Tasting Notes for Pitbozz

(67 notes on 63 wines)

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Red
8/11/2015 - Pitbozz wrote:
90 points
In the sweet spot now! Some tannins remain and the flavours are marrying beautifully.
Red
7/13/2015 - Pitbozz wrote:
90 points
Loaded with flavour and ready to go... This one has legs and will get better over the next 2-4 years!
Red
6/14/2015 - Pitbozz wrote:
92 points
Gorgeous, vibrant colour with a wonderful nose and a pallet that is distinctively oaky with hints of vanilla, green peaches, cloves and tar.
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Red
5/21/2015 - Pitbozz wrote:
94 points
Pulled the cork to see the telltale signs of "compromise"... Held the bottle to my nose and no cardboard, must or other foul odours. Poured a taster and wow, this puppy has promise. Let it decant for an hour and it opened like a blossom in the warm summer air. Complex with fruit, tar, pecans and a hint of smoke. The window was declared as 2008-2012, but this is still strong and ready to go for a couple more.
Red
5/19/2015 - Pitbozz wrote:
90 points
Still tastes great... Jammy with hints of peaches and nuts and a velvety mouth feel
Red
2012 689 Cellars Six Eight Nine Red Oakville Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
5/11/2015 - Pitbozz wrote:
92 points
The nose is light with dark fruit and dissipates quickly, the mouth feel is full with a medium body and a wonderful mixture of prunes, salt and minerals that again dissipates, but not as quickly as the nose. Drink before 2018, unless you want to take a flyer.
Red
3/17/2015 - Pitbozz wrote:
94 points
Enjoyed a bottle of this earlier in the week and it was sublime... Quite a variation from some of the other notes here.
Red
3/3/2015 - Pitbozz wrote:
89 points
Great QPV with a pleasing nose, nice balance and dark berries with a hint of cloves on the pallet.
Red
2011 Masi Campofiorin Veronese IGT Corvina Blend, Corvina (view label images)
3/2/2015 - Pitbozz wrote:
89 points
Nice balance and ready to drink...
Red
3/1/2015 - Pitbozz wrote:
87 points
Light on the tannins but with a good acidity. Very unique flavours that left a favourable impression. Will cellar a few and try again in a few months
Red
2/7/2015 - Pitbozz wrote:
93 points
This bottle was truly sublime... The nose was very much a Toscana with huge floral notes of "Paper Whites" followed by an evolution into the traditional Orthodox cathedral. We chilled this slightly and the most predominant flavours on the pallet were green walnut with hints of pine and tobacco.
Very much looking forward to enjoying this over the next couple of years, as it does not seem to have much to offer to long term aging.
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Red
11/9/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
92 points
This is getting much better with time...
Red
10/24/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
93 points
Enjoyed this bottle very much... Beautiful dark berries with a lengthy finish and excellent balance. The tannins have smoothed out quite nicely and this vintage is in the prime of the drinking window. Could go another 3-5 years, but I would enjoy it now. Excellent QPV
Red
10/13/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
91 points
A beautifully balanced dark berry fruit with gorgeous colour and plenty of leg. This is drinking well right now and has enough stamina to go a couple of more years easily. Fantastic QPV
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Red
9/14/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
92 points
Still young and full of life! Although the alcohol and the tannins are still very present, there is a base behind them with those wonderful grapes that will blend into an amazing experience. Let this sit for a few more years and enjoy.
Red
9/10/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
96 points
Delicioso!! This amarone does display more mineral aspects that most others, but we found this complemented the overall taste. There was some spicy notes along with the sweet fruits. Very well balanced and a lingering finish that makes you want to have another tatse.
Red
9/8/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
92 points
This bottle had a very similar profile to the bottle the night before, but was much more flavourful. For some reason, it was almost like the previous bottle had been watered down. Beautiful red fruits, no orange this time and a smooth velvety finish. Now I feel more comfortable with letting these lie down for a year or two.
Red
9/6/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
89 points
Very subtle nose and light to the initial taste, then the fruits pickup and there is a beautiful taste of orange fruits and a medium length finish that makes you want to try another sip. Interested to see how this tastes after laying down for a few months.
