Tasting Notes for augustwine

(42 notes on 40 wines)

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Red
8/31/2019 - augustwine Likes this wine:
88 points
Sampled at the Clarence Center Farmers' Market. Tastes like a champagne without the bubbles. Nice body. Crisp and clean.
White
5/4/2019 - augustwine Likes this wine:
89 points
It was delicious. Exactly as the reviewer from January 2019 said. Crisp, acidic, fruity, but not sweet. Floral aroma. I want more.
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Red
1/1/2019 - augustwine Likes this wine:
94 points
WOW!! What a surprise. This wine is a maroon velvet jumpsuit, loosely fitting yet flattering. As in my 2016 note (and as others found), decanting was key. Blackberry jam, strawberry acidity. Lush. It aged much better than I thought it would. Now drinking at peak. Glad I have two bottles left.
Red
At the end of its life, but had enough acid and astringency to be drinkable with a rolled lamb roast. Raspberry amd herbal with a hint of peach.
Red
What Chablis28 said. This wine isn't going to get any better. We have a second one that we will be sure to drink this year.
Red
2012 Tait The Ball Buster Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
2/12/2017 - augustwine wrote:
90 points
Mmmmm....jammy. Viscous and decently structured. I think it will age well, too. We paired it with grilled herb-crusted loin lamb chops. For $18. US, it's excellent. Satisfying. We will will buy again.
Rosé
9/25/2016 - augustwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice. Fruity, but not sweet. Hint of strawberry. Chill and quaff
Red
8/2/2016 - augustwine Likes this wine:
96 points
Much as GTS dominated the mound, he has also conquered the world of wine. It is not quite fair that one man should be so preturnaturally gifted in two arenas. The wine is incredibly balanced. It feels like velvet in your mouth and showcases the best berry and cherry qualities that Cab Sauv has to offer and features a hint of strawberry acidity. Oak is measured, forward, and adds structure but not harshness. Just the right % of alcohol for good aging. Drinking swell now.
Red
7/31/2016 - augustwine wrote:
91 points
Everything you would want from a Zin: a little fruit (fig, date, currant), some depth, structure; well-balanced.a swell wine, all around and an incredible value for the $$.
Red
7/16/2016 - augustwine wrote:
Spicy and hot; moves into fullness mid-palate. Short and a little fruity on the back end. Good acid. Red currants. Opened up after 2 hours. I might buy and hold for a year to see what happens. I bought one bottle on the recommendation of the store (and, hey, Kim Crawford). I will go back for more.
Red
2/20/2016 - augustwine wrote:
When you first open it...it's all alcohol. We recommend that you decant it for a half-hour or so beforehand. Lush and thick. Great legs. Pepper and blackberry rule.
Red
1/23/2016 - augustwine wrote:
Excellent description below from 2013. Is on the downside but still worthy. Drink now.
White - Off-dry
Wowww...what a pleasant surprise. It has aged to a light amber color. It's musty, like fall. Well-balanced. We paired it with a rolled pork roast roasted with root veggies. Can't believe this is a 25 year-old wine. Drink now.
Red
11/7/2015 - augustwine wrote:
Oh. My. Word. This has aged into a great bottle of wine. The reportedly-harsh tannins have made this an ageable bottle. The nose was apparent on opening. Was silky and lush with a surprising number of layers. Currants and leather are prominent. Love that we paid $12.99 for it!!
Red
10/3/2015 - augustwine wrote:
Lean and elegant. Earthy. Astringent. A hint of red currant, soil, and eucalyptus. Drink immediately.
Red
8/29/2015 - augustwine wrote:
Ok, so we drank our second bottle tonight. When we drank it in 2014; I gave it six months to a year. The year later, I say it still has longer...but I'm glad we drank it now!
Red
8/22/2015 - augustwine Likes this wine:
88 points
Lush and soft. Black cherries and good acidity. Tannins are still good. Oaky. Drink soon.
Red
Thick, viscous, velvety. Dark and deep, like an amarone. Well-balanced and soft.Dried black cherry. We paired it with lamb ribs with chimmuchurri and a feta/ cucumber salad. It was even excellent with the salad. If you can find it, buy it. Will hold for many years.
Red
6/27/2015 - augustwine wrote:
We were shocked. My husband opened it and said it was gone; closed, nothing left. I found some fruit. After about an hour, it showed it's excellent structure. Mush and well-balanced. Wow. Drink now. It won't get better.
Red
6/20/2015 - augustwine wrote:
92 points
This is a mouth full of Sonoma.I set my head upon the table with joy after taking my first sip. The scent is lush full, and succulent; unique to Sonoma Zinfanndel. Jammy, with blackberry and currant. Enough minerality to make it interesting. Slightly hot, but it will have great staying power. It was delicious with bbq chicken and ribs. Pezzi King is our favorite Zin producer and we were fortunate to have visited the winery a number of years ago. This is the first bottle we have had in a few years and we were ecstatic to see the quality, dimension, and fine craftsmanship is still there. Whatever you do don't buy this wine....all the more for us.
Red
4/27/2015 - augustwine wrote:
Crazy wine. When we opened it, it tasted like a skeleton with alcohol. After an hour, it blossomed. Soft and tender. Terroir present, clothed in silky leather. Drink immediately.
