Tasting Notes for mavericks

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Red
Fantastic, bright red fruit, a little spice and fresh nose. Drinking well now and went good with some braised shortribs
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Red
4/11/2015 - mavericks wrote:
W/ family and posse at kwood. Fantastic wide fresh strawberry and raspberry fresh and light
White - Sweet/Dessert
6/30/2012 - mavericks wrote:
with Val, Megan, Neil, Beth, Woody and Laura for crab roll and fun dinner
Red
6/30/2012 - mavericks wrote:
with Val, Megan, Neil, Beth, Woody and Laura for crab roll and fun dinner

reminds me I should be buying from the every year, clean, with great fruit and light spic.
Red
6/30/2012 - mavericks wrote:
with Val, Megan, Neil, Beth, Woody and Laura for crab roll and fun dinner
Red
6/30/2012 - mavericks wrote:
with Val, Megan, Neil, Beth, Woody and Laura for crab roll and fun dinner
Red
6/30/2012 - mavericks wrote:
with Val, Megan, Neil, Beth, Woody and Laura for crab roll and fun dinner
Red
6/30/2012 - mavericks wrote:
with Val, Megan, Neil, Beth, Woody and Laura for crab roll and fun dinner

Good but keep with the southern zins
Red
6/30/2012 - mavericks wrote:
with Val, Megan, Neil, Beth, Woody and Laura for crab roll and fun dinner
Red
6/30/2012 - mavericks wrote:
with Val, Megan, Neil, Beth, Woody and Laura for crab roll and fun dinner

This is probably the best zin I have ever tasted
White
6/30/2012 - mavericks wrote:
with Val, Megan, Neil, Beth, Woody and Laura for crab roll and fun dinner
White
7/13/2012 - mavericks wrote:
with Val, Megan, Neil, Beth, Woody and Larua - crab roll dinner
Red
3/16/2012 - mavericks wrote:
Family and Curtis and Paul for b-day. This wine really held up. Good fruit with more spice and earth with the age. To bad they dont still make it.
Red
9/14/2011 - mavericks wrote:
With Valerie, Megan and Neil
Another great bit Turley - big fruit on the front with full mouth and dark berries and plan.
Red
9/14/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Afternoon with Valerie, Megan and Neal
Great nose full of fresh fruit, light earth but very light on the mount - probably a few years after its prime.
Red
2007 Paloma Merlot Spring Mountain District (view label images)
8/9/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Dinner Valerie, Brian and Terri to celebrate the good news on Eli.
Needed a few extra hours to open up = 5 or so
Fantastic, bright red fruit on the nose, cherry, leather and earth tastes with a smooth feel from start to finish, almost slilk
Red
8/8/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Brunch with Val, Brian, Terri, Kyle, Adrienne, Sean and Heather
- another home run from MacPhail, big fruit balanced throughout better throughout the day
White
8/8/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Brunch with Val, Brian, Terri, Kyle, Adrienne, Sean and Heather
- well balanced with fruit, grass and butter and not like the usually CA Chards - this could be due to the age but was very good.
Red
8/8/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Dinner with Val, Brian, and Terri
- huge wine (not worth the $$) and great representation of Petite Sirah.
So big we did not open the port and felt no need to open any more wine.
Red
8/8/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Dinner with Val, Brian and Terri - let open 3 hours
- aged nicely and reached its prime now.
Red
8/8/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Dinner with Val, Brian and Terri
- schedule tasting and start purchasing
great wine from start to finsih
Rosé
8/8/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Brunch with Valerie, Brian, Terri, Kyle, Adrienne, Sean and Heather - breaking in the patio
- continue buying, fantastic summer wine.
Red
8/4/2011 - mavericks wrote:
With Val, Brian and Terri in Tahoe.

