Tasting Notes for floridawinedrkr

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7/7/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
95 points
Really outstanding. Needs 5-8 hour decant. Loved all 4 bottles we drank.
Red
5/28/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
91 points
Really good especially when its 95 degrees outside. Its light and very easy to drink. Lighter is color. A great wine for $35 no doubt.
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2011 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/28/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
96 points
This was extremely impressive tonight. Big, rich, and massive depth. I would have never guessed 2011 on this one. Burnt wood, tar, coal, berries, coffee, and dark chocolate. This was awesome.
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Red
2/22/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
90 points
This is still young but Im not sure it has the guts to be a great Far Niente. The 2004 - 2007 & 2010 - 2013 are the best years. Im not a huge fan of the 2014 & 2015s.
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Red
2/10/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
98 points
I would truly rate this 98-100 points. This was one of the best bottles of wine I have had in a long time. It was insanely smooth and balanced. This delivered from start to finish with massive depth and balance. The finish lasted for over 60 seconds. This was deep, rich, and very full bodied. Give this a 3-4 hour decant and enjoy the ride.
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2010 Château Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/9/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
91 points
This is certainly getting better as it matures. This is the best showing its had yet. The best year Gloria Ive had was the 2009.
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Red
2/4/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
96 points
This was outstanding! Drank 6 bottles in 2 nights with friends. Deep, rich, complex, balanced, structured, focused. It was all there. Firing on all cylinders. Wow.
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Red
2/4/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
92 points
This was really good. Enjoyed by all. Lighter in body. Loads of cherries dominate with toasted oak and burnt wood, coffee notes, tobacco. This was hard not to enjoy. Would buy again for sure for $55
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Red
1/31/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
95 points
Big rich wine. Loads of blueberry, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon.

Great wine for a cold night by the fire.
Red
This is not the best Css I have had. Not as deep, rich and bold and the more current years. Still an excellent wine though.
Red
1/30/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
93 points
Not quite as approachable as the 2012 yet. Drank alongside each other. Showed great potential for things to come.
Red
1/30/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
95 points
Drank at Naples Winter Wine Fest with Matt Hobbs. Outstanding
Red
1/30/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
95 points
Needs some time to open up. 6-8 hour decant would certainly help. Excellent structure. Big, deep, rich, flamboyant.
Red
1/30/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
93 points
Im not a big fan of Pinot but this was outstanding. Served by Matt Hobbs at the Naples Winter Wine Fest.
Red
1/29/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
94 points
Drank at the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Best wine of the night for sure. Well balanced and soft. Elegant, rich, great depth. That said still needs time.
Red
1/29/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
93 points
Very very good. Rich but not overly extracted. blue and red fruits, vanilla extract, tea leaves, tobacco.
Red
Slightly tight and a little closed but overall a very well built wine.
Red
Drank from a magnum at the Naples Winter Wine Fest. Needed a few hours to get going but was actually really good. Still needs time but I was impressed overall.
Red
2013 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
This was giving up much. Drank after the 2012. The 13' was tight and closed for the most part. It will be excellent some day though.
Red
2012 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/29/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
95 points
Really great nose. Soft and elegant. Musty and dusty with red fruits and burnt coffee beans. Very much like an aged Bordeaux.
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Red
1/29/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
96 points
Wow. Really amazing and open. Spectacular right out of the gate. Outstanding depth and balance. Liked it so much we bought 5 cases.
Red
1/11/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
96 points
Wow this really good! Outstanding. Worth every penny. Massive depth and balance.
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Red
1/11/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
88 points
Its ok I guess. Not great especially for $100. Not balanced. Without depth. Would not rebuy. A lot of $40-$60 bottles would wreck this. Perhaps one could argue its not ready yet. Mainly because its not ready if it will ever be. I certainly won't find out.
Red
2012 Clos Fourtet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/9/2019 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
89 points
This is a pretty good bottle of wine but not for $80 I don't believe. its still disjointed slightly. Great will aged white cheddar cheese though.
Red
12/29/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
94 points
This was awesome. Less extracted than the 2012 & 2013. I think its more balanced. Really outstanding.
