Tasting Notes for BravoPapa

(357 notes on 353 wines)

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Red
6/28/2018 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
86 points
Not as light as I typically expect from Pinot Noir, but still a very good wine. Nice fruits, with some earthiness mid-palate. Mild to moderate tannins on the finish with some oak notes.
Red
6/23/2018 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
91 points
Very fruity with lots of cassis. A very nice, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon.
Red
6/21/2018 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
87 points
This is a very fruity wine with berries and dark fruits. Nice oak on the finish with hints of vanilla. The fruit carries through the finish a bit. This wine needs time top open up, and I think it would do well with a year or two in the bottle.
Rosé
6/19/2018 - BravoPapa wrote:
84 points
A decent rosé, but lacking depth. Dry.
White
6/18/2018 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
91 points
Stone fruit, melon, and citrus. Crisp acidity. A bit of creaminess on the finish. Smooth, easy drinking. Very good.
Red
6/16/2018 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice fruit with some berries. Good oak on the finish. Moderate tannins. A good wine, but it definitely needs time to open up. I think it would do better with some age. It did nicely with some pasta and red sauce this evening.
Red
6/12/2018 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
91 points
A nice red blend. Dark fruits with some earthy notes. Moderate oak on the finish. Medium tannins. This is quite drinkable now (June 2018), but I think it should improve with some time in the bottle if you can wait.
Rosé
6/11/2018 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
88 points
A nice, dry rosé. Strawberries and light cherries on the palate. Dry, but not overly acidic. Very good. Pairing with a somewhat spicy Chinese meal tonight brought out the fruit flavors. It's also good by itself.
Red
6/10/2018 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
89 points
Cherries and other fruits, along with some earthy notes mid-palate. Good oak with moderate tannins. Very smooth and easy drinking. Goes nicely with pizza.
Red
2/10/2018 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
86 points
Good, but a bit young and harsh. Let it age for at least a few months.
Red
2/4/2018 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
91 points
To be honest, Old Vine Zinfandel from Lodi is one of my favorite wines, and this one is no exception. It starts with some deep red/purple fruit like plums, and it goes to some nice spice mid-palate. The finish is rich with oak, going to a long finish. Very enjoyable, and I really like the label, too. (Posted on NakedWines.com)
Red
1/29/2018 - BravoPapa wrote:
flawed
Barnyard on the nose, and just bad flavors.
Red
1/29/2018 - BravoPapa wrote:
flawed
Vinegary. Too old. Nice nose, though.
White
12/31/2017 - BravoPapa wrote:
flawed
Just bad, perhaps too old.
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White
2016 Leigh Meyering California White Blend (view label images)
12/1/2017 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
92 points
Grapefruit and floral notes, with a hint of slate mid-palate. Clean and refreshing. A hint of sweetness. Serve well chilled.
Red
11/28/2017 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice cherries and some spice. Very smooth and rich.
White - Off-dry
10/20/2017 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
87 points
A very nice Riesling. Good balance of sweetness and acidity. Nice nose with some floral notes along with some pear.
Red
10/15/2017 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice, complex nose. A dry, complex, full-bodied red. Fairly tannic, which I like. My wife said this is a perfect wine to pair with chocolate. This should age well.
Red
9/30/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
87 points
Interesting combo of wine and whiskey flavors. Probably would pair well with steak.
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Red
9/2/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
87 points
Very fruity, with plenty of blackcurrant.
Red
8/30/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
87 points
Surprisingly good. Best slightly chilled IMO.
White
8/30/2016 - BravoPapa Does not like this wine:
82 points
Lacking acidity. Maybe too old?
White
8/2/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
88 points
This is a frizzante (lightly carbonated) wine. Nice fruit with a good balance of sweetness and acidity and carbonation. A fun, refreshing wine for the summer.
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
8/2/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
86 points
Strawberry and rhubarb, like a pie, but not overly sweet. Serve well chilled.
White
7/19/2016 - BravoPapa wrote:
83 points
Light fruit with a good balance between sweetness and acidity. This doesn't have the strong mineral notes that I expect from a Riesling (I'm a fan of German Riesling). As it warms up a bit, more fruit comes out.

