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Red
2014 Kerloo Cellars Malbec "THE APOCALYPSE" Stonetree Vineyard Wahluke Slope
1/20/2017 - Dale M wrote:
89 points
Decanted 2 hrs. To be very clear, this is a quality wine, and I enjoyed the experience overall. But compared to other Kerloo bottles, this didn't have any specicfs that jumped off the page the way past wines did. For example, the 12 malbec had a lovley violet tright, 14 Boushey Mouvedre had a killer old world meets new world feel. This wine had a muddled fruit clarity - I don't think the malbec and cab were a good marriage, at least in this bottle. Drink now.
  • J.L. commented:

    1/21/17, 7:04 PM - Clever choice for inauguration day.

Red
2011 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend
10/9/2015 - Al Doughty wrote:
87 points
Muted aromas of dusty earth, leather and bitter chocolate lead to a palate that is also strangely reticent. There is some chalky dark fruit that turns a little meaty on the mid- palate before some black cherry flavors emerge. Overall a flat and disappointing wine.
  • J.L. commented:

    12/18/16, 4:35 PM - Sounds corked.

Red
2007 Louis Latour Corton Domaine Latour Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir
10/2/2015 - CUTig1 wrote:
84 points
Even after 4 hours of decanting my bottle seemed to hold that almost spent wet cardboard aroma and taste. Drank but didn't enjoy.
  • J.L. commented:

    10/3/15, 8:43 PM - Wet cardboard? Sounds like your bottle had TCA contamination and was flawed.

Red
2007 Boudreaux Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Washington
2/27/2015 - Amerique wrote:
91 points
Chocolate flavors with weedy, short finish
  • J.L. commented:

    2/28/15, 7:32 AM - Weedy as in green, or actual weed?

White
2011 Tranche Cellars Chardonnay Celilo Vineyard Columbia Gorge
11/28/2014 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine:
90 points
Tasty, but with noticeable holes. Not worth the price.
  • J.L. commented:

    2/23/15, 7:43 PM - Agree completely. Funny how you can taste something that isn't there...but it's true.

Red
2009 Clos Pegase Pinot Noir Mitsuko's Vineyard Carneros
8/13/2014 - cuffthis Likes this wine:
90 points
Consistent with the first lot of 5 bottles I've tasted in the past few months, this wine was bright ruby in color and showed black cherry, baking spices and clove on the nose. The mouth feel brought juicy acidity along with tart cranberry and wet granite. The finish was medium in length with good lift and the fruit, tannins and minerality all coming together nicely.

Purchased for $14.99US from winestillsoldout.com, this is an outstanding qpr. It easily drinks like a $30+ bottle. I liked this so much I jumped on an offer from WTSO to buy another 4 bottles. Kudos to WTSO for offering this at a great price.
  • J.L. commented:

    8/14/14, 9:20 PM - So how much do they pay you to cut and paste that with each note?

White - Off-dry
1995 Schwaab-Kiebel Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese Fuder #9 Mosel Saar Ruwer
6/22/2014 - tooch wrote:
91 points
Drinking in a great place. The secondary notes have begun taking over with lychee, petrichor, peach, and pear flavors. Palate is sweet but refined with good balance. Thought this was drinking in a great place.
  • J.L. commented:

    6/28/14, 4:31 PM - Doctor Who fan?

Red
2006 Long Shadows Wineries Pirouette Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
2/22/2014 - BeachBum_73 wrote:
50 points
OMG. Can't believe I laid this down. NFG! longshadows pretends to be a top WA producer, but there wine just doesn't lay-down to stand any scrutiny. Overly tannic when young. FoMunda Cheese after a little aging.
  • J.L. commented:

    2/22/14, 9:25 PM - I'm sitting on one of these. Can you clarify what was wrong with it?

Red
2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
2/14/2014 - JJB1 Likes this wine:
95 points
Foreign matter in bottle?
  • J.L. commented:

    2/15/14, 12:34 PM - What was it?

  • J.L. commented:

    2/16/14, 10:40 AM - Ew. Thanks for responding.

Red
2006 Nicholas Cole Cellars Michele Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
1/26/2014 - mjgkng Likes this wine:
90 points
Really nice red--reminds me of a pinot noir.
  • J.L. commented:

    1/27/14, 7:26 AM - What qualities reminded you of pinot?

  • J.L. commented:

    1/28/14, 7:27 AM - OK thanks! Not trying to challenge you, just curious. Cheers!

