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(196 notes on 174 wines)

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Red
12/16/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
92 points
Improved over an hour time after opening. Delicious fruit with a pleasant soft tannic finish.
Red
8/21/2021 - rwerner wrote:
87 points
Zotovich is an excellent vinyard that many wineries by grapes. Wine was overly tannic with fruit hidden. Drinkable but wouldn’t buy it. This was part of a club distribution. Some of the scores previously posted are not in my opinion correct however. I consider an 85 pt wine or below not drinkable!
Red
2015 Herman Story Milk & Honey Paso Robles Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
8/6/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
Big dark fruit on the mouth with a long cherry and chocolate finish with soft tannins.
Red
7/22/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep dark fruit on the mouth that extends into a very long finish. Soft tannis that add complexity. Delicious!
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Red
6/23/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
Good structure and finish. Ready to drink now
Red
6/21/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
Good acid making it a good food wine. Not overly tannic. Just had with spicy ribs and BBQ sauce which was a prefect pairing.
Red
6/13/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
91 points
Delicious, rich, dark and heavily extracted fruit fills your mouth. Didn't find it too alcoholic. Ready to drink now
Red
6/6/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
My opinion is not to wait to drink. Thought the body was lighter and finish shorter than I expected as if it was over the hill.
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Red
5/29/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice fruit and finish is disjointed but suspect it needs some more time. I also just opened a bottle of the 2013 and was amazed at the complexity and dusty limestone finish I like so hunted and found the 2017 for $18/bottle which is a fantastic value at that price point.
Red
5/26/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
92 points
dark black cherry fruit with a long dusty tannic finish which I love. Very enjoyable and seems like it will continue to be good for several more years
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Red
5/9/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice flavors dark fruit and long finish. Tannis aren't well integrated and a little rough edge.
Red
4/30/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
93 points
Earthy dark fruit nose. Wonderful balance on the mouth between the dark rich fruit and smooth tannins for a delicious balance. Finish goes on and on. Delicious.
Red
3/30/2021 - rwerner wrote:
88 points
Off nose. Obviously the bottle was lost in the cellar and wasn't made to las this long. I have a case of wines now questionable.
Red
2/18/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful round fruity mouth with coffee, chocolate with a long finish. Wine has held a beautifully and is not showing it's age. ! more bottle left!!
Red
2/6/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
92 points
Med body with wild cherry, cloves, spice with a delicious soft tannin finish
Red
2017 Colle Bereto Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
2/4/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
Bright sour cherries. Lots of acid on the mouth. Medium finish
Red
2015 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
1/31/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
Pleasant nose of wild cherries. Delicious bright fruit on the mouth, cedar, tannins with nice balance that extends through a medium finish. Good acidity that goes well with food.
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Red
1/25/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
92 points
Falling behind in drinking up my older wines due to not entertaining. This wine was excellent and much better than the 2010 vintage I had last night. Nicely balanced fruit and acid with a medium long finish.
Red
1/16/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
93 points
Delicious dark fruit with a long finish. Perfect drinking at this time
Red
1/15/2021 - rwerner Likes this wine:
92 points
Well balanced with delicious fruit and a medium finish. Definitely ready to drink now
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Red
1/4/2021 - rwerner wrote:
89 points
Nice nose but body is a bit thin and finish is short and light.
Red
12/13/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice big fruit. Not complex but great with the red pasta sauce tonight
Red
12/12/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
92 points
Wonderful nose with delicious complex fruit and a long finish with soft tannins.
Red
12/8/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
93 points
Earthy nose, complex and delicious dark rich fruit on the mouth with a tremendously long rich finish. Just joined their wine club on my last trip to Paso and this was their first shipment. Very glad I joined. Most of their wines I cellared but chose to pull this out for a dinner tonight instead of racking it in the cellar.
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Red
9/30/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
91 points
Loved the wine. Bright fruit with some earthiness on the mouth and a delicious smooth long finish. A bit of hot spice too that was interesting. One of my favorite Paso wineries.
Red
8/22/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
91 points
Nicely balanced with a good finish but think the drinking window is now and the wine won't improve from here. Sweet fruity nose, rasberry and black cherry on the mouth and a medium long finish. Opened with dinner of bbq bison burgers.
