Tasting Notes for jfkwines

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Red
3/1/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
90 points
opened and aired for an hour. First glass was kinda flat and we expressed some concern. Drank the rest with a seasoned Rib Eye ad the flavor was greatly enhanced by the steak. i would not say that the wine needed more time but this bottle seemed to find the right spot integration wise along with a steak. The tannins have softened and it held texture and mouth feel while still offering Cabernet depth . Upon looking at our previous experience with this wine, I recommend drinking soon and pair with red meat
Red
2/19/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
Pop and poured.. Definetly needs air. Not at the finish line yet. I will post a further notes after drinking one properly decanted
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Red
2/17/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
Possibly corked. Will judge further tomorrow
Red
2/15/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
91 points
Very youthful . Great full mouth feel. Food pairing was Detroit style pizza, lots of tomatoes and cheese, so salt was prevelant. Wine held up well.
Red
2/8/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
89 points
Very young, but in a good youthful fruity and spicy spot. Drink now or hold
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Red
1/26/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
90 points
Really good right now. Still young but in a good place
Red
1/28/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
91 points
Regret. I wish I had waited to open this one. It is so promising. But alas we have no more. If you are craving a youthful Zin that drinks well. Go now. If you can hold please do. I wish you no regrets
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Red
1/23/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
One of many consumed that day but it killed.
Red
1/12/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
92 points
Last 750 of the lot. Still have a magnum, sowed a slight sign of fading versus other bottles freshness but on it's own, it had a terrific nose on opening. Slightly rustic in the mouth, that Syrah iron/ferrous taste I seem to find was likely the cause. Enjoyed with hamburgers and the burger fat was perfect for the wine. Saved some for the next day and it was soft and fruity. Definitely still good to go. Not sure it has a full year more but if you don't drink now, pull them out next fall)/winter
Red
1/11/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
91 points
Room to grow. Nice bottle, opened up smoothly over the night
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Red
1/5/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
90 points
Left to open for two or three hours with just a small amount removed (audouze method). Fading on initial smell or taste but held up very nicely to hamburgers and I am looking forward to having younger Petite Syrah and Petite Sirah with burgers again soon .
Red
2010 Carlisle Three Birds Sonoma County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
12/24/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
91 points
Killer integration in a great place right now.
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Red
1/4/2019 - jfkwines wrote:
88 points
Good, enjoyable, not as fruit forward as some. Paired with Roast Chicken fairly well and whole bottle was consumed
Red
2005 Cain Vineyard & Winery Cain Five Spring Mountain District Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/21/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
87 points
To much cab franc and not enough other wines
Red
2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/21/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
91 points
From half bottle, decanted for three hours. Still needs time, nice flavor coming through and tannins are beginning to soften but we are not necessarily seeing the fruit forwardness of some 07's and likely will end up with a beautiful wine with time
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Red
12/14/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
88 points
A bit too fruit forward at this point in the aging process. I was looking for a bit more depth. I imagine this should mean the wine will age longer but I don't see where integration of tannin or oak is co m.k ing from at this point. A good drinking wine just a bit lighter than I was expecting both from Rivers Marie and a 2007
Red
12/8/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
91 points
Drank nicely let sit open for 2+ hours. Stormg mouth feel, slight fruit, lots of texture. Last of the vintage for us.
Red
11/30/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
90 points
Great wine with Zin like Flavors except add some white pepper. First Carlisle PS and we liked it a good bit. As far as a drinking window goes, we have one more and I'm I'm no rush to get to it.
Red
12/6/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
92 points
Pop and pour. First 07 RM for us very smooth, almost too smooth.After initial taster, paired with a NY Strip. Held it's own and was even better than the first glass without the steak. However the lack of tannins keeps the wine from a higher score. Drink now as integration is complete and the wine will not get any better but is in a great spot now
White
11/22/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
92 points
Food and Wine magazine got this one right. It killed with Thanksgiving appetizers and held upon well with Turkey. Golden color and buttery mouth feel, I felt honeysuckle and a slight hint of golden rod made this a terrific choice for tonight.
Red
11/22/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
92 points
Damn good with Thanksgiving bird. Opened and let sit for 3 hours, drank over the next 4. Very accessible and very food friendly. A bit more berry than Zin bramble but Integrated and tasty.
