Tasting Notes for Stumpy

(373 notes on 315 wines)

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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.
White
4/22/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
Bad cork
White
3/20/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
94 points
Man do I love these Rhys Chards. Cali for sure but light on its feet, no fat, no butterscotch, and no buttered popcorn to get in the way of the cream sauce on my chicken. Lithe, near flinty and just damn good!
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Red
2012 Cayuse Flying Pig Walla Walla Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/3/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
flawed
Corked bottle
Red
2/19/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
88 points
Not the typical Paul Lato which was just much lighter and lacking body and uplift. It was ok but probably my least favorite PL Pinot to date. Maybe cork issue but I did not detect any hints.
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Red
2/19/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
92 points
Classic Williams Selyem, light on its feet, nicely perfumed with a nice balance. Really nice wine
Red
1/28/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
88 points
Big, tannic and a bit much on the first night. Recorded and the next day had smoothed out considerably , but not really my grape of choice I guess
White
1/13/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
90 points
I normally love Aubert, particularly Lauren but this one had a bit much butterscotch for my taste-actually in chards any butterscotch is too much. Perhaps there was a bit of a flaw as it had darkened a bit more than expected as well
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White
1/9/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
87 points
Maybe just me but I always look for more acid in the Bedrock SBs
Red
1/9/2018 - Stumpy wrote:
90 points
Much lighter than expected. That is a very good thing as the WS zins had been really creeping up there in ripe bomb-ness
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White
12/10/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
93 points
A really really nice wine. No forgetting it is from CA but there is enough acid to keep the oak in check. Was great with roast chicken.
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Red
12/10/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
90 points
This was a nice wine but seemed past its prime a tad.
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Red
11/28/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
91 points
Very nice Grenache, very ethereal body, Pinot-like maybe in a lighter style. Not overpowering at all and would be great food wine. Probably too young but I am on a mission to drink more wine and fewer martinis..
Red
11/21/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
88 points
This one did not do it for me. It seemed one dimensional with no complexity to speak of.
White
11/19/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
89 points
Needs a bit more time to integrate.
Red
11/14/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
90 points
This one needs more time to shed the baby fat.
White
10/24/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
88 points
This bottle lacked the normal vibrancy of Rhys chards in exchange for a bit more fullness and oak- hopefully a wayward son.
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White
10/15/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
91 points
Has some integration to do but has the stuff to be a very nice bottle.
Red
10/15/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
90 points
This was very good, but at end of the day didn't bowl me over.
White
10/9/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
92 points
This one punches waaay over the price. Has some tension, apricot/grapefruit/lychee. Man did I enjoy this.
Red
10/8/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
92 points
Carries its rustic nature very well, a great counterpoint to the larger Cali Syrahs and is a very nice food wine.
Red
10/1/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
91 points
I thought this was a very nice wine and much lighter than I had expected. One item that would have upped the score would have been a slightly fuller mid-palate as it just seemed ever so slightly hollow.
Red
8/20/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
90 points
Still pretty juicy so more time if you are looking for some secondary flavors to develop
Red
8/19/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
92 points
Opened a 375 and was not disappointed-full bodied without being heavy and quite nice to sip.
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Red
8/19/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
91 points
This is what Jamie is all about-light, lithe, a hint of spice but very feminine. Well done.
Red
8/19/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
90 points
What a fantastic QPR on this wine!
Red
8/19/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
91 points
Wine was very good but seemed like it was starting to fade. Much lighter than expected.
Red
8/7/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
87 points
Great QPR-score would have been higher if I didn't keep getting reminded of a cheaper grape juice profile
White
8/6/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
92 points
What an excellent wine. Medium body, golden fruit and enough verve to keep it interesting
White
7/24/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
89 points
As we say where I am from when you are not quite sure of something, it is interesting...at first I was overwhelmed by the spice of the gewurtz but after a bit it either meshed or I lost my taste but after an hour or so this drank very nicely, especially for an older white that I am not sure is meant to age so long??
White
7/5/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
88 points
Turning on that butterscotch profile which I just don't find appealing-not gone but on the dark side
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Red
6/12/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
88 points
Think it is starting to fade a bit
White
5/26/2017 - Stumpy wrote:
Didn't- cork crumbled and wine seemed to pressured
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