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2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma County
drank with no notes
  • danielbleier commented:

    1/27/18, 9:53 PM - I love/hate when empty bottles are accounted for with no recollection of date consumed or impression.

2007 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina Red Rhone Blend
10/1/2017 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
100 points
My WOTN in a staggering selection of wines, with fig, grilled meat, olive, blackberry and scorched earth notes. 3 hour decant and in full display of its maturity.
  • danielbleier commented:

    12/5/17, 5:09 AM - as to full maturity - this should be ready now with a 1 hour decant, but my guess is 3-5 years will see this wine peak.

2009 Saxum Broken Stones Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend
1/22/2017 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
96 points
consistent with notes of 12/10/2016
  • danielbleier commented:

    1/22/17, 5:38 PM - "What a wine. It the fullness of its maturity, this offered a amazing balance of earth, tar, smoke and wet stone to counter the dark blackberry and cherry notes. The fact that this was the more subtle of the 2 wines I opened in the evening says about the Turley Petite we opened and does not diminish the power of this wine"

2012 Weingut Pflüger Friedelsheim St. Laurent Pfalz
8/11/2014 - danielbleier wrote:
88 points
tart cherry, tight and herbal on the finish
  • danielbleier commented:

    12/16/14, 5:35 PM - probably true

2011 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve To-Kalon Vineyard Oakville
8/10/2014 - danielbleier wrote:
89 points
good currant and graphite flavors, but a little green on the finish
  • danielbleier commented:

    9/22/14, 7:55 PM - this may get better in a few years, but I worry the lack of ripeness in the vintage will leave this wine short of its lofty history.

2006 Clarendon Hills Syrah Moritz
2/8/2014 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
consistent with notes of 11/9/2013
  • danielbleier commented:

    2/10/14, 8:00 PM - Barry, I also love the Romas and Piggot Range offerings. Mortiz is a great entry level wine from this producer, needs something well seasoned to stand up to its wild heart if enjoying with food.

2002 Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz Blend, Syrah
1/12/2014 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
97 points
Just awesome. Bouquet of flower, blueberry, earth, and graphite. Flavors of blackberry, plum, coffee, licorice and mint are added when tasted. Light and graceful vs. expectations. Flavors go on and on. This should last for 20 more years.
  • danielbleier commented:

    1/23/14, 9:46 AM - I decanted for ~3 hours, and did not try it before (prepping for a dinner). It was served and immediately no need to decant longer. It was fantastic, not sure it will get better, but it certainly has plenty of life for 10-20 years.

2009 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
10/5/2013 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
96 points
drank with Maria before heading to Fearing's in Dallas. Kosta Browne is my wife's favorite wine, and this bottle did not disappoint. A nose of raspberry and cherry, with hints of sage. Lush and full bodied, dark cherry, cola, mint swirl together and are supported by a touch of herb and graphite...tannins are firm but not obtrusive.
  • danielbleier commented:

    10/8/13, 8:58 PM - Barry - this wine seemed to be fully mature but in no way fading. wish I had a bottle left to test.

2005 Bodegas Muga Rioja Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
8/4/2013 - danielbleier wrote:
93 points
consistent with notes of 6-14-2012. However, on this occasion, this was a smooth pop and pour with all the positives of the last bottle and none of the overwhelming acidity. Great nose of plum, vanilla, and tar. the plum, peppercorn, asian spice and earth comes through in a lovely swirl.
  • danielbleier commented:

    8/5/13, 9:58 AM - For thesternowl- the first glass was on it's own, then enjoyed this with blackened redfish and a shrimp/polenta mixture. Powerful enough to stand up to spicy fare
    For Harley1199 - I'd love to hold, looking for more as this was my last bottle.

2006 DeLille Cellars Syrah Doyenne Yakima Valley
11/25/2012 - danielbleier wrote:
90 points
A good peppery syrah, plum and black olive. Has solid depth and length.
  • danielbleier commented:

    11/28/12, 4:43 PM - I'm not sure this will get much better, but I'd say 3-4 years of prime drinking still left

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