Tasting Notes for camacu

(50 notes on 48 wines)

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Rosé
9/5/2011 - camacu wrote:
80 points
I didn't have any personally, but A says.. "eh"
Red
7/2/2011 - camacu wrote:
85 points
A little sharp at opening. also tight on the first few sips. tasted of darker fruit, but nothing really standing out front. opened somewhat with time, but still didn't get to a point of having enough real flavor of its own. not bad, but,, nothing to really make me want to stock up.
White - Sweet/Dessert
5/28/2011 - camacu wrote:
70 points
very, VERY sweet. Too sweet, with nothing really to make the sweetness even a little bit appealing. There was no acidity to speak of, which brings me to..Apricot, like you would get the syrup out of a delmonte can. I sensed nothing that would have balanced the almost cloying syrupy thickness. Mouth feel became throat feel, and you knew exactly where the wine was, as it made its slippery trail along your throat. There weren't too many of these,, nobody could finish more than an sip, or two.
Red
5/3/2011 - camacu wrote:
75 points
Thin,, almost no aroma. Nothing very interesting on the palette, almost watery. Not offensive, exactly,, just not enough going on to bother about. I kept thinking, there would be a late bloom, or something,, but, nothing. A called it,, " a waste of a clean glass"
White - Sweet/Dessert
5/3/2011 - camacu wrote:
70 points
Almost overpowering aroma of thick, too ripe fruit. A thought it smelled like perfume,, without the alcohol bite. Pretty much describes the taste, too. Too thick, too sweet, too everything,, except tasty. Even cold, we couldn't finish the glass.
Red
12/24/2010 - camacu wrote:
89 points
Smoky, dark fruit, both in color, and aroma. A little strong on first taste,, but openning nicely after a short visit in the glass. Soft leathery taste, them prunes, and little back note of brighter berries, and coffee. Easy to get used to.. a nice compliment to some chili, and cool weather.
Red
11/28/2010 - camacu wrote:
86 points
Agree with other posts, real tight upon opening. Dark fruit, finally. Good aroma but cleaner than the color might suggest.
Red
11/28/2010 - camacu wrote:
85 points
This was reccomended to accompany Thanksgiving dinner. People seemed to enjoy it. It seemed to go along with the usual foods pretty well,, Nothing either offensive, or stand-out, though. The color was nice, clear ruby, not much aroma,, and not really so much body, that it got in the way of having another glass. I would use this for another gathering, but might look for something a little deeper for a more personal experience.
White - Off-dry
11/28/2010 - camacu wrote:
I can't say I know enough about Reislings to make a quality judgement. I purchased this for a Thanksgiving gathering. My initial impression was, that it was too sweet for my taste. According to Tino, who's opinion I respect on many things, especially Reisling.. thought it was "pretty good", and that he'd consider buying some himself. I'll see if that happens.
Red
11/4/2010 - camacu wrote:
84 points
We're not usually big Syrah fans, but do like a nice Cab. The blend here works pretty well,, even if this should have been tasted some time ago. LIke the other comments,,nice body, but not so sharp or heavy that you couldn't stand another sip. Tobacco, vanilla, and dark, leathery cherries seem to be the main tastes. Can't pin the nose though. Saw the comments abot burned rubber but,, not that strong, at this late date. Worth a sip,, but I wish I had found it last year..
Red
10/31/2010 - camacu wrote:
82 points
Nothing that you would call bad about this one.. just nothing you would call great, either.. Kind of on the thin side,,but fruuity thin..
Red
9/24/2010 - camacu wrote:
82 points
Nothing too extraordinary about this one. A gift from in-laws recent NM visit. Pleasant enough, a ltttle thin, some cherry in the middle, but not so much that you had to notice, if you didn't want to.
Red
6/23/2010 - camacu wrote:
90 points
Held up nicely s with dinner of braised short ribs, without being too overpowering. For a wine with this much alcohol, I wasn't getting the raw heat that would make it an unpleasant accompaniement. Had another glass, or so, a while after the food, and it had smoothed itself a little more. Cherries, smoke, and just enough of a follow-through to make you want some more, but not right this minute..I enjoyed it.
Red
12/27/2009 - camacu wrote:
86 points
nice.. popped for a glass, with no real expectations of anything special. Pleasant fruity, pepper, then a little more complex with time. Dark cherry, plum, some other berry tastes, and more pepper. pleasant enough..but give it some air first.
Red
12/29/2009 - camacu wrote:
87 points
Dark, but thin purple, with a pale edge. Fragrant dark fruit, and pepper which follow through on the taste. Without air, the pepper comes off as acidity, but opens a bit with a little time. Still not too complicated after some air, but pleasantly balanced sweet, and spicy. The peppery finish seems smoothed by a touch of chocolate, and dark fruit, but not as sweet as the opening cherry jam, plum maybe.. Wasn't wild about it at first sip,,but makes a decent sipper, without getting too complex.
Red
12/20/2009 - camacu wrote:
94 points
Delicious! Full bodied, but not heavy, or hot. Dark fruit, aromas of faint floral notes. A finish that makes you close your eyes, and hope it doesn't stop. Yeah, I like this one..a lot!
