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Red - Fortified
1994 Dow Porto Vintage Port Blend
12/25/2018 - vinolovers wrote:
95 points
The cork crumbled while being extracted. Decanted for about 3 hours. A nice deep purple/dark garnet coloring when poured. Then it got really good! Lots for dark fruit, a hint of chocolate and a rich sweetness only a mature port provides. A very long finish, incredibly smooth.
  • Jimdish25 commented:

    1/19/19, 5:56 PM - Thanks for the review. Just realized I had one sitting in my wine closet. It's dusty and perfect from the year we moved into this house. Will open tomorrow with pictures. Should make an interesting sipper this week.

Red
1962 Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Riserva della Castellana Gia Opera Pia Nebbiolo
1/7/2019 - paulst Likes this wine:
94 points
Cedar nose with cherry; coarse with earthy cherry; tannic support but mature with a moderate finish.
  • Jimdish25 commented:

    1/7/19, 5:23 PM - Any left over?

Red
2012 Esterlina Pinot Noir Reserva Cole Ranch
3/9/2018 - chuckos77 Likes this wine:
91 points
This wine is greatly improved from previous tastings. Soft, full of flavor, reasonable finish, definitely what a solid pinot should be. Wish I had additional bottles.
  • Jimdish25 commented:

    3/17/18, 9:35 AM - Can you suggest a drinking Window for the 2012? I have 4 bottles.

Red
2011 Teso La Monja Toro Almirez Tinta de Toro, Tempranillo
3/4/2017 - Z1nnfull Likes this wine:
90 points
Another year has softened some of the rough edges, but still young. Very drinkable if you like your Tempranillos young and hearty, but needs lots of air: breathing and decanting.
  • Jimdish25 commented:

    3/17/17, 11:16 AM - Have 2 bottles and really want to get the best out of them. 2020 sound about right?

Red
2011 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese
12/22/2016 - acyso wrote:
90 points
Honey Butter Fried Chicken and blinds (Chicago, IL): Believe it or not, I actually had a bottle of Chianti. I thought that this was actually showing quite well. It had a nice mix of green herbs and earth, with barely enough fruit to keep things in balance. The palate is obviously a bit abrasive and young, but there was some good material here -- I especially liked the dustiness on the finish.
  • Jimdish25 commented:

    1/13/17, 11:41 AM - I'd be shocked if this is more than a shadow of the wine to come. In a good vintage 8-10 years should be your starting point with Rancia. Hope you have a few more bottles stashed away :)

Red
2012 Château Vrai Canon Bouché Canon-Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend
3/5/2016 - PBANGELO Likes this wine:
91 points
One of my favorite value wines. Wonderful cranberry nose, a gentle fruity Margaux-like mid and a long structured finish. Perfect.
  • Jimdish25 commented:

    3/5/16, 4:04 PM - That's so funny this showed up. Was going to open the 2005 but went with the 2009 Espirit De L Eglise for Lamb Shanks. Apparently the 2005 is drinking very well still.

Red
2006 Kunde Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Sonoma Valley
3/1/2013 - TastesGoodToMe Likes this wine:
91 points
Have had these sitting in the cellar for a couple years. This was surprisingly good! Had I known they were this good, probably would have been gone a long time ago! Great balance. Exceptional wine for this price point.
  • Jimdish25 commented:

    3/6/14, 1:39 PM - One of my best ever buys in Cabernet. Alas one more bottle of four will probably be gone after tonight's dinner. Bravo Kunde!

Red
2003 Vinoce Proprietary Red Mt. Veeder Red Bordeaux Blend
7/14/2012 - reddart wrote:
93 points
PNP, let it air out in the glass throughout a lengthy consumption. Powerful, thick aroma of dark fruit and subtle spice; very good. Taste of dark fruit, cherries and plumb. Some cocoa, and slight spice and woody component, thinning slightly in the mid palate (due to the primary grape being cab franc?), but the long finish had loads of smooth tannins, with a bit of cocoa, smoke, and cherry. Very nice now, may go a little longer, YMMV.
  • Jimdish25 commented:

    3/17/13, 4:29 PM - Mine held up quite well. Thanks.

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