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(341 notes on 245 wines)

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Red
1/9/2022 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice deep dark ruby with zero signs of bricking. Open nose of black cherries and spice, big body with terrific balance cherries with vanilla lead the taste, long mellow finish. Wine has aged well and is drinking perfectly. Likely 10 more years is possible if you can wait.
Red
12/24/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely deep ruby with no sign of bricking, nice open nose forest floor with hint of pepper. Wine is in perfect balance with nice acidity, sour cherries dominate. It has aged wonderfully and is drinking perfectly now, enjoy!!
Red
11/27/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep dark ruby, no sign of bricking, huge open nose, black currants and cherries dominate. Wonderful full body with fruit dominating, tannins are fully resolved and the wine has aged to perfection. Wish I had more!!
Red
11/11/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep ruby with a slight brick. Typical big open nose of black cherries, and earth, full body with big fruit and perfect balance. Lovely Amarone, drinking perfectly but time to drink up over the next year or so.
Red
7/11/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
93 points
Fantastic wine, last bottle, wish we had more!
Red
5/24/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Cork was perfect, nice bright ruby with no sign of bricking yet. Nose of earth, red cherries, wine is well balanced, nice acidity, medium body and finish, drinking perfectly but likely can go 3 to 5 more years.
Red
5/2/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
95 points
Cork was perfect, bright ruby with no signs of bricking. Powerful open nose of blackberry, pepper, hint of leather, wine is perfectly balanced, big body with raspberry, black cherry and herbs. Long lovely finish, not showing any signs of age. The wine could easily handle another 10 years in the cellar but is so good right now I doubt if my last 3 bottles will make it that far.
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Red
4/30/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
92 points
Such a fantastic wine!
Red
4/13/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
89 points
Cork was perfect, nice bright ruby with very little to no bricking. Big open nose black currant, spice and hint of leather. Medium bodied with nice balance, dark cherries dominate the fruit, drinking well and should continue to do so for the next five years.
Red
3/26/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
88 points
Light slightly bricked ruby, nice open nose cranberry, with hint of earth, medium body, well balanced, sour cherry with some acid present. Medium finish, drinking well but likely will not to develop much more, drink up over the next few years.
Red
3/17/2021 - Wine4Life wrote:
90 points
Deep ruby, open nose with dark berries with hint of spice and earth. Full body with sour cherry dominating, slightly acidic, but balanced. Nice long finish, wine has lots of life left, at least 5 years.
Red
3/12/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
93 points
Our last bottle of this extraordinary wine. Buy it if you see it.
Red
3/7/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice ruby just starting to brick, open nose black fruits dominate, big body but the fruit is starting to fade, still has good overall balance with a nice long finish. Time to drink-up it is on the downward part of the curve.
Red
2012 Blue Rock Baby Blue Alexander Valley Red Blend (view label images)
3/5/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice ruby, open nose with black cherries dominating, medium body with cherries on display and great balance. Fantastic long finish, drinking very well and should continue for the next 3 to 5 years.
Red
2/28/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep ruby with no sign of bricking. Nose is slightly closed with black currant and cherry’s dominant. Medium to full bodied, with nice balance and tannins mostly resolved. Nice long finish, drinking very well but lots of life yet, likely great through 2025.
Red
2/27/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
89 points
Light transparent ruby with some sign of bricking, big open nose, barn yard and sour cherries dominate, medium bodied, sour cherries, nice balance with some acid and well resolved tannins, long finish. Drinking very well for the age and price but time to drink up.
Red
2008 Dominus Napanook Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/5/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely deep ruby, no sign of bricking, big open nose of dark cherry dominate, perfectly balanced full body, nice fruit complemented by a hint of acid. Drinking perfectly no need to wait, however should continue to cellar for years.
Red
1/22/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep dark purple, open nose of black currant and cherry, big full body, lots of black cherry but in terrific balance with the acid and tannins. Long finish and drinking perfectly, no reason to wait but should cellar easily for a few more years. Perfect steak wine which is why we opened it!
White
Nice bright straw yellow, nose of honeydew and star fruit, medium to full body, good acidity, with melon, nice long finish drinking perfectly. Drink up in the next few years.
Red
1/12/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep bright ruby with now signs of age, nose is slightly closed with black currants and cherries. Medium to full bodied with red cherries dominating, nice acidity and well resolved tannins. Wine is perfectly balanced, drink up over the next 4 or 5 years.
