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Tasting Notes for ipp

(513 notes on 274 wines)

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Red
1/16/2022 - ipp Likes this wine:
93 points
drinking well. excellent balance, with beautiful harmony between tannins and acidity.
Red
1/8/2022 - ipp Likes this wine:
93 points
It needed a few hours to open up and show its best. Beautiful dark purple. Big nose. Sweet, dark fruit … great tannins. Long finish. This is one of my favorite Lewellings.
Red
12/31/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
94 points
Excellent. This beautiful Lail is drinking so well … probably has at least a decade, if not two, left. Still has dark purple red color with no brick on the edges. Gorgeous bottle bouquet, followed by great balanced on the palate … fine tannins, good acidity and long finish. This is a real winner.
Red - Sweet/Dessert
12/10/2021 - ipp wrote:
90 points
a bit past prime
White - Sweet/Dessert
10/8/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
93 points
Fantastic LH Riesling. Nearly 30 years old and still so good! Awesome color, great balance. Raisin, ripe apple and honest.
Red
8/31/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
93 points
still huge. showing good complexity. cassis dominates a long, silky finish
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Red
8/28/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
92 points
aging very well. great balance of acidity and soft tannins. excellent with food
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Red
8/7/2021 - ipp wrote:
92 points
love this wine. still drinking wonderfully.
Red
7/21/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
93 points
wow!!! The last time I tried this wine was seven years ago. I expected it to be a little tired. But it was awesome. Old world style with good structure, great acidity and wonderful finish. This bordeaux-style wine has some time left. I am glad I have two more bottles left.
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Red
7/17/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
94 points
Excellent, well aged cab. Great fruit, tannins and balance. Delicious.
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Red
2012 Bryant Family Vineyard DB4 Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/17/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
90 points
good, but not as good as 2010 (I had earlier this year). The 2012 has good structure and tannins, but lack fruit, complexity and nuance.
Red
5/25/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
91 points
This shiraz has aged nicely with soft, well integrated tannins. Nice bottle bouquet. Slightly brown edges. Hints of dried cherries.
Rosé
5/7/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
89 points
easy drinking, dry rose. light color. good balance. descent finish
Red
4/30/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
91 points
Wonderful bottle bouquet on first pour. The color is fading, my first indication of possibly past peak. On the palate, a little tired. Tannins have faded. The wine is elegant and enjoyable, but the muscle is gone.
Red
3/30/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
94 points
The 2001 is still drinking great. When I had it two months ago, I thought it had 10 years left. I think I underestimated. It is still full bodied, well structured and young. The tannins are still big, but are starting to round out. It is not showing a lot of fruit, but has great acidity and a long finish.
Red
3/20/2021 - ipp wrote:
90 points
much better after aeration
Red
3/12/2021 - ipp wrote:
89 points
good value cab. dominating tannins
White - Sweet/Dessert
2014 Château Coutet Barsac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
3/12/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
93 points
thick and sweet, but great acidity brings into balance. VERY age worthy.
Red
3/4/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
91 points
Still drinking young. Significantly better after a few hours of air.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2/28/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
90 points
good balance of acidity and sweetness, starting to brown, but drinking well
Red
2/21/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
93 points
Wow, huge cab. Still has dark color, firm mouth-gripping tannins with dark fruit and herbal notes. Good mouth feel. Very long finish. Loads of time left on this 20 year old beauty.
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Red
2/19/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful old world Cal cab with modest herbaceous nose and brick red color. Twenty year has tamed the huge tannins, now showing an awesome mouth feel. A great balance of acidity and tannins, with a nice, long juicy finish.
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Red
1/31/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
93 points
wonderfully aged, still drinking very well and has at least a decade left
Red
1/24/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
90 points
fresh, ripe fruit, perceived sweetness. GREAT value
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Red
1/11/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
92 points
great zin. still drinking well. dark fruit, good acidity.
Red
1/8/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
93 points
excellent again. licorice, cassis, hints of dried dark berries. long finish.
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Red
1/2/2021 - ipp Likes this wine:
94 points
Wow. This Togni is starting to show its stuff. Big, rich and harmonious. For an old-world style cab, showing amazing fruit. Black current and herbs. Long, sophisticated finish. Many years of life left for this beauty.
Red
12/30/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
92 points
great cab, regardless of price. but, wow, awesome value. great tannins. blueberry and tobacco. long finish.
Red
12/27/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
91 points
great bottle bouquet of dark berry with undertones of earth. sweet dark fruit on palate, hints of under underbrush. really refined tannins.
Red
2006 Zenato Ripassa Ripasso della Valpolicella Superiore Corvina Blend, Corvina (view label images)
12/24/2020 - ipp wrote:
90 points
hints of raisin, characteristic of the amarone. soft, low acidity, light tannins. not very complex, but easy drinking dinner wine.
White
12/24/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
91 points
Forgotten in my cellar for 15 years! Tried a bottle for Christmas Eve and had a backup 2017 available just in case. It was a beautiful deep yellow color, no browning at all. The nose was a bit muted, but was very good on the palate. Medium bodied, hints of toasted oak and citrus. Pleasant surprise. I have two more bottles of this 17 year old chard ... will drink over the holidays. Very good, but no need to press my luck. :)
Red
12/23/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
93 points
firm tannins. good acidity. hints of dried cherry. excellent balance. long finish.
Red
12/22/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
92 points
drinking very well. great balance. good acidity. better after 2 hours of air
Red
2001 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/19/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
94 points
excellent. aging very well. beautiful balance and depth.
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Red
12/16/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
94 points
tight, sweet, mouth puckering tannins that are very well integrated. An explosion of flavors ... cassis, smoke and dark berry. Love it. At least a decade left.
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Red
11/26/2020 - ipp wrote:
89 points
Good structure, but no fruit left. Dumb phase or past prime?
Red
11/24/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
90 points
This merlot has aged gracefully, but is on the other side. The earthy noses have taking over, with hints of plum and berries remain. Drink in next 1-2 years.
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Red
11/24/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
94 points
This is a powerhouse pinot with tremendous balance. Big tannins, juice acidity and big, jammy fruit. Highly complex. Love this wine. WOW!!
Red
11/22/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
92 points
aged well, especially for a zin. dark, jammy fruit. a bit of black pepper. great.
Red
11/21/2020 - ipp wrote:
91 points
a bit light on the palate, but great flavor
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Red
11/5/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
92 points
aging well. smoke, stone, hints of raisins. browning a bit. 4-5 more years at least.
Red
10/30/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
95 points
fantastic nose, balance of powerful tannins and sweet fruit. great mouthfeel. love this wine.
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Red
10/14/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
94 points
excellent cab. my favorite Spottswoode vintage. well structure, well balanced, with ripe ... almost sweet fruit on palate.
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Red
10/11/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
92 points
Celebrated our 25th Anniversary. Drinking wonderfully.
Red
4/11/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
92 points
nose of fruit and black pepper. good tannins and acidity. earthy notes. decent finish.
Red
4/5/2020 - ipp wrote:
87 points
funky, acidic ... corked?
Red
4/4/2020 - ipp Likes this wine:
92 points
good balance. mouth watering acidity. not showing fruit right now.
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