#overrated

Whitcraft Winery

"My Friend Matt's Vineyard" Los Olivos District Syrah 2017

MICHAEL COOPER
8.7

There are a lot of seriously amazing #syrah that is coming out of #sbcounty from #santamariavalley and #staritahills like #storm #dragonette and #holusbolus #zotovich yet this seems like an antithesis to what I love about those wines. This smells and tastes like chocolate milk on acid. Where’s the crushed pepper? Where’s the rich black fruit and herbs? Reminds me of the Wendy’s commercial “where’s the meat?” For me the oak isn’t noble. Seems like staves or chips. This is a 2017 it should be showing complexity and tertiary but it’s just one-dimension fruity raspberries, milk chocolate and acid. Not my thing #losolivos #overrated — 5 months ago

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David L

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Won’t be purchasing that.

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2017

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

#overrated tasted it blind with 3 other #supertuscan wines ranging from 40€, 75€ and these and #ornellaia (the best). all the other 3 were better. This was light intensity aromas on the nose, it really the least aromatic and then on the palate it was acidic just a little disjointed and unbalanced. — 8 months ago

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Daron Watson

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Huh ~ be interested to see where it heads...
Doug Powers

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Interesting comment, @MICHAEL COOPER— many years ago I secured 4 bottles of the 1985 Sassacaia on release, put one into a 1985 Bordeaux/CalCab super vertical with 5 flights, 30 wines total, blind to everyone (I knew which flight of 6 it was in, but not which wine it was). Our group of 12 tasters was so underwhelmed that I took advantage of the RP100 score and unloaded the remaining 3 bottles for more than $1,250 per, and never looked back. To each his own, though, as I know folks who adore Sassacaia!!
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

@MICHAEL COOPER , meant too add the blind vertical tasting was in 1995, IIRC.

Caymus Vineyards

40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Oaky and spicy. A really solid offering from Caymus. Plums dominate. — 6 years ago

Paul Francis Gardner

Paul Francis Gardner

Had this at my wedding 6 weeks ago #overrated
Winston Biltz

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I agree. That's why we had it while eating at the yummy house. Lol.

Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2004

Jasmine Hirsch
9.1

Last night, basking in the magnificent hospitality of @engvinny. — 4 years ago

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Hard to go wrong with Jamet!
MICHAEL COOPER

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I totally agree with you and 9.1 for the price of that wine means kinda one thing to me. #Overrated
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@MICHAEL COOPER I love this wine but this was not a great bottle alas. I've had it on prior occasions when it was much better. I think Jamet is actually great value for the complexity and age worthiness. You can't find much comparable burgundy or BDX for the same price.

Johnnie Walker

12 Years Old Black Label Blended Scotch Whiskey

#overrated and kind of kitschy at this stage --- a last resort --- even so, I'd rather go with dewar's! — 6 years ago

Cannonball Wines

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

My wife likes this, and apparently I'm supposed to as well. So, I'll come up with excuses: maybe it wasn't aerated properly, perhaps it was a bad bottle, maybe I'm heavily intoxicated already. #overrated — 6 years ago

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