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White
2019 Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Columbia Valley
7/2/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
Continues to be consistently consistent. Paired with Thai and after-dinner conversation - worked well with both.
  • capnfutsal commented:

    8/15/21, 7:31 AM - Thanks for the detail. I would have guessed slightly higher in sugar.

Red
2016 Bodegas Coloma Evandria Selección Garnacha Edición Limitada Vino de la Tierra Extremadura
12/29/2019 - AdieGrey Likes this wine:
90 points
I love this wine. There is something about it that I cant put my finger on that just works for me. Despite it being a bit hot, it goes down like a liquor without being super high alcohol...14.5%...plenty high but not like some cabs I have tried. It all comes together well for me.

The wine looks crimson colored. The legs are slow. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like cherry, fig, black currant (cassis), petrol, cedar, oak, vanilla, cinnamon and rose. It tastes like black currant (cassis), prune, mineral, stoniness, espresso, oak, black pepper, cinnamon, clove, violet, lavender, soy sauce and alcohol/hot. The body is medium. The wine has fleshy texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has high acidity and balanced tannins.
I have no idea what others would think; I wish there were more reviews here to note if my impressions are shared by anyone!
  • capnfutsal commented:

    5/9/20, 6:51 PM - Last Bottle x4. This is a wonderful surpise - from Extremadura?!

White
2016 Cave Vinicole de Kientzheim-Kaysersberg Gewurztraminer Anne de K Alsace Gewürztraminer
5/8/2020 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
To the nose, pear, yellow peach, honey, and tangerine for fruit, with white flower in the mix. On the palate, d'anjou pear, honey, yellow peach, apricot, tangerine with slight lemon for fruit; allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg for the spices which are notable. Full, round mouthfeel with slight petrol, and a relatively longer length. Not as crisp as other gewurzs (or even before with this vintage), but lingers longer - perhaps just past peak. Paired well with shrimp & grits and crabcakes. Great QPR.
  • capnfutsal commented:

    5/9/20, 7:57 AM - Quite different than 22 months ago!

White
2015 Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris Columbia Valley
7/23/2017 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
87 points
Wife at 88; I am at 86. My note is by recall from a blind tasting of different whites (riesling, gewurz, etc.) which was not necessarily fair. This consistently scored the lowest.
It had the right fruits but it was simply flabby. Not crisp and missing acidity. Surprisingly disappointed.
  • capnfutsal commented:

    8/4/17, 6:28 PM - Reading others' notes after I entered mine, I agree with Mike K's detail.

Red
2012 Adelsheim Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
4/8/2016 - capnfutsal wrote:
90 points
On the nose, black cherry, blackberry and black raspberry. On the palate, add slight red fruit. No clear tannins at this age, but still not flabby. Slight white pepper and slight cola, with medium mouthfeel for an OR PN. Very good QPR.
  • capnfutsal commented:

    3/25/17, 5:03 PM - Note - this tasting note was revised about a year later. It was entered for the wrong wine! I apologize for the mistake - hope I did not mislead anyone.
    The author.

Red
2011 Olivier Ravoire Gigondas Red Rhone Blend
12/27/2015 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
Wine tastes very good but cork broke and found this sludge left in bottle when empty. Flawed?
Fruit forward more than expected. Blackberry, boysenberry and black cherry. Silky tannins with adequate structure. Not much earth or oak or choc/cola.
Would buy again if cork and sludge not related.
Your thoughts?
  • capnfutsal commented:

    3/4/17, 5:10 PM - Agree - I think they were unrelated and I may have bought again.

White
2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Columbia Valley
2/2/2016 - srh Likes this wine:
90 points
N: Petrol on top of (perhaps?) peaches/apricots? Floral aspect as it warms.

P: Med body somewhat confounded by the wine's roundness; While having noticeable sweetness [1.95% R.S.], this would work with a WIDE variety of foods because of its [2.95 pH!] *bracing* acidity & slight spritz, at least when first poured. Consistent from vintage to vantage, I'd have NO hesitancy serving this to A-N-Y audience as at LEAST a serviceable accompaniment with "white wine" cuisine! [Score based upon the QPR of COSTCO's everyday $5.99 price.]
  • capnfutsal commented:

    7/29/16, 6:20 PM - Good assessment; agree fully but the petrol is not a deterent. As expected with the volume produced, very consistent vintage by vintage.

Red
2007 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
2/27/2016 - capnfutsal wrote:
89 points
To the nose, black cherry> blackberry > plum and red fruit; earth as forest floor with loam and moss. On the palate, black cherry = blackberry = plum. Med to med-light mouthfeel, with med to med-short length. Threads of tannins add structure. Moderate oak turning to oak and leather as warms further. Some spice, primarily as black pepper. Lime rind, very slight, at end. Great QPR.
  • capnfutsal commented:

    7/8/16, 5:08 PM - Drank again 7/8/16: fruit is primarily cherry (dark and sweet) with plum, blackberry and boysenberry. Some leather and earth tones, with vanilla and NOT too much oak. Tannins are even softer and barely presently. Some minerality and slightly drier as it warmed. Consistent.
    Continued to enjoy it.

  • capnfutsal commented:

    7/8/16, 5:08 PM - Drank again 7/8/16: fruit is primarily cherry (dark and sweet) with plum, blackberry and boysenberry. Some leather and earth tones, with vanilla and NOT too much oak. Tannins are even softer and barely presently. Some minerality and slightly drier as it warmed. Consistent.
    Continued to enjoy it.

Red
2010 Domaine Puig Parahÿ Côtes du Roussillon Georges Red Rhone Blend
12/3/2014 - Tranquility Base Likes this wine:
86 points
Very intriguing wine. It was off-putting at first; my wife hated it and nearly spit it out. But as it sits in the glass, all sorts of unusual flavors and smells come forth. I began to like it very much, although the flavor was quite unstable - it changed rapidly throughout. This wine does capture your attention though, and I will try to purchase more. Very easy to consider given the price.
  • capnfutsal commented:

    2/6/16, 5:47 PM - Deja vu - my wife had the same response! Our notes are similar. I will type them now.

White
2014 Frankland Estate Riesling Isolation Ridge Vineyard Frankland River
10/30/2015 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
Compared to German and Washington State Rieslings, this has grapefruit to nose and palate, with green apple. Even compared to other dry Rieslings, this is shorter and something is missing - perhaps just pear, peach or nectarine are much less perceptible.
  • capnfutsal commented:

    1/9/16, 1:54 PM - Had it again. Certainly drier but I like it. About 90 pts.

Red
2012 Roessler Pinot Noir Black Pine Anderson Valley
10/3/2015 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
This is a summary of notes from 3 tasting over 9 months (very consistent): Black cherry, blackberry, red cherry and strawberry to the nose with a slight floral fragrance and very slight earth. On the palate, black cherry rules with some raspberry also showing - even some licorice. Only very slight leather; slight white pepper; cola is slight to moderate; silky tannins with some acidity; no significant earth. Good structure with moderate length. Awesome value!
  • capnfutsal commented:

    11/13/15, 4:58 PM - Same as above but noted some cranberry as well on palate for bottle #4..

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