Tasting Notes for spacewrangler

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Red
3/26/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
88 points
Tasty wine, light red fruits and typical Nebbiolo tannin which is a bit drying.
Red
3/26/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
87 points
Great wine, violets and red fruit. Grippy and serious for a Dolcetto.
Red
3/24/2020 - spacewrangler Likes this wine:
88 points
Losing its fruit but still good with food.
Red
3/24/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
92 points
Lovely wine in a perfect spot, pop n pour.
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Red
3/21/2020 - spacewrangler Likes this wine:
94 points
Haven’t had a Dunn in some time. Decanted first 30-60 minutes and sampled over 5 hours. Classic napa Cabernet which reminded me of Rutherford terroir. Still grippy tannin for a 15yr old, but not in a negative way. Decent if opening now - will easily hold for 5+ years without losing fruit.
Red
3/17/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
On par with the other 2 bottles. Not a compelling wine and a bigly disappointment.
White - Sparkling
3/9/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
93 points
Beautiful wine, drank much better than the previous bottle I opened on a root day ;)
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Red
2/24/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
92 points
Rich and layered, drinkable now with steak with a decent decant, but tons of stuffing if you prefer Cabs with some age. Wish I had more.
Red
2/21/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
88 points
Pretty nose w rose and balsam notes, but just average on the palate.
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Red
2/11/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
92 points
Classic Napa Cabernet w/ a touch of cab franc. Nice acidic spine with plenty of tannin left for more aging.
Red
Same as last note, just a killer bottle of Pinot from the SB region.
Red
1/31/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
90 points
Delicious right now, not tired at all. Popped and poured - tons of fruit left and just a touch of secondary development. 2005s from good producers are just amazing.
Red
1/15/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
87 points
Earthy and pungent nose, with bright cherry and a saline note on the palate. Nice wine for $25, will let the other rest.
Red
1/9/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
90 points
Deeper pitched with more earth than the 2015 Tyler Rinconada, but still a nice wine.
Red
1/8/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
94 points
One of the best California pinots I’ve ever had. Dead ringer for burgundy minus the earth component. Lots of complexity and stacked with fruit, the classic iron fist in velvet glove. Delicious.
Red
Just ok, I prefer the Gran Reservas.
White - Sparkling
1/6/2020 - spacewrangler wrote:
91 points
I'm not sure I understand the hype around Dom, even though I just purchased a bunch of 2008 lol. The 2002 is fine but very foursquare, like it was crafted in a lab, which it probably was by LMVH. Nothing offensive but just not complex. Nice $50 champagne but no way worth the $125 on release.
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Red
12/30/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
90 points
Really fleshy, red cherry w spice notes. Signature Rousseau airiness/weightlessness. Absolutely not worth current prices at $200+/bottle but very tasty nonetheless.
Red
12/26/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
87 points
From magnum. Solid if unspectacular red burg. Tannin has melted away and I don't see this improving further. Fruit takes a backseat to a savory/stemlike element.
Red
12/25/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
87 points
Decanted two hours. Still super young and primary and a bit simple.
Red
12/20/2019 - spacewrangler Likes this wine:
92 points
Go buy some. Killer Cru bojo. Stacked w sultry red fruit soaked in earth and minerality.
White - Sparkling
12/17/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
85 points
This is OK, nothing special nor off-putting. At $45 not a rebuy.
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White - Sparkling
12/16/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
Rather tight and the wine seems rather stern given the low dosage, but there is plenty of rich fruit below the surface. Not worth north of $60-70.
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Red
12/12/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
91 points
Prime spot for drinking right now, doesn't seem to have the backbone though to age.
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Rosé - Sparkling
12/9/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
Definitely showing some age with oxidation. I'd drink up 2011 disgorgements.
Red
12/5/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
85 points
Kind of muddled flavors and aromas, not sure if the bottle has a flaw as past couple were delicious. At any rate, my last one and tough to judge. Left half bottle to revisit tonight.
Red
12/2/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
Screams of Oregon, with mostly red fruited aromas of cranberry, cherry and pomegranate, buttressed by soil and earth notes. Medium bodied but lots of fruit and structure packed in. Will revisit on night 2.
