Tasting Notes for arnold2015

(115 notes on 107 wines)

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2014 Denner The Ditch Digger Paso Robles Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
12/18/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
88 points
Agree with others, a bit lacking on expected complexity and finish. Nose > palate, which was a bit one dimensional. Hopefully just early.
Red
11/26/2017 - arnold2015 Does not like this wine:
85 points
Not bad, just not great, barely good, for the price. Very diluted fruit with low complexity and thin finish.
Red
11/25/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
94 points
Drinking perfectly right now, huge dark fruit and spice on the nose, lush but integrated flavors with enough acidity to prevent over saturation. Long finish. Stellar
White
11/25/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
91 points
Great bottle, nicely integrated earth and mineral notes, fruit is well balanced.
Red
10/14/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
96 points
This Syrah / Viognier (93%/7%), incredibly complex, deep fruits of dark cherry and peppered meat, non-stop finish that is epic and song-worthy. Definitely opens up nicely after a 5-7 hour decant.
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Red
10/14/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
93 points
Drinking beautifully. GSM blend, with nice smokey fruit and spice, incorporated tannins, and complex finish.
Red
2014 Denner Grenache Paso Robles Willow Creek District (view label images)
10/14/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
88 points
Single varietal 100% Grenache. Nice wine, perhaps a bit young, good medium body with a somewhat short finish.
Red
9/27/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking beautifully, nicely integrated, long finish.
Red
2013 Sanguis Misfit Central Coast Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
9/29/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
94 points
Loved this wine, rich dark fruits, good spice, slamming central coast syrah.
Red
9/16/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
93 points
Stellar wine, full and rich, long finish with nice integration of tannins. The blend with 10% Grenache added a lift I haven't seen in other Tempranillos. Drinking nice but could go another 5 years too.
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Red
7/14/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
94 points
Simply brilliant. Supple fruits and long complex finish.
Red
7/6/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
93 points
Silly smooth, well balanced given how early, but not as complex on finish as expected.
Red
1/3/2017 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
91 points
Nicely integrated, decanted over 2 hours initially and then drank over 2 days. Earthly fruit on nose, tannins softened with decant, medium complexity with one-dimensional finish.
White
12/26/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
93 points
A great wine, with hand crafting evident in every sip. Slightly cloudy with extensive sediment. Subdued nose, but jumps off the palate on first sip, silly, apple and pear fruit with vanilla, long finish. Medium complexity. Agree with others, never disappointed by one of top stateside chardonnays. Each wine unique.
Red
2012 Col Solare Red Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/8/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
94 points
Surprised by this wine, expected a Napa-esque fruit bomb, and was surprised by the balance, and flavors of this Bordeaux blend. Smokey dark fruits and a mild earthiness that contributed to the oak and tannin. Very smooth.
Red
11/6/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
87 points
Nice expression of CDP, well balanced with an earthiness and minerality, simple finish and subdued tanins.
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Red
10/15/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
92 points
Wonderful wine, medium body with mature and smooth tannins, peppery spice with a long finish. Very well done.
Red
2012 ONX Reckoning Paso Robles Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
Great wine, beautiful structure and deep fruit, nice long finish and sturdy backbone in the petit syrah blend.
Red
9/17/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
95 points
Fantastic... Seriously incredible, dark fruits, long complex finish, good balance, beautiful Paso Syrah that blows away Napa on a good day.
Red
9/11/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
88 points
Earth fruit and rather angular tannins, agree with others that I should have drank this earlier by 2 year when my tastes still sought this style. Large jammy fruit with a medium finish, not too complex.
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Red
9/1/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
90 points
Great full nose, a little restrained on the finish that opened up considerably after a 2 hour decant, not highly complex but good clean fruit.
Red
8/15/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice fruit, a bit light on finish, medium complexity, good structure.
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Red
8/16/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
93 points
Great wine, fruit forward at first, savory finish, smooth tannins, nice balance, a classic genotypical paso Syrah, beautiful, drank against a 2009 Cornas and loved this.
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Red
8/9/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice Syrah, great nose, balanced earth and fruit on front palate, finish is a tad shallow but overall very nice wine
Red
2013 Linne Calodo Nemesis Paso Robles Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
8/2/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
94 points
Wonderful wine, still very youthful, but great backbone. Rich and silky with lively fruit and long, balanced finish in classic LC style that I have come to love.
Red
7/28/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
94 points
Yeah, that's right...a 94. This wine is a blockbuster for a crazy affordable price. Complex nose of earth, and spice and dark fruit, savory palate up front with long finish, silky tannins that are well integrated. Buy it up, drink it up. It may improve with time, but is drinking incredibly now.
