Tasting Notes for Villa D

(35 notes on 31 wines)

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Red
12/26/2019 - Villa D wrote:
88 points
I used this wine for cooking a red mushroom sauce which was adequate for the price. Drinking some along with the simmering. Not bad for the price.
White
10/28/2019 - Villa D Likes this wine:
94 points
Very much on the oakey side which I like - in line with Rombauer. Nice rich flavor and body,
Red
11/18/2017 - Villa D Likes this wine:
93 points
This wine is a Zin blend with 15% Petite Sirah and 5% Grenache. Which give it a deep ruby color. he body is medium/full. The wine has a full polished texture. The wine finishes well with little to no acidic taste.
Red
6/12/2017 - Villa D Likes this wine:
96 points
We bought the last of the barrel from the 2009 (6 cases) and had it custom labeled. it is still as fantastic as it was 4 or 6 years ago when we first tasted it and bought as much as we could back then. Until we found out that they had a half barrel left and bought what they had left. Needless to say a few of our friend who have tasted this vintage want to buy some of our inventory. But no chance. we love it. For a Zin this is one of the best we have tasted -- and we have tasted a lot to find the best of the Zins. If you are a Zin lover -- The next best Zin is from Chase -- stay tuned as we give a review of this s we taste a few more of the various vintages. We bought the last of their 2014 vintage which is fantastic. AS a closing statement we are on a mission to continue to find the best of the Zins. What we have found they are secluded to very old small vineyards contained of ancient vines (150 + Yrs. old vines). Hard to find these days, but possible if you do your research,
White
5/22/2017 - Villa D wrote:
88 points
it was ok but I have had better for the price
Red
5/1/2017 - Villa D Likes this wine:
91 points
great every day wine with no headaches-see clean wine claim on bottle or web page
White
3/27/2017 - Villa D Likes this wine:
93 points
Since I like the slightly more oakey / buttery Chards - this is a fantastic wine in that direction. I believe it is similar to Rombauer but to slightly elevated level.
Red
3/21/2017 - Villa D Likes this wine:
96 points
This is a fantastic old (ancient) vine Zinfandel. If you can find it, it is worth the price. We bought the last 3 cases from the winery. Small production from a small vineyard. If you are a Zin lover you need to try any of their wines. Classic in its ruby color hints of white pepper spice while flavors of cassis and cherry and then the taste of lite chocolate comes through at the end.
Red
3/3/2017 - Villa D Likes this wine:
98 points
this 2009 old vine Zin from Deerfield Ranch is probably one of the best zins we have ever tasted. Unfortunately we (supposedly) bought the last case. But understand there might be a barrel available as of last year. My wife has been searching for a comparable zin. On our last visit to wine country we were especially out to find the best Zin. We tasted about 15 different old vine zins, -- found may be a couple but none compared to this 2009 Garcia vineyard. if you have this wine please enjoy it as much as we do. Cheers.
Red
1/22/2017 - Villa D wrote:
93 points
This 2009 is fantastic -- a zin that is the best that I have had the pleasure to taste. This is my wife's favorite -- unfortunately we bought the last case (so I'm told). What sets this zin apart is the dark chocolate, hint of coffee and a overall smooth finish. I know Zins are not very expensive but with this we get to stun our dinner guests with a wow that they don't expect. Cheers!
Red
1/8/2017 - Villa D Likes this wine:
91 points
very good and opened it for 4 hours before serving. very smooth with a nice finish
Red
1/8/2017 - Villa D wrote:
89 points
I have had better Zins - but still not bad - just that it could have a deeper "wow" Zin type berry note.
Red
1/8/2017 - Villa D Likes this wine:
89 points
Not bad for a twist off cap. Robert Rex's winery does a very good job of offering "clean wines" (little as possible sulfites) which my wife likes because of no after drinking. Still, a very good every day wine.
White
1/8/2017 - Villa D Likes this wine:
94 points
An excellence Chardonnay with the right amount of oakeyness (if that's a word) very smooth through to the finish.
