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2011 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
10/13/2019 - AllRed wrote:
89 points
Double blind. Deep garnet/crimson color. Initially a bit reticent- perhaps some mixed fruit and something towards the woody end of things. Not as structured as the first two, with cherry, raspberry and orange rind flavors. Shows more cherry and raspberry as it opens, along with a bit of alcohol. Somewhat tannic; ripe red berry fruit. The most approachable and balanced of the wines in this lineup.

My #1, Domino's #2
Group #2, 38 pts
Red
2013 Ridge Geyserville Alexander Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
10/13/2019 - AllRed wrote:
88 points
Double blind. Deep purple/garnet color. Plum, raspberry and herb aromas. Full-bodied and moderately tannic. Red fruit dominates the palate. Adds a clay/earthy element as it sits, and the fruit turns more towards the dark end of the spectrum. Very good. 88-89 pts.

My #2, Domino's #1
Group #1, 32 pts
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Red
2014 Ridge Geyserville Alexander Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
10/13/2019 - AllRed wrote:
86 points
Double blind. Purple/garnet color (nearly identical across the flight). Shows a good bit of alcoholic heat beyond which there's raspberry and dark fruit. Structured; tannic. Red fruit and more alcohol on the palate (this is at cellar temperature too- can't imagine how hot it would be at warmer room temperature). Opens further in the glass to reveal a chocolate note that complements the raspberry tones...still quite hot. Almost searing tannin.

My #7, Domino's #6
Group #6, 50 pts

Now the third time I have had this, and the worst showing yet...trending in the wrong direction.
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White
10/13/2019 - AllRed wrote:
A nonblind warm up, courtesy of PB, in magnum. Advanced color. Aromas of butterscotch, maple and bruised apple. Apple and varnish on the palate. Clearly oxidized, though not entirely devoid of charm...one need only look for it and be patient.
White
10/13/2019 - AllRed wrote:
88 points
Double blind. Peach and apple; floral elements too- almost viognier-like bouquet. Apple, pear and white peach flavors, somewhat heavier texture. Most of us were thinking Rhone varieties, and most of the group preferred this to the first warm up.
White
10/13/2019 - AllRed wrote:
87 points
Double blind. Apple and white fruit elements; perhaps some crab apple too. The palate follows the bouquet, adding a mineral quality in the finish. Good supporting acidity. No real guesses from myself or the group- we were kind of all over with this one.
Red
10/11/2019 - AllRed wrote:
92 points
A bottle off the list ($80). Notes of black cherry, raspberry, cranberry, licorice and something herbal, like a sage/thyme cross. Elegant. Cherry, floral and mineral flavors. Balanced. Lovely.
White
10/11/2019 - AllRed wrote:
89 points
Off the list. A touch of cotton, a bit of mineral and white fruit. Mineral, crab apple and peach on the palate. Paird nicely with the pear & endive salad. $9/$36.
White
10/11/2019 - AllRed wrote:
88 points
Off the list. Grapefruit dominates; very subtle grassy note underneath. The palate follows the bouquet. Bright acidity; nice finish. $10/$39.
Red
10/11/2019 - AllRed wrote:
89 points
A taste courtesy of the GM. Black raspbrry and brambly dark fruit. Nice, ripe dark fruit on the palate. Offered on the list at $15/$60.
Red
10/11/2019 - AllRed wrote:
90 points
A taste courtesy of the GM. Notes of currant, red plum and dried rosemary with a terrific overlying funk. Black raspberry, leather and plummy fruit on the palate. Medium+ finish. On the new list at $13/$50.
Red
10/11/2019 - AllRed wrote:
87 points
A taste courtesy of the GM. Cherry and raspberry coulis notes. A bit restrained, almost elegant, on the palate. Sour cherry, raspberry and autumn spice flavors. On the list at $11/$43.
Red
2015 Stefania Agliorosa Santa Clara Valley Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese
10/5/2019 - AllRed wrote:
88 points
Finishing up the bottle opened a week before at CDP. Cherry and earthy funk in the bouquet. Red berry fruit and warm spices on the palate. Very good.
