Tasting Notes for Cahill

(444 notes on 373 wines)

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Red
2/4/2021 - Cahill wrote:
92 points
Well made and mature. Red cherry with balsam wood and spice. Still pretty youthful.
Red
2/4/2021 - Cahill Likes this wine:
92 points
Well made wine that seems fully mature. High toned grenache fruit still powers the nose and leads the palate. More savory flavors kick in mid-palate with a reasonably long finish. Drink up.
Red
1/18/2021 - Cahill wrote:
92 points
Very nice. Soft, sweet cherries, lots of herbs and mint. Body is on the lighter side of medium, still has tannins that coat your teeth on the way out with a long finish of mint.
Red
6/12/2019 - Cahill Likes this wine:
90 points
Surprisingly young. Fine sediment, mostly red color. Aromas and flavors of flowers, red fruit, and burnt earth. Still plenty of primary fruit, tannin is still present, not a lot of acid. Not terribly complex, but fairly delicious. Given the price point, this is punching above its weight 18 years after the vintage.
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Red
4/6/2019 - Cahill wrote:
93 points
Delicious nose of berries with herbs and flowers. Deep and rich in the mouth with berries, cassis, and some high toned red fruits. Lots of minerality. Very balanced, stays light on its feet despite the depth.
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White
4/6/2019 - Cahill wrote:
95 points
Wow this was good. Butter creme, honeysuckle, stone fruit. Rich body without being heavy. Some tangy fruit on the finish, maybe apricot. Lingers for ever. I ate more slowly because I was enjoying the finish so much.
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White
3/28/2019 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
Nose of spice, herb and citrus. Body seems to overwhelm the fruit at first, strongly mineral. Very good--but it is a big step up to the La Doriane.
Red
11/11/2018 - Cahill wrote:
92 points
Young and fresh, and very tasty. Lots of pure berry flavors, well balanced to provide grenache flavors without going over the top. 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault.
Red
11/11/2018 - Cahill wrote:
92 points
65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Carrignan: Balanced grenache flavors--rich and velvety in the mouth without over the top ripeness. Very nice on a week night.
Red
8/27/2017 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
A very fresh Barbera--purchased for drinking without food--fresh cherry with some acidity combined with a very light sandalwood, would definitely drink again--but not for drinking with a pasta with meat sauce
Red
4/4/2015 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
Juicy red fruit. Delicious now.
Red
4/4/2015 - Cahill wrote:
92 points
Delicious mix of rich sweet fruit and savory, stuffing to age. Nice buy despite price.
Red
4/4/2015 - Cahill wrote:
89 points
Nice blend of sweet fruit and savory aromas and flavors, seems to have some age worthiness.
Red
6/22/2014 - Cahill Likes this wine:
95 points
Big nose, big palate of dark cherries and menthol with earthy notes. Deep, complex and interesting. Tasted at Vintages with all 9 single vineyards -- this was my number 1.
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Red
6/22/2014 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
Fruit was quiet on this one, more savory with tobacco leaf and minerals. Tasted at Vintages with all 9 single vineyards -- not among my favorites, but interesting and worth a few to continue a vertical.
Red
6/22/2014 - Cahill Likes this wine:
93 points
Nose was a little quiet, lots of sweet cherry with mint and cut flowers. Tasted at Vintages with all 9 single vineyards -- this one was very nice and very distinct.
Red
6/22/2014 - Cahill Likes this wine:
92 points
Nose was a little bit quiet. Lots of cherry and juicy fruit on the palate. Very balanced. Tasted at Vintages with all 9 single vineyards -- this was very good, but not in my top 3.
Red
6/22/2014 - Cahill Likes this wine:
94 points
Really nice cherry nose, cherry and darker fruits and earth on the palate, tannins that deliver a long and intense cherry after taste that lasted and lasted. Tasted at Vintages with all 9 single vineyards -- this one was in my top 2.
Red
6/22/2014 - Cahill Likes this wine:
93 points
Nose was a little quiet, but big dark cherries, menthol and spices on the palate. Seemed to be structured for the long haul. Tasted at Vintages with all 9 single vineyards -- this one was in the top three and worth buying for me despite my lack of a vertical.