Red
12/29/2016 - Villa D Likes this wine:
92 points
This 2202 vintage is fantastic. Let it breath about 3 hours and it opens up dramatically. The wine is deep ruby colored. There was light sediment in the bottle. It smells like a bounty of fruit but black berry and currant (cassis) come to mind. The body is medium/full. The wine has a silky texture which finishes long. Truly a very good meritage.
Red
11/1/2016 - Villa D Likes this wine:
92 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are slow. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like blackberry and black currant (cassis). The body is medium/full. The wine has polished texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity. This 2010 vintage has gotten better with age and I opened it 3 hours before serving. A good price point made it a surprise.
Red
8/22/2016 - Villa D Likes this wine:
93 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are slow. It smells like blackberry. The body is medium/full. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.
Red
4/9/2016 - Villa D Likes this wine:
89 points
A great everyday red that has no down side and is a "clean wine" (no head aches).
The wine looks ruby colored , fruit forward, full bodied but smooth.
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Red
2013 Quintessa Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/31/2016 - Villa D wrote:
97 points
3013 is a fantastic year for Napa wines. And this blend is still young but is ever so good. I can't wait for it to mature over the next few years to its full potential. I have verticals dating back to 2008 and this is a good as it gets.
Red
3/24/2016 - Villa D wrote:
100 points
In an email (dated 12/31/15) from the winery Robert Parker has rated this 2013 at 100 points. How do we confirm this?
White
1/10/2016 - Villa D wrote:
91 points
this is a classic (old school) California chardonnay smooth with a rich, oaky and buttery flavor. The fruit is deep but not over bearing. I like it a lot
Red
2010 Lynx The Lynx Franschhoek Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/3/2016 - Villa D Likes this wine:
92 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are slow. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like black currant (cassis). It tastes like black currant (cassis). The body is medium. The wine has polished texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has low acidity.
White
11/10/2015 - Villa D Likes this wine:
91 points
I believe this 2012 Russian River product is one of the better Ramey has put out and deserves a better rating than previous vintages
White
11/10/2015 - Villa D Likes this wine:
93 points
a fantastic old school California Chardonnay-oaky and smooth with rich texture- this is my go to Chardonnay
White
6/30/2015 - Villa D wrote:
92 points
The wine looks yellow gold colored. The legs are slow. It smells like grapefruit. The body is light/medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has low acidity. Has the hint of oak that I like in a traditional California Chardonnay
Red
5/10/2015 - Villa D Likes this wine:
95 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are slow. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like blackberry and black currant (cassis). The body is full. The wine has polished texture. The wine finishes long.
White
5/10/2015 - Villa D Likes this wine:
92 points
Just released vintage - still a little young, but it still spectacular at this stage. Crisp new California still chardonnay with a hint of oak.
The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes long without bite.
Red
2/28/2015 - Villa D Likes this wine:
92 points
A fantastic Pinot from a exceptional winery known for their highly rated production. This is one of my wife's favorite Pinot Noir. The wine looks crimson colored. The body is medium/full. The wine has polished texture. The wine finishes smooth and long.
Red
2010 Lynx The French Connection Franschhoek Valley Red Blend
7/27/2014 - Villa D Likes this wine:
91 points
This is a very good blend and is very smooth and nice on the back of the plate. For the price it is a great value as compared to the finest blends of Napa.
Red
7/16/2014 - Villa D wrote:
87 points
Twist off cap -- not withstanding -- very immature as compared to other 90 pt. rated Pinot Noir's. should be compare to others in their price range because this didn't live up to expectations. It maybe young, but it has a bitter harsh back taste not as smooth across the mouth as other good 90 pt. Pinots. Just my 2 cents worth.
White
4/22/2014 - Villa D wrote:
80 points
For someone who likes a very light white wine -- the butter label is very misleading.
Red
2010 Quintessa Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/20/2014 - Villa D Likes this wine:
95 points
this 2010 is fantastic - smooth up and to the end
Red
2/6/2014 - Villa D Likes this wine:
89 points
a nice Brunello di Montalcinco - a little on the lighter side. Smooth with no back side bite. Very pleasing.
Red
12/7/2013 - Villa D Likes this wine:
91 points
This was a special bottling by wine maker for a charity event. Wine was excellent after decanting -- still young
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