Red
2008 OS Winery (Owen Sullivan) Red Table Wine Columbia Valley Red Blend
Unbalance, thin and heavy in the heat category. Maybe this is an off bottle but I wasn't really impressed before. Cooked fruity notes, but no real depth, no decent texture and the lower acidic/ABV imbalance makes me wish i didn't by this stuff at any price. Maybe its totally shit down. I'll hold it for another year, then if still not good I'll cook with it or use it for family who gulp the wine in about 2 seconds. Yes I have some of those. Some might add Sprite or ice cubes too.
  • J.L. commented:

    11/13/13, 9:51 PM - Bit of a Freudian slip there... :)

Red
2006 Nicholas Cole Cellars Michele Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
10/28/2013 - Quarked wrote:
87 points
Slightly metallic nose and taste, dark fruit and leather, but something about this didn't quite work for me, including some sourness that was off-putting.
  • J.L. commented:

    10/28/13, 4:07 PM - Sounds like an off bottle to me. Had one recently and in no way would I call it sour.

Red
2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges Cabernet Franc
6/23/2013 - Endodr wrote:
83 points
Tasted at Vino wine tasting (Hollywood,Florida). This wine had a deep purple color and a very tight nose. After 30 minutes in the glass, there was still very little fruit, and no florals. It's taste was also austere, with dark tart fruit and lots of musty earth. I really tried to like this wine, because I usually enjoy Loire Cab Franc, but I could find very little to go with. I thought that maybe it was a bad bottle, but it was poured by it's distributer, as part of a tasting, and she sampled it as well. Even after the tasting was over, I tried another pour from a bottle that was opened for more than an hour. The distributer's write-up noted tastes of damson plums. When I Googled this plum, it reported that this fruit was "astringent", so maybe this is what the wine is supposed to taste like. I read other favorable tasting notes, so I must be missing something.
  • J.L. commented:

    6/23/13, 8:57 AM - Was it possible the wine was corked and no one caught it?

Red
2010 Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
6/19/2013 - jlhkiss wrote:
85 points
Decanted 3+ hours and had with grilled steak, potatoes and veggies. I like this Cab style - medium-bodied, restrained, elegant - but it's still too young to drink. Tannins and acidity wobbled the structure all over the place. Nothing is integrated and the fruit is completely subdued. Even the nose was hard to pin down. Given the pedigree of this winery, along with a promising core, I'd say it has promise but lay it down until at least 2016.
  • J.L. commented:

    6/20/13, 7:42 AM - Am not understanding why it was scored, since you admit to infanticide :-)

    I like Abeja cabs with 8-10 years of age. Anything less (to me) is a waste of potential.

Red
2006 Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
6/13/2013 - 3marinerfans Likes this wine:
90 points
Third of three at Wapato Point Cellars with Waners & Ricardis on prime rib night but had with dark chocolate mouse(yum!). Nice to end the night with!
  • J.L. commented:

    6/13/13, 10:47 PM - Funny what a difference an S makes :-)

Red
2009 Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
3/26/2013 - Sauvyfan Likes this wine:
88 points
Nearly four hour decant to get anything on the nose. Black fruits begrudgingly emerged but so did the alcohol. Supple texture, very drinkable, long finish, uninteresting. My first shipment is not off to a great start. $45?, really. Makes Januik @ 30 look good.
  • J.L. commented:

    3/27/13, 6:59 AM - I find Abeja cabs show best with 8-10 years of age. Had both a 2002 and a 2003 in the last couple weeks that were integrated and balanced.

  • J.L. commented:

    3/27/13, 9:22 AM - Totally agree. Not to create competition for myself.... but I frequently seek out the older bottles at auction :-)
    Cheers!

White
2010 Stéphane et Vincent Perraud Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Selection des Cognettes Sur Lie Melon de Bourgogne
11/1/2012 - wgmccallum Likes this wine:
87 points
Wonderful sea smell, brine and shrimp (slightly corked), rich round flavor with a good finish, not too acidic.
  • J.L. commented:

    11/1/12, 6:13 PM - How does shrimp = slightly corked?

Red
2005 Reignac Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend
10/20/2012 - Mchang99 wrote:
91 points
- Purple color with medium forming legs and aromas of black currant and raspberry. It's unbalanced and has flavours of raspberry with a medium body. Linear texture with a medium finish.
  • J.L. commented:

    10/20/12, 9:19 AM - 91 points (A-) for unbalanced and linear?

