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Tasting Notes for Didman

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Red
2/5/2021 - Didman wrote:
91 points
This bottle has aged considerably. Possibly past peak, but still lovely.
Red
10/23/2020 - Didman wrote:
92 points
Very easy drinking. A lovely Amarone. Drink now.
Red
8/30/2020 - Didman wrote:
90 points
Lovely Barolo on the lighter side. Good drinking right now.
Red
8/17/2020 - Didman wrote:
89 points
Much more pleasant than the last bottle we had.
Red
8/7/2020 - Didman wrote:
95 points
Really delightful wine. Resembles an elegant high fashion model rather than a voluptuous Playboy centerfold.
Red
7/18/2020 - Didman wrote:
95 points
Very dark and rich. Velvety tannins still quite apparent. Airing for a bit after decanting helps to enhance enjoyability of this huge wonderful wine.
Red
7/17/2020 - Didman wrote:
91 points
Very nice Barolo. Medium body. Easy pleasant drinking.
Red
7/17/2020 - Didman wrote:
85 points
Still a bit of tannin left, but fruit rather faded. Drinkable, but heading downhill.
Red
6/19/2020 - Didman wrote:
91 points
Lovely delicate wine with just enough backbone to make it about perfect for current drinking.
Red
5/13/2020 - Didman wrote:
90 points
Has a funky aroma right after decanting. However, that blows off after 1/2 hour leaving quite a nice wine.
Red
5/6/2020 - Didman wrote:
90 points
An enjoyable blend that drinks easily right now.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2/13/2020 - Didman wrote:
93 points
Delicious and unique dessert wine.
Red
1/19/2020 - Didman wrote:
84 points
Rather strong barnyard aromas and weak fruit flavors and a slightly unpleasant after taste. Tasted along side a Zio Tony Ranch from 2012 and the latter was much better. Certainly neither one was up to some of the other great wines from Martinelli.
Red
1/19/2020 - Didman wrote:
89 points
Just an OK Syrah. But, definitely better than the 2011 Lolita Ranch in side by side tasting today. Martinelli makes some fabulous wines but this Syrah is just good, not fabulous.
Red
1/4/2020 - Didman wrote:
90 points
Amazingly good after all these years. Just a touch of browning. Still lovely fruits and a slight feel of velvety tannin. Stored since release in a controlled cellar.
Red
1/3/2020 - Didman wrote:
93 points
A wonderful Brunello. Rich and classy. Plenty of tannins for additional aging.
Red
12/17/2019 - Didman wrote:
93 points
A beautiful, delicate, well balanced Syrah of a feminine style. Just a bit of Bret on decanting adding a sexy note which disappeared toward the end of the meal.
Red
2009 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/22/2019 - Didman wrote:
95 points
This wine is a real heavyweight. The empty bottle alone weighs 1220 grams, and full is 1960 grams. In addition, it has one of the deepest punts I have ever seen. I give the bottle alone 100 points. Hard to compete with that. Oh, the wine. Yes, it is a stunner too. It seemed a little dull on opening, but within 1/2 hour opened up beautifully into a 90 or 91 point delight. On average then, I give the bottle of wine a solid 95.
Red
8/10/2019 - Didman wrote:
91 points
Nice nose, pleasant drinking, particularly after giving it the MD shake.
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Red
7/19/2019 - Didman wrote:
92 points
Delicious Amarone. Easy to drink with lots of lingering soft fruit on the palate.
Red
6/4/2019 - Didman wrote:
90 points
A dark full flavored Gamay went well with pork.
White - Sparkling
6/4/2019 - Didman wrote:
93 points
Lovely crisp Champagne with just the right amount of yeastiness balanced with chardonnay flavors to make for quite a special NV, worthy of the "Reserve" labeling. This bottle was disgorged March 2017.
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Red
11/25/2018 - Didman wrote:
82 points
When we had this wine several years ago we liked it quite a bit. Today we opened 3 bottles for a dinner party and they were all blah. No aroma. No interesting fruit, but still moderate tannins making a wine you did not want to take another sip of, and certainly nothing to serve to guests. Were they just becoming corked, which maybe wasn't noticeable yet when younger? I did think I got a whiff of cork on the worst of the 3. All 3 dumped out and replaced with a more delightful, yet less expensive wine. (Federalist - Dueling Pistols - 2012)
Red
10/21/2018 - Didman wrote:
89 points
Quite a pleasant Rioja. Not a heavy weigh and with not much depth, but very pleasant drinking.
