Tasting Notes for H*3

(100 notes on 86 wines)

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Red
12/11/2018 - H*3 Likes this wine:
93 points
Drank over a few days via Coravin, in a great spot now.
Red
9/8/2017 - H*3 wrote:
92 points
Drinking great with plenty of life left
Red
10/24/2015 - H*3 Likes this wine:
92 points
Always like the wines from outpost and this doesn't disappoint.
Red
1999 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/26/2015 - H*3 Likes this wine:
92 points
Still holding up well. Enjoy them now if you have any left, still in a good place.
Red
6/3/2015 - H*3 wrote:
94 points
Tart cherry goodness with a streak of minerality and a touch of earthiness. Full of life. Outstanding!
Red
5/29/2015 - H*3 wrote:
93 points
Took few hours to open up and evolve but once it did it was great. Interesting nose with red fruit and licorice notes. Still full of life. Should continue to drink well over the next few years.
Red
2002 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/19/2015 - H*3 wrote:
flawed
Badly Corked
Red
4/29/2015 - H*3 wrote:
88 points
Drink soon.
Red
4/21/2015 - H*3 wrote:
89 points
Better than my expectations. Still has nice depth of fruit and some earthiness. Lacks a bit of structure but overall enjoyable. Drink soon.
Red
3/11/2015 - H*3 Likes this wine:
95 points
In a great place right now! Incredible depth and a finish that goes on and on.
Red
3/7/2015 - H*3 wrote:
92 points
Drinking nicely. Very dark in color with lots of blue/black fruit remaining. Nicely integrated tannins.
Red
3/3/2015 - H*3 wrote:
92 points
In great shape. Deep purple in color with a lot of dark fruit flavors.
Red
2/21/2015 - H*3 wrote:
85 points
Past prime. Drinkable but clearly in significant decline.
Red
2/11/2015 - H*3 wrote:
88 points
Nice earthiness and a bit of tobacco. A bit one dimensional.
Red
2004 Behrens & Hitchcock Alder Springs Cuvée Mendocino County Red Bordeaux Blend
2/10/2015 - H*3 wrote:
flawed
Corked
Red
1997 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/3/2015 - H*3 Likes this wine:
93 points
Really nice bottle. Loads of earthiness and tobacco. Retains some nice fruit and good structure as well. This bottle was in great shape and I'd say bottles stored under good conditions have life left but I'd also recommend drinking them now and enjoy!
Red
1/27/2015 - H*3 Likes this wine:
94 points
Young, bright, with great energy. Beautiful dark fruit with a hint of vanilla in the background. Amazing texture and mouthfeel. Finish sails on and on.... One of the best '11s I've tasted to date. It will be fun to see how this evolves over time.
Red
1/25/2015 - H*3 wrote:
93 points
Consistent with 9/18/2014 note. Sadly our last '04.
Red
1/22/2015 - H*3 wrote:
94 points
Outstanding! Great purity and balance. In a great spot right now.
Red
1/20/2015 - H*3 Likes this wine:
94 points
Last bottle of the '05. Still Stunning with a lot of life left. Love the depth and concentration balanced with significant minerality. Always a favorite and this bottle did not disappoint.
Red
1/4/2015 - H*3 wrote:
92 points
Nice dark blue fruit backbone. Still drinking very well.
White
12/20/2014 - H*3 wrote:
90 points
One of the longest times between initial access to finishing a bottle of any Coravin bottles we've had to date. Originally accessed on 8/18/14 with one access sometime in the fall and then finished 12/20/14. Amazingly consistent across the three tastings.
Red
2000 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/20/2014 - H*3 wrote:
91 points
From 1.5L. Nice core of deep fruit flavors still present with very soft tannins. This vintage of Pahlmeyer lacks a little of the wineries signature depth and nuisance it's still very enjoyable and surprisingly youthful. Likely helped by being from a 1.5L bottle.
Red
12/20/2014 - H*3 wrote:
90 points
From 1.5L, Showed nicely especially given it's age and being from a weaker vintage. Very balanced. Enjoyed the earthiness and tobacco notes.
Red
12/13/2014 - H*3 Likes this wine:
91 points
Plenty of life left. Deep, dark, concentrated goodness.
Red
11/27/2014 - H*3 Likes this wine:
93 points
Still drinking great!
Red
2010 Quintessa Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/8/2014 - H*3 wrote:
92 points
Delicious. Drank after a short decant. Beautiful fruit and creamy mouthfeel with a hint of vanilla note.
Red
1999 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/1/2014 - H*3 wrote:
91 points
Consistent with 10/1/14 tasting note.
Red
10/30/2014 - H*3 wrote:
91 points
In a very drinkable place right now. Still has a core of fruit remaining and tannins very integrated w/ a dusty earthy mouth feel. Long finish. Don't see these improving from here but should be enjoyable over the near term.
Red
10/27/2014 - H*3 wrote:
92 points
Meaty, Dark, Delicious
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Red
10/22/2014 - H*3 wrote:
92 points
Sadly my last bottle of the '09. Still a big and bold. A wonderful Howell Mountain Zinfandel.
Red
10/15/2014 - H*3 wrote:
90 points
Nice and fully mature. Will probably continue to drink well for the near-term but don't see it will improving from here.
Red
10/3/2014 - H*3 Likes this wine:
93 points
Amazing and still very youthful with much life ahead of it. Lot's of dark fruit with the structure to be nicely balanced. Incredibly long finish.
Red
1999 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/1/2014 - H*3 wrote:
92 points
Still drinking well. Soft Tannin with a nice core of fruit remaining.
Red
9/18/2014 - H*3 Likes this wine:
93 points
Enjoyed in celebration of national cheeseburger day! Always like this wine. The 2004 is in a really nice place right now and drinking great. Balanced with plenty of fruit but also developing nice secondary flavors. Finish goes on and on.
Red
8/1/2014 - H*3 wrote:
89 points
Surprisingly good. A bit past prime perhaps but still retains great balance and purity. Very enjoyable. If you still have any of these drink soon.
Red
5/14/2014 - H*3 wrote:
89 points
Much better than I had expected. Silky smooth with cherry and earth notes.
Red
4/5/2014 - H*3 Likes this wine:
91 points
Held a casual wine night with friends w/ the following quick notes on the wines:

