Tasting Notes for Nyccablover

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White
Found this to be a fairly withholding in style, a bit too tight and stringent - definitely requires food to take the edge off. That being said this will not be a repurchase for me.
Red
From the wine list at Charlie Bird, the nose on this was perfumed and lovely with rose petals and red fruit. Quite light bodied, with earthy notes and light fruit, smooth and silky. Ready to drink now - very pleasant to drink with heavenly aromatics.
White
5/1/2021 - Nyccablover wrote:
From the wine list at Rubirossa (NYC). Beautiful sunny day - al fresco lunch with our pup to celebrate her 10th birthday! This wine is quaffable, tasty and reasonably priced if not particularly memorable. Some bright tropical fruit, fuller mouthfeel with good balancing acidity. Next to the Borgo del Tiglio which we had next, this did not hold its own, but that would be an unfair comparison.
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White
From the wine list at Rubirossa (NYC). This wine was terrific! Very layered and complex, aromatic, mineral with a persistent finish. First time with this producer who I read about on a Wine Berserkers Italian White thread and wow! Went right home and bought some for the cellar. Delicious!
Red
4/29/2021 - Nyccablover wrote:
Consumed over two nights - night one was pop and pour, night two we dumped into the decanter. Clearly new world, ripe and extracted in style. For me just too much in your face ripe dark fruit on night one. On day two this settled in more and some other aromatics came through with an orange zest note peeking through and some more earthiness. No longer my style of wine, but I am sure many will find pleasure here.
White
Drank a few of these over the past week, and at $12 - this seems to be a great value for those of us who enjoy Northern Rhone whites. Stone fruit with a nice acid backdrop - fragrant and tasty. Not particularly complex or lingering but very drinkable and quite a bargain.
Red
This was drinking quite nicely now - still very light and refreshing - a bit herbal and red fruited. As before very quaffable and easy drinking.
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White
Another disappointing white in a string of misses the past week. I really enjoyed the '95 vintage of this we had a few years back, but this one was not pleasant. I was expecting the funky oxidative aged Spanish white style - but this was just straight up bitter - like chewing on a walnut shell with nothing else to contrast. As it didn't improve on Day 2 - down the drain it went.
White
This one was recommended to us at one of our local wine shops, so was excited to try. 100% Roussane, fermented and aged in cement eggs. I usually am a big fan of Roussane - but this one just was not enjoyable. It had significant acidity and bitterness without the rich aromatic fruit that I was expecting. We ended up dumping the bottle - it was not pleasant.
Red
Decanted for about one hour prior to serving with filet mignon. This is drinking really well right now - totally in a sweet spot. Fully mature but holding nicely this was full of dry leafy forest floor, saddle leather and dried red currants. Last of our bottles but sure this should hold in this phase for at least another 5 years.
White
4/16/2021 - Nyccablover wrote:
flawed
Picked up 6 bottles on a smoking close out special and was really excited as I love the Condrieus from this producer. Unfortunately this was completely baked - tasted like flat cream soda with a bitter after taste. Fingers crossed it was just this first bottle that was flawed. So disappointing!
White - Sparkling
From the wine list at NOMAD rooftop. Unsure of the base or disgorgment date as it was a bit dark and my pic was blurry. This was super racy - much more taut and lean than the C-T Les Barres we started with tonight. Would have been nice to have them side by side. Great way to end the lovely meal here and toast to better times in 2021.
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Red
1/8/2021 - Nyccablover wrote:
From the wine list at the NOMAD rooftop. Surprised to see I had written a tasting note for this one before. This was dark fruited and earthy, with quite a bit of firm tannin still presenting. Seemed less advanced than our previous experience, but still concur that this is okay but not particularly memorable.
Red
Surprised to see such low scores here - this was delicious and very much the wine of the night. From the wine list at the NOMAD Rooftop, decanted and poured. Fragrant red berries and earth with a bit of funk. Silky light mouth texture and elegant red fruits and earth on the palate. Really lovely!
White - Sparkling
100% Pinot Meunier, Disgorged May 2016. From the wine list at NOMAD rooftop. A great way to start the evening and drinking very nicely. Red fruited with softer bubbles, nice acidity playing well with the red fruited tone and spice - long finish. Enjoyable!
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Rosé
Not usually a big rosé person, but I love the Burlotto wines, so thought we'd give it a try. This was actually quite delightful - the color is leaning to deep salmon. I thought it had more weight and depth than I generally find in rosé, which I really appreciated. Red fruited with nice acidity and some enjoyable aromatics.
Red
Okay there is probably no way in hell we should have opened this but it was Christmas Eve and we were celebrating! The nose was stellar full of dark berries and herbs - really perfumed the air. The palate is densely packed with black fruit, savory olives and mineralality, followed with a good smack of young tannin. Hold these - patience will be rewarded.
