Tasting Notes for studleytrey

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Red
5/26/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
89 points
From 375mL with my lunch burger and sipping a bit after. Agree this is very approachable right now. Aromas of dark and dark red fruits, fennel, licorice, walnut, and graphite. Medium body, medium (+) acid and finish, with flavors of dark and dark red fruits, dark chocolate, and minerals. There's a light grip to it, but nothing in the way of enjoyment. The burger pairing was pretty good, and I'd say grilled meats in general would the play here. Agree with a previous comment in that this doesn't seem built for the long haul, but it could surprise with mid (+) term longevity. At any rate, no harm in popping these at any point now. Cheers.
White
5/21/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
88 points
I really like the bottle design here, FWIW; the paisley carrying through to the cap and postage stamp edge cut on the label are nice details. Light yellow color hinting towards green. Aromas of lemon meringue, cotton candy, orange peel, lime, underripe mango, white flowers, and wet slate. Medium(+) to full body, medium(+) acidity and finish, with a citrus driven palate of lemon, lime, tangerine, mandarin orange, and grapefruit, along with some lemon lime soda and minerality. Pair this with your usual albariño fare, i.e. fish, shellfish, raw bar, light and bright salads, and warm weather quaffing.
Red
5/20/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
87 points
Purplish ruby in color. Aromas of dark fruits, graphite, and wet slate, along with some licorice, damp tobacco, and iron as well. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of dark fruits, lemon, and minerals.

You don't see varietal wines from graciano too much (or at least I haven't), so I had to grab one of these for the Century Club (#96 for me). Nothing earth shattering here, but it's a fine daily drinker type wine that would be pretty food versatile—we had it with bean and cheese burritos, but it would be a fine red to pair with poultry, pork, sausage, or veggie dishes, in spite of its darker fruited profile.
Red
5/14/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
91 points
Got a little nervous when I noticed my last note said "drinking well now" in '14, but this is drinking great tonight with a dill pickle cheeseburger pizza (sounds weird I know, but it was actually really good). Dense, opaque coloring with ruby to garnet edges. Aromas of blue and black berry pie, plum, and cedar. Medium(+) body and acid, round and lush mouthfeel, long finish, and flavors of dark fruit, vanilla, orange peel, lemon, mineral, and spice. Really solid tonight.
Red
5/13/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
89 points
This is drinking entirely consistently with my last note from a few years ago, although the tannins are pretty integrated at this point. It's drinking great right now, and I think would be good through another year or two standalone like I'm doing tonight, or with burgers or steak sandwiches and such. 88-89
Red
2014 Clos René Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/13/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
88 points
Definitely accessible now, pretty much off the pop. Aromas of cherry, cranberry, rose petals, licorice, black tea, orange peel, and dried spice drawer. Medium body, and finish, medium (+) acid, with flavors of high toned red fruits (cherry, cranberry, raspberry), black tea, lemon, orange peel, and spice.
Red
2008 Bodegas Poesia Poesia Lujan de Cuyo Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/11/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
91 points
1st of 3. Very dense, dark coloring still, with purplish ruby edges. Aromas of dark fruits, graphite, licorice, walnut, dark chocolate, a bit of floral, and some earthy funk. Medium body, medium (+) acid, long finish, and flavors of dark fruits, dark chocolate, lemon, minerals, and spice. I'm not sure about the QPR, but it's a nice wine nonetheless, and was a good pairing for our steak dinner tonight.
Red
5/9/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
91 points
This is drinking great right now, and I just have to say that I absolutely nailed the pairing tonight, and would highly recommend using this recipe. I generally do pretty well with that, but sometimes you get that perfect situation where the meal and wine are both elevated and it's just perfection. Anyway, it's Clean Eating's "pappardelle with spiced meat sauce," which has dried currants, cumin, cinnamon, feta, and mint in the meat sauce for an unusual but delicious take on the pasta with meat sauce game. Here's a link to the recipe: https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/pappardelle-with-spiced-meat-sauce

Anyway, so the wine... it's a medium (+) garnet with bricking edges, hinting towards tawny TBH. Aromas of dark and dark red fruits, clove, cinnamon, dry spice drawer, licorice, a bit of floral, and cedar. Beautiful nose. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of dark fruits (currant), dark red fruits (plum, black cherry), orange peel, black tea, lemon, and a touch of spice and mineral. Great showing tonight.