Red
1/5/2021 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
90 points
Excellent wine
Red
12/31/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep dark full bodied wine. Has cellared very well, great balance with good complexity. Great value!
Red
12/25/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Light, bright ruby, no sign of bricking, nice open nose of strawberries and hard candy, medium body with nice balance between fruit and acid. Long smooth finish, has cellared very well and will continue to do so for a few more years. Lovely quality wine!
Red
12/14/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
The wine remains powerful and open. Big time black currants and cherries, well balanced with a long sour cherry finish. Great wine likely not developing much more but drinking perfectly. Well done John!!
Rosé
12/3/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
85 points
Lovely, crisp dry rose.
White
10/26/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
86 points
Very nice wine.
Red
9/26/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep dark ruby, open nose with dark berries dominating, perfectly balanced wine, some acidity, black currants & earth with well resolved tannins and an nice long finish. Drinking perfectly shame we only had one bottle.
Red
9/19/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Lovely bright ruby, no sign of bricking. Open floral nose, well balanced wine with nice acidity and well resolved tannins, black currants with a medium to long finish. Drinking perfectly but lots of years left to develop.
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Red
2015 Fattoria di Cinciano Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
9/6/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovey deep ruby, terrific open nose of earth and strawberry. Nice acidity, with smooth tannins, choke cherry and great balance. Drinking well but will continue to evolve for at least the next 5 years.
Red
7/6/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep dark purple, open nose with black currant and dark cherry, nice big body with dark and sour cherries dominating. Long finish a great balance. Will continue to age well for the next 5 years.
Red
5/11/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
89 points
Very good but time to drink-up.
Red
4/16/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep ruby with no signs of bricking. Big open nose of black currants, well balanced with the tannins well resolved, black cherries dominate with nice acidity. Drinking well and will certainly continue to through 2025.
Red
2009 Mission Hill Compendium Okanagan Valley VQA Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/2/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep ruby, nice black cherry nose, big dark fruits, nice balance, long finish, lovey wine but time to drink up.
Red
2009 Clos Sainte Anne (Francis Courselle) Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/24/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
89 points
Better than ever, drink in the next 3 to 5 years.
Red
1/2/2020 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
93 points
Still a bright ruby with no signs of bricking, open, black currant nose, perfectly balanced wine, nice cherry taste, resolved tannins and medium to long finish. Drinking perfect now.
Red
5/17/2019 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent wine, drinking perfectly, wish I had more
Red
Lovely ruby, just starting to brick, big open nose of black cherry and currant, big body, acid and tannins dominate, nice long finish. I will leave this open for a few hours and see how it settles.
Red
4/5/2019 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely deep ruby, open nose or blackberries, earth and a hint of leather, full bodied and balanced with some acidity and black cherry. This wine has continued to improve and is perfect now and should be drunk in the next couple of years.
Red
2010 Geoff Hardy GMH Founder's Choice GSM McLaren Vale Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
3/25/2019 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
90 points
Time to drink up.
Red
3/3/2019 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
90 points
Terrific, complex wine, but time to drink.
Red
11/23/2018 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Slightly more open nose than the last bottle, very nice wine. showing no sign of age, at least 5 more years of life.
Red
11/9/2018 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Similar to the last tasting, more complex but aging well.
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Red
10/26/2018 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Just keeps getting better, lots of cellar time left.
Red
2010 Le Baron de Brane Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/14/2018 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Lovely deep ruby, open, red berry nose, medium body, great balance and finish. Drinking well but lots of life left.
Red
9/10/2018 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Best bottle yet, same it is the last. Nice clear ruby, very open nose with red berries and white pepper, medium body with great balance, nice acidity and long strong finish. Drinking perfectly but would certainly have another 3 to 5 years in it.
Red
8/12/2018 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
92 points
Terrific Californian Cab, deep ruby, big open nose, dark cherry, and oak, bold and balanced body with a long finish.
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Red
8/10/2018 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Medium ruby just starting to brick, big open nose, of vanilla, raisin and spice, body is medium to big with a balance of acid and nicely resolved tannins, red berries are still fresh, medium to long finish. Drinking wonderfully, what great value.
Red
8/9/2018 - Wine4Life Likes this wine:
91 points
Quite a dark ruby for a Pinot, very open nose, raspberry and earth, lovely red berries with lots of body, tannins and acid are well in the background. Nice long finish, terrific wine, drinking perfectly.
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