Tasting Notes for absolutvodka

(265 notes on 221 wines)

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Red
1/27/2017 - absolutvodka wrote:
89 points
Tried this as I have seen this particular wine vary greatly by vintage. Have to say this vintage is solid. What you would expect from a good napa Cabernet. Dark fruit, very aromatic. Finish was decent. QPR is very good. For the money certainly worth the money. Bought two cases as it goes fast.
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Red
12/19/2016 - absolutvodka wrote:
89 points
Good. Not super chewy but solid with very little alocohol on the nose. Would buy again.
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2010 Jemrose Gloria's Gem Bennett Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
6/28/2015 - absolutvodka wrote:
93 points
Outstanding Blend. This was my second bottle and it keeps getting better. Paired with BBQ and it went perfectly. Good balance and finish. The Syrah and Merlot were perfect together. Wish I had bought more
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Red
12/20/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
93 points
Outstanding as always
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Red
12/18/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
90 points
I find this to be a very nice wine. The vanilla of the American Oak really shows. While not super complex this is a simple but delicious wine. Would recommend for a crowd as most would rave about it.
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Red
11/12/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
92 points
Very nice blend. I found it well balanced with almost no heat. Subtle from a fruit perspective. Medium finish. Would buy again
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Red
9/14/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
89 points
For the money I thought this was solid. Not overpowering and the alcohol is in check. Good fruit. Not drop dead amazing but a very solid weekday wine.
Red
2007 Betz Family Clos de Betz Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/12/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
93 points
Really an outstanding wine. Well integrated and has improved with age. Silky smooth tannins. This my last bottle and that my friend makes me sad.
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Red
8/30/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
97 points
Rediculous! This wine was solid from start to finish. The nose was black fruit, incredible bouquet. The palate was fantastic but different from what you got on the nose. Finish was crazy long. Loved this wine.
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Red
8/12/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
92 points
Starting to lose its mojo. Love this wine but like me, it's nearing the end of its career.
Red
7/18/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
95 points
TRB is knocking it out of the park at Black Sears. Add that Chris at the winery is one of the coolest dudes I know and you have a world class wine that I love to buy and drink
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Red
7/18/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
94 points
Always elegant and what a really great napa cab should be. More silk than brawn
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2007 Flora Springs Trilogy Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/18/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
92 points
Outstanding as always. This wine puts it all together and provides a great blend wine for a party
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Red
7/16/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
90 points
really enjoyed this wine. It was different from the norm which was good.
Red
5/16/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
79 points
Average wine at best. Overpowering vanilla. Muted fruit with a bit of funk on the back end. Tasted like a $15 wine and I spent over $40 based on the hype of the winemaker. Don't believe the hype!
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Red
4/28/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
95 points
In a great place right now. Really had that cult napa cab feel.
Red
4/15/2014 - absolutvodka Likes this wine:
94 points
Great example of a fine Napa Cab. This vintage was outstanding and this wine is in a great place right now. Loved by all at the table.
Red
4/15/2014 - absolutvodka Likes this wine:
94 points
Outstanding wine. Smooth as silk. Everything you look for in a Merlot. I would buy again....and again.
Red
4/7/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
87 points
Meh. Nothing to write home about. Lack luster at best.
Red
4/4/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
91 points
Very very nice. Old world style. Musty nose with chocolate.
Red
2010 Bogle Vineyards Phantom California Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
4/3/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
89 points
How do you spell QPR? Bogle phantom. For the money, would put this up against any wine for $15
Red
3/28/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
88 points
Bought this at Total Wine based on recommendation of one of their "wine experts". He sold me that it was a 96 point wine for only $50. Whoever rated this 96 points must have been smoking something. Decent nose, ok fruit, blind taste I would have never said Australia. Finish weak. Bottom line - Two Hands Bella's Garden blows this wine away. Save your money and stop listening to the Total Wine guy!!!!