Red - Fortified
10/5/2019 - AllRed wrote:
Candied raspberry, sour red fruit and cherry cordial notes. Nice fruit; good.
Red
10/5/2019 - AllRed wrote:
92 points
Courtesy of VM. Cherry, cranberry, cinnamon and spice notes. Cherry and raspberry fruit on the palate. Nicely balanced; really nice fruit.
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White
10/5/2019 - AllRed wrote:
92 points
Remnants from the bottle opened at CDP the week before. Petrol, apple, pear and apple blossom notes. Apple and petrol on the palate. Lingering finish.
Red
10/5/2019 - AllRed wrote:
85 points
Not decanted, and the first wine of the '16 vintage I've found underwhelming. Raspberry and white pepper notes. Medium-bodied. The palate follows the bouquet but there's also a dominant medicinal quality that I find distracting.
Red
10/5/2019 - AllRed wrote:
89 points
Courtesy of tlv. Mixed red and black fruits, licorice and a touch of campfire. Candied red berry fruit on the palate. 89-90 pts.
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White
10/5/2019 - AllRed wrote:
93 points
Courtesy of VM. Rich and layered. Pear and peppery spice qualities with a long finish. 93-94 pts.
White - Sparkling
10/5/2019 - AllRed wrote:
89 points
Courtesy of tlv. Light color with a medium mousse and fine bead. Notes of crab apple blossoms, almond, mineral and lemon. Hints of mineral underneath. Floral and quite elegant, this is right in my wheelhouse. 89-90 pts.
White - Sparkling
10/5/2019 - AllRed wrote:
86 points
Notes of apple, pear and honeycomb. Cooked apple, ginger and nutty tones with a bit of an oxidative quality too that I find slightly distracting. Not a bright as a previous bottle.
White - Sparkling
10/5/2019 - AllRed wrote:
92 points
Courtesy of VM. Hazelnut and apple notes; really nice fruit. Rich texture; fine bead. Ginger and apple with a subtle clay/mineral thing going on too. Excellent. 92-93 pts.
White - Sparkling
10/4/2019 - AllRed wrote:
91 points
Pretty much idetical to my last note-almond and apple notes with a nice rich toastiness underneath. Orchard fruit and marshmallow on the palate. Rich and toasty.
Red
10/2/2019 - AllRed wrote:
92 points
This was a great purchase as it drinks well above its modest price. Cherry and warm spices with just a hint of cola underneath. Elegant.
White
10/2/2019 - AllRed wrote:
93 points
I intended to grab the '14 to pair with the lobster dip, but didn't pay attention and this ended up in the bag instead. Lovely apple and citrus with a terrific mineral spine. Balanced. Excellent.
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White - Sparkling
10/2/2019 - AllRed wrote:
90 points
Disgorged in May 2015, shows a little deeper color and shorter mousse. Nice mature pear and caramel apple qualities with cooked ginger and nutty undertones. More of the same on the palate. Slightly coarse bead. Paired nicely with a lobster dip appetizer.
Red
9/25/2019 - AllRed wrote:
92 points
Courtesy of R&D. Cassis, lavender, chocolate blue fruit and vanilla notes. Dark fruit and plum support fine, sweet tannins. Long finish. Excellent. 92-93 pts.
Red
9/25/2019 - AllRed wrote:
92 points
Plummy dark fruit with a nice underlying earthy element. Flavors of cherry, red plum, white pepper and spice. Soft tannins. Very nice.
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Red
9/25/2019 - AllRed wrote:
94 points
Courtesy of R&D. Violet, blackberry and cassis notes. Currants, creme de cassis, violet liqueur and incense. Fine tannins. Young, but drinking well.
White
9/25/2019 - AllRed wrote:
90 points
Deep color. Apple, mineral and vanilla cream notes. Apple, caramel and pear with hints of citrus oil too. Fully mature, drink in the near term.
White
9/19/2019 - AllRed wrote:
88 points
Mildly grassy with plenty of citrus. Balanced acidity. Very good. 88-89 pts.
