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Red
2/23/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep dark reddish garnet in color; bordering on opaque. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of red cherries & blueberries with overtones of spices & earthy/dusty notes, cocoa, minerals & a hint of vanilla in the background. Medium bodied with a good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of red cherries and blueberries with spices, herbs, minerals & a hint of cocoa. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present and appears to be made for mid to near-term drinkability, but may improve with further aging.
Red
2016 Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
2/22/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
88 points
Medium-dark ruby red in color. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, strawberries & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & floral notes, herbs & a hint of minerals. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of sour cherries, plums & strawberries with herbs & minerals. Lingering finish. Quite accessible at present with decanting & airing but has the structure & fruit to continue with further development with a few more years. Not huge nor complex, but it does not deserve an "82" rating unless it was an off bottle.
Red
2/22/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
91 points
Medium ruby/purple in color. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, blueberries & plums with overtones of spices, floral notes of violets & earthy/dusty notes, minerals & a slight touch of oak/vanilla in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of red cherries, blueberries & plums with spices, earthiness, minerals & a touch of oak/vanilla. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present although it does has the fruit & structure for further development with additional aging.
Red
2/22/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
95 points
Dark garnet in color with some bricking & clearing at the edges. Full, fragrant & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, plums & dried figs with overtones of classic notes of tobacco/leather/cedar & earthy/dusty notes, minerals, mint & a hint of oak/vanilla in the background. Full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & silky smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, plums & dried figs with herbs, minerals & a touch of cedar. Lingering dry finish. Drinks well at present but at 40 years of age it is most likely at or past its peak of development, so please drink up! The cork was clean & intact; fill was in the mid-portion of the neck well above the shoulder. A stellar aged Napa Cabernet. This particular vintage (bottle?) has aged much better than previous vintages of Caymus SS & is significantly more age worthy than the modern versions.
White
2/22/2020 - Vinnut wrote:
87 points
Pale in color. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of lemons/limes & grapefruit with overtones of floral & mineral notes, hay & a slight hint of grassiness. Light bodied with a good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of apples, lemons/limes & grapefruit with minerals. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present. Straight forward without a lot of complexity but good QPR when found at discount.
White
2/22/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
90 points
Light golden yellow in color. Forward, attractive & fragrant nose of youthful ripe fruit aromas of apples, lemons/limes & some pear with floral overtones of honeysuckle, minerals, stony, a hint of toasty oak & vanilla in the background. Medium-light bodied with a good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of yellow peaches, green apples & citrus notes of lemons/limes with some butterscotch, minerals & a slight touch of toasty oak & vanilla. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present and may develop further with an additional year or two of additional aging.
Red
2/18/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep, dark reddish-purple in color; essentially opaque. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & exotic spice notes, cocoa, anise, minerals, dried herbs & a dose of oak/vanilla in the background. Full bodied with a very good concentration of somewhat smooth textured & balanced, dense, ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with cocoa, spices, herbs, minerals & oak/vanilla. Long lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing but will definitely benefit from further aging at which time, it might merit a higher score (91+). It is rich, it is well extracted & it is chunky but it is also quite expansive. Well worth seeking out & sampling.
Red
2/17/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Medium ruby red in color with some clearing at the edges. Full, forward, & fragrant nose of ripe red fruits of cherries, raspberries & strawberries with overtones of dusty/earthy & floral notes, loam & forest floor, tea, exotic spices, minerals, some sous bois & a slight hint of cedar in the background. Medium bodied with a good concentration of well balanced, smooth textured, ripe red fruit flavors of cherries, strawberries & cranberries with spices, minerals & a touch of vanilla/oak. Long lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present but at 27 years of age, it is either at or quite close to its peak of development, so drink up.
Red
2/16/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium-deep ruby red in color. Full, fragrant & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of red cherries, strawberries & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & floral notes of violets, dried herbs, spices, anise, minerals & a hint of cedar notes in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, rich & lush, ripe fruit flavors of sour red cherries, plums & strawberries with dried herbs, spices, earthiness & minerals. Lingering finish. Quite accessible at present with decanting & airing but has the structure & fruit to continue with further development with a few more years. There is no way this wine rates a "85" unless it was a poorly stored or an off bottle.
White
1996 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
2/15/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
93 points
Medium brassy gold in color. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of citrus notes of lemon/lime & apple with overtones of mineral/limestone, chalky, some floral notes of honeysuckle, spices, honey, waxy & a hint of vanilla/oak in the background. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, firm, ripe fruit flavors of apple, lemons/limes & melon with minerals, stony, honey, & a slight touch of vanilla/oak. Long lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present & at 24 years of age, any further development with further aging would be nominal. Cork was clean & intact with the fill at mid point of neck.