This wine actually aged well and kept is body and fruit. Strong dart fruit aromas and tastes
Red
8/4/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Dinner with Val, Megan and Neil,
Great and more than worth the money - needed some time to open but had a big front nose smooth soft palette and solid plum, blackberry and leather.
Red - Fortified
6/4/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Fun after dinner sweet port worth the $$
Red
6/4/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Valerie, megan, Neil-steak dinner
Good wine light nose medium body plum, raisin, earth, wood. No heat and probably aged a little much
Red
5/16/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Dinner - Valerie, Megan, Neal, Ed and Helen.
Good but did not live up to the name at all.
Nice nose with fun fruit aromas, soft mouth and berries but heavy dark plum on the finish that was not that great.
Red
4/11/2011 - mavericks wrote:
Fantastic - this could age a few more years and took over an hour to open up but when it did it was something.
Up in Kirkwood with Kyle and the posse
Red
11/22/2010 - mavericks wrote:
Mary Ellen and Valerie
Overall - the lower priced Turley's are usually worth the $$, big fruit with some soils, good big wine
Color – big dark purple
Appearance – clear
Aroma – nice dark fruit, pepper, and red meat, maybe some leather
Body – big big body
Taste – chewy on the mouth with think jam
Textures – heavy acid/tannins
Finish - no heat and heavy, need to move to a desert wine after this
Red
10/24/2010 - mavericks wrote:
Morgan's Bday with Family - fantastic but needed more time to open up. Should always give these around an hour.
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Red
8/27/2010 - mavericks wrote:
Dinner - Valerie, pasta red sauce
Overall - note worth the $$, also well past its prime. I feel bad because I enjoyed meeting the wine maker and the philosophy but the wine speaks for itself - It was great tasting when we bought it but probably should have had it right away.
Color – nice dark purple
Appearance – clear
Aroma – nice dark fruit, pepper, and red meat
Body – medium but rough on the mouth
Taste – rough and a little plum on the bad side
Textures – heavy acid/tannins and rough
Finish - not much except for heat
White
8/23/2010 - mavericks wrote:
Dinner - Valerie, Paul, Ariel
A bit steep for a Sauv Blanc of this caliber
Overall - good, crisp with green and flower notes
Color – a little dull but clear
Appearance – crisp
Aroma –light green grass to hay and flowers with hints of melon
Body – refreshing but not crisp
Taste – light grass, flow with more apple than melon on the palate
Textures – medium to no acid
Finish - mild
Red
8/23/2010 - mavericks wrote:
Dinner Valerie, Paul and Ariel - Chicken
A good CA wine but I am finding better values in other Pinot produces right now - it did not help that I had this followed by a RR Williams Seleym Pinot.
Overall - good wine, big bright red fruit and flower, they did a great job on demonstrating Cali Pinot Style
Color – Bright dark cherry
Appearance – crisp and clear
Aroma – big read fruits with a floral smell as well
Body – crisp with medium tannins and acid
Taste – fresh plum, dark cherry, and maybe some anise
Textures – medium
Finish - this was big up front and then ended with a light finish, I find this common with some Cali Pinots
Red
8/23/2010 - mavericks wrote:
Dinner - Valerie, Paul, Ariel
I always get nervous about drinking WS to early but this one was perfect - one of my favorite things about WS is the balance from start to finish a constant enjoyment.
Overall - great wine, bright red fruit and a little light herbs on th nose and a more traditional Pinot or somewhere between Cali and Burgundy
Color – Bright cherry/raspberry red
Appearance – crisp and clear
Aroma – light herbs, bright red fruit with a floral smell
Body – light and crisp with soft tannins and acid
Taste – a little light herb and full of crisp cherry fruit
Textures – clean
Finish - strong from start to finish
Red
8/20/2010 - mavericks wrote:
Dinner with Valerie
This might be a little past its prime but it was still very good.
Overall - a little light up front then good a spicy with a dark red fruit finish
Color – Dark plum and heading to brown
Appearance – clear and dark
Aroma – mineral, dark red fruit, light pepper
Body – heavy
Taste – medium acid and great spice, maybe more than pepper
Textures – smooth
Finish - a bit abrupt with stronger acid
Red
8/8/2010 - mavericks wrote:
Valerie, Megan for Dinner - homemade ravioli, burrata and sausage
Overall - well balanced from start to finish with great fruit aromas (let the bottle breath for about an hour) - keep buying and great for the $$
Color – Light Cherry read - the bottom of the bottle became cloudy, which was upsetting
Appearance – brilliant and clear - until the last pours
Aroma – beautiful red fruit, strawberry, raspberry with hits of cool green leaves (I find both Hirsch wines have this and love it)
Body – light body and mouth
Taste – crisp acid, fruit and green leaves
Textures – smooth
Finish - light red fruit, with a stronger acid
Red
8/7/2010 - mavericks wrote:
flawed
Both of these had bottle taint
Red
7/23/2010 - mavericks wrote:
With Valerie and Parents - folks cooked a spiced pork, corn and chilies - excellent meal with wine
Overall - well balanced from start to finish but nothing dramatic or impressive - a good wine but I always look for more from WS, the nose really disappointed me but still good just not matching the $$$
Color – Light Cherry read
Appearance – brilliant and clear
Aroma – seemed a little hot with hints of red fruit and missing something
Body – light body and mouth
Taste – not to complex, lighter cherry fruit and earth
Textures – smooth
Finish - light red fruit, I would like a little more but at least it had a finish
still a buy but might think twice if the price goes up.
Red
7/22/2010 - mavericks wrote:
Drank with the folks - seems to be heading south, very hot on the nose and mouth made it a bit hard to taste. The back end was nice and it did cool down a bit after being open.
White
6/21/2010 - mavericks wrote:
Gift from Paul W.

