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Tasting Notes for TerryinSoCalif

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Red
Needs to open but once it does very very good
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Red
I ended up pouring it out. Too young and it was very bland
Red
5/23/2020 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
87 points
A lighter tasting merlot. Not the deepest flavor. Has more Verdot than I like
Red
5/10/2020 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
93 points
Bold big cab. Toast points with black cherry hints. Made wagu burgers and it was perfect with it. Brought out the beef pepper
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Red
Extremely fruit forward. And I just don’t like the twist off top
Red
5/9/2020 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
92 points
Watching UFC. Great fight night Cab. Spicy BBQ ribs with pasta salad. Very peppery big dark cherry and ripe purple grape
Red
2015 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/1/2020 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
93 points
Took to Bourbon Steakhouse with family
Red
12/8/2019 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
89 points
Great with Chili. A heavier Pinot but very black fruits
Red
11/2/2019 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
98 points
Big Cab, filet minon was the menu. Perfect pairing. Smooth finish, fig prominent with hints of toast and the darkest black cherry
Red
Not a Pinot to me. Overly fruity and a bit in the sweet side
Red
3/7/2018 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
84 points
A bit too fruit forward for me. Grape skins, purple and green flavors, fig and fennel. Needs another year before opening
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Red
3/3/2018 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
97 points
One of the Best Cabs I’ve had. Caesar Salad to start with this wine and it was nirvana. Smoky start with a velvety finish. Big wine, and only got better after being opened. Chicken Lasagna with spicy arbiata marinara was a great pairing. Spice notes with this wine are pepper, tobacco, burnt toast, and a slight hint of fennel. Amazing wine
Red
3/3/2018 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
91 points
Opened prior to a couples night out for Italian. Very fruit forward. Light but not Pinot light. Fig snd purple grape skins with jammy finish
Red
3/1/2018 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
94 points
The corks on these bottles are difficult to extract. They explode every time and wine gets in walls
Red
2/9/2018 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
94 points
Amazing bold inky color, fig and tobacco add a Caesar salad and you have nirvana
Red
2014 Alpha Omega Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/3/2018 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
93 points
Amazing wine. Went well with BBQ filet minon Inky with a noticeable black cherry skins flavor to start and toasted pumpernickel to finish
Red
12/24/2017 - TerryinSoCalif wrote:
97 points
Amazing BIG Cab. Tasting wine for sure. Inky, deep cherry and currants went well with stuffed shells
Red
12/16/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
89 points
Tom took to Nate’s Christmas party
Red
8/16/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
96 points
So many raves about this wine at book club. BBQ was served and paired so well with the bold black cherry, dig and smoke notes. The finish is so satiny with a hint of pepper that is hard to explain
White
7/22/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
84 points
Pineapple and tropical notes. Great for a hot summer day. Great with or without food. Goes well with chicken and pasta with white sauce.
White
7/20/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
83 points
Pineapple and tropical notes. Great for a hot summer day. Very smooth and refreshing. Great with or without food goes well with chicken and pasta with white sauce
Red
6/12/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
93 points
Fruit forward, fig and purple grape skins, warmer weather Pinot. Better without food
Red
5/29/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
95 points
BIG bold Cab. Flat dark cherry in color tart on the finish but really spicy and will go well with my pasta Marinara tonight. Notes of deep red and purple grapes with a jam note at the end
Red
2013 Alexana Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre Blend Columbia Valley Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
5/24/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
91 points
Amazing
Red
5/12/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
91 points
Fruit forward. Cheese pairing was amazing. Brought out the cranberry and cherry notes, some fig. Light and see thru. Great Pinot
Red
2014 Alpha Omega Era Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/1/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
92 points
The 2nd bottle of 3 had a much stronger fruit forward taste. Also 2 glasses and you felt the alcohol content. Tough bottle to get open. Takes 10 minutes to get the top off.
Red
4/23/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
89 points
Love the fruit forwardness and inky color. Great with pizza
Red
2014 Alpha Omega Era Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/12/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
99 points
Caramel and blackberry notes on the nose, flavored even no after, long dry and smooth finish. Love it
Red
3/24/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
92 points
Really good wine from open to finish. A bolder type Pinot with raspberry notes, beautiful color some hints of anise, toast, jam.
