Tasting Notes for dpohlman

(130 notes on 108 wines)

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Red
9/3/2018 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
92 points
This is still very good, but it's time to drink any remaining bottles.
Red
9/2/2018 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
92 points
This wine is entering a great phase in its development. It has great balance and even though the tannins are still giving it more time to age, it is remarkably drinkable right now. The acidity is also really nice. Frankly, I feel like the 89 CT rating is very low, given my experience with it yesterday, I would see it more as a 92.
Red
4/15/2018 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
93 points
This wine has nice dark fruit on the nose with a touch of leather. It is nicely balanced with a good level of acidity. A couple more years will make it even better, but I am not sure this one will be able to be cellared as long as some of their previous vintages. The tannins seem a little less prominent than I would expect at this age.
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Red
3/16/2018 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
96 points
I must say this wine is at the perfect point in its aging. It is wonderful on the nose, with cherries and leather, but it really shines on the mouth feel and finish. This drinks like a $100 plus wine. I am not sure how others averaged it to an 88.9 score because it is way better than that score!

If you have some, enjoy it now because it is fantastic!
Red
2/4/2018 - dpohlman wrote:
91 points
A very nice Zin. Well balanced with a nice long finish.
Red
11/19/2017 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
94 points
This is a truly outstanding wine!
Red
11/4/2017 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
93 points
The age on this wine has really made it outstanding. Nice dark fruit is evedent from the first taste, and the tannins have mellowed perfectly over time. It's ready now!
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Red
10/29/2017 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
93 points
This is a truly outstanding wine. It is very concentrated and balanced. This vintage is particularly good.
Red
10/26/2017 - dpohlman wrote:
92 points
This is a better balanced wine than the 89 rating would indicate. It really is a 92 in my opinion. I feel like it will age well, and it is a very nicely made wine.
Red
10/26/2017 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
93 points
A very nice and well balanced blend.
Red
10/18/2017 - dpohlman wrote:
92 points
This has aged very well. It has really culminated into a great and well balanced wine.
Red
10/17/2017 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
91 points
This is a very nicely made wine. Not extraordinary, but very well done.
Red
9/28/2017 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
This is drinking beautifully right now!
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Red
9/27/2017 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
A vert nice and well balanced blend that should only improve over the next 5 plus years.
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Red
9/25/2017 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
this has aged to be a very nice and well balanced wine.
Red
8/4/2017 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
92 points
this has aged very nicely, and is perfect for drinking right now!
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Red
8/3/2017 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
95 points
This wine has great structure. It seems like it will be outstanding as it ages. It is still too young to fully enjoy. It needs at least two years of bottle aging to be closer to ideal.
Red
7/22/2017 - dpohlman wrote:
91 points
I feel like this wine is in transition. It was actually better a year ago, but it should age well - allowing its best time to still be in the future.
Red
5/22/2017 - dpohlman wrote:
94 points
This is possibly at its prime. Drink-up!
Red
5/21/2017 - dpohlman wrote:
91 points
This opens up nicely after about an hour - obviously faster if decanted. There is dark fruit on the nose and pallet. The wine has nice acidity and and a long finish.
Red
5/18/2017 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
95 points
This is a truly fantastic wine. It is better than both the 20012 and the 2014. With a little age it will get even better.
Red
2013 Lewis Cellars Alec's Blend Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/30/2016 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
This is a very well balanced wine. Hints of cola, cherry, and vanilla on the nose. It also has nice acidity, and a wonderful finish.
Red
11/19/2016 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
This is a really well balanced wine with wonderful notes of cherry and cola. it is very drinkable now, but I think it will really shine in two to five years.
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Red
6/5/2016 - dpohlman wrote:
94 points
This wine has a wonderful nose. It is very well balanced - as time has tamed the tannins a bit. It has just the right amount of acidity and finishes very long.
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Red
5/3/2016 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
An exceptional value. Great nose and a wonderful finish.
Red
11/24/2015 - dpohlman wrote:
92 points
This wine is garnet in color, medium plus density, and medium acidity. Up front there is dark berry fruit, and it has hint of oak and a finish of a well aged cabernet. This is a wonderful value.
Red
2009 Château Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/23/2015 - dpohlman wrote:
92 points
It was a little tight on opening, but it opened up nicely after about 30 minutes. The wine is medium density, and medium plus acidity. There was dark fruits up front, and it finished a little earthy. I still have one remaining, an I would buy more if I could find it. It is a very good value.
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Red
2012 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Aquilon Campo de Borja Garnacha, Grenache (view label images)
11/7/2015 - dpohlman wrote:
95 points