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White
Christmas Eve with oysters followed by Cacio Pepe. It was recommended that we decant this, which we did and it was drinking beautifully! Following the '98 Les Chetillions - it was a great night for wine!! Their is a slightly fuller mouthfeel here, but that is offset by the mouth puckering acidity to achieve a lovely lemony waxy balance. Really delightful!
White - Sparkling
Served for Christmas Eve with freshly shucked oysters and it was delicious! More mature in the flavor profile with some oxidative notes and baked apple, but still had a nice mousse and freshness. Alas between two of this it disappeared all too quickly.
Red
12/25/2020 - Nyccablover wrote:
flawed
Served with Christmas dinner - decanted for 90 minutes. Unfortunately I think this bottle was a bit flawed. No telltale smells of being corked but the whole package was just very muted. Having had this wine before on different occasions and loving it, I am pretty sure this one was off by its lack of presence. So disappointing....
Red
Decanted for 1 hour - served with New Year's Eve dinner. Was a bit concerned due to the warm vintage, but this was drinking really nicely. Fragrant nose of spiced red fruit. On the palate mature red fruit and lots of earth, spice cabinet and savory touches on the back palate. Delicious with tuscan fried chicken and charcuterie and cheese platter.
White
9/23/2020 - Nyccablover wrote:
flawed
First bottle from the case that is oxidized. Color is dark gold, lots of oxidative aromas on the nose and also the palate.
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Red
Decanted for an hour prior to serving. I was a bit wary of this given the heat during the vintage and some bad luck other producer's bottles of stewed fruit. A nice surprise, this was drinking really well, dark fruited, with lots of herb, spice and savory flavors. Quite delicious and looking forward to the remaining bottle.
Red
8/27/2020 - Nyccablover wrote:
Gift from a family member, we popped and poured this and consumed over two nights. Fruits more to the black/blue side, but not over the top, some acidity to keep it fresh. Not particularly complex, but drinkable now.
White
Last of 6 bottles, split a case with a friend who picked these up on closeout. For $15 this was a smoking deal. Aromatic nose of orchard fruit. Golden yellow, white peaches and mango, without being overly fat, some minerality on the back side. Perfectly ready to drink now.
Red
9/2/2020 - Nyccablover wrote:
Nose has a bit of strawberry jam. On the palate this is tart and juicy red fruited (cherries). Very quaffable but probably would wait on these if you want to develop more depth.
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Red
Popped and poured and totally in my wheelhouse. Savory on the nose and the palate. Dark berries, earth, pan drippings and olives. Yum! Drinking really well now without a decant.
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White
Took another flyer on a value priced daily drinker from the NH Liquor store. Blend of Chard (40%) Grechetto (30%) and Sauv Blanc (30%). For me the Sauv Blanc (which is not my favorite) dominates with flavors of grapefruit juice. Lots of acidic zip but all by way of grapefruit - medium weight. Not for me
White
9/13/2020 - Nyccablover wrote:
On sale at NH Wine & Liquor for $8.99 so we decided to take a flyer. Not too bad for the price point. 25% Clairette, 25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussane, 20% Marsanne, 5% Bourboulenc. Floral nose, with ripe stone fruit on the palate, a hit of fennel (which I often taste with Clairette) and then some slight bitter of pithy notes on the finish. Easy to drink and pretty tasty particularly at this price point.
Red
We have had quite a few of these this summer, and it never fails to please. Drinking really well for such a youthful wine, dark fruit, aromatic, tannins are present but not too assertive. Nice finish.
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Red
9/11/2020 - Nyccablover wrote:
Probably should have waited to open this, but our supplies are running thin an we needed a red to pair with Flannery Ribeye. We popped and poured (no decant) and this took a while to open up and reveal the merlot character. Lots of tart red berry initially, only after about an hour did it start to reveal more herbs, earth and plusher mouthfeel. In hindsight I would recommend holding this until at least 2025 to let it come together more in the bottle.
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Rosé - Sparkling
Last of the bottles from my spring Envoyer shipment and sad to see this go. Sipped this as we were overlooking Lake Sunapee and contemplating the 19th anniversary of 9/11, the end of summer and the weird year that 2020 has been. As with previous experience - this is an acid lover's champagne -super bright and racy. Clean and precise with some red berries, and lingering acidity on the palate. Very refreshing.
Red
2nd bottle shared by a close friend. While the '13 Leroy may have been a total baby this Masseto was drinking perfectly in the sweet spot. My first time getting to try one of these and it did not disappoint. Served with filet mignon cooked on the grill - just perfect. Nose of dark fruit and forest floor. Texture is velvety smooth and mouth coating, layered with mature red fruit, fig, and dried leaves and herbs. The finish was persistent and lovely! Very delicious and memorable wine.
