Tasting Notes for dcasper

(261 notes on 162 wines)

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Red
1982 Château Beychevelle St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/2/2013 - dcasper wrote:
93 points
Took 45 mins to open, and kept getting better. After the funk blew off there was plenty of fruit, and it was quite spicy.
Red
1976 Château Beychevelle St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/9/2012 - dcasper wrote:
85 points
Very light with really no finish. Great nose and overall a nice old wine
Red
11/29/2012 - dcasper wrote:
88 points
Reliable good Montelena. Doesn't need a ton of time to open.
Red
11/29/2012 - dcasper wrote:
84 points
A good everyday merlot
Red
1989 Château Gruaud Larose St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/7/2012 - dcasper wrote:
89 points
Good. needed about a half hour to open up and soften the tannins. had a distinct leather nose, and not a very complex/long-lasting finish.
Red
2001 Château Les Gravières St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/28/2012 - dcasper wrote:
87 points
First experience with this wine. Not bad, no real funk but some earth/dirt on the nose. A lot of fruit on the nose, but not bad at all.
Red
10/28/2012 - dcasper wrote:
88 points
A great value wine. Stick with the 07 if you can find it.
Red
10/28/2012 - dcasper wrote:
87 points
Good. Fruit bomb. Popped and poured
Red
2005 Xtant Wines XTANT Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/28/2012 - dcasper wrote:
88 points
Nice wine. Not as deep as the 03 but ready right out of the bottle
Red
2003 Xtant Wines XTANT Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/7/2012 - dcasper wrote:
90 points
Always great. Giant fruit right out of the gate, and it doesn't back down.
Red
10/7/2012 - dcasper wrote:
89 points
Not as funky as the 97, but quite good. Decanted an hour.
Red
10/3/2012 - dcasper wrote:
95 points
Awesome, as usual. Dark fruit, with leather and spice. The finish on this one was outstanding. long-lasting and delicious.
Red
1982 Château Beychevelle St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/3/2012 - dcasper wrote:
90 points
This was suprisingly tight when opened. Great nose with blackberry and some vanilla. The color was bright, no sign of fading; very tannic to start. It took about 45 minutes in the decanter to mellow out. worth the wait for sure. The finish improved - although still not spectacular - and the old french beauty started to shine through.
Red
9/11/2012 - dcasper wrote:
93 points
I think this vintage is in line with the 86, 97 and 01. It's just that good. Fantastic complexity, great balance and superb finish. It's just awesome.
Red
1996 La Mondotte St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/11/2012 - dcasper wrote:
92 points
a great find. Super-dark color and fruit. Deep floral nose with the complexity to match. The tannins say this wine isn't ready to drink for years to come. Excellent start though!
Red
9/11/2012 - dcasper wrote:
91 points
Great low-tide on the nose. This bottle wasn't as good as previous thought; still great fruit but not as complex as the 83. Unmistakable Pichon Lalande. I'll be searching for more.
Red
9/11/2012 - dcasper wrote:
92 points
Quite complex. very balanced tannins and a true pleasure to drink. This bottle didn't have very much setiment, but the cork was shot.... the wine was perfect.
Red
1982 Château La Dominique St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/11/2012 - dcasper wrote:
89 points
Very good, old, french. Needed about 45 minutes to open. This bottle wasn't as intense as previous attemps, but still had that great wet grass and dirt nose. excellent mid palatte with dark fruit and leather. the finish was the disappointing element with this bottle.
Red
9/11/2012 - dcasper wrote:
88 points
decanted about a half hour. very fruit forward, i didn't get the bordeaux sense that others mentioned. it's ready to drink, and a good wine for the price.
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Red
9/11/2012 - dcasper wrote:
90 points
decanted about an hour; it could go longer and benefit for sure. It's just so young, dark and "loud". great stuff...
White - Sparkling
9/9/2012 - dcasper wrote:
94 points
Just fantastic. Doesn't disappoint in any way.
