Sunday, March 9, 2008

50 wine ratings (without reviews)

Here are a bunch of wine ratings from recent tastings at the Sun Winefest '08. At this venue, I did not have an opportunity to make detailed review notes.

The rating is the number of stars out of five possible total. See legend on the right to get more detail on the ratings. Dollar signs are included where I noted cost of wine. Here we go, in alphabetical order:


**** Bon Cap Syrah, 2004, South Africa

**** Barossa Valley Estates Ebenezer Shiraz, 2002, Australia

***** Calistoga Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, Napa, CA

**** Concannon Petit Syrah, 2004, CA

****+ Coppola Merlot, 2004, Napa, CA

**** $ Cycles Gladiator Syrah

****+ Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, CA

**** Earthquake Zinfandel, 2004, CA

***** Earthquake Petit Syrah, 2004, CA

***+ Duckhorn Paraduxx, 2004, Napa, CA

****+ Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot, 2004, CA

**** Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, CA

****+ Ferrari-Carano Tresor, 2002, CA

***+ Flora Springs Winery Cabernet Cauvignon, 2003, CA

**** Francis Coppola Claret, 2004, CA

**** Godwin Merlot, 2001

*** Greg Norman CA Estates Petite Sirah, 2003, CA

**** Hahn Estates Meritage, 2005, CA

***+ Hahn Estates Pinot Noir, 2005, CA

**** Hartford Land's Edge Pinot Noir, 2005

**+ Hopkins Vineyard Chardonnay, 2004, CT

*** Hopkins Vineyard Duet, 2005, CT

****Hopkins Vineyard Ice Wine, 2004, CT

*+ Lieb Family Cellars Bridge Lane Chardonnay, 2005

*** Lieb Family Cellars Reserve Chardonnay, 2004 (Note: deep aromatics)

*+ Lieb Family Cellars Reserve Merlot, 2002

***+Liebe Family Cellars Reserve Pinot Blanc, 2005

***+ Lockwood Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004

***+ Lockwood Vineyards Pinot Noir Blick 7, 2005

**** Lockwood Vineyards Syrah, 2004

***+ Louis M. Martini Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, CA

***+ MacMurray Russian River Pinot Noir, 2004, Sonoma, CA

**+ MacMurray Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2005, CA

**** Mettler Petite Sirah, 2003

**** Raymond Winery Napa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2002, CA (Note: chocolately)

***+ Raymond Winery Napa Reserve Merlot, 2003, CA

*** Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004

***+ $$ RobertsonWinery Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005, South Africa

****+ $$ Robertson Winery Wolfkloof Shiraz, 2003, South Africa

***+ Rodney Strong Vineyards Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, CA

**** Rodney Strong Vineyards Sonoma County Merlot, 2002, CA

***+ Rodney Strong Vineyards Sonoma County Zinfandel, 2003, CA

*+ Ruffino Aziano Chianti Classico, 2004, Italy

** Ruffino Il Ducale, 2003, Italy (Note: stinky feet)

*** Shingleback Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, Australia

***+ Shingleback Shiraz, 2003, Australia

**** Stormhoek Pinotage, 2005, South Africa

**** Thorn-Clarke "Shotfire Ridge" Barossa Cuvee, 2004, Australia (Note: Review and rating of the 2005 Shotfire Ridge here)

*** Villa Cafaggio Merlot, 2004

*** Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico, 2004

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