Tasting Notes for richshoes

(702 notes on 577 wines)

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Red
9/27/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
89 points
At its best this has a nice elegant refined way about it...but it's inconsistent and doesn't have enough complexity and drinkability for me to score higher
Red
9/27/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
93 points
Solid middle of the fairway Pinot for its price point. Nice layers, length, complexity...dense strawberry and raspberry fruit with hints of blueberry and boysenberry...
Red
9/27/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
91 points
This is a little less complex and big than I would like, but good value
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Red
2018 Château Meyney St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/27/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
93 points
Solid wine with really nice layers, density and complexity. A little more fruit and less terroir than other Bordeauxs...super long finish.
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Red
2018 Denner Mother of Exiles Paso Robles Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/27/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
95 points
Really well made wine. Compact, petite, ultra feminine and delicate. Short soft finish. Purple inky plum, blackberry, blueberry, and dark cherry...some hints of granite and graphite.
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Red
9/27/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
91 points
A little disappointing relative to the price point...a little more two dimensional, thin, less complex than I would have liked...had its moments, but other vineyards from this winery and vintage are showing much better.
Red
9/20/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
95 points
Last two times I had this I would score it 94 and 95...has aged with really good depth and complexity, linearity and well roundedness...reminds me of some high end Bordeauxs in how it aged...muddy dark cherry with good terroir and dried raisin/tomato, plenty of fruit. Opened it at a Italian dinner and it held up really well, much better than the expensive California cab I had later
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Red
9/20/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
92 points
Super drinkable, a little bit light but then opens up to be medium bodied. On the sweeter more acidic side with good mocha and lead notes and a lot of sour cherry...
White
9/20/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
90 points
Have always liked this wine. A little bit on the lighter side but a simple elegance with good acidity and oak...tart lemon, hints of lime and grapefruit....had it next to the 2018 duckhorn and I liked this more
White
9/20/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
90 points
Half bottle--rich and dense and luxurious. A little bit overdone in my opinion. I had it next to the 2019 Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast and I liked that better, more simple and elegant (and cheaper).
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White
9/20/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
90 points
Solid big medium bodied with nice lemon, hibiscus, grapefruit...bright with good minerality
Red
9/20/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
93 points
Super elegant and feminine, smooth and velvety...this is a petite expression with nice bright fruit notes and some plum and vanilla
Red
9/20/2021 - richshoes wrote:
89 points
This bottle has moments of brilliance, particularly with food, where it echoes its familial grandeur. At its best, velvety, feminine, dark fruit with cassis and plum...but sometimes uneven with strong streaks of bell pepper
Red
9/20/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
96 points
Can't get enough of this wine. Oddly new world, Stag's Leap profile--with a lot of dark sweet cherry, plum augmented with nice pencil lead and graphite. Fruit forward in first half, good length but shorter finish. Very drinkable already after it opens up a little
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Red
2018 Château Meyney St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/20/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
93 points
Super enjoyable wine with good depth and linearity. Great flavor complexity--sour cherry, dark pepper, hints of mocha and chocolate
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Red
8/30/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
92 points
Such a drinkable wine...medium bodied well balanced simple and approachable...dark Napa cherry and pencil lead accents
Red
8/30/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
92 points
Starts off super light and cheap tasting but still good...then opens up and is really fun and great. Medium bodied with ripe dark cherries and blueberry and a short finish and a tight bundle...but gets more and more complex with length over time
Red
8/30/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
94 points
I toggle between mind blowing amazing wine particularly given the age and youthful taste to sometimes struggling with the funk...not the most approachable for everyone but it is super intellectually interesting to drink with great linearity. Definitely some terror and barnyard here but also a great fruit forward focus
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Red
2018 Château Meyney St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/30/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
94 points
Amazing wine with great length and texture, especially relative to the price point...
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Red
2018 Château du Tertre Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/30/2021 - richshoes wrote:
92 points
Very dense thick wine that will get better over time...blackberry, pepper, black currant and dark cherry
Red
8/23/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
94 points
Opens up quickly and becomes very linear, light, refined and elegant. Medium bodied with a nice rounded mouth feel...
