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2001 Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder
11/28/2012 - branman1986 Does not like this wine:
80 points
Wine is very acidic and very tight with some sour cherry fruit and minty green herbal notes. Tastes like an old green Bordeaux, but I believe contrary to most of the other tasting notes, that this wine will do better with more age on it. Absolutely no sense in opening now, since the wine is in such a sucky place. Wait 3-5 years and try again.
  • branman1986 commented:

    11/28/12, 6:49 AM - Uh, I feel super stupid now, but I poured it down the drain without giving it a shot this morning. Not my finest moment. :) There was a bunch of wine opened and I was in cleanup mode.

2007 Zenato Ripassa Ripasso della Valpolicella Superiore Corvina Blend, Corvina
5/18/2011 - cboyle_3 wrote:
70 points
Great smell off the cork, but I don't like this nearly as much as I do the Lonardi (Giuseppe Lonardi Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2006 - MUCH BETTER!). This one is too dry for me.
  • branman1986 commented:

    2/18/12, 5:00 AM - I totally agree with gharbour. Very little value add to CT, almost a detractor.

2007 Cameron Hughes Lot 179 (Havens Black and Blue) Napa Valley Red Blend
11/24/2010 - Richard Jennings wrote:
84 points
Very dark red violet color; tart red plum, red currant, oak nose; tight, tart red plum, tart currant, flat palate, lacking acidity; short-medium finish (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah; 40% new French oak; from Hyde & Hudson Vineyards)
  • branman1986 commented:

    12/1/10, 1:55 PM - I notice you use tart a lot in the descriptor, but then lacking acidity. Just wondering as the bottle I had, had almost too much acidity for my liking.

2008 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
3/2/2010 - tarheel17 Likes this wine:
89 points
The good: straightforward, bright fruit, silken texture. Handled its own with steak tip chili. Simple, but simply pleasant.
The bad: At times, akin to metallic cherry juice, with a slight alcoholic edge.
The summary: very nice for $26. Makes me wonder why I shell out for 'regular' Lorings for $20 more. Definitely worth the $. 88-89 pts
  • branman1986 commented:

    3/3/10, 1:58 AM - Agreed, tough to pony up the additional $20...Go Devils!

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