Tasting Notes for Rcorrao

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Red
10/11/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
93 points
Dark in color, some heat. Dark berries and robust/complex favors. Went amazingly well w French food.
Red
9/16/2014 - Rcorrao Likes this wine:
91 points
More typical of a ripasso...semi dried grape method. Very fruit forward, not much complexity or oak, but nice dark currant and dark cherry notes. Leather and meat on the nose. I enjoyed...and would go back for more.
Red
9/5/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
90 points
Like this nice blend. Compliments lamb and beef. We had smoked burgers tonight. Awesome balance to the blend. Dark fruit forward w some heat still on it...would do nicely decanted for an hour or two.
Red
9/4/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
92 points
Dark berry with dark cherry. Cocoa and vanilla tones. Very nice wine. Will do better w age and did better night two (or after long decant).
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Red
8/30/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
Decanted for 7 hours. Huge fruit forward dark jam filled 100% grenache. Some tobacco and leather, typical pepper undertones of CDPs. Really outstanding.
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White
7/7/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
93 points
Complex and rich, rounded w pineapple with soft minerals.
Red
5/9/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
91 points
Takes lots of breathing. But given time it really opens
Red
4/25/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
93 points
Wish I had waited, but couldn't. Wanted to taste the new kid on the block. As someone who doesn't like pure francs, I was worries, but wow. Big fruit. Balanced tannins. Great nose. Meaty nose, with a long finish. I wish every wine maker doing pure francs would spend a season learning from Oakville East. Just fantastic. I'm a believer.
White
2012 Kaena Hapa Blanc Santa Ynez Valley White Rhone Blend (view label images)
4/20/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
92 points
Spectacular white. Big and bold bodied, floral notes, crisp apples and pear. Deep straw color.
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Red
4/20/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
91 points
Wonderful cab, not typical of the region, nice nose, well balanced. Smooth.
Red
4/20/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
93 points
Unreal blend. Super dark, great nose, dark fruit, chocolate, wood.
Red
4/20/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
92 points
Nice, typical, big napa cab. Dark fruit, some heat, berries, cherry, touch of cedar.
Red
4/4/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
90 points
Very nice wine. Had it at a Moroccan restaurant in Knightsbridge. Recommended by the owner. He was right. Very nice jammy red. Dark fruit. Nice nose.
Red
2/8/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
90 points
Vanilla and oak with soft tannins and dark fruit. Yum
Red
2/1/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
99 points
Mike Smith, winemaker, really nailed this one. Big and bold dark berries, hint of vanilla and cedar. Very long finish. Amazing.
Red
2/1/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
97 points
Almost a perfect napa cab. Big fruit, well balanced. Hints of cedar and vanilla in a dark jammy beautiful cab
Red
2/1/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
93 points
Big and complex. Hints of vanilla embroiled in big dark fruit. Wonderful!
Red
1/30/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
88 points
Very light for a zin. I've had this open for a few days trying to get into it more each day. It's a good wine, bright, young (obviously). Fresh berries. Acidic. Vanilla.
Red
1/9/2014 - Rcorrao wrote:
94 points
Big bold black currents and wonderful depth
Red
2010 Girard Artistry Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/26/2013 - Rcorrao wrote:
90 points
A bit tight, lots of heat, needs lots of time to settle down. Will improve with age.
Red
9/30/2013 - Rcorrao wrote:
90 points
Needs a good long decant. But nice for the region/style. Sour cherries w some dark fruit and cedar.
Red
9/16/2013 - Rcorrao Likes this wine:
92 points
Very tight at the opening...will benefit from some air. Big red fruit... forward on the palate. Hint of molasses. Well balanced and nice longish finish. A little cedar on the nose. I like it. Opened with some hard cheeses - paired nicely. Also would go nicely with some very dark chocolate.
Red
6/18/2013 - Rcorrao Likes this wine:
90 points
Had at a traditional french bistro - great wine for the price - cedar notes, heavy tannins at first - softened and opened up after an hour. Ended up being a nice wine.
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Red
6/20/2013 - Rcorrao Likes this wine:
90 points
Restaurant purchase - no decant...tight at first, but opened up after an hour or so (and would have benefited from a few hours. Dark fruit, nice nose, right amount of cedar and oak.
White
5/25/2013 - Rcorrao wrote:
90 points
Big sauternes nose. Nice balance. Great wine. Perfect for a summer day.
