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Red
2018 Domaine Jean Royer Le Petit Roy Vin de Table Français Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
1/10/2023 - ob2s wrote:
90 points
I am sure 14 euro would yield a better bottle in France, but at $15 in the US this wine delivers S Rhone (lite) in a master class. It would be a good introduction to the uninitiated as it is so friendly. Not a Galet over the head.
White
2017 L'Esprit de Chevalier Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
11/25/2022 - ob2s wrote:
88 points
A let down for $31. The Sémillon was not expressive. A middle of the road effort and I had to pay shipping for it.
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White - Off-dry
9/11/2022 - ob2s wrote:
98 points
Everything you'd want it to be, while sweetness was in the background. It was a gift from the Weingut to me. Priceless.
Red
7/4/2022 - ob2s wrote:
89 points
Maybe 10 years is too long ? I like the Owen Roe Ex Umbris better and it is made in large quantities. So it goes. I have 1 more.
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White - Off-dry
3/2/2022 - ob2s wrote:
92 points
This wine needed at LEAST 15 years. It had a dumb phase of about 14 years. Sadly the last one of 12, but so very good now. Spaetlese***, so good.
Red
2/16/2022 - ob2s wrote:
90 points
Losing the fruit, the CT drink by is accurate.
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White - Off-dry
10/7/2021 - ob2s wrote:
94 points
ok, so I thought maybe CT estimates that this wine should be drunk means I should drink it....well my last bottle (tonight) had YEARS left on it. I am however grateful that it was in a spot where it was. I poured it for people that said, 'I hate wine that is sweet' and they said WTF ?! While it is an early 'white cap', I thought it was a classic Spaetlese. Everyone (8 people) thought it was greatness. While there are some 88 point scores on this wine, I guess I was just lucky that it showed up to the performance aka 94 points. Encores all around. Yes it had that Zeltinger tanginess and classic mosel fruit and length, but to convert 3 people who don't like 'sweet' wine is something more noteworthy than a critic score. Someone who hates petrol notes said that it is was free from that, but I noticed some, but I love that. I think overall Molitor wines are 'over-scored' but he makes solid long lasting wines and in consideration of what red and white burgundies cost, Mosel/Molitor wines are a steal. At least in 2006 (botrytis year), anyway.
Red
6/22/2021 - ob2s wrote:
93 points
The CT drink by 2021 is a good measure, it certainly could still be good in 3 years, but I don't think it will be better.
Red
3/5/2021 - ob2s wrote:
92 points
Sadly, the cellartracker drink-by said 2021 so I drank my last one. This is at least a 20 year wine. Crisp acidity, undiminished fruit, silky tannins. I only drank a 1/3 so I am looking forward to see how it fares after a day.
Red
2012 Long Shadows Wineries Nine Hats Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/3/2021 - ob2s wrote:
91 points
CT drink by date was 2019, but this is certainly Sequel left over juice. Day 2 was quite good, better than some $40 walla wallas I've had. It has a couple years left, wish I had bought more. Repeat.
Red
12/18/2020 - ob2s wrote:
89 points
Nicely round, decant unnecessary. Nice mix of new and old varietals. Cab is only 13% but makes an impression.
Red - Fortified
7/9/2020 - ob2s wrote:
93 points
Don't be afraid to sit on this, still very good. Unfortunately my last. Have some you want to sell ?
White - Off-dry
2/9/2020 - ob2s wrote:
93 points
Still youthful. Poured after, without my knowledge, a 2000 Sauternes. I thought, well f*ck, i wanted to pour this before, but I wasn't in charge. So I started pouring it after, saying this one has more balance between sweetness and acidity than the last wine and those who I poured first came up to me and said, 'I don't care if you haven't poured this for everyone, I want more. Now.' so, yes, this is good wine, no where near its peak. The left side of the bell curve. Mario, you done good, son.
White - Off-dry
12/19/2019 - ob2s wrote:
93 points
Early to drink, but fantastic. Mandelgarten renders deep tropical notes. This seems to a declassified BA.
Red
8/28/2019 - ob2s wrote:
91 points
Oak forward but balanced. A garagiste non-bummer for sure.
Red
2005 Secret de Cardinale St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/7/2019 - ob2s wrote:
93 points
I thought based on comments it would be disappointing, but at blind tasting with Somm candidates 4 of 7 thought it was Ausone or Angelus. YMWV (Will)
Red
3/8/2019 - ob2s wrote:
92 points
If you sat on some of these, you were wise. QPR is very high now.
White - Off-dry
2/12/2019 - ob2s wrote:
89 points
Drink up, it is a bit flabby, but it shouldn't really improve.
Red
12/27/2018 - ob2s wrote:
91 points
Jeb D said til 2022. This was my last bottle, well kept and it is well down the tertiary path. If you want fruit, drink now or forever hold your peace.
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Red
N.V. Result of a Crush Christmas Cuvée Walla Walla Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/22/2018 - ob2s wrote:
85 points
Fruit almost gone. Funk omnipresent. I would say, drink by this Christmas. Especially if you have NV from full pull.
White
12/17/2018 - ob2s wrote:
93 points
Anyone who scored under 90 doesn't appreciate Rheingau or drank too early. Anyone who gave it less than 90 points and still has some, contact me and I will buy the rest at 150% original retail. Let me do you a favor. The wine is crap and I can take it off your hands. I will send you a box to put it in and a prepaid airbill.
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Red
10/14/2018 - ob2s wrote:
92 points
Pretty delicious. I think it has about 4-5 years left.
