Tasting Notes for capnfutsal

(578 notes on 412 wines)

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Red
11/27/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
To the nose, black fruit with slight red, and some oak. On the palate, fruit forward, but not a fruit bomb, with a nice mouthfeel. Black cherry > black raspberry > blackberry > red raspberry & cherry >plum. Balanced front and back. Spices of white & black pepper and all spice similarly. Tannins providing structure in laces. Not complex with 1.5, maybe 2 layers, but very pleasant. Paired well with spicy shrimp & chorizo plus grits.
White
11/25/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
91 points
Consistent with Nov 2020 notes, but further developed with slightly more spice, more honey and increased creaminess.
White
11/25/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
A good representation of the varietal.
White
11/25/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
Consistent with previous notes. Paired well with Thanksgiving dinner (turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes).
Rosé
11/26/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
91 points
Perhaps as close as one can find to provence style in the US (at least in Virginia).
Red
11/26/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
Consistent with previous note (Nov 2020).
White
11/20/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
On the palate, the grapefruit and gooseberry clearly stand out above any lemon grass or cat pee. Great liveliness and good salinity balance.
Paired very well with grilled swordfish, and even held up against wild salmon grilled.
White
11/19/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
Consistent with previous vintages (can refer to those notes).
White
11/12/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
Group score. Consistent with previous vintages, with a cold, blue steel edge to it.
Rosé
11/13/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
92 points
Group score. Consistent with character in previous notes.
Rosé
11/13/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
Group score. Consistent with previous vintages.
White
11/12/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
Group score. Consistent with previous vintages.
White
11/18/2021 - capnfutsal wrote:
90 points
Group score. More grapefruit and less cat pee than expected.
Red
11/7/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
Shared with a group and notes per recall. Did not need decanting. Slightly more fruit forward and less pepper than Fr. style grenache; definitely less spice than Sp. style garnacha. Tanins are now soft and in laces. Everyone liked it.
Rosé
10/30/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
Consistent with previous vintages overall but slightly more similar to the recent Gentle Pressed. Wonderful balance of fruit. Nice liveliness with proper salinity.
Red
10/30/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
91 points
To the nose, blackberry and black cherry with slight forest, plus faint eucalyptus. On the palate, cherry (black and red), blackberry/cassis, and a mix of raspberry, cranberry and plum for fruit. Some forest/herbaceous and forest floor. More black pepper than white pepper, which override other spices. While 14.5%, it does not appear hot, yet dryness may be more from ethanol than from tannins which were in laces. Slightly more fruit forward than, and not as complex as, expected but worked well after a rose for a group dinner (grilled lamb and sirloin burgers).
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White
10/23/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
To the nose, honeysuckle stands out. On the palate, slight peach (white > yellow), green apple, honeydew melon. Slightly salty, more than expected. Medium mouthfeel and short length. A nice blend and still lively.
White
10/23/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
To the nose, lemon, honey and white flower. On the palate, same fruit plus pear and honeydew melon. Smooth, round mouthfeel, almost petrol-like. Medium to med-long length for chenin blanc. Very good.
Red
10/22/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
Consistent with previous note.
Red
10/9/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
91 points
Opens up after 45 min after decanting. To the nose, dark and slight red fruit initially, becoming only dark after opens up. This is a slightly less dry, more fruity, and less oaky tempranillo. Nice tannins in threads at this date. Looking forward to more.
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White
10/8/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
Consistent with previous notes. Paired well with Thai.
White
10/8/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
To the nose, white and yellow peach with white flower. On the palate, peach (white & yellow) with slight apricot. Slight allspice touch especially at the end. Medium mouthfeel and medium length. Slightly more salinity and less crispness than I recall from prior vintages - probably at prime for this vintage. Drank as after-dinner drink. Drink now.
Red
10/1/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
Much better once it opens up after 50 minutes. To the nose, black cherry, blackberry and dark plum, with cigar box and some oak. On the palate, the same fruits with slight black raspberry joining. Hint of vanilla and smoke at this age. Tannins are soft and almost hidden by the heat (14.5%). Medium mouthfeel and medium length. Recommend drinking in the next two years with a 50-60 minute decant.
Red
2016 Rôtie Cellars Northern Blend Walla Walla Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
9/25/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
Wine changes substantially as it warms and opens up. To the nose, not much: dark fruit, some woods and forest, and very slight meat (esp. at 67F before opens). On the palate, blackberry >> black raspberry, black cherry > red raspberry or cherry; slight licorice. Very slight vanilla/leather, and no meat or vegetal on the palate. Soft tannins now, in shoe laces, barely providing support. Medium mouthfeel with medium length. Adequately fresh but some heat (alc 14.4%). Paired well with grilled steak.
White
9/24/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
I scored it 88; wife gave it 90. Apricots and honey, from out-of-the-gate. Plush, very full mouthfeel and medium length. Very good but sweeter than expected and losing acidity. Drink now.
