Home    Intro     Bulletin Board    Tasting Notes    Articles   Best Buys     Coups de Coeur    Search    Contact
 Philadelphia Wine     Wine Books      Wine Quotes     Events     Basics     Links     Photos     Kudos    Wine audio 


 


TM

Tasting Notes

2004 Contents Page
Older notes linked at end of page
Back to CURRENT Tasting Notes Contents Pages


 

Wines added in the most recent  updates are color coded!

 

Nov./December, 2004 Tasting Notes (click for detailed notes)

yellball.gif 0.1 KAlsace (except dessert/sparkling)
1989 Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive "Bergheim" (Deiss); 1997 Gewurztraminer "Cuvée Théo--Clos des Capucins" (Domaine Weinbach)

 


yellball.gif 0.1 KAustralia (except dessert/sparkling)
1997
Shiraz "Rayner Vineyard" (Brokenwood)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux (except dessert/sparkling)
1994 Chateau L'Angelus; 1996 Chateau Pichon Lalande; 1996 Chateau Pichon Baron; 1995 Chateau Pichon Baron; 1996 Chateau Lynch Bages;1996 Chateau Calon Ségur; 1996 Chateau Lafon Rochet; 1995 Chateau Calon Ségur;1996 Cos d'Estournel; 1996 Chateau Sociando Mallet; 1995 Chateau L'Angelus; 1996 Chateau Latour à Pomerol; 1996 Chateau Léoville Barton; 1996 Chateau Lagrange; 1995 Léoville Las Cases; 1990 Chateau La Conseillante; 1990 Chateau Troplong-Mondot; 1987 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou; 1988 Chateau L'Eglise-Clinet; 

1988 Chateau Domaine de Chevalier; 1988 Chateau Léoville Las Cases;  1988 Chateau Rausan Segla

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy (except dessert/sparkling)
2002 Chambolle-Musigny "Les Cras" (G. Barthod); 2002 Gevrey-Chambertin (Faiveley); 1990 Morey St. Denis "Clos de la Bussière" (Roumier); 1995 Chambolle-Musigny "Les Sentiers" (R. Groffier); 1999 Vosne-Romanée "Les Maizières" (A-F. Gros)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA  (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Cabernet (Jones Family); 1994 Cabernet Reserve (Fife); 1995 Cabernet Limited Edition "Tuthills Lane Vineyard" (Paumanok); 1998 Petite Sirah "Frediani Vineyard" (J.C. Cellars); 2002 Zinfandel "Ueber
roth Vineyard" (Turley);2001 Zinfandel "Atlas Peak Mead Vineyard" (Turley);1996 Zinfandel "Aida Vineyard" (Turley); 2001 Zinfandel "Pringle Family Vineyard" (Turley); 2002 Zinfandel "Pagani Ranch Late Picked" (Ridge); 1999 Pinot Noir "Carneros" (Saintsbury); 1999 Pinot Noir "Russian River Valley" (Merry Edwards); 2000 Merlot "Mariage" (Martin Ray); 1999 Pinot Noir "Le Moulin Rouge" (Peter Michael); 2002 Pinot Noir "Sonoma Coast" (Hirsch Vineyards); 2003 Pinot Noir "Estate Old Vines" (Patricia Green); 1995 Syrah "Eisele Vineyard"  (Araujo); 1994 Cabernet  "Napa"  (Turnbull); 1994 Cabernet  "Special Selection" (Caymus); 1994 Cabernet "Napa" (Dunn); 1994 "Monte Bello" (Ridge); 1997 Chardonnay "Napa" (Stag's Leap)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KDessert / Sparkling wines
2002 Quarts de Charme (Baumard); 1988 Sauternes (Doisy-Vedrines); 2001 Sauternes (Clos Haut Peyraguey); 1997 Coteaux du Layon "Clos des Huttieres" (Montilet); 1989 Muskateller Trockenbeerenauslese "Durkheimer Hochmess" (Vier Jahreszeiten); 2002 Gewurztraminer (Londer); 1988 Sauternes (Rieussec); 

1988 Port Colheita (Rocha); 1990 Ravat Blanc Eiswein (Wagner); 1996 Rosé Champagne "Extra Cuvée de Reserve" (Pol Roger);  1996 Chardonnay Champagne (Pol Roger);  1996 Champagne "Fleur" (Perrier-Jouet); 1996 Champagne Brut "Cuvée Sainte-Anne"(Chartogne-Taillet); 1996 Champagne Blanc de Blancs (Ployez-Jacquemart); 1996 Rosé Champagne (Charles Heidsieck); 1996 Champagne "Grande Année" (Bollinger); 1996 Champagne "Dom Perignon" (Moet et Chandon); 1963 Port (Croft=s);1949 Banyuls Grand Cru (Domaines Terroir de Sud);1998 Botrytis Semillon (Tim Adams)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KGermany (except dessert/sparkling)
1993 Riesling Auslese "Urziger Wurzgarten" (Merkelbach); 2001 Riesling Spatlese "Norheimer Kirschheck" (Donnhoff);  2001 Riesling Spatlese "Oberhauser Brucke" (Donnhoff); 1998 Riesling Spatlese "Haardter Burgergarten" (Muller-Catoir); Riesling Spatlese "Gleisweiler Holle" (Mingus); 1993 Riesling Spatlese "Winninger Uhlen"(Freiher von Heddesdorff); 1988 Riesling Auslese
"Trabacher Taubenhaus" (Conrad-Bartz); 2000 Riesling Spatlese "Urziger Wurzgarten" (J.J. Christoffel); 1976 Riesling Auslese "Graacher Domprobst" (Von Schorlemer); 1976 Riesling Auslese "Graacher Himmelreich" (S.A. Prum) 

