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Reserve Educated Guess Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Very dark. Needs to breathe, then very good. — 22 days ago

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Educated Guess Napa Valley Merlot

@Delectable Educated Guess Reserve Red Wine Blend 2019 - smooth, jammy red blend. — 4 months ago

Clendenen Family Vineyards

"Bricco Buon Natale" Nebbiolo 2018

Interesting. Dried herbs, leather, plums, cranberry, strawberry, almost fruit salad with red apples. I guess it is more juicy with less tannin than I expected for such a young wine. It’s great with the Italian sausage and bean stew for dinner. I was hoping for a bit more. — 9 months ago

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Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1945

Tasted blind. Deep purple color. Looks very young, compared to the 45 Margaux next to it. Almost opaque. Notes of black fruit, cracked walnuts, sweet fruit, raspberry and some cedar desk. Super rich in the mouth. Seems young and is firm, but tannins are softened and the mouthfeel is velvet touch. Long finish. It peacocks all night. The walnuts thing leads my guess to Latour, but can this be the 45? Is it a 61 or 82? Could be... I go with it being a 59 given how young it seems. Just an amazing bottle of wine, open for ~9 hours by the time we left, it seemed to effortlessly power along. Thanks Stan! — 2 years ago

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Wow 😯. Fantastic. 9+ hours is impressive 👍

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Educated Guess Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon

Reliably good Cabernet at a reasonable price — a month ago

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Rhone Blend 2021

Popped and poured; no formal notes. As a long-time admirer of Laurence's Cuvée Réservée Rouge, this was my first time trying her Blanc. Admittedly, I have often struggled with white wines from the Rhône as they too often lack the acid I want. This is partly why I haven't made it a priority. However, I've had some very impressionable moments with well-aged Hermitage Blanc so I have remained open minded. Which leads me to this bottle of 2021 Cuvée Reservée Blanc; a blend of mostly Clairette with some Grenache blanc, Bourboulenc and a touch of Roussanne. From the very first smell, I was convinced that I had been clearly missing out. Beautifully perfumed with white flowers, cantaloupe, apricot and just a little citrus. This was so fresh, so sexy. It was equally sexy on the palate where all the notes were packaged in the most delightfully silky texture. The finish was long. It should be noted that we paired with rainbow trout, zucchini, summer squash topped with yuzu tobiko. This pairing slapped. Based off this experience, I would drink these now. That's not to say that they will be undrinkable with a few more years of age but I guess, why wait? The freshness is awesome and super compelling right now. — 4 months ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2004

Blind guess was Bordeaux. Taught me a lesson about bashing American oak. — a year ago

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Roots Run Deep Winery

Educated Guess North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Not as good as the reserve but extremely tasty with mid tannins — 3 months ago

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Educated Guess Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Interesting enterprise to taste a 12 year old #napa #cabernetsauvignon in the value segment of the market likely around $15 - $20 at release. Cork was well soaked and wine tastes of age, but not tired at all. In fact after a day in the fridge it seems to have gained some vim. Typical bramble fruit set on top of stewed plums. Palate is a bit earthier, less fruit-forward - plenty of acidity, chocolate and coffee notes mid-palate and still sturdy tannins on the finish. It must have been stored well at the retailer. — 8 months ago