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Tasting Notes for pbard

(372 notes on 276 wines)

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Red
2/1/2021 - pbard wrote:
90 points
Nicely presented, modest Cab from Waterbrook, appropriately priced, mayybe not up to the level of their Reserve. Good nose, maybe a bit oak heavy, but still alluring. Palate follows with substantial fruit and medium duration and complexity. A bargain at $20.
Red
12/16/2020 - pbard wrote:
90 points
Lovely especially at the price point. Good fruit and oak balance, medium body.
Red
6/11/2020 - pbard wrote:
93 points
Seems like a lot of folks who commented here drank this way before it was ready. Crushes it now, complex nose of dark fruits, a little heat. Palate shows distinct complexity, long finish and soft textured tannins. Brings it big time...
Red
6/7/2020 - pbard wrote:
83 points
A bit bland, bottle was oxidized as well despite being properly stored and the cork having no flaws. Was impressed in the tasting room, oh well...
Red
3/13/2020 - pbard wrote:
91 points
Bargain at $19
Red
12/27/2019 - pbard wrote:
91 points
Mature, primary fruit has diminished and secondary flavors dominate. Good complexity, tannins still prominent adding a slightly bitter finish.
Red
5/17/2019 - pbard wrote:
90 points
Big and fruity yes, but not necessarily in a bad way. Good balance, could maybe use a little more acid, tannins are fine. Lacks a finesse that Cabs from Napa have, but what the hey, its Lodi appellation. Enjoyed it...
Red
12/15/2018 - pbard wrote:
91 points
Still lovely, but I sense more oak than before to the point of it being maybe a bit too much. There is still great complexity, however, with a moderate finish.
Red
7/5/2018 - pbard wrote:
91 points
Nice fruit and deep color, reasonably balanced but lacking in acid. On the second night it seemed particularly so...
Red
4/1/2018 - pbard wrote:
94 points
Amazing. Let it breathe...
Red
3/3/2018 - pbard wrote:
93 points
Getting better with age. Complex and smooth...
Red
1/19/2018 - pbard wrote:
91 points
Nicely balanced, great fruit
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Red
1/18/2018 - pbard wrote:
88 points
Good fruit but way too much oak.
Red
12/24/2017 - pbard wrote:
92 points
Lighter bodied than usual for Conflict, but intense fruit flavors. The palate goes and goes...
Red
9/11/2017 - pbard wrote:
91 points
Agree that it could be more complex. It's wonderfully fruity however, soft tannins, medium finish. Enjoyable
Red
9/9/2017 - pbard wrote:
93 points
Dark fruit intensifying into the mid palate. Medium long finish. Great expression of Pommard
Red
7/2/2017 - pbard wrote:
93 points
Just keeps improving. A wine with a large personality...
Red
3/12/2017 - pbard wrote:
93 points
Funky tobacco nose on open, fruit emerges gradually. Very well integrated right now. Tannins silky.
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Red
3/4/2017 - pbard wrote:
91 points
Beautiful fruit and balance, short to medium finish. Full bodied from the alcohol. Tannins smooth, in a great place right now.
Red
1/21/2017 - pbard wrote:
92 points
Classic Oregon Pinot.
Red
1/21/2017 - pbard wrote:
90 points
Sagging a bit now, was lighter on its feet in earlier years. Fruit less vibrant though there is complexity and longevity on the palate. Depending on your preferences, maybe time to drink them up...
Red
1/13/2017 - pbard wrote:
88 points
Great fruit, but points off for excessive funk. I like a bit but this is over the top...
Red
1/1/2017 - pbard wrote:
92 points
Agree with most of what has been said, dark fruit, reductive, primary. Obviously unfiltered as it was cloudy.
Red
11/10/2016 - pbard wrote:
92 points
Still drinking well
Red
10/10/2016 - pbard wrote:
90 points
Dark fruit, good complexity. Toasty American oak
Red
8/25/2016 - pbard wrote:
91 points
Nice balance, dark fruit flavors and toasty oak.
