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2011 Palazzo Right Bank Proprietary Red Wine, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is 68% Merlot, 22% Cab Franc and 10% Cab Sauv.  This saw 40% new oak.  1500 cases produce.  Purple in color.  The nose has coffee, bell pepper, cherries and slight tobacco.

2013 Palazzo Cuvee Blanc, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Really excellent white wine.  Way exceeded my expectations.  Light gold in color.  The nose has lemon oil and a slgiht waxy quality.  Someone said white peaches, but I did not g

2015 Palazzo Red Cuvee, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

This is blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 25% Cabernet Franc from fruit that was "declassified" from the top barrels.  It is meant to be more of a value offering.  Purple/r

2016 Ironside Cellars Reserve Red, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

This is a blend from Napa of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel.  It comes in a big heavy bottle and makes a nice presentation.  I beleive it is under $20 and for that

2014 Ironside Cellars Red, USA, California - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

Purple in color.  The nose is nice with cherries and boysenberries.  Some apice as well.  On the palate, this is easy drinking but there is some complexity.  Perhaps that is fro

2016 Ironside Cellars Pinot Noir, USA, California, Monterrey - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
84

Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has nice enough black cherries.  On the palate, there is a nice depth here.  The fruit is sweet cherries.  If you like that style, you will proba

2014 B Wise Vineyards Wisdom, USA, California, Sonoma, Moon Mountain - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

This is a blend of a lot of different grapes led by Zinfndel.  It is quite ripe and has some enjoyment factor.  Purple in color.  The nose is a bit puney with some raspberries and da

2015 Jax Vineyards Y3 Taureau, USA, California, Napa

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is a blend.  Purple in color.  The nose is very nice with dark cherries, black raspberries, dark chocolate, black pepper and spice.  Nice, full bodied texture.  Tannic.

2015 Jax Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Block 3, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

This is there luxury cuvee.  It was pop and pour which did this a disservice as it was quite tight.  Purple in color.  The nose is deep with cassis, coffee and slight peppery notes.&

2015 Jax Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Sonoma, Calistoga

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

An outstanding Sonoma Cabernet.  At $50, this is certainly priced in the ball park.  it is very tight right now, so it needs some cellaring or air before serving.  Purple in color.&n

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