Tasting Notes for tbrady

(23 notes on 23 wines)

1 - 23 of 23 Sort order
Red
9/19/2011 - tbrady wrote:
87 points
The wine wasn't quite right. It was too hot, and consequently out of balance. It wasn't corked, but it certainly wasn't the 100pt wine I was expecting. It may have been slightly defective. Have 4 more bottles, so I am hoping it was defective.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
12/20/2010 - tbrady wrote:
96 points
Off-the-charts delicious. The combination of dark and red fruit was spectacular It was surprising how well it was showing. Most Pisoni vineyard wines need more time in the bottle, but this was nearly perfect.
Red
1/24/2011 - tbrady wrote:
90 points
Decanted 1 hour. Should have decanted a bit more. Still drinking very well. Everything still in balance.
Red
12/12/2010 - tbrady wrote:
93 points
Took three hours to open, but well worth the wait. The fruit was still there but a bit muted. Everything was still in balance. But clearly this is a bit past its peak.
Red
1/21/2011 - tbrady wrote:
85 points
Passed it peak. Hard to evaluate.
Red
2007 Blackbird Vineyards Paramour Oak Knoll District Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/11/2011 - tbrady wrote:
Too early. I will wait another 3 years before I open another bottle.
Red
2003 Yarra Yering Dry Red N°2 Yarra Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/13/2010 - tbrady wrote:
94 points
After a one hour decant, it drank beautifully. Seems to be at its peak. Can't imagine it offering too much more.
Red
9/8/2010 - tbrady wrote:
94 points
Drinking beautifully - probably peaking right now. Paired well with Beefsteak Florentine. Decanted for 90 minutes before drinking - that seemed to be enough.
Red
8/18/2010 - tbrady wrote:
Unusual for a Cab. If done blind, I would have thought it was a big pinot. Very big dark fruit, also jammy.
Red
7/21/2010 - tbrady wrote:
92 points
Still young and concentrated - a lot of fruit left. I will give it another 3 years before I try the next bottle. The good news is that it is aging well. Everything is in balance. I can definitely see how it will get better with age.
Red
6/22/2010 - tbrady wrote:
93 points
2 hour decant. Probably not enough time. The wine got bigger and better over the next two hours. But everything was always in balance - a little short on the fruit overall. Seems like it could get better with time.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
6/7/2010 - tbrady wrote:
88 points
A bit disappointing considering my expectations about the vintage.
Red
3/14/2010 - tbrady wrote:
90 points
The wine still has its structure, but has lost most of its fruit. Drank with a '93 Beringer, and the Montelena was the better wine by virtue of the fact that it still had a good structure including a long finish. But not a very interesting or complex wine at this point.
Red
3/2/2010 - tbrady wrote:
88 points
good but uninteresting. a lot of fruit, but not much complexity.
Red
3/2/2010 - tbrady wrote:
90 points
Still drinking well, but I would drink now. Well balanced except for the oak.
Red
2002 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/22/2010 - tbrady wrote:
94 points
Everything was perfectly in balance. Great nose, fruit-forward and nice finish. I will wait at least another year before opening a second bottle. This seemed like it would get even better with time.
Red
2/12/2010 - tbrady wrote:
92 points
Drank with a 1998 Ch Palmer, and this wine stole the show. While not having as good of nose, the wine was more interesting/complex and had a much better finish. Decanted 3 hrs before starting. Had for dinner the next night and it was still excellent. I will wait another year before opening the next bottle.
Red
1998 Château Palmer Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/12/2010 - tbrady wrote:
91 points
Good Margaux nose. This wine had a nice weight to it in the mid-palate, but the finish was a little short.
Red
2/19/2010 - tbrady wrote:
89 points
I was surprised to find this wine so drinkable given its age.
Red
1/7/2010 - tbrady wrote:
94 points
Decanted for 2 hours. Nose was subtle, but palate was great with a decent finish. It was pretty clear that this will get a lot better with time. I'll wait another year before opening the next one.
Red
1/7/2010 - tbrady wrote:
92 points
Not ready for prime time yet. The nose was amazing, but the rest of the wine did not match. Still a little thin on the tongue and the finish after 5 hours of decanting. I will wait another 2 year before opening another one.
Red
11/25/2009 - tbrady wrote:
This was not ready to drink yet. Way too intense, concentrated. Needs at least 2 to 3 more years.
Red
10/27/2009 - tbrady wrote:
2 hour decant. Excellent. Everything in balance. Nice weight - not too heavy. Got the tabbacco/cedar box thing working - a the typical Beringer touch of sweetness.
1 - 23 of 23
  • Tasting Notes: 23 notes on 23 wines
© 2003-20 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close