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2009 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend
5/1/2020 - jmoon Likes this wine:
92 points
It’s a mess.. with potential. Burly, Broad shouldered and brambly. I bet this was great fun in 2013, where it probably got its high points, but now, despite a 3 hour double decant, in awkward transition. Neither charming nor poetic, this is a street fighter looking for a fight. Quite un-Cos. Will hold on to my others hoping for a transformation in 5-10, which is quite on the cards.
  • complextra commented:

    5/17/20, 4:28 PM - 2003? This review is for the 2009 vintage

2015 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch Napa Valley
6/7/2018 - TastesGoodToMe Likes this wine:
94 points
When I was 12 years old I was a little league prodigy - problem is that I didn't continue to get better with age. I peaked at age 12. I wonder if this wine could suffer the same fate. It is drinking so well now and at such a young age. Smooth, dark fruits, long finish and such great balance. Not sure this is one to lay down for too long though since it already is such a good spot. Like my baseball skills, it may not continue to evolve into a major league wine. But it is oh so good now!
  • complextra commented:

    8/12/18, 7:15 PM - I feel like alot the 15's that I have tasted are like this. They are amazingly approachable and balanced now, so where do we go from here? This has to be the peak, right?

2010 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District
6/30/2015 - qourtofsommelier wrote:
76 points
The wine has low acidity. It smells like black currant (cassis). The wine finishes short. The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are slow. There is no sediment in the bottle. The wine has smooth texture.
  • complextra commented:

    9/11/16, 1:54 PM - Garnet color ? This wine is too young to be that light in color for a Shafer, I am thinking this was not stored properly and would explain alot about the showing of this bottle.

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