Rosé
5/9/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
85 points
Bright with good acidity hinting at effervescence, but pretty simple otherwise. I don't really get the earth and funk from the previous review, but otherwise agree with that assessment. Copper in color, with a tight nose, maybe a little watermelon and wet rocks showing, medium body, medium to medium (-) finish, and flavors of lime, lemon, minerals, and a little unripe watermelon. Simple quaffer for warm weather backyard sipping. I dunno, 84-85?
Red
5/6/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
Ruby to garnet color with transparency. Aromas of cherry, cola, earth, rose petals, and wet slate. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of black cherry, plum, cola, black tea, orange peel, and spice. An elegant expression and lighter touch, cooler style pinot that's an easy drinker and food pairer for poultry, salmon, and lighter fare. 12.5% — nice.
Red
5/5/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
1st of 4 for me. Seemed a little sharp and angular on the pop, so I let it hang out in the decanter for about an hour while our pork chops with orange avocado salsa were coming together, and that seemed to do the trick, as this came around to a pretty nice little pinot here. Medium ruby color with transparency. Aromas of cherry, black cherry, smoke, black tea, orange peel, lemon, anise, clove, leather, and wet slate. Light to medium body, medium (+) acid, medium finish, and flavors of high toned red fruits, lemon, orange peel, black tea, and spice. Solid wine and pairing. 90+
White
4/30/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
Greenish yellow color. Loads of petrol and rubber tire on the nose, along with flinty, stony nuances, lime, and grapefruit. Medium body and lightly off-dry, with some zippy, effervescent acids on the attack, a medium(+) honeyed finish, and flavors of honeydew melon, cantaloup, lemon lime soda, honey, peach, and minerals. A pretty enjoyable bottle at 10 years for $15 paid. Having it with kielbasa and peppers tonight, but would be great with sushi, raw bar, or spicy Thai food.
Red
4/26/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium ruby with some transparency. Aromas of fresh flowers, along with the dirt, a little graphite, and cedar. Medium body and finish, medium(+) acid, and flavors of high toned red fruits, orange, clove, and some leathery tannins coming mid-palate on. Good with food now, a little drying after. Pair with bbq, duck, pork, or chicken with robust/tomato preparations.
White
4/25/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
Agree with the previous review that this is leaning towards an off-dry style. I don't find it terribly detracting in not a dissimilar way as a riesling or gewurzstraminer can be with nicely balancing acidity as here, along with a light bitterness on the back end, which gives more of a lasting impression of a dryer wine, but yeah, there's that going on here. Very light yellow to straw color. Aromas of green apple and pear, lime, wet rocks, honeysuckle, and saline. Medium (+) body, acid, and finish, with flavors of green and yellow apple, pear, lemon, lime, and lingering minerality. I'm enjoying it. Paired well with chicken and broccoli Alfredo stuffed shells, and would work with all manner of seafood, sushi, raw bar, poultry, lighter fare, and aperitif sipping in the sun.
Red
4/25/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
88 points
I've found this producer's CdP to be a fresh and early drinking wine, so not really surprised to find this CdR to be in a similar vein. Purplish ruby in color with transparency. Aromas of dark fruit, graphite, wet slate, and a bit of garrigue. Medium body, medium(+) acid and finish, with flavors of dark fruits and fairly strong minerality. I don't know that this is a big ager, but there's a little grip to it and I think it could go a few years anyway. Pretty solid CdR for $14 that would work well with burgers, pot roast, portobellos, and lamb. 87-88
Red
4/23/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
87 points
"Might be better in a year or so..." (in '13)...well, I might have intended to drink this sooner than this, but I'm a little surprised by this bottle's development. It's definitely on the downslope tonight. Oxidative notes of maple syrup and stewed fruits on nose and palate, along with darker fruits (black cherry, plum), licorice, black tea, orange peel, lemon, and some mineral and spice. Decent acid and finish, and with some complexity, but a bit tired.
