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Tasting Notes for DMET

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Red
12/18/2021 - DMET Likes this wine:
94 points
Shockingly fabtastic! Not old at all. Literally perfect timing on this bottle. Med fruit nose, smotj moyhfeelnwith berries, licorice and sapice-cassis. Loved ot!
Red
12/17/2021 - DMET Likes this wine:
94 points
Delicious juice! Gruiy nose, chewy mouthfeel woth lots is cassis, raspberry and savory spices. Lovees the wine.
Red
11/5/2021 - DMET Likes this wine:
96 points
Big, bold and fruity… decanted for 4 hours and that wasn’t enough still at its peak. Have 5 more bottles left
Awesome wine.
Red
4/24/2021 - DMET wrote:
flawed
corked
Red
2002 Matthews Red Wine Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/27/2021 - DMET Likes this wine:
93 points
This was a shock. Suppose to be dead in 2012. Today, far from dead. It was thick, chewy and fruit forward. Took 2 hours to open up.

It’s my last bottle of 2 and this was truly a treat.
Red
3/14/2021 - DMET Likes this wine:
99 points
spectacular! after 3 hours of decanting it was on par with some of the best french burgundy’s.
Red
1983 Château Lascombes Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/12/2021 - DMET Likes this wine:
92 points
this bottle was a journey.

opened at 620pm. tasted thin, old and dead. not corked, but watery. bricking and bland.

at 8pm, some fruit showed up and has the color turned a little purple with some floral notes.

at 945pm - medium bodied, fruity, with nice tannins, blueberry and granite notes.

just took the last sip at 10:15pm. a very nice bordeaux.

well done.
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Red
3/7/2021 - DMET Likes this wine:
99 points
a little early, but after 3 hours on dcnagwr it was one of the best napa cabs ever.

big fruit, big tannins big time!
Red
2/21/2021 - DMET Likes this wine:
93 points
WAY TOO EARLY

Big, bold, berry and alcohol intense due to being drunk too young.

I will wait at least 5-7 years to try again.

will be great.
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Red
12/25/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
90 points
smokey and sweet at miss and smooth on pallet. a little hub as its has close to end of drinking window.

very nice bottle. went nice with filet.
White
12/19/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
92 points
shockingly fabulous.

sweet, candy/honey and slightly floral.

loved it.
Red
11/1/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
95 points
couldn’t not believe it when we drank the first bottle. Pure joy; vanilla, blackberry and a hint of spice were the notes we all captured. Opened a second bottle (my last) and it was identical to the first. it wa 100% at its peak.

what a true pleasure.
Red
9/23/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
89 points
i little based its times but still good.

a bit fruity on palateC but dry with a long candy finish.
Red
9/15/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
97 points
it was a little early to drink. decanted for 90
mins.

i think in 5-7 years it could be a 98/99+.
tabbaco, blackberries and licorice steal the show.
excellent wine.
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Red
7/18/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
99 points
truly an iconic wine. it’s my last of the case i bout what’s ago.

still great tannins and beautiful noise...

will miss this one, but will never forgot.
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Red
2000 Dalla Valle Maya Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/1/2020 - DMET wrote:
99 points
simply, unbelievable.
Red
6/28/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
92 points
still alive after all these years!

-smokey and semi-fruit nose
-medium weight - lost a little but still nice
-finish a bit thin, but sweet and long.
Red
6/26/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
97 points
Specatacular....

Big nose,deep red with raspberries, blackberries and full bodied. Great long, sweet finish...What a great wine wine!
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Red
2003 David Arthur Meritaggio Napa Valley SuperTuscan Blend (view label images)
5/21/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
93 points
Shocker! Wine was in my “over the hill” area In my cellar; and it was far from over the hill! Decanted for 1 hour and drank it over a 3 hour time frame and it was solid throughout.

Nose - berry/cherry and floral, like tulips - subtle

Mouthfeel - medium weight and had characteristics of an old vine burgundy, but heavier.

Finish - smooth and sweet.

Cannot believe this helps up for 17+ years!
Red
5/15/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
92 points
Totally surprised this wine has held up so well. Fruity and dense, like a Pride cab franc. Still has several years left in my opinion..
Red
2014 Realm Cellars Moonracer Stags Leap District Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/10/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
99 points
Decanted for 2 hours:

Nose - big berries & fruit, white chocolate, floral bouquet with a hint of licorice and herbs.

mothfeel - Mid-heavy weight, with nice dose of alcohol that dissipated over time (anoit 3 hours after open.

Finish - what can I say, other than “Long and spectacular”. Great balance and smooth long lasting fruit taste in your tongue that seems to go on forever.

This wine easily has another 20+ years and will only become more spectacular over this time frame.

