Tasting Notes for mehalchin

(140 notes on 136 wines)

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Rosé
10/11/2021 - mehalchin wrote:
Not going to complain on a $10 rose, but this one was very fruity with no distinct profile beyond that. Prefer other Bardolinos we've tried.
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Red
2012 Maison Bleue Métis Columbia Valley Red Blend (view label images)
9/26/2021 - mehalchin wrote:
92 points
Well integrated, balanced CdP-style blend. In a nice drinking window now and should continue to hold up for a while still.
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White
9/21/2021 - mehalchin wrote:
97 points
Among the best Chardonnays I've ever tasted. Compares favorably with many Grand Cru Burgs and when you factor in QPR it's no contest. RIP JC.
Red
8/8/2021 - mehalchin Likes this wine:
94 points
Outstanding. Shows again that WA wine can definitely be ageworthy!
Red
7/25/2021 - mehalchin wrote:
88 points
Agree with the gist of previous reviews here. Inky, dark red wine. Overall it comes off a bit muddy or blurred on the palate. Decanted 90 minutes and drank over a further 2 hours, improved over time open so definitely give it some air. Net, net a fair wine for $30 but not a standout.
White
7/24/2021 - mehalchin wrote:
92 points
Very good right now. Seems at peak. I would not hold much longer despite the CT consensus drinking window.
White
6/19/2021 - mehalchin Likes this wine:
93 points
QPR is unreal. Long finish. One of the best white wines under $15 I've ever found.
White
3/5/2021 - mehalchin wrote:
92 points
Tasting through a variety of ABC Chards from the early 2000s. This one is still remarkably fresh and vibrant for 20 years of age. Best one of the lot so far.
White
2/21/2021 - mehalchin wrote:
Been tasting through a number of ABC Chards from the early 2000s. This one is well past its prime. Oxidized and resin-y with a short finish.
White
1/5/2021 - mehalchin Likes this wine:
92 points
Flavor profile is complex in a good way with a long finish. Amazing QPR.
White
11/16/2020 - mehalchin wrote:
Solid everyday Riesling for 13 bones. Has room for continued aging.
Red
2012 Baer Winery Arctos Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/15/2020 - mehalchin wrote:
88 points
Solid but unremarkable
Red
11/13/2020 - mehalchin wrote:
This bottle's flavor profile was shrouded by overtones of raw oak
White
10/13/2020 - mehalchin wrote:
Definitely a Jura wine, not an attempt to mimic a Burgundy Chardonnay. No butter or oak here. Does have Cider notes. This lands halfway between classic Chard and a Arbois white.
Red
Still tannic after 30 minute decant. Mellowed over the next couple of hours. Will hold next bottle for a few years.
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White
Excellent Albarino with briny notes. Drinking well know, but on the back end of it's peak so drink up remaining bottles.
White
8/20/2020 - mehalchin wrote:
87 points
A bit flabby and unfocused. Would not have pegged this as 1er
Red
2012 Cadence Coda Red Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/12/2020 - mehalchin wrote:
Still a bit tannic, but they are not harsh. So drinking well overall but has room for additional aging.
Red
Fully mature with brick color and softened tannins. Drink up.
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White
3/21/2020 - mehalchin wrote:
Very good wine, but seems like we waited a bit too long on this one. Would consume future bottles within 5 years of the vintage. Drink up if you still have some of this.
Red
1/6/2020 - mehalchin Likes this wine:
91 points
after being disappointed by the Waters Cab Sauv a few nights ago, this was more like it. A strong showing. Seems to be in a prime drinking window now.
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Red
1/5/2020 - mehalchin wrote:
A very average new world Cab Sauv. Not a $40 wine.
Red
11/15/2019 - mehalchin wrote:
Outstanding QPR, medium bodied Oregon Pinot. In an ideal drinking window now.
Red
11/9/2019 - mehalchin wrote:
Agree with Fingers and ESWDS. Seems a little flat. Not sure if I held too long or if its just in a closed phase.
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White
11/9/2019 - mehalchin Likes this wine:
90 points
Refined, well made Viognier. Drink now.
White
11/3/2019 - mehalchin Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinking well now and up to the usual Kuntz standard of excellence. Still visible residual sugar, indicating that this has the potential to age for several more years. Too bad it's my one and only bottle.
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White
9/3/2019 - mehalchin Likes this wine:
95 points
Wow! What a great Kabinett. Complex, layered flavors. Low RS and ready to drink now.
White
8/18/2019 - mehalchin wrote:
flawed
Two bottles in the home cellar came up flawed, full of visible yeast floating in the bottle. Disappointing since we loved the 2013 vintage of this wine.
Red
6/25/2019 - mehalchin wrote:
Agree with others that this seems adulterated. Juicy, but with no tannic structure. Disappointing, since the cab sauv from this producer was an under the radar QPR gem.
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Red
6/16/2019 - mehalchin wrote:
Opened up and rounded into form after a couple of hours in decanter and glass.
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Red
5/31/2019 - mehalchin wrote:
Excellent, fully evolved Pinot. Ready to be enjoyed.
White
Don't know much about this wine, but it was a very versatile white to pair with the tasting menu at Tasquita de Enferente in Madrid. Long finish.
Red
3/1/2019 - mehalchin wrote:
91 points
Fresh but well integrated and refined. Berry flavors and a long finish. Excellent wine from an unheralded region.
White
2/11/2019 - mehalchin wrote:
Interesting. Resiny notes that I haven't encountered in other Jacquere. Drink now.
Red
Opened and decanted 7 hours prior to tasting and that seemed to eliminate the issues noted by previous TNs. Subtly jammy wine with raspberry flavors.
Red
1/20/2019 - mehalchin wrote:
88 points
Solid but unspectacular. There are definitely more interesting Oregon pinots in this range.
White
1/13/2019 - mehalchin Does not like this wine:
79 points
Overoaked. We found this unpleasant to drink and didn't finish the bottle.
White
1/11/2019 - mehalchin wrote:
86 points
A little disappointing relative to expectations. A very unremarkable Gruner.
Red
1/6/2019 - mehalchin Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium bodied, flavorful, spicy on the finish. Outstanding QPR.
Red
12/28/2018 - mehalchin wrote:
Opened this too early. Decanted and drank over several hours, but grippy tannins concealed even the primary flavors.
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White
12/22/2018 - mehalchin wrote:
Very easy drinking GV. Primary notes only, a bit of sugar. Had with Vietnamese chicken, but seemed better suited for summer drinking on the terrace.
Red
12/8/2018 - mehalchin wrote:
I found this to be a solid, but unremarkable, new world Cab with medium fruit and restrained oak.
Red
12/1/2018 - mehalchin wrote:
92 points
A really well made, smooth and structured wine. Unusually good for a new world bottling of an Italian varietal.
Red
11/11/2018 - mehalchin wrote:
A really well made wine in prime drinking window as of November 2018.
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