Search Results - Save This Search

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

2000 Le Petit Cheval

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

5/15/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

first bottle corked. second bottle perfect drinking really well, and no rush here.

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

White

2000 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Chardonnay more

5/13/2015 - swp3 Does not like this wine: NR

Weeknight with LP. Oxidized. Not as extreme as the 2000 Dauvissats, but undrinkable.

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

White

2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Chardonnay more

5/13/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

weeknight with LP. Integrated but bright. Drinking perfectly.

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

White

2000 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

Chardonnay more

5/11/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

At the very outer edge of advanced. Moderate to heavy oxidation. Too bad because there's still a ton of depth and length and minerality and good secondary flavors.

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

White

2000 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

Chardonnay more

5/11/2015 - swp3 wrote: flawed

completely gone. brown-tinged and completely oxidized

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

Red

2001 Baldeschi Montepulciano Marche IGT

more

5/6/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

Second try last night with L and similar to prior experience: overripe and oxidized with some funky, meaty flavors lurking beneath. Didn't finish the glass. Swing and a miss.

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

Red

2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

4/19/2015 - swp3 wrote: flawed

quality issues with these BPW '07 CDPs continue. is this heat damage? i'd venture that the vintage was just impossibly ripe and the wines have turned into oxidized mess, but that's not evident from the notes of others. this was pretty much undrinkable.

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

Red

2007 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

4/19/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

First of these 2007 CDPs from BPW that doesn't smell of oxidized, stewed fruits. Nose leads with earth, smoke and herbs followed by ripe red and dark fruit. Concentrated and long, but with structure. Runs a little hot, but really enjoyable overall.

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

Red

2007 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend more

4/17/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

horrendously ripe and pruney. maybe a flawed bottle, but no the first time I've run into this with '07 CDP. wondering if these were heat damaged in transit somehow.

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

Red

2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Skyline Vineyard

Santa Cruz Mountains more

4/11/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

fantastic, sweet, floral aromatics anchored by lavender and earth. sweet flavors of red fruits and lush texture up front that give way to a dark core, and a raw, tannic roughness. there's a fun paradox here of obviousness, pureness and transparency set alongside something unyielding, hidden and unresolved. hints of profound balance and tension, but it will take time.

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

Red

2005 Pax Syrah Lauterbach Hill

Russian River Valley more

4/11/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

This really, really needed air to show itself, and it is fantastic. Fruit-forward with appealing lushness, but there's so much balance and counterweight too. Rises into smokey, flinty notes with bright acidity and chewy soft tannins. It doesn't dazzle with mulifaceted depth, but there's plenty to contemplate and enjoy. Can't emphasize enough what a few hours of air did for this. In a great spot now, but no rush to drink.

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

Red

2005 Lewis Cellars Alec's Blend

Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah more

4/10/2015 - swp3 wrote: flawed

Flawed. Ethyl Acetate / nail polish. Undrinkable.

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

White

2012 Deux Montille Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Chardonnay more

4/5/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

Clean, balanced and restrained but not especially interesting. Not a great value at $50 or $60.

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

Red

2001 Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts

Pinot Noir more

4/4/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

Thought this was great. Surprisingly forward vs what I expected from the notes. Deep dark fruit, but bright aromatics and overall well integrated. Big tannic presence on the back end. Delicious now, but hold?

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

Red

2007 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvée du Papet

Red Rhone Blend more

3/31/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

Bright, fresh and well delineated flavors, in spite of the ridiculous concentration and ripeness. Finishes hot and chewy with lingering wood notes. Not my favorite, but maybe it integrates better and settles down with time. LP enjoyed more than me. Try again in 2020?

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

Red

2005 Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma County

more

2/21/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

Impressive that this is 10 years old and drinking so well. Just a hint of oxidative flavors but not the least bit flabby and the core of red and dark fruits suprisingly integrated and delicious. These Carlisle zins definitely improve with age and are a breed apart--and this an entry level bottle at $23.

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

White - Sparkling

NV Pierre Péters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve Sans Dosage

Chardonnay more

1/25/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

light yeasty nose and lemon dominate. one dimensional and lean, but clean flavors and a fine bead. turns a little green and puckery on the finish. Disgorged July 2014. At $30 this would be pretty appealing as a light aperitif, but it was probably more than that.

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

Red

1998 Château Pavie Decesse

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/24/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

absolutely singing. no rush, but this is in a great place and fresh and bright and just a little chewy. structure, fruit, penetration, complexity and nuance. whole package.

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

Red

1997 Château de Pressac

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/24/2015 - swp3 wrote: NR

like a glass of porcini broth. funky mature flavors ending on a metallic note. med fine tannins and some acid give strucutre, but it's not exactly integrated.
interesting and enjoyable and good fruit coming through after an our or so, but mostly unremarkable and too funky to crave.

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

Red

2012 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 30

Syrah more

11/30/2014 - swp3 Likes this wine: NR

Dark fruit, smoke, black pepper. A little too much green-olive, vegetal tinge around the edges, but that integrates with a little time? Satisfying combo of linear, precise flavors, ripeness and grip.

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

Red

2007 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul

Red Rhone Blend more

11/16/2014 - swp3 Does not like this wine: NR

Virtually indistinguishable from generic vintage port. Another reviewer wrote something akin to that and it's dead-on. Or cheap Amarone. Opened a bottle last night and didn't finish bc it tasted so overripe and oxidized and hot. Alongside a Saxum Broken Bones, which seemed restrained by comparison. Leftovers were even worse today, so opened a second bottle straight from the cellar, assuming a flaw in #1. Same experience. No bueno.

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

Red

2008 Alban Vineyards Grenache Alban Estate Vineyard

Edna Valley more

10/19/2014 - swp3 wrote: NR

Drank alongside a 07 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin. The styles were surprisingly incongruous, and the Alban suffered from it. Alban came off as fruit candy, green wood and alcohol. Even though the Janasse was in modern style, it was a clash that left me wanting a dimmer switch for the Alban, plus something earthy or herbaceous to anchor the the whole thing. Weird, surprising experience, bc the Alban's been such a treat in the past-packed with flavor, but never so woody and out of balance.

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

White

2009 Agharta Wines Cataclysm

North Coast White Rhone Blend more

4/7/2013 - swp3 wrote: NR

Notes below are spot-on. Great complexity and weight, but never cloying. Impressive and totally enjoyable.

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

Red

2008 DuMOL Pinot Noir Finn

Russian River Valley more

4/7/2013 - swp3 wrote: NR

Big, ripe and generously oaked. It's also beautifully complicated if you keep an open mind. The cough-syrup criticism has merit, but it's also an easy, clichéd criticism of this style. Delicious beverage and a great rendition of this style.

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

Red

2007 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

more

8/13/2012 - swp3 wrote: NR

Will benefit from at least 2-3 years bottle age, probably more. Or vigorously decant. Great aromatics, depth and structure, but it's astringent and has some hard edges right now. Still, this has big potential, which you can tell will be realized. The 91-point scores aren't getting it. It's actually an unusually good bottle of Pinot and a great value.

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

  • Tasting notes: 276 notes on 246 wines

Loading wine details...
loading

×
×