Tasting Notes for osodoro

(60 notes on 58 wines)

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Red
7/5/2019 - osodoro Likes this wine:
90 points
Still vibrant. A little closed at first. After an hour started to open up and show beautiful fruit. Medium acidity. Lovely mouthfeel. Tannins started to firm up towards the end. Drinking beautifully right now.
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Rosé
7/16/2018 - osodoro Likes this wine:
88 points
Lovely with salmon.
Red
7/9/2018 - osodoro Likes this wine:
88 points
Drinking really well right now. Everything is in balance.
Red
7/8/2018 - osodoro Likes this wine:
86 points
Starting to decline. Still tasting the syrah fruit but the tannins are quite muted. The color is starting to turn brick from what should be a ruby red. Very drinkable now. I wouldn't wait any longer.
Red
5/28/2018 - osodoro wrote:
85 points
Definitely past it's prime. Did not sing like other stonestreet cabs. Lacked complexity or depth. Tannins were still there, just not much else. If tasted blind, I would have guessed this was a $15 bottle.
Red
1/7/2018 - osodoro Likes this wine:
94 points
Sublime. Let it breathe. A few hours in it really showed. Baking spices and tart fruit. A beautiful bottle of wine. You can get lost in the wonderful nose.
Red
7/7/2014 - osodoro Likes this wine:
89 points
Still showing big fruit. Jammy at first. Paired well with beef. Popped and decanted. After an hour started to show better tannic structure. Not much complexity. Not getting the leather or tobacco. Mostly dark fruits - cherries, blueberries. Very Good.
Red
9/9/2012 - osodoro wrote:
93 points
This is a great petite sirah. Give it at least an hour in the bottle to open up. Very tight at first. But it starts to sing after 60 minutes. Cherry vanilla, blackberry, and tobacco followed by a silky smooth finish. Great structure but not overpowering like some petites. The new American oak gives a great layer to the nose.
Red
1/29/2012 - osodoro wrote:
92 points
This went very well with grilled New York strip. Nicely fruit forward at first. Rasberry, cherry and oak up front. Well-integrated tannins lend to a silky smooth finish. As the wine warmed the tanninsfirmed a little. The palate showed more creme brulee or spiced apple pie. Not enough tannins to hold up for very much longer. Drinking beautifully right now. A very creamy opulent red. Hint of the Rutherford dust. Love the glass cork.
Red
12/25/2011 - osodoro wrote:
91 points
First a disclaimer: I really like BV wines. This is a gorgeous red. Drank with Beef Wellington - perfect! The nose brings you right into the BV barrel room. Earthy, oaky, with hints of eucalyptus, and moss. Nice blueberry tones as well. The tannins are a little soft at first but assert their power as the wine warms in the glass. This is drinking really well right now. Don't be afraid to decant for a few hours.
Red
2009 Department 66 D66 Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
12/24/2011 - osodoro wrote:
91 points
Not what I expected. This is a massive wine. Alc 15.2% is alittle hot. Black fruits. Licorice, blackberry jam, with good tannins. Will age well. Pretty bold right now. Drank with Lamb stew. Worked well. I would love to get more.
White
11/24/2011 - osodoro wrote:
89 points
nicely crafted chard.
White
11/24/2011 - osodoro wrote:
91 points
Big fat chardonnay. Good oak and acidity. Fruity nose, with a long finish. very nice.
White
11/24/2011 - osodoro wrote:
93 points
This is Sauv Blanc taken to a very high level. Beautifully crafted. All of the notes are there. Crisp acidity, tropical fruits, mango, and fresh-cut grass.
White
11/24/2011 - osodoro wrote:
92 points
Creamy and lush.
Red
9/26/2011 - osodoro wrote:
82 points
Chocolate and rasberry. The blend is overly sweet on the palate. The tannins are mild at best. This is a very approachable wine. Easy-drinker. A little expensive for what you get.
