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Tasting Notes for Tuskeny Raider

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Red
10/23/2020 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
95 points
Garnet in color gave some indication that this has years left and it really does. nose was good but it was the strength and finish this has on the palate that stood out. Tannins are just starting to integrate and the finish went on. Wish I had more.
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Red
12/14/2018 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
93 points
At first pour from bottle very tightly wound. Went into decant for 2 hours and it really opened up nicely. Still has legs to it for sure.
White - Sparkling
4/8/2017 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
94 points
This is very good and LP has always been consistent for us. Nose explodes with fresh bread and apricots. Good acidity and medium to long finish. Best offering I've had of this so far.
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Red
2005 Château Clerc Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/7/2017 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
95 points
Excellent offering from this vintage. Tannins are starting to layer in nicely.
Red
7/16/2015 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
94 points
singing right now. At its peak in my opinion and will be in this window for a while.
Red
4/12/2015 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
92 points
good bottle strong representation of the vintage.
Red
4/10/2015 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
89 points
the fruit was very muted and didn't really have that pop. It had a nice nose but again just didn't jump out of the bottle. I guess I had higher expectations at this price point.
Red
3/21/2015 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
93 points
Medium bodied out of the bottle no decant. This was singing with fruit but lacked the earthiness I seek from Barolo. Nonetheless, this was a great effort and was well worth the price. I am always impressed with Michele's simplicity yet grace. I look forward to having more of these.
Red
2005 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/25/2014 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
93 points
Opened with no decanting. The nose on this right out of the bottle was strong. For the first couple of hours this drank beautifully although reminded me of a left bank red as opposed to a right bank. After a few hours it started to shut down a little. This wine is in its drinking window and should improve with a couple of years in bottle. Nice wine
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Red
12/20/2014 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
90 points
nice bouquet on the nose of cherries, just wonderful on the nose. The palate was very dry and the tannins were gripping. You can taste the potential here but needs a few more years in the cellar. Will try again in at least three years.
Red
11/5/2014 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice as always. Slight heat on this bottle but overall really nice.
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White - Sparkling
11/5/2014 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
92 points
Good champagne. Always a nice drinker, especially with food.
Red
11/5/2014 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
93 points
Very good bottle. I think it was in a really good place and will stay there for quite sometime.
White - Sparkling
8/30/2014 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
93 points
Was good but I think this needs a little more time. It didn't really have it all together in the end. Need a few years to mellow out.
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Red
2003 Rubicon Estate Rubicon Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/24/2014 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
flawed
Tannins well integrated and smooth. This is drinking really well and will continue for a while. Went well with bacon wrapped filets.
Red
4/26/2014 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
94 points
Popped and poured. This had a nice nose of dark cherry and truffles. Very old world and the tannins were nicely integrated. Don't think this will get any better but I think it had the legs to drink well for a few more years. good example of Barolo.
Red
2008 Kathryn Kennedy Lateral Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/19/2014 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
92 points
Always good stuff.
Red
5/3/2014 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
90 points
Always good.
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Rosé - Sparkling
5/2/2014 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
90 points
Good example of a rose but not at this price point.
Red
2000 Château Figeac St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/24/2014 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured and was dark red. Very slight bricking. The nose just shot out of the glass of berries. The palate was very nice and I didn't pick up any of the vegetal notes seen in other posts. This wine was good and went well with the triple cream but I was underwhelmed considering this vintage. I wouldn't wait on these.
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White - Sparkling
5/24/2014 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
94 points
Upon opening it took a few minutes to get through a funkiness but after that it was nothing but smoothness. This was very mellow but complex, the acidity wasn't too intense. Nose had nice bouquet of flowers and palate was buttery. This is singing right now and had potential to get a little better, probably another couple of points better.
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Red
5/23/2014 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
90 points
Popped and took a small pour. Color was dark red and nose showed hints of berries. On the palate the initial taste strong earth tones with gripping tannins. I let this sit for another hour and it started to smooth out a little. Once a couple of hours rolled by this started to shut down with tannin overtaking it. I think this still has time to develop but from the initial taste seemed like it could get to a few extra points. I will revisit in another couple of years.
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Red
2011 Prisoner Wine Company The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
Too alcoholic for my taste, especially for this price. Wasn't much of a fan.
