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Red
2014 William Hill Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
4/1/2019 - Fabesmontreal wrote:
90 points
I know my score will raise some eyebrows but this is such a beautiful wine. So smooth and balanced right now. Clearly loads of vanilla, oak and fruits, mainly cherries. After so many old world wines this winter with so much complexity, it’s nice to drink something elegant without much thought. I probably can’t drink this every week but it’s a nice change of pace with hamburgers on vacation in Florida tonight.
  • FullPolicyLimits commented:

    4/2/19, 2:39 PM - i drank a bottle the other night at a steakhouse and it was just simple and good.........sometimes you just want simple...i got complex wines I can drink but this was just good....

Red
2002 Krupp Brothers Estates Syrah Black Bart Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley
1/18/2017 - FullPolicyLimits Likes this wine:
89 points
Wine still had some life left. If you have ever been to Krupp at top of Atlas Peak in south Napa you would see why. Highest point overlooking the valley and REAL mountain fruit. Nose was still ripe dark fruits and leather, color still incredible. Palate was smooth with tannins resolved with dark fruits, a touch of tobacco and earthy. It tailed off after about an hour or so in the decanter but still very drinkable. Drink if you have them obviously but don't expect this wine to fall apart either, the fruit is just to high quality. Put this wine against a bottle thats 5-7 years newer and you will see what I mean.
  • FullPolicyLimits commented:

    1/18/17, 2:36 PM - I would suggest pop and pour and hopefully you have some other vintages of Krupp Syrah at the tasting to see the breadth of this wine. We drink a lot of Krupp (M5 and the Doctor and "standard" Stagecoach bottlings.) Rumor has it that Caymus SS, Screamin E and other big cab stars get grapes from Stagecoach vineyard (Krupp's jewel vineyard) and put in there cabs....enjoy and let me know what you had and what your thoughts were.......cheers

  • FullPolicyLimits commented:

    1/23/17, 8:03 PM - What was your favorite wine of the night? Krupp can be found consistent on Winebid auction, Spectrum auction every once in a while and Heritage auction on occasion. Hart Davis has some retail but I like to find and bid:) Tell your Doc to tell you the story of the water witch that found the water source on the property vs. the big dollar geologist that was a waste of money. Cheers...

Red
1997 La Campana Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
12/17/2016 - FullPolicyLimits Likes this wine:
90 points
5 bottle lot from Heritage Auctions. Great condition. Cork and fill was solid for this bottle. Color had slight tint of brown on the edges but definitely still dark in color. Decanted for an hour with slight sediment noted in bottle that stayed out of the decanter. Nose initially was funky barnyard then blew off to dried red raisins, sweet ripe red fruit, hints of floral(probably more pronounced a couple of years ago,) palate was silky and soft with beautiful mouthfeel. Tannins resolved. Enjoyable aged Brunello with maybe a year or two left. After about 2 hours you could feel the wine losing stride on all fronts.
  • FullPolicyLimits commented:

    12/17/16, 11:51 AM - This was the first bottle of the lot. Hope I get a real surprise from one of them as I am betting 1-2 bottles are going to be either bottle variation or corked. Killed this lot for $146 plus $25 shipping. You have to be on these sites all the time to find some deals (Spectrum, Heritage, Winebid, Leland Little, Morrel, Somm Select, Last bottle, WTSO, Hart Davis etc..) It's a treasure hunt so I love it.

Red
2008 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino Montefalco
12/6/2016 - FullPolicyLimits Likes this wine:
89 points
First Sagrantino ever. Decanted for about an hour and drank over next 2. Probably needed a hell of a lot more air. It seemed like it was trying to break thru most of the evening. Aromatics were black licorice with hints of chocolate? and red currant, palate was tannic as expected but not numbing but this wine was initially dry enough to make your arse pucker. At about the 2-3 hour stage the palate started to come thru with sour fruit notes that were appealing but definite earth undertone. I liked it, but then again not sure what the classic Sagrantino's are suppose to be. Have 2 more bottles and will let my next bottle ox for 4 hours.
  • FullPolicyLimits commented:

    12/8/16, 7:19 AM - Songoose, Appreciate your feedback. What do you recommend for a true Sagrantino experience?

  • FullPolicyLimits commented:

    12/10/16, 9:54 AM - Songoose, thank you sir. Your input is very helpful. Imported wine from Italy with my father in law several years ago but we never pulled this DOCG wine into our portfolio as we felt is was to esoteric for the american market.

Red
2010 Garavin Cabernet Sauvignon Linked Vineyard Knights Valley
11/28/2016 - FullPolicyLimits Likes this wine:
91 points
Nose is cedar, tobacco, earthy tones, some dark berries but muted slightly as we decanted for about 30 minutes(probably needed an hour) palate is smooth mouth feel, impressive tannin and acid balance, flavors of again cedar and berry with a hint of sour on the midpalate that dissipates quickly. Nice wine for price point bought at $20. My only bottle. Hope to see another tasting note that maybe lets the wine breathe a little more or pops in 6 months??.....Extremely low production (less than 200 cases)
  • FullPolicyLimits commented:

    11/29/16, 10:32 AM - Yes, was in mystery case. Not worth the $60+ from winery.....

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