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28 February, 2017

Chateau Montelena 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Chateau Montelena 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
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Chateau Montelena 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, CA Obligatory disclaimer: This wine was provided as a sample for my review. The legend of Chateau Montelena is mighty, being as it took the highest white wine ranking for its 1973 Chardonnay in the 1976 Judgement of Paris, the famed wine competition responsible for California’s rise to
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13 June, 2012

Cocobon 2010 Red Wine

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Cocobon 2010 Red Wine California   This is one of those wines I selected based on the label design, and I’m not ashamed. Look at how pretty that brown and beige label is! I love it. The taste ends on mildly sweetened cranberries, and it starts with milk chocolate and pomegranate seeds. Those fruit flavors
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12 January, 2011

Tres Pinos 2009 Red Wine

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Tres Pinos 2009 Red Wine San Luis Obispo, CA This wine is from my stomping grounds, though I didn’t know much about wine back when I stomped there (that’s only been marginally improved). There is a sharp cranberry smell followed by the lush scent of fresh, moist dirt—a great nose, as far as I’m concerned.
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29 September, 2010

Shelton Vineyards Madison Lee Red Wine

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Shelton Vineyards Madison Lee Red Wine Dobson, NC I like Shelton Vineyard’s pinwheel logo—it has a bit of renaissance flair to it. This is the first time the filter on my wine aerator has come in handy; there’s a lot of silt in the bottle. It smells of Dove dark chocolate (you know, that somehow
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15 September, 2010

Marqués de Cáceres Crianza 2006 Cosecha

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Marqués de Cáceres Crianza 2006 Cosecha Rioja, Spain Everything I like about Spanish wine is in this glass—spicy, leathery, fruit that is ripe to bursting, cayenne, maybe even a mild curry. The first notes, though, were of chocolate and raspberry.  The chocolate’s mostly from the nose, but it helps mellow the wine, almost giving it
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