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Red

2003 Feudi di San Gregorio Irpinia Serpico

Aglianico more

7/10/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 92 points

A rustic wine.
An old geezer who keeps telling obsenely scabrous stories that children should never hear, that make ladies' ears wither and priests cross themselves.

Early drinking window. We dbldecanted for five hrs.
Wife was not so happy with this btl.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    7/15/2015 9:31:00 PM - I love the nose on this, full of florals. I agree that it needs more time to reach full potential. Glad to see somebody besides me likes it.

Red

2010 CT Barrel Project Cabernet Sauvignon Black Sears Vineyard

Howell Mountain more

7/31/2014 - GalvezGuy wrote: flawed

Opened, cork immediately mushroomed showing the amount of pressure in the bottle. Allowed to stand open for 3 days to allow carbonation to dissipate. Poured a glass, huge whiff of vinegar, dumped the rest. Will probably use the rest of these as marinade, I don't see much hope for them.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    7/31/2014 11:57:00 AM - Things happen smig. You made it right. Any ideas on what happened?

White - Sparkling

NV Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Brut

Champagne Blend more

7/6/2014 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

Served with fried chicken. Nose of biscuit dough and citrus peel with hints of apple and meyer lemon. On the palate, light racy, everything in place with toast, citrus, and apple flavors. Nice finish. Great value.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    7/17/2014 8:11:00 PM - I did not get the disgorgement date. Would have been useful information.

Red

2001 Château Latour Grand Vin

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/14/2014 - Rob MacKay wrote: 97 points

Decant this for about two hours. Opens up to reveal a stunning, complex mix of flavors. Sensory overload. Elegant and powerful at the same time with a very smooth texture.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    6/21/2014 9:53:00 AM - Thanks for the note Rob. I have a couple of these and am glad to know they are progressing nicely.

Red

2012 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir Estate Cuvée Schultze Family Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

3/31/2014 - Rob MacKay wrote: 92 points

The 2012 Estate Cuvée is probably one of the best iterations in several years. Absolutely delicious right out of the bottle with a great mix of fruit and cocoa notes framed by smooth tannins. Very well balanced. Should age well by why wait when it's already this tasty.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    4/6/2014 8:46:00 AM - Thanks for the note Rob. I will pick up a few more with my fall order. I love WO wines.

Red

2010 CT Barrel Project Cabernet Sauvignon Black Sears Vineyard

Howell Mountain more

1/6/2014 - GalvezGuy wrote: flawed

Lots of fizz.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    1/9/2014 9:37:00 AM - I think the best hope for this is to decant and let the fizz dissipate. I did not have the patience for that and decided to use it for cooking wine. I would be recommending a decant time of 6 hours+. I don't know if this particular flaw will work itself out or get worse. The Rutherford bottling is outstanding. I would go there first.

White

2012 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc

Russian River Valley more

10/7/2013 - cartime wrote: 89 points

Tasted at the winery. Typically love this wine, but this vintage, it seemed overtly ripe and tropical without the acidity to balance. Will need to try again.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    11/6/2013 4:32:00 PM - I have to agree. Had one the other day and it just didn't see to have the same zing. I thought it was over oaked.

White

2011 Captûre Wines Sauvignon Blanc Tradition

Sonoma Valley more

10/30/2013 - fingers Likes this wine: 93 points

Even better with a little age on it, I think this surpases any domestic SB available for the vintage (except maybe the single vineyard Capture). Luscious grapefruit, guava, papaya and fantastic texture and harmony. Very long and complex finish with precision and fullness. A dichotomy of crisp and smooth with more of an Old World elegance than what usually comes out of California. 5+12+18+8 = 93

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    11/1/2013 6:29:00 AM - I will need to give this a whirl. I love SB, would like to see how it compares to Arkenstone (my personal pinnacle of American SB)

Red

1986 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

Napa Valley more

10/25/2013 - Dave Smigielski wrote: NR

Marin County Wine Group - Aged Cabernets 15 year min.; 10/24/2013-10/25/2013 (Mill Valley, Ca.): Classic BDX nose, hints of tobacco and pencil lead. a really nice wine and it was the #1 wine of the flight for me. Not as youthful as the 92 Forman, but showed better, in my opinion.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    10/25/2013 4:31:00 PM - When served blind those old Beringer and Mondavi wines are hard to tell from Bdx. I have a few of these left and glad to know they are showing well. FWIW, I am a huge Forman fan, had the 93 last Friday, it was stunning.

