Tasting Notes for Harddriv

(254 notes on 234 wines)

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White - Sparkling
2005 Argyle Extended Tirage Brut Willamette Valley Champagne Blend (view label images)
11/27/2020 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
92 points
Holding up well, but drink soon if you have it.
Red
11/27/2020 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep, dark, brooding Pinot Noir. Almost Syrah-like in character. Would go well with grilled meats, roast beef, etc...
Red
11/27/2020 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
93 points
Wonderful fruit, light tanins, a perfect match for our Thanksgiving turkey.
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Red
2013 Corliss Estates Red Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2019 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
93 points
First time trying this. Nice integrated complexity. Well rounded with smooth finish.
Red
7/29/2018 - Harddriv wrote:
91 points
Held up remarkably well as a Magnum. A crowd favorite at a wine party we attended last night.
Red
2001 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/14/2018 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
93 points
Still holding up. Decanted for an hour and went very well with our Cassoulet. Drink now as I don't think it will improve any further.
Red
4/23/2018 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
92 points
Some bitterness at the end when first opened, much better after an hour of decanting. Need to drink soon.
Red
2/27/2018 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
88 points
This bottle was a wee bit past it's prime. Still enjoyable, but a bit of raisin on the palate.
Red
12/24/2017 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
92 points
A little funk upon opening which blew off quickly revealing a smooth, nicely aged Pinot.
Red
2014 Zerba Cellars GSM Blend Cockburn Vineyard Walla Walla Valley Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
8/29/2017 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
89 points
Very nice representation of a Washington GSM blend. Very food friendly.
Red
8/29/2017 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
92 points
Held up extremely well in the 6L format. Was the hit of the party.
Red
8/14/2017 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
94 points
Rich and complex. Much more interesting than most bottles of Grenache that I've tasted over the years. Fine to drink now with a little decanting but could go a few more years.
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White
2013 Basel Cellars 2901 Columbia Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
8/14/2017 - Harddriv wrote:
87 points
I liked this in the tasting room but noticed some unpleasant notes on the finish with this bottle. Not sure if it was the bottle or that was the intended flavor and I initially missed it.
Red
2004 Mark Ryan The Dissident Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/17/2017 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
90 points
A bit of funk upon opening, but after an hour, its subtle complexity shown through. Pleasantly surprised!
Red
2000 Château Majureau Sercillan Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/15/2017 - Harddriv wrote:
87 points
Remarkably well preserved.
Red
2004 Four Vines Anarchy Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
4/21/2017 - Harddriv wrote:
87 points
Still kicking! Not as fruit forward as in it's youth. A bit heavy on the alcohol.
Red
4/18/2017 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
90 points
Took about an hour for the initial bottle funk to dissipate, but opened up nicely after that. Probably time to drink 'em if you got 'em.
Red
4/16/2017 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
88 points
Remarkably smooth after all these years! Tons of sediment though.
Red
4/15/2017 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
89 points
Held up great for a 2003!
Red
3/22/2017 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
92 points
Great fruit! Has held up nicely for the past 11 years. Drink now though.
Red
7/24/2016 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
95 points
Outstanding PNW Sangiovese. One of the best I've had. Great fruit and depth. A pleasure to drink.
Red
7/5/2016 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
90 points
Nicely aged Zin. Ready to drink right now. Don't wait too much longer to open this one.
Red
6/25/2016 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
92 points
One of my wife's favorite sangiovese in quite some time!
Red
6/25/2016 - Harddriv wrote:
Too late for this one. Had to pour it out.
Red
6/25/2016 - Harddriv wrote:
WAY too late to drink this wine. Had to pour it out.
Red
6/25/2016 - Harddriv wrote:
93 points
Still complex and delicious. This wine has held up quite well! Glad I have 1 more!
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Red
3/20/2016 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
91 points
Has held up remarkably well. Nuanced and velvety. Wears its age nicely.
Red
2008 Stevens 424 Yakima Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/13/2015 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent.
Red
2004 Matthews Claret Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/2/2015 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
94 points
Smooth, well balanced and still plenty of bright fruit.
Red
N.V. Woodward Canyon Red Wine Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/30/2015 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
94 points
This was actually outstanding!
Red
8/23/2015 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
94 points
Absolutely delicious! One of my favorite Cabs in quite some time. So glad I bought half a case!
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Red
2002 Veramonte Primus The Blend Colchagua Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/23/2015 - Harddriv wrote:
flawed
Waited too long to drink this one.
Red
7/13/2015 - Harddriv Does not like this wine:
82 points
Wasn't too crazy about this one. Cane across a bit medicinal.
Red
6/27/2015 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
96 points
Outstanding - loved this one. Dark fruit & velvety feel, perfect for our churasco with chimichurri.
Red
6/17/2015 - Harddriv wrote:
95 points
Great subtlety and balance. Glad I have another bottle left!
Red
6/5/2015 - Harddriv wrote:
87 points
Odd slight effervescence to this one.
Red
6/5/2015 - Harddriv wrote:
flawed
Waited too long to open this one :/
Red
5/26/2015 - Harddriv wrote:
Held on to this one a little too long. Still drinkable but past its prime.
Red
4/28/2015 - Harddriv wrote:
Held on to this one too long. Showed its age, but not in a good way. Was still okay with food.
Red
12/27/2014 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
88 points
Good fruit, not super complex, but an easy-drinking food-friendly wine.
Red
12/27/2014 - Harddriv wrote:
89 points
Not as bright and fruit forward as when tasted years ago, but more brooding and muted. Has held up pretty well, but don't hold on to this one much longer. Drink it if you've got it.
Red
2011 Zerba Cellars Wild Z Walla Walla Valley Red Blend (view label images)
12/23/2014 - Harddriv wrote:
88 points
Concentrated fruit. Very versatile weeknight wine!
Red
12/13/2014 - Harddriv Likes this wine:
89 points
It's clearly evident that this was a fruit bomb at some point. Still a bit jammy, but mellowed out and showing a little pleasant age now. Best to drink this one soon.
Red
2004 Arlington Road Cellars Monolith Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/13/2014 - Harddriv wrote:
flawed
Bummer.... too late for this one.... should have listened to myself and opened it last year.
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