2010 Failla Chardonnay - 88, yellowing in color and with fruit a bit faded but enjoyable.

1999 Nickel & Nickel Sullenger - spoiled

1995 Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, Very enjoyable w/ cigar box notes at the forefront.

1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, mature with much oak and earth.

1999 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, smooth and very integrated. I'd say past prime but still enjoyable.

2002 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, surprisingly youthful fruit w/ nicely integrated tanins. Easy drinking.

1996 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 91, probably the biggest surprise of the night. Retains some nice tart berry notes along with a complex nose, fully integrated tannins, and a nice long finish. Fully mature but probably will hold for several more years.

2011 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon - 92, Youthful and juicy and at the same time has great balance. Yum!
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Red
4/5/2014 - H*3 wrote:
90 points
Held a casual wine night with friends w/ the following quick notes on the wines:

2010 Failla Chardonnay - 88, yellowing in color and with fruit a bit faded but enjoyable.

1999 Nickel & Nickel Sullenger - spoiled

1995 Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, Very enjoyable w/ cigar box notes at the forefront.

1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, mature with much oak and earth.

1999 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, smooth and very integrated. I'd say past prime but still enjoyable.

2002 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, surprisingly youthful fruit w/ nicely integrated tanins. Easy drinking.

1996 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 91, probably the biggest surprise of the night. Retains some nice tart berry notes along with a complex nose, fully integrated tannins, and a nice long finish. Fully mature but probably will hold for several more years.

2011 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon - 92, Youthful and juicy and at the same time has great balance. Yum!
Red
4/5/2014 - H*3 wrote:
89 points
Held a casual wine night with friends w/ the following quick notes on the wines:

2010 Failla Chardonnay - 88, yellowing in color and with fruit a bit faded but enjoyable.

1999 Nickel & Nickel Sullenger - spoiled

1995 Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, Very enjoyable w/ cigar box notes at the forefront.

1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, mature with much oak and earth.

1999 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, smooth and very integrated. I'd say past prime but still enjoyable.

2002 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, surprisingly youthful fruit w/ nicely integrated tanins. Easy drinking.

1996 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 91, probably the biggest surprise of the night. Retains some nice tart berry notes along with a complex nose, fully integrated tannins, and a nice long finish. Fully mature but probably will hold for several more years.

