Tasting Notes for BlackStar

(7 notes on 7 wines)

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2/11/2012 - BlackStar wrote:
88 points
OK, but not what one expected from a Stags Leap Syrah
2005 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/29/2011 - BlackStar wrote:
96 points
90 minute decant. Opaque. Extremely dry, opulent, red berries and dark fruits, tannin and leather. A hint of smokiness, perhaps a touch of tobacco. Of 18 people tasting nine bordeaux blends from CA and France that night, sixteen of eighteen ranked the '05 Pahlmeyer red first overall. Half of them believed it was Left Bank.
2/11/2012 - BlackStar wrote:
89 points
Susan gives a vote for Matanzas Creek S Blanc with Chinese takeout too. A must have for moo goo gai pan. Crisp with grapefruit, melon and very light grass.
2/13/2011 - BlackStar wrote:
94 points
light decant, sipped at decanting, full bodied, closed. Checked at 30 minute intervals in the glass, started opening at an hour, delicious at 90 minutes, consumed within 3 hours of opening. Cedar, leather, a bit of chocolate.
9/17/2011 - BlackStar wrote:
90 points
Would not call it faded glory. Drank as a vertical against a 94 Ch St Jean Robt Young and a 2009 Ch St Jean. Unsurprisingly the Robt Young was right in the middle. It is holding up well, not fading. Was preferred to the '09, but sure wish there were a few more bbls of the 94!
9/17/2011 - BlackStar wrote:
93 points
A seventeen year old chardonnay. Delicate, subdued, subtle. Beautiful amber color. Honeyed and floral. Not a ghost at all. Drank as a vertical against 2004 Robt Young and '09 Ch St Jean Chards. Of twelve tasters in the panel, 12 of 12 preferred the 1994. Alas, it was my last bottle!
6/10/2008 - BlackStar wrote:
91 points
Shared with friends, Sonoma/Napa expats and a Ch St. Jean alum. Excellent example of a Sonoma Cab near it's peak. Popped and poured. Seemed almost a touch young yet. Substantial tannins, chewy, astringent chocolate and berry. Drink now or within the next five years.
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