Tasting Notes for AlexHop

(1,058 notes on 833 wines)

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Red
7/17/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
92 points
Nose is violets. Bold and warm. Medium big body with a big graphite under-current. Medium long finish. Not a lot of fruit.
Red
7/12/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful. Perfect age, great classic Napa.
Red
2001 Arietta Variation One Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
6/29/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
96 points
Beautiful, lush and expressive. Classic Napa cab. Perfectly aged.
Red
2003 Ridge Mazzoni Home Ranch Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
6/24/2018 - AlexHop wrote:
flawed
Super duper corked. So stinky our server noticed it immediately on pulling the cork without even smelling the bottle or cork directly.
Red
6/24/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice but not the best example of its ilk. Not surprising for a 2000. Drink now.
Red
2014 Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards) X2 Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
6/13/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Wow really impressive spice and oak. Nice balance.
Red
6/3/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Warm mature notes but doesn’t come off as old- still good backbone of silky tannins.
Red
4/20/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
91 points
A little funky at first but mellowed our nicely. Round well aged Napa cab with a touch of acid bite but a smooth finish.
Red
2002 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/1/2018 - AlexHop wrote:
flawed
Corked
Red
4/1/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
95 points
Wow, perfect age. Fragrant complex nose. Bold and spicy still with lots of cedar and graphite and a very long finish.
Red
3/17/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
97 points
Stunning. Gorgeous rich nose with dark fruit and winter herbs. Intense flavors, round with silky tannins. Lots of bite- should age really nicely. Complex flavors and super long finish which is almost obscured at this point due to its youth but lots of pencil and leather, spice and black pepper.
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Red
2/24/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
95 points
Gorgeous. Sweet complex nose. Spicy and beautiful. Long finish.
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Red
2000 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/24/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Nice, good body spices and oak. Long long finish.
Red
2/17/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Gorgeous. Beautiful toasty nose. Big but not huge body and some acid and a long complex finish.
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Red
2/9/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
95 points
Stunning Duxkhorn cab. Great balance, elegance and complexity. Long long finish. Still plenty of fresh fruit with spice and forest canopy notes.
Red
1/26/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
95 points
Wow. Exactly what I was looking for tonight. Still young bright and bold with dark fruit intense flavors and a long complex finish. Classic Howell mtn.
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Red
2007 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/9/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Really classic and well put together. Round tannins and a bit of leather and dry spices- sage and chervil.
Red
1/5/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
96 points
Wow beautiful. Great Howell mountain character- dark dense fruit and spices.
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Red
2001 Sloan Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/1/2018 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Lovely. Still young. Lots of Rutherford “dust” notes.
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Red
12/25/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
95 points
Luscious, jammy and spicy. Really amazing.
Red
2008 Baer Winery Ursa Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/5/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful great balance and great with food.
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Red
11/28/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice and balanced. Sage and herbs on the nose. Nice long finish.
Red
11/13/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
97 points
Nose is simply incredible. Totally lives up to the hype. Flavors are a little closed at this point. Super long finish.
Red
11/12/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Lush red fruit- ripe plums and nectarines. Almost candied. Good acid and a medium long finish with fall herbs.
Red
11/8/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Perfect age. Really smooth with complex character. Classic Howell mountain Cabernet.
Red
10/31/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice and balanced. Great age to drink this.
Red
10/18/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Wow, still young. Lots of fruit and drinking great.
Red
10/16/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Intense and bold fruit flavors. Great balance and easy to drink. Perfect age.
Red
10/12/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful. One of the best expressions of Cab Franc I've had. Great balance, none of the vegetal notes that sometimes come with the Franc. Great aromas. Long finish. Still beautiful fruit but drink now.
White - Sweet/Dessert
9/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful tropical nose. Nice balance. Not as complex as some.
Red
9/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Nose is toasty graham crackers. Vanilla and bourbon. Spice and a little fruit hiding behind some silky tannins.
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Red
9/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
91 points
Elegant nose. Spicy and still tannic. Good fruit still. Nice medium long finish.
Red
9/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
A little musty nose. Beautiful classic aged Napa cab flavors. Dusty herbs and an extremely long finish.
Red
9/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
89 points
Nose is beautifully aged Bordeaux. A whiff of marshmallow. A bit acidic. Herbs and spices. Not really any fruit left. Long finish. Past it's time but still very special. Tasted at Duckhorn 40th harvest party.
Red
9/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Nose is warm and elegant. Complex and wonderful. Long complex finish.
Red
2014 Flora Springs Trilogy Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Touch of cherry and plum on nose. Very round. Nice tannins. Herbs. Long finish. Seems like it will be nice with a little age.
Red
9/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Crazy nose. Herbs. Nice round with good tannins and fruit. Medium finish.
Red
9/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
90 points
Not much nose. Intense upfront flavor. Dark fruit. Nice but as unblinded petit not especially complex.
Red
9/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
92 points
Toasty nose. Medium body with pluot notes. Long finish.
White
9/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice- clear pineapple note. Not grassy. Tasted at the winery tasting room.
Red
9/21/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Really gorgeous. Floral notes and elegant mouthfeel. Doesn't come across as a zin to me. Really special.
Red
9/19/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful. Very round and elegant. Great flavors and perfect age right now.
Red
2007 Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards) Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
8/16/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Perfect age, beautiful. Bold but round, enough spice and smoke to go with BBQ ribs. Intense cherry and oregano nose. Long finish with complex herbs. Tasted from a 1.5l.
Red
8/9/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
91 points
Really good, not a superstar vintage? Intense with plenty of fruit.
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Red
2012 Robert Foley Claret Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/24/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Nose is toasted graham crackers (or pop tart) and a little red cherry and vanilla. Mouthfeel is elegant and silky with a tannin bite on the finish- still young. Long developing finish but that will get better with age. Versatile wine for all seasons.
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Red
7/13/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Another example of how the reviews at the time were overly pessimistic about the 1998s. This is beautiful intense rich and balanced a decade past it's "drink by". Nice plum and bing cherry. Toasty herbs on the finish. The Duckhorn Howell Mtb has always been their best.
Red
7/11/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
96 points
Gorgeous opulent bold fruit flavors, solid structure. Ripe red fruit with a little graphite on the back side. Long long finish.
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Red
2001 David Arthur Meritaggio Napa Valley SuperTuscan Blend (view label images)
7/10/2017 - AlexHop Does not like this wine:
86 points
Severe acid. Drinkable but not wonderful. Ok with food.
Red
6/8/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
95 points
Stunning. Elegant and expressive. Dark currents and prunes. A little clay and pencil lead. Long long finish.
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