Red

2004 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

10/19/2013 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 91 points

CT Texas VI - Return to San Antonio; 10/18/2013-10/19/2013 (San Antonio): Double blind. Powerful nose of dark fruit, leather, cherries, and spice. On the palate rich red and dark fruit, leather spice, vanilla. Obvious oak on a drying tannic finish. Knew it was Tempranillo but would not have placed this in Rioja, obviously a more modern style. Hold for at least five years.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    10/22/2013 6:37:00 AM - Hello again Harley. Compared to La Rioja Alta and RdH, this seems much more based on power than finesse. I agree with you about the peak date in the 20s, this had a lot of stuffing.

White - Sweet/Dessert

1989 Château Soucherie Coteaux du Layon Chaume

Chenin Blanc more

7/3/2012 - vindictive wrote: NR

lovely old chenin. Still bright and vibrant and develops nicely over a few hours. Good structure and has a panopoly of scents emerging over time. How to pair this with food - a not too sweet dessert or cheese ? It is a cerebral wine and seems best at the end of a meal. We drank it on its own after a dinner featuring amore recent vintage dry Loire wine and it was very enjoyable. Decades of life ahead if this bottle is representative.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    10/21/2013 11:20:00 AM - I agree with you, this wine feels like it could last forever. Very cerebral and probably best enjoyed on its own or with a simple cheese platter.

White

2011 Kosta Browne Chardonnay One Sixteen

Russian River Valley more

10/15/2013 - GalvezGuy wrote: 92 points

Popped and poured. Notes are from one hour open, when it really started to integrate and shine. Nose of lemon curd, yellow fruits, apple, and spice. On the palate rich, yet restrained with Meyer lemon, tangerine, pineapple, green apple, and spicy oak. Finishes crisp. Drink with a short decant or hold for a couple years. Surprisingly good juice.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    10/18/2013 4:28:00 PM - Thanks Barry, considering how full throttle KB pinot is, I found the restraint and balance on this quite nice. I have another one that is going to get 3 years longer to integrate the little bit of oak that it has left.

Red

1961 Château Verdignan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

9/17/2013 - markandsusanw wrote: 93 points

Consumed at Bern's 2013 (approx. $225 off the list) ... Cork crumbled upon opening, but nose remained bright and fruity. Deep purple pour, with a lot of fruit to open. Tasted extremely fresh for something so aged. Clearly, perfectly preserved. Lush, rich and utterly smooth. Backbone and structure still present.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    9/18/2013 4:51:00 PM - Thanks so much for posting a note on this. Just another example of why vintage matters so much in Bordeaux. If you get a chance to try something from 59 (my personal favorite old vintage) go for it!

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    9/18/2013 5:28:00 PM - I have never had the joy of a 45. I have had several 59s, (birth year) so that might explain my preference for them over 61.

Red

1961 Château Verdignan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend more

9/17/2013 - WineBerg Likes this wine: 92 points

Oddly enough, I had this bottle at Bern's tonight too.

Labeled as imported by Bern's themselves at some point. Same as markandsusanw, cork pretty much disintegrated when opened.

Will agree with them too on the TNs. Still had fruit, but definitely taking on secondary flavors; saddle leather makes an appearance for me. As noted previously, this was very smoothed out by the age, but still seemed to have plenty of tannic backbone left. Pretty sure this could go a few more decades, but my guess is that part of the reason for that is storage in Bern's cellar, which is colder than 55 from what I understand.

