Tasting Notes for sarlyb

(171 notes on 136 wines)

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Red
5/4/2019 - sarlyb Likes this wine:
95 points
So so so good right now - classic Brunello!
White
4/11/2015 - sarlyb Likes this wine:
91 points
end of life; drink now
White
4/30/2013 - sarlyb Likes this wine:
94 points
A slight musk on the nose at open, it unfurled beautifully in the glass into a delicate and complex chardonnay with none of the overwhelming butter and oak usually found in Napa. I loved this white wine.
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
3/25/2013 - sarlyb Likes this wine:
90 points
OTBN 3/23/13; perfect for what it is...served over Haaagen Dasz vanilla ice cream
Red
3/25/2013 - sarlyb Likes this wine:
95 points
OTBN 3/23/13; spectacular
Red
3/13/2013 - sarlyb Likes this wine:
93 points
Delicious, medium-heft Napa Cab. Just the right amount of tannic bite and a little 'hotter' than your standard cab. Great with roast chicken and pasta with porcetta.
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Blackberry, and Black currant (cassis). The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Round texture. The wine finishes Long.
Red
12/31/2012 - sarlyb Likes this wine:
89 points
still too young; needs development
Red
12/12/2012 - sarlyb Likes this wine:
91 points
Much better on the 2nd day
Red
10/4/2012 - sarlyb wrote:
87 points
Needs 30min to warm up, then very good
Red
7/17/2012 - sarlyb wrote:
98 points
What a nose! Needs time to develop its palette but amazing
Red - Sparkling
4/9/2012 - sarlyb wrote:
85 points
not as exciting as we'd hoped and had from other labels
Red
4/1/2012 - sarlyb wrote:
93 points
loved this big but not too big barossa shiraz...even better the second day
Red
3/10/2012 - sarlyb wrote:
93 points
already much better!
Red
2/8/2012 - sarlyb wrote:
84 points
almost past it
Red
1/28/2012 - sarlyb wrote:
87 points
drank with Alice & Michael...Michael said he really liked it. 1st bottle had 75minutes to breathe and was markedly better than the second...which after about 45 min started to get a little funky.
Red
1/10/2012 - sarlyb wrote:
84 points
won't drink that again
Red
12/20/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
94 points
I was right...it is better now! Last bottle in 2-3 more years.
Red
11/26/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
96 points
Absolutely bananas right now
Red
11/26/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
97 points
Absolutely wonderfully fabulously fantastic!
Red
11/21/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
83 points
not very interesting
Red
10/13/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
82 points
thank goodness this isn't in my cellar anymore
Red
9/16/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
100 points
Drank at Stone Barns at Blue Hills commemorating my 35th birthday. From open, it was perfect. 35 years...and aged better than I have! Richer than a classic Burgundy, with earthy spice, this rioja exhibited impressive structure--bright, ripe red fruits, blood orange...and black pepper, cherry smoke and leather.
I hope have as much life left as this wine...wonderful!
Red
9/10/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
89 points
Anna loved it...i found it a bit flat
Red
9/9/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
84 points
Underwhelming, but perfectly fine for a quaffe...too bad it cost $50
Red
9/4/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
87 points
peaking beautifully
Red
8/30/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
86 points
perfectly adequate. won't last much longer
Red
8/30/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
87 points
a bit too bold out of the gate, but mellowed nicely after about an hour of air...and then all but vanished with 2 hours...
Red
8/28/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
95 points
wonderful...smells like wet, french earth as it opens...the musty rust subsides and a wonderful ripe cherry, apple, black currant, perfectly balanced burgundian pinot emerges. didn't want it to end...
Red
8/24/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
86 points
loved it, but gave me a wicked headache next day
Red
8/23/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
89 points
peaking now...still rich with some great zin bite, but not overwhelming like a young turley. loved it!
Red
8/19/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
92 points
feel like this one is right at or just past peak. needs an hour to mellow...then releases wonderful deep, ripe plums, blackberries, black currant, tanned leather. slow, sweet, long finish.
Red
8/16/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
88 points
needs at least 60min of air before this uber-bold rioja is approachable...and then it's just lovely!
Red
8/2/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
90 points
a really wonderful pinot!
Red
7/20/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
87 points
tasty, but VERY high alcohol content! also, sediment is almost overwhelming...probably at/just past peak
Red
7/13/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
79 points
honestly, i was disappointed...tasted like bad raisin wine...hope they haven't turned...
Red
7/13/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
87 points
wonderful, but young...will be a 95+ in 3-5 years
Red
6/26/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
96 points
perfect right now
White
6/20/2011 - sarlyb wrote:
flawed
past it's prime...if you've got any open them now with your fingers crossed...
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