Tasting Notes for mats13

(479 notes on 431 wines)

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Red
6/30/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
96 points
Perfectly mature right now. Beautiful stuff.
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Red
6/30/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
93 points
Astounding qpr when purchased in a restaurant in Santiago.
Red
6/30/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
96 points
Spectacular Cabernet - perfectly aged imo though it could obviously go so much longer.
Red
6/30/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
94 points
The usual excellence from Caymus.
White
6/30/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
91 points
Second time I've had this and it is just delicious. Def a case purchase to get one through the summer.
White
6/30/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful expression. I might have had a hard time blind on this as I recall it was much more full bodied and less acidic than I assoc with Sauv Blanc.
Red
Clearly needs much much more development. I wasn't expecting this to be opened - sometimes we don't have control over these things - and though it was certainly enjoyable and hinted at classic Riojaness it was still a simple case of infanticide. Not giving this a score for now.
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Red
6/30/2019 - mats13 wrote:
88 points
Not memorable in the slightest. Serviceable red table wine.
Red
4/6/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
92 points
A perfect advert for nebbiolo - dried roses in a glass. A little short on character, but pleasurable nonetheless.
Red
4/6/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
95 points
In a perfect place - varietally perfect funk and other dark goodness.
Red
2/4/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
94 points
Fantastic Cabernet for a decent restaurant night out (Umstead, NC). All the classic cab notes you want in a high quality wrapping. Would drink this all day.
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Red
2/4/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
94 points
Took a full 2 hours to open - make sure you decant properly, as even after an hour this was tight. Sadly only the last glass really realized its potential. When it did open this was dark and delicious with a silky texture. Plenty of time left - another decade I think.
Red
2/3/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
90 points
Very slight cork taint which did not ruin the experience for me. Unctuous dark syrah that pleased for a weekday. Short on the finish.
Red
1/1/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
95 points
Library acquisition from ZD. The very best of Napa modern wine making imo. Lovely cassis, hint of bell pepper. So very well balanced.
Red
1/1/2019 - mats13 Likes this wine:
95 points
Stunner. Dark funky syrah goodness with terrific breadth. After about 45 min this smoothed out beautifully.
Red
12/29/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
94 points
Aged to perfection. Lovely dark fruit, not bruising at all.
Red
12/29/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
93 points
97 no way, but a very good value for Cali Cab. Unmistakeable varietal characteristics, slightly green at this stage. I bet in 5 years this is a real winner.
White
12/29/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
92 points
Mouthwatering acidity in a grapefruit-tinged package. A pleasant bite of sourness on the finish. Good stuff that will gain complexity over time.
Red
12/28/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice aromatics of dark fruits and peppery earth. Straightforward expression, drinking very well now.
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Red
12/28/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent bistro selection - decent qpr and provided much pleasure for a table enjoying a wide variety of dishes.
Red
12/26/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
92 points
Aged to its full potential - this is a medium plus bodied delight now showing some lovely leathery aged goodness along with its tart cherry earthy flavors.
Red
12/26/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
95 points
Full bodied, huge for the varietal. Massive tannins that need a lot of time. But what a beauty this will be! Maybe try again in a decade?
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White
12/26/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
97 points
Stunning complexity and immense pleasure. It may be the best domestic chardonnay I've ever had.
Red - Fortified
12/25/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
89 points
It was just fine at the end of a meal (though admittedly I had just a couple sips). True to the label there was a hint of blueberry in the finish.
Red
12/24/2018 - mats13 wrote:
91 points
Light bodied and bright fruit, almost bubble gummy not quite exactly Beaujolais but I would call it a close cousin. It gained a little depth with air.
Red
12/24/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
93 points
At full maturity in my opinion - at least this bottle was. Lovely dark aromas and flavors with a dark smokey element and a palate that has a faint whisper of bell pepper. Not the longest finish in the world, but a solid glass.
Red
12/21/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent qpr for this varietally spot-on nebbiolo. Dried rose and potpourri and that signature tar. Really very good now, probably on a plateau for a few years more.
Red
12/18/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
89 points
Reddish purple with a jammy nose of a melange of red and lighter blue fruits. Decent for a weeknight.
Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
90 points
A little tired perhaps. Can't vouch for the storage conditions.
Red
2009 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
94 points
Needed an hour minimum decant - which we didn't give it. Nice mouthfeel and dark fruits though a little rough around the edges.
Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
99 points
One of those rare bottles that brings everything I love about this hobby together. Bought at the winery, stored perfectly and in immaculate condition. Perhaps it was the amazing people around me or the historic nature of the wine, but I can't recall a more profound Napa Cab than this. A privilege.
Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
96 points
An amazing slice of Napa history. Pristine condition.
Red
1985 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
95 points
Stored perfectly - stellar Pauillac aged to its potential. Compelling blackberry fruit and herbs.
Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
95 points
Creamy mouthfeel, perfectly evolved dark fruit.
Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
94 points
Lovely cab expression.
Red
2015 Long Shadows Wineries Pirouette Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
93 points
Have had a lot of this recently. Convinced it will be excellent after a nap.
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Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
94 points
Perfume and lightness - a real surprise for me, though it is only my second time with this producer. Would love to try in 5 yrs.
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Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
97 points
WOTN by a long way. Profoundly beautiful, elegant and complex. So much going on in the glass.
Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
95 points
Man this was good. Lush and silky with both power and restraint.
Red
2013 John Duval Wines Plexus Barossa Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
93 points
Duval goodness. Consistently excellent producer.
Red
2009 Château Montrose St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
95 points
Just drinkable. Super long life ahead - so wonderful already.
Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
93 points
Pichon showing beautifully - don't think I would sit on these any longer if I had some more in my cellar. Which I don't.
Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright sangiovese. Perfectly paired with moose sticks, thanks Don! Private tasting at Long Shadows winery.
Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
92 points
Private tasting at Long Shadows winery. Tasty and/but too young.
Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
92 points
Private tasting at Long Shadows winery. Always solid. Littl bit of funk, lot of dark fruit.
Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
91 points
Private tasting at Long Shadows winery. Their 'American' blend
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Red
2015 Long Shadows Wineries Pirouette Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
94 points
Private tasting at Long Shadows winery. This blend was our fave of the tasting. Bought a mag and will let it nap for 5 years.
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Red
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
92 points
Private tasting at Long Shadows winery.
Rosé
2017 Long Shadows Wineries Julia's Dazzle Rosé Horse Heaven Hills Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris (view label images)
12/15/2018 - mats13 Likes this wine:
89 points
Private tasting at Long Shadows winery. Creamy mouthfeel, obvious oak influence.
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