Tasting Notes for Teamcrev

(344 notes on 234 wines)

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Red
12/31/2020 - Teamcrev wrote:
90 points
Last of the vintage for us. Went well with Christmas ham. Drinking very well but feels like it may have more time in it? I lost notes from prior tastings. Lots of sediment, so decant (but not for too long).
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Red
1995 Château Clerc Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/28/2020 - Teamcrev Likes this wine:
92 points
Wonderful! Wine fill was well into the neck still. The cork split, so we decanted and drank after 15 minutes. Tannins have faded completely but the red fruit is still prevalent. Perfect window right now IMO.
Red
4/17/2020 - Teamcrev wrote:
90 points
Best to drink now IMO. No decant, we just left it open for 30 minutes based on other reviews. Still some nice dark fruits but by no means deep like a typical Napa cab. Enjoyable still for sure. Cork was a little dry and storage history mostly unknown in its early years.
Red
2002 Château Troplong Mondot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/22/2020 - Teamcrev wrote:
92 points
Last Two bottles. Decanted both and they were very similar out of the bottle. We drank the first one and it was lovely after about 60 minutes in the decanter. The second faded fast. So I'd say decant for 30 and drink up. One of the 2 (I forgot which one) had a very dry cork?
Red
2000 Château Grand Corbin-Despagne St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/26/2019 - Teamcrev wrote:
A little disappointing, just average for a 2000.
Red
5/26/2019 - Teamcrev wrote:
87 points
We usually like the Estate, but this was just OK. Drank with lots of other Pinot's over a few weeks and this was sadly just average.
Red
2007 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
5/1/2019 - Teamcrev wrote:
89 points
Lat of the 2007's. Better right out of the bottle than on the 2nd and 3rd night.
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Red
4/24/2019 - Teamcrev wrote:
88 points
Great value and I remember this as pretty good (but lost my notes)
Red
2016 Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
4/24/2019 - Teamcrev wrote:
84 points
Ridge is one of our favorite labels, esp their Zin blends. This was our first Three Valleys and unfortunately it was underwhelming.
Red
4/24/2019 - Teamcrev wrote:
92 points
Wonderful. Better on day 2.
White
2005 Bernhard Eifel Riesling Mosel Saar Ruwer
4/6/2019 - Teamcrev wrote:
90 points
Found this deep in the cellar. It was an $11 purchase in 2008 and it is drinking wonderfully now.
Red
8/14/2018 - Teamcrev wrote:
90 points
Tannins have faded, drink it now
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Red
2007 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
7/6/2018 - Teamcrev wrote:
Drink it now. 2007 Lytton showing much more life now than this.
Red
2007 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
7/1/2018 - Teamcrev wrote:
92 points
Excelllent with burgers. Big flavors, drinking perfectly now.
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Red
1996 Château de Reignac Cuvée Prestige Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/1/2018 - Teamcrev wrote:
85 points
Still drinking OK, last bottle
Red
12/26/2017 - Teamcrev Likes this wine:
90 points
Still drinking well. A little musty on the open but it opened up in about 20 minutes and is a very good and mature CDP. I'd suggest no decanting, just a few swirls in the glass. Cork was in great shape.
Red
6/18/2017 - Teamcrev Likes this wine:
92 points
Last two. On was slightly corked but the other was excellent. It opened up after about 15 minutes. Great dark fruits, drink now.
Red
1986 Château Meyney St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/16/2017 - Teamcrev Likes this wine:
90 points
Cork was almost completely saturated, but this bottle drank very well with Easter lamb chops. Plenty of red fruits still present.
Red
2/12/2017 - Teamcrev wrote:
90 points
Followed other reviews and did not decant. Still good on day 2. Dark fruits with still lots of tannin which surprised us. Not as good as the 1998 but good.
Red
1/1/2017 - Teamcrev wrote:
94 points
Wow, amazing bottle. Togni has long been our favorite cab, but it ages so well we have not opened one in a while and the 99, based on reviews here, is the one to open now. Pop and pour with filet mignon and roasted baby potatoes. Excellent and certainly has some time left.
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Red
12/30/2016 - Teamcrev wrote:
88 points
Past it's prime. It's still good. Don't decant as it fades fast.
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Red
12/26/2016 - Teamcrev wrote:
85 points
Drinkable, but nothing to it. No complexity. Very light. It's got enough to tell it's Oregon, but not enough to really enjoy.
Red
12/26/2016 - Teamcrev wrote:
92 points
Last 2 of a bunch bought at release. We opened and let breathe in the bottle for about 30 minutes and I do think this could have easily stood up to decanting. Wonderful CDP, still seemingly having lots of time where from memory the '98 has faded. Dark black fruits, nice long and still tannic finish.
White
12/24/2016 - Teamcrev wrote:
86 points
It's a NZ Sauvignon Blanc, so of course it's drinkable and better than most CA SB's, but nothing special about this one. Try others is my recomendation.
