Tasting Notes for pkbackman

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Red
1/6/2019 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
90 points
I don’t know what Galloni is talking about, this is excellent. Great fruit
Red
11/25/2018 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
95 points
this is a delicious wine right now, despite its youth. Beautiful red fruit on the attack (sort of a strawberry-rhubarb), with a long pleasant finish. Its going to be hard to keep my hands off these and let them age a little
Red
10/18/2018 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
92 points
I thought this was a tremendous Pinot; loaded with pure bright red fruit. Just delicious. Fruity but also unmistakenly Pinot
Red
6/17/2018 - pkbackman wrote:
flawed
Smelled and tasted like stewed olives. Oh well
Red
3/2/2018 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
91 points
Drinking real well right now. More fruit than your typical Anthill
Red
3/2/2018 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
90 points
This was a real solid cab, nice balance of secondary flavors and fruit. Still has life in my opinion, despite CT telling me to drink up.
Red
1/2/2017 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
94 points
Everything you want out of a Napa Cabernet, even at this early stage in its evolution. Fantastic expression of Napa fruit. A relative bargain compared to what else is available out there.
Red
9/7/2014 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
93 points
Only getting better. Still slight herbal flavors, but the fruit (bright fruit) is really pushing through. Nice acidity on this as well, and a great finish.
Red
1/11/2014 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
95 points
One of the best Cabs I've had in a while. Brambly dark berries, smooth touch of vanilla, long finish. Flipping fantastic
Red
9/2/2013 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
90 points
This seriously needs at least an hour to 2 hour decant. It turns into a completely different wine. The blue fruit starts to really ooze out and coats the palate. Really tasty and somewhat savory wine
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Red
8/23/2013 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
90 points
this was an excellent bottle of Pinot. Delicious. Mouth watering fruit. Smooth. Would put it in the same class as the Sojourn SVD's.
Red
7/31/2013 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
88 points
This bottle was very enjoyable. Smooth fruit, mostly cranberry, with a touch of raked leaves. Little hot to start, but it blew off after 30 minutes or so.
White
7/10/2013 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
90 points
I thought this was the best Sauvignon Blanc I've had this year. Typical Marlborough nose. Palate is crisp and mouth watering, with a cool sourness to its fruit. Perfect Summer wine.
Red
2/24/2013 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
92 points
This was real good, and actually better than I was expecting. Pure red fruit, with some toasty oak undertones.
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Red
2/16/2013 - pkbackman wrote:
Light and fruity, but almost too much so. Like liquid strawberry jam
Red
2/16/2013 - pkbackman wrote:
This is a brute of a wine. Big and brooding fruit, with licorice and scorched scotch barrel
Red
Fruit forward, new world Zin. Vanilla on the nose and palate. Quite tasty. Smooth body and finish. Had side by side with a Bedrock Evangelho. Both were excellent, but this wine was more refined while the Bedrock was "untamed". Cant go wrong with either though.
Red
2/1/2013 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
92 points
My last of 6. Such an easy drinking, fruit driven Pinot. Delicious, but hardly simple. Solid QPR at $25
Red
2/1/2013 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
92 points
I could see waiting on this, but it really was drinking well now. Bright berry fruit on the attack, with a smooth savory finish. Mouthwatering. Slightly rustic undertones gives it an edge. Very enjoyable.
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Red
12/24/2012 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
92 points
2 hour decant. It was singing. Big bursts of bright fruit, with nice tannins. No need to wait on this in my opinion. Christmas Eve wine and it was perfect
Red
12/20/2012 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
91 points
Doesn't get much better than this for the price. Drinking well now. Lush fruit, dark chocolate and smooth tannins.
Red
Raw and young, but typical Loring enjoyment. Fruit forward and light.
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Red
12/8/2012 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
94 points
If you want a fruit forward, delicious, Pinot Noir, you can not go wrong with Sojourn. And the Sangiacomo may be the best of the bunch. Drinking well now
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Red
12/8/2012 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
91 points
This was an excellent Merlot. Briary dark fruit and smooth tannins. Touch of dark chocolate. Really enjoyed it
White - Sweet/Dessert
2005 Château Guiraud Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
11/17/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
94 points
I thought this was unbelievably good Sweet without being unctions. Apricots and honey with a yeastyness (?) that reminded my of scones or biscuits. Crisp acidity. Absolutely loved it.
