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2015 Bedrock Wine Co. AlbariƱo Abrente Carneros
5/5/2019 - mac-eye Likes this wine:
92 points
For this of us not very familiar with AlbariƱo, this is a real treat. If you're used to other types of whites, the first taste may seem a bit thin, but this one really grows on you. It's extremely well balanced, and its interesting notes are subtle and become more obvious with time. Too bad it's hard to find!
  • rldixon commented:

    10/16/21, 3:40 PM - The 2012 vintage of this very wine got me started on this grape! The co-winemaker of this still makes this and another Spanish white, Godello, under the Cave Dog label. Highly recommended.

2012 Beekeeper Cellars Zinfandel Madrone Spring Rockpile
3/20/2021 - PVJC Likes this wine:
93 points
My last note from 2 yrs ago was that this was unfortunately past its prime. Forgot about that and didn't drink last bottle until now ... the fruit may have faded a bit, but it was a very good bottle and I didn't have the same reaction as last time. However I still don't think the wine is worth the price point vs. other zins even with nicer packaging.
  • rldixon commented:

    4/24/21, 9:50 PM - Concur about being past its prime. I expected more from the wine, given the vintage and its price point.

2013 Brecon Estate Syrah Paso Robles
7/19/2017 - brinko99 Does not like this wine:
88 points
Pretty fruit in the glass on first pour; the coastal syrah showed its feminine side. Unfortunately after a couple hour decant the perfume subdued and the oak monster came out. New oak and syrah never works for me and thus this bottle disappointed greatly. Otherwise a well made wine, great balance, yada yada.
  • rldixon commented:

    4/2/21, 7:45 PM - Contrary opinions are always useful, thanks for posting!

2013 Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard Paso Robles
12/25/2020 - btock Likes this wine:
92 points
Uebberoth is consistently my favorite of the Turley Zins. I always look forward to cracking into the "next" vintage and it was 2013's turn. Balanced, medium weight, definitely wears its ABV well. Red/purple profile. Some pomegranate and dusty tannins. Served with a bacon wrapped porchetta and that did nicely. Frankly, the wine outshone the dish (which was a bit dry!...says the chef). Tannins well resolved, this is ready now. My wife, who is a big zin fan, really liked this, as did I. More there than just the fruit, lingering dried herbs on the finish, and silky red fruit. Refined, if that is permitted, as a Zin descriptor ;)
  • rldixon commented:

    12/30/20, 6:28 PM - Thanks for this review. I was thinking of launching into '13s and your review just eliminated any hesitation. Cheers!

2007 Carlisle Syrah Papa's Block Russian River Valley
6/21/2020 - g-man wrote:
90 points
Pleasant nose of creosote and smoke. Palate of blueberry but with an underlying acetone framework that hints that the fruit is fading. If you still have I'd drink sooner rather than later
  • rldixon commented:

    6/21/20, 7:21 PM - Incredible coincidence of us opening this wine on the same day! Best to you this Summer!

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