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Red
3/8/2009 - tbdman wrote:
91 points
Deep and intense finish. Deep black color. Great food wine.
Red
1/11/2008 - tbdman wrote:
92 points
Extremely balanced and smooth. Surprisingly good. Represents Walla Walla wines well. Nose of nutmeg and deep black fruit. Very open on first taste. Blueberry and black fruit. Hints of vanilla.
White - Sweet/Dessert
12/27/2007 - tbdman wrote:
85 points
Disappointing and unstructured. Some Melon and Lemon hints, but a really bad finish. Was drinkable, but I expected more complexity and less alcohol.
Red
12/26/2007 - tbdman wrote:
91 points
Really solid Cab. Great value.
Red
12/9/2007 - tbdman wrote:
89 points
Would try again. Interesting.
Red
2006 Mollydooker Enchanted Path McLaren Vale Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
12/9/2007 - tbdman wrote:
94 points
If you like Mollydooker style, this is another solid effort. Very complex and a wine that evolves nicely over time.
Red
12/7/2007 - tbdman wrote:
91 points
Didn't appreciate this as much as I thought I would. Nice Shiraz. Not the big fruit bomb you may expect, but some subtle interesting pepper and black fruit notes.
Red - Sparkling
12/7/2007 - tbdman wrote:
80 points
Flat...not very interesting
Red
12/7/2007 - tbdman wrote:
92 points
Smoky, structured and balanced. Very nice. Would recommend.
Red
12/7/2007 - tbdman wrote:
88 points
Decent typical Aussie Shiraz
Red
12/1/2007 - tbdman wrote:
95 points
Drank with Doug and Ed at my house. another great and complex experience.
Red
12/1/2007 - tbdman wrote:
89 points
Liked second bottle much better. Great value
Red
12/1/2007 - tbdman wrote:
94 points
Loved it. Would highly recommend.
Red
2002 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/1/2007 - tbdman wrote:
96 points
Nearly flawless. Drank with my daughters for Thanksgiving. Balanced and smooth. One of the best Cab's I had drank.
Red
12/1/2007 - tbdman wrote:
94 points
Very well balanced. Covered all areas of the tounge. Slate in the nose with good layers of black fruit. Long smooth finish. Really enjoyed.
Red
11/18/2007 - tbdman wrote:
92 points
Meaty, black fruit with an alcohol kick. Call me crazy, but I really liked this. Thought it opened up into some complex notes. Velvet smooth in the middle. Chewy. This opened and varied over time. I really enjoyed this bottle.
Red
2004 Burge Family Clochemerle Barossa Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
11/18/2007 - tbdman wrote:
91 points
Good effort. Didn't drink well the second day, however. iI was a jammy, somewhat complex Barossa blend.
White
4/1/2007 - tbdman wrote:
89 points
I find Gewurzt very finicky. This one tipped over the top of good.
Red
4/1/2007 - tbdman wrote:
85 points
Blah. Uninspiring, but decent.
Red
4/1/2007 - tbdman wrote:
93 points
Ready to drink and a solid effort. Peat and earthy nose with an inital mouth of overripe cherries and mint. Finish goes dry but in a pleasant way. Liked it. Felt and tasted like an older mature wine.
Red
3/29/2007 - tbdman wrote:
93 points
Ate with chicken and veal dishes and it paired beautifully. Smooth and sustained rasberry fruit notes throughout the finish. One of the best PN's I have tasted all year.
Red
3/29/2007 - tbdman wrote:
93 points
Great Aussie Shiraz
Red
3/29/2007 - tbdman wrote:
97 points
47 more bottles to go.....and I am savoring every one. Nothing more to add, that hasn't already been said. The nose is the best of any wine I have ever had. I opened this and a small glass was left two days later and I could smell it from 10 feet away.
Red
3/29/2007 - tbdman wrote:
93 points
A killer cab. I don't understand how this winery doesn't get more notariety. Incredibly well balanced, with velvety smooth chocolate and tobacco notes mid palatte. Strong effort in every way.
Red
3/26/2007 - tbdman wrote:
92 points
This is one of the few times I have to differ with the public tasting notes. i found this to be one of the most interestiing wines of the year. While the taste was crushed dark fruit on the finish and hints of mocha and coffee mid-pallate, the nose was the paramount feature of this wine. If you do a blind tasting, I guarantee many will think this is a white Sav. Blanc or another white wine. A crisp and clean fruit and mineral note that was very pleasant. I thought this was a fun wine.
Red
3/25/2007 - tbdman wrote:
89 points
Pleasantly surprised. Smooth and soft like most PS's. A bit of a mocha note. Would try again.
