Tasting Notes for rhalbert

(232 notes on 165 wines)

1 - 50 of 232 Sort order
Red
10/20/2020 - rhalbert wrote:
93 points
Drank on Richard's 21st Birthday!!!
White
2/24/2019 - rhalbert wrote:
98 points
No doubt an absolutely incredible Chardonnay
Red
9/29/2018 - rhalbert wrote:
97 points
Had for our 21st Anniverssary. MUST be decanted at least 3-4 hours to let it open up. Deep, dark Grenache. Impeccable balance, even at 15.9%. Truly an epic expression of Grenache but with an amazing power behind it
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
7/8/2018 - rhalbert wrote:
95 points
Drank on 2 occasions using Coravin. Quintessential Cab Franc profile. Feels at peak with a decade left.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
7/8/2018 - rhalbert wrote:
96 points
Drank at Palisades. Absolutely Fantastic!
1 person found this helpful Comment
White
2/28/2018 - rhalbert wrote:
94 points
With Mr. Wallis
White
2/28/2018 - rhalbert wrote:
94 points
At Mama's Fish House
Red
2/27/2018 - rhalbert wrote:
94 points
drinking beautifully
Red
2/17/2018 - rhalbert wrote:
93 points
Been a while since I had a QC Cab. This did not disappoint. These guys need a minimum of 15 years aging to strut their stuff.
1 person found this helpful Comment
White
12/10/2017 - rhalbert wrote:
96 points
One of the best whites I have ever had. Amazing for a supposedly off vintage. Glad I have more.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
10/15/2017 - rhalbert wrote:
99 points
Had for my 50th Birthday at Cafe Juanite. Two words: BAL ANCE!!! Holy cow. Just a gorgeous syrah expression with a flavor that lasted for minutes. My first extended barrel age SQN and it did not disappoint. Will absolutely evolve to be quantum epic in the future - so left 1 point on the table. :)
3 people found this helpful Comment
White
2013 Sine Qua Non Résisté Central Coast White Rhone Blend (view label images)
10/15/2017 - rhalbert wrote:
98 points
Perhaps the best white wine I have ever had. Absolutely gorgeous, unctuous wine. Had for my 50th Birthday at Cafe Juanita. Just plain awesome. An extra year in bottle made a huge difference.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red - Fortified
6/16/2017 - rhalbert wrote:
94 points
Drank this for Peggy's 50th Birthday!!
Red
3/18/2017 - rhalbert wrote:
97 points
After a 6 hour decant on day 1 and then keeping it in the bottle to drink on Day 2 - simply fantastic. Never had a red SQN before and have to say that I was not disappointed. Served at our wine group's Syrah tasting and while it came in 4th (too young) my opinion is that it was more the #1 or #2 wine of the night. Glad I have more to watch evolve!
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
6/17/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
95 points
Incredible cabernet. So smooth and in balance. Just amazing. Tastes like a Bordeaux...
Red
6/17/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
94 points
Amazing. Needs a 6+ hour decant but well worth the wait.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
5/23/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
92 points
Nice but seemed more one dimensional than usual. Perhaps in a funk right now.
Red
4/9/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
93 points
Had at mom's. Dick when crazy over this and wants on the list. 😃
Red
4/9/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
93 points
Had at mom's. Was a crowd favorite - especially by Dick!!
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
4/9/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
94 points
Another great En Chamberlin. Had at mom's
White
4/3/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
92 points
Greta, full bodied SB. Had at Mom's with grilled chicken
Red
4/3/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
90 points
had at Mom's with grilled chicken
Red
4/3/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
91 points
Had at Mom's with Dick. Paired with grilled chicken. Nice but a darker color than I like with Grenache.
Red
2009 Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/3/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
95 points
Wonderful Cabernet at Mom's place. Paired with great steaks and 2006 Leonetti Reserve and 2006 Cayuse Armada. Armada won the night but they were all awesome!
1 person found this helpful Comment
White
4/3/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
93 points
Beautiful tonight. I waited longer than I usually do to drink this but I have to say it was worth it. May need to be more patient with this wine.
White
4/3/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
92 points
Very nice minerality. This was overshadowed by the Cayuse Viognier tonight for sure. Still a nice WA white
Red
4/2/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
95 points
Had in Lynn Haven with Dick, John, Peggy and Peggy along with 2006 Cayuse Armada and 2009 Quilceda Palengat Cabernet and steaks from Cahall's!! Wonderful cabernet and really held up fantastically. Very old world profile!!
Red
4/2/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
95 points
Had in Lynn Haven with Dick, John, Peggy and Peggy along with 2006 Leonetti Reserve and 2009 Quilceda Palengat Cabernet and steask from Cahall's!! Absolutely brilliant and I think WOTN - although it was close!!
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
3/13/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
96 points
Wow, what a difference a year and a half makes, plus a 6 hour decant. This was one incredible wine and currently wine of the year (it is early :)) Completely resolved smooth tannins, finish that lasts forever. Just amazing.
1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
Red
2/29/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
94 points
WOW. Gorgeous wine with Sea Bass.
Red
2007 Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/29/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
95 points
Absolutely gorgeous cabernet. We drink so much Syrah, this really got us excited about Cabernet again. I really think these need 8-10 years to round out. Super focused wine and silky tannins.
3 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2/5/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
93 points
Had at John Howie with Srini. Wonderfully solid cabernet profile. Last one and it went out in style!!
Red
2/5/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
94 points
Had at John Howie's with Srini. WOW! Still got some punch left. One of my favorites. Bloody meat and wild and crazy smells.
Red
2/5/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
91 points
Had with Srini at Bis on Main. Needs more Time but still a gorgeous domestic pinot. I like Thomas at 10 years but it is hard to wait.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2006 Cayuse God Only Knows Walla Walla Valley Grenache (view label images)
2/5/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
95 points
Incredible. Probably the best GOK I have ever had. Had with Srini at Bis on Main. Bummer this was my last!!
Red
2/1/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
93 points
Finished my last bottle of Quilceda Merlot - end of an era :) Was drinking really fantastically. Finished a Coravined bottle we accessed over a year ago and it was absolutely in perfect condition.
Red
2/1/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
95 points
Outstanding bottle. Only the second Widowmaker I have ever opened and the timing on this one was perfect. Love the combo of cabernet profile with Rocks terroir!!
White
1/25/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
92 points
Drank with Mom and Dad. Seemed better this time over last time only a couple of weeks ago.
White
1/23/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
93 points
Had with Alcorns/ Always a crowd pleaser. Such a different SB, people don't expect it. Has a chardonnay-like roundness to it.
White - Sparkling
1/23/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
92 points
Had with Alcorn's to kick off a great evening!!
Red - Fortified
1/23/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
93 points
Drank with Alcorn's with a caramel chocolate mousse for dessert.
Red
1/23/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
94 points
Drank with Alcorn's. A really great Pegau.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
1/23/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
93 points
Had with the Alcorn's. Beautiful Cabernet profile which appease to be full y evolved. Not a Napa bomb, more finesse which I liked.
White
1/10/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
91 points
Had with Wallis. Nice white
Red
2005 Corliss Estates Red Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/10/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
Previously Coravined bottle a year ago. Wine was wonderful.
Red
1/4/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
92 points
Had with mom at Jak's for our traditional dinner when she visits. Very nice, fully evolved but just seemed a it muted. A more elegant style to be sure and very Bordeaux-esque.
White
1/3/2016 - rhalbert wrote:
91 points
Drank during mom's visit
1 - 50 of 232
More results
  • Tasting Notes: 232 notes on 165 wines
© 2003-21 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close