White
4/22/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
91 points
Definitely leans new world, but I think it stays on the right side of the line, though my tolerance is maybe a little more liberal these days TBH. Light golden color. Aromas of sliced almonds, toast, saline, caramel, and tropical fruits like pineapple and guava. Medium body, acid, and finish, luscious texture, and flavors largely following suit. Rich but balanced, and definite delicious factor here. Paired perfectly with garlic butter basil pork chops and brown butter and sage ravioli.
Red
4/20/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
92 points
Agree with others that it's drinking well now. Perfect with a NY strip tonight. Medium ruby color. Aromas of dark and dark red fruits, clove, cinnamon, wet slate, red hot candies, licorice, and walnuts. Medium body and acid, long finish, and flavors of dark and dark red fruits, cinnamon, blueberry, vanilla, clove, and dried spices. I'm enjoying it.
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White
4/9/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
Same descriptors as last time, but it's filled out a bit and the pendulum has seemingly transitioned to a bit more on the rich side of things (in a good way; very much still a balanced wine). Really nice tonight.
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Red
4/9/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
85 points
Well, this is one of those bottles I had no intention of sitting on for so long, but that side-by-side Cahors tasting I had in mind upon purchasing this nearly 10 yrs. ago never quite materialized, so here we are at lunch with Mexican leftovers and what I believe to be the last of those mixed Cahors bottles.

Rubber cork. $12 bottle. Ruh roh. Well, you know, it's pretty dense coloring here still that's nearly opaque with ruby edges. Aromas of dark fruits, graphite, crushed rocks, and chalk. Definitely got that rocky, minerally, almost medicinal, vibe going. Medium(+) body, medium acid, medium(-) finish, with flavors of dark fruits and minerals. Not too contemplative or expressive, but hey, it's not dead, so there's that. I wouldn't waste a nice steak on this wine, but red meat is probably the call, so I'd suggest beef stew, beef burritos, burgers, or lamb for the pairing.
White
2014 Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
4/6/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
91 points
Heavy on the semillon at 70%. Light yellow hinting at green. Tight but clean nose of mostly river rock and saline, seashells, maybe a little subtle pear and apple, and light herbs. Medium body, medium (+) acid and finish, some viscosity, and flavors of pineapple and cream/yogurt, pear, apple, tropical fruits, caramel, and lemon. I'm enjoying it.
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White
4/4/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
85 points
Interesting. I didn't recall having one of these already, and looking at my previous note, clearly the last bottle showed better for me than this one is. Not sure if that's due to bottle variation or my mindset today (it's been a rough one), but here we are. Crisp, stony, and minerally, with lime and seashells, some green apple, and good acidity, but not of interest beyond that. Basically a simple wine that works well enough to pair with shellfish and the like, but not something that can hold a spotlight without the right food. 85 feels generous tonight.
Red
4/3/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
83 points
Medium purplish ruby in color. Aromas of earthy funk, soil, blue and black fruits, violets, vanilla, and chalk or crushed rocks. Light to medium body, medium acid and finish, a bit of alcohol spike (I'm surprised this is only 14.5% according to the label), and flavors of blue and black fruits, notable minerality, and yeah, alcohol, which is a bit detracting here. This worked well with our stacked slow cooker enchiladas, but its flaws are showing through a bit more post meal.
White
4/3/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
88 points
I may have to do a second note on the next bottle, as this one has been open a few days in the fridge before I'm attempting to actually mindfully drink it, but here's where we are now anyway. Straw yellow color. Clean and a bit tight nose of wet slate, minerals, lemon, and maybe a little waxy yellow fruit. Medium (+) body and acid, medium finish, and flavors of lemon, apple, pear, a little pineapple, and lingering minerality. I feel like it showed a little RS on the pop, but it's not right now, so I'll have to confirm or deny next time. Pretty good for seafood and lighter fare and porch quaffing as today. 87-88
Red
4/2/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
89 points
My one and only of these guys. Fairly dense coloring here with ruby edges. Aromas of dark and dark red fruits, soil, mushrooms, tobacco, and graphite. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of dark and dark red fruits, lemon, and minerals. Not sure about its evolution, obvi, but it's drinking well now, and tannins are really just giving enough of a light grip to provide balance. I don't see a reason to hold any further.
