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Preciado Wines

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

@Delectable Wine this is Preciado Cabernet 2016. Inaugural vintage released a few months ago. It was not in your database. Gemstone tasting graciously arranged by Al Buis tonight! I don't know if I should really be putting a number rating to this wine. Its best days are definitely ahead of it. This is a combination of coombsville, outpost, and gemstone Vineyard fruit. At the price this inaugural vintage fetches, this wine rates a 98. Reeling it back in, reality tells me that this is a 94 right now, which means that I feel this one should be able to go 10 years, but not entirely sure as it is extremely approachable now. I do believe it will age well for the first three to five years. It has a lot of sweet black fruit right on the opening. I was getting a little bit of molasses, chocolate in the middle, herbs toward the Finish. Very solid chalky youthful black backbone. Finishes with a lot of heft, and a lot of tannin. I recorked and took one bottle that had about 50 ml missing. I plan on opening that in 2 days to see how this develops. — 2 months ago

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This is a 9.4 all day for me, with the possibility of increasing 1-2 points with additional bottle age. Brand new wine and an incredibly nice owner and winemaker behind it. The fruit (mainly blackberries and black cherry) is incredibly rich...fresh squeezed like. Dark chocolate, cinnamon, and cassis. Approachable with a short decant. Lights out for $60!
9.4

Ca'della Scala

Mezzopiano Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend 2014

Wine #2 In Italy. We are in Venice and this is the second Valpo Ripasso (last night I didn't have a workable phone). Light to Medium bodied. Aromatic. These wines have both paired really nicely with branzino. Still jet-lagged, with be here for 16 days. Challenging with kids; thus wine will be a necessity.

I'm open to suggestions
@Bill Bender @Shay Aldriedge and others. We will hit Tuscany and considering a swing up to Barolo at al.

90 points and rising
— a year ago

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@Ron R I loved driving in Italy. Just took a couple days to adjust and think like an Italian.
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If your in Florence, try this place - absolutely great food and service. Contemporary and the kids will love it, especially the desserts: http://www.foodyfarm.it/
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In Chianti, I would seek out Fontodi. As I recall, no reservation required. However, it will be like a funeral for the kids. It's about 90 mins drive from Florence.

Tenuta Col d'Orcia

Poggio al Vento Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2001

Ian Burrows
9.4

Needed 2+ hours to fully reveal ripe berries, plum, leather, substantial, fine. — 6 months ago

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Bonny Doon Vineyard

Brick Pink Wine of the Sun & Earth Vin Gris Tuilé Central Coast Rosé Grenache Blend 2013

Clear, Deep Gold, long slow tears.
Clean oxidized nose with brine, celery and tumeric, caramel.

Dry on the pallet, med acidity, medium body 13% ABV, dry cider apples, celery, clay, wet ground, earthy clay pottery.
Quicker finish.

I would of guessed either, Sherry or Kvevri , in a blind tasting. Production was 9 months al fresco in glass demiohn (Banyuls!)

55% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, 10% Roussanne, 7% Cinsaut, 3% Carignan, 2% Grenache Blanc.

I love Mourvedre.
“This blend features a good portion of Mourvèdre; that variety seems to work best for this style”. I vote for 100% Mourvedre, small batched, three shades of Banyuls (white, rose, red).

Geeked. Exciting wine.
Could easily pair with the flavors of India, Spain, and Middle East.
— a year ago

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Casa Madero

2 V. Chardonnay Chenin Blanc

Sabores frutales, suave al paladar. Aromas agradables. — 2 years ago

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Tenuta Sette Ponti

Poggio Al Lupo Maremma Toscana IGT Red Blend 2007

Quite nice - decant 1-2 hours before. — 2 years ago

Ricossa Antica Casa

Antica Casa Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Vino “importante” per antonomasia, frutto del vitigno Nebbiolo, coltivato negli 11 comuni storici piemontesi. Rosso con riflessi granata, al naso etereo, in bocca secco, asciutto, austero, armonico m e persistente. Affinato per 3 anni di cui almeno 2 almeno in botti di legno. Di grande struttura, questa domenica accompagna delle pappardelle altrettanto importanti.
Positivo.
Valutazione finale: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟
— 6 months ago

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Lindeman's

Batch No. 2 Red Blend

After Bistro Byronz with Dena, Al, Stacey & Jaclyn — a year ago

Domaine de L'R

Le Canal des Grands Pieces Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Organic and juicy Cab Franc. Effervescence in every sip with a delicious cherry presence. Imported by International Wines in Birmingham, Al. $13.99
Day 2 notes- bell pepper and cherries.
— a year ago

Christophe Mignon

Brut Nature Champagne Pinot Meunier

Fredrik Johansson
8.9

Disgorged 13/04/2015. Of the bottles of this wine that I have had, this one came across a bit brut-al... a little hard-edged and angular, severe on the finish. Things had opened and softened by say 2... — 2 years ago

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