Tasting Notes for vinosean

(113 notes on 111 wines)

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Rosé
6/30/2019 - vinosean wrote:
92 points
First time having this wine and first time decanting a rosé! Beautiful deep salmon color and an expressive nose of dehydrated cherries, red potpourri, and dill.

Palate of cherry, strawberry, orange peel, herbs/garrigue, and marcona almonds. Med+/Long finish. Unlike any rosé we’ve ever had and definitely worth seeking out.
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Red
8/7/2015 - vinosean wrote:
Color: Clear/Med/Garnet
Nose: Clean/Med (Intensity)/dried cherries, graham crackers, and dried thyme
Palate: Dry/Med+ (Acid)/High (Tannin)/Med+ (Body)/dried cherries, garrigue, cola, dark cacao, plums, mince meat/Med+ (Finish)
Quality: Very Good
Notes: Decanted for 60 minutes. Complex wine, but could benefit from another 2-3 years of oak integration and maturity.
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White - Fortified
5/24/2015 - vinosean Likes this wine:
96 points
Complex nose of hazelnuts, caramel, blood orange, tobacco leaf, and toast. Ethereal on the palate. So much going on, but with the addition of saline and near weightlessness. The finish goes on 60 seconds+. An amazing wine and my top sherry experience to date.
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Red
3/7/2014 - vinosean Likes this wine:
89 points
Color: Ruby/Brick
Nose: Dark cherry, baking spices, musk
Palate: Soft tannins, round, slight vanilla
Finish: Medium/Short
Red
1/23/2014 - vinosean wrote:
92 points
Color: Dark ruby
Nose: Cherry, cola, baking spices
Palate: Cherry, anise, stems, semi-dry tannins
Finish: Medium+
Red
1/24/2014 - vinosean wrote:
91 points
Color: Deep Ruby Red
Nose: Dark cherries, bark
Palate: Dry cherries, cacao, dry tannins
Finish: Medium+
White
8/10/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
91 points
Color: Straw gold
Nose: "Montrachetish." Crème caramel
Palate: Light toffee, lemon custard, crème brulee, hint of pineapple. Good acid. Rich, but not flabby.
Finish: Medium+
Orange
8/10/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
94 points
Color: Translucent orange/peach
Nose: Bazooka Joe, light wood putty, orange zest
Palate: Tang, honey suckle, apricot seeds, baking powder, marmalade
Finish: Medium
Amazing wine. Constantly changing in the glass. Great balance and tension considering the incredible aromatics and palate.
Red
1999 Puelles Rioja Gran Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
8/12/2013 - vinosean wrote:
86 points
Color: Brick red/brown
Nose: Dried cranberry
Palate: Dry cherry bark. Soy sauce. Dry tannins. One dimensional
Finish: Medium
Red
6/16/2013 - vinosean wrote:
86 points
86 pts
dark cherry red
cedar, dill, graham cracker, cherry stems, splintered oak dominates throughout
medium+ finish
Red
6/28/2013 - vinosean wrote:
89 points
dark/deep purple.
dark blueberry liqueur, kirsch, thyme.
medium+ finish.
enjoyable, but a little short on complexity.
Red
7/4/2013 - vinosean wrote:
91 points
red/purple brick (clear/clean)
mocha, fennel, leather, dust. well integrated. long (45 second), deep vanilla finish.
Red
6/25/2013 - vinosean wrote:
91 points
Color: Pale red bricks
Nose: Initial animale funk gives way to bright young cherries
Palate: Fresh red cherries, thyme, fennel. Great balance
Finish: Medium
Only 12.3% alcohol. Great wine
White
6/2/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
90 points
Color: Deep golden straw
Nose: Lemons and subtle tar
Palate: Charred creme brulee and lemon custard
Finish: Medium+
White - Sparkling
5/31/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
90 points
90 Points
Color: Gold straw
Nose: Flint, gun powder
Palate: shortbread, sun dried swimming trunks, star fruit
Finish: medium+
Red
5/22/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
90 points
Bouquet immediately filled them room upon opening. Decanted 30 minutes.
