Tasting Notes for Jobu

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Red
2/17/2020 - Jobu wrote:
88 points
Not too familiar with Negramaro, but this is pretty good for the price. Medium to medium light bodied. Good for a pasta with red sauce or pizza.
Red
2/15/2020 - Jobu wrote:
91 points
It’s a good Pinot. Not going to blow you away or anything, but it’s really solid. Factor in the $14 price and it’s a steal.
Red
2/15/2020 - Jobu wrote:
91 points
Red fruit, cherry, plum, a little strawberry at first. Licorice with minerals on the back end. Very good Nebbiolo at a good price.
Red
2/14/2020 - Jobu wrote:
88 points
Leather, anise, & earth on the nose. Dark cherry & red fruit. Leather & earth, a little anise follows. There’s a pruniness to the fruit on the finish. A little rough around the edges, but not in an harsh way. Makes me think of a wine described as “rustic”, though I’m not really sure what that actually means.
Red
2/14/2020 - Jobu wrote:
88 points
Cherry & strawberry. Puckeringly dry in a good way. Just a little more fruit though and it'd be great. Though at under $20 it’s a good buy.
Red
2/9/2020 - Jobu wrote:
92 points
Black cherry, plum, and blackberry fruit. Backed by earth and earthy spice. Long finish. Medium tannins and acidity. Damn good value. 93 points from WS & Suckling and it's right there.
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Red
2/8/2020 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Blueberry & blackberry fruit. Juicy but not ripe or jammy, though I just had a Mollydooker so jam wouldn’t taste jammy. There’s a little spice and the finish has a nice puckering astringency. Solid $17 Aussie Shiraz.
Red
2/8/2020 - Jobu wrote:
91 points
Ripe, juicy cherry and berries, almost sweet. Warm spice and cocoa on the finish with enough tannins to keep it in line. I looked at my previous note about it needing some time after I opened it, funny that it was almost exactly a year ago.
Red
2/1/2020 - Jobu wrote:
88 points
I really liked the warm spice, but the fruit was a little lacking. Maybe it needs more time or a decant? Enjoyable enough to try again.
Red
1/25/2020 - Jobu wrote:
89 points
Not bad, but not as good as the past few vintages. Cherry and mixed berries. Little spice and earth. A tad short on the finish which knocks it down a little.
Red
1/10/2020 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Juicy cherry and raspberry backed by acids that give it a little tartness on the finish. Typical Barbera, easy drinking and smooth. Great with pasta or pizza.
Red
1/11/2020 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Fruit forward almost jammy Cab. Cherry and red berries, ripe but not over the top. Some spice and a lot of acidity keep it together. Not everyone's type of Cab, but it's good for what it is, especially for $21.
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Red
2016 Sans Liege The Offering Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
1/4/2020 - Jobu wrote:
94 points
So delicious. Plum, blackberry, spice box, and minerals. The finish is amazing, just lasts and lasts. I absolutely love a little Viognier added to Shiraz and Rhone blends.

I've had a couple vintages of this and enjoyed them, but this is by far the best. I also like their entry level Groundwork line.
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White
1/5/2020 - Jobu wrote:
91 points
Peach, pear, some tropical fruit balanced with minerals. I'm more of the lime, grapefruit, dry and acidic NZ Sauv Blanc guy, but this is pretty damn good and acidic enough to keep it nice and crisp.
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Red
1/1/2020 - Jobu wrote:
94 points
Bright red cherry and raspberry with cedary spice. Balanced tannins and a little acidity. Smooth and unbelievably long lasting. It does need a little air, a short decant or 10-15 minutes in the glass. I had had a few bottles since my first note, but never wrote them up. This was by far the best of the bunch. One left and will hold it for a little longer as it seems to have a good 4-5 years left.

Happy New Year Everyone!
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Red
12/29/2019 - Jobu wrote:
92 points
PnP this time and it was a bit thinner than previous bottle. But after being open for an hour and a half or so it developed to where it was in line with my previous note. I really like this stuff.
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Red
12/29/2019 - Jobu wrote:
88 points
Ripe blackberry & plum fruit. Some oak & herbs. Might get better with a little more shelf time.
Red
2017 Neyers Sage Canyon California Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
12/28/2019 - Jobu wrote:
91 points
Nice Rhône blend. Bright cherry and blackberry with some pepper. Acidity and some minerals keep it nice and balanced. Improved after being open for about an hour.

