Tasting Notes for Timporter

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Red
5/9/2017 - Timporter wrote:
Drank this last August or September and it was outstanding. Deep, delicious, interesting.
Red
10/3/2014 - Timporter wrote:
Had this months ago. It was ready to go. If I had more I'd be drinking them up.
Red
10/3/2014 - Timporter wrote:
Pop and pour. Enjoyed over 3 hours and re-corked last glass or so in the fridge. This is almost painfully young, at least texture wise. It's silky upfront but quickly transitions to a big wallop of dense flavors with robust structure and finishes a bit sour. Tasty, just brawny and untamed. Aromatics are stunning though. I loved a chalkiness that hovered above all the fruit. This is an interesting wine to drink right now but feels years away from balancing out into something special. I knew a hearty meal should have been it's partner, but home-made pizza with onions and black pepper was on the table and the wine didn't like the pepper. The next day it tamed down a bit, but was more interesting the first three hours on day 1, after which it seemed to shut down. I'm excited to see how this one turns out as the raw material is pretty serious.
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Red
1/20/2014 - Timporter wrote:
I opened this in the middle of the day planning to give it a good decant before enjoying. Upon opening, this smelled totally awesome - energetic, interesting, unique. In the mouth it was tight, but deep and balanced with intensity and moderate length. About and hour later, the wine had really closed up. My wife and I had a few sips in the evening and decided to cork it to see how a day would treat it. Same thing the next night. Night 3 it had opened pleasantly in both aroma and taste, but lacked that intensity and excitement it showed when first opened.
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White - Sparkling
9/30/2013 - Timporter wrote:
Yep, still lots of life, showing secondary flavors. Pretty good though this bottle had a bit of sulfury funk to it.
Red
10/7/2012 - Timporter wrote:
This note is from memory - from a while back. My wife and I both really enjoyed this and were surprised how drinkable it was. Right out of the bottle it was balanced, elegant, harmonious and just delicious. Such a welcome change from CDPs on steroids. Wish I had more of this.
Red
6/6/2013 - Timporter wrote:
Nice wine but still pretty tight and took a long while to open up. Better next day. Will wait on the rest.
Red
12/6/2011 - Timporter wrote:
Lovely wine. Aromatic, balanced and persistent with restrained concentration, velvety texture, deep fruit flavor with smokiness and an herbal twist. The oak is still a little up front, and the alcohol clashes a touch when consumed with food. That said, it is a total pleasure on its own. This was consumed over several days and has the balance stuffing to develop with time. A steal at $19 on Lastbottle.
Red
11/29/2011 - Timporter wrote:
Decanted and consumed over several days. This has plenty of guts, interesting flavors and aromas with a sappy, extracted body (liqueur-like), but the alcohol is far too prominent to enjoy all of those qualities. So, drinking this wine was a sad, longing experience. Forget the table. Perhaps this will come together in a few years for medium term enjoyment, but the glaring balance issue doesn't bode well for the long haul. A disappointment.
Red
8/2/2011 - Timporter wrote:
Drinking great right now - still plenty of life
Red
7/21/2011 - Timporter wrote:
Goes just a little deeper and purer than a std. $20 Napa Cab, but doesn't warrant the "rumored to be Ch. Montelena" advertising the store I bought it from was using. Enjoyed over several days. Big fruit, moderate structure, decent balance. Probably best drunk now, but will wait a little on the other bottle for fun.
White
7/21/2011 - Timporter wrote:
Consumed over a few days and then left the last glass worth in the fridge while on vacation. Came back and that was the best glass. Still great balance, fruit is giving way to other things. Best at near room-temp.
Red
7/21/2011 - Timporter wrote:
A disappointment compared to 2007. Too much petite sirah for me. Lacked the graceful punch of other Foley wines.
Red
7/21/2011 - Timporter wrote:
Consumed over several days, last glass was the best. A little more refined and less fruity than the last bottle (1 yr ago), still plenty of fruit and that funky-almost- barossa-like aroma, good balance, strong mid-palate. Looking forward to seeing how the rest develop.
Red
3/22/2011 - Timporter wrote:
Closed upon first pour, opened up in about 10 minutes. Red fruit aromas with tobacco and licorice. Nicely balanced with a savory quality in the mouth, though there is a very slight burn. Smooth, but with plenty of tannin and acid. Flavors of tobacco with chocolate, fruit and spice. Good with food. With all the interesting components, the wine just isn't signing now and was lacking harmony. I'll wait at least 1 year the rest. The wine should have a few good years still ahead. Not sure yet if I would buy again.
White - Off-dry
3/22/2011 - Timporter wrote:
We drank this after many bottles with dinner and all agreed it was excellent. Aromatic, rich but balanced with buoyant acidity and mature fruit. Very correct with all the typically dizzying aromatics and flavors of a well-aged Mosel with botrytis. It had started to lose some of its sweetness. Still had plenty of life and wish I had more. Would buy again. (This was also a 750ml format.)
Red
3/16/2011 - Timporter wrote:
Fresh, light ruby color. Upon the initial pour this was very aromatic with lots of charming ripe, red fruit and a bit of toast. In the mouth, the big fruit wasn't enough to round out the scratchy wool texture and alcohol leaving this wine wanting balance. It clashed with simple meals on the first and third night. While I did enjoy drinking it on its own, I would not buy again. If I had more, I would drink this in the next year or two.
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