Tasting Notes for SacramentoCharlie

(288 notes on 238 wines)

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Red
8/8/2017 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
in a decanter and drank over 1.5 hrs. dark cherry, choc with a touch of eucalyptus. well integrated, balanced but not overly complex. drinking well
Red
5/17/2017 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
dropped into a decanter and we drank over 1-2 hrs. Classic Paulliac nose. light to medium body and medium to long finish with a touch of tannin.
Red
1/14/2017 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
Big wine, dark fruits, meaty and gamey goodness
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Red
10/25/2016 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
83 points
Pnp and drank over 2+ hrs. Tight nose, some dried cherry and a touch of ben gay/cedar in the1st hour or so. light to medium mouthfeel. nothing real distinctive and a bit disjointed. This jammed up in the 2nd hr and fell apart afterward. drink and drink quickly
Red
Like a 48 yd field goal splitting the uprights. It's good !
Red
Balanced but 1 dimensional and lacking expression. Shut down or slightly flawed imo
Red
8/8/2016 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
93 points
decanted 30 mins and drank over 2 hrs. not as much on the nose early but mature smooth and balanced and at its peak making the turn. rustic dry cherry, dark chocolate and leather. more fruit after 2hrs and just a touch of tannin. drinking beautifully
Red
8/6/2016 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
77 points
A Lodi pinot that tastes like...a Lodi Zin
Red
7/15/2016 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
93 points
Delicious but still so young
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Red
7/14/2016 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
not a lot of aeromatics but very smooth, balanced and open for business
Red
2005 Château Quinault L'Enclos St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Decanted 3 hrs. So primary. Not touching another for 5+ yrs.
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Red
12/31/2015 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
91 points
30 min of air and drank over 3 hrs. Classic LB Bdx nose and flavors of cassis, graphite. earthy cherry, cedar & leather. Just a touch of age on rim and light on the palate in the first hour
but gained strength and weight over the next 2 hrs. Medium+ finish with just a touch of tannin showing late. Very good now but could go a few more yrs.
Red
8/7/2015 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
91 points
0-2 stinks but 1-3 will get you in the HOF...finally a good bottle. light and complex on the palate but quite delicious. Prob a touch past its peak but soli for the firs 2+hrs before it became a bit raisin-ee
Red
7/19/2015 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
2hr decant and needed much more. Wall of jam the first hour and was 3+ hrs before some character started showing though. Good potential here. Not touching another for at least 3 yrs
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Red
2003 Château Monbousquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/14/2015 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
In the decanter and drank over 2+ hrs. Very expressive nose, dark cherry, tobacco, cassis and tar. Smooth and light on the palate with a touch leather and soy . Medium to long finish. This one was showing some age and at its peak or just making the turn. Excellent
White
6/20/2015 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
91 points
well balanced and smooth.
Red
5/24/2015 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
90 points
30 min air and drank 3/4 of the bottle over 3+hrs with the remaining vacuvinned for night 2. 2nd bottle and quite a difference. Much more subdued flavors that just wern't popping out of the glass like the first bottle one week prior. Minimal matchstick that was gone quickly and some earth, mushroom and tart cherry. Acidity wasn't as prevalent and there was just a lighter feel all 3hrs on night one than first bottle but gained more weight and integration on night 2 that had this in a much better place. This was 88+ on night 1 and 90+ on night 2.
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Red
5/16/2015 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
half a glass with 15 min air was way too early with a lot of matchstick (wanted a sip before i left for the evening) so I then let the bottle sit open 2+hr. Bold flavor mix of matchstick, mushrooms, tea and tart red fruit. Light to medium body that was a touch thin on the mid palate but I enjoyed this lightness with such a strong and varied flavor profile and good acidity. Vacuvinned 1/2 bottle and finished over 1 1/2 hrs 2nd night. Matchstick was gone and the remaining flavors were much more subdued with a bit of weight gain..still very enjoyable. very little tannin for me either night.
