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  • Clayhouse Wines Adobe Red Central Coast 2009+ one year ago Clayhouse Wines Adobe Red Central Coast 2009+
    Clayhouse Adobe Red 2009. Juicy and fairly full. Nicely balanced and largely enjoyable. 88.
  • Opolo Vineyards Summit Creek Zinfandel Paso Robles 2011 one year ago Opolo Vineyards Summit Creek Zinfandel Paso Robles 2011
    A beautiful ruby full of ultra-ripe fruit - cherry, pomegranate. A luscious, ripe Zin. 88.
  • Chronic Sofa King Bueno one year ago Chronic Sofa King Bueno
    Sofa King Bueno 2011 Paso Robles. 79% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre, 5% Petite Syrah, 4% Grenache. Fruity plum character and higher acid levels with mils tannins. Doesn't deliver on the fruit the way you'd expect and never really comes together. Drinkable nonetheless. 85.
  • Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards Chardonnay Centra Coast 2011 one year ago Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards Chardonnay Centra Coast 2011
    Wild Horse Chardonnay - Central Coast 2011. A blend of fruit and oak that some how ends up a zero sum. Okay, but not great. 83.
  • Troublemaker Wine one year ago Troublemaker Wine
    Austin Hope Troublemaker, nv. Plum, almost prune character, but balanced with acidity and mild tannins. Grenache and ripe syrah varietals stand out. good value. 87.
  • Layer Cake Malbec Vintage 2011 one year ago Layer Cake Malbec Vintage 2011
    What you'd expect from a Malbec. No surprises - fairly ordinary. 82.
  • Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay 2011 one year ago Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay 2011
    Subtle aromas lead to a giant, buttery Chard, with hints of apple and cinnamon. Outstanding. 90.
  • Layer Cake Primitivo Igt Puglia 2010 one year ago Layer Cake Primitivo Igt Puglia 2010
    Layer Cake 2010 Primitivo. Puglia. Wonderful. Fruit and chocolate immediately on the palate with a n acidic finish. Complex and superb. 90.
  • Bally Temecula Valley Estate Bottled m&m 2008 one year ago Bally Temecula Valley Estate Bottled m&m 2008
    Baily 2008 M&M. Merlot and Malbec. Rich and fruit forward, dense. Nice! 86.
  • Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Rose 2012 one year ago Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Rose 2012
    Elk Cone 2012 Pinot Noir Rose - Willamette Valley. Perfectly pleasant for summer. Well balanced and extremely approachable. 87.
  • Thacher Syrah 2009 one year ago Thacher Syrah 2009
    Thacher 2009 Syrah Coast View Vineyard. Reflects it's cooler weather climate in being more subtle. Nuanced berry with smoke and spice. Well done. 86.
  • Cotes Du Rhone Aoc one year ago Cotes Du Rhone Aoc
    Cotes du Rhone AOC from Costco. Dominated by strong earthy character that masks other characteristics of a Rhone blend. **note - significantly opened up after a day. Too young. 78.
  • Qupe Syrah Central Coast 2010 one year ago Qupe Syrah Central Coast 2010
    Qupe 2010 Syrah - Central Coast. Aromatic and fairly light. Fruit up front with surprisingly long finish. A nice wine! 86.
  • Carmenere Reserve Barrel Santa Ema 2009 one year ago Carmenere Reserve Barrel Santa Ema 2009
    Carmenere reserve 2009 Santa ema barrel select. Deep hues and earthy aromas. Mild tannins and soft fruit, higher acidity. Slightly underwhelming / thin. 80.
  • Thacher Gsm 2010 one year ago Thacher Gsm 2010
    38% Grenache, 31% Syrah, 31% Mourvedre. Aromatic and fuller bodied. Spice and plum with acidic finish. Will shine best with food due to flavor complexity. 86.
  • Roussanne Tolosa 2011 one year ago Roussanne Tolosa 2011
    2011 Tolosa Roussanne. Bright aromas, but underwhelming and inexpressive. Mineral aftertaste. 79.
  • Callia Malbec 2011 one year ago Callia Malbec 2011
    Callia Alta 2011 Malbec. Dry and acidic, soft tannins, earth and mild fruit. Well balanced and pleasant. 85.
  • Thatcher Viognier 2011 one year ago Thatcher Viognier 2011
    Surprising taste for a Viognier. Something in the process obscured the grape's true character, but still somehow pleasant. 83.
  • Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley 2011 one year ago Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley 2011
    Preston of Dry Creek Petite Sirah 2011. Organic grapes. Lots of acid and lingering tannins and lighter fruit expression. Interesting and enjoyable. 86.
  • Articondo Grassini Family Vineyard Wine one year ago Articondo Grassini Family Vineyard Wine
    Grassini 2010. Cab, Merlot, Petit Verdot. A big, ripe Bordeaux. Grape jam on the nose, with plum and dark fruit and mild acid. Light oak. An uncharacteristic Bordeaux, but wonderful. 89.
  • Treana Central Coast 2010 one year ago Treana Central Coast 2010
    Big mineral and soft melon with medium acidity. Marsanne dominates here. Unbalanced. 84.