Tasting Notes for ckinv368

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Red
3/13/2019 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
91 points
Cherry pie filling and vanilla on the nose. Pie crust as well. Pretty much same on the palate, with cardamom, white pepper, and lightly burnt brisket ends. 90-91
Red
12/6/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
93 points
Tasted blind. Dark, earthy, meaty, with an enormous amount of tannin, mixed with dark red fruit at the beginning of the palate quickly overwhelmed by everything else. Very young still. Needs a LOT of time before it's ready to enjoyably drink. Still a great effort for a powerful wine. 93-94
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Red
12/6/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
92 points
Tasted blind. Very bright and lively with significant bright red fruit aromas and flavors. Bright red cherry, with oak backbone, and significant tannin. Initially thought this was a high-quality zinfandel because it was so bright and big. Delicious effort.
Red
11/27/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
94 points
Tasted blind along with three other wines. Tasted in a darkened room, so could not see color, or viscosity. Wine was opened at least one hour prior to tasting, but unsure whether the same was double-decanted.

This was big, rich, and absolutely delicious. Still very young, with overpowering notes of bacon, blood, green pepper, onion, and light notes of leather and earth. Black fruit as well, but the savory flavors really controlled. So big, I thought this could have been a young Hermitage. Delicious concentrated effort on this one. Hold for another 10 years at least. 94-95 points at this point.
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Red
10/25/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
94 points
Notes of leather and bramble on the nose. Stewed meats as well, mixed w red currant. Good balanced acidity. Green herbal notes with bracing acidity and well-balanced tannin on the palate. Underripe blackberries. Stewed meats, prune, spicebox and white pepper. Dark chocolate on the finish. Delicious effort from a very high quality producer. 93-94pts
Red
10/3/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
89 points
Note developed with a tasting panel:

This is a bright, medium-bodied wine with aromas of ripe red cherry, some underripe black cherry and red currant, rhubarb, cranberry, bramble, baking spices and violets. Aged in neutral oak, this pleasant wine is very food-friendly with lighter dishes, and will develop over the next 2-3 years. Drink in 5.
Rosé
10/3/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
91 points
Note developed as part of a tasting panel:

This is a light-bodied wine with refreshing acidity, and aromas of pink grapefruit, watermelon, fresh strawberry, blood orange, tarragon, garrigue, and pear blossom. Very satisfying, and has bracing acidity and lengthy finish. Can compete with European contemporaries of similar price.
White
10/3/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
86 points
Note developed as part of a tasting panel:

