Tasting Notes for ddamron

(77 notes on 70 wines)

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Red
9/1/2018 - ddamron wrote:
Over the hill.
White
9/1/2018 - ddamron wrote:
94 points
Found a bottle in my cellar last night I forgot I had. It was singing. Not over the hill at all.
White - Sweet/Dessert
11/24/2017 - ddamron wrote:
98 points
Amazing wine. Beautiful amber color, creme brulee, honey layers and layers of complexity. Sipped on this all day and paired beautifully with a pumpkin cheesecake in the evening.
Red
6/17/2017 - ddamron wrote:
90 points
Opened a magnum of this and like others was excited based on over the top WA reviews. Good value CDP but too much alcohol on the nose at this point. Otherwise smooth drinking CDP with good fruit.
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Red
3/5/2017 - ddamron wrote:
91 points
Great old Brunello. Very dry, great fruit, mouthfeel and long finish. Was worried when the last note from 2010 was concerned about holding it. 7 years later I think this wine has at least five more to go. 30 second finish.
Red
11/27/2016 - ddamron Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinks like an inexpensive cote rotie. Lots of white pepper and light bodied.
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Red
4/16/2016 - ddamron Does not like this wine:
85 points
Unbalanced disjointed and acidic - notes from below I completely concur with. This was a horrible disappointment.
Red
11/19/2010 - ddamron wrote:
93 points
Big, leathery, rustic cdp in typical Pegau style.. Barnyard on this wine is more than I usually prefer, but this wine is still so layered. Fruit is falling off though.
Red
9/19/2009 - ddamron wrote:
93 points
This wine is a bruiser.. Everything is there -just needs more time in the bottle. Huge fruit, very complex - this wine is a keeper. May not open my others for another four years. I don't have much experience with Amarone - but I think this would confuse some in a tasting.
Red
9/8/2008 - ddamron wrote:
92 points
I have had several bottles of this wine and they all have seepage. Consistent with other users. However, the wine was beautiful - well balanced CDP with a lot of upfront fruit and delicious perfume. Very silky.
Red
3/29/2008 - ddamron wrote:
98 points
young but rich and complex - a wow bottle - opened up beautifully after a couple hours in the decanter.
Red
6/30/2007 - ddamron wrote:
96 points
Drinking beautifully right now. First beau in a while with no barnyard or brett.
Red
6/2/2007 - ddamron wrote:
89 points
Brett never blew off... "horse poop" for my guests. Die hard CDP lover to like this wine.. I did.
Red
5/26/2007 - ddamron wrote:
96 points
Last night at party at RJ's - no specific notes - but unbelievable nose - tons of fruit great balance and finish. Blew away the 2003 Mas Doix I paired it with for fun. Both still babies but this is drinking beautifully right now. I don't know if i'll be able to hold on to my other two.
Red
4/8/2007 - ddamron wrote:
94 points
Wow - Intense Blackberry and forward fruit. Well balanced too.
Red
3/30/2007 - ddamron wrote:
88 points
Too young - disjointed at this time.
Red
2/19/2007 - ddamron wrote:
92 points
Great fruit - mild tannins - drinking beautifully right now.
Red
2/19/2007 - ddamron wrote:
93 points
Stunning bottle of 96 Peyre Rose Coteaux du Languedoc... Notes of cocoa on ths finish and great fruit. evolved in the decanter for a couple of hours.
Red
12/25/2006 - ddamron wrote:
88 points
Disappointing structure. Nice aromas of prunes and dark fruit.
Red
11/27/2006 - ddamron wrote:
92 points
Scored 92 for funk factor. This wine scores extra points for its unique taste and finish. Heavy Cocoa on the nose - chocholate truffles... and cedar as well. Can't remember the finish too much but it had a great mouthfeel.
Red
11/26/2006 - ddamron wrote:
94 points
This is one of the most underrated wines I've had in a long time. This is one outstanding pinot - had a couple days ago so the notes escape me - but wow - add me to the list!
Red
11/19/2006 - ddamron wrote:
93 points
Opened after an hour in the decanter. Not a 96 but a great value with chocholate, vanilla and blueberry.
