Tasting Notes for traxxx

(47 notes on 43 wines)

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Red
2/9/2019 - traxxx Likes this wine:
91 points
PNP. Dark red fruits, dusty leather and tobacco on the nose and palate. Medium tannins and a clean finish. Fruit help up well 1 1/2 hours after opening as well las the nose. Well integrated and in nice balance at 20 years..in a good place.
White
7/15/2018 - traxxx Likes this wine:
86 points
Good QPR...clean and crisp with nice finish. Just enough acid to make you try another sip
White
6/9/2018 - traxxx Likes this wine:
91 points
The wine looks straw colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like diesel and rose. It tastes like ethanol, hazelnut, hay/straw and honeysuckle. The body is medium. The wine has round texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has high acidity.
Red
3/23/2018 - traxxx Likes this wine:
91 points
PNP..powerful black fruits and long finish. Drinking really nice right now
Red
3/23/2018 - traxxx Likes this wine:
94 points
Still strong at 20 years...45 min decant and this was glorious!
Red
1999 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/30/2017 - traxxx Likes this wine:
94 points
1 hour decant. Blackberry, dark rasberry and strawberry with leather and wet earth. Great balance with long medium plus finish and mediim tannin. Still has some years left in bottle..
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Red
9/9/2017 - traxxx Likes this wine:
96 points
3 hour decant. In a percect place right now! Great balance and extra long finish. Still rocking 5 hours later!
Dark cherry, plum and raspberry with light leather and mushrooms. Cherry and plum finish goes on forever..a truely fantastic bottle
Red
6/7/2017 - traxxx Likes this wine:
92 points
In a real good place..PNP and drand over 2 hours..still has 5 good years left
Red
1999 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/16/2017 - traxxx Likes this wine:
92 points
PNP...solid nose of plum and red rasberry..plum, and red berry with light leather and wet earth on the tongue. Medium body, well integrated finish..in a good place right now. Drink up!!
Red
4/1/2017 - traxxx Likes this wine:
95 points
PNP...deep purple with aromas of blackberry and plum..round mouthfeel and stewed plum, currant and moist earth..long, lingering finish. In an excellent place right now
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Red
1/14/2017 - traxxx Likes this wine:
92 points
Powerful Cabernet..3 hour decant. Smoky, with dark fruits and wet earth. Long finish of plum and blackberry jam. Medium + tannins ...big finish that lasts
Red
12/24/2016 - traxxx wrote:
92 points
2 hour decant...
The wine looks purple colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like red currant, strawberry jam and chocolate. It tastes like red currant, plum, cherry, light toast, smokey bacon and chocolate. The body is medium/full. The wine has round texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has medium acidity.
Red
12/23/2016 - traxxx Likes this wine:
89 points
The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. It smells like strawberry jam, tobacco and plum. It tastes like strawberry, strawberry jam, plum, tar, tea and tobacco. The body is medium/full. The wine has leathery texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity.
Red
2001 Château Clerc Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/22/2016 - traxxx wrote:
90 points
PNP...The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like forest floor, plum and cherry. It tastes like red currant, cherry, plum, dust and forest floor. The body is medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity.
Red
12/17/2016 - traxxx Likes this wine:
90 points
From magnum. In a good place right now. PNP and given 15 min in glass to airate. Dark fruits still there with nice balance of earthiness and clean smooth finish..
White
12/9/2016 - traxxx Likes this wine:
93 points
The wine looks yellow gold colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like almond, hazelnut, petrol and apricot. It tastes like apricot, petrol, almond, honeysuckle, light toast and fig. The body is medium/full. The wine has round texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has medium acidity.
Red
6/21/2015 - traxxx Likes this wine:
94 points
A little herbal to start, but after 3 hr decant wine was great! Smooth long finish with lots of finesse.
The wine looks purple colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. It smells like mushroom, forest floor, coffee and tea. It tastes like black currant (cassis), blackberry, plum and dust. The body is medium. The wine has polished texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity.
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Red
1999 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/14/2015 - traxxx Likes this wine:
89 points
The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. It smells like raspberry, red currant, blueberry, strawberry jam, forest floor and tobacco. It tastes like red currant, blueberry, plum, forest floor and mushroom. The body is medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.