Red
8/6/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
91 points
Outstanding bottle of California Pinot!
Red
9/6/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
flawed
As soon as we peeled the sealer back, you could see the stained cork. Unfortunately, that was the indication that this bottle was indeed "corked". A quick sniff of the contents verified the spoilage.
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Red
9/6/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
93 points
Sublime! Very well balanced tannins with a beautiful bouquet of fruit. The soft, lingering finish just made you want to lift the glass again after it was done. This is definitely ready to drink now and will be great for the next few years.
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Red
8/14/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
91 points
Wonderfully balanced with hints of minerals underlying red fruit, mostly cherries. The tannins were still there but subsiding.
Rosé - Sweet/Dessert
2013 Apothic Rosé California Rosé Blend (view label images)
8/11/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
85 points
Fruity, refreshing and a great finish when well chilled...
Red
7/25/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
92 points
Great balance with wonderful dark fruit, nice tannins and a long finish
Red
7/25/2014 - Pitbozz wrote:
91 points
Nicely balanced, good tannins with lots of dark berries and a hint of tobacco
Red
8/8/2013 - Pitbozz wrote:
88 points
Enjoyed a bottle of this last evening and it was packed with sour cherries! Opened up nicely after an hour or so and will be buying more at $8.95.
Red
11/12/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
87 points
A very good cab with medium tannins that for some reason lose their presence quickly. The red fruit is wonderful and hints of spice and pepper are ever present. Mellows quickly which leads me to believe this will not cellar long term. Drink before 2016.
White
2011 Apothic White California White Blend (view label images)
8/19/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
89 points
Well chilled and on a hot afternoon, this wine is very refreshing! The large fruit and slightly sweet tastes of honey are a wonderful mixture. Really enjoyed this and for the price, it's a bargain.
Red
2008 Zenato Ripassa Ripasso della Valpolicella Superiore Corvina Blend, Corvina (view label images)
6/13/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
91 points
An amazing bottle... The best one yet!
Red
5/22/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
90 points
This wine had a wonderful nose with licorice, tobacco, dark berries and a sublime vanilla finish. Last pour had some crystals and really enjoyed this full bodied merlot.Wish I would have bought more when I could.
Red
4/29/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
90 points
Big, bold, fruity, some tannins and plenty of alcohol... Goes great with a grilled T-Bone and will get better with time. Will try again in a year or so.
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White
4/28/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
89 points
Chilled to 7C and PnP... Amber crystals developed on the wine side of the cork and no BO on the initial nose, but the scents were muted. Soon citrus notes developed and the palette detected marmalade and honey with a very long finish. This one may be past its prime, but I can't wait to enjoy another sip or two on a hot day :-)
Red
4/22/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
91 points
Initial nose had a hint of fruit and plenty of alcohol. The first taste was a little sour but had some berries and cocoa. After a few minutes of decanting the dark cocoa really came to the forefront with the fruit becoming slightly more complex. After an hour of decanting this really opened up with the flavours blending wonderfully and the tannin's still quite evident. A tantalizingly long finish and the fruits have almost disappeared after 2 hours. This will age very nicely and should drink quite well in a couple of more years.
Red
4/12/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
89 points
A gorgeous deep reddish purple hue and a bit of a muted nose on initial corking. It does open up quickly and let's you enjoy the full tannins, plentiful alcohol and the tastes of dark berries, oak, nuttiness with a real "chewy" presentation. After an hour, this started to open up and the flavours blended wonderfully. Has strong aging potential.
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Red
4/10/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
flawed
Sour... Possibly "cooked". Not 100% sure but this one seemed as though it may have been exposed to very warm temperatures during part of it's journey to my glass. Couldn't really get any flavours or aromas from it unfortunately.
Red
4/8/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
91 points
Helluva waft of alcohol on the initial corking with a medium reddish color and a hint of tobacco, graphite and red berries. After an hour of decanting this wine became quite sublime and well balanced with some tannins remaining. Perhaps a good possibility of aging here.
