Tasting Notes for JDB

(377 notes on 282 wines)

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Red
6/14/2020 - JDB Likes this wine:
93 points
Served with grilled lamb burgers with goat cheese and a roasted red pepper Kalamata relish this bottle was sublime. Decanted for an hour, a perfect match
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White - Sweet/Dessert
2001 Château Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
4/18/2020 - JDB wrote:
95 points
Delicious, accompanied Foie Gras seared with sour cherries and stuff. Opened before I left to pick up take out Foie Gras and veal chop ... such is our corona reality
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Red
4/11/2020 - JDB Likes this wine:
88 points
This bottle should have been junk, found in a house clean out, stored in terrible conditions, upright.... I opened it to cook with or toss...it is pretty tasty Lots of cherry not a real brooding wine but still got lots of life
Red
11/17/2019 - JDB Likes this wine:
95 points
going strong
Red
4/12/2019 - JDB wrote:
89 points
A tasty quaffer. Acquired as part of a blind case inventory clearance. Pretty tasty and still drinking well. Drink up
Red
11/25/2018 - JDB Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped & poured 2 ozs to taste. Left remainder in the bottle uncorked for 2+ hours. Initial taste was muted but promising. Bottle was opened to accompany Beef Wellington. Tannins have relaxed, dark fruit and leather. I really like this wine after being very disappointed 10 years ago.
Red
9/11/2018 - JDB Likes this wine:
89 points
Time to drink up. Tannins resolved with loads of plum and dark fruit. Softer than I expected
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Red
1997 Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
6/16/2018 - JDB wrote:
flawed
Corked
Red
2/11/2018 - JDB wrote:
93 points
Pop & decant & consume in comparison to 2007 Pride with Flannery rib steaks. It was a good night. The HL took longer to open up than the Pride, but both were delicious. HL a little more subdued but I think that was to be expected. I do not see either of these improving.
Red
2/11/2018 - JDB Likes this wine:
92 points
Pop & decant & consume in comparison to 2007 Pride with Flannery rib steaks. It was a good night. The HL took longer to open up than the Pride, but both were delicious. HL a little more subdued but I think that was to be expected. I do not see either of these improving.
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Red
2/9/2018 - JDB Likes this wine:
92 points
For a 14 year old $15.00 Priorat, I am thoroughly impressed. PopnPour and it was happy right from the get go. It is a big wine but not as over the top of some of this ilk. I certainly do not see it getting any better but I still have to give Garagiste the props when they earn them. Glad I lost it in the cellar for awhile
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Red
12/26/2017 - JDB wrote:
92 points
Delicious with Christmas Day Flannery Prime Rib on the Weber. A very delicate & elegant wine. Needs some air and has years left but it was delicious
Red
12/12/2017 - JDB Likes this wine:
94 points
Again this why we age wines. No rough edges delicious
Red
2006 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
10/30/2017 - JDB wrote:
89 points
Drink up
Red
10/17/2017 - JDB Likes this wine:
90 points
From a 1.5 purchased on the secondary market i 2007. Someone previously wrote that this is a subtle wine. I agree completely, very tasty but completely different from any other Beau I have had. Completely ready to drink . Pulled the cork and had a sip around 3:00pm , decanted around 5:30 and consumed over 4 hours
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Red
7/31/2017 - JDB wrote:
89 points
For my money, this one is past it's prime. Slightly stewed and a strange fishy taste that I have never run into before.
Red
7/8/2017 - JDB Likes this wine:
89 points
Drink them if you got them. Out of a properly stored 1.5L . Soft and relaxed with a very nice finish
Red
6/4/2017 - JDB Likes this wine:
92 points
Poured into a decanter and consumed over 3 hours with grilled lamb chops & yorkshire. Surprisingly approachable right out of the gate. Softer than I expected but quite delicious. I am not sure I see this getting any better
Red
2/14/2017 - JDB Likes this wine:
93 points
needs significant air but then...what a value
Red
2/13/2017 - JDB Likes this wine:
98 points
This bottle was spectacular. I agree quite possibly the best bottle of wine I have ever had
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Red
12/22/2016 - JDB Likes this wine:
93 points
Delicious, decanted and consumed over 3.5 hour Del Posto feast. Lots of structure but the fruit was there to make it work
Red
2/14/2016 - JDB wrote:
Michael Trujillo:
Stunning vintage that definitely exceeded our expectations.

"The 2013 Cabernet is full, well rounded and giving with a broad expression of aromas and flavors. Bold dark fruits are ample and plush coming forth black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and a hint of sweet cedar spice. Rich, smooth and refined on the palate continuously unfolding with each swirl and sip.

The generous flavors come up boldly, but are silky and mouth filling. Generous with black fruit flavors, hints of dark chocolate and a touch of toasty caramel and spice. Seamless balance of oak, tannins and alcohol all give way to a long lingering, complex finish on this beautiful 2013 Cabernet. A wine to enjoy now and well into the next several years."

