Tasting Notes for Luvtexwine

(481 notes on 393 wines)

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Red
7/24/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
92 points
Perfectly balanced and wonderful. Black currant and cocoa with a slight bit of tart cherry and a hint of cedar.
Red
6/19/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Similar to recent vintages, which is a good thing! This wine is establishing a pretty high standard for introductory level Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Nothing touches it at this price point! Cranberry nose leading to blueberry and blackberry on the palette with hints of spice and earth. Good stuff.
Red
6/10/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Great value Willamette Valley pinot noir. Nose of red berries and damp forest floor leading to palette of blackberry and hints of baking spice. Good balance and medium body.
White
5/25/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice nose of citrus and pineapple. Citrus on the palette with white peach notes. Bright acidity, but not bitter. Fruitiness balanced. Light and refreshing.
Red
3/12/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose is predominantly cherry but with hints of rose petalon the backend. Very intriguing! Flavor profile of tart cherries with raspberry and a touch of cinnamon spice. Medium body and well integrated tannins. Not too much, nicely balanced. Very pleasant drinking!
Red
2/5/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
92 points
After a decade plus rest in the wine cooler, this cabernet proved to be one of the best yet from the small Ramos family winery! Smooth as silk with perfectly integrated oak . Balanced tannins with dark berry fruit, chocolate, cedar, and earthiness subtly underneath all. A bit of cherry and cranberry hints as well. Complex and intriguing.
White
1/27/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Excellent quality and a good value. Good nose of citrus and white peach. Nice fruit to acid balance. Clean finish.
White
1/16/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Excellent SB nice medium body and balance of peach and citrus
Red
1/15/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
92 points
Perfectly balanced and still tasting well at nearly 14 years! Fruit still evident: currant and blackberry with cedar and chocolate notes. Last bottle though, so will never know how long this vintage could have lasted!
White
1/13/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
90 points
Outstanding dry Riesling. Lemon and pear nose. Clean finish.
Red
1/9/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
88 points
Surprisingly good value. There is actually some complexity here and the typical earthy Santa Barbara spice that this reviewer values, but at a very approachable price.
Red
2010 Llano Estacado 1836 Texas High Plains Red Blend (view label images)
1/2/2021 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
90 points
Excellent Bordeaux style blend. Mellowed by 10 years age and balanced tannins. Dark fruit and baking spice. Fine aromatics and clean finish.
White
9/17/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
88 points
Really nice blend of enticing tropical fruit nose and citrus/ mango palate. Lemony on the back end. Very refreshing!
Rosé
9/11/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
90 points
Quite dry with nice balance. Fresh strawberries on the nose leading to citrus on the back end. Stone fruit underlying. Nuanced and interesting throughout. Medium body . Excellent!
White
2016 Llano Estacado 1836 Texas High Plains White Blend (view label images)
8/17/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
90 points
Delectable variety of tropical fruit flavors including papaya, mango, and citrus following a nose of peach and pear. Excellent!
White
8/10/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
88 points
Great quality for the price. Papaya and citrus nose and palette. Nicely balanced acidity. Clean finish.
Rosé
7/31/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Fruit forward,but quite dry. Think of fresh cut strawberries on the nose with a hint of melon and papaya. Bright acidity and clean finish. Nice!
Red
7/25/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Excellent wine. Aromatic nose of dark fruit and medium body with nicely balanced tannins and smooth mouthfeel.
Red
7/10/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
92 points
Amazing nose of bramble fruit leading to complex layers of red and dark berries. Earthiness in the background. Perfectly balanced tannins. Honestly one of the best Zins I've ever had
Wow!
White
7/2/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Very nice Sav Blanc. Rather less grapefruit forward than most NZ sauvignon blanc, making it more in the European style. Excellent .
Red
6/30/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
88 points
Expanding on my 2016 notes, this wine is still bursting with bright red fruit on the nose, but has developed some interesting dark fruit notes on the palette, more complex nuances without losing the fruitiness. Very satisfying!
Red
6/23/2020 - Luvtexwine wrote:
89 points
Light in body, but not in appeal! Refreshingly fruity raspberry, clove, and bing cherry nose that explodes on the palette. Bright acidity and a nice contrast of sour cherry on the finish. Went down so smoothly!
White - Off-dry
6/6/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
88 points
Very nice off-dry Riesling. Citrus, apple, and white peach nose and palette, with great balance throughout.
White
5/25/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful wine of depth and intensity. Tropical mango and papaya with peach notes. Nice balance of fruit and acidity. Superb.
Red
5/15/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful nose of black currant, chocolate, and cedar. Complex palette of currant, blackberries, and baking spices. At 12 years age this wine is still going strong. Well balanced and elegant.