Red
12/20/2009 - camacu wrote:
86 points
A got this as a gift, and I helped myself to a few glasses while working late. Didn't really expect too much, but was pleasantly surprised at the overall drinkability. Nothing earth-shattering, but nice balanced red fruit, with just enough tannin to feel like you're drinking something decent. Not too much on the finish, but no acidic aftertaste, either. Other reviews give me an idea what it probably cost, and the $20 range seems high,... but it makes it an even nicer gift.
Red
5/30/2009 - camacu wrote:
65 points
At first, just hot fruit. No real taste, or anything pleasant. Given a few hours to settle, heat is gone, leaving only watery fruit. I hate to do this, ever.. but poured it down the sink.
Red
5/21/2009 - camacu wrote:
69 points
Not too much good to say about this one. A almost wouldn't try it based on the aroma in the glass I had poured myself. Gave it some air time, and came back,,still real strong. Where you might say herbal and cassis, we found more like underbrush and acetone. Almost muddy, no real balance, just heat.
Ok, next day..hoping for the best, but only a little better. Based on the other more positive reviews, I'm going to call this a bad bottle, and chalk it up to poor storage somewhere, or something.
Red
5/8/2009 - camacu wrote:
85 points
Very fruity, dark preserve type fruit. Not like real fruit, but the sweetened preserve version. Not especially spicy. not really especially anything noticable beyond the sweet fruit. Medium bodied. Probably should have let it sit for a while, might have developed a little better.
Red
3/29/2009 - camacu wrote:
80 points
pretty thin at first.. slipped in some cream, or clear as it sat in the glass a while. Peppery fruit.. not bad.
Red
3/28/2009 - camacu wrote:
80 points
nothing out of the ordiary...other CH Lots have been much better. Can't recall one this thin. I guess that's the chance you take, but I'm sure I'll gamble on another Lot down the road.
Red
12/30/2008 - camacu wrote:
92 points
Very dark, and clear garnet color. Aroma of dark fruit, ripe cherries, up close. Spicy, and nicely dry, but letting you delight in the fruit for a long time. I'll be getting more.
Red
12/30/2008 - camacu wrote:
85 points
Very dark, almost black purple. Aroma was quite strong, at first, and settled to a nice, pungent dark fruit warmth. Taste did likewise, sharp at first sip, then opened to cherry, but still with a drier mouth feel. We had this as a sipper, and would try it again, but with food.
White
12/30/2008 - camacu wrote:
75 points
Not very much aroma at opening. Nothing unpleasant, kind of clean, but not much to get excited about. Taste didn't change my mind much either. Not a lot of oaky flavoring, which I thought was going to be a good thing. Turns out, not too much other flavoring either. Nothing offensive, just nothing to make you want more.
White - Off-dry
12/2/2008 - camacu wrote:
85 points
I'm still getting acquainted with Reisling, trying to find the balance between sweet & dry. This one came down a little on the sweet side for me. nice pale gold color, and sort of a slippery stone aroma. Sweet pear, or peach fruit taste with mineral-ish feel. Pleasant enough, with dinner, but not quite as complex as I might have liked.
Red
12/2/2008 - camacu wrote:
86 points
Nice aroma, if maybe a little thin. Nice clear, dark ruby color. Went nicely with the Scallopini in red sauce. Smoother than a Chianti might, but A thought there was a little aftertaste that couldn't be called "finish". I liked a little more, and would have it again with similiar foods.
White
7/15/2008 - camacu wrote:
82 points
Clear, pale straw color in the glass. Pretty tart citrus nose with sweet pears and apple. Clean taste, on the sweet side, but nice acidity for balance. Not a long finsh, but refreshing. Would try it again.
Red
6/11/2008 - camacu wrote:
80 points
A liked it a lot more than I did. She thought it was nice, without being too sweet.. I thought it was all fruit.
White
5/21/2008 - camacu wrote:
90 points
Very nice pale straw color. crisp, clean fruit aroma, only a little sharp acidity. tasted chilled.. very nice,, pear mostly, a little grapefruit-y. smooth, but no heavy butter taste at all. again, very clean, crisp minerality..and fruit that could have ended up on the sweet side,, but balanced very nicely.
White
5/7/2008 - camacu wrote:
84 points
pale, almost clear in color, with hints of dried stone fruits and some melon on the nose. wasn't especially impressed with the first taste, or two.. but a little time in the glass, and a little warmer brought some nice acidity and a little more development to the taste..not a real long finish, but pleasant enough.
Red
4/18/2008 - camacu wrote:
80 points
Nothing very dramatic about this one. nothing offensive either.. but nothing really special. Dark purple, almost to black, meaty nose, and fairly mild acidity. Hard to narrow anything down, in particular, in the taste. dark fruit, a little chocolaty,.. I guess.
White
4/5/2008 - camacu wrote:
88 points
rich, buttery, lots of oak. No surprises bottle-to-bottle. I still like it when I'm ready for this particular taste, but it's no longer what I thought Chardonnay was supposed to taste like.
