Search Results - Save This Search

Wine Type Vintage Name Variety Locale Date Posted Score Helpful Comments More...
Red

2013 Failla Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard

Anderson Valley more

5/23/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Opened for an hour. Raspberry cobbler, strawberry purée, river rock, baking spice, white mushroom and kosher pickle. Sappy on the chiseled entry, then ending long, soaring with effortless awe. Wait a year or two. Ehren and his team have kicked ass with this fine, cool climate Anderson Valley vineyard . Drink 2017 - 2023.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

1994 Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Alexander Valley more

5/23/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 90 points

Decanted for thirty minutes. Sun-drenched pottery, still evident ripe red fruit, cedar, mint and used coffee grounds. Fully developed and a slight hint of polished tannin. A medium finish and a core of dark fruit on the floating palate. Drink now.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

White

2012 Failla Chardonnay Keefer Ranch

Russian River Valley more

5/20/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

Pineapple skin, pebbles, orange blossom, guava chiffon cake and straw. A pain grille texture; the balance is unquestionable. There's definition and lovely tropical echoes. Failla understands this prestigious Russian River vineyard and it shows every year. Drink now - 2018.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2013 Melville Pinot Noir Estate Verna's

Santa Barbara County more

5/20/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 90 points

A Pinot of lush texture, yet delicately framed. Sour cherry, goji berry, peach pit and dirty rock. A plush medium finish and a true joy on the senses. I see no reason to wait. Drink now - 2019.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2012 Joseph Swan Vineyards Pinot Noir Trenton Estate

Russian River Valley more

5/20/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Decanted for an hour. Cherry cola, lime stone, elderberry, thyme and leather sofa. Such Russian River body of lithe qualities, with an almost syrupy long finish, then ending in a floating manner. An iconic winery producing a fine '12 specimen. The nuances are not holding back, and considering the fact that the wines typically need five years in bottle to truly strut, she is quite available. Drink now - 2023.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2011 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

5/13/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

Compared to the '10, this is more focused and fruit is at the forefront. Elderberry, goji berry and stone. Medium finish and silky tannins. One of the '11s to watch. Drink 2016 - 2026.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2011 Clos Pegase Pegaso

Napa Valley Red Blend more

5/12/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 90 points

38% Petite Sirah, 31% Syrah and 31% Zinfandel. 99% Duweal fruit and 1% Mitsuko's. An attractive middle palate that is quite full, and ends long with quite a grip. Blueberry, red pepper, tar, cayenne pepper, red rock and red fruit medley. Not ponderous at all. Drink now - 2020.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

5/11/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 94 points

Although it is not up to '03, '05 or '11, this is still magnetic. Layers of creamy orange confection, stone, apricot, botrytis spice and marshmallow. Long, developed and invuctus, I can see this lasting many more years, even though she is quite ready. Mouth coating. Drink now - 2031.

1 person found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

Red

1989 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/11/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 98 points

See previous notes. This is absolutely ageless; the closest to perfect Baron ever, and that is saying a lot for such an illustrious chateau. An endless finish and still so much of a salient dark berry edge. Legendary. Drink now-.

1 person found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2000 Château Léoville Barton

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/11/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 97 points

See previous notes
...However, THIS is the best showing yet of the Barton goddess. Decanted for three hours. Layers of silky tannins. Blackberry, lily, licorice, granite and black tea. The nose shouts, the palate simply soothes. Exceptional elegance and each phase shows literal glycerin. Burlesque. Drink now -.

3 people found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2000 Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/11/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 95 points

Decanted for three hours. Of the Lynch Bages pantheon, this is the most backward left-bank chateau from the legendary vintage, and ultimately compelling. Slowly revealing pencil lead, blackberry, raw steak, rose petal and cigar box. The finish sails into any stunning sunset. Fine grained tannins in copious proportions, with a silky edge. So much aristocracy and ageless. Ending with spearmint. Decant or wait a few more years. Drink 2020 -.