Red
8/22/2011 - osodoro wrote:
89 points
Cinnamon, cassis on the nose. Dark almost brick in color. Vanilla and leather. Nice balance. Very good, not great.
Red
2006 St. Francis Red Sonoma County Red Blend (view label images)
8/12/2011 - osodoro wrote:
80 points
Disappointing Red Blend. Usually one expects the winemaker to blend varietals to create something better than the sum of its parts. Not the case here. This tastes disjointed, lacking any distintive flavors. It is a darker red, if I was forced to pick a nose I would say plum, but again nothing really stads out. It is as if someone poured samples from different bottles into one glass and said "here, try this!"
I guess for the price it is not a bad table red, but I expect a little more craftsmanship from a blend. Like they poured what was left from the barrels together and called it "Red."
Won't purchase again for any price.
White
8/7/2011 - osodoro wrote:
95 points
Classy Chard! Great balance between oak, fruit, cream, acid, and minerality. The rocky soil really steals the show. At first (57*) it is very smooth with creamy fruit. As it warms (through 62*) the acidity and oak starts to assert. At 65* the wine blossoms into this wonderful minerality with a long lingering finish.
This is a world-class chard.
Red
7/31/2011 - osodoro wrote:
91 points
Beautiful with grilled lamb. Red and blue fruit with cherry, blueberry and cassis. High alcohol content (16%) good structure creates nice balance. Acidity cuts the fat in the grilled meat. Earth and leather tones carry through. Fully integrated tannins lead to a satiny finish. Drinking perfectly now. Probably has few more years at most.
White
7/18/2011 - osodoro wrote:
83 points
I wanted to like this. We tasted this at the winery and purchased the bottle there. It was a bit cold (55) when served but warmed quickly. The flavors were muted from the cold. Eventually some grapefruit, honeysuckle and guava tried to show. The assertive acidity never really let any of them shine. It ended up being a one-note, very crisp SB. Not worth $18. Maybe $8.
Red
7/5/2011 - osodoro wrote:
92 points
Beautiful Zin. Dark fruits, high alcohol. a little too sweet but nice tannins.
Red
7/1/2011 - osodoro wrote:
85 points
Nice wine. good qpr. Round mouth-feel. Green peppers, sour cherry and dusty country road. medium body.
White
6/30/2011 - osodoro wrote:
91 points
beautiful crisp SB
White
6/28/2011 - osodoro wrote:
88 points
Good balance. Not overly oakey as the 2008 was.
White
6/28/2011 - osodoro wrote:
92 points
Still showing very well. Honeysuckle, grapefruit, fig and creme brulee. Worked very well with Shrimp Scampi. The acidity of the dish brought out the creaminess of the wine.
White
6/21/2011 - osodoro wrote:
83 points
Johnny one-note. Hits the appropriate grapefruit, grass, lemon, green apple notes. No depth or complexity. Dry summer sipper. Excellent qpr.
White
5/22/2011 - osodoro wrote:
88 points
Nice floral notes on the nose. A little smoky. Green grass and lemon predominate. Some caramel comes through. Pretty well oaked, probably too much for most. Does lean towards an oaky chard. I like that style. The smoke and acidity assert themselves on the finish.
Red
5/8/2011 - osodoro wrote:
95 points
The is a beautiful California Cab. Cassis, Leather, dried cherries give way to tobacco and ripe strawberries. A hint of hisbiscus shows as the tannins firm up. Long lingering finish. This is a world-class effort from Peju.
Red
4/24/2011 - osodoro wrote:
89 points
Bright fruit at first. Served with grilled lamb chops. Sour cherry and pepper with a bit of oak, but not too much. Good tannins and a nice finish. Fruit gives way to more assertive tannins as it warms. Definitely larger Merlot. Not a shrinking violet.
Red
4/17/2011 - osodoro wrote:
90 points
Beautiful Zin at this price.
Red
4/17/2011 - osodoro wrote:
89 points
Nicely balanced. Easy tannins, good fruit.
