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Red

2010 Eight Bells Syrah Clonal Block Red Willow Vineyard

Yakima Valley more

5/21/2015 - dsgris wrote: 89 points

Dark ruby with iodine nose. Fruity with a bit of heat, bold body and fruit, roast beef, some acid for balance and chewy tannins. Too jammy for me now.

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2010 Syncline Mourvedre

Red Mountain more

5/9/2015 - dsgris wrote: 88 points

Inky dark ruby ripe plum iodine nose. Overly jammy on the PnP, but starting to show some acid for balance after an hour with some light but chewy, stemmy tannins coming to the party. A bit bold and extracted for my palate, but the fruit forward folks will be pleased. Iodine and roast beef give the ripe blackberries some company. More acid and tannins would be welcome for my palate.

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2014 Teutonic Wine Company Pinot Noir Rosé Laurel Vineyard

Chehalem Mountains more

5/9/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 91 points

Rhubarb color, tart mineral, fruity with slight residual sugar. Bold fruit, tart strawberries, nice acid and drinking very well.

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2010 Seufert Winery Pinot Noir Vine Idyl Vineyard

Willamette Valley more

5/5/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 91 points

light garnet with lily nose. Dry mineral, leeks and bell pepper, light fruit and body, low acid and tannins. On the PnP, not really much to offer at this time. Starting to show some improvement with a little air. significantly better on night two with restrained fruit, light acid and smooth but chewy tannins. Pie cherries, ripe strawberries with mineral, earthy funk, not the bright berry acid that other '10s have shown, reminds me of a Biggio Hamina style PN. on the third day this has come really good, lilacs on the nose, soft and mellow with just enough acid and tannins to give interest and compliment the cherry fruit.

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2013 Teutonic Wine Company Pinot Noir Bergspitze (white label) Laurel Vineyard

Chehalem Mountains more

5/4/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 91 points

Very light garnet approaching rosé with light strawberry nose. Acid and light tannins bracket the strawberry fruit. very restrained almost like a more robust rosé. drinking very well with the low 10.5% alc. would pair nicely with the fresh caught salmon we had the other night.

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2007 Rasa Vineyards QED

Walla Walla Valley Red Rhone Blend more

5/1/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 91 points

Dark ruby with magenta rim, red fruit nose. Dry with dusty tannins, medium fruit with a slight bitter note. Opened two nights ago and paired poorly with fresh caught salmon or lateer with mushroom penne. Put away and not much better when tasted last night. Perplexing as this in one of my favorite wines. Not a bad bottle, just too jammy and boring. OK, tonight and another chance at redemption, more time has resulted in a much more balanced wine. While still full bodied fruit, the acid which was lacking has started to emerge and the tannins have lost the bitter edge, all is good in Rasaland. Getting some leather and earthy flavors but would like a bit more acid. Best to drink up now.

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2012 Timothy Malone Wines Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

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4/29/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 91 points

Medium to dark ruby, magenta with earthy nose. Dry, tart fruit with a funky metalic, mineral note. Medium fruit and body, nicely balanced and drinking well now. Well integrated tannins and light acid results in a wine to be enjoyed now.

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White

2013 Seven of Hearts Chardonnay Gran Moraine

Yamhill-Carlton more

4/26/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 90 points

Light clear straw color with light pear and kiwi nose. Lightly dry with some mineral and smooth round kiwi fruit. Nice balance of tartness, fruit with a little residual sugars to make a smoothly drinking wine.

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White

2006 Aussie Vineyards Chardonnay

Limestone Coast more

4/23/2015 - dsgris wrote: 89 points

Medium lemon yellow with tart mineral. Still drinking well with nine years of age.

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White

2014 Teutonic Wine Company Early Muscat Eleven Wasson Vineyard

Willamette Valley more

4/21/2015 - dsgris Does not like this wine: 80 points

Off dry and way too floral for our tastes, like chewing some sweet sorell. Salvageable by blending to make a wine cooler or for cooking. Lack of acid is the major deficiency.

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Red

2001 Nannetti Brunello di Montalcino i Verbi

Sangiovese more

4/17/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 92 points

Dark ruby with ripe plum nose. Dry tannins with tart mineral, barnyard and earth, bright berry, red currants, well resolved tannins with the acid prominent. Should last for many years. Resting in the refer for a week and has only gotten better with juniper berry adding to the complexity.

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White

2014 Teutonic Wine Company Sprockets High Pass

Willamette Valley White Blend more

4/17/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 90 points

Crystal clear with light kiwi nose. Off dry mineral, lemon, smooth with medium body and fruit.

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Red

2013 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir Gisèle

Yamhill-Carlton more

4/14/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 89 points

Medium garnet with raspberry, strawberry nose. Dry light ripe strawberry with a mineral twist. Light body and fruit with moderate acid and subdued tannins. On par with most wines for me, better on night two, restrained fruit with tart berry. well balanced for me on the acid forward side. Light and simple for the summer when you want a little more than rosé, some what like a gamay.

