Tasting Notes for beau11

(135 notes on 124 wines)

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Red
8/21/2019 - beau11 wrote:
93 points
No decant. Drank over 2 hours. Initially bright red fruits and somewhat tight. Wine really fleshed out in glass and bottle over the night. Really gained texture and complexity with air. Red fruit with nice acidity but fruit was very much in balance. No rush if you have bottles but my bottle was in a good spot
Red
4/14/2019 - beau11 wrote:
97 points
Hedonistic, full bodied, layered with dark fruits, cassis and a hint of dark chocolate. Drank over 4 hours and was good from the start
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Red
2010 Realm Cellars The Bard Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/31/2019 - beau11 wrote:
93 points
Nice structured cab with evolved tannin and a balanced fruit profile. Went very well with pasta with red sauce. Very consistent w the pre 2012 realm style which was less sweet and more structured.
White
3/16/2019 - beau11 wrote:
96 points
Very rich fruits, lemon curd and pineapple dominate with high acidity and a long finish. I would give this a year or two to balance the fruit and alcohol and expect this will add a point or two
Red
3/15/2019 - beau11 wrote:
93 points
Very nice from pnp. Soft tannin and sweet red fruit. Low acidity and tasty. Not a food wine
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Red
3/15/2019 - beau11 wrote:
98 points
Gorgeous nose. Initially very sweet purple and blue fruit. Tannis are prominent but not obtrusive. Great from pnp. Initially on the sweet side. Decanted for an hour then poured back in bottle and drank over 3 hours. Very sweet/tasty fruit but over time more balanced. Acidity and tannin in perfect balance with the sweet fruit
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White
2/23/2019 - beau11 wrote:
96 points
Beautiful and tasty with nice acidity. Lemon, honeysuckle with a bit of flint and smokiness. Sexy mouthfeel
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Red
2/23/2019 - beau11 wrote:
96 points
My best bottle to date. Delicious, silky, tasty pinot. Mature soft sweet fruits.
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Red
2/23/2019 - beau11 wrote:
94 points
Very sweet seductive wine and drinks well from pnp. Loads of blueberry pie and berries and delicious. Needs a bit more structure to be truly sublime but is a good wine.
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Red
2/1/2019 - beau11 wrote:
96 points
T6 was drinking well but still has plenty of years left. Decanted for 30 mins than drank over 5 hours. This wine was greatfrom the start but fleshed out over 5 hours. Certainly not a fruit bomb this was balanced and leaned red vs black tones. In a greatspot but no rush
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Red
1/31/2019 - beau11 wrote:
94 points
A definite step up from prior cabs, where ive been a bit disappointed in the lack of fruit/balance in other vintages. Decanted and drank over 3 hours. More aroma and a more flavor than previous lark cabs. Nice depth to the flavor across the midpalate. Tannins are softening but there is enough structure here for years. Decided a few years back to give my larkmeads more age and if this is any indication, that was a good decision.
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Red
1/20/2019 - beau11 wrote:
98 points
Great wine. Pnp and drank over 4 hours. Puple fruits and a pungent nose, a wine that improved throughout the night Nice structure relative to newer realm’s. Can enjoy now or drink over the next 5-10 yrs
White
1/20/2019 - beau11 wrote:
97 points
In a great place. Beautiful rich, decadent, but balanced wine. Was good from pnp but drank well over 4 hours
Red
1/12/2019 - beau11 wrote:
99 points
Drinking so well right now. Beautiful flavors of strawberry and rasberry burst from the glass. Perfect balance creates a soft weightlessness to the wine. If you have one pop it
White
1/12/2019 - beau11 wrote:
99 points
Fabulous flavor, ripe fruit married with great acidity
Red
1/12/2019 - beau11 wrote:
99 points
Drank last night. Seamless beautiful dark fruits, velvty mouthfeeland great finish and so darn tasty it was hard to put down.
