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Red

2004 Calabretta Nerello Mascalese Sicilia

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6/28/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 92 points

Generously opened by Jared at his store on Wednesday (6/24/15), I finally got a chance to taste the leftovers. On Wednesday, I found it too hard and rustic to really enjoy, esp. without food. Tonight with Porterhouse, it showed quite nicely. Smokey, cranberry-raspberry jam nose. Has lovely red and black fruit, tart tannins, good lenth. This could use 5-8 more years of bottle age. 91-93

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Red

2005 Sine Qua Non Grenache Atlantis Fe2O3~2a, b & c

California more

6/14/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 96 points

[Brought to John & Linda's. Decanted 3 hours. Served with cheese course.] Gorgeous nose of exotic red fruit, mint, and spice. Medium body. Lush and very appealing. About half the table loves it. Should have been a few degrees cooler. Showing just a touch hot on the finish.

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Red

1997 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Napa Valley more

6/6/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 96 points

[Decanted for 30 minutes.] Amy liked this so much when I opened one for the tasting on Thursday that I opened another for our anniversary dinner. Smokin' right out of the bottle. Dark black fruit. The essence of Napa Cab. Juicy, ripe. A great wine with a long future still ahead.

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Red - Sweet/Dessert

1992 Philip Togni Black Muscat Ca' Togni

Spring Mountain District more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 92 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Double-decanted at 11am.] Two half bottles decanted, then put into a full bottle so it could be blind. Hot sweet alcoholic nose. Mellowing as it breathes. Lovely sweet and complex. Kind of port-like, but with not as much body.

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Red

1994 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

Napa Valley more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 94 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Double decanted and filtered (due to broken cork) about 5:30 pm.] Big smokey nose. Fabulous, ripe, tannic, but one of the more flamboyant wines tonight. Very drinkable.

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Red

1994 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 92 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Double decanted for one hour.] Tarry red fruit nose. Tart, ripe sour.

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Red

1994 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 93 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Double decanted and filtered (due to broken cork) at 2:30pm.] Rich, tart, smokey. Really tight. Hard to judge. One of the youngest tasting wines tonight. 93?

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Red

1997 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cépages

Sonoma County more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 94 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Opened at 1pm for 1.5 hours.] Licorice and black fruit. Long complex ripe licorice finish. Very tasty wine! Group #3 WOTN.

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Red

1997 Dominus Estate

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 95 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Double-decanted at 11am.] Ripe, sweet, fragrant red fruit nose. A touch of cedar. Others think it may be a Bordeaux ringer. I think it is Dominus! [pat myself on the back] Group #2 WOTN.

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Red

1997 Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Reserve

Napa Valley more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 91 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Double decanted for one hour.] Expansive and ripe red fruit and spice. Appealing, but short. Good, but not in the same class as most of the other wines tonight.

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Red

1999 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill

Diamond Mountain more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 94 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Decanted for 3.5 hours.] Nose of minerals and red fruit. Yummy, rich, long, tannic, but loads of ripe fruit make it delicious. Should drink well for many years.

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Red

1999 Michel-Schlumberger Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Dry Creek Valley more

6/4/2015 - kenv wrote: NR

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Double decanted at 5:30.] Ripe juicy red fruit. Long and ripe but bitter on the finish. Jared thinks it's corked. Maybe. NR

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Red

1999 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 92 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Decanted for about 9 hours.] Smokey black fruit nose. Thick and rich, but also tannic and musty. Just a little off?

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Red

1995 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 93 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Double decanted for 2 hours.] Sweet black fruit nose. Lush up front with tart tannins in the finish. Still young.

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Red

1995 Whitehall Lane Merlot Reserve Leonardini Vineyard

Napa Valley more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 95 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Double-decanted at 11am.] Black fruit and cinnamon nose. Lush and silky in the mouth. Expansive. An excellent wine. No one guessed it wasn't Cab. Maybe the lush softness should have been a hint, but it wasn't enough. Group WOTN. My WOTF.

