Tasting Notes for acristiani

(72 notes on 54 wines)

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Red
7/30/2020 - acristiani Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent. Tasted alongside a Burgundy, S. African and US PN. The best of the lot.
Red
May be “as sleep”. Very tight even after 2:30 hrs of decant.
Red
7/6/2020 - acristiani Likes this wine:
93 points
California PN but with fresher fruit and greater structure with welcomed tannins.
Red
2006 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/4/2020 - acristiani Likes this wine:
90 points
A bit too powerful/hot for my taste.
Red
5/5/2020 - acristiani wrote:
89 points
Very good indeed. Nicely balanced and long finish. Ripe fruit and powerful. Soft tannins. Still has time to age.
Red
4/15/2020 - acristiani Likes this wine:
89 points
Better and more developed than previously tasted. More focused with nice fruit and good balance.
Red
6/22/2019 - acristiani wrote:
88 points
Past its prime but nice.
Red
9/18/2019 - acristiani wrote:
93 points
Excellent fruit and some secondary aromas. Very balanced with great acidity and finish.
Red
3/21/2020 - acristiani Likes this wine:
94 points
This has improved from the last time. It is excelent now. Fruity (not over ripe), complex, balanced with good acidity and smooth tannins.
White
1/29/2019 - acristiani Likes this wine:
92 points
Had it with a bucket of mussles. Excellent pairing. The little creaminess of the wine was perfect with the zesty broth of the mussles.
Red
1/18/2019 - acristiani Likes this wine:
93 points
Nose of strawberries and cherries. A little of secondary notes coming into play. Taste full of chocolate and florals. Excellent again.
White
10/20/2018 - acristiani Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent new world chardonnay with old world DNA.
Red
10/19/2018 - acristiani Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice but still a ways to go.
White
9/9/2018 - acristiani Likes this wine:
92 points
On the oaky side but well balanced and fruit forward.
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Red
8/26/2018 - acristiani Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent! Raspberry and chocolate, and finely integrated tannins. Complex and valance with dark chocolate, raspberry and cherry. Great acidity and lenghty end. One of my favorites.
Red
3/27/2018 - acristiani Likes this wine:
85 points
Big!
Red
3/24/2018 - acristiani Likes this wine:
94 points
This is excellent right now. Definitely the red - but not overripe - fruit and sexiness of Pinot, but it has an extra layer of flavor and texture - forrest mugginess with oak.
Red
2005 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/15/2018 - acristiani Likes this wine:
92 points
Delicious and complex.
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Red
12/26/2017 - acristiani Likes this wine:
90 points
Not as fruit forward and with more tannic structure than other US shiraz.
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Red
11/18/2017 - acristiani Likes this wine:
94 points
Tremendous depth with forward black fruit, some red fruit as well. Integrated tannins and very balanced acidity. Still time to age.
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Red
10/27/2017 - acristiani Likes this wine:
95 points
This is drinking as it should!
White
2013 Pezat Bordeaux Blanc Sec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
10/22/2017 - acristiani Likes this wine:
92 points
Light bodied, crisp, lemon, peach flavors; nice acidity and good finish
White
9/15/2017 - acristiani Likes this wine:
88 points
Shy nose but tasty tropical fruits with good acidity.
Red
9/15/2017 - acristiani Likes this wine:
94 points
Cherries and black currants. Well balanced with integrated tannins. Secondary flavors coming out as well. Awesome finish.
Red
8/18/2017 - acristiani Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice fruit, getting the 2 cabs plus the red fruit of the merlot, and the oak. Palate is consecuent with added complexity of fruit, secondaries and tannins. Strong finish.
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Red
3/28/2017 - acristiani Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep, dark and brilliant. Powerful fruit - jamminess of the grenache with the dark berries and spices of syrah. Layered and full bodied; fruit gives way to oak and secondary notes of spices and herbs. Very fine tannins linger in a lengthy finish.
Red
3/25/2017 - acristiani Likes this wine:
93 points
Great black fruit and oak. Conplex and balanced. Still some tannins present; years to get to its peak.
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Red
3/11/2017 - acristiani Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep, dark and bold.
Red
2/28/2017 - acristiani Likes this wine:
93 points
Aging overtones and flavors developing. Sweet grenache and deep black berries with some pepper.
Red
11/25/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
91 points
Balanced and nicely layered.
Red
10/29/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
92 points
Complex aromas of ripe dark berries, some spice and mocha. Balanced with nice firm tannins, that would allow for more cellaring.
Red
10/15/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
93 points
Complex - with black fruit upfront and jammy red fruit in the end - balanced and very smooth.
Red
9/18/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
90 points
Blackberry, oak, spices. Well balanced with some fine tannins left. Wonderfully complex.
Red
9/3/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
93 points
Powerful, fruit forward with good complexity of secondary flavors.
Red
9/10/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
90 points
Complex and balanced but too much jammy grenache for my taste.
Red
2009 Department 66 D66 Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
8/10/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark and deep ruby. Strong, scented, round. Blackfruit, oak, some cocoa; soft tannins and full lengthy finish.
Red
7/26/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
95 points
Outstanding fruit forward, both red and black present as per the blend. Secondary notes developing that add complexity and balance. Full lengthy finish.
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Red
7/26/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent; tannins are beautiful and complex black and red fruit. Drinking time!
Red
7/25/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
94 points
Complex. Red fruit mixes with black fruit. Cab- like. Oak., vainilla, black fruit smooth tannins; all intertwined with red fruit. Great one with a bit more aging if one likes.
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Red
7/25/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
92 points
This is awesome. Red fruit forever, floral, silky tannins that last and last...
Red
7/22/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
93 points
Brilliant dark color with maturing rim; very complex with red fruit, secondary notes of oak and spicies; balanced with soft and sweet finishing tannins.
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Red
7/20/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
92 points
Red fruit gives way to secondary flavors. Nice structure with round tannins.
White
7/19/2016 - acristiani Likes this wine:
93 points
Fresh, crispy; fresh cut grass and citrus fruit notes. Lasting, elegant finish.
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