Tasting Notes for CerveloGuy

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Red
7/29/2018 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Earthy and angular. Not sure if its in a dumb stage or losing it.
Red
9/6/2017 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Needs air and then opens up to show dark fruit and earth. Slightly acidic. Not overly oaky.
Red
2001 Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/19/2017 - CerveloGuy wrote:
The oak is starting to fade showing lots of dark fruits and earthy flavors. Still tannic and a little tight. Has years ahead of it.
Red
10/5/2016 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Takes a little for it to open up and for the oakiness to take a backseat to the fruit.
Red
2001 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/30/2016 - CerveloGuy wrote:
VERY earthy. There is a enough background fruit and sweetness, but this is all about everything else. Still not fully resolved, but drinking great now.
Red
9/29/2016 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Right out of the gates it is firing on all cylinders. Super long finish that screams pegau.
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Red
9/12/2016 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Pop and pour. Ready to drink now. Not a huge wine which is nice. Beautiful subtle aged cdp flavors.
Red
10/30/2015 - CerveloGuy wrote:
This started out pretty closed and oaky. After an hour it started to open up. It is definitely on the new style spectrum, with its sweet and deep fruit.
Red
11/1/2013 - CerveloGuy wrote:
This just needs about an hour to breathe and then it is good to go.
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Red
6/7/2013 - CerveloGuy wrote:
This is not showing much right now.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
5/18/2013 - CerveloGuy wrote:
The bottles are quite variable. While good, this bottle lacks some acidity.
Red
12/29/2012 - CerveloGuy wrote:
What a beautiful wine. Would have never guessed grenache, but who cares? It is light with bright fruit, yet, earthy and animalistic. All that for less than $15. I am definitely going back for more.
Red
12/13/2012 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Not quite sure what to think of this. I had a glass last night and it went very well with chicken and roasted veggies. Tonight I am sipping the rest and it is missing something. I am more used to drinking cabs with a heavier handed oak treatment and I think I may actually be tasting the cabernet grapes and missing the oak. Note to self - drink in one sitting next time.
Red
11/16/2012 - CerveloGuy wrote:
First bottle since tasting it with Pax at the winery and it did not disappoint. Earthy, meaty, fruity with a nice acidic zing all while being light bodied.
Red
10/12/2012 - CerveloGuy wrote:
The second half of a bottle opened last weekend. This has filled out. The sweetness and fruit are in better balance with the green and earthy flavors.
Red
5/28/2012 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Had this at the winery last week and it is a fantastic example of a cool climate syrah handled with a light tough. Full of tart fruits, pepper and earthy goodness.
Red
1/28/2012 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Not showing a whole lot right now. The Foillard blows it away tonight.
Red
1/28/2012 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Yes its a $30+ bottle of bojo, but it also has an extra layer of flavors that most others lack. This is fantastic.
Red
12/17/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
One of the better Ridge wines I have had in a while. It is certainly big, but it shows an earthiness that is lacking in many of their other ATP wines.
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Red
12/2/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Much better than the last bottle. This is a very nice wine that is still a youngster. It is big, fruity, shows some toasty oak and rounds it out with some acidity. That being said, I am not sure it is my style any more.
Red
11/30/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Definitely a food wine. This is showing earthy, leafy tobacco flavors with just the slightest hints of fruit.
Red
11/10/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Showing high acidity, nice minerality and with some air the fruit starts peaking through. A nice aged bojo.
Red
2000 Château Brisson Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/7/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Great QPR. There is still some primary fruitiness after it has had time to open up. Mix that with the balanced acidity and slight earthiness and its a nice bottle of wine.
White - Sweet/Dessert
10/1/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Light on its feet, but full of flavor.
Red
10/1/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Consistant with last bottle. Still showing no signs of age. Awesome wine.
Red
9/29/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Needs about an hour to open up. It is on the sweeter side and still very fruit driven. The oak has integrated. Drinks well now and now reason to hold.
Red
9/23/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Yet anther bottle that I am not sure about. Initially it was tight and hot so I gave it a "Mollydooker Shake" thinking that the wines were similar in composition. It definitely helped. Not a bad wine, but not one that I will likely buy again. An 09 Tres Picos that I drank side by side, while less earthy, was much more pleasurable.
White
8/27/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Great aged chenin. This is on the fruity side with a slight wooly funkiness.
Red
8/14/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Very sweet and ripe for Pegau. The fruity and plum flavors dominate with just a little of the minerality and earthiness I adore in pegau. No brett and decent acid. A great wine by normal standards, but only an OK Pegau for me. Nothing wrong or flawed, just my least favorite vintage of 99, 00, 01, 03, 04-07. Too round.
Red
7/27/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
A little prickly when first tasted. Maybe a little refermentation?

