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rckr1951 added Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley 2011 to the cellar
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6 hours ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 added Vina Cumbrero Crianza Rioja 2010 to the cellar
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6 hours ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 has reviewed the Santa Rita "120" Carménère 2010 88 /100
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Another experiment and another success. Chocolate and blackberries with dark pepper, violets and dirt leading to a medium bodied, semi-tannic chewy juice. A lengthy aftertaste releases a licorice finish and a desire to start up the grill. Much, much better than anticipated. Drink now - Paul.
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rckr1951 added Peter Lehmann Clancy's Barossa Red Blend 2011 to the cellar
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7 hours ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 added Marques Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto 2012 to the cellar
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7 hours ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 has reviewed the Stickybeak Syrah Monterey/Napa/Sonoma 2009 89 /100
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Full and rich this a completely developed wine right now. Drinking extremely well. Full blueberry, dark currant, pepper, a little wood and floral accents fill out the nose and palate - wonderful. This was a little experiment with this producers. The wine was made from grapes with 3 sources from Napa, Sonoma and Monterrey counties. Drink now.
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rckr1951 added Charles Smith "Kung Fu Girl" Evergreen Columbia Valley Riesling 2013 to the cellar
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8 hours ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 added King Estate "Acrobat" Pinot Noir 2012 to the cellar
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9 hours ago  ·  Comment
Beber has reviewed the Cozinha Velha Reserva 2012 16 /20
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3 days ago  ·  Comment
Comercial added Casal Garcia Sparkling Rosé 2014 to the cellar
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3 days ago  ·  Comment
Beber has reviewed the Esporão Reserva 2013 17 /20
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5 days ago  ·  Comment
Beber has reviewed the Encostas de Arraiolos 2013 15 /20
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7 days ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 has reviewed the Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007 90 /100
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Don't miss understand me. I don't just like bigger wines made from this grape - I like ALL bigger well wines. The structure, body and taste reveal layers of nuances not available in "lesser" wines. This true for this offering. Anise, blackberry fruits, espresso, carmel and cacao, tomato leaf, tobacco, et al combine with full bodied structure, taste and tannins balanced with vital acidity that provide a lingering aftertaste that sails on to great finish. Wonderful - drink now. Paul
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Ruffino Chianti Superiore 2012 87 /100
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Although this is a different style for Ruffino (At least according to them) we find it is now up to speed with the chianti wine world. Notes of black cherries, plum, spices and pepper hit the nose and entice the palate. Medium bodied tannins, lingering juicy acidity meld well to form a lingering aftertaste. Good with chicken bruschetta and red sauce over toasty italian bread.
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Castle Rock Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 88 /100
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Paso Robles earth amd structure in a supple, smooth juice. Blackberries, chocolate, pepper, mint and oak are well balanced with alcohol, tannic structure and acidity. This has a lifting, chewy aftertaste. Juicy and with medium length it begs for red meats on the grill. This Castle Rock tasting was a real eye opener for some and a re-affirmation for other. Well done and the overall champion.
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Castle Rock Chardonnay Central Coast 2013 89 /100
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Maybe an 88, but this was truly a surprise of a big time nature. Excellent structure, layered properly with lemon, citrus fruit, white pepper and a good buttery finish - and I mean good. So many chards get to creamy and viscous for me but not this - I'd drink this any day, especially warm days, slightly chilled. Refreshing wine. Drink now - Paul
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Castle Rock Central Coast Merlot 2011 89 /100
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Solid wine that is the definition of a good entry level wine. Strong core of dark berry fruit - blackberry and dark cherry with a dash of red berry fruit thrown in for good measure. Peppery spice, anise and herbal notes highlight the palate as does the medium length aftertaste. Great food wine - red meat. Drink now - 2016 - Paul.
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rckr1951 has reviewed the Castle Rock Mendocino County Pinot Noir 2012 88 /100
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Tasty wine. Strawberry, raspberry, cinnamon spice, a slight peppery note all wrapped up in medium tannin body that drinks smoothly. Excellent for fish and fowl. Solid well made wine. Drink now - Paul
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cid is attending Vinhos de Portugal no Rio 2015
15 days ago  ·  Comment
rfrancisco added Papa figos 2013 to the cellar
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16 days ago  ·  Comment
rfrancisco added Mula Velha Reserva 2013 to the cellar
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16 days ago  ·  Comment
rfrancisco added Mau Maria 2013 to the cellar
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16 days ago  ·  Comment
rfrancisco added Herdade De São Miguel - Escolha Dos Enólogos 2011 to the cellar
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16 days ago  ·  Comment
rfrancisco added Herdade de São Miguel - Escolha dos Enólogos 2009 to the cellar
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16 days ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 added Giesen MarlboroughnSauvignon Blanc 30th Aniversary 2013 to the cellar
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17 days ago  ·  Comment
rfrancisco added Pêra Doce Reserva 2009 to the wishlist
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17 days ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 added Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2013 to the cellar
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17 days ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 added Casa Lapostolle Grand Selection Carmenere 2012 to the cellar
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17 days ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 added Di Maio Norante "Ramitello" 2011 to the cellar
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17 days ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 added Novy "Susan's Hill" Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah 2012 to the cellar
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18 days ago  ·  Comment
rckr1951 One of those places where "terroir" is more than just a word.
17 days ago