Red
2012 Cosentino Winery The Poet Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/10/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
91 points
Great blend. Inky but not overpowering. Deep fig and jam notes without being too fruit forward. Dry finish. Very Cab like
Red
2/9/2017 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
100 points
One of the BEST Cabs I've ever tasted. Smooth and silky but that "wow" at first sip. Blueberry chocolate and plum with deep toast and tobacco notes. Made stuffed shells and Caesar salad and they just brought the flavors out more. Inky yet silky finish. Amazing
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Red
Did not keep longer than 2 days after opening. Very tannic inky not my favorite. I don't think the Verdot belongs
Red
11/28/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
90 points
Served penne pasta with meat sauce with it. Great deep blackberry notes with some licorice tones that goes well with the pasta. Some pepper and red grape on the finish. Nice Cab
Red
11/27/2016 - TerryinSoCalif wrote:
flawed
I think I got a bad bottle. Tasted too much grass and dirt. Never opened up. Emailed AO
Red
11/14/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
95 points
Blackberry prominent with hidden fig tones. But not too fruity. Smooth on the pallet. A must 2 glass taste. Opens up nicely and paired with some lightly grilled cod and summer squash very good option
Red
11/6/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
93 points
Blackberry and well done toast notes great sipping wine with chocolate
Red
10/29/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
95 points
You can really taste the espresso and chocolate notes in this bold but delicious Cab. Worth every penny. I had to leave town with 1/2 bottle left and my daughter and friends finished it. They said, "This is what Cab tastes like? Sign us up!"
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Red
10/13/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
90 points
One of the lesser bold Merlot's I've had. Great tasting wine. Some almonds or dried fruit with is amazing. Lasts longer than most after opening 6 days.
Red
2013 Alpha Omega Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/5/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
95 points
One of the highest end blends you'll ever have. Perfect with Chicken Milanese and pasta bold but smooth. Hint of rich soils, dark cherries Cab Syrah and Verdot
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Red
10/3/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
94 points
So good, quality Cab Franc dryer than most which I loved black cherry, toast coffee a hint of dark chocolate and smooth finish. Not fruit foward which was nice
Red
2013 Cosentino Winery The Poet Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/26/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
92 points
Add some English cheddar and harvarti cheese to the plate makes this blend wine taste like a really expensive Cab. Love this wine
Red
2013 Alpha Omega Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/13/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
94 points
This is a favorite blend of mine. So smooth and silky, and deep black cherry with hint of cola and burnt toast. Big wine, but opens up immediately and one glass is not enough.
Red
8/4/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
95 points
Great Cab. Hits you in the face with its richness and bold black cherry notes, smooth and toasty, tasted like a blend beautiful wine
Red
8/4/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
91 points
Wonderful light brick red color, a light cherry, purple grape flavor with a smooth silky finish. Hints of pepper and spice
Red
7/30/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
89 points
AO never disappoints, but this bottle felt a little light for a Cab. I love AO because it's such s big wine. This opening tasted a bit more like a blend with jammy notes and fig. Hopefully just an odd bottle
Red
6/24/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
86 points
Deep purple color, rich almost Cab like, smooth blackberry and hint of smoke. Perfect for a Friday night
Red
5/31/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
93 points
Brought to a Memorial Day party had with smoked brisket, chicken, and pork. Amazing wine. Full body Pinot. Party goers loved it. Very "Oregon" Pinot with the lighter red color, peppery, and cherry notes. Some tobacco on the ends. Great with BBQ's meats
Red
5/29/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
91 points
A very fruit forward Cab/Coeur. Satiny finish, black cherry and bark flavors
Red
5/24/2016 - TerryinSoCalif Likes this wine:
97 points
I have missed this wine. A perfect Merlot, with every penny. Beautiful deep purple color with sheen. Hints of plum, toast, coffee and dark chocolate with understated black cherry and red grapes. I like that it's not too fruity. Smooth on the finish
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