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(318 notes on 287 wines)

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White
12/1/2022 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
90 points
Wow, really good. Maybe my first bottle had an issue. Wine was golden in color, lovely aroma, balanced flavors. Nice acidity with medium lenght flavors.
Red
2012 Clos la Gaffelière St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/5/2022 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
91 points
Really nice red cherry core fruit with medium length flavors. Well balanced.
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Red
10/23/2022 - nowine4u wrote:
flawed
Corked
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Red
2010 Château Branas Grand-Poujeaux Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/11/2022 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice fruit & earth flavors; even improved on day 2..great QPR
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Red
8/28/2022 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice on day 2 with scallops and mushroom risotto.
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Red
8/13/2022 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
91 points
Well, opening another bottle (after first post), now am thinking the first bottle consummed must have been defective. This bottle is why I purchased them (after a tasting) in the first place. Wonderful fruit and depth of flavors. Cherry & balanced oak. Medium complexity with medium lenght flavors. Original post should have been "flawed'.
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Red
5/27/2022 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice aroma with some funk (nice); good fruit flavor that lingers.
Red
4/11/2022 - nowine4u wrote:
88 points
Well, compared to my last bottle, this bottle is somewhat better. Not sure if its bottle variation or time? The color is dark, nice aroma; some sweet fruit, but still acidic & tart; definitely an improvement, but still not great.
Red
3/21/2022 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
89 points
Mild aroma, with some funk, soft red fruit with slight amount of strawberry flavor.
Red
N.V. Paul Avril Le Petit Vin d'Avril Vin de Table Français Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
3/20/2022 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
90 points
A little jammy when first opened, but went away with 30min decant. Very smooth, wonderful plum & cherry flavors, with a hint of spice. No noticeable tannis. Good structure & well balanced. Drink now.
White
3/5/2022 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
91 points
Very light translucent gold color. Mild pineapple & tropical fruit flavors with the right amount of acidity. Well balanced throughout. Long lingering flavors. Really enjoyed on day 2.
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Red
Shipment arrived today. Had no patience to wait. 4hr decant. Wonderful red candied fruit. Light clear bright color. Very pleasant taste. Disjointed, but understandable at this point. Needs several years to come together. Really pleased with this purchase. Potential of 91pts with time..
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Red
12/29/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
95 points
Beautiful wine. Wonderful dark rich cherry and chocolate flavor with the right amount of spice. Low acidity with fully resolved tannins. Medium length finish.
Red
12/28/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
88 points
Improved slightly since last consumed.
Red
12/16/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice strawberry/cherry flavors with spice & oak. Limited complexity, but very enjoyable.
Red
2009 Château des Annereaux Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/13/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
91 points
From last consumed bottle in 2019, the wine has improved. Still needs a 2hr decant. Slight orange tint at the outer rim in glass, nice aroma, good earth and fruit flavors. Still slight tart cherry during finish, but no metalic taste effects as last noted in 2019. Nice QPR..
Red
11/16/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
91 points
Wow, really enjoyable. Pinot like, but not. Unique flavors, focused with long lingering strawberry flavors.
Red
10/6/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
92 points
Wonderful wine. Good structure and balance. Nice fruit flavors with complexity and length. Outstanding QPR.
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Red
9/6/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
flawed
First of two bottles in cellar. Ok after 30min decant; good fruit flavor, medium body; not complex with limited length; faded very quickly after 2hrs, even to the point where I poured out the remaining amount. I rarely do this.. disappointed
Red
8/11/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
90 points
As compared to my first bottle which seemed to be over-oaked, this bottle was more balanced with good fruit flavor.
Red
2019 Altovinum Evodia Calatayud Garnacha, Grenache (view label images)
6/11/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
this was pretty good; 89pts... would buy again
Red
7/1/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
91 points
The right balance of wonderful fruit flavor and acidity with slate/soil influences. Outstanding QPR.
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Red
6/4/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
88 points
Good fruit flavor that lingers. Light to medium body.
Red
5/25/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
88 points
Typical solid good value Rhone.
Red
5/15/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
87 points
Minimum aroma, light body, lacks fruit flavors; decent acidity; lacks complexity; short finish.
Red
5/8/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
flawed
Bad bottle or past drink window. Orange or light brown in glass at outer edge. Prune like taste. Had to pour out.
Red
5/13/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
90 points
Improved since last time consumed. Good balance with pleasant fruit profile. Medium complexity and length. Drink now.
