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(315 notes on 291 wines)

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Red
1/5/2022 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
This is a fruit bomb in a good way. Nice earthy tones. Easy drinking with or without food. Excellent PN. Great finish.
Red
11/5/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice drinking wine. Paired well with pasta, but drinks well without food. Slightly jammy with cloves, nice level of acidity with mild tannins.
White
10/20/2021 - vdv115 Does not like this wine:
85 points
Meh...nothing special about this wine. Not a typical Sauvignon Blanc, lacked grapefruit and other citrus flavors along with the crispness of a typical SB. Reminded me more of a Chardonnay then a SB.
White
10/9/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice....hints of citrus, slightly effervescence with a nice level of acidity. Paired well with pasta and pesto and also drinking alone.
White
10/9/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
On the nose, hints of citrus with floral. On the palate I get green apples and citrus. Easy drinking with a nice level of acidity.
White
9/29/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
Straw-yellow in color, on the palate is hints of fruit and citrus, well-balanced nice level of acidity. Easy drinking, paired well with lemon butter shrimp and fried rice.
Red
9/24/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
Dark berries and cherries on the palate. Well balanced, medium taste with moderate acidity. Easy drinking with food or alone.
Red
9/17/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Very enjoyable easy drinking red blend. Hints of black cherry, nice level of acidity as well as complexity. Paired exceptionally well with pasta and homemade sauce and meatballs.
White
N.V. Amenni Mendoza White Blend
9/7/2021 - vdv115 wrote:
83 points
Meh...nothing to write home about. Simple, no structure, medium level of acidity.
White
9/1/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
Very nice Chardonnay. A little citrus on the nose, but mainly closed. Nice balance of acidity on the palate, with grapefruit and other citrus with a little efference. More typical of a Sauvignon Blanc than a Chardonnay. Paired really well with Pasta with Vodka sauce.
Red
N.V. Amenni Mendoza Red Blend (view label images)
8/29/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Dark purple in the glass, cherries on the nose. On the palate was cherries with a hint on petrol on the back. Medium acidity and tannings. Nice structure, not only paired well with pasta and meatballs, but good by itself.
White
8/26/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
Let me start by saying I am not a fan of Pinot Grigio, I always find it tasteless with no structure. This is an exception. This has citrus on the nose and citrus on the palate. In a blind tasting I would have said it was Sauvignon Blanc, not Pinot Grigio. Excellent wine, paired well with Shrimp Scampi.
Red
N.V. Synfonia Portugal Red Blend (view label images)
8/26/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
Berries on the nose, nice level of acidity and tannins. Medium bodied with a nice complexity, and well balanced. Easy drinking alone or with food. On day one, paired with grilled Pork Chops and scalloped potatoes, second day paired with pizza. Paired well with both meals.
Red
8/22/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
87 points
This wine is a Fruit Bomb. Nice balance, fruity on the nose and palate. Simple everyday drinker.
Red
8/16/2021 - vdv115 wrote:
86 points
This wine is very disjointed with hot tannins and acidity that is not balanced. Very fruit forward on the palate. The second day did not tame this wine, in fact, I believe it was hotter. This wine needs to be paired with hearty food to cover up the wines heat. Hopefully, this wine will mellow somewhat in my cellar.
White
8/1/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Nicely balanced Chardonnay/Chenin blend with a nice level of acidity. Very crisp and easy drinking.
Red
8/12/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Closed on the nose, medium to dark purple in color. On the palate is berries and dark cherries. Medium acidity and tannins. Easy drinking wine even without food. I paired this with Pasta, meatballs and sausage and it stood up well with the hearty food.
White
8/7/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice dry white, with hints of citrus and apple.
White
7/31/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice drinking Chardonnay, noticed tropical fruits along with hints of lemon. When first opened, slightly effervescent, but the effervescent waned over time and a little banana came out.
White
7/28/2021 - vdv115 wrote:
87 points
Easy drinking, notes of green apple and citrus. Does have a high level of acidity that is pleasant and fresh, but I expected more from a SB and this did not deliver it.
Rosé
2020 Duck Point Rosé Central Otago Rosé Blend (view label images)
7/26/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
See previous note. Very nice drinking Rose, drank with friends and paired well with a white pizza.
Red
7/21/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Very nice drinking wine, not too complex. Cherries and currant on the palate. Nice level of acidity and tannins. Paired well with Pasta and meatballs.
Red
7/6/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice drinking wine, well balanced and smooth. Notes of cherries, cinnamon on the palate. Paired well with Pasta and meatballs.
White
2020 Zidela Cape White Western Cape White Blend (view label images)
6/29/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Notes of green apples and melon. Buttery, almost like an oaked Chardonnay. Paired this with roasted Chicken. This is a nice summer wine, not too heavy and not too light, perfect with the roasted Chicken.
White
3/1/2021 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
This kind of tastes like a cross between chardonnay and a Riesling, the slight buttery taste of a chardonnay with the tang of a Riesling. With that said, a very pleasant wine that paired well with butter lemon chicken.
Red
10/26/2020 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
This is a fruit bomb, but in a nice way. I get black cherries and currants on the palate, slightly sweet before the tannins come into play. Easy drinking and mellow. Not your typical Cab at all.
