Tasting Notes for Big Joe

(111 notes on 100 wines)

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Red
1/1/2018 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
97 points
Yumminess! Fruit solid.
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Red
12/9/2017 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
94 points
This is me! Had a Silver Oak, Caymus and this. Hands down to Corliss.
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Red
8/5/2017 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
92 points
Ready to drink but might get better. Too often they are too young even at 7-10 years. This has less dry feel and more fruit in the mouth.
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Red
7/16/2017 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
91 points
Had it at Momma Corrla's
Red
7/8/2017 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
91 points
Not a blanc drinker but opened this with a mild Thai curry and oh boy! Th bouquet is very busy and the finish lasted for some time. Very nice glass of wine.
White
6/7/2017 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
93 points
Not overly buttery and long spice finish. Unique and good.
Red
1/2/2017 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
94 points
Had the first glass without a decanter then a glass for each of the next four hours. I was very happy with the changing characteristics. Ready to go but you probably want it opened 2 hours ahead of time.
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Red - Fortified
12/3/2016 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
95 points
Enjoyed for my 50th birthday party. Hope I aged as well as the Port!
Red
11/25/2016 - Big Joe wrote:
90 points
Found this lurking around in the cellar and thought an 05 had to be too old. Not hardly. Wish I had more.
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Red
2010 Château Belair-Monange St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/25/2016 - Big Joe wrote:
90 points
I am sure this will be a high pointer (94-95) in another decade. Just not ready yet.
Red
2011 Flora Springs Trilogy Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/11/2016 - Big Joe wrote:
90 points
Tobacco and leather. A little chalky. Not great stemware. Hope it evolves over the night.
Red
11/5/2016 - Big Joe wrote:
Hope it was just one bottle but it was gone. Past prime and enjoy ability.
Red
5/8/2016 - Big Joe wrote:
89 points
Very fruit forward. A little too sweet for my taste.
Red
4/28/2016 - Big Joe wrote:
89 points
Dusty and dry. Tar and coco in the beginning Very fruity finish. Plum and berries.
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Red
4/28/2016 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
93 points
Eucalyptus nose like I haven't seen in a while. The feel in the mouth was great. Great value and very unique.
Red
4/7/2016 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
89 points
Great surprise for the price.
Red
3/19/2016 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
92 points
Very dark hence the name. Lots of fruit. Few more years before I get to his friends.
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Red
3/19/2016 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
94 points
Very nice. Need to drink the rest by 2017.
Red
3/19/2016 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
92 points
Came on quickly but didn't age as well. I gave this a 95 3 years ago.
Red
3/13/2016 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
91 points
Needs more time to develop but will be nice I am sure. Little floral, light, leather on the finish.
Red
3/13/2016 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
90 points
Certainly time to drink. The right glass (old world Syrah) makes a huge difference. Little leather and tobacco. Definitely a food wine. Barbeque or pulled pork and Pizza King for those of you near Indiana! Sad that this is my last bottle from the first club I every joined. Ownership changed and club stopped. Good memories of the lovely lady who owned the vineyard and showed us all her crafts whether we wanted to see them or not! What a delightful woman.
Red
2/26/2016 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
93 points
Very good but needs to open for a wow naturally. Consumed over four hours with the last glass better than the first. Still very nice!
Red
2001 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/27/2015 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
94 points
One of my favorites. Thanksgiving 2015. Very rich. Full bodied is an understatement.
Red
11/24/2015 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
89 points
I like this wine for the price!
Red
2008 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet-Merlot Spring Mountain District Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/22/2015 - Big Joe Does not like this wine:
84 points
Amazing how taste can change. The more my cellar grows the more refined the palet. I was sad to lose a memory of enjoyment but in all fairness a dirty nose and a dusty taste.
Red
11/19/2015 - Big Joe wrote:
90 points
Solid 89. Just grapes without much complexity upon open.
Red
11/19/2015 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
92 points
i enjoyed this while playing 18 holes! Life is good.
Red
11/18/2015 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
93 points
Rockstar! A little expensive for the points but tasty for sure.
Red
Dry but opened nicely over a few hours.
Red
Very interesting. Would never had thought it was Chianti.
Red
2012 Pasqua Passimento Veneto IGT Corvina Blend, Corvina (view label images)
9/18/2015 - Big Joe wrote:
87 points
Lots of cherry. Known as Romeo and Julliet. On the sour side. Fruity finish.
White
9/18/2015 - Big Joe Does not like this wine:
85 points
I am not a dry white guy so take it for what it worth. Very citrus. Obviously dry. Apricot. Crisp.
Red
8/5/2015 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
94 points
This is going to be a great wine!
Red
2012 Pahlmeyer Jayson Red Wine Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/24/2015 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
92 points
Few more years this will be a dandy!
Red
5/16/2015 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
90 points
Starting to miss its peak. Was really good grapes a year ago.
Red
3/27/2015 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
91 points
Leaving this open in a bottle for 24 hours adds 2 points! Love great zin.
Red
2011 Kokomo Claret Dry Creek Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/11/2015 - Big Joe Does not like this wine:
87 points
Very peppery. Expected more.
Red
2011 Prisoner Wine Company The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
1/18/2015 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
92 points
Much better than a year ago. I was afraid when Swift sold the wine off that the quality would stray. Needs some age but very nice if you like this type of wine.
Red
1/4/2015 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
91 points
Pepper, dry finish but very nice, young but expected. This is going to be good!
Red
2008 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/3/2015 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
94 points
New Years Eve 2014. Very good wine to pass yet another year. Great fruit.
Red
12/20/2014 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
91 points
Love the dark fruit appearance. Clearly not fruit forward but layered and complex. This is going to be good!
Red
2007 Bodegas y Vinedos La Mejorada Villalar Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Syrah (view label images)
12/20/2014 - Big Joe wrote:
88 points
My first experience with 100% Tempranillo. It could be the grape or the bottle. Tasted dusty. Was without food but this would improve with either chocolate or something acidic.
Red
12/20/2014 - Big Joe wrote:
89 points
Has been almost a year so I tried again. Still hard to get above 89/90. I agree with others it won't hold out for a long time. Left a little overnight in the bottle to see if time helped. It did not! Not sure if I am disappointed in the wine or that it is not the Caymus Special Select that I love. Could be a relative thing I suppose.
Red
12/13/2014 - Big Joe Likes this wine:
93 points
Wish I could always have a bottle of this around. Has changed a tad over the year but very solid for those of us that like California reds.
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