Tasting Notes for cmiller

(86 notes on 82 wines)

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Red
10/4/2020 - cmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Delicious; a great pairing with a N.Y. strip.
Red
10/18/2020 - cmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Drank as part of a three vintner tasting of Brunelli (others were the Argiano and Caparzo). I thought this was the best of the three.
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Red
5/3/2020 - cmiller Likes this wine:
93 points
You live for a night like this; a perfectly grilled ribeye, a nicely dressed salad and grilled asparagus, accompanied by this beautiful wine!
Color: reddish brown, clear. Good legs.
Nose: herbaceous with a good amount of spice (? anise).
Palate: Vegetation with spicy notes; tannins well integrated.
Finish: medium long. Altogether, a lovely wine.
Red
3/15/2020 - cmiller Likes this wine:
89 points
This wine was a complete surprise! Very nice expression of the grape and an absolutely great QPR. Does anyone know where any more of it can be found?
Red
1/25/2020 - cmiller Does not like this wine:
87 points
What is with the menthol!?
Red
12/24/2019 - cmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Last bottle. Christmas eve dinner with the family; fitting end to a great wine.
Red
12/22/2019 - cmiller Likes this wine:
89 points
See my note from 2014; still going strong!
Red
9/15/2019 - cmiller Likes this wine:
89 points
Inky purple in color, clear
Nose: Chocolate, leather
Round, medium acidity, some tannins; a bit bitter on the palate.
Reasonable restaurant wine for the price.
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Red
8/18/2019 - cmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Color: Clear, ruby
Nose: Medium intensity, herbal. Earthy, some bramble.
Palate: Medium body, acidity. Well integrated tannins. Herbal notes, with some leather; ? of some vanilla on the (medium-long) finish.

