Tasting Notes for PolarBear22

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Red
3/24/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
85 points
Nice solid Sangiovese for pasta night. Great QPR as always from Pedroncelli
Rosé
3/22/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
87 points
A nice pleasant rose.
Red
3/16/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
90 points
Dark color. Nicely balanced fruit and acidity. Not a jimmy Zin. Went great with some leftover steak. Drinking well, but I plan to drink other bottles this year.
Red
3/15/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
90 points
Still drinking great. Lots of dark fruit and very smooth. A wonderful blend for the price.
Red
2/24/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
89 points
Nice Zin, but this has lost a little. I’d enjoy this more if I didn’t know it was Scott Harvey and that it was better if opened sooner.
Red
2014 Little Vineyards Center Stage Sonoma Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/18/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
88 points
Great blend. Pop and pour and it was great.
Red
2/21/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
90 points
Drinking well. Nice fruit and acidity. This is a perfect example of what I like in an Oregon Pinot. Went fantastic with salmon.
Red
2/18/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
91 points
Wonderful fruit on the nose as I decanted. Minimal sediment. Dark color to edges. Great Cabernet fruit on the palate with great balance. This bottle is in a wonderful place. Very enjoyable.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2017 Maison Sichel Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
2/15/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
92 points
Delicious! Tastes of sweet light fruit with a great balance of acidity. Nice long finish. May be the best Sauternes I have tasted, which is limited. But at this price, I am amazed. Wonderful QPR.
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Red
2/14/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
91 points
Still wonderful. Did not seem most peak at all. Wonderful dark fruit on the nose as I filtered into decanter. Deep, dark color to edge. Taste of dark fruit with smooth tannins and nice acidity. Hate to see the last bottle go. Plenty of more recent vintages though.
Red
2/13/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
88 points
Nice dry red. Needed a substitute for Italian wine with dinner. This fit the bill.
Red - Sweet/Dessert
2/8/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
88 points
Drank this bottle over three weeks. Stored in fridge after first night. The first couple nights were best, but it really didn't lose all that much by the last night. (Got sick in between, so it was forgotten.)
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Red
2011 Waters Interlude Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/8/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
89 points
Decanted for an hour. Though first little sip was very good. Nice red fruit on the nose and palate. Nice and smooth and went well with short ribs.
Red
2/6/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
93 points
Deep dark color. Dark fruit on the nose. Great balance. Smooth tannins and nice acidity. Same dark fruit on the palate. Great finish.
White
2/5/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
91 points
Still drinking great. Wonderful minerality. Crisp with great acidity.
Red
2003 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/1/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
92 points
Aged wonderfully. Great fruit on nose and palate.
Red
1/31/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
90 points
Drinking very nicely. Still good fruit. Nice balance and acidity so went great with meal.
White
1/13/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
88 points
Lemon notes made it better with food than on its own. Nice acidity.
White
2013 Château Les Charmes-Godard Blanc Bordeaux Côtes de Francs Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/12/2020 - PolarBear22 wrote:
89 points
Drinking very nicely. Nice acidity and a lemon tartness that goes well with food. And enjoying the last glass after dinner. This lasted very well.
Red
12/31/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
92 points
Great color. Full body and smooth. Nice acidity to balance the goose.
Red
12/26/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
88 points
Very nice blend.
Red
12/28/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
90 points
Still drinking wonderfully. Great fruit.
Red
12/24/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
88 points
Pre-dinner bottle. No tasting notes but wine was well liked.
Red
2001 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/24/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
92 points
Decanted two hours. Too busy an evening for tasting notes. We enjoyed the wine. Still doing well.
Red
12/16/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
88 points
Drinking very well. Dark fruits on nose and palate. Very smooth and full bodied.
Red
12/16/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
93 points
Great dark color. Bouquet started when poured into decanter. Dark fruits on nose continue to palate. Smooth tannins with a nice long finish. Robust cab.
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Red
11/24/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
88 points
Still drinking well.
Red
11/19/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
Translucent ruby color. Great fruit. Nice balanced wine with osso bucco.
Red
11/10/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
89 points
This is a nice smooth PN. This is 3rd of 4 and we have enjoyed all.
Red
11/8/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
92 points
Paired with prime rib. Dark color. Rich and full with lots of dark fruit. Very smooth with a nice long finish. A luscious bottle of wine.
Red
11/7/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
flawed
Started out OK. But as we drank, it started to smell of TCA and then the taste went. Drank about half he bottle before the wheels came off.
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Red
10/26/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
89 points
Magnum. Still drinking wonderfully. Everyone enjoyed this wine.
Red
10/12/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
90 points
Medium to full body. Nice acidity to go with short ribs.
Red
9/20/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
90 points
Great Syrah. Deep color. Good full body.
Red
9/18/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
89 points
Excellent Sangiovese. Such a great value.
Red
2000 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/1/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
93 points
DecAnted for 30 minutes. Color was still dark and uniform. Lost some of the fruit on the palate. More secondary characteristics of an older wine. We still enjoyed it thoroughly with smooth tannins and balanced acidity.
Red
7/28/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
87 points
Drinking quite well still.
Red
7/28/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
91 points
Still drinking well. Very dark with good fruit, particularly blueberry, on the palate. Lots of sediment. Decanted about 45 minutes before dinner.
Red
7/19/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
90 points
Drinking great. Smooth tannins.
Red
7/14/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
90 points
Lots of sediment, even after filtering. Dark and fruit forward. Still going strong.
Red
2000 Château La Fleur de Boüard Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/13/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
91 points
Still drinking very nicely. Dark fruit on nose and palate. Smooth. Cork broke.
Red
6/24/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
90 points
Dark color. Tastes as dark and full. Great cab.
Red
2010 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/18/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
97 points
Score may reflect some personal preference. Deep dark color throughout. Nose showed dark fruits, cocoa and light tobacco. Tannins were plentiful, but smooth. Dark fruit continues on the palate with cherry coming through. Some tobacco and graphite. I even got a hint of Concord grape. And the finish was very long. First taste made me go back after five minutes and it finally faded. Wonderful wine, everything I wanted in Cab that night b
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White
6/13/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
88 points
Also that dark golden color. Cork came apart so had to filter/decant. Nice wine but different from what I’m used to with a Chard.
Red
6/14/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
Seemed a little off. May be showing age. No rating
Red
6/6/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
88 points
Nice dark color. Good dark fruit with nice acidity. The Zin is dominant, but the Teroldego brings a different taste to other Band Blends. Went great with pizza.
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Red
5/26/2019 - PolarBear22 wrote:
90 points
Still drinking marvelously well. Decanted an hour.
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