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Red

2012 Ojai Pinot Noir Kick On Ranch

Santa Barbara County more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Very old world in style, with sour cherry, cedar block, dried rose pedals, yellow corn tortilla and gravelly sea rock. Very sophisticated and quite feathery during the long finish, with poise. 12.5% alcohol. Drink now - 2019.

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2013 Failla Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch

Russian River Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

This is a more tender version, yet exciting none the less. A lighter rhubarb colour. Ripe strawberry, key lime pie, stone, red plumb and fried tofu. A medium, and radiant finish of cashmere; there's a fault amount of tension. Drink 2016 - 2021.

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2012 Lynmar Estate Chardonnay

Russian River Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott wrote: 88 points

Lemon curd, papaya spear and stone. A medium finish and nice focus.

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2012 Lynmar Estate Chardonnay La Sereinite

Russian River Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

Flint, mineral, dried orange and white pineapple. Long and vibrant. 100% neutral barrels. Age worthy by design. Drink 2016 - 2026.

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2013 Lynmar Estate Chardonnay Quail Hill Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 90 points

Long and round, with white tea, pineapple, grapefruit and dried straw. This likes to coast in cruise control. Very enjoyable. Drink now - 2019.

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2013 Lynmar Estate Chardonnay Susanna's Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

Sun drenched wood, chow mein, dried mango. Long, chalky finish, I am reminded of Chablis, during an exotic year. I would wait a year, then dive right in. Drink 2016 - 2021

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2013 Lynmar Estate Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott wrote: 89 points

RC Cola, cayenne, red brick and red fruit. Nicely structured and a tight finish. Drink now - 2018.

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2013 Lynmar Estate Pinot Noir Terra de Promissio Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Lovely body and a very long finish. Wonderful structure and a crescendo ending. Blueberry, sassafras, anise, strawberry pie and gravel designed for the cellar. Sadly this is the last vintage for Lynmar. Drink 2017 - 2023.

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2012 Lynmar Estate Pinot Noir Quail Hill Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 94 points

Spice, fresh picked strawberries, tarragon and rose petals. Full bodied, yet light on its delicate feet. Wonderful fruit and eschews anything too ponderous. The most enamoring finish of the lineup. Drink now - 2022.

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2013 Lynmar Estate Pinot Noir Monastery

Russian River Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

So much in terms aromatics and jubilant in phrasing. Long and graceful, then plush and musical. Raspberry, plum, kirsch and stone. Complexes more and more. Drink 2016 - 2020.

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2012 Foppiano Zinfandel Nonno's Block

Russian River Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

Leather, souis bois, white pepper, blackberry and wet earth. A Long, haute couture finish, with strutting class. I absolutely love the acidity. Drink 2016 - 2024.

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White

2013 Banshee Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Tropical, layered and silky. So much going on and the clean, long finish will make the strongest will reach for another glass hurriedly. Even though this golden goddess is able to age, I see no reason to stop from pulling the cork this Summer. Drink now - 2021.

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2012 Banshee Pinot Noir Coastlands Vineyard Sonoma Coast

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7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 95 points

Petrol, graham cracker, roasted chicory, dried cranberry, dried strawberry and tar. The nuances are very intriguing. Fine and feminine, then a concentrated and opulent core. Almost masculine and still possesses a fine frame; Excessively long and enamoring; he's not heavy, he's your brother. Wow! Drink 2018 - 2030.

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2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

Napa Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 98 points

Decanted for two hours. Without any doubt, this is the most astonishing, legendary Special Selection of the modern era. So much concentration and poise, yet every floor and mezzanine show with stroking independence. Mocha, blackberry, mint jelly, ground lava rock, blueberry capote and toasted oak. Divine on the entry and long throughout, with viscous, velvety tannins. Such a rich Cabernet. Drink 2019 - 2037.

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Red

2013 Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 90 points

Howell Mountain fruit with Calistoga valley floor, this provocative and approachable Cabernet boasts mocha, plum, dried cherry, white spice and barn wood. A medium and open finish. Very approachable. Drink now - 2020.