 

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KItaly (except dessert/sparkling)

2001 Vorsu Barbaresco "Vigneto Gallina" (La Spinetta)

 

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KRhone/South/SW France (except dessert/sparkling)
1996 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Les Cailloux--Brunel); 1990 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Beaucastel); 1994 Condrieu "La Doriane" (Guigal)
; 1998 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Crau de Ma Mere" (Domaine du Pere Pape); 1999 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée Etienne Gonnet" (Font de Michelle) 

 

 

[Return to Top of this Page]



Sept./October, 2004 Tasting Notes (click for detailed notes)

yellball.gif 0.1 KAlsace  (except dessert/sparkling)
2002 Pinot Gris "Herrenweg" (Zind-Humbrecht); 2002 Pinot Gris "Clos Windsbuhl" (Zind-Humbrecht); 1994 Riesling Vendange Tardive "Clos St. Theobald Rangen de Thann" (Schoffit)

 

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KAustralia  (except dessert/sparkling)
2001 Dry Red No. 1 (Yarra Yering)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux (except dessert/sparkling)
2000 Chateau Trotte Vielle; 2001 Chateau Trotte Vielle; 2000 Chateau Batailley; 2001 Chateau Batailley; 1995 Chateau Cos d'Estournel; 1998 Chateau Cos d'Estournel; 1999 Chateau Mouton Rothschild; 1999 Chateau Quinault l'Enclos; 1982 Chateau Calon Segur; 1994 Chateau Pontet Canet; 

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy  (except dessert/sparkling)
1997 Vosne-Romanée "Les Hautes Maizières" (Robert Arnoux); 2002 Corton-Charlemagne (Girardin); 2002 Nuits St. Georges "Les Perrières" (Forey); 1999 Nuits St. Georges "Pruliers" (Lecheneaut); 1999 Clos Vougeot (Chantal Lescure)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA  (except dessert/sparkling)
2001 Cabernet Sauvignon "Peterson Family Vineyard" (Switchback Ridge); 1999 Chardonnay "Cuvée Cathleen" (Kistler);2002 Pinot Noir "Keefer Ranch" (Failla); 2002 Pinot Noir "Savoy" (Radio-Coteau); 1994 Dominus; 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon "Georges de Latour Reserve" (Beaulieu); 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon "Rutherford Hill Reserve" (Flora Springs); 2002 Pinot Noir (Adelsheim); 2001 Pinot Noir "Elizabeth's Reserve" (Adelsheim); 2000 "Cain Five"; 2002 Pinot Noir "Cohn Vineyard" (Kosta Browne); 2002 Pinot Noir "Sonoma Coast" (Kosta Browne); 2002 Pinot Noir "Kanzler Vineyard" (Kosta Browne); 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon "Signature" (Darioush); 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate" (Signorello); 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon "Special Selection" (Caymus);  1994 Cabernet Franc (Horton);

 

 2002 Cabernet/Chambourcin (Chaddsford); 2002 Cabernet Franc "Flying Fox" (Veritas); 2002 Cabernet Franc (Lang & Reed); 1998 Cabernet Franc (Behrens & Hitchcock); 1999 Cabernet Franc "Pritchard Hill" (Chappellet); 2001 Meritage (Wolf Family); 1995 Red Wine (Viader); 1997 Red Wine (Viader); 1997 Cabernet Franc "Howell Mountain Third Century" (Beringer); 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2000 Cabernet Franc (Pride); 2001 "White Coat" (Turley);2000 "White Coat" (Turley);1999 Syrah "Eisele Vineyard" (Araujo); 2001 "Ode to Picasso" (Behrens & Hitchcock); 2000 "Le Desir" (Verité); 2000 Lytton Estate "Late Harvest" (Ridge); 1997 Zinfandel (Moss Creek); 1991 Zinfandel "Belloni" (Ravenswood); 1999 Zinfandel (Saddleback); 2000 Zinfandel "Dusi Ranch" (Ridge); Pleiades V "Old Vines" (Sean Thackrey)

 

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KDessert / Sparkling wines
2001 Monbazillac "Réserve du Chateau" (Chateau Vari); 2001 Sauternes (Chateau Coutet); 1990 Rieslaner Beerenauslese "Mussbacher Eselshaut" (Muller-Catoir); 1998 Gruner Veltliner Beerenauslese (Brundlmayer); 2003 Pinot Noir "Deglacé" (Adelsheim); 2002 Cabernet Franc Ice Wine (Inniskillin); 1991 Muskateller Eiswein "Durkheimer Hochbenn" (Muller-Catoir)
; 1989 Sauternes (Raymond-Lafon); NV Champagne Blancs de Blanc "Cuvée des Caudalies" (DeSousa et fils); 1997 Riesling Beerenauslese "Geisenheimer Rothenberg" (Schumann-Nagler); NV Zinfandel Port (Rombauer)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KGermany (except dessert/sparkling)
1971 Riesling Auslese "Urziger Wurzgarten" (Christoffel-Berres); 2001 Muskateller Kabinett "Durkheimer Steinberg" (Darting); 2003 Riesling Spatlese (Wegeler); 2001 Riesling Spatlese "Wachenheimer Belz" (J.L. Wolf); 1998 Riesling Spatlese "Koberner Weisenberg" (von Schleinitz)
; 1993 Riesling Kabinett "Brauneberger-Juffer" (Willi Haag); 1989 Riesling Auslese "Abtsberg" (Maximin Grunhaus)