1 person found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comments (2)

Red

NV Paul Avril Le Petit Vin d'Avril

Vin de Table Français Red Rhone Blend more

5/9/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

Cappuccino, shrimp creole, baked plum, lava, celery seed and raw meat. Concentrated on profile and velvety tannin composure, with this being declassified Clos Des Papes NV, I am unquestionably impressed. Some domaines wish that their grand vins were of this ilk. Such a masculine and long finish of berry and stone. Drink now.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2008 Pauillac de Latour

Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/6/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

Decanted for an hour. She is of terroir, there are no hidden aspects there... A medium finish; the tannins are angular and still quite present. The nuances are just like the label says: Pauillac: currant paste, pencil shavings, scorched rock and cedar chest. Fine dimension. Drink 2018 - 2030. 91 pts.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2013 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Georganne

Russian River Valley more

5/6/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

Seemless and fine tannins. Finishing long and more endowed, with a patina of inviting qualities and cut. Blackberry, cola, vanilla, honey and river rock. So long, yet of chiseled qualities. Unlike the Olivet, this still needs some time. Drink 2017 - 2023.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2013 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Olivet Lane Vineyard

Russian River Valley more

5/6/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 94 points

This is an absolutely stonking Pinot Noir. Stunning fruit of boysenberry, along with graham cracker, cola and stone fruit. A long finish and striking layers, then a an enchanting crescendo. Even though this Russian River goddess is quite ready, the palate whispers longevity. Drink 2015 - 2022.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2012 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

more

5/6/2015 - Matt Scott wrote: 89 points

Clean and plush. Dusty tannins and a tous les jours Pinot in terms of quality. Cranberry, red plum and stone. A short fruity finish, with a lovely backbone.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

White

2011 Merry Edwards Chardonnay Olivet Lane Vineyard Russian River Valley

more

5/6/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

Fruity nose and chalky palate, showing pineapple skin, acacia flower and some fresh fig. Medium length. Crisp and and focused. 100% malolactic and still possesses a fine feminine edge. Drink now - 2019.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

White

2013 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc

Russian River Valley more

5/6/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Papaya spear, River rock, grapefruit and wrigleys gum. Such strength and yet quite approachable. Always in the pantheon of top California Sauvignon Blancs - I would put Araujo and Rochioli there as well. You could start a tasting with this or end it: the structure and fruit really show prowess. Drink now - 2020.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Dupratt Vineyard

Mendocino Ridge more

4/24/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 92 points

This is for the acid constitutes. There's such purity of fruit and terroir, ending with a nice bite. High and tangy notes, with some bass as well. A long and endowed finish, with cashmere tannins. Fruit punch, anise, cardamon, ultra ripe raspberries and baked mud. So intriguing and very reminiscent of the '12 Sodini. Decanted for an hour. Drink 2016 - 2023.

3 people found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2010 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon Hommage Tenma

Napa Valley more

4/22/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Nice layers of noir fruit and rock, with a welcomed form of purity. Long, then pulling a little weight in an effortless way. Distinct layers and the best Clos Pegase Cabernet of the flight. One to pique your interest, as she is a fine specimen to enjoy. Drink 2015 - 2028.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2011 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon Artisan Series

Napa Valley more

4/22/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

Fresh plumb, perfume and very floral. So engaging and subtle, then ending long and feminine. Fine tannins. This reminds me more of something akin to Columbia Valley. Intriguing. Drink 2016 - 2027.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2010 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley more

4/22/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 90 points

Currant paste, black cherry, saw dust and rock. A medium finish and fine acidity. Round tannins and a medium body, that segues to a musical touch. Quite solid indeed. Drink now - 2021.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2012 Clos Pegase Origami Napa Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend more

4/22/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

63% Merlot, 32%Petit Verdot, with Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Scented orchid, candied red fruit, river rock and green olive, with a dash of plum. Very open and quite feathery. A medium finish and a true crowd pleaser; wonderful fruit and elegance, which is indicative of the vintage. Drink now - 2022.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2010 Clos Pegase Cabernet Franc

Napa Valley more

4/21/2015 - Matt Scott wrote: 89 points

Red pepper, licorice, sage brush and granite. Linear during the beginning and the plush during the medium exit. Angular tannins. 44% new french oak. Drink now - 2020.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

Red

2011 Clos Pegase Pinot Noir Mitsuko's Vineyard

Carneros more

4/21/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 91 points

Cherry cola, fresh raspberry, stir fry and grilled cheese. A lovely entry, which gives way to a long finish that echoes the red fruit composure. 33% new french oak. Drink now - 2019.

Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Tasting notes: 1,030 notes on 867 wines

Loading wine details...
loading

×
×