Tasting Notes for Bachus Maling

(81 notes on 79 wines)

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Red
12/24/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
95 points
Home frickin run! An amazing bottle of juice that will keep getting better. Paired with Braised Short Ribs and wasabi mash potatoes. Unreal Christmas Eve experience.
Red
2005 Ovid Red Wine Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/21/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
94 points
Drank this from a mago unreal after an hour decant. Nice hillside juice close to Melanson and Colgin. Very Bordeaux like characteristics. Winner!
Red
11/30/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
94 points
Fantastic bottle of wine. Elegant Howell Mountain fruit that makes this wine a stunner.. I have a 6 pack left for the next 10 years !
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Red
11/29/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
93 points
Decanted for about 40 mins. very tight and then opened up in the glass.

Paired with Wagu rib eye.and filet mignon steak at Arroyo Chop House in Pasadena. Amazing pairing and well worth the wait.
Red
11/28/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
91 points
Opened a magnum. Great juice. Opened 40 mins before serving during Thanksgiving dinner. Paired well with all the sides and roasted turkey. Very nice wine.
Red
11/11/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted for 90 mins and drinking extremely well. Paired with some Wagu grilled beef.
Red
11/11/2019 - Anonymous Does not like this wine:
82 points
Thin to the wind! This wine tastes more like a Pinot then a Cab especially from Oakville. Use this wine for the office Thanksgiving pot luck and blow it out. Very disappointing.
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Red
11/10/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
91 points
This a well balanced Oakville cabernet. Great juice and 10 years in the bottle makes it perfect to consume. Drink up over the next two years.
Red
2004 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/10/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
99 points
Drank this from the magnum at Mastro's Ocean Grill in Malibu for my birthday. Absolutely in its prime right now. This wine is the closest to Bordeaux in the Napa Valley. Amazing... fricking amazing!
Red
10/6/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
91 points
Last bottle and just popped and poured. Absolutely delicious and pair with short ribs. If you have any more of the 05' left drink up during the holidays it will not disappoint.
Red
9/2/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
92 points
Drank it from the magnum last night paired with a beef and a lamb pasta. Tremendous fruit soft tanins. Just pop and poured. Delicious!
Red
8/15/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
94 points
Backus is the crown jewel of Napa Cab. It won out over Shrader Hillside, Sloan, Maya, Hundred Acre in side by side tasting. Enjoyed it with Tomahawk Ribeyes and grilled octopus. Beautiful wine.
Red
8/10/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
91 points
This is a solid syrah that will not disappoint. Paired with a slow cooked braised lamb shank. So good......
Red
8/10/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
95 points
Probably the best SRH Syrah I have had this year. Absolutely amazing. The reaction from those at the table was consistent with mine. This wine is special and has the ability to last for 3-4 more years in the cellar.
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Red
2004 Rubicon Estate Rubicon Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/1/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
94 points
Stick an I.V. of this juice in me and I will have a smile on my face for the next two years (even when I am sleeping) so good, in its prime. Love it!
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Rosé
7/20/2019 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
This is a wine to be consumed on a warm summer evening by the pool as a perfect palate cleanser. So good and satisfying. It is a great starter wine for the summer then get into other varietals paired with the food.
Red
7/20/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
89 points
This great every day wine. Nothing that would be life changing here, just very good Red Wine.
Red
7/20/2019 - Anonymous wrote:
91 points
This great Paso juice that in a blind taste would compare well with Bordeaux. Elegant and soft, nicely balanced.
Red
7/20/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
92 points
Terrific wine. Needed a 45 min decant. Delicious wine and perfectly balanced. No "gas bomb" effect from the higher alcohol Stefan's wines. It has at least 3-5 years.
Red
7/17/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
92 points
Solid Napa Cab. Strong fruit and well balanced. I would consume within the next 18 months.
Red
7/7/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
87 points
This a good 3rd or 4th bottle after consuming better wines from Paso ie L'Aventure, Daou, Lin e Calado etc.... It wasn't bad but also not great.

I paid $12.00 /bottle and I felt there was value at that price point.
Red
7/4/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
93 points
Decanted for 20 mins and then poured in stemware for the quick swirl. Still a lot of fruit, but needs to be consumed over the next six months.
Red
6/30/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
89 points
Very good pinot as the extra bottle after going deep in Russian River and Burgundy. Nice comparison.
Red
6/30/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
90 points
Wonderful Burgundy after a one hour decant.
Red
6/29/2019 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Popped and poured. I agree with the other reviews, losing some fruit and should be consumed in the next 12 months. Good but not amazing at this price point and from this producer.
Red
2003 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/23/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
93 points
Drank this at Snake's 70th surprise birthday party. It was amazing paired with braised short ribs. I agree with other reviews, drink up in the next 18 months.
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Red
6/22/2019 - Anonymous wrote:
92 points
Solid Napa Cab. Still a ton of fruit and well balanced. Have two more 750mls left and still drinking great. Finish by the end of 2019.
Red
6/6/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
93 points
Love the juice. It has that wow factor after a 40 minute decant. It has two more years in my opinion before you lose the fruit.
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Red
2004 Rubicon Estate Rubicon Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/6/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
93 points
Drink up this year. Heavy sediment and good fruit but fades fast. Absolutely delicious wine.
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Red
6/6/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
93 points
This is drinking amazing. A tremendous wine paired with New York strips and some Applewood smoked bacon twice baked potatoes and grilled asparagus.

