Tasting Notes for lsnider

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White
2011 Turley The White Coat California White Rhone Blend (view label images)
12/15/2013 - lsnider wrote:
88 points
No real notes taken but this was a very good wine with a nice tropical notes & a great waxy mouthfeel. I would buy again for sure.
Red
12/27/2013 - lsnider wrote:
96 points
PnP & drank over about 2 hours. Made the list & wanted to try one. Is it way way to early to drink this hell yes, does that bother me hell no! This is what is great about wine you can open a bottle like this at 10am during the holidays with a few great friends & have a wonderful time. That makes it worth every penny!
Now the wine. The nose is just incredible no words! We all went to our galsses over & over just to smell it before we ever to a sip. Bright dark blue & black fruits mixed with an what I call a barrel spice mixed with some vanilla but not strong at all just a very tiny hint on the finish. So pleasant on the palate just makes you want to swirl it around over & over before you let it glide down the back of your tongue. A joy to drink & something that is worth the wait & price of admission!
Red
12/27/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
Enjoyed this over 2 days but will just write a combined note from memory. Very re fruited with a nice weight to it. There was also some spice & lavander that came through on day 2. I can't wait to try one of these with a few years on it. I also like the change up this gives you vs a lot of he heavy wines I drink. This gives you the same power of the flavors but just dances on the palate.
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White
12/25/2013 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
Opened this up on Christmas day to have with King Crab Legs. Great pairing BTW.
had some tropical fruits with kind of a citrus kicker in the back ground. Full bodied but very light on it's feet. I do not feel it has the power that the 2010 had but still equally as enjoyable.
Red
1/4/2014 - lsnider wrote:
94 points
Slow ox for about 5 hours then a 1-2 hour decant. Joyful flavors of perfectly ripe blueberries, spice & some earthy dust. Great balance and mouthfeel with just some tannnins there to let you know this is just a baby. It will get a lot better but it was a true joy to drink now.94++
Red
12/28/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
From Magnum. Took it out to eat as something for everyone to enjoy at a restaurant gathering. PnP. Classic Paul Hobbs just a wonderful blend of dark fruits, a touch of vanilla & mind blowing texture. He truly has a way with his wines when it comes to the texture & mouthfeel.
Red
12/14/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
PnP- Took this to a party and had a glass. Very consistent notes. Still just a baby but seems like it is starting to open up a little more.
Red
12/15/2013 - lsnider wrote:
89 points
A very good Pinot. My first pinot with any age over 5 years. Was very enjoyable & had a good mix of flavors & a little funk (good Funk nothing bad)
Red
1/7/2014 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
PnP. Very consistant with other bottles. Did not get any heat with this one. Still big, bold & primary just how I like it. Bright & thick with mouth coating flavors.
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Red
11/28/2013 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
3 hour decant. Enjoyed this with family with thanksgiving dinner of prime rib. No notes were taken as I just sit back and enjoyed the wine with out thinking about it to much. These are wonderful wines.
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Red
11/17/2013 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
2 hour decant. No formal notes. These wines always have just great pure dark fruit with wonderful structure. great finish. Has a good life ahead of it.
Red
12/10/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
3 hours slow ox then 1 hour in the decantor. Just a beauty to drink. Nice balance. Dark blue & black fruits with a hint of the vanillia oak. Paired well with rack of lamb.
Red
12/8/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
PnP, opened this with the help of a friend as I could not pick out a Pinot to have. Boy am I glad I picked this. red cherries, floral, with just a hint of earth. structure & balanced wonderfully.
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Rosé
12/10/2013 - lsnider wrote:
90 points
Love this Rose. Nice crisp dry fruit.At times there is a carmel note that is very pleasant.
Red
11/26/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
Outstanding! Cherries mixed with some mushroom & light to medium bodied. This wine is just crazy smooth & is a treat to let it slide across your palate. Mike, once again you have out done yourself!
Red
12/6/2013 - lsnider wrote:
90 points
PnP. Consistant notes as the last bottle. Still need to keep my hands off the last 3 so they can develop a little more. Still a very enjoyable & outstanding wine from Spain.
White
11/9/2013 - lsnider wrote:
88 points
Nice bottle of white. Bright notes of apple, lemon & some wet rocks. Medium bodied that is well balanced.
Red
10/27/2013 - lsnider wrote:
90 points
PnP & drank over 2 days. Dark in color with some bright red fruit on the nose. Inn the mouth it is medium bodied with the red cherries & a touch of burnt toast on the palate. Performed much the same on day two with just a slight smoother finish.