 

 


yellball.gif 0.1 KItaly (except dessert/sparkling)
2003 Falanghina (Feudi di San Gregorio); 1999 Brunello di Montalcino (Altesino); 2000 Rosso del Salento "Notapanaro" IGT (Taurino); 1999 La Poja IGT (Allegrini); 1998 Barbaresco "Bric Turot" (Prunotto); 1997 Barbaresco "Bric Turot" (Prunotto); 1999 Barolo (Prunotto); 1996 Barolo "Cannubi" (Prunotto); 1998 Barolo "Bussia" (Prunotto); 1999 Barolo "Bussia" (Prunotto); 2002 Costera IGT (Argiolas); 2002 Korem IGT (Argiolas); 1999 Turriga IGT (Argiolas); 2003 Vitiano Rosso IGT (Falesco); 2001 Montiano IGT (Falesco); 2001 Cabernet Marciliano IGT (Falesco); 2001 Nero d'Avola "Don Antonio IGT" (Morgante); 2001 Rosso IGT  "Campoleone" (Lamborghini); 2002 Montevetrano IGT; 1992 Valpolicella Classico Superiore (Quintarelli); 2003 Rosso di Notri IGT (Tua Rita); 2002 Perlato del Bosco IGT (Tua Rita); 2002 Guisto di Notri IGT (Tua Rita); 1998 Barbaresco "Gallina" (Giacosa); 1999 Barolo (Giacosa); 1999 Barolo "Falletto" (Giacosa); 2002 Rosso Nero d'Avola (Tasca d'Almerita);2001 Nero d'Avola "Cygnus" IGT  (Tasca d'Almerita);2001 Rosso del Conte (Tasca d'Almerita); 1999 I Sodi di San Niccolo' IGT (Castellere)
; 2001 Barbera "Ciabot du Ré" (Fratello Revello); 1999 Syrah "Casa Via" (Fontodi); 1998 Pergole Torte (Montevertine); 1999 "Alleanza" (Castello di Gabbiano)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KLoire (except dessert/sparkling)
1995 Savennières "Clos de Saint Yves (Baumard); 2002 Sancerre (L. Crochet); 

1990 Chinon (Spelty); 1990 Chinon "Clos de la Dioterie" (Joguet); 1996 Chinon "Vielles Vignes Cornuelles" (Sourdais)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KRhone/South/SouthWest France (except dessert/sparkling)
1995 Gigondas (Les Gouberts); 2001 Gigondas (Chateau de Saint Cosme); 2002 Cotes du Rhone "Les Deux Albions" (Chateau de Saint Cosme); 1990 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée Laurence" (Domaine Pegau)
; 1990 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée Chaupin" (Domaine de la Janasse); 1989 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Generations" (Chateau de la Gardine Brunel); 1990 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Les Cedres" (Jaboulet); 2001 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (Vieux Telegraphe); 1997 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc "La Bernadine" (Chapoutier)

 

 

 

[Return to Top of this Page]



July/August, 2004 Tasting Notes (click for detailed notes)

yellball.gif 0.1 KAlsace  (except dessert/sparkling)
2000 Gewurztraminer "Harth Vielles Vignes" (Schoffit); 1998 Gewurztraminer "Heimbourg" Vendange Tardive (Zind-Humbrecht); 2000 Gewurztraminer "Herrenweg" (Zind-Humbrecht); 1999 Gewurztraminer "Heimbourg" (Zind-Humbrecht); 20002 Gewurztraminer "Furstentum Vielles Vignes" (Albert Mann); 2000 Gewurztraminer "Bergheim" (Marcel Deiss); 2000 Gewurztraminer "Sonnenglanz" Vendange Tardive (Bott-Geyl); 1995 Gewurztraminer "Cuvée
Maxime' (Barmes-Buecher); 2001 Pinot Gris "Cuvée Ste. Catherine Clos des Capucins (Domaine Weinbach)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KAustralia  (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Cabernet Reserve (Fox Creek); 2002 Merlot  (Craneford); 1997
Shiraz "The Freedom" (Langmeil);2001 Shiraz Reserve (Henry's Drive)


yellball.gif 0.1 KAustria  (except dessert/sparkling)
2000 Gewurztraminer "Gamitzberg" (Gross)


yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux  (except dessert/sparkling)
2000 Haut Bergey; 1999 Chateau Pichon Baron