1 hour decant..more earth than fruit..
Red
2003 Les Forts de Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/13/2015 - traxxx Likes this wine:
93 points
Could smell the dark fruits from the decanter 10 feet away..nice mix of plum, blackberry and dusty earth. 3 hour decant led to long silky finish and well integrated wine.
The wine looks purple colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. It smells like blackberry, black currant (cassis), plum, dust and mushroom. It tastes like blackberry, blueberry, black currant (cassis) and plum. The body is medium/full. The wine has silky texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has low acidity.
Red
1997 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/7/2015 - traxxx Likes this wine:
97 points
Amazing balance..dark fruits of stewed plum and black cherry with mild leather and dusty earth. long clean, lingering finish and integrated tannins. Superb wine!
Red
1/24/2014 - traxxx Likes this wine:
91 points
30 min decant. Lots of dried fruits and secondary flavors. A bit vegetal and some dust on the finish. Finish was clean and medium in length.

Was expecting a bit more and will try another bottle tomorrow night with no decanting...
The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. It smells like strawberry jam, dust, mushroom and espresso. It tastes like red currant, prune and strawberry jam. The body is medium/full. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.
Red
12/31/2013 - traxxx Likes this wine:
92 points
popped and poured. Nice balance of red fruits and earth. 3rd bottle opened over past few months. This wine is in a good place right now.