Red
3/31/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium ruby color. Aromas of dark and dark red fruits, smoke, tar, anise, graphite, dried spices, and a touch of floral. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of dark red fruits, black tea, orange peel, and spice. There's a light grip but it's drinking well now. Pair with steak, burgers, or BBQ.
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White - Sparkling
3/31/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
88 points
1st of 6 and this is not as complex or enjoyable as the '02 vintage Robert Hunter (this wine), so I'm not sure if it's just difference of vintage, or needs more time or what, but it's still enjoyable enough for $5 less I guess ($19). Straw yellow color with medium fine bubbles. Aromas of lime and slate. Mouth-filling mousse, medium acidity, and flavors of lemon, lime, iron, toast, and minerals.
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Red
3/30/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
Five years since the last bottle and the notes are nearly identical. Crimson color with light bricking. Varietally correct, and very nice, aromas of cherries, roses, tar, mint, and black tea. Light to medium bodied, high acid, medium finish, and flavors of cherry, black tea, and leather. Tannins are smoother than last time though. Perfect with pizza tonight and I'd say it's drinking well right now, but no real rush either. Solid QPR at the $25 paid.
Red
2011 Baer Winery Arctos Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/28/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
89 points
This is my first of these (/3) and it's smooth, round, enjoyable, and ready to go right off the pop. Dense, opaque coloring with purplish ruby at the very edges. Aromas of dark fruit, menthol, and graphite minerality. Medium to medium(+) body, acid and finish, and flavors of dark and dark red fruits, lemon, and minerals. Not much in the way of tannins here, but the acidity keeps it in balance. I don't think anyone's confusing this for an old world wine, but it's not blowsy or anything and I think it would please most palates well enough. I'd say burgers for the pairing.
Red
3/28/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
88 points
Had a couple of these in the last few days, and at 4 years from my last bottle and 10 from the vintage, I'd say it's time to drink these, although they do seem to require a short bit (~30 mins.) to open up.

Definitely on the dark and savory side of things. In fact, I'm surprised to read that this is 55%/45% grenache/syrah, respectively; I would have guessed it the other way around if not even more syrah based and perhaps with some mourvedre in the mix as well. Dense coloring here with ruby edges still. Aromas of dark fruits, graphite, black olives, and cured meats. The 15%(!) alc. here is pretty well covered, with medium body, acid, and finish, and flavors of dark fruits, licorice, minerals, olives, soy sauce, and spice. I'd pair this with beef stews and roasts, burgers, and lamb.
Red
2011 Domaine Lafage Tessellae Old Vines Côtes du Roussillon Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
3/26/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
88 points
Largely consistent with '17 note, though perhaps a bit meatier and more savory. Agree with the mourvedre showing through comment. What a value at $11 sale price; just make sure to age them a bit. That said, this is probably at, or maybe just past, peak and I'd probably drink up (if I had any more) over the next couple of years.
White
3/25/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
91 points
This is nice. Light straw yellow color. Aromas of wet slate, sliced almonds and hazelnuts, and a light flinty, smoky character. Maybe a little waxy yellow and green fruit, but generally not a lot of fruit on the nose here. Medium body, acid, and finish, with nice texture to it, and flavors of pear and green apple, saline, and almonds. This was well made with a lighter touch and a nicely judicious use of oak (read: noticeable but balanced); dare I say "Burgundian?"—at any rate, well done. Should've probably gotten more than 4.
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Rosé
3/23/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
88 points
Gave this one to my mother-in-law for the Bon Jovi novelty and she saved it to drink with me and here we are. Well, you know what? It's not bad. Medium to light salmon pink color. Aromas and flavors of wet slate, lime, and watermelon, with medium acid and finish. Good quaffer.
Red
3/21/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
84 points
Agree with others that this is a pretty light and easy take on a Bordeaux blend (50% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 20% cabernet franc). Medium ruby color with transparency. Aromas of blue and dark red fruits, graphite, and leather. Light to medium body, medium acid, and medium (-) to medium finish, overall lighter constitution, and flavors of blue and dark red fruits and...not a lot else actually. Fairly simple juice here. Fine enough for lighter fare I guess, but nothing to write home about.
