Tasting Notes for AlexHop

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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.
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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Red
5/30/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
92 points
Perfect age. Nicely balanced but still some good body, soil, dark fruit.
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Red
5/21/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful. Rich and intense.
Red
5/8/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
90 points
Really nice round and balanced. Perfect age and all the parts come together. Medium finish.
Red
4/24/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
91 points
Fascinating- really bright red fruit- like the acid from an almost ripe plum. But enough fruit and body to hold it together.
Red
2002 Bond Matriarch Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/21/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Intense and dark. Still lots of youth and intense fruit.
Red
4/20/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Still amazing. Rich fruit, red cherry, a truely great Grenache.
Red
4/19/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice but a little past it's prime. Started out somewhat acidic but mellowed after a bit.
Red
3/29/2017 - AlexHop wrote:
87 points
At first this was bad- acidic and harsh. Felt flawed bottle. But it opened up and it's ok but not a lot of flavor poking out from the still solid tannin and acid.
Red
3/27/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Really great. Bold bright fruit and classic napa character. Tasted from a 375.
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Red
3/26/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
92 points
Great but not out of this world. Intense flavors.
Red
3/23/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
92 points
Round and warm. Perfect age. Long finish.
Red
3/4/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark and earthy. Could age for quite a bit longer.
Red
2/26/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Huge. Rich fragrant nose dark fruit and dusty attic. Bold flavors with quite a tart pucker factor. Long finish. Could use some more age.
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Red
1996 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/18/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
95 points
Perfect age, drink now. Beautiful.
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Red
1/21/2017 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Really nice. Rich fruit and bright berries still? Long finish.
Red
1991 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/31/2016 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
96 points
Amazing! Perfect age. Not bold but super complex with great finesse. Almost a feminine style although it's primarily cab. Rich smoky exotic lounge nose. Silky mouthfeel. Super long finish that keeps evolving. Still trying to figure out why 1991 had the wacky different label.
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Red
2000 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/30/2016 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
92 points
Very round and smooth. Beautiful flavors and long finish.
Red
2007 Shafer Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/28/2016 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
93 points
Great with intense flavors, dark brooding fruit and a long finish.
Red
12/22/2016 - AlexHop Likes this wine:
94 points
Gorgeous. Lush with a solid base of graphite and silky tannins.
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