Very enjoyable bottle.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    9/18/2013 4:52:00 PM - Thanks for the note. Love that this has so much more to go.

Red

2001 Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

8/11/2013 - Eric wrote: 93 points

Is 2001 a wonderful vintage or what? Little respect on release and yet nearly always drinkable. Pape Clement is just stunning. Still largely primary with loads of juicy, red fruit. However there is some lovely tobacco and chicory emerging that just scream of Graves. Wonderful minerality and balance, quite supple and enjoyable. Delicious!

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    8/16/2013 4:06:00 PM - I am with you. 01 is extremely underrated and there are some great values. Like Ibetian says, P-C made a great wine that vintage, their best until 09.

Red

1996 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cépages

Sonoma County more

8/4/2013 - khmark7 wrote: 97 points

Amazingly fresh, concentrated, complex, balanced with a long aftertaste. A great example that a well made ripe California Meritage can age gracefully. Score range from the group was between 95-99. I am simply not creative enough to describe this wine with my words. Sorry.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    8/5/2013 6:53:00 AM - Thanks for the great note. I have been sitting on a couple of these and it seems like time to pop them now.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    8/5/2013 6:53:00 AM - Thanks for the great note. I have been sitting on a couple of these and it seems like time to pop them now.

Red

2003 Château Langoa Barton

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/25/2013 - typ993 wrote: 91 points

Nice structure, starting to take on that nice aged brownish-red color in the glass. Still drinking nicely, but think this is starting to peak at 10 years out.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    5/27/2013 8:17:00 AM - I agree. The ones I have tried lately appear to be soft. I am actually going to consume my last few over the next two years.

Red

1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

5/3/2013 - GalvezGuy wrote: 93 points

CT Texas V - North Dallas Forty and then some; 5/3/2013-5/5/2013 (McKinney, North Dallas, TX): Old school here we come. Great nose of orange peel, spice, dried cherries, dried flowers, earth, mushroom, and anise. On the palate deceptively full-bodied with cherry, orange peel, mineral, earth, spice, and herbs. Long finish. Needs more time.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    5/21/2013 4:12:00 PM - I have been known as an enabler :-)

Red

2005 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Red Rhone Blend more

5/19/2013 - thomasla wrote: flawed

Totally flat, no fruit at all. Bad bottle!?

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    5/19/2013 2:30:00 PM - It is likely shut down. Most 05 CdPs are shut down right now.

Red

1995 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

5/3/2013 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 93 points

CT Texas V - North Dallas Forty and then some; 5/3/2013-5/5/2013 (McKinney, North Dallas, TX): Beautiful nose of vanilla, cherry, orange peel, and spice. On the palate, bright cherry, orange peel, and spice. Beautiful balance. Drinking very well right now. I like this just a bit better than the 94 Tondonia today, in a few years it may be a different story.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    5/18/2013 12:03:00 PM - I have not had the 01 Riserva yet, so I don't really know. But based on other 01 Rioja's I have tried, there is a strong possibility that it will

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    5/18/2013 2:04:00 PM - Thanks for the recommendation

Red

2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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4/30/2013 - GalvezGuy Likes this wine: 90 points

Popped and poured. On the nose, bing cherry, black cherry, red raspberry, cola, brown sugar, clove. On the palate bright red cherry with hints of Asian spice and cranberry. Finishes tart and very hot, which takes away from an otherwise great package.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    5/2/2013 7:50:00 PM - Tart I am ok with, that fades with time, heat might not ever turn itself around. Just checking in with it to see where it is.

White

2001 Trimbach Pinot Gris Réserve Personnelle

Alsace more

4/8/2013 - paulst Does not like this wine: 83 points

Very mature golden-red color; seamless; lacks acidity; open and drink immediately; mushy.

  • Comment posted by GalvezGuy:

    4/8/2013 12:40:00 PM - Seems to be a storage issue, mine are still a golden pale color.

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