Red
3/20/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
Last (and only other) bottle in '14? Wow. Well, this last one is drinking well tonight with pan seared pork chops in spite of the cork being stained all the way up. Transparent garnet color on the bricking side. Aromas of smoke, tar, cola, potting soil, fennel, dried spice drawer, a touch of herbs, and dark red fruits. Light to medium body with a luscious texture that glides across the palate in luxurious fashion, medium acid and finish, and flavors of black cherry, orange peel and juice, and a bit of spice. Pretty nice. I'd drink sooner than later at this point.
Red
3/19/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
89 points
Wow, last bottle in '12 huh? Well, drinking well. Certainly mature, evolved, and probably drink up status at this point. Tannins fully integrated. Medium garnet color. Super meaty on the nose with notes of dried meats and beef blood, along with crushed rocks, dark fruits, tobacco, and dried spices. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of meat and tart dark and dark red fruits carrying through, along with some lemon and minerals. Fruit is a supporting actor here, as opposed to a lead role. Worked well with an earthy black eyed pea, mustard greens, and sausage stew.
Rosé
3/12/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
88 points
Real helpful there, Ben...

Well, this is certainly an interesting concept (Bojo/gamay rosé) and presentation (funky and fun bottle shape). The color is midway between medium copper and salmon. Aromas of watermelon and peach jolly rancher and wet stone and seashell mineralality. Medium body, medium(+) acid and finish, with flavors of peach, watermelon, and minerals. Dry. This will be good over the spring and summer.
Red
3/12/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
87 points
Initially angular and a little tannic. Ruby color. Meaty with strong iron/beef blood lingering. Dark fruits, blue and black, floral maybe violets, graphite on the nose. Medium body, acid, and finish, with similar fruits and minerals. Gonna cork and fridge it, drink this '06 I have here, and check in tomorrow.

Missed the next day, but here we are 2 days later and I think this is in a better spot. Aromas of black, blue, and dark red fruits, dark chocolate, walnuts, graphite, and a touch of herbs. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of black and blue fruits and minerals. Based on my experience with this bottle, I think I'll let the others sit a few more years.
Red
3/11/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
88 points
Medium ruby with transparency. Aromas of cherry, pomegranate, tar, rubber, and a little rose petal. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of cherry, pomegranate, lemon, orange peel, flowers, and a little barrel spice. Though not tannic, it still strikes me as a little young. I'm going to hold for another year or two before trying again.
Red
3/8/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
91 points
Well, this is the last of a 6-pack of 3/ea. '06 and '08, and man, they've been fantastic and I've long wished I'd have bought more than I did. For shits and giggles I just checked wine searcher and they're going for $130/ea. right now and I only paid $15!!! Crazy.

Anyway, this one's a transparent garnet in the glass with bricking edges. It actually smelled like a smoky turd on the pop, but fortunately evolved nicely with a bit of airtime into dark red fruits, dill, lemon, cedar, fennel, dry spice drawer, and just a light earthy funk like damp soil on the farm. I enjoy the dill component on this. Medium body and finish, medium (+) acid, and flavors of cherry, raspberry, lemon, orange peel, cola, leather, dried spices, and a touch of mineral. I'm sorry to see these go, but certainly enjoyed the journey.
Red
3/8/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
91 points
Last of 4 halfsies I picked up for about $10/ea. and I maintain my impression from '16 that the smoky element here is more of a complicating addition than a fault for me. Transparent garnet color. Aromas of smoke, tar, black tea, dry leaves, tobacco, cedar, lemon, dark red fruits, a bit of herbs, and maybe some old potpourri that's been sitting out a while. Medium body, medium (+) acid and finish, with flavors of bourbon soaked cherries, black tea, orange peel, lemon, and barrel spice. Drinking well now and I imagine for at least a few more years anyway. 90-91
Rosé
3/7/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
Received these today and got right into one, as it seemed a good option for Cuban marinated and spiced chicken with beans and rice, mango salsa, and fried bananas, and as it turns out, it was a perfect pairing.

