Tasting Notes for dougsmith

(2,698 notes on 2,187 wines)

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Red
1/18/2020 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep ruby color. Nose of black cherry, stoniness, and a slight candied note. Medium bodied on the palate, very pleasant but weakens slightly towards the finish.
Red
1/2/2020 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
90 points
Light to medium ruby color. Bright cranberry and red fruit nose. Quite interesting and complex on the palate with elements of smoky herb, cranberry, and minerality. Juicy and mouth coating.
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Sake
12/26/2019 - dougsmith wrote:
86 points
Clear with a slight lemon tinge. Stony nose with light elements of candied fruit, fennel, and apple. Full bodied and silky on the palate with some heat on the finish. Tiring after awhile.
Red
12/24/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
93 points
Black with a deep ruby rim. Nose of turned earth, tar, blackberries, and tobacco leaf. Elegant and understated on the palate with a long finish.
Red
12/19/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep ruby color. Fragrant nose of blueberry, cranberry, and damp earth. Medium bodied on the palate and juicy with fine tannins on the finish.
Red
12/13/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
93 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of wild strawberry, rose, and mountain herbs. Medium bodied with wonderful focused fruit on the palate, long finish with plenty of ripe, smooth tannin.
Red
12/9/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep ruby color. Nose of tobacco leaf, sweet red cherry, and spice box. Medium bodied on the palate with great presence and length.
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Red
11/26/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
92 points
No detailed TN but this was very good, everything one would expect in a Shiraz. Lovely focused dark fruit with some spice notes. Full bodied wine with great presence.
Red
11/20/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
89 points
Black with a garnet rim. Nose of sweet plum, spice, and damp leaves. Full bodied on the palate, sweet fruit through the middle, a little fat on the back end but pleasant. Coming into its own.
Red
11/13/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep garnet color. Nose of tobacco leaf, sweet black cherry, and complex spices. Medium bodied on the palate, silky and well balanced with some mocha notes on the finish.
Red
11/11/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
90 points
Light to medium ruby color. Pretty nose of sweet wild strawberry, red cherry, floral, and menthol notes. Medium bodied on the palate, slightly astringent and understated.
Red
11/8/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of dusty floral notes, resin, and red berries. Medium bodied on the palate, friendly but understated with subtle notes of strawberry.
Red
11/7/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
88 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of stone dust and sweet red fruit. Medium bodied on the palate with a flavor of mixed wild berry compote. Slightly sweet on the finish and a bit unfocused but a friendly weeknight wine.
Red
11/1/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep ruby color. Pretty nose of sweet black berries with floral and spice notes. Medium bodied on the palate and silky, with an elegant finish.
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Red
2017 Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG Red Blend (view label images)
10/24/2019 - dougsmith Does not like this wine:
82 points
Medium ruby color. Seriously funky wine, very sulphuric on the nose. There is some red fruit as well on the palate but it has a slightly bitter aftertaste that becomes wearying.
Red
2005 Château Rouget Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/8/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep ruby color. Bright, complex nose of dark berries, pungent spice, and tobacco leaf. Full bodied on the palate with great presence and length.
Red
9/30/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of spiced strawberries. Medium to full bodied on the palate, juicy and friendly.
Red
2016 Finca Volvoreta Toro Tinta de Toro, Tempranillo (view label images)
9/28/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep ruby color. Spicy wine. Nose of tamarind and some dry curry spice. More of a cumin flavor on the palate, full bodied on the attack but thins out a bit on the back end.
Red
9/23/2019 - dougsmith wrote:
87 points
Deep ruby color in the glass. Nose of tart blackberry and boysenberry with some curry powder notes. Medium bodied on the palate, the flavor is a little thin but may be an issue of youth.
White
9/20/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
89 points
Light lemon color. Bright nose of grass and green apple. Medium bodied and juicy on the palate with plenty of flavor.
White
9/14/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
88 points
Light lemon color. Nose of lemon curd and green apple with some grassy notes. Medium bodied on the palate, fresh and juicy.
Red
9/13/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of ripe strawberry and black pepper. Full bodied and flavorful on the palate, with a long, juicy finish.
Red
9/9/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of red berries and nut oil with a little funky earthiness. Medium bodied on the palate, juicy and friendly. Good midweek wine.
Red
9/6/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
88 points
Deep ruby color. Nose of black cherry soda and a touch of earth. Medium bodied on the palate, still very primary but with soft tannins on the finish. I think this is still showing very young but time will tell.