Color: Brown/red brick
Nose: dried red cherry and bouillon
Palate: Dried cherry and cranberry, oak
Finish: Medium+ with a heavy amount of oak that should integrate with time in the bottle
Red
4/27/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
90 points
Decanted for 30 minutes
Nose: Dusty road, black cherry
Palate: Lush, fresh cherry pits and stems
Finish: Medium+
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Red
4/20/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
90 points
Color: Deep, dark, purple
Nose: Cedar, deep red/black cherry
Palate: Dried cherries
Finish: Medium+
Red
4/19/2013 - vinosean wrote:
88 points
Color: Deep red/brown brick
Nose: Slightly stewed tomato that subsides with air
Palate: Walnut, dark cherry
Finish: Medium
Red
2001 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
4/19/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
90 points
Color: Deep cherry red
Nose: Splintered wood
Palate: Bright cherries, almond liqueur
Finish: Medium+
White
4/6/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
91 points
Color: Yellow straw
Nose: Saline, rocks
Palate: Lemon verbena, pineapple, butterscotch
Finish: Medium+
Red
3/22/2013 - vinosean wrote:
87 points
Color: Deep purple
Nose: Ripe herbal blueberries
Palate: Dried cherries, cherry liquer, splintered oak
Finish: Medium
Red
3/16/2013 - vinosean wrote:
87 points
Color: Faded brick red
Nose: Dusty, dry cherry tart
Palate: Cranberry, raspberry burrs, fennel, splintered oak
Finish: Medium (fading)
White
3/15/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
88 points
Color: Bright yellow straw
Nose: White peaches, hazelnuts
Palate: Almonds, hazelnuts, slight oxidation, good balance
Finish: Medium
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Red
3/13/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
91 points
Color: Dark cherry red
Nose: Cherry cola, roses, primal funk, warm spices
Palate: Slight spritz on initial entry that quickly dissipates. Herbs, baking powder, stems
Finish: Cedar/sandalwood. Medium+
Well balanced and complex.
Red
3/9/2013 - vinosean wrote:
89 points
Color: Dark purple
Nose: Dark cherry reduction, cedar
Palate: Black cherry, walnuts, black shoe polish, coarse tannins
Finish: Medium+
Red
3/7/2013 - vinosean wrote:
86 points
Color: Brick brown/red
Nose: Animale, graham cracker
Palate: Dark cherries, anise, splintered oak
Finish: Medium
White
3/2/2013 - vinosean wrote:
87 points
Color: Pale straw
Nose: Rubber & custard
Palate: Pineapple & motor oil
Finish: Medium
White
3/1/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
89 points
Color: Transparent gold
Nose: Tart lemons and light caramel
Palate: White peaches, lemon peel, caramel corn, and hazelnut. Great acidity and minerality
Finish: Medium
Red
2/2/2013 - vinosean wrote:
88 points
Color: Brick red
Nose: Black cherries & walnuts
Palate: Black cherries & deep cola bottle caps. Tannic grip.
Finish: Medium
Red
2/2/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
92 points
Color: Brick red/brown
Nose: Black cherries & tar
Palate: Roses, crunchy brown leaves. Great tension and balance.
Finish: Medium/Long
Decanted for an hour and the last taste was the best. Great showing. Will benefit from additional cellar time. A bargain for the quality even at $40.
White
2/22/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
92 points
Color: Liquid gold
Nose: Oxidation & hazelnuts
Palate: Hazelnuts, brioche, sweet onions. Great tension and balance.
Finish: Medium+
Red
2/22/2013 - vinosean wrote:
87 points
Color: Brick red
Nose: Muted cherries
Palate: Roses, black cherries, walnuts
Finish: Medium (fading)
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White
Color: Bright Yellow
Nose: Tropical fruits (white & yellow)
Palate: Dried/candied pineapple, star fruit, tar. Well balanced. Clean.
Finish: Medium
Red
2/15/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
90 points
Color: Ultra dark brick
Nose: Black walnut cherry
Palate: Dry, dark, cherries. Massive tannins.