2011 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon - 92, Youthful and juicy and at the same time has great balance. Yum!
Red
4/5/2014 - H*3 Likes this wine:
92 points
Held a casual wine night with friends w/ the following quick notes on the wines:

2010 Failla Chardonnay - 88, yellowing in color and with fruit a bit faded but enjoyable.

1999 Nickel & Nickel Sullenger - spoiled

1995 Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, Very enjoyable w/ cigar box notes at the forefront.

1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, mature with much oak and earth.

1999 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, smooth and very integrated. I'd say past prime but still enjoyable.

2002 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, surprisingly youthful fruit w/ nicely integrated tanins. Easy drinking.

1996 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 91, probably the biggest surprise of the night. Retains some nice tart berry notes along with a complex nose, fully integrated tannins, and a nice long finish. Fully mature but probably will hold for several more years.

2011 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon - 92, Youthful and juicy and at the same time has great balance. Yum!
Red
4/5/2014 - H*3 wrote:
90 points
Held a casual wine night with friends w/ the following quick notes on the wines:

2010 Failla Chardonnay - 88, yellowing in color and with fruit a bit faded but enjoyable.

1999 Nickel & Nickel Sullenger - spoiled

1995 Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, Very enjoyable w/ cigar box notes at the forefront.

1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, mature with much oak and earth.

1999 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, smooth and very integrated. I'd say past prime but still enjoyable.

2002 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, surprisingly youthful fruit w/ nicely integrated tanins. Easy drinking.

1996 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 91, probably the biggest surprise of the night. Retains some nice tart berry notes along with a complex nose, fully integrated tannins, and a nice long finish. Fully mature but probably will hold for several more years.

2011 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon - 92, Youthful and juicy and at the same time has great balance. Yum!
Red
4/5/2014 - H*3 wrote:
90 points
Held a casual wine night with friends w/ the following quick notes on the wines:

2010 Failla Chardonnay - 88, yellowing in color and with fruit a bit faded but enjoyable.

1999 Nickel & Nickel Sullenger - spoiled

1995 Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, Very enjoyable w/ cigar box notes at the forefront.

1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, mature with much oak and earth.

1999 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, smooth and very integrated. I'd say past prime but still enjoyable.

2002 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, surprisingly youthful fruit w/ nicely integrated tanins. Easy drinking.

1996 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 91, probably the biggest surprise of the night. Retains some nice tart berry notes along with a complex nose, fully integrated tannins, and a nice long finish. Fully mature but probably will hold for several more years.

2011 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon - 92, Youthful and juicy and at the same time has great balance. Yum!
Red
4/5/2014 - H*3 wrote:
flawed
Held a casual wine night with friends w/ the following quick notes on the wines:

2010 Failla Chardonnay - 88, yellowing in color and with fruit a bit faded but enjoyable.

1999 Nickel & Nickel Sullenger - spoiled

1995 Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, Very enjoyable w/ cigar box notes at the forefront.

1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, mature with much oak and earth.

1999 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, smooth and very integrated. I'd say past prime but still enjoyable.

2002 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, surprisingly youthful fruit w/ nicely integrated tanins. Easy drinking.

1996 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 91, probably the biggest surprise of the night. Retains some nice tart berry notes along with a complex nose, fully integrated tannins, and a nice long finish. Fully mature but probably will hold for several more years.

2011 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon - 92, Youthful and juicy and at the same time has great balance. Yum!
White
4/5/2014 - H*3 wrote:
88 points
Held a casual wine night with friends w/ the following quick notes on the wines:

2010 Failla Chardonnay - 88, yellowing in color and with fruit a bit faded but enjoyable.

1999 Nickel & Nickel Sullenger - spoiled

1995 Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, Very enjoyable w/ cigar box notes at the forefront.

1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, mature with much oak and earth.

1999 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, smooth and very integrated. I'd say past prime but still enjoyable.

2002 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, surprisingly youthful fruit w/ nicely integrated tanins. Easy drinking.

1996 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 91, probably the biggest surprise of the night. Retains some nice tart berry notes along with a complex nose, fully integrated tannins, and a nice long finish. Fully mature but probably will hold for several more years.

2011 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon - 92, Youthful and juicy and at the same time has great balance. Yum!
Red
2/26/2014 - H*3 wrote:
88 points
Unfortunately this bottle seemed past it's prime. Drank over several nights via Coravin with consistent notes each time. Mainly secondary flavors with fully resolved tannins.
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