I left a glass for further assessment tomorrow
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Red
2008 Carlisle Two Acres Russian River Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
11/15/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
92 points
Over two nights, flat bottom decant used. Sane as 07, in a great place integration wise with out dominant Syrah characteristics
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Red
2007 Carlisle Two Acres Russian River Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
11/16/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
91 points
Great shap, nice integration, not Syrah heavy at all
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Red
11/11/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
90 points
In a perfect spot that is near the end for you Burg fans. That cherry, fruit mouth feel is rightthere nd I do not think it wil be there for much longer. Paired with a silky Chicken Broth nd it drank deliciou
Red - Fortified
11/10/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
89 points
Just below outstanding. Very accessible and drinkable, plum, apricot and hint of tangerine
Red
2005 Betz Family Clos de Betz Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/2/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
not my cup of tea. Not sure how i feel what i have left
Red
11/4/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
starting to turn into tat burgundian style that so may of you love. Not my style though.
Red
10/26/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
89 points
Good, tight on opening. Still has time
Red
10/22/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
93 points
Time to drink. fruit is fully integrated and tannins are softened. Unless you are a fan f the next stage of Syrah, when fruit is a bit stewed, drink this between now and the upcoming holidays.
You can thank me later
That being said, wine is delicious and drinking it now will be rewarding because the mouthfeel is delicious and the flavor show blueberry, a hint of zest and subtle oak. What is lacking in youthfulness and freshness is instead replaced by a perfectly ready 11 year old Syrah
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Red
10/7/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
Wierd bottle could not seem to open up. Just stayed tight. Drank over three nights and it pened slowly over the three nights. Unlike our previous bottle two weeks before that was amazing. No score given too odd
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Red
10/10/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
92 points
Really great spot, cherries abound, integrated tannins. I think this is the end of the prme drinking window
Red
9/30/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
88 points
Bricking is beginning. drink now. Still good integration and Zin characteristics throughout
Red
9/20/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
91 points
Popped and poured. Very accessible and nice fruit up front softens as it goes to the back. No reason to wait for pruning, drink now
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Red
9/10/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
Opened too early. Too much earthiness
Red
9/15/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
92 points
Popped and poured. Really in a great spot.
Red
9/8/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
88 points
Very drinkable as far as integration goes but fading. Not a ton of fruit. Leaning towards an older burgandy style which I am not a fan of while many of you are.
Red
8/26/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
92 points
Pop and poured,, 2nd Carlisle of the evening, got smoother from the first glass till the end. Still drinking beautiful
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Red
8/26/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
91 points
Fruit paired well with a sweeter balsamic pork. Very alive but not going to get better. Drink now
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Red
8/10/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
97 points
Wow. I mean wow. This wine has depth, richess and full mouthfeel. The only reason it did not get a higher score was the fruit was. Slightly muted. But the cherry kix with red berries was present in the back of the mouth. This was popped and poured within 1 hour and consumed in less than 2 ,hours but the results were great. We have one left and I fully plan on taking advantage of the great window this is in before Thanksgiving
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Red
8/2/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
90 points
Pop and pour, still drinking great. Fresh, crisp with fruit. Hint of Zin spice on the front and very drinkable throughout
White
6/8/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
Not where I recalled the previous bottles being. More perephin with a slight hint of vanilla
White
5/28/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
88 points
Fading but not dead. Drink this summer
Red
4/20/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
92 points
Decanted 2-3 hours left a glass overnight. Soft, integrated lush, this is good wine in a good drinking window. Held up great to ribeye and against Karl Lawrence same vintage and vineyard. Differences in blend and style were obvious but played well with each other. This wine is very accessible now. Can't really guess how long t will be in the window so drink up.
Red
4/20/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
92 points
Decanted 2-3 hours glass held over till next day. Tannic with Rich oak flavor, needs to soften a bit for more fruit. Held up well to grill ribeye. Paired with 2005 Realm from same vineyard which was much softer due to blend, I assume.
White
4/21/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
Deep golden yellow color, sweet mouth but not crazy sugar. Feel confident in opening with szechuan food
White
4/23/2018 - jfkwines wrote:
A bit of barnyard that blew off in the glass. Very yellow and some decent life in it. Good with numbing spice chicken butter with three mushroom stirfry
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