Tasting Notes for rabs

(38 notes on 37 wines)

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Red
4/28/2012 - rabs wrote:
94 points
A lovely Pinot. Well balanced, elegant wine with cherry / red fruit flavor.
Red
3/25/2012 - rabs wrote:
92 points
Outstanding. Aroma of fresh raspberries. Medium body, bright, balanced between fruit and acidity. A delicious and well made wine.
Red
2008 Argiolas Costera Isola dei Nuraghi IGT Cannonau, Grenache (view label images)
8/26/2011 - rabs wrote:
89 points
- Brick color - Dark purple in color. Aroma of grape jelly, blackberries and lavender. Medium body, slightly tannic, blackberry and blueberry tastes. Very nice and great value at $16.
Red
1/23/2011 - rabs wrote:
92 points
Nice, classic priorat. Well done!
Red
12/30/2010 - rabs wrote:
91 points
Forest floor, cherries. Nice, medium body,seems like low alcohol. A nice gift!
Red
2008 Denner The Ditch Digger Paso Robles Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
9/6/2010 - rabs wrote:
93 points
Top notch. Nice nose of plums and chocolate. Slightly jammy but not overly so. Red fruits. Highly recommended.
Red
8/28/2010 - rabs wrote:
87 points
Red fruity nose. Light to medium bodied. A slight bit cough syrupy.
Red
8/26/2010 - rabs wrote:
93 points
Dark purple color. Plum, pepper and spice on the nose, with what seemed like milk chocolate to me. A classic Syrah, perfect balance, tasting of black/blue fruit and a little spice, just enough. Paired with portobello chicken pasta and roasted wild mushrooms very nicely. Want more.
Red
7/27/2010 - rabs wrote:
88 points
Before drinking, my expectations were high. Dark, inky purple color, lively aroma of black cherry wafting out of the glass with maybe a touch of spiciness. First sip though, right after popping the cork, was disappointing. Seemed very "flat." Let it sit for 30 minutes, and opened up very nicely! Let this one breathe a little, and it develops into a very good wine ... very good value at $14.
Red
7/19/2010 - rabs wrote:
93 points
A very nice wine. Right up my alley. Strong aroma of strawberry and cherry. Well balanced, with black cherry flavor dominant but not overpowering. Medium bodied and well structured. Garnet colored. Drinking very well. A nice Garnacha driven blend. Highly recommended and a huge value at this price.
Red
7/18/2010 - rabs wrote:
88 points
Drank this over three evenings. The first day, did not like it AT ALL. Second day, a little better. Third, it opened up really nicely! I enjoyed it. But it shouldn't take three days to get to a good state!
Red
7/10/2010 - rabs wrote:
94 points
Brick red. Nice aroma and taste of cherries and chocolate. A powerful wine but not overly fruity. Well balanced, structured, drinking very well right now. Glad I have more.
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Red
7/7/2010 - rabs wrote:
88 points
Nice QPR for sure. Ruby or very light purple color. Strong black cherry and floral aroma. Totally agree with the easy drinking comments. Fruity, but not too much, smooth. Not much in the way of tannin or acidity in my view, realizing this is totally different from a prior reviewer. But enjoyable and a nice value!
Red
7/4/2010 - rabs wrote:
92 points
Dark purple. Nice aroma of red fruit. Very well balanced. Taste is more of black fruit than red. A bit of spice shows through but not too much. Highly recommended and good value.
Red
6/23/2010 - rabs wrote:
92 points
A very nice CDP. Had this in an earlier vintage at a restaurant not long ago and loved that one too. Didn't write down my notes but enjoyed it thoroughly. Everyone did.
Red
6/23/2010 - rabs wrote:
92 points
Brick red with an orange edge. Aroma like a cartoon waft of strawberry, chocolate, leather, and raisins. Opened up very nicely with not much time at all. Elegantly structured. Sour cherry, gripping tannins as others have said. Nice, long fruity finish. Will buy more.
Red
6/8/2010 - rabs wrote:
93 points
As good as last time. Need more.
Red
5/23/2010 - rabs wrote:
90 points
Nice aroma of red fruit. Thick, jammy taste of cherry pie. I liked this.
