Tasting Notes for wino from way back

(111 notes on 108 wines)

1 - 50 of 111 Sort order
Red
1/1/2020 - wino from way back wrote:
87 points
A guest brought this to our dinner. It went well with crab legs, steak, and baked potatoes. I thought it was rather tasty. Not fantastic but very drinkable. Surprised to see it is only a $10 wine. Which makes this a great deal.
Red
12/6/2019 - wino from way back wrote:
89 points
Glad to see it s reviews and price are both trending up. Not a cab franc fan in general, but do like this wine. Drinking a cab franc like this alone has helped me understand and identify wine blends that include it.
Red
2006 Château Poujeaux Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/29/2019 - wino from way back Likes this wine:
91 points
Generally, the best impression of this wine is mellow aged fruit, balanced pH, and good mouth feel. But, fell short of the complex aroma and taste of other bordeaux wines I've had. I'm no expert. Original reviewers, a few years ago, gave the wine a drinking window of 2016 - 2024. I see it has now moved out to 2040. Meanwhile, the auction price has dropped below the CT average. Don't know, but I would guess that would indicate reduced expectation of improvement with age?
Red
11/23/2019 - wino from way back Likes this wine:
93 points
I think this bottle is as good as the original pro reviews, WS 93, WA 95, ST 92+, RJ 93. Maybe 5 years ago, I had a taste, and it was not all that. Predicting where a wine is going, and a drinking window, takes much more experienced than I have. It also takes some trust to follow those suggestions/ratings. In 2008 or 9, when I bought this, $100 was kind of a crazy trust. Now I'm so glad I did.
Red
10/10/2019 - wino from way back Likes this wine:
91 points
Though I'm not a Pinot fan, I always like Penner Ash.
In my limited experience, many pinots seem to be a bit too citrusy. Is that a word? The citrus tang may go well with a lot of foods, but so does soda.
Maybe all pinots mellow with age. This bottle is getting up there.
This is still fruity but without the tang. This bottle should keep your interest every after the dinner is over.
Red
My first mencia. Smooth, balanced, very quaffable. I liked it. cheap enough for a good daily wine, or mixed company party wine. Wifey like? Not so much.
Also note, there are 3 other wines in cellar tracker with same label. Maybe they should be combined under one listing?
Red
2010 Château Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/28/2019 - wino from way back Likes this wine:
93 points
Wow. I mean wow. I really like this. Opened up with so many flavors. The aroma is so complex. I don't want to take my nose out of the glass. Not to dis California cabs, zins, or red blends, but this is way more interesting. It has been too long since I've opened a good bordeaux. And if was only $45. I'd give it a higher rating number except maybe I'm too inexperienced the know what is better. Plus, theoretically, this is only the beginning of it's drinking window. Luckily, I have 5 more bottles.
One more note - some wines are almost as good or sometime better the next night. Not this bottle, it was fairly horid after corked and countered for 24 hours or so.
8 people found this helpful Comments (1)
White
Per wine spectator, this wine is rated 93. I'm not real familiar with Chablis, but this is one of the best I have consumed. But the next level is so far beyond this, I'm unsure how to rate it, point wise. I do like it, I think it is a good price, and would buy again. I would buy more next time.
Red
I'm very likely wrong, but, this is not just a cab. I'm sure someone here has already listed the other grapes in this blend. I'm an amateur, but my wild guess is that they have added a syrah. Too much for my taste. Drinkable, but would not buy again.
Red
I agree with many of the posted reviews. Sadly, I did not have time or quantity the savior it as others in my party did.
Red
5/20/2019 - wino from way back Likes this wine:
90 points
Hard to distinguish any fruit flavor other than generic berries. But it is smooth with a good mouth feel - just enough tanins.
Aroma has a hint if tempranillo(?). Overall satisfactory.
But the cork has a fairly significant amount of crystal type residue. I've seen this before on other wines. Wonder if the wine would be even better without the issue that caused this. I guess I should research the subject a bit more. Sorry.
Red
4/28/2019 - wino from way back wrote:
89 points
This wine had such high ratings from RP and WS when I bought it. My first bottles were a bit disappointing, but I thought maybe it needed more time in the bottle. Well time has passed. Initial reaction, it tastes a bit high in alcohol. Thought it would burn off. It has not. That off-flavor is a lot like licorice, which I'm not a fan of. Other flavors behind the licorice include dark berries and cherries.
Red
2016 Sans Liege The Offering Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
Ok, how did this wine rate 94 in April 2019 Wine Spectator? Yes it is good ... rich fruity aroma and good mouth feel (pH), but I think it is more than a bit too sweet. Will that change with time? If so, why rate as drink now-2026?
Of course, if you are drinking it with chocolate. No problems there.
Will sit on other bottles for a while.
