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Red

2010 Delas Frères Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Grands Chemins

Syrah more

6/28/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 93 points

What a difference a year makes. This wine has come together beautifully. Gorgeous nose, fattened up mid-palate. One of the finest $20 bottles of wine I have ever had. Not a single off note. Long finish. This will have me exploring Delas much deeper.

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Red

2012 Big Table Farm Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

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6/27/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

big and spicy on the tongue. a bit heavy as well. nose was lovely and lent itself to a much more elegant palate. quite deceptive, and will be interesting to follow over the years.

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White

2013 Champalou Vouvray

Chenin Blanc more

6/23/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 88 points

crisp and slatey. Less RS than recent vintages.

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Rosť

2014 Domaine les Pallières Gigondas Au petit bonheur

Red Rhone Blend more

6/23/2015 - Sauvyfan wrote: 87 points

boring and pale.

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Red

2010 Lone Madrone The Will Will's Hills

Paso Robles Red Blend more

6/21/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 90 points

an amalgamation of mixed black fruit compote and heat on the nose. Very aggressive. A little gloppy on the tongue, but completely immersed with dense fruit. Very little heat on the tongue. Cleans up rather nicely, with a good dose of drying tannin on the finish.

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White

2014 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough more

6/21/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 90 points

solid, but I don't get 92. It's a well made, what you come to expect, NZSB.

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Red

2012 Thralls Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

6/20/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

this was a beauty upon pnp. Very delicate, red fruit driven. The more air it got, the fatter it got. More spice, black tea, darker fruit. By night 2, it was heavy on the tongue for Pinot. Certainly well made, but not my style.

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Red

2010 Saxum Broken Stones

Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend more

6/17/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 93 points

decanted four hours. Rebottled and drank three hours later. Just beginning to open up. Heat on nose but no indication on the tongue. Multiple layers to this beauty.

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White

2013 Trisaetum Riesling Dry Coast Range Estate

Yamhill-Carlton more

6/16/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

loved the tension in this wine. Beautifully balanced and crisp, but not overdone acidity.

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White

2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc Judge Family Vineyard

Bennett Valley more

6/8/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 92 points

this was the best Bedrock SB in years. When you opened the bottle, you could smell the tropical fruit from across the room. Perfect acidity cleans up this well rounded, lengthy effort.

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Red

2008 Basel Cellars Merriment Pheasant Run Vineyard

Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/15/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 90 points

just kept getting better over time. This was my last and what a deal at $16 a bottle.

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White - Sparkling

1998 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame

Champagne Blend more

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

clearly the best champagne I've ever had, given my limited experience with the bubble. tons of yeasty goodness, and layers upon layers of secondary flavors. (12th wedding anniversary)

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Red

2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard

Mendocino County more

6/12/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 94 points

the nose lacks somewhat on this wine, but from a pure palate measure, it is one of the finest Bedrock's I've had. And I've had a lot! My bad, for not giving this the respect it deserved by decanting. The mouthfeel on this is ridiculous. Tremendously supple grip from the tannin. Blackberry tea, leather, touch of tobacco. Finish may still be with me when I wake up tomorrow. Truly amazing. With a proper decant, this could reach upper 90's.

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Red

2001 Château Les Gravières

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/10/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

really rounded out on night two. Suggest several hours decant. Lost of earthy notes, creosote, mushroom, graphite, black fruits. Old world indeed.

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Rosť

2014 Château Beaulieu Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Rosé

Rosé Blend more

6/9/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 89 points

very enjoyable. Flavorful. Red berry nose. Balanced. Some effervescence. Clean finish.

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Red

2010 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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6/2/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 92 points

the level of consistency from this producer is remarkable. True signature styling. Every time I order I wonder, can it be worth the price?
Everyone I pull a cork I say,
Yes, yes it can.

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White

2013 Charles Smith Riesling Kung Fu Girl

Washington more

6/2/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

best value white of the year. I can't get over the zingy acidity on the finish. Yet still chewy fruit on the mid-palate. Touch of RS on the tip of the tongue at entry. Crazy good for $12. Astounded that you can produce upwards of 130k cases of this.

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Red

2012 Bodega Atamisque Malbec

Tupungato more

5/29/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 88 points

tannic and oaky. There is fruit there, but it's compromised at this point.

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Red

2010 Four Cairn Syrah

St. Helena more

5/28/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 90 points

second bottle was much improved, especially on night two.

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Red

2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Dolinsek Ranch

Russian River Valley Red Blend more

5/24/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 90 points

i love the restraint found in many of MTP's Heritage wines, and this Dolinsek is no exception. Lighter in color than most California Pinot Noirs, the nose is bright and brimming with red fruit. The palate expresses Rainier cherry and red plum. The evolution on this was quite dramatic, nosey, but closed palate upon opening. On night two their was an off-putting cough syrup phase. Tonight, day three, it is hitting on all cylinders. Moral: decant.

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White

2013 Errazuriz Chardonnay Wild Ferment Aconcagua Costa

Aconcagua Valley more

5/24/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

dollar for dollar, one of the best Chardonnay values I've every encountered. Creamy as it warms. Builds complexity through the bottle.

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Red

2012 Purple Hands Pinot Noir Stoller Vineyard

Dundee Hills more

5/24/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

easily the best of the three PH 2012 pilots I've had. Feminine nose, earthy, stemmy on the palate. Well balanced.

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White

2014 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley more

5/18/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

my "go to" value Chardonnay. Consistent year after year.

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White

2012 Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben-Thanisch) Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

5/18/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

a consistently superb Riesling for the money. Many layers of fruit. Tropical notes on the nose. Good weight, with a clean bright, albeit sweeter than usual, finish.

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Red

2012 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône

Syrah more

5/13/2015 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 91 points

This is really drinking well now. More balanced and rounded out than last bottle. What a value.

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