Red
Upon opening the bottle and taking our first sip, my husband looked at me and said "This is an old wine. Are we gonna respect it or we gonna toss it?" It opened up beautifully after about an hour. Soft and well-balanced. Good acidity. Fruit is mostly gone, but it's still tasty and satisfying. Light yet somehow lush. You can taste the oak. I'd drink it in the next six months.
Red
4/4/2015 - augustwine wrote:
It's definitely past its prime, but drinkable. Soft all through the palate. Hints of cherry and a lot of cedar. Let it air. Drink before it's really gone.
Red
3/21/2015 - augustwine wrote:
Wow...what a surprise! Well-structured and balanced throughout the palate. Needs about an hour to open up. Nice nose and good finish. Middle is delicate and crisp with good acidity. In a blind taste, you'd never know it was 20+ years old. Held up well but drink now.
Red
To quote my husband: "It's not gonna knock your socks off, but it won't embarrass you either". At first, it seemed empty, with a lot of metal on the back end. But it seriously opened up after an hour of decanting. The little bit of fruit left is soft, subtle, and fading fast. Lots of tannins left. Delicious with provencal-herbed lamb and feta-cucumber salad. Drink immediately.
Red
2/28/2015 - augustwine Likes this wine:
87 points
Crisp and smooth. Good acidity. Well-balanced. Red raspberry and red currants.
Red
1994 Château Langoa Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/21/2015 - augustwine Likes this wine:
84 points
Drink now. It still has some fruit Fresh prune and cassis with a stone and terroir aftertaste. It's lush and round when you open it, but does not improve with aeration, so drink within two hours.
Red
2/15/2015 - augustwine wrote:
89 points
Yum. Bold and jammy. Drink now as it will not get better. Very forward on the nose and lingering on the back end (a little empty on the middle). Raisins, black currants, and oak.
White
2/14/2015 - augustwine Likes this wine:
88 points
Great wine. Beautiful straw color. Burnt orange and butter nose. Ripe with peach, melon and butterscotch. Good structure. We paired it with anchovy-rich Caesar salad and lobster. It was delicious. Drink soon.
Red
2/7/2015 - augustwine wrote:
Still drinking well! Can use a little air to get going. Elderberries and other black fruit still present. Thick and lush, like a good Nero d'Avola should be. Cedar is solid. Drink now.
Red
1/31/2015 - augustwine wrote:
Yum. Dense, but with the elegance of a pinot noir. Black and jammy with tannins. Black cherry and blackberry, very well-balanced. Will take age well.
Red
1999 Dominus Napanook Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/24/2015 - augustwine wrote:
It's still drinking ok, but won't hold much longer. Tannins and oak are present. Not much fruit, but a round, balanced taste.
Red
1/18/2015 - augustwine wrote:
We couldn't believe this wine still had some life left in it!! The nose was a little gassy, but this blew off. At opening, the dried fruit was pervasive. It still has tannins. I taste dried apricots and mature berries. Air helps it. So happy we have more in the cellar....
Red
1/18/2015 - augustwine wrote:
Yum. Jammy and well-balanced. Easy to drink. Oak is pronounced. Blackberry and cedar. We drank it with veggie pizza and Buffalo wings and it was a good combination. Drinkable now, but will hold for a while.
Red
1/10/2015 - augustwine wrote:
Not bad! It is past it's prime but was tasty with provencal-herbed lamb chops. It has the "rotten egg" nose that is characteristic of the label and it blows off quickly. It's a little fizzy, too. Some currants and strawberries. Terroir is present. Drink immediately.
Red
1997 Tenimenti Angelini Chianti Classico Riserva San Leonino Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
1/3/2015 - augustwine wrote:
Still holding up! Excellent nose, fruity and fragrant. High acidity and astringency. Light, but we didn't see it as "thin". Well-balanced. Good fruit; red raspberries, boysenberry, little bit of cedar. Well-balanced. Opened up nicely. Will take another year, easily. Glad we have two more bottles. Will be a great summer red!!
Red
12/7/2014 - augustwine wrote:
Holding up well. Good body and structure. Tannins and alcohol present on back end. Just a little bit of black fruit, but not raisin-y. Tobacco and leather. Don't wait to drink.
Red
2007 Col Solare Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/22/2014 - augustwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Drinking well. Big, good structure and body. When you first open it, you get a nose and mouth full of oak, so be sure to give it a little air. Leathery. Well-balanced. Lean on back end. Little to no fruit, but it will take more age. It won't make it to 2022. If you can find it, buy and drink between 2014-2016.
Red
11/15/2014 - augustwine wrote:
Berry jam mellows to raisin-y with a bit of air. Great legs. Well-balanced. Can taste the alcohol and oak. We think it's at peak, but may age well a bit longer.Delicious with our Provencal-seasoned lamb steaks. Glad we have a few more bottles!
Red
9/20/2014 - augustwine wrote:
84 points
Delicious! Great structure that is apparent upon opening bottle and holds well, yet softens, with air. Mineral-y and herb-y with strawberry and boysenberry fruit. Could hold another 6 months to a year or drink now for full enjoyment.
Red
9/6/2014 - augustwine wrote:
What a great wine! Very "French" nose, forward. Soft and supple. Fruity and light, slightly fizzy. Paired well with lobster stuffed salmon. Drink now.
Red
8/31/2014 - augustwine Likes this wine:
89 points
Still drinking nicely! Has fruit, especially up front, and good structure. Softens quickly, but pleasantly so. Matched well with grilled lamb with Herbes de Provence. Drink soon; you won't be disappointed.
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