Tasting Notes for Fire Bill

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2009 Pahlmeyer Jayson Red Wine Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/22/2020 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
Purple colored, big candied fruit nose and taste. Very good quality fruit which makes this bomb great.
Red
2008 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/26/2019 - Fire Bill wrote:
95 points
Decanted for 2 hours and paired with a Filet. Dark cherry red color, the nose is what really stood out to me, very floral and fragrant. Dark red and purple fruit profile on the palate, with an excellent finish.
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Red
9/11/2018 - Fire Bill wrote:
91 points
Dark red fruits, the nose is the star of this wine. Good velvety mouthfeel with a long finish. A little thin on the palate compared to what you get on the nose. Last bottle of a great qpr wine at $25. Drink now, it’s in a great place
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Red
4/11/2018 - Fire Bill wrote:
91 points
Dark red fruit profile, cherry, anise and vanilla. Good structure, decent mouthfeel and good finish.
Red
4/11/2018 - Fire Bill wrote:
86 points
For $7, it was nice... jammy red fruits with a touch of heat. Would make a great pizza night wine
Red
1/2/2018 - Fire Bill wrote:
91 points
Dark purple color, a lot of extraction. Dark purple fruits, chalky tannins, long finish. With the decent amount of acidity, big fruits, and tons of oak in this, it will get better with more time. Wonderful now or hold
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Red
12/27/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
One of the better Zinfandels I’ve had from truett hurst.
Red
12/27/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
94 points
Great wine... beautiful example of a dark, brooding Syrah. Almost black in color, some fine sediment, meaty nose with some graphite. Great velvety mouthfeel with a long finish. This wine should drink great over the next 10 years.
Red
11/24/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
Loved it... last of 6 bottles, and all were great. Dark red fruits, deep dark garnet color, well integrated tannins. Wish I could’ve drank this over the course of a few nights, but once it was opened, it was gone.
Red
11/21/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
Dark red color, big nose of dark purple fruits. Drinking well now, with a pretty decent finish. Good QPR at $24
Red
11/16/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
91 points
I thought this was drinking very well right now. I agree that this would be a great wine for food. Good dark red fruit profile with soft tannins and a medium plus finish.
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Red
11/13/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
Pnp... was nice... second taste... seemed kinda thin... third taste... meh... made amazing short ribs with the rest of the bottle.
Red
11/7/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
Great bottle in the $30 range. Dark color, dark red and purple fruit profile. Good structure and well balanced. Drink now
Red
10/4/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
I really enjoyed this wine... a very nice example of Cabernet from Washington. Dark red color with good clarity, not over extracted. Good mouthfeel, dark red fruit profile, long finish. Should drink well in that 5-10 year range.
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Red
10/2/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
87 points
Good daily drinker/cellar defender. For $8 this was a good buy.
Red
2007 Dominus Napanook Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/2/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
91 points
Tasted over two nights. Dark almost black core with dark red around the edge. Good clarity to the wine with a medium plus viscosity. Notes of dried flowers, dark cherries and anise. First night, the wine was muted, but it opened up nicely on the second night.
Red
9/22/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
Deep, dark purple color with good clarity. Nose of dark red and purple fruits. Very approachable now with medium+ tannins, good mouthfeel and long finish. Good QPR at $30, glad i have more.
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Red
9/8/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
Deep dark color, glass staining legs, a little sweet with flavors of dark purple and blue fruits. Slightly subdued nose and good mouthfeel. Reminds me of a wine made by the Wagner family.
Red
9/6/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
91 points
Deep, dark red fruits, softer tannins and a smooth mouthfeel.
Red
2008 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/12/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
93 points
24 hour slow ox decant. Red color with a black core. Very clear. Floral notes, cassis, tobacco, and cherries. Very smooth mouthfeel, subtle tannins, and long, long finish.
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Red
6/17/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
88 points
Dark red/purple color, a lot of heat on the nose, good mouthfeel, bright red fruit profile, good acidity and a decent finish
Red
6/11/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
89 points
I thought this was a pretty nice wine. Good floral nose, bright acidity and a dark red fruit profile.
Red
5/2/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
A great Pinot noir that is drinking very well now. 2 hr decant, bright red fruits, well balanced, great acidity, decent finish.
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Red
4/24/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
Dark inky wine. I did get a lot of minerality and a big tannic structure. Long lingering finish. Would buy again for $20. I am going to wait 1-2 years before trying again... unless I change my mind
Red
4/9/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
88 points
Dark red fruits, easy drinking, medium tannins and a nice finish
Red
3/24/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
89 points
Needed an hour to open up. Dark color, good clarity,dark red fruit profile. A little heavy on the palate, but nice mouthfeel and medium length on the finish. Drink now with a short decant, or hold.
