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Bodegas Olarra

Cerro Añon Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Aha! No marks for guessing this wine’s origins - classic Rioja with a strong American oak influence throughout, just about kept in check by slightly dried cherry fruit and some worn leather, but then that vanilla again toward the finish. A decent enough example with plenty of life still ahead. — 17 days ago

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Conn Creek

Anthology Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1994

7/21 With Kurt. Flawless beauty. Soft resolved tanins with a medium to strong body and a smooth finish. High marks. 92. — 2 months ago

Château Le Gay

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Big shout out to @Ron R for his selection and generosity. I got started on my wine journey later in life and didn’t have birth year wines for my boys. This wine and vintage marks 21 years for our first son. Thanks again @Ron R !! Let this wine decant for three hours and it got better and better over the three hours. Licorice smell to start, modest cherry, currant. More fruit smells developed over time. Incredibly soft tannins with earth tones coming out as well. Not a fruit bomb like some of the CA wines and enjoy having different choices for special events. — 3 months ago

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@Jeremy.Buss so happy you enjoyed it. Happy 4th!

Elizabeth Spencer

Special Cuvée Mendocino Rosé of Grenache 2017

Apple citrus notes - not grassy - very light acid. Isabel, Mimi bridge dinner — 18 days ago

Kessler-Haak

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2011

Hits all the Pinot Noir marks! Maybe 10 years aged helped too. Rich smooth well balanced flavor pallet with light elegant grape/fruit spice and tart notes, enough tannin end to be real and even reinforce the flavors, and a pleasant earthy aroma when you first lift the glass. I’ll look for more but I doubt that I can wait as long. — 2 months ago

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Ca' Rozzeria

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Unlike prior iterations of this “secret” private label for Garagiste, the cork had no identifying marks denoting the estate from which it came. (I think the 16 sported a Casa Emma cork, if memory serves.) But regardless who made this, it’s really good. Dark ruby color. Great nose of violets, deeply intense dark cherry, some crushed gravel, and a slight balsamic note. Intense in the mouth, it’s lots of fruit and florals at first, but then gives way to loads of cooling crushed stone minerality, and ends quite savory. Good acids, and lots of soft tannin. Will improve for at least a couple more years, maybe more. — 2 months ago

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Marks & Spencer

Bold & Velvety Malbec

Really nice, doesn't need aerating — a month ago

Weingut Bründlmayer

Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein Lyra 2018

Tasted blind. Rigorous, text book Riesling. Closed bouquet that required some time to open up. Every little thing was hiding behind petroleum cloud - field flowers, chalk, soap and pineapple. There are almost no traces of fruits. Very long and interesting aftertaste with flavours of petroleum, apple seeds and flowers. Wonderful wine with huge potential (at least in my inexperienced opinion). It got the highest marks during tasting session. — 2 months ago

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G.D. Vajra

Claré J.C. Langhe Nebbiolo 2020

From Spencer, served chilled, tasty and a bit spicy — 3 months ago

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