Red
2009 Xavier Vignon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Anonyme Red Rhone Blend
9/21/2012 - klino wrote:
82 points
Very anonyme, like the name suggests.. Incredibly boring smell, completely closed down and very tight even after decanting 2 hours - Taste is a little lighter than you'd expect from a chateauneuf, but still burns with it's alcohol. Parker 96 pts!!??
  • J.L. commented:

    9/21/12, 11:10 AM - Too young.

White - Sparkling
2002 Dom Pérignon Champagne Champagne Blend
8/25/2012 - Henman wrote:
88 points
On the nose a little toast,buttery notes and hints of burned rubber.Dry on the palate, round and smooth, not much fruit left. Slightly bitter finish.
  • J.L. commented:

    8/26/12, 8:42 AM - Burnt rubber? Was the wine flawed?

Red
2007 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard Yakima Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
8/18/2012 - Merzbow wrote:
Sharp sour acidity, unintegrated components, somewhat hidden tannin, harsh dry fruit. Impossible to know what to make of this.
  • J.L. commented:

    8/18/12, 6:51 PM - Corked?

Red
2007 Keller Estate Pinot Noir La Cruz Vineyard Sonoma Coast
7/13/2012 - flyinburrito wrote:
88 points
Dark pale ruby. Initially a mix of strong mint and oak on the nose. After some aeration, the nose calmed down but still displayed a strong oak funk with chocolate and cherry overtones. After some more time, the funk lent itself to more appealing herbs and flowers. There must be some whole cluster here. Rich, supple and spicy on the palate with the flavors mirroring the aromas. Decent finish. Relatively solid.
  • J.L. commented:

    7/13/12, 8:04 PM - Dark pale?

Red
2009 Xavier Vignon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
5/11/2012 - mikeaukenbals wrote:
89 points
big, but not very balanced. lots of heat/alcohol.
  • J.L. commented:

    5/11/12, 7:33 AM - ... Because it's waaaaaay too young.

Red
2009 Chad Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
1/10/2012 - BklynNeophyte wrote:
87 points
Consistently good, everyday drinker +. An unmistakable California pinot. Better than the Benoni, which is also touted by wine access. Comparable: Raul Ibanez.
  • J.L. commented:

    1/10/12, 12:51 PM - lol Raul Ibanez?

Red
2008 Dois Irmãos Winery Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
11/13/2011 - mikeaukenbals wrote:
88 points
meh
  • J.L. commented:

    11/13/11, 4:49 PM - 88 points for meh!? That's a B+.

Red
2006 Nicholas Cole Cellars Camille Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
4/18/2011 - vinole wrote:
89 points
Heavy oak notes dominate this wine currently, though the good news is that the fruit is ample enough to stand up to it and hopefully will integrate with more time. Full bodied fruit of dark cherry, currant, and blackberry, with a smooth finish and fairly silky texture and lower acidity than most WA wines. Hoping that more time in the bottle will see the oak recede which would allow my score to rise.
  • J.L. commented:

    4/18/11, 7:32 PM - Try it on day 2. Completely different wine :)

Red
2004 Nicholas Cole Cellars Camille Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
12/10/2010 - Blue Shorts wrote:
Wonderful wine. It's a horrible shame that they're going out of business. Wonderful people. Decant before drinking, or filter, since there is a large amount of sediment.
  • J.L. commented:

    12/10/10, 7:49 PM - Not so much going out of business, as focusing on family...still, sad news.

Red
2004 Nicholas Cole Cellars Reserve Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
11/21/2010 - wineboat wrote:
92 points
Took it to a dinner and tasted against three other pretty good cabs all of which were appreciated by the group for their own qualities. This was popped and poured and definately opened up as it sat for a while so some decanting would have been in order. Smoothed out over time and a very fine melding of flavors of dark fruit and a bit of a spicey bite came on. Would anticipate that this will continue to mature well.
  • J.L. commented:

    11/21/10, 11:40 AM - The reserve is a blend. Tasting it against cabs doesn't make much sense.

White - Sparkling
N.V. Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut Champagne Blend
11/20/2010 - engelvuori wrote:
75 points
Bit too heavy and not as dry as one could expect from 'Brut'. Do not compare with Moët & Chandon.
  • J.L. commented:

    11/20/10, 8:49 AM - 75. Really?

Red
2007 Silver Falls Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
7/31/2010 - J.L. Does not like this wine:
60 points
extremely acidic
  • J.L. commented:

    8/10/10, 8:19 AM - WTSO refunded.

Red
2005 Levendi Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley
8/8/2010 - Gregg wrote:
Missing a cork! So, yes, it was defective.
  • J.L. commented:

    8/9/10, 8:30 AM - How was that possible?

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