White
Generously shared with us by a close friend we had not seen since the before the start of the pandemic. So yes this is probably to young to fully appreciate all of its complexity, but it was still really nice. Fragrant nose of stuck match, and tart apples. Bright acidity, some viscosity on the palate, tart apples, minerals, touch of oak, long finish. Really nice to have the opportunity to taste, but even better to be sharing with a friend we whose company we have really missed.
White
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Opened for the Thursday Zoom with friends. Enjoyable St. Joseph Blanc, but find a touch of bitterness on finish (not too much but noticeable) for the price point $46 - I would prefer the Monier-Perreol as this is just a bit less complex. Interesting just looked back at my last note on this and I had essentially the same thoughts.
Red
7/16/2020 - Nyccablover wrote:
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Opened for the Thursday night Zoom with friends. Stored since release and this is our last bottle. Dark fruited, good acidity, savory notes - but lacks the interest that was on display in the A-R Hudson Ranch Syrah we opened last week.
Rosé - Sparkling
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): After tending to the multiple wasp stings inflicted upon the husband, we decided to console his wounds by having some bubbles. Always delicious and easy to drink this was well earned tonight.
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White
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): After tempting the husband to have wine on a work night with the Gerard Viognier, we ended up moving on to the Sandlands Chenin. This has a lot of natural acidity and some of that beeswax mouthfeel, but still super young so I am not getting a lot of other complexity coming through at this point. Recommend holding these for a bit.
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White
2017 Xavier Gerard Viognier Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes (view label images)
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Another Wednesday night Zoom with friends - going with the house Viognier. So darn tasty that the bottle never lasts the evening.
White
6/28/2020 - Nyccablover wrote:
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Picked this up for $14 at the NH Wine & Liquor Outlet - one of the few Italian white selections that was not Pinot Grigio. Quaffable, refreshing Italian white - not memorable but not bad.
Red
6/27/2020 - Nyccablover wrote:
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Last bottle of the birthday celebration evening - brought by my SIL who belongs to the Naked Wine club. This was a rather light drinking Cali Cab Sauv - no powerhouse fruit, more acidity than I would have expected from a Paso wine and some green notes. I didn't mind this and found it too be a lighter direction for the last bottle of a long night.
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Red
6/27/2020 - Nyccablover wrote:
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): The birthday boy's favorite wine of the evening, this Napa cab was a shift from the champagne, Barbaresco and CdP we started with. Mature and pretty balanced for a ripe year, I still found the contrast in lack of acidity from the previous wines to be fairly jarring to the palate. Cali cabs just are not my thing anymore.
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Red
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Bottle 3 for the birthday celebration, and another find from the NH Wine & Liquor Outlet. Ordinarily I would not open this young a CdP, but it too was drinking well and approachable. Juicy red fruited and aromatic Grenache, with cherries and herbs. Clearly will improve with time, but was pretty darn tasty now.
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Red
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Was excited to find a few of these at the NH Wine & Liquor outlet, so we were able to pop one for the BIL's birthday celebration. Drinking very well now, despite being very young. Lots of earth and darker red fruit, with a long finish. The tannins while there are not obtrusive. Obviously this will gain more complexity with age, but approachable now as well.
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Rosé - Sparkling
6/27/2020 - Nyccablover wrote:
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): My husband's brother and his wife came for dinner to celebrate his birthday, so we dined al fresco on the patio and started the celebration with some bubbles. The Vilmart is probably my favorite NV rosé, so I always reload when these are offered. Lean and juicy with red fruit and a nice cut from the acidity. Perfect way to start the evening.
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Red
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Popped this open after returning from our first outdoor restaurant experience since the pandemic started (no wine/only beer). As with prior experience the nose on this is quite aromatic, but the tannins are still rather grippy so probably better to enjoy with food, or give it more cellar time. We did neither..... but still enjoyed it.
White
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Beautiful night on the patio - so we decided to open a bottle and enjoy the evening. Consistent with prior experience - lovely balance and complex finish.
White
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Opened this for my weekly Wednesday Zoom. Similar to my experience with prior vintages of this wine it improves with some time in the glass and coming up fridge temp. Lots of natural acidity here with a sharp lemon/lime zing but balanced out my a thicker mouthfeel that coats the palate. I would love to revisit this with a few years of bottle age.
Red
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): Following up on our experience a few days earlier, we threw this in the decanter for a couple of hours before dinner and paired with burgers from the Big Green Egg. Great pairing - super enjoyable for a simple, inexpensive savory wine.
Red
Wine in the time of Corona Virus - Quarantining in NYC & NH; 3/7/2020-9/1/2020 (NYC/NH): This one wants a little air to open up (shows some reduction on the nose) - suggest dumping into a decanter and giving it a heavy swirl. Deep saturated color and berry notes on the nose, the palate is dark fruited and savory on the finish. Scratches the itch for Northern Rhone Syrah at $18. Great choice for a daily drinker.
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