Red plums and mushroom and a pleasant long finish..
The wine looks Crimson colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Plum, Cherry, Mushroom, and Forest floor. It tastes like Red Currant, Plum, and Mushroom. The body is Medium. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Medium.
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Red
1999 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/7/2013 - traxxx Likes this wine:
91 points
popped and poured..Drinking real nice right now. Great earthiness on the nose. Brick red color with lighter rim. tobacco and leather up front with some lingering dark fruits and a medium finish. fruit seemed to fade 2 hours from opening but earthiness remained..enjoyed very much
Red
2000 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/12/2012 - traxxx wrote:
88 points
not what I was hoping for from first bottle opened. Very little on the nose. wine was in balance with a nice smooth finish, but was expecting much more. Overhyped?? Brick red with black fruits..very fruit forward. 99 was much better. Hope next bottles perform better..
Red
4/20/2012 - traxxx wrote:
88 points
inky dark center with light purple rim..dark cherry, blackberry and cranberry with chocolate and tobacco...medium plus length finish with light tannin and some heat(surprising)..poped and poured. Heat blew off after 45 min of opening..nice Ca. cab.
Red
4/14/2012 - traxxx wrote:
87 points
fruit forward with dark cherry and plum and a slight dusty character. Mild tannin and a medium minus finish. Was expecting a little more from this wine. Drinking well now with no decant.
White
12/22/2011 - traxxx wrote:
89 points
pretty golden hue with platinum/clear rim..straw, nuts and petrol nose with honey, apricot, and almonds on the toungue. medium to medium minus acid with clean balanced finish. popped and poured...very nice
Red
2003 Château Montrose St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/8/2011 - traxxx wrote:
94 points
7 hour decant with huge red fruit flavors dominating with light chocolate on the finish. Firm tannins throughout but not overpowering. Next day the earthiness started to show. Red fruits still there on nose and palate combined with moist earth and cocoa. Long 30 second finish with smooth tannins. Think this has many years to go but drinking fantastic now if allowed to open in a decanter. Great wine!
Red
11/28/2011 - traxxx wrote:
HOT, HOT, HOT! Berry and chocolate on there somewhere but the heat was overwhelming. Very dissapointed...
Red
9/16/2011 - traxxx wrote:
88 points
very drinkable after 1hr decant..chocolate, black cherry and plum with clean smooth finish of dark fruits and mild tobacco and smoke. Slightly hot but drinking real nice..a big cab for Alexander Valley
Red
9/1/2011 - traxxx wrote:
92 points
Popped and poured into glass and let sit 45min. Intensly aromatic in glass..could smell plums,dark berries and chocolate from 3 feet away. Tannis were light and finish was clean and long. Great wine at $40/btl. Should still be going for 5 more yrs but drinking great now so why wait!
Red
8/26/2011 - traxxx wrote:
92 points
Popped and poured, but was not a big beast of a Napa cab. Nice forward fruit of Blackberries and plums..classic Rutherford dust and chocolate on the finish. Long and clean finish with smooth tannins. Great with Osso Buco...
Red
4/30/2011 - traxxx wrote:
89 points
dusty smokey nose with raspberries and plums on palate..integrated tannins..not the power I expected but more subdued..popped and poured and drank well through dinner. will decant next bottle for few hours and hope for a little more from it
Red
4/1/2011 - traxxx wrote:
93 points
more earth than fruit right after opening..moist earth, mushrooms and leather. 40 min in dark red fruits started to develope into a nice well balanced wine. long smooth finish and integrated tannins with med minus acid. will decant next one for half hour first.great wine.
Red
3/5/2011 - traxxx wrote:
91 points
dark purple color with high viscosity..loads of dark fruit on the nose and not as much heat as expected(15.5%). Fruit forward blue and blackberries with mild pepper finish. Great balance with no high alcohol burn, this is drinking well right now. Opened 1 hour before drinking.
Red
2/13/2011 - traxxx wrote:
92 points
clean black cherries and plum with secondary dusty earthiness..smooth medium tannins and acid add to long finish of dark fruits and mushroom. drinking great right now.love this wine
Red
2/2/2011 - traxxx wrote:
89 points
Classic dark fruits and pepper you would expect from an Aussie Shiraz but at 15.5% alcohol there was no burn on the finish. Fruit forward with a slight smokiness this held up well with pan seared flank steak, but did expect a little more at this price point. Gave it a 3 hour decant...stayed strong through the evening.
Red
11/21/2010 - traxxx wrote:
92 points
black cherries, dark plum with fig and tobacco..very smooth tannin and a long clean finish. Medium plus body and intensity..very nice CDP
Red
11/24/2010 - traxxx wrote:
94 points
opaque with purple rim and high viscosity and tear stain...medium plus tannin helped with 3hr decant..dark fruits of plum, blackberry and cherries..dry dirt and cedar as well. Wonderful Napa cab with some years left on it.
Red
1999 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/20/2010 - traxxx wrote:
92 points
purple core with pink rim, med viscosity..dark cherries, plum and leather notes..classic Bordeaux dustiness..one hour decant and wine kept evolving over next 2 1/2 hrs..firm smooth tannins suggest it has more years left in it. Very enjoyable!
Red
9/24/2010 - traxxx wrote:
93 points
plummy with loads of dark fruit on the palate..good balance with long smooth finish. Drinking really nice now. Some sediment. Great wine...
Red
9/19/2010 - traxxx wrote:
90 points
dark but not opaque with some tear stains..expected it to be bigger with longer finish..got better after decanting for an hour. fruity, and a little leathery with slight tannins. put off some sediment as expected. drinking well but will open next one for a few hours first.
Red
9/6/2010 - traxxx wrote:
92 points
good dark color with slight rim variation. solid dark fruit and earthy notes. Slight tannins, smooth long finish. Just what you expect from this wine. Still has a few years left.
Red
5/5/2010 - traxxx wrote:
92 points
375ml..dark purple and opaque..black cherries,cassis and currant..smooth clean finish with some sediment. Drinking very nice right now!
Red
5/1/2010 - traxxx wrote:
92 points
silky smooth and inky dark!! Berries, currant and some chocolate..big wine! 3 liter for BFFs 40th and end of chemo party.
Red
1995 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/1/2010 - traxxx wrote:
91 points
Opened for 30 min before drinking. Classic Insignia aromas and smooth silky finish. Not as full bodied as 94 or 97. Ready to drink now and looking forward to next bottle!
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