Won't get any better; drink up!
Red
8/1/2019 - cmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Color: Clear, Red/Purple
Nose: Medium intensity, Red fruit (raspberry, some violet notes
Palate: Full bodied wine, with medium acidity and little tannins; primarily red fruit (again raspberries.
Finish: Medium
Altogether, a delightful wine; went very well with a simple tuna steak
White
2015 tenshen White Santa Barbara County White Blend (view label images)
7/7/2019 - cmiller wrote:
89 points
Went beautifully as the backbone of a pear infused sangria!
White
12/19/2018 - cmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Went very well with homemade Avgolemona soup.
Red
2015 Harvest Moon Malbec Sonoma County
12/21/2018 - cmiller wrote:
86 points
Perhaps I don't know enough about this varietal but it put me in mind of my college days with Mateus; potable but nothing you would go searching for.
Rosé - Sparkling
N.V. Joan rovira baques Spain Pinot Noir
12/10/2018 - cmiller Does not like this wine:
82 points
Sweet, almost sappy
White
11/17/2018 - cmiller Likes this wine:
89 points
Our House Chardonnay.
Red
10/11/2018 - cmiller Likes this wine:
93 points
Not a huge Cab drinker but man do I like this wine. Only 2 left in my cellar (sob).
Red
10/11/2018 - cmiller Does not like this wine:
85 points
Way past its prime
White
7/14/2018 - cmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Appearance: Clear, pale gold in color.
Aroma: Medium intensity, stone fruit with hints of lemon and tropical fruit.
Palate: Medium body/acidity; Flavors of pear and lemon. Long finish with melon notes.
Very enjoyable wine.
Red
2011 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
8/10/2018 - cmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
An immensely drinkable wine! I love this wine!
Red
6/1/2018 - cmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Flash sale at our local wine store; a great buy at this price. Beautiful nose. Soar cherry on the palate. Smooth, very well integrated. Drinking well right now.
Red
1/28/2018 - cmiller Likes this wine:
88 points
A bit thin; not as well balanced as the last bottle?
Red
2009 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
1/28/2018 - cmiller wrote:
91 points
Delicious; drink up!
Red
12/24/2017 - cmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Delicious; wish I had more!
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White
2014 tenshen White Santa Barbara County White Blend (view label images)
5/27/2017 - cmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Clear, lemon/green in color. Medium intensity on the nose, with notes of pear. Medium body with some acidity and flavors of pear and orange. Nice long finish. Drink now.
Red
5/15/2017 - cmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Went very well with flank steak with rosemary balsamic marinade
Red
2009 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
5/10/2017 - cmiller Likes this wine:
91 points
Really coming into its own; just bought a case of the 2012!
Red
4/8/2017 - cmiller wrote:
85 points
Weak and flabby; obviously waited too long for this one.
Red
2/22/2017 - cmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Had it with a plate of veal Bolognese at the Brasserie; felt like it was drinking fine right now.
Red
2011 Villa a Sesta Chianti Classico Il Palei Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
2/19/2017 - cmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Clear, garnet colored in the glass. The nose was medium in intensity, with subtle hints of red berries and spice. It was well integrated on the palate, with medium tannins and some acidity. Flavors of red berry and bright cherry. Medium finish. Quite nice.
Red
2/11/2017 - cmiller wrote:
89 points
Tasty but agree that time is needed to reach it's potential.
Red
12/14/2016 - cmiller Does not like this wine:
82 points
Watery and without much flavor. Tried to get my wife to use the rest for cooking but she wouldn't bite for that so it went down the drain. Surprised; their Brunello is quite good.
Red
9/24/2016 - cmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Quite purple and fairly opaque.
The nose was moderately intense with spices predominating; minimal fruit.
Medium body on the palate; medium tannins, fairly well integrated. Flavors included dark fruit and spices (? cinnamon, cloves).
Quite delicious!
Red
9/3/2016 - cmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Perfect with a whole roasted filet!
Red
6/5/2016 - cmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Color: Brick red and clear
Aroma: Medium intensity with leather and spice notes
Mouthfeel: smooth, medium body.
Palate: moderate acidity with nicely integrating tannins; flavors of more leather and spice with some vanilla. Medium finish.
Red
5/18/2016 - cmiller Likes this wine:
89 points
Clear, garnet in color. Medium nose with cherry, some spice. Medium body with low acidity. Bright on the palate, with cherry and spice (cardamom?) notes. Medium finish. Doesn't bowl you over but very pleasant.
Red
4/24/2016 - cmiller Does not like this wine:
86 points
Didn't like it at all; way too hot, overpowering the flavors. After about 90 minutes the alcohol toned down somewhat and I tasted some cocoa and spice but still with a limited finish. Will not buy again.
Red
4/10/2016 - cmiller wrote:
87 points
Color: Garnet, clear
Nose: Light aroma of strawberry with some floral notes
Palate: light to medium mouthfeel with light tannin, acidity; flavors of strawberry and some spice
Finish Medium
Red
4/8/2016 - cmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Drank with dinner at Zozo's. Great bottle of wine, though I hate paying restaurant mark ups. Will try and find it at a more acceptable price.
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Red
3/5/2016 - cmiller Likes this wine:
92 points
Drank with a meal of Marinated flank steak, risotto and vegetables Provençal. Delicious! Blew away the Cotes du Rhone that we started with.
White
3/23/2016 - cmiller wrote:
88 points
Clear lemon yellow in color. Medium nose with lemon and some herbal notes. Some acidity; flavors of citrus and pear. Finish was medium length. Easy drinker.
Red
3/23/2016 - cmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Color: Garnet, clear
Nose: Cocoa, pencil shavings, dried cranberry; medium intensity
Palate: Black tea, spices, some pepper; medium body, medium acidity, light tannins.
Finish: medium
Quite different from what I'm used to in a Nebbiolo but highly enjoyable!
Red
3/16/2016 - cmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Color: Dense and purple.
Nose: Medium, dark fruit predominating
Palate: Low acidity, medium tannins; Plum, black currant, some spice.
Finish: medium long.
Significant improvement over last year.
Red
2010 Conn Creek Anthology Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/13/2015 - cmiller Likes this wine:
90 points
Enjoyed with a bison ribeye. Drinking quite well at the moment.
Red
12/5/2015 - cmiller Does not like this wine:
65 points
Tasted vaguely akin to sweetened cough syrup. Had one glass; the rest went down the drain. Life is too short to drink bad wine.
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Red
10/14/2015 - cmiller Likes this wine:
89 points
Color: Deep Garnet; Nose: Some spice, ? a little plum
Mouthfeel: Initially some tannins; smoother with the third glass.
Palate: Dark fruit, some spice, lots of vanilla. Finish: Medium
Red
9/27/2015 - cmiller wrote:
90 points
A bit too hot for my taste; the flavors were overpowered by the alcohol.
Red
7/21/2015 - cmiller Likes this wine:
88 points
Great Pizza wine
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