White
12/2/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
94 points
More coiled and wound up than the other cuvees I've tried, but also showing most promise for the future.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1975 Château de Fargues Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
11/29/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
90 points
Not worth the $ if you bought in current times, but a nice Sauternes. Lacking a little acidity but solid, great with pecan pie.
Red
11/29/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
85 points
Lacking the fruit of earlier bottles, this one is all secondary and kind of a caramel note.
Red
11/19/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
91 points
Decanted, in a nice place with red currant and plum, and an earthy spine.
Red
11/13/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
93 points
Really pure, transparent Volnay, showing on the feminine side. Ok to drink now with a decant, years away from peak. Check back in 5+ years.
Red
1994 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/11/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
90 points
From 750ml, classic Bdx nose of crushed rocks, red berry fruit and some underbrush. Tons of fruit left, maybe a touch of brett on the palate.
White
11/8/2019 - spacewrangler Likes this wine:
96 points
Dating myself, but remember creamsicles? Yea. That’s this wine in a nutshell. A lime/lemon/seaspray/graham cracker creamsicle w acid out the wazoo. An all time great Cali chardonnay.
White
10/28/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
87 points
Loaded with lemon notes, this is a medium bodied Chardonnay from the Sta Rita Hills.
White
10/28/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
91 points
A bit bolder and bigger than the 2017 Dierberg Vineyard, but showing the same pure and transparent citrus fruit, salinity and pedigree. Beautiful juice.
Red
10/26/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
88 points
Solid pinot from the famous Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Nose is a bit restrained but shows some musky red fruits, palate is acid-driven with notes of raspberry, pomegranate and a spine of minerality.
Red
10/23/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
93 points
Young AF but wanted to check on a bottle. Oak spice dominates but is buttressed by raspberry and pomegranate red fruit. Nice saline component with a long finish. Let these sit for 10-15 years.
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White
10/21/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
96 points
Not a big points guy but going by the CT rating scale, this is certainly an extraordinary wine. Pure and crystalline, it's like drinking lime/mineral spring water out of a seashell. I haven't had any other Chardonnay from California that tastes anything remotely close to Tyler Chards.
Red
10/18/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
Lovely wine and one to seek out. Aromas of dark red fruits like raspberry and pomegranate have that signature Oregon musk or sous bois and the wine is seamless with those fruits resonating on the palate, with a long tea-laden finish.
Red
10/18/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
85 points
Nothing like the bottle I had a decade ago, though with older bottles there's no way to tell if it wasn't stored as well as the first or if it's just declined over a decade. Not a bad wine, even for 75, but lacking the fruit of the previous bottle. Solid aromatically with old leather, graphite and green bell pepper on the nose.
White - Sparkling
10/17/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
Really tough to judge at a young age but is stacked and should develop nicely. There's a spicy aspect to the pear and ripe apple fruit, and the palate is racy and lively, loaded with energetic acidity. Loads of minerality on the long finish. Drink this at the temp you'd drink a red wine. Too cold and the subtlety doesn't shine through.
Red
9/29/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
75 points
In solid shape for a 1987 but it was probably more drinkable 10-15 years ago. Fruit pretty much nonexistent.
Red
9/27/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
Odd wine, feels like a Kurwinian bottle. No mention of Faiveley on the cork and the wine, while tasty, doesn’t taste like a 17 yr vintage. Bought from zachys for like $33 too.
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White - Sparkling
9/26/2019 - spacewrangler Likes this wine:
93 points
Bee a while since I've had this, really a lovely bottle of Pinot Noir driven suds.
Red
9/12/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
80 points
Meh - no character.
Red
9/10/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
92 points
Another killer bottle! Same as last note.
Red
Touch of brett on this bottle but otherwise delicious and plenty of life left.
Red
8/28/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
92 points
On point per usual, nice with short decant but will reward patience.
White - Sparkling
8/25/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
90 points
As others mentioned, well-stored bottles should continue to provide pleasure for another 5-10 years, but this isn't going to make old bones. Orange creamsicle, honey and ginger zest with medium body, slightly oxidized but appropriate for the age.
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