Red
9/3/2019 - dougsmith wrote:
87 points
Deep ruby color. Nose of sweet blackberry and tart spice. Medium bodied on the palate with some bittersweet notes on the back end.
Red
9/1/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
88 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of red cherry and a touch of sour cream. Medium bodied and friendly on the palate, good weeknight Rioja.
White - Off-dry
8/29/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
90 points
Light gold color. Expressive nose of lime, guava, and caraway seed. Some light petrol notes as well. Full bodied and off dry on the palate.
Red
8/13/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
91 points
Medium ruby tending towards garnet at the rim. Interesting on the nose with elements of blackberry, plum, and chorizo. Full bodied on the palate with good tartness, the chorizo comes through more forcefully. Juicy through the finish with ripe tannins.
Red
8/6/2019 - dougsmith wrote:
86 points
Deep ruby color. Funky on the nose with some mineral elements. Medium bodied on the palate, juicy through the middle. Decent weeknight wine.
Red
7/22/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
93 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of spiced plum and nut oil. Full bodied on the palate and juicy with a long finish of sweet tobacco.
Red
7/14/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of tar, stone dust, and black cherry. Medium bodied on the palate with a soft note of rose at the finish.
White
7/7/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
88 points
Light lemon color. Minerally nose with some green apple and herbal aromas. Medium bodied on the palate and crisp.
White
7/5/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
91 points
Light lemon color with a slight green tinge. Grassy notes on the nose with grapefruit, mineral, and a touch of kerosene. Medium bodied on the palate with a long, clean finish.
Red
2017 Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese (view label images)
6/29/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep ruby color. Chorizo, paprika, and wild blackberry on the nose. Full bodied on the palate with a lot of presence and length, good acidity and dusty tannins on the finish.
Red
6/21/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
92 points
Medium garnet color. Nose of roses, tobacco leaf, stewed cherries, and mineral notes. Medium bodied on the palate with good presence and length and softened tannins. Probably time to drink up.
Red
6/17/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep ruby color. Nose of black cherry, stone dust, and nut oil. Medium bodied and juicy on the palate.
Red
6/9/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium ruby color. Lots of Bretty barnyard on the nose, along with some tart red fruits and herb. Medium bodied on the palate with juicy acidity and more wild fruit character. This is hard to give a general rating to. I actually don’t mind some Brett every once in awhile in my wines, so I like it. But if Brett isn’t for you then maybe think twice or wait to see if it blows off.
Red
2016 Frank Cornelissen Contadino Etna DOC Nerello Blend, Nerello Mascalese (view label images)
6/6/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
91 points
Deep ruby color. Frank Cornelissen’s wines are always a great deal of fun to drink. This is slightly spritzy with a nose of plum pudding with some funky, minerally notes as well. The slight spritz comes across on the palate with a lot of mulling spice and dark berry notes.
Red
6/4/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
91 points
Medium garnet color. Nose of dusty spice, mulled dark fruit, and tobacco leaf. Medium bodied on the palate and juicy with good presence and length.
White
5/31/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
91 points
Light lemon color. Aromatic nose with elements of ripe apple, peach, and dry grass. Medium bodied on the palate and silky, mouthcoating and flavorful.
Red
2016 Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese (view label images)
5/9/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
91 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of pine resin and wild red berries. Medium bodied on the palate with very good presence and length. These are always fun wines.
Red
5/7/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
91 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of wild strawberry yogurt. Medium bodied on the palate, great presence and length, with a long finish.
Red
5/5/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
88 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of wild red berries and mountain herbs. Medium bodied on the palate with good flavor through the middle and a friendly finish. Very good weekday wine.
Red
2016 Giovanna Madonia Tenentino Sangiovese di Romagna Sangiovese (view label images)
4/29/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep ruby color. Ripe berries on the nose with a touch of herb. Medium bodied on the palate, juicy and friendly. Good weeknight wine.
Red
4/21/2019 - dougsmith wrote:
87 points
Medium ruby color. Nose of funkiness and mixed berries. Medium bodied on the palate with some mixed berry flavor.
White
4/18/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
93 points
Light lemon color. Kumquat, honey, and nut oil on the nose, silky and full bodied on the palate. Mouthcoating with great balance and presence.
Red
4/17/2019 - dougsmith wrote:
86 points
Deep ruby color. Oak and sweet black fruit flavors.
Red
4/15/2019 - dougsmith wrote:
85 points
Pretty basic everyday sipper.
Red
3/30/2019 - dougsmith Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent wine, still going strong. Elegant, smooth.
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