Tasting Notes for rawdealbuffy

(13 notes on 12 wines)

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Red
Still very primary. A ton of fruit on the nose. Stewed cranberry, ripe cherry, apple skin. Some bretty-funk that would blow off and then come creeping back. Ripe cranberry and macerated cherry on the palate. Med+ acid. Great structure. Should have kept it hidden away for longer.
Red
1996 Mongeard-Mugneret Clos Vougeot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
11/8/2018 - rawdealbuffy Likes this wine:
92 points
Cassis and black olive on the nose. Baked apples, black olive, macerated plums, and wet earth on the palate. High acid, which is fascinatingly contrapuntal to the desiccated fruits and secondary characteristics. Tastes new and old and the same time. Still some tannin. Fantastic length. Delicious.
Red
10/27/2018 - rawdealbuffy wrote:
88 points
Massive wine. Ripe and macerated blackberry and blueberry. Vanilla, clove and coriander. Med acid, a touch sweet, and very hot. This is a wine to have a glass of while you sit by the fire, drinking a bottle with dinner is not a pleasurable experience; it just murders the taste of food.
White
10/27/2018 - rawdealbuffy Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful opulent wine. Honeycomb, rhubarb preserves, frangipane, apricots, cardamom on the nose. On the palate: strawberry nectar, honey, lemon cream, jasmine tea, dried apricot and crushed rocks. Great balance between the high acid and RS. Lovely wine.
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Red
2010 Ojai Apricots Santa Barbara County Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
10/27/2018 - rawdealbuffy Likes this wine:
90 points
Really enjoyed these bottles and wish I had a few more. High toned fruit; Ripe nectarine and macerated cherry. A little menthol and wet dirt. Great body. Med+ Acid. High tannin. Delicious.
Red
10/27/2018 - rawdealbuffy Likes this wine:
86 points
Bright fruit; cherry, rhubarb, grapefruit. Carbonic. Slight spritz. Med+ acid. Good quaffer and perfect for a weekday supper.
White
9/17/2018 - rawdealbuffy Likes this wine:
93 points
First time trying Kalin. Enjoyed it tremendously. Nutty and lively. Oxidative. Dried apricots and nuts on the nose. Lemon curd, blood orange zest, rhubarb and toasted almonds on the palate. Fantastic acidity. Great wine.
Red
9/5/2018 - rawdealbuffy wrote:
89 points
Interesting wine. Nice acid with some bretty funk. That in combination with the low alcohol and abundance of stewed fruit made me think it could have been a young Northern rhone. Interested to try their Mourvedre...
Red
1982 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/5/2018 - rawdealbuffy Likes this wine:
93 points
Wine was immaculate. No sign of fault. Nose of cherry, eucalyptus, and leather. Beautiful stewed cassis and macerated cherry on the palate. Slight tarragon and green peppercorn. The smell of old church pews. Med+Acid, Med+ body, nice length. Tannins fully integrated. silky mouthfeel. Honestly would have guessed this was much younger, say '95 or '96. Beautiful wine. Got better the more air it got. Was absolutely singing by the last glass. We drank at Lukshon in Culver City. Wine stood up to the cuisine quite nicely.
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Red
8/13/2018 - rawdealbuffy Likes this wine:
91 points
Fantastic nose of wet pavement and macerated cherries. Slightly herbaceous with ripe cherry and leather. Integrated tannin. Moderate+ acid, medium tannin, full bodied. Delicious wine. Hard to get much better than this.
Red
2010 Ojai Apricots Santa Barbara County Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
8/4/2018 - rawdealbuffy Likes this wine:
92 points
Nose of dried crushed violets, cigar, eucalyptus. I was initially taken aback, it very much reminded me of an aged left-bank bordeaux. Very tight initially. We decanted and about 30 minutes later it was ripping. Beautiful amount of fruit on the palate; baked cherry, ripe plums, tart apricot, some herbs de provence and this unctuous quality akin to extravecchio balsamic. Ripping acidity. That's what took me most by surprise was the sheer amount of acidity this has. High acidity. Round texture, Full bodied, medium+ length, and drinking wonderfully. Interested to try this again in 5 years.
Red
8/3/2018 - rawdealbuffy Likes this wine:
87 points
Fruit forward, stewed and ripe berries. Some vanilla and butterscotch. Baking spice on the nose. Medium+ acidity. Medium+ body.
White
3/24/2017 - rawdealbuffy Likes this wine:
88 points
Citrus, grass and apple skin. Great acidity. Really tasty. Paired with scallops with a chive beurre blanc, kimchi brussels sprouts and fried sunchokes and it worked pretty damn well. Always impressed by Lieu Dit's wines.
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