Rad Wine Reviews

Rad Reviews from 2014:

Aresti 2010 Reserva Carmenere – 89

Cornerstone Cellars 2009 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 92

Cornerstone Cellars 2010 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 93

Cornerstone Cellars 2011 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 90

Elizabeth Chambers Cellar 2011 Winemaker’s Cuvee Pinot Noir – 91+

Lamadrid 2011 Single Vineyard Reserva Malbec – 89+

Wolff & Father 2010 Loup de Rouge – 89

Rad Reviews from 2013:

A bunch of Rhones from Rhone Rangers San Francisco

A bunch of Zinfandels from ZAP’s ZinFest

A to Z 2010 Oregon Pinot Gris – 88

Ancient Peaks 2010 Margarita Vineyard Renegade – 87

Arbor Mist Merlot and Blackberry Frozen Wine Cocktail – 50

Baron Philippe de Rothschild 2011 Pays D’OC Pinot Noir – 88

Big Basin Vineyards 2009 Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir – 91+

Brazin 2008 Old Vine Zinfandel – 85

Cascina degli Ulivi 2011 Semplicemente Vino Rosso – 91

Castello di Amorosa 2011 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir – 89

Castello di Amorosa 2012 Mendocino County Pinot Grigio – 87+

Chateau Garraud 2010 Lalande de Pomerol – 89+

Chateau Millegrand 2008 Minervois Red Wine – 89

Cornerstone Cellars 2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – 93

Cornerstone Cellars 2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – 91+

Cornerstone Cellars 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvingon – 91

Coudoulet de Beaucastel 2010 Cotes du Rhone – 86 (Decant it for a few hours.  It’ll show a little better after that.)

Damilano 2009 Barbera d’Asti – 90+

Dehlinger 1998 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 93

Domaine La Milliere 2009 Vin de Pays de Vaucluse – 91+

Domaine Ostertag 2011 Vignoble d’E Riesling – 90+

Ferrari NV Rose – 90+

Fetzer 2011 Shaly Loam Gewurztraminer – 87

Franciscan 2007 Merlot – 91

Hunt Cellars 2002 Outlaw Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel – 88

The Infinite Monkey Theorem 2011 Cabernet Franc – 92+

The Infinite Monkey Theorem 2012 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon – 89

Jaillance Cuvee de l’Abbaye Cremant de Bordeaux Brut – 88+

Joseph Perrier NV Cuvee Royale Brut Blanc de Blancs – 91

Korbel 2009 Natural – 88

Krupp Brothers 2008 Black Bart’s Bride White Wine – 89

Krupp Brothers 2007 Stagecoach Vineyard Black Bart Syrah – 93+

Layer Cake 2011 Shiraz – 87

Le Clos du Caillou 2009 Cotes du Rhone – 89

Locations F-1 French Red Wine – 90

Locations I-1 Italian Red Wine – 90

Long Meadow Ranch 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 92

Mar de Frades 2011 Albarino – 90

Meyer-Fonne 2011 Riesling Reserve – 91

Pazo Torrado 2011 Albarino – 89

Poggio al Tesoro 2011 Solosole Vermentino – 87+

Pontificis 2011 Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre – 91+

Ravenswood 2010 Vintners Blend Petite Sirah – 82

Ravenswood 2010 Vintners Blend Shiraz – 87

Ridge 2010 Buchignani Ranch Carignane – 91+

Ridge 1981 York Creek Devils Hill Petite Sirah – 94

Robert Mondavi Private Selection 2011 Central Coast Chardonnay – 87+

Robert Mondavi Private Selection 2011 Coastal Crush Red – 85

Sables d’Azur 2012 Cotes de Provence – 87

St. Somewhere 2010 Petit Verdot – 88

Silver Oak 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 91+

Silver Oak 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 92

Silver Oak 2002 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 92+

Smith-Madrone 2010 Chardonnay – 92

Smith-Madrone 2011 Riesling – 89

Stepping Stone 2012 Corallina Syrah Rosé – 88

Stepping Stone 2012 North Coast Red Rocks – 89

Stepping Stone 2012 North Coast White Rocks – 89

Stickybeak 2011 Toscana – 87+

Sutter Home 2012 California White Zinfandel – 82

Tedeschi 2011 Lucchine Valpolicella Classico – 88

Tendril 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 92

Thierry Puzelat 2008 KO: In Cot We Trust – 89

Torii Mor 2007 Dundee Hills Select Pinot Noir – 87

Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve 2010 Napa Valley Meritage – 88

Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve 2011 Lot #18 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon – 89+

Trader Joe’s 2011 Grower’s Reserve Merlot – 87+

Trader Joe’s Reserve 2011 Lot #77 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 89

Trader Joe’s Reserve 2009 Lot #72 Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 88+

Tribunal 2011 North Coast Red Wine – 89

Trimbach 2010 Riesling – 90

Trione 2010 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 89

Trione 2008 Russian River Valley Chardonnay – 88+

Trione 2008 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 89

Trione 2008 Russian River Valley Syrah – 90

Trione 2007 Block 21 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 91

Trione 2007 Alexander Valley Red Wine – 89

Twomey 2008 Merlot – 92

Valley of the Moon 2009 Syrah – 89+

VINTJS 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 88

Viña Eguía 2007 Reserva Rioja – 93

Weinbach 2011 Cuvee Theo Riesling – 92

Well Read 2012 California Red Wine – 86

XYZin 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel – 88

Rad Reviews from 2012:

A Ton of Italian Wines… Check it out!

Antigal 2008 Uno Malbec – 87+

Argiano Non Confunditur 2009 Toscana Rosso – 89+

Argyle 2011 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 91+

Artezin 2009 Mendocino County Zinfandel – 85

Babcock 2010 Under the Radar Syrah – 88

Baker’s Dozen “Jammy” NV Cabernet Sauvignon – 65

Baker’s Dozen “Jammy” NV Pinot Noir – 68

Barossa Jack 2008 Estate Shiraz – 93+

Benegas 2007 Libertad Vineyard Syrah – 88+

Big House Red 2010 California Red Wine – 90

Big House Red 2011 California Red Wine – 88+

Big House 2011 White Wine – 88

Bodega Norton 2010 Malbec – 88

Bonny Doon Vineyard 2010 Banana Slug Roussanne – 89

Bonny Doon Vineyard 2011 Vin Gris De Cigare – 89+

Bonny Doon Vineyard (Ca’del Solo) 2006 Nebbiolo – 90+

Bonny Doon Vineyard 2007 Alamo Creek Syrah – 91

Bonny Doon Vineyard 2007 Le Cigare Volant normale – 90+ (en foudre 91+ / en demi-muid 91)

Buena Vista 2008 Carneros Pinot Noir - 72 – 73

Cascina Tavijn 2009 Barbera d’Asti – 89

Cave de Monterail 2010 Cotes du Rhone Villages – 91

Caves du Fournalet 2010 Cotes du Rhone – 85

Chalone Vineyard 2009 Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon – 89

Chateau Meric 2009 Medoc – 87

Chateau Haut Barrail 2009 Medoc – 89+

Clos La Chance 2008 Lila’s Cuvee Rhone Blend – 91+

Columbia Crest 2009 Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon – 87

Columbia Crest 2009 Two Vines Merlot-Cabernet – 88

Copa Di Vino NV American Riesling – 76

Copa Di Vino NV Columbia Valley Merlot – 79

Cornerstone Cellars 2010 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 90

Cornerstone Cellars 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 92 (93 the second time around, when paired with a  bacon-wrapped filet mignon)

Cornerstone Cellars 2008 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – 92+

