Tasting Notes for jingram

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Red
10/10/2013 - jingram wrote:
92 points
Great balance and complexity - red fruit and acidity initially that
evolves into smokey and spicy elments. A fantastic QPR that is ready to go now or you could wait a couple of years. I don't know how long these will last, if offered again I will need to reload.
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Red
12/2/2012 - jingram wrote:
93 points
Decanted 12hours, and consumed over 2 days. Day one blue and black fruit, nice minerlity and floral elements. The fruit is muted but underlying, really good acitdity. Day two (36 hours after opening) wow, the fruit is more prominent and everything has really come together. This is going to be killer stuff in a couple of years. My score reflects day two and the potential here. Another tasting note stated: Paul, the winemaker, left me these instructions for trying one of these early: "I recommend a double decant (into decanter back to bottle) and then 24hrs (without the cork) if drinking soon." If you have to drink one of these early definitely heed this advice it takes a little planning ahead but you will be rewarded.
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Red
6/10/2012 - jingram wrote:
91 points
- Garnet color. It's balanced and has flavours of licorice anise, black currant, chocolate and vanilla with a medium body. Round texture with a medium finish - Nice cab well rounded very solid with good fruit and structure.
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Red
5/19/2012 - jingram wrote:
93 points
Decanted 1 hour - Wow what a beauty - well integrated with blackberry and blueberry that transitions seamlessly into peppery mid-palate before finally rounding into the meat/smokey elements that remind me of burnt ends from smoked brisket. Definitely going back for more.
Red
5/19/2012 - jingram Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted for an hour - bright ruby red - Very lush with juicy acidity, blackberry, raspberry, Chinese five spice and smokey element. There are also some floral and herbal notes. Super wine that if I tasted it blind would think this is a Rhone wine. Nice round medium plus finish. Great QPR if you see it definitely pick it up.
Red
4/7/2012 - jingram wrote:
90 points
- Garnet color and aromas of black pepper, cherry, raspberry and smokey - Decantd two hours consumed over two days. A little disjointed with some heaton day one but came together on day two heat subsided and the fruit came more to the forefront. There is a peppery element here that's interesting and ads some complexity. Pretty good nowbut I think it needs another year possibly two.
White
4/7/2012 - jingram wrote:
88 points
- Light gold color and aromas of lemon and pineapple. It's balanced with a medium body. Bright texture with a medium finish - Really good qpr pairs very well with a meal and easy to drink.
Red
4/7/2012 - jingram wrote:
91 points
- Ruby color and aromas of cherry, rose, smokey and dusty. It's balanced with a medium body. Juicy texture with a medium finish - Decanted an hour consumed over two days - very bright and acidic fruit is prominent in the beginning but transitions into the more floral and earthy elements really good. This was even better on day two and really came together. This is good now but I think it will be really good in two more years definitely need to pick up a couple more to see where it goes.
White
4/7/2012 - jingram wrote:
92 points
- Light gold color and aromas of lemon, hay/straw and geranium. It's balanced with a medium body. Bright texture with a medium finish - Really nice wine oak is present but not overbearing. Easy to drink but not simple citrus elements transition to oak and then acidic finish really good. Also has the stuff to age for another year or two,but is excellent right now.
Red
4/7/2012 - jingram wrote:
88 points
- Crimsom color and aromas of black currant, cherry, chocolate and black pepper. It's balanced with a medium body. Round texture with a medium finish.
Red
3/23/2012 - jingram wrote:
91 points
Decanted 1 hour and consumed over two days. Strawberry, cherry and fresh cut mint on the nose with mint the dominate element. A nice pinot really smooth and subtle everything is in sync. Drinking really well right now, on day two still nice but definitely better on day one, I would say drink up this one is not getting any better.
White
3/20/2012 - jingram wrote:
90 points
- Light gold color and aromas of lemon and grapefruit with a medium body. Bright texture with a medium finish - Very bright and acidic good balance between sweet and acid. A very solid qpr highly recommended could even age 3 years.
Red
3/20/2012 - jingram wrote:
88 points
- Violet color and aromas of black currant, black pepper and oak. It's balanced with a medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Not overly complex but a ice everyday wine, don't see it getting any better.
Red
3/20/2012 - jingram wrote:
92 points
- Garnet color and aromas of black currant, blackberry and smokey. It's balanced with a medium body. Juicy texture with a medium finish - Decanted 2 hours and consumed over 2 days - fruit forward but no overly so has good acidity but is a tad hot initially drank better on day two. A solid pint with nice fruit and juicy mouthfeel, this has the potential to age for 4 + years.
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Red
3/18/2012 - jingram wrote:
91 points
- Garnet color and aromas of mint, black currant, licorice anise and oak. It's balanced with a medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Decanted 2 hours and consumed over two days. Very old world in style subtle but really nice the herbal / oaky elements are more prominent definitely has the stuff to age well.