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Red
2/14/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
95 points
Deep, dark reddish-purple in color; essentially opaque. Full, forward, & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & floral notes of roses, dried herbs, spices, minerals, tar, tobacco, dark cocoa, some cedar & a touch of vanilla in the background. Full to medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, lush, ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with spices, herbs, minerals, cocoa & a slight touch of vanilla. Long lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing but should continue developing with additional & much needed aging. Absolutely wonderful at present but should be stellar (96+) with time.
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Red
2/11/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep, dark garnet in color with slight bricking & clearing at the edges. Full, forward & attractive, ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, blackberries & kirsch notes with garrigue overtones, some floral notes, Provençal herbs of rosemary, fennel & lavender, earthy/dusty, spice notes of pepper, leather, tobacco, minerals & a hint of cedar undertones in the background. Full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of blueberries, cherries & plums, spices, herbs, earthy, minerals & a slight hint of oak. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present & at 19 years of age it is at its peak of development. I doubt any further development would occur from additional aging, so drink up! Intact cork with the fill at mid-neck.
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Red
2014 Sleight of Hand The Archimage Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/9/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep dark reddish-purple in color, essentially opaque. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, blackberries & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty, olives, exotic spices, anise, dark cocoa, herbs, minerals & a hint of oak/vanilla in the background. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, lush & ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries & black plums with spices, cocoa, herbs & minerals. Long lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing but still has the potential for further development with additional aging. A blend of 53% Cabernet Franc & 47% Merlot from Blue Mountain Vineyard in the Walla Walla AVA & Red Mountain Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA.
Red
2/9/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep, dark reddish-purple garnet in color, almost opaque. Forward, fragrant & attractive nose of ripe dark fruit aromas of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with overtones of pepper, spices, dusty/earthy notes, herbs, minerals & oak/vanilla undertones. Full bodied with a very good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with spices, herbs & minerals. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well with decanting & airing. Appears to be meant for near to mid-term. Good QPR.
Red
2/9/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep, dark reddish-purple garnet in color, almost opaque. Full, forward, & attractive nose of ripe dark fruit aromas of cherries, blackberries & plums with overtones of spices, pepper, earthy/dusty, herbs, minerals & a hint of oak/vanilla undertones. Full bodied with a very good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, blackberries & plums with spices, cocoa, herbs & minerals. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well with decanting & extended airing. Appears to be meant for near to mid-term. Good QPR.
Red
2/9/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium ruby red in color. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of red cherries, strawberries & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & floral notes, spices, minerals & oak. Medium bodied with a good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of strawberries & cranberries & pomegranate with some spices, minerals & oak. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present although it does has the fruit & firm structure for continued development with a few years of additional aging if cellared properly. Appears to be made for the near to mid-term enjoyment.
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Red
2/8/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
96 points
Deep, dark ruby red in color with ever-so-slight bricking & clearing at the edges. Full, forward & wonderfully expansive nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, blackberries & plums with multi-layered overtones of earthy/dusty notes, aged tobacco, mint, graphite, anise, leather, mushrooms, spices/herbs, minerals & a hint of cedar in the background. Full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, well developed, ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with spices, herbs, minerals, cocoa & cedar notes. Long lingering smooth finish. Drinks quite well at present but it is most likely at its pinnacle of development at 42 years of age & while I did not detect it heading towards decline, I doubt any further development would occur. I doubt many modern Napa Cabernets can match this wine's power, elegance & age ability. [Cork was fully intact; fill was in the lower portion of the neck.]
Red
2/7/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep dark garnet in color with ever-so-slight clearing at the edges. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, blackcurrants & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & floral notes of violets, spices, herbs, tobacco, leather, some tar, anise, iron, minerals & a hint of cedar in the background. Full bodied with very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, blackberries & plums with mushrooms, minerals, cocoa, herbs & spices. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present & at 13 years of age, it should hold onto this current stage of development for a few more years if cellared properly although any further development may be minimal.
Red
2/6/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep-dark reddish-purple in color with ever-so-slight clearing at the edges. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with overtones of spice & floral notes, earthy/dusty, minerals, dried herbs, anise, some cocoa notes & a slight touch of vanilla in the background. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with cocoa, herbs, spices, minerals, & a hint of vanilla. Long lingering finish. Drinks well at present with decanting & airing, but at 14 years of age, it is approaching its peak of development although it should hold onto its present plateau for several more years if cellared properly. A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Franc from the Seven Hills Vineyard.
