Tasting Notes for Sweet Nancy

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Red
7/8/2018 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Surprising color with little to no bricking. Good balance of fruit and acidity. Drink up!
Red
Delicious. Popped and poured at a casual dinner with friends. Great fruit, spice and earthy quality.
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Red
Great showing. Similar to a Southern Rhône with elements of a Northern Rhône. Dusty tannins. Enjoyed with beef stew.
Red
Young Brunello. Opened a little tight and acidic but fruit and spice came forward with air and good Italian food. I had beef medallions in a wine sauce. Perfect. Shared with friends at an Italian restaurant in San Diego.
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Red
Dark color, berry and spice on the nose. Then, wow. Big taste for a Syrah at 13.8 ABV. Reminiscent of a Northern Rhone. I get that iron pipe sensation. Day two shows more blackberry and spice. Cabot Syrah never fail to disappoint my palate.
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White
Medium yellow and clear on the pour. Fragrant fruit with citrus and oak notes. Enjoyed with linguine, mushrooms with butter, herbs and olive oil.
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White
Dry Riesling from Santa Barbara fruit and a local North San Diego producer. Very dry but good fruit profile with a long, acidic finish. Good price point at $25.
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Red
Consumed over three evenings with food. Opened with dark fruit and spice. Nice acidic finish. Fruit subsided a bit on the second and third days. Darker and spicier. More brooding.
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Red
Raspberry and currant fruit followed by a nice acidic backbone. Long finish.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2001 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
Best so far, number four of a six pack. No petrol or off notes. Sweetness with fruit, spice and a hint of nuttiness. Long finish.
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Red
11/14/2016 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Big fruit and charred oaky finish. Meh
Red
10/28/2016 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Last of seven bottles. This one was showing its age. Color was showing a bit of brown tinge. Clear. Good floral notes on the nose. A bit subdued. Hint of acidity on the finish. Drink up if you have any left.
White - Off-dry
Very enjoyable Riesling Spatlese with homemade Asian inspired chicken and vegetables in a spicy sauce. The sweet element overpowers the acidity at this point, however it is not out of balance. Pear and spice notes emerge.
Red
9/18/2016 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Popped and poured right out of the Eurocave to have with grilled Porterhouse. Dark color, fragrant on the nose, cherry and charred oak notes. Enjoyable.
Red
5/1/2016 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Dark and clear in the glass, but there was considerable sediment in the bottle. Still a good nose of Pinot fruit. On the dark side. Terrific balance with resolved tannins and acidity. Not flabby or candied as some big Pinots might exhibit. Long finish. Exceeded expectations for a wine many say drink within 3 years.
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Red
1/31/2016 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Totally mature. Still had dark fruit, a touch of candied cherries and spice. There was a hint of acidity.
Red
Pop and pour. Fruit was reticent but improved with air. Fruit, spice and acidity showed with time.. Saved some for day 2 and the wine improved greatly. Good pairing with braised lamb shanks.
Red
Pop and pour. Wine is clear and light upon pouring. Tart cherry and cranberry in color. Clear. Good fruit and spice with a very long finish. Paired well with roast chicken and an onion tart.
Red
Fragrant fruit jumped out with the cork. Gave it an hour or so decant and enjoyed this lovely wine with prime rib eye steaks. Good spice and oh, that fruit.
Red
12/15/2015 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Held up fairly well. Color still dark red without browning. Good fruit. Tannins are resolved but finish is a little more acidic than it should be.
Red
2008 Thread Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
12/5/2015 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Big wine. Dark color with black fruit and a well integrated finish.
Red
Dark color on pouring; lots of fruit on the nose. Some funk initially that blew off after 30 or so minutes. Drank well with grilled beef filet, but we stored half of the bottle under the screw cap in the fridge and saved for day two.

Day two shows a more rounded wine with big fruit, balanced finish. Good job, Larry.
Red
11/7/2015 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Dark color in the glass with dark kirsch cherry fruit on the palate and charred oak notes on the finish. Tannins are in the background. Popular style in the day.
Red
The wine opened with sour rhubarb / cherry notes. Color deepened and there are more fruit and spice elements a couple hours after opening. We enjoyed it with roasted pork tenderloin with a dry rub. I'm saving a couple ounces for later or tomorrow if I can stop pouring.

