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Tasting Notes for Ron&nina

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Red
9/6/2022 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
95 points
Still has beautiful dark cherry notes that it had in the beginning. Extremely soft tannins and beautiful balance. The finish is long and smooth, almost 2 minutes. I would recommend that if you have any, enjoy it now. I cannot imagine it getting better.
Red
2005 Maple Ridge Vineyard Meritage Umpqua Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
11/8/2021 - Ron&nina wrote:
88 points
Tasting good now, stewed fruit, cranberry and sharp acidity. Drink now
Red
2005 Maple Ridge Vineyard Meritage Umpqua Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
11/8/2021 - Ron&nina wrote:
88 points
Still drinking well...Stewed fruits, high acidity and cranberry. Drink now.
White
11/8/2021 - Ron&nina wrote:
88 points
Still drinking well. Most of the fruit is gone, very mineral with caramel notes.
Red
2/1/2021 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
96 points
Beautiful fruit and nice balance. Not sure if it has peaked but it is great at the moment.
Red
10/25/2020 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
96 points
Love this wine. Deep rich flavors and aromas. Dark fruit and color. Not sure what to expect in the future but looking forward to seeing.
Red
2015 Inglenook Rubicon Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/25/2020 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
90 points
Coming around very nicely. Probably let it cellar for a few more years.
White
7/22/2020 - Ron&nina Does not like this wine:
74 points
Thus wine has a very sour note to it.
Red
3/9/2020 - Ron&nina wrote:
88 points
Didn't really like it the first day, much better after it opened up.
Red
3/5/2020 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
88 points
I recommend to drink now if you have some.
Red
3/2/2020 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
97 points
As stated before, awesome wine. If you have some I recommend you try it now.
Red
2/27/2020 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
93 points
Cocoa and cherry on the nose with a little earthiness. Dark cherry, plum, a little hot with a nice cinnamon finish which lasts for a full minute at least. This a very nice representation of an old Cab Franc from Maple Ridge Vineyard. Definitely recommend trying one if you have it in your cellar.
Red
2/26/2020 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
88 points
Light cherry, slightly earthy on the nose. Cherry, dark fruits and sharp acidity on the palette. Very light body and soft on the finish which comes out as cranberry and candied cherries. Definately tasting as an old burgundy at this time. If you have any, I'd definitely recommend drinking it now but it will probably go for a number of years more.
Red
1/25/2020 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
95 points
Amazing wine. Aging very nicely. Don't think I would let it age too long but it is good now.
Red
1/23/2020 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
95 points
Fantastic jammy zin. This is the wine I remember in the old days from Trentadue. Huge fruit bomb with a very nice long finish. Went well with our Crispy Buffalo Tilapia from Home Chef. Would definately recommend it if you have any or find some.
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Red
12/29/2019 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful bright fruit, soft tannins and great balance, exactly what I would expect from the Dry Creek Valley.
Red
12/8/2019 - Ron&nina wrote:
98 points
Amazing flavor, dark black fruit notes huge complexity. A great sipping wine!
Red
12/8/2019 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
98 points
This is a very great pinot noir great flavors even with its age. Will age very well still holding up great!
Red
11/27/2019 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
93 points
What an awesome wine. We found it on our search of Zins in our cellar and decided that 11 years was long enough. We only bought 1 bottle but wow was it good! Deep rich flavors of dark cherries, raspberries and cocoa. Beautiful finish that keeps you coming back for more. What a deal for $26, wish We had more but oh well.
Red
N.V. Maple Ridge Vineyard Medoc Maple Ridge Vineyard Grand River Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
11/6/2019 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
92 points
Awesome wine. Love the Cab Franc blend. Really holds for many days and was better on day 5.
White
3/15/2019 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
92 points
Still drinking very well. Something to consider if you're looking for a nice French Burgundy.
Red
3/11/2019 - Ron&nina Does not like this wine:
70 points
Wine has not improved over time, there is an off nose with burned fruit and rubber aromas.
Red
1/27/2019 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
95 points
This wine is holding up beautifully for its age. The flavors are nice sweet black cherries, wine is nicely balanced. Tannins are soft and fruit is still prominent!
White
1/8/2019 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
92 points
Awesome Pinot Gris. This one was unfiltered. Very bright fruit and nice honey and apricot notes. Soft acidity with a very long finish. Enjoy it now if you have any.
Red
11/15/2018 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
95 points
Beautiful wine at this time. Nice acidity and fruit with hints of strawberries, black cherry, coffee and cocoa. Color is dark garnet. Very nice wine at the time if you have any. This wine was done in multiple lots. This one was believed to be lot 1 because it has no lot designation.
White
7/20/2018 - Ron&nina wrote:
95 points
Took to a Chardonnay tasting. One of the better wines of 12 in the group. If you have not tried one recently please do.
White
1/11/2018 - Ron&nina Does not like this wine:
75 points
Taste like yellow mustard. I will try this tomorrow to see if it improves but right now this is definitely not our best effort.