Cornerstone Cellars 2009 The Cornerstone Red Wine – 93

Cornerstone Oregon 2010 Willamette Valley Chardonnay – 91

Cornerstone Oregon 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 91+

Cornerstone Oregon 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 92

Cuvaison 2006 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon – 93

Cuvee Signee 2009 Chinon – 91

D’Aquino 2010 Chianti – 86

DeLoach 2008 Von Weidlich Zinfandel – 89

DMZ 2008 Shiraz, South Africa – 89

Domaine des Maisons Brulees 2009 L’Erebe – 90

Domaine Fabrice Gasnier 2010 Les Graves Chinon – 90+

Domaine Laurent Barth 2010 Racines Metisses – 89

Dutcher Crossing 2008 Maboroshi Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 91

Dynamic 2010 Red Table Wine – 88+

Entwine 2010 California Cabernet Sauvignon – 88+

Estampa 2007 Assemblage – 89

Francis Coppola 2010 Monterey County Pinot Noir – 89

Franciscan Estate 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvigon – 90

Foppiano 2009 Lot 96 Sonoma County Petite Sirah – 89

Ghost Pines 2009 Winemaker’s Blend Zinfandel – 87

Goats do Roam 2006 Red Wine – 85

Graham’s Six Grapes Port – 86

Haraszthy 2009 Dunbar Vineyard Zinfandel – 88

Joel Gott Wines 2009 California Zinfandel – 90+

Justin 2009 Isosceles – 92

Kaara 2010 Carmenere Syrah – 89

Kiddush Hashem Cellars 2004 Syrah – 89

Kirkland Signature 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel, Amador County – 88+

Kunde 2009 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 86

Kunde 2009 Sonoma Valley Chardonnay – 88

La Crema 2009 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay – 89+

La Pepie 2011 Cot – 91

Ledson 2003 Alexander Valley Merlot – 93

Lindeman’s 2010 Bin 50 Shiraz – 72

Lindeman’s 2010 Bin 99 Pinot Noir – 86

Loosen Bros 2010 Dr. L. Riesling – 89

Giuseppe Lonardi 2009 Valpolicella Classico – 89

Los Vascos 2009 Colchagua Cabernet Sauvignon – 88

Lucky Star 2008 Pinot Noir – 78

M. Chevallier Carte Noire Brut Cava – 87

Matua Valley 2008 Marlborough Pinot Noir – 91

Mommy Juice NV Central Coast Red Wine – 83

Moulin de Gassac 2010 Guilhem Red – 93

Oops 2011 Cheeky little red. Carmenere/Merlot – 82

Peachy Canyon 2008 Incredible Red Zinfandel - 87

Piper Sonoma Brut NV Sparkling Wine – 88

Rex-Goliath NV Cabernet Sauvignon – 84+

Ridge 2010 Buchignani Ranch Carignane – 92+

Ridge 1993 Monte Bello (Half Bottle) – 95

Robert Mondavi Private Selection 2010 Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon – 87

Rodney Strong 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 92

Rodney Strong 2005 Symmetry – 91

Rombauer Vineyards 2009 Zinfandel – 89

Rosenblum Cellars Vintner’s Cuvee XXXIII Zinfandel – 88+

Russiz Superiore 2005 Cabernet Franc del Collio – 91+

Sarah’s Vineyard 2010 Jour de Joie – 86+

Sarah’s Vineyard 2009 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay – 87+

Sarah’s Vineyard 2009 Central Coast Chardonnay – 88

Sarah’s Vineyard 2008 Cote de Madone – 89

Sarah’s Vineyard 2007 Fifty Fifty – 89+

Sarah’s Vineyard 2007 Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot – 89

Sarah’s Vineyard 2007 Nuits d’Enfer – 90+

Simi 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 88+

Stepping Stone 2011 Corallina Rose of Syrah – 89

Stepping Stone 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 89+

Stepping Stone 2011 North Coast White Rocks – 87

Stepping Stone 2010 Napa Valley Riesling – 87

Stepping Stone 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 90+

Sterling 2008 Vintner’s Collection Central Coast Syrah – 87+

Su Vino NV Summer Rain White Wine – 80-

Su Vino NV Merlot – 72

Su Vino NV Syrah/Grenache – 78+

Su Vino NV Sangiovese – 81+

Su Vino NV Syrah – 80+

Su Vino NV Zinfandel – 77+

Sycamore Creek 2009  Flagship Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – 91+

