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rckr1951 has reviewed the Bodegas Castaño Solanera Yecla Viñas Viejas 2012 90 /100
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This was really very good and needed about 45-60 mins of decanting time open...but when it did, damn! Juicy black berry fruits, spice dusty earth, pepper are finished off with drying tannins, framing acidity and medium length finish. Drink Now - 90 points - Paul
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rckr1951 added Bodegas Castaño Solanera Yecla Viñas Viejas 2012 as a favourite
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Big brother to Hecula - wonderful wine!
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rckr1951 marked Bodegas Castaño Solanera Yecla Viñas Viejas 2012 as tasted
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rckr1951 added Bodegas Volver Tarima HIll 2012 as a favourite
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Tremendous effort for the price.
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Bodegas Volver Tarima HIll 2012 92 /100
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Stunning effort for the price popint and definately has benefited from laying down for a few years.Lush rich blackberry fruit, violets, blueberry, rich damp earth, mocha, pepper follow to rounded sweet dark cherry tannins and balanced acidity. The finale is almost port like with it's butterscotch rim and thickness. 92 points - still 24 months of great drinking - Paul
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rckr1951 marked Bodegas Volver Tarima HIll 2012 as tasted
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Reserva 2010 90 /100
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Needed time for the alc to blow off (About 45 mins.) and then it really shined. Typical tempranillo red and dark berry fruits, dry and linear, with dusty tannins and a juicy aftertaste. This has faded over the last year and should be drank now. 90 points - Paul
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rckr1951 marked Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Reserva 2010 as tasted
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Quinta Do Noval Black 90 /100
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Heady black and purple aromas fill the air and follow to the palate with earthy notes, pepper, chocolate and dark cherry tannins fill the mouth really well.
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rckr1951 marked Quinta Do Noval Black as tasted
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Bogle California Chardonnay 2013 88 /100
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Better than expected with apple, a little nuttiness, vanilla and good finishing acidity. Drink now - Paul
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rckr1951 likes Bogle California Chardonnay 2013
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Glenbob59 marked Bogle California Chardonnay 2013 as tasted
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2013 89 /100
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A big surprise. This needed a little lay down time and was well rewarded. Lush and fruity with rounded tannins and good acidity. A wonderful mouthfeel this is a perfect daily drinker - 89 points - drink now - Pau
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rckr1951 added Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2013 as a favourite
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rckr1951 marked Columbia Crest H3 Merlot 2013 as tasted
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Chateau Fontbernard Saint-Emilion 2010 90 /100
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Really, really good. In fact this could stand a couple of more years in the cellar. Black berry fruit, mocha, vanilla, chewy tannins that turn into a sweetish daek cherry on the finish and vibrant acidity make this a classic effort. Drink or hold - 90 points - Paul
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rckr1951 marked Chateau Fontbernard Saint-Emilion 2010 as tasted
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Mark West Pinot Noir Carneros 2013 86 /100
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I haven't re-tried this in several years...and it's always good to re-visit wines to see if they've changed. Previous tries led me to be believe that the smokiness was a tad overbearing...still do. It does have decent fruit and body. Your choice. Paul
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rckr1951 marked Mark West Pinot Noir Carneros 2013 as tasted
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Orin Swift "Abstract" California Red Wine 2012 89 /100
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Big but eliguent with red plums, dark cherries, mocha, dusty earthy notes define place as sweet dark cherry tannins and boisterous acidity make this a real joy to drink. Well done - 89 points - drink now - Paul
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012 90 /100
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This, like the '12 Freemark Abbey, has fleshed out nicely also. Plenty of dark berry fruit, spice, a light mint note, mocha notes with firm tannins and juicy acidity this is really, really good. 89 points - drink or hold - Paul
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rckr1951 marked Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012 as tasted
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Chateau Puech-Haut Saint Drezery "Le Prestige" 2016 90 /100
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Excellent for the vintage, A Cambie/ Soloman effort foe US only. This lush on the nose and the palate. Red and black berry fruits, garrique, herbs and spice compliment chewy, medium tannins and balanced acidity frame the wine with a medium length finish. Drink now - 90 points - Paul
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rckr1951 marked Chateau Puech-Haut Saint Drezery "Le Prestige" 2016 as tasted
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Bodegas Castana Solanera Vinas Viejas 2012 90 /100
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This was really very good and needed about 45-60 mins of decanting time open...but when it did, damn! Juicy black berry fruits, spice dusty earth, pepper are finished off with drying tannins, framing acidity and medium length finish. Drink Noe - 90 points - Paul
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Beber has reviewed the Jacques Estel Brut Tradition 15 /20
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62 days ago  ·  Comment
Beber has reviewed the Quinta de Cidrô Touriga Nacional 2013 14 /20
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