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2012 Ancillary Cellars Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard Sonoma Coast
11/24/2013 - elamasters wrote:
94 points
Excellent, full-flavored Pinot. Really terrific.
  • lsnider commented:

    11/25/13, 5:52 AM - Plan on making one of mine disappear this week! Thanks for the note.

Red
2009 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Garnacha Campo de Borja
10/14/2013 - RobertDwyer Likes this wine:
93 points
At 16% alcohol I was afraid the flavors were going to be raisiny or pruney. But they weren't. In fact, the aromas and flavors were rather high toned. Taut like a drum, dancing above what I sense they'll become with some air or some time. So intense, so compelling. Baked cranberries. Hints of bright fruit, followed up immediately by deep dark rich fruit. Distant fireplace on a cool autumn evening - smoke. Really unique and compelling. I'll follow up with more impressions tomorrow. This feels young.

On the second night (amazingly there *was* some left in the bottle - gotta be careful with these high octane wines) the wine is much more subdued and smooth. This makes me think letting this wine breathe is a good call. And worthy of laying some down a couple years if you can resist cracking them open. Good luck with that! Read more...
  • lsnider commented:

    10/15/13, 4:55 AM - Awesome note, makes me want to drink another one.

Red
2010 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Garnacha Campo de Borja
10/13/2013 - lsnider wrote:
91 points
1 hour decant. Very consistent with other bottles. Just got a whiff of heat on this bottle, but it was also served a little warm. Still wonderful fruit and nice finish. Glad I have more.
  • lsnider commented:

    10/14/13, 8:07 AM - Robert, look forward to your notes on the 09. Going to try to age a few of them but thats going to be hard.

Red
2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
8/6/2013 - PSUSteve wrote:
90 points
Pop and pour. Tons of red fruit dominated by strawberry and cranberry. A little on the tart side. I would give this some air the next time. Great value.
  • lsnider commented:

    8/9/13, 12:27 PM - Steve, thanks for the note. Can't wait to get mine to try one.

Red
2003 Domaine de Marcoux Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
8/8/2013 - Philippe_C wrote:
94 points
Very feminine poisonning nose, ripe black fruit, hint of smoke, old farm, bacon, herbes de Provence... very very delicate taste, salty cherries, herbes de Provence, nice freshness
  • lsnider commented:

    8/9/13, 12:26 PM - Philippe, I have a mag of this wine, I am a CdP newbie & just wondering has it got a lot more life to it or is it in a great place to open in the next few months?
    Thanks

Red
2010 Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio Red Blend
7/26/2013 - RobertDwyer wrote:
94 points
If you like Juan Gil's silver label at around $12 this is the next step up from Gil Family Estates. Same parent company but a separate winemaking facility a couple hundred yards down the road from Juan Gil proper. Gorgeous rich fruit but it never ever gets over ripe or raisiny. Like milk chocolate on the palate. 15.5% alcohol but it's sufficiently downplayed. Compares favorably to Caymus SS for a third the cost. Price a consideration, this is a front-runner for my wine of the year.
  • lsnider commented:

    7/28/13, 5:25 PM - Great note! Nothing but love from me on this wine. Almost feel like I need to buy a case this fall & I don't normally buy that way. One of my favorites.

  • lsnider commented:

    7/29/13, 3:34 PM - Robert, I Could not agree more. It just over delivers IMO.

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2010 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District
7/20/2013 - tcufletch wrote:
93 points
Decanted for approx 2.5 hours; deep, dark purple color; nose of leather, cassis, slate, dark cherry, oak, minerals/earthiness; initial palate of cassis, fresh dark cherries, some cedar; mid-palate of semi-sweet cocoa and cardamom; on the back end with some licorice and a slight bit of coffee; soft, semi-sweet tannins and sufficient acid; long finish.

This was a very approachable Cab with a really nice concentration of fresh fruit and spices. Exceptionally smooth for such a young wine and already showing multiple layers; just a fun one to drink now and I have to imagine that it's only going to improve with a few more years.
  • lsnider commented:

    7/21/13, 7:35 PM - Great note Trent! I hope to try one sood.

  • lsnider commented:

    7/21/13, 7:35 PM - Great note Trent! I hope to try one soon.

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