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White

2013 J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc J.J

Willamette Valley more

4/14/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 90 points

Crystal clear platinum yellow with citrus gooseberry nose. Bone dry tart mineral, refreshingly soft acidity, medium kiwi, gooseberry fruit with a twist of lemon zest.

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Red

NV Racine Wine Co. / Rootswine Pinot Noir Un Autre Monde

Yamhill-Carlton more

4/13/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 92 points

Medium ruby with cedar notes on the nose. Dry, tart berry. Raspberry and red currants, spicy rose hip acidity, smoky tannins. Medium body and fruit. Open for several days and has not lost any of it's zest.

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2007 Cabot Vineyards Syrah Humboldt County

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4/12/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 91 points

Inky dark ruby, purple with blackberry nose. Dry flinty with tart berry, roast beef and some funky earth, olive brine is an apt descriptor. Full body without being jammy, tannins are subdued and well integrated. Getting some blood oranges on night two.

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Red

2010 Proper Wines Syrah

Walla Walla Valley more

4/8/2015 - dsgris wrote: 91 points

Inky dark purple with ripe cherry nose. Fruity with a dose of funk, needs at least an hour to settle, bold fruit and body which for me does not get the accolades most bestow on this wine. Sorry, but I just get a lightly jammy, funky fruity wine. Not saying others may like this style, but I have moved away toward the AFWE style. It need substantially more acid and tannins for my palate. On night two, substantial improvement with the acid more prominent to better balance the fruit, tannins are on the light side.

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Red

2009 Lazy River Vineyards Pinot Noir

Yamhill-Carlton more

4/8/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 90 points

Medium garnet with lavender nose. Lightly dry with floral, mineral notes, light fruit and body, light acid and tannins for easy drinking with some light mineral, bitter tannins. A good solid wine, light but not austere.

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Red

2005 Cavatappi Winery Nebbiolo Maddalena Red Willow Vineyard

Yakima Valley more

4/7/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 90 points

Light garnet, bright berry with good acid.

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Red

2010 Antonio Sasa Barbaresco Jazz

Nebbiolo more

4/6/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 89 points

Medium ruby woody nose. Dry, tart tannins, medium fruit , ripe tart sour cherries with leather and earth notes. On the austere side which appeals to my palate. The acid and tannins call out for food accompanyment. Drinking well now and should improve over the next several years.

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Red

2010 Syncline Cuvée Elena

Columbia Valley Red Rhone Blend more

4/5/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 92 points

Dark ruby with cherry and cedar nose. Dry tannins, fuller body and fruit, balanced toward the fruity side with nicely integrated tannins. Roast beef coming on strongly. Drinking very well now and should please those liking a bold red, not a fruit bomb, just a flavorful fruit driven wine with some acid and chewy tannins for complexity.

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Red

2010 Longplay Pinot Noir Jory Bench Reserve Lia's Vineyard

Chehalem Mountains more

4/5/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 92 points

Light garnet, light ripe strawberry nose with a hint of candied ginger. On the PnP, lightly dry, medium fruit, red currants with some light mineral and integrated soft tannins. Soft mouthfeel, well balanced and drinking very well on the AFWE side of things. Just a touch of acid to keep it lively. Seems to be one for drinking now without a lot of extended aging potential.

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Red

NV Racine Wine Co. / Rootswine Pinot Noir Un Autre Monde

Yamhill-Carlton more

4/3/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 90 points

Light to medium ruby with cedar nose. Dry with light acid on the PnP, restrained fruit and soft tannins. The bright berry stands out, raspberry with some sour cherry notes. Easy drinking and not too complex, but a good value @ $12 from StoryTeller. Very enjoyable for a simple summertime wine, and holds it's own with those @ twice the price very well.

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White

2011 Rasa Vineyards Riesling The Lyricist

Columbia Valley more

3/30/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 91 points

Medium golden straw with lemon nose. Off dry, mineral with a touch of rs. A little more sweetness on night one, but receedes into the background on day two with the fruit, ripe peaches, coming to the fore. Bold body for a white, a strong mineral element lends balance to a white that kicks butt.

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Red

NV Result of a Crush Christmas Cuvée

Walla Walla Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah more

3/28/2015 - dsgris Likes this wine: 91 points

Medium ruby with bramble nose. Dry with tart red berries on the PnP, medium body, restrained fruit, tart Himalayan blackberries. The prominent acid gives the wine a lightness and freshness not usually seen in most Rhones, more like a fuller bodied Gamay, west side Syrah or Italian IGT. Very appealing to this Pinot centric palate. Whole cluster tannins add interest. More VW than WWV to me and very good, I'll stay with the little sister over the big brother and save some coin.

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