Tablas Creek 2009 Esprit de Beaucastel – 92

Terra Savia 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon – 92+

Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve 2010 Carneros Pinot Noir – 88+

Trader Joe’s Reserve 2010 Colchagua Valley, Chile Red Blend – 89-

Trader Joe’s Reserve NV North Coast Brut – 88

Trader Joe’s Reserve 2009 Paso Robles GSM – 91+

Turley 2009 Ueberroth Vineyard Zinfandel – 90+

Valreas 2009 “Cuvee Prestige” Cotes du Rhone Villages – 87

VINTJS 2009 Chalk Hill Chardonnay – 88

Wild Horse 2010 Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon – 89

Williams Selyem 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 93+

Yalumba 2010 The Strapper GSM – 90+

Zonin NV Prosecco – 88

Rad Reviews from 2011:

The Rad List 2011

A whole bunch of Pinot Noir (Check it out!)

Arger-Martucci 2007 Viognier – 88

Aver Family Vineyards 2007 Family Album Cabernet Sauvignon – 89

Aver Family Vineyards 2008 Homage Syrah – 89-

Aver Family Vineyards 2008 Hope Rhone Style Blend – 89+

Aver Family Vineyards 2007 Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon – 90

Aver Family Vineyards 2007 Blessings Petite Sirah – 92

Bouchaine 2010 Las Brisas Riesling – 86+

Bouchaine 2010 Las Brisas Pinot Blanc – 87

Bouchaine 2010 Rockin’ H Vineyard Rose of Syrah – 87

Bouchaine 2009 Rockin’ H Vineyard Pinot Noir – 90+

Bouchaine 2009 Gee Vineyard Pinot Noir – 90+

Bruzzone 2009 Estate Chardonnay – 87

BV 2009 Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon – 88 – 89+ (Depending on whether or not you are using a blender…)

Carol Shelton Monga Old Vines Zinfandel – 87

Carrefour Napa Valley Pinot Noir – 85

Cellier du Rhone 2009 Cotes du Rhone Rose – 86

Chateau Ballan-Larquette 2006 Bordeaux – 88

Chateau Ballan-Larquette 2007 Bordeaux – 86-

Chateau Ballan-Larquette 2009 Bordeaux – 88+

Chateau Du Seguinier 2005 Premieres Cotes de Blaye, Bordeaux – 86+

Chateau Ste Michelle 2008 Indian Wells Merlot – 89+

Chateau Ste Michelle 2010 Riesling – 87

Clos du Bois 2009 North Coast Chardonnay – 87

Cocobon 2009 California Red Table Wine – 88

Columbia Crest 2009 Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon – 88

Coterie Cellars Syrah – 86+

Cren Dell’ Anatra 2007 Barbaresco – 88+

Domaine Chandon Reserve Chardonnay Brut – 90-

Domaine Chandon Reserve Pinot Noir Brut – 90

Domaine Chandon Reserve Pinot Noir Rose – 90

Etude 2009 Carneros Estate Chardonnay – 88+

Etude 2008 Carneros Pinot Noir – 89

Etude 2008 Deer Camp Pinot Noir – 90

Etude 2007 GBR Estate – 91

Etude 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 92

Etude Heirloom Pinot Noir – 92+

Folie a Deux 2009 Menage a Trois Red Wine – 87+

Fortino Winery – If you want to see the scores for this winery, click here.  Spoiler alert.  They’re not good.

THE Four Graces 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris – 86

THE Four Graces 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 88+

Franciscan 2010 Sauvignon Blanc – 86+

Franciscan 2009 Chardonnay – 89+

Franciscan 2007 Merlot – 89

Franciscan 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – 89

Franciscan 2007 Magnificat – 90

Gloria Ferrer 2008 Carneros Chardonnay – 89+

Grifone 2008 Chianti Riserva – 86

Guglielmo Private Reserve 2010 Estate Grown Rosatello. Santa Clara Valley, California – 88

Hedges 08 CMS – 87

Hella Bordeaux… I mean Hella! (Take a look!)