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy  (except dessert/sparkling)
1999 Clos de la Roche Vielles Vignes (Domaine Ponsot)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA  (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Pinot Noir "Kistler Vineyard" (Kistler); 1996 Pinot Noir (Drouhin); 2001 Cabernet "Napa" (Clos du Val); 1999 Pinot Noir "Beacon Hill" (Tony Soter); 1999 Pinot Noir "Russian River Valley" (Dehlinger); 2003 Gewurztraminer (Handley); 2003 Gewurztraminer (Little Valley Wine Company); 2002 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest "Biscuit Ridge Vineyard" (Three Rivers); 2002 Gewurztraminer "Dragonfly" (Francis Tannahill); 1997 "Beckstoffer" (Merryvale); 2001 Syrah  "Dreaming Detective" (Red Car); 2001 "Cardinale" (Kendall-Jackson); 2001 Pinot Noir "Moonshine Ranch" (Martinelli); 2002 Pinot Noir "Clos Pepe" (Loring Wine Company); 2002 Pinot Noir "Balcome" (Patricia Green); 1997 Pinot Noir "Cuvée Catherine"(Kistler); 2002 "White Coat" (Turley); 2000 Syrah "Eisele Vineyard" (Araujo); 1990 Chardonnay Reserve (Chalone); 2000 Zinfandel "Sonoma Station" (Ridge); 2000 Zinfandel "Old Vines" (Turley); 2002 Syrah (Rock Rabbit); 

 

2000 Chardonnay "Overlook" (Landmark); 2001 Merlot (Madrigal); 1999 Sangiovese Family Reserve "Penny Lane Vineyard" (Venge-Saddleback); 2000 Cabernet "Beckstoffer" (Schrader); 2002 Syrah (Pride); 1998 Syrah (Behrens & Hitchock); 1999 Lytton Springs (Ridge); 1999 Monte Bello (Ridge); 2000 Monte Bello (Ridge)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KChile (except dessert/sparkling)
1999 Carmenere "1810" (Casa Donoso)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KDessert / Sparkling wines
2000 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest (Navarro); 1989 Gewurztraminer "Altenberg" Selection des Grains Nobles; 2001 Gewurztraminer "Passito" (Tannahill); 2002 Gewurztraminer Cluster Select Late Harvest (Navarro); 1996 Gewurztraminer "Quintessence" Selection des Grains Nobles (Deiss); 2001 Petite Sirah "Essence" (Ridge); 1992 Port (Quinto do Vesuvio); 2002 Beerenauslese (Gunderloch); 1990 Sauternes "Crème de Tête" (Chateau Filhot); 1999 Port (Quinta do Vesuvio)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KGermany (except dessert/sparkling)

1990 Riesling Auslese "Scharzhofberger" (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 2001 Riesling Spatlese "Wehlener Sonnenuhr" (J.J. Prum); 1990 Riesling Auslese "Brauneberger-Juffer-Sonnenuhr" (Willi Haag); 1989 Riesling Auslese "Oberhauser Brucke" (Donnhoff); 2002 Riesling Spatlese "Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg" (Donnhoff); 1997 Riesling Spatlese Abtsberg (Maximin Grunhaus)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KGeorgia (except dessert/sparkling)
2001 "Grammy Collection"
Alazanis Valley

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KItaly (except dessert/sparkling)
2000 Gewurztraminer (Elena Walch); 1998 Gewurztraminer "Kolbenhof" (Hofstatter); 1999 Cepparello (Isole e Olena); 1990 Brunello di Montalcino (Fattoria dei Barbi); 1990 Brunello di Montalcino (Altesino); 1997 Balifico (Fattoria Castello di Volpaia); 1999 Campoleone (Lamborghini); 1996 Solengo (Argiano);
1997 Guado al Tasso (Tenuta Belvedere-Antinori); 1999 Ceuso Vigna Custera; 2002 Barbera (Pio Cesare); 1995 Cremes (Gaja); 1993 Barolo "Cannubi Boschis" (Sandrone); 2001 Rosso "Fabius" (Ciacci Piccolomini); 1997 Barbaresco "Sori'Paitin" (Paitin); 1998 Morellino di Scansano Reserva (Fattoria le Pupille); 1999 Brunello di Montalcino (Siro Pacenti)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KPortugal (except dessert/sparkling)
2000 "Incognito" Syrah (Cortes de Cima); 1998 Branco Evora (Pera-Manca); 1997 Tinto Evora (Pera-Manca); 1998 Reserva Reg. Alentejano (Cortes de Cima); 1999 Douro Reserva Branco (Porca de Murça); 2000  Vinha da Nora Reserva (Qunta do Monte D'Oiro); 2000  Vinho Reg. Alentejano (Cortes de Cima); 1999 Tinto Reserva Quinta da Cortezia

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KRhone/South/SouthWest France (except dessert/sparkling)

1998 Chateauneuf du Pape "La Reine des Bois" (Domaine de la Mordorée);1998 Coteaux du Languedoc "Grande Cuvée" (Chateau de Lancyre); 1999 Cote Rotie (R. Rostaing)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KSpain (except dessert/sparkling)
1999  Criança (Morlanda); 1999 Tinto (Pesquera)

 

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KUruguay (except dessert/sparkling)
2002 Tannat Primeur "Canelones" (Filgueira)

 

 

[Return to Top of this Page]



