Tasting Notes for cucycling

(449 notes on 348 wines)

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Red
10/27/2019 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
2007 was such a great vintage... My last bottle and although nice I can’t say it was as great as I remembered it, maybe 12-14 are just giving it a run for the money. 1st world issues...
Red
6/30/2019 - cucycling Likes this wine:
92 points
I must agree with the almost port like sweetness, and it’s happy place with chocolate cake/anything for dessert. We have found this wine a delightful partner for pork, chicken, or ribs that are finished with BBQ sauce from the sweet/spicy side
Red
2004 Work Zinfandel Howell Mountain
6/30/2019 - cucycling Likes this wine:
92 points
Still wonderful...
Red
6/26/2019 - cucycling Likes this wine:
93 points
From good to great, time has rounded the edges and this is now very smooth and full bodied. If you have this in your cellar enjoy one!
Cheers.
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White - Sparkling
6/2/2019 - cucycling wrote:
83 points
Deep yellow and sweet, sorry was hoping for a bit of crisp and light.
Red
5/12/2019 - cucycling Likes this wine:
92 points
Great big zin, jammy, why yes. Killer with chocolate volcano cake desert. Super good with bbq also!
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Red
5/12/2019 - cucycling Likes this wine:
92 points
No longer young, but delicious. Full soft wonderful... I forgot this was in the hidden corner of the cellar...
Red
5/1/2019 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
Better than ever, age has been a friend to this wine.
Red
4/17/2019 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
Last of six and time has really taken the edges off this wonderful blend. As happens I wish I had a few more bottles. What a great QPR too.
Red
4/17/2019 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
Last of 6... sad since it is smooth and wonderful .
Red
3/23/2019 - cucycling Likes this wine:
93 points
Big smooth classic Staggs Leap district Cabernet.
Red
1/9/2019 - cucycling Likes this wine:
93 points
Patient is paying off still a bold wine with sturdy tannins, but with a few hours of air it is quite good. QPR is great.
Red
12/31/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
89 points
Was expecting a 93+ wine... this is a decent wine but I was expecting much more, the tannins are so strong… How many years it will take to come in to balance?
Red
2014 Il Cellese Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/25/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
Quite full bodied for Chianti. Very enjoyable, smoother than a lot of Chianti’s.
Red
2012 Mark Ryan Long Haul Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/25/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
90 points
Enjoyable but could be going over it’s peak. A little softer than I remember.
Red
12/25/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful vintage showing nice after 1 hr decant.
Red - Fortified
12/5/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
92 points
Super rich and very sweet. Delicious with chocolate carmel cheesecake.
Red
11/9/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice blend, decant is necessary
Red
10/17/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
90 points
Full bodied and smooth. Great QPR, I look forward to a return visit to the tasting room to buy more.
Red
8/15/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
93 points
Shared with 4 friends before our trip to Italy, a beautiful smooth full bodied treat.
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Red
7/15/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
90 points
Enjoyable, rounded with a medium finish. Also scored a great value at Costco
Red
7/11/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
92 points
A lovely go to blend when guests don’t enjoy a fuller bodied Cabernet with dinner. Good fruit, smooth with medium finish.
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Red
7/11/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
87 points
A bit soft, could be passing its prime.
Red
7/11/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
93 points
Super smooth and rich, showing velvet tannins and a long finish.
Red
7/4/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
Rich and smooth, drinking well now.
Rosé - Sparkling
7/4/2018 - cucycling wrote:
88 points
Enjoyable summer sparkler, good QPR
Red
5/18/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
93 points
This was my oldest Rombauer in the Cellar. Smooth rich and wonderful. Kerner Rombauer passed last week and we toasted his life and his work, we will miss him at the winery.
White - Sparkling
5/23/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice brut... dry fine bubbles great QPR
Red
5/23/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
Enjoyable, paired well with bbq ribs. Full body good balance.
Red
4/4/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
89 points
Give it some air or a little Cellar time... Great QPR bright lite fruit and enjoyable.
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Red
4/1/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice balance, soft tannins, medium long finish. Quite enjoyable.
Red
3/21/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
92 points
Softening with time, but still great. I will not delay enjoying my last bottle soon.
Red
3/17/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
This is a enjoyable wine, but it should be. I was expecting a deep rich blend, and what I got was a lighter bodied wine that finished short and seemed a bit weak next to a beautiful grilled filet of beef. Possibly the my expectations were wrong. A 07 Pine ridge Howell Mountain cab did not disappoint...
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Red
3/21/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
93 points
Sadly my last bottle, I am grateful to the winemaker for blending such a rich and delicious wine.
White
3/21/2018 - cucycling Likes this wine:
89 points
Good QPR for a smooth buttery chard with a little oak.
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Red
12/23/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
Really enjoyed this big fruit forward zin. A bit jammy with spice soft tannins, and little heat for a 15.5 alc wine.
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Red
12/27/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
96 points
What a great big beautiful cab. Plush mouthfeel super rich body, fine tannins and a finish so long you need to interrupt it to have another sip.
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Red
2012 Pahlmeyer Jayson Red Wine Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/27/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice smooth blend, balanced soft tannins. Super with grilled filet of beef.
Red
12/16/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
93 points
This is a beautiful smooth full bodied blend.
Red
12/6/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
Decanted for one hour and enjoyed this medium body wine with smoked turkey on thanksgiving.
Red
11/21/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice medium body smooth long finish.
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Red
11/21/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
A big wine but with a couple hours of air is fairly smooth for such a young wine. I will buy more, Cellar it out of the way for a few years, then hopefully feel smart about the wonderful QPR.
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Red
11/21/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
89 points
Fruit bomb style in a good way, alcohol not showing as much heat as previous.
Red
11/12/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
92 points
Big rich and enjoyable. This is a Merlot that loves a good steak
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Red
11/8/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
90 points
Time will definitely be this wines friend, three hr decant was not enough, but next day showing better.
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Red
11/8/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
92 points
This was our winner in a 5 Cameron Hughes Cabernet recent release tasting party at home with friends. Three hour decant this wine was bold but tannins were smoother, long finish. This wine made it to the dinner table with grilled steaks and it was in its element. At 1/3 the price of the “special” dinner wine the QPR clear.
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Red
11/8/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
88 points
Quite tannic ever after 3 hr decant. A few years might reward you with a solid wine. Next day still a bit harsh. Lot 609 better bet...
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Red
11/8/2017 - cucycling Likes this wine:
91 points
Enjoyable full bodied blend. decant for a hour, grill a steak and enjoy.
Red
11/8/2017 - cucycling wrote:
84 points
A very mild cab, a non Cabernet friend liked this one, but not a wine I will buy more of.
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