White
4/2/2008 - camacu wrote:
85 points
very nice pale straw color, clear, and almost transparent in light. quite sweet on the nose,, a hint of bitter peach, and chalk. Very full mouth feel, and wow, where did all of that grapefruit come from! kind of dry going down, but traces of apricot, and that peach again on the medium finish.
Red
3/21/2008 - camacu wrote:
88 points
the label says the wine is bottled unfiltered but in the glss is clear, dark garnet to a lighter edge. fruity, but almost raw aroma..potent, but not off-putting. smoky cherries, dark plums, and black currant.. to a finish with pepper. still fairly unrefined, but an interesting taste
White
3/11/2008 - camacu wrote:
87 points
A light, clean aroma of sweet-ish fruit. leads to a taste that's fuller than you might expect. Crisp acidity to balance the pears and honeydew with a refreshing finish. I agree, not your typical Chardonnay experience.
Red
3/7/2008 - camacu wrote:
88 points
@ Red Prime in OKC..pretty hard to tell the color in the restaurant, but the nose came out of the glass full of dusty cherries. Aromas of dark fruit and spice, very earthy, but just didn't feel like it was ready. Tannins everywhere, but not harsh enough to scare the fruit. I wish it had been decanted, because it developed nicely in the glass over the course of dinner. I'd like to try it again in a year or three.
Red
1/24/2008 - camacu wrote:
88 points
If it were only to be judged on the dark ruby color, and the smoky plums on the nose, this would be a delicious mate for a hearty beef stew. (which it was) The taste didn't quite open as much as we expected, but there was a nice swirl of berry fruits, and enough acidity to make for a nice mouth full.
Red
1/21/2008 - camacu wrote:
90 points
We both liked it much better this time. Clear purple in the glass, the fruit must have bloomed since last time, this one had mouth-filling flavors of black cherry, and currant. Crisp tannins, and a moderate finish that made you want more. I'm ordering more now..
Red
12/30/2007 - camacu wrote:
85 points
A nice balance on the nose, and palette, fruit v. acidity..fills your mouth with cherry, vanilla and crushed stone, then ends in a semi-long finish. Was a little tight on opening, but filled out over an hour or so.. overall, pretty nice.. but there's something missing that keeps me from rating it higher..
Red
12/24/2007 - camacu wrote:
85 points
real dark in the glass,, purple, almost to black. Aroma of plum, and dark berries, as expected, but not the other complexities I was hoping for. Nice taste, but nothing real powerful. Sipped on with some cheese while we wrapped presents. All told, I'd try it again..
Red
12/22/2007 - camacu wrote:
82 points
not sure about this one.. seemed real tight, and very reluctant to open, even with extended time. I think there was some flavor hiding in there, so ..I haven't given my other bottle away just yet.
Red
12/22/2007 - camacu wrote:
88 points
fruity aroma, but not overpowering.. same with the taste, had a good bit of forward fruit, but was kept honest by a nice feel of acidity. not an overly long finish, but clean. A nice Merlot, for people that don't drink Merlot often (us)
Red
11/22/2007 - camacu wrote:
75 points
really tight and acidic on opening, and didn't smooth out too much after setting a while. Not very much taste to speak of..just glad I didn't give this to anyone for Thanksgiving dinner.
Red
9/27/2007 - camacu wrote:
89 points
very nice, dark fruity nose with a definite hint of some oak. first taste, mostly dry.. but tastes of plum and chocolate. Acidity enough to add interest,, but not more than the fruit can stand up to. A little leather on the finish, but soft tannins smooth things out nicely. Will look for this one again, for sure.
Red
9/22/2007 - camacu wrote:
87 points
This is a nice wine. It's not a real complex taste, but the hint of dark fruit and crushed stone make for an interesting sip. The oak is a good counterpoint, not too over-done. Smooth, with a soft finish..but enough grip to feel for a while.
Red
9/16/2007 - camacu wrote:
74 points
sampled over about 4 hours, at first too chilled. That turned out to be the best of the samples. At final attempt, air had not done anything positive. I agree w/ earlier review, how could such heavy sweetness, finish hot and dry. Heartily recommended by a wine shop I probably won't trust anymore.
Rosé
9/9/2007 - camacu wrote:
90 points
I had read good reviews of this Rose, and being relatively unfamiliar, was hoping to see what good ones are supposed to taste like. I liked it, a lot. Very clean fruit, mostly strawberry, and watermelon, at first taste, but with none of the syrupy part of the sweetness. A pleasant acidity, and a touch of stony pepper added just enough complexity to keep the next sip interesting. I'm sorry summer is almost over, but I'm glad I have a few more of these.
White
8/15/2007 - camacu wrote:
Our first taste was too chilled. Nothing but a tight, sweet nose, and a little bit of dusty peach. Letting it sit for a while as dinner was served, the floral sweetness opened up considerably, and showed a very nice underlying minerality, along with the softer peach and melon notes. Being fairly new to Vigonier, I enjoyed the different tastes. The Mrs.still thinks it's just too sweet. I'll try some again. She won't.
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