Red
5/31/2014 - Cahill Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice nebbiolo nose, soft tannins frame spicy fruit on the palate. Tasted at Vintages with all 9 single vineyards -- too soft to be my favorite, but classic nose and worth continuing the vertical.
Red
3/8/2014 - Cahill Likes this wine:
91 points
This was delicious. Floral nose with ripe and round red grenache fruit. Moderate finish. Stellar weeknight wine.
Red
7/28/2013 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
I enjoyed this. Picked it up after deciding that the extremely expensive grass fed hamburger meat I bought deserved more than our standard Cotes du Rhone. Fragrant with herbs and flowers layered on the Grenache fruit, almost like it had a candy shell, but still fresh and balanced. This is the way I like Grenache in a hot year - more finesse than big and ripe.
Red
4/7/2013 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
Tasty and reasonably priced Burgundy. Not the most complex or profound experience, just tastes good, if a bit fruit forward.
Red
4/7/2013 - Cahill wrote:
92 points
Drank with a butterflied leg of lamb on the grill for Easter. Opened the bottle about 5 hours before dinner - and had a better experience than the last time I tried this wine. The additional air softened the wine but added complexity and more savory characteristics to the fruit and spice. It also worked nicely with the lamb.
Red
4/7/2013 - Cahill wrote:
91 points
Nice job on the Normale -- very rich in fruit (and tar and spices), but with a nice acidity that keeps the experience fresh. Will likely age like a Produttori del Barbaresco.
White - Sparkling
12/31/2012 - Cahill Likes this wine:
91 points
Beautiful straw color. Nice yeasty nose. Adds a bit of citrus and acid on the palate. Delicious with sushi.
White - Off-dry
1/1/2013 - Cahill wrote:
89 points
Floral and minerals on the nose, adds some grapefruit on the palate. All of the elements are present, but leans toward sweet. Matched reasonably well with a scallop dish, went even better with pannaforte later.
White
12/27/2012 - Cahill Likes this wine:
90 points
Apricots, minerals, and a touch of grapefruit. Tart on the nose, more balanced on the palate -- not acidic, despite the tart citric edge.
Red
11/24/2012 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
Popped and put into decanter right before dinner. Black cherry, roasted meat, and over time notes of coffee and chocolate emerge. Tannins are nicely resolved, still plenty of acid to back up the bold flavor. This has aged nicely for a "negociant" wine.
Red
7/29/2012 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
Drank this against a Clos Saint Jean Vielles Vines that was 5 dollars more -- and for my money I would go back for the CSJVV. The Giraud is good, and a terrific qpr -- but I like the CSJ tannins better, both now and for the future.
Red
7/29/2012 - Cahill wrote:
92 points
This is drinking pretty well for me right now, the tannins are clearly there, but they are ripe. I can drink this now, but I will definitely put a few away to see how this develops as it seems to have a lot of potential. The reviews seem to get this one right, it fights above its weight in terms of price.
Red
7/29/2012 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
After drinking the base bottling of this low priced barolo, I wasn't expecting much -- but the extra few dollars for this cru turned out to make a difference. Classic nebbiolo nose and flavors with tasty and drinkable tannins. I will try this one again and perhaps put a few in the cellar to see how those tannins age.
Red
7/29/2012 - Cahill wrote:
88 points
Very reasonably priced barolo, but nothing special about it. Nice to have a nebbiolo at this price, but I view this more as an upgrade on pizza night than a serious wine to cellar.
Red
7/29/2012 - Cahill wrote:
89 points
Getting a lot of bottle and age variation out of these. Last bottle had plenty of fruit -- this one, less so, but the fruit was still there. Backbone of aged flavors of meat and coffee, with some syrah fruit. Not the best showing, but not nearly as awkward as it was 4 or 5 years ago.
White
7/29/2012 - Cahill wrote:
89 points
Stone fruit and a waxy/savory component on both the nose and palate. Rich color and medium body. Nicely balanced fruit/acid/body -- good with a summer pasta.
Red
5/6/2012 - Cahill wrote:
89 points
Spicy nose with cloves. Fresh nebbiolo on the palate with balanced fruit, spice, tannin, and acid. Not as good as some of the past vintages, but still a great value.