Red
7/21/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose was light but nice bright raspberry fruit on the mouth and a medium long finish. A bit of over acidity but so might have kept it too long.
Red
7/19/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
92 points
Big bright dark fruit that pared beautifully with BBQ short ribs.
Red
6/14/2020 - rwerner wrote:
88 points
Light on the fruit, short finish and a bit of fizz in a few bottles. This wasn't the best of this variety from Stolpman.
Red
5/31/2020 - rwerner wrote:
90 points
Dark fruit but thought the finish was short. Probably on the downhill and time to drink up
Red
5/27/2020 - rwerner wrote:
88 points
Saved too long. drinkable but dying.
Red
2017 Epiphany GSM Thompson Vineyard Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
5/27/2020 - rwerner wrote:
93 points
Great dark fruit and long finish. Delicious
Red
5/2/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted for 30 minutes. Closed nose but viscous on the mouth with dark fruit flavors and a medium long balanced finish. This is a great value wine if you like cab francs that you should keep in your cellar
Red
5/1/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
93 points
Big , bold and delicious from nose to finish. Every sip and new flavors re exhibited all beautifully melding together and extending to a long finish!
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Red
4/23/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
92 points
tasted in a blind tasting. Big flavors with bright fruit and chocolate to a long finish
Red
4/18/2020 - rwerner wrote:
89 points
disappointed. Mostly tannis in with little fruit coming through. Bottle and cork in good condition but wine is unremarkable
Red
4/18/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
95 points
WOW! This was fabulous. Beautiful dark berry nose, chocolate and dark fruit on the mouth and a long finish with fruit and medium tannin that was well balanced. Time to enjoy if you have any in your cellar.
Red
2004 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/13/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
Opening the bottle without decanting lots of pleasant tannis but the fruit was hidden. The fruit developed in the class within 30 minutes. Drank with a ribeye steak. Time to drink these bottles up as don't expect it to improve.
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Red
4/13/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
90 points
Great price for a nice wine. Still young with good backbone it should continue to improve for several more years.
Red
2016 Carlisle The Integral Sonoma County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
4/13/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
93 points
Powerful wine with delicious dark fruit and a long finish.
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Red
4/13/2020 - rwerner wrote:
91 points
Wonderful round dark fruit on the mouth with a long finish. Still lots of life left in this wine
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Red
3/23/2020 - rwerner wrote:
92 points
Still tasting well. Classic rich pinot flavors with long finish. No brown edges indicating advanced age.
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Red
3/23/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
94 points
A different tasting for different times. In the middle of the Corona Virus Stay at Home we have started live FaceTime tastings (distancing was 5 miles) with another couple. Each of us pulled the Carlisle 2013 Pagini Ranch from our cellars and discussed the wine as well as our families. To the point the wine is fabulous. Blackberries on the nose and lots of dark fruit on the mouth with a very long and complex finish. I wouldn't have guessed it was 15.8% alcohol. Loved it! Wishing all my friends stay well and healthy.
Red
3/9/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
89 points
Not memorable but the wine had nice flavors and a short but pleasant finish. It wouldn't meet my expectations of a Cabernet Sauv worth cellaring.
Red
2/12/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
91 points
Was at the tasting room this week and they poured me a sample and i bought a bottle. I won't keep it for long but thought it had great flavors and was not "over the hill". Perhaps this one had lots of bottle variation. They may have poured using a coravin
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Red
2/12/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent nose. Delicious raspberry fruit on the mouth and a long finish with soft tannins. This wine could easily last 5 more years.
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Red
2/12/2020 - rwerner Likes this wine:
93 points
Last bottle in my cellar sadly as it was delicious. Mouth filling fruit flavors with a long and smooth finish. One of my favorite wines from Au Bon Climat
Red
2007 Summerwood Diosa Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
2/3/2020 - rwerner wrote:
Brought to a restaurant. 45 minutes to open up and exhibit wonderful bright cherry fruit and soft tannins. Time to drink if in your cellar.
Red
12/15/2019 - rwerner Likes this wine:
93 points
Lots of life left in this big luscious wine. Delicious red fruit and long finish. Great balance. Glad I'm on Mike's customer list!
Red
2016 Epiphany Gypsy Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
11/22/2019 - rwerner Likes this wine:
89 points
Not a big Rhone but good balance and a pleasant finish. For the $23 price a reasonable value.
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