This is a different style of Riesling than I usually drink. It's still a good wine, well-balanced, and very drinkable. It's just not what I'm used to. Perhaps I need to explore CA Riesling more.
White
7/23/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
87 points
Very refreshing for a rather hot summer evening. Bright fruit flavors with a hint of tropical. Good acidity and a smooth finish. Very enjoyable.
Red
7/23/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
94 points
It's rich, fruity, and delicious. There's some nice, smooth oak on the finish with some vanilla and mocha notes. Strong tannins but not overpowering. Cabernet Franc is one of my favorite varieties, and Jacqueline Bahue does an amazing job with this grape!
Red
7/18/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
87 points
Nice fruit with some dark cherries on the nose. Some subtle oak with good tannins on the finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.
Red
6/20/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
87 points
Fruity and sweet, but not overly sweet. A nice bottled Sangria.
White - Sweet/Dessert
6/17/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
86 points
Good acidity balances the sweetness well. Nice fruit and floral notes.
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
6/16/2016 - BravoPapa wrote:
78 points
An odd chemical smell on the nose. Nice citrus on the palate. Good balance of sweetness and acidity.
Red
2014 Apothic Red California Red Blend (view label images)
4/28/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
83 points
A decent, very drinkable wine for around $10. Not very complex. A bit of a fruit bomb.
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Red
4/8/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
91 points
A bold, rich, full red wine. Dark fruits with rich oak notes. Very good. This definitely needs some time to open. I'd recommend decanting for an hour or so to bring out the full flavor.
Rosé
4/7/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice light red fruit (strawberries and red raspberries) with good acidity. This would be excellent on a hot summer day.
Red
3/13/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
91 points
Very enjoyable. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and the two grapes work together very nicely here. It has some of the "boldness" of a Cab Sauv, but it has a smoother, softer finish like a Merlot.
Red
3/8/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
92 points
A very good Zinfandel. I'm getting some cherry and chocolate on the nose. Rich fruit, some spice, and good oak with a long finish. Delicious!
Red
2/21/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
93 points
A nice, rich nose with dark fruits and tobacco. Similar flavors, leading to a nice finish with mild tannins. A very well-made wine, and it should improve with some additional time in the bottle.
Red
2/21/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
91 points
Very smooth. Good fruit and a nice finish. Well-balanced. This should age nicely.
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White
2014 Scott Peterson Rox Sonoma County White Blend (view label images)
2/19/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
88 points
A nice blend. Some fruit along with some floral notes. A rich mouthfeel, but still fairly crisp. Very easy drinking.
White
2/18/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
88 points
A nice, crisp white, with light fruit and floral notes. Very refreshing.
White
2/15/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
87 points
Nice combo. The Riesling complements the Torrontes very well.
Red
2/8/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
94 points
Nice rich, juicy fruit with some good oak (chocolate and vanilla notes). Very well balanced and very smooth. Very easy drinking. Between my wife and I, this bottle didn't last long at all. :)
Rosé
2014 Chankaska Wines Kasota Rose Minnesota Rosé Blend
2/7/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
87 points
Somewhat sweet, with light, juicy fruit. A bit of mineral and good acidity to balance the sweetness and fruit. Drink now.
Red
2/7/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
89 points
Somewhat juicy fruit (no, not the gum ;) ) with some vanilla and other oak notes on the finish. Well balanced. Quite enjoyable. It paired well with my pizza.
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Red
2/6/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
93 points
Very nice. Nice fruit that's well balanced with oak and tannins. Very smooth.
White - Off-dry
1/28/2016 - BravoPapa wrote:
82 points
Very drinkable, but uninteresting.
White
1/26/2016 - BravoPapa wrote:
78 points
Easy drinking, somewhat sweet, but not a lot of flavor or acidity.
White
1/25/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
85 points
A sweet wine. Nice nose with some floral notes. Slightly effervescent. It's a bit lacking in acidity, but otherwise a well-made wine. Serve this very well chilled. This could be a nice summer wine when served ice cold.
Red
1/25/2016 - BravoPapa Likes this wine:
93 points
Very good. Nice balance of fruit, spice, and oak. Very smooth.
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