Tasting Notes for shellywine

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Red
8/11/2019 - shellywine wrote:
92 points
Very nice. Popped and poured. Beautiful color, soft floral nose with hints of lavender, longish finish. Would definitely purchase again. Good qpr.
Red
7/15/2019 - shellywine wrote:
96 points
After opening and an initial taste, recorked and drank the next night. All comments are per day 2. Incredible nose, no need to drink. But when tasted, a full, rich fruit filled experience with a very long finish.
Red
3/26/2019 - shellywine wrote:
95 points
Drank this side by side with the "normal" Donum Russian River Pinot. The Reserve is just more of everything that made the non-reserve great. This and West Slope always deliver. For this wine, the nose encourages you to just smell it all night, but this would be a mistake as you would miss out on the incredibly long finish.
Red
3/26/2019 - shellywine wrote:
93 points
Don't know the right words, but this is a great wine and is drinking very well right now. Very aromatic with a full and long lasting finish. A small amount of sharpness on the finish kept it from scoring higher
Red
1/29/2019 - shellywine Likes this wine:
93 points
Side by side tasting of Clone 4 and Clone 6 of 2009 Beckstoffer To-Kalon, Both decanted for 3+ hours. The Clone 6 was a slight winner based on its more balanced and longer finish.
Red
1/29/2019 - shellywine Likes this wine:
94 points
Side by side tasting of Clone 4 and Clone 6 of 2009 Beckstoffer To-Kalon, Both decanted for 3+ hours. The Clone 6 was a slight winner based on its more balanced and longer finish.
Red
1/2/2019 - shellywine wrote:
95 points
Wow. Drank this very young, but it still delivered. We are not ones to identify the specifics. However, this wine had a beautiful nose and a pleasantly long finish. Another Donum success. How do they do it over and over??
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Red
11/1/2018 - shellywine wrote:
90 points
2 hour decant. It was good but not great. Not much of a nose but a nice long finish. I had expected better.
Red
8/13/2018 - shellywine wrote:
89 points
Low key floral notes, reasonable fruit on palette but a little green, medium to long finish. I’ve had better wines from Gap’s Crown.
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Red
5/15/2018 - shellywine wrote:
94 points
This wine was terrific, but the nine oaks version was even better. The blending of flavors delivered by the different barrel components works well to our tastes.
Red
4/28/2018 - shellywine wrote:
94 points
No surprise, the beautiful floral nose was followed by an elegant berry rich taste which continued to evolve during its long finish. Another superior Pinot from Donum.
Red
2/10/2018 - shellywine wrote:
94 points
A terrific West Slope. Fragrant nose and a super long finish. This is why you purchase Donum West Slope. It will be even better in a few years.
Red
11/20/2016 - shellywine Likes this wine:
94 points
This is drinking really well right now. Great aromatic nose and a fruitful and long finish. Wow!!
Red
8/20/2016 - shellywine Likes this wine:
94 points
After a one hour decant, this was very good. Rich and full mouth feel and a long finish. We liked it.
Red
2009 Del Dotto The David Howell Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/29/2016 - shellywine Likes this wine:
94 points
Great nose, smooth and long finish, a big cab. Drinking very well now. Best to give it an hour or so decant to let it breath.
Red
6/26/2016 - shellywine Likes this wine:
92 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like black currant (cassis), espresso and light toast. The body is medium/full. The wine has round texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity. Hey, we liked it. Might be better in a few years, but get this now and enjoy it over the next few years.
Red
6/23/2016 - shellywine Likes this wine:
94 points
Tasted on two different occasions. A bit young, but give this a few years and it will be terrific. We like good fruit on the nose and a long smooth finish and this had both of these characteristics. A big, bold California Cab.
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Red
2/21/2016 - shellywine wrote:
90 points
Took several hours to open up after decanting. Nice floral nose but a bit too acidic for my taste.
Red
5/12/2015 - shellywine Likes this wine:
94 points
WOW, great nose, great long finish. What more?
Red
9/12/2014 - shellywine wrote:
91 points
A solid Merlot but nothing extra special.
