Tasting Notes for dangdad

(356 notes on 309 wines)

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White - Sweet/Dessert
5/10/2021 - dangdad Likes this wine:
92 points
Perfect Icewine. Tons of fruit. Dark amber color. Full fruit forward, lingering finish.
White
4/29/2021 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Light and fresh. Slight taste of lemon peel, very light color, low acidity, and light finish. Drinks well by itself and paired well with white fish.
Red
4/26/2021 - dangdad Likes this wine:
92 points
Well balanced. Opens with dark fruit, significant body, great color, well balanced tannins and a mile long finish.
Red
4/23/2021 - dangdad wrote:
86 points
Somewhat lite and easy drinking. Nothing special, but it was $14 so hard to complain.
Red
2/19/2021 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Up front typicaly black cherry nose. Opens to strawberry and dark red fruit. Modest tannins. Very even finish.
Red
2/14/2021 - dangdad Likes this wine:
92 points
Perfect balance of fruits and tannins. Decanted for 1/2 hour and opened up nicely. Up front nose of black currant, full mouth of black fruit, nice tannins and very long finish.
White
2/14/2021 - dangdad Likes this wine:
89 points
Semi sweet with nice herbal nose.
Red
2/1/2021 - dangdad Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice balance of Nero d'Avola and Cab Sauv. Opens nicely with dark fruit, and modest tannins, yet finishes smooth. Paired perfectly with classic cheese Ravoli.
Red
11/24/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Medium bodied Zin. lite nose, medium tannins, soft finish. Great QPR. Very easy drinking. Paired perfectly with meat loaf and a chocolate cookie for dessert.
Red
11/23/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium body, currant on the nose, a hint of plum and cassis with a medium body and smooth finish.
White - Sparkling
11/17/2020 - dangdad Does not like this wine:
86 points
Somewhat harsh up front for a Prosecco. Also had a very lite finish. Great price point, but would rather pay more for a better product.
Rosé
11/9/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
92 points
Great balance of fruit and tannins. Nice up front nose of strawberry, lite tannins, and great fruit.
Red
10/22/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
89 points
very lite nose. Great body. good fruit. lite tannins, strong finish.
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Red
10/19/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Very approachable and drinkable. Nice black fruit up front. lite tannins and an easy finish.
White
2018 Casa Smith Pinot Grigio VINO Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley (view label images)
10/19/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
90 points
Crisp and fresh with lite fruit on the front, just enough tannins for a smooth finish. Slightly bigger than a standard pinot grigio. great by itself and paired well with white fish
Rosé
10/12/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
87 points
Crisp and dry. paired perfectly with salmon. Grapefruit peel and lite grass.
Red
10/12/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Lite and fresh. Easy drinking. Soft fruits, lite tannins, and smooth finish
Red
10/5/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
90 points
Great wine, but needs to be decanted and filtered. Opens up nicely with dark fruit. The tannins soften after decanting for at least 1/2 hour. Paired perfectly with a red sauce pasta dish, as well as with dessert, a chocolate cake :)
Red
9/29/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
lite fruit on the nose. Medium color, nice body. lite tannins. Easy drinking with a nice balanced finish.
Red
9/28/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Medium body and color, lite fruit up front, soft finish. hint of prunes.
White
9/25/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Cxrisp and fresh. floral nose, opens nicely with hints of lemon peel, finishes dry.
Red
9/22/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
92 points
Perfect blend. Light color, great body, up front complex red fruit, lite tannins, and a mile long finish.
White
9/22/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Crisp and fresh. Right balance of sweetness and tannins. Easy drinking.
Red
9/14/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice balance. lite body. easy drinking
Red
9/14/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Decanted for an hour. Opened nicely. medium tannins, black fruit, nice body, balanced finish.
Red
9/14/2020 - dangdad wrote:
87 points
Higher tannins than expected. Decanted for over two hours and still very harsh. Nice fruit, complexity, nice finish
Red
2014 Woodlands Margaret Margaret River Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/14/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
90 points
Must decant for at least an hour to let it open up. Nice balance of fruits and tannins. great body, dark color, smooth finish. Great with red meat.
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White
8/31/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Crisp and dry. Lemon peel and grapefruit. hint of sweetness. Nice complexity and balance.
Red
8/24/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
87 points
Nice lite Pinot. Plum fruit, lite tannins, and medium finish.
Red
8/24/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Great QPR. Nice balance. Needs to sit for a few minutes as it opens hot. Calms down nicely.
White - Sparkling
8/24/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Crisp and driy with a hint of honeysuckle
Red
8/24/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
90 points
Big Merlot. The black fruit up front is followed by a medium tannin and a long finish. Drinks more like a Cab Sauv.
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Red
2006 Yalumba The Signature Barossa Valley Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
8/24/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
90 points
well balanced fruit and tannins
Rosé
2018 Gadino Cellars Moonrise Rappahannock County Rosé Blend (view label images)
8/17/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Very different Rose. The Nebbiolo gives the wine a bigger bolder taste, yet light and refreshing.
Red
2015 Gadino Cellars Delfino Rosso Rappahannock County Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/17/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
89 points
Very nice blend of Cab Franc, Cab Sauv, and Petit Verdot. Lots of fruits, well balanced tannins, nice body, and finishes long.
Red
8/12/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted for 1/2 hour. Opens nicely with a black currant nose, excellent body (legs), perfect blend of tannins and fruit, with a very smooth finish.
Red
8/8/2020 - dangdad wrote:
87 points
Perfect sangria wine. enough body to hold up with fruit
Red
8/3/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Interesting after dinner wine. Nice complexity, good fruit, modestly sweet.
Red
8/3/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
92 points
Perfect blend of tannins and fruit. Decanted for 1/2 hour, opened up beautifully. Nice dark fruits up front. Excellent blend of fruits and tannins and a very smooth long finish. Great by itself and paired very well with grilled flank steak.
White - Sparkling
8/3/2020 - dangdad wrote:
89 points
Crisp and fresh. Lite tannins and slightly sweet. Perfect for Momosas
Red
7/27/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
92 points
Love this wine. Perfect balance of red fruit and tannins, nice body and a mile long finish.
White
7/27/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
89 points
Well balanced. Lite tannins, medium body, nice blend of pear and pink grapefrult.
Rosé
7/27/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
89 points
Big Rose. Stong flavor of Pinot Noir. Somewhat dry. Nice rose color. Paired well with Salmon
Red
7/24/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
92 points
Love this wine! Great body, well balanced, up front black fruit, opens up with excellent combination of fruit and tannins. Paired perfectly with Big red meat meal.
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Red
7/6/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Opened up after decanting for about 20 minutes. Strong tannins, French Oak, Nice Brownish red color, medium black fruit, modest finish.
White
6/23/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
88 points
Crisp and dry for a Vidal Blanc. Lite color, medium tannins, grass and lemon peel. Very much like a lite Sauv Blanc. Great by itself or with fish.
White - Sparkling
6/22/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
87 points
Great QPR. Classic dry Prosecco. At $10, can't beat it.
White
6/22/2020 - dangdad Likes this wine:
87 points
slightly grassy, classic Sauv Blanc from CA.
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