Tasting Notes for WestUAg

(68 notes on 66 wines)

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Red
11/22/2018 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
92 points
Light to medium body, nose of bell pepper, olives and black tea. Enjoyable at its price point. From a magnum
Red
5/26/2018 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
93 points
Nice bottle. Needs more time in cellar. Lots of dark fruit and tannins
Red
5/23/2018 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
93 points
Great bottle. Well aged and drinking very smoothly. Fruit still present with some secondary flavors showing as well
Red
4/29/2018 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
92 points
Good but not great. This is on the backside of its drinking window. If you have it drink now, holding probably won’t improve it
Red
3/20/2018 - WestUAg wrote:
This is going to be a great wine, lots of dark fruits but it’s not ready. Good for 5-10 yrs
Red
2/3/2018 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
95 points
My first Roy Piper wine, decanted an hour and it was perfect. A little tannin to stick to the really nice mix of red and black fruit. Really easy and enjoyable wine to drink now and clearly made with very good grapes.

Will buy more f I can find it and I am looking forward to seeing what my remaining bottles do with a few years in cellar
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Red
2/3/2018 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
92 points
Didn't blow me away. Not a lot going on here and that's hard for me to say because I really enjoy Pott's normal style. THis bottle might benefit from 5 years in the bottle but overall it seemed a little disjointed and not in a great spot.
Red
2/3/2018 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
97 points
i think this is a 96-97 wine. I am a cab lover and dabble slightly into Pinots and without question this is the best pinot I have had. Well balanced, acidity was perfect, fruit was present but not too sweet like most pinots overall it was exceptional. Maybe a true Cab Lover's Pinot. drink now or hold
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Red
2/3/2018 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
93 points
Nice wine, night one it was tight and didn't give up much except smoke and tannin's. Night 2 the tannin's faded a little, fruit was smooth and still had a light smoked flavor. Overall a good wine but it could use another 3-5 years in the cellar and that would probably add 3-4 points with some age. hold
Red
2/3/2018 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
93 points
Just a really nice wine. Well balanced and extremely smooth, after a 30 minute decant it really opened up, no noticeable tanins but dark fruit still the primary flavor. medium bodied wine
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Red
2006 Swanson Alexis Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/30/2018 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
92 points
Lots of life left here....a little so I would decant a few hours or wait a few more years but this seems to be built to last. Old world style with some solid dark fruit flavors going strong.
Red
1/30/2018 - WestUAg wrote:
89 points
Not much going on here...this wine was drinkable but didn't have many distinguishable flavors that stood out
Red
1/30/2018 - WestUAg wrote:
82 points
Not drinkable....
Red
1/28/2018 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
93 points
Very nice bottle of wine, nice nose and very smooth. Tannins are there at the beginning but integrated well after 30-45 mins of air. Paired well with spicy creole food at cochon in New Orleans
Red
12/31/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
94 points
Great wine, classic dunn with a Boudreaux feel. Damp forest floor, little bell beeper. Very smooth
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Red
12/25/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
92 points
I love a well aged DC but this one had a funk on it that even a few hours in the decanter couldn't shake off.
Red
12/25/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
94 points
I am not a big pinot drinker but this was a fabulous bottle. Well balanced, lots of great fruit but not too sweet. TRB knocked this one out of the park. Fortunately I have a few more bottles and I think this will improve with a little time but there is no shame in popping and pouring this one now.
Red
12/25/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
94 points
pop and pour, this was a great bottle of wine. Lots of dark fruit with a hint of chocolate. Velvety smooth and the tanins are extremely well integrated. Just a well balanced bottle of wine.
Red
12/25/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
93 points
Plenty of pepper on the finish, a little tight. I decanted for an hour...probably needed 3. Will hold on to my remaining bottles for at least a year. You can tell this is a well made wine.
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Red
2008 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/25/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
92 points
Still Had some strong tannins and was extremely tight. Decanted for 2 hours and didn't develop much over that time. I would hold this for another 5+ years before I popped again.
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Red
11/30/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
92 points
good stuff, lots of dark fruit, very smooth. drink now
Red
11/23/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
92 points
The heitz was nice. Clearly a 40 yr old wine and a little tart for my taste. Lots of cherry and some faint eucalyptus. A little leather and old cedar as well. Purchased directly from winery. Corks still in great shape
Red
11/21/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
94 points
Lots of good red fruit with a slight hint of cocoa. night 2 was even better to this wine. Really smooth drinking, well balanced and no real hint of tannin or oak in this one. I am a fan.
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Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
92 points
Took an hour or so to knock the dust off, musty to start and then revealed some secondary flavors..still has some fruit left but god some tobacco and forest floor. pretty nice old wine but if you have this you should drink up soon...not going to make it much farther.
Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
95 points
What a really great bottle of wine. Big fruit, candied, sweet but somehow still very balanced. double decanted and took to a restaurant then decanted for an hour before drinking. Happy to have 2 more bottles but will probably hold them for a few more years before drinking.
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Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Does not like this wine:
92 points
Tight, tight, tight....lots of tannins and oak. Pretty disappointed in this bottle. Probably better in 5-10 years.
Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
92 points
Cool old bottle of wine, clearly past its prime but still drinkable and enjoyable. A little musty at the start and it needed 45 minutes to knock the dust off. Still a little fruit left, mostly red fruits and well aged. I have one more bottle...it's time to dink up!
Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
94 points
Started a little flat but after about an hour it started to really get some energy. Typical Mike Smith dark fruit with good balance. Still had a lot of life left in it but I think this wine is ready to drink now.
Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
92 points
Pretty nice little bottle of cab...a little tight and tannic but it opened up over the 2 hours the bottle lasted. In what was supposed to be a tough vintage they made a really good little bottle of wine for a reasonable price, fortunately I have one more left!
Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
97 points
What a great wine, huge dark fruit on the nose and on the palate. Brooding and a little chewy this had everything you would love about a new style Cali Cab...the bottle lists 15.1% alcohol but I could not tell at all, the fruit was a little sweet but not overwhelming and it had just enough acid in there to balance it all out.
Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
I liked this wine but it is probably a little too young to drink. I will buy another bottle or 2 and lay it down for 5 years. That being said it clearly a well made wine. good structure and a little acidity to balance out the fruit but I think it needs time to let the tannin's integrate as it had a little too much oak for my taste but I think that goes away with time in the bottle.
Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
93 points
Surprisingly tight for a wine that is 32 years old. If you have this bottle I might suggest decanting it for a couple of hours before consuming. It was a pnp for me to celebrate Astros world series win that night and while clearly a great bottle of Heitz martha..more eucalyptus than mint on this one and some great dark fruits. Tannin's are gone but it still felt like this wine was holding back. Could probably last another 10-20 years in your cellar. I wil revisit with a nice decant next time.
Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
95 points
same notes as before, great wine but seems to beginning to get a little more tart and cherry than previous bottles. Great wine for a pnp when friends come over and have not had a Napa cab with a little age on it.
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Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
94 points
Maybe my expectations were too high but this wine did not seem to be anything special. Decanted for a few hours and served with food but this wine left me asking why i paid so much. Clearly a well made wine but it didn't do anything exceptionally well. Yes it was smooth, well integrated but it did not have a long finish, fruit was good but not great. Seems to be a lot of better wines out there for the price point. I will lay my other bottles down for a few years and revisit after they have some age on them and hope that does the trick!
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Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
94 points
Could definitely taste the similarities to the Maybach in this bottle, lots of nice red fruit but I felt it was a little tight and tanic still. Clearly a well made wine with great structure and a wonderful red fruit profile. This needs a few hours of decant or a few more years in the bottle. I will revisit in a few months with a long decant and repost.