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Red
3/24/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
85 points
Had this wine at a friends house. She decanted for an hour or so. The wine seemed tired. The nose was muted, almost musty. A first thought it might be flawed but then the group felt it was just bottle age. Have to say I was not impressed. Lots of this wine left in glasses at the end of the night, which sort of sums it up.
Red
3/23/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
90 points
Really enjoyed this wine. Typical Cali Cab with cherry and medium tannins. Would buy again at Costco for $25
Red
3/15/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
87 points
Not bad not great. Had potential but at $26 a bottle it's not delivering at that price. Would not buy again.
Red
3/10/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
94 points
This wine is excellent.
Red
2/25/2014 - absolutvodka Likes this wine:
88 points
I enjoyed the wine. It certainly improved with time in the glass. First sip was disjointed even thought maybe corked. But I was patient and it improved. Costco for $22, I would buy again.
Red
2/15/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
94 points
Ageing better than I am. It is doing well with the bottle age which adds a softness to a previously hearty cabernet P
Red
2/15/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
97 points
This wine is crazy good and only gets better in the glass. Love it. Had with awesome filet.
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2010 Spring Valley Vineyard Uriah Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/13/2014 - absolutvodka Likes this wine:
93 points
Outstanding. Big fruit but everything in balance. Great QPR
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2007 Worthy Sophia's Cuvée Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/6/2014 - absolutvodka wrote:
92 points
One of my favorite blends! This wine never fails to come through. Rock solid. Smooth tannins. Not a chewy cab and not a funky Old world blend. This wine is somewhere in the middle.
Red
1/5/2014 - absolutvodka Likes this wine:
91 points
Good Syrah. Needed time in the decanter. Had with lamb chops.
Red
12/27/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
95 points
Pulled this bottle on a whim and it was outstanding. Great non traditional bleat with the petite Verdot and Malbec. My wife would not stop talking about how great this wine tasted. Very impressed.
Red
12/27/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
92 points
Great wine. The bottle age has allowed it to show its elegant side.
Red
12/23/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
87 points
Ok. Nothing great. Too fruity for me. Almost syrup. Would not buy again.
Red
11/27/2013 - absolutvodka Likes this wine:
92 points
Off the charts QPR. While not all sig series wines are vales, this one is a gem. Mountain vino at its best!
Red
11/21/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
85 points
ok, nothing to remember. had two bottles, first was bad. Would not buy again
Red
11/19/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
94 points
Outstanding wine as usual. I will say you could certainly tell the bottle age. Pnp and had a softness that showed it had been sitting for some time. Everything is integrating well but certainly at or slightly past it's prime.
Red
11/6/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
90 points
Found this to be very good. Great QPR. Would buy again.
Red
2008 Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/5/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
90 points
Very nice. Great WA wine.
Red
2007 Arkenstone Obsidian Howell Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/20/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
96 points
Just outstanding. Everything exactly where it should be.
Red
2009 Château de Come St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/15/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
91 points
Very nice. Not usually a fan of French wine but this is great. Half and half Cab and Merlot. Wonderful nose. Finish is longer than expected. Would buy again!
Red
2008 Conn Creek Anthology Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/29/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
91 points
Really enjoyed this wine. Wonderful nose of dried cherry, leather and anise. Tannins are there but not tongue coating. Well integrated, even smooth. Decent QPR but not a steal.
Red
9/25/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
90 points
Very nice Zin made in the style I enjoy which is limited fruit with more pepper. Got better as the night went on.
Red
8/23/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
89 points
Not bad. Great QPR.
Red
8/10/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
96 points
Love, love, love this wine. Thomas Rivers Brown at his best!
Red
8/10/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
97 points
OMG. This wine is awesome. Nose is a bouquet of black fruits. On the palate a perfect balance of tannins and fruit. This really is an artist at work. Great Job TRB!
Red
7/29/2013 - absolutvodka wrote:
88 points
Carlsport is right on. Only drink now if you can decant for a few hours.
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