Red
5/14/2010 - rabs wrote:
85 points
rjrausch has it right - and if I remember correctly, that's the second time this has happened recently. Light color. Plum and strawberry on the nose. Plum, raisin, and a kind of peach liqueur type of taste. I think that's the "mineral" others have noted. Almost like a sauvignon blanc. Which I love when I"m drinking white, but CDP not what I have come to expect. Right after mentioning to someone that I almost never taste a red wine I just don't like, my last two Cinderella wines were that way - the La Cueva del Contador and this one. Not that I totally don't like it, but leaning in that direction. Not one I would choose to have again when there are so many great wines out there.
Red
5/9/2010 - rabs wrote:
91 points
Deep purple. Strawberries on the nose. Full-bodied, fruity, cherries. Not quite syrupy but rich fruit feel. Nice wine.
Red
5/8/2010 - rabs wrote:
85 points
RJurman has it just exactly right. Beautiful nose, strawberry and fig flavors. But the taste did not live up to the nose, and was indeed sour as RJurman said. Sour cherries is dead on. Maybe blackberries. Love this type of wine but this one was only so-so.
Red
5/2/2010 - rabs wrote:
89 points
Strawberries and spice on the nose, but deep rich cherry taste. Very much like kirsch liqueur. Almost syrupy even.
Red
4/23/2010 - rabs wrote:
88 points
Dark purple with lighter violet rim. Nice rich aroma of blackberries, almost jammy. Not at all jammy in taste though. Light to medium bodied. Good fruit, slight spice in background/afterwards. Nice wine at a nice price.
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Red
4/18/2010 - rabs wrote:
92 points
Brick red. Very aromatic, roses. Drinking very well, opened up very nicely over the course of the meal. Paired with tuna and salmon tartare and butter poached trout. Well balanced, red fruit, very nice.
Red
4/15/2010 - rabs wrote:
93 points
Michael (storyteller) described this as "dark but light." And that is exactly right. This is a delicious wine, many different red fruit flavors and very Rhone like. Will be getting more of this.
Red
4/15/2010 - rabs wrote:
92 points
Slightly muted nose for a Barolo, I agree with a prior reviewer on that. Delicious cherry taste, soft, smooth, silky. Very enjoyable drink.
Red
4/9/2010 - rabs wrote:
94 points
Outstanding. Dark ruby red. Aroma of cherries, strawberries and chocolate. Big, lush taste with notes of strawberry and fig. Definitely fruit forward. A wonderful example of the strong 2007 vintage CdP.
Red
4/6/2010 - rabs wrote:
92 points
Really loved this wine. Another great Priorat. Powerful grenache based blend. Black cherry and strawberry. "Bewitching" indeed!
Red
4/1/2010 - rabs wrote:
92 points
Nice garnet color. Very aromatic, redolent with cherries. Solid strong yet graceful blend, tasting of cherries just like the nose. Agree with others who see Rhone similarities and for that matter I also see somewhat of a Barolo similarity in the red fruits, at least somewhat. I enjoyed this and I'm glad I have some more!
Red
3/19/2010 - rabs wrote:
93 points
I just recently began drinking CDP, but I can say with some confidence that this is one amazing wine. Highly aromatic, cherries and blackberry jam. Nice taste of figs and blackberries. Highly recommended.
Red
3/13/2010 - rabs wrote:
93 points
Dark purple color. Very aromatic, cherries and berries. Concentrated fruit but very soft and smooth. Tastes of fig and of chocolate. Yummy!
Red
3/7/2010 - rabs wrote:
90 points
Ruby/brick red. Rich aroma with many flavors including cherry and leather. Smooth and balanced. High value for money.
Red
3/3/2010 - rabs wrote:
88 points
A very good 88. Intense aroma - I breathed it in for quite a long time. Strawberries, blackberries, chocolate. Fruity, earthy taste. Quite a value wine.
Red
2/28/2010 - rabs wrote:
92 points
philn said it perfectly. A truly delicious barolo, great aromas, fruit tastes, finish. Bought more.
Red
2/28/2010 - rabs wrote:
90 points
Cherries, chocolate, oranges, strawberries. Enjoyed this wine - it lived up to the hype.
Red
2/28/2010 - rabs wrote:
94 points
Huge! Fruity, powerful, lots of interesting tastes. One of the best wines I've had so far this year.
Red
2/28/2010 - rabs wrote:
92 points
Rich and powerful, red fruits, delicious. My first exposure to Priorat and I'm hooked. Drank the Vinye Altas the same day which was even more amazing. Huge value for the $.
Red
2/27/2010 - rabs wrote:
91 points
Ruby-colored, with orange rim. Medium-bodied. Moderate aroma of strawberries and taste of cherries.
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