Red
12/28/2018 - beau11 wrote:
98 points
A divine pinot. This is a pinot that burgundy fans will like. Not a big fruity pinot but an impeccably balanced and just delicious wine. This wine will definitely improve but worth opening today if you have multiple bottles
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Red
12/28/2018 - beau11 wrote:
100 points
Amazing texture of sweet black and blue fruits. Very unctious sweet fruit profile but balanced by sweet tannin and acidity. This wine is amazing from pnp and improved throughout the night. If you have multiple bottles you must open one now.
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White
12/23/2018 - beau11 wrote:
97 points
This is a really good kongsgaard. Peach and tropical fruits aligned with pleasing acidity create a stunning chardonnay. This wine is in a great spot right now.
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Red
12/23/2018 - beau11 wrote:
95 points
Dense dark syrah. Ripe fruit but light on its feet. A young wine with a blend of black and red fruits, blackberry, chery with a meaty and pepper element. While enjoyable today i would give this at least 2-3 years
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Red
12/8/2018 - beau11 wrote:
94 points
Nice wine. Dense flavors of blue and red fruits with a distinctive earth and tobacco finish
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Red
12/1/2018 - beau11 wrote:
97 points
Decanted and drank over 5 hours. Very concentrated, with a great blend of cassis, blackberry, cedar. Very long finish. Very well made wine with more acidity tham some other bevans. I love bevan and love this, but this is not the fruit bomb that some bevans are. That said, this wine was amazing from pnp and improved thru 5 hours. Great wine today and will be enjoyable for years.
Red
11/28/2018 - beau11 wrote:
94 points
On pop very dark inky color with a heavy profile. Decanted and the wine mellowed out over 3 hours becoming much more balanced. Dark fruits, oak with a hint of pepper.
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Red
11/23/2018 - beau11 wrote:
98 points
Great nose. Sweet fruit flavors of plum, cassis, and rasberry. Silky tannin and firm acidity create a velvety midpalate and finish. Great wine
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Red
11/23/2018 - beau11 wrote:
94 points
Tannin fully resolved. Beautiful nose. Silky smooth. Drank over 4 hours.
Red
11/23/2018 - beau11 wrote:
90 points
High toned red fruits. Firm structure, high acidity. Improved with air. I would give the next bottle a few years
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Red
11/23/2018 - beau11 wrote:
95 points
From memory from last night. Really impressive wine. A myriad of flavors, great silky mouthfeel.
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Red
11/21/2018 - beau11 wrote:
94 points
Strong showing. Much tighter initially than most kosta’s. More structured but began to open up after 3 hours in bottle. Give this 2-3 years before opening the next one.
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Red
11/21/2018 - beau11 wrote:
94 points
Dark, black fruits, cassis, olive, chocolate, toasted oak. Sweet fruit, initially a bit disjointed with oak a bit heavy at this point. Limited tannin and acid. Decanted and drank over 4 hours. Over time tannin broadened and it became a more balanced wine. I would give it some time to let the oak integrate. More similar to bard imo as farella is usually more structured.
Red
11/17/2018 - beau11 wrote:
96 points
Soft suave wine with beautiful rasberry and ripe cherry. Long finish with tannin resolved. In a great spot
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Red
11/17/2018 - beau11 wrote:
99 points
Amazing from pnp but continued to improve throughout the night. Cassis, dark fruirs, grape sweet tarts. Sexy mouthfeel, great midpalate and 60 second finish.
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White
11/17/2018 - beau11 wrote:
97 points
Aubert’s are my fav chardonnays. This didn’t disappoint. Beautifully balanced chardonnay deep flavors with matching acidity, but more on the sensous side. In a great spot.
Red
11/11/2018 - beau11 wrote:
98 points
Nose bright cherry with a hint of earth and mushroom. Beautiful taste in wonderfule balance, with the perfect blend of ripe cherry and acidity. The taste and nuance keeps you coming back for more. Very ethereal, not at all heavy or bombastic.