Great white for Oysters and cold seafood
Red
6/2/2009 - mavericks wrote:
With Scott W., MO, and Val at Q for Scott's going away.
Color – Light Cherry read
Appearance – brilliant and clear
Aroma – unfortunately I had a cold and could only get light red fruits and maybe a little smoke
Body – smooth, light body, more of a warm day pinot
Taste – not to complex, fresh light rasberries
Textures – silk and smoth
Finish - fresh light red fruit
Great wine for Salmon or pork on the bbq days when it is warm, a little light right now but very nice and smoth
White
12/25/2008 - mavericks wrote:
Xmas day with some solid fruit, cheese and a few items with chile spice. This did not live up to the G potential food. Might be the age and taken a turn downward. The wine had some floral nose but was missing the tropical fruit and intense flavor we were looking for.
Color – grass yellow but probably going brown
Appearance – Clear
Aroma – Floral but no fruit
Body – A little light on body and intensity
Taste – basically like old grapefruit, not terrible but probably pretty good a few years ago - oops
Finish - almost none
We need to try some Alsace G wines in the future to get a real taste of the grape at it's best, it is on the wish list.
Red
12/25/2008 - mavericks wrote:
On Xmas eve after two duds we finally opend a sure thing. With Valerie and Megan and braised beef short ribs for Dinner. This was a perfect wine with the beef, good acid and fruit but it also had a sweetness that really made it go well with dinner. This wine is a great buy from Holdredge (note to self buy more Zin from H).
Color – nice red/purple
Appearance – Clear but not brilliant
Aroma – Nice soft smells of red fruit, mostly raspberries, and maybe even some sweet jam
Body – Nice heavy body but a good balance of tannin, sweet and crispness
Taste – fresh raspberry, and jam flavors, good balance of acid, tannin and fruit
Finish - A decent medium finish,
This is a good wine with decent structure, enjoy almost anytime but perfect with heavy meats that have fat and salt with the unique sweetness of a zin. This is the wine you want when you bbq on a warm summer night, buy a case and throw a bbq with friends.
Red
12/25/2008 - mavericks wrote:
We opened this in Xmas eve and like the other VJB's I have opened I am not a fan. We have two friends who have relationships with the winery so we have some gift bottles and bottles from our membership. I can't even properly review the wine I was so disappointed. If this was a $10 wine maybe but at their prices I am happy I am no longer a member. Sorry, the family is wonderful, friendly and throws a great party - hopefully some of the other wines will be better. I think I enjoyed their Syrah stay tuned, I really want their wines to be good.
Red
1994 Château Lascombes Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/25/2008 - mavericks wrote:
I bought this with my brother and father in 98 while living in France. I brought it out for Xmas eve, gave it some time out of the bottle and it had good bad, very depression especially knowing I have another bottle of which I have been saving both - time to cry and make a trip to France for some more wine buying.
Red - Sweet/Dessert
12/25/2008 - mavericks wrote:
Xmas eve dinner with Valerie and Megan. This was nice a refreshing after a big meal. Not to much sugar and not to sweet a great buy for the price and we were able to have more than one glass. I don't usually drink late harvest zins but this one is worth buying.
Red
2005 Orin Swift The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
11/19/2008 - mavericks wrote:
With Brian, Jason, Tim and others for Dinner the big football weekend with some bbq. This would have been better with just a big steak, this wine was out of control big (a good thing) I should have bought a case, this is a holy shit wine with huge fruit and tannins.

Color – dark dark red
Appearance – Clear
Aroma – Strong red fruit
Body – Thick texture and a good balance of spice and fruit
Taste – thick big red fruit, leather and chocolate, nice tannin
Finish – Smooth finish of red fruit and leather,
Find the 05 and buy.
Red
11/19/2008 - mavericks wrote:
With Brian, Jason, Tim and others for Dinner the big football weekend with some bbq. A perfect complement, I wish I had bought more of the 04 and need to keep buying a Raf.

Color – dark maroon red
Appearance – Clear
Aroma – Strong red fruit with good pepper up front
Body – medium texture and a good balance of spice and fruit
Taste – nice pepper, light tannin and hints of acid
Finish – Smooth finish of red fruit
This is a great wine with good pepper and fruit for bbq foods and lightly spiced meats.
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