Tasting Notes for lumpkins

(371 notes on 334 wines)

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Red
3/16/2014 - lumpkins wrote:
91 points
Popped n poured. Big nose of cranberry, spice and cedar. On the palate cranberry, black cherry, whit pepper and earthy notes.
Red - Fortified
12/28/2013 - lumpkins wrote:
93 points
decanted using Hersh method. very pale rose in colour with brown rim. Distinct nuttiness on nose and palate with beautiful silkiness in the mouth.
Awesome - great way to celebrate a 50th birthday.
Red
2004 Dominus Napanook Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/25/2013 - lumpkins wrote:
88 points
Fruit has faded and although well integrated, lacks complexity
White - Off-dry
7/24/2013 - lumpkins wrote:
88 points
golden yellow hue with lychee, peach, spice & beeswax notes. Palate has lychee & mineral notes, somewhat viscous and flabby Nice but overpriced.
Red
7/15/2013 - lumpkins wrote:
92 points
gorgeous full bodied wine with lush black fruit & ainse; well balanced and long finish.
Red
4/10/2013 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
dark fruit with milk chocolate notes. tannins very well integrated - very smooth drinking and well balanced
Red
1/23/2013 - lumpkins wrote:
86 points
not to my liking - over-extracted fruit, over-oaked.
Red
1/19/2013 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
pale garnet colour. nose of cranberry, raspberry and smoke. medium bodied.
Red
1/16/2013 - lumpkins wrote:
88 points
dark ruby colour, black fruit, black cherries on the nose, well integrated tannins, decently balanced overall
Red
1/13/2013 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
garnet coloured. full bodied and beaming with smoked meat - reminds me of Shwartz's deli Montreal.
Red
2005 Strewn Three Terroir Niagara Peninsula VQA Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/1/2013 - lumpkins wrote:
86 points
drinkable but this just so typical of ontario wines - no aging potential at all, no evolution or maturation. boring as hell really
White - Off-dry
12/18/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
pale yellow in colour. Parafinn and peach nose with good minerality on the palate.
Red
2004 Viader Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/3/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
91 points
well balanced wine with cedar and dark cherry notes
Red
12/1/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
dark berry, currant and mocha notes. well balanced, decent finish of 20+ secs
Red
11/25/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
89 points
garnet in colour. very smooth medium bodied wine, well balanced with leather and cigar box notes.
Red
11/24/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
89 points
big wine with chalky tannins. black forest cake nose. mocha on the palate.
still needs time to mellow
White
11/17/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
84 points
disappointing - flat, muted, beyond it's peak. initial nose of grapefruit & gooseberry dissipated very quickly.
Red
11/16/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
87 points
muted cherry tones with chalky tannins
Red
10/9/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
91 points
medium bodied, well balanced Rioja with nose of candied cherry, tobacco, leather. Plum and cherry notes on the palate.
Red
9/10/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
89 points
garnet colour, nose of wet stone, plum, dark berries. medium bodied and well balanced.
Red
3/20/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
89 points
nose of fig, led pencil, dark fruit which evolved into cherry and mineral notes. nicely balanced.
Red
2007 Shafer Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
3/18/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
Inky purple in colour. Dark fruit, black cherry nose. Nicely balanced, with good acidity and fine tannins, not overly extracted (for a wine approaching 15% alcohol)
Red
3/4/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
89 points
bramble berry and spice without being overly extracted or syrupy.
Red
3/4/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
89 points
garnet colour, plum nose, plum and cherry on the palate. not as full bodied bodied for an Amarone.
Red
1/27/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
dark berry, mesquite, and fig notes with graphite on the palate and fine tannins, medium finish
Red
2006 Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
1/21/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
87 points
medium bodied, bramble berry, spice and oak with some definite tartness to finish.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1979 Château Gilette Crème de Tête Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/10/2012 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
golden colour. Notes of caramel, orange, honey and paraffin; very similar to futronic's note from 3 yrs back although I did not find it as unctuous or as long as finish.
Red
12/26/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
91 points
decanted for3 hrs - could have used longer. tar, cherry, flora notes. medium bodied, strong tannins
Red
12/26/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
87 points
muted nose and palate - some floral and cherry notes, gritty tannins
Red
2006 Orin Swift The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
12/26/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
89 points
dark fruit,slightly jammy and over-extracted for my liking
Red
12/13/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
88 points
red fruit notes with earthy, loamy undertones. medium bodied.
Red
2006 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/12/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
92 points
full bodied wine with dark berry, black cherry notes. silky tannins, long finish.
Red
2005 Antinori Chianti Classico Marchese Antinori Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/2/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
91 points
initial tar and floral notes but after several hours decanted, dark cherry, leather nose. very well balanced, tannins well integrated with medium finish
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Red
11/27/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
88 points
plum, clove, black olive notes
medium boded
Red
11/27/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
88 points
candied fruit with cherry & strawberry nose along with some cranberry & peppery notes on the palate.
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Red
2007 Montes Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère (view label images)
11/27/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
dark purple in colour with black fruit, tobacco and herbaceous notes. chalky tannins, full bodied.
Red
2005 Ridge Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
11/23/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
86 points
easy drinking, medium bodied with black fruit & spice notes.
Red
11/12/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
91 points
dark and inky in colour, brooding aromas mocha and black fruit. full bodied with silky tannins.
Red
10/28/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
86 points
unimpressed. very unidimensional, medium bodied pinot. cherry nose, decent balance, short finish.
Red
9/25/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
91 points
drank non-blind with the 2008. both wines dark purple in colour,with nose of dark berries and spice. fruit was a little brighter on the 07, with more red fruit tones .Both the 07 and 08 mediium acidity but 07 grittier in tannins than the 08
Red
5/22/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
92 points
lots going on. intially a powerful aroma of truffles but then over the course of several hours lavender, anise, fig, meaty notes.
good acidity with 30 sec finish.
White - Off-dry
5/17/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
beautifully balanced with mild sweetness, stone fruit, lime characteristics.
Red
5/15/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
indy dark with lots of blackberry & pepper notes.
Red
4/28/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
91 points
great drinking - cherry, plum, tobacco notes. tannins nicely integrated - pop n poured and ready to go.
Red
4/27/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
88 points
plum, dark cherry, tobacco notes. tannins still a little chewy.
Red
4/25/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
90 points
blackberry, dark fruit, leather and tar notes. dusty tannins.
Red
4/22/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
88 points
opaque purple in colour, cherry & licorice notes with grippy tannins
Red
4/15/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
83 points
bright red fruit. lively acidity - on it's own, mediocre, but paired well with pasta with tomato sauce & meatballs
White
4/11/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
86 points
pale green hue, lime and mineral notes with good acidity. paired well with butter chicken
White
4/4/2011 - lumpkins wrote:
85 points
peach & mineral notes nose and palate.
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