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Tasting Notes for Onegooddan

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White - Sparkling
7/24/2022 - Onegooddan Likes this wine:
95 points
This was a stunner. Served at what felt like cellar temp, it a great example of what the best really means. Perfect acidity, rich bakery notes, and a gorgeous full finish. Bubbles were pretty and lively but reduced reflecting the age. I personally find this a little more on the bright and acidic side but it is without a doubt a world-class champagne that makes me feel lucky to even try.
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Red
7/24/2022 - Onegooddan Likes this wine:
96 points
This was really spectacular and I think drinking perfectly now. On open it was all mint, so much that I thought it might be corked, except that a corked wine tends not to show much on the nose. With 10 minutes of air the kerosene and listerine blew off, revealing a beautifully built napa cab from a bygone era of elegance and grace. The nose was raspberry, plum, currant, cedar, and of course, pine, eucalyptus and mint. My father, a tenured chemist, commented on the terpenoids, but I think he was being too analytical. The palate shows nice acidity but not too much, with a cool and crisp coating that is far more interesting than just being “minty”. The midpalate is rich and chalky, expanding with licorice and blackberry on the last seconds of the long finish. A beautiful wine, and I think one that all oenophiles must know.
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Red
2012 Harlan Estate Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/15/2021 - Onegooddan wrote:
100 points
Harlan luncheon at Mooo Boston with a vineyard director. This wine is incredible and ineffable. Huge nose of black and blue fruit, leather, vanilla, spice, chocolate. Crisp but smooth acidity, silky tannins, rich full body, very long finish—over 75 sec. Next to an excellent Napa Pinot I realize how beautifully restrained and balanced this is. To me this is the American cousin of Lafite and just that much more well-rounded and likable. If wine is the art of agriculture, this is a masterpiece.
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Red
9/28/2018 - Onegooddan wrote:
94 points
Lovely. Expressive but mature nose of sweet black cherry and cranberry with a hint of saddle leather. Medium body, heavily extracted, fruit forward led by elegant acidity into a spicy, smoky, and tannic peak. Medium-long finish. Upfront it's big Cali, but the back slope is too graceful not to evoke Burgundy. Drink it from a Zalto if possible; don't wait.
Red
9/20/2018 - Onegooddan Likes this wine:
99 points
A giant, and sooo grenachey. Yumm. Beautiful nose of fruit and spice. Warm black fruit, coffee, mocha. Medium body, long long finish. Tremendous now, in five years it will be even better.
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Red
9/20/2018 - Onegooddan Likes this wine:
96 points
Terrific and probably at peak. Perfect balance of fruit with secondary and tertiaries. Blackberry and tar, medium body, medium finish.
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Red
9/20/2018 - Onegooddan Likes this wine:
98 points
Hello beautiful—wow! Raspberry jam and spice, currant and fennel on the nose. Beautifully rounded, medium body, gorgeous and perfumed long finish. Elegant and much lighter than other bruiser CDPs enjoyed tonight. On the young side but absolutely ready. If they serve candy in heaven, this is what it tastes like.
Red
9/20/2018 - Onegooddan Likes this wine:
93 points
Remarkable high-fill bottle from an incredible collector’s cellar. Funky nose of a true Rhône, with barnyard, leather, and currant. A friend tells me this may be near 16%. Medium body, with rich and round red and black fruit notes and more leather. Amazing, especially at age 52.
White
9/20/2018 - Onegooddan Likes this wine:
95 points
Very nice classic wine. Light golden color, slightly cloudy. Honey, peach, dust, and stone on the nose. Fresh crisp acidity with medium body and very nice balance. Long finish and seeming like medium alcohol. At a terrific place and probably one to enjoy soon.
Red
5/14/2018 - Onegooddan Likes this wine:
92 points
Initially I thought it might be corked, based on a hint that turned out be more of a menthol tertiary note as the wine opened up to leather and some spice. Lovely, if a bit post prime.
Red
5/14/2018 - Onegooddan Likes this wine:
94 points
This was a random find for a Zinfandel dinner that ended up wowing me. Really nice rounded palette of cherry, raspberry, and even ripe tomato. A great find for under $50
Red
5/14/2018 - Onegooddan wrote:
99 points
Just incredible. Rich, full nose of blue and black fruit, toast, chocolate. Initially a bit tight, but opened nicely after only about an hour in decanter, with beautiful silky tannins, classic perfect primary fruit, integrated oak character, and long finish. Wine of the night and then some.
Red
1989 Château Canon St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/11/2018 - Onegooddan Likes this wine:
93 points
Light ruby color, moderately opaque in glass. Violet and red fruits on the nose, initially very little but building with air, and including some classic soy and leather notes. Palate is big and warm, well-extracted, harmonious fruit, red ripe cherry with blackberry or currant, with smooth tannins, appropriate acidity, and a medium-long finish. Impressive body. This is a classic right bank, right at its peak!
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Red
2013 Ao Yun China Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/8/2018 - Onegooddan Likes this wine:
93 points
First take out of the bottle was disappointment. Nose initially of harsh aromas reminiscent of organic chem lab. Palate very unintegrated, with three distinct phases that didn’t flow well.

After some time, however, things came together, and it rather grew on me:

Nose of tart red and ripe black fruit. Reminds a lot of Las Cases and Latour. Later on, a hint of pauilliac graphite and leather.

Soft and round on the attack, like a classically styled Napa cab, montelena especially, with a hint of languedoc or Rhône funkiness and herbaceousness. What’s in this again?

Mid palate more chaotic, hot unrestrained alcohol is a bit overpowering, with slightly sharp Bordeaux-like flavor reminiscent of some left bank 1996s.

Finish is medium length with some solvent-y notes suggestive of not-yet-integrated wood or touchy fermentation

Overall it reminds me of a mature Bordeaux second growth from an OK-not-great 90s vintage. Definitely fun to try and sure they’ll sell plenty, but I’ll stick with my Les Cases for now.
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