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Red
2017 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja Veraton Garnacha, Grenache
8/25/2021 - CheviotCellar Likes this wine:
92 points
Delicious. We got turned on to this wine with the 2015 vintage. The fruit flavors seem richer and more prevalent in this 2017 version. Also some nice earthy notes, even coffee in there to balance out the richness of the fruit flavors. Comes across with purity and freshness, silky texture. Well made wine. Looking forward to the evolution of our other bottles.
  • ob2s commented:

    9/18/21, 10:31 PM - ‘People’ poo poo this Spanish wine made in an Australian style, but having had this wine since 2004, I think it has become its own unique entity that is consistently hedonistic yet complex. Some of my favorite wines are what many find to be austere, but these wines are undeniably delicious. I had a bottle at a local Spanish restaurant tonight (byob) and it is clearly a standalone and food pairing joy. My only wish is that I could buy them under $20.

Red
2009 Dominio de Tares Bierzo Cepas Viejas Mencía
5/10/2015 - Pebben wrote:
93 points
See earlier notes.
  • ob2s commented:

    5/18/15, 4:03 PM - $35 in Norway, it is even a better bargain in the US at the one wine shop I could find it for $23. Off to let it decant for 2 hours per your suggestion.

Red
2011 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
6/28/2014 - Ed in Montana Likes this wine:
94 points
A great blend of 57% cab, 32% merlot and 11% cab franc. You an taste the basalt minerality from the Ferguson Vineyard.
  • ob2s commented:

    7/18/14, 12:36 PM - Nice call Ed. http://www.decanter.com/dwwa/wine/13914/L%27Ecole+No.+41-Ferguson-2011

Red
2003 Château Montviel Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend
4/15/2012 - Riezin wrote:
A pretty red with a dark center and lighter rim going orange. Pretty nose thats floral with sandalwood and cognac-soaked cigar notes. Palate offers up a fair amount of vanilla, dark fruits, cigar box and spice. The dark fruit is secondary and a bit muddled. Full bodied and well structured still but the tannins were largely smoothed out with just a touch of prickliness on the finish. Very long lasting finish with a nice mouth feel. Threw lots of sediment. On the second night this wine was rocking though, just delicious. A chocolate note emerged and it just sang. Couldnt stop drinking it, everything just harmonized beautifully.
  • ob2s commented:

    6/5/14, 2:31 PM - Stop it, you're enabling Garagiste !

White - Off-dry
2010 Weingut Jakob Schneider Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese Nahe
2/16/2014 - PDX-S wrote:
Straw colored, pronounced nose of petrol, petrichor, and red apple. Full bodied and rich with an exquisite acid tang. Concentrated with a balanced sweetness, there is plenty of apple, along with rich lemon and lime curd that is completely cut by persistent and pervasive acidity. Tangy, rich, and delicious wine that is showing very well at the moment.
  • ob2s commented:

    2/21/14, 4:25 PM - You must have bought this at Vinopolis. I saw it today. I have the 2010 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese and wondered what these 2 would be like tasted side by side. Maybe I'll get a Jakob and invite you over.

White
2009 A.J. Adam Hofberg Riesling Kabinett Mosel Saar Ruwer
1/25/2013 - gunpwdr wrote:
94 points
Nose: Honeyed lemons, big time petrol, caramelized apples, loads of minerality, hint of coconut creme and almonds. Big, beautiful nose. Palate: Honeyed lemons, caramelized apples, crushed rocks, figs on the attack. Acidity and salinity show up in abundance on the mid-palate and give way to sweet lemons and honey on the finish.

I fell head over heels in love with the 2008 version when I was first introduced to A.J. Adam by Phil at Macarthur Beverages so I went "big" on the 2009 only to be let down by a young bottle almost 2 years ago. Chalk it up to bottle variation or a different drinking window than the 2008, but the added cellar time has really allowed this kab to shed the baby fat and cloying sweetness. This kab is like a size 4 woman with a big booty and chest - lean and thick in the right places. I'm glad I bought a lot of this 2009 because it is truly delicious.
  • ob2s commented:

    1/29/13, 3:47 PM - Theise said that the 06 Kabinett might have been the best Kabinett he had tasted. Look for it (auction), it is pretty special.

Red
2005 Frenchman Hills Syrah Sentinel Gap Vineyards Columbia Valley
12/13/2012 - ob2s wrote:
78 points
Ok, so here is how I classify this wine. I am a kids soccer coach and I have 11 pretty good players, but there are 18 kids on the team. Some of those 7 don't even want to play, but their parents make them. I have to play all 18, as I should, but when to play them so we don't lose is the dilemma. So when to drink these let downs in order to not detract from what is being served for dinner is the challenge.....and I have more than 7 to deal with...
  • ob2s commented:

    1/3/13, 1:14 PM - Indeed I can't even drink the Syrah anymore. I'm thinking of something special to do with them.

Red
2009 Dunham Cellars Trutina Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
12/4/2012 - ob2s wrote:
92 points
So I am a bad CT tasting note writer, in style and quantity. If a wine is 70-88 I don't bother. Kind of like internet reviews, 'it sucks !', 'its awesome (sic)', passionately enthused or passionately miffed. I digress, ahem. This wine may not be ready for drinking, but I can certainly say it is one of the few wines I have had SECONDS out of the bottle and been wicked good. The wine is balanced so harmoniously, it is almost uncanny. The depth is certainly there, but not deep enough to be a 96-98 wine, I mean you have to spend at least $100 to score that high right ? The QPR on this wine is huge. Yes like the others said, plum, vanilla, caramel, 65% Dark chocolate. Not 64 or 66, not 75, 65, exactly. I only have 3 left, and am sad for it. If you take this wine to any wine event it would be at the top or near top every time. Thank you Dunham and Full Pull, together you almost make forget all the Garagiste sh*t I have to stomach.
  • ob2s commented:

    12/5/12, 3:13 PM - Found some more in Portland for under $20 yee haa !

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