Tasting Notes for mdmcgonigal

(290 notes on 283 wines)

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Red
10/13/2019 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
96 points
Complex dark berry nose. Super smooth well balanced dark fruit that lingers and lingers!
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Red
10/11/2019 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
91 points
Deep berry nose. Smoky black berries on the palate, very smooth with a nice, lingering finish.
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Red
9/18/2019 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
89 points
Light berry nose. Black cherry flavors but not too intense. Light pleasant finish.
Red
2013 Viña Cobos Volturno Lujan de Cuyo Malbec Blend, Malbec (view label images)
6/11/2019 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
92 points
Luscious cherry nose. Chewy light berry flavor with a medium long finish. Delicious!
Red
5/22/2019 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
88 points
Heavy dark fruit nose, thick and luscious feel. Definitely some tomato mixed in with berries with a medium long finish. Novel yet very good with chicken Parmesan.
Red
5/6/2019 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
92 points
Blended dark fruit nose, soft melded berries with a lingering soft finish
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Red
5/3/2019 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
96 points
Decanted and aerated. Complex dark red fruit nose with a hint of minerals. Soft texture and light tannins. Slightly chalky with very balanced oak. Very complex dark fruit that lingers unchanged for an extended period. Simply yummy!
Red
12/29/2018 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
90 points
Light cherry nose, very smooth dark cherry flavors. Smooth, lingering finish. Excellent Pinot for the price!
Red
12/25/2018 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
92 points
Dark berries on the nose, berries and a hint of green pepper on the palate. Nice lingering finish.
Red
12/25/2018 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
94 points
Decanted 1 hour. Dark red color and black fruit nose. Very smooth and balanced berries and dark fruit. Long lingering finish. Fantastic.
Red
11/24/2018 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
88 points
Red cherry nose. Dry cherries and red berries, very mild. Some spice and licorice in the finish. Pleasant and ready to drink now.
Red
9/16/2018 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
90 points
Dark purple color, blackberry aroma with a hint of vanilla on the nose. Mild berry flavor with little and and a medium long smooth finish.
Red
9/15/2018 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
87 points
Spicy berry aroma. Forward dark berry flavors with a bit of chalk. Lingering taste slightly bitter.
White
9/15/2018 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
87 points
Okay aroma, oak and butter on the palate. Pleasant when chilled.
Red
3/6/2018 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
91 points
Cherry and tobacco notes in the nose. Tart cherry and soil, with a vegetal finish. Very nice wine to share when some have steak and some have chicken.
Red
2/2/2018 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
91 points
Dark fruit nose, with soft tannins. Chocolatey cherry flavors with a nice lingering finish
Red
12/26/2017 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
92 points
Nose of tart cherries and a bit of coffee. Decanted, still with a bit of tannin, but smooth cherry flavors with a moderate and delicious finish.
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Red - Fortified
12/19/2017 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
90 points
Very port-like and delicious
White
11/11/2017 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
87 points
More oak then butter.
White
7/29/2017 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
92 points
Amber yellow, wonderful oaky nose. Bold flavors of honey and stray. Powerful oak if you like it that way, smooth lingering finish.
White
7/22/2017 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
88 points
Oak nose, smooth on the palate with some buttery characteristics. Nice smooth finish.
White
12/23/2016 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
87 points
Green apple nose, apple with honeydew and a little pear. Good acid balance.
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
N.V. St Ambrose Cellars Razzmatazz Pyment Old Mission Peninsula Honey
4/9/2016 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
87 points
Flora and raspberry scent. Mild berry flavor, with light mead character.
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
4/9/2016 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
86 points
Deep Amber color, slightly sweet. Honey accents with a hoppy finish. Honey in the nose.
Red
9/15/2015 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
88 points
Big black cherry nose, thick black cherry and currant flavors. Mild tannins and a nice, lingering finish.
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White
7/9/2015 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
88 points
Bright herbaceous nose. Grassy and citrus flavored with modest acid. Brief pleasant finish.
White
1/13/2015 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
90 points
Honey and butter notes. Holds its own with chicken in a spicy cream sauce.
Red
1/8/2015 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
89 points
Spicy dark berry nose. Blackberries with a hint of minerals. Smooth tannins. Bold flavors with a nice, lingering finish.
White
12/30/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
87 points
Crisp fruity nose with a hint of melon. Balanced acid and light fruit flavors. Perfect with a chopped salad with lime vinaigrette.
White
12/21/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
84 points
Mostly oak at this point and little else. Passable.
Red
12/4/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
90 points
Musty blackberry and currant nose. Berries and tobacco flavors, and I like it! Moderately long finish, very pleasant overall.
Red
2009 Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards) P Blend Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
12/1/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
89 points
Cherry and leather nose. Definite cherry, dark berries and oak flavors. Nice tannins and soft finish.
Red
11/16/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
90 points
Cherries in the nose, cherries in the mouth, cherries everywhere! Medium long finish. Great with braised beef in red wine.
Red
11/14/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
86 points
Tart cherry nose. Cherries with a hint of strawberry flavor. Very light with a fleeting finish. Not enough substance.
White
11/12/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
88 points
Citrus and peach nose. Light fruitlet with a hint of toast in the finish. Great with fish.
Red
10/27/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
94 points
Winery tasting. Very complex nose for a young wine: cherries, blackberries, leather. Complex flavors with those and currants and spice. Wonderful lingering finish.
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Red
2011 Shafer Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
10/27/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
91 points
Winery tasting. Black and blueberry aromas. More dark berries with some leather. Very smooth finish.
Red
10/27/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
90 points
Winery tasting. Dark fruit with chalk and mineral notes in the nose. Blackberry and blueberry notes. More tannins with a long finish.
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White
10/27/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
90 points
Winery tasting. Green apple nose. More apple flavors with a bit of honeydew. Mild oak, with a creamy mouth feel.
Red
10/27/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
91 points
Winery tasting. Blackberry with a hint of herbs in the nose. Berry flavors with a bit of chocolate. Grips you with soft tannins. Very pleasant finish.
Red
10/26/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
89 points
Winery tasting. 100% cab. Very dark fruit with minerals. Similar flavors. A bit young, but nice flavors and finish.
Red
10/26/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
88 points
66% cab, 19% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese. Nose of dark berries and cotton candy. Tannic and chewy, fades fast but nice berry flavors.
Red
10/26/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
89 points
42% merlot 37% cab. Winery tasting. Dark berries with a hint of spice in the nose. Berries and currants. Mild finish.
White
10/26/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
88 points
Winery tasting. Apple jolly ranchers in the nose. Bright green apple flavor with balanced acid. Pairs surprisingly well with pesto and goat cheese on crostini.
White
10/26/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
87 points
Winery tasting. Apples, pears and a hint of rubber in the nose. Apples and a bit of butter. Nice finish.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2010 Castello di Amorosa Il Passito Napa / Sonoma Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
10/26/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
90 points
Winery tasting. Honey and apricot aromas. Sweet but not too much so. Nice acid balance.
Red
10/26/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
89 points
Winery tasting. Dark berry and herb nose. Tart dark berries, soft feel, nice finish.
Red
10/26/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
88 points
Winery tasting. Cherry jam nose. Tart cherry flavors with a bit if acid.
Red
10/26/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
88 points
Winery tasting. Cherry and raisin nose. Grippy dark fruit flavors. Prunes in the finish, in a good way.
Red
10/26/2014 - mdmcgonigal wrote:
88 points
Winery tasting.
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