Tasting Notes for Asmiller

(218 notes on 192 wines)

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Red
6/22/2019 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
93 points
Drank a magnum of this which would have easily held for many years to come. Still had strong alcohol and tannins when opened. After sitting out a few hours it was really good...made the other wines we had on this evening pale in comparison.
White - Sparkling
6/22/2019 - Asmiller wrote:
90 points
Tons of notable age on this one. Color is a dark gold. It has lost some bubbles. Nose has a lot of carmel - one drinker in the group said butterscotch. Thick mouthfeel with flavors of roasted nut, honey and a touch of dried apple. I am not convinced this bottle could go much longer. Half the group liked it and half thought it was too old for their sparkling wine preference.
Red
2006 Bond St. Eden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/15/2019 - Asmiller wrote:
flawed
Flawed
Red
6/1/2019 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
93 points
Unfortunately we got anxious and opened this too soon. This is a great wine but it really is not ready to open.
Red
2008 Peter Michael Les Pavots Knights Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/25/2019 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
94 points
Drinking MUCH better than last time we tried it (3 yrs ago). Could absolutely age longer but drinking beautifully now.
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Red
5/21/2019 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Good but need to hold the last bottle. Not yet ready to drink.
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Red
5/18/2019 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
100 points
Wow! Soft tannins. Chocolate, spice and dark berries. It was everything we want in a CA cab.
Red
2/19/2019 - Asmiller wrote:
87 points
Disappointment for the price
Red
2/18/2019 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Super light cab, but nice when that is what you want. Not sure it is worth the $$ though. Drink young.
White
1/30/2019 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Unusual. Lots of layers. Great food chard.
Red
1/13/2019 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Really good cab-lovers merlot. Perfect pairing with a brie burger.
White - Sparkling
1/5/2019 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Great bottle of bubbles for the price. Crowd pleaser.
Red
1/4/2019 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
89 points
Drinkable red but not worth the price. Got a bit better on day 2.
Red
2007 Harlan Estate The Maiden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/5/2019 - Asmiller wrote:
87 points
Previous note still stands...unfortunately.
Red
12/12/2018 - Asmiller wrote:
flawed
We have really liked this in the past. Part of the cork (inside the bottle) looked like there was black mold in it (not crystals). I don't know that it was actually mold - I do not know what it was - it just looked like mold. The nose on the wine was initially offensive but mellowed out. The actual wine was pretty tasteless. I believe this was a flawed bottle (2nd bad bottle of Blankie we have had from the winery, the first was an '07 Rive Droite).
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Red
12/1/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Need to hold remaining bottles longer
Red
11/14/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Great wine but not as enjoyable as the 2014
White
11/5/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Water lily and nectarine with crisp acidity. Easy to drink - also great with food.
Red
2007 Harlan Estate The Maiden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/29/2018 - Asmiller wrote:
87 points
87 might be generous. Nose was terrible but got a bit better over a few hours. No backbone. Overall extremely disappointing.
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Red
9/6/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
89 points
Needs to be decanted. Okay the first night, much better the second night.
Red
8/4/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
94 points
Needs more time in the bottle but excellent wine.
Red
7/4/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Tons and tons of fruit, maybe even slightly jammy
Rosé
2017 Palmaz Vineyards Napa Valley Rosé Blend (view label images)
6/18/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Delightful lightweight summer rose. However, it is on the expensive side for a porch pounder.
Red
5/30/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
88 points
A lot of fruit, especially blueberry, with a touch of cola. Decent wine for the $12 price tag.
Red
5/13/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
There are some real Italian gems and this is one of them. Good wine that is very well priced.
Red
5/15/2018 - Asmiller wrote:
flawed
I would not go as far as saying the bottle was defective, maybe borderline going bad. It was definitely a bit off - based on the other '88 bottles we have had of this wine. With this particular bottle the color was very dark brown with just a bit of rusty red, the nose is old soil and the flavor void of fruit. Overall had a musty smell and taste.
White
5/14/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Really nice zesty wine with refreshing acidity. If I was blind tasting, I may have guessed this was a sauvignon blanc.
Rosé
2017 Azur Rosé Napa Valley Rosé Blend (view label images)
5/6/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Light and refreshing - perfect porch pounder.
White - Sparkling
3/24/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
88 points
Late disgorged release is not worth the QPR. Would rather spend the money on a good Champagne.
White - Sparkling
2/21/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Very good Champagne for the price. Easy to drink with or without food. Not terribly complex but bright and refreshing with nice acidy. Lemon curd, mineral and croissant. Bottling: Feb 2011. Would buy again.
Red
2007 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (view label images)
2/17/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
99 points
W.O.W.
Rosé - Sparkling
2/16/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Great sparkling for the price!
White - Sparkling
2/14/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
97 points
Wow. Just wow. This is why I love champagne. Certainly one of the best we've had.
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White - Sparkling
2/11/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
89 points
Easily a good everyday Champagne for the price. Lots of tart green apple and zesty minerality. Good aperitif or even with cheese. Would buy again for $25.
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White - Sparkling
12/21/2017 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Made me think of croissants with citrus and candied ginger marmalade
Red
1/6/2018 - Asmiller wrote:
88 points
Opened it Friday. Bottle was okay - probably 89 or 90 at best. Typical 2011. Lots of bell pepper. Came back to it on Saturday and, in my opinion, the wine was breaking down far too quickly. I didn't even drink the rest - elected to open a different bottle instead. I just don't believe the 2011 will get better with more time in the bottle. Drink it now so you can move on to better wine.
White - Sparkling
1/6/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Late disgorged bottle - good bubbles and aged chardonnay nose. A bit pricey at $100.
Red
1/2/2018 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
As most 2011 Napa cabs are, this one was disappointing for the high price tag. It isn't a bad wine - just not normal Staglin quality. Consume the '11 now.
White - Sparkling
12/30/2017 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
88 points
Slightly sweeter aftertaste than I generally like, but great bottle for the price. Easily a champagne you can open (often) without feeling remorse over the price...and you won't get mad when you open a bottle and your friends want to mix it. Would pair nicely with spicy Asian foods. Also a nice affordable aperitif.
Red
11/23/2017 - Asmiller wrote:
88 points
Previous reviewers liked this wine, but for our palate, it is past its prime. At $175 I am looking for more complexity and frankly, want to be blown away....this wine does not delivery (anymore).
White
11/21/2017 - Asmiller wrote:
84 points
Drinkable, but not our favorite...hints of sweet fruit followed by a cheap wine taste. Hard to explain what followed the initial fruit but will not buy this wine again. It is not our style.
Red
11/3/2017 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Needs time to open up
Red
10/21/2017 - Asmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Good wine, but like most 2011 Napa cabs, underwhelming and unmemorable. Normally I LOVE Beau Vigne wines. This one is good for an '11 but doesn't compare to their 2012-2014 wines.
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