Medium to deep pink color. Aromas of strawberries and cream, grapefruit, lime, and wet stone. Medium (+) body, acid, and finish, with flavors largely following suit. Maybe a little cranberry; definitely on the high toned red fruit spectrum. Drinking well nice and fresh and should be good over spring and summer, although the winery notes say this can be laid down for 4-5 years, so we'll see if I can hold on to any. This is a nice rose; I like it. 90+
Red
2011 Rocky Gully Shiraz - Viognier Frankland River Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
3/6/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
2 of 2 for me, and still showing a dense ruby coloring, maybe hinting a bit towards garnet. Aromas of dark fruit, earthy funk, soil, dried meat, mushroom, olive, black pepper, green pepper, and some floral presumably from the viognier. Fair amount going on there, which I'm quite enjoying. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of black, dark red, and blue fruits, barrel spice, black tea, orange peel, lemon, and a little mineral. Worked well with a braised pork sandwich at lunch, and just as well hours later standalone. Really solid for the $15 I paid, and this has at least a few more years in it as well. 90+
White
3/6/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
87 points
Pale yellow color. Aromas of pear, green apple, lime, and slate. Pretty full body and bright acidity zapping your mouth right on the attack and giving a suggestion of effervescence. The finish is medium, but it gets teased out a bit with lingering minerality and tingling from the acidity. The flavors are pear, green apple, lime, and minerals. It's pretty straightforward juice, but well suited to its purpose, which is pairing with oysters, shellfish, seafood, lemony sauces, and salads. 86-87
Red
3/4/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
While I more recently acquired a few '07s of this, this was the only one of these we had that we brought home from the winery some years ago. I knew they could age, but I wasn't exactly sure what to expect at this point, given the CT window ending in '14 and no recent notes, and then the cork snapped, requiring some filtering into the decanter. Well, the wine inside is perfectly fine and not tired at all, though I'd probably not sit on them more than a few more years at this point.

Dense, opaque coloring still, with garnet edges. Aromas of black and blue fruits, spearmint, eucalyptus, potting soil, green pepper, and tobacco. Medium (+) body, medium acid and finish, and flavors of cassis, charred green peppers, and lingering minerality and light bitterness. Perfect with barbacoa tacos tonight.
Red
3/2/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
91 points
Transparent ruby to garnet color. Aromas of pomegranate, strawberry shortcake, lemon, orange peel, fennel, and black tea. Light to medium body, medium acid and finish, and flavors of high toned red fruits, lemon, orange peel, black tea, and a touch of spice. Enjoyable young pinot in a feminine style that I'm digging.
White
3/2/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
Pretty spot on to the last note a few years ago, but getting a little long in the tooth. I doubt anyone's still holding these, but if so, I'd drink up.
Red
2009 Château Pasquet Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/1/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
This second, and thankfully last, bottle is tired af. Dense coloring with garnet edges. Aromas of black fruits, veering stewed, licorice, maple syrup, dried spice drawer, and slight mineral. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of dark fruits, maple syrup, spice and minerals. Won't score, but it'd be low 80s.
Red
2/28/2019 - studleytrey wrote:
89 points
This bottle is showing much earthier and less floral than the last. Still a pretty dense ruby coloring here at 10 years of age. Aromas of earthy funk, mushrooms, licorice, dark fruits, and some graphite and spice. Maybe a touch of floral. Medium body, acid, and finish with flavors of dark fruits, minerality and spice. I'd drink in the near term if I had any more. Worked well with a soup style riff on stuffed peppers (peppers, ground beef, tomatoes).
Red
2/27/2019 - studleytrey Likes this wine:
90 points
1 of only 1 for me here (do have a couple '07s), and it's drinking aged but well at this time. Still a dense ruby color to it. Aromas of black and blue fruits, maybe some dark red as well, licorice, graphite, balsamic, dark chocolate, walnut, eucalyptus, and damp earth. Medium body, medium (+) acid and finish, with flavors of dark fruits, fairly strong minerality, balsamic, and drying leather/black tea on the back end. Has a real Bordeaux vibe. Wasn't exactly sure how to pair the Tuscan balsamic sausage and grapes recipe we tried out tonight, but it worked well; otherwise I'd say steak and red meat dishes would be the call here. 90+
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