Hess Collection 2005 19 Block Cuvee – 90+

Hess Collection 2006 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon – 90+

Jackson-Triggs 2007 Vidal Icewine – 86

Jacques Bourguignon 2009 Chablis – 85

Joseph Drouhin 2007 Bourgogne Pinot Noir – 89+

Justin 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California – 91

Kendall-Jackson 2006 Syrah – 87

Kermit Lynch 2009 Cypress Cuvee Cotes du Rhone – 89+

Kirkland Signature 2009 Cuvee de Nalys Chateauneuf-du-Pape – 91

L’Authentique la Caumette NV Red Table Wine – 88 (90 w/ food)

Louis M. Martini 2009 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon – 89

Louis M. Martini 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 90+

Louis M. Martini 2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 88+

Marques de Caceres 2009 Dry Rose Wine. Rioja, Spain – 82

Marques de Gelida Cava – 86+

Mas Que Vinos 2007 Ercavio Tempranillo Roble – 90

Mirassou 2010 Pinot Noir – 84

Montgras 2009 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – 86

Opolo 2005 Grand Rouge – 88

Paul Jaboulet Aine 2007 Parallele 45 Cotes Du Rhone – 88+

Penfolds 2009 Koonunga Hill Shiraz – 84

Perrier Jouet Grand Brut – 88+

Pol Clement Rose Sec – 88

Quinson 2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape – 89

Ravenswood 2009 Vintners Blend Zinfandel – 86+

Red Diamond 2008 Merlot – 86+

Red Splash 2007 Red Wine – 86+

Relax 2010 Riesling – 86

Reves 2006 Priorat – 89

Ridge 2008 Monte Bello Chardonnay – 91

Ridge 2009 Klein Cabernet Sauvignon – 91

Ridge 2009 Torre Ranch Merlot – 90+

Ridge 2009 Perrone Cabernet Franc – 92

Ridge 2003 Santa Cruz Mountains – 92

Ridge 2004 Santa Cruz Mountains – 92+

Ridge 2005 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate – 91

Rombauer 09 Carneros Chardonnay – 90

Sangria at that one place with the guy with the weird moustache – 86

Sarah’s Vineyard 2006 Central Coast Pinot Noir – 87

Sin-ley Valleclaro Rose – 87

Skouras 2007 Saint Geroge Nemea – 86

Sonoma-Cutrer 2009 Russian River Ranches Chardonnay – 88

Sonoma-Cutrer 2007 The Cutrer Chardonnay – 91

Sonoma-Cutrer 2007 Les Pierres Chardonnay – 89

Sonoma-Cutrer 2007 Pinot Noir – Russian River Valley – 89

Stanza 2008 Chardonnay – 86+

Trader Joe’s 2010 Grower’s Reserve Zinfandel – 84

Trader Joe’s 2010 Grower’s Reserve Zinfandel (Under the influence of pizza…) – 89+

Trefethen 2007 Merlot – 90

Turnbull 2010 Viognier – 86+

Turnbull 2007 Fortuna Merlot – 89

Turnbull 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 89

Turnbull 2007 Cabernet Franc – 89+

Turnbull 2008 Syrah – 88+

Turnbull 2007 Oakville Merlot – 90

Turnbull 2009 Old Bull Red Wine – 88

F.E. Trimbach 2008 Riesling, Alsace, France – 91

Vietti 2008 Barbera D’Asti Tre Vigne – 89

Wente 2010 Small Lot Pinot Blanc – 87

Wente 2009 Small Lot Mourvedre – 89+

Wente 2009 The Nth Degree Syrah – 90

Wente 2009 Small Lot Cabernet Franc – 88 – 89

Wente 2009 Sonata – 90

Wente 2008 The Nth Degree Cabernet Sauvignon – 91

Xiloca Garnacha – 87

Zenato 2008 Valpolicella Superiore – 89

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