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Red
11/9/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
93 points
Such a great wine for the price! See previous notes
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2012 Donelan Cuvée Moriah Sonoma County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
Still hot on entry throughout the finish. It really hurts the overall experience.
Red
11/4/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
94 points
Really Nice wine. Ive loved these 2013's from the first time I received them from the winery. Loads of red and blue fruits with mocha and toasted oak. But what's great about it is its not overly extracted and sweet.
Red
11/2/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
94 points
wow this is getting better by the day. Really good tonight!
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Red
11/2/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
94 points
This showed great tonight. Really wonderful. More like bordeaux than a modern Napa cab. Very sleek and sexy. Wet oak, burnt oak, mushrooms, tea leaves, red fruits, and mocha.
Red
10/28/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
95 points
Wow this is big for a 2011 Napa wine. Big, deep, rich and brooding. Not at all what I expected. Came across somewhat sweet like caymus special selection can as well. This would be great around a fire on a cold night. Really nice wine. Well done.
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2001 Cardinale Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (view label images)
10/20/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
93 points
This is a great old style Napa wine that I really like. Im less of a fan of the new style Napa wines. This was very Bordeaux like. A little musty and dusty upon opening. Wine really came together with in 15-30 min of being in the glass. Very good. Some say its past its prime but I think that depends on what taste your going for. I like a more well aged wine much better so this was excellent for me.
Red
2010 Château Haut-Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/13/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
92 points
A little hot upon opening. Heat blew off in 20 min. I recommend a 2-4 hour decant or longer. This was pretty good. Not enough flavor profile though to get a higher score. Too young I think. This will get better with age I believe.
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Red
2010 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/13/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
93 points
This is good. Not great but its good. I believe this still needs time to develop deeper flavor profile. This should be better for the price point. I was expecting 96 or higher.
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Red
10/11/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
93 points
This was very good. It was full bodied, rich, teeth staining, a tad sweet, and lots of depth. We happened to be sitting outside eating while we drank this and it was 87 degrees. I think this would have been much better in a cooler climate. We tend to drink less rich wines with as hot as it is here
Red
10/2/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
86 points
Fairly flat overall. Not much depth. Big alcohol. Not great really. Not horrible but I expected more. Much more.
Red
2009 Château de Fieuzal Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/23/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
93 points
This is awesome for $47. Really great juice.
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Red
9/23/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
94 points
I love the 2010. Rich, full bodied. Loads of blueberries, burnt coffee beans, charcoal, and vanilla.
Red
9/23/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
94 points
Wow this got good. Drank this at Roys Bonita springs FL. Simply amazing juice. balanced, smooth, great depth, long finish.
Red
2012 Château Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/23/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
89 points
This is ok. But the 2009 blows it out of the water. No comparison. this falls very very short.
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Red
I think this bottle is bad. This was horrible. Like a bottle of cough medicine.
Red
9/23/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
95 points
Drank 2 of these with friends and they really showed well. Excellent depth. Huge wine without being over powering or overly sweet. Really great.
Red
9/23/2018 - floridawinedrkr wrote:
95 points
Wow. Drank this at Capital Grille Naples. What a great wine. very soft and smooth. Loads of blueberries and black berries with out being sweet in any way. Spectacular!
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Red
9/23/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
93 points
Drank 5 of these with friends the other night. Showed outstandingly well. Soft, deep, smooth, and complex. Very easy to drink. A great buy at $45.
Red
This is just too oaky and comes across as buttered popcorn. Literally. This is just not my favorite.
Red
This is good but the 2012 is much better at this moment. The 2013 is slightly disjointed. Its needs to come together. Not showing near enough depth or complexity right now.
Red
9/2/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
94 points
This was outstanding tonight. Let it breath for 3-4 hours. Spectacular.
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Red
8/31/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice full bodied wine. Rich but not overly sweet. Lots of black pepper, red berries, and smoky wood.
Red
2010 Château Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/22/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
84 points
The 2009 blows this away. 2010 is disappointing when compared.
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Red
8/14/2018 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine:
96 points
WOW. This was off the hook tonight at Ocean Prime Naples FL. 96 may be low. Crazy smooth from start to finish. Like silk. Massive depth and a long finish. This was one of the best bottles of wine I have had in a while. Outstanding!
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