Red
2017 Benjamin Darnault Minervois + Languedoc Roussillon Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
7/29/2020 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Very smooth and easy drinking red. Ripe fruit, blackberries and cherries on palate. An enjoyable everyday drinking wine.
Red
6/8/2020 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
No formal notes taken. Nice drinking Petite Sirah that paired extremely well with grilled strip steak.
White
5/12/2020 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
Slightly semi sweet on the front of the palate, then crisp and a little acidity on the back of the palate. Nice drinking Riesling with hints of lime, apples and pineapples.
White
5/4/2020 - vdv115 Does not like this wine:
80 points
New Zealand SB is one of my favorite wines. This SB is very disappointing, bitter tasting almost acidic (not from citrus), no structure, thin and weak. Not a typical NZ SB.
Red
4/27/2020 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
90 points
Opened and decanted for about an hour. This is a very smooth drinking wine, with a nice level of acidity and tannins. This wine was a winner. Paired perfectly with pasta, homemade sauce, meatballs and sausage.
Red
3/31/2020 - vdv115 wrote:
87 points
Opened and decanted for about an hour. The aroma was pretty closed, but I did get hints of cherries. This is a very easy drinking wine, acidity and tannins are what I would classify as medium. Good price point for a CDR.
Red
4/19/2020 - vdv115 wrote:
89 points
Opened and decanted for about an hour. On the nose was cherries with a hint of petrol. On the palate I noticed cherries and a little tobacco. Nice level of acidity, easy drinking, very nice.
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Red
2/11/2020 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
Not your typical Cabernet Sauvignon, this is definitely smoother and more jammy then your typical Cab. Easy drinking. Paired perfectly with lamb chops and roasted vegetables.
White
1/21/2020 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Very nice Riesling, not too sweet, nice level of acidity, lots of fruit comes out. Drank with friends with wood fired pizza with goat cheese and spinach. Perfect pairing.
Red
1/19/2020 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
See previous tasting note.
Red
1/15/2020 - vdv115 wrote:
86 points
Opened and decanted for about a half hour. Very cherry forward with a hint of vinegar. Easy drinking, not a bad wine but has little or no structure or complexity.
Red
1/3/2020 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
90 points
Opened for about an hour before first pour. Garnet in color, old world funk and cherries on the nose. Great structure, nice level of acidity, nice body. Cherries and berries on the palate. This wine is at its peak right now, I would not hold it too much longer.
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Red
12/24/2019 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
90 points
Opened and decanted, the longer it was decanted, the smoother is was. Drank with family with Christmas Eve dinner. No notes were taken, but it was a very enjoyable bottle of wine.
Red
12/24/2019 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
Drank with family with Christmas Eve dinner. No notes were taken, but it was a very enjoyable bottle of wine.
White
12/30/2019 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
90 points
Awesome dry Riesling. Nice level of acidity, tart with hints of honeydew.
Red
2016 Castello Banfi Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/10/2019 - vdv115 wrote:
85 points
Decanted for about an hour, no sediment noticed. Weak nose with a light hint of cherries, this wine has no structure, it's weak with no noticeable fruit. In short, this wine is insipid and is nothing special.
Red
12/2/2019 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Dried fruits on the nose. Cherries on the palate, dry with a nice level of tannins. Paired well with stuffed shells and pasta sauce.
Red
2017 Montaria Portugal Red Blend (view label images)
11/14/2019 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
Decanted for approximately 30+ minutes. On the nose I caught nuances of black pepper, clove and cherries. On the palate I noticed cherries, black pepper with hints of coffee. This is a dry wine with medium levels of acidity and tannins. This is an easy drinking wine that is smooth, this what I would call an everyday drinker.
White
11/4/2019 - vdv115 wrote:
88 points
Opened and poured. Golden yellow in color, apples and peaches with a hint of vanilla on the nose. On the palate is lemon zest and fruits. Finish is medium and delicious. While this Chardonnay was aged in an oak barrel you would never know that by the taste. The vanilla and creamy tastes have been replaced by a zesty lemon. What a nice surprise.
Red
2017 Tom Shula North Coast Red Blend (view label images)
10/28/2019 - vdv115 wrote:
88 points
Opened and decanted for a about an hour. Fruit forward on the nose. Almost syrupy on the palate with a sweetness to it, very fruit forward. I sipped a glass while making dinner and it was a little disappointing, but when I drank it with dinner, food made all the difference. Paired it with pasta, sausage and meatballs. Have 2 other bottles in my cellar, will wait to see the difference a little time makes on this wine.
White
10/22/2019 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
90 points
This wine never disappoints. See previous notes. Enjoyed this bottle with 4 friends over lunch, everyone really enjoyed this wine.
Rosé
10/22/2019 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
89 points
This wine never disappoints. See previous notes. Enjoyed this bottle with 4 friends over lunch, everyone really enjoyed this wine.
Red
10/15/2019 - vdv115 Likes this wine:
88 points
Decanted for about an hour. Rather closed on the nose but I do get hints of Cherries, on the palate there is black cherries and a hint of sweetness. This is a smooth drinking wine with low acidity and tannins, but it paired perfectly with pasta, meatballs, sausage and sauce. While I wouldn't call this wine complex, it is an everyday drinker, and that makes this wine perfect.
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