Red
1987 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/9/2012 - dcasper wrote:
88 points
For an off vintage, this is actually very good.
Red
9/9/2012 - dcasper wrote:
90 points
Good. Muted montelena overall. The finish is the weakness, yet still a great wine.
Red
1987 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/29/2012 - dcasper wrote:
90 points
excellent! doesn't need too much time to get going and still provides that awesome 'old dirt' bordeaux experience.
Red
8/13/2012 - dcasper wrote:
88 points
For some reason, this bottle was a little flat. I would normally be at a 90 for the 2000, but perhaps just an off-bottle. Still had the classic Estate nose, but lacked the usual mid and finish. Still a great wine.
White
8/13/2012 - dcasper wrote:
88 points
impressive for sure. the dark color matched the honey in the background; while the wine still had plenty of apple and mineral up front; Nice finish but not a heavy one. perfect for a hot day.
Red
8/11/2012 - dcasper wrote:
91 points
Excellent. Decant for about a half hour, although the low tide aroma didn't blow off until an hour or so. This is great wine, classic Dunn complexity.
Red
8/11/2012 - dcasper wrote:
90 points
Pop and pour, although it did improve as time went on. Heavy pepper and oak on the nose, plum taste and a decent finish. Good stuff.
Red
8/5/2012 - dcasper wrote:
83 points
Good....just good
Red
2005 Château Dassault St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/5/2012 - dcasper wrote:
83 points
Great nose, strong dark fruit but a complete lack of finish. Too bad
Red
7/9/2012 - dcasper wrote:
90 points
Very good Bordeaux, classic Pauillac with cedar, berries on the nose. This took quite some time to open up and was worth the wait (probably close to 90 minutes). There was no signs of age, wine was very bright and absolutely no setiment.
Red
1982 Château La Dominique St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/9/2012 - dcasper wrote:
91 points
Excellent, old nose with dust, leather and pepper/spice. It didn't need long at all to open. The finish wan't very long, but it was still there. The color was okay, orange rim. I would say this doesn't have much time left, but it is still quite good.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
1998 Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
7/4/2012 - dcasper wrote:
95 points
Fantastic!
Red
2003 Xtant Wines XTANT Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/24/2012 - dcasper wrote:
90 points
Awesome, as usual
Red
2001 Puelles Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
6/24/2012 - dcasper wrote:
87 points
Spicy Rioja. Quite good and ready to drink
Red
6/24/2012 - dcasper wrote:
87 points
Heavy fruit forward wine.
White
2008 Cazar Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
6/17/2012 - dcasper wrote:
85 points
Great backyard BBQ chard. Not too heavy on the oak.
Red
6/17/2012 - dcasper wrote:
90 points
Classic Dunn; loud dark fruit and a little musty on the nose. Just kept getting better as it opened I'm the decanter. I would say this wine is still quite young, but oh so good. What a great finish.
Red
6/3/2012 - dcasper wrote:
79 points
Average merlot. More spice than expected.
Red
6/3/2012 - dcasper wrote:
90 points
Very good. A house favorite. Needs 45 minutes to be at its best.
Red
6/3/2012 - dcasper wrote:
92 points
Pure awesomeness. Needs about an hour in the decanter to open up. It's worth it
Red
6/3/2012 - dcasper wrote:
84 points
Good for back yard summer red wine. Slight sweetness.
Red
5/28/2012 - dcasper wrote:
84 points
Fruit Bomb, with no finish. that's not to say it wasn't good.
White
5/28/2012 - dcasper wrote:
85 points
great backyard-in-the-sunshine wine. can't beat it for the price!
Red
2005 Château de Pressac St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/28/2012 - dcasper wrote:
84 points
this has the potential, i think it needs a lot of time to decant. we waited about 45 minutes and it really wasn't enough. spice and mud on the nose. a little heat on the mid but no finish.
Red
5/28/2012 - dcasper wrote:
84 points
okay, nice nose and great cherry on the front, but no finish
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