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2013 White Oak Vineyards & Winery "Mighty Oak", USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

This is a propreitary red blend out of Napa that seems to have a lot of Merlot in it.  At under $20, there is a lot of value here.  Purple in color.  On the nose there is soem cherry

2013 White Oak Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

Ruby in color.  The nose has cherries/cherry juice.  On the palate, this is a bit one dimenstional.  More feminine in nature.  Cherries.  Actually, in the world of Pinot No

2013 Lobo Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Wulff Vineyards

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is certainly a step up from the 2014.  The question is whether it is the vintage or just the extra year in bottle.  I suspect both but mostly the later.  The nose has cassis and

2012 Mathew Bruno Beckstoffer Georges III, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Excellent wine.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, chocolate and spice.  On the palate, slight tannins.  Really delicious.  Deep.  Plenty of cassis fruit, some da

2011 Two Terroirs Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Napa, Spring Mountain - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Purple in color.  The nose shows cassis and chocolate but also some green bell pepper.  On the palate, it comes across as a Bordeaux.  If that bell pepper quality is an issue, then y

2003 Saxum Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98

An old friend.  It had been years since I have had this vintage.  saxum has only made Rocket Block a few times and this was the first.  50% Grenach, 40% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah.&nbs

2004 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Forman Cabs often fly under the radar for some reason.  This was quite good.  At 13 years from vintage, it still has a long life left.  The bottle was opened and allowed to breath fo

2017 Chandon Brut XO Rebecca Minkoff Limited Edition, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

A very nice dometicc sparkling wine.  Honestly, i have no idea who Rebecca Minkoff is, but congrats to her.  The packaging on this bottle is very pretty and it would make a welcome and ta

2015 Paul Dolan Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, USA, California, Mendocino - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86

An under $20 California Sauvignon Blanc that is respectable and a little bit more.  Gold/green in color.  The nose is slightly grassy but also has some nice tropical fruit (mango?) notes.

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