White
3/19/2011 - osodoro wrote:
78 points
Cloyingly sweet. Pear and lemon nose but sweetness is overwhelming. I thought it reminded me of Sutter Home White Zinfandel. My wife said "flat Sierra Mist." If you like really sweet wine, or wine coolers like Bartles & James this is your bottle. Otherwise stay away.
Red
3/11/2011 - osodoro wrote:
89 points
Very well-made. Great dark fruit nose. Perfect structure and balance. Beautiful finish. Served with ribeye.
White
2/21/2011 - osodoro wrote:
86 points
Nothing wrong with this wine. Rousanne, Marsanne, and Viogner blend. Drank with Curry. Nice floral notes. Good acidity and balance.
White
2/11/2011 - osodoro wrote:
96 points
Like drinking liquid gold. Great floral notes on the nose. Tropical fruit co-exists with a subtle minerality. Huge finish lingers on and on.
Red
1/22/2011 - osodoro wrote:
88 points
Really good for a $12.00 wine. Boysenberry, sour cherry, licorice, and charcoal. Definately opened up as it warmed. Worked very well with beef. Tannins started to firm up after about 30 minutes. Short finish.
White
1/19/2011 - osodoro Likes this wine:
85 points
Crisp, floral chard. Ample mouth feel, green apple, fig, lemon grass. Good structure and lingering finish. No oak or butter.
Red
1/9/2011 - osodoro wrote:
80 points
I made the mistake of serving this after the Orin Swift Prisoner. This was a giant fruit bomb. Tasted like fruit syrup. I think some lengthy decanting and a salty or even spicy meal could balance this monster. The finish was not really there. The sweetness of the fruit was too much.
Red
2008 Orin Swift The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
1/9/2011 - osodoro wrote:
90 points
Beautiful Red. Zinfandel rules the canvas on this blend. The fruit is assertive but not out of balance. The tannins finesse the finish. Drank with New York Strips. Perfect! great value.
White
1/9/2011 - osodoro wrote:
91 points
Opulent. Creamy, velvet up front. More acidity on the back. Tropical fruits assert themselves as the wine warms a bit. Nicely balanced oak, but not "oaky."
White
12/17/2010 - osodoro wrote:
98 points
Wow! This is what a chardonnay should be. Started with creme brulee, vanilla. A little tight at 50 degrees. Great balance. Creamy, fig, toast, hazelnut. As it warmed in the glass the acidity started to assert itself. Lemon custard, tropical fruit. Opulent without being offensive. Beautiful in the glass. The finish lasts for 15 minutes.

A stunning chardonnay. The best I've ever had.
Rosé
11/29/2010 - osodoro wrote:
86 points
As advertised. Fruity sipper. Worked well with Turkey. Cranberry nose.
Red
11/29/2010 - osodoro wrote:
83 points
A little thin for me. Not enough fruit, structure, or finish. Won't be buying again.
Red
11/14/2010 - osodoro wrote:
88 points
Very good with pork tacos.
Red
10/30/2010 - osodoro wrote:
88 points
Ruby Colored. Dry, dark fruit. Not fruity. Salty, earthy, with hints of leather and green pepper. Medium tannins, good balance. Lingering finish. Starts to get a little spicy as it warms.
Red
10/26/2010 - osodoro wrote:
89 points
Not a big fruit bomb. More balanced. You notice a strong oaky flavor, like drinking the barrel room (which I like). The pepper starts to come through. Good structure and balance. Started to show hibiscus, caramel, blackberry, and sour cherry. Good finish, not too much. A very nice Zin. Not likely to improve with more aging. Drink now.
White
2008 Trefethen Quandary Oak Knoll District White Blend (view label images)
10/18/2010 - osodoro wrote:
89 points
Very nice white sipper. Viognier, Chard and Riesling. Grapefruit, Honeysuckle, lemon grass. Tropical fruit (juicyfruit gum). Crisp finish. Nice with chicken ceasar salad.
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