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Red
11/3/2018 - beau11 wrote:
93 points
Decanted and drank over 3 hrs. Drank well throughout the night. Howell mtn blue fruits. Typical howell profile of cooler temps vs floor therefore less fruit more nuanced than napa floor
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Red
2014 Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/3/2018 - beau11 wrote:
95 points
Drinking well from pnp. Dark fruits. Full body, great mouthfeel, tasty, dark fruits.
White
11/3/2018 - beau11 wrote:
96 points
Amazing concentration of flavors with a hint of oak on the finish.
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Red
11/3/2018 - beau11 wrote:
96 points
Opened poured 2 glasses then left the open bottle in the cellar for 3 hours. Initial taste of red fruits and a beautiful nose. Drank well from pnp but fleshed out while in bottle. Drank over 3 hours and improved throughout the night. Great nose. Mostly red with some blue fruits. I think it improves over a couple years
Red
11/3/2018 - beau11 wrote:
96 points
Wonderful pinot. Nicely balanced with good structure and nice concentration. No rush to drink but was good from pnp
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Red
10/26/2018 - beau11 wrote:
94 points
Red fruits. Very flavorful. Soft tannin. Drinking well.
Red
10/26/2018 - beau11 wrote:
96 points
Decanted and drank over 2 hours. Really beautiful wine. Dark fruits. In a great spot now. Rich and layered. Great finish.
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Red
10/23/2018 - beau11 wrote:
97 points
Sadly my last bottle. Decanted for 30 mins and what a great wine. Probably my favorite galatzine but i havent popped a 14 yet. Dark fruits, blackberry based. Very precise, well balanced, with a great finish. Still some tannin which suggests it will continue to improve. Drinking nicely now and i would decant for an hour as the wine continues to improve with tannins mellowing.
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Red
7/27/2018 - beau11 wrote:
Either a bad bottle or its shut down. My 4th bottle and this vs others was not approachable. I would not open this for at least 3 years, Dont get me wrong, this wasnt bad. Just tight, even after 2.5 hrs.
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Red
7/27/2018 - beau11 wrote:
92 points
Agree with a lot of previous notes. Higher toned. Medium body. Nice finish but weak midpalate. Lacking a bit on the fruit. Overall enjoyable, but not exciting.
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Red
2/10/2018 - beau11 wrote:
96 points
Nice dark fruits with some stones/ graphite notes. This is less sweet/jammy than the bard, more structured with firm but manageable tannins. Really starts to flesh out after an hour in decanter. Beautiful wine entering early part of drinking window.
Red
2/3/2018 - beau11 wrote:
98 points
Beautiful wine. Night 1. Pnp and wine showed beautiful dark fruits of black and blueberry with a hint of cedar and forest floor. Corked and drank day 2. Opened up further with great suplle, rich, sweet fruit.
Red
2/3/2018 - beau11 wrote:
93 points
Dark fruitts. Blackberry, bluberry, cassis, with a raciness evident. I think it will round out further over the next few years. Very nice wine with years to go.
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Red
2014 Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/23/2018 - beau11 wrote:
94 points
Decanted and drank over 2 hrs. Deep rich and very dark. Blackberry, cassis rich flavors with some graphite minerality. Tannins are not fully resolved but are fine grained and not obtrusive. This is drinking nicely now but will clearly only get better. Very nice effort and solid ppr
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Red
1/15/2018 - beau11 wrote:
100 points
One of the best bevans ive had. Sweet red and dark fruits with amazing density yet still quite suave and silky. Not at all heavy and the tannin and acid are in perfect balance with the fruit. Just a fabulous and delicious wine that is drinking beautifully now at this young age.
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White
12/23/2017 - beau11 wrote:
89 points
The 12 has never been my favorite. Rich with a lot of oak. A bit chunky and unbalanced. Finish again dominated by oak. Not on same level as 13/14
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Red
2012 Realm Cellars The Tempest Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/24/2017 - beau11 wrote:
94 points
Rich merlot blend. Very jammy with lots of blueberries, coffee, oak, chocolate, and hints of caramel tones. Would like to see a bit more acidity to balance out the fruit profile but this is still very good.
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