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Country: United States   |   Member since: February 21, 2009
Bio: guarda il calor del sole che si fa vino, giunto a l'omor che de la vite cola



botto has reviewed the Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2012 88 /100
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Elegant wine, not overly complex, it shows fresh cut grass, lime and honeysuckle, along with a mild acidity. The finish is clean and short.
1323 days ago  ·  Comment  ·  Show translations
rckr1951 Interesting - something else to look for.
1313 days ago

botto has reviewed the Martin Ray Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2012 88 /100
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Probably my favorite vintage so far; perhaps because it's the first time I have tasted it from a Riedel Vinum Montrachet glass. The nose is not as oak driven as I remembered: lemon, ripe pear with notes of butterscotch. Full bodied, on the oaky side but with a good balance of tree fruit. Creamy mouth feel with a peppery finish.
1400 days ago  ·  Comment  ·  Show translations
botto has reviewed the Mailly Les Echansons 2000 92 /100
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Fine and everlasting bubbles. Golden color. Delicate nose of peach cobbler, orange peel, minerals and yeast. Full bodied with a silky texture and flavors of yeasty lemon leading to a lingering finish.
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Glenbob59 Sounds delicious, did it lean towards the dry side?
1480 days ago

botto bone dry
1479 days ago

rckr1951 Looking up the history - you put this in your cellar 1 1/2 yrs ago for wife's BD. When did you drink it?
1478 days ago

botto has reviewed the Château Dauzac 2006 89 /100
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Rich nose of ripe black currant and black cherry with an initially subtle hint of cedar that increases as the wine opens. Full bodied with firm tannins and flavors of dark berries and spicy cedar along with slight notes of cocoa and a dusty, well balanced finish.
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botto has reviewed the Monolith 2006 88 /100
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66% Cab, 21% Merlot, 11% Cab Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Intense nose of black cherry and blackberry with a hint of spice and black tea. Medium/full bodied, elegant with smooth dusty tannins and flavors of dark fruit and dark chocolate. It finishes a bit hot. Nice wine; however, given its $30 price tag, I was expecting more complexity.
1559 days ago  ·  Comment  ·  Show translations
rckr1951 MERRY CHRISTMAS NICO!!
1550 days ago

botto Paul, Marry Christmas to you and your family.
1549 days ago

rckr1951 Nico - her skills at finding just the right guy are amazing....you're perfect.
1446 days ago

botto has reviewed the Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal 1995 91 /100
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Refined and elegant wine with notes of dark berries, lavender and earth; it drinks very well now, but it could age for 4-5 more years.
1559 days ago  ·  Comment  ·  Show translations
rckr1951 Where are you coming up with all these wines? I'm jealous.
1557 days ago

bjwdad Well, he DOES work at Total Wine... :)
1555 days ago

rckr1951 OK, OK ...so I'm totally jealous.
1554 days ago

botto has reviewed the Chateau La Papeterie 1996 89 /100
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Faint nose of cherry liquor, dried herbs, violets and earth. Light bodied with a subtle palate of dried cherry, minerals and earth. This is a nicely matured Montagne-Saint-Emilion, but I wish it had more fruit left. The alcohol feels a bit high, there is still a good acidity, but the tannins are pretty soft and I doubt it will age any longer.
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rckr1951 Interesting review and final thoughts - I've a 1997 Bordeaux I was thinking that it's time is now also. Maybe next weekend to celebrate.
1559 days ago

botto If it's from the left bank I bet it's going to be lovely. I just had a '95 Pauillac with still some life to it.
1559 days ago

botto has reviewed the Artiste Peaceful Alliance 2009 90 /100
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2009 release. 75% Pinot Noir, 22% Syrah, 3% Viognier. Spicy nose. Sandalwood and floral. Not a lot of red fruit, but quite aromatic. Medium bodied with round tannins and low acidity. Red cherry and spice flavors with a touch of oak. The Viognier adds a sensation hard to explain to the palate, something perfumed, like white flowers, but it doesn't feel well integrated with the flavors of the red grape varieties.
1577 days ago  ·  Comment  ·  Show translations
rckr1951 I find that in Syraz/Viognier I like it better with at least a 5% blend of V. Your right in that at lower levels it doesn't really do much.
1576 days ago

botto has reviewed the Artiste Finding Romance 89 /100
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2009 release. 57% Cab, 15% Nebbiolo, 28% Syrah. Intense nose of ripe black cherry, spices and cedar. Full bodied with firm tannins and blackberry attack. Nice spiciness and blueberry flavors on the mid palate. Solid finish showing notes of oak and chocolate.
1577 days ago  ·  Comment  ·  Show translations
rckr1951 This is my style.
1576 days ago

botto has reviewed the Georg Ramoser Südtiroler Lagrein Riserva 2006 91 /100
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One of my fav grape varieties. Beautiful earthy nose with notes of crushed blackberry and a hints of oak. On the palate the dark fruit is upfront and it is quite intense. There is a green herbal element that adds freshness to it. The tannins are soft and the finish lingers with a nice spicy oakiness.
1579 days ago  ·  Comment  ·  Show translations
rckr1951 Nico - A site for sore eyes my friend. Lagrein. Need your input to balance out my cellar. This sounds very, very good.
1579 days ago

botto Hi Paul, hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. This has been purchased by my sister in Italy; however Alois Lageder and Peter Zemmer are 2 solid producers available in the US.
1577 days ago

rckr1951 I love Alois Ladeder wines but never had any Peter Zemmer. Hope your Thanksgiving went well also - ours was great.
1577 days ago



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