Tasting Notes for jmorgand

(94 notes on 84 wines)

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Red
2012 Girard Artistry Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/9/2017 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
95 points
I love this wine. It's stellar for its price point.
Red
6/24/2017 - jmorgand wrote:
92 points
A really nice cab with some decanting. Great structure. Not terribly complex but still very pleasing. A little high on the alcohol. Would probably be better in 2 years. I'm scoring based on its potential.
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Red
2013 Shafer Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
6/24/2017 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
94 points
Stellar as always.
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Red
5/26/2017 - jmorgand Does not like this wine:
78 points
I'm more and more disappointed with Silver Oak. I bought this and a Bodeaux blend at a fraction of the cost tonight. The blend is blowing this SO crap out of the water. I've been consistently disappointed with SO over the last few years. They need to fire their current staff and start over. Ridiculous.
Red
4/21/2017 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
90 points
Very high alcohol. Perhaps too young?
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Red
12/2/2016 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
92 points
This has become my go-to wine when I make a Kroger run. For its price point I think it's stellar.
White
11/24/2016 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
91 points
This was surprisingly amazing. Drank like an Oaky Chardonnay.
Red
2010 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/8/2016 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
95 points
Tasted amazing
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Red
10/14/2016 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
96 points
I waited for a while to take this one out of my Eurocave. I apparently hit the mother load. It's now amazing. 2012 and 2013 are awful. This is beautiful. Not too much oak or vanilla. Gorgeous fruit from beginning to end. This wine is now the equivalent of the best sex I ever had in my my early 30s. Amazing. I wish I had more.
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Red
2010 Bond Matriarch Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/20/2016 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
99 points
Decanted overnight. Amazing the next day.
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Red
6/10/2016 - jmorgand Does not like this wine:
75 points
Weak. No complexity whatsoever. Decanted over 2 hours, and no life came to it. Extremely disappointed. I suppose this is one for the masses who don't truly appreciate great wines. If Walmart had a wine this would be their house wine.
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Red
5/24/2016 - jmorgand Does not like this wine:
83 points
I'm extremely disappointed. I would expect much more from a $150 wine. Extremely high alcohol taste, flat with harsh beginning and quick finish. No complexity to speak of. I refuse to waste wine, so I'll have to finish it sadly. BTW, served at cellar temp and decanted.
Red
3/30/2016 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
95 points
Definitely needs a good decant. Stunning after a little air.
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Red
2011 Favia Rompecabezas Amador County Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
3/17/2016 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
96 points
Completely unapproachable the first night. After 24 hours decanted in the fridge it's amazing.
Red
3/13/2016 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
96 points
Incredible after a good long decant.
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Red
3/11/2016 - jmorgand wrote:
92 points
Amazing after a 2 hour decant. Will only get better in coming years. Glad I have another 5 in the Eurocave.
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Red
3/11/2016 - jmorgand wrote:
77 points
Very disappointed. Tastes like a $20 wine. Zero complexity and simple in ever way.
Red
3/2/2016 - jmorgand wrote:
95 points
Love as always.
Red
2/27/2016 - jmorgand wrote:
89 points
HUGE difference between this and the 2012. Nowhere near as powerful. I see why Parker gave this an 86 and the '12 a 99. Good thing it was $25 cheaper. Also a good thing that I have two more twelves in my Eurocave.
Red
2/20/2016 - jmorgand wrote:
81 points
Not great at all. The same vanilla crap I've come to expect from California here lately.
Red
2/5/2016 - jmorgand wrote:
81 points
Tastes like a $20 wine. Not impressed.
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Red
2012 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/3/2016 - jmorgand wrote:
96 points
Incredible as always.
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Red
1/30/2016 - jmorgand wrote:
95 points
Magnificent tonight. Popped and poured. Getting even better as the night progresses.
Red
2008 Viader Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/29/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
85 points
Okay. Not great by any means.
Red
2006 Viader Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/10/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
89 points
Past its prime? A bit underwhelming.
Red
11/30/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
97 points
Loved it! Drinking well already after some decanting.
Red
2009 Domaine Sainte Rose La Garrigue Vin de Pays des CĂ´tes de Thongue Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
11/21/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
90 points
Great for the money!
Red
10/29/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
86 points
It's okay.
Red
10/22/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
93 points
Very nice.
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Red
10/22/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
87 points
Weak for what I expected.
Red
10/21/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
94 points
Decanted and drank over a couple of hours. Very tasty and pleasing nose from the very beginning and only got better as time passed. Loved it.
Red
10/16/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
95 points
Drinking extremely well right now. It lacks the overwhelming coconut and vanilla of subsequent vintages. Sadly, this is my last bottle of the '10. Love it.
Red
9/21/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
69 points
One word. God awful. Okay, that was two words. I had this crap in my hotel room at Loews Atlanta. They should be ashamed for serving such a substandard wine. Truly terrible.
Red
9/20/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
91 points
Too young at this time. Shows a lot of potential.
Red
9/1/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
93 points
I'm a huge fan of Ramazzotti wines, and this one doesn't disappoint. Awesome strawberry and raspberry notes. Nice tannins but not too hot. Finishes very nicely. Love it.
Red
2006 Xtant Wines XTANT Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/30/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
94 points
Drinking incredibly well.
Red
8/29/2015 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
89 points
A bit young still.
Red
8/26/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
93 points
Outstanding for this price point.
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Red
2007 Viader Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/10/2015 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
95 points
Decanted overnight, and it absolutely came alive.
Red
8/10/2015 - jmorgand Likes this wine:
90 points
Always good.
Red
2012 Alpha Omega Era Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/5/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
92 points
Entirely too young at the moment. Decanted for a couple of hours and only now becoming approachable.
Red
8/1/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
92 points
Loved it tonight. Go figure.
White
7/19/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
93 points
Leather, pear, hints of apple, lemon zest. Buttery beginning, zesty end. I'm a red guy, but I love this Chardonnay.
Red
6/18/2015 - jmorgand wrote:
93 points
For the price this stuff is excellent. QPR. It's cheap, so I had low expectations. It beats the hell out of a 2007 Spring Mountain Elivette I paid $108 for and drank last night.
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