Tasting Notes for TEDL

(422 notes on 358 wines)

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Red
3/5/2017 - TEDL wrote:
87 points
Close to the end of its drinkable window but still good. Some sediment so filter.
Red
2/22/2017 - TEDL wrote:
88 points
Tasted more like a Pinot Noir than a Zin. Still drinkable at 17.
Red
12/12/2016 - TEDL wrote:
82 points
A bit too sweet for us, almost sherry like. A rare miss from Chappellet for us.
Red
11/18/2016 - TEDL Likes this wine:
92 points
All I can say is wow. A bit aggressive when we opened it but mellowed nicely after decanting for about an hour. Ruby red, great flavor with nice tannins. Surprised us.
Red
11/6/2015 - TEDL Does not like this wine:
75 points
The flavor was a bit off when we opened the bottle. It improved a bit with time but still was less than we expected and we ended up disposing of the bottle. Past its prime...
Red
10/16/2015 - TEDL Does not like this wine:
75 points
Flavour was off even though it was stored properly. Heavy sediment.
Red
2011 Trinchero Meritage Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/21/2015 - TEDL Does not like this wine:
85 points
The fruits/jams were the lead on our palates with tannins coming on as well. Overall just good for us due to the dominant fruits and we usually go for a Meritage. There is moderate sediment in the bottle.
Red
4/28/2015 - TEDL Does not like this wine:
75 points
Past its prime (towards the acid side), dumped it out.
Red
2010 Château Le Pape Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/15/2015 - TEDL Likes this wine:
87 points
Opened up nicely with a bit of air.
Red
3/4/2015 - TEDL Does not like this wine:
75 points
Too sweet for us. Tannins were present as well but were overwhelmed on our palates.
Red
2011 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/14/2015 - TEDL wrote:
88 points
We decided to go for a young Insignia thought this was not the best vintage we have had. Seemed... normal. Not outstanding lie other vintages. Maybe time will help.
White - Sparkling
2/14/2015 - TEDL Likes this wine:
88 points
Fruity with a hint of apple. Not over the top
Red
11/8/2014 - TEDL Likes this wine:
87 points
Strong fruits with a hint of cinnamon. Went well with a Pot Roast with a citrus base.
Red
1998 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/20/2014 - TEDL Likes this wine:
88 points
Not as good as other Insignias we have had but still good. Cork split when opening.
Red
9/14/2014 - TEDL wrote:
90 points
Stayed tight for quite a while although it was decanted for 90 minutes before we had our first taste. By the end of the meal (3 hours after decanting) it finally has relaxed and the complex flavors came thru nicely.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Mumm Napa Cuvée M Napa Valley Champagne Blend (view label images)
9/14/2014 - TEDL wrote:
85 points
A bit sweeter than we expected.
Red
8/22/2014 - TEDL wrote:
flawed
No good... Brown and bad...
Red
2011 Flowers Perennial Sonoma County Pinot Blend, Pinot Noir (view label images)
6/24/2014 - TEDL wrote:
84 points
Twas just ok. Very mild at start, became more full with time.
Red
6/5/2014 - TEDL wrote:
85 points
A bit tart at the start but calmed down a bit with air. Nice but noyt one of our favorite.
Red
5/25/2014 - TEDL Likes this wine:
89 points
Won a 'Zin Off' competition against a 2007 Nickel & Nickel Zinfandel Bonfire Vineyard.
Red
5/25/2014 - TEDL Likes this wine:
88 points
Lost a 'Zin Off' competition to a 2007 Robert Biale Zinfandel Old Kraft Vineyard.
Red
5/6/2014 - TEDL Likes this wine:
88 points
Improved with age. Strong tannins that mellowed nicely with time. Glad we have more.
Red
5/6/2014 - TEDL wrote:
85 points
Not bad, opened up after a bit but not special yet...
Red
4/8/2014 - TEDL Likes this wine:
89 points
A surprisingly good bottle of Merlot.
Red
4/7/2014 - TEDL wrote:
83 points
A bit strong on the fruit side when opened, very powerful on the palate. Better after airing for awhile.
Red
3/31/2014 - TEDL Likes this wine:
85 points
Light with some tannins and very mild fruits.
Red
3/29/2014 - TEDL Likes this wine:
88 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are fast. There is no sediment in the bottle. The body is full. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity.
Red
2/27/2014 - TEDL Likes this wine:
89 points
A full bodied wine, very good! Recommended.
Red
1/14/2014 - TEDL Likes this wine:
88 points
A good solid Cab, full flavors and the follow through built as it was exposed to air. Will buy more.
Red
1/9/2014 - TEDL wrote:
79 points
Tart and slightly acidic. No fruits present. Drinkable but just ok.
Red
1/4/2014 - TEDL Likes this wine:
88 points
A gem from Healdsburg.
Red
2008 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Happy New Years!
Red
12/6/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
89 points
Last of the dozen bottles we purchased after a tasting. Still very good we will miss this one!
Red
11/15/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
88 points
Great wine for the price, we went back and bought more!
Red
10/19/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
85 points
Nice flavors but not as song as other N&N we have had. Still respectable though.
Red
10/13/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice nose from the start. Full flavors, nice tannins with light fruit.
Red
10/5/2013 - TEDL wrote:
75 points
Twas just ok....
Red
2010 Château Puy-Blanquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/3/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
84 points
Nice tannins and fruits.
Red
8/15/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
89 points
Very well rounded bottle. Nice tannins but not overwhelming the taste. Recommended.
Red
2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/22/2013 - TEDL wrote:
90 points
Still on the young side but very drinkable.
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Red
2008 Merryvale Profile Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/15/2013 - TEDL wrote:
90 points
"Very meaty" was a comment by one of the consumers. Very full bodied.
Red
6/9/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
89 points
Spicy from the moment it was opened but mellowed a bit after breathing for a while.
Red
5/31/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
89 points
2007 still stands out for Napa as a good year, this bottle helps maintain that status. More fruit than we expected a good bottle and recommended.
Red
5/27/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
89 points
Still one of our favorites.
Red
5/24/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
88 points
Went well with artisan pizzas (pesto & prosciutto/smoked mozzarella) Good bargain for the price, will order more. Recommend.
White - Sparkling
5/12/2013 - TEDL wrote:
85 points
Crisp with a hint of fruits. Yeast flavour also very present, much more than we like but other may.
Red
2005 Chimney Rock Elevage Stags Leap District Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/11/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
88 points
A little fruity but still very good.
Red
5/7/2013 - TEDL Likes this wine:
85 points
Had a yeasty aroma when first opened. On the fruity/sweet side for us but not overwhelmingly so and we enjoyed it.
Red
4/19/2013 - TEDL wrote:
91 points
A full bodied Cab, rates as one of our favorites.
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