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  • Dec 19 at 3:28pm
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    Zuiko's Review:
    Added Dec 19 at 3:27pm
    Here is yet another highly rated 2010 Red Bordeaux that does not deliver. Cedar and leather nose with some plum. Lighter body style, soft tannin, austere but with a medicinal note that is not enjoyable. After tasting many 2009 and 2010 Bordeaux, I cannot agree with the famous wine writers about the quality of these vintages. Seems like corruption to me.My rating-- 81.

  • Dec 12 at 2:00pm

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    Zuiko's Review:
    Added Dec 12 at 1:59pm
    Nice nose of grapefruit, short finish, minimal fruit, light body, gooseberry, somewhat dilute. My rating-- 79. My first 2014 from Marborough-- Not a good start.

  • Dec 11 at 7:45pm

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    Zuiko's Review:
    Added Dec 11 at 7:45pm
    This wine was highly touted in a major wine magazine as a 90 point wine. The wine is dilute, simple, short finish, with apple notes and honey but not much else. Lacks acid. My rating 79-80. Whoever rated this a 90 is either corrupt or has no business rating wines. Wasted my money.

  • Nov 27 at 1:59pm
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    Zuiko's Review:
    Added Nov 27 at 1:57pm
    The 2013 Riverstone is quite underwhelming. Very little fruit is to be found, the nose is mostly oak, dilute tasting. Good acid though. Years ago, J. Lohr had some really nice Riverstone Chards. Something has changed here. My rating-- 72.

  • Nov 8 at 7:27pm

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    Zuiko's Review:
    Added Oct 23 at 2:57pm
    The nose has tropical botrytis notes and honey mixed with fresh semillon fruit. It is a big improvement over their 2005. It does lack acid, which is quite common with Sauternes. Very sweet but needs a bit more complexity. My rating-- 89. Enjoyable wine.

  • Nov 8 at 7:24pm
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    Zuiko's Review:
    Added Nov 8 at 7:24pm
    This is a nearly dry Riesling with perhaps 1% RS. Great nose of citrus, pine resin and petrol. Very unusual to find domestic Rieslings with this flavor profile. Could pass for a 10 yr old Kabinett. Holding up well at 4 yrs old. Good acid balance. Fruit is dominated by pine/petrol notes but still does well. My rating --89-90. Great value.

  • Nov 4 at 3:43pm
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    Zuiko's Review:
    Added Apr 15 at 1:29pm
    This Chardonnay was tasted at six years old and was amazingly young tasting. It's fruit is doing well and has a lemon, toast and honey character. Nice wine for the money. My rating-- 88. Over the hill now--Nov 2014. Don't bother.

  • Nov 4 at 3:39pm
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    Zuiko's Review:
    Added Nov 4 at 3:39pm
    After seeing praise for this wine, I had to try it. The nose has noticeable toast and honey notes but the fruit is dominated by the oak. There just isn't enough fruit to come through the oak. Been drinking Chardonnay for 40 years now and must say, this is no 90 point wine. Short finish and simple. My rating-- 84

  • Oct 31 at 4:04pm
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    Zuiko's Review:
    Added Oct 30 at 6:54pm
    Nice nectarine nose but a fairly simple wine. Needs a bit more acid to balance the sugar. No botrytis complexity as one would like to see from a late harvest Riesling. A bit awkward. My rating--86.

  • Oct 28 at 5:07pm

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    Zuiko's Review:
    Added Oct 28 at 5:07pm
    Surprisingly good for the money with a beautiful nose of honeysuckle, rose petal and peach. Not quite acid balanced but has fairly rich fruit. Probably 1% RS. A great value. My rating 88.

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