Red
12/21/2013 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
90 points
Was ok but not good enough at this price point.
Red
12/21/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
94 points
Very nice Barolo. At its peak and will drink nicely for some time.
Red
12/20/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
93 points
Christmas dinner at Lucios. Huge nose of black cherry and leather. Tannins are nicely integrated and a medium length finish. Got better throughout the night. Its hitting on all cylinders right now and may get a little better with time.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1983 Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
9/19/2013 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
97 points
My first experience with d'Yquem and it met all of my expectations. Nice complexity with so much going on it was a party on the palate. I can see this wine lasting for many more years. Great wine and glad to check it off my bucket list.
Red
8/18/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
93 points
Very nice and drinking well. Most enjoyable.
Red
8/18/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
94 points
This wine is singing right now. Over 2 hours this just got better and better. Beautiful nose of dark cherry and a nice smooth finish on the palate. Wish I had more.
Red
5/25/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
92 points
Ink purple with plenty of tannins still present. Shut down after a few hours. Went will with the triple cream. Consistent with prior note, may improve but not by much I suspect.
White - Sparkling
5/25/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
92 points
Good effort from a great estate. Very balanced and nice acidity was singing all the way through.
Red
5/15/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
93 points
Great wine with nose full of ripe fruit with black cherries dominating. We decanted and drank throughout dinner. Could mellow out a little more but is nice now.
Red
5/4/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
92 points
(Dinner @ lucio's) nice typical Cali cab nose surprising with the age. Palate was that of black berries and currant. It was mello but wasn't humming on all cylinders and not sure that it wil. Would like to see where it is in 2 yrs
Red
3/27/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
92 points
Always good stuff. I've never seen my father-in-law go on and on about a wine.
Red
3/27/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
94 points
Brought to Lucios dinner. Was very nice with tannins still present but integrating well. This is drinking beautifully and I think will get slightly better in a couple years.
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Red
2/9/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
93 points
Popped and poured. Cork looked great. Nice aroma and was very mellow on the palate. This was very good and I'm glad I opened it as it will not last more than another 3 years. Happy birthday dad.
Red
1/29/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinking well. Not sure it will get much better.
Red
2009 Kathryn Kennedy Lateral Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/31/2012 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
92 points
Had with NYE dinner of pork tenderloin. Always a pleasure. Just can't go wrong with this.
Red
1/1/2013 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
94 points
Great nose of blackberry and cherry. Didn't decant and didn't really need it. This was drinking nicely, not much complexity but very easy to drink. On the third day this is still drinking well. Not sure this will improve much but very nice now.
Red
12/22/2012 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
92 points
As always, great nose upon opening. Very elegant zin and still one of our favorites.
Red
12/15/2012 - Tuskeny Raider Likes this wine:
93 points
Opened drank over 3 hours at our Christmas dinner. Soft nose to begin with and cherries on the palate with slight tannins still lingering. This is drinking rather well now but not sure it will get much better.
Red
2000 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/3/2012 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
93 points
Opened one hour before dinner, cork looked great. First sniff of the bottle was a little funky very soon became a nice bouquet of truffle. Color was still dark and could tell this was going to be a big pauillac. First taste was full of black berry and black cherry. Was very tightly wound but a nice expression of Bordeaux. Went excellent with the triple cream and filet.
3 hrs later, starting to close down. Overall, nice Bordeaux which showed signs of something great to come. Wil have to revisit in a few years as this one was still showing its youth. On to the cognac for the remainder of the Night. Cheers.
Red
10/10/2012 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
93 points
Dark red in the glass and nice nose. Medium bodied and very easy to drink. I don't think this is going to get any better but very enjoyable.
Red
9/22/2012 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
92 points
Popped and poured at Reef. A big typical California cab. No formal notes just from memory this was tightly wound and started to open up after an hour in bottle. Good wine but didn't stand up to the Quintessa on the table. Overall, good wine but not for the price.
Red
6/7/2012 - Tuskeny Raider wrote:
93 points
Double decanted and let sit for 30 min. Nose was full of licorice and oozed Brunello. Tannins were very present on the palate even after 2 hours. I think this has the making of an excellent wine in 5-8 years...drinking well with a nice bone-in veal chop or an equivalent meat entree but will definitely improve with time.
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