Tasting Notes for cabber

(193 notes on 182 wines)

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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
94 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Consistent with notes 2 years ago. Dark color, rich fruit, hints of earth. May improve still.
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Red
2005 Dalla Valle Maya Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
95 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Terrific. Dark fruit, soft tannins, integrated and totally mouth-filling. The ripe merlot really stands out. Long finish. Decadent.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
94 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Ruby red, medium body. Smooth, nice balance, ripe fruit, cedar, tobacco. Lovely.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
91 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Good solid wine. A little fruitier, jammier than other formans I've tasted. Maybe the vintage. Maybe it could use more time in the cellar.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
93 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Really nice. Dark color, fresh nose, earth, nice balance of acid and tannins. Complex. Great food wine.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
90 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Pretty good. A bit on the acidic side. Medium body, dark fruits, tar. Could be on the decline, but still a nice pour.
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Red
2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
95 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Consistent with my notes from 4+ years ago, but has improved. fruity nose, medium body, balanced with long finish. Lovely wine.
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Red
2003 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
93 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Not over the top, but very nice. Soft tannins, balanced. At its peak now and for few years.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
94 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Medium body, nice nose of black fruit. Clean and balanced. Can taste the sangiovese on the finish and mouthfeel. Nice
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
95 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Deep color, powerful, dark fruit. Coffee, chocolate, oak. In sync. Delicious.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
93 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Medium bodied, integrated, smooth. Not over the top, but a really good wine drinking well right now.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
95 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Very nice. Dark color, red and black fruit, powerful yet balanced. A gem.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
91 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Overall good. Rich fruit, chocolate, coffee. Hot finish. I think this wine still needs time to fully integrate. We'll see.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
95 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): A little earth, silky tannins, nice complexity. i think its at its prime now and for a few more years.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
95 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): We also had the 2003 version of this wine. The 2007 was excellent. Balanced and framed. Black fruit, anise. Still improving I suspect.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
95 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): This went went fast. Smooth and elegant. A beauty.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
87 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Ripe fruit, saturated, a bit cloying. Not my style.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
92 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Consistent with notes three years ago, but has improved a bit - clear ruby, medium body, nice fruit and structure, balance, medium finish, Bordeaux profile
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
93 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Earthy and decadent, long finish. Perhaps still improving.
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
93 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Very good, smooth, full bodied, soft tannins, thick
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
92 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Nice balance, long nuanced finish, plenty of fruit, good to go now
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Red
3/31/2016 - cabber wrote:
98 points
Cabernet Tasting 2001 - 2007 (Manhattan Beach, CA): Beautiful wine, drinking well now. This was our WOTN among 20 other top cabs from 2001 - 2007 vintages. Thankfully, we had two bottles.
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Red
11/19/2015 - cabber Likes this wine:
95 points
Dark red/violet, full bodied, polished and complex, fleshy, round tannin, cassis, vanilla, graphite. Delicious and ready to drink.
Red
4/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
91 points
Full bodied, deep crimson color, rich, polished and accessible but a just a bit hot on the nose and finish, nose of spice, dark fruit, sweet tobacco, taste/mouth-feel is chewy, structured and fleshy. I think it is still young and will soften and integrate nicely with a little more time in the cellar.
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Red
4/5/2015 - cabber wrote:
94 points
This has really improved since I last tried it 5 years ago. Deep violet/purple color, full bodied, rich black currant, cherry, sage, tobacco, sweet soft tannins, well integrated, nice long finish. At its peak I would guess. Sadly, my last bottle.
Red
3/25/2015 - cabber Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice ruby color, funky but not unpleasant nose at first, red fruit, earth, taste of cherry, herbs, eucalyptus, medium body, balanced, long finish. Has held up well, but won't wait too long to drink my last bottle.
Red
3/12/2015 - cabber wrote:
90 points
Deep garnet color, nose of red and black berries, leather, smooth but a bit tannic, muted fruit, rather acidic finish. All in all, I'm thinking that it has great potential to open up and come together with time in the glass, but maybe it is just stuck in an awkward place.
Red
1998 Château Le Moulin Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
92 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): A wildcard outside the 2000 vintage theme. Nice, easy to drink. In a good place now.
Red
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
96 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Another wildcard outside our 2000 vintage theme. A stunner. powerful, earthy, tobacco, chocolate. Just great and goes the distance.
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Red
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
95 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): A wild card outside the 2000 vintage theme. Young, powerful. Earthy nose, depth, dark fruit, long finish. Really good.
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Red
2000 Château Monbousquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
95 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Very nice, smooth and balanced. Modern style. Ripe fruit and good structure.
Red
2000 Château Angélus St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
95 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Would have benefited from a few hours decanting. Tasted twice over the evening. It was definitely opening up. Aromatic floral nose, red and black fruit, balanced. Very nice.
Red
2000 Château Pavie Decesse St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
94 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Austere and closed, in my view. I didn't get much from it. However, many in our group loved it. I tasted it early, so it must have really opened up. Voted second place for Wine of the Night from the Right Bank.
Red
2000 Pierdon Puisseguin-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
93 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Tight, but drinking well. Potential to age further.
Red
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
94 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Very enjoyable. Fruit forward, modern style.
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Red
2000 Château L'Evangile Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
93 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Pretty tight after two hour decant. Soft tannins. Very nice.
Red
2000 Château Pavie St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
96 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): A little tight still, but showing beautiful ripe fruit, depth, structure. Two hour decant. This was our Wine of the Night from the Right Bank flight.
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Red
2000 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
96 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Beautiful, soft, elegant. Everything in perfect balance. Three hour decant. This was voted second place for Wine of the Night.
Red
2000 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
97 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Balanced, fruit forward, smooth and silky. Just great.
Red
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
91 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): A little heat on this one. Earth notes, bright fruit, acidity.
Red
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
91 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Quite tannic. Hasn't fully integrated, but has potential I think.
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Red
2000 Château Talbot St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
91 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): A little austere at this stage, but nice.
Red
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
97 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): This was our Wine of the Night of the 13 we tried from the Left bank in this flight. Aromatic, and drinking well now.
Red
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
96 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Tasty, earthy. Really liked this. Opened up nicely even at this young age after two hour decant.
Red
2000 Les Forts de Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
93 points
Red
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
92 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Weak and closed at first, but was opening up in the glass. Very nice fruit showing through. Will be a beauty.
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Red
2000 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
92 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): Softer style than I would have expected. It is a beauty. Still a bit closed. I think this would have benefited from a longer decant or more time in the cellar.
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Red
2/26/2015 - cabber wrote:
92 points
Bordeaux 2000: Left Bank v. Right Bank (Manhattan Beach, CA): We had this in magnum. It is still tight, but some earth on the nose and nice fruit showing through. Will improve in the cellar.
Red
2010 Torrin The Banshee Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
2/22/2015 - cabber wrote:
94 points
Drank over three days. A big big wine. Deep dark color, huge notes of red and blue fruit, vanilla, flavors of dark cherry, blueberry, chocolate. Soft tannins. Maybe a touch of heat, but overall nice integration and balance.
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Red
2/22/2015 - cabber Likes this wine:
95 points
Delicious. Decanted about 45 minutes. Deep ruby color, medium body, nose of cherry, floral, tobacco, earth. Nice balance and food friendly acidity. Paired nicely with swordfish and Greek side dishes.
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