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Tasting Notes for ColoradoRick

(90 notes on 88 wines)

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White - Sweet/Dessert
7/2/2013 - ColoradoRick wrote:
91 points
Basically agree with other reviews. Quite tasty. Plan to pair with with most anything caramel or poached pears. Eager to have an excuse to pop a cork. Perhaps tonight!
Red
6/24/2013 - ColoradoRick wrote:
89 points
Found is lone 2003 in the cellar. Who knew? Figuring that it would not be any better tomorrow, we popped and poured. Yet, it was a total fruit bomb. Yummy with the barbecue. Want more!
Red
5/8/2013 - ColoradoRick wrote:
90 points
Much better than expected. Yummy fruit and balance.
Red
5/5/2013 - ColoradoRick wrote:
92 points
Great red fruit. Balanced. Alive and ready to rock. Grilled salmon, green lentils and and asparagus - perfection.
Red
4/21/2013 - ColoradoRick wrote:
91 points
Soft mouth feel, balanced. Red fruit that is just beginning to fade (nicely). One bottle left that should be consumed within the next year. Very nice.
Red
3/16/2013 - ColoradoRick Likes this wine:
94 points
A great bottle in honor of the memory of the late Jim Barrett. A little cedar and cigar box when first opened. Based on the notes of others, we decanted for about 90 minutes before enjoying with dinner. A very well balanced effort. Soft tannins, long finish that well reflected the nose. Farewell Jim. Thank you. This vintage is just getting better. Bravo!
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Red
10/7/2012 - ColoradoRick wrote:
93 points
Last bottle of the 2001 - a real shame. This was a great bottle.
Red
10/5/2012 - ColoradoRick wrote:
91 points
Very balanced and ready to consume. Only one more left. Pity.
Red
7/25/2012 - ColoradoRick wrote:
94 points
Really drinking well. The last sip was the best.
Red
7/10/2012 - ColoradoRick wrote:
87 points
Nothing special. Nice "red wine", but not at $48.
Red
2003 Shafer Firebreak Stags Leap District Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
6/24/2012 - ColoradoRick wrote:
93 points
This has been a fav for years, and still drinking well. Sadly, only three left.
Red
1/8/2012 - ColoradoRick wrote:
93 points
Brilliant. Bob Foley is a rock star.
White
1/2/2012 - ColoradoRick wrote:
90 points
Yummy. Served with Indian shrimp curry and coconut rice. A bit of green apple on the nose and subtle acidity that perfectly prepared for the next bite. A great pairing. A big surprise for our guests.
White
over-oaked and cloying. therefore overpriced.
Red
4/3/2011 - ColoradoRick wrote:
92 points
Still has it going on. Great balance - from nose to finish. Bravo to Peter Rosbeck.
Red
3/16/2011 - ColoradoRick wrote:
87 points
Man. I sure don't know what everyone else was tasting. Sour cherries and an rather unpleasant edge to this one. Not a bad bottle, but certainly nothing special. More like a Walla Walla blend than a Napa Cab.
Rosé - Sparkling
10/16/2010 - ColoradoRick wrote:
Dave and Alyce the night after Aaron is born. Brilliant!
Red
2004 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/11/2010 - ColoradoRick wrote:
Amber's birthday with Barb and Wayne Alexander
White
2/27/2010 - ColoradoRick wrote:
74 points
Mostly dead. Floral nose, the the fruit was long gone. Bitter finish. Probably waited too long to open.
Red
1/30/2010 - ColoradoRick wrote:
91 points
Cigar box, leather and cinnamon. Balanced and fine. I wish we had decanted it for a couple of hours. Like all proper Pinots, the best sip was the final drop. Those who rated this as past its prime missed the boat. This was our final bottle from this vintage. Pity.
White
12/29/2009 - ColoradoRick wrote:
90 points
This one proves the value of patience. Light golden (caramel) in color with pineapple and tropical fruit notes. Amazing for a white wine that is now almost eight years old. Bravo.
Red
10/17/2009 - ColoradoRick wrote:
82 points
You know? By Napa standards this is not an expensive Cab. But for $55 one expects a much better result. This is a simple, flabby (Cab Franc) effort. And, certainly not worth the bucks. Sadly, I have two more bottles in the cellar. Better drink 'em up. They won't be any better tomorrow.
Red
10/3/2009 - ColoradoRick wrote:
94 points
Everything one hopes for in a Syrah: big, dark and mysterious. Really - sex in a glass. Pop with one you love.
White
8/15/2009 - ColoradoRick wrote:
84 points
OAK MONSTER ALERT. Oh my!!!!!
Red
8/10/2009 - ColoradoRick wrote:
89 points
Drink this baby up - it won't be any better tomorrow! Nice jammy character and nose.
Red
7/4/2009 - ColoradoRick wrote:
75 points
A few members of our group thought it "okay." Most were less kind.
Red
2/23/2009 - ColoradoRick wrote:
Oscar Party at Chris and Sarah's new house
White
12/25/2008 - ColoradoRick wrote:
89 points
Nice fruit and well integrated oak. No malo. Christmas eve in Florida with new shrimp recipe. Yum!
White
12/25/2008 - ColoradoRick wrote:
83 points
Well past its peak
Red
5/24/2008 - ColoradoRick wrote:
92 points
Decanted for about 2 hours before our 35th Anniversary dinner. Gobs of cherry cobbler throughout. Well balanced with a lengthy finish. Is this one ready? Sure. But more time in bottle will not hurt.
Red
2003 Stolpman Poetry in Red Santa Ynez Valley Red Blend (view label images)
1/26/2008 - ColoradoRick wrote:
90 points
A wonderful blend of syrah, sangiovese and grenache...great noise and balanced nose. What a bargain.
White
1/9/2008 - ColoradoRick wrote:
89 points
We served this bottle with a mild Mexican flavored/seasoned chicken meal. Alone, the wine was a keen disappointment: slight nose, very acidic and a hint of metal on the palate - altogether a distressing combination. We held the dinner a while in the hope that the wine would “come around.” It didn’t.