Finish: Medium+
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White
1/26/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
91 points
Color: Golden straw
Nose: Mild oxidation, orange peel, honey
Palate: Hazelnut. Great balance/tension
Finish Medium+
Red
1/26/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
89 points
Nose: Roses and rhubarb
Palate: Softening fennel, motor oil, & tar
Finish: Medium
Red
2003 Calabretta Etna Rosso Etna DOC Nerello Mascalese (view label images)
1/26/2013 - vinosean wrote:
88 points
Nose: Clove studded oranges & cinnamon
Palate: Porcini, chalk, and brettanomyces (too much)
Finish: Medium
At its best after 2 hours in decanter
Red
1/23/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
88 points
Nose: Baking powder and cherry-wood stain
Palate: Relatively round. Golden Grahams, Licorice root, and dark cherries
Finish: Medium
Incredible QPR at our purchase price of $17, but far less amazing at current market ($45-$70)
Red
1/20/2013 - vinosean wrote:
87 points
Nose: Mushrooms, soy, & dried cranberry
Palate: Muted cherry fruit, dry tannins, and splintered oak
Finish: Medium/short
White
1/19/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose: Lemon peel and nag champa incense.
Palate: Green apple skins, lemons, and vanilla. Great balance between round fruit and linear acidity.
Finish: Medium
Red
1/19/2013 - vinosean Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose: Green vegetables and high-tone dried cherries.
Palate: High-tone dried cherries, roses, dried leaves, and subtle campfire smoke.
Finish: Medium
Red
11/24/2012 - vinosean wrote:
87 points
Nose: High-tone red cherries. Printer ink (the kind used in Donruss baseball and Kiss cards in the late 70s/early 80s).
Palate: Muted. Excessively dry tannins.
Finish: Medium.
Red
11/24/2012 - vinosean Likes this wine:
91 points
Nose: Leather, dark cherries, shitake, & soy sauce.
Palate: Great balance and tension. Eucalyptus, thyme, & brooding cherries.
Finish: Medium. Semi-tannic.
Red
11/22/2012 - vinosean wrote:
91 points
A little more oak than I like on 1st impression, but it opened up with air. Nose of fall in Burg: leaves, dirt, burning vines, cool air. Upper register red fruits (cranberries & raspberries). Medium-long finish and enjoyable complexity.
Red
2006 Domaine Odoul-Coquard Charmes-Chambertin Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
11/22/2012 - vinosean wrote:
91 points
Complex nose of potted meat, dry cherries, leather oil, & violets. Great acid to volume ratios on the palate. The mouthfeel is linear, but full. Finish is medium. Although the finish is not spectacular, it doesn’t fall off and delivers a pleasant ending to a very enjoyable wine.
White
11/19/2012 - vinosean wrote:
90 points
Apple pie and nut mix nose and finish. Excellent balance. Healthy tension between malo and acid. Just enough round and just enough linear. Very enjoyable.
Red
11/18/2012 - vinosean wrote:
89 points
Drinking well at this stage. Baking spices/flour on the nose and palate. Finishing with blueberry bottle cap candy and baking powder dryness on the finish.
Red
9/8/2012 - vinosean wrote:
93 points
Consumed in an '05, '06, '07 vertical. The '05 was the most complex of the bunch.
Nose: Cinnamon, thyme, all spice.
Palate: Dark raspberries, dark cherries, and pumpkin pie. Light on its feet. Dry chalk and cedar (in a balanced way).
Finish: Medium/long and complex.
Numerous evolutions in the glass with air. A fantastic wine.
Red
8/27/2012 - vinosean wrote:
90 points
The first of three bottles was very enjoyable and I considered backing up the truck at $23, but bottles 2 and 3 were disappointing in comparison. Notes below and score are from the first bottle.
Nose: Ripe cherry. Spice box. Savory/chicken bouillon.
Palate: Well integrated green stems (whole cluster?) and dark cherries. Layered.
Finish: Medium and clean.
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