Tasting Notes for drmarc61

(214 notes on 142 wines)

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Red
12/8/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
92 points
This wine is in a very good drinking window at the same time, has another decade of being in a great drinking window.
It is a testament to a great winemaker when a difficult year is transformed into a wonderful wine.
Red
12/4/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
93 points
Wow! Dark blue fruit with violet meld with solid tannin structure.
Red
11/23/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
86 points
Sadly past it’s prime..
Red
11/15/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
96 points
I found my last bottle!!! Gus Anderson was a friend and one of the first people I got to know in Napa. He looked to create a cab that stood up to the great Bordeaux’s. This wine has more than stood the test of time. Over a 60 second taste profile. A remarkable wine that blows away a lot of what comes out of France. I will always cherish my memories of and wines made by him.....
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Red
11/12/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
94 points
Second bottle, several years after the first bottle. Still a masculine wine with many years to go. Three to four more years until the next one...
Red
11/11/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
93 points
Their wines safe like fine Bordeaux’s....
Red
11/5/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
97 points
OMG! A nose of white chocolate and dark cherry. The palate is simply off the charts. The integration of tannin is awesome. The dark fruit notes with earth and spice sing on my tongue for well over one minute... I will be so sad when my last bottle is consumed... a couple more to go including a 1.5 lt. bottle...
Red
10/30/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
90 points
Amazing quality for the price!!
Red
10/25/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
95 points
These wines are in an awesome drinking window after a one hour decant. Had it with a whole grilled chicken with a smoked paprika wet rub with oak coals and apple and pecan chips...
Red
10/22/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
94 points
Beautiful drinking window. Great balance between dark fruit, earth notes, hint of vanilla with smooth tannins.
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Red
10/10/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
87 points
Pleasant and entirely enjoyable.
Red
9/29/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
92 points
Love this wine with some king salmon!
Red
2000 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/27/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
95 points
Two hour decant and genuinely enjoyed how this wine has evolved.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
9/14/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
95 points
Beautifully balanced desert wine!
Red
9/14/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
93 points
This wine with an hour decant is drinking wonderfully. Glad I bought a lot when it was released!
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Red
9/11/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
91 points
Over-priced wine. Drinking well now. Dark cherry, smoother tannin.
Red
9/1/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
95 points
Getting better balance!
Red
9/1/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
95 points
Last of the case!! Time to visit the winery and restock!
Red
8/31/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
95 points
Three hour decant (sips along the way just to
make sure). A window on its plateau. Silky tannin, dark fruit with violet and spice notes. Medium weight with a long taste on The palate.
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Red
8/26/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
90 points
Best right bank in years. That being said, light weight oak and blueberry and not worth the cost. Son should have followed his dad’s lead...
Red
2012 Seavey Vineyard 20 M Squared Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
8/25/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
93 points
Best tasting window to date! Violet followed by blueberry with vanilla. Subtle tannin pulls it together.
Red
2007 Eagles Trace Latitude 38 Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/24/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
94 points
Always think of Gus....
Rosé
8/8/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
92 points
I do not typically enjoy whites or roses. This wine is unique and delicious. If you want to try an out-of-the-box rose, this is a must try again and again...
Red
2014 Melka Mekerra Knights Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/8/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
95 points
Amazing wine to celebrate an amazing person!!
Red
7/24/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
95 points
I need to buy more! Deep, dark fruit intermingled with chocolate. Complex wine in a great drinking window.
Red
7/22/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
94 points
Note to self- buy a case in September. Awesome right now!!!!
Red
7/17/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
92 points
Two hours of decanting revealed this to be a wine that will improve over time. Great dark fruit, mixed with spices and cedar with nice tannin. I will let the other bottles sit for several more years before trying another.
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Red
7/4/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
95 points
Decanted for two hours. Dark blue fruit and cedar nose followed by burnt/dark cherry with subtle tannin led to a wonderful wine. One bottle a year forward should be a nice process...
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Red
2010 Ovid Red Wine Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/23/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
92 points
This wine was not as integrated as the last bottle. Outstanding character tastes that maybe just needed more time in the decanter to meld..... One more of the 2010. Will let this one sit for a couple of years....
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Red
6/23/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
92 points
Seavey merlots drink like Bordeaux's. Complex, brooding wines with plenty of depth and character. If you like unitary, blue fruit drinks, don't buy Seavey. More for me to drink....
Red
2012 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/4/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
94 points
better balanced than the last bottle.
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Red
4/27/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
92 points
Beautiful wine for the price!
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Red
4/20/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
88 points
I preface this by saying that I love Seavey wines. This is the second bottle from
Then that was not to my standards. Soft cork allowed too mych oxidation. Filtered and decanted help to save what should have her an excellent wine.
Red
4/20/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
93 points
I love this wine....
Red
4/18/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
93 points
I am glad that I bought a bunch of this great wine!
Red
2000 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/15/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
95 points
This wine is in a great drinking window! Well balanced and integrated after one hour of air.
Red
4/6/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
93 points
For a second wine, this is a very nice wine. The fruit intensity and tannin indicates that this wine has a good ten years of nice development.
Red
4/6/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
91 points
Wine has settled down a bit. Surprisingly, the fruit was very muted, but still a very nice wine.
Red
4/3/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
93 points
Developing into a beautiful wine. The alcohol and tannin are integrating nicely.
Red
3/25/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
92 points
Getting better!!!!
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Red
3/25/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
94 points
Thank you Gus! I hope you are making some great wines from heaven!
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Red
2009 Melka Métisse Jumping Goat Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/17/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
94 points
Singing in the class after decanting for one hour!
Red
3/15/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
93 points
Better integration, but the wine was not that better overall. Hoping the last bottle moves up the ladder....
Red
3/9/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
95 points
Really in a great drinking window!
Red
3/8/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
94 points
Decanted for one hour. Dark cherries with some nice rose notes and as time went on, the dark blue fruit emerged with some nice spice and chocolate notes emerged.
Red
2/16/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
97 points
Few Napa cab’s can demonstrate the kind of mature aging that Seavey can achieve. I think that too many people look for a “fruit bomb” that is commonly associated with these cab’s. I love how the fruit is balanced with the earth and spice notes, held together with smooth tannin.
Red
1/20/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
88 points
Brilliant wine for the price. Bright blue fruit followed by spice notes. Great table wine.
Red
1/13/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
92 points
Delicious dark blue fruit intermingled with spice and cedar notes. I absolutely love Seavey merlots.
Red
1/11/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
94 points
Gus was a master! His son only brings disgrace to his name. Gus gave the brand to his grandsons and his dad connived them into giving to their dad the brand to use it as a “second label”. Gus’s wines have always outshined his son’s.
This was my last bottle of his Pinot.... loved all of them and the master who created them.
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Red
2009 Melka Métisse Jumping Goat Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/8/2019 - drmarc61 wrote:
96 points
Brilliant wine! Bright blue fruit with nice spice notes and a tannin backbone that provides a long finish.
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