This is a crisp, light-bodied wine with aromas of lemon verbena, white peach, white flowers, bay leaf, toast, butterscotch, all coupled with a creamy lemon curd palate. Pleasant, with a shorter finish.
Red
10/2/2018 - ckinv368 Does not like this wine:
72 points
Tastes like a mixture of bitter Robitussin mixed with charcoal. No real redeeming characteristics.
White - Sparkling
9/30/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
92 points
Apple, pear, orange peel, some grass and hay as well. Tightly structured with great acidity and good mousse. Well balanced. Great effort and probably the best English sparkling wine I've ever had.
White
9/25/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
94 points
Nose of butterscotch and a sweeter gingerbread. Clove and almond as well. Toasted chestnuts mixed with Christmas cookie and butterscotch frosting. Baking spices as well. Delicious effort!! 93-94 points.
Red
2006 Château Bonnin Pichon Grande Réserve Lussac-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/15/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
88 points
Good color with no bricking. Nose of leather, tobacco, earth. Dark cherry at the front of the palate mixed with vanilla and forest floor and leather. Still pretty astringent. Shorter finish with a little bitter herb at the end of the palate. Tasty for sure, but not hugely complex anymore. Drink now! Offers great qpr, and gives you an old bordeaux taste without the price. 88-89
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Red
8/7/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
87 points
Nose of freshly cut hay and motor oil. A bit of bubblegum on the front of the palate, mixed w black licorice, changing to clover, mushroom, and earth. Still good astringency and acid, but balanced. Can still age for another 2-3 years. Maybe as much as 5. Good qpr. Funky for sure. Very interesting.
Red
1967 Château Verdignan Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/4/2018 - ckinv368 wrote:
87 points
Very light and herbal. A bit of rock and iron and sauteed collared greens. Some fruit surprisingly. Mixed with light hints of leather at the end. Fun to try.
Red
8/2/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
88 points
For being so young, this is surprisingly mellow. Definitely jammy and lush, with bright blueberry and strawberry notes throughout the palate. Not a fancy or complex wine, but very drinkable.
White
7/19/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
93 points
Flinty, earthy, but still fresh. Citrus. Grapefruit. Smooth. Delicious.
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White
7/19/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
92 points
Lemon, citrus, citrus peel, with a bit of pith on the mid palate. Great acidity. Fresh, lively, lovely.
Red
7/17/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
93 points
Green, smooth, bright red berries, dandelion green, lightly earthy. Fresh, young but balanced, medium plus acidity, delicious! 93-94
Red
6/24/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
94 points
Concentrated, fig and prune. Toasted nutmeg, red fruit, leather, cedar, spicebox. Not too earthy. But still big and bold with plenty of time left to age. Bold astringent tannins that have softened somewhat. 94-95
Red
6/23/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright, fruity, strawberry, very tannic and astringent. Red plum and prune.
Red
6/23/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
92 points
Earthy and barnyard on the nose. Cow poop for sure. Rich, nutty, stewed meats, green pepper, dark stewed red fruit.
Red
6/23/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
92 points
Earthy on the nose. White pepper, earth, cedar, dark red fruit, venison, iron, slightly bloody. Delicious! Great effort!
Red
6/23/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright cherry. Chalky. Minerality. Green pepper. Really tasty and delicious!
White
6/23/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
88 points
Sweet and floral on the nose. A bit of petrol as well. Very petrol and beeswax on the palate. Slightly bitter. Lots of lightly bitter herbs.
White
6/23/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
89 points
Orange rind, grapefruit, and petrol on the nose. Bright, fruity, lush, with notes of tangerine, peach, light strawberry, honey. Still slightly bitter. Tasty.
White
6/23/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
90 points
Earth, petrol on the nose. Tons of petrol, slate, earth, herbs, with light notes of underripe white fruit and eucalyptus. Beeswax as well.
White
6/23/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose of petrol and acid. And barnyard. Sweet, earthy, toffee, notes of clay and light pine resin on the palate. Slightly bitter. Hints of underripe apricot at the end of the palate. Much more earthy with less mineral sweetness than a riesling.
White
6/23/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
89 points
Slightly fruity on the nose. Grassy, pear, jicama, yellow tomato, and bamboo on the palate. Good minerality.
White
6/23/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
89 points
Notes of bret and barnyard on the nose. Cow poop. Sweet and slightly salty on the palate. Light, dry, crisp. Lightly fruity. No notes from the nose on the palate.
White - Off-dry
6/22/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
93 points
Notes of pear, honeysuckle, lychee and nectarine. Good acidity, but with lush white fruit and peach. Light petrol notes. Delicious effort all around! 93-94
Red
5/12/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
93 points
Leather and blackberry on the nose. Chestnut, leather, prune, earth, light green pepper and burnt onion on the packag palate. Drink now. 93
Red
5/8/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
91 points
Burnt onion and sulphur notes on the nose. Stewed prunes, roasted meat, and decaying wood as well. Barnyard, funky, leather, stewed roasted meat mixed with notes of blackberries and blueberries. Slight notes of strawberry on the back of the palate as well. Delicious, and more of a northern rhone style than CDP. Good tannic astringency shows this has staying power. Great effort!
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Red
5/6/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
93 points
Stewed cherries, green pepper, vanilla, and leather on the nose. Still big and fruit forward. Boysenberry, blackberry, clay, white pepper, leather, cedar, earth, decaying tree on the palate. Big, bold, masculine. Drinking wonderfully for an off-year wine. Really tannic and astringent still. Lots of fruit left, and tastes pretty young. But smooth and delicious! Great effort! 93-94
Red
5/1/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
74 points
Grape, fig and prune on the nose. Earth, leather, spice, white pepper, green pepper, caramelized onion, pencil shavings on the palate. Great effort and wonderful qpr!! Lots of uumph! Will drink again over next 3-5 years. 92
Red
4/25/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
93 points
Open for 2 hours prior to tasting note. Rich cherry chocolate notes on the nose. Similar on the front of the palate, mixed with clover, honey, ripe red fruits, leather, stewed underripe blackberries. Great astringency and acidic balance. Will last another 10 years. Superb and dynamic effort. Lush yet refined.
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Red
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
94 points
Meaty and earthy on the nose. Earthy and somewhat sweet on the palate. Meaty, cedar, tertiary notes of oak. A bit minty. Soy. Umami. Mushroom. Lots of leather. Great still. Drink now, but still has some acidity left to hold for a few more years.
Red
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
93 points
Bright, red fruit, fading to vegetal notes on the middle of the palate. Cotton candy and almost medicinal. Smooth, great acidity and balance. Lovely effort.
Red
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
91 points
Earthy, meaty, dark on the nose. Much brighter, more fruit forward, but still leathery, earthy with cedar, blueberry and blackberry throughout.
Red
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
93 points
Smooth, earthy, leathery, red fruit, delicious, raspberry. Great acidity. Very well balanced. Will last a long time.
Red
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
92 points
Rich, earthy, white pepper, leather, prune, blueberry and blackberry at the very end. Delicious effort! 92-93
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Red
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright red fruit, white pepper, earthy, leathery, smooth, good acidic balance. A bit rustic, and very old world style.
Red
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
92 points
Leather and earth on the nose. Dusty, musty, stewed red plum and prune. Soft, red fruit, earthy, delicious. Sophisticated. 92-93
Red
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
90 points
Bright red fruit, good acid, slight marzipan. Very soft. Astringency plus.
Red
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
89 points
Bright, red, some notes of field greens. Lightly minty with notes of bright red fruit. Some rare roast beef as well. Good acidic balance. White pepper at the end.
White
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
93 points
Funny nose. Honeysuckle, lavender, clay, oak, bamboo, cotton candy.
White
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
91 points
Butter and wood on the nose. Bright, acidic, smooth, clover, grassy, well balanced.
White
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
90 points
Toasty, earthy, light floral notes, burnt honey, clover, lavender. Soft and smooth now.
White
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
89 points
Green, bright, acidic, but notes of oak, burnt honey. A little thin, but drinking well. Well balanced.
Red
4/21/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
90 points
Green, vegetal, stemmy, earthy, lavender, soft, good acidic balance.
Red
4/15/2018 - ckinv368 Likes this wine:
91 points
Fruity, bright. Significant red fruit with raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry. Tart strawberry as well. Good acidic balance. Slightly bitter, with green vegetation notes.
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