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Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Inky dark in color with a lovely dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine spot on matches the nose with lovely dark berries and cassis coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely velvety … Continue reading

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2014 Miner Wild yeast Chard (mini review)

Another one from the Profile Group portfolio tasting, in fact my favorite of the night. Slightly golden in color with a lovely varietal chard nose with lots of apple and pear coming through. On the mid palate the wine matches … Continue reading

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2009 Joseph Phelps Insignia

“Time improves most things” a quote which can be debated in almost any scenario, including those concerning wine. Some wine simply will never get better with time, while some can improve drastically with some care and patience. This 2009 Joseph … Continue reading

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Watchdog Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely red cherries to match the nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some very nice smooth tannins and acidity. This is a … Continue reading

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Murphy Goode Red Blend 2012

Dark in color with a mild black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some solid black cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely velvety tannins, a hint of sweetness … Continue reading

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2015 Kendall-Jackson Vintners Reserve Chard

I last reviewed the 2014 vintage of this wine and enjoyed it. This one is slightly golden in color with a nice nose of pear and vanilla. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with the usual suspects, … Continue reading

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2015 Duckhorn Cab Sauv

I last wrote up the 2013 vintage of this wine and loved it. This wine is on the by the bottle list at the Keg for $64 which is not a bad deal for a wine that costs $34.75 from … Continue reading

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Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Dark color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins, and acidity along with some nice dryness. … Continue reading

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2015 H3 Cab sauv

Dark in color with a nice vibrant nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with bold black cherries coming through nicely, backed almost immediately by some strong pepper/spicey notes. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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2014 Humble Pie cab sauv

Dark in color with a nice smooth black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine is a spot on Cali cab with lots of lovely black cherries coming through. Not super fruity, not too sweet, just right. On the … Continue reading

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2015 Sterling Vintner’s Merlot

Dark in color with a nice dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice firm acidity and tannins. The 13.5% … Continue reading

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Seven Falls Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Inky dark in color with a lovely nose of dark cherries. On the mid palate the wine displays bold rich dark cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish this wine displays a lovely smooth acidity and tannins. … Continue reading

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Desert Wind Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Inky dark in color with an odd nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some strong black berries coming through. There’s some slight sweetness to the wine. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice velvety tannins … Continue reading

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Clos du Bois 2015 Chard

Slightly golden in color with a nice apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice softer varietal apple/pear to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some mild oak/vanilla notes. This is a … Continue reading

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2014 Cannonball cab sauv

I’ve had this wine over a number of vintages and sadly it has been inconsistent. Inky dark in color with a nice fruity red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely red cherry notes. … Continue reading

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2013 Murphy Goode Cab sauv

Some wineries struggle with consistency year over year while others like Murphy Goode quietly go about their business making consistently Goode wines, pun intended 🙂 I last reviewed the 2012 Vintage of this wine and enjoyed it. It’s a by … Continue reading

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2014 Cupcake Black Forest Decadent Red

Dark in color with a black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some rich black berries to match the nose, black cherries and the like along with some mocha. Straight out of the bottle the alcohol was … Continue reading

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Lander-Jenkins Chardonnay 2014

Pale in color with a nice albeit mild nose of apple and pear. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with apple and pear, lovely fruit! On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely soft vanilla … Continue reading

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Light Horse Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays blackberries to match the nose. On the medium length finish there’s some noticeable oak along with some tannins and acidity. Honestly this wine reminded … Continue reading

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2014 Beringers Founders Chard

Pale in color with a mild slightly odd nose. Nothing I can place. On the mid palate the wine displays some varietal chard fruit, pear really coming through along with some apple. On the medium length finish the pear comes … Continue reading

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St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Inky dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich dark berries/cherries to match the nose along with some nice oak notes along with some nice mocha. On the medium … Continue reading

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Bogle Essential Red 2014

This is another excellent red from Bogle. Dark in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some rich dark cherry fruit. The cab sauv is really coming through. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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Calera Mount Harlan 2012 Chardonnay mini review

Pale in color with a nice varietal nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich varietal fruit, nice apple/pear and vanilla. On the medium length finish the vanilla lives on nicely in the mouth. This is a … Continue reading

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14 Hands 2014 Chard

I’ve been on a roll of good chards lately … This is another one. Pale to slightly golden in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely varietal apple and pear. On the medium … Continue reading

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2013 St Francis Cab Sauv

Dark in color with a nice red cherry nose. On the mid palate this is a lovely smooth cab sauv with lots of nice red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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