pinot Noir Cuvée A

Willamette Valley more

1/3/2013 - Tfols wrote: 88 points

Tasty, girlfriend thought it was "salty". I got light fruit, with some pepper going on. Liked it more as it opened. Color is nice, but very light.

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White

2011 Pichler-Krutzler Grüner Veltliner Frauengärten

Wachau more

12/10/2012 - Tfols Likes this wine: 87 points

I feel like this wine has the potential to be a great buy for the cost - however, this particularly bottle was quite "hot" alcohol wise. Aromas of straw, light fruit, stone. Mineral on the front, with some tantalizing flavors appearing.. and then getting overtaken by the alcohol. Tempted to buy another bottle or two and let them age for a year or two to test.

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Red

2011 Maipe Cabernet Sauvignon

Lujan de Cuyo more

10/15/2012 - Tfols wrote: 75 points

Completely unbalanced, hard to stomach.

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White

2007 Schoffit Pinot Gris Tradition

Alsace more

8/13/2012 - Tfols wrote: 87 points

What I've come to expect. Nicely sweet, very good to drink. Second day this turns to white grape juice. Whoops.

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White

2011 Granite Heights Vineyard Petit Manseng

Fauquier County more

8/13/2012 - Tfols wrote: 88 points

Great on a summer day.

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