Tasting Notes for ms808

(38 notes on 37 wines)

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Red
1/28/2014 - ms808 Likes this wine:
94 points
One of the best nose I've smelled. Uniquely soda like (cherry cola, root beer, very distinct and persistent. Some aging color. On the palate, bright and complex. Good fruit and terroir. Probaly good for another 3-5 years
Red
4/13/2012 - ms808 wrote:
89 points
Had with Easter feast. Purchased the bottle during our honeymoon in napa at the actual winery in 2003.

Good fruit, settled texture, complex, cigar box, maybe some rose pedals. Good time to drink, but don't wait too much longer.

Enjoyed w/ wife and family
Red
9/26/2011 - ms808 wrote:
92 points
Lush and very settled from the aging. All signs of aging are here from the nose and taste, in a good way. Smokderig bitter chocolate, fruits with vanilla. Silky and long. Perfect to drink now.
Red
8/15/2011 - ms808 wrote:
90 points
Smooth, aged, complex, and good fruit. Silky, balanced with good finish. Aged funk on nose and palate, in a good way. Perfect time to drink.
White
7/20/2011 - ms808 wrote:
94 points
Lush, yet crisp. Great nose with powerful white fruits. Stony, fruity, crispy, and sweet. Great body and length. Can't say enough good things. Had lots of kistlers and this is one of the better ones. Very good now, perhaps better to enjoy now
White
7/9/2011 - ms808 wrote:
92 points
Lots of white fruit, lush, heavy, persistent with honeysuckle and very stony background. Typical kistler in a good way.
Red
7/9/2011 - ms808 wrote:
93 points
Drinking wonderful now. Rich old school bdx like with nose and palate. Balanced with rose pedals, sweet cigar, bitter chocolate, with enough fruit. Tannins are present but very silky due to aging. Had the CA vanaCouldn'the a good way. Couldn't get enough. I would say this year is the sweet spot
Red
6/21/2011 - ms808 wrote:
91 points
Mineral tones with soft texture. Cherries linger throughout tasting, with some spice toward the end. Enjoyed with fathers day dinner of salmon and steak. Good Pinot and has a good 2-4 years left. This bottle was better than the previous
Red
5/31/2011 - ms808 wrote:
88 points
Very light and loose, in an aged way in both appearance, nose and palate. This is the second bottle with lots of clear sediment. Muted and tart flavors followed with some baack ground of spice and mint. Have one more bit not ntemding to hold too long
Red
5/28/2011 - ms808 wrote:
90 points
Graphite, stones, mineral with some fruit. Seems like it's still "asleep" as it was a little under whelming. Will give a few more years
Red
5/28/2011 - ms808 wrote:
93 points
Daughters birth year for her preschool graduation dinner. After one hour, super silky and balanced with dark fruits, cedar, and vanilla. Still has lots of structure for another five to ten years. Very enjoyable
Red
5/16/2011 - ms808 wrote:
90 points
Did not look like a six year old wine. Amazing on the nose. On the palate, good fruit and comlexity. Good time to open since Pinot sweet spot is six years!
Red
2/23/2011 - ms808 wrote:
90 points
Still tart and acidic. There was a nice balance of fruit and layers of complexity. Maybe too young?
Red
1/9/2011 - ms808 wrote:
92 points
Nose: sweet wilted flowers, leather, cigar box, and lots of fruit
amber in color
taste: smooth, complex, with various layers of old Bordeaux qualities. Slight port like with the sweetness. Very tasty and good, not muted like some younger Bordeaux I've had. Nice balance of fruit, leather, and cigar box w/ earthy textures. Very good.
Red
1/5/2011 - ms808 wrote:
90 points
Not as good as the first bottle I had earlier this year. Still has lots of fruit and good balance of flavors. Just not as persistent and smooth. Still good for the price. Will try again later
Red
1/3/2011 - ms808 wrote:
92 points
Nose: sweet flowers, leather, cigar box, and lots of fruit
amber in color
taste: smooth, complex, with various layers of old Bordeaux qualities. Slight port like with the sweetness. Very tasty and good, not muted like some younger Bordeaux I've had
Red
2000 Clos du Marquis St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/6/2010 - ms808 wrote:
93 points
Opened for two hours prior to enjoying. Rise pedals, chocolate and cigar box on the nose. Lush, smooth, supple, with dark fruits and complexity. Nice long finish. Very good right now but had enough for another few years
Red
11/1/2010 - ms808 wrote:
90 points
chocolate, dusty plum, cedar. very lush and balanced with a sweet finish. Drinking well now w/ enough structure for another few years.
Red
10/11/2010 - ms808 wrote:
92 points
pure, rich, yet balanced and finesse. Black cherry (almost caramel / dessert like) that persists to a long finish. Some sweet spices. Very juicy.
Red
10/4/2010 - ms808 wrote:
91 points
smell of stones and dark fruits. Almost like CA syrah nose, but w/ deep stoney, minerals. Teste - Big, smoldering, fruit (almost burnt), with long lasting complex finish. Very good. Will mellow with w/ more bottle age. Good to drink now, but should last for another 5 years +.
Red
2000 Château Malescasse Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/6/2010 - ms808 wrote:
