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2014 William & Mary Cabernet Sauvignon Shifflett Ranch Oak Knoll District
4/15/2017 - RMundell Likes this wine:
95 points
Quick decant and we drank this over a few hours. Really nice wine with tons of potential. Drinking good now but will improve with a few years.
  • tederf commented:

    4/15/17, 5:55 AM - Wow - that was quick. I just received my allocation a couple of days ago. Thanks for posting. Looking forward to more tasting notes.

2012 Va La Vineyards Mahogany Chester County Red Blend
2/19/2016 - tederf wrote:
90 points
Pop and pour. Needs a decant. Tannic but good balance and fruit. Amazed this is from PA. A food wine.
  • tederf commented:

    2/20/16, 6:50 AM - Outplaying - I did visit the winery. That is where I picked up a 6-pack of their wine. Agree - very nice tasting room.

2013 Liquid Farm Mourvèdre Rosé Vogelzang Vineyard Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara
8/18/2014 - tederf wrote:
88 points
This didn't stand out to me. It was an OK Rosé. A bit too dry with not enough flavor. Not off-putting and did go well with our food.
  • tederf commented:

    8/18/14, 7:35 PM - ccotton8 --- Their chards are very, very good. This Rosé just didn't do it for me.

2012 Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill Sta. Rita Hills
3/8/2014 - alr6767 wrote:
93 points
Just great. Immaculate balance, no rough edges. Just as good if not better than the '10 that I really enjoyed. Perhaps less oak than that one. Aside from the Ramey SVD and Liquid Farm, there aren't any auto-buy domestic chardonnays for me.
  • tederf commented:

    3/9/14, 2:38 PM - ALR6767 --- have you tried one of Joe Davis' Arcadian Chards? Most of his chards come from Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. They are very age-worthy. I loved the Liquid Farms I have tasted but still enjoy the Arcadian.

2012 Trap Door Wines Sauvignon Blanc Mello Vineyards Yountville
12/23/2013 - Billy L Likes this wine:
95 points
The tropical dominated nose is highlighted by star fruit, orange zest, jasmine and lingering minerality. A white peach and stone fruit attack leads to a juicy balanced mouth of guava and lemon-lime. The integrated minerality gives way to a long, crisp finish of orange peel and Key Lime

one of the best Sauvignon Blancs I have ever tasted in California
  • tederf commented:

    12/23/13, 5:46 PM - I scored this one a 90 - but agree on the profile. My notes were almost the same as yours. It was really nice. I would buy more.

2006 Pyramid Valley Sémillon Growers Collection Hille Vineyard Marlborough
7/29/2010 - wrote:
88 points
Pyramid Valley Tasting with winemaker Mike Weersing (Arlequin Wine Merchant, San Francisco, California): Light lemon yellow color with clear meniscus; very herbal, witch hazel, green herb nose; oily textured, herbal, lemon thyme, rosemary, lemon oil, mineral palate; medium finish (picked in 4 passes over one and a half months)
  • tederf commented:

    7/30/10, 5:22 PM - I normally agree with Richard - but in this case NOT. There was way too much green bell pepper for my taste. Overpowered the other flavors. I don't mind herbal - but, to me, this was just too much.

2008 Paul Lato Chardonnay le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard Santa Maria Valley
7/24/2010 - IAMVLAD wrote:
92 points
excellent first release.
  • tederf commented:

    7/24/10, 5:24 PM - Not the first release. Paul put out a 2007 of le Souvenir. And I have one in my cellar. His Pinots are also excellent.

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