White
2018 Château Ducasse Blanc Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
2/4/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Pale, light golden yellow in color. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe citrus aromas of grapefruit, lemons/lime & honeydew with overtones of floral notes of honeysuckle, minerals & lemongrass. Light bodied with a good concentration of crisp, well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of grapefruit, lemons/limes & honeydew melon with minerals. Lingering crisp dry finish. Drinks quite well at present but will hold for an additional year or two. Excellent QPR, especially when found at discount.
Red
2/3/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep, dark reddish-purple in color. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of red cherries, blueberries & plums with overtones of dried herbs & earthy/dusty notes, cocoa, some spices, minerals & a hint of cedar in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of sour cherries, raspberries & red plums with herbs, earthy, minerals, spices & a hint of vanilla/oak. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing but has the potential for further development with additional aging.
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Red
1/30/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium-dark ruby red in color. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, strawberries & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & floral notes of violets, dried herbs & a hint of minerals. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of sour cherries, plums & strawberries with dried herbs & minerals. Lingering finish. Quite accessible at present with decanting & airing but has the structure & fruit to continue with further development with a few more years. Excellent QPR.
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Red
1/30/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
91 points
Medium-deep reddish-purple in color with slight clearing at the edges.
Full, fragrant & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with overtones of floral & earthy/dusty notes, spices, tobacco, tar, leather, cocoa, minerals & a hint of cedar in the background. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, boysenberries & plums with spices, herbs, some cocoa, minerals & a hint of oak. Drinks quite well at present & even at 13 years of age it still has some remaining potential for further development with additional aging if cellared properly.
Red
2017 Margerum M5 Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
1/29/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark reddish-purple in color. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, blackberries & blueberries with overtones of spices & pepper & earthy/dusty notes, minerals, herbs, cocoa & a hint of smoky notes. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries & plums, herbs, spices, minerals & a hint of mocha. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well with decanting & extended airing at present but has the potential to develop further with additional aging. A blend of 44% Grenache, 37% Syrah, 11% Mourvèdre, 4% Counoise & 4% Cinsault.
Red
1/27/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark reddish-purple in color with slight clearing at the edges. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe, somewhat jammy (overripe?), fruit aromas of cherries, blackberries & black plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & herbal notes , licorice & pepper, minerals, hints of vanilla/oak & a touch of VA in the background. Full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, jammy, ripe fruit flavors of sweet dark cherries, blackberries & dark plums with herbs, spices, minerals & a hint of vanilla/oak. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & airing but at 16 years of age, it is close to or at its peak of development, so drink up!
White
1/27/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
91 points
Light golden yellow in color. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of apples, lemons/limes & grapefruit with overtones of floral notes of honeysuckle with spices, honey, minerals & a hint of toasted oak/vanilla in the background. Medium body with a good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured of ripe fruit flavors of green apples, lemons/limes & grapefruit, with minerals, spices, some butterscotch & a hint of toasted oak/vanilla. Lingering finish. Appears to be readily accessible in its youth although it may develop further with additional aging. A nice & well made Chardonnay. Sold in growlers only.
Red
1/27/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark, reddish garnet in color with some slight amber & clearing at the edges. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of red cherries, strawberries & plums with earthy/dusty & floral overtones of violets, tar, minerals, mushrooms, tobacco, dried herbs & a hint of cedar in the background. Full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of red cherries, plums & blueberries with herbs, mushrooms, spices & a hint of oak in the background. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing & at over 12 years of age, I believe it is has the fruit & structure to develop further with additional aging if cellared properly. A more traditional style of Brunello, more elegant & structured.
Red
1/23/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark reddish-purple in color with slight clearing at the edges. Full, forward, & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, boysenberries & plums with overtones of dried herbal & some floral notes, earthy/dusty, loam, spices, minerals, vanilla & oak with a slight hint of VA in the background. Full bodied with a very good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, blackberries & plums with herbs, spices, minerals, vanilla & oak. Drinks well at present with decanting & airing. At 16 years of age, it is at its peak of development although it should hold for a while if cellared properly. I doubt any further development would occur with additional aging. A lovely wine which has aged quite well!
Red
1/23/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
94 points
Medium ruby red in color with clearing at the edges. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, blackberries & plums with overtones of garrigue & floral notes of lavender & dried Provençal herbs, pepper, anise, earthy/dusty notes, minerals & a hint of oak notes. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with spices, herbs, pepper, beefy, minerals & a hint of oak/vanilla. Long lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & airing but at 19 years of age, it is at or quite close to its peak of development, so drink up!
