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2012 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley
12/25/2021 - Bodyfxr wrote:
94 points
Decanted for approximately 2 hours. Purple back hue with glass staining beauty. This wine wine remains big and brooding with lots of dark chocolate, vanilla and baking spice and less oakiness than my last bottle. A great accompaniment to beef tenderloin. This wine is still going strong and should continue to do so for the next 5 years. Drink or hold.
  • Bodyfxr commented:

    12/30/21, 11:23 AM - ‘13 was a great vintage. I’ll be dipping into those next year. Cheers and Happy New Year.

2018 Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
4/22/2021 - Bodyfxr wrote:
96 points
Enjoyed this wine at Mac's Chop House on the square in Marietta, GA. Decanted and swirled vigorously in the glass during dinner. Inky black glass straining in hue. Viscous and thick. Big and bold. Jammy notes on the nose with some florals. Some ETOH up front which blew off with time in the decanter and after much swirling. This is a massive wine. Lush, unctuous and yummy. It continued to evolve throughout a two hour dinner. Great finish, clean and bright with a pretty tame tannic structure.. This will continue to evolve and in 5 to 10 years will be exquisite. Drink or hold...however the patient shall reap the greater rewards.
  • Bodyfxr commented:

    5/10/21, 8:16 PM - I concur!

1982 Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains
9/22/2017 - Bodyfxr wrote:
83 points
Tasted at a Ridge wine tasting at City Winery in Atlanta. This was the last wine of the flight. Pale flat red to the edge with a dark cloudy brick middle. The nose was a bit musty with hints of dried raisin and earth/dirty mushrooms. This bottle was not flawed. Little to no fruit on the palate with elements of earth and mushroom, extending into a lengthy finish. The Som said that this wine is currently at its peak however I disagree. I believe that this wine is a good 10 years past its prime.
  • Bodyfxr commented:

    9/23/17, 10:50 AM - Could be. It was hard to tell due to it being so past it's prime. I gave it a generous score as I didn't find it too off putting and attributed its issues to being over aged. I believe that the Som and the host were covering. That wine was not made for a 35 year drinking window, for sure.

2013 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa Valley
11/29/2015 - Bodyfxr wrote:
92 points
This is a lovely unoaked chard. Don't quite understand previous posts regarding toasted oak. Had this at the winery where I was told specifically that this wine only saw steel. Peachy notes with hints of citrus. Sort of Chablis style. A very solid effort and atypical of most Napa chards.
  • Bodyfxr commented:

    12/2/15, 5:53 AM - Not what I was told at the winery.

2009 Waterbrook Merlot Reserve Columbia Valley
10/31/2014 - Bodyfxr wrote:
88 points
Semi opaque purple/crimson to the rim....poured through a vinturi. Some dark fruit on the nose yet more reserved on the palate with hints of spice and and an oakey sharp finish. The wine feels light and watery. Not a lush merlot. May be past it's prime but I ha e nothing to judge it against. Mediocre at best.
  • Bodyfxr commented:

    11/1/14, 8:52 AM - Because to me...anything between 80-89 is mediocre. Below that is undrinkable.

  • Bodyfxr commented:

    11/1/14, 9:55 AM - Agreed. It is all subjective when it comes to wine. That's why it helps to follow members that have similar tastes as you. I personally think that the wine scoring system needs to change as 90 point wines are so commonplace now and at pretty cheap price points. You rarely see poorly Madeleine anymore.

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