White
3/14/2012 - jingram wrote:
88 points
Fescue city very grassy on the nose with lemon and grapefruit. Nice acid zing but don't serve this one too cold. Overall solid effort.
Red
3/14/2012 - jingram wrote:
86 points
Sour cherry and earthiness on the nose. Alcohol was very prominent this still seems to be at an awkward state I would give it another year minimum.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Codorníu Cava Original Macabeo-Xarello-Parellada Blend (view label images)
3/7/2012 - jingram wrote:
85 points
Nice basic cava a little bitter on its own but i paired with tuna and it worked really well.
Red
3/4/2012 - jingram wrote:
85 points
- Garnet color and aromas of blackberry, raspberry and black pepper. It's balanced with a medium body. Bright texture with a short finish - Fruit forward and simple think it would benefit greatly by being consumed with food.
Red
3/4/2012 - jingram wrote:
90 points
- Garnet color with medium forming legs and aromas of strawberry and cherry. It's balanced and has flavours of mint with a medium body. Silky texture with a long finish - Very nice Pinot mint is very prominent in the finish, very nice and bright well integrated. Fruit is prominent but not overpowering. Drinking well right now.
Red
3/4/2012 - jingram wrote:
88 points
- Violet color and aromas of black pepper, black currant and smokey. It's balanced and has flavours of chocolate and coffee with a medium body. Leathery texture with a medium finish - A bit of heat on he palate from the alcohol a very spicy element. I would give it another year but drinking pretty decent right now.
Red
2/27/2012 - jingram wrote:
92 points
- Violet color - Fruit very prominent on the nose with black currrant and black berry. Was surprised the fruit was not the dominate on the palate leather, smoke and a meaty element with the fruit supporting. A very solid well integrated wine, drinking beautifully right now a great qpr.
Red
2/27/2012 - jingram wrote:
91 points
- Garnet color. It's balanced with a medium body. Round texture with a medium finish - Cherry, cola and a hint of oak and heat on the finish. Fruit forward almost too much so but well integrated. I think it needs another two years to reach full potential.
Red
2007 Moon Mountain Vineyard Sonoma Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/27/2012 - jingram wrote:
86 points
- Violet color. It's balanced and has flavours of black currant, black pepper and oak with a medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Not complex but smooth and a bit spicy solid for the price and a good daily wine.
White
2/21/2012 - jingram wrote:
90 points
Unoaked chard. with good acidity, lemon and grapefruit on the nose. Good mouthfeel with alot of acid zing. Not sure i would pick this up at the price on the website $37, but for the 19 I paid it was worth it.
White
2/21/2012 - jingram wrote:
87 points
On the nose citrus notes lemon and lime, pineapple and peach. On the palate the citrus initially dominates but rounds into the pineapple and peach. Definitely off-dry, with just the right amount of sweetness. A good daily drinker, nothing profound but you cant beat the price.
Red
2/21/2012 - jingram wrote:
91 points
Decanted 4 hours - surprisingly approachable for a young Barolo. Sour cherry, strawberry and mint on the nose. On the palate a nice mouthfeel with good acidity. Overall a solid wine not as complex as I expected but nice. I would cellar this for another 2 years minimum.
Red
2/21/2012 - jingram wrote:
92 points
Consistent with prior note this is solid for the price. Very smooth and easy drinking.
Red
2/21/2012 - jingram wrote:
92 points
A very smooth cab. Black currant and blackberry on the nose. A nice mouth feel with elements of chocolate an coffee. A nice even medium finish. Overall a well balanced elegant wine with no one element overpowering another.
Red
2005 Château D'Escurac Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/17/2012 - jingram wrote:
89 points
Decanted 2 hours - Solid bottle with smoke, cedar, black olive, and plum. The smoke and cedar elements dominate but not overly so, well integrated and smooth. A nice medium/long finish.
Red
2/17/2012 - jingram wrote:
90 points
Really nice with pepper, smoke with a hint of bacon on the nose. On the palate the fruit becomes more apparent with plum and blackberry. This is drinking really well right now with everything integrated well. The tannins are smooth with an nice medium finish. I would say drink up I don't see this one getting any better than it is right now.
Red
2/11/2012 - jingram wrote:
90 points
- Garnet color. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry, mint and smokey with a medium body. Bright texture with a medium finish - Decanted for 2 hours, a restrained Pinot that has a bit of alcohol on the nose and palate. Was better on day two the traces of alcohol present subsided and it developed nicely. If drinking now decant for a significant period of time, could use another year.