91 points
loads of fruit, cedar, and floral. Supple, spicy, complex, oak, and dark fruits. Still a bit tannic. Surprise for 2000 how much fruit, and tannic were left. GOOD. May have a few more years left, but better to drink now.
Red
5/21/2010 - ms808 wrote:
92 points
enjoyed w/ ribeye and shrimp - dense, and powerful, yet elegant and not over powering. Fruit presence but not much (not in a bad way), more balanced w/ mineral and cedar. Long caressing finish. Very good. Good right now, but should be good for another a year or so.
Red
4/26/2010 - ms808 wrote:
92 points
Enjoyed with omaha steak and kim's steak sides - ripe, big, velvety, special cab (cedard, vanilla, lots of dark fruits). Long persistent finish. Some spice at first which mellowed during dinner. Should peak in another year but great now.
Red
2000 Hauts de Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/6/2010 - ms808 wrote:
88 points
Rose pedals, cedar, plum on the nose. Smooth, nice med body, complex, leathery, but light tasting (especially lacking fruit) and finesse. opened at 9.30 for noon lunch. drink now. a little let down given it's a 2000 vintage and a second growth pontet
Red
3/29/2010 - ms808 wrote:
93 points
Strong blue/blackberry on the nose w/ caramel, vanilla. Very smooth, velvety, soft tannins, and long finish confirming the nose. Very good and almost CA Cab-like. I would think it's ready to drink now and will be good for another 2 years.
Red
2/1/2010 - ms808 wrote:
92 points
opened 2 hours prior to dinner. wonderful nose. Cedar, flowers (roses), vanilla, dark fruits. Very strong nose, almost bordeaux like. Palate is smooth, velvety, good fruit w/ confirmation of nose. Nice finish, still some tannins. perfect time to drink now, but will last another year or two.
Red
1/19/2010 - ms808 wrote:
91 points
Nice earthy oregon smell along with cherry / blueberry. Also pick up cinnamon and cloves. Light to med body, tight tannins, but good balance. Nice long finish begging for another sip. Give another year or two in cellar.
White
1/19/2010 - ms808 wrote:
91 points
Dark yellow color. Pear, apple and nut on the nose. Mouth puckering, velvety, confirming nose, long finish. Buttery (in a good way) with time. Still young and should keep well.
Red
1/19/2010 - ms808 wrote:
92 points
Rich, some peppers, soft tannins, dark fruits, coffee, nice body, lingering finish. Not harsh, or overly fruity / sweet. May had another year for more balance, subtleness, but very good overall.
Red
1994 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/28/2009 - ms808 wrote:
92 points
Nose is rose petals, cedar, sweet cigar. Palate is smooth, good body, elegant, w/ complexity (some fruit). Decent finish. Drank on Christmas eve at Hanohano room, Waikiki. Drink now. Probably will not improve with more cellar time.
Red
12/7/2009 - ms808 wrote:
91 points
Enjoyed w/ wife's mexican dishes - on the nose, cork / oak, dusty, aged smell in a good way with good dark fruits. On the palate smooth, good texture, very mellow, some pepper on the end and basically confirming nose. Nice long finish. Very evolved for shiraz being cellared short term. Drink now
Red
11/6/2009 - ms808 wrote:
89 points
typical mondavi cab in a good way. Nice bouquet of dark fruits, anise, vanilla, and some spice. On the palate, smooth, velvety, reflective of nose, some weight, but not so much depth as their reserves. Still has backbone to last a few more years. For the price, it was very good.
Red
10/26/2009 - ms808 wrote:
85 points
I can see I'm not the only one dissappointed by this wine. nice bouquet berry, plum, nice CA smell. On the palate, smooth, dark fruits, well rounded, but flat texture and no depth. Finish is iron / metalic and short. Decent, not good overall.
Red
10/21/2009 - ms808 wrote:
91 points
Nice CA smell. Taste wise, soft tannins, vanilla, berries, velvety, almost earthy complexity. Best one so far. Had on on 10/08 and another on 7/09. Looks like it may last another year or so.
Red
10/5/2009 - ms808 wrote:
88 points
Nose: complex, leathery, oaky, and sweet (from aging). Palate - complex, smooth, good fruit (cherry, plum). no backbone, and some what flat. Probably past it's peak. Drink now.
White
9/14/2009 - ms808 wrote:
94 points
tight at first, but opened up after 30 mins. Not your normal SB. Citric at first, then became lush, complex with time. Noted some apple notes and butter tones. Very big and lush. Enjoyed wine w/ black bean crab legs and good grade sashimi.
Red
9/12/2009 - ms808 wrote:
92 points
opened at 4.00 PM for 5.30 dinner at Sergio's Honolulu. Awesome boquet. Cedar, fruit, roses, vanilla, very bordeaux like. On the palate, smooth, velvety tannins, med bodied, good berries, nice long finish, complex.
Red
2000 Château Martinens Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/31/2009 - ms808 wrote:
opened at 3.30 PM. first sniff was funky barnyard (in a good way) cigar box, sweet roses. Taste of plum, very complex, sweet dark fruits, very finese (margaux trait) very light bodied, short on finish. Very tasty through dinner.
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