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Red
1/28/2023 - bigdomer wrote:
Opened a magnum tonight fearing it was past peak. Wrong. No signs of bricking, tons of fruit. This wine is holding up very well (at least in large format). I do not think it will get better, so drink up.
White
10/31/2021 - bigdomer wrote:
Past prime. Drink up! Can’t believe I forgot about this three pack in my cellar.
Red
8/17/2018 - bigdomer wrote:
88 points
Half of the fruit has faded. Still balanced but I bet I waited too long.
Red
2015 Keiser Wine Company Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/3/2017 - bigdomer wrote:
89 points
great qpr
Red
2013 Cameron Hughes Lot 484 Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/22/2017 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
89 points
Great qpr
Red
2006 Ovid Experiment D7.86 Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/22/2017 - bigdomer wrote:
94 points
This has really improved. Very, very impressed.
Red
9/16/2017 - bigdomer wrote:
91 points
Outstanding right now.
Red
9/1/2017 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
89 points
Lots of bricking but the fruit held out better than expected. For a 20 year old Napa bottling, I was impressed.
Red
8/11/2017 - bigdomer wrote:
87 points
Fruit is gone. This was from
Magnum. What a great wine that is unfortunately past peak.
White
2013 Cameron Hughes Lot 489 Columbia Valley White Blend (view label images)
8/25/2016 - bigdomer wrote:
82 points
Very sweet.
Red
8/6/2016 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
87 points
Excellent qpr. A little more fruit forward than I would prefer.
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Red
8/3/2016 - bigdomer wrote:
Tons of vanilla. Tastes like a cheap Caymus. Likely wouldn't buy again.
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Red
5/13/2016 - bigdomer wrote:
80 points
I thought this was terrible. Perhaps suffered some heat damage in transit, but the cork did not indicate any seepage. Tried two bottles side by side and concluded that there is no structure, little fruit and not much to be excited about. Gave the rest away.
Red
3/7/2016 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
87 points
Hard to say where this is going due to the oak. Strong tannins as well.
Red
2/19/2016 - bigdomer wrote:
90 points
14 hour slow-ox at 55 degrees. Stewed prunes on the nose and front palate. Soft tannins as expected from DP. Lacks the bright red and blue fruits that i expected from the vintage. I agree with Cristal2000's review below.
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Red
2013 Fullglass Southern Belle Vino de la Tierra de Murcia Syrah (view label images)
2/2/2016 - bigdomer wrote:
82 points
Disappointed. Weak nose. Very weird mid palate and finish. Oversold to me by wine store. Way overpriced at $20.
Red
2012 Outpost Immigrant True Vineyard Howell Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/18/2016 - bigdomer wrote:
92 points
Great blend. Did not show as much Howell Mountain characteristics as I expected, but I enjoyed it very much.
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Red
12/20/2015 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
88 points
Not bad. A little thin and on the lighter side. Good everyday drinker at the price.
Red
12/11/2015 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking perfectly right now.
White
2014 Château Graville-Lacoste Blanc Graves Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
11/27/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
lots of mineral notes
Red
11/23/2015 - bigdomer Does not like this wine:
83 points
Too much green earth.
Red
10/2/2015 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
88 points
Way overpriced
Red
9/29/2015 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
87 points
Lots of oak. Good value.
Red
9/28/2015 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
87 points
Not bad at the price point when on sale. Light oak. Slightly sweeter than lot 448
Red
8/11/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
90 points
super, super young. Hard to rate at this stage. Hold til at least 2020.
Red
7/21/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
Top wine of the 2013 Carter line-up IMHO. No formal notes as I rushed through a tasting at Envy.
Red
6/21/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
91 points
Wow did this change after a double decant via Vinturi. Initially closed without much fruit, but then blossomed into a wonderful blend.
Red
5/30/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
92 points
Still going strong. Agree with Yamadori that this is in the perfect drinking window right now and certainly has some time left. From 750ml.
Red
5/29/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
91 points
Exceptional
Red
1993 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/24/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
No detailed notes, but I was impressed with how well this was showing at 22 years.
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Red
2010 Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/15/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
89 points
Disappointed. I expected a smooth new world blend mellowed by the franc. This wine hits you in the face like a 100% Rutherford cab. Not what I was expecting from Russell who is supposed to be a franc-master. Color is beautiful, though. Super dark blackberry.
Red
3/28/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
91 points
fruit forward, but well balanced
Red
2/21/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
Agree with previous tasting notes that this is one of the top three cabernets I have tasted from the 2011 vintage. Only a tiny hint of green instead of it being overpowering like most other Napa cabs from '11.
Red
2/8/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
89 points
Lots of oak - almost as much as Silver Oak. However, it is better balanced. Not a bad effort at the price.
Red
1/2/2015 - bigdomer wrote:
87 points
Disappointed. Typically love wines from this vineyard. This was thin and astringent. Color was deep purple. Nose was slightly vegetal.
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Red
12/29/2014 - bigdomer wrote:
More approachable than I expected this young. Pop and pour.
Red
2001 Jericho Canyon Vineyard Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/25/2014 - bigdomer wrote:
91 points
Cork crumbled on me on one of two bottles opened for Christmas dinner, but the wine seems fine. Very good in fact. Slight bricking. Tannin balance is very good. I think that this is just slightly past peak. I agree with other notes that it is time to drink up.
Red
12/6/2014 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
94 points
Awesome. Super soft tannins and perfect expression of 04 Napa cab
Red
2004 Ovid Experiment E0.4 Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/21/2014 - bigdomer wrote:
92 points
Very good, but slightly past peak. Drink up.
Red
11/21/2014 - bigdomer wrote:
85 points
Past prime...crumbled cork. Drink now or prepare to dump.
Red
11/16/2014 - bigdomer wrote:
89 points
Good at this price point. Slightly earthy. A little thin. Less tannic than I expected for being Diamond Mtn.
Red
11/14/2014 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent Expression of Howell mountain. Shocked at how integrated the tannins are at such a young age. Lots of blueberry. Reminds me of some of the best 04 vintage cabs from Napa.
Red
2012 Continuum Novicium Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/8/2014 - bigdomer Likes this wine:
93 points
Awesome blend. Great for a second label. Mostly franc for this vintage, which I prefer. Velvety tannins and a great blueberry profile. Slightly thin, but it only slightly detracts from the overall profile. Nose is absolutely fantastic.
Red
11/1/2014 - bigdomer wrote:
88 points
I don't care for the nose. However, the mid palate and finish are awesome at this price point.
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