Tasting Notes for jwkagel

(89 notes on 88 wines)

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Red
6/13/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
91 points
Beautiful pale to medium ruby, very clear. Great big nose with some hints of raisin and meat with a little alcohol on the nose as well. The fruit is very pronounced up front but lingers in the mouth for a long time. There are some softer tannins that add some structure to the wine and help balance the wine.
Red
2013 Orin Swift Papillon Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/29/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
92 points
(WINE CLUB 1/2017):
Red
4/29/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
90 points
(WINE CLUB 1/2017): Good balance, with more flavors of cherry and vanilla - very nice
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Red
2012 White Rock Vineyards Claret Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/29/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
91 points
(WINE CLUB 1/2017): The tannin is much more pronounced but flavors of chocolate and meat.
Red
2011 White Rock Vineyards Claret Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/29/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
85 points
(WINE CLUB TASTING 1/2017): Deeper garnet in color, the nose is 'extreme' and the vegetation jumps out. The flavor moves across the palette and is a little spikey as it moves across the palette. The acid is a little high towards the end and overpowers the tannin.
Red
2013 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/29/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
91 points
(WINE CLUB NOTE 1/2017): Deep ruby in color with chocolate aromas and a little ethyl alcohol on the nose. The tannins are present on the finish and last a long time. The flavors of smokiness and meat with a hint of plum
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White
4/29/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
85 points
(WINE CLUB NOTE - 1/2017): A little 'greener' in terms of a flavor but still very nice. More tart berries almost like a gruner veltliner
White
4/29/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
91 points
(WINE CLUB NOTE 1/2017) - As this warms up, the flavors balance out much better. A little buttery but not overly so.
Red
4/5/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep dark even ruby color. Scents of dried plums and vanilla. Excellent balance with flavors of blueberry and cassis. Lingering flavors of vanilla on a nice long finish.
Red
4/1/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep violet/purple in color with a little sediment. Some raisin and chocolate notes on the nose. Velvety mouthfeel. Flavors of plum and hints of chocolate.
Rosé - Sparkling
3/24/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
86 points
Clear pale salmon in color with tiny bubbles. Aromas of peach blossom and bakers yeast. Crisp with a pleasant acidity. Flavors of crisp apple and apricot.
Red
3/22/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
91 points
More opaque deep violet mostly clear with little sediment. Aromas of smoke and hints of vanilla. Some charcoal flavor and dust covers the nice blueberry fruit flavors.
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White
3/18/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
91 points
Clear yellow gold in color with aroma of apple blossom, honeysuckle and pineapple. Flavors of crisp apples and honey with a nice light crisp acidity that balances everything out nicely.
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Red
3/17/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
91 points
Clear, even ruby color. Aromoa of cloves and nutmeg with subtle floral aromas. Flavors of plum and fig mixed with a little vanilla. Nice subtle tannin and well balanced acidity give the wine an overall velvety feel.
Red
3/16/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
89 points
DArker in color than other Mencia's I've had. Deep ruby on the edge to a deep garnet in the center. The nose has strong aromas of alcohol with some hints of leather and dried fruit. The fruit is much more pronounced flavor sour cherry and cranberry but the acidity is a little overpowering for an every day kind of wine. I suspect it would pair well with foods though.
Red
3/15/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
89 points
The wine is clear and has a ruby colored outer edge that darkens towards the middle. There is a strong scent of alcohol with hints of fig and cherry. I tasted cranberry and cherry with some woodiness as the tannins developed on the finish. There is a little imbalance between the fruit and the acids as the wine feels a little sharp in the mouth.
Red
3/14/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
88 points
Garnet in color moving towards an inky purple center. Fresh pour from a freshly opened bottle has an alcohol aroma that dies down and reveals notes of dried cherry and spice. The fruit is subtle and reminds me of cranberry and cherry but is a little overpowered by the acidity. There are some gentle tannins that are not unpleasant and help add some complexity to the wine. While the wine has all the right characteristics it seems a little out of balance. Perhaps age and/or air will improve.
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White
3/10/2017 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
88 points
The wine has an intense flavor of sour apple the balances out nicely in the middle but whose finish is a little tight (even after being exposed to air). Quite enjoyable and unique take on a riesling.
Red
2007 Jonata Winery Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
3/19/2016 - jwkagel wrote:
90 points
Very nice - lots of fruit up front but balanced out nicely towards the finish
White
11/29/2015 - jwkagel wrote:
92 points
Sweeter than expected but excellent flavors.
Red
11/24/2015 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
89 points
Took a while to open up (a little acidic) , but worth the wait.
Red
11/22/2015 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
92 points
Could probably let it get some more time to open or even a little longer in the bottle - but still a fantastic wine!
Red
10/25/2015 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
92 points
Light berry flavored with s hint of smokiness very well balanced. Nice aromas but the alcohol was present on the nose. Clean clear ruby color
Red
10/19/2015 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
88 points
Berry flavor up front with lots of smoke and charred flavor.
Red
8/28/2015 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose is hot with the color a dull brickish that concetrates to a deep ruby. The There is intense strawberry flavor on the front that mellows out in the mid palette. There is a pleasant tingle on the tip of the tounge and slightly smokey finish.
