Tasting Notes for YankeeRobio

(856 notes on 447 wines)

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Red
10/14/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
90 points
Heavy on the olive, iodine and saline early. Took a few hours for the fruit to come through. Needs many more years resting
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Red
10/11/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
97 points
Complex wine, classic Napa from Oakville. Black cherry, sweet tobacco, licorice. Settle and fine tannins. Fantastic
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Red
10/8/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
96 points
Fantastic wine
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Red
2017 Torrin Le Devoir Paso Robles Willow Creek District Red Blend (view label images)
10/5/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
97 points
What a wine. Never had a Syrah/Graciano blend before, but this was fantastic. Red raspberry, anise, licorice, blackberry liquor. Violets on the finish with a little black pepper
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Red
10/2/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
98 points
Prune, fig, marionberry and sweet tar. Only thing holding it down from a triple digit score is time in the bottle. It will most likely get there in 5-10 years
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Red
2018 Girard Artistry Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/1/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
91 points
Good solid wine, approachable now
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Red
9/26/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
96 points
Superb wine. Coffee, both arabica and espresso, dark blue fruit, fine tannins
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Red
9/25/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
94 points
Needs two hours, deep blue fruit, licorice
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Red
9/23/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
96 points
What a wine. Black raspberry, black cherry, cherry pipe tobacco, licorice and charred fennel. Density, weight but not heavy. Will continue to evolve nicely I am sure
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Red
9/15/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
94 points
Very good wine, not knockout stuff, though. Hopefully age will make this a little more complex, very singular right now
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Red
9/13/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
95 points
So darn good. Just enough merlot to mellow out the boldness of the Cab Franc. Devil's Food Cake, cigar, red raspberry. Outstanding
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Red
9/4/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
95 points
Super enjoyable wine. Not much syrah funky tones, more fruit involved
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Red
9/3/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
97 points
Wow, best vintage to date from this winery. Fantastic
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Red
9/3/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
98 points
Dense, fruit forward wine. Absolute gem
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Red
8/29/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
95 points
Dark chocolate, black cherry, three levels of depth. Very good
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Red
2015 Melka Mekerra Knights Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/28/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
97 points
Superb, Knight's Valley 100% Merlot. Incredible chocolate, cocoa, 90% milk, 10% bittersweet. Dark cherry, light leather.
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Red
8/26/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
97 points
My goodness, what a wine. Blue fruit, sweet tobacco, smooth tannins. Bold and elegant. Outstanding
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Red
8/24/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
94 points
Such a fun and unique wine. The Tannat adds so much structure, blue fruit and smokiness to the mix. Definitely the star of this great blend
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Red
8/19/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
96 points
This one need an hour, then smooth city. Fig/prune paste, blackberry and slight leather. Delightful
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Red
8/15/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
100 points
See previous notes. Hasn't lost an inch.
Red
8/15/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
96 points
Absolutely delicious. Two parts fruit, one part earth, seamless and profound
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Red
8/15/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
95 points
Delicious wine, reminded me of a Williams Seylem in style and taste. Nice job by Mike Hirby
Red
8/15/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
94 points
Older world in style, great mix of earthy and subtle fruit. Drink now if you have one
White
8/15/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
97 points
This one had a little pop in its step. Fantastic wine
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White
8/15/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
98 points
I can't explain how good this was. Seamless shifting from gear to gear, superb
Red
8/13/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
95 points
Superb wine, one of the best "entry cab's" you'll have from a Mike Smith lineup. Smooth, with plenty of depth. 30 minute decant and then it's ready to go
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Red
2016 Figgins Estate Red Wine Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/8/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
95 points
Three hour decant. Off the bat, bold prune, plum and marionberry. Over time it gave way to tobacco and leather. In five years this will rival the epic '12 vintage of this wine.
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Red
2016 Keplinger Basilisk Russian River Valley Grenache (view label images)
8/8/2021 - YankeeRobio wrote:
97 points
One of the best Grenache's I've had. Beautiful floral notes, great blue and red fruit. Superb
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Red
8/8/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
93 points
Old world in style, subtle and enjoyable.
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Red
8/6/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
94 points
More red fruit than blue, very good wine. Slight tobacco and leather. Drinking well early, especially surprising for a Forman, which usually needs more bottle time
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Red
8/5/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
97 points
Profoundly good wine. Depth, plush, deep black and blue fruit. Excellent
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Red
7/23/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
96 points
One of the best Napa Merlot's from this vintage. Soft profile with amble tannins, it sings after 30 minutes. Black cherry, black raspberry, sweet and smoking tobacco, milk chocolate. Superb
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Red
7/23/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
94 points
Incredibly powerful wine. Blueberry, arabica beans, chalky bittersweet cocoa. Give this one plenty of time to breathe. In 10 years this will be profound
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Red
2017 Tensley All Blocks Santa Barbara County Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
7/20/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
94 points
Easy drinking. Fruit driven, with just a tiny bit of white pepper on the finish. Very nice
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Red
2017 Tensley All Blocks Santa Barbara County Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
7/20/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
94 points
Easy drinking Syrah. Fruit driven, with just a tiny bit of white pepper on the finish. Very nice
Red
2015 Passing Time Red Wine Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/18/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
94 points
Sad this was my last '15. Great wine, especially for the price
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Red
7/18/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
98 points
Stunning wine. 90 minute decant. Mulled blueberries, plum/prune, mentholated tobacco. Plush, silky smooth
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Red
2016 Jonata Winery Todos Ballard Canyon Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
7/12/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
94 points
Crazy good blending by Matt. 50% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and then a kitchen's sink of seven other varietals. Impressive
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Red
2015 Realm Cellars The Bard Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/10/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
98 points
Superb wine. Best Bard vintage IMHO
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Red
7/6/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
93 points
Well made wine. Went very well with pizza and pasta
Red
7/4/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
96 points
Very impressed with this wine. Great Cab Sauv fruit, cut with some chalkiness and chocolate from the cab franc and a little softness from the merlot. With some time this will get near the top of the scoring scale
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Red
7/3/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
96 points
Has made incredible strides in the last year. Superb wine
Red
7/1/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
96 points
Vibrant nose of violets and red fruit. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel. Intense cherry, tobacco, menthol. Slight red raspberry and a touch of white pepper. Wow.
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Red
7/1/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
95 points
Incredible juice. Red and black raspberry, cocoa
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Red
6/29/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
93 points
Nice bright red fruit, licorice, light menthol
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Red
6/26/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
94 points
Very nice wine, great TRB effort for the price
Red
2016 Torrin The Maven Paso Robles Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
6/26/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
95 points
Soft, yet deep in flavor, very prominent black raspberry and white chocolate
Red
6/22/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
98 points
Creamy Blueberry and blackberry, tobacco, both smoking and cherry pipe. Fantastic wine
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Red
6/19/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
95 points
Great mix of Merlot and Cab Franc. Outstanding effort
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Red
6/6/2021 - YankeeRobio Likes this wine:
98 points
One hour decant. Fennel, anise, licorice, violets, blackberry, caramelized (burnt) molasses and slight white pepper. So much going on and all blending well together
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