Red
10/19/2013 - lsnider wrote:
94 points
2 Hour decant from Magnum. Very small hint of bricking on the edges, red fruits, caramel, licorice and hint of spice once on the palate. This has turned me to a CdP fan for sure now. Loved this wine from the first sniff to the final drop that crossed my tongue. paired this with Wagyu bone in ribeyes.......wonderful!
Red
10/15/2013 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
PnP. We wanted a red wine the other night and my wife made it clear she wanted a Myriad in which I gladly poured as they are my favorites also. Nice black & blue fruit jump out of the glass. Also got a touch of some tobacco. The wine is very consistent with the other bottles I have opened. Nice firm & sweet tannins are still there.
Red
10/13/2013 - lsnider wrote:
91 points
1 hour decant. Very consistent with other bottles. Just got a whiff of heat on this bottle, but it was also served a little warm. Still wonderful fruit and nice finish. Glad I have more.
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Red
8/24/2013 - lsnider wrote:
90 points
Had these beside a bottle of the 2010. Compared to the 2010 this was much more lean & pepper while still showing a nice bit of fruit. Always fun to compare vintages.
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Red
9/3/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
Very consistent notes. Just love this wine for what it is.....big & in your face.
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Rosé
8/4/2013 - lsnider wrote:
89 points
Drank 2 bottles of this with friends. Nice crisp strawberry flavors. Bone dry.
Red
9/6/2013 - lsnider wrote:
PnP. Not going to rate this bottle as it seemed a little off with very muted flavors compared to the other bottle which we loved. Still a good wine just seemed off. NR
Red
2009 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Aquilon Campo de Borja Garnacha, Grenache (view label images)
8/3/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
5 hour Slow ox then 1 hour decant. This wine is a baby but we wanted to open it to give it a try as i enjoy them better in their youth. Nice big loads of fruit hit you right out of the gate followed by a trace of vanilla. As others have said you have to enjoy this wine for what it is and I do. Not sure the it is worth 2-3 times the price of its sibling but worth a try.
Red
9/28/2013 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
PnP. Took on a trip and just popped it in the room before the party. Very consistent notes with just a slightly smoother finish. Still very dnese dark fruit flavors with a hint of tobacco on the finish.
Rosé
2012 Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rosé Côtes du Roussillon Mourvèdre Blend, Mourvèdre (view label images)
7/23/2013 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
Can describe this in one word......Winner! What a lovely wine, dry crisp notes of strawberry & watermelon just dance on your palate. for $15 over performs by a long shot.
Red
6/9/2013 - lsnider wrote:
90 points
Very consistent notes with it seeming to be a touch more open this time around.
Red
7/3/2013 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
Very consistent with most of the KB's I have tried. Love the nose on these wines, cherry and a slight mushroom notes. Very well rounded on the palate with a smooth finish.
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White
7/6/2013 - lsnider wrote:
91 points
Wine of the night for our crew. Nice balance with pineapple, some apple & just the slighest touch of lemon. Wonderful mouth feel that just seemed to refresh my palate with every sip.
White
7/6/2013 - lsnider wrote:
80 points
Ok I will start off by saying that I have loved the other bottles of Aubert that I have tasted, but this one was average at best. It had a nice mouthfeel & maybe a very, very slight nose of some fruit. This wine was totaly dominated by OAK. Out of the 4 people that tasted this wine we all thought that there was something wrong with it cause all we tasted was wood and lots of it. These same people is who I had shared my last bottle of Aubert with last year & were excited to have this one, but no one enjoyed it.
Red
6/6/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
Slow ox for over an hour then consumed over the next hour. I will say this first I am glad I bought these! This is my kind of Pinot. Slightly deeper purple-red than some Pinots. At first I got the same notes as a KB with out the cherry cola. This is a big Pinot with wonderful red cherry notes & flavors with a nice touch of some truffle & mushroom lingering in the back ground. All 3 of us that had it loved it. The wine continued to open up in the galss, but it was so enjoyable it did not stay in there very long. Even with the wine being so big it in no way seemed over done or over ripe to me or my friends. Silky smooth on the back end. Bravo! I don't buy many Pinots but this one will have to take somebodys place on my list!
Red
6/3/2013 - lsnider wrote:
90 points
PnP half the bottle then drank the rest 3 days later. Was amazed at how well this wine held up over 3 days. This wine did not seem fall off at all just got a touch smoother than it already was.