Red
8/23/2015 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
89 points
Rich flavor with plum and raisin balanced throughout the taste. Still has quite a bit of heat on the nose.
Red
A little hot on the nose. Dark fruit (cherry) upfront with light tannins on the finish. Some flavors of coffee and a little oily mouthfeel. Deep red heading towards violet.
Red
2/8/2015 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent nose, lots of rich smoke and spice. Flavors of dark fruit, excellent balance and long finish
Red
2/6/2015 - jwkagel wrote:
84 points
This could have probably sat in the bottle a little longer. Always a fan of HS but this was a little disappointing. Gray fruit up front but the tar overwhelmed the back
Red
2013 Orin Swift Abstract California Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
Nose has some petroleum but flavors are very nice. Some plum and a little
phenol
Red
10/1/2014 - jwkagel wrote:
93 points
Wonderful nose with berries and chocolate. Some heat on the end of the palette but the flavor is great - just like the nose
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White
2012 Orin Swift Mannequin California Chardonnay Blend, Chardonnay (view label images)
10/1/2014 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
89 points
Excellent balance and flavor. Some flavors of oak and toast with stone fruit flavor
Red
2/8/2014 - jwkagel wrote:
92 points
- Crimsom color with slow forming legs and aromas of alcohol and prune and has flavours of butterscotch, cloves, chocolate, fig and dusty. Polished texture.
Red
2/6/2014 - jwkagel wrote:
- Crimsom color and aromas of rose and cherry and has flavours of cherry and cedar with a medium body. Round texture.
Red
1/20/2014 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
95 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are slow. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like clove, petrol and strawberry. It tastes like strawberry, cherry, oak and clove. The body is light/medium. The wine has silky texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity. Th flavor on the front of the palette is amazing with a smooth transition towards a lingering finish that is quite pleasant. A great wine from the folks at Eric Kent!
White
10/23/2013 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
92 points
The wine looks Blonde colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Peach, Pear, and Passion fruit. It tastes like Pear, Lychee, and Stoniness. The body is Light. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Medium.
White
10/22/2013 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
89 points
The wine looks Light gold colored. The legs are Fast. It smells like Apple, and Pear. It tastes like Apple, Peach, and Oak. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Angular texture. The wine finishes Medium.
Red
9/14/2013 - jwkagel wrote:
94 points
The wine looks Rosy colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Cherry, and Alcohol/Hot. It tastes like Vanilla, Oak, and Cherry. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Satin-like texture. The wine finishes Long. Let this open in your glass to catch some air and you will be well rewarded. When you first take a sip it's a little out of balance but once it opens up it is truly a beautiful wine.
Red
2005 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
The wine looks Crimson colored. The legs are Fast. It smells like Prune, and Butterscotch. It tastes like Black currant (cassis), Fig, and Toast. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Long.
Red
The wine looks Crimson colored. The legs are Fast. It smells like Green Olive, Prune, Diacetyl(butter), and Vanilla. It tastes like Alcohol/Hot, Black currant (cassis), Prune, and Medium Toast. The body is Medium. The wine has Leathery texture. The wine finishes Medium.
Rosé
8/31/2013 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
90 points
The wine looks Pink colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Strawberry Jam, Strawberry, and Mineral. It tastes like Stoniness, Mineral, Strawberry, and Strawberry.
Red
8/31/2013 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
90 points
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Cherry, and Oak. It tastes like Cherry, Black Pepper, and Alcohol/Hot. The body is Light. The wine has Polished texture. The wine finishes Medium. Let this Pinot open up a little bit and you'll appreciate the difference.
White
8/31/2013 - jwkagel wrote:
- Yellow color and aromas of honey and cut green grass and has flavours of honey, apple, peach and yoghurt. Angular texture with a medium finish.
Red
8/30/2013 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
90 points
The wine looks Ruby colored. The legs are Fast. It smells like Fig, Fig, Petrol, Alcohol/Hot, and Alcohol/Hot. It tastes like Raisin, Dust, Alcohol/Hot, and Bark. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Angular texture. The wine finishes Medium.
Red
2010 Torrin The Maven Paso Robles Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Alcohol/Hot, Vanilla, Cherry, and Raspberry. It tastes like Butterscotch, Chocolate, Plum, Cherry, Toast, and Oak. The body is Medium. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Medium.
Red
8/24/2013 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
93 points
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Fast. It smells like Cherry, Vanilla, Light toast, and Alcohol/Hot. It tastes like Raspberry, Cherry, and Oak. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Medium. Strong tannins on the end very tasty.
Red
8/24/2013 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
92 points
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Fast. It smells like Meaty, Red Currant, and Ethanol. It tastes like Toast, Smokey Bacon, Plum, and Cherry. The body is Medium. The wine has Narrow texture. The wine finishes Medium.
Red
8/24/2013 - jwkagel Likes this wine:
92 points
The wine looks Ruby colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Raspberry, Black Pepper, and Green Olive. It tastes like Black Pepper, Alcohol/Hot, Cherry, and Raspberry. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Angular texture. The wine finishes Medium.
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