White
5/13/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
91 points
Beautiful SB in the French, rather than the New Zealand style. Pear and stone fruit nose leading to a citrus palette with subtle pineapple notes. Nice balance and smooth mouthfeel. Really nice.
White
4/30/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
92 points
Really nice Chardonnay from Chile. Papaya and mango nose with added orange zest on the palette. Great balance of its refreshing acidity with full/medium body. Great stuff!
White
4/30/2020 - Luvtexwine wrote:
85 points
Surprisingly one dimensional. Nothing objectionable, but absent any predominant fruit characteristics or depth or complexity.
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Red
4/17/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent balance of fruit and earthy complexity. Cherry and tobacco on the palette, with hints of leather and cedar. Excellent now and will probably improve for several years.
Red
4/4/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
92 points
Fantastic example of Cabernet made from Texas High Plains derived fruit, lovingly crafted and fully aged to perfection! Still a fruity nose of black currant and strawberry even after a decade in oak and bottle, with layers of complex earthy blackberries and dark chocolate and baking spice on the palate. The Ramos family only puts their name on their best, and we agree this wine is exceptional!
Red
3/30/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
90 points
Great value Willamette Valley pinot Noir! Compares well with others costing 50 % more. Sour cherry dominates, but slight raspberry nuance is in the background along with earthy notes. Note: we've had this same vintage with corks and with screwtops,and I think they come from distinctly different batches, with the difference favoring the earlier bottles with cork closures. If you have a choice, go for those!
White
3/28/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
88 points
All the grapefruit aromatics you'd expect from a good NZ NZ sauvignon blanc at a good value price.
White
3/23/2020 - Luvtexwine wrote:
86 points
Very mellow. Maybe too mellow, bordering on bland. Not much notable fruit or complexity, but nothing objectionable either.
Red
3/15/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
91 points
Seven years from my first note, I can attest that the same great black currant nose is still there, and the balance is perfect. Mellow, but not past its prime, this cab is superbly smooth and complex.
Red
3/4/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
91 points
Following on previous notes, I find that additional years of age have smoothed out the few rough edges in the flavor profile. The color still shows no yellowing or browning and their is still excellent blueberry and black currant nose and flavor. Great stuff!
Red
2/28/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
91 points
Really excellent Willamette Valley PN. Had not had any from this producer since visiting the winery a few years ago. Great complexity and finesse. We won't wait so long to try another bottle.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Opolo Lodi White Blend (view label images)
1/16/2020 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
87 points
Very comparable to a Prosecco brut. Nice
Red
1/11/2020 - Luvtexwine Does not like this wine:
79 points
While it doesn't necessarily sink to the level of "swill", I must agree it doesn't even live up to the level of a good house wine I have enjoyed many places in Italy. Sweet alcoholic grape juice; that's it...
White - Sparkling
12/31/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Excellent value. Nearly dry. Good acidity with tropical fruit and citrus notes. Refreshing.
Red
11/6/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
88 points
Nicely balanced blend of traditional Bordeaux varieties. Lighter than medium body. Dark fruit forward, but some interesting back palette spice nuance, subtle but effective.
Red
10/22/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
90 points
Very excellent Willamette Valley pinot Noir with red fruit and earthiness. Good value.
Red
10/14/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Yes it's a lighter version of a typical Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. But here's the great news: even at this price, all the key elements of a true Oregon Pinot Noir are present. Sour cherry nose, bright fruit, earthy forest floor undertones; all there! Great job, Samuel Robert Wines!
Red
9/9/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Really well developed at this point. Cherries and blueberries with earthiness and nicely integrated oak.
White
9/1/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
87 points
Nice SB from Mendocino Cnty. Great value. Citrus and dew melon.
Red
8/16/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Agree with the observations of other reviewers that this vintage definitely needs some “air time” to show its true character. Then one finds the deep earthiness one might expect from a burgundy along with some dark berry notes as well. Not sure it needs more age, though, so if you find this still available, buy to drink now rather than to lay down.
White
8/18/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
This is one of those wines that should be judged without reference to its amazingly low price. It has the spice and floral notes of a good gewurztraminer with just the right amount of off dry sweetness. The QPR here is very high.
White
7/22/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
88 points
Really nice value. After warming up a bit from refrigerator temperature, the depths of fruit flavor emerged. Citrus yes, but also apricot and papaya. Good finish on the back palette. Watching the sunset on an unusually cool Texas summer's evening with this in hand --perfect!
White
7/9/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
90 points
Citrus and stone fruit nose with complex minerality. Nicely balanced, dry, and medium body. Nice long finish.
White
6/30/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
90 points
Really crisp and dry. Citrus nose and stone fruit, passionfruit palate. Excellent value.
White
5/23/2019 - Luvtexwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Complex levels of fruit, balanced acidity, medium bodied. This was most satisfying and preferable to many other more well known white varieties.
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