Tasting Notes for rxlaw95

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2013 David Coffaro Block 4 Dry Creek Valley Red Blend (view label images)
2/6/2016 - rxlaw95 wrote:
93 points
Really this is superb wine. Throw in the QPR on futures under 20 bucks and wow.
Red
10/18/2015 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Not much of a wine in my opinion. Way to expensive for what you get. But maybe someone can identify with it. Mainly a qpr issue for me.
Red
2013 David Coffaro Block 4 Dry Creek Valley Red Blend (view label images)
10/18/2015 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Possibly my favorite wine on earth dollar for dollar.
Red
10/18/2015 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Great value. I love this wine. Best kept secret in dry creek.
White
10/18/2015 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Quite crisp and tasty
Red
5/31/2015 - rxlaw95 wrote:
88 points
Interesting development over the past eight years. It's definitely not going to get better. As a single varietal it drinks well. Not going to knock anyone's socks off.
Red
5/17/2015 - rxlaw95 wrote:
90 points
Surprisingly good Zinfandel for a fairly bad growing year.
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Red
4/26/2015 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Wonderful to the last drop. This is the only wine I ever liked from this winery. And this was the best year.
Red
1/10/2015 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Going to hold my rating until we get into the drinking window in a year or two. This one was too early. I wanted to check it and it's tight. Drank over two days. Better on day 2 but I think let this one ride for a year or two.
Red
1/10/2015 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Excellent wine. What can I say. God bless 2007 zins.
Red
1/10/2015 - rxlaw95 wrote:
90 points
Kudos to Castoro for bring this wine at a reasonable price and having it last like a champion wine for 10 years. Loved it.
Red
12/20/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
88 points
This was a lot better than I was hoping for. It actually had texture and drank like a lighter style Bordeaux blend with uncharacteristic fruit
Red
12/20/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Great wine with an interesting blend of grapes. Just fun to try every so often.
Red
12/19/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Still going strong. I love this wine. It's fantastic. Really well made. No hurry to finish this one up but I think it is peaking.
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Red
12/12/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Still liking this one. It just has such an interesting texture and flare of fruit. I like it. Second day today and it is a little more subdued but hanging in there with vacu-vin.
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Red
11/30/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Last of an era. Longhorns won. Couldn't help but drink the wine.
Red
2006 Lambert Bridge Crane Creek Cuvée Dry Creek Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/30/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Have to admit. Well made. Enjoyed the taste and it just typifies a Sonoma county blend wine. Very good. But you pay for it with this winery.
Red
11/30/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
This was fruitier and less tannic than I expected. Last one of the vintage so I have no idea if this is an anomaly.
Red
11/30/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Excellent with plenty more time to go.
Red
10/25/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
This bottle was corked. Having a bad night! This almost never happens. Wish I could upload the picture. Wine all the way to the foil. Too bad. It's weird because the other bottles have been so good and its stored in a 55 degree cellar. Dang.
Red
10/25/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Absolutely awful on every occasion I have had it. Not typical for duckhorn. But it's the reason I stopped buying it. Wondered what 10 years would do. Didn't help.
Red
9/21/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Can't wait for this one to age a bit. Still to early but I think it's going to be special.
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Red
9/4/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
89 points
This was good but not quite great. Has a twang in the middle that I don't care for. But in fairness I popped and poured it over 2 hours. Second hour was way better than the first.
Red
8/17/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
90 points
The has held up well and tastes like it was bottled yesterday. Still quite a bit of heat on tbe front end. But the fruit is vibrant. Really good zin.
Red
2009 Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend Stellenbosch Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/30/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
94 points
This is a QPR rating but wow. Agree that it isn't ready in the sense this will only improve. It's amazing.
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Red
7/13/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
87 points
This one is very serviceable and interesting. I like the texture. It is really heavy wine and had that element of hitting it's peak and just sliding down the backside. ...
Red
7/13/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Drank another one. I love the mouthfeel better than the nose.
Red
7/13/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
93 points
So I love stellenbosch cabs. But for what was an ehhhhh year, this is a really well made cab. It's just got the classic nose and texture. This one will go for years. I will have trouble keeping it but I should probably not touch it for another year and go one a year.
Red
7/13/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
The last bottle from this great vintage and wine maker. I loved every last drop. Thanks Cary. You rock!
Red
7/13/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Still drinking great. A little of the dirty socks over the top smell on the nose but great wine as always.
Red
N.V. Passalacqua Winery Radici Della Famiglia Quattro Dry Creek Valley Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
7/13/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Same as before. Solid and wonderful blend. I'll miss this wine in the future.
Red
7/13/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
90 points
I was right. This one finally came together and reached out like a decent Syrah. Have to say that it's better than the average Bella wine.
Red
7/13/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
90 points
I like this cab but I think it needs substantially more time in the bottle to come together. If you like the cigar and tobacco flavors of stellenbosch this isn't a bad option. But I think it's still too early.
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Red
6/13/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Wow. Jeff. Great job as always.
Red
6/13/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
87 points
Very drinkable. But not necessarily worth the wait. Just good.
Red
6/13/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
94 points
Loved this. Well made. Wow. Everything it promised to be.
Red
6/9/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Wayyyyyyyyyyy too early. But I can't wait for it to come around. I just put the cork in it, and by the third day finally started to open.
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Red
6/9/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Well past peak. Second day under vacu vin was toast.
Red
5/4/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Drinking consistent with my prior 90 point note. Happy with it sitting so far.
Red
5/4/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Still drinking great. Like this vintage. I really am glad I bought futures.
Red
5/4/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
89 points
I enjoyed this bottle. It's an interesting appellation and the zin has a lot of dark fruit and spice. Yum.
Red
5/4/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
87 points
Good for what it is.
Red
5/4/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
I'm just going to drink all but the best 2011 of this. It isn't that interesting and definitely won't hold up over the years. I'll hold the vineyard select awhile but I'm guessing this is all gone before you know it.
Red
5/4/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
88 points
Starting to think the thin 2011 vintage just stayed thin all over California. It isn't bad. It's good. But just doesn't have the longer finish I appreciate. Noting this on all Pinot and cabs too from that vintage. I'm staying away from now on.
Red
3/30/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
89 points
Agree with the comment about 40 bucks being too high and it being about value for a 28 dollar Pinot. Well made but simpler than others in the price range. Still an interesting wine with a lot of typical central coast fruit.
Red
3/30/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
I think is this ready to go and at it's best now.
Red
3/30/2014 - rxlaw95 wrote:
Same as previous tasting. Mostly well rounded and nice fruit.
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