Tasting Notes for Love Good Wine

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Red
12/25/2019 - Love Good Wine wrote:
Frankly, we were disappointed. WAIT!
At this age, the wine seemed off balance, with mineral elements overtaking the fruit.
White
11/12/2019 - Love Good Wine wrote:
92 points
Paired with SPICY Indian... a bit delicate at first but opened nicely and held up to a challenging menu. A fine Riesling.
White - Sparkling
8/2/2019 - Love Good Wine wrote:
90 points
Picked up a case for a song (at a "clearance" tasting). The wine is crisp, showing delicate autumn fruit with dominant apple notes. We enjoyed it very much and, at that price, loved it--a Tuesday night bubbly!
Red
7/12/2019 - Love Good Wine wrote:
A lovely cabernet.
Give it time to open. Suggest we wait a year then try again.
Red
2/17/2019 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
91 points
Needed an hour to open... but then was a delightful wine to enjoy with a simple filet mignon, asparagus, and potato.
Red
2010 Figgins Estate Red Wine Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/24/2018 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
94 points
A big beautiful cab and, even at eight years has miles to go before it peaks. Paired with a "surf 'n turf" combo--filet and salmon and roasted delicata squash. Mentioned because the squash was a bit sweet and did not enhance the wine pairing...
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Red
Opened one hour then sipped: the wine seemed somewhat off balance but definitely needed more time. We had the wine with a light dinner (burger and salad) and it improved with food. Yet I found myself wishing I had decanted or had gotten the cork out earlier in the day.
NOTE: It was MUCH better on the second night .
I have five more of this beauty... will wait until 2020 for next trial.
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Red
9/22/2018 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
90 points
A bit disappointing. However, we opened this bottle anticipating a steak dinner... then menu was changed. So a marginal pairing may, admittedly, be part of the problem.
Yes, it's a big wine, dense, concentrated black fruit and chocolate(!) yet not much on the nose. It lacked complexity and was without the nuance I have learned to expect from Luc Morlet.
Closed the bottle and will report after Night #2.

Not much change.
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Red
6/9/2018 - Love Good Wine wrote:
96 points
Perfectly balanced and richly concentrated with loads of Barossa fruit still evident—this 2012 is ready now (...but should continue to develop for many more years.) Fabulous with grilled lamb chops and a minted mango salsa.
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Red
5/12/2018 - Love Good Wine wrote:
84 points
This wine is pretty ordinary—actually, sub-par.
Red
2009 Coho Headwaters Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/7/2018 - Love Good Wine wrote:
92 points
PnP. Had very low expectation yet found it to be delightful. Color still good though the wine is probably reaching its peak.
Paired with classic steak and baked potato...
White
3/12/2018 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
88 points
Pale yellow, leading with citrus, and later faint grass and summer stonefruit overtones. This is a very light sauvignon blanc. I'm surprised that professional reviewers project an extended drink window.
I tasted first in Vinum chardonnay glasses and then in a Riedel universal (red/white) tasting glass. Much better in the larger glass.
Good not great with shrimp cocktail.
Red
2/17/2018 - Love Good Wine wrote:
89 points
Having doubts whether this wine will improve. Open one hour, then paired with first with a shrimp appetizer followed by a lamb in a red wine sauce. The wine is rather thin and a bit too acidic. The bottle was recorked and we finished it the following night... a bit better but, still, it lacked the concentration and complexity of other 2012 Patricia Green bottles. I have one left--will wait and hope.
Red
2/16/2018 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
93 points
Opened two hours then enjoyed with lamb shanks in an herb-infused red wine braise—fabulous!
I am wondering what’s up with some WS ratings. This is a fine wine—not the very best example of The Dead Arm but still very very good. Years left. It was complex and interesting, evolving through the evening.
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Red
Opened the last of this wine from my cellar. It has only gotten worse since I last commented. A regrettable purchase.
Red
2/1/2018 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
92 points
First note--this bottle had an unusual amount of sediment. We poured through a Nuance wine finer yet a surprising amount of fine particles remained. It trailed down the side of the glass with every sip--unsightly and annoying. Recommend you stand this wine up at least a day before opening and strain carefully.