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Red
3/17/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
Decanted 1 hour... dark red fruits, gaminess, meaty with a little pepper and spice. Good mouthfeel and long finish
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Red
2007 Rubicon Estate Rubicon Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/14/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
94 points
Dark in color with some bricking. Some sediment, cork intact. Big nose of dark red fruits. Still well structured with a good mouthfeel and long finish.
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Red
1/22/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
PnP, deep dark fruit with depth and good acidity. Mouth coating wine with good finish.
Red
1/20/2017 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
Deep dark purple and black fruit. Definitely a well structured wine,that will improve with more time.
Red
12/30/2016 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
Drinking great, in its drinking window now, but plenty of life left. Dark red color, big nose, smooth tannins and long finish.
Red
11/1/2016 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
Pop n pour. I love Mourvèdre and this wine didn't disappoint. Dark purple fruits, soft tannins and a good finish.
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Red
2010 Pahlmeyer Jayson Red Wine Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/20/2016 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
Big,dark wine with good balance and structure. Still young, good tannins and a smooth finish. Drink now or hold
Red
9/3/2016 - Fire Bill wrote:
94 points
Still a young and fresh wine at age 10. Very approachable right now, but will be better down the road.
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Red
8/28/2016 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
Drinking well on the pnp. Deep dark purple color, full bodied on the palate with a decent finish. Good on its own, but would be good with food as well.
Red
7/13/2016 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
Decanted a couple of hours prior to drinking. Dark red color, slightly subdued nose, bright acidity, very well integrated. Drink now or hold
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Red
7/10/2016 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
Big thick rich fruit. Stains the glass with dark ruby red color. Nose of dark cherry, currant and French oak. Big, big wine that needs a steak with a lot of fat. Overall, a great wine with an even better QPR.
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Red
7/6/2016 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
Great Pinot. Bright acidity, ripe fruits, dark purple color, good clarity. Well balanced wine that drinks very nicely now.
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Red
4/12/2016 - Fire Bill wrote:
89 points
Decanted an hour before consuming. This wine has a huge nose of dark red and purple fruits. You can smell it when you walk into the room. However, it's just missing on the palate, and is very restrained on the finish. Good QPR, as with most CH wines.
Red
3/18/2016 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
Opened the bottle, poured a glass and fell asleep in the recliner. Woke up much later, poured the glass back in the bottle and went to bed. Drank the next night and it was very nice. I love Mourvèdre, and this was great.
Red
1/24/2016 - Fire Bill wrote:
91 points
Beautiful floral nose, dark purple color, big rich mouthfeel, dark red and purple fruit profile with a long finish. Very sad to only have one bottle left. This is a great value wine and I wish I had bought a couple cases of this stuff to drink over the next 10 years. Oh well, hind site is 20/20...
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Red
12/31/2015 - Fire Bill wrote:
94 points
Decanted for an hour and drank over next two hours. Definitely got better with air. Dark red fruit profile, great mouthfeel and long finish. Not showing any age yet. Was good with food, but I also think this is just fine on its own. Drink now thru 2025
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Red
12/23/2015 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
This wine was amazing. Bright red fruits, good acidity, excellent mouthfeel. Glad l have more.
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Red
12/9/2015 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
Dark purple color, with good clarity. The end of the cork was nearly black. Big nose of purple fruit that filled the room. I do get a little bit of smoke to it. A lot of oak, good fruit, well balanced wine with a good mouthfeel, and long finish. I think this is drinking well now and will go another 8-10 years.
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Red
12/3/2015 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
This wine was a little lighter than I expected. It had the dark fruit profile and a beautiful nose, but just finished a little flat.
Red
11/27/2015 - Fire Bill wrote:
91 points
Opened and decanted for about 2 hours and drank over the course of another hour. The one thing that stands out with this wine is the minerality. I really enjoyed it. Also, there was a ripe, dark red fruit profile, soft tannins and a good finish.
Red
11/9/2015 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
Good dark fruit profile, slightly tannic, dark color and nice finish. Good QPR for $20
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Red
10/21/2015 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
This wine has opened up considerably since my last taste. Dark purple fruits, tannins has softened slightly, and a really good mouthfeel.
Red
10/5/2015 - Fire Bill wrote:
90 points
Dark, ripe fruit, a touch of spice, very approachable now but got better with about an hour in the decanter.
Red
9/23/2015 - Fire Bill wrote:
92 points
Continues to be a great wine for the price, $25, dark red fruits, great mouthfeel and decent finish. Drink now or hold for next 5 years
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