Origin
100% Napa Vly:
Rutherford
Howell Mountain
St. Helena

Blend
91% Cabernet
5% Cab Franc
3% Merlot
1% Petite Verdot

Maturation
Aged 21 months
100% French oak
(85% new barrels)

Technical Notes
pH 3.80
TA 5.5 g/L
RS 0.4 g/L
ABV 14.36%

Bottled
6/26/15

Produced
684 cases
Red
12/21/2015 - JDB Likes this wine:
93 points
I really like this wine. tried a bottle to see it it might be a candidate for Christmas dinner... WINNER Winner. It needs a short decant but lovely dark fruit with relaxed but present tannins, A long finish, it is very tasty right now
Red
12/17/2015 - JDB wrote:
90 points
opened & consumed over 2 nights. Tasty but I was hoping for more. I will wait on the others
Red
10/23/2014 - JDB Likes this wine:
93 points
on pop and pour this wine is delicious, tons of chocolate and blueberry, not a lot of tannin so a little lacking in backbone, and a trifle sweet but tonight I really like this wine !!
Red
10/4/2014 - JDB wrote:
93 points
Decanted for an hour and it needed it, but after that and for the next 3 hours this DELICIOUS. I do not see this getting any better, my last bottle will go in the next year
Red
8/10/2013 - JDB Does not like this wine:
85 points
I hope this bottle was flawed, I have been a huge fan of this wine, but this was plummy & stewed, that being said it was still drinkable but I was head over heels for previous bottles and this one not so much.
Red
2003 Château Monbousquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/1/2013 - JDB Likes this wine:
91 points
cut thru a heirloom rack of lamb beautifully, decanted for one hour, was concise and delicious. Started to fall apart in hour 3 ??
Red
2007 Robert Foley Claret Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/9/2012 - JDB wrote:
96 points
- Crimsom color. It's balanced with a medium/full body. Satin-Like texture with a long finish - A delicious pop and pour, then improved over a rainy afternoon. Very smooth with classic Napa Cab profile. I am sure this will last into the short term but I am not sure I see it getting better for my tastes
Red
10/30/2012 - JDB wrote:
flawed
wet newspaper, I bought this in in Grenada 10 years ago... bummer
Red
7/25/2012 - JDB wrote:
90 points
delicious after an hour , closing down some after 3
Red
4/21/2012 - JDB wrote:
92 points
I am not really a Pinot fan, but I like this wine. Fresh, vibrant with bright red fruit, paired wonderfully with grilled lamb chops and risotto milanese. I do not know Pinot well enough to know if it is varietally correct, but it is lip smackin' good
Red
2/15/2012 - JDB wrote:
74 points
not spoiled, just not good. If it had a prime it is past it
Red
2/4/2012 - JDB wrote:
94 points
Seriously delicious right out of the bottle and got better as the night went on. If this is the second wine I await with great anticipation big brother. With uncharacteristic restraint I saved some for tonight, so will update after the Superbowl. Go Pats
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Red
2/3/2012 - JDB wrote:
Upon first opening, almost undrinkably tight. After one hour in a decanter it started to unwind a little... back in the bottle , to be continued tomorrow night
Red
1/29/2012 - JDB wrote:
89 points
Considering it is less than $18.00 , I think this is quite a nice QPR. Better the second day, with dark fruit & chocolate. Not the most complex juice in the world but for a 09 under $20.00 I am very happy
Red
2007 Robert Foley Claret Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/26/2012 - JDB wrote:
poured in to decanter @ 5:00pm w/ a quick sip, very promising. Bottle rinse and poured back in for dinner @ State Rd Restaurant later. I will update later.
Red
1/24/2012 - JDB wrote:
94 points
On pop & Pour... YUM
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Red
1/20/2012 - JDB wrote:
92 points
A blend of Sangioveto 60% Cab 20% Merlot 20%, a combined project of Baron de Rothschild-Lafite and Castellare di Castina this is a very tasty wine. Right out of the bottle there is leather, red fruit and chocolate with a very respectable finish and it continues to develop from there. i do not know how it will age but very tasty now and certainly will go on for 3 -5 years
Red
2005 Château Clos de Sarpe St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/13/2012 - JDB wrote:
92 points
put into decanter( a fair amount of mud on the bottom) and small taste poured... really tight... but a ton of promise. This started to unwind within an hour in the decanter so I poured it back into the bottle and began to enjoy. This is my first sample of this wine and I am happily suprised at how forgiving it is compared to everything I had read. Will it improve w/ time , absolutely, if you have a few is it an enjoyable quaff to get a reference point and enjoy a big, tannic full fruited food wine, again absolutely. I was drinking this without food as an warm up for a dinner I did not want to attend but it would have been phenomenal with a big juicy fatty ribsteak.
Red
1/3/2012 - JDB wrote:
92 points
This has matured in to a really beautiful bottle of wine. I have to believe it is drinking at its peak now, it may stay there for a while but I am not sure I see it getting better
Red
12/13/2011 - JDB wrote:
89 points
huge nose, good fruit , still a fair amount of tannins I like this wine
Red
12/4/2011 - JDB wrote:
91 points
Fabulous, for $25.00, fruit, leather, tobacco... I can't see this getting any better, this is why I love Southern Rhones
White
11/19/2011 - JDB wrote:
flawed
dark gold and somewhat oxidized, amazingly enough it was still ok but it was definitely not a good bottle
Red
11/19/2011 - JDB wrote:
90 points
Out done by the Maybach this night . I was kind of disappointed in this bottle . Might have just been the competition.
Red
11/26/2011 - JDB wrote:
90 points
needs lots of air or time . Initially completely closed, decanter and swirling , the last glass was the best and that was 4 hours later
Red
11/19/2011 - JDB wrote:
94 points
WOTN with 3 2004 cabs, Pride Reserve, Shafer HSS, & Maybach. Cork pulled the night before & decanted 1 hour before, might have been too much air !!
Red
11/19/2011 - JDB wrote:
92 points
needs air but held it's own against 04 Shafer Hillside & 04 Maybach
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