May/June, 2004 Tasting Notes (click for detailed notes)

yellball.gif 0.1 KAlsace  (except dessert/sparkling)
1990 Riesling Vendange Tardive "Clos Hauserer" (Zind-Humbrecht)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KAustralia  (except dessert/sparkling)
2001
Shiraz "The Footbolt" (d'Arenberg)


yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux  (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Chateau Barde-Haut; 1998 Chateau Haut Condissas; 1994 Chateau Pavie Maquin; 1986 Chateau Pichon Lalande; 1989 Chateau L'Angelus; 1986 Chateau Cos d'Estournel; 1986 Chateau Talbot; 1995 Chateau Monbousquet; 2000 Chateau Olivier

 



yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy  (except dessert/sparkling)
2002 Macon-Milly-Lamartine (Domaine des Heritiers du Comte Lafon); 1999 Nuits
St. Georges "Les Pruliers" (Gouges); 1995 Volnay "Clos des Chenes" (Caillot)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA  (except dessert/sparkling)
2002 Syrah (Rock Rabbit); 2000 Fumé Blanc To-Kalon Reserve (Robert Mondavi); 2000 Syrah "Saralee's Vineyard" (Arrowood); 2001 Chardonnay Cuvée Michel Berthoud (Arrowood); 1999 Cabernet Reserve (Clos du Bois); 2001 Chardonnay "Suscol Ranch" (Nickel & Nickel); 2001 Chardonnay "Damaris Reserve" (Landmark); 2000 Cabernet (Buena Vista); 2000 "Crane Creek Cuvée" (Lambert Bridge); 2000 Syrah (La Sirena); 2001 Cabernet (Steltzner); 1998 Cabernet (Screaming Eagle); 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon "Herb Lamb Vineyard"  (Colgin); 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon "Eisele Vineyard" (Araujo); 1996 Estate Proprietary Wine (Harlan); 1997 Estate Proprietary Wine (Harlan); 1999 Cabernet "Hillside Select" (Shafer); 1995 Pinot Noir "Cuvée Catherine" (Kistler);  

 

1998 "Rouge" (Tablas Creek); 2000 "Panoplie" (Tablas Creek); 2001 "Blend 541" (Core); 2002 "Elevation Sensation" (Core); 2002 "M5" (Margerum);  2002 "Hardcore" (Core); 1995 Cabernet "Napa" (Corison); 1995 Cabernet "Private Reserve" (Beringer); 1997 Cabernet (Phoenix Vineyards); 2000 Cabernet (Gamble Nelson); 2000 Syrah "Relentless" (Shafer); 2000 Pinot Noir "Garys' Vineyard" (Loring Wine Company); 1988 Cabernet (Philip Togni); 1993 Cabernet "Backus Vineyard" (Joseph Phelps); 2002 Merlot (Behrens & Hitchcock); 2001 Cabernet Franc (Crocker Starr); 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon "Stag's Leap District" (Chimney Rock)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KDessert / Sparkling wines
1996 Chardonnay Eiswein (Valckenberg); 2001 Riesling Eiswein "Ockfener Bockstein" (St-Urbanshof); 2000 Scheurebe No. 9 (Kracher); 1970 Port "Boberg Library Reserve" (KWV); 2000 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest "Vista Verde Vineyard" (Williams Selyem); 1985 Huxelrebe Beerenauslese "Weinheimer Kappellenberg (Gysler); 2001 Riesling Beerenauslese "Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr" (
Paulinshof); NV Port Solera "Fine" (Buller); 1993 Zinfandel "Essence" (Ridge Vineyards); 2001 Welschriesling Trockenbeerenauslese (Zull); 1994 Late Harvest Riesling (Beringer); NV Sherry "La Cilla" PX (Barbadillo); 1998 Riesling Eiswein "Kallstadter Saumagen" (Kohler-Ruprecht); 1984 Chateau Yquem

 


yellball.gif 0.1 KGermany(except dessert/sparkling)
2002 Riesling Kabinett "Graacher Himmelreich" (J.J. Prum); 2002 Riesling Spatlese "Forster Jesuitgarten" (Basserman-Jordan); 2001 Riesling "Red Slate" (Heyl zu Herrensheim); 2002 Riesling Kabinett "Scharzhofberger" (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 2002 Riesling Spatlese "Rudesheimer Berg Rottland" (Johannishof--Eser); 2002 Riesling Auslese "Herrenberg" (
Maximim Grunhaus);   2002 Estate Riesling (St-Urbanshof); 2003 Riesling Kabinett "Ockfener Bockstein"(St-Urbanshof); 2003 Riesling Spatlese "Ockfener Bockstein"(St-Urbanshof); 2001 Riesling Auslese "Ockfener Bockstein"(St-Urbanshof); 2003 Riesling Kabinett "Piesporter Goldtropchen"(St-Urbanshof); 2003 Riesling Spatlese "Piesporter Goldtropchen"(St-Urbanshof); 2001 Riesling Auslese "Piesporter Goldtropchen"(St-Urbanshof); 2001 Riesling Kabinett "Erdener Treppchen" (Meulenhof);  

 

1992 Riesling Auslese ** "Zeltinger Sonnenuhr" (Selbach-Oster); 1994 Riesling Spatlese "Erdener Treppchen" (Ehlen); 1992 Riesling Spatlese "Zeltinger Himmelreich" (Selbach-Oster)

 


yellball.gif 0.1 KItaly (except dessert/sparkling)
1999 Barbera "Marun" (Correggia) 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KRhone/South/SW France (except dessert/sparkling)