Red
2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
1/21/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium- deep garnet in color. Full, fragrant & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of red cherries, strawberries & plums with overtones of herbs & earthy/dusty notes, tea, spices, minerals/loam & a hint of cedar in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of sour cherries, strawberries & cranberries with herbs, minerals, spices & a slight touch of oak. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing but definitely has the potential for further development with additional aging.
White
1/20/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
88 points
Pale & light straw in color with a slight spritz upon opening. Full, fragrant & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of apples, grapefruit & limes, with overtones of floral notes & minerals, stony & a slight hint of chalkiness. Light bodied with a good concentration of balanced & zesty texture, crisp, ripe fruit flavors of limes, green apples & grapefruit with stony/minerals & a hint of chalky notes. Long bracing finish. Drinks well at present although it may round off a bit with an additional year of further aging.
White
1/20/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Light-medium golden yellow in color. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of apples, lemons/limes & pears with overtones of honeysuckle, minerals, some butter notes & hints of oak/vanilla. Medium-light bodied with a good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of apples, lemons/limes & pear with minerals, spices, buttery & a hint of oak/vanilla. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present & appears to be made for mid to near term enjoyment.
Red
1/18/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
91 points
Subsequent notes of this wine. Medium ruby red in color with slight clearing at the edges. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, strawberries & raspberries with overtones of earthy/dusty & floral notes, minerals, spices, dried herbs & a slight hint of oak/vanilla in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, strawberries & raspberries with spices, herbs, minerals & a light touch of vanilla. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present and at 6 years of age is approaching its peak of development although it should hold on a bit longer if cellared properly.
Red
1/17/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep, dark garnet in color with slight clearing at the edges. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, blackberries & dark plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & floral notes of violets, some cocoa, spices, anise, herbs, some leather, tobacco, minerals & cedar notes in the background. Full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, blackberries & plums with spices, herbs, cocoa, minerals & a hint of oak. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing & even at 13 years of age, it has the structure & fruit to develop further with continued aging.
Red
1/14/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
91 points
Subsequent notes on this wine from close to four years ago. Deep, dark garnet in color with clearing at the edges. Full, fragrant & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries. blueberries & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & floral notes, sandalwood, tobacco, spices, olives, leather, anise, some tar, herbs & a hint of cedar in the background. Full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, mulberries & plums with spices, dried herbs, some minerals & a slight touch of vanilla/oak. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing but at 13 years of age is approaching its peak of development. However, it should be able to age further if cellared properly although any further development may be minimal.
Red
1/13/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Medium reddish garnet in color. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, blackberries & plums with overtones of floral notes of violets & earthy/dusty, some cedar & sandalwood, dried herbs, spices, minerals & a slight note of vanilla/oak. Medium-full bodied with a good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of red cherries, blueberries & dark plums with earthiness, spices, herbs, mushrooms, cocoa & some minerals. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing but it should develop & benefit from additional aging at which time I expect the wine to rate a higher score (93+).
White
1/13/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Light, pale straw in color. Full, fragrant & aromatic nose of ripe citrus notes of grapefruit, lemons/limes & gooseberries with overtones of floral notes, lemongrass, gravel, wet stones & minerals. Light bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, zesty, ripe citrus fruit flavors of tart grapefruit, lemons & limes & green apples with lemongrass & minerals. Lingering crisp finish. Drinks quite well at present & has some room for further development with an additional year or two.
Red
1/13/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep, dark garnet with no signs of clearing at the edges. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, blackberries & cassis with overtones of floral, spices & dusty/earthy notes, herbs, tobacco, some cocoa & a hint of vanilla/oak in the background. Full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries & cassis with spices, herbs, mocha, minerals & a touch of vanilla/oak. Long lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & airing, At 14 years of age, it is at or approaching its peak of development. Although it could continue aging, any further development would be minimal. A blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 8% Malbec & 4% Cabernet Franc from the Pepper Bridge Vineyard.
Red
1/13/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep, dark reddish-purple in color, essentially opaque. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, blackberries & black plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & lovely spice notes, cola/cocoa notes, minerals, herbs & a slight hint of oak/vanilla in the background. Medium-full to full bodied with a very good concentration of smooth textured & well balanced, ripe fruit flavors of sweet cherries, blackberries & dark plums with cocoa, spices, herbs, minerals & a hint of oak/vanilla. Long lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing but will definitely benefit from much needed further aging.
