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  Tasted On Year, Name, Varietal, Country, Region, Sub region, Color Score Drink dates Author, Trust
10/18/2011
Harlan - The Maiden 1996 Harlan - The Maiden
Red Bordeaux Blend
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
1996 Harlan - The Maiden

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  Suen Gary
10/18/2011
Villa Toscano Tre Stellina 2008 Villa Toscano Tre Stellina
Red Barbera
USA - California - Sierra Foothills - Shenandoah Valley
2008 Villa Toscano Tre Stellina
86

Soft with dry blackberry and cassis fruit. Very soft for a foothills blend.

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  chaser , 98.82%
10/18/2011
Pierce Ranch Verdehlo 2010 Pierce Ranch Verdehlo
White Verdelho
USA - California - Monterey - Other
2010 Pierce Ranch Verdehlo
91-92

Has the body and mouthfeel of a dynamite fume blanc and the fruit of a roussanne. This is a killer first course wine. Lots going on here.

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  chaser , 98.82%
10/18/2011
Chateau la Sunce 2009 Chateau la Sunce
Red Rhone Blend
USA - California
2009 Chateau la Sunce
88

A bit tannic/sour at first. Opens up with great spice, sour raspberry and earth.

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  chaser , 98.82%
12/20/2011
Herman Story - Grenache On the Road 2008 Herman Story - Grenache On the Road
Red Grenache
USA - California - Santa Barbara
2008 Herman Story - Grenache On the Road
Marty M272 89

Big full throttle grenache. But, a little hot. High alcohol level is pretty obvious. Perhaps it will gain a little bit more finesse with a few more years time. Let's hope so.

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2013-2015  Marty M272 , 98.39%
12/20/2011
Harvest Moon - RandyZin 2009 Harvest Moon - RandyZin
Red Zinfandel
USA - California - Sonoma
2009 Harvest Moon - RandyZin
RayE 86

RandyZin is one of my go-to wines. It's a great example of RRV zin and a consistent performer. As of this writing (late 2011), the 2009 RandyZin would benefit from another year in the bottle, but if decanted for an hour or more, it shows its potential. Classic black fruit and peppery aromas, on the palate it's vibrant and rich with mouth-filling dark berries. On the finish there's more spice and juicy black fruit (plum, black cherry) and a little dry. Unfortunately, I've drunk all my 2008s, so I'll have to dip into my 2009s... but if you can hold out, these will be brilliant bottles by this time next year.

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2012-2016  RayE , 100%
12/20/2011
Long Meadow Ranch - Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Long Meadow Ranch - Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
2007 Long Meadow Ranch - Cabernet Sauvignon
Dario B 92

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  Dario B , 95.38%
12/20/2011
Chateau Ste Michelle - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2008 Chateau Ste Michelle - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Red Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - Washington - Columbia Valley
2008 Chateau Ste Michelle - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
moonjockey 90

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  moonjockey , 92.31%
12/20/2011
Kendall-Jackson - Summation Vintner's Reserve 2009 Kendall-Jackson - Summation Vintner's Reserve
White Proprietary Blend
USA - California
2009 Kendall-Jackson - Summation Vintner's Reserve
88

This is a dynamite kitchen sink blend. Acidic with a touch of stone fruit and minerals.

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  chaser , 98.82%
12/16/2011
Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Rutherford
2006 Scarecrow - Cabernet Sauvignon
95

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  jsp2000 , 95.16%
11/26/2011
Hunt - Cab-Ovation 2001 Hunt - Cab-Ovation
Red Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles
2001 Hunt - Cab-Ovation
94

The best Paso cab that I have had.

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  Jefe de Newcastle , 97.12%
07/29/2012
Rock View - Chardonnay Reserve 2011 Rock View - Chardonnay Reserve
White Chardonnay
USA - California - Mendocino
2011 Rock View - Chardonnay Reserve
91

Decent chardonnay. Just the right round lactaid feel, medium hints of oak and toast. Mild and delightful mineral complexity. Some pears and green apple notes round out the palate.

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  cloudon , 98.99%
07/29/2012
Frazier - Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Frazier - Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
2003 Frazier - Cabernet Sauvignon
David W294 90

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2008-2018  David W294 , 96.59%
07/29/2012
Bogle - Phantom 2007 Bogle - Phantom
Red Proprietary Blend
USA - California
2007 Bogle - Phantom
David W294 88

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2010-2012  David W294 , 96.59%
07/29/2012
Mazzocco - Zinfandel Sonoma County 2008 Mazzocco - Zinfandel Sonoma County
Red Zinfandel
USA - California - Sonoma
2008 Mazzocco - Zinfandel Sonoma County
David W294 89

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2011-2018  David W294 , 96.59%
07/29/2012
Shafer - Relentless 2007 Shafer - Relentless
Red Proprietary Blend
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
2007 Shafer - Relentless
93

This wine drinks well every time I open it. It gets better and better. This deep inky wine has beautiful dark fruit aromas. It drinks of cassis with black tea notes. The tannins are very firm and compliment hearty meals.

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  Mcaz , 95%
07/29/2012
Northstar - Merlot Columbia Valley 2007 Northstar - Merlot Columbia Valley
Red Merlot
USA - Washington - Columbia Valley
2007 Northstar - Merlot Columbia Valley
90

great drinking merlot

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  Mcaz , 95%
07/29/2012
Swanson - Sangiovese Salon Wine Selection 2005 Swanson - Sangiovese Salon Wine Selection
Red Sangiovese
USA - California - Napa - Oakville
2005 Swanson - Sangiovese Salon Wine Selection
rdalehite 90

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  rdalehite , 92.44%
07/29/2012
Cosentino - Sangiovese Il Chiaretto 2008 Cosentino - Sangiovese Il Chiaretto
Red Sangiovese
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
2008 Cosentino - Sangiovese Il Chiaretto
rdalehite 92

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  rdalehite , 92.44%
07/28/2012
DeLille - D2 2004 DeLille - D2
Red Proprietary Blend
USA - Washington
2004 DeLille - D2
Tod N 92

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  Tod N , 92.79%
07/29/2012
Raymond Burr - Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Raymond Burr - Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Sonoma - Dry Creek Valley
2006 Raymond Burr - Cabernet Sauvignon
BrantS 91

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  BrantS , 99.49%
07/29/2012
Orin Swift - Mercury Head 2004 Orin Swift - Mercury Head
Red Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
2004 Orin Swift - Mercury Head
Stephen G41 92

Drinking well now. Great bottle design.

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  Stephen G41 , 96.1%
07/29/2012
Girard - Artistry 2006 Girard - Artistry
Red Proprietary Blend
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
2006 Girard - Artistry
BrantS 89

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  BrantS , 99.49%
07/29/2012
Etude - Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2006 Etude - Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford
Red Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Rutherford
2006 Etude - Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford
91

RP Rating 91

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  Anon , 92.44%
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