Tasting Notes for lek55

(37 notes on 31 wines)

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Red
5/7/2019 - lek55 wrote:
75 points
Flawed
White
8/6/2019 - lek55 Likes this wine:
91 points
Slightest bit off dry, but in a lovely, summery way. Smooth acidity and balance, with some peach, mango, and honeysuckle notes. Rounded and lengthy finish. A fine production by Stillman, still charming after all these years.
Red
2/15/2019 - lek55 Likes this wine:
91 points
My last bottle of one of the last great bottlings of the Le Cuvier Zinfandel. No longer the vibrancy and fruit purity of its youth, but still an enjoyable quaff. Those of you with bottles still in your cellar, it is time to drink it up.
White - Sparkling
10/3/2018 - lek55 Does not like this wine:
84 points
Too off-dry. Too off-putting.
Red
3/14/2018 - lek55 Likes this wine:
93 points
Still dark, dense, and chewy after all these years. Gobs of dark fruit, with chocolate. 1 bottle left of my case. Last great Syrah I have tasted from this winery.
White
2/27/2018 - lek55 Likes this wine:
87 points
Crisp lemon and acidity. Surprisingly pleasant and enjoyable for the price point.
Red
5/19/2018 - lek55 wrote:
87 points
A once majestic wine, alas, this bottle had passed its prime. Was properly stored, but nevertheless . . . If you have a bottle left, drink it up promptly.
Red
7/15/2016 - lek55 Likes this wine:
93 points
Rich, dense, chewy black & red fruit.
White - Sparkling
4/17/2016 - lek55 Does not like this wine:
85 points
Some green apple and fruit up front, but nondescript middle and no end game. Disagree with others: have tasted significantly better and more interesting Spanish and Italian sparklers -- at a similar price point.
Red
4/3/2015 - lek55 wrote:
88 points
A little insipid
Red
6/7/2014 - lek55 Does not like this wine:
83 points
A very disappointing wine. Lacking in fruit; no body; no structure. This wine, unfortunately, deserves a game misconduct.
Red
1/21/2014 - lek55 Likes this wine:
93 points
Highly extracted, fruit forward, jammy, with supple tannins & lingering finish
White
12/13/2013 - lek55 Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely dry Riesling color and aroma. Intense flavors of lychee, grapefruit and citrus on palate. Bright acidity, with excellent structure, balance, and finish.
Red
11/20/2013 - lek55 Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely dark red & black fruit, with sweet tannins, smoke & pepper on fine finish. An excellent exemplar of what Turley can do.
Red
11/16/2013 - lek55 Likes this wine:
93 points
Ruby color. Boysenberry nose. Tastes of blackberry, plum and raspberry. Good balanced. Rich finish with some depth and complexity
Red
11/13/2013 - lek55 Likes this wine:
92 points
Still enamored with this wine after all these years. See my review from 2010.
White
11/9/2013 - lek55 wrote:
93 points
Floral nose, with some minerality and lime zest. Loads of minerality, citrus, and grass on the palate with lemon, lime and a touch of grapefruit and tropical fruits at lingering finish
Red
11/6/2013 - lek55 Likes this wine:
91 points
Nose and palate of good red and black fruit. Tasted against the '07 S&B. This is much chewier, and is mising the elegance and structure of the '07. It does evolve nicely, and it may improve with decanting.
White
11/3/2013 - lek55 Likes this wine:
91 points
Bright citrus, lemon and apple flavors on nose and palate, with creamy vanilla and lemon zest; good acidity, great minerality and balance on fine finish. One of the wines served at my wedding in Santa Ynez in '09, and it still offers great QPR.
White
10/24/2013 - lek55 Likes this wine:
92 points
Nose of rose petals & yellow fruit. Notes of pear, lychee, vanilla & petrol, with tropical fruit on balanced, lasting finish. Has aged quite elegantly.
White
10/16/2013 - lek55 Likes this wine:
89 points
May not be New York's finest, but a lovely exemplar of a vibrant, citrusy, grassy S.B. Bracing acidity, with some lushness on a nice finish -- and not burdened by oak. A pleasant surprise on my first wine tasting foray in North Fork.
Red
10/19/2013 - lek55 Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely nose of dark fuits and floral aromas; ripe cherry, plum and licorice on palate; soft tannins; long finish. Held up nicely.
Red
9/2/2013 - lek55 Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep purple color; Mocha, leather, and dark fruit on nose and palate; needs time to open;chewy yet supple tannins. Good structure and finish
Red
6/3/2013 - lek55 wrote:
94 points
Nose of chocolate and red fruit; notes of plumb, dark chocolate and black pepper; chambord, giving way to a burst of fruit and lingering finish; still vibrant after all these years.
White
3/1/2012 - lek55 wrote:
Minerally, lemony, with a fizzy lemon finish.
Red
11/22/2007 - lek55 wrote:
Deep ruby red; superripe cherry, blueberry and minerals; silky and sweet; finishes with fine tannins and lasting finish @ Houranis
Red
3/2/2010 - lek55 wrote:
92 points
Rich dark fruit on nose and palate, leading to plum and prune with strong black pepper and spice; very good finish.
Red
2/26/2010 - lek55 wrote:
93 points
Deep purple/inky color; nose of blackberry and vanilla. Dark fruits followed by pepper and spice. Great structure and complexity throughout w/ lengthy finish. Hints of chocolate underneath layers of fruit.
White
2/27/2010 - lek55 Likes this wine:
93 points
Pale straw color; some lushness on mid-palate; grass and herbaceous on nose and palate; bracing crisp lemon and lime pop up front, with bright acidity and balance on lingering finish
Red
6/26/2006 - lek55 wrote:
91 points
Big, bold, not too tannic
Red
9/24/2006 - lek55 wrote:
92 points
Although ottle had just arrived from winery, the cork was damp and broke in two while being opened, although the wine had not oxidized; @ Litereati II
White - Sparkling
9/25/2006 - lek55 wrote:
92 points
An excellent champagne for the value
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