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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Vandal Vineyard, Los Carneros, Napa Valley, 2004

Note: I’m a huge fan of RSV’s Pinots and their whites.  I was hoping this would be as wonderful.  Given the price tag, the experience was not as great as I had hoped for. N/ Sharp cassis. Angular, sweet oaks. Dry forest floor. Leather. Distinct  and beautiful barrel room wafts after three hours. T/ Medium […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sterling, Diamond Mountain Ranch, 1995

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N/ Old oaks, flint, gunpowder. Dry black earth. Smoked plums. Lovely for first 30 minutes, then began smelling a tad of steel and rust. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel (likely due to old age).  Sharp. Clean but somewhat dusty texture. Old,  oak-stewed blackberries and black cherries. Hints of a brilliant structure and layering that must have […]

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USA, Zinfandel, Joel Gott, 2008

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N/ Dry earth, gunnysack. Smoke. Slight plastic. Fresh oysters, not kidding. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Light to medium fruits. Cherry. Light glycerol feel. Not as much “ummph” as I had hoped for. Very Good- 86 Sample kindly provided by La Jolla Mom (www.lajollamom.com)

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