Amazing how ripe the fruit tastes without the typical alcohol finish in similarly ripe wines that have a higher ABV. This is most likely a result of stem inclusion. The wine has a long finish with fruit, spice and acidity in balance.
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Red
Dark color with a clear rim, this wine has a nice fruit profile on the nose. Tart cherry and a hint of cranberry on the palate with a long finish showing fruit and spice.
Red
Pinot funk on the nose. Tart fruit,some spice on the palate with acidic finish. Saving half for tomorrow.
White
Nice fruit and acidity with a just the right amount of oak to balance the elements.
Red
Fragrant nose is apparent as the wine was poured into a decanter. Dark red fruit on the nose 3+ hours later. Fruit and a hint of spice with a long finish. Good balance of fruit and acidity with noticeable tannins. Paired well with grilled ribeye steaks.
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Red
2006 Château Duhart-Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Opened a couple hours before consuming. Fair amount of sediment. Dark color, nice blackberry and cassis on the nose. This wine is still young, however it is drinking well at this point. A hint of cedar on the palate with the dark fruit and spice. Fairly long finish with balanced tannins. It paired well with pan seared filet mignon finished in the oven served with a wine reduction sauce that included shallots and crimini mushrooms.

This was the first of three bottles purchased in 2007.
Red
Dark color, not clear, good red berry fruit with a long, spicy finish. Perfect with barbecued pork ribs on a warm summer evening.
Red
7/4/2014 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Shared two bottles at a July 4th party. Big Pinot. A hit with those at our table.
Red
1998 Penfolds Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
7/3/2014 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Dark color, spice on the nose. Tannins are integrated and the finish was long. Drinking well at this stage of the game. Definite eucalyptus note. Sad it is my last bottle.
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White
Light color, very clear, nice citrus fruit and fairly long finish. Great balance of fruit and acidity. I wish I had more! Went well with steamed mussels.
Red
Not as big and ripe as I was expecting. Drinking well, this paired perfectly with roast leg of lamb. Nice nose, fruit and spice, long finish.
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Red
3/30/2014 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Dark color, nice cherry and spice on the nose and palate. Good balance with a nice finish. Enjoyed with braised chicken thighs.
Red
Very good expression of Sta. Rita Hills Pinot. Good balance between fruit and acidity.
White - Off-dry
Medium yellow color, citrus notes with a sweet finish. It opened up with tropical fruit with a little air. Paired well with spicy Thai food.
Red
2000 Château Monbousquet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Decanted two hours beforehand, the wine was dark and clear, nice nose of dark fruit and a bit of spice, plum and cherry on the palate. The mouthfeel was silky and the finish was fairly long. Tannins are well integrated at this time. Perfect with standing rib roast for Christmas dinner.
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Red
11/9/2013 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Dark color with wonderful nose followed by dark fruit and spice with a long finish. If my inventory is right, I have two more stashed away. Paired well with roast pork shoulder.
Red
11/3/2013 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Dark berry and cassis with a charred oak element. Smooth tannins. Good for the style.
Red
10/27/2013 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Dark color, blackberry and spice on the nose, berry, black cherry and spice on the palate. Went well with a Porterhouse steak and rosemary roasted potatoes.
Red
Opened right out of cellar and took a taste. I believe I said to myself, "Oh, wow!" Enjoyed over three nights with ribeye steak and loin pork chop. Dark color with blackberry notes on the palate. Some spice and pepper show up and this is great with the steak and pork chops. Wish I had more!
Red
10/19/2013 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
This wine was drinking well seven years from harvest. Nice nose, good fruit and spice, and fairly long finish. Enjoyed with sautéed chicken thighs with a citrus sauce.
White
9/13/2013 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
At the end of the window, this was a pleasant Riesling enjoyed with lplanned over shrimp curry.
White - Off-dry
Cork crumbled upon opening so we had our fears. Nice fruit and a hint of petrol with a decent finish. Yes, it could use a touch more acidity but the wine paired so well with shrimp curry that it put a smile on my face. Bottle was drained by the two of us very quickly. Last bottle of two.
Red
Dark color, spice and fruit on the nose, cedar and cinnamon on the palate. This wine belies the 15.1% ABV. Youthful but smooth and balanced. We have three more waiting in the wings.
Red
8/25/2013 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Aerated for a couple hours before serving, the wine was dark in color and showed a bit of sediment upon pouring into the decanter. it was dark with strong notes of fruit in the glass and tasted of blackberry, cassis and had a long finish. Intense notes of fruit and spice were apparent and it paired well with seared duck breast and blackberry sauce.
Red
Dark color with nice nose of fruit and spice. Long finish with a mineral element. Still very young.
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Red
8/7/2013 - Sweet Nancy wrote:
Popped and poured, the fruit jumped out of the glass. Dark color and cloudy. Dark sour cherry and spice on the palate. Long finish with an earthy element. Youthful but very enjoyable.
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