Tasting Notes for Bigfresser

(87 notes on 72 wines)

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Red
3/22/2020 - Bigfresser wrote:
96 points
Phenomenal! Ripe, rich, soft tannins.
Coravin'd the bottle over a week. Need to buy more
Red
12/23/2019 - Bigfresser wrote:
95 points
Coravin a glass, very smooth and rich. Great creamy mouthfeel. Placed back into cellar to see what happens next time.
Red
11/16/2019 - Bigfresser wrote:
88 points
Decanted and remained tight and tart for over an hour. Never returned to taste it after.
White
11/3/2019 - Bigfresser wrote:
89 points
Tasted like a very old aged wine. Fruit and brandy like flavors with rich mouthfeel. Excellent feedback on this classic
Red
5/21/2019 - Bigfresser wrote:
94 points
Drinking much smoother now. Nice fruit and soft mouthfeel.
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Red
2009 Alpha Omega Era Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/28/2019 - Bigfresser wrote:
93 points
My last bottle from this vintage, decanted yet not so tight. Ripe fruit, very balanced and soft tannins. Very enjoyable.
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Red
4/28/2019 - Bigfresser wrote:
92 points
Decanted and opened up in 30 minutes. Still very good. Aging notes on the fruit and velvet.
White
2/28/2019 - Bigfresser wrote:
89 points
Five years of aging in bottle has brought our the balance and acidity. Still drinking well.
White
9/17/2018 - Bigfresser wrote:
89 points
Still good fruit and structure
Red
6/18/2018 - Bigfresser wrote:
93 points
ripe, rich and not earthy. Very smooth taste and mouthfeel. Need to buy more
Red
5/17/2018 - Bigfresser wrote:
95 points
Delicious wine, drinking fantastic now!
Red
1/12/2018 - Bigfresser wrote:
95 points
Wonderful smooth berry flavors and very rich mouthfeel
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Red
11/20/2017 - Bigfresser Likes this wine:
90 points
Needed twenty minutes to open up. Revealing rich ripe blackberry and a soft pallet.
Red
8/2/2017 - Bigfresser wrote:
92 points
Soft and full of fruit at this tiime. No decant. Opened quickly and drank smooth.
Red
2014 Alpha Omega Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/30/2017 - Bigfresser Likes this wine:
95 points
Dark ruby color. Rich velvety mouthfeel. Blackberry cassis concentrated flavors. The best AO has ever made!
Red
2014 Alpha Omega Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/31/2017 - Bigfresser wrote:
95 points
Dark ruby color. Rich velvety mouthfeel. Blackberry cassis concentrated flavors. The best AO has ever made!
Red
4/23/2017 - Bigfresser wrote:
94 points
smooth and rich. Chocolate and black fruit. Delicious
Red
3/20/2017 - Bigfresser wrote:
95 points
Great wine. Smooth Rich luxurious mouth glad I waited 10 years
Red
2006 Alpha Omega Era Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/22/2016 - Bigfresser wrote:
94 points
Drank at Capital Grill with the Mertz's. Decanted and really opened up after an hour. Velvet, berries, coffee and coco. Very nice wine.
Red
8/28/2016 - Bigfresser wrote:
91 points
Needed more time then we gave to open up.

Has soften dramatically at this time.
Red
2/19/2016 - Bigfresser wrote:
92 points
Lots of fruit, velvety mouthfeel, overall a very good wine
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Red
2008 Alpha Omega Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/28/2015 - Bigfresser wrote:
93 points
Best bottle of the vertical, 07,08,09. very soft tannins and fruit.
Red
2007 Alpha Omega Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/28/2015 - Bigfresser wrote:
88 points
Opened over an hour, and still very tight.
Red
11/22/2015 - Bigfresser wrote:
92 points
Didn't decant or spend much time breathing. I wasn't terribly impressed with this wine. Expected better.
Though since I'm always at the winery, I'm a little jaded.
Red
11/22/2015 - Bigfresser wrote:
95 points
Very surprising development of this wine, since tasting many times from barrel and bottle!!!

Very smooth and supple, red fruit throughout.
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Red
5/17/2015 - Bigfresser wrote:
92 points
Inside the bottle was coated in tannin, the wine was delicious and could last another five years. Ripe black fruit. This is a charmer for sure.
Great job Jean!
White
7/11/2014 - Bigfresser wrote:
Jean Hoflinger has to be the Chardonnay wine making king of Napa. Each vintage of his chards are probably the best around!
White
7/11/2014 - Bigfresser wrote:
96 points
A luscious balanced wine!
Red
6/29/2014 - Bigfresser wrote:
94 points
Exceptional!

Smooth, black fruit, mint, earth and cherries. Tannin soft
Red
6/19/2014 - Bigfresser wrote:
91 points
Very nice bottle.

Good ripe cherry fruit. Not to earthy either.
White
6/19/2014 - Bigfresser wrote:
90 points
Delicious peach nose and citrus/tropical flavors - very soft entry and mouth-feel.
Red
5/23/2014 - Bigfresser Likes this wine:
93 points
One of the best wines ever from AO!
Rich, plush mouthful and berry fruit.

If you haven't popped a bottle, please do so and enjoy because there ain't no more..................... ; )
White
5/8/2014 - Bigfresser wrote:
90 points
Another winner from AO. Strong melon/citrus flavor. Needs a little time to develop depth.
White
4/10/2014 - Bigfresser wrote:
95 points
Opened up after 20 minutes to reveal it's wonderful, rich, smooth delicious self.
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Red
4/6/2014 - Bigfresser Likes this wine:
90 points
My first taste of Carlisle wines, overall very impressive. Silky mouth feel. Elegant wine. Needs some time for fruit to show it self. I'll wait another couple years.
White
3/23/2014 - Bigfresser wrote:
92 points
Wonderful richness with acidity.
White
3/23/2014 - Bigfresser wrote:
96 points
very rich and balanced wine. Almost decadent with a restraint!
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Red
2010 Clos du Val Three Graces Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/16/2014 - Bigfresser wrote:
comments from the peanut gallery: "young and green"
Red
10/21/2013 - Bigfresser wrote:
89 points
Ripe berrys, smooth but hardly a finish.
Red
9/28/2013 - Bigfresser wrote:
90 points
nice bottle but not too exciting
Red
9/28/2013 - Bigfresser wrote:
95 points
Soft like cream entry, lots of fruit, tannic but smooth. A wow at the table!
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Red
2008 Alpha Omega Era Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/15/2013 - Bigfresser wrote:
96 points
Decanter four hours prior to tasting. Delicious and massive
Red
7/15/2013 - Bigfresser wrote:
95 points
opened bottle four hours prior to tasting. Fantastic!
Rosé - Sparkling
7/4/2013 - Bigfresser wrote:
91 points
Birthday bottle. Nice ripe fruit, rich and creamy
Red
7/4/2013 - Bigfresser wrote:
90 points
smooth, rich and huge
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