1 down, 5 to go!
Red
5/1/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
98 points
Nose - big fruit - blackberries and licorice and flora-roe petals.

Full Bodied and nice legs.

Smooth finish with pepper, pepper and more pepper.
White
4/19/2020 - DMET wrote:
95 points
crisp and refreshing. Grapefruit, peach and subtle fresh cut flowers make up the nose. great solid chard!
Red
4/17/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
95 points
Phenomenal! Nice nose of licorice, tobacco and some cherries. Smooth taste and Avery subtle finish. Felt perfect!
Red
4/10/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
92 points
I was totally shocked this wine was not dead yet. It was a little past it’s prime, but seriously not by much.

Was a little thinner than when I tasted it back in 2016, but it was very floral and was super smooth with an elegant finish. I think it has 2 years left. I have one more bottle and will be sure to drink it this year.
Red
3/25/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
93 points
Flowery bouquet nose with a hint of mint and berries.

Taste is smooth adding licorice and all spice to the mouth; finish is a bit lite but very smooth.

Very solid wine. About 5 more years to be the best that it can be; is my guess.
Red
3/13/2020 - DMET Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep sweet nose of blackberries, strawberries and a hint of licorice. Impressive legs and a smooth taste with a bit of a thin finish (not too thin), just pronounced due to big nose. Really liked this wine.
Red
2014 Château Pouget Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/24/2019 - DMET Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep purple with heavy berry and Cassis body. Nice nose; flower, stone and blackberry. Finish is smooth and surprisingly full and long lasting.
Red
1998 Dalla Valle Maya Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/14/2019 - DMET Likes this wine:
99 points
One of the best Cali Cabs I have had in some time. Very fruity, not to tannic and another as silk. Was my last one-it as worth the wait!
Red
11/8/2019 - DMET Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep red, chewy and fruity. Excellent and solid wine alll around. Need to decant 1 hour. Mode was old and tight pit of the gate, but smoother out and was really outstanding.
Red
8/14/2019 - DMET wrote:
91 points
sweet nose, flat in mouth and smooth after taste. just a little old. was ok.
Red
2005 Bond Vecina Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/10/2019 - DMET Likes this wine:
94 points
Big bold boysenberry nose. nice thick tannins with a bit high alcohol content; thus drank a little early to very early. outstanding wine; just early. wait at least 5-10 years.
Red
2013 Realm Cellars The Bard Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/24/2019 - DMET Likes this wine:
97 points
every bottle is outstanding. fruity, chewy with chocolate flavor. love it every time!
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Red
3/24/2019 - DMET wrote:
90 points
not a great one. 2nd bottle in case that had air hit it. when i received case a couple bottulkes had sunken corks. this was one. down to my last bottle. probably won’t buy anymore. other pinots are same price and better. ME sold anyways.
Red
2/28/2019 - DMET wrote:
92 points
smooth throughout
Red
2011 Colgin Cariad Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/27/2019 - DMET Likes this wine:
98 points
chewy, tobacco, boysenberry with perfect alcohol content.
Red
1/1/2019 - DMET wrote:
91 points
not impressed. needs more rime in bottle. no real standout point to be made. 91 probably too high, but my last bottle (2008) was outstanding.
Red
1/1/2019 - DMET wrote:
94 points
big pinot, was surprised. needed a little more time in bottle, but it was stellar.
Red
1/1/2019 - DMET wrote:
92 points
deep ruby red. it was a bit over the peak, but held up very well. Was my last bottle of 6.
Red
12/28/2018 - DMET wrote:
92 points
great fruit and sweetness. a little thin, so probably 2-3 more years to drink. I have 2 more bottles: so will be ready to try agin then.
Red
12/1/2018 - DMET wrote:
98 points
outstanding! decanters 2.5 hours. floral and fruit bouquet. chewy and deep, nice legs. had with gnocchi and pork shank.
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Red
11/21/2018 - DMET wrote:
93 points
outstanding! smokey, chewy, sweet and legs! great solid wine
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Red
11/15/2018 - DMET Likes this wine:
95 points
a limited ery, but not by much. carmel, butter and chewy. after about 90 minutes it was spectacular. have 2 bottles left. 3-4 more years and it will be 99+!
Red
11/15/2018 - DMET wrote:
96 points
one of the best cabs crm pride i have had to date. deep ruby red. took 45 mins to open and as solid for 3 hour dinner. smokey with old vine remnants and hints of chocolate
Red
11/15/2018 - DMET wrote:
95 points
shockingly great! took about 90 minutes to open. sweet deep nose, carmel, butter and chewy. held up nicely! kept getting better with time. last glass was 3 hours in and it was spectacular.
Red
9/29/2018 - DMET wrote:
94 points
deep ruby red, carmel, tobacco, spices and an after taste that is as smooth as silk. Love it! still have 6 left!
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