I had the a the "Bull and Bear" Steak House in Orlando. It paired extremely well with the short rib. On the nose there is cherry, tobacco, and just a hint of cedar. It is dark fruits up front, but certainly not a fruit bomb. It finishes long and earthy. I will look to acquire some for my cellar.
Red
10/2/2015 - dpohlman wrote:
90 points
This one is beyond it's ideal drinking window; however, it was reasonably well balanced with fruit still coming through. It has a funky nose - musty with a little wet wood scent. it still had a nice finish.
Red
9/9/2015 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
This is a remarkable and well balanced wine for the price.
Red
6/14/2015 - dpohlman wrote:
90 points
This is a well made Malbec. It maintains some fruit up front, and has a nice acidity and finish.
Red
5/16/2015 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
This is a wonderful example of Old Vine Zin. It has cherry smoke smoke on the nose and a wonderful lingering finish.
Red
3/27/2015 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
92 points
a very solid vintage for this wine. I would still say the 2007 and 2010 have better structure, and a longer and lingering finish.
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Red
2001 Penfolds Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
2/5/2015 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
This has evolved to be truly a mini Grange as it has matured. If you have some, I think it is in its prime. The color is more brick, and the heat has mellowed. Ultimately, this is a tremendous value if you can find some that was properly cellared!
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Red
12/20/2014 - dpohlman wrote:
94 points
This wine, almost regardless of vintage, is always amazing. Well balanced with a very nice finish.
Red
11/30/2014 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
It has a wonderful first impression of being a well aged very high-end cabernet. The dark fruit is there, and the tannins are what you would expect from ten years of a perfectly cellared prize. I have one bottle remaining, but I will seek more of this vintage!
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Red
11/18/2014 - dpohlman wrote:
90 points
It is slightly beyond its prime. The alcohol is starting to have a bigger influence. It is still very solid, but drink it soon.
Red
10/19/2014 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
92 points
This is a very reliable blend that really deserves a 92 rating. It has a nice structure and a wonderful balance.
Red
2011 Dunham Cellars Trutina Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/5/2014 - dpohlman wrote:
87 points
Not nearly as complex or interesting as the past two vintages. Unfortunately, I have 14 bottle still to drink.
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Red
6/29/2014 - dpohlman wrote:
96 points
This is another fine example of the great work done by the wine maker Richard Langford, and the winery owners the Ashmead's! Well balanced with a fantastic finish.
Red
5/20/2014 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
I had the opportunity to sample this wine at the vineyard. There is clearly tremendous care taken in the making of this wonderful wine. It is very bit of a 93.
Red
12/28/2013 - dpohlman wrote:
94 points
The wine looks Crimson colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Cherry, with a hint of Coffee. It tastes like dark berry. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Satin-like texture. The wine finishes Long.
Red
2009 Dunham Cellars Trutina Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/28/2013 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
93 points
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Black currant (cassis), and Red Currant. It tastes like Coffee, Black currant (cassis), and Cherry. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Satin-like texture. The wine finishes Long. I vacuum sealed it each night, but it continued to improve over a three day period.
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Red
9/8/2013 - dpohlman wrote:
95 points
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Slow. It it has a cherry hint in the initial taste. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Satin-like texture. The wine finishes Medium.
Red
6/5/2013 - dpohlman wrote:
95 points
The wine looks Brick colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like and Gooseberry. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Silky texture. The wine finishes Long.
Red
5/12/2013 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
92 points
The wine looks Brick colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like and Cherry. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Narrow texture. The wine finishes Medium.
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Red
4/14/2013 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
95 points
In keeping with previous vintages of Command, this one is also spectacular. It has a nice fruit forward start, and a wonderful long finish. The color is dark ruby red and the legs are slow and thick. This continues to be among my favorite wine in the world. I think it rivals good vintages of Penfold's Grange.
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Red
2010 Dunham Cellars Trutina Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/6/2013 - dpohlman wrote:
92 points
Very nice blend for the money. It should even get better over the next couple of years.
Red
2009 Dunham Cellars Trutina Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/29/2012 - dpohlman wrote:
93 points
This is an amazing wine. It has a great nose, wonderful texture, and an outstanding finish. There are distinct hits of carmel and chocolate. At roughly $25 a bottle, this one is a tremendous value!
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Red
12/23/2012 - dpohlman Likes this wine:
90 points
It is a slight step down from the DunHam Trutina in both intensity and structure; however, it has a flavor profile that is similar to the Trutina. Both wines display a nice dark fruit, and hints of chocolate and carmel. I believe the Trutina is one of the best blend value wine I have ever sampled, and this one is similar and also a very good value.
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