Red
9/12/2019 - AllRed wrote:
91 points
Chocolate, black zin fruit and blueberry notes. Mixed red and black fruit on the palate with hints of peppery spice and bramble on the finish.
White
9/12/2019 - AllRed wrote:
93 points
Apple, white peach and dried honey tones. Excellent richness and depth.
White - Sparkling
9/12/2019 - AllRed wrote:
91 points
Apple and toasted almond notes; hints of green apple underneath. Flavors of ginger, ripe pear.
White - Sweet/Dessert
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
70 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Standard bottle. Golden copper color. Ripe stone fruit and honey notes with tinny, metallic overtones. The palate is more of the same,with th metallic notes dominating what little fruit is there.
Red
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
88 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Nonblind with brisket. Black fruit, spice and brown sugar notes. Full-bodied and balanced, with plenty of dark fruit under the tannins.
Red
2013 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Aquilon Campo de Borja Garnacha, Grenache (view label images)
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
86 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Double blind. Chocolate and black fruit notes follow through on the palate, turning sour and acidic through the finish. A good bit of alcoholic heat.
Red
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
93 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Double blind. Aromas of dark fruit, spice and dried herbs. Medium- to full-bodied with nice structure and tannins; dark fruit, chocolate currant flavors. Develops a perfumed floral aroma that I find very enjoyable. Balanced. 93+ pts. A CA cabernet with "old world sensibilities."
Red
2006 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/31/2019 - AllRed wrote:
95 points
Violet and lavender, currant, cedar, tobacco and subtle cassis elements. Currant, licorice, cherry and black currant. Long balanced finish.
Red
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
91 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Double blind. Aromas of dark fruit, chocolate and dried toasted cereal grains- reminded me a little bit of Cookie Crisp cereal from my youth- along with currants and menthol. Well-balanced and rather elegant actually. Abundant black fruit with hints of oak spice. Very nice. Easy to pick out as Napa cab sauv, though I was surprised that this was mountain fruit.
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Red
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
80 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Double blind. Ripe. Raisin and plum notes follow through on the palate, ending with a sour, overly acidic bite. My score may be generous, though a few others liked this quite a bit more than I.
Red
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
92 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Double blind. Fairly dark color with notes of dried herbs, spice,tar, pepper and black fruit. Red and black fruit on the palate, with peppery spice overtones. Nicely baalnced; medium tannin. Guessed syrah. 92-93 pts.
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Red
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
91 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Double blind. Aromas of dark fruit, sous bois and wood spice. Flavors of dark fruit, underbrush and cherry. Nice structure. The fruit comes forward as this sits in the glass. Hints of cigar box too. Perhaps just a little shorter than I'd like on the finish. An excellent representation of "Napa doing Bordeaux."
Red
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
90 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Double blind. Black fruit, spice and florals. Balanced. The palate mirrors the bouquet and has a nice plush feel. Good length on the finish. Domino correctly guessed merlot.
Red
2008 Cayuse Camaspelo Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
92 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Blind. Has an interesting spice note, followed by dark fruit and smoke with a hint of vegetal funk- a touch of brett. Red and black currant fruit, pepper and spice. Finishes with good length and balance.
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Red
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
85 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Double blind. At first a bit reticent, showing hints of generic red fruit and spice. Eventually begins to show cinnamon, red berry fruit and florals. Ripe fruit on the palate, plum for sure, and at times a bit raisiny. Tart; bit too acidic.
Red
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
93 points
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Double blind. Opens with a terrific perfumed floral note along with dark fruit, spice and rose petals. Medium/soft tannins support abundant mixed red and black fruit and peppery spice. Has a nice, lingering finish. Excellent. Guessed Napa cab.
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Red
2002 Château Angélus St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/24/2019 - AllRed wrote:
4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (M&R's): Blind. Opens with a bouillon note, along with stewy dark fruit and plum. Plum and red fruit on the palate. Not completely undrinkable, but not very good. Unfortunately this was our bottle, and not the first from the Binny's purchase to show these cooked/stewed notes.
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