Red
9/11/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
To the nose, dark fruit much more than red fruit. Opens up quickly. Very slightly herbaceous or green pepper. On the palate, dark fruit (black plum, blackberry, black cherry) much more than red (red cherry). Some spice, mostly as black pepper. Very slight forest floor and green pepper. No smoke but slight leather or tobacco. Tannins in laces. Medium mouthfeel with a short length for bordeaux-style blend. Paired well with salmon plus chipotle butter and rice. Drinks well as an everyday, joven-type wine.
Red
9/5/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
Consistent with previous scores and notes (2014 vintage note on 4/25/21).
Red
9/4/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
87 points
Consistent with previous notes (for details, see 3/27/21). Not complex but a good, simple red. Paired well with pepper turkey burgers on the grill. Drink soon.
White
9/3/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
Consistent with prior and subsequent vintages (2017 & 2019). Good spice on the nose and palate. Slightly drier style, as expected. Full mouthfeel and medium length compared to a typical riesling. Paired very well with Thai food (masaman curry, ginger fried rice).
White
8/28/2021 - capnfutsal wrote:
89 points
To the nose, honeydew melon. On the palate, cold steel then honeydew melon and green pear, with lemon curd, and very slight fennel and tangerine as it warms. Slight spice, especially at the finish. A medium mouthfeel; length is now shorter. Felt slightly hot (> 14% alc). Paired well with scallops in pepper salsa plus grits. Although it was more durable than the 2018, drink now for the 2017.
White
8/27/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
This historically is my favorite of the CSM rieslings. Like past vintages, it is more like a good Kabinett than standard CSM riesling - crisper and more acidic with white peach, apple and pear on the palate without being too fruity or sweet. This one may be just past prime now so shame on me. Not a big surprise that it did not pair was well with Thai food as other spicier rieslings or gewurz, but still special. Drink now.
Red
8/20/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
Opens up after about 45 minutes. To the nose, dark fruit. On the palate, black cherry, with very slight currant and black raspberry. Slight oak, soft tannins in shoe laces. Medium mouthfeel and length. Not very complex. Strangely gets sweeter at end of taste rather than becoming drier. Drink now.
White
8/21/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice color. To the nose, peach and honey. On the palate, peach (white and yellow), apricot and honey plus melon - better yet, honeydew melon. A faint tangy, citrus-like note, either orange, orange pith or mandarin. A very slight effervescence on the first glass. Mouthfeel is very round while not overly heavy or sappy but feels like honey. Length is medium-long for a PM. Good salinity. It does run slightly hot (alcohol 14.3%) but all the pluses override this. Still quite lively; probably a good year remaining for this vintage.
Red
8/14/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
85 points
See previous note. Drink now.
Red
2018 Cauzón Spain Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
8/13/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
87 points
Selected at dinner at Restaurant Adarra, Richmond, VA.
A natural Tempranillo (promote natural wines at this restaurant). Does not need decanting now. Not complex but paired well with Basque- and Spanish-based foods.
White
7/30/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
Consistent with previous notes for this vintage and earlier vintages.
The best under $10 wine pairing with Thai food, hands-down, IMHO.
White
8/2/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
Consistent with previous note (last month). Drink now, and best when very cold at this stage.
Red
8/1/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
Beautiful deep purple color. To the nose, a mix of blackberry, blueberry and black cherry with pepper. On the palate, the same fruits - not a fruit bomb but Western more than Rhone. Clearly white pepper over black pepper for standout spices. Only faint gamey or meatiness with very slight forest floor. Tannins in fine threads already. Was not decanted at restaurant but no problem - drank over two hours. Medium mouthfeel and medium length. While not complex, it is also not basic. Has good acidity and liveliness.
Rosé
7/24/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
Consistent with previous vintages. Very much provence-style. Nice contrast to EM's new Quaker Run rose.
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Rosé
7/24/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
90 points
Consistent with 7/4 notes.
White
7/23/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
87 points
Ave of wife's and my score. To the nose, not overly fragrant. Pear > honey melon > peach. On the palate, first notice the round mouthfeel (slightly more than other western albarinos but more than galician). Again, pear, peach (w>y), and honey for fruit, with a very slight lemon pith near the finish. Slight spice when coldest. Salinity slightly more than other western albarinos. DRINK COLD.
White
7/16/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
88 points
To the nose, a real blend of fruit: pear, peach, honey, apricot. On the palate, yellow peach stands out with pear, white peach, green apple and honey, plus slight apricot, melon and cantaloupe, joining; very slight citrus presence with passion fruit and pineapple. Spice (allspice, but mostly nutmeg, thyme and sage) starts subtle but is noteworthy. Still fair acidity and liveliness, even a very slight effervescence. Full, round mouthfeel with medium length. Drink by Labor Day 2021.
White
7/18/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
86 points
To the nose, a mix of fruit: pear, melon, peach, apple, and faint papaya. Similar fruit on the palate, with bosc pear foremost. No longer as crisp, with a rounder mouthfeel and an expected short length compared to albarino in general. Drink NOW.
Red
7/17/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
Consistent with 5/29 note. 88-89 score.
Red
7/9/2021 - capnfutsal Likes this wine:
89 points
Consistent with prior note.
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