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2010 Argiano Non Confunditur Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend
7/5/2014 - slippytoad wrote:
This one was cooked
  • slippytoad commented:

    11/7/16, 6:56 PM - Done

2012 Herman Story Syrah Nuts and Bolts Santa Barbara County
3/8/2015 - slippytoad wrote:
88 points
Crowd pleaser with the California set due to its unctuous sweetness. Quite simple and drinks fast. More sugar than fruit.
  • slippytoad commented:

    3/8/15, 7:04 PM - I mean there wasn't really a lot of red or black fruit to speak of, not in the normal sense. The sweetness came through like white sugar which isn't necessarily a bad thing, and we did enjoy it.

2009 Bodegas Muga Rioja Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
12/23/2014 - slippytoad wrote:
88 points
A little disappointing considering this was a rebuy. Slight astringency but it might be that I don't really like Riojas
  • slippytoad commented:

    12/24/14, 3:36 PM - I liked the previous bottle so bought more. Bottle variation perhaps? I've drank countless older Riojas with mixed results. Is Temperanillo more finicky than other grapes?

2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese
7/12/2014 - slippytoad wrote:
90 points
A little thin. Improved after an hour or so but not worth the money
  • slippytoad commented:

    7/12/14, 7:58 PM - Right. My range is 80 to 100

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
11/9/2013 - slippytoad wrote:
85 points
Never really developed after a couple of hours. Weak and sour.
  • slippytoad commented:

    11/12/13, 8:14 AM - I recall the other bottle I drank a few months ago did not impress much either, but I took it to a gathering and did not make notes. The Wine Club is usually pretty good with bottle quality, shipping and storage but these could have certainly had a tough time across the Atlantic!

    Anyway, I've had way better Riojas for half the money. Recommendations?

  • slippytoad commented:

    11/12/13, 10:17 AM - @Harley1199 I paid $41.99 pre-arrival at The Wine Club in San Jose.

2009 Château Fleur Cardinale St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend
1/9/2013 - John McCabe wrote:
93 points
Rich coffee and dark chocolate notes. Quite approachabe now but a few years will allow it to show better. Somewhat dry, and not so much obvious fruit, but in a good way. This is big and classy. The '05 has more reach and extension, but this is likely the better value. Glad I have five more and may look for more besides. This seems like an under-the-radar over-achiever.
  • slippytoad commented:

    1/14/13, 6:27 PM - Got mine, drinking one tonight.

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