Tasting Notes for Halfeel

(640 notes on 550 wines)

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White
1/29/2020 - Halfeel wrote:
87 points
Really not all that it was hyped up to by Wine Access.
Red
1/25/2020 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice balanced Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with an excellent QPR at the price I paid.
Red
1/23/2020 - Halfeel wrote:
89 points
Not much experience with Pinot Noir from the Rutherford appellation. Undecided about this wine after the first bottle. Will reevaluate after the next bottle.
White
1/21/2020 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
88 points
Decent easy quaffing SB from Paso Robles.
Red
1/18/2020 - Halfeel wrote:
86 points
Not bad at all, i.e. better than expected based on price and age (9 years).
Red
2010 Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/29/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
90 points
Excellent pizza and pasta wine.
Red
12/29/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
89 points
Interesting to try a Syrah from this region (Rogue Valley, Oregon). Not a bad wine at all and would drink again given the opportunity.
Red
1/1/2020 - Halfeel wrote:
88 points
I didn't enjoy this bottle as much as the previous one consumed ~3 years ago. It seemed more austere and lacking enough fruit to balance the flavor profile. Either the additional age, bottle variation or perhaps it was the food pairing?
Rosé - Sparkling
12/25/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
96 points
I am not a huge Champagne fan but this was exceptional.
Red
12/21/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Wish I had bought more of these a couple years ago.
Red
12/17/2019 - Halfeel Does not like this wine:
84 points
Just not very good (very little fruit), even for low price paid.
White
12/3/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice flavorful and well-balanced (fruit to acidity) Napa Valley SB.
Red
2012 Happy Canyon Vineyard Piocho Santa Ynez Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/1/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice red blend from Santa Barbara County usually much better known for Pinot Noir. Best after a day of air exposure.
Red
11/28/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice. Probably in its sweet spot of a drinking window at this time.
Red
11/25/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Red
11/19/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
88 points
Light Pinot, uncomplicated and easy to drink with lighter fare.
Red
11/13/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
90 points
Opened up nicely after a few hours. Definitely not a PnP Pinot Noir.
White
11/6/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice balance of cleanness with more complexity than most Pinot Grigio. Would purchase again for ~$15.00/bottle.
Red
11/5/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Well-balanced. Perfect weight.
Red
11/1/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
87 points
Great QPR on a simple Oregon Pinot Noir with no "off" notes.
White
2016 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc Columbia Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
10/27/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
94 points
This is the wine you want to be pairing with sautéed abalone and oysters on the half shell.
Red
10/30/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
94 points
Unfortunately, last bottle of the 2012.
Red
10/14/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
90 points
Last bottle in the cellar - Appears to have improved a bit over the past year.
Red
10/16/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
91 points
In a very good window now.
White
10/10/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice and close to excellent.
Red
10/4/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Smooth and excellent. Unfortunately, my last bottle of this.
Red
9/30/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Still drinking very well. Nothing like a properly cellared 12 year-old Brunello di Montalcino consumed with linguine smothered in a nice red meat sauce with crimini mushrooms, redolent of red wine, garlic and basil.
White
9/14/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice and well balanced (fruit to acidity) Pinot Grigio from Alto Adige. Would purchase again.
White
9/12/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
91 points
Solid as they come for a crisp and refreshing Rutherford SB.
Red
9/11/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
90 points
Perfectly balanced and smooth Oregon Pinot Noir that paired perfectly with a vegetarian pizza dinner.
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Red
9/6/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
91 points
Can't go wrong with the Navarro Deep End Blend. In a good window now with clearly several more years of excellent drinkability.
Red
9/6/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
91 points
Still tasting quite youthful at 9 years of age. I think this will improve a few points with some additional bottle age.
White
9/4/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
91 points
Very much enjoyed this Santa Ynez Valley SB. Will purchase again.
White
8/16/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
94 points
Delicious Sonoma Dry Creek Valley SB.
Red
8/13/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Cork was not in good condition (crumbly) but fortunately, the wine was still very good at 12 years of age.
Red
8/3/2019 - Halfeel Does not like this wine:
84 points
Not even a couple of days of air seemed to help this bottle improve. Tastes like typical low-quality cheap French Burgundy.
White
7/29/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
90 points
Price noted is restaurant price. Crisp and flavorful. A perfect pairing with steamed mussels.
Red
7/29/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Perfect weight and balance for a Willamette Pinot and drinking very well at this time.
Red
7/22/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent QPR - Purchased 4 more bottles.
Red
7/24/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
90 points
Generally consistent with others' tasting notes.
Red
7/24/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
90 points
Time has been kind to this wine after ~8 years in the bottle. Very nice to drink with barbecued ribs and other summer fare.
Red
7/18/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Great QPR on a SRA (Fiddlestix Vineyard) Pinot Noir.
Red
7/5/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
92 points
Very good, not a light Pinot Noir.
White
7/7/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
91 points
Perfectly balanced and refreshing aperitif wine on a warm summer evening before dinner.
Red
6/27/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
91 points
I liked this wine when I first sampled it last week. Will post something more detailed when the next bottle gets opened. I remember thinking "very good QPR" on this Sonoma Pinot.
White
6/15/2019 - Halfeel wrote:
89 points
Not at all bad with neutral oak and lack of annoying malolactic mouthfeel which usually makes me hate most California Chardonnays. I would drink again, but still prefer SB/Semillon blends or Godellos etc for my white wine aperitif hour (or two).
Red
6/25/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
88 points
Fixin' a hole where the rain gets in, stops my mind from wander . . .

Sorry, got a bit distracted there. Quite a lot better after some air on the second evening.
White
6/27/2019 - Halfeel Likes this wine:
89 points
First impression from the first bottle from a case purchase are that this is a pretty decent Sonoma DCV Sauvignon Blanc. Will pay more attention to details with subsequent bottles.
Red
6/15/2019 - Halfeel wrote:
88 points
Was hoping for a bit more complexity from an Anderson Valley Pinot. Perhaps still a bit on the young side of its window. Will revisit the other bottles in a year or two.
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