Tasting Notes for Oldmanzin

(852 notes on 453 wines)

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White
2014 Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc de Tablas Paso Robles Adelaida District White Rhone Blend (view label images)
8/4/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
92 points
While the nose is somewhat muted, the palate provides wonderful honeysuckle, apple and pear Notes albeit delicate. This is a wine finesse. After drinking the 2015 iteration of this wine Saturday, I like the 2014 vintage with significantly less influence from the picpoul grape.
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Red
8/4/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Blue and red fruit are complimented by peat moss, underbrush and Mediterranean spice. Wonderful depth and texture. I love the rusticity from the carignan. Good aromatics. This wine is just entering a great drinking window. Good juice.
Red
8/3/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
90 points
Served two bottles at a wine dinner. There was a distinct bottle variance between the two. One was much more evolved with tobacco notes and dark cherries. The texture was silky. The nose reminded me of walking through a forest and kicking over mushrooms. The second bottle seemed to be dominated by the oak. The fruit was bold. It was almost like the bottle was five years younger. In summary, neither where my favorite expression of Brunello.
White
2014 Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc de Tablas Paso Robles Adelaida District White Rhone Blend (view label images)
8/1/2020 - Oldmanzin wrote:
Flawed
Red
7/31/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
92 points
Notes of blue and red fruit glide across the palate in a silky fashion. Mediterranean spice rounds out the flavor profile with underbrush making a late entrance. Good depth and structure. Wonderful aromatics. At age six, this wine is drinking wonderfully. Big difference from my last tasting just two months ago. Good juice.
Red
7/27/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
95 points
This wine is firing on all cylinders. Wonderful black and red fruit with garrigue and Christmas spice. Amazing depth and texture. The aromatics awake the senses to a place of joy. The best Zinfandel I have ever had second only to Jackass Hill. Great juice.
White
7/27/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
92 points
This wine has evolved since my last tasting. Tropical fruit notes are combined with hazel nut and a hint of Smokey notes. Balanced on the palate and good aromatics. Good juice.
Red
7/27/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
96 points
Blue and red fruit combines with Peat moss, garrigue and Mediterranean spice. Wonderful depth and texture. Aromatically pleasing. Layers of complexity. This wine has the “X” factor that I am always seeking. Great juice.
Red
7/27/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark fruit combine with wet rock, olive tapenade and garrigue. The aromatics are somewhat muted. Silky texture but the structure And depth seems to be lacking a bit.
White
2015 Tablas Creek Roussanne Paso Robles Adelaida District (view label images)
7/22/2020 - Oldmanzin wrote:
Flawed
White
7/20/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Tropical fruit notes are complicated notes of brioche and baking spice. While the oak is well integrated, the richness of this wine is at limit for my palate. Wonderful depth and texture. Everything is pushed to the limit without going over the top. At age eight, this wine is drinking wonderfully.
White
7/20/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Notes of apple are complimented by wet stone and lemon notes. The salinity adds an extra dimension that is so wonderful. The finish last for 30 seconds. This wine is hitting on all strides now. Great juice.
Red
7/20/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
94 points
Dark fruit, graphite and river rock are at the center of this classic Napa Valley cab. Wonderful depth and structure. Layers upon layers of complexity here. Aromatically pleasing. This wine has the “X” I look for in a top shelf bottling. Great juice.
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Red
7/18/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark fruit holds hands nicely with earth and graphite notes. There is a nice touch of chocolate on the finish with the well integrated oak. Wonderful depth and texture. There is plenty of upside to this wine, but it is drinking wonderfully today. Good juice.
Red
7/14/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
This an exceptional Priorat with dark red fruit, peat moss, and underbrush. Layers of complexity here. I particularly like the depth of the wine. Aromatically pleasing. Good juice.
White
7/14/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
92 points
Tropical fruit with hazel nut create a sense of richness that works here. Balanced in all aspects. Good texture and weight. This is a typical California RRV Chardonnay.
Red
7/6/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark fruit notes share center stage with pencil shavings, new leather and tilled soil. This is a classic still Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Wonderful depth and texture. Everything is in balance. Good juice.
Red
7/6/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
94 points
The magic of the ancient field blend is still present. Layers upon layers of complexity. The Zinfandel based wine is accompanied by a plethora of grape characteristics. This wine has the “X” that I chase. Mike Officer’s silky touch is front and center here. Great juice.
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White
7/6/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Just a delightful white blend to drink any time. The Semillon is leading the way followed by lemon grass characteristics from the Sauvignon Blanc. Wonderful depth and texture. As the wine unfurls in the glass, layers of goodness appear. Great juice.
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White
7/3/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
This wine is hitting on all cylinders. Apple notes are complicated by sea shells and wet gravel. Wonderful minerality here with a touch of chalk on the finish. Everything is in the right place. Good juice.
Red
6/29/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
92 points
Much different than the last time I tased it. Dark red fruit with garrigue and cola now notes. Good texture and depth. I don’t recall the cola notes in the last tasting. Good juice.
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Red
6/28/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Wonderful dark fruit, tilled soil and spring flowers. This wine is all about balance. The tannins are present but are well integrated. Great mouth feel and aromatics. This wine should continue to evolve over the next two to three years. Good juice.
White
2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Cuvée Karatas Sonoma County Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
6/28/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
94 points
Up there with the best Sauvignon Blancs coming from California. The Semillon plays a major role in the oily texture of this wine. Lemon grass notes plays a nice supporting role. Wonderful aromatics. Layers upon layers of complexity. This wine can age another five years easily. Great juice!
