Tasting Notes for JBD

(254 notes on 211 wines)

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White
6/25/2021 - JBD wrote:
95 points
Consumed at JR's house.
Smooth and beautiful.
Red
4/23/2021 - JBD wrote:
94 points
This was a surprise. I found this in my cellar and felt that I was about 7 years late drinking this. The corkscrew entered a REALLY soft cork. It turned to dust as I tried to remove it. I had to filter the wine to remove the pieces and cork dust. But the wine was wonderful! Smooth as silk and plenty of fruit. This was a great surprise - and a reward for my negligence.
Red
3/1/2021 - JBD wrote:
90 points
The aroma of this wine remains at a 93+ . . . but sadly (and unsurprisingly for a 13 year old zinfandel) it has thinned a bit and is not as great as the aroma advertises. Still - fun to drink.
Red
8/2/2020 - JBD wrote:
93 points
Smooth as silk.
Rosé - Sparkling
2012 Balletto Vineyards Brut Rosé Russian River Valley Rosé Blend (view label images)
7/27/2020 - JBD wrote:
Really very poor.
Red
6/11/2020 - JBD wrote:
93 points
Extremely smooth for a Syrah. Feels young for 2008.
Red
6/8/2020 - JBD wrote:
93 points
Drank with Barry and Barbara. Really good, full bodied pinot. Smooth and long.
White
6/8/2020 - JBD wrote:
95 points
This is absolutely prime - smooth and mouth-filling
Red
12/21/2019 - JBD wrote:
Christmas at Els in OC
Red
12/19/2019 - JBD wrote:
1 to Nathalie
1 to Elsbeth
Red
12/19/2019 - JBD wrote:
took to Elsbeth 12/19
Red
4/26/2019 - JBD wrote:
94 points
This is a FABULOUS wine!
Red
2005 Carlisle Two Acres Russian River Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
2/19/2019 - JBD wrote:
94 points
I opened this about 8 days ago and it started out very fine and got better through tonight .
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Red
8/21/2018 - JBD wrote:
94 points
This was exquisite. Loooong finish.
Red
6/28/2017 - JBD wrote:
91 points
First day this would not have gotten a 90. Second day it was vbery good. Give it time (lots) to open up
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Red
5/16/2017 - JBD wrote:
92 points
Shared a bottle with Max. Smooth, deep and long.
Red
2002 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/27/2017 - JBD wrote:
94 points
Fantastic at dinner with partners
Red
10/6/2016 - JBD wrote:
95 points
I was astonished at the quality of this wine.
White
7/2/2016 - JBD wrote:
92 points
Great! For Karen's peach Riesling jam
Red
4/19/2016 - JBD wrote:
93 points
Really fabulous.
White
11/14/2015 - JBD wrote:
90 points
Lots of oak. But it gives it lots of structure.
Red
9/22/2015 - JBD wrote:
88 points
Just ok
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Red
6/19/2015 - JBD wrote:
91 points
Needs loTs of time to open, but once it does, it is great
White
5/4/2015 - JBD wrote:
89 points
So I opened this, expecting to taste it and send it. Down the drain,BUT the color was a beautiful gold, and the taste was really good. I came close to giving this a 90 - and maybe should have - but it was a very pleasant surprise!
Red
4/17/2015 - JBD wrote:
90 points
Cork crumbled but the wine was quite good. Better the second night
White - Sweet/Dessert
2007 Château Doisy-Védrines Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
4/11/2015 - JBD wrote:
90 points
This was very good but had a distinct dusty taste
White
2013 Manni Nössing Kerner Valle Isarco / Eisacktaler (view label images)
4/5/2015 - JBD wrote:
86 points
The nose was extremely inviting. I found the taste disappointing and even a bit sour.
Red
1/16/2015 - JBD wrote:
94 points
I did not really know how high to rate this. It was really superb. Plenty of fruit but not overplayed.
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White
1/10/2015 - JBD wrote:
91 points
Very well balanced. Crisp.
Red
9/30/2014 - JBD wrote:
88 points
OK - not special
Red
9/30/2014 - JBD wrote:
This bottle was pretty much dead.
No body to it at all.
White
8/27/2014 - JBD wrote:
89 points
Easy drinking
White
8/24/2014 - JBD wrote:
91 points
A favorite at the table with a spicy fish dish
Red
8/23/2014 - JBD wrote:
92 points
Absolutely true to Zinfandel character. Do not pop & pour. It does not take long for the heat to blow off, but it is so MUCH better after about 40 minutes.
Red - Fortified
8/17/2014 - JBD wrote:
90 points
A little hot, but excellent consistency and strength
White
7/3/2014 - JBD wrote:
93 points
With B&B under the Pergola; Outstanding
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White
7/3/2014 - JBD wrote:
90 points
Always well liked by California Chard drinkers
Red
7/3/2014 - JBD wrote:
88 points
Did not really attract much attention at family dinner
Red
7/3/2014 - JBD wrote:
Great ingredient for chicken cacciatori
Red
7/3/2014 - JBD wrote:
92 points
Very deep and dark. Great feel for a PS and consistent flavor over its length.
White
7/3/2014 - JBD wrote:
Not to my taste.
White
6/29/2014 - JBD wrote:
93 points
Same great bottle witj appetizers on a hot afternoon.
White
6/29/2014 - JBD wrote:
93 points
Smooth and interesting. Totally refreshing.
Red
6/7/2014 - JBD wrote:
90 points
really liked this. big and round
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