Red
3/23/2019 - wino from way back wrote:
87 points
Sorry, I'm unfamiliar with wines from this region, so did not know what to expect. Unsure how how to rate this. First night opened, I did not like. Stranger taste, which could be licorice and tobacco others have mentioned. Not a fan of either of those products. Almost threw bottle out. Tried same open bottle again the next night, with a favorite chocolate, "Trader Joe's cold brew coffee chocolate bar", and thought the wine was quite good. Fragrance and taste had more fruit and less of the before mentioned flavors.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
3/12/2019 - wino from way back Likes this wine:
91 points
I'm pleased with this bottle. Berries, black berries mostly, but a dry finish similar to some Bordeauxs. Have not had many merlots lately, but this seems pretty exceptional, as are most of the Turnbull wines.
White
I can't rate it since I am not familiar with whites in general, but, it was a party favorite. Will agree with other comments here about fruity and maybe a tad too sweet for my preference. Plan to buy again.
Red
I'm unsure what varietals are blended here, but they go together well. I really like this wine. I have enjoyed most every bedrock wine I have tried. For $35 I would buy again. Now, if I could only remember where I bought it.
Red
Crazy taste. Something weird that is not Grenache or syrah. Plus there is a very slight hint of the smell of dog or cat pooh. Once you catch that smell it is imposable to shake. Apparently it only cost $15 or so. Could be flawed. Poured bottle down drain. Will not buy again.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2016 Orin Swift Abstract California Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
1/24/2019 - wino from way back Likes this wine:
90 points
Well built blend. Hard to find a flaw or fault. For $27, I would buy again. A strong 90. Probably better, but some people gave it a 99!?? What's up with that?
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
Sour,
Blend of niellucciu, syrah, Grenache.
Could not finish one glass.
Poured the rest of the bottle out.
How many points can you give a wine like that?
Oh well, only $16 or so.
Red
Some wines taste a little better the next day. Maybe a few points better. The difference with this bottle was amazing. We almost poured this out two nights ago. Opened something else last night because we had guests. Tonight, this same (two day opened) bottle of bandol is exceptional considering our first impression. Fruity, raspberry, blackberry, dry finish. Just what I was expecting the first night. Unsure how to rate it point wise. So no rating.
Red
Barely drinkable. Wifey refused to drink.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2010 Château Boutisse St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Definitely going downhill fast. Slight hint of vinegar on opening. May, in part, be due to cork. Cork stained about 3/4 of it's length. Decided to toss this bottle. Not a big loss at $21.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
10/18/2018 - wino from way back Likes this wine:
92 points
Great blend. Best bottle I've opened in a while.
Red
Forgot how good this is. First sniff instantly brought back memories of it's unique aroma. Wifey likes it more than our last bottle a few years ago. I'm certain any change it has undergone is for the better.
1 person found this helpful Comment
White
7/27/2018 - wino from way back wrote:
90 points
Wifey loved it. I thought it was very good. Not real familiar with chablis, but very drinkable white. Wifey will be buying more. Sorry, Don't know the price.
Red
6/12/2018 - wino from way back Likes this wine:
91 points
Drank with fresh bread and Danish cheese. Fruity, not too dry. Great for finish of 48 km bike ride on bornholm island. Maybe most wines would hit the spot after that. but this was what we needed. So good we bought another bottle the next day.
Red
March 2018; I like it, but seems it might be better with a bit more time in the bottle.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2014 Château du Retout Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
For $16 ... Very nice. Classis blend, though a bit sweet and light of body, but exceptable for daily drink.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2/25/2018 - wino from way back Likes this wine:
92 points
Not real familiar with cab franc, but others in my party were, and they loved it. Also note, my label looked a bit different. Wider at the top of the label. This was a membership allocation.
Red
Hard to believe RP / WA gave this a 93, but it is a very nice wine for the price.
Red
Fruity, berries, dark, smells great ... but seems way too sweet. Drinking with souffle made with some spicy cheese.
Taste is better while consuming a "Cold Brew Coffee Chocolate Bar.". But everything taste better with chocolate.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
WAS rated 93. Maybe. I and wifey like it.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
I think this is aging quite well.
I think WS gave it a 92. Could not see that rating at initial tasting. A few years on and it is much improved. The common Pinot acidity I dislike is gone.
White - Sparkling
The taste of this champagne is the closest to Dom I have so far come across. This may not be a good sign if you are like me and prefer something more complex to make it interesting. But this is definitely a champagne/sparkling that will satisfy almost any guest you might have.
Red
2014 Carro Tinto Yecla Mourvedre Blend, Mourvedre (view label images)
Bleah! Sorry, but neither me or my wife could finish one glass.
Red
Party favorite of non-discerning guests.
Red
Party favorite of non-discerning guests.
Red
Per retailer; 93 RP, 92 JS. Slight after taste that is not pleasant. Drinkable, but would not buy again ... Unless our second bottle is better. We bought two because of the 93 RP review.
Red
12/11/2017 - wino from way back Likes this wine:
89 points
Comparing notes by other people, this vintage/batch must have some serious inconsistentcies. My first bottle is fruity yet not too acidic. Fruit is hard to define here, darker berry mush with a hint of tannins. But, overall, this is well balanced for $17. Cook or drink, I'm fine with the price. Hoping my 2nd bottle is as good.
1 - 50 of 111
More results
  • Tasting Notes: 111 notes on 108 wines
© 2003-20 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close