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Red
1/24/2023 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
91 points
This was my fault. It was just too big for the dinner I had. Would have rated it 89. It was over powering. I would not have this wine without a big meal. Steak or lamb woudl be great. Would likely rate even higher.
White - Sparkling
1/16/2023 - tadams66 wrote:
86 points
It was good for a Spumante but I prefer the brioche of a champagne or even a Spanish cava. Just a little too sweet and bubbles too big.
Red
1/16/2023 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
89 points
Very nice for the price. Great finish and complexity. Very nice fruit but a little light.
Red
1/14/2023 - tadams66 wrote:
87 points
Reasonable wine but nothing to really interesting. I expected more on the fruit, earth, and finish. Did OK with a mushroom ravioli
Red
1/14/2023 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
90 points
This is a really good buy with big dark fruit. Very enjoyable and several more years left.
Rosé
1/7/2023 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
86 points
Seemed a bit acidic and off not sure if it was the bottle or something else.
Red
2015 Château Puy-Blanquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/7/2023 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
89 points
Solid value and nice finish. Very smooth and integrated. Ready now.
Red
1/7/2023 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
91 points
This needed some time to open but really had a wonderful cherries and strawberries with a hint of earth. Nice complexity and finish.
Red - Fortified
1/2/2023 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice port. Never had the complexity I expected but was still nice. Gave days and really did not improve
Red
1/2/2023 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
92 points
Better on second day. Love the complexity and finish. Strawberries and cherries. Definitely give a good decant.
White - Off-dry
1/2/2023 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
91 points
Lovely. Tropical fruits. Nice acidity and wonderful finish.
Red
1/2/2023 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
88 points
I little better. Well integrated. Enjoyable
White - Off-dry
1/2/2023 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
92 points
Delicous. Golden and layers of tropical fruits. Wonderful finish.
Red
12/27/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
91 points
Still going well. This is in such a good place. Drink now or over several more years. Love the complexity, structure, and layers of leather, dark cherries, blackberries, and spices.
White
12/27/2022 - tadams66 wrote:
84 points
Just a very common wine. Not a lot going on. Good amount of fruit but no complexity. My wife thought it tasted like airplane wine in coach.
Red
2002 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/23/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
93 points
This is a great place. Mature but mellowing slowly. Same review as before this year. Give it time to open. Loved with lamb.
Red
12/23/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent wine and in a good spot. Cherries, a little leather, and some spice. Good finish and nice structure.
Red
12/23/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
91 points
Much better place than when I had the last one in 2018. Good fruit with nice structure and finish. Better integrated. Drink now and over the next 3 years.
Red
2015 Château Haut-Bergey Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/17/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
90 points
Really solid Bordeaux. Love the dark fruit, structure, and finish.
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Red
2018 Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/17/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
88 points
This needs at least 2 years and let it open.
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Red
12/14/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
87 points
Simple straight forward wine. Reasonable fruit and fine strucutre. Needs about 1 hour to really open up
Red
2016 Château Cap de Faugères Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/11/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice wine and in a nice place but a bit simple without the finish let it open up with a 1+ hour decant.
Red
12/11/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
90 points
Really nice spot. Big and plenty of dark fruit. Medium finish. Well worth the cost.
Red
2015 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
11/27/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice. Really opened up the next day. Had with a pasta with red meat sauce and it was excellent. Nice structure and fruit. Juicy but not overly extracted.
Red
11/25/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
90 points
This was interesting. Opened and drank with a short decant. Was wonderful with a mushroom pasta. Love the pairing. But was a little dried out the next day. I would drink now.
White
11/25/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
93 points
Again, just love this wine and Ramey. I like Woolsey more than the others.
Red
11/25/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
90 points
Big and bold. Dark fruit and spice. Very good wine for price. Would buy again
Red - Fortified
11/20/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
92 points
Great wine but I have had better ports. With a 1 hour decant it was singing. Love the layers of complexity on the palate. Long finish. Was not as good but n the second day which is strange for a port so I think this is ready and unlikely to get better.
Red
11/20/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
92 points
Gave a 2 hour decant. Nice dark fruit, cassis, and blackberries. Good structure but tannins and well integrated
Red
2007 Jonata Winery Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
11/19/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
92 points
Wonderful wine. Had at a wine tasting with friends very well received.
Red
11/19/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
88 points
This needed a long time to open. Much better the next day but still not great. Lots of acidity which needs to settle. I would give this several years.
Red
11/19/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
90 points
Great fruit but not extracted. Nice finish. This is a great value.
Red
2007 Jonata Winery Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
11/18/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
92 points
Ready to drink but really excellent fruit (dark, big and delicious) and structure.
Red
11/8/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
90 points
What a great buy. Wonderful fruit, fijish and compexity
Red
10/30/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
92 points
Big wine with lots of structure and finish. Really good Washington wine. In a good place right now. Woudl go with a steak or a BBQ (a nice one)
Red
10/30/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
86 points
After opening a couple hours, nice fruit came forward. Not complex but pleasant
White
10/15/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
92 points
Very big and bold. A little waxy. Lovely finish. With some floral and tropical notes.
Red
2019 Giacomo Mori Chianti Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
10/15/2022 - tadams66 wrote:
87 points
This needs time. It was very closed to start. Got better over time but the fruit was hidden. I think it will give this a year before the next one.
White
2019 Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
10/10/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
89 points
Interesting and good value white Bordeaux. Heavy on the semillon so more round than a normal white Bordeaux. A little herbaceous and nice but medium finish.
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Red
10/10/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
89 points
It is a solid wine and an interesting blend. Does not have a lot of complexity but nice dark fruit and some mmm a medium finish.
Red
10/10/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
90 points
Solid zin. Very approachable and drinking well now. Perfect for a BBQ.
Red
9/25/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
88 points
Solid wine. Bold with dark berries. Not a lot on the finish.
White
9/11/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
89 points
I think this needs a little more time in the bottle or time to open. Have others that I will try. Liked the 2017 better.
Red
9/11/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
91 points
This wine needs about 30 mins to 1 hour to open up. Nice dark fruit and a little spice. Great mouth feel and a med- long finish. Great bargain.
White - Sparkling
9/5/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
90 points
Solid wine. Nice acidity with a wonderful mouth feel. No brioche like champagne but a wonderful sparkling wine. A little on the sweet side. Would. E really amazing with Chinese food even with some spice.
Red
9/3/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
91 points
Beautiful dark fruit with a luscious mouth feel. Nice ta mins but they are getting nicely integrated. Can drink now or hold for several more years.
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Red
2017 Luce della Vite Lucente Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend (view label images)
9/3/2022 - tadams66 wrote:
87 points
Never really shown through. Not sure it is worth the cost.
Red
8/31/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
87 points
Simple but nice Malbec. Ready to drink.
White
8/28/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
90 points
Seemed a bit over extracted. A little too oaky. May be just a little too much bottle age. Drink up.
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Red
8/22/2022 - tadams66 Likes this wine:
91 points
Very big wine. Rich dark fruit. Enough backbone to stand up to any food. A bit high in alcohol. Definitely pair with food like steak, a rich pork, or
BBQ. It is ready to drink now.
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