Tasting Notes for danielbleier

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White
2015 Booker Vineyard White Paso Robles White Rhone Blend (view label images)
5/21/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice lemon curd and tropical fruit notes on the nose, finishes with a touch of green almond.
Red
5/19/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
93 points
consistent with notes of 4/1/2017
Red
5/19/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
consistent with notes of 6/13/2017
Red
5/19/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
94 points
Soft and supple, this was a graceful mixture of currant and blackberry with roasted coffee notes on the finish.
Red
5/16/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
consistent with notes of 1/6/2018 - could use a bit of time still, plan to hold off on the last bottle.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1990 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
5/17/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice, classic Sauternes flavors, ripe with carmel notes in addition to apricot and honey
White
5/17/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
91 points
Consistent with notes of 5/5/2018
Red
5/17/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright red and black fruit, sweet spice and a finish with white pepper. Excellent.
Red
5/15/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice and balanced between sweet black fruit and stony minerality, very enjoyable
Red
5/13/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
87 points
One the edge of flabby, this was a soft wine with nice berry and olive notes
White
5/12/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
95 points
Remains among the very best of California chardonnay, straddling the line between new world opulence and old world refinement. Waves of pineapple, fig, lemon curd and saline hit you. Lovely stuff
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Red
2010 Château La Tour-Martillac Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/12/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
89 points
Somewhat strict and firm - classic mid level Bordeaux with dark fruit, licorice and earthy notes.
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Red
5/9/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
93 points
consistent with notes of 6/28/2018
Red
5/7/2019 - danielbleier wrote:
85 points
On several occasions, I have really enjoyed evening land wines, and at other times, I have found the acidity too strong/dominant. There is good fruit and minerality here, but the acidity just washed everything else out. Could not give it a higher score, but kept it from the bottom of the barrel as I think this may be about my constitution and sensitivity as much as about good wine making.
Red
5/5/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
88 points
Consistent with notes of 6/10/2018
White
5/5/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
91 points
Agree w/ Plusvini's note, this was a pleasant surprise - crisp and firm minerality, green apple and citrus flavors - certainly worth picking up again.
Red
5/5/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
The cork was soft on the top so was concerned and had to use a Durand after a bit of crumbling - but the bottom of the cork was solid and the wine was fine. Fully mature, with notes of plum and tobacco - this reminded me of an old world style.
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Red
5/3/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
93 points
consistent with notes of 8/31/2013 - this feels like it is at the end of it's peak drinking window, however.
Red
5/3/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
93 points
Smooth and creamy, with chocolate and blackberry flavors. No rough edges with a long finish
Red
4/26/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
consistent with prior notes
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Red
4/26/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice appellation entry level wine from Martinelli. Plenty of raspberry to complement the cherry and spice notes. Full bodied with a nice long finish
Red
4/21/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
90 points
Consistent with Prior notes, feels like this has entered a "drink now" window.
Red
4/18/2019 - danielbleier wrote:
84 points
A bit muddled, with plum and game notes
Red
4/20/2019 - danielbleier wrote:
86 points
Simple but enjoyable - with cherry and light spice notes...slightly candied which knocks it down a touch
Red
4/19/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
Bold, full bodied wine with dark berry and licorice, with hints of grilled meat. Smooth and very rich.
Red
2012 Limerick Lane Syrah Grenache Blend Russian River Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
4/16/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
94 points
Juicy, with cranberry, blackberry, and sweet spice notes. Saturates the palate and delivers a long finish. Drink now.
Red
4/14/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice notes of black olive, soy, and black plum - took a while to open up but very enjoyable.
White
3/29/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
93 points
no notes as this was consumed some time ago, but remember that Don and I were impressed.
White
4/14/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice lemon and wet stone notes - focused and sharp profile
Red
4/13/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
94 points
This was delightful, with cherry pie and raspberry flavors, Baking spices fill the nose, and the finish sails on and on. Great QPR relative to much more expensive California pinots.
White
4/12/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
93 points
consistent with notes of 4/14/2018
Red
4/12/2019 - danielbleier wrote:
91 points
Think this needs more time, but a 3 hour decant helped loosen this up. Leads with bright cherry notes, backed with white pepper, smoke and grilled herb notes.
Red
2009 Charles Smith King Coal Stoneridge Vineyard Columbia Valley Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
4/12/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
Plenty of herb and earthy tones to blend with dark berry and cherry. Responded well to a 2 hour decant
Red
4/8/2019 - danielbleier wrote:
84 points
This HS wine did not work for me, which is an odd exception. The heavy alcohol feel distracted from the cherry and smokey flavors, which were nice aspects. Finished half of the bottle and never felt the need to pick it back up the next day.
Red
4/10/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
Almost a fruit bomb, flavors of creme de mure and light touches of smoke and olive. Floral nose helps gift this a lift.
White
4/6/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
93 points
Bright acidity complements green apple and crisp peach notes - drink in the next 2-3 years.
Red
4/6/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
93 points
Very smooth, with dark berry, chocolate, and framboise notes. Finishes with a touch of black pepper
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Red
4/1/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice bright cherry notes backed with a bit of grenache funkiness. Nicely done and enjoyable - drink up.
Red
3/26/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
88 points
nice, with coffee, bay leaf and cherry notes backed with a fair amount of pepper on the finish.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
3/21/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
96 points
Fantastic wine, with dark berry, soy, spice and mocha notes. Mouth filling and incredibly smooth.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
3/21/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
consistent with prior notes.
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Red
3/20/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
91 points
Minerality defines a lot of Oregon based Pinots, and this one is no exception. The defined cherry and blueberry notes are offset by wet stone to create an impression of leanness.
Red
3/18/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
94 points
consistent with notes of 7/21/2018
Red
3/18/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
93 points
Powerful and bold, with blueberry and blackberry making up the primary fruit notes...lovely floral nose to start things. This can last another 10 years
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Red
3/18/2019 - danielbleier Likes this wine:
92 points
Lush and very smooth, with plum and black currant notes. Low acidity and tannin, so don't suspect this will last forever.
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