2000 Saint Joseph "Les Lauves" (Jean-Luc Colombo); 1998 Gigondas (Les Pallières); 2001 Grange des Pères; 1994 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Vieux Telegraphe); 1998 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Beaucastel); 1990 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Beaucastel); 1998 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée La Cote Ronde" (Paul Autard); 1998 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée  Chaupin" (Domaine de la Janasse);  2001 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "La Crau" (Vieux Telegraphe); 1994 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Reine des Bois" (Mordorée); 1994 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Barbe Rac" (Chapoutier); 1990 Hermitage "la Sizeranne" (Chapoutier); 2003 Rosé (Mas de Gourgonnier); 2001 Plan de Pegau (Pegau)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KSpain

2001 A Capella (Gratallops); 1998 Finca Dofi (Palacios); 2000 6 Vinyes de Laurona; 1998 Cabrida (Capcanes)

 

 

[Return to Top of this Page]



 

March/April, 2004 Tasting Notes (click for detailed notes)

yellball.gif 0.1 KAlsace (except dessert/sparkling)
1996 Gewurztraminer "Clos Windsbuhl" (Zind-Humbrecht); 1991 Gewurztraminer "Heimbourg" (Zind-Humbrecht); 1990 Gewurztraminer "Heimbourg Vendange Tardive" (Zind-Humbrecht); 1983 Gewurztraminer "Hengst" (Zind-Humbrecht); 2001 Gewurztraminer (Josmeyer); 2000 Pinot Gris Reserve (Trimbach)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KAustralia  (except dessert/sparkling)
2001 "The Hattrick" (Australian Domaine Wines); 2002 Cabernet (Henry's Drive)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux  (except dessert/sparkling)
2000 Chateau Fonplégade; 1989 Chateau Pichon Lalande; 1998 Chateau Haut Brion Blanc; 1982 Chateau Latour à Pomerol;1993 Chateau La Louvière Blanc; 1989 Chateau de Fieuzal Blanc; 1993 Chateau Pape Clement Blanc; 1983 Chateau Meyney; 1983 Chateau Lascombes; 1983 Chatau Gazin; 1983 Chateau L'Evangile; 1983 Chateau Clos René; 1983 Chateau Haut Brion; 1983 Chateau Margaux; 1983 Pavillon Rouge de Margaux; 1983 Chateau Canon La Gaffelière; 1995 Chateau Petrus; 1998 Chateau Lafite; 1985 Chateau Margaux



yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy  (except dessert/sparkling)
1991 Clos de la Roche Vielles Vignes (Ponsot); 1995 Echezeaux (Rouget); 2001 Chambolle-Musigny "Les Sentiers" (R. Groffier); 2001 Morey St. Denis "Les Ruchots" (F. Mangien); 2001 Chambertin Clos de Beze (F. Mangien); 1999 Givry "Cellier Aux Moines" (Joblot); 1990 Vosne-Romanée "Les Clous" (Prieuré-Roch); 1990 Clos St. Denis (G. Lignier)

yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA  (except dessert/sparkling)
2001 Cabernet (Mara); 2001 Merlot (Paloma); 2001 "Salus" (Staglin); 1992 "Cask 23" (Stag's Leap Wine Cellars); 1990 Cabernet (Philip Togni); 1999 "Ne Cede Malis" Reserve (Stag's Leap Winery); 2001 Cabernet "Beckstoffer" (Schrader); 1997 Cabernet "Barelli" (Gallo of Sonoma); 2001 Cabernet "Les Pavots" (Peter Michael); 2002 Gewurztraminer "Dragonfly" (Francis Tannahill Wines); 2002 Pinot Noir "Pommard Clone" (Shea Wine Cellars);2001 Cabernet (O'Shaugnessy); 2001 Pinot Noir "Carneros" (Etude);  1999 Cabernet Sauvignon "Kronos" (Corison); 2001 Cabernet "Napa" (Karl Lawrence); 2000 Cabernet (Dalle Valle); 2001 Cabernet (Dalle Valle); 2001 Zinfandel "Howell Mountain-Pringle Family" (Outpost); 2002 Zinfandel "Old Vines" (Turley); 2002 Zinfandel "Duarte" (Turley); 1983 Cabernet (Far Niente); 2001 Merlot (Lambert Bridge); 1999 Chardonnay "Marcassin Vineyard" (Marcassin); 1999 Pinot Noir "Blue Slide Ridge" (Marcassin); 1999 Zinfandel "Mendocino Ridge" (Mariah); 2000 Viognier (McDowell)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KDessert / Sparkling wines
1995 Port "Guimarens" (Fonseca); 1980 Banuyls Vielles Vignes (Mas Blanc); NV Tawny Port "Old Codger" (Dutschke); 1999 Tokaji Aszu (6 puts) (Oremus); 2000 Semillon de Soleil (Stony Hill); 2002 Gewurztraminer Passito (Francis Tannahill Wines); 1997 Carbonifera (Delesvaux)