maybe one more year, but why wait!
Red
6/6/2019 - Anonymous wrote:
94 points
The cork fell apart, but after a filtered decant, the wine was off the charts. Paired with grilled tritip over an oak wood fire. Amazing structure and fruit.

Drink within the next two years.
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Red
4/20/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
89 points
It was just ok. Maybe it was the Trader Joes Mac N Cheese pairing that didn't work, but it was good going down.
Red
3/31/2019 - Anonymous wrote:
94 points
Drank from a mago and was liquid velvet nectar! So good, everyone at the restaurant was checking out the table and seeing how we paired the juice with Peking Duck and cedar planked salmon. So good....
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Red
3/31/2019 - Anonymous wrote:
89 points
This was the 3rd wine following a mago of Sea Smoke Southing and William Salem so it was acceptable but nothing to really write home about.
Red
3/31/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
93 points
Drank from a mago and it was unbelievable! Still a lot of fruit and really at it's peak. Paired with Braised Short Ribs. So good.....
White
2/10/2019 - Anonymous wrote:
89 points
This type of Rhone style wine is the best palate cleanser to start an evening of wine and food. This is our house wine and our go to for a glass or to pull for guests that want something light and refreshing and not a Pinot Gris.

Excellent with appetizers and light spring salads.
Red
1/12/2019 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
92 points
Drank from a Mago and needed at least a 45 min decant. The wine had some great fruit left however it seem to fade as the evening wore on. Paired with grilled rack of lamb. Drink up in 2020 no later in my opinion.
Cheers
Red
11/4/2018 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
93 points
This is a solid Oakville Cab that represents Napa well. Drinking incredible right now. One bottle left and will pop and pour with a juicy rib eye next year
Red
10/1/2018 - Anonymous wrote:
92 points
Great bottle. Popped and poured and waited 30 mins to taste in the stemware. Paired with tailcut filets on the grill. This bottle has about a year or two left so drink up. It is at its peak now.
Red
2003 Rubicon Estate Rubicon Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/23/2018 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
92 points
Just had this wine with Prime Rib French Dip and was amazing. Pop and pour in the glass and give it 20 mins for the wine to open up. Still avlot of fruit. Great juice.
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Red
7/29/2018 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
90 points
Popped and poured. Paired with beef kabobs grilled medium rare and forbidden rice. Perfect for the first 30 mins then it faded. Maybe going through a dormant phase. Two more bottles left. Will pull in 2020 and 2022.
Red
12/15/2017 - Anonymous wrote:
94 points
This was my last bottle from a six pack purchased 11 years ago. Pull the cork and poured into the stemware just amazing. Ripe fruit and balanced structure. Really a great bottle of juice.
Red
6/19/2017 - Anonymous wrote:
95 points
Off the charts amazing! Father's Day dinner with Grilled Tail Cut Filets. Made for a great day.
Red
9/5/2016 - Anonymous wrote:
92 points
Drank from a magnum and after 40 mins it opened up and just was perfect with food. Do not wait any longer than this year to drink from the next bottle.
Red
9/1/2016 - Anonymous wrote:
94 points
Off the charts wine of the night! Bone in rib eye at Flemming's in San Diego.
Red
4/24/2016 - Anonymous wrote:
93 points
Last bottle. Popped and poured. Great smooth Syrah that is in the company of DuMol. I wish I had more.
Red
2003 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/15/2016 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
92 points
Solid Oakville juice. Drinking well and very Bordeaux charactertistics are being shown. Paired with Short Ribs. Great experience.
Red
1/17/2016 - Anonymous wrote:
91 points
Great fruit but not a bomb. Paired with cedar planked salmon, wild rice and roasted fennel.

Highly recommend.
Red
1/10/2016 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
94 points
Young. This a baby, but a quality Pinot Noir that needed a 40 min. decant. Paired with grilled salmon, cummin & goat cheese roasted carrots and wild rice. Delish! Solid 5 more years.
Red
11/11/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
100 points
Opened on my 50th birthday. Paired with a Bone In Chicago style Rib Eye. It was liquid velvet. Pure and amazing. Memorable experience.
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