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Red
4/20/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
91 points
Very enjoyable. Nice structure. Well balanced with good fruit profile. Medium length flavor
White
4/6/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
90 points
Really nice, well balanced wine. Solid throughout. Drank my other bottles too soon. Drink now.
Red
4/3/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
91 points
Really nice wine. Great aroma. Well balanced, with good acidity. Long lingering fruit flavors.
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Red
3/13/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
89 points
Wine has improved since last consumed bottle in 2018. More balanced & rounded fruit flavors.
Red
3/1/2021 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
91 points
Really enjoyed this wine. Good color, some funky or barnyard flavors but with a nice sweet fruit backbone. The Syrah proportion seems to dominate, however in a very good way. Wish I purchased more. Amazing QPR.
Red
2013 Cortello Napa Valley Red Blend (view label images)
2/7/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
88 points
Subdued aroma & fruit flavor, not too complex.
Red
2/6/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
flawed
Second out of four bottles purchased that was flawed. Brett present. Had to dump it out.. disappointed.
Red
1/21/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
90 points
Medium red color, oak infused cherry aroma, soft tart entry, light body and mouthfeel, integrated tannis with balanced acidity, with long lingering flavors. Nice flavor profile.
Red
2013 Orin Swift Papillon Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/14/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
91 points
Lively color, medium aroma, dark red fruit with chocolate and spice. Medium length finish. Drink now.
Red
1/2/2021 - nowine4u wrote:
91 points
Very nice balanced wine with complexity and long finish. Mild tannis still present which should allow to last a couple of more years.
Red
12/30/2020 - nowine4u wrote:
91 points
Nice aroma, slightly diminished color, but wonderful soft fruit with resolved tannis. Medium complexity, long finish.
Red
12/28/2020 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
92 points
Really delicate floral aroma with soft light red fruit that lingers. Really enjoyed over several hours.
Red
12/25/2020 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
86 points
Recent risky purchase of a re-coked wine, but wanted to be able to experience an older St Emilion wine at an affordable price. I knew not to expect much, but pleasantly surprised. Light orange burnt tint rimmed the outer glass. Little aroma, but after 1hr of being open, surprisingly the wine tasted lively with very mild red fruit with a lot of leather. Thin, but fairly long one dimensional finish.Thought there might be more earth flavors, but if actually complemented some aged gouda and other hard cheeses.
Red
2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/25/2020 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted for 3hrs. Drinking very well at this point. Big, but very elegantly balanced wine. Nice complexity with very pleasant long finish.. A little sweet for my taste, but still so good.
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Red
12/14/2020 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
88 points
Well put together, but for me lacks complexity.
Red
12/9/2020 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
86 points
Not sure if more time is needed to integrate, but oak dominates from the opening of the cork, throughout the medium length taste profile. Getting past the oak, enjoyed the addition of the Syrah and Cab which rounds out the medium body wine.
Red
12/4/2020 - nowine4u Does not like this wine:
84 points
No fruit left.. Not sure what has happened with this wine, but not pleasant at this point. Structure seems to be present, but just experience the acidity in the wine. Tannis are present, but not over powering. Disappointed..
Red
12/2/2020 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
89 points
Very nice surprise. Medium aroma with a good swirl in the glass. Soft & balanced acidity with mild round cherry flavor including leather, oak and smoke. Moderate complexity. Planning on purchasing more to put away for several more years, even though can drink now with a good decant..
Red
11/7/2020 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
89 points
Light color & body. Decent fruit flavor. Was hoping for more complexity & depth of flavors.
Red
10/21/2020 - nowine4u wrote:
86 points
Not so good on day one with 1hr of decanting. Funky aroma Better on day 2, but just not for me. I really enjoy Zin's, but not a fan of this particular flavor profile. Light aroma and body. Disjointed. Would not buy again.
Red
2012 Campo Eliseo Toro Tinta de Toro, Tempranillo (view label images)
10/10/2020 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
89 points
Very enjoyable. Dark fruit, full body, good acidity. Modern style, with a lot of oak.
White
2015 JC Cellars The First Date Sonoma County White Rhone Blend (view label images)
9/29/2020 - nowine4u Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice blend. Drank over two days. Held up well. Would purchase again.
White
9/22/2020 - nowine4u wrote:
90 points
Wonderful aroma, good color, medium body, acidity & finish. Wish I had purchased more.
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