 


yellball.gif 0.1 KGermany(except dessert/sparkling)
1990 Riesling Auslese "Lorenzhofer Maurerchen" (Karlsmüle); 2002 Riesling Kabinett "Kaseler Nies'Chen" (Karlsmuhle); 2002 Riesling Spatlese "Kaseler Nies'Chen" (Karlsmuhle); 1989 Riesling Spatlese "Rauenthaler Baiken" (Von Simmern); 1989 Riesling Kabinett "Graacher Domprobst" (Willi Schaefer); 2002 Riesling Kabinett "Zeltinger Schlossberg" (Selbach Oster)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KItaly  (except dessert/sparkling)
2000 Ornellaia (Tenuta dell'Ornellai); 1990 Brunello Riserva (Soldera); 1999 Vino Nobile "Riserva Bossona" (Dei); 1999 Brunello di Montalcino (Pertimali); 2001 Barbera Superiore (Parusso); 2002 Nebbiolo de Langhe (Parusso); 1999 Rosso "Bricco Rovella" (Parusso); 1998 Barolo "Piccole Vigne" (Parusso); 1998 Barolo "Bussia Fiurin" (Parusso); 1998 Barolo "Mariondino" (Parusso); 1999 Barolo "Bussia Rocche" (Parusso); 1999 Barolo "Bussia Fiurin" (Parusso); 1999 Barolo "Marenca" (Luigi Pira); 1998 Barolo "Per Cristina" (Clerico); 1997 Montiano (Falesco); 1997 Brunello di Montalcino "Le Potazzine" (Gorelli); 1997 Amarone Costasera (Masi); 1988, 1995, 1997 and 1999 Brunello di Montalcino (Pertimali); 1995 Brunello di Montalcino (Valdicava); 1994 Brunello di Montalcino (Soldera); 2002 Merlot (Falesco); 2000 Chianti Classico "Riserva Ducale" (Ruffino); 2000 Chianti Classico "Peppoli" (Antinori)

yellball.gif 0.1 KRhone/South/SW France (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Cotes du Rhone "Coudoulet" (Beaucastel); 1996 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve (Rayas); 1990 Cote Rotie "La Turque" (Guigal); 2001 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Mon Aieul" (Pierre Usseglio); 1997 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée Marie Beurrier" (Bonneau); 1990 Hermitage (Chave); 1978 Chateauneuf du Pape "Les Cailloux" (Brunel); 2000 Cotes du Rhone "Cuvée Pascal" (Gramenon); 2001 Grenache (The Fifteen)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KSpain
2001 Tinto (Finca Sandoval); 2002 Viura-Chardonnay (Ochoa); 2003 Muscat (Sumarroca); 2003 Albarino (As Laxas); 2002 Graciano-Garnacha (Ochoa); 2001 Garnacha (Lelia); 2003 Garnacha Rosé (Ochoa); 2003 Tinto Vi Negre Jove (Arret); 2003 "Seleccio" (Arret); 2002 Tempranillo (Ramblilla); 2000 Tempranillo Crianza (Ramblilla); 2003 Tinto (Monte Negro);  2002 Semi-Crianza (Monte Negro); 2001 Crianza (Monte Negro); 2001 Garnacha "Las Rocas Vinas Viejas" (San Alejandro)

 

 

[Return to Top of this Page]

 



Jan./Feb., 2004 Tasting Notes (click for detailed notes)

yellball.gif 0.1 KAlsace (except dessert/sparkling)
2001 Gewurztraminer "Vielles Vignes "Furstentum" (Albert Mann); 1995 Riesling "Brand" Vendange Tardive (Zind-Humbrecht)



yellball.gif 0.1 KAustralia (except dessert/sparkling)
2000 Cabernet/Merlot  "Coonawarra' (
Petaluma); 1997 Shiraz/Cabernets "J.S.M." (Fox Creek); 1998 Shiraz Reserve (Fox Creek); 1998 Grenache "Cornerstone" (Greenock Creek); 1997 Shiraz "Balmoral" (Rosemount); 2000 "Eclipse" (Noon); 1997 Grand Merlot (James Irvine); 1998 Shiraz (Warrenmang); 1996 Grenache Old Vines "Lalla Rookh" (Coriole)


yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux  (except dessert/sparkling)
2000 Chateau Lafleur; 1996 Chateau Pichon Baron; 1989 Chateau Lagrange; 2000 Chateau Pichon Lalande; 1989 Chateau Saint-Pierre; 1986 Chateau Poujeaux

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy  (except dessert/sparkling)
1992 Corton-Charlemagne (Ambroise); 1992 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre (Raveneau); 1995 Pernand-Vergelesses "Ile de Vergelesses" (Chandon de Briailles); 1988 Clos de la Roche "Vielles Vignes" (Domaine Ponsot)


yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA  (except dessert/sparkling)
1995 Chardonnay "Cuvee Cathleen" (Kistler); 1995 Chardonnay "Gauer Ranch, Upper Barn" (Marcassin); 1996 Dominus; 1996 Cabernet ( Abreu); 1996 Cabernet " Hillside Select" (Shafer); 1997 Cabernet " Hillside Select" (Shafer); 1997 Cabernet "Eisele Vineyard" (Araujo); 1997 Dominus; 1997 Zinfandel "Hayne" (Turley); 1993 Petite Sirah "Hayne" (Turley); 1996 Pinot Noir "Riverblock" (Williams-Selyem); 1987 Cabernet Reserve (Mondavi); 2000 Zinfandel "Paso Robles--Dusi Ranch" (Ridge Vineyards); 1985 "Monte Bello" (Ridge Vineyards); 2002 Pinot Noir "Upper Terraces" (Beaux Freres); 

