Tasting Notes for Scottymatt

(360 notes on 300 wines)

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White
2/10/2019 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
89 points
Good, but not as great as the ‘14. As the previous reviewer heavy flavor on the hazelnuts due to over coopperage on the burning of the barrels. Made acid and fruit non-balanced and minimal finish.
Red
2/10/2019 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
94 points
Very good-needs another 3 years in bottle. Palate Balanced dark fruit with high acid and structured tannins. Nose is alluring giving changes every minute of being opened in decanter for three hours.
Red
2014 DeLille Cellars D2 Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/7/2019 - Scottymatt wrote:
flawed
Corked
Red
2/5/2019 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
92 points
Very good, but not as balanced as different years-2014. Nose is dirty like a good northern Rhône with many promisingly variable but the palate of crushed blackberries is not multidimensional as the nose. Tannins are there with too high acid, but finish not as long as you would think
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Red
2/3/2019 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted 21 hours to show it’s true meaning. A itergrated multifaceted wine that requires time and understanding what a Mount Veeder wine has to offer-complex and wonderful that requires cerebral contemplation along with physical elements to enjoy fully. Hold for three to four years in cellar for other bottles.
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Red
1/30/2019 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
90 points
Good, but a little tart. Needs more time in cellar.
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Red
12/15/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
100 points
This is the best Barolo I have ever had in my 30 years of tasting wine. Gave it 5 hour decant, still exhibited a youth full nose of bright cherry, elegant mushroom, intergraded dark field berries. Palate is reserved of same but very balanced in acid, tannins, and fruit. Had with a grilled veal chop which showed off the wine’s true expression. Drank over 2 hours, and every taste was better than the last. A total epiphany of a great wine-this is why I collect wine!
Red
8/11/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
89 points
Weakening since last bottle-not showing good with age. Nose still good with dirt and mushrooms, but palate is divuse with strong acid and disjunctive fruit of dark berries and unripen plum. Not balanced.
Red
8/5/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
90 points
Give a little more time in bottle. Very acidic and bright fruit of plum skin, cranberries and strawberries. Nice forest floor finish the integrated palate. A little Smokey from the barrel cooperage indicated on finish.
Red
7/26/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
93 points
I agree with previous rating-great qpr and crowd pleaser
White
7/13/2018 - Scottymatt wrote:
91 points
A great Chablis on our hot summer deck.
Red
6/10/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
92 points
Usually my favorite KB, but this vintage shows more herbaceous elements on the palate. Still a very good wine: nice blackberry, ripe plum, spice on the nose with a palate following up with a lush fruit finish that is long, lush, and pronounced as of all KBs, but this one indicates a mis-balance of acid and fruit-maybe give the next bottle 2-4 years in cellar.
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Red
6/9/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
92 points
Awesome- nearing its end so do not decant. Had with BBQ ribeye steak and arugula salad with olive oil and shaved Meyer lemon rind. That is all this wine deserves to shine.
Red
5/23/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
91 points
Great with Hot Italian Sausages with Cannellini beans. Fantastic Wednesday meal.
Red
5/22/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
92 points
Give it a few days in decanter-this is a young burley wine that deserves time. Black fruit iodine nose followed by long lasting Indian spices. Palate is the same with ripe damson plums and fruity figs. This is one of the most balanced Freemark Abbey wines I have had in the past 20 years. Give it 4-5 years more in bottle, or buy the Boushey Vineyard one an give it 10-15 years.
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Red
5/13/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
95 points
This is an amazing wine. Give the bottle 1.5 hours after opening, this beautiful wine bouquet opens up to reveal forest floor, mushroom, cinnamon and nutmeg spice. On the palate extensive balanced acid and full sweet fruit (ripe plum, Indian spices) wine. Another 2 to 3 years in cellar will do this wine to 97 points. Still a baby now, but excellent.
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Red
2009 Peter Michael Les Pavots Knights Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/11/2018 - Scottymatt wrote:
93 points
Very nice-1 hr decant-nose yields to herbs of mint, thyme, and muted sage. Follows with crushed currents and red-black berries. Taste of soil and minerals integrated with berries, herbs (mint and eucalyptus), subtle ripe plum. Well integrated and balanced-minimal tannins with acid that says it could last another 4 years. Had with grass fed ribeye steak with lots of grilled veggies.
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Red
3/20/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
92 points
Had with family dinner
White - Sparkling
2/18/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
95 points
Amazing Champagne-delicate and refined vintage champagne with nose of honey, lemon, roasted hazel nuts. Palate follows nose characteristics with delicate bubbles of long finish of quince, lemon loaf broche bread biscuit. Goes well with avocado oil fried potato chips. Mineral elements match with overall balance of wine.
