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2003 Robert Foley Petite Sirah Napa Valley
1/18/2018 - bookman wrote:
89 points
Close to being finished. Still inky but slightly faded. The taste was like a petite that was a little tired but you could still tell it was a petite syrah.
  • redpine42 commented:

    2/16/18, 1:34 PM - E-gads I have 3 bottles to finish. Hope this is bottle variation and not the end.

2007 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée Red Rhone Blend
2/4/2018 - winemaker Likes this wine:
95 points
If you don't like Brett, you won't like this wine. Plenty of garrigue. Pretty mellow. Tannins have softened. With time and air this integrated and developed beautifully. Delicious! I have upped my points from 92 to 95.
Really good!
  • redpine42 commented:

    2/16/18, 1:18 PM - Not sure what you mean by, "If you don't like Brett". It's a yeast and usually means the wine is ruined.

    Hope there really isn't brett in these, Barnyard or band-aid flavors go straight to my sink.

2014 Aubert Chardonnay CIX Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast
2/6/2018 - csimm1161 wrote:
96 points
This is certainly starting to come around even more since last year. Some time in bottle has allowed additional flavors to emerge in a way that further elevates this wine into a more sophisticated animal. Notes of lemon curd, clarified butter, lemon zest, vanilla bean, ripe white peach, acacia flower, and some ever-so-subtle minerality.

A long finish and a beautiful texture round out an overall pleasurable experience with this wine. This is drinking fine now but there’s some slight possible upside in 6-12 months. I’ll try to hold the next bottle until then. 95 to 96+ points.
  • redpine42 commented:

    2/16/18, 4:25 AM - There are four categories of wines I like Cabs, Syrah, Grenache and Aubert wines.

2015 Bevan Cellars EE Cuvée Tench Vineyard Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend
9/1/2017 - csimm1161 wrote:
99 points
Bevan Tasting - 750 Wines (Saint Helena): Same as my notes two months ago. The best of the 2015 Bevans. Though still young and somewhat primary in its youthful delivery, the mid-palate concentration and complex flavor profile are certainly noteworthy. Even with some palate fatigue throughout the day, this was able to garner attention immediately on the first sip. Still, give it time. Probably somewhat of a waste to open this before 2020; but when it is sorted out, it'll deliver in spades. 97-99 points.
  • redpine42 commented:

    9/4/17, 6:18 AM - Wish I'd bought more

  • redpine42 commented:

    1/9/18, 10:07 AM - Had a bottle for Christmas with waygu steak. It was an incredibly well balanced wine. So I ordered a few more.

    Looks like they no longer offer it at Bevan. Will definitely be buying their wines in the future.

2003 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Washington
9/3/2017 - randyjc wrote:
This was disappointing - the poorest showing for one of these in the years I've had it. On opening it was quite hot and overpowering, so I decanted for about six hours. We tried it before dinner and it was a bit hollow in the middle, not as hot, but oddly reminding me of port, which I don't like anyway. With dinner - NY steaks - it was better but still was blown away by the 2000 Leoville Barton and 1999 Dunn Vineyards.
  • redpine42 commented:

    9/4/17, 5:52 AM - Yes the bottle I had a week ago was very disappointing. However I drank one from a friend's cellar about 3 months ago and it was the best I ever had. Lots of variability going on here.

2005 Mollydooker Shiraz The Boxer South Australia
3/17/2017 - redpine42 Likes this wine:
96 points
Wow the first bottle of this I drank 10 years ago was way over the top and disjointed, I couldn't finish the bottle.

I was dreading opening it tonight. I was very surprised. Alcohol and tannins were balanced. Drink was smooth and thick. Finish long and transformative. Fruit was perfect.
  • redpine42 commented:

    4/30/17, 8:26 AM - Yes. Took about an hour to come together.

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