Red
1996 Château du Tertre Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/3/2016 - Teamcrev wrote:
90 points
Last of a case bought on release. Still lots of time here I believe. Very tannic still with nice dark fruits,
Red
11/26/2016 - Teamcrev wrote:
92 points
This was a magnum bought on release and as expected it did not age as fast as the 750 bottles that many (including us) have reviewed as being a little "over the hill". Plenty of dark fruit still prevalent. To be safe, we did not decant per prior notes, but we probably could have. Excellent bottle.
Red
1996 Château du Tertre Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/16/2016 - Teamcrev wrote:
88 points
Needs to breath for 30 minutes. Tannins fully faded, nice dark fruits.
Red
7/4/2016 - Teamcrev wrote:
90 points
Fruit has faded but this was thoroughly enjoyed. Strait from bottle following other reviewers advice.
Red
3/27/2016 - Teamcrev wrote:
91 points
Great drinking window right now. Decanted for 90 minutes then put back into rinsed bottles. Held up well over a 2 hour dinner of grilled lamb chops.
Red
2000 Château D'Aiguilhe Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/26/2015 - Teamcrev wrote:
93 points
Wonderful wine. We normally go with a big label for Thanksgiving, but based on community reviews we popped one of these mid morning. After a few hours opened, the wine really opened up. Wonderful red and black fruits, with smoothed out tannins. Not sure if it will get better so drink now. We bought this on release and cellared since.
Red
4/5/2015 - Teamcrev wrote:
92 points
Opened the last two for Easter dinner - grilled NZ lambchops. The first opened immediately. On this one the cork was half red. The second bottle was a bit funky on the first pour and the red barely penetrated the cork. After a couple of hours, the wines tasted the same. And they were excellent! Drink now - we do not see age improving these any further.
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Red
2000 Château Faugères St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/16/2015 - Teamcrev wrote:
93 points
Wonderful wine. I don't see how this will get much better with age? Tannins have really calmed down and the black fruits are wonderful.
Red
2000 Château du Tertre Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/18/2015 - Teamcrev wrote:
Wow! Lots of time left here.
Red
12/31/2014 - Teamcrev wrote:
Very nice bottle. Loaded with cherry and black fruit favors. Still some tannins present so probably has some time. Not in your face like many a Cally Cab.
Red
12/31/2014 - Teamcrev wrote:
Seems to be going over the hill. Drink now. New gave this rave reviews in 2008.
Red
6/1/2014 - Teamcrev wrote:
92 points
Mouthful of dark fruits and tannins. Delicious. Certainly seems to have time left.
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Red
5/19/2014 - Teamcrev Likes this wine:
88 points
A nice surprise given the last one of these we drank was in 2010 and it did not perform well. That bottle was up against a better '98 CDP so maybe it was not fair for this very well priced CDP which I think we bought for well under $20 upon release. This was a bit funky out of the bottle, but it improved greatly in the first 30 minutes. Was actually good on the third night as well. Nothing overly complex, but still some nice fruit left. Time to drink it up.
Red
2000 Château La Fleur de Boüard Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/20/2014 - Teamcrev Likes this wine:
92 points
Needs to breathe at least 30 minutes. Seems to have plenty of time left with prevalent tannins and big fruit flavors.
Red
3/24/2014 - Teamcrev wrote:
Let it breathe a little but not much air needed. Great right from the bottle.
Red
1/1/2014 - Teamcrev wrote:
Nice, big Pinot. Maybe a touch on the sweet side for some? Need to taste again to make a final judgement.
Red
12/30/2013 - Teamcrev wrote:
This was not bad. It sort of got lost in the cellar...drink soon
Red
2007 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
12/27/2013 - Teamcrev wrote:
Pop and pour...very enjoyable
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Red
2000 Château Bellefont-Belcier St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/25/2013 - Teamcrev Likes this wine:
91 points
The nose was a bit musty after decanted and poured into a glass. After about an hour it really started to open up with nice subtle fruits and very long and pleasant finish. Great choice for traditional Romania Christmas lunch (boiled cabbage with meats). Probably should drink the rest soon.
Red
12/23/2013 - Teamcrev wrote:
All good. Needed about 30 minutes to get past a little funkiness.
Red
2001 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
12/21/2013 - Teamcrev wrote:
91 points
Excellent. THe wonderfully descriptive Ridge label predicted thid would soften and improve for 5 - 10 years. We are now in year 12 and it is still excellent. We let it breath about an hour.
Red
11/28/2013 - Teamcrev wrote:
92 points
Classic CDP. Opened 3 for Thanksgiving dinner and they were superb. Some bottle variation between the 3 despite being purchased and stored together. Keep it away from the Cranberry sauce! Otherwise this was great - peak drinking window!
Red
11/27/2013 - Teamcrev Likes this wine:
90 points
This wine has really evolved. Starting to turn brown and its age is showing in the taste. Certainly on the downslope. Fruit still prevalent, nice finish, really liked it. This was last of a case bought on release. Checking my old notes, there was lots of bottle to bottle variation, so get ready to be surprised!
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