Red
4/25/2015 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
90 points
solid and enjoyable early but after the 3hr mark it became a bit heavy, unbalanced with a touch of heat
White
12/31/2014 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
89 points
Have had this a few times over the year and this seemed sweeter than any previous bottle
Red
2010 Rua Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/26/2014 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
dtwob nails it.
Red
2005 Château Fonplégade St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/29/2014 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
Decanted 2hrs but only had a a couple tastes. Vacuvinned and drank 2 days later and it was singing. Soft, lush and A touch more red fruit with even some tannin still around. Gonna hold the other bottle fro 5+ yrs
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Red
9/30/2014 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
Depth, balance and finish. 1hr decant and really open for business.
Red
8/9/2014 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
2hr decant put this in a really good spot. Nose makes you think this is big but there was nothing overbearing. Flavors and mouthfeel were all balanced and just floated over the palate in harmony. Still a some tannin to suggest a good run ahead. drinking very well
White - Sweet/Dessert
2007 Château Doisy-Védrines Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
apricots and more apricots with a touch of orange and honey. delicious
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Red
2004 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/8/2014 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
Cassis, dark cherry with lots of graphite. well balanced and open for business.
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Red
7/12/2014 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
3rd bottle in about 12 months and all have been very in a very good place.
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Red
2/14/2014 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
91 points
Drinking very well..smooth and balanced with a tart berry finish
White
1/25/2014 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
89 points
Expressive nose...apricots and apples...heavy mouthfeel with good balance.
Red
1/25/2014 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
flawed
Was getting some dark red fruit with a touch of oak and tobacco in the first hour along with a touch of band aid.. but after that it just fell apart was like I was licking a beach ball with the wine inside and with a couple small holes where I could just tell what the fruit and flavors on the other side were supposed to taste like if the beach ball taste wasn't there...
Red
11/28/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
84 points
Raisins, prunes and very portlike
Red
10/27/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
92 points
dark but vibrant fruit with great acidity. Loved this today
Red
10/12/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
91 points
1hr in the decanter and prob needed 3. Very tight early on but opened up on the last glass.
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Red
9/10/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
76 points
drinkable but with a slight bitterness that never fully blew off.
Red
9/6/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
79 points
drinkable early but turned a bit bitter an hour in
Red
9/2/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
91 points
dark fruits, black licorice, meat a touch of smoke. A lot of interesting flavors in a very well made wine.
Red
2004 Flora Springs Trilogy Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/8/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
91 points
Blackberries with hints of chocolate, tobacco, leather and black licorice. integrated well with a medium length finish. very good wine.
Red
a wall of oak hiding a great wine. give this lots of air or let this sleep
Red
2003 Château Monbousquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/14/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
93 points
45 min of air and drank over 2+ hrs. Cork was immaculate and this bottle showed extreme youth early on. 1 hr in the nose was expressive with bright plums and blackberries with touches of coffee, leather minerals, dirt and licorice. Very balanced, complex and smooth on the palate with a medium or better finish. Nothing overpowering but lots of subtle flavors in a well balanced, well made wine. Very enjoyable, but this bottle could have gone easily gone another 5+ years.
Red
7/6/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
86 points
Solid and straighforward with some dk cherry and oak. good wine but not lot of complexity or variety of flavors.
Red
7/3/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
93 points
stellar bottle this time. dusty cherries, dark chocolate and minerals. tasted well- built and balanced with a lush long fiinish
Red
5/31/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
88 points
Bright red, almost candied fruit with a touch of dust and minerals.
Red
5/26/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
91 points
Dark berries with a touch of cherry, chocolate, coffee and wet leather/matchstick. Very smooth and expressive and drinking well. 91+
Red
2005 Sans Permis La Petite Colline Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
5/10/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
90 points
cranberry, stick and mushroom with a lighter body. Very smooth. I prob would have guessed this as a pinot blind.
Red
5/5/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
89 points
Prunes, black licorice and leather with a touch of tartness and heat on the finish. Good but different. The Mrs. did not like these flavors.
Red
3/31/2013 - SacramentoCharlie wrote:
90 points
well balanced and complex but light, subdued with subtle flavors. Seems like there was more to show that just wasn't coming thru on this one.
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