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2013 Jaffurs Syrah Larner Vineyard, USA, California, Santa Barbara - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Opened while watching the Cleveland Browns lose again.  I needed something strong that wouldn't make me try to hard.  While this fit the bill, in fact, this will be a couple or few points

2013 Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend, USA, California, Paso Robles - Wine review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Another nice wine from this producer.  This is a GSM blend with some other grapes as well.  Purple in color.  The nose has black and red raspberries, black pepper and spice.  On

2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

I love how well Mike Officer made Zins in the difficult 2011 vintage.  Purple in color.  The nose is great with raspberries, black raspberries, brambles and slight spice.  On the pal

2013 Sinegal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Purple in color.  The nose is nice, if young.  Cassis, cedar and baking spice.  On the palate, very nice texture.  Cassis fruit with an underlying char and spice.  Good bal

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc Judge Family Vineyard, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

A very nice Sauvignon Blanc.  Light green gold in color.  The nose is slightly grassy with good minerals and slight limes.  On the palate, a lovely oily texture.  Nice fruit; ki

2008 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98

I have been lucky enough to try this twice in a month.  Both times just as amazing.  Purple in color.  The nose is great with cassis, cedar and pencil lead.  Full bodied. 

2002 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

This seems to be at or close to peak at this point.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose has cassis, cedar, slight char and a slight earthiness.  On the palate, this is soft

2014 Epoch Estate Wines Syrah Block B Paderewski Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

As to be expected, this is quite young and tight.  Yet, the nose is so precise it should develop beautifully.  Black raspberries, black pepper, roasted meats and violets.  On the pal

2013 Epoch Estate Wines Syrah Block B Paderewski Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

My favorite of the 12, 13 and 14 trio of these wines (though all are good).  This also seems to be the one with the most upside potential.  Inky purple in color.  The nose is dusty w

2012 Epoch Estate Wines Syrah Block B Paderewski Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Inky purple in color.  The nose has cedar, black raspberries and black pepper.  On the palate, jammy black raspberries with some black cherries and chocolate.  Good acidity.  Th

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