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Freeman Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012 (Sonoma Coast, California) - [ST 90] [RP90]
Freeman Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012 (Sonoma Coast, California) - [ST 90] [RP90]
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90 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"Vivid red. Lively, sharply focused aromas of redcurrant, blood orange and minerals, with a smoky quality emerging with air. Tangy and linear on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of zesty spiciness. Fat-free and nervy on the finish, with echoing notes of blood orange and minerals. I'd bet on this youthful wine to age gracefully." - Stephen Tanzer (May 2014)

Hidden Ridge "Impassable Mountain Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Sonoma County, California) - [RP 96]
Hidden Ridge "Impassable Mountain Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Sonoma County, California) - [RP 96]
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96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 55% Slope Impassable Mountain Reserve (14.9% alcohol) exhibits a knock-out set of aromatics, including creme de cassis, licorice, barbecue smoke and roasted meats, gorgeous sweetness and sucrosity, a broad, savory, full-bodied mouthfeel, true opulence, velvety tannins, and a blockbuster finish lasting nearly 50 seconds. This magnificent Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for 20 years.

I am not familiar with this terroir, but apparently it is on the Mayacamas Mountain at the Napa/Sonoma county line. There are 21 blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon planted at elevations ranging from 1,200 to 1,700 feet. As one can see from the wine names, this is somewhat like the exercise Schrader does with the different clonal material for the Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard. Here, the winemaker is doing it with degrees of slope.
" — Robert Parker (Dec 2013)

Hidden Ridge "Impassable Mountain Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Sonoma County, California) - [RP 96]
Hidden Ridge "Impassable Mountain Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Sonoma County, California) - [RP 96]
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96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The stunning 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon 55% Slope Impassable Mountain Reserve (15% alcohol) boasts copious notes of licorice, creme de cassis, charcoal, blackberries and forest floor in a rich, full-bodied, opulent style. Vaguely reminiscent of some of Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignons made in the mid-1970s, this brilliant wine should age easily for 20-25 years. Something of this quality from Napa would cost two to ten times as much.

I am not familiar with this terroir, but apparently it is on the Mayacamas Mountain at the Napa/Sonoma county line. There are 21 blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon planted at elevations ranging from 1,200 to 1,700 feet. As one can see from the wine names, this is somewhat like the exercise Schrader does with the different clonal material for the Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard. Here, the winemaker is doing it with degrees of slope.
" — Robert Parker (Dec 2013)

Achaval Ferrer "Finca Altamira" Malbec 2008 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [RP 97] [WS 94] [ST 93+] [WE 90]
Achaval Ferrer "Finca Altamira" Malbec 2008 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [RP 97] [WS 94] [ST 93+] [WE 90]
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97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2008 Finca Altamira is a bit broader and richer on the palate. It is an opulent wine that combines elegance with power. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it from 2014 to 2028. Achaval Ferrer is now firmly established as one of Argentina’s benchmark producers." - Jay Miller (12/2010)

Achaval Ferrer "Finca Bella Vista" Malbec 2008 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [RP 98] [WS 93] [ST 92+] [WE 91]
Achaval Ferrer "Finca Bella Vista" Malbec 2008 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [RP 98] [WS 93] [ST 92+] [WE 91]
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98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2008 Finca Bella Vista has it all. Purple/black in color, it displays an exotic, sexy nose, dense layered fruit, and 5-7 years of aging potential. Satin-textured, mouth-coating, and very long in the finish, it will offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2028. Achaval Ferrer is now firmly established as one of Argentina’s benchmark producers." - Jay Miller (12/2010)

Justin Vineyards "Savant" Proprietary Red 2011 (Paso Robles, California)
Justin Vineyards "Savant" Proprietary Red 2011 (Paso Robles, California)
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93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine(2009 Vintage:
"A delightful wine, one of Justin’s best in quite some time. The blend is Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, and fruit is the star, in the form of ripe, lush blackberries and currants. You’ll also find complex notes of grilled meats, chocolate, herbs and spices, wrapped into a perfectly soft, delectable texture. Drink now–2015." — S.H. (4/1/2012)

Justin Vineyards "Savant" Proprietary Red 2011 (Paso Robles, California)
Justin Vineyards "Savant" Proprietary Red 2011 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Paso Robles, California)
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93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine(2009 Vintage:
"A delightful wine, one of Justin’s best in quite some time. The blend is Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, and fruit is the star, in the form of ripe, lush blackberries and currants. You’ll also find complex notes of grilled meats, chocolate, herbs and spices, wrapped into a perfectly soft, delectable texture. Drink now–2015." — S.H. (4/1/2012)

La Poderina "Poggio Abate" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2008 (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 92] [WE 91] [JS 90]
La Poderina "Poggio Abate" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2008 (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 92] [WE 91] [JS 90]
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92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Abate is another impeccable wine from La Poderina, only this expressions is a lot more expansive and saturated in terms of its density and concentration. A dark, supple texture is layered with ripe fruit, licorice, balsam herb and soft spice. This austere 2008 vintage shows good structure and extra bright acidity that will serve the wine well as it ages over the years. Drink: 2016-2026." - Monica Larner (Feb 2014)

Mi Sueno Chardonnay Los Carneros 2007 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 91]
Mi Sueno Chardonnay Los Carneros 2011 (Napa Valley, California)
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Taste: Medium body, gentle entry with a silky finish. Cinnamon, citrus and mouth-watering acidity leave room for a wonderful pairing.

Bouquet: Tropical nuances of papaya and guava. Also look for hints of stone, wax, lemon peel and the spiciness of arugula

Vineyard:
Named after the color of the soil, Tierra Blanca, this vineyard rests under the blanket of Mother Nature’s cool climate right along the San Pablo Bay. Planted to only 2 acres and managed by our own vineyard management company, this vineyard gives Rolando exactly what he’s looking for to make one of his signature wines.

Chateau Haut Monplaisir "Tradition" Malbec AOC 2011 (Cahors, France) - [WE 90]
Chateau Haut Monplaisir "Tradition" Malbec AOC 2011 (Cahors, France) - [WE 90]
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90 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This is a powerhouse of ripe fruits, strong tannins and dark acidity. It burst out of the glass with its bold, firm flavors and solid structure. It is already balanced, the fruit complementing the dense texture. But it will certainly develop more and age very well. Drink in 2016 and until 2022." — Roger Voss (12/31/2013)