Tasting Notes for EFrohmader

(593 notes on 396 wines)

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Red
2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
3/19/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Cherry, raspberry, leather, tobacco, dried herbs, spice. Medium-plus body, acidity, and dusty tannins. Medium-long finish. Went well with pizza. 2-4 years to peak.
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Red
3/14/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
94 points
Black raspberry, sweet tobacco, stewed plums, violets, black pepper, fig. Fragrant. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-light, velvety tannins. Long finish. Probably at or (maybe) just slightly past peak, but so delicious now. Went well with steak.
Red
3/29/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Cherry, blueberry, cola, sandalwood, cinnamon, spice. Medium body & acidity. Medium-light, velvety tannins. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next 3-4 years.
Red
3/6/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Boysenberry, dark cherry, nutmeg, caramel, black pepper, cigar box. Medium-full body. Medium acidity & fine tannins. Medium-plus finish.
White
3/5/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Apple, pear, creme brûlée, nutmeg, ginger, crushed sea shells. Medium body & acidity. Medium-long finish. Went well with chicken pot pie.
Red
2/28/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Cassis, black raspberry, cigar box, ash, sweet tobacco, coffee. Medium-full body. Medium acidity. Medium-plus, dusty tannins. Medium-long finish. Probably another 1-2 years to peak.
Red
2/26/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Black raspberry, dark cherry, black pepper, baking spice, toasty oak. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity & tannins. Medium-plus finish. Went well with brisket. Drink now or in the next 2-3 years.
Red
2/21/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Cassis, plum, cigar box, tobacco, ash, black pepper. Medium-full body. Medium acidity. Medium-pus tannins. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next 4-5 years. Might still improve.
White
2/20/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Baked apple, creme brûlée, pineapple, vanilla, nutmeg. Medium body & acidity. Medium-plus finish.
Red
2/19/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Tar, roses, cherry, raspberry, leather, cedar, black pepper. Medium-plus body, acidity, & tannins. Medium-long finish. Good now, but will probably improve fo 5+ years since it was best after decanting several hours.
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Red
2/13/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
92 points
Black cherry, blueberry, smoke, clove, cedar, black pepper. Medium-plus body. Medium-minus tannins. Medium acidity. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next 4-5 years.
Red
2/12/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
93 points
Red raspberry, pomegranate, rose petals, crushed granite, balsa wood, spice. Medium body & acidity. Medium-long finish. At or near peak.
Red
2/7/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Boysenberry, dark cherry, baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove), white pepper, dark chocolate. Medium-full body. Medium acidity & tannins. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next 3-4 years.
Red
2/6/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Strawberries, raspberry, violets, garrigue, spice, crushed rocks. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity & tannins. Medium-plus finish. Drink now or in the next 4-5 years.
Red
2/5/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Cassis, plum, violets, cigar box, graphite. Medium-full body. Medium acidity & tannins. Drink now or in the next ~4 years.
Red
2/5/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark cherry, dark chocolate, spice, dried herbs. Medium body, acidity, & dusty tannins. Medium-plus finish. Drink now or in the next ~3 years.
Red
1/31/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
92 points
Cassis, tobacco, cigar box, charcoal, dark chocolate. Medium-full body. Medium-minus, dusty tannins. Medium acidity. Medium-long finish.
Red
1/30/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Blackberry/boysenberry pie, white pepper, baking spices. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-light tannins. Medium-plus finish. Drink in the next 2-3 years.
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White
1/24/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Golden apple, apricot, white flowers, creme brûlée, sea spray. Medium body & acidity. Medium-plus finish.
Red
1/22/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Blackberry, blueberry, baking spice, cola, tea. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-minus tannins. Medium-plus finish. Good now, but might be a year or two to peak.
Rosé
1/22/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Strawberry, melon, grapefruit, mango. Medium body, acidity, & finish.
Red
2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
1/29/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Leather, cedar, dried cherries, raspberry, spice, earth. Medium-plus body, acidity, dusty tannins, & finish. Good now, but 2-4 years to peak.
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Red
1/22/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Blackberry, blueberry pie, black pepper, violets, cedar. Medium-full body. Medium acidity & dusty tannins. Medium-long finish. At or near peak. Drink in the next 3-4 years.
Red
1/17/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark cherry, blackberry, tea, baking spices (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg). Medium body & acidity. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next 3-4 years. I meant to grab the Cider Ridge Chardonnay, but it still went pretty well with crab cakes.
Red
1/16/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Tar, blackberry, dark chocolate, toasted oak, vanilla. Full-minus body. Medium acidity. Medium-plus, dusty tannins. Medium-plus finish.
Red
1/16/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Blackberry, baked plum, cedar, leather, mocha, violets, spice. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity & tannins. Medium-plus finish.