45% Carignan, 25% Grenache, 15% each Syrah and Mourvèdre.
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Red
12/23/2019 - Jobu wrote:
87 points
Red fruit up front. Dried cherries. Some herbs and solid acids. For $9 it’s a decent every day bottle.
Red
12/21/2019 - Jobu wrote:
91 points
Good jammy raspberry red fruit. Black pepper, herbs, and licorice.
Red
12/14/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Solid Malbec. Good QPR.
Red
2015 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/8/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
To be fair it would’ve been hard for this to live up to the 92 pt #33 ranking from WS. That said, it’s a pretty damn good $11 Chianti. Red & black cherries, earth, with nice minerals & a tartness on the finish.
Red
12/8/2019 - Jobu wrote:
86 points
Good nose. A bit thin without the backbone I like in a Zin. Not terrible just blah.
Red
12/1/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Juicy blackberry and cherry up front. Backed by earth and a little smoke. Decent tannins keep it focused.
Red
11/30/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Red fruit on the nose. Red and black fruit, spice and a good hint of oak. Very nice, but may need a little more time to reach its prime.
Red
11/28/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Juicy bright cherry with spice. Acids give it nice liveliness and there’s a little tartness on the finish. Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.
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Red
11/23/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Probably needs another 6+ months to peak, but it’s still good now. Dry cherry and raspberry with crisp acidity. Great QPR.
Red
11/9/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Plum, raspberry, spice with a little milk chocolate. Liking the ‘17 Malbecs.
Red
11/8/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Haven’t had a Catena in a while. Past few vintages haven’t been great. Which holds true for Argentina in general. This was pretty good, back to what I remember. Black nd blue fruit, baking spice with minerals and smooth tannins.
Red
11/2/2019 - Jobu wrote:
91 points
Doesn’t jump out at you and you may expect more from a super Tuscan, but it really surprised me as I drank it. Soft and smooth.
Red
10/26/2019 - Jobu wrote:
92 points
Rich red and black cherries. Light sweetness initially, but there’s a nice little tartness on the back end.
Red
10/19/2019 - Jobu wrote:
flawed
Cork was wet 2/3 of the way up. It didn’t smell off, so threw it in a decanter for 3+ hours. It was decent, didn’t taste corked, just was a little off. Can’t really score it. Got a glimpse of what it could’v been. Damn.
White
10/13/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Peach and melon with saline. Decent acidity. Perfect for seafood.
Red
10/12/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
PnP. Red cherry, bright crisp, not much length. It really developed after being open an hour or so. The cherry fruit deepened and added some spice. Good value.
Red
10/6/2019 - Jobu wrote:
87 points
Light red berries, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry. Little tartness & cinnamon spice. At $14 it’s hard to complain.
Red
10/5/2019 - Jobu wrote:
92 points
Red & black berries, little cherry. Soft tannins & acidity. Medium bodied, but has a surprisingly long finish. Really jumps up on you as to how good it is.
White
9/30/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Citrus, grapefruit, melon, saline, crisp acidity. Good QPR.
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Red
9/29/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Lighter red fruit, strawberry and raspberry, but it has length and some acidity.
Red
9/28/2019 - Jobu wrote:
91 points
Cherry cola on the nose. Dark cherry & raspberry tart fruit upfront. A little cola & warm spice follow backed by good acidity. Tastes similar to a good NZ Pinot . Fantastic QPR at $14.
Red
9/16/2019 - Jobu wrote:
88 points
PnP. It's got some nice red fruit and chocolate. For my taste it's just way too reliant on oak. It does have some good traits. Maybe if I'd have decanted. I really don't like how a ton of oak means it has body or structure.
White
9/15/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Lemon, lime, nectarine, citrus. Nice crisp acidity and minerals. Everything I love in an NZ Sauv Blanc.
Red
9/14/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Red fruit & anise nose. Strawberry, raspberry, and cherry and a little of that anise. Good acidity & pretty good length. Good value Nebbiolo with a little room to improve given its youth, but it’s ready now.
Red
2017 Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG Red Blend (view label images)
9/7/2019 - Jobu wrote:
87 points
Wish I’d have read Winenomad’s note before trying. It definitely needs a decant. Might’ve liked it more if I had, but as it definitely improved. Decent pizza/pasta weeknight wine, but at $20 you can do the same cheaper.
Red
9/6/2019 - Jobu wrote:
93 points
This bottle was even better. Same flavors, just a bit yummier. Will definitely grab more of these.
White
9/2/2019 - Jobu wrote:
91 points
Melon, nectarines, citrus. Solid acidity makes it crisp and refreshing. Always a good Kiwi SB.
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Red
9/1/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Ripe juicy black fruit, blackberries, cherries, & plums. Enough tannins & a bit of oak on the back end gives it structure to keep it honest. Not complex, but tasty. A decent QPR for the $22 I got it at. Though it seems to go in the $30 range at a lot of places.
Red
2017 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
8/30/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
It's a good Chianti. Good red and black cherry, a little leather and earthy spice. PnP and gave it 10 minutes or so in the glass. It improved over the evening. It's not the 94 points WS gave it, but it's a solid young Chianti. At $20 it's worth sitting a few bottles down to see if it improves a little, but I can’t see it getting to the lofty WS score.
Red
8/25/2019 - Jobu wrote:
92 points
Red cherry & raspberry jam. Licorice & smoky spice that lasts. Damn good Zin.
Red
2017 Shatter Grenache Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes (view label images)
8/23/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Lots of licorice on the nose. Red fruit, cherries and raspberries. Spice and that licorice. Lots of minerals. Seeing on line for $25-30 but it was $18 at Total Wine. A good buy at that price.
Red
8/4/2019 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
PnP. Meh at first, but it gains traction fairly quickly. Blackberry, black cherry, plums. Mocha/cocoa and spice. Fruit forward with enough tannins to balance. Works well at the price range.
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