There is a nice strawberry note followed by an earthy finish.

An interesting wine.
Red
7/15/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Unlike the last bottle, this was great from the first pour. Sweet dark fruit full bodied and delicious.
White - Sweet/Dessert
6/5/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
More acidity than the last bottle. This is a great aged chenin. Good mix of fruit, earthiness, funk and acidity.
Red
5/6/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Very dark fruit, sweet and slightly hot on the finish. Needs time in the cellar or air.
Red
4/15/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
when first opened, it tastes like a ripe zin or amarone. With some air, it shows more acidity which helps balance the ripeness. This is definitely on the larger, riper side of CDP. The fruit is intense and deep, but it doesn't cross the line to overripeness.
Red
2006 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/1/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Obviously very young and needs a day to breathe before it shows much.
Red
3/31/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Although it had wax on the top it looked as though the cork was a little pushed. The cork was fully soaked when extracted. For the first hour I was not liking it much. It started to open up, but I am hoping that it is an off bottle because it is still just OK. Lots of acidity, some fruit, some mushroomy earthiness.
Red
3/27/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Great rioja. Light yet full of flavor. The oak is well integrated.
White
3/27/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Still alive and kicking. This bottle showed some of the funky aged chenin flavors I like, but was not as good as the last bottle I had.
Red
3/19/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
My second bottle. This is an intensely flavored wine. Lots of pepper and fruit with a touch of green that I like. A really nice drink.
Red
3/19/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
I let this sit for a few hours to open up. It has nice meaty saline flavors when you first taste it and then ends with some sweet smokiness. Seemed more restrained than the 07 Humboldt that I tried last night.
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Red
3/11/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
After about an hour to breath this wine is bursting with big ripe juicy fruit. There is some richness and chocolate nuances on the finish. I am looking forward to seeing what the second half of the bottle is like tomorrow.
Red
3/6/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Popped and poured. Signs of seepage under the capsule and the cork was saturated. Nothing seems out of place, but it is only an OK drink. Hopefully it will open up more as the night goes on.
Red
3/4/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Obviously very young, but shows a nice balance between fruit and acidity with a little pepper thrown in for good measure.
Red
2/21/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
This is a fantastic cabernet that is still young and primary. Hits the palate with nice bright acidic fruit and then transforms into plummy, jammy rich fruit at the end. An extremely long finish.
Red
2/16/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
This has taken about a decade, but it all of the tannins are finally resolved. Its mellow, sweet and meaty. A great value and went well with the lamb stew tonight.
Red
2/5/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
I wish I had kept more of these around. This is a delicious easy drinking CDP and a great QPR.
Red
2/1/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
Fairly tight on the nose. It has some nice clean fruit with hints of allspice and clove. Finish is tannic and acidic which tells me this has years of life ahead it.
Red
1/16/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
As good as the bottle I had last year. This is so smooth, sweet, meaty and spicy. Yum.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1/13/2011 - CerveloGuy wrote:
This bottle is much better than the last two bottles of this that I have had which were showing some oxidation. After about an hour of breathing this is really tasty. It has starts with some creaminess from the botrytis and then finishes with nice, fruity acidity.
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