Rosé
5/6/2012 - Cahill wrote:
89 points
This was a big surprise for me -- I wanted something light bodied but spicy to go with my mother-in-laws home made chicken nuggets and a spring salad -- this rocked. Big fruit and spice balanced by minerality and fresh acidity. Not subtle, but great flavor. Might be my go-to "big" rose for the summer.
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White
3/27/2012 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
Light gold color. Beautiful nose of honeysuckle and melon. Stone fruit, minerals and wax on the palate. Nice wine for the price, and love the nose.
Red
7/5/2011 - Cahill wrote:
92 points
Opened an hour or two before dinner, drank a glass with dinner, then drank the rest after the kids went to bed (about 4 hours after opening). Dark berries and a floral component, definitely picked up meatier flavors, as well as a touch of licorice and smoke over the course of the evening. Big but balanced with pure flavors and a clean finish. I'll bet on this aging nicely.
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Red
7/4/2011 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
Berries, tobacco, some floral/dried herb components. Fresh acidity keeps this one pretty clean. Drank with marinated steak tips on the grill. The acid cut the fat in the meat nicely.
Red
4/30/2011 - Cahill wrote:
92 points
Easily the best bottle I have had, deep red cherry and plum with menthol and a long balsamic finish carried by smooth tannins. This one lived up to the hype.
Red
12/4/2010 - Cahill wrote:
90 points
Lots of earth, wood, spice and red fruits on both the nose and the palate, acidity stands up well to food, some tannins remain to kick off the moderate finish. This is throwing off lots of sediment now, and has really matured in the last few years.
Red
11/25/2010 - Cahill wrote:
91 points
Drank on Thanksgiving at parents' house. Mom's glassware made it tough to get a good bead on the nose, but definitely hints of cherry, spice and flowers. Nicely balanced with good fruit, integrated tannins, and fresh acidity. Flavors come across with cherries, some blacker fruit, a spicy sandalwood, and milk chocolate. Clean finish rounds out the experience. For me, this is drinking pretty well, but will likely improve further over the medium term. Definitely more mature at this point than the non-Altero Brunello.
Red
11/21/2010 - Cahill wrote:
92 points
This is ready to go. Lots of tar, balsamic, and anise on the nose with sweet dark fruit and a hint of red cherry. Fully integrated with very light acid and tasty tannins that add some scorched earth on the finish.
Red
11/21/2010 - Cahill wrote:
91 points
Gobs of red fruit on the nose and palate - cherries, raspberries, and strawberries that stick with you from the nose to the finish, with dried herbs as well. A bit soft, light on acid with sweet, ripe tannins. Strawberries and a touch of coffee on a medium finish. I like this for current drinking.
Red
11/14/2010 - Cahill wrote:
88 points
Nose of melted licorice candy, strawberry and spice. A little soft in the mouth, tannins are mostly sweet but with a little bit of an herbal edge to them. This is for drinking sooner rather than later. Good for the vintage, but I can find 2007 Gigondas at a similar price point that I like better.
Red
11/14/2010 - Cahill wrote:
91 points
Ordered off the menu at L'Andana (Burlington, MA). Bottle was decanted at the table, and immediately the nose was substantial and delicious, with raspberry, darker fruits, earth and spices. The palate started off a bit tart as the structure seemed to lean toward acid, but after about an hour, the acid receded and sweet tannins became more prominent. Very earthy and more old world than new. Terrific with a prime ribeye with truffle oil.
Red
10/30/2010 - Cahill wrote:
91 points
Opened in the morning, had a glass with dinner, and finished the bottle after the kids went to bed. A nice young barolo. Heady aromas of tar and berries. Lots of red fruit on the palate, including cranberries, a bit tart with acid. Tannins are approachable, and add a coffee note on the moderate finish. This should improve with bottle time, but does not seem to have the spine to go very deep. I will probably look for a few bottles at a good price for near to mid term drinking.
Red
10/27/2010 - Cahill wrote:
85 points
Nose of dark fruit, flowers and wood. Palate does not live up to the nose - a bit thin with moderate acid. This is okay, but not my favorite inexpensive Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, and not that inexpensive.
Red
10/26/2010 - Cahill wrote:
86 points
Candied red fruit and dried herbs, soft with a touch of tart acid and little by way of tannins. A light red that is tasty for weeknight drinking.
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