Red
5/12/2013 - Rcorrao wrote:
91 points
Dark fruit with cedar, oak and leather. Poured a glass out of the shoot. Nice subtle bouquet. After several hours in the decanter it opened up nicely. Nice acidity, and balance.
Red
5/8/2013 - Rcorrao Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice depth and longish finish. I staged this wine over several nights and by the third night it really opened up. Will let my others sit for a few years. Overall, this wine has a wonderful nose, big dark fruit forward, but still with a bit of heat on it....which mellowed after opening up.
Red
2007 Robert Foley Claret Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/28/2013 - Rcorrao Likes this wine:
96 points
Dark color. It's balanced with a full body. Decanted for 2-3 hours - opens beautifully or great out of the shoot. Silky texture with a very long finish. Had this wine 2 years ago and it was great... even better now...promises to get better with age! Waiting another year or two before opening my next.
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Red
4/21/2013 - Rcorrao wrote:
93 points
2-3 hr decant. Well balanced, dark fruit, ready to drink.
Red
4/14/2013 - Rcorrao Likes this wine:
90 points
Needs to open up - min 1 hr in decanter. Nice cherry notes, tannins need some smoothing...but pairs well with meat pastas.
Red
4/4/2013 - Rcorrao wrote:
90 points
A bit tannic with a slight sour finish initially. Opened up nicely over the course of dinner. Needs fat on the tongue. Great nose.
Red
3/9/2013 - Rcorrao wrote:
94 points
Beautiful dark ruby color, dark berries,cedar, hint of tobacco. Acidity well balanced. Finish was nice and long. Complex notes on the nose. Medium but not overly strong tannins.
Red
2/21/2013 - Rcorrao wrote:
93 points
By balance and near perfect year for this wine. Does well with an hour decant. Big fruit. Not too much heat, dark fruit, balanced acidity. Fantastic wine.
Red
2/12/2013 - Rcorrao Likes this wine:
90 points
Smooth, dark fruit, jam. Not long enough on the finish...but still very nice
Red
12/7/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
91 points
This was the second of 4 that I've opened. The first was flat and drank as though it had peaked. This one was full of rich complexity, vibrant fruit and depth.
Red
12/8/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
90 points
Really nice blend - not inky, but dark fruit. A little too dry...almost dusty. Once it opens it becomes a more well rounded wine.
Red
12/8/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
91 points
Dark and jammy with hints of cedar. Woody and smoky tones. Nose was lacking a bit. Medium finish.
Red
11/24/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
94 points
Big cab w long finish. Dark fruit with a hint of cedar. Nice oak and well balanced tannins. Amazing.
White
11/4/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
93 points
Big rich buttery chardonnay - fantastic.
Red
2006 Arietta Variation One Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
10/25/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
92 points
Big choc and dark fruit on the tongue. Cedar and vanilla undertones. Dark and jammy, with balanced tannins. Altogether a delightful wine and pleasant surprise.
White
10/22/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
87 points
Had at Wine Food Co in Bethesda - good. More acidic than I expected. Light nose of oak and round on the tongue. Prefer some of the bigger Chardonnays in Napa
Red
2007 Benziger Family Winery Tribute Sonoma Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/18/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
94 points
Great wine. Big and bold. Lots of dark fruit.
Red
7/14/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
92 points
Deep purple in color. Dark fruit on nose and palate with decent finish. Really love this zin....actually my fav Caymus wine
Red
10/13/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
91 points
Great brunello. Bright fruit balanced with meat undertones. Some dark fruit and depth with decanting.
Red
10/13/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
90 points
Mellowed tannins. A very pleasant brunello.
Red
1995 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/13/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
92 points
Really hitting its stride. Cedar and leather balanced with dark fruit.
Red
2004 Robert Foley Claret Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/3/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
95 points
Decanted for two hours. Big. Bold. Amazing. Ripe dark fruit. Settled tannins. Big finish.
Red
10/11/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
89 points
Needs time. Big oak. Above average but not great either.
Red
2001 Bond Matriarch Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/15/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
94 points
Big classic napa with old world twist. Dark fruit and well integrated oak. Popped and poured. Excellent.
Red
8/23/2012 - Rcorrao wrote:
94 points
Beautifully balanced dark fruit with a long finish. Dec for 3 hrs. Had with braised lamb and saffron risotto. Perfect.
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