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2014 Walter Hansel Winery Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

This has really improved in the last 6 months.  This has some oak on it which may be a question for some, but if you like this style, it is impressive.  Deep golden in color.  The no

2014 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas, USA, California, Mendocino - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Great example of a cooler climaate northern California Syrah.  This is tight and young and has a couple of decades left, so if opening now, give it some air.  Purple in color.  The n

2013 Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill, USA, California, Sta. Rita Hills - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

I love this bottling and vintage.  The oak treatment is perfect for the fruit.  Golden in color.  The nose is clean with peach and slight ginger.  Creamy texture.  On the p

2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Old Vines, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley - Wine Reivew

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is such a tremendous value.  Around $30.  Purple in color.  The nose is great with raspberries, dark cherries, spice, bramble and char.  On the palate, what a great texture

2014 Emerson Brown Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

This is a very solid Napa Cabernet.  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has cassis, , milk chocolate and spice.  On the palate, this is sweet ripe fruit; cassis, licorice and vanilla.&n

2016 Canyon Oaks Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California

Grade: 
C+
Score: 
80

This around $8.  If one is looking for an inexpensive Cabernet, then this will fit the bill.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has generic red fruit.  On the palate, dark cherry

2015 Woodwork Wines Chardonnay, USA, California, Central Coast - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
83

Plenty of value here for under $10.  First, the label tells you this has a vanilla and butterscotch oak profile with apple and pear fruit notes.  Both of those are pretty spot on.  T

2013 Tangent Pinot Gris Paragon Vineyard, USA, California, Edna Valley - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88

Really nice showing for this wine.  Light golden in color.  The nose has more fruit that the Italian versions of this grape.  Some tropical notes along with limes.  On the palat

2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard, USA, California, Sonoma Coast - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Drinking quite well right now.  Perhaps a bit earlier than prior vintages.  Deep ruby in color.  The nose is great with sour cherries, cherries, slight black licorice and baking spic

2011 Saxum Syrah Booker Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Inky purple in color.  The nose has boysenberries, black pepper and slight bacon fat.  On the palate, this is not as boisterous as other vintages.  Still, nothing under ripe or green

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