Tasting Notes for jww

(343 notes on 202 wines)

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Red
1996 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/1/2021 - jww Likes this wine:
95 points
decanted 2 hour drank over the next 2
really need the decant time which revealed a beautiful wine
nice fruit leather, minerally
Red
11/29/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
89 points
full bodied dark ruby color
dark fruits
Red
11/29/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
89 points
very light color
fresh and light on the tongue nice fruit
Red
11/29/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
big Dark ruby color
big dark fruits and leather
a big wine
Red
11/29/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
my first bottle of Palazzo
big rich dark full bodied wine
with the expected leather, black cherries
Red
11/29/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
From a 1.5L bottle drank with a 2006 also 1.5L
nice color some bricking around the edges
soft nose still fruity cherries snd strawberries
very soft on the tongue strawberry and cherries just enough tannin to make it interesting
well Done after 16 years
Red
11/29/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
From a 1.5L bottle drank with a 2004 also 1.5L
nice color some bricking around the edges
soft nose still fruity cherries snd strawberries
very soft on the tongue strawberry and cherries just enough tannin to make it interesting
well Done after 14 years
Red
11/7/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
Needs an hour decant
Excellent wine
Red
11/7/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep and dark excellent CA cab
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Red
2004 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/7/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
92 points
Great wine drinking well
Excellent after an hour decant
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Red
9/27/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
89 points
Big wine slightly acidic
Double decanted for two hours per CT reviewers and it was great
Light nose
Earthy dark cherries leather flavors
Great wine with our party meal of veal shoulder
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Red
9/23/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
95 points
Just an incredible bottle
Opened to celebrate my 31 wedding anniversary
Nice nose mostly earthy
Incredibly smooth just glides through your mouth with earthy black cherry and leather
Long finish
All very subtle and delicious
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Red
9/9/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
Slightly closed when opened
Opened up over 1/2 hour
Spicy and slight tannins with nice fruit behind
White
9/9/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
92 points
Slightly cloudy deep straw golden color
Nice fruits slightly acidic
Nice wine
I drank it after finishing a bottle of the Larry Hyde 2015
It was an unfair comparison the Larry Hyde was so much better
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Red
9/9/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark musty nose
Nice fruits
Balanced earthy flavor nice fruit
Tannins still present
Great with my roasted chicken
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White
9/9/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
95 points
Wow incredible CA Chardonnay
Deep straw color
Nice nose
Full flavor but not over Oaked
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Red
9/9/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice wine drinking well
Improved after an hour
Red
2005 Château Branaire-Ducru St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/9/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinking well
Soft nose
Full bodied balanced light tannins
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Red
8/29/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep color no signs of aging
Nice nose
Full bodied rich flavors nice fruit slightly tannic but not overpowering
Should keep for another 5-7years
Red
8/25/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
91 points
Light nose
Light color no bricking
Fruity and fresh but tannins still present when opened softened nicely after an hour
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Red
7/17/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
94 points
this is a unique CA cab
complex more like a Bordeaux
decanted for 2 hours before t really showed
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Red
7/17/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
92 points
spicy complex
nice wine
White
7/17/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
94 points
excellent chard
full flavor not over oaked
rich flavor
Red
7/17/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
92 points
deep ruby color
strong nose dark berries
full bodied rich berries, leather
nice finish
drinking well now
Red
6/13/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep ruby color
Fruity and musty nose
Earthy dark fruits
Red
6/2/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
lively fresh fruits cherry and strawberry
great flavor smooth after taste
Red
6/2/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
93 points
opened another one
nice nose out of th bottle
cedar and raspberries, tobacco
wel balanced
after an hour still showing complex leather fruit
great bottle
Red
1996 Château Lafon-Rochet St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/28/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
92 points
nose of cedar and fruit when opened this faded initially
then came back stronger after a few hours
light on the tongue and full flavored dark fruit cedar, tobacco
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Red
5/28/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
91 points
great wine Lush and delicious
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Red
5/28/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
love this wine!
spicy and complex drinking nicely now
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Red
5/28/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
had this along side the 2012 Reserve this was showing much better
deep color big fruity nose
nice jammy flavor
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Red
5/28/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
91 points
Big CA Cab drinking well
had it with a 2012 Trefethen Cabernet whine was more approachable more enjoyable wine at this time
Red
5/28/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
91 points
big CA Cab
drinking well
Red
5/28/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
95 points
Deep red. nose of cassis, cedar, leather, smoke and hints of mint chocolate that progressively increase in intensity with aeration. Full bodied blackberries, minerals
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Red
5/28/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
91 points
dark ruby color
nice full fruit nose
big and complex berries cedar,
Red
5/28/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
92 points
deep dark color no signs of bricking
light nose
tasted cedar and dark fruits, drinking well at i]open and over the next two hours
Red
5/3/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
92 points
lovely light and fruity
clear light color
fresh fruity nose
tasted of strawberry, cherry with as nice earthyness and structure
light tannins when opened but very approqwchable when opened
Red
1996 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/3/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
95 points
excellent wine
nice nose fruit and cedar (comparedd to the HB 98 we drank a few noght earlier with virtually no nose)
took a good two hours for the wine to show its stuff, relaxed tannins Dark fruits Cedar, Tar, Tobacco a beautiful and comples wine
Red
2005 Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/3/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
needed a couple of hours to show its best
deep ruby color light nose
complex dark fruit, cedar
seems like it could age longer than the consensus rinking window of 2024
Red
4/26/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
89 points
dark almost black in color
very bold strong flavor
seemed tonic but maybe its the high alcohol i was noticing
Ok overall maybe wait another year to try again.
Red
4/25/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
92 points
Just arrived
I had just drank a 2012 so thought it would be fun to try this one young
it was showing well
bright color nice nose of cherry and strawberries
Drinking well at opening young but approachable subtle tannins nice young fruit
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Red
4/25/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
92 points
color is slower turning brown around edges but still a rich hue
lovely nose of cherries strawberries light fresh fruits
taste same
excellent vintage!!
Drank the newly arrived 2018 last night and saw a lot of the 2012 in that bottle
Red
4/25/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
92 points
dark and rich with a strong nose
dark fruits and spice
drinking really well at opening
and after a couple of hours
Red
4/25/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
92 points
how can you go wrong
Lush fruits slight vanilla flavor
smooth finish
fantastic value
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Red
4/25/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
90 points
classic CA Cabernet full bodied deep rich purple color
strong nose dark fruits
smooth finish
Red
4/25/2020 - jww Likes this wine:
93 points
cedar and chocolate nose from bottle when opened
poured a taste into a glass
uniform color slight bricking but less than expected
very light almost non existent nose very smooth cedar and chocolate taste
after three it was virtually unchanged very faint nose nose presence of flavor but very subtle all around
we lied it but found it lesss interesting than expected
Red
4/9/2020 - jww wrote:
92 points
Drank my last four as house wine for a week or so in quarantine
Old world, earthy and complex
Nice fruit
Smooth finish
Nice wine
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