Tasting Notes for rakasome

(556 notes on 357 wines)

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Red
8/5/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
92 points
Quite a bit of difference since the last bottle. Seems tart, which I like very much. The cork has collected a nice bunch of gunk. This single vineyard blend is terrific.
Red
7/10/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
85 points
Had my last bottle of this 5 years ago and gave it a 94. Well not this time. Something has made the taste a lot different. Seems a little "old." Nothing fruity about it like 5 years ago. Sediment present now. I will pass the lower rating off to this single bottle. I am bummed.
Red
7/4/2022 - rakasome wrote:
flawed
Yuck! Cork infiltrated. Yuck.
White
2018 Waters Prelude Columbia Valley White Rhone Blend (view label images)
7/3/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
89 points
No change from my 2019 note.
Red
6/6/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
91 points
Just a great wine. I never make it to cellaring as I need to drink what I like. Fruit juicy. A wee better on day 2. Still drinking it.
Red
6/5/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
85 points
Quite the run-of-the-mill wine from a very reputable winery. Nice to slosh down with dinner.
Red
6/5/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
87 points
Had a bottle last year. It's VERY good and fruity. Maybe another year in the window?
Red
5/30/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
93 points
This is just crazy good. Has that minerality from the terroir. Nice bite to it.
Red
Well, it has gone south for the winter! Three years ago it was wonderful, today it was flat, lifeless, and sort of sour. What a shame. The winery has closed. Maybe there's a reason?
Red
5/19/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
93 points
Quite juicy. Lasted 4 days. Yum.
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Red
5/3/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
92 points
Nearly 4 years since my last bottle of this. Improved! Dark. Good nose. Potent on the palate. Very, very good. Get in the ol' time machine and buy a case.
Red
4/30/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
94 points
Just perfect. Quite mellow for 10 yrs. Fruity. I think it's drinking nice. Last one.
Red
4/22/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
92 points
Might be my favorite Fergy.
Red
4/22/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
90 points
Quite fruity. I'm not a merlot fan, but this was good.
Red
4/22/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
82 points
Something "off" with this. Not terrible, just weird. Maybe it has passed it's prime?
Red
4/9/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
88 points
Quite nice. Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 no change. From some of the best vineyards in Walla Walla. Fruity & flavorful.
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Red
3/27/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
90 points
Here it is 3 years later. The wine is lovely. No odd taste. Quite lucious. Bold. The only drawback is the amount of GUNK in the bottle. Enough to plant a small garden.
Red
3/25/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
88 points
I think this vintage needs drinking. Seems a bit "faded." Still tasty though. Just not too fruity.
Red
3/21/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
95 points
I think this was a club offering from Waters. Quite nice. I'm on day 3 with it and it still has some cahones.
Red
3/16/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
93 points
This is a lovely cab. Commented to my wife was, "I looks black." I can really taste the fruit. Bold. Strong if you will.
Red
3/11/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
90 points
Agree with previous rating just before me. Drink now.
Red
Day 2 it seemed to have gained some body. Referencing previous note.
Red
3/3/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
93 points
Sitting in the bottle getting tangy. Yes, tangy. 14 months since last one. Nice ruby color. Nose detects some hotness, but I must be mental. I did not let it warm up from the cellar. If a noticeable difference in a few hours, I will edit this.
Red
3/1/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
87 points
Not sure what is in this blend. Is good. Not great, but good.
Red
2/28/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
88 points
Much improved since my 2019 bottle.
Red
2/28/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
92 points
No change in my previous note.
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Red
2/28/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
84 points
Something pleasing about this. Table wine.
Red
2/26/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
87 points
Same as my 2018 rating. Meh.
Red
2012 Kontos Cellars Alatus Walla Walla Valley Red Blend (view label images)
2/10/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
95 points
Quite possibly the best vintage. Maybe because of the age. Powerful.
Red
2/10/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
93 points
Five years since my last. Whew!
Red
2016 Zerba Cellars Wild Z Walla Walla Valley Red Blend (view label images)
2/10/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
90 points
Fabulous blend.
Red
2/10/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
90 points
I really think all vintages of this GSM are sparkling!
Red
2016 Kontos Cellars Alatus Walla Walla Valley Red Blend (view label images)
2/10/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
93 points
Mighty fine.
Red
2/10/2022 - rakasome Likes this wine:
90 points
Has kept it's juicyness. Was a wee better on days 2 & 3.
Red
2015 Long Shadows Wineries Pirouette Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/21/2021 - rakasome Likes this wine:
90 points
So far, all of the wines from this winery have been good, at best. Way over priced. There was nothing special about this particular vintage. I feel the owners think they are a cut above the other wineries in the valley. Obviously they haven't driven around and sampled their neighbors' wares.
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Red
12/16/2021 - rakasome Likes this wine:
87 points
What an odd score I am giving this. Both my wife and I on first gulp looked at each other and said the same thing, "This is weak. This seems flat. This has no POP!" Maybe some time, some air, a venturi? I have drank ALL vintages of Ferguson. All. Maybe better tomorrow? I will edit if tomorrow is better. Hmmm...
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Red
2012 Podere Ciona Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/9/2021 - rakasome Likes this wine:
93 points
Tending toward brick. Mighty good.
Red
10/26/2021 - rakasome Likes this wine:
94 points
Been drinking vintages of this for many years. Not a one better than the other. A blend that continually is strong, yet smooth. Deep, dark. Well done l'Ecole! Will keep for a minimum of 10 yrs.
Red
8/27/2021 - rakasome Likes this wine:
92 points
Bummer. Last one. Quite lovely.
Rosé
8/27/2021 - rakasome Likes this wine:
88 points
Always enjoyable from the Dowsett family.
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