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Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Softer everywhere than the ‘07 we drank alongside. On the nose a tad more lush, nothing green. More voluptuous - zaftig? - giving it a more feminine, sexy and velvety feel. Red fruit shroomier in tones and finish just a bit longer and lusher. If the ‘07s tannins turn right, could be heading in this direction but the ‘03s can be had for ~$100 and that a bloody bargain. — 7 days ago

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Shay A

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If you know where to find any ‘03 around $100, I’d love to find some.
LM Segal

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Vinfolio had several a few months back, maybe $110?

Domaine Huet

Clos du Bourg Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2014

Deep, wild, waxy and the kind of wine that makes you think maybe your whole cellar should be chenin and champagne all over again — 5 days ago

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It probably should be!

Shob Brook Wines

Seven Steps Road Flaxman Valley Riesling 2018

To me this is just to be called Riesling+
I went to grab a box from the cellar and i found this bottle had the cork popped out.
Well, it must have been opened for a couple of days at least cause the wine that spilled out was vanished, floor was dry. However a couple of glasses were left in the bottle and i obviously gave it a go.
The wine was pretty cloudy, marvellous intensity though; it had freshness, mineral, fruit, aromatic herbs and spices. A pity cause I was meant to bring this back to Europe next year to get some friends to taste it. Very very long.
— 8 days ago

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Glad you got to taste it before it oxidized!

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Spanna Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2016

This surpasses the 2015 in my estimation. Concentrated, powerful, complex and simply delicious. Outstanding vintage with plenty of stuffing for the cellar. — a day ago

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Fratelli Alessandria

Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Gorgeous florals of peony and rose. Bright cherry fruit, dark red berries, cassis, almandine, nuanced tannins. Excellent, but very tight still. This is one I’m going to be happy to have in the cellar in 10 years. — 2 days ago

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Or 30!!!
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@Jay Kline without a doubt! Assuming a very optimistic view of my self control over the next 30 years.

Anne Boisson

Sous La Velle Meursault Chardonnay 2017

Gave this 2 hrs slow ox after reading prev CT notes. (The person whom I buy this from said:."uncork, place in cool cellar for 5-7 days corked, and then try"). This is glorious Meursault, and did not show tight to my palate. On the nose: soft reduction, lime, lemon oil, a hint of vanilla, apple, just so aromatically dense. On the palate: the acidity is unbelievably lively, good density, loads of minerality, lemon/lime...ok, density builds to a beguiling finish. I don't want to wax rhapsodic about this wine because the prices are already so high... — 5 days ago

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Bergevin Lane

She-Devil Syrah 2014

Dusty cellar fruit on the nose -

This wears away with dark fruits - unsweetened blackberry jam, currant, kirsch, skin tannin, very subtle acidity and heaps of tabaco and CBD oil on the end.
WA for the win. Every time.
— 10 days ago

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Rôtie Cellars

Little G Grenache 2018

Sourced from the Walla Walla Rocks District, this opens with Umami and nori tones that mingle with Mandarin orange rind, and guava puree tones that all dance in the glass. The palate is plush, showing off its silky texture. Layers of bright red fruits collide with minerals, charcuterie, citrus rind accents and stony undertones on the palate. Sinfully good in its youth, this beautiful wine will cellar well over the next decade. Drink 2020-2030- 94 — 6 days ago

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Seghesio Family Vineyards

Cortina Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2009

2009. Found a shelf of ~10 year old Zinfandel in the cellar and this Cortina is really good. Shows a little light reddish brown on the rim and the body is lighter than expected. Red fruits, spicy herbs, and mild vanilla flavors. — 6 days ago

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Anthill Farms

Peters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Is there a phrase for an unexpected find in the cellar? I pride myself on cellar record keeping but have to admit joy when I find a bottle missing from records. This one is still drinking strong. — 17 days ago

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Good QPR. And yes, the Anthill SV Syrahs go the distance.