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Red
1/31/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
90 points
PnP. Needed time to show its best. Aromas with red and dark fruit, spice and underbrush. On the palate, more red and dark fruits, spice and forest floor. medium body. Smooth tannin in the finish. Perfect balance.
Red
1/30/2023 - gharter wrote:
88 points
last bottle. PnP. Borders on over extracted. Seems on the sweet side, but maybe it fruit. Black fruit, red berry fruit, juniper, vanilla bean and baking spice on the nose and palate. very ripe fruit. Seems to lack the acidity to support the fruit. Nice finish.
Red
1/29/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
94 points
never been one of my favorites, but this is showing really well! PnP. Red currants, cranberries, violets, floral, spice, tea and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied with loads of flavor with red fruits, floral, tea, tobacco, spice leading to a long finish. Good acidity leading to a long, fruity finish.
Red
1/29/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
92 points
PnP. Still very young, but showing really well. Black fruits, red cherry, anise, fig, sage, floral and black truffle aromas. The palate is dense and compact, loaded with flavor. Layer of black and red fruit, sandalwood, graphite and forest floor, anise. Smooth tannin in the long finish. Very good now, but will reward aging.
Red
1/29/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
88 points
PnP. Blackberry, anise, cassis aromas and flavors. Not overly complex, but a great match with a good steak. Medium body with a silky long smooth finish.
White
1/29/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
84 points
Viera 85% and 15% Tempranillo. they said it tasted old, but not over the hill. Started out very closed and needed time to open. Lime, green apple, pear, sea salt, spice aromas and flavors. good acidity. shorter finish.
White
1/29/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
84 points
A lighter, simpler style. Pear, tart green apple, grapefruit flsvors and aromas. Good acidity, shorter finish. Did not have the salinity or minerality as expected.
White
1/29/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
86 points
PnP. Verdejo and other grapes in the white blend. Floral, green apple, citrus aromas and flavors. Good acidity. Minerality and citrus in the short finish. Enjoyable, but not overly complex.
White
1/29/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
85 points
part of a larger tasting. Straw yellow. Green apple, dry, apricot and peach. Lower acid. Short finish.
White
1/26/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
87 points
PnP. Light straw in color with aromas of nectarine, apricot, green apple, stone fruits. On the palate shows more peach, lemon, melon and green apple. Good acidity leads to crisp finish. Seems slightly sweet.
White
1/25/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
88 points
PnP. Pear, citrus and green apple, pineapple notes, with a touch of oak, Pear, green apple, pineapple, citrus, warm spice with moderate oak. Good acidity, but just doesn't seem to be in balance. Smooth finish. Last bottle was much better.
Red
1/25/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
96 points
PnP, but could have benefitted from a short decant. Dark purple with aromas of blackberry, plums, cassis, cedar, floral, earth, tar and spice. The palate is big, rich, full bodied. Blackberry, plum, chocolate, cassis, spice, cedar. Silky smooth with a long finish. It seemed sweet, but may have just been all the fruit.
Red
1/23/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
88 points
PnP. Starts with black berry, cherry fruit , spice earth and tea. Loaded with flavor showing blackfruits, spice, tea, cherry, earth. Borders on over ripe and over extracted, but pulls back at the last minute. Medium bodied. It still has some soft tannins in the medium finish. Maybe my palate has changed. i used to love this vineyard, but now not so much.
Red
1/22/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
86 points
A lighter, simpler style. showed plum, cherry, pepper. Very soft and smooth
Red
1/22/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
86 points
Ruby red, cherry, floral aroma and similar flavors, light spice
Red
1/22/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
88 points
Decanted 45 minutes and it needed it. A blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Carignan. blackberry, bramble, anise, floral and minerals on the nose and flavors. Tannins show up in the finish. Very nice, but a better food wine.
Red
1/19/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
89 points
This is not a PNP wine, it needs time to open. Aromas of tart cherry, cranberry, stems, spice. Tart cherry, cranberry, spice and stems on the palate. Medium to high acid. medium body. Long smooth finish, but the acid shows up in the finish as well. Not really in balance and not sure it will come around.
White
1/18/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
90 points
PnP. Opens with aromas of apple, pear, tropical fruit, melon, floral, oak and vanilla. Rich mouth feel showing apple, pear, tropical fruits, floral, vanilla, spice and oak. Medium body with good acidity leading to a well balanced finish. This bottle seemed to show more oak than the previous bottle.
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Red
1/18/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
92 points
Short decant and it needed it. Big nose with blackberry, cassis, leather, tobacco, black raspberry, floral. similar flavors of blackberry, black raspberry, cassis, anise, and tobacco. Medium bodied. Moderate smooth tannins in the long finish. Very good nw, but should have a long life ahead.