Red
2008 Rubicon Estate Rubicon Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/4/2018 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
98 points
A big bold wine. Wonderful tannins and fruit. Continue to enjoy this wine for many years.
White
1/4/2018 - Ron&nina Does not like this wine:
77 points
Huge disappointment but then again we should not have waited this long on this wine. Oh well, lesson learned.
Red
1/4/2018 - Ron&nina wrote:
98 points
Love this wine. Deep rich flavors of chocolate covered cherries, tobacco and leather. Everything you would expect from a wine from this vineyard. We drank it for many days and it got better every day. Should cellar for many more years.
Red
1/4/2018 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
95 points
This is an outstanding zin. Huge fruit and well integrated tannins. We have been watching this wine develop and it has been rewarding. If you have any, try a bottle.
Red
1/4/2018 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
95 points
Just opened a lot 3 and it is still tasting amazing! Let open 10 minutes to get the best out of this wine. Awesome cherry notes as well as light strawberry and plum. Light body nice finish that lingers for a good 30 seconds. Light tannins, nice now, it's at its best.
Red
6/10/2017 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
98 points
Beautiful cherry, strawberry and red currant notes on the nose and pallette with a soft touch of cocoa. Nice soft tannins and a very soft, velvet smooth finish. This is the kind of Pinot Noir this region can produce on a good year. 2013 was not a perfect year but the berries were hand selected to pick only the best berries. This meticulous attention to detail produced an outstanding wine. Exactly what a nice red Bourgogne would taste like. If you have this wine, give it a try, if you do not, you should get some before it is gone.
White
5/16/2017 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
94 points
Lot's of citris, lemon zest, and carmel. Still quiet a bit of fruit and acidity on this wine. If you have not tried this in awhile I think you will be very happy with the results of aging. Wine definitely takes on an old yellow hue but is very clear. Great mouth feel. Don't know if it has peaked but can't imagine it getting better than it is right now.
Rosé
2013 M Cellars Dry Rosé Grand River Valley Rosé Blend (view label images)
2/7/2017 - Ron&nina Does not like this wine:
78 points
Initially metallic turning to a fishy tasting finish. Not a fan on where this wine is going but most concerned with the metallic/fishy finish.
Red
2/6/2017 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
93 points
Love this wine.
Red
1/5/2017 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
88 points
Like this wine but it is definitely ready to drink now.
Red
2013 M Cellars Meritage Grand River Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/5/2017 - Ron&nina wrote:
85 points
Not a huge fan of what is going on with this wine to this point. It is not aging as I was hoping. Tannins are not softening but rather seem to be stronger. Oak is now becoming more prominent. I plan to give it a little more time but if this doesn't turn around then will be moving it out of my cellar quickly.
Red
12/14/2016 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful wine at this point. Nice hints of dark cherries, tobacco, leather and coffee. Nice soft tannins and acidity. Fruit is a little light but went well with pistachios and almonds.
Red
12/7/2016 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
93 points
Very nice wine from the Finger Lakes. We really like what this winery is doing. One of the best in the region. Cocoa and cherry on the pallet. Nice smooth finish with great acidity.
Red
11/1/2016 - Ron&nina Does not like this wine:
77 points
Too much Brett for us. Most of the fruit is gone now it is mostly minerallity.
Red
10/21/2016 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
90 points
Still want to give this wine some time. Still very tannic to us.
White
10/24/2016 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice Chablis style wine. Coming around very nicely. Acidity is coming down. Will try it again in about 6 months to a year.
Red
10/20/2016 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice Pinot. Glad that we cellered it for a couple of years. It is much more mature, balanced and integrated than it was at release. Pinot Noir is a very good wine in this region. If you have not tried them you should.
Red
10/14/2016 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
96 points
Still probably one of my favorite Cab Franc's. Beautiful perfectly ripened fruit with no green or stemmy flavors. Great balance and nice long full finish.
Red
10/14/2016 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
89 points
Liked this wine much better this time than the last time we had it. I little more balanced and less tannic.
White
10/14/2016 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
91 points
Drinking this wine now. I believe it has plateaued and is very good right now.
Red
2008 Rubicon Estate Rubicon Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/8/2016 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
94 points
Great balance and structure. Nice clean finish. Light bramble and dark fruit flavors. A very solid and desirable wine at this point.
Red
9/14/2016 - Ron&nina wrote:
88 points
Tried this at the winery...it needs more time to Balance the flavors. Currently a bit tannic but nice flavors.
Red
9/10/2016 - Ron&nina Likes this wine:
98 points
What an awesome wine. As we predicted it has improved. The strawberry has turned to cherry. Beautiful ruby red color with wonderful black cherry, vanilla, red currants and gooseberry notes. Acidity is wonderful at this point. We have been drinking this wine for years and I think this is the best it has tasted to this point. Maybe it has peeked but certainly it is drinking very well. If you have been patient and cellared some of this, give it a try. Beyond a doubt one of the best MRV Pinots.
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