dougwilder's profile

dougwilder
dougwilder
Napa Valley
Private Collector
A domestic wine specialist recommending, reviewing and rating wines for specialty retailers since 1990. The independent review blog premiered in October 2008 bringing readers unbiased opinion exclusively on wines from California, Oregon and Washington. All wines are rated on a 100 point scale and published reviews concentrate on those scoring 90 points, or higher.
dougwilder - the purely domestic wine blog
Blogger
208
98.558%
0
45
dougwilder's public tasting notes
dougwilder's public WinePosts
dougwilder's cellar

dougwilder's latest tasting notes

RSS Feed Generator
 
Please choose a name for your RSS feed:
Name rss feed
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". It is a way to easily distribute a list of headlines, update notices, and sometimes inventory changes to a wide number of people. Think of it as a one-stop shop for all the stuff you want to read online. For the consumer, an aggregator or reader, either web-based or installed on your computer, ties it all together.

To make use of this information, you have to download and install an RSS feed reader like SharpReader. Every so often, the aggregator checks the RSS feeds you selected. You log on to the aggregator and see the updates to your favorite sites, blogs and stores, all in one place. For more information on RSS, please visit:
http://rss.softwaregarden.com/aboutrss.html
RSS Feed Generator
Click on icon to add RSS feed:
Or copy this URL into your RSS reader:
dougwilder 95-97

2007 Buccella - Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvee Katrina Eileen
Barrel Sample - Aged in 100% Darnajou barrels, the wine is in its second vintage. Shows an ultra-intense Syrah-like color Aroma: deep and intense with gooey blue and black fruits and an an underlying sense of tobacco, cocoa and nutmeg Palate: focused and centered, the palate is refreshingly structured showing classic mid-valley benchland character, elements of cranberry and gobs of sculpted black fruits Impression: a little coffee and spice along with well defined black and deep red fruits - excellent texture


(Tasted May 18, 2009)

dougwilder 96-98

2007 Buccella - Merlot
Barrel Sample - Visually, the wine coats the glass with a viscous magenta glycerin, slowly morphing into sheets of tears. Aroma: licorice, coffee and a fast moving core of pure blackberry, currant and cherry Palate: extremely concentrated and profoundly dense coffee, blackberry, sandalwood and prune Impression: extraordinary in purity, the oak integrates nicely with several hours of air at this stage


(Tasted May 18, 2009)

dougwilder 91-93

2007 Buccella - Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Sample -Of the three wines, the Cabernet was nearly impenetrable when poured at the winery. With hours of air, it is beginning to flesh out. I will be very interested how it progresses in the next 11 months Aroma:blackberry and polished spice notes, vanilla and hints of black plum and blossoms (geranium?) Palate: firm and focused, beginning to show length after 10+ hours Impression: Not too worried about the direction it is going - this wine has been a consensus mid 90 point wine since inception.


(Tasted May 18, 2009)

dougwilder 95

2007 Buccella - Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvee Katrina Eileen
14.8% alcohol, 106 cases produced, Named for Bill and Alicia' daughter, it is the newest and most expensive addition to the Buccella lineup Aromas: A beautiful, supple nose of sandalwood, salt, pure blackberry and currant showing plenty of depth Palate: Enormously lush on the palate with flavors of plum, fig, spicy blackberry and cherry with delicate hints of herb, chocolate and graphite Impression: Vibrant acidity provides a sturdy framework for this lushly textured canvas


(Tasted Dec 20, 2009)

dougwilder 96

2007 Buccella - Merlot
14.7% alcohol, 330 cases, blended with 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, The third consecutive vintage of excellent Merlot from Buccella leaves the taster wanting very little. Aromas: Superb integration of seamless cherry, mineral and cocoa with hints of sweet herbs and yellow stone fruits Palate: Mocha, blackberry, plum, cherry are all nicely interleaved together Impression: With all of the forward fruit quality, there is also a good measure of acidity that emerges after an hour or two with air. Decanting for 20-30 minutes is recommended to show this wine at its most dazzling


(Tasted Dec 20, 2009)

dougwilder's recent activity

You do not have access to view dougwilder's activity.