Gregory Deeter's Reviews

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(8/11/2012)
Gotham Langhhorne Creek Shiraz 2009
(this vintage is sold out)
Price: $17.79
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(9/29/2010)
I've always enjoyed Clos Du Bois reds in the last 11 years. This one while not world class, is one to please everyone at the table. It should first hit you with some leather and of course all of the nice berry, yet you should see that all of the nice ripe red fruit will tag along right with the leather. And myself, I like that.
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(9/29/2010)
I've always enjoyed Clos Du Bois reds in the last 11 years. This one while not world class, is one to please everyone at the table. It should first hit you with some leather and of course all of the nice berry, yet you should see that all of the nice ripe red fruit will tag along right with the leather. And myself, I like that.
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(9/29/2010)
I've always enjoyed Clos Du Bois reds in the last 11 years. This one while not world class, is one to please everyone at the table. It should first hit you with some leather and of course all of the nice berry, yet you should see that all of the nice ripe red fruit will tag along right with the leather. And myself, I like that. While the winemaker says that it's "velvety", well... Ok. Yeah it is, just a little bit. I will credit them for that term but it's overused this time. Not a big deal really, it IS in fact velvety, just in the minor leagues. And that's probably best for a table wine for everyone.
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(9/29/2010)
I've always enjoyed Clos Du Bois reds in the last 11 years. This one while not world class, is one to please everyone at the table. It should first hit you with some leather and of course all of the nice berry, yet you should see that all of the nice ripe red fruit will tag along right with the leather. And myself, I like that. While the winemaker says that it's "velvety", well... Ok. Yeah it is, just a little bit. I will credit them for that term but it's overused this time. Not a big deal really, it IS in fact velvety, just in the minor leagues. And that's probably best for a table wine for everyone. I would not know this would not pair well with. Pour it up with eggs and sausage for brunch like I did. It's not going to disappoint anyone, unless you like me (shhh, don't tell anyone), want a $100+ Pinot before lunch. This will suffice. In relation to the 90+ ratings in the past, oh I am sure. Now on this 2004. Hmm... I gave it a 90 at first taste and swill... Now that it's been open for a while to breath while I write this diatribe, it's up to a 91. 92 maybe? Hmmm. Very interesting. Most certainly open decant this one. This is pretty nice. 91 maybe? Well..... Oh this leather loves me, and this is outstanding with garlic cheddar. Excellent cigar wine. Not sure that it's a teeth stainer, but if not it's close enough to still please the ladies. And now after 20 minutes, the dry leather and earth is coming out to be quite rewarding. So yes, try one of these with a good friend that also loves reds and I promise you that you will not be displeased. And this is getting better the longer opened.... Please forgive me or ending this review so abruptly, yet I will go finish this bottle with some smoked cheddar and duck from last night in the kitchen before my wife wakes up. Darn. This one grows on you. Fist impression is like "yeah just under a 35 pinot" but with decanting it comes up to whopping upside the head and saying "Hello, do you love all the reds of California". Pretty nice. Yep. Pretty nice.
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(9/29/2010)
I've always enjoyed Clos Du Bois reds in the last 11 years. This one while not world class, is one to please everyone at the table. It should first hit you with some leather and of course all of the nice berry, yet you should see that all of the nice ripe red fruit will tag along right with the leather. And myself, I like that. While the winemaker says that it's "velvety", well... Ok. Yeah it is, just a little bit. I will credit them for that term but it's overused this time. Not a big deal really, it IS in fact velvety, just in the minor leagues. And that's probably best for a table wine for everyone. I would not know much this would not pair well with. Pour it up with eggs and sausage for brunch like I did. It's not going to disappoint anyone, unless you like me (shhh, don't tell anyone), want a $100+ Pinot before lunch. This will suffice. In relation to the 90+ ratings in the past, oh I am sure. Now on this 2004. Hmm... I gave it a 90 at first taste and swill... Now that it's been open for a while to breath while I write this diatribe, it's up to a 91. 92 maybe? Hmmm. Very interesting. Most certainly open decant this one. This is pretty nice. 91 maybe? Well..... Oh this leather loves me, and this is outstanding with garlic cheddar. Excellent cigar wine. Not sure that it's a teeth stainer, but if not it's close enough to still please the ladies. And now after 20 minutes, the dry leather and earth is coming out to be quite rewarding. So yes, try one of these with a good friend that also loves reds and I promise you that you will not be displeased. And this is getting better the longer opened.... Please forgive me or ending this review so abruptly, yet I will go finish this bottle with some smoked cheddar and duck from last night in the kitchen before my wife wakes up. Darn. This one grows on you. Fist impression is like "yeah just under a 35 pinot" but with decanting it comes up to whopping upside the head and saying "Hello, do you love all the reds of California". Pretty nice. Yep. Pretty nice. I sorta hate to give a 90+ of this one because the label is so large and I am sorta against the mass produced thing, ya know, grocery store wine, but if you see this at the grocery store it will be at the top for good reason. It's a nice introduction to California Bordeaux while affordable and apparently available.
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(9/28/2010)
Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2005
(this vintage is sold out)
Price: $56.99
In all the BV wines I have tried, one thing that seems to be consistent is that you will get leather. If I didn't know better I would think these reds were aged in leather lined barrels.
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(9/27/2010)
Mitchell Grenache 2001
(this vintage is sold out)
Price: $19.00
This is not a giant chewy 2001 cab. But it is a quite interesting red. I am going to go so far as to call it a 90 range table red. It's a Grenache. But look carefully. It is blended with Mourvedre and Sangiovese. Be sure to decant it at least 15 minutes and you should be rewarded with generous portions of smoke, leather and oak, maybe some mint. It's a medium red (on the palate) yet fairly deep dark and inky to the eye. Dry finish. This is great with breakfast or brunch omelettes with a lot of cheddar. smoked ham, bacon and onions. It has some nice spice to it and I enjoy the leather. Is it worth the price? Certainly. Pick up a case as a daily table red that is 5-6 years old, and when you run out you will be wanting to restock. As a price comparison, consider the Coppola Rosso. This tops thats. I am getting some very interesting results from longer (2 hour +) decanting. A fun affordable one to play around with no doubt. I am almost tempted to put one of these away for 3-4 years just for grins. It drinks good right now. Add one to your cart, you won't regret it. It's got some class, no doubt. Good one from down under.
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(9/21/2010)
Inglenook CASK Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(this vintage is sold out)
Price: $75.99
While the 2002 vintage most certainly cleared my cellar at a date long before planned, a 2003 left us wanting more. By some odd stroke of luck I found a case of 3 2003's and 9 2004's at a local liquer store for $9.99 each. As it turns out, apparently Coppola does not put a barcode on these bottles and the store had it marked as if it were a Rosso... The true price was supposed to be $79.99 each not $9.99 each. When reporting this to the store they simply said congratulations (and they don't have any left)... Short story is that wine.com still has a better price than what these were supposed to cost, and we decided to just go ahead and drink all of them now. I can certainly see why the 2003 received a 95 rating and the 2004 has us happy each night at the dinner table. Wine.com's price is quite reasonable for this world class cab. It's giant and luxurious.
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