Tasting Notes for jwalt

(29 notes on 27 wines)

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Red
10/6/2014 - jwalt Likes this wine:
91 points
Needs long decant. Initially flavors not well integrated. Night 2 much better.
Red
2/14/2014 - jwalt Likes this wine:
90 points
Not much nose but well done none the less. Full bodied, good legs and almost black color.
Red
2/6/2014 - jwalt Likes this wine:
90 points
Better with less decant. Wait until July to drink next bottle.
Red
1/18/2014 - jwalt wrote:
87 points
Changed my mind after the last 2 bottles; foresee very little potential for improvement.
Red
12/21/2013 - jwalt Likes this wine:
91 points
2hr decant. Rebottled for 8 hrs. Very nice and improved to the last glass.
Red
2009 Trinchero Meritage Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/29/2013 - jwalt Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent with a long decant. You'll miss out on all it has to offer if you PnP. Aromatic, full bodied, long finish.
Red
2002 Stonestreet Legacy Alexander Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/30/2013 - jwalt wrote:
Dry, brittle cork. Drinkable but not up to standard with previous bottles.
Red
3/20/2013 - jwalt Likes this wine:
89 points
Best with long decant (>3hr). Started with 1-hr decant and 24-hr rebottled. Initial chocolate phase (@2hrs after redecanting) followed by domineering black cherry phase and finally after 4 hrs, integrating and leaving you wishing you'd opened two bottles. Should achieve 90-92 score with time.
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Red
3/11/2013 - jwalt wrote:
Still needs long decant but has improved noticeably in the last 4 months.
Red
12/29/2012 - jwalt Likes this wine:
91 points
A wine at it's prime. Huge, even for a cab. Soft velvety tannins. Dark fruit on the palate, minerality on the nose, and long finish.
Red
12/8/2012 - jwalt Likes this wine:
91 points
Side by side tasting with 09 Clod's Nest. Classic Trinchero style. Full bodied, dark purple with nice, medium legs. Decanted 3 hrs. Still quite young. Nice noteable bouquet, nice tannic structure, and good fruit. Slightly more heat than the Cloud's Nest.
Red
12/8/2012 - jwalt wrote:
91 points
Side by side tasting with 09 Haystack. Classic Trinchero style. Full bodied, dark purple with nice, medium legs. Decanted 3 hrs. Still quite young. Not much bouquet but nice tannins and good fruit, long finish th a bit of chocolate. Slight preference over Haystack which had slightly more heat.
Red
11/28/2012 - jwalt Likes this wine:
88 points
Bit heavy on the fruit but enjoyeable.
Red
11/9/2012 - jwalt wrote:
89 points
Medium bodied, easily consumable every day wine.
Red
10/12/2012 - jwalt wrote:
89 points
Very floral, somewhat perfume(y) bouquet, med to full bodied. Look forward to drinking more. Very strong varietal characteristics.
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Red
10/7/2012 - jwalt wrote:
87 points
Dark fruit, hint of chocolate with moderate oak and cedar.
Red
8/31/2012 - jwalt wrote:
89 points
Medium bodied. Not complex but very easy to drink.
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Red
8/23/2012 - jwalt wrote:
85 points
I didn't pickup any fruit. Dark earth and menthol on the nose; hot on the palate, dominated by what I'll call licorice. Hard to believe this was the same wine that others are rating so well. Drank the 2007 the night before and it was hands down the winner.
Red
2007 Ferrari-Carano Trésor Alexander Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/25/2012 - jwalt wrote:
88 points
Very good.
Red
7/21/2012 - jwalt wrote:
89 points
Glad I have more 2 bottles. Very nice, full bodied, good fruit, both on the nose and palate.
Red
7/16/2012 - jwalt wrote:
88 points
Very big nose of black fruit upon initial decant. Began drinking after 2 hrs. Nose mellowed but full, very pleasant. Dark purple almost black. Smooth and tasty. Good Monday evening backyard BBQ wine. Much better than I expected based on reviews. Just don't expect a $50 wine in a $18 bottle.
Red
7/10/2012 - jwalt wrote:
85 points
Well past it's prime but drinkable and very consistent throughout the evening.
Red
7/9/2012 - jwalt wrote:
88 points
Not a fruit bomb but definitely big fruit. Good QPR at $14. Will drink again.
Red
7/10/2012 - jwalt wrote:
91 points
Bottle open 2 hrs before decanting at which time I began consuming. Moderate nose and nice finish. Will buy more.
Red
7/6/2012 - jwalt wrote:
88 points
I don't drink many merlots. This was fairly non descript at first but gained body and character after 3 hr decant. Easy to drink and enjoyable.
Red
6/23/2012 - jwalt wrote:
92 points
Decanted at 57 degrees for 3 hrs. Really nice bouquet that improved as it came to room temp and became velvety smooth on the palate.
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