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Red
12/5/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
Syrah on the nose the first night
Not particularly long finish
But years of life left
Red
12/4/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
93 points
sophisticated elegance in a wine unashamed about it's place
early in it's drinking window
White - Sparkling
first bottle tasted richerand elegant
2nd bottle more tart lemony
nobody was complaining
White
11/25/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
A delight with appetizers on thanksgiving
some wanted this with their turkey
but the older cabernets went better
tastes closer to a sauvignon blanc without the grass than an oaked chardonnay
Red
11/25/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
92 points
elegant terrific and tasted darn good with the turkey and on it's own
Red
2011 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/25/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
tart and residual harshness in this difficult year
hope this develops a little more if/when the tannins settle
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Red
2002 Harlan Estate The Maiden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/25/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
94 points
another spectacular wine on thanksgiving
the wotn for me
more fruit than arnot-roberts 2007 with a great length and elegance
Red
11/25/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
93 points
in spectacular shape to go with thanksgiving turkey
soft, gentle tannins with integrated dark fruit
Red
11/29/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
early in it's drinking window
Red
11/29/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
probably opened too early but awfully good with earthiness and tannins yet to integrate with the fruit which is more tart strawberries than anything dark
a chance to jump 4-5 points if I can keep my hands off the rest of these
Red
11/29/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
rich expressive balanced towards the dark fruit and a little hot
will be better in a year
Red
11/24/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
early in it's drinking window
some rich dark fruit along with tart raspberries
cassis notes too
some upside potential with more patience
Red
2008 Clos du Marquis St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/24/2021 - bugdoced wrote:
86 points
hoping for more
nothing wrong but no wow factor
perhaps in a dumb down period
White
11/24/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
salinity and enough lemon with some integration
Red
11/17/2021 - bugdoced Does not like this wine:
79 points
worst wine of the night at Neat restaurant
so bad I gave the second bottle to the only person who liked it
perhaps just a bad bottle withoutt length or without elegance so who knows
Red
11/17/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
A nice Washington blend in a nice drinking window
Went well with salmon on a plank
I don’t think this will get any better than it is now
Which is really good
Red
11/17/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
95 points
Wine of the day at Pixca Rhône varietal blind tasting
Red
11/11/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
went will with spaghetti and meatballs
Red
11/11/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
expressive especially the first night
Red
11/7/2021 - bugdoced wrote:
89 points
really good with burgers on the grill with some spicy mac and cheese
Red
11/7/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
took about 45 minutes to open up but then demure cherry-vanilla with nice integrated tannins
probably overpriced but pretty tasty and evolving still
so who knows?
Red
11/7/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
some leftover tannins but mostly integrated with a little bit of sweetness along with some blackberries
years of life left
Red
11/5/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
88 points
Not infaticide but better to leave this asleep in the cellar
Red
2017 Terre di Giurfo Etna Nardalici Etna DOC Nerello Blend, Nerello Mascalese (view label images)
11/4/2021 - bugdoced wrote:
84 points
Initial sour fruit settled down eventually
Table wine for sure
Red
11/4/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
just got my 2019 allocation so thought I would open this one up for a taste. In a drinking window with tannins subsiding and delicious demure cherries
not one of the big sonoma names but pretty darn good
Red - Fortified
11/4/2021 - bugdoced wrote:
not much length or elegance but has been open on the shelf for quite some time
Red
11/4/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
94 points
in an excellent beautiful place
sweet and dark cherries
elegant length
delicious with pasta bolognese and also with salmon on the grill
White
11/2/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
Crisp with some oak and a Chardonnay nose but acidic
A delight with Asian spiced clay pot chicken
Red
2016 Castello di Monterinaldi Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
11/2/2021 - bugdoced wrote:
87 points
Easy drinker could use more cellar time
Red
11/2/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
In a nice spot
Blueberries currants and Italian earth
Went well pork tenderloin on the grill
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Orange
10/30/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
92 points
WOTN at Taurasi
delicious on the palate and some silkiness as this has settled down nicely over the years without losing it's exuberance
As most orange wines go this would be a better pairing with artichokes and asparagus but went pretty darn well with the grilled octopus, burrata and bruschetta
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Red
2015 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
10/30/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
in a nice spot with tannins settling in and fruit on the nose and palate
clearly a modern bottle ready to drink at an early age
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Red
10/29/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
early in it's drinking window
dark and tart cherries along with an oregonian backbone
Red
10/20/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
95 points
in terrific shape with dark fruit raisin and cassis
backbone and structure are intact
went so well with the food at Marea and worth the corkage fee
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White
10/20/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
89 points
my first dry furmint
initial herbal notes reminding me of the rhone
later in the evening more salinity which extended into the second day
softer more integrated on day 2
so open for an hour or let it sleep till next year
there is upside potential
Red
2016 Saxum G2 Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
10/20/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
starting to integrate nicely
middle of a drinking window
enjoyed by all
Red
2012 The Mascot Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/17/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
early in its drinking window
so different than its more expensive siblings
hope this remains affordable to most
White
10/17/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
deliciously dry without being chardonnay or s.blanc
glad to have more
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Red
10/17/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
a little time opened put this in a nice drinking place
the second day less fruit and more integration
Red
10/17/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
a wine worth waiting for and the reason to have a cellar
a mid level wine now in it's drinking window
years of life left
Red
10/17/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
94 points
in magnificent shape with early tannins which blew off in the first 20 minutes
then beautiful cherries/fruit in harmony with a backbone and flavors that go on forever
went well with good company at Vie
beet salad then sturgeon that had a little too much garlic
Red
10/8/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
94 points
in a great spot
both elegant and regal
well integrated
nice to try one now if you have a bunch
Red
10/8/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
youthful and angry when first opened
settled down after 30 minutes or so to a classic mid life barolo
years of life left
White
10/4/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
89 points
crisp delicious summer drinker
though some time available I don't think I would wait till 2029 to drink
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Red
2017 K Vintners Roma River Rock Vineyard Walla Walla Valley Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
9/27/2021 - bugdoced wrote:
88 points
starting to integrate
better the 2nd day
syrah musk predominated on day1
Red
9/27/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
92 points
in a nice drinking window with initial angry tannins quickly integrating
went great with veal and a fish dish at Vie
years of life left
White
9/15/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
92 points
WOTN at Neal's place last night
soft elegant with a long finish
secrets dancing in and out almost with every sip
almond crusted chilean seabass a great pairing
Red
9/15/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
too young
but did soften up a little after an hour or so
2010 have some time to sleep with really nice potential

note to self:
read your old notes before opening next time
Red
9/15/2021 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
92 points
singing right from the start
some dark fruit, some cherries and earth in harmony
years of life left
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