Tasting Notes for phantphant

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2002 Robert Foley Claret Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/27/2019 - phantphant wrote:
99 points
Wow....total nirvana on the palate...amazing
Red
5/17/2018 - phantphant Does not like this wine:
80 points
Very disappointing. Minimal flavor, texture, depth....especially disappointing after being cellared since purchase.
Red
4/12/2018 - phantphant wrote:
80 points
Perhaps waited too long..but this showed no Cabernet intensity or deep rich body. It was reminiscent of a standard $15 table wine. Very disappointing given the price.
Red
4/27/2016 - phantphant wrote:
96 points
Wow...a few years and this turned into the equivalent of a wonderful Bordeaux with heavy mineral Cab. Amazing on the foreward through the finish.
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Red
1/23/2016 - phantphant wrote:
94 points
OUTSTANDING.....supple, deep intense juice
Red
2010 Cultura Chronos Rattlesnake Hills Red Blend (view label images)
12/12/2015 - phantphant wrote:
93 points
Supple and subtle. This juice rocks.
Red
2002 Robert Foley Claret Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/29/2015 - phantphant wrote:
96 points
SMooth...silk....wow
Red
7/22/2015 - phantphant wrote:
85 points
Average at best; disappointing for this winery and varietal.
Red
7/4/2015 - phantphant wrote:
93 points
Just what it is supposed to taste like. MINERALLY!
Red
4/10/2015 - phantphant wrote:
92 points
Holding up very nicely. Total earth and stone.
Red
1997 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/10/2015 - phantphant wrote:
89 points
Definitely on the downtick...
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Red
WAY below QC standards...what happened here?
Red
11/28/2014 - phantphant wrote:
98 points
This wine was just about perfect...amazing nose, balance, depth and finish. A transcendent Cab Sauv (Bordeaux-style) experience.
Red
10/31/2014 - phantphant wrote:
96 points
WOW...that was deep, intense and amazing.
Red
7/31/2014 - phantphant wrote:
95 points
Wow.. This was as silky, smooth, full finish Cabernet as I've had in the past many months.
Red
7/25/2014 - phantphant wrote:
95 points
Can't imagine much better than this silk, smooth, awesome juice.
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Red
7/18/2014 - phantphant wrote:
92 points
Young, but supple and plenty of fruit.
Red
7/10/2014 - phantphant wrote:
92 points
Boy this this supple, delicious juice!
Red
7/4/2014 - phantphant wrote:
91 points
Continues to impress!
Red
6/25/2014 - phantphant wrote:
Continues to excel on every level.
Red
6/7/2014 - phantphant wrote:
92 points
This is the Cab Franc real deal.
Red
5/24/2014 - phantphant wrote:
92 points
Smooth and silk.....
Red
5/22/2014 - phantphant Does not like this wine:
82 points
I was expecting so much more from a vineyard with this pedigree. Tasted flat out of the bottle and improved slightly with air.
Red
2009 Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/15/2014 - phantphant wrote:
90 points
Yummy!
Red
2008 Baer Winery Ursa Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/11/2014 - phantphant wrote:
89 points
Tasting really well.
Red
5/7/2014 - phantphant wrote:
98 points
WOW...As silky and smooth as one can imagine. Deep, velvet texture and color. Terrific nose and finish. Just peaking wonderfully.
Red
4/25/2014 - phantphant wrote:
96 points
WOW....deep, supple. intense, incredible finish. WHAT a wine!
Red
2006 Brian Carter Cellars Byzance Columbia Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
4/21/2014 - phantphant wrote:
78 points
Very disappointing. Tasting at the winery was terrific...but opening up a 2006 bottle after years of proper storage to find a $6 table wine at best. Thin, unimpressive and flat.
Red
4/18/2014 - phantphant Likes this wine:
92 points
Quite nice!
Red
4/9/2014 - phantphant wrote:
88 points
Typical Napa Valley Cab. Good drinking. A little low on the QPR.
Red
4/6/2014 - phantphant wrote:
87 points
Decent Napa juice with a good QPR
Red
4/5/2014 - phantphant Likes this wine:
94 points
The depth of the earth is amazing.
Red
3/30/2014 - phantphant wrote:
93 points
Wow..this is a terrific Bordeaux-style wine -- with incredible bouquet and finish that lasts and lasts
Red
2/26/2014 - phantphant wrote:
94 points
THe best of Washington State Syrah in a bottle. What special deliciousness.
Red
2/23/2014 - phantphant Likes this wine:
88 points
Smooth from start to finish -- but missing the wonderful Brunello depth and intensity that I'm used to. Very drinkable and elegant -- just missing the extra oomph a terrificBrunello usually offers.
Red
2/20/2014 - phantphant wrote:
88 points
Yummy!
Red
2009 Château La Dominique St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/9/2014 - phantphant wrote:
88 points
Wonderful nose and good midpalate -- the finish wasn't what I expected from an '09 Bordeaux.
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Red
2/9/2014 - phantphant wrote:
93 points
About the best Sauv. Blanc I've had in the new world!
Red
2/5/2014 - phantphant wrote:
78 points
Weak example of usually good WA state syrah. Short window of taste with lack of depth.
Red
2/2/2014 - phantphant Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep and delicious. Wonderful silky finish
Red
1/26/2014 - phantphant wrote:
94 points
Amazingly supple and intense.
Red
2010 Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/10/2014 - phantphant wrote:
91 points
Just like it ought to taste.
Red
1/10/2014 - phantphant wrote:
88 points
Holding up very nicely.
Red
1/7/2014 - phantphant wrote:
83 points
FRUIT bomb!!!!!!!!
Red
1/7/2014 - phantphant wrote:
80 points
Some actual flavor remaining. Hope this is unusual since I have several more bottles!
Red
1/5/2014 - phantphant wrote:
96 points
This is incredible Syrah. All the best of the New World -- much like a much higher priced Cayuse for less -- GREAT stuff!
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