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Red
2016 Nicora Grenache Euphoric Paso Robles Adelaida District (view label images)
6/26/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright red fruit with wonderful spice notes and garrigue in the background. The tannins are still present even after a two hour decant, but everything is in place for such a young wine. Good juice.
Red
6/26/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Red and dark fruit lead the way with a touch of Mediterranean spice and forest notes. The fruit is bright, but the tannins begin balance to the equation. The oak is present, but well integrated for such a young wine. The texture is amazing. Wonderful juice.
Red
6/26/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark fruit notes are complicated by underbrush and wild mushrooms. Wonderful depth and texture. This isn’t your typical California Pinot noir. The nose is exciting and takes your senses deep into the woods. Layers of goodness here.
Red
6/25/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
92 points
This is more of a fruit forward iteration of the varietal, but it works nicely here. Dark red fruit is first chair. Lovely spice notes follow with some underbrush in the background. Good structure and depth. Enjoyable.
Red
6/25/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Just a lovely Priorat with blue and red fruit complemented by peat moss and garrigue. Aromatically pleasing. Layers of complexity here that excite the senses. Good juice.
Red
6/22/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
94 points
I decanted the wine for two hours. Blue and black fruit with graphite and tilled soil are on display here. Great texture and depth. The tannins are well integrated, but still present. Classic Napa Valley in style. Good juice.
Red
6/22/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
96 points
Up there with Alban Reva, although in a totally different style. This Syrah has dark fruit and a touch of spice notes from the splash of Grenache. The tannins have melted away, but everything is in balance. Layers of complexity. The aromatics are wonderful, but this wine is about texture and grace. Great juice.
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Red
6/21/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
94 points
Blue and red fruit, garrigue and wild herbs come together is somewhat ripe style of Cabernet Franc. The oak is now well integrated. Layers upon layers of goodness. Wonderful aromatics. This is just starting to be in the optimal drinking window. Great juice.
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Red
6/17/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
91 points
After a one hour decant, the wine expressed dark fruit notes, with cured meat, underbrush and Mediterranean spice. Good depth and texture. Surprisingly delicious for such a young Zinfandel. Good juice.
White
6/17/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Tropical fruit notes along with some honeysuckle. Wet stone complements the fruit. Well integrated oak adds additional complexity. Good depth and texture. Good juice.
White
6/15/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Citrus fruit is highlighted by the notes lanolin from the Semillon. This is a rounder version of Sauvignon Blanc, but everything is in the right place. Some mineral notes night the finish. One best the best Sauvignon Blancs from California. Good juice.
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White
6/15/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
92 points
Tropical fruit notes combine with notes of baked bread and spice. Medium weight with great depth and texture. Round with low to medium acidity. Good juice.
White
6/13/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Drinking like a German high end kabinett. Wonderful freshness with good acidity. Notes of citrus and a hint of quince makes this field blend an absolute joy to drink. Great juice.
White
6/13/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
94 points
Wonderful tropical fruit notes, brioche and light spice notes makes this chardonnay stand out. Great aromatics, texture and depth. There is just enough acidity to keep the wine fresh and in balance. I don’t know how cellar worthy this wine will be, but enjoy it over the next 5-7 years. This is my first bottle and it is very impressive. Great juice.
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Red
6/12/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
96 points
Simply amazing juice at age 19. Dark fruit is still leading the way with tobacco, tilled soil. Wonderful depth and texture. Aromatically pleasing. Layers upon layers of goodness. Great juice!!!
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Red
6/12/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark red fruit with garrigue and mild spice notes come together nicely here. Great nose, texture and depth. At age nine, this wine is in a great place. Good juice.
White
6/1/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
This northern Rhône white look a like has an unctuous texture. Great aromatics and simply very pleasing. The honeysuckle seems to have the first chair with quince and light almond notes on the back. Everything is in the right place. Great juice.
White
5/31/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
92 points
The Semillon is playing a starring role here. Beeswax, apples and lemongrass dancing nicely together here. At age six, this wine is still performing beautifully. Wonderful mouth feel. Somewhat muted on the nose, but this is a wonderful white Bordeaux blend. Good juice.
Red
5/31/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
91 points
Still performing nicely but it is now on its descent. The dark fruit is sharing center stage with graphite light tobacco notes. The foundation of the wine is a bit shaky. Drink up.
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White
5/31/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
93 points
A wonderful white field blend. Aromatically pleasing with terpene fragrances, honeysuckle, apples and pears. Great mouth feel with plenty of excitement. The acidity keeps everything in balance. Great juice.
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Red
2012 Habit Wine Company Santa Barbara County Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/25/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
90 points
Performing like a medium weight left Bank Bordeaux. Wonderful nose with expressions of underbrush, leather with just a hint of bitter chocolate and red fruit.
Red
5/18/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
88 points
Red and blue fruit combine with Christmas spice and underbrush. This medium weight Zinfandel is well balanced but not not the most complex Biale I have had. Good texture.
Red
5/17/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking like a red burgundy from a warm vintage. Red fruit, tilled soil and mild spice notes support this medium weight Pinot noir. Wonderful color, aromatics and texture. It is in a prime drinking window. Good juice.
Red
5/17/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
91 points
Dark red fruit with, herbs and bright spice notes are in complete balance. At age nine, this wine is in great shape. Wonderful depth and texture. Good juice.
Red
5/17/2020 - Oldmanzin Likes this wine:
92 points
A well balanced Petite Sirah and a silky texture that TRB does so well. Dark fruit, well integrated wood and underbrush dance wonderfully together in this medium weight Petite Sirah. Elegant, yes but each component is nicely on display here. Good juice.
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