Wines tasted # 5

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Nardone Aglianico 2012
Baked plum, mushroom
Very clean minerals, bright to cloudy rim variation.

Traban(?) Chile 2009
Syrah, funk of earth and full of cream with oak

Tariquet 2012
Clean and crisp with some acid, fresh and very nice with some fruit, good gooseberry flavor

Chateau de Tracy Pouilly Fume
Super

Boulder Bank Pinot Noir
Marlbo(?) 2010

Mary Hill Serendipity 2007
Beautiful

Joseph Merlot, San Perie 2012
Tons of stone fruit, peach, melon
Lime zest, candied lime
La Chatelnie

Antonin Rodet Chablis 2012
Clean, ripe melon, stainless steel
Acid is medium, fades to stone fruit, apricot, peach, and lemon zest.

Chateau Du Pavillon 2009 Bordeaux
Wool, cherry, soft tannins, baking spice, pepper, cherry on the finish.

Ch. Cantenac 2009, 1/3 Nevou(?)
Bolunt(?), plum, cherry, blanc hordes(?), currants, tobacco, leather, soft berry forward finish.

Domaine Berthet-rayne, Cote du Rhone
75% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah
Full body, great soft acid, soft tannins

Chateau Des Karantes 2011
Very soft, supple flesh fruit, Grenache 60, Syrah 30, Mov. 10,

La Bal Ope. Cote Du Gascogne,
Herbacious, melon

Villa Floriano Pinot Grigio
Passionfruit, honeysuckle, fleshy

Seis Circles Vinera Chardonnay
Soft honey, baking spice

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Wines tasted # 4

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Berfield Wine – Anistoda 2009
Full body, wow.  Tons of tannins, balanced and nice finish.

Tenuta Polvaro
Li son classic, 100% Tosca

Tenuta Polvaro, ORO
Chard, pinot grigio, very  220 Traminer
Soft peach, stone fruit, melon

Tenuta Polvaro Cab. 2010
Soft cherry, great tannins

Tenuta Polvaro Nero
Cab. Merlot, syrah, refosco, good round structure, soft fruit

Tenuta Palvaro Ducis
Soft stone fruit, good

 

Tantas – Temp Garnacha RD Duera
Fuller body, shock after, violets, dried fruit

Tola, Nero D’Avola
Wet forest floor, leather, earth, truffle, cherry, good structure, soft but great acid

Gens Merlot 2010 Clarksburg, CA
Nice

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Wines tasted # 3

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Owen Roe Share Croppers Cab 2007
Ruby color, good cherry nose, light tobacco, strawberry, easy finish.

Dynamite Lake County
Plum color, ripe fruit good.  Tartness, nice smooth tannins, good easy finish.

Broadside Peso Robles
Purple color, not a lot of structure, lacking good fruit on the nose, vanilla oaky and not bad but currant on the end.

Ridge Santa Cruz Bordeaux blend
Dark purple, deep color, easy nose, good tannins, soft finish.

Edge Napa.
No nose, lacking structure, great color, plum, dark fruit, jammy fruit, 14.4%

Trefethen Oak Knoll
Dark rich, plum color, soft tannins, opened good tannins, jammy nose, tons on cherry and chocolate

Clava sauvignon blanc, Chile 2008
Crisp, clear, steel color.

Trullo Primitivio
Good dry, tannic, Rhone type, soil on the nose

Casa silva petite verdet
tannic, great berry forward and awesome color from a grape, normally used in blending.

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Wines Tasted # 2

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Here are some quick wine notes…. I drink a lot of wine. No scores just my thoughts! 

Smokescreen Chardonnay 2011
great mineral, crushed hillside, surlie, light malolactic, some untoasted French oak, very soft oak

Smokescreen Pinot Noir 2011
Anderson valley sweet cherry, very nice plum on the finish.  Light ruby color, nice body, and good fruit.

Matsu
Plum, date, fig, lisove[?], no rim variation, baked plum, very young

Forefathers Sav. Blanc
Herbs and earth, nor tropical

El Pasaro Rojo
Coffee grounds, char old[?], Dried violets, good tannins, very soft plum

Lan Rioja  Reserva 2005
Bright and supple, tart cherry, blueberry, acid, spice on berry

LeCole  Chardonnay 2012
Very nice, good fruit, acid, minerals, apple, apricot

Taft Street PN. RR
Robust good structure, picot fruit

Left Foot Charlie – Riesling
Very interesting, good soil, decors[?] Structure

Robert Reynolds Chard 2012
Lodi Rocy’s Block
Not so much on the nose, but some

Ant Moore N2
Pinot Gris Malbac
Good silt, some stone fruit, tropical notes, baked tropical fruit custard

Schwibinger Riesling 2011
Bone dry minerals on the nose
Grass, some herb on the nose
Honey dipped stone fruit, some earthiness

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Wines tasted # 1

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Here are some quick wine notes…. I drink a lot of wine. No scores just my thoughts! 

Quintan Petite Pierre 2009
Fleeting finish, not bad

Histoire Chapter 4 Cabernet
Aleyaber[?]  Sonoma County 2011
Young, lacking structure

Vending Machine Chard
Loula’s Revenge

Double Shotgun Cab Franc
Petit verdot.  Great do

Kuentz Bas Pinot Gris 2009
Tons of stonefruit on the finish, very clean, cotton candy

Artesa Meritage 2009
Soft tannins, soft chocolate, good stuff

Anaroo[?] Shiraz 2008
Silk wool and smoke and very fleeting finish and leads to soft plum

Giornata 2008 Barbera
Dates, figs, not much to the mid palette, no finish

Redcar Sonoma Coast Chard 2010
Nice malo, slight oak, red, stonefruit

Domaine de Pond Pinot Noir
Very nice, forward on nose[?].  Dry finish, excellent fruit, [?]

Slang Pinot 2012 Argo
herbaceous acid on  [?]
soft  fruit on the palette

Cypher Paso Robles, the Peasant
Nice body, good fruit, soft cherry, currant[?], blue-berry

Kenefick Ranch 2008 Napa
Chris Cuver – wow, what a gorgeous blend, tannins

Sierra Batyco – Reserva
Pinot Noir 2011, earth, berry forward, light fruit, good finish, soft tannins

Jane Ventura 2010 Vintage Cava
Riserva musica $10, biscuit, clay, flint

Madeby G. Sparkling Gamay
Very sweet, soft berry, nutmeg, baking spice

Genslabi[?] Cab Clarksburg 2010
Earthy, funky, dried leaves
great body, good tannins

White Oak 2007 Napa
86% Cabernet, 11% Merlot, Cab Franc 3%
Supertannic, soft fruit, very closed down

Montanori 2003
Amarone – Very Nice,  violets

Purple Malbec Cohors 2011
Full body, notes of baked mushroom, earth, dirty bark door

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