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2012 Descendientes de José Palacios Bierzo Pétalos

Mencía more

2/14/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 90 points

This is a well made Mencía in a lighter style. It has not a great depth or complexity. Fresh fruit in the nose, with some spice and a tad of licorice, and perhaps some rusticity in the mouth. It keeps changing in the glass. Easy to drink, well made and affordable. However, it did not get to my heart and wanted me to purchase more.

  • Comment posted by MLipton:

    3/16/2015 8:59:00 PM - Was there any new oak evident? I've had mixed experiences with the Pétalos: when it's unoaky, it can be a fresh expression of Mencía; when it's oaky and overly extracted, it's boring. My benchmark for Mencía is the D. Ventura Ribeira Sacra.


2005 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard

Willamette Valley more

3/2/2014 - MLipton wrote: NR

Quite lovely and understated. Bright, red cherry fruit is overlaid with some smokiness. Fairly dense for a St. Innocent Pinot, it maintained balance and avoided any sense of overextraction. Nicely balanced acidity.

  • Comment posted by MLipton:

    9/12/2014 10:02:00 PM - "Neecies" - how was it? Up to your expectations?


2009 Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Old Vines Todd Brothers Ranch

Alexander Valley more

3/3/2014 - mazik Does not like this wine: 83 points

It's not flawed, it's not temporarily odd tasting from travel in a truck, and decanting doesn't do anything whatever for it. It tastes musty, dusty and drab. To me it seems utterly incredible that anyone ever said of this wine "Explosively perfumed scents of dark berry preserves, violet and spicecake, with a peppery topnote. Pliant and broad on the palate, offering intense blackberry and cherry compote flavors that show impressive depth and focus." The wine I received from LastBottle was not that wine.

  • Comment posted by MLipton:

    3/7/2014 8:20:00 PM - Your bottle was almost certainly corked, so indeed it most likely was flawed. Mustiness and a lack of fruit are both signs of TCA contamination (cork taint)

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