Red
1/16/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
94 points
A beautiful "old School" Cabernet. Decanted 2 hours and it needed it. Black berry, cassis, leather, cherry, pomegranate, and some graphite on the nose. The palate show black berry, cassis, leather, cherry, vanilla, earth. Good acidity. medium body. The tannins have softened nicely in the long finish. In a good place now, but no hurry to open my last bottle.
Rosé - Sparkling
1/15/2023 - gharter wrote:
84 points
Part of a large tasting. Bright ruby red. Strawberry, cherry, cranberry aromas. Similar flavors. Light body, lower in acid. On the sweet side.
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White - Sparkling
1/15/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
90 points
Part of a large tasting. Took some time to show its best. Apple, plum, orange, apple and brioche aromas and flavors. Medium body, good acidity.
White - Sparkling
1/15/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
90 points
Part of a large tasting. 89 Points
Golden yellow, apple, pear, lemon, ginger, black cherry, nuts. Lots of yeast and toast. Medium body, smooth medium finish. 50-55 Pinot Noir, 30-35% Pinot Meunier, 15-20% Chardonnay. 15-20% reserve wines. Really nice.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Gruet Winery Brut New Mexico Champagne Blend (view label images)
1/15/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
85 points
Part of a large tasting. a blend of grapes from New Mexico, California and Washington. Apple, pear, peach. Lighter body, Good acidity. Short finish.
White - Sparkling
2017 Iron Horse Vineyards Wedding Cuvée Green Valley of Russian River Valley Champagne Blend (view label images)
1/15/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
90 points
Part of a large tasting. Raspberry, cherry, pear, peach aromas and flavors. Medium body. Good acidity. Good finish.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Segura Viudas Cava Brut Macabeo-Xarello-Parellada Blend (view label images)
1/15/2023 - gharter wrote:
84 points
Part of a large tasting. medium ruby color. Aromas of apple, fresh fruit, and yeast. Similar flavors. Short finish, on the simple side and sweet.
White - Sparkling
1/15/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
88 points
Part of a large tasting. Pale yellow. Floral, apple, peach, apricot and fresh bead on the nose and flavor. Good acidity. Nice finish. Medium body
White - Sparkling
1/15/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
88 points
Part of a large tasting. Yeast up fron on the nose. Pear, apple, subtle brioche notes. heavier body than the first wine. Brioche shows up in the medium finish.
Rosé - Sparkling
1/15/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
86 points
Part of a large tasting. From the French coast of the Mediterranean Sea. a lighter style, very faint salmon color. Aromas and flavors of dried cherry, lemon/lime, cranberry. Small light bubbles. a little residual sugar. Very enjoyable.
Rosé - Sparkling
1/15/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
86 points
Part of a large tasting. Pale salmon color. Small fien bubbles. Aromas of melon, strawberry, pear. Similar favors. Light, crisp and refreshing. Short finish. 65% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin blanc, 15% Pinot Noir.
Rosé
1/15/2023 - gharter wrote:
86 points
Darker red color for a rose. Strawberry, floral, melon aroma and flavors. Good acidity, long finish
Red
1/12/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
90 points
PnP. Opens with black fruit, raspberry, pepper, herb, earth. Flavors of blackfruit, plum, raspberry, spice, herb, pepper, earth. Medium body with a smooth finish.
Red
1/11/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
91 points
PnP. Opens with a beautiful aroma showing red cherry, strawberry, herbs, cinnamon, mint . Lots of flavor with more red cherry, strawberry, bay leaf, cinnamon. Good acidity. Long smooth finish.
Red
1/11/2023 - gharter wrote:
flawed
Corked, badly corked, sadly, down the drain
White
1/10/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
94 points
Showing really well now. Starts with aromas of green apple, lemon, citrus , and nutmeg, Medium to full bodied. Lots of flavors with green apple, citrus, floral, minerals, spice, a touch of oak. Long smooth finish. Just beautiful where it is at today.
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Red
1/9/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
91 points
PnP. could have benefitted from a decant. Beautiful aromas of black fruit, cassis, tobacco, dark chocolate, tea, herbs, raspberry. Big and rich, has calmed down with age. Loaded with flavor showing blackberry,c assis, tobacco, chocolate, tea, herbs. good acidity. Medium bodied with a long finish. Mild to moderate tannin in the finish.
White
1/8/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
88 points
PnP. Pineapple, lemon, pear, citrus aromas. Crisp and lively. Pineapple, lemon, pear flavors. Very light oak, good acidity and medium finish.