Red
1/13/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep, dark reddish-purple in color almost opaque. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, blackberries & dark plums with overtones of dusty/earthy notes, some cocoa, spices, herbs, minerals & a slight hint of oak/vanilla in the background. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries & plums, mocha, minerals, herbs, spices & a hint of oak/vanilla. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing but has the potential to develop further with additional aging.
Red
2016 Castello la Leccia Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
1/11/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium ruby red in color. Full, fragrant & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of red cherries, plums & strawberries with overtones of earthy/dusty & floral notes, herbs, minerals & hint of cedar. Medium bodied with a good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe, fruit flavors of sour red cherries, plums & strawberries with herbs & minerals. Lingering finish. Quite accessible at present with decanting & airing but has the structure & fruit to continue with further development with additional aging. Good QPR.
Red
1/11/2020 - Vinnut wrote:
89 points
Deep, dark reddish-purple in color. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, blueberries & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty notes, some mint, dried herbs, spices & a hint of oak/vanilla in the background. Medium-full bodied with a good concentration of balanced & smooth texture, plush, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, boysenberries & plums with spices, herbs & minerals. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & airing, but may develop further with additional aging. A nice steakhouse wine with decent structure but not a lot of complexity or depth.
Red
1/11/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep, dark garnet in color, slightly opaque in color. Full, fragrant & attractive nose of ripe fruits aromas of cherries, blackberries & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & herbal notes, spices, minerals & a slight hint of vanilla in the background. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, lush, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, blackberries & plums with spices, herbs, minerals & a touch of vanilla. Lingering finish. Readily accessible at present with decanting & extended airing but it has the fruit & structure to develop further with additional aging.
White
1/11/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Medium golden yellow in color. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of apples, peaches & citrus notes of lemons/limes with overtones of floral notes, almonds, minerals, stony & some spice notes in the background. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth texture, ripe flavors of apples, pears & lemons/limes with minerals & a hint of in the background. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present but at has the potential for further development if cellared properly. Definitely more Chablis in style than the typical California Chardonnay.
Red
1/11/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
91 points
Medium bright ruby red in color with ever-so-slight clearing at the edges. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, blueberries & plums with overtones of spice notes of allspice & cloves with earthy/dusty notes, some floral notes, herbs, minerals & a hint of sous-bois. Medium bodied with a good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, strawberries & tart cranberries with spices, cherry cola & minerals. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present & at 6 years of age, it is quite close to its peak of development. Should hold for a few years more if cellared properly but any further development would be minimal.
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Red
1/11/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Subsequent notes on this wine. Medium bright ruby red in color. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of blueberries, cherries & plums with overtones of exotic spice notes & floral notes of violets, earthy/dusty, minerals, a hint of herbs & some vanilla in the background. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, strawberries & cranberries with spices, minerals, herbs & a hint of vanilla. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & extended airing but should develop further with additional aging.
Red
1/9/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
88 points
Deep dark reddish-purple in color, bordering on opaque. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, plums & blackberries, with overtones of floral notes, spices, minerals & some earthy/dusty notes. Medium-light bodied with a good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of tart cherries, sweet blackberries & pomegranate with herbs, spices, minerals & earthy notes. Lingering finish. A lovely fruit-driven & enjoyable Dolcetto.
Red
1/9/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
91 points
Dark reddish garnet in color, bordering on opaque. Full, forward & attractive nose of ripe red fruit aromas of blueberries, cherries & mulberries with overtones of earthy/dusty & floral notes, spice notes, dried herbs & minerals. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of red cherries, blueberries & plums, earthy, spices & minerals. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & airing but has potential for further development with several additional years of aging. Excellent QPR.
Red
1/9/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium ruby in color. Forward, attractive & aromatic nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, strawberries & raspberries with overtones of spices & floral notes, earthy, minerals & a hint of vanilla in the background. Medium bodied with a good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of red cherries, strawberries & raspberries with spices, herbs, minerals & a touch of vanilla. Lingering finish. Accessible at present although it does has limited room for further development with an additional year or two of aging.
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Red
1/9/2020 - Vinnut Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep dark garnet in color, almost opaque. Full, forward & fragrant nose of ripe fruit aromas of cherries, blueberries & plums with overtones of earthy/dusty & dried herbs, some spices, cocoa, minerals & a hint of cedar in the background. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, blueberries & plums with minerals, spices, dried herbs, cocoa & a touch of vanilla. Lingering finish. Drinks well at present with decanting & extended airing but has potential for further aging .
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