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2009 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
1/9/2017 - CWilliam wrote:
92 points
Paired with grilled lamb chops.

Decanted for 2 hours. Light to medium red color and throwing a touch of sediment. Didn't take notes but traditional Brunello nose (sour cherry, black cherry, menthol, herbs) and similar flavor profile on palate. This was great on night 2 as well. Medium body, medium tannins & high acidity. Great balance and very approachable. Not bad for a "weak" vintage. 92+/-
  • Love Good Wine commented:

    7/9/18, 9:36 AM - I believe Parker rated 2009 Brunello vintage a "93"

  • Love Good Wine commented:

    7/31/18, 3:54 AM - Re-checked Parker. 2009 Brunello vintage is rated 93 while Spectator rates it an 89 and Wine Enthusiast gives it a 95. Go figure. I always rely on Parker for vintage assessment or, more to the point, cellering potential. How does he do it?!?

2014 Jeff Carrel Languedoc Les Darons Red Blend
11/27/2015 - Hamilton1 wrote:
88 points
Another instance in which Cellar Tracker proved to be more accurate than the pros.
  • Love Good Wine commented:

    12/3/15, 1:41 PM - Thanks. I agree--am learning sadly that Jeb Dunnuck is NOT Robert Parker….
    By any chance do you have the Xavier Rasteau in your cellar? It's another grenache based wine with a Jeb Dunnuck "93" Drinks like an 88.

2013 Dominique Roger (Domaine du Carrou) Sancerre Rosé Pinot Noir
11/2/2014 - gilbertinpdx Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose of wild strawberry and grapefruit, very appealing. Color is pale pink, almost salmon. Very high acid with little fruit showing, very dry with a hint of white pepper in the finish. I suspect this will age reasonably well. Not a typical, highly approachable, rose, but a good food wine for a rich dish that needs a high acid wine to stand up to it. Looking forward to letting this one sit in the cellar for awhile and seeing how it evolves.
  • Love Good Wine commented:

    5/9/15, 8:09 AM - Good morning! I'm curious whether you've tasted the wine since November. I have but two bottles… want to hit it when it's ready!
    Thanks for a very intelligent review.

2012 Chad Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Napa Valley
3/13/2015 - DaButtah wrote:
88 points
Missing the intensity of most other 2012 cabs I've tasted....would have thought this was from the 2011 vintage. Maybe time will improve this but I'm not sure by how much.
  • Love Good Wine commented:

    5/1/15, 9:36 PM - Wine Access gave this wine quite a lot of hype. I'll be very disappointed if it's not only good, but great. How soon after your wine was shipped did you open? (I find it best to wait after shipping--the longer the better…)

  • Love Good Wine commented:

    5/2/15, 11:23 AM - I'm merely curious now--you've had your wine more than two months. Wine Access only recently shipped mine--I received it April 9. Are you, perhaps, closer to Oregon than I. Most of my winter orders were held for spring delivery due to weather concerns.

N.V. Xavier Vignon Châteauneuf-du-Pape la Réserve VII IX X Red Rhone Blend
2/21/2015 - TexasBob Likes this wine:
88 points
Dark purple-red. Sweet blueberries and blackberry bramble on the nose with an unexpected hint of strawberry as it opens up. Bramble, raspberry, and coffee, all a bit flat. Disappointing compares to the scores.
  • Love Good Wine commented:

    4/25/15, 9:42 PM - Curious--is this the only bottle you've had? I've opened three--trying to be disciplined enough to let the others age. All were drinking very nicely. Nothing "flat" …but vibrant, fresh, fabulous.

    Hope you have others in your cellar.

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