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Tasting Notes for Stumpy

(407 notes on 347 wines)

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Red
3/13/2022 - Stumpy wrote:
Soft cork-dead bottle
Red
3/12/2022 - Stumpy wrote:
89 points
This one felt a bit tired
Red
3/8/2022 - Stumpy wrote:
94 points
Still fresh and vibrant-lovely Pinot that is sadly a thing of the past ( for now I hope)
Red
2/6/2022 - Stumpy wrote:
89 points
My first SC Pinot with the taste of cola. I have gotten from some RRV pinots before and not my favorite quality in Pinot.
Red
10/14/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
Seemed to have faded, but storage on this bottle mat have been the issue so no rating
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White
8/8/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
No rating-bad cork
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Red
5/18/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
Not the best showing
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Red
4/15/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
Off bottle-looks like weak cork. No rating and down the drain
Red
4/8/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
This poor knight suffered an early demise-coroner reports death by tainted cork. Too many deaths of this sort each year!
Red
4/8/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
DEAD-no signs of life left in this bottle
White
3/8/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
93 points
Vibrant chard with bright fruit and a snappy mouthfeel. Best WS chard I have had in years!
White
3/8/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
No rating=leaking soft cork
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Red
2/1/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
87 points
Certainly not the best Le Nord I have had. Not sure where the fruit ran off to?
White
2/1/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
83 points
Bottle seemed not in the best shape. Drinkable but low on enjoyment factor.
White
1/31/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
Sadly it was corked
White
1/31/2021 - Stumpy wrote:
Flawed bottle as very dead and wet cork
White
11/15/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
No rating- sadly this was corked up the wazzu. First fully corked, second compromised cork and follows a completely crumbled cork this week.

I cannot believe that we still cannot find an alternative closure. Sucks honestly.
Red
11/15/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
Did not rate as signs of a seeping cork si I do not think it was drinking at its best.
White
10/10/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
Bottle flawed
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White
9/12/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
Faulty bottle
White
5/22/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
92 points
This was a really nice chard. Lean and racy with a good acid backbone. I really enjoy the Rhys style as it has stuffing and balance. Too many chards just go lean and say they are like Burgundy-not Rhys!
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Red
5/20/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
89 points
This is sorta like a WS channels Paul Lato. Very dark in color and fruit but just a touch hollow in the middle. Had it been slightly fuller the score would have jumped.
Red
4/21/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
88 points
Normally one of my favorite Cayuse but this one just seemed a bit thin and lacked a bit in body. Air and time improved it a bit.
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Red
4/21/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
Was very sour-no rating as assume it had gone bad
Red
4/6/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
87 points
Quite a big wine. I drank directly after a WA GSM mix and I could not distinguish a difference in color or weight between the two.
Red
3/29/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
87 points
Seems to have faded a fair bit
White
2/11/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
89 points
Did not rate as highly as last time as it seemed a bit too butterscotch-ery to me. There was enough acidity to keep it interesting but not as much tension or verve as I was expecting
Red
2/9/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
87 points
This one was not in my wheelhouse, just way too thin and unexciting-it seems to me they were trying for the intellectual side of Pinot but missed the mark and simply created a watered down wine.
Red
2/7/2020 - Stumpy wrote:
91 points
Popped, poured and let sit in the glass 30 minutes. Might call it a touch tight but the dark fruits were very fresh and it was very tasty.
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Red
5/18/2019 - Stumpy wrote:
95 points
This one really surprised me; what a fantastic Pinot. If it had the elusive Pinot weightless mouthfeel it would most certainly have been one of my all time top wines.
White
5/9/2019 - Stumpy wrote:
91 points
More time to integrate the oak
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Red
3/31/2019 - Stumpy wrote:
Disintegrated cork and flat bottle
Red
2005 Betz Family Le Parrain Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/4/2019 - Stumpy wrote:
91 points
Aromas had me really excited, but it turned out to fade quickly. The original red raspberry/blueberry disappeared and the hint of graphite was just a wisp. Eventually it was good but failed to be great.
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Red
3/3/2019 - Stumpy wrote:
94 points
Wow did I like this Pinot. It had body and structure wile remaining almost weightless. This is Pinot at its best.
Red
3/3/2019 - Stumpy wrote:
92 points
Probably a bit young but was a pretty big Pinot, needed to get in touch with its feminine side
Red
12/2/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
88 points
A nice win but a bit of a tartness that was unexpected.
White
11/17/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
91 points
This one could use a bit more time to integrate the oak but was still quite enjoyable.
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White
11/1/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
90 points
Good, clean and a wee bit sour
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White
9/28/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
89 points
Screamed for more time to integrate the oak. Very light and tasty with some air.
White
9/9/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
88 points
The cork on this was a bit soiled so suspect it was not in prime shape. A bit primary and oaky-definitely not my usual experience with Rhys Chards.
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White
5/29/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
89 points
First time trying and although it had the bones it also had the more amber color and associated butterscotch Etsy that I find unappealing. Mild but still there. Hoping the others are better.
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