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Red
2001 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
3/17/2018 - mxpbuy Likes this wine:
93 points
Only took about 30 minutes to open. Still a young wine. Plenty of black, blue and red fruits. Very smooth. Nice elements of cassis and black currant as well.
  • mxpbuy commented:

    11/20/18, 7:32 AM - 30 minute decant but left in decanter for remainder of evening. Suggest at least 2 hours for a Mag.

Red
2011 Herdade do Mouchão Vinho Regional Alentejano Tonel 3-4 Alicante Bouschet
4/19/2018 - mxpbuy Likes this wine:
92 points
A very interesting wine. This took nearly 90 minutes to fully come around. Traditional Grenache elements up front, but then interesting sour and tangy black cherry elements started to dominate at mid palate. Little Oak. Long finish. Not sure it is worth the price of admission, but still worth tasting this unusual grape.
  • mxpbuy commented:

    4/21/18, 7:53 AM - To: Claw Dee Puss,
    I found the wine to have at least another 7 years of quality drinking and I probably tried it at the front end of its drinking window. I was not familiar with the wine or grape before having it. A Grenache flavor profile struck me right away and I guess I was not surprised afterwards when I found out the grape is hybrid of (a) grape I am not familiar with and (b) Grenache. If I had a bottle in my cellar, I'd probably give it 2 or 3 more years (minimum) before trying it again.

Red
2009 KaDieM Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard Rutherford
2/10/2013 - mxpbuy wrote:
89 points
Not sure I am a fan. The price point does not make sense but it is ceraintly a drinkable 100% cab.
  • mxpbuy commented:

    3/15/13, 8:54 AM - "Over the top" is definitely another way to put it.

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