White
9/26/2018 - ob2s wrote:
91 points
Community Ave value is off. This is a $30 wine in the US. Very fine dry white from Galicia.
Rosé - Sparkling
9/26/2018 - ob2s Likes this wine:
92 points
Pinot Noir from just North of Barcelona. Elegant, fine mousse. Great finish.
Red
5/22/2018 - ob2s wrote:
82 points
It rocked Hi-Time's (LA) world, but tasted blind by Somms studying, all thought it was a low end Beaujolais. It might evolve, but it isn't rocking any non-vendor's world.
Red
2012 Ardor Cellars Red Blend Columbia Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
4/23/2018 - ob2s wrote:
82 points
Think I waited too long, the syrah is completed dominated by the candied grenache. Snooze you looze.
Red
4/5/2018 - ob2s wrote:
91 points
Still drinking very well. 5 years left if kept well. huge qpr
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Red
3/8/2018 - ob2s Does not like this wine:
82 points
Like Dr Phil, great nose, crappy finish. LastBottle hyperbole won’t get me again for wine I don’t already know. Now I only have 4 more crap bottles to go.
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Red
2/27/2018 - ob2s wrote:
90 points
If you still have one, open it now and drink it within 60 minutes. It fades into an alcoholic mess, but on open is rather nice.
Red
6/27/2017 - ob2s wrote:
77 points
If you haven't drunk it by now, it is too late
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White - Off-dry
11/28/2016 - ob2s wrote:
92 points
Mouthwatering, great balance of sweetness and acidity. With Feinherb being a bit loosely goosey, I'd say this represents a Feinherb 'Best Practice'. It is a Qualiteatswein, rather than a Praedikat, but who gives a f*ck ? I get the gold raspberries importer Theise gets, in Germany it is 9 euro and that is really something, it is about $20 here, but still worth it.
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Red
8/8/2016 - ob2s wrote:
80 points
Another overhyped Garagiste stinker. "In addition, the 2011 Casal de Arman
is one of only a few wines I gave 5/5 stars to on my European sojourn but patience will be
required after receipt. .... if you let it sit until Spring of 2013" Hey, 2016 and it is blech.
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Red
2/11/2016 - ob2s wrote:
93 points
Anyone have bottles they want sell ? QPR + , my last....
Red
1/17/2016 - ob2s Likes this wine:
94 points
Not quite 10 years in bottle but I can't imagine it being any better. There is some bricking and didn't need a full decanting. This wallax2 cab is really special.
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Red
2008 Sandhill Winery Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/23/2015 - ob2s wrote:
87 points
Decent bordeaux blend, maybe too much green p'tit verdot. Meh qpr @ $20
Red
12/14/2015 - ob2s wrote:
92 points
Top of the Bell Curve on drinking window. Classic Beaune nuance. Great as standalone drinker.
Red
5/16/2015 - ob2s wrote:
97 points
Gigantic Walla Walla Cab. Easy $100 bottle. First a bit alcoholic but then tamed into a glorious melange of dark fruit and perfectly balanced french oak. The bottle could be used as a weapon. The punt could be used to hide an adult cat. They don't make them like this anymore and some say that is a good thing,but I say thank you for the effort. I had bottle 667 (hand written), I am thinking #666 might have been a touch better, but I am not complaining.
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Red
3/24/2015 - ob2s wrote:
84 points
An ok chianti with splash of cab? is just really a chianti and not that super
Red
1/28/2015 - ob2s wrote:
88 points
Do yourself a favor and don't drink til day 2 or later.
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Red
12/27/2014 - ob2s wrote:
94 points
Best S American wine I've ever had. Great balance, with a touch of acidity. Very big but not to big. Any Malbec would aspire to be as good as this one.
Red
11/21/2014 - ob2s wrote:
91 points
Great balance of tannin, fruit and oak. It almost tastes like it has some viognier in it. High qpr.
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Red
9/26/2014 - ob2s Likes this wine:
91 points
Smokey and meaty, so well integrated, a rare good deal for garagiste.
White - Off-dry
8/22/2014 - ob2s wrote:
94 points
Cellaring has its rewards. Still light, honeyed pears, terrific acidity to balance the sweetness. Drank mine with Herr Selbach who was in town. Wunderbar.
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Red
7/20/2014 - ob2s wrote:
92 points
Tanzer missed on this one. Worth $36 nearly. I wished I had looked what I paid before choosing it as the 2nd bottle of the evening to open. Thanksgiving would have been a better time.
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White - Off-dry
6/29/2014 - ob2s wrote:
93 points
the balance of acid and sweetness was superb, Herr Simon had a very good year to call it quits, and this his swansong was a credit to his winemaking prowess. Thanks Bert, Herr Saar, you are missed more than you know.
Red
5/9/2014 - ob2s wrote:
84 points
same as mxpbuy: the outer part of the cork had nearly fused to the glass. interesting enough, but not a celebratory 50th birthday wine in any way shape or form.
Red
5/9/2014 - ob2s wrote:
lovely enough, but only buy ex-chat....
Red
2010 Basalt Cellars Pazzo Rosso Columbia Valley Nebbiolo Blend, Nebbiolo (view label images)
3/26/2014 - ob2s wrote:
86 points
really peppery and acidic
Red
2/28/2014 - ob2s wrote:
90 points
wow very good, but not $30 good, ouch.
White - Off-dry
2/24/2014 - ob2s wrote:
93 points
wunderbar wundervoll super toll super schoen !
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