Red
7/17/2014 - shellywine wrote:
93 points
This is drinking very well right now. Still plenty of fruit in the nose and taste. Very smooth/long finish. If you have this in your cellar, try it now but save some for more aging.
Red
6/2/2014 - shellywine Likes this wine:
95 points
Decanted for about 2 hours. Soft nose of a Cabernet from this Merlot ( Dark fruits). Balanced taste with multiple layers and a very long finish with just a hint of a tannins that indicate this will only get better.
Red
6/2/2014 - shellywine wrote:
92 points
The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are slow. There is light sediment in the bottle. It smells like black currant (cassis). The body is medium/full. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity. Overall, very nice.
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Red
2008 Gemstone Facets Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/8/2014 - shellywine Likes this wine:
92 points
Nose is a 90, finish is a 94. Very nice
Red
1/18/2014 - shellywine wrote:
95 points
Huge and beautiful dark fruit nose upon opening. Decanted for 5 hours (for no good reason) and it delivered a wonderful, smooth and long finish. Drinking very well now.
Red
2006 Robert Keenan Winery Side by Side Spring Mountain District Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/8/2013 - shellywine wrote:
90 points
May have more potential in future, for now it is merely pleasant. Somewhat sharp even after three hours of decant.
Red
8/11/2013 - shellywine wrote:
95 points
Drinking very well now. 3 hour decant. Multi layered nose and long smooth finish.
Red
8/11/2013 - shellywine wrote:
94 points
After 4 hour decant was truly remarkable.
Red
8/10/2013 - shellywine Likes this wine:
95 points
Wow, beautiful nose with a long smooth finish. Great balance.
Red
7/18/2013 - shellywine Likes this wine:
94 points
Took two bottles to a dinner with friends. Even with an hour of decant everyone was very pleased with this wine. Great beginning, middle and an extended finish. Will be even better in a year or so.
Red
2/28/2013 - shellywine wrote:
94 points
This is tasting great at this time. Sorry not to have more descriptive info, it it is very good.
Red
1/8/2013 - shellywine wrote:
93 points
Decanted for 2.5 hours. Distinct raspberry, cherry, red-fruit nose. Wonderful fruit filled taste which continues to evolve to a very smooth finish. This is drinking very well right now.
Red
10/27/2012 - shellywine wrote:
94 points
Decanted 2 hours. What a great wine, but will be even better with another year or two.
Red
5/20/2012 - shellywine wrote:
91 points
Great nose with a long finish. Drinking great now. Glad we have several more to see what more age will add.
Red
1/20/2012 - shellywine wrote:
93 points
Decanted for two hours. A nice fruit forward nose with a very smooth and long finish. We like this wine. Very drinkable right now.
Red
1/20/2012 - shellywine wrote:
89 points
Decanted for one hour. Subdued floral nose of light red fruit with a nuance of cedar. Pleasant but not notable on the palate with a mid length finish. A nice wine but for the price not one I would repurchase.
Red
12/25/2011 - shellywine wrote:
98 points
Deep and dark fruit nose with a very long +60 second aftertaste on the palate. You have to give this time to breathe, plus 1 hour decant. Its great now, I can only imagine how this will be with a few more years of age.
Red
12/3/2011 - shellywine wrote:
93 points
We think Parker has this right on. We decanted for three hours and are enjoying after dinner. Should be even better next year.
Red
12/3/2011 - shellywine wrote:
89 points
Decanted for two hours. Nice nose and good but not very long finish. Stood up well to semi-spicy shrimp.
Red
11/28/2011 - shellywine wrote:
90 points
Decanted for 1 to 2 hours. Second glass opened nicely with lavender and berry nose. Finish was good, but more aging needed to smooth and elongate the finish. Overall, we like this one.
Red
5/3/2011 - shellywine wrote:
90 points
Decanted for one hour. Dark ruby color. Full bodied nose with dark fruits, cherry and blackberry. A pleasant smooth mouth with restrained tannins and a finish that lasts for 30 seconds.
Red
1/25/2011 - shellywine wrote:
92 points
Drinking well now. 1 hour decant. Enjoyable nose of dark fruit. Smooth finish.
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