 

1996 Petite Sirah "Aida" (Turley); 1991 Cabernet Reserve (Beringer); 1999 Chardonnay (Kongsgaard); 1993 Pinot Noir (Beaux Freres); 2001 Zinfandel (Madrigal); 2000 Cabernet Reserve (Chimney Rock); 1981 Cabernet Limited Cask Reserve (Inglenook); 1999 Cabernet "Fay Vineyard" (Stag's Leap Wine Cellars); 2001 Merlot (Pride); 2001 Cabernet (Pride); 2001 Claret (Foley); 1998 Cabernet (Shifflet); 2000 Cabernet Reserve (7); 2000 Cabernet "Peterson Vineyard" (Switchback Ridge); 2001 Petite Sirah (Madrigal); 2001 Syrah Russian River Valley (Novy); 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon (Dalle Valle); 1992 Syrah "Durell Vineyard" (Edmunds St. John); 2002 Viognier (Pride)

 


yellball.gif 0.1 KDessert / Sparkling wines
1989 Riesling Beerenauslese "Forster Mariengarten" (J.F. Kimich); 1983 Port (Graham's); 1985 Port (Graham's); 1997 Dolce (Far Niente); 1994 Port (Niepoort); 1994 Late Harvest Riesling (Beringer); 1989 Lafaurie-Peyraguey; 1991 Port (Taylor Fladgate); 2000 Recioto della Valpolicella Classico "BG"(Tommaso Bussola); 1997 Sauternes (Chateau Suduiraut); 1998 Riesling Botrytis Affected "(Tim
Adams); 1997 Sauternes (Chateau Coutet)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KGermany (except dessert/sparkling)
1995 Riesling Kabinett "Graacher Dompropst (Friedrick-Wilhelm-Gymnasium); 1989 Riesling Auslese "Wehlener Sonnenuhr" *** A.P. No. 2-576-562-1390 (Kerpen); 1998 Riesling Spatlese "Haardter Burgergarten" (Muller-Catoir); 1990 Riesling Auslese "Forster Ungheurer" (Egon Muller); 1999 Riesling Spatlese "Urziger Wurzgarten" (J.J. Christoffel); 2000 Riesling Spatlese "Graacher Domprobst" (Selbach-Oster); 2002 Riesling Auslese "Urziger Wurzgarten" (J.J. Christoffel); 1990 Riesling Spatlese A.P. 3 536 014 35 91 Valckenberg Edition (
Maximin Grunhaus); 1999 Riesling Spatlese "Wawerner Herrenberger" (Dr. Fischer)

 

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KItaly (except dessert/sparkling)
1994 Ornellaia; 1999 Barbera d'Alba"Affinato in Carati" (P. Scavino)

 


yellball.gif 0.1 KNew Zealand (except dessert/sparkling)
1993 Cabernet/Merlot (Goldwater)

 


yellball.gif 0.1 KRhone/South/SW France (except dessert/sparkling)
1990 Cote Rotie (Clusel-Roch); 2000 Cotes du Ventoux "Quintessence" (Chateau Pesquié); 1998 Coteaux du Languedoc "Copa Santa" (Clavel); 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape (Beaucastel); 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape (Beaucastel); 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape (Beaucastel); 2000, 2001 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhones (Beaucastel); 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape "Hommage à Jacques Perrin" (Beaucastel); 1999 Minervois La Livinière "Cuvée Chandelière" (Domaine Combe Blanche); 1998 Coteaux du Languedoc "Cote Rousse" (Domaine L'Aigulière); 1996 Coteaux du Languedoc "Cote Dorée" (Domaine L'Aigulière); 1990 Hermitage "Monier de la Sizeranne" (Chapoutier); NV Image du Sud (Pegau-Cailloux)





[Return to Top of this Page]


 2004 Tasting Notes    2003 Tasting Notes    2002 Tasting Notes     2001 Tasting Notes    2000 Tasting Notes    1999 Tasting Notes   

Tasting notes prior to 1999 have been removed from the site

 


This site designed and created in content and in form
by
Mark Squires, copyright © 1995-2004, all rights reserved.

 

 

 INTRO TO TASTING NOTES

What’s here, 
how it’s done,
   Finding wines


More? Don’t forget that the Articles section often has comments on wines, and the Best Buys and Coups de Coeur sections spotlight the best bargains and the hottest wines reviewed every month. All accessed from the WINE CONTENTS button. Last, but not least, members of the E-Zine’s Bulletin Board post hundreds of notes of their own every month. 


 DISCLAIMER

As is well known, the E-Zine's BB merged onto eRobertParker.com in March, 2002. We are enjoying a fruitful business partnership, and I believe the wine community has been energized enough to make it the #1 BB on the 'net. 

BUT  just for the record, my tasting notes and opinions are my own. The Wine Advocate and eRobertParker.com have no input into them, and  I do not have any input or influence into the ratings published in the WA or on erp.com by Robert Parker and Pierre Rovani.



 REMINDER: Searching for something on older pages? Pull up the page, then use the FIND or SEARCH command of your browser to do a word search.  Works fast and well.   We also provide a search engine for more thorough searches site-wide.

 

 

 

 

*1875 winetaster photo at top of page courtesy of Corbis.com