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2013 Banshee Pinot Noir Sonoma County

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7/30/2015 - Matt Scott wrote: 88 points

Tropical, yet well-aimed; there's dark berry, sand, stone, ripe raspberry vinegar. A light finish, with a refreshing statement. Drink now - 2018.

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Red

2013 Limerick Lane Petite Sirah

Russian River Valley more

7/30/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Sadly, only 79 cases produced...
So much intrigue and staying power, with black fruit at the vanguard. Long and silky profile that shows depth over layers. There's some tar, chalky rock and melted strawberry candy. Savory acidity. I'm sorry, but age will only help the intergration. Decanted twice over three hours; tasted at the tasting room and it was opened the day before. Drink 2018 - 2028.

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2013 Banshee Pinot Noir Tina Marie

Russian River Valley more

7/27/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

A Fine frame and savory palate of juicy meat and berry, in the lightest of manners. Long and well-strewn, there is a lovely delicate quality that echoes. Drink 2017 - 2026.

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2012 Sine Qua Non Grenache Stein

Central Coast more

7/27/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 100 points

I have been fortunate to have every Grenache from '01 and thru '11, and the '12, righteously named 'Stein', is absolutely the best. Decanted for three hours. Simply remarkable and perfect in every way, on every meridian. Tiramisu, garlic mashed potatoes, dried strawberry, garrigue, plum and lava. Exceptionally polished, endowed and balanced - squared. Exquisitely demure, then salacious and exceptional over time. Everything an ideal Grenache should be. This reminds me of the first movement from Mahler's Fourth by conducted by Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Drink 2018 - 2030.

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2013 Landmark Pinot Noir

Santa Lucia Highlands more

7/27/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 94 points

Even more wondrous and designed for a longer haul, the Santa Lucia (white label) is undeniably more layered, rich and latent, showing the need to cellar. White chocolate covered blueberries, sandstone, black tea and dried cranberry, with lillies. Long and feathery. Drink 2017 - 2026.

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Red

2013 Landmark Vineyards Pinot Noir Escolle Road Vineyard

Santa Lucia Highlands more

7/24/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Popped and left to open for three hours. A pillow on your palate; a focus of the utmost intent. Blueberry, plum sauce, polish, corrugated fiber and chocolate cake. So much expression and hubris in voice. Quite striking. Drink now - 2021.

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1983 Château Rausan-Ségla

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/17/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

This was consumed in January of 2014...

See previous note. Porcini mushroom, leather, chocolate orchid and tobacco; what an amazingly mature finish. In '83 Margaux shined, and this was no exception. Nice and long, with a little tannin left. Drink now - 2020.

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Red

2010 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah Stonessence

Walla Walla Valley more

7/17/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 96 points

Consumed in December of 2013...

Decanted for three hours. Chiseled rock, raw meat, blueberry, dried raspberry and wet tea leaf. Long and magnificent, and lovely a full body. Voluptuous, yet fine curves. Animalistic, yet fruity. Such a drawn out finish. Evidently there is a panoply of flavor and nuance, make no mistake about it. Drink 2016 - 2025.

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Red

2012 Frei Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Alexander Valley more

7/17/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

Decanted for two hours. I love the white chocolate, blackberry and black tea, ending with currant and pain grille. A long finish and a juicy core...I honestly see no reason to wait. How enjoyable and the silky tannins are at the vanguard. An obvious value. Drink now - 2020.

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Red

2010 Wilson Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Vineman

Dry Creek Valley more

7/17/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 90 points

An outstanding Cabernet with polish and poise. However, a serious decant is a must for immediate consumption, for this is big by design. The Dry Creek Cabernets can be a bit much at times - reminiscent of Paso Robles - and this is pushing the envelope, yet there is finesse; admittedly there's acidity. Black cherry, wet leather, currant paste and toasty oak; the medium finish ends with vanilla. She will cellar well for at least a decade. Drink 2017 - 2027.

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