Red
8/24/2016 - pbard wrote:
89 points
OK but seems to lack the body and length of palate of previous vintages.
Red
2012 Dunham Cellars Trutina Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/18/2016 - pbard wrote:
92 points
Intoxicating nose, solid on the palate.
White
6/6/2016 - pbard wrote:
87 points
Pear and floral flavors on the palate, soft and caressing, but a bit flat and low on excitement. Not what I usually expect from Oregon Pinot Gris.
Red
6/3/2016 - pbard wrote:
89 points
Reductive notes on the nose, barnyard, black cherry and cedar, and toasty oak. Palate follows, long finish, tannins still a bit tight. Has improved with time.
Red
5/31/2016 - pbard wrote:
90 points
Fruit still prominent, but the acid seems to be falling off. Medium to short finish with tannins soft to faint, perhaps time to drink this one up.
Red
5/16/2016 - pbard wrote:
89 points
Nice fruit up front, but flat across the mid palate and tapers off to a medium finish. Really needs some acid to propel it. OK, not great.
Red
5/14/2016 - pbard wrote:
89 points
Nicely balanced, bright, with light fruit. A bit monochromatic, and the tannins are still pretty tight, perhaps reflective of the use of a fair bit of press in this wine, hard to say, buy this wouldn't be unusual for an entry level product. Reflective of the difficult harvest conditions in Oregon in 2013. Definitely question the WS 92 pt rating.
Red
4/18/2016 - pbard wrote:
89 points
Seems to lack the complexity I recall from earlier bottles, and acidity overrides the fruit on the palate. A little disappointed...
Red
4/16/2016 - pbard wrote:
flawed
Seemed to have Brett
Red
4/7/2016 - pbard Likes this wine:
93 points
Agree that this is Syrah dominated, nose is tobacco and coffee. Lush fruit on the palate moving smoothly into mid and tailing off with dark notes, cigar, pepper and soft tannins. Long finish, should age nicely for the next few years.
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Red
2012 Dunham Cellars Trutina Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/2/2016 - pbard Likes this wine:
92 points
Aging nicely...
Red
3/29/2016 - pbard wrote:
91 points
Very tasty tonight, a great value in a Washington Cab.
Red
3/26/2016 - pbard wrote:
92 points
Great fruit expression on the nose and fore palate. A crowd pleaser, but a little lacking in complexity. Also, could use some acid, made in a bit of a CA style to emphasize fruit but not necessarily to its benefit.
Red
3/23/2016 - pbard wrote:
93 points
Last bottle. In its drinking window, tannins are smooth and the dark fruit complexity is intoxicating. No problem with heat or too much oak, seems well balanced and sexy.
Red
3/17/2016 - pbard wrote:
89 points
Still not quite up to par with other years. Really like the nose, but the palette isn't quite up to it.
Red
3/12/2016 - pbard wrote:
90 points
Tart red fruits, fair bit of oak. Tannins firm, still could use some age, but drinking pretty well at this point.
Red
3/7/2016 - pbard wrote:
90 points
PnP'd, tart fruit with prominent American Oak barrel flavors of vanilla and coconut. Drinking OK, but still could use some time...
Red
3/5/2016 - pbard wrote:
91 points
Great fruit and balance. Lots of oak but it works.
Red
3/2/2016 - pbard wrote:
89 points
Funk and Brett overpower the fruit, it may be getting late for this wine. Interesting flavor complexity, but reflective of the '07 vintage in that it is delicate and somewhat light bodied, but that can't stand up to the funky flavors and nose. May have waited a little too long to open.
Red
2/15/2016 - pbard wrote:
84 points
Very little fruit here, short finish.
Red
1/30/2016 - pbard wrote:
83 points
Not particularly impressive. There is a TCA/Brett element on the nose that dominates the entire aromatic experience, though admittedly there is fruit there as well. Either this was a mildly flawed bottle or there are some microbial issues in the winery.
Red
1/27/2016 - pbard wrote:
91 points
Beginning to hit its stride, loosening up and lengthening on the palate.
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