Red
2/10/2012 - jingram wrote:
86 points
- Crimsom color. It's balanced and has flavours of sour cherry and bubble gum with a light/medium body. Bright texture with a short finish. Thin mouthfeel and texture but an easy drinker that pairs well with food. A decent every day drinking wine.
Red
2/5/2012 - jingram wrote:
90 points
- Garnet color. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry, black pepper and smokey with a medium/full body. Round texture with a medium finish - Decanted 2 hours - even after being decanted this is still a bit of a brut the tannins are still a bit over pronounced at this point but there is enough fruit and acidity here to reign it in. This one needs another year or a long decant.
Red
2/5/2012 - jingram wrote:
89 points
- Ruby color. It's balanced and has flavours of raspberry, cherry and black pepper with a light/medium body. Bright texture with a medium finish - Very light on the palate and easy drinking Pinot has a good balance of fruit with a hint of spice. Very food friendly I paired with a steak and it worked really well.
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White
2/4/2012 - jingram wrote:
85 points
- Light gold color and aromas of grapefruit and apple. It's somewhat balanced with a light/medium body. Narrow texture with a short finish - Definitely on the sweet side and the acidity does not balance well with the acidity.
Red
2/4/2012 - jingram wrote:
- Garnet color. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry, black currant and smokey with a medium body. Leathery texture with a medium finish - The fruit is definitely muted at this point and is not really present on the nose but becomes prominent on the palate. Very smooth and easy to rink but not complex.
White
2/4/2012 - jingram wrote:
88 points
- Light gold color. It's balanced and has flavours of lemon and pineapple with a light/medium body. Bright texture with a medium finish - Off dry leaning more toward dry a solid effort with a petrol element acid is also prominent initially before rounding into the fruit elements.
Red
2/4/2012 - jingram wrote:
87 points
- Garnet color. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry Blueberry and alcohol with a medium body. Bright texture with a medium finish. A good zin with the fruit prominent the alcohol is well integrated, there is good acidity here to round things out.
Red
2006 Château Haut Selve Graves Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/3/2012 - jingram wrote:
87 points
- Garnet color. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry, black currant and chocolate with a medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Nice wine nothing profound but very easy drinking don't see where this will improve significantly with aging.
Red
2/3/2012 - jingram wrote:
92 points
- Purple color. It's balanced and has flavours of black pepper, chocolate and black currant with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a medium+ finish - Decanted for 2 hours a lovely syrah that has a wonderful balance of finesse and spice. It is drinking well now but should evolve with another year or two of bottle age.
Red
1/24/2012 - jingram wrote:
88 points
- Garnet color and aromas of black currant, smokey, coffee and oak. It's balanced with a medium body. Smooth texture - I have never had a bad wine from Sean Minor, they are some of the best qpr wines out there and always deliver above their price point. A great everyday wine drinks better than a lot of CA cabs in the 20 to 40 dollar range.
Red
1/24/2012 - jingram wrote:
83 points
- Garnet color and aromas of cherry, vanilla and smokey. It's somewhat balanced with a medium body. Narrow texture with a medium finish.
Red
1/24/2012 - jingram wrote:
85 points
- Ruby color and aromas of dusty and cherry. It's balanced with a light/medium body. Bright textur with a medium finish.
Red
1/20/2012 - jingram wrote:
85 points
- Crimsom color and aromas of cherry, dusty and alcohol. It's unbalanced with a medium body. Coarse texture with a medium finish.
Red
1/19/2012 - jingram wrote:
91 points
- Garnet color and aromas of smokey, black currant and blackberry. It's balanced with a medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Decanted for 2 hours and consumed over 2 days. Nice cab with a good combination of dark fruit and smokey elements. This wine was considerably better day 1 so if you don't finish the bottle definitely take steps to delay the process of it degrading.
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Red
1/16/2012 - jingram wrote:
95 points
- Garnet color with medium forming legs and aromas of black currant, black pepper and smokey. It's in total harmony and has flavours of coffee and dusty with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Decanted for 12 hours very well integrated smooth and supple dances on the palate with vibrant acidity. The finish is substantial and continues to evolve. Can't wait to visit my remaining bottles over the next few years.
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Red
1/14/2012 - jingram wrote:
85 points
- Purple color and aromas of black currant, blackberry and coffee. It's balanced with a medium body. Satin-Like texture with a medium finish - A solid everyday drinker not complicated but enjoyable.
Red
1/11/2012 - jingram wrote:
89 points
Decanted 2 hours - on the nose - black fruit currant and black cherry, a bit of smoke and spice. On the palate very fruit forward and runs up to the line of being jammy puts a foot over the line but pulls back just before jumping over. I consumed this bottle over 3 days and the last glass was the best everything was finally starting to come into balance. My suggestion is if you like the big ripe style drink it now and over the next year, if you prefer more of the accenting smoke and spice elements cellar it for a couple of years.
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