Red
1/5/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
90 points
Do not PnP. Needed a good 2 hour decant. 2011 was considered a weak year, but this wine does not show any of that. Opens with blackberry, spice, cherry, plum. No green notes like so many 2011s. Perfect balance with good acidity. Medium bodied. black fruits, cherry, plum, spice and earth flavors. A long finish with smooth tannins. This is in a really good place now, but no fear of holding this for many years as its showing miminal secondary character.
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Red
1/4/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted 2 hours, do not PnP. compared to other vintages, very little sediment. Aromas of black fruit, cassis, anise, leather, earth, a little more herbal than other vintages. Very old school cabernet with black fruit, cassis, leather, earth, spice and green pepper flavors. medium body with moderate tannins. Just starting to enter its drinking window. Good now, but should easily go 10-20 years or more and only improve. I rarely drink them under 10 years old and this fits the pattern.
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White
1/3/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
90 points
PnP, on the nose is floral, lemon, citrus, peach, and minerals. Medium body showing lemon, citrus, peach, salinity, minerals and a touch of oak. Medium finish, A great match with chicken parm.
Red
1/2/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
94 points
Benefited frim a short decant. Red and black cherry, spice, mineral, currant and earth on the nose. Lots of flavor with red and black cherry, spice, earth , leather, mineral. Beautifully balanced with soft tannins in a long finish. Showing really well now.
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Red
1/1/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
90 points
PnP. Sadly, my only bottle. Blue and black fruits, tobacco, slight herbal, and floral aromas. Lots of flavor showing the blue and black fruits, tobacco, a hint of herbal and floral. Medium body with medium tannins in the finish. wish I had more to see where it goes with some age.
Red
1/1/2023 - gharter Likes this wine:
92 points
PnP. Black cherry, pomegranate, black raspberry, spice, floral, cranberry aromas. Concentrated layer of flavor with more black cherry, black raspberry, cranberry,spice, floral, smoke, graphite and earth . Showing very well now, but probably will improve with time.
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Red - Fortified
12/31/2022 - gharter Likes this wine:
88 points
Light amber with a slight brick red. Rich aromas of red fruit, cinnamon, spice, cherry, plum, caramel, raisins, and cloves. Flavors of caramel, nuts, spice, cherry, plum, red currant. Long smooth finish. Not an overly complex tawny, but great QPR.
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Red
12/31/2022 - gharter Likes this wine:
95 points
Decanted about 2 hours and needed it. started out very tight, then blossomed. Black cherry, leather, underbrush, spice aromas. Medium body. Loaded with flavor, black cherry, leather, chocolate. forest floor, spice, floral. Smooth long finish. A perfect match to a spiced leg of lamb.
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Rosé - Sparkling
12/31/2022 - gharter Likes this wine:
92 points
Salmon to light rose color. Beautiful aromas of red cherry, brioche, raspberry, cranberry, minerals, floral. Medium body with good acidity on the palate. Red cherry, brioche, raspberry, strawberry, and minerals. Plenty of small bubbles. Smooth finish.
Red
12/29/2022 - gharter Likes this wine:
92 points
PnP. Beautiful aromas of black fruit, cassis, herbs, anise, black olives. Loaded with flavor, leading with blackberry, dark cassis, herbs, anise,menthol and floral. Smooth , long finish. Really good now, but should be even better in a few years.
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Red
12/28/2022 - gharter wrote:
86 points
PnP. Time has helped this wine. The initial bottle was a hot mess. This has calmed down a lot. Dominated by black fruit, cassis, cedar and tobacco on the nose, but still has a LOT heat on the nose. Similar flavors with the black fruit dominating followed by cassis, tobacco, cedar, but still shows a lot of heat on the palate. Full bodied , but not balanced.. Pushed the edge, but in my opinion, too extracted, too much heat. YMMV. My last bottle. For those who love this style, I dropped off the list for you.
Red
12/27/2022 - gharter Likes this wine:
89 points
PnP. Very aromatic from the start. Red berry, spice , floral, a touch of minerality on the nose. Red cherry, raspberry, spice, minerality on the palate . Medium body with a smooth finish. Still pushes the edge of over ripe and over extracted.
Red
12/26/2022 - gharter Likes this wine:
95 points
Decanted and hour and could have benefitted from more. black fruit, mineral, black cherry, leather, and pepper, earth and herbs on the nose. Complex flavors showing black and red fruits, earth, leather, spice, herbs and minerality on the palate. Good acidity. smooth tannin in the finish. Showing really well now, but no hurry to open.
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