Tasting Notes for mcubed

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Red
Outstanding for the price. Depth and complexity matched perfectly with lamb shank.
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Red
4/23/2014 - mcubed wrote:
91 points
Great value. Love the nose, nice balance, easy.
Red
3/10/2014 - mcubed wrote:
92 points
Opened gradually letting tannins subside a bit. Very nice.
Red
2/25/2014 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
I keep wanting to like this more. It's just missing a certain depth that I expect from this vineyard. Tart, acidic without the balance.
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Red
2/9/2014 - mcubed wrote:
90 points
Opened for 2 hours+, which allowed it to open a bit. Good tannins, a little unbalanced, but should age well over a few years.
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Red
12/21/2013 - mcubed wrote:
92 points
Outstanding. Great complexit of fruit and spice, opened up nicely over two hours. Paired perfectly with rotisserie ducke with balsamic glaze.
Red
12/6/2013 - mcubed wrote:
91 points
Great petite Syrah, and still quite young. Nice mix of fruit and terroir for an unusual and ver pleasant experience.
Red
11/25/2013 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
Paired well with heart Italian fare. Pleasant enough and developed in the glass, but not likely a long term hold.
Red
9/21/2013 - mcubed wrote:
92 points
Great CA Syrah drinking well. Had with lamb chops and Tuscan seasoning.
Red
8/31/2013 - mcubed wrote:
91 points
Nicely balanced with full fruit but now overpowering. Drank great with tri tip.
Red
7/12/2013 - mcubed wrote:
90 points
Nicely balanced zin drinking very well now.
Red
7/4/2013 - mcubed wrote:
90 points
A little slow to reveal itself but does with time. Interesting note of sea air influences pairs it well with salmon.
Red
6/28/2013 - mcubed wrote:
91 points
Solid with lots of fruit, drinking well.
Red
5/31/2013 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
Solid and versatile table red.
Red
5/27/2013 - mcubed wrote:
92 points
Still drinking well. Balanced, nuanced, and A much more refined Pinot than most RR designations.
Red
5/14/2013 - mcubed wrote:
90 points
Pleasantly surprised. Drinking well, retaining good fruit and balanced. Would drink over the next 2 years.
Red
5/12/2013 - mcubed wrote:
91 points
Drinking beautifully. Well balanced.
Red
5/8/2013 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
Typical well made RR flavors. A little too fruity to me as are most RRs.
White
5/4/2013 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
A little over oaked for my taste.
Red
4/29/2013 - mcubed wrote:
93 points
Drinking beautifully. Not a lot on nose. Deep garnet, soft tannins, still plenty of fruit with a long elegant finish.
White
3/31/2013 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
Quite verstile cocktail white.
Red
3/16/2013 - mcubed wrote:
88 points
Decent pizza wine for the price. Was a little more acidic on taste and thinner on the finish than I remembered at tasting.
Red
3/10/2013 - mcubed wrote:
90 points
Typical strong Ridge zin. Still has plenty of life.
Red
1/19/2013 - mcubed wrote:
88 points
Just doesn't develop like most Testarossas. Decent nose and approach but falls flat and has a thin finish.
Red
12/25/2012 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
Didn't know what to expect and was pretty happy. It had a lot of nice characteristics that just didn't quite get to the finish line for a better score. All in all, a nice wine.
Red
12/22/2012 - mcubed Likes this wine:
94 points
Just an outstanding wine. Needs a long time to breathe. Once open, there are layers of flavors from nose to finish.
Red
12/16/2012 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
Not sure where I got this. It's a Crushpad product. I was quite pleasantly surprised. Well balanced, full mouth feel with a touch of tannin. Nice long finish.
Red
12/14/2012 - mcubed Likes this wine:
90 points
Drank over two nights. Opened and at first was not overly pleased as there was a lack of balance and had a bit of that overdone feel. However, the second night and after a little nreating, this settled into a nicely balanced California pinot. Still a little big on the fruit, but nice full flavor and body, long finish.
Red
12/1/2012 - mcubed wrote:
91 points
Well balanced and drinking at its peak. No reason to hold but certainly has life.
Red
12/2/2012 - mcubed wrote:
90 points
Still youthful, but fruit up front gives way to deeper complexity.
White
11/24/2012 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
A little fruitier than I like, but gave way to a slightly tart (grapefruit) and fresh palate. Went well with smoked fish appetizers.
Red
11/24/2012 - mcubed wrote:
90 points
Solid, well balanced syrah. A bit of spice on the mid palate with a long, full finish.
White
11/3/2012 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
Full bodied, nicely balanced. Maybe a little over Oaked for my taste but not over the top.
Red
10/28/2012 - mcubed wrote:
91 points
Still solid. Sorry to see the last one go.
Red
10/27/2012 - mcubed wrote:
93 points
Quite nice. Drinking at its peak with tannins softened, full mouth feel.
Red
10/11/2012 - mcubed wrote:
88 points
Not as meaty as I expect from a Priorat. Straightforward, not complex. Decent for the price.
Red
9/27/2012 - mcubed wrote:
90 points
Quite enjoyable. Opened for 2 hours.
Red
9/24/2012 - mcubed wrote:
85 points
Over the hill and fading fast. Very little character remaining.
Red
9/21/2012 - mcubed wrote:
90 points
Big, fruit bomb mouthful. High alcohol but reasonably well balanced.
White
9/21/2012 - mcubed wrote:
88 points
A little over done for me.
Red
9/1/2012 - mcubed wrote:
88 points
Full body, a fair bit more fruit than I expected. Gives hints of complexity but the fruit takes over. Fnish is. A little short. Not a bad wine, just falls short.
Red
8/25/2012 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
Drink up. Starting to decline. Fruit is subsiding, thinner than typical Turley, relatively short finish.
Red
2007 Virage Vineyards Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/12/2012 - mcubed wrote:
92 points
Nicely balanced, takes a little while to open up. Still strong tannins, offset by good fruit. Decent finish.
Red
7/31/2012 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
Solid zin. Great for barbecue standards.
Red
2006 Bond Pluribus Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/31/2012 - mcubed wrote:
90 points
No question this is a very good wine, but I was expecting more. Opened and decanted 90 minutes before drinking, it was still tight on the open. Nice full body and outstanding fruit. I anticipated more complexity which might be still to come.
Red
2009 Château La Valade Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/31/2012 - mcubed wrote:
80 points
Thin, uninteresting, pour it out.
Red
7/21/2012 - mcubed wrote:
92 points
Drinking very well. Balanced with fruit giving way to more earthy elements.
Red
7/14/2012 - mcubed wrote:
90 points
Purple color, bright fruit mixed with a little spice and terroir make for an unique combination. A little short on the finish. Very enjoyable overall.
Rosé
7/14/2012 - mcubed wrote:
89 points
Crisp, fresh, great summer cocktail wine.
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