Tasting Notes for cellarrats

(16 notes on 15 wines)

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Red
10/22/2012 - cellarrats wrote:
88 points
A good pop and pour. Big enough to go with a steak without overpowering it. Excellent price to value as well.
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Red
11/11/2012 - cellarrats wrote:
92 points
Decanted for 4 hours and it still seemed tight. Almost mildly sulfuric. Drank half and placed a paper towel over the mouth of the decanter. Revisited the next day (approx 18 hours later) and it was great! Nice floral notes like lilac and a nice, long finish. I must admit, I was amazed that this was so good after being opened so long and also for it's age. If you have one, now is the time. Not going to get any better.
Red
4/2/2012 - cellarrats wrote:
83 points
Well past. Still drinkable. Decanted 4 hours. A former picture of its prime. Much like a faded photograph. Still has notes of cherry- acid/vinegar creeping in though... What can one expect from a 15 yr old Sangiovese? Not much- open now if you have one...
Red
3/18/2012 - cellarrats wrote:
91 points
Very volcanic with a nice finish. Pop and pour at a restaurant. Bringing one home as well... In a nice spot right now!
Red
1997 Quintessa Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/5/2012 - cellarrats wrote:
Perfect. One of the best reds I've ever had! I'm buying more if I can find it. A nice birthday treat!
Red
1/1/2012 - cellarrats wrote:
Drinking well now. Perfect time. Decanted two hours. Made inventory go quick!
Red
1/1/2012 - cellarrats wrote:
94 points
Delicious! Big and round with an extremely long finish. One of the best Cuvaison vintages I've ever had. In a good spot right now. Decanted 2 hours. Yum!
Red
12/29/2011 - cellarrats wrote:
92 points
Nice vintage! Pop and pour. Silky wine for being so young. Shelf a few for sure- this is going to be awesome in 5 years! Blackberries, moderate oak, and a little mocha. A nice blend. If you get the opportunity, stop by the winery and do the AVA room. Blend your own wine. It's fun!
Red
12/23/2011 - cellarrats wrote:
92 points
She's at the end! Good, smooth wine. Tannins are almost completely gone. Decanted 2 hours. It opened nicely but the 'punch' is all gone. Glad I saved it though...
Red
12/21/2011 - cellarrats wrote:
93 points
All about cherries! Decanted two hours. Great balance and minimal acid. Wish I had another...
Red
12/1/2011 - cellarrats wrote:
90 points
Pop and pour at a Christmas party. Good balance and easily approachable. I'm holding one in the cellar for a few years. Btw- not even close to the '07. There's the gem!
Red
12/1/2011 - cellarrats wrote:
93 points
Good. Chalky with a firm domination of black cherry. Not past it's prime yet but close. Great for the auction price of $20.
Red
11/24/2011 - cellarrats wrote:
95 points
For all those who say- she is past... Wrong! After two hours of decanting- opened into a cherry, chocolate bomb! Perfect with (the girl says) flourless chocolate cake. (I say) Lamb, coffee, and cigar smoke. It keeps getting older as time passes- Decant at least three hours. Indulge in decadent beauty...
Red
11/23/2011 - cellarrats wrote:
88 points
A little bit of smoke. A little bit of leather. Good wine for everyday, easy drinking. No blockbusters here. Just an average Cali Syrah. I'd like to try another vintage. I have an '05 Garys' Vineyard in the cellar. Looking forward to comparing the two...
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White
11/23/2011 - cellarrats wrote:
93 points
Nice and smooth. Well rounded without being too oaky or thin. Excellent and approachable for all.
Red
1997 Merryvale Profile Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/22/2011 - cellarrats wrote:
97 points
Excellent wine! Decanted for 1 1/2 hours. Tried three different pairings. Broiled Lamb Chops, Dark Chocolate, and Cigars. Each brought out beautiful variations in the wine. Upon primary decanting, wine carried a strong fortified aroma (similar to port). However, after an hour, the nose moved very strongly towards black cherry. Palate is excellent with notes of black cherry, toast, and coffee. One of the best reds I've ever had- can't wait to open another one!
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