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1999 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Sangiovese
9/28/2013 - JavaMonkey Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark, opaque, purple-red color. Big, masculine nose of cherries, oak, tar, and herbs. Very firm, assertive palate has some nice fruit, not overly ripe. Nice depth, with the tarry and herbal notes underlining the fruit. Firm tannic backbone holds everything together. Great balance, with just enough acidity. Overall, a great bottle, with self-assured character.
  • JavaMonkey commented:

    9/29/13, 5:55 PM - IMO, this has at least a few more years left. I had my first bottle 4 years ago, and it's losing some of it's heft, but the fruit is holding up, and it still has good balance. I think it'll become more subtle, but it won't fall apart for quite a while.

2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Gold Mine Ranch Dry Creek Valley
4/10/2012 - wvd_oeno wrote:
88 points
Struggled to find it. Perhaps a bad bottle. Monolithic.
  • JavaMonkey commented:

    4/12/12, 7:04 AM - You say maybe it's a bad bottle, but you gave it an 88, which is the high end of "very good". I can't tell if you liked this wine or not.

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