94 for now but big upside here
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Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
95 points
What a great wine, my first taste of a BV with a little age on it. It really felt like this wine could go another 10 years. Great red fruits, some cherry mixed with some dark fruits perfectly. Time has integrated the tanins and made this wine smooth and a real joy to drink. Great finish that will make you want another glass
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Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
95 points
This wine does everything right...good structure, nice fruit flavor..great mouth feel and just overall a smooth finish that left me wanting more. This was a pnp with the second half of the bottle sitting in decanter for about an hour before we got to it...it flattened out a little by the end of the night but this wine is great
Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
93 points
My first Solaia and while this was an enjoyable wine...very smooth, medium body with a good balance of fruit it just didn't seem to be anything special. Shared with a group of 7 and this wine was in the middle of the pack for everyone. Certainly don't see the value for this price point.
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Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
95 points
Great bottle of all the stuff Heitz Martha's is known for....eucalyptus and a little mint. Great mix of dark fruit and some forest floor. It's really hard to beat this well aged Martha's. It was a pnp and it did not disappoint.
Red
11/15/2017 - WestUAg Likes this wine:
96 points
One of the best structured and most balanced pinot's I have tasted. Great tannins that were well integrated, just enough cherry to make it interesting but not overwhelming. This was a pnp for me but it definitely was better as the night went on and it opened up.
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Red
11/10/2017 - WestUAg Does not like this wine:
87 points
First glass has some blue cheese on it and a little funk. Took a half hour to blown off and then it was creamy and old. Faded fast in the glass and was undrinkable by the second half of the bottle
Red
2005 Ovid Experiment K 1.5 Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/22/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
95 points
What a great wine, well balanced, great dark fruits. WOTN at my monthly group tasting against some very good competition that included a Chambertin Grand Cru. Schrader 11-RBS, Teachworth, 79 Jordan and a Pott Kali....
Red
10/22/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
92 points
nice little bottle of wine, could probably use another year or two in the bottle but I will be buying more to lay down. A little sweet right now but a nice PT for what it is.
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Red
10/22/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
98 points
What an amazing bottle of wine, great nose, lots of fruit but also an amazing balance and not a sweet fruit bomb....well integrated. Clearly a well made wine with great grapes. One of the est wines I have ever tasted
Red
2002 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/22/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
96 points
Great wine and aged perfectly. Well balanced, smooth fruit, hints of eucalyptus and taste similar to an old heitz. This is a great Cali wine.
Red
10/22/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
90 points
Tight, oaky...undrinkable the first night...marginally drinkable the second night after a 2 hr decant the first night and then back to the cellar overnight. will not be buying this again.
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Red
10/22/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
92 points
Tight, light wine, hint of sweetness, needs a year or two to get in a better spot but still a nice wine
Red
10/22/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
95 points
Amazing as always, dark cheery, dark fruits, a little hint of chocolate. Needs 30 mins-1 hr decant
Red
10/22/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
88 points
Past its prime...if you have this drink up now
Red
10/22/2017 - WestUAg wrote:
95 points
A little more tart and fruit forward than my last bottle but I did not decant this one, final sip was much better than the first. needs 3-4 hour decant
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