Tasting Notes for xtian

(198 notes on 149 wines)

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Red
9/9/2013 - xtian Likes this wine:
96 points
Rich balanced napa cab. Almost felt like a blend, although bottle indicated only cab. Classic long cab with tremendous class and phenominal richness.
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Red
9/9/2013 - xtian Likes this wine:
100 points
Superb wine. Really incredible richness, full flavors, and incredible finesse. Not an edge, long finish, and incredibly integrated terroir. It is not minerally, and not fruity, but the incredible balance of both.
Red
3/11/2013 - xtian wrote:
93 points
Very concentrated and rich. Gave me a bit of a hangover / headache the next day, but was worth it.
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Red
2005 Château Lascombes Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/4/2013 - xtian wrote:
92 points
A bit restrained but absolutely lovely.
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Red
3/4/2013 - xtian wrote:
94 points
Was rich and smooth and a bit sweeter than I remembered. Not a hard edge to be found.
White
1/21/2013 - xtian wrote:
96 points
Clouldy gold, and intensely rich flavor of honeydew and lychee.
Red
2005 Château Lascombes Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/7/2013 - xtian wrote:
91 points
Very restrained with a hidden core of fruit. A little herbal.
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Red
11/4/2012 - xtian Likes this wine:
91 points
I was disappointed in this wine. It was good but not great, and I had higher hopes for it.
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Red
12/17/2012 - xtian wrote:
95 points
Had at Manresa - Was fantastic. Balanced, rich, integrated. Did not overpower the food and was a great complement to the amazing food experience.
White
12/8/2012 - xtian wrote:
94 points
Amazing flavor and intensity. Love it!
The wine looks Yellow gold colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Lemon, Pineapple, and Honeysuckle. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Silky texture. The wine finishes Medium.
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Red
11/30/2012 - xtian wrote:
93 points
Really fabulous CDP - full, rich, and yet tight and precise. Loved it.
The wine looks Crimson colored. The legs are Medium.
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Red
10/31/2012 - xtian wrote:
89 points
Smooth and good but without much fruit or complexity.
Red
10/28/2012 - xtian wrote:
95 points
Very nice and concentrated. Lots of complexity with a very long finish. Did not disappoint.
Red
10/22/2012 - xtian wrote:
94 points
Very smooth, like a nice CdP with just a light amount of minerality.
Red
9/27/2012 - xtian wrote:
94 points
Was good but too tight to taste and judge.
Red
9/22/2012 - xtian wrote:
95 points
Incredibly smooth and balanced. Not overly big or massive in the mouth, but not restrained either. Very nice when elegance is the right answer.
White
8/12/2012 - xtian wrote:
91 points
A little acidy to start but strong apple, grapefruit, and citris.
Red
8/12/2012 - xtian wrote:
94 points
This delivered the goods. Unlike the 08's aroma which I thought was overbearing and too pruney, this had an amazing bouquet and was full, integrated, and rich and yet light at the same time. Drank over two nights and loved it.
Red
8/10/2012 - xtian wrote:
91 points
Smooth and very good but not as much stuffing as I had remembered. Seemed nice but more simple than I have had with other Donelan / Pax wines.
Red
8/6/2012 - xtian wrote:
94 points
Truly outstanding - big fruit, velvety tannins and balanced. A bit restrained given its age but classic bordeaux.
Red
8/6/2012 - xtian wrote:
87 points
Didn't like this.
Red
7/31/2012 - xtian wrote:
94 points
Rockin' syrah with chocolate, raspberry and a full throttle, visceral mouthfeel and finish.
Red
7/30/2012 - xtian wrote:
92 points
Really a very good wine and value.
Red
7/30/2012 - xtian wrote:
88 points
Pleasant pinot with nice balance and fruit. Strong cherry taste. I was expecting something more burgundian, but was met with a nice balance cali pinot.
White
7/29/2012 - xtian wrote:
92 points
Lovely, balanced Chardonnay. Burgundian in style and perfect with the Thai food.
Red
7/23/2012 - xtian wrote:
92 points
Super smooth, that is all though. Not too much richness or complexity. Sexy, but simple.
Red
2008 Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/21/2012 - xtian wrote:
91 points
Rich and chocolately but a bit rough.
Red
7/21/2012 - xtian wrote:
95 points
Very smooth, balanced and rich. Not overdone in any way. Not a hard edge to be found. Very nice.
Red
6/1/2012 - xtian wrote:
92 points
Got increasingly better throughout the evening and was by the end signing --- with elegance and finesse.
Red
5/22/2012 - xtian wrote:
88 points
Really delightful wine. Medium bodied with no green notes - lovely fruit and acidity. Nice upside given the negative press on the vintage and value pricing on the wine.
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Red
4/27/2012 - xtian wrote:
92 points
Superbly smooth and fresh, but agree with prior comments that the complexity and depth is not there. No hard edges, but not a ton of of complexity either.
Red
2004 Pax Cuvée Moriah Sonoma County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
4/26/2012 - xtian wrote:
88 points
A little bitter and hot. No decanting but at this age it shouldn't need it, I would think.
Red
3/19/2012 - xtian wrote:
91 points
Big fruit and nice balance. A little more jammy than I remember but excellent.
Red
3/12/2012 - xtian wrote:
95 points
Just awesome. Rich, smooth, smoky chocolate.
Red
3/9/2012 - xtian wrote:
92 points
Improved significantly over the last five months. Still young and a bit restrained, but classic rich cab with very european styling and balance. Will get more.
Red
3/5/2012 - xtian wrote:
92 points
Started off a bit too soft and flat but with air became much more typical of turley's tasty zins. I suspect it needs more bottle age but sufficient air helps.
Red
3/5/2012 - xtian wrote:
94 points
Super smooth and rich. Not a hard edge to be found and high but well integrated alcohol.
White
2/8/2012 - xtian wrote:
93 points
Exceptionally fresh and crisp. Grapefruit, citrus and nicely integrated fruit.
Red
2/8/2012 - xtian wrote:
92 points
Very dark and rustic. Feel the terroir dominated the fruit in a significant way and that it needed more time.
Red
12/28/2011 - xtian wrote:
93 points
Big and rich, but a bit disjointed / edgy.
Red
12/14/2011 - xtian wrote:
91 points
smooth and rich.
Red
12/12/2011 - xtian wrote:
84 points
A bit fizzy and uneven this time.
Red
2005 Château Puygueraud Bordeaux Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/30/2011 - xtian wrote:
85 points
Perfect tuesday night wine. Not too special and certainly not bad, however, if you forget to recork it and it goes to waste, no tears shed.
Red
11/28/2011 - xtian wrote:
91 points
Agreed - Approachable and delicious.
Red
11/28/2011 - xtian wrote:
87 points
Was disappointed in this. A bit too pruney in the nose and mouth.
Red
2005 Château Puygueraud Bordeaux Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/22/2011 - xtian wrote:
86 points
Better than expected. Nothing special, but not bad either. Very good "tuesday" wine. Would not do on any reasonably good occasion.
Red
2005 Château Pedesclaux Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/22/2011 - xtian wrote:
50 points
Poured it down the drain. Tasted like acid.
Red
11/22/2011 - xtian wrote:
90 points
Okay - a little effervescent for me this evening.
Red
11/17/2011 - xtian wrote:
94 points
WOTN - Very nice, smooth, integrated, and fruit forward. No heat, all balance and finesse.
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