Tasting Notes for JSHinson

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Red
6/16/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
92 points
Consistent notes
Red
6/11/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
92 points
Rich juicy fruit, blackberries and dirt mixed together wonderfully. A fruitbomb....not that traditional. Wonderful wine though.
Red
6/11/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
88 points
A bit of a fruit bomb for a brunello. Otherwise standard flavors...
Red
6/7/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
86 points
Sour cherry, leather and gritty tannins. May need more time...may just be the wine. Sediment in glass..huge wine.
Red
6/4/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
93 points
Black fruits and chewy tannin, nice acid, good balance. Drink over next 5 years.
Red
6/4/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
91 points
Sweet bright red fruits and lovely fine tannins. Drink soon.
Red
2007 Fattoria Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
6/1/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
90 points
Nose of saddle and sour cherry. Plum , sour cherry smoke and tar. Racy acids. Drink now
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Red
5/29/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
83 points
Odd finish, weird wine. Not recommended in light of the others which are much higher quality. (Others = 2002,2003,2004,2005) Tasted as a vertical.
Red
5/29/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
96 points
Stunning wine, loads of classic Brunello tannins and acid, with all of the smoke, leather, tar and black cherry that one could want. Drinking amazingly well...
White
5/13/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
89 points
Purchased in Italy. Great peach and grapefruit and clay on nose and palate
Red
5/13/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
84 points
4/29/201284 points
Stunning nose, not much to the palate. Smells like leather and roses...tastes like...not much.
Red
5/13/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
82 points
Black cherry and leather. Good wine
Red
5/1/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
91 points
Tasting notes consistant....
Red
5/1/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
90 points
Great baby Brunello....black cherry, leather, spice and acid. Drink over the next few years...will not improve further.
Red - Sweet/Dessert
4/29/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
89 points
Nice wine, wonderful cherry notes, good acidity.
Red
4/29/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
84 points
Stunning nose, not much to the palate. Smells like leather and roses...tastes like...not much.
Red
4/15/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
84 points
Very different from last bottle...same nose, all acid, some cherry...wild bottle variation.
Red
4/15/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
91 points
Nice nose, beautiful earthy Sonoma Coast...a little thicker than most Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, nice cherry, moss and earth. Good wine. Drink now.
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Red
2009 Cameron Hughes Lot 239 Meritage Central Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/9/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
90 points
Tasting notes consistant. My last bottle. Sigh....I will miss them.
Red
4/4/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
84 points
Good wine, needs food, by itself it's not an easy drinker. Lots of green pepper and floral notes. Give it some beef burgundy? Nice stuff....more like an 88 or 90.
Red
4/4/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
86 points
Black Fruit bomb with some black pepper and dust on the finnish. Not tremendous volume of tannins, but what are there are not integrated particularly well on opening...must be decanted for a while. Not sure it has the balance to last for years. Would go well with pizza or BBQ.
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Red
4/1/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
90 points
More refined than Aussie, more fruit than Frawnch. Blackberry, dust, some tar...good wine.
Red
4/1/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
92 points
Huge black fruit and chocolate, gigantic wine...tons of flavors, long finish, drinks like port.
Red
3/31/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
88 points
Good wine, low QPR. Nice nose of blackberry and chocolate/coffee. Lovely mouthfeel, tastes of blackberry, chocolate, tobacco and dust. Nothing extraordinary or distinction though.
White
2007 Orogeny Chardonnay Green Valley of Russian River Valley (view label images)
3/31/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
88 points
Nice citrus flavors, a lot buttery. Does not drink like most white burg's I've had (must disagree with the review that says that.) Good wine at the price, better than most cali chards at this price range that are overwrought and over-oaked.
Red
3/29/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
93 points
Consistant notes to last time.
Red
3/29/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
91 points
Good, tastes similar to the Haut Brionne...not as good QPR
Red
3/29/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
92 points
Stunning Ruby red, cherry and bell pepper notes, nose of licorice. Drinking so wonderfully wouldn't wait longer.
Red
3/29/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
91 points
Drink soon, perfect timing. Tasting notes consistent.
Red
3/22/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
79 points
Possibly flawed bottle, a little on the sweet side, nice cherry flavors. Still have two more. Hope they are better.
Red
3/15/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
85 points
1. This is only about the 3'rd or 4'th aglianico I've ever had.
2. Nose of Cigar ashes, cedar and black cherry jolly ranchers.
3. Taste of the same, with some bell pepper and very...very chewy rough tannin. Opened too soon.