Red
2013 Booker Vineyard Oublie Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
7/21/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
92 points
Showing beautifully, although still restrained initially and requiring a good 2 hours to open up. Once decanted, dark fruits and pepper classic for Granache are balanced nicely. Will definitely benefit with improved integration over the next 2-5 years. Holding my next bottle until then.
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Red
7/21/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice blend of fruit and acid, smokiness on nose and palate that is mild. Opens up impressively after 2 hours of decanting
White
7/19/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
92 points
If you are looking for the textbook buttery Chardonnay, this is your wine. Vanilla and spices, coconut, and fruit, low acidity, ling finish.
Red
7/18/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
93 points
Decanted and sampled over 4 hours. Pleasantly surprised at the youthfulness of this wine, not showing its age at all. Nose is long, initially tight but opens well with time, crushed flowers and dark fruit, with a mild salinity as previously described. Spice forward fruit on the palate with an acidity that lifts the finish, with moderate mature tannins.
Red
6/27/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
92 points
Although young, drinking surprisingly well, complex nose with earth, mineral and spice. Drank over 3 hours, Will obviously benefit from age, but great promise.
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Red
2011 McPrice Myers Altas Vinas Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
7/8/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
91 points
Very elegant, beautiful fruit that is light, not overdone, good balance and medium finish. Enjoy this highlight quality wine at a great value.
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Red
7/9/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
82 points
A bit thin on palate, pleasant but not standout on nose, thin quick finish.
Red
Not a fan, not sure if the age played factor, wouldn't expect it to, very angular with high acidity, poor balance of fruit.
Red
6/29/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
95 points
This wine is incredible, gorgeous nose that is full, structured, and a balance of fruit and savory spice, full dark fruit on palate with spice a medium acidity which elevates the mid palate, medium finish.
Red
6/24/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
92 points
Great wine, good depth and long finish, age has mellowed the tannins which are very smooth, and holds a nice spice on finish, no acid.
Red
6/21/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
90 points
Enjoyable bottle, age apparent with a tame tannin profile and shift of flavors to a more ripe fruit, acid still present with a nice finish, although mellowing out at the mid palate. Do not feel future aging is necessary, drink up.
White
6/18/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful balanced wine, mild oak with complex finish, medium body with low acidity. Very elegant.
Red
6/8/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
90 points
Great depth, definitely needs time to open up, 2 hours decanted and it was a different wine. Cedar, spice and dark fruit.
Red
Pleasant, but lacked the acidity I would expect with Sangiovese and lacked appreciable complexity on finish.
Red
2014 Linne Calodo Problem Child Paso Robles Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
5/3/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
92 points
Drank a bit early admittedly, could use 2 more years at a minimum. However, a classic LC with bright acidity that one would not expect if the label were the only tell. Complex yet pure, not at all heavy, with brighter fruit than typical found in a Zinfandel based blend, nice depth of and prolonged finish. Beautiful wine, would not drink again until 2018.
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Red
4/20/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
88 points
Silky, complex nose of dark fruit and leather, simple finish with minimal acidity. Medium spice and soft tannins.
Red
3/31/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
93 points
Decanted for 2 hours, drank over 2 hours. Expansive nose of dark cherry and fruits, medium finish punctuated with a peppery spice, medium tannins that are well integrated. While this wine could benefit from additional aging, is drinking beautifully now.
Red
3/30/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice quintessential Napa Cab, not at the price point unfortunately this wine should be at. Overall, nice dark fruit and spice on nose, jammy fruits with medium tannins and medium finish. Lacked the expected depth or complexity for this price point.
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Red
3/24/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
97 points
Absolute star...decanted for 2 hours before drinking. Opened up incredibly, dark fruit and spice with long complex finish, wonderful aromas of blackberries, pepper and spice. Mild acidity, dry tannins.
Followed a L'Aventure Optimus which it eclipsed and was drank likely too young.
Red
3/27/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
91 points
Elegant wine with smooth clean fruit, vanilla and leather on the nose, holds it age very well compared to similar valley fruit wines. Cathy Corison showing continued wisdom in her winemaking.
Red
3/27/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
92 points
Love this wine, depth to the Grenache with a nice spice on the long finish and nice complexity. Recently discovered and love the TH vineyard.
Red
2013 Linne Calodo Problem Child Paso Robles Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/26/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
94 points
Incredible wine with balanced fruit, mild acidity and not overly heavy. Quality high and consistent as expected from LC.
Red
3/19/2016 - arnold2015 wrote:
88 points
Good food wine, bright fruit with medium finish, mild tannins.
Red
3/5/2016 - arnold2015 Likes this wine:
89 points
Very elegant, although a bit light on the finish. Opens up nicely after a 1-2 hour decant, very smooth tannins. Good balance, nice fruit, minimal acid.
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