Tasting Notes for cubswinws

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Red
3/20/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
Just a beautiful GSM blend. Hands down the best Willow Creek Cuvee ever.
Red
3/18/2019 - cubswinws wrote:
94 points
One of the best zins I've had in some time. Great depth and smokiness/earthiness just not found in many. Just wonderful
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Red
3/17/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice zin drinking well. No hard edges and nice red fruit.
White
3/16/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
95 points
Beautiful chardonnay with lots of fruit yet very balanced and long finish.
Red
3/16/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful wine. Still primary but lots of potential. Will wait 4-5 years on the next one.
Red
2012 Saxum Broken Stones Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
3/17/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
Big and juicy with lots of spicy goodness. Even with a two hour decant, the wine got better and better as the night went on.
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Red
3/15/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
Super wine. Lovely blend really moving into an ideal drinking window.
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Red
2012 Torrin Law Vineyard Paso Robles Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
3/13/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful wine, dark and packed with pepper and spice. Lovely!
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Red
2015 Keplinger Vermillion California Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
3/12/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
93 points
Wonderful GSM blend with good structure and length. Very nice!
Red
3/12/2019 - cubswinws wrote:
88 points
Good nose but fairly thin structure and short finish.
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Red
2015 Bevan Cellars Ontogeny Oakville Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/8/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely wine with nice oak profile and soft vanilla finish.
Red
3/8/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
wonderful wine with lush nose and soft tannins. Long finish.
Red
3/7/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
90 points
Not ready for prime time. Lots of fruit there but needs 4-5 years to really show its stuff.
Red
3/7/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice big burly cab with firm tannic structure. Would benefit from another 2-3 years in the bottle.
Red
2013 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/5/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark black fruited and tannins have softened and nice pleasing spice on the finish.
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Red
3/2/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
Lovely wine with blueberry and spice and touch of clove in a plush long finish. Beautiful!
Red
3/2/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
95 points
Big and plush with all kinds of spice and blue fruits. Still on the young side and I suspect this will be even better in 2-3 years.
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Red
3/2/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful wine drinking quite well at present.
Red
3/1/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice GSM blend.
Red
2015 Tensley All Blocks Santa Barbara County Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
3/2/2019 - cubswinws wrote:
88 points
More pinotesque than what I expected.
Red
3/1/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
86 points
Over-extracted and heavily oaked. No pleasure in this one!
White - Sparkling
2/23/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
92 points
From magnum. Lovely sparkling with yellow blush color and good bubbles. Very nice and will age effortlessly.
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Red
2/27/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
Wonderful. Nice big round syrah with touch of vanilla/spice and long finish.
White
2/26/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice older wine with slight oxidation. Still has some freshness and pleasant to drink
Red
2006 Agharta Wines Exhibit B North Coast Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/23/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
From magnum. A beautiful wine and a great bordeaux blend of mostly merlot and cab franc.
Red
2/23/2019 - cubswinws wrote:
90 points
From magnum. Soft and ready to go. No length to speak of and flat finish. Overall disappointing and confirms my general thoughts on this wine.
Red
2016 Paul Lato Letters to Europe Santa Ynez Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
2/19/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely grenache/syrah blend that is pleasing now but probably needs a few years to shine.
Red
2/20/2019 - cubswinws wrote:
88 points
Tart and a bit hot. Somewhat better on Day #2 but still lacks the depth I would have expected.
Red
2/21/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
95 points
Incredible bottle of Saxum with super smooth take-off and just enough spice on the finish. Everyone cried when it was gone.
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Red
2014 Torrin The Banshee Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
2/17/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
95 points
Just a great wine and one of the best from Paso.
Rosé - Sparkling
2/15/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
Lovely color and light weight but yet still very complex and satisfying.
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Red
2/15/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
92 points
Well structured and still quite young. Would hold off on these for now.
Red
2012 The Mascot Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/15/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely wine that is fruit forward and very delicious!
Red
2/15/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
93 points
Mostly Malbec but a but hearty wine that is still smooth and very enjoyable.
Red
2/15/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark fruit with touch of earth, mushrooms, tobacco and nice finish. My first Vega-Sicilia nice but not mind blowing.
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Red
2/14/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
Lovely wine with good grip and earthiness with violets and touch of menthol on the finish.
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Red
2014 Linne Calodo Cherry Red Paso Robles Willow Creek District Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
2/12/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely Zin blend with black cherry and spice on the finish.
Red
2/9/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice wine with good backbone and sharp structure. Enjoyable now but will continue to age nicely.
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Red
2/9/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful blend with good acidity and structure. A pleasant softness and smooth finish. Seems to be on an early drinking course.
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Red
2/9/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely wine with good structure and long finish. Drinking well now but still has the structure to continue a gradual aging for years to come.
Red
2/8/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
93 points
Glorious Chateauneuf. Drinking quite well at the moment. A vintage to enjoy while waiting on the 2015's and 16's.
Red
2/8/2019 - cubswinws wrote:
90 points
Good GSM blend but a bit heavy on the wood/vanilla component. It sorta drowns out the fruit.
White
2/7/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice depth and minerality with kiss of citrus on the finish.
Red
2/7/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
Lovely wine with black cherry and spice and long finish. My first time with this wine and I'm impressed.
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White
2/3/2019 - cubswinws wrote:
88 points
Floral and citrus notes but very little Gewurtz spice or character.
Red
2/3/2019 - cubswinws Does not like this wine:
87 points
Opened for Super Bowel and both were disappointing. Thin and weak not at all what I expect from Linne Calodo.
Red
2012 Lewis Cellars Alec's Blend Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
2/2/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
93 points
Popped and poured. Big bold fruit and firm tannic structure. Really loaded and fun to drink.
Red
2012 Shafer Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
2/2/2019 - cubswinws Likes this wine:
94 points
Slow oxed for 2+ hours. Beautiful wine with soft round mouthfeel and moderate tannins. Another winner from Shafer.
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