Tasting Notes for Dollar Spot

(30 notes on 26 wines)

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Red
11/27/2014 - Dollar Spot Likes this wine:
97 points
One of, if not the best bottle of Cab I've ever tasted. Glad I have more to see the evolution over time. 97+
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Red
12/15/2013 - Dollar Spot Likes this wine:
91 points
Decanted for an hour. Still quite a bit of life left in this one. Very fresh fruit forward wine. Nice spice notes on the nose and palate. Great value, I'll save my last bottles and revisit in a couple years.
Red
6/28/2013 - Dollar Spot Likes this wine:
95 points
PnP. Really great wine. Maybe one of the best Grenaches i've ever tasted.Bright fruit, firm(almost gritty) texture, and long finish with silky tannins. Will age nicely but ready to drink today. Booker nails it again!
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Red
6/15/2013 - Dollar Spot wrote:
Decided to pop an '09 in celebration of Rasa's futures release of the 2010. Notes consistent with previous tasting. Absolutely awesome! Only difference this time, nose amazing upon opening. Not rating because I don't want to skew the overall rating. But, easily 98pts.
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Red
3/23/2013 - Dollar Spot wrote:
92 points
Last bottle. Dynamite. Gained weight and complexity since the previous bottle. This stuff is hitting it's stride right now but has the stamina to hold for many years in the cellar.
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Red
2010 Denner The Dirt Worshipper Central Coast Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
2/10/2013 - Dollar Spot wrote:
94 points
Texture! Incredible mouthfeel, delicious fruit balanced acidity, but the texture and velvety mouthfeel is the standout feature of this beauty. Another winner from Denner.
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Red
12/19/2012 - Dollar Spot Likes this wine:
95 points
Deep, dark wine. Incredible earthy favors of coffee, grilled meats and blue/black fruit. Spectacular wine. 95+
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Red
12/16/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
90 points
Good cab, could use some cellar time. Full body, dark fruit med/long finish. 90+
Red
2010 Denner The Dirt Worshipper Central Coast Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/16/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
94 points
Texture. This had one of the silkiest, smoothest textures I've ever experienced. Great wine.
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Red
2010 Betz Family Bésoleil Columbia Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
12/13/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
Double decanted and poured through a vinturi and still very tight, tannic but some Rhone-styled fruit shining through. I'll lay the other one down for a few years. No official rating until some of tannins blow off. 89-91pts
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Red
12/8/2012 - Dollar Spot Likes this wine:
98 points
WOW! Near perfect, tough to not give a perfect score. One of those wines where you can't wait to take the next sip. So far, the best bottle of wine I've ever had. I have a bunch and will be getting more.
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Red
Finally found a good use for this wine...Made a stew.
Red
2010 Denner The Ditch Digger Paso Robles Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
12/5/2012 - Dollar Spot Likes this wine:
92 points
Really nice, medium body with the grenache shining through. Fresh red fruit with the syrah adding some density and depth. Seems to always take a backseat to the Dirt Worshipper. If the Digger is this good, can't wait try DW.
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Red
11/7/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
The last bottle. I'm sad to see this one go. Solid every time. Like saying goodbye to an old friend.
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Red
11/1/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
92 points
Drank during Hurricane Sandy. Delicious. Maybe a bit young but loved the balance and lush velvety mouth feel. Typical Caymus quality.
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Red
10/25/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
90 points
Gotta bump this a point from last bottle. Really good, delicious red fruit up front with nice acidity and clean finish. A little thin overall but very nice bottle of wine. I hope the next couple keep getting better. 90+
Red
9/25/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
92 points
PnP, awesome nose, vegetal, beety and really interesting. Delicious right out of the bottle. I'll pick up a few more to put in the cellar and see how it ages. 92+
Red
9/17/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
86 points
I've been drinking St Cosme CDR for a while and this is probably my least favorite vintage (winemaker said it was his best). Not even close to the 09 or 07. The astringent finish is what ruins it for me. I'm hoping, with time, the finish will smooth out a bit. At $12, not terrible but there are definitely better deals out there. This will be my guest wine for those with undiscerning palates.
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Red
9/14/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
92 points
Interesting wine. First glass was a PnP, bright fresh red fruit with a strong tannic finish. After an hour decant, started to evolve into a darker, earthier wine with a little funkier fruit. The tannic edge seemed alleviated when served with a sharp cheese. However, needs some cellar time to integrate the overwhelming tannic finish. Grenache dominated wine. Ironically, grenache is what introduced me to Rhone wines, but, I prefer a more syrah heavy blend.
Red
9/5/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
91 points
Outstanding wine. Surprised how good it is everytime I have it. One bottle left, Ill be sad when it's gone.Probably best $20 btl I've ever had!
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Red
9/2/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
89 points
Good value. Nothing special. I have a few more bottles I'll drink sporadically to see if there's any change. My feelings are consistent with others; What was Parker smoking?
Red
2008 Shafer Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
8/19/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
96 points
My WOTY so far. It's everything I love about syrah. Big wine with ripe fruit silky texture that coats the mouth and very long finish. I can't imagine it getting better but definitely has the backbone and tannins to cellar for a while.
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Red
8/15/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
89 points
Not bad. Acidic and tight upon opening but smoothed out the next day. Overall, decent wine.
Red
8/2/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
90 points
A little disappointing. Lacks identity. Not really complex and not the fruit bomb I expected.Short finish. Still enjoyable but for the money I'd find something else.
Red
5/5/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
87 points
Nothing wrong with this wine. A little simple, thin but, really can't complain with price/value.
Red
2007 Rasa Vineyards QED Walla Walla Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
5/2/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
93 points
At about the third hour of decant, this beauty showed what's in store for the future. Incredible! I'm gonna sit on the rest for a while. I will revisit in 2014 to check on the progress.
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Red
4/6/2012 - Dollar Spot wrote:
89 points
Not as good as the '07, but still a great QPR. Silky texture and earthy,dusty flavors. I'll pick up a couple more to see how it develops over the next year or two.
Red
12/18/2011 - Dollar Spot wrote:
84 points
You get what you pay for. Flat, simple,some fruit but something off, hint of pencil eraser.
Red
11/10/2011 - Dollar Spot wrote:
88 points
Took a little bit to open. Some bottle variation, as the last bottle was a pop and pour deliciousness. Still a great QPR. Have few left, I'll probably drink them soon.
Red
4/23/2011 - Dollar Spot wrote:
91 points
Love this wine! Big juicy wine( but not jammy). Tons of fruit, long finish. Glad I still have a few left.
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