My response to the other tasters...
Bacon? Don't get that flavor at all. Olive's...maybe...more like the olive brine to go with that bell pepper.
Red
3/13/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
85 points
Bright blackberry, with a little bell pepper and a jumble of tannin. Will decant thoroughly before trying again...not sure if it will age or if time will cause it to fall apart and it's meant to be drunk young and aired out. Still very good, but I'll withhold "excellent"
Red
3/8/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
85 points
1. Weird wine.
2. Funky barnyard wet sock nose.
3. Comment of the evening: "It's like sticking your nose in a car tail pipe, and I like it?"

Huh...no reference for this inky tar filled beast.
White
3/3/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
90 points
Stunning coconut and peach. Lovely nose, wonderful straw yellow color
Red
3/3/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
92 points
Stunning dust, leather and moss with some cigar box and smoke. Remnants of cherry and black cherry on the palate with chewy tannins and great acidity. Lovely wine.
Red
3/2/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
94 points
Drinking wonderfully with secondary flavors of tar and leather now coming to the forefront, dusty chewy tannins well integrated with a nice acidic backbone. Awesome...awesome stuff...
Red
2/26/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
85 points
Not getting the blackberry everyone else is getting, some tannin, lots of vanilla, some dust and leather, but mostly bright freaking cherry. Did not seem to need to decant, this was my first one opened...maybe bottle variation?
White
2/25/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
80 points
Going downhill fast. Drink up.
Red
2/11/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
92 points
Either bottle variation or glassware...but dang...Riedel varietal specific Brunello glass. Amazing nose of leather and earthy spices. Front palate of leather and spice, mid palate of some candied cherry, bitter cherry notes. Cedar and spice on the finish. Lovely.
Red
2/11/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
92 points
Crazy nose of leather and allspice.Front palate of bright red berries, could not distinguish... Bizarre but tasty funky finish of something??? Weird wine. Very enjoyable. (And yes...the tasting note is off the wall, cause the wine was that off the wall.)
Red
2/10/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
75 points
Barely average wine, cloyingly sweet, one note, with undistinguishable red fruit flavors. Decanted, didn't help.
Red
1/17/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
85 points
Clove, allspice, cinnamon. Black cherry with some tartness, brazen racy acidity with a finish of green bell pepper and more black cherry. Very good, but not excellent. 85.
Red
1/9/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
90 points
Good, inky black, lots of beef and blood, with some interesting raspberry and currant notes. Not detecting the grainy tannins in either bottle I opened that some are reporting. One bottle thoroughly decanted and frankly a little lackluster for it. The other bottle not decanted and a far better experience. Tasting notes and score based on the undecanted bottle.
Red
1/9/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
90 points
Tart, bright sour cherry, with leather and sand on the back palette. Pretty wine. Drink now.
Red
2009 Cameron Hughes Lot 239 Meritage Central Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/7/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
90 points
Tasting notes consistent with last review.
White - Fortified
1/7/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
90 points
Caramel, butterscotch and fig, with notes of pear, orange and raisins. Very nice sherry.
White - Fortified
1/2/2012 - JSHinson wrote:
89 points
Excellent wine. Amber color, with honey and meade on the nose and palate. Finishes with some caramel, and honey, a tiny bit of toasted hazelnut. The 65 and 80 point scores must have either: Had a bad bottle...or...not known what this should taste like. Try either cool ~55 degrees (hmmm..cellar temp, coincidence? I think not...or warmer 70F over a large 1 1/8" cubed ice cube. Cool keeps the alcohol in check. Warmer allows the aroma to flourish while the ice cube keeps the alcohol in check. If consumed too warm (70+) the wine is a mess...as are most wines.
Red
12/29/2011 - JSHinson wrote:
89 points
Great value in wine...positives, dark plum/blackberry flavor from the syrah, hints of vanilla, well balanced acidity/tannins and sugar. Nice flavor, nothing really off in the wine. Negatives...a bit...odd...not sure I like the blend. Syrah tended to dominate the whole thing...can't define it exactly, but it was disjointed.
Red
12/28/2011 - JSHinson wrote:
90 points
Dark red, little bricking...bright cherry one-note nose. Amazing balance, no harshness or even fineness to tannins or acidity, beautiful mouthfeel. Bright cherry flavors, again a bit one note, with some leather and smoke on the back palate. A weird menthol heat on the finish, but I'm not used to wines this old...no clue what that was. This was an amazing wine...far better than I expected for the age.
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