Red
3/24/2007 - tbdman wrote:
88 points
Pretty solis effort after an hour of decanting. Doesn't have the earthiness of most Spanish efforts I have tried. Very nice
Red
3/7/2007 - tbdman wrote:
91 points
I may need to wait a day to rate this one. Very interesting. Closed and unbalanced at first, but very quickly settled in to one of the more interesting wines I've tasted recently. Nose has a cool, chilling aroma. Color was blood red with graphite hints. Lightly tannic. Great wine with food. Not a wine to sip watching TV, but to be consumed with Italian meat dishes. The longer I smell and taste, the more complex I find this wine. I definately think it breaks through the 90 barrier.
Red
3/4/2007 - tbdman wrote:
87 points
Black licorice and fresh moss on the nose. A bit too hot for me on the start. Sour dark fruit and a bit of a taste anise. Not bad.
Rosé - Sparkling
3/4/2007 - tbdman wrote:
91 points
This is an extremely enjoyable sparkling. I am not a fan of sparkiling wines, but I thoroughly enjoyed this during a Sunday afternoon brunch. Try it with a small splash of Chambord for a real treat. Much better than the Banfi equivilent.
Red
3/3/2007 - tbdman wrote:
87 points
Somewhat dissapointed. Nice nose of moss, black licorice, and dark fruits. Maybe a hint of pencil lead. First sip was flat. Opened up a bit, but definately sour dark fruits and a bit unbalanced. Tasted almost watery. Very thin.
Red
2005 Mollydooker Enchanted Path McLaren Vale Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
3/1/2007 - tbdman wrote:
93 points
Very complex. A great wine to sit around and drink without food. Still a bit hot, but mellows well within an hour or so.
Red
2/26/2007 - tbdman wrote:
89 points
Nice fruit. Very tannic, but smooth and should cellar well for a few years. Burnt blackberry nose.
Red
2/26/2007 - tbdman wrote:
94 points
Caymus the way I remember it. Rich, deep and velvety smooth.
Red
2003 Rolf Binder/Veritas Halliwell Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
2/20/2007 - tbdman wrote:
92 points
I was pleasantly surprised by this wine. A great wine to sip without food for the price. Nose of berries, but also some wet oak. Long finish that ended abruptly with a jammy, ripe fruit close. Had this next to the Cedarville 2003 Syrah and thought they were both winners.
Red
2/18/2007 - tbdman wrote:
90 points
Aroma of wood smoke and ripe blackberries. Flavors of chocolate and a dark cherry jam that melts through the finish. Great value. Highly recommended by wine store owner and lived up to billing.
White
2/4/2007 - tbdman wrote:
96 points
One of the best balanced Chards I have ever tasted. Notes of apricot. Excellent.
Red
1/21/2007 - tbdman wrote:
94 points
Great Pinot....Can't add more than others. Well worth the money.
Red
1/19/2007 - tbdman wrote:
89 points
Great value! Very fruit forward with a smooth finiish....dark chocolate hints with ripe berry and some wood scents. Very enjoyable. i am not sure about the cellar life of this one. I could not detect that ability for this to age well. I like it now.
Red
2004 Creed Wines The Pretty Miss Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
1/19/2007 - tbdman wrote:
90 points
Will be much better in a year or two, but a soldi effort by Creed. Liked this a lot.
Red
1/19/2007 - tbdman wrote:
89 points
Better than the first one I opened. Very good. Typical Shiraz blend.
Red
1/19/2007 - tbdman wrote:
90 points
Surprisingly good cab. Solid nose with a very mature scent. A very balanced tannic structure with a base of ripe cherries. A real gem for the dollar.
Red
1/10/2007 - tbdman wrote:
92 points
Still great and evolving
Red
1/6/2007 - tbdman wrote:
88 points
I am a big Shiraz fan, but this one just left me bored. In fairness, I did not decant, but couldnt see a lot of promise here. It was balanced and had good fruit notes, but lacked the complexity i like in may Aussies. I would rate this as a VG wine.
Red
1/6/2007 - tbdman wrote:
88 points
I disagree with many of the reviews I have seen on this. I felt the Pinot was simple, but had a good fruit balance. Very decent wine.
Red
1/6/2007 - tbdman wrote:
92 points
Opened a 375ml late in evening. Didn't decant, but could really taste the potential here. Deep inky color. Deep blackberry flavors along with a strong tar scent. Just a great wine.
Red
1/6/2007 - tbdman wrote:
89 points
Great value. A bit tight upon opening. Took a while to open up. Coffee notes.
Red
2005 G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso Langhe DOC Nebbiolo Blend, Nebbiolo (view label images)
12/30/2006 - tbdman wrote:
90 points
Very enjoyable drinking wine. More fruit than traditional Neb. Very light and balanced. Great buy
Red
12/27/2006 - tbdman wrote:
91 points
I like this wine more each time I drink it. Bought another case tonight. Iniitial nose and taste of chocolate. Great value. May not stand up to COL or EP, but every bit as good for the money.
Rosé - Sparkling
12/26/2006 - tbdman wrote:
91 points
Very nice as an alternative to a desert wine.
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