Tasting Notes for Michael

(118 notes on 116 wines)

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Red
3/6/2014 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
89 points
fruity and balanced. definitely from California. Very good food wine and very popular when I opened it. Would definitely drink and buy again.
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Red
12/7/2013 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
93 points
A beautiful old wine. Definitely a treat. Still life in it. Subtle and very elegant. Wish I had another one.
White - Sparkling
9/5/2013 - Anonymous Likes this wine:
94 points
strong apple scents. a bit super smooth and almost sweet finish. nice golden color. Showing some age but still vibrant. Very enjoyable
Red
1994 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/19/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
96 points
Vibrant. Nuanced.
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Red
9/25/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
91 points
excellent and still tasting young.
Red
4/7/2012 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Elegant smooth
White
12/13/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Excellent. Felt slightly older than my prior goes at this vintage
Red
1998 Dominique Laurent Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
10/5/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
subtle, elegant. earthy rather than fruity. long finish.
Red
10/5/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
very popular with group. Opened up nicely over the hour. Lots of fruit and a crowd pleaser.
Red
4/3/2011 - Anonymous wrote:
92 points
Very pleasing subtle but clear fruit. tannins completely of. Wine nicely balanced. Several more years left on win. Very nice now. No need wait but no rush.
Red
1976 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
12/25/2010 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Still some fruit. Very nicely balanced. Hard to believe it is anywhere nears its actual age. earthiness to the nose with perhaps a touch of cola. Happy to drink again if I only had another bottle. medium length but very nice finish with a trace of tannin remaining.
White - Sweet/Dessert
12/24/2010 - Anonymous wrote:
96 points
Incredible. Pours like syrup but tastes otherworldly.
Red
1961 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/24/2010 - Anonymous wrote:
89 points
Nice age. Half bottle. Wonderful nose. Short finish.
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Red
11/26/2010 - Anonymous wrote:
89 points
Tannin still very pronounced. I'd recommend either drinking this ten years ago or in anther ten. Has not yet developed complexities of age but may do so with more time and it has lost it's youthful exuberance.
Red
5/21/2010 - Anonymous wrote:
80 points
past prime. Madeira nose without sweetness
Red
4/25/2010 - Anonymous wrote:
91 points
Still young. Evolved nicely over first hours. hints of sweetness emerging.
Red
2/27/2010 - Anonymous wrote:
97 points
Excellent! Much life ahead of it too. Drank from 375. Nose was impeccable. So many notes and so much beauty.
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Red - Sweet/Dessert
1/9/2010 - Anonymous wrote:
86 points
preferred the 85 quintarelli
Red
7/5/2009 - Anonymous wrote:
95 points
Beautiful. Sweet fruit. Lovely Grenache taste. Smooth. Did not want to put down. Only drinkable San I've tried yet. Syrah was all alchohol, this had alchohol but less overpowering so the sweet fruit complexity shown through. Sad when bottle was empty.
Red
5/14/2009 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Favorite at the party. People drank it up quick. soft and tasty. wish I had more.
White - Off-dry
5/14/2009 - Anonymous wrote:
93 points
yum. decades of life left but beautiful right now
Red
5/14/2009 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
really nice and rich. I would weight a few more years still to drink.
White - Sweet/Dessert
12/26/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
Enjoyable but simple. Definitely plan on waiting 30 years before opening the next bottle.
White - Off-dry
12/26/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
Wait at least 10 more years before opening another bottle. Seems like it could be incredible but right now it is just nothing special.
White
12/13/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
96 points
Beautiful. crisp. drinking perfectly. layers of flavors on the nose and below. Great to sip but perfect with the food too. One of the best dry whites I've had.
Red
12/13/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
very good and still lively. drank very well. clearly no harsh tannins left but also not showing any fabulous complexity just very very nice. Almost simple. But very good.
Red
12/13/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
86 points
Nice but was expecting much more from this.
White - Sweet/Dessert
12/13/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
91 points
pure brown caramel. the groups favorite of the night. Mig's favorite. unlike other TBA's I have had. A bit too coffee for me but everyone loved it.
Red
12/13/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
fruity. young. smooth. balanced. slightly woody.
White - Sparkling
10/20/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
95 points
Excellent. One of our favorite recent champagnes. Toasty but not overwhelming. Very nicely balanced and fresh. Should hold several more years.
Red
10/12/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
84 points
fine but no complexity and fruit was muted
Red
10/2/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
94 points
finesse. tannins were soft. everyone appreciated the taste. Still young but drinking nicely. restrained and beautiful. Not multi-layered but wonderful nose and finesse of taste.
Red
9/13/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
94 points
finesse absolute!
Red
9/2/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
91 points
Earthy. Traditional style. lovely. still fresh but defininitely more about the earth than the fruit. What an old Italian Barolo should taste like.
White - Sweet/Dessert
3/29/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
95 points
Pebble Beach Food & Wine Rare Wine Dinner. Beautiful wine. Light, crisp, sweet. wonderful nose. Not as heavy or nuanced as the Gunderloch TBA's I recall but a great finish to the meal and the highlight wine of the night.
Red
2002 Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
3/29/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
84 points
Pebble Beach Food & Wine Rare Wine Dinner. High alchohol. port like intensity. limited finesse. Doesn't match my memories of Grange. Last had at the Wine Spectator Tasting a few years back where the 1998 was incredible. Disappointing. Maybe in another 10 years it will be different but right now it was not interesting.
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Red
3/29/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
80 points
Pebble Beach Food & Wine Rare Wine Dinner. Wonderful cedary nose. Empty and dry on the palate. Huge disappointment.
Red
3/21/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
96 points
Ready to drink but will last many more years or decades. More like a quintarelli with the touch of raisin in the nose and sweet hints. Later Dal Forno's seems stronger but I loved the style of this. Probably will stick more to Quintarelli. Time to open a bottle of his and test this theory.
Red
2/3/2008 - Anonymous wrote:
94 points
still good life left. nicely balanced.
White - Sparkling
2/25/2007 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Nicely aged. Still vibrant in an old champagne kind of way. Soft very fine bubbles.
Red
10/14/2006 - Anonymous wrote:
91 points
Still needs an hour in the glass or another couple years in the bottle. strong, pleasant nose, good balance just a bit much tannin until opened up.
Red
9/24/2006 - Anonymous wrote:
91 points
Sweet, young. Evolved nicely over time. I would decant for 2 to 4 hours before drinkiing next time. Or just wait 10 years.
White - Sparkling
9/16/2006 - Anonymous wrote:
91 points
Prefer the "family" bottling but this is very nice stuff.
Red
7/8/2006 - Anonymous wrote:
96 points
Drinking fabulously, plenty of life left. one of my favorite burgundies that I have opened recently.
White
6/4/2006 - Anonymous wrote:
79 points
May just have been past its prime. Deep yellow color. Nutmeg on the nose. Good acidity but just not interested nor really enjoyable. Left most of the bottle.
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