Tasting Notes for bugdoced

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Red
10/16/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
92 points
perfect drinking shape
White
10/16/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
88 points
easy drinker
could use a few months of cellar time
Red
10/4/2019 - bugdoced wrote:
92 points
initial buzz felt like a too young white wine
but after 20 minutes settled into a beautiful cherry nose ,then elegant earth and fruit on the palate
a long lingering finish
in a good spot but with years of life left
Red
10/4/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
in a good spot
will be downhill from here
not gonna get better
Red
2014 Foley Johnson Meritage Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/30/2019 - bugdoced wrote:
88 points
tart fruit
wish there was a longer length on the palate
Red
9/30/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
92 points
WOTN at brisket dinner
great nose and wonderful backbone surrounded by fruit in harmony
so tasty with and without food
reminded us of our visit with the owners in piemonte this summer
still has some years of life left
White
9/28/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
a delight and a fine qpr with salinity minerality and a mixture of tart and some smoother, silky fruit all at once
liked by all
Red
9/28/2019 - bugdoced wrote:
87 points
very confused about this one
not sure where it is going or what it wants to be
perhaps a little shut down
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Red
9/28/2019 - bugdoced wrote:
88 points
cherry earth and some depth which seemed to fade then rebound almost with each sip
so seems past it's prime and will try and get to that last bottle soon
Rosé
9/28/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
88 points
easy sipper consumed mostly by my thirsty guests
dry as a bone
wish for a little more salinity and minerality to score a little higher
just looked at my last note; this is much better than a year ago
Red
9/28/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
88 points
took about 45 min to open up then a nice sipper on its own or with some steak on the grill
nice qpr
Red
9/23/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
really good after about 45 minutes of air time
the fruit at the end was long lasting and the back of the palate was a strong spanish earthiness
3 days later this had more integrated fruit and still enough backbone
so drink with a nice decant or hold
White
9/23/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
refreshing with fruit mostly tropical but with an interesting backbone of a well made wine
great qpr and for me a nice surprise
Red
9/14/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
92 points
great qpr on this beauty
cherries and italian earth on day #1
tart fruit like a good strawberry rhubarb pie on day #5 with better integration
this has a long life ahead of it
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White - Sparkling
9/14/2019 - bugdoced wrote:
94 points
this has always been a favorite of mine and it did not disappoint
taittinger always has perfect bubbles for me
some yeast on the nose that reminds me of how Sam's stores used to smell [this was lost when Binny's took over]
some lemon along with softer fruit and creamy toasted brioche on the palate
Sigh
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White
9/14/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
always interesting and always good
Red
9/14/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
early in it's drinking window
very burgundian backbone with more california fruit forwardness
a fine effort that will improve in a year or two
White
9/14/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
93 points
lost in the cellar, this has emerged in perfect shape with softened minerality some fruit and residual salinity
delicious
Red
1982 Clos des Jacobins Saint-Emilion Grand Cru St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/8/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
94 points
tasted at chevalier blind
all knew it was 1982
fruit mushrooms and earth in harmony, simply fantastic and enjoyable
a few hours later was starting to fade
so drink up without a decant suggested
White - Sparkling
9/7/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
87 points
nice drinker around an indiana camp fire
Red
9/7/2019 - bugdoced wrote:
82 points
ok
but missing something last weekend in indiana
White - Fortified
9/7/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
97 points
a perfect ending to a spanish evening
looks like it was bottled and released in 2014
sweet complex elegance
a mix of sherry and madeira
being from my birth year made this extra special

will try and save the next bottle for a 1955 tasting event
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Red
9/7/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
started off angry and too sweet that worried me about being a new world drinker
but after a few minutes integrated and settled down to the point where spanish earth and rioja fruit predominated
did not last long at the darien spanish evening
Red
9/7/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
93 points
WOTN for spanish wine and food in darien
a nose of burgundian quality with just enough fruit and backbone to form an integrated delicious pleasure
a touch of oak and evolved fruit that changed over the evening
went well with the goat cheese in tomato sauce appetizer, the paella later in the evening and on it's own
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Red
2006 Bodegas Poesia Poesia Lujan de Cuyo Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/7/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
87 points
you can still taste the heart but started to fade with less fruit and backbone somewhat missing
pulled itself together on day 2 for better integration
perhaps some bottle variation in this one so will try another soon
Red
9/7/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
hitting it's stride with tight fruit and tannins on day one but delicious as it opened up
closed down on day2
day 3 was integrated excellence
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Red
9/7/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
in fine shape with its simple ribbon ridge deliciousness and less opulence than other areas of willamette, a positive for me
Red
8/29/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
92 points
day #1 tight with cherries and italian earth
day #2 what happened? disjointed ,shut down,hot
day #3 amazing transformation into everything I love about this wine; integrated earth/fruit length and elegance
so needs a long decant or better yet wait a year or two
[should have read my last review before opening!]
Red
8/21/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
more intense and less faded than the previous bottle
rhone varietals with fading but still present earthy backbone
time to drink up
Red
8/18/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
94 points
Thank you Krengel's for the invite
So many SQN so little time
Others were mostly very new world and very high alcohol
I found this beauty more demure ,delicious with some old world characters
OK it was my bottle and I focused on it a little more than all the others
To try all the wines available made me feel lucky to be alive
White
8/13/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
in a really nice place with rounded lovely edges and a full mouthfeel with or without food
Red
8/13/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
87 points
terrific party wine
Rosé
8/13/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
much better the second day when more integrated and the 'too young' buzz had resolved
integrated tart strawberries with a nice salinity
a few months of cellar time would be helpful but it is summertime now
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Red
2008 Andrew Will Sorella Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/3/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
93 points
in a good drinking spot right now
dark and tart fruit with nice earthy integration
my sister liked it too
Red
7/13/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
94 points
got an email that this was coming into it's own
and boy was it ever!
it remains always about the volcano
but integrated fruit made this an excellent addition/accompaniment
to the meat dishes at Jeong
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White
7/13/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
93 points
in really good shape with enough minerality and acidity to stand up to early dishes at Jeong. A touch of umami sweetness and structure yet still has the smell and taste of the sea
Delicious
White
7/13/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
a really nice surprise
a thick heavy bottle gave this a serious feel even before opening
elegant nose and then delicious palate with some fruit and very strong minerality
this is worth seeking out
never said this before about a wine from Greece
White
7/13/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
87 points
solid summer sipper
typical grassy nose and acidic nature
in a good spot now
Red
7/13/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
cork dried and broke off so decanted
still some life and heart with well integrated tannins and fading but elegant fruit
time to drink up
Red
7/5/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
rounding into shape with long length and still with a nice integrated structure
note to self: no cdp if not at least 10-15 yrs old
Red
7/5/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
a terrific drinker over a week's period of time
each day a different tasting profile all of them interesting and satisfying
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Red
7/5/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
94 points
in really good drinking shape
well structured dark fruit and length
could not ask for much more
a gem
Red
6/22/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
89 points
Went well with halibut on a plank as well as ribs with a sweet Asian glaze
Red
6/21/2019 - bugdoced wrote:
90 points
in good shape
musky syrah like nose
some tightness and softening over the evening
enjoyed by all
early in it's drinking window
3 people found this helpful Comment
White
6/21/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
90 points
everything you could ask for in an easy summer sipper
White
6/16/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
91 points
classic new world chardonnay
delicious
Red
6/16/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
92 points
dark with some tart fruit
new world without being a fruit bomb
early in it's drinking window
White
2013 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
6/9/2019 - bugdoced Likes this wine:
92 points
tropical fruit integrated earth
delicious with and without food
can't ask for much more
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