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2006 Linne Calodo Slacker Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
8/14/2019 - tederf wrote:
93 points
Five hour decant. Still showing very well. Well integrated and balanced. Lots of black fruit and some pepper. Tasted alongside a 2005 Saxum. Both had same varietals but different ratios. Saxum came out a bit on top.
Red
8/13/2019 - tederf Does not like this wine:
95 points
Loved by all who tasted. Double decant five hours prior to tasting. Oak and tannins very well integrated. Well balanced. Really didn’t feel heat from a 15.6% bottle. Lots of smooth black fruits.
Red
7/27/2019 - tederf wrote:
88 points
Amazing that this still had a lot of life left. Good black/red, jammy fruit.
Rosé
6/1/2019 - tederf wrote:
91 points
Although a bit $$$ for Rosé - this was very tasty even with the 3 years sitting in my cellar. Strawberry flavors and good acid. Not sweet at all. Serve chilled --- lost some flavor as it got warm.
White
3/20/2019 - tederf wrote:
93 points
Very nice. Had this at Will on lobster night. Paired very well. Got better as evening went on. Citrusy. I think lemon notes with great acid. Also floral - maybe honeysuckle. Very different than Arcadian Sleepy Hollow Chard.
Red
3/13/2019 - tederf wrote:
92 points
Still fresh. Strawberry and spice. Not too fruit forward. Long finish. Really nice day two after breathing for 24 hours.
White
3/1/2019 - tederf wrote:
flawed
Way over the hill. Dark and oxidation set in.
Red
1/8/2019 - tederf wrote:
92 points
Decanted about 4 hours prior to tasting. At our Tuesday Tasting group with a theme of "The Grape Unknown." This showed very well - I got mostly red/black fruit with pepper and floral notes - just like the winemaker's tasting notes. Several of folks around the table actually got a taste of banana - which was unusual. And a few folks got some quince. It was enjoyed all around and was a nice representation of a not so common varietal.
Red
12/25/2018 - tederf wrote:
92 points
Just a wonderful expression of an 18 year old Pinot by Joe Davis. Muted fruit with spices but getting more funky and forrest floor like a nicely aging Burgundy. I think this might be Francesca's birth year wine. She is now a freshman in college. I have watched Francesca grow up over the past 10+ years and she should be proud of her dad for producing such a great name-sake wine. My last 2000 but have lots of other vintages to enjoy in the future. I know I will save one for her graduation from college!
Red
12/25/2018 - tederf wrote:
95 points
Pop and Pour at our Dec 24th party. Amazing Pisoni fruit. Very fresh and vibrant - strawberry and red cherry. Hints of spice and great acidity - long finish. Still young.
Red
9/1/2018 - tederf wrote:
90 points
Still very good after 12 years.
White
8/5/2018 - tederf wrote:
88 points
A hint of oxidation. Still some life. Some lemon and mineral.
Red
7/30/2018 - tederf wrote:
91 points
The last of my daughter's wedding wine. Still holding up very well. Lots of raspberry flavor with a silky finish. I did a 4 hour decant but it was even better the second night. Fantastic at 13 years --- still a lot of life in this elegant wine.
White - Off-dry
7/9/2018 - tederf wrote:
90 points
We enjoyed this over several days --- nicely chilled. Tropical fruits and some peach. Went well with grilled lobster tail the first night.
Red
6/6/2018 - tederf wrote:
89 points
We didn't identify this as 100% Cabernet. A ton of sediment. 5 hour decant. Alcohol came through - a bit hot. Licorice, current and spice. Unusual wine but we did enjoy it. Held up well for 15 years.
Rosé
5/17/2018 - tederf wrote:
90 points
I didn’t take notes - unfortunately. This was an excellent Rosé. Everyone enjoyed it. Floral with stone fruit flavors. Must get more of this for summer.
White
4/1/2018 - tederf Likes this wine:
89 points
Typical Sonoma Chardonnay. It was our sedar wine this year. Kosher (but not for Passover). Oak, some butter but smooth and balanced. A hint of allspice.
Red
3/24/2018 - tederf wrote:
Still had a bit of life left. Muted fruit.
Red
3/18/2018 - tederf wrote:
91 points
Got this from Larry at Falltacular 2015! Delicious black cherry with some spice. Well balanced and a medium to long finish. Went well with not too spicy wings.
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Red
3/7/2018 - tederf wrote:
93 points
Six hour decant -- -which it needed. Silky and well balanced - 100% Carignan. Dark fruit, tannins smoothed out at the 9-year mark. Went very well with the flatbread - this needs some food. This is an excellent Priorat. Gorgeous label:)
Red
1/1/2018 - tederf wrote:
91 points
Classic Pisoni fruit. Red cherry, balance, some spice, long finish. Great food wine.
White
12/27/2017 - tederf wrote:
90 points
Had not had a Dunstan previously. This was opened at our annual Night Before Christmas party and not finished. I took it to dinner two days later and it was in a perfect place. Great acid, not much oak comes through (aged 14 months in 30% new French oak). Winery website says "no malolactic fermentation." Fresh and lively with a long finish. Vanilla with some spice flavors.
Red
12/2/2017 - tederf wrote:
90 points
Four hour decant. Served chilled. Great WTSO bargain @ $26. Cherries, spice, no heat - long finish. Still has time in bottle - no rush to drink up. I last drank one of the bottles in 2010 and this has improved a bit in the seven years. More of a "cherry" flavor than the "strawberry" on the previous bottle.