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Red
1/27/2018 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
91 points
Very acidic and shy with nose and palate expressions, give another 2 years in cellar.
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Red
12/21/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
94 points
Still needs more time in bottle.
Red
12/21/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
91 points
Left open for 48 hours-then it started to show it inner beauty!
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Red
12/5/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
96 points
Great wine for Cabernet Franc day Celebration!! One of the US's best!!
Red
11/26/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
92 points
Big-needs more time in bottle, but still very good
Red
11/20/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
96 points
Too young right now, but understand the underlying complexity. This is not a typical Californian Pinot- very Burgundian in style. Nose soft with bright young cherry with forest floor loamy soil and moss-terroir character. Muted initial taste with high acid of unripe strawberries that evolves into a balanced low alcohol (12.5%) refreshing wine that matched a BBQ pork chop with black pepper and shave lemon rind. One would think it would not be a match, but the bottle disappeared in less than 15 minutes. Happy that I have a few more bottles in my cellar-hold on for 3 more years until next one.
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Red
11/9/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
95 points
Very elegant, and beautiful. Had with osso buco, and the acid with the wine held up to the tomato elements of dish. The wilted rose bouquet melded the braised meat-a long finish with forest floor nuances.
Red
9/30/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
98 points
Top notch wine-one of the best wines I have tasted this year!
Red
9/4/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
91 points
Great structure but needs another two to four years to shine. Great structure-fantastic wine. Bold and balanced.
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Red
8/24/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
95 points
Amazing Barolo!! Do not decant because age in bottle now is perfect-very floral on nose of crushed roses and violets. Palate is still in balanced with mature round tannins and subtle acid. Subtle plum and berry fruit, this is how an aged Barolo is supposed to be-text book even with its long finish.
Red
7/22/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
92 points
My last bottle too-very sad event. I have 2 bottles of '13 and '14, I hope they are as good as the '12.
Red
7/18/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
96 points
Wow-this bottle was the best of my half case so far. Awesome fully balanced with fruit, tannins, and acid-very harmonious fully developed wine. Yum
Red
6/25/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
94 points
Had with great friends-this wine was amazing with great balance of acid, tannins, and fruit. The ten years in the cellar evolved this wine from great to absolutely fantastic.
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Red
6/4/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
89 points
Needed two hour+ decant. Let this baby have 4 more years in bottle.
White
Volatile acids on initial nose and taste-give this wine a few years in bottle so it would intigrate.
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Red
5/16/2017 - Scottymatt wrote:
94 points
Way too early to drink now, but needed a 'barrel sample' to see if it is as good as I think. It is! Needs another 3-5 years in bottle minimum: this balanced monster could go up to 15 years.
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Red
4/15/2017 - Scottymatt wrote:
91 points
Beautiful with roasted duck legs with orange. The nose with crushed stone of plum and herb herbaceous that follows the palate of balanced acid of rhubarb and pomegranate with fruit complement of plum skim, raspberry, muted strawberry. All brought together with mineral forest floor nuance that is not predominant but balanced. Great wine.
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Red
4/12/2017 - Scottymatt wrote:
90 points
Very lovely especially on second day of being opened. Give this elegant Pinot beauty another four years in bottle.
White
4/2/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
89 points
Too young right now-'13 is drinking better. Give this beauty a year. Very well integrated, but a little imbalanced with fruits, acids and minerals
Red
2008 Buty Rediviva of the Stones Walla Walla Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
3/2/2017 - Scottymatt wrote:
93 points
Beautiful and Big- concentratated and expressive. Big black fruit on nose with minerals under tones. The palate follows suit with rich blackberries, ripe bing cherries, quartz stones with leathery rich currents. Black pepper with horse saddle leads to an lengthy enjoyable finish. Could even use 4 more years, but drinking fine with lamb rack complement.
White
1/30/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
90 points
Getting better the more time it settles down in the bottle.
Red
1/15/2017 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
94 points
Still the best Kosta Browne next to the Kanzler Sonoma Coast.
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White - Sparkling
12/21/2016 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent-well balanced and fresh.
White - Sparkling
10/31/2016 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
94 points
Only way this could get "a little' bit better would be 5 years more in the bottle.
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Red
10/31/2016 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
87 points
Not a stand-out but alright.
Rosé - Sparkling
10/25/2016 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
93 points
Major strawberry on the nose and palate. Very fresh and acid a fruit are in consistent harmony though out the start to finish. Refreshing and intriguing-taste like an amazing Kir Royal without the liquor Framboise. Yum.
Red
9/16/2016 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
91 points
Much better than last bottle.
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Red
7/31/2016 - Scottymatt Likes this wine:
90 points
A few years in bottle makes all the difference-Bravo.
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