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2010 Donelan Syrah Obsidian Vineyard Knights Valley
2/14/2018 - ogres3 wrote:
85 points
Served at a wine tasting because I'm trying to get rid of my bottles. Let breathe for over two hours. Still marginally palatable with not very interesting black fruit and a very green bitter finish. Did seem to be slightly better than a year ago.
  • ogres3 commented:

    10/21/18, 6:26 AM - Only a brother in law can make a comment like that

2012 Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District
7/14/2018 - ogres3 Likes this wine:
92 points
Gave it some air and drank over two nights. Better on night two. Inky purple. Full-bodied with a smooth seamless integration of red, blue, and black fruit. Great to pair with food. Above average finish.
  • ogres3 commented:

    7/15/18, 10:35 AM - Would be a little surprised if this wine improved with time. Can certainly go a few more years but not sure it would make it 8-10. That's my guess and I'm not 100% sure how the pro's are able to make an accurate prediction.

2013 Tensley Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard Santa Barbara County
2/1/2018 - ogres3 Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted two hours in Maui.
Opaque. Pleasant nose. Ripe full-bodied black and purple fruit. Still with legs. Powerful finish.
Very new world.
  • ogres3 commented:

    2/2/18, 10:09 AM - No flaw
    Entered on cell phone and checked the wrong box

2015 Château Saint-Roch (Languedoc) Maury Sec Kerbuccio Grenache Blend, Grenache
12/8/2017 - ogres3 Likes this wine:
89 points
The mother-in-law really liked this so I bought six more. Now she doesn't drink it at her daughter won't either. Decant has lasted from 90 minutes to 4 days. Impenetrable. Dusty dry nose but distinctive none the less. Full bodied but light on the tongue with significant dust on the end. Kind of a tongue sticking to the roof of the mouth metallic finish. Not a bad wine but wouldn't have any if I married someone else - and wouldn't miss either.
  • ogres3 commented:

    12/14/17, 4:01 PM - Really????
    Life is good.
    Very much a WC Fields comment
    ....all over an $18 bottle of wine.....

2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
2/6/2016 - ogres3 Likes this wine:
88 points
Not my style and not sure why I keep buying riojas. An old world mid tongue flair with some immature ripe green aftertaste. Tried drinking three days later and actually deteriorated. Maybe I just don't get it.
  • ogres3 commented:

    2/10/16, 8:03 AM - Didn't mean to be flippant and I certainly don't have the palate of Robert Parker. We've tasted both in northern and southern Spain. I really like their Ribera del Duero and Priorat wines. We have a wonderful two and a half year old Landseer named Pingus. Kudos to Spain, but I just don't enjoy Rioja.

2007 Lucia Syrah Garys' Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands
3/3/2013 - ogres3 Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice wine. Benefits from some air.
  • ogres3 commented:

    3/31/13, 5:17 AM - Frank,
    Have enjoyed your comments in the past. We must share mailing lists as your name crops up frequently. I still enjoy the big red Cali wines, but I enjoy sitting on them longer than most. I think the Gary's vineyard could probably go another four years.
    Have not tried the Soberanes but have wasted a lot more money on less promising wines.

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