Red
11/17/2017 - tederf wrote:
90 points
Cola, spice with a good finish. Decanted for a couple of hours. Much better the second day and chilled a bit. Smoother the second and third days.
Red
10/14/2017 - tederf wrote:
94 points
This was meant to age. I loved it. A bit of eucalyptus which others didn't appreciate. Blackberrys and spice -- well integrated tannins. Smooth, long finish.
We had this with a cheese plate and it matched very well.
Red
10/3/2017 - tederf wrote:
90 points
Certainly a well aged Brunello. Cork was fine -- not much sediment. Fruit has given way to the leather, chocolate, coffee flavors. Tannins have softened as well. Still drinking nicely.
White
9/23/2017 - tederf wrote:
94 points
Outstanding white Burgundy. Citrus, floral, luscious. Good acid - long finish. Improving with age.
Red
2008 DeLille Cellars Harrison Hill Yakima Valley Snipes Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/23/2017 - tederf wrote:
90 points
Long decant and served slightly chilled. Still showing very nicely. Not much when first opened but after decant showed red fruit, especially cherry, smooth finish with spice notes.
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White - Sparkling
9/16/2017 - tederf Likes this wine:
88 points
Tasted at Wine Chef Tony's dinner. This was the dessert wine -- went great with the pound cake. Not overly sweet - slight fizz. Very nice for $9. I think this was a PA - PLCB purchase - doesn't seem to show up anywhere else.
White - Off-dry
8/6/2017 - tederf wrote:
93 points
Perfect ending to a nice dinner - this was served with key lime pie. Not too sweet or cloying - great acid - slight honey/citrus - white flowers.
Red
2004 Saxum Broken Stones Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
8/6/2017 - tederf wrote:
93 points
Still showing very well. Six hour decant. Slight chill. 15.8% alc certainly didn't come through. Black fruit, pepper, leather. Long finish. Smooth tannins.
Red
8/4/2017 - tederf wrote:
88 points
This was past its prime but enjoyable, none-the-less. Lost a lot of the primary fruit which was replaced by very soft tannins and some herbaceous notes. A lot of sediment. Gave this a 6 hour decant and filtered most of the sediment. Cork was fine - and it wasn't "spoiled" in any way.
Red
8/2/2017 - tederf wrote:
92 points
Excellent fruit on the nose - after 6 hour decant. Very silky. Well balanced - good food wine.
Red
6/27/2017 - tederf wrote:
90 points
I am finally getting around to opening the 2007 Châteauneufs. This one still had plenty of life left. The color has turned to that more muted red shade. Tannins are getting well integrated. Just as others have noted --- I got the red cherry, kirsch, and tobacco flavors. I drank over three nights and it opened up a bit on day three.
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Red
6/23/2017 - tederf Likes this wine:
90 points
Still fresh. Flavors of strawberry and red cherry. Moderate-long finish. Drank over several nights. Opened up a bit but no big change.
Rosé
5/20/2017 - tederf wrote:
87 points
Not a lot of fruit left. Should have consumed this one last summer. Not unpleasant but not great.
Red
3/10/2017 - tederf wrote:
90 points
Dark plum, vanilla, soft tannins, still showing well. Lots of sediment. Cork crumbled. Didn't show a lot of oak.
Rosé
2/25/2017 - tederf wrote:
88 points
Not bad but a bit over the hill. Not that bright strawberry fruit I remember from several years ago.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2/7/2017 - tederf wrote:
90 points
Still nice. Not cloying at all. Just enough sweetness and good acid. Touch of honey.
Red
2/3/2017 - tederf wrote:
88 points
Good Cab for the price. Smooth with muted red fruit, spice and currants.
White
2/3/2017 - tederf wrote:
89 points
Very enjoyable Grüner. Good acid leading to a light spritzy mouthfeel. Floral notes - I think lavender. Some spice. Enjoyed over several meals. Went well with sole and then salmon.
Red
1/25/2017 - tederf Likes this wine:
93 points
Two hour decant. Good bit of sediment. Tannins very soft. Slight spritz. Black and red fruit with a bit of smoke and pepper. Has aged very nicely.
Red
1/8/2017 - tederf wrote:
85 points
Sorry I kept this so long. Way over the hill. Still drinkable.
Rosé
1/1/2017 - tederf wrote:
91 points
Great bottle of bubbly for New Year's Day. Crisp, dry strawberry flavor.
Red
12/31/2016 - tederf Likes this wine:
90 points
Aged well. Smooth tannins. A bit of black pepper over the red fruit.
Red
12/14/2016 - tederf wrote:
Pretty good old vine Zin from Dry Creek. I didn't feel the 15.6% abv. Not sweet - still has good fruit. Went well with spaghetti first night and beef stew second night.
White
10/2/2016 - tederf wrote:
88 points
Still a bit of fruit left but also oxidized. Probably past its prime.
Red
2007 Carlisle Two Acres Russian River Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
9/29/2016 - tederf Likes this wine:
92 points
Not much on the nose at this time - maybe a little lead pencil. Extremely smooth and balanced. Dark cherry, long finish, well integrated tannins.
Red
9/7/2016 - tederf wrote:
91 points
One of the better Sojourn Pinots I have tried. Great red fruit, round and smooth. Good acid and a long finish. Didn't decant and it didn't sit long. Served slightly chilled.
White
8/28/2016 - tederf wrote:
90 points
Well balanced, great acid. I would like it more if it showed just a bit more of the fruit. Went very well with our Chinese food on day one and eggplant parm day two.
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