We popped and poured. At ten years, this wine is ready to enjoy. Fruit dominated--mostly plums and cherries but subtle smoky and tobacco notes emerged after about an hour.

It's surprisingly light for a SuperTuscan. We paired it with a strip steak but would prefer it with pork, turkey or duck.

No need to hold in the cellar (though color remains good.)

Red
1/26/2018 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
93 points
Have been surprised at how tight this wine remains, even in 2018. We did not decant but opened and allowed the bottle to breathe for about an hour. This was inadequate--recommend either decant or let bottle breathe 3-4 hours.
Red
1/9/2018 - Love Good Wine wrote:
93 points
We opened this bottle along with a 2008 Failla Occidental Ridge, a 2010 Sanford (Sanford & Benedict) and the 2011 Skewis Greenwood Ridge.
Object was to contrast domestic PN. Generally, all preferred the Jerome Reserve for it's beautiful balance and long nuanced finish.
I wish I had more!
Red
12/31/2017 - Love Good Wine wrote:
Still quite tannic though a lovely nose. Give it a few more years.
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Red
2007 Vérité La Joie Sonoma County Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/26/2017 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
99 points
Sublime. Wish I had more--this wine could evolve further but was a wonderful treat relaxing after Thanksgiving dinner.
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Red
2012 Prisoner Wine Company Saldo California Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
To Peggy for Jane's birthday
Red
As merlot goes this is a monster. Give it a few more years!
Red
Opened two bottles--one much more sediment than the other--but poured through vinturi into decanter and gave it an hour to open: well worth bothering. Paired the wine with chunky pasta and spicy Italian sausage. (All were delighted.)
It's drinking perfectly at ten years old and no signs of a peak.
Red
2/25/2017 - Love Good Wine wrote:
93 points
Lovely lovely lovely. This wine continues to improve. It was overpowered by a semi-sweet glaze and ginger-laced vegetable... and thus became dessert.
White
2/25/2017 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
90 points
Very delicate with a fabulous nose, however this wine did not hold up with pork/butternut squash dinner. Am thinking seafood or just to sip. This is not to say we didn't enjoy it before dinner...
Red
2/22/2017 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
92 points
Very delicate and layered, this lovely pinot took its time opening. At the end of the evening my company declared it the WotN. A beautiful and nuanced wine with years left to enjoy, we savored the last sips and wished we had waited.
Red
1/20/2017 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
94 points
Open one hour then poured this beautiful wine. The nose alone is worth the ticket but that was just the beginning. It is rich, silky, concentrated with a deep red color. The wine is well balanced, and offers surprising fruit notes for an eight year old pinot. Paired beautifully with steelhead trout in a salty dashi broth.
White
2012 Château Carbonnieux Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/21/2017 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
94 points
Opened one hour, then poured this beautiful wine. The nose alone was worth the ticket but that was just the beginning--it's unusually rich and concentrated, absolutely silky, with a medium red color. We found it perfectly balanced with pleasant fruit notes. Paired beautifully with steelhead trout in a salty dashi broth.
Red
12/14/2016 - Love Good Wine wrote:
90 points
A very unlikely pairing with a seriously spicy Texas chili... but it worked! The wine has held up beautifully--color is perfect, and even the fruit was still in evidence. It's on the light side for a 2007 cab... I'm interested in seeing how it drinks on the second night.
Red
12/3/2016 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
96 points
At ten years old this elegant wine has a LOT of life left. We opened and decanted for 90 minutes then enjoyed it with filet mignon and a rich mushroom sauce. The wine is luscious and layered. The black fruit is still evident and subtle spice notes, but this is taken over by an earthy essence. Round silky tannins belie a firm structure that should continue to develop over many more years. Only one more in my cellar... 'twill be hard to wait.