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Red
11/18/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
91 points
Fantastic Cabernet. Not as smooth and full bodied as the '07, '08 and '09, but still a great wine to drink and enjoy
Red
11/16/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
91 points
Delicious Pinot. Strawberry fruit is predominant with a rustic edge. Drinking very well right now in my opinion
Red
11/14/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
Not as full bodied as the 2010, but extremely fruit forward. Grenache like in a way.
Red
11/9/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
90 points
Actually enjoyed this more than a Siduri Rosella's we had side by side. fruit forward and delicious. Just a hint of raked leaves.
Red
9/20/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
92 points
Pure dark fruit, with a touch of black olive on the back end. Great depth. Incredibly enjoyable
Red
1993 Château Vieux Rivallon St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/15/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
flawed
unfortunately, this was completely oxidized...oh well
Red
9/7/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
89 points
very good. needs some decanting. somewhat funky nose. Spicy palate and finish with a good amount of fruit
Red
9/5/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
this was excellent and ready to drink after an hour decant. Black raspberry and extra dark chocolate undertones, with a touch of cigarbox
Red
8/26/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
91 points
Not as big and fruity as some other Cali Pinots. This has an underlying essence of forest floor that integrates with its modest black cherry fruit. An outstanding Pinot
Red
8/24/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
this wine is not good. Its a shame
Red
8/24/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
90 points
Really funky nose on this, and not in a good way, but surprisingly...tasted outstanding. Big upfront fruit, with a brambly finish. Quite nice
Red
8/10/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
94 points
My wine of the Summer so far. This Pinot is not for old world Pinot lovers, though. Its bursting with smooth dark fruit (black cherry mostly). Finish lingers a while. The bottle disappeared very quickly and I would have opened a second if I had it. Outstanding
Red
8/8/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
This is big and fruity and loaded with vanilla. Its not necessarily cloying or syrupy, just very vanilla-oak driven. Calms down after an hour and will probably be a crowd leaser at a party.
Red
8/7/2012 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
87 points
Bright fruit. Savory. Good QPR
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Red
7/31/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
89 points
I thought this was quite good for what it was...a big oak, fruit driven Merlot. It tasted a little like caramel popcorn, drizzled with black raspberry sauce. If you are not looking for that...stay away
Red
7/27/2012 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
93 points
This was excellent, and definitely drinkable now with some air (hour or so). Dark cherry and raspberries throughout. Very smooth on the palate and finish.
Red
7/26/2012 - pkbackman Likes this wine:
90 points
Very good Cabernet. Good fruit and structure. Is it worth $70? Don't think so. $50? Not sure. Probably more in line with the Chappellet Signature Cab,
Red
7/13/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
93 points
This wine is a reminder of why I love Rocca wines. Maybe the price point is a little high, but its so well made, with expressive fruit, firm tannins, conservative oak, and lots of deliciousness.
Red
7/14/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
93 points
This is a big, creamy, fruit forward Pinot that makes no excuses. It is smooth, drinkable, and interesting all at the same time.
Red
7/11/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
Drank at NY Philharmonic concert in the park. This is a big, creamy, fruit and oak driven Pinot. Not recognizable, but tasty nonetheless.
Red
7/5/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
90 points
Really enjoyed this Merlot. Creamy blackberry fruit with solid tannic backbone and good finish.
Red
6/28/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
90 points
Drinking really well. As with my last bottle, it needs an hour of air at the minimum. And if you wait, its got a real nice blend of light brambly fruit and cola. Its definitely "fruit forward" but has enough forest floor undertones to make this a really nice Pinot.
Red
6/24/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
93 points
A fruit forward Pinot, that exudes elegance. Slight Pinot funk mixed with smooth vanilla and black cherry.
Red
6/22/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
Big, fruity, in your face Pinot. With just a touch of oak. Really good, but this isn't your grandfather's Pinot.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
6/21/2012 - pkbackman wrote:
Drinking really well. consistent notes, only more refined now?
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