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Red
5/25/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
3 hour decant. Very consistent notes from the last bottle I had back in Jan. Our guests loved this wine so much I almost opened my other bottle. Even though young I felt like the wine is in a very nice spot to try if you have not opened one yet. Drink these & save the single vineyard ones to age.
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White
6/1/2013 - lsnider wrote:
94 points
Didn't get a lot of this by the time the bottle got to me thanks to the ladies inside, but it was a huge hit. Love the bright big flavors this wine has. One of my favorite if not my favorite chardonnays I buy every year. Very consistent with the other 3 bottles I have had. Seems to have added a little weight & developed some tropical notes on the finish.
I also find it funny I had a bottle on 6/1 of last year.
White
6/1/2013 - lsnider wrote:
91 points
No real notes as I opened this and another chardonnay for a dinner party with friends. This bottle did seem lighter on it's feet than others. Nice mix of apple, vanilla & some stone fruit notes. Very full bodied with out felling heavy on the palate. A very enjoyable wine.
Rosé
5/12/2013 - lsnider wrote:
90 points
From magnum. A nice crisp French Rose. This can be anything from a back deck sipper to paired up with fish. Will be buying more of the 12 version soon.
Red
5/4/2013 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
PnP. Shared this wine with a childhood friend over some Flannery Ribeyes. Big nose of blackberries, cassis with a hint of vanilla. full bodied with a nice backbone of firm sweet tannins. Love these wines!
White
3/26/2013 - lsnider wrote:
90 points
I really like what Mike does with this wine. Nice intergration of both tropical & mineral notes. Smooth & clean mouthfeel. Glad I have 8 more to go along with getting to enjoy my buddies bottles that he bought. Should get us through the summer.
Red
3/2/2013 - lsnider wrote:
95 points
2 hour decant. I am not a huge Syrah fan but do enjoy some of them a lot. This is one I love A LOT. It just has the most wonderful fruit flavors while still keeping that roasted/ raw meat flavor of Syrah. Just such a wonderful mouthfeel & a finish that goes on & on.
Red
3/18/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
Slow ox for about 3 hours. Did not take anynotes on this wine as I enoyed it in the hotel after finishing my first 1/2 marathon. I think that it is coming out a little bit as it was closed down the last time I had it.
Red
4/13/2013 - lsnider wrote:
90 points
Solid juice for $20. I could drink these all day.
Red
4/19/2013 - lsnider wrote:
94 points
Slow ox then a 1.5 hour decant. Wine is still trending upward. Have not had this one in 2 years so we picked it for our 11th anniv. celebration dinner. Nice dark fruits, some chocolate & tobacco. These wines are some smooth and all have a very different mouthfeel. just wonderful.
Red
4/27/2013 - lsnider wrote:
93 points
Short decant. Needed a good bottle to take to a friends house and just reached a grabbed this one as I loved the nice blueberry notes my first bottle had. The fruit notes had simmered down a little with this bottle as well as a little bit of the tannins, but a large amount of them remainded. Love onece again how smooth this wine is. The friends were impressed.
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Red
3/30/2013 - lsnider wrote:
91 points
No real notes as we drank this on vacation. My last bottle and I enjoyed everyone of them. Just lovely wines that I feel could age a little I just never gave them a chance cause I liked what they give you when young.
White
4/18/2013 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
This one was my last bottle of the the 2011 and gave it an extra point from my other bottles as I thought this had improved a lot since last year. Just a great example in what I like to see in a SB. The tropical fruit notes just seemed so clean and crisp.
Red
4/1/2013 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
Consistent notes from the other bottle. We drank 2 of these while on vacation along with 2 Clio's to compare both are wonderful. Love the full bodied feel of these wines.
Red
2007 Agharta Wines Exhibit C North Coast Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/9/2013 - lsnider wrote:
92 points
Drank this over 2 days. THe first day gave it a 2 hour decant then poured 1/3 of it back in the bottle for the next day. My other bottle I had stated that I was going to wait 5 years.......I did not follow through with that & am glad I didn't. I think this wine has improved nicely since my last bottle. Very bright dark fruit, some spice with a nice hint of oak in the background. Loved the way this wine just eased across the palate. Nice silky finish.
On the second day this wine did not fall off at all, but was not any better than the first day. Lovely wine!
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Red
2009 Saxum Broken Stones Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
2/10/2013 - lsnider wrote:
94 points
Slow ox for a few hours then an 1.5 hour decant. Once again WOW! I opened this in celebration in making the Saxum list. Lots of dark fruits & flavors. This still is a baby, but a lovely one. Will now start letting some get age on them now that I am on the list.
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