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Red
11/30/2016 - Love Good Wine wrote:
I liked this wine--soft, flavorful, a lovely sipper but held up to light food.
Red
11/14/2016 - Love Good Wine wrote:
95 points
Opened two hours but not decanted, the MAG is drinking beautifully. Soft on the pallette, the wine exhibits layers and depth, the fruit and flowers still very evident. Paired beautifully with a savory pork loin and sweet potato.
Red
11/14/2016 - Love Good Wine wrote:
90 points
Paired this with a charcouterie plate followed by a dairy-free corn chowder. While the wine is big, concentrated, we found it lacked the nuance I associate with the Spring Mountain AVA. Parker gives i a 93 and suggests a drink window of 2015-2025. Perhaps this will improve...
Red
11/1/2016 - Love Good Wine wrote:
92 points
Enjoyed a MAG of Rasteau at 2016 Halloween street party. It is drinking beautifully--particularly when compared to the 750's I last tried about a year ago. It continues to need time to open, however. (We did not decant but aerated slightly pouring it through the Nuance wine finer.) The Rasteau seems to be coming into it's own, showing a lovely balance of fruit and a nice finish. We sipped and enjoyed--no food. Remains to be seen what and how to pair it--the 750 was NOT up to Thanksgiving fare.
White
9/24/2016 - Love Good Wine wrote:
Enjoyed some with friends. Gave many away, mostly to Ani.
Red
2007 Three Saints Sixty-Seven Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Red Blend (view label images)
9/20/2016 - Love Good Wine wrote:
Good not great.
Red
2000 Mouton Cadet Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/9/2016 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
88 points
Found this old party wine hiding in my cellar. Opened it expecting it to be bad… a 16 year old $12 wine. A huge surprise… it was fine. In fact, had improved over the years in my 56 degree cellar. Color still good. It was pleasant though rather simple.
Red
12/29/2015 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
95 points
Hard to imagine this is a 9-year-old wine--very fresh with lots of fruit as well as more complex notes--a happy surprise. Expect this wine to age gracefully. I have two more bottles and will look for more.
Pairings: Rioja is my favorite hamburger wine. However, this night our burger was made from ground trimmings of a whole beef tenderloin. That (a treat in itself) persuades me to open the next bottle with steak or other beefy entree. A delightful wine.
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Red
2007 Three Saints Sixty-Seven Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Red Blend (view label images)
11/22/2015 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
91 points
A pleasant and surprising wine--though quite light for a cab-dominant blend.
Red
11/21/2015 - Love Good Wine wrote:
Bottle open 3-1/2 hours prior to my tasting. Bottle owner tasted after one hour and found it closed, tight. It had begun to develop then. I'd be very interested in tasting it a day later. It's a monster. LAY THIS BABY DOWN FOR FIVE YEARS, minimum.
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Red
11/21/2015 - Love Good Wine wrote:
84 points
This wine is disappointing in most ways. At eight years old, a decent Stags Leap wine should have developed more depth and complexity. Although the nose is pleasant--even inviting, it has little interest on the palette, and dies immediately. I regret this purchase made on the promise of the great vintage… now wonder what to do with three more bottles in my cellar. Alas, I don't even want to cook with it.
Red
11/6/2015 - Love Good Wine wrote:
88 points
Not much going on in this bottle. I have one 2007 in the cellar. Hoping it's better based on 2007 vintage!
Red
10/10/2015 - Love Good Wine wrote:
91 points
This is a much better wine than James Laub's "88" would suggest. At 7 years old, it has come together nicely. My discriminating guests all enjoyed it --poured from a 1.5L bottle. Would suggest you open your 750's.
Red
10/7/2015 - Love Good Wine Likes this wine:
94 points
Smooth, beautifully balanced, this is big Napa cab! It's drinking beautifully now with plenty of fruit, but should continue to develop for ten years. Fabulous.

Per shipping carton, it's a Far Niente shiner (just tear off the label to reveal.)
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