Tasting Notes for Tight Lines

(138 notes on 112 wines)

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1999 Château Cheval Blanc St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/13/2015 - Tight Lines wrote:
flawed
Corked
Red
12/4/2015 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice smooth Bordeaux - good qpr.
Red
11/7/2015 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice floral nose of cherries, very light on the palette, smooth finish - great Pinot that is holding up nicely.
Red
11/2/2015 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
90 points
Decanted for 60 mins, probably needed 90 mins - bottle was showing the best w/ the last glass - soft tannins, fruit is there but fading, nice finish. Not going to get much better from here (I don't think)
Red
4/25/2015 - Tight Lines wrote:
90 points
In typical Patz fashion, wonderful cherry notes, smooth on the palate, nice gentle finish. It's too easy.
Red
4/17/2015 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful pinot - big, deep cherry flavors, very smooth, silky, nice long finish.
Red
10/17/2014 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
89 points
A nice fruity, sweet easy drinker. A lot of cherry.
Red
10/11/2014 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
91 points
peppery, nice finish, still has a few years left in it.
Red
10/13/2014 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
92 points
2 decant, nice strong berry nose, medium body, great finish - very nice cab.
Red
10/11/2014 - Tight Lines wrote:
87 points
Needed a 2 hour decant at least as the nose had a real alcohol twinge that I found unsettling at the start - after it opened up, big and rich on the palette, dark berry flavors, short finish, but nothing really distinctive as a take-away - on reflection, probably past it's prime
Red
2000 Château Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/20/2014 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
91 points
Always a great experience ... opened and let sit for 45 mins; dark cherry nose, a bit tanic at the start but fruit came forward at the end of first glass, great finish - a great bordeaux experience.
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1989 Château Clerc Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/5/2014 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
92 points
Enjoyed over Labor Day weekend - 25 yrs old; stands so tall and so smooth. A real delight and a pleasure to drink. The finish w/ this bottle was beautiful - long, rich and velvety.
Red
6/28/2014 - Tight Lines wrote:
88 points
Drank at Whistler - nice pinot, dusty/berry nose, on the lighter side/thin, deep cherry flavor, short finish.
Red
3/2/2014 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
90 points
Spent 30 mins dealing w/ a bad, dry cork. Once out, beautiful cab nose, full bodied, nice finish. Pleasant surprise.
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2005 Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/15/2014 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
90 points
A lot tobacco, lead pencil, tannis soft, nice finish - really enjoy this wine.
Red
12/23/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice bottle. Not as tannic as others I have had which allowed the fruit to show itself. Nice finish. Enjoyable.
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12/23/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
92 points
Great bottle. Wonderful nose, deep, rich fruit, awesome 40 sec finish.
Red
11/28/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
91 points
Opened up after 60 mins - big cherry fruit, soft on the palate, nice finish. P&H's are wonderful pinots.
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2003 Château Lafon-Rochet St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/24/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent nose: dark berries, tabacco; soft on the palate, tannis in check, nice finish. Nice Bordeaux experience.
Red
11/21/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
91 points
Took 30 mins to open up-soft nose, nice fruit, sweet finish.
Red
10/27/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
90 points
Very smooth, silky tannins, nice finish
Red
10/25/2013 - Tight Lines wrote:
89 points
Still has a bit of muscle - peppery, good body, short on the finish
Red
10/12/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
89 points
Good QPR - tabacco, lead pencil, dark cherry, soft tannis, nice finish. Easy drinker.
Red
9/20/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and sat for an hour. Great nose of dark cherries/tabacco, deep crimson color. Soft on the palette w/ velvety tannins, long 40 sec finish. Continued to soften over the course of the evening.
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Red
2005 Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/13/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
91 points
Popped and poured - great nose, dark berries; as others have said, soft and velvety on the palette, nice finish. Good haut medoc.
Red
9/2/2013 - Tight Lines wrote:
88 points
A little too hot for me -
Red
2001 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/2/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent Bordeaux - popped and let sit for ~1 hr. typical Cos nose tobacco, pencil and woodsy. Nice balance on the palate (not too tannic as some 01s) and a nice finish.
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Red
7/12/2013 - Tight Lines wrote:
Had a bit of the knifes edge to it - off.
Red
6/10/2013 - Tight Lines wrote:
87 points
Tasted flat - really odd, gave it 45 mins and never opened up? Had nothing to it.
Red
1999 Château Monbousquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/22/2013 - Tight Lines wrote:
89 points
Very vibrant nose, but there is twinge of alcohol on the finish that takes away from the experience. It settled down slightly after it was opened for a couple hours, but it lingered.
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1999 Château Montrose St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/24/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
93 points
Sleeper - tannins are smooth, sweet finish. A ways to go yet.
Red
3/24/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
94 points
Vanilla notes, velvety, exceptionally long finish. A pleasure.
Red
1996 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/24/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
94 points
A value year - LB no exception. The finish is amazing, I think this wine has room to get better, and it's very good right now.
Red
3/24/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
92 points
Took 15 mins to open - cherries, big wine, nice finish. Very enjoyable.
Red
1/21/2013 - Tight Lines wrote:
88 points
Very rich - fruit bomb. A bit over the top for those wanting to experience a decent Ribera del Duero. I'm going to let my others bottles sit for a while and see if they settle down.
Red
2000 Château Chasse-Spleen Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/1/2013 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
91 points
Great Bordeaux - good qpr.
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1999 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/31/2012 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
93 points
Great nose, very smooth, medium body, very long finish. Continues to improve.
Red
12/25/2012 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
93 points
Big cab, great nose, sweet long finish. Excellent.
Red
12/21/2012 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
88 points
Easy. Smooth, cherry fruit, soft tannins, light finish.
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2006 Lancaster Estate Nicole's Vineyard Alexander Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/17/2012 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
90 points
Started very tight, very tannic. After 2 hours open up nicely. Enjoyable.
Red
10/13/2012 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
90 points
Decanted for 30 mins and bouquet lit up the room. Very smooth, loaded w/ fruit - soft clean finish. There is a pinch of alcohol on the palate which brings an interesting complexity because your recognize it but it's not profound nor does it bother me. Not sure it gets much better so smoke'm if got'm.
Red
2005 Château Lanessan Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/4/2012 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice flavors, a little tannic at the beginning but settled down nicely. Good qpr.
Red
10/3/2012 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
90 points
A bit more tannic than previous bottles - seemed to overwhelm the fruit
Red
9/22/2012 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured. Solid, long cork. Nice wine; lush bouquet, big flavors, long finish. Nice life ahead.
Red
9/17/2012 - Tight Lines Likes this wine:
88 points
First hour it was tight - needed air, very tannic. Then settled down nicely, short finish but a good qpr.
Red
9/9/2012 - Tight Lines wrote:
88 points
Smooth, nice fruit, easy drinking evening deck wine.
Red
1999 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/2/2012 - Tight Lines wrote:
91 points
Battled w/ the cork - all the 99's I've had have very soft corks and fall apart. Oddly (maybe not?) the wine is in very good shape. It came to life after ~1hr in decanter. I do enjoy this wine.
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