Red
10/23/2006 - ddamron wrote:
99 points
Purchased at Bin 36 Celebration dinner after the Chicago Marathon. I was surprised to find this at $250 on the wine list - and after hearing that the restaurant was giving a 20% discount to all Marathon finishers it was a no brainer! Wonderful syrah - great nose - but spectacular finish that wouldn't end. One of the best Syrahs I've ever had. Perfectly balanced.
Red
10/3/2006 - ddamron wrote:
89 points
Nice little $10 Minervois. Integrated tannis, nice mouthfeel. Great nose of kirsch, some noticeable glycerin on the finish.
Red
9/24/2006 - ddamron wrote:
89 points
Stuff nose, great mouthfeel, nice finish. some cocoa on the finish.
Red
9/24/2006 - ddamron wrote:
91 points
magnum at Ellen Herman's cooking party - showed very well
Red
2001 Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
9/23/2006 - ddamron wrote:
93 points
Opened for a Syrah's of the World tasting - Infanticide.
Red
9/23/2006 - ddamron wrote:
94 points
Wow- great wine! Powerful nose - silky smooth tannins - strong fruit and finish. high alcohol - probably 18%!
Red
9/11/2006 - ddamron wrote:
82 points
Nose of rotten milk and flat fruit.
Red
9/4/2006 - ddamron wrote:
94 points
Full bodied wine - the nose immediately jumps out at you - powerful sweet cherry/garrigue. Infanticide to a degree - let it decant an hour A lot of tannin that needs a few years to soften but worth tryng a bottle now if you have a case.
Red
8/13/2006 - ddamron wrote:
88 points
Drink now... this bottle has no age potential. Very disappointing. Light in weight, nice fruit but not worth the $70 I paid for it at the winery.
Red
8/11/2006 - ddamron wrote:
91 points
Too much alochol - you could taste it. Wine is very off balance.
Red
8/5/2006 - ddamron wrote:
87 points
Drank a week ago so no notes.. Too tannic - just rough and not memorable.
Red
7/28/2006 - ddamron wrote:
92 points
Great pinot - sweet black cherry and nice finiish.
Red
7/27/2006 - ddamron wrote:
92 points
Ordered off the wine list at Daniel in NYC - great wine! Parker's 97 note and previous note do not give justice to the current stage of this Chateauneuf! Great nose - spicy and earthy - long finish with notes of fresh fruit. Evolved beautifully over two hours in the decanter and was absolutely decadent with the duo of ribeye and braised short ribs. Phillipe Marchal came by and tasted it a few times and loved it as well - his last bottle.
Red
7/16/2006 - ddamron wrote:
93 points
Big wine - meat, leather and berry. Opened up beautifully after an an hour.
Red
7/16/2006 - ddamron wrote:
97 points
Inky purple color - great finish. Decanted for an hour and opened up beautifully over the next two.
White
7/8/2006 - ddamron wrote:
91 points
Opened during a tasting at an Indian restaurant called Rasika in Washington DC. Went with the first course of spicy, fried spinanch. The flavors went perfectly. Minerally wine.
White
7/8/2006 - ddamron wrote:
90 points
Paired with Indian Food during a fun tasting at Rasika in Washington DC. Nice wine but the the course overpowered it.
Red
7/3/2006 - ddamron wrote:
91 points
Great rioja - layered and rich.
Red
7/1/2006 - ddamron wrote:
92 points
Needs several hours in the decanter. Hot as a summer day in Washington DC.
Red
5/29/2006 - ddamron wrote:
92 points
Wow - great qpr at $15.
Red
5/16/2006 - ddamron wrote:
91 points
Wow- completely unexpected. Nice comibnation of the malbec and merlot. Kermit raves about the 2001 - I need to try it.
Red
5/14/2006 - ddamron wrote:
90 points
Ordered a bottle at Tosca last night - superb.
Red
4/15/2006 - ddamron wrote:
95 points
Wow - drank at the dc 2000 CNP tasting at La Chaumiere in Georgetown. Leather, Barnyard, tobbacco and mint.
Red
4/9/2006 - ddamron wrote:
82 points
2002 chateauneufs just aren't worth drinking.
Red
4/9/2006 - ddamron wrote:
92 points
Drinking beautifully.
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