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Red

1995 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cépages

Sonoma County more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 94 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): Dark smoky nose. Young, tannic, black fruit. A long tannic finish. The tannins are softening over time and getting sweeter. Lovely stuff. Just beginning its drinkability, I think.

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Red

1997 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate

Napa Valley more

6/4/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 95 points

WCC 1990s California Cabernet Blind Tasting (Dorato's Resturant, Guilderland, NY): [Double decanted for 2 hours at 4:30.] Tasted non-blind after 1 hour in decanter: Nose of tar, licorice and black fruit. Intensely structured on the palate. Riveting finish lasts for minutes. Simply amazing wine. Still very young.
As part of the blind tasting: Muted black fruit nose. Juicy red fruit in the mouth. Complex, but still very young. Licorice in the finish. Should continue to improve for 5-10 years.

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White

2007 Hermann J. Wiemer Gewürztraminer Dry

Finger Lakes more

5/30/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 91 points

Fresh, dry, appealing nose of honeyed rosewater and kumquats. Fresh in the mouth, with a hint of sweetness. Goes beautifully with Irish cheddar, grapes, and baguette. Leftover good with House Chow Fun.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2003 Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

5/30/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 93 points

Pop & pour. Luscious, ripe, honey bomb. Stunning, complex, botrytis nose. Thick like syrup in the mouth with a long botrytis finish. Delicious, but almost too much.

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Red

1997 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste

Nebbiolo more

5/30/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 94 points

Decanted at 2pm. Nose of smokey black fruit and bacon. Silky and lush in the mouth with a long tannic finish of licorice and black fruit. Wow!
Opening well by 6pm. Big nose of roast beef, black fruit and licorice. Still loads of tannin on the finish with lots of licorice and tar. Should improve for another 5 years or more. Excellent with BBQ'ed short ribs.

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Red

1997 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia

Nebbiolo more

5/30/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 94 points

[Decanted at 2pm. The cork was hard, but came out in one piece, unlike the bottle of 5/14/15.] Floral and fragrant right from the git go. Nose of tar, dried roses, and charred wood. The mid-palate has sweet cherry fruit, but the long finish is dominated by dry tannins at this point.
By 6pm, the nose is more bacon and rose. More silky than the G. Rinaldi BLC, but still some tannin and sour cherry on the finish. A little better than the bottle we had on 5/14/15. With 6 hours of air, this is definitely ready to go. Excellent with BBQ'ed short ribs.

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Red

1989 Domaine du Cayron Gigondas

Red Rhone Blend more

5/29/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 87 points

I must admit I am quite surprised at how well this bottle is showing. Several bottles of this wine went funky years ago with corroding capsules, so I expected nothing. Bright, sour cherry nose. Tart, still some tannin, but also some juicy fruit.

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Red - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito

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5/14/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 94 points

G. Conterno Barolo vs. L. Sandrone Barolo (Morrell Wine Bar and Café, NYC): Complex and fascinating. If I hadn't drunk so much so far, I would have liked to spend more time with this. Only mildly sweet. Very good with chocolate biscotti.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1998 Château Coutet

Barsac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

5/14/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 91 points

G. Conterno Barolo vs. L. Sandrone Barolo (Morrell Wine Bar and Café, NYC): [Pop and pour.] Delicious, honeyed, sweet. Classic Sauternes. A bit simple at this point.

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Red

1990 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis

Nebbiolo more

5/14/2015 - kenv Likes this wine: 93 points

G. Conterno Barolo vs. L. Sandrone Barolo (Morrell Wine Bar and Café, NYC): [Double decanted at 2:30pm.] Medicinal and withholding at first. Opening more with time. A very good and tasty wine, but disappointing given the reputation of this wine. I now see that I had this 5 years ago, found it a little weird and gave it the same score.

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