Red
1/15/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Black raspberry, boysenberry, Asian five spice, white pepper, toasted oak. Medium-full body. Medium acidity & tannins. Medium-long finish. Still on the early end of its drinking window.
White
1/10/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Butterscotch, creme brûlée, Meyer lemon, white flowers, apricot, wet rock. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next few years.
Red
1/9/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Cassis, cigar box, sweet tobacco, blackberry, ash, vanilla. Medium-full body. Medium acidity & tannins. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next 5 years.
White
2018 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc Columbia Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/3/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Pear, mango, Meyer lemon, grassiness, vanilla, creaminess. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-long finish. Went well with sweet and sour shrimp.
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Red
1/2/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Red cherry, red raspberry, orange peel, tea, baking spice. Medium body & acidity. Medium-plus finish. Drink now or in the next 3-4 years.
Red
12/25/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
93 points
Candied apple, pomegranate, slate, spice, tea, rose petals. Medium body & acidity. Medium-long finish. Ready now or in the next 3-4 years.
Red
12/24/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Blackberry, lavender, olive brine, white pepper, iron. Medium body & acidity. Medium-plus finish. Drink now or in the next 3-5 years.
Red
12/23/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Boysenberry, black raspberry, dark cherry, dark chocolate, white pepper, toasted oak. Medium-full body. Medium-plus acidity & tannins. Medium-long finish. Could probably use another year, but good now.
Red
12/13/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Blackberry, black raspberry, violets, fennel, white pepper, charcoal. Medium body & acidity. Medium-light tannins. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next ~3 years.
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White
12/30/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Lychee, cinnamon, mandarin orange, nutmeg, ginger, clove. Fragrant. Medium-minus body. Medium acidity. Medium-long finish.
Red
12/25/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
92 points
Boysenberry, dark cherry, dark chocolate, blackberry, baking spice, white pepper. Medium-full body. Medium acidity & tannins. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next 3-4 years.
Red
1/1/2021 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Apple, ripe red raspberry, baking spice, crushed granite, tea. Medium body & acidity. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next 3-4 years.
Red
2017 DeLille Cellars Métier Red Columbia Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
12/29/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Strawberry, raspberry, tar, roast meat, black pepper, blackberry, violets. Medium body & acidity. Medium-light tannins. Medium-plus finish. Drink now or in the next 3-4 years.
Red
12/28/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Blackberry, black raspberry, violets, roast meat, cigar box, white pepper. Medium-full body. Medium acidity. Medium-plus tannins. Medium-long finish. Might be 1-2 years to peak, but good now. Drink in the next 5 years.
Red
12/26/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
92 points
Tasted as a vertical with the 2011/2012 vintages. Blackberry, cassis, plum, ash. Medium-full body. Medium acidity. Medium-plus tannins. Medium-long finish. I would guess this needs 1-3 years to reach peak.
Red
12/26/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
92 points
Tasted as a vertical with the 2011/2013 vintages. Cassis, blackberry, cigar box, ash. Medium-full body. Medium acidity. Medium-plus, dusty tannins. Medium-long finish. Might not be at peak yet and I’d guess it still has at least 6 years left in its drinking window.
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Red
12/26/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
92 points
Tasted as a vertical with the 2012/2013 vintages. Cassis, tobacco, forest floor, violets, black raspberry. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-minus, velvety tannins. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next 3-4 years.
Red
11/21/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
94 points
Sweet tobacco, cigar box, currant, red cherry, rose petals, spice box. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-minus, sweet tannins. Medium-long finish. At or near peak, but at least 2-4 years before it might start to decline.
Red
11/20/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
91 points
Blackberry, cassis, cigar box, black pepper, pencil lead, rocks. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-light tannins. Medium-long finish.
Red
12/27/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
92 points
Black raspberry, boysenberry, tar, leather, spice, dark chocolate. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-light tannins. Medium-plus finish. Drink now or in the next 2-3 years.
Red
12/6/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Blackberry, iron, olive brine, potpourri. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-light tannins. Medium-plus finish. Drink now or in the next 2-4 years.
Red
12/20/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
90 points
Blackberry, fresh tilled soil, tar, smoke, crushed rock. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity & tannins. Medium-long finish. Not my preferred style, but still a good wine.
Red
12/12/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
92 points
Raspberry, red apple, tea, spice, forest floor, crushed granite. Medium body & acidity. Medium-long finish. Drink now or in the next 3-4 years.
Red
12/11/2020 - EFrohmader Likes this wine:
92 points
Blackberry, sour blueberry, potpourri, iron, white pepper, olive brine. Medium-plus body. Medium acidity. Medium-light tannins. Medium-long finish. Drink now, or in the next 3-5 years.
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