Red
2010 Apothic Red California Red Blend (view label images)
4/4/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
84 points
Thick and jammy with a ton of vanilla. Good QPV at $10
Red
3/17/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
89 points
Opened this bottle and the cork showed a very light red stain and no crystalization. The nose was fruity with a hint of tobacco, but nothing extraordinary. The initial taste was very good with plenty of fruit, some mushrooms and a hint of complexity. As it opened up, the mid palate became much more evident with an earthy taste. This was a very good bottle, but not sure if the $40 purchase price reflected the quality vs value.
Red
3/13/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
94 points
Enjoyed a bottle of this at a steakhouse in Vegas as recommended by the Sommelier. A little pricey at $125 but it was the restaurant.

The wine was simply amazing... A very deep hue of purple leaning towards red, a subtle nose with dark fruit but on the palate it came alive! Complex palate, perfectly balanced tannins and ever evolving flavours. This is drinking great right now and may go for a few more short years. Tried to find some, but apparently ths vintage was only produced as a cuvee of 1,000 cases. We will be trying to find some for the cellar.
Red
3/4/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
91 points
A great big nose full of fruit, a huge mouthful of berries with a hint of chocolate and a dark ruby colour. A fantastic value for those looking to pair with some grilled meat or let stand to enjoy a great, inexpensive glass of wine.
Red
2009 Maculan Brentino Veneto IGT Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/3/2012 - Pitbozz wrote:
79 points
Purchased this bottle a little over a week ago and had a second thought opening it this evening as I usually like to let it rest in the cellar for a while longer. But we decided to try it as we have had good success with this particular wine before. Unfortunately, we were not impressed as it was very disappointing. Upon opening the bottle, the bottom of the cork had little to no indication of wine being in contact with it. A slight red hue but otherwise the cork looked untouched. The first nosing left no discernable aromas or flavours and the first taste was extemely bland. There were no indications of a spoiled bottle, just a pathetic attempt at winemaking. The wine was thin, pale, flavourless and almost void of anything but alcohol. We will not be purchasing this wine again.
Red
2005 Zenato Ripassa Ripasso della Valpolicella Superiore Corvina Blend, Corvina (view label images)
7/10/2011 - Pitbozz wrote:
94 points
D2 nailed it... This has come into it's own in a big way and is ripe for the picking! The nose is very pleasing, the fruits are well combined on the palate and the experience is superb. Enjoy this one for the next couple of years as it has peaked.
Red
11/11/2010 - Pitbozz wrote:
89 points
A wonderful blend of earthiness, typical Chilean cab flavours and red fruit. This went extremely well with a spicy spaghetti dinner while opening up nicely over the evening. Don't under estimate the QPV of this little beauty.
Red
10/1/2010 - Pitbozz wrote:
89 points
Avery interesting wine with a unique flavour profile... The nose is ample with plenty of red fruit and a slight hint of smoke, the leg is bountiful and the flavours include cherries, plums, tobacco and red meat. Ready to drink now and for the next couple of years. An excellent wine at $13.42 CAD.
Red - Fortified
6/12/2010 - Pitbozz Likes this wine:
93 points
Wonderful, clean "jam" on the front of the palate with smooth spicey notes on the finish. A very good port and will age quite nicely... Should have held off a few more years.
Red
6/12/2010 - Pitbozz Likes this wine:
89 points
Displayed many of the typical amarone characteristics, just not in the volume one would expect... Raisins and cherry were there, but slightly muted. Nicely balanced and did not require a decanting. When price is considered, this is a very good value DOC wine.
Red
4/23/2010 - Pitbozz Likes this wine:
89 points
Not the fruit bomb that the '05 is, but still has plenty of presence, a wonderful nose, a similar profile to other Zenato Amarones and will do well with a couple of years in the rack.
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Red
4/1/2010 - Pitbozz wrote:
91 points
Beautiful purple colour with a nose full of cherries and plums. Firm tannin taste with a bouquet of fruit and definitely needed decanting. This will be a very well balanced presentation in the next 2 or 3 years... We enjoyed it tremendously!
Red
2/14/2010 - Pitbozz wrote:
73 points
The nose was slightly more attractive than the taste and neither were worth ever experiencing again. There may not even be much hope for this vintage in the future.
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