Red
8/17/2018 - Didman wrote:
90 points
A lovely Malbec with nice fruit of medium body. A remarkable wine for the price.
Red
7/24/2018 - Didman wrote:
90 points
This opened with vanilla notes and rather harsh tannins masking fruit. After decanting and giving it a triple "MollyDooker shake" (see MollyDooker web site) it was greatly improved, becoming quite pleasant.
Red
6/25/2018 - Didman wrote:
92 points
Nice nose. Good level of Cabernet flavors. Nice balance of fruit and tannin. Should last.
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Red
6/7/2018 - Didman wrote:
94 points
Really rich and lush.
Red
5/10/2018 - Didman wrote:
91 points
Full flavored, yet easy drinking now with years of life ahead.
Red
4/28/2018 - Didman wrote:
96 points
Oh my goodness, this is a delicious wine! Something one of moderate means never gets to taste, and the fortunate few, rarely. My lucky day (not being one of the fortunate few).
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Red
4/16/2018 - Didman wrote:
90 points
A very nice wine. Soft and inviting, considering the dark color and relatively high alcohol.
Red
2008 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2018 - Didman wrote:
95 points
Just about perfect maturity for current drinking. Wonderful aroma. Big, bold, yet soft luscious flavors. Quite a bit of sediment, so requires decanting.
Red
1/9/2018 - Didman wrote:
86 points
First bottle opened was flawed and undrinkable. Second bottle seemed fine and given an 86 rating. I have had this wine several times since 2014 and the drinkable bottle was still not up to what I remember the earlier ones being. They have been in temperature controlled storage since purchased from WTSO. Certainly a huge variability in bottles.
Red
12/28/2017 - Didman wrote:
95 points
Just a wonderful mature Barolo. All you ask for. Soft, yet lush and full of aged nebbiolo flavors.
Red
11/13/2017 - Didman wrote:
92 points
A lovely wine now with plenty of potential.
Red
8/25/2017 - Didman wrote:
95 points
A wonderfully delicate feminine style, yet with backbone to stand another few years. A beautifully made wine.
Red
8/24/2017 - Didman wrote:
94 points
Big, bold and rich. A wonderful wine with lamb chops.
Red
7/16/2017 - Didman wrote:
94 points
One of the really fine Amarone. Rich flavors and soft tannins so well integrated that will have a long life from the present onward for many years.
Red
6/28/2017 - Didman wrote:
91 points
A real delight. One of the best Barberas we have tasted.
Red
6/28/2017 - Didman wrote:
91 points
A lovely Amarone with loads of soft fruit. Easy to drink.
Red
6/24/2017 - Didman wrote:
95 points
A giant with luscious fruit, velvet tannins remaining. Should be good for years, yet easy drinking now.
Red
6/3/2017 - Didman wrote:
90 points
Moderately intense flavors, nice aroma, easy drinking.
Red
5/25/2017 - Didman wrote:
91 points
A lovely young cab that tastes like a much older and more expensive wine. Don't forget to do the "Mollydooker Shake" until it takes on a bit more age.
Red
5/25/2017 - Didman wrote:
88 points
This wine is a crowd pleaser and tastes like a much more expensive wine. Dry, fruit forward, moderately intense and very pleasant. I do not taste any residual sugar as some prior notes imply. At this point the 2015 is better for me than the 2016 which recently began to appear and is just too young fresh juicy for me. Perhaps the 2016 is made with less intense grapes, or perhaps it will improve in a year. We'll see. Anyway, for $10 this wine is hard to beat, particularly the 2015.
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Red
5/5/2017 - Didman wrote:
88 points
Still somewhat tannic. Moderate fruit. Maybe opening a few hours and decanting ahead may help.
Red
3/1/2017 - Didman Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep color yet lighter and delightful in the mouth than expected.
Red - Fortified
12/21/2016 - Didman wrote:
96 points
A fabulous vintage Port. At least as good, if not better, than when tried 4 years ago. Huge amount of sediment but decanted off easily after standing for a week before opening.
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Red
12/10/2016 - Didman wrote:
91 points
An exceptional Rioja for the price. Still very young but tannins are soft enough to enjoy now, but should improve with coming years. Lovely aroma.
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Red - Fortified
12/7/2016 - Didman wrote:
93 points
Very nice, but maybe not the richness of the really great vintages. Still, nothing to turn up ones nose at.
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