Red
8/23/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
97 points
This was so good, I couldn't find any faults really. Great layering and complexity...sour cherry, blackberry, cassis, some graphite
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Red
8/23/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
92 points
Really great wine with nice layering and depth, especially for the price. I'd put it up there with most $35-50 pinots...lot of fruit, so on the slightly sweeter side
Red
8/23/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
89 points
Solid medium bodied, missing some depth and complexity...sour cherry, rhubarb, strawberry with good acidity
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Red
8/23/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
89 points
At times a really great and grand wine...with nice length, depth and complexity...but a little bit inconsistent and uneven...generally missing some depth and complexity too...medium bodied, balanced...good value
Red
2018 Château Meyney St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/23/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
92 points
Such a good wine, great depth and balance...dark cherry, blackberry
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Red
8/14/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
93 points
Just a great wine with a lot of playful structure and complexity. Amazing for the price point. Medium bodied with good length
Red
2018 Istine Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
8/14/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
90 points
Solid for a Chianti with good length and complexity relative to the price point
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Red
8/14/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
93 points
A little disappointing relative to expectations. Still young but drinking well...enjoyable but missing some complexity and intellectual curiosity...a little bit more on the fruit side relative to earth and terroir
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White
8/14/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
90 points
Good classic white burgundy...medium and wide bodied...sweet lemon and honeysuckle
Red
8/14/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
91 points
Solid enjoyable medium bodied with good depth and length....
Red
8/14/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
88 points
Sometimes the wine is so good--medium bodied with nice deep layered tannins...dark fruit, herbal...but other times it is consistent with its price point and uneven
Red
2018 Château Meyney St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/14/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
93 points
Amazing value for the price...bright, herbal, medium bodied for the Bordeaux...ready to drink
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Red
2018 Château Kirwan Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/14/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
91 points
Solid Bordeaux with great structure and flavor. A little bit on the lighter and new world side, but this is great value for the price. Lot of bright fruit, herbal and mineral notes, pepper and mint
Red
8/14/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
95 points
Great wine--super smooth, structured with a nice strong backbone of linearity...dark sour cherry with nice coffee, tobacco, herbal plum, graphite pencil at the tail end
Red - Fortified
6/29/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
95 points
Feminine, elegant, refined...molasses with hints of tar, coal, raisins
Red - Fortified
6/29/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
90 points
Toward end of the bottle, over 5 months...
White - Sparkling
6/26/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
92 points
A little disappointing relative to the price...some nice intensity, a little more on the acidic and citrus side with some nice nuttiness
Red - Sparkling
6/25/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
87 points
Enjoyable easy wine, reminiscent of sparkling plum/grape juice
Rosé
6/25/2021 - richshoes wrote:
89 points
Interesting rose with a lot of structure and backbone, as well as tannins...intellectually fun, somewhat of a cross between red and white...at times, I wished it would be more one way or another...at other times, I enjoyed its mixed and unique identity
Red
6/25/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
92 points
Balanced wine but not super complex structurally...flavor profile a little bit two dimensional but still enjoyable with nice acidity and sour cherry
Red
6/25/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
93 points
Elegant and intellectually interesting, but missing something with regard to consistency, balance and length...sour cherry with nice graphite and pencil lead
Red
6/25/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
95 points
Great wine, have had a few more bottles now. Super layered and dense. Can age for awhile. Dark cherry, plum, coal...fun and evolving wine that is super structured
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Red
2017 Château Tour Saint-Christophe St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/25/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
96 points
This bottle was exquisite...feminine, subtle with nice cherry and some pencil, graphite...super elegant and better than the previous ones I've had
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White
6/22/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
90 points
Solid with nice medium bodied structure...
White
6/22/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
90 points
Really good--nice, crisp, clean...tropical lemon with hints of pear
Red
2018 Château Labégorce Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/22/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
96 points
First day I would score 91-92...a lot of plum, dark fruit...second day it gained a tremendous amount of complexity--soft integrated tannins, dark plum with a ton of graphite and pencil, 96
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Red
6/22/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
97 points
One of the best pinots I've ever had, multiple layers of structure, super easy to drink...classic pinot flavors--dense with lush fruit, raspberry and dark strawberry
Red
6/22/2021 - richshoes Likes this wine:
91 points
Solid medium bodied everyday wine with nice dark fruit, cassis, dark cherry
White
6/22/2021 - richshoes wrote:
87 points
Nice drinkable wine, a little bit on the lighter sweeter side--grapefruit, lemon, pear
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