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2005 Trimbach - Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile
I've enjoyed my third bottle of this vintage and each was more pleasant than before. There are definitive notes of lime and petrol on the nose. The fruit, minerality, and acid are wonderfully balanced on the palate. As noted in previous notes, one enjoys lime zest on the wonderfully clean finish. I enjoyed this wine with herb-crusted pork tenderloin, creamy Gorgonzola and mushroom risotta, and a dessert of sauteed apples.

(Tasted Sep 8, 2014)

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2007 Zind-Humbrecht - Riesling Clos Windsbuhl
I dearly love this wine! It's color is pale gold and it is packed with citrus and minerality! There is an unmistakable note of lime zest on the palate accompanied by a wonderful salinity. This is a nicely structured and balanced wine with a number of years left to enjoy. The finish was fresh and clean.

(Tasted Aug 6, 2014)

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2006 Canon la Gaffeliere
This was a wonderfully complex wine. The nose was fruity and floral with a hint of tobacco. I enjoyed blackberry on the palate that was nicely balanced with the wine's acidity and nicely refined tannins. The finish reminded me of dark chocolate. The wine provided a lovely, long finish. Decant first!

(Tasted Aug 6, 2014)

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2009 Zind-Humbrecht - Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim
I enjoyed this bottle as much as the first. Certainly, there was the apple, citrus, and spice on the palate. However, what I missed in my first review was the hint of lemon zest on the finish. This was a treat!

(Tasted Aug 3, 2014)

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Turley - Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge
2012 Turley - Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge
USA - California - Napa - Howell Mountain

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Seghesio Family - Zinfandel Cortina
2011 Seghesio Family - Zinfandel Cortina
USA - California - Sonoma - Dry Creek Valley

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Luigi Einaudi - Barolo Nei Cannubi
2008 Luigi Einaudi - Barolo Nei Cannubi
Italy - Piedmont - Barolo

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Montevertine - Pian del Ciampolo
2012 Montevertine - Pian del Ciampolo
Italy - Tuscany
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Antinori - Tignanello
2011 Antinori - Tignanello
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2007 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon - Rites of Passage
Tonight, my oldest daughter (33) requested to taste red wine. Heretofore, her tastes leaned toward dry to semi-dry whites. Of course, I enjoyed many of those vintages with her. This evening at dinner; however, was different!I had...

Created  Jul 26, 2014

2007 Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino
This wine was a true delight! As with the 2008 Tignanello, I had held the 2007 Campogiovanni Brunello for several years and opened it with my business associates while on a road trip in Del Rio. There was an engaging initial...

Created  Jul 19, 2014

2008 Antinori Tignanello
I opened one of my bottles of the 2008 Antinori Tignanello this past week in Del Rio with a few of my business associates. I had been holding this wine in my collection for several years. Well, my patience was greatly...

Created  Jul 19, 2014