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2016 Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Tempranillo
3/14/2019 - FLI Does not like this wine:
83 points
Don’t believe the grocery store shelf talkers about a score over 90...
  • FLI commented:

    3/27/19, 3:16 PM - In reply to srh, you're right about not expecting QPR miracles...but I keep on kissing frogs. It's because once in a rare while, one turns into a prince (see the 2015 Laya).

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2009 Château Cantenac Brown Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend
9/12/2016 - FLI wrote:
87 points
Another disappointing bottle - flat nose, weak fruit. Didn't seem corked, but maybe cooked. Drinkable, but certainly not what the winemaker intended. I just checked my records and learned that these bottles of mine came from the scam artists at Premier Cru. Who even knows if they're genuine? They probably got them from some no-name auction house before the feds closed in on them. Oh well - my guess is the whole case is a total loss.
  • FLI commented:

    9/21/16, 11:13 AM - To Champagneinhand, I will take your advice 100% and not touch these until 2020. Certainly have nothing to lose! We'll check in then...

Red
2006 Reignac Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend
1/25/2016 - FLI Likes this wine:
86 points
May be turning the corner past its prime
  • FLI commented:

    1/26/16, 5:27 PM - In reply to Grinner - I think you could possibly be right, and certainly hope so. I noticed a lot of bottle variation in the 2005s. So far I've found the 2006 vintage to be more consistent. I've got several more bottles of the 2006 and may try letting them rest for a while. Little downside, and, if you're right, some good upside.

Red
2012 Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône Syrah
9/7/2015 - FLI Likes this wine:
86 points
Decent value CDR. Nothing special.
  • FLI commented:

    9/13/15, 6:16 AM - Magnums are festive - not a bad idea! I haven't tried the wine from magnum, nor seen it in that format. When I buy magnums, they tend to be special wines for special occasions, or rare that I can only get in that format (750s having been sold out).

Red
2009 Soos Creek Sundance Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
9/8/2015 - FLI Likes this wine:
87 points
Solid WA cab blend - the franc adds a nice softness. Good value.
  • FLI commented:

    9/9/15, 9:10 PM - I stand corrected! Cab dominant but the franc helped to make it soft and lush. Will update my post from "cab" to "blend".

Red
2009 Château Cantenac Brown Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend
3/18/2015 - FLI Likes this wine:
88 points
A bit disappointing. Out of balance when opened (stewed tomatoes), but after 30 minutes it balanced out. Still showing firm tannins. A nice wine, but considering the big numbers from Parker and the Margaux appellation, I found it underwhelming.
  • FLI commented:

    3/19/15, 3:00 PM - In reply to champagneinhand - I hope you're right. I'll plan on leaving it alone for a few years and check back then. The time certainly won't hurt it this young.

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2009 Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Old Vines Todd Brothers Ranch Alexander Valley
2/23/2014 - FLI wrote:
flawed
First time I've gotten skunked by Last Bottle. What a bust. Vegetal, like a bad Cab Franc, harsh on the palate. Nothing to recommend it. I was surprised because I've had good Dashe zin in the past, and previous CT reviews were OK. Oh well. Score would be 80, but I'm calling it flawed to give the wine a chance. I hope my next bottles are better!
  • FLI commented:

    2/23/14, 9:02 PM - In reply to Caligrrl, you may have a point. Perhaps I just got a horrible bottle (though the flaws here were not wet newspaper or flat fruit, which I typically associate with being "corked"). Nonetheless, I'll call the bottle flawed (though keep the score in my text) and see what happens with future bottles. I certainly won't experiment with guests, though!

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