But a sip wine with the food – and we had pure magic in a glass. The food was instantly better and the wine just perfect. One last bottle of this vintage sits in the cellar and it will be gone very soon. The time is now. Spicy food is the answer.
Red
12/2/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
92 points
Agree with the other note. Brilliant.
Red
11/30/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
91 points
The non-Turley Zin from the Hayne Vineyard. Young and fresh with enormous blackberry cobbler and dark fruits on the nose. Round, soft tannins and a balanced finish. Can't wait to see what a bit more time in bottle will reveal.
White - Sparkling
11/10/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
88 points
Pleasant, but nothing special. Opened at Amber and Will's new house opening.
Red
2002 Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette Spring Mountain District Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/14/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
85 points
What a strange wine. We actually opened this one by mistake. The Revana Cab has a similar colored foil and I pulled the wrong one from the cellar. The really deep, deep color when pouring a first taste was the first tip off that this was not the Revana. We had not planned to open any of this vintage for a few years. So, we decanted and just held dinner for a couple of hours. It was a big wine, although still very tight and backward.

We decided to re-bottle the last half, vacuum packed it and returned it to the cellar for twenty-four hours, thinking that the wait might improve the wine with a bit more “age.”

Wrong. The resulting wine was awkward, hollow and just not a pleasurable beverage. The nose is not unpleasant, but strangely out of balance with what follows. The mid-palate is dominated by the heat of alcohol that is much too much without the presence of some much needed fruit. There is no discernable finish.

A major disappointment. Advice? I would decant and drink it up. That is what we will do with our remaining bottles. This one is not likely to be better next year – or the year after. Too bad - and at this price point! Ouch.
White
2001 Turley The White Coat California White Rhone Blend (view label images)
8/26/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
90 points
Based on the notes of others, we expected this to be well passed its peak. It still had much to offer. The "coat" showed lots of fruit, a well balanced integration of oak and much less butter than others have noted. We are looking forward to our last of this vintage.
Red
8/24/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
93 points
The wife opened it last night because she "needed it." Tonight the left overs were great. This has lots of time left before reaching it peak. A great Oregon Pinot!
Red
2001 Shafer Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
8/24/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
92 points
Big, big wine. Loved it.
Red
1997 Quintessa Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/24/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
92 points
Drank when Sandy passed her PhD comps - her favorites. Terrific Napa Cab nose and a bigger than typical Quintessa finish. Very balanced and at its peak. Time to drink the rest of this vintage – it is unlikely to any better tomorrow.
Red
8/14/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
93 points
...at Wayne and Barb's house. This was the WOTN with short ribs and obvious additions. Loved the finish.
White
6/17/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
92 points
Simply a brilliant effort. Never disappoints,
Red
6/17/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
93 points
Dark, dark color. Well balanced oak and blackberry nose with a hint of chocolate. Long finish. This one is still a baby, so we decanted for two hours and enjoyed over another two. Has not begun to reach its peak.
Red - Sweet/Dessert
5/27/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
88 points
OTB dinner. Served with chocolate truffle tort. Heitz Ink Grade Port was the winner by a wide margin.
Red - Fortified
5/27/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
90 points
OTB dinner. Served with chocolate truffle tort. Worked quite well.
Red
5/26/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
89 points
A delicate example of a zin – almost elegant. It opened nicely over the hour or so, but is a wine out of step with the current fad for contemporary over extracted, very high alcohol’d zinfandels. It was balanced and subtle with notes of white pepper on the nose and black fruit palate. A nice, but not great, effort. The Terraces and Paradigm (made by Heidi Barrett) offer better examples of elegant, balanced zins at this price point.
White
5/26/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
91 points
Balanced, light oak and plenty of fruit. Anniversary number 34
Red
2004 Abacela Claret Umpqua Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/6/2007 - ColoradoRick wrote:
90 points
A very balanced wine. Nose is perhaps a bit hotter than the finish. Lots of red fruit on the mid palate with rounded juicy tannins appearing on the finish. A good bottle for the price point. We plan to drink up as this one is not likely to be much better tomorrow.
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