Tasting Notes for 3daywinereview.com

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Red
10/15/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
89 points
Day 1: It has been a long time since I have bought a case of anything. Well until now. Floral, pepper, spice, raspberries, underbrush and rustic notes. Medium plus finish. This is an awesome bottle that one year ago was unimpressive for me but now a great QPR!. 89 points
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Rosé - Sparkling
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
91 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Very flavorful featuring strawberry, floral, spice, cherry blossoms and dough. Medium plus finish. Very nice Sparkler!
White - Sparkling
2015 Argyle Vintage Brut Willamette Valley Champagne Blend (view label images)
10/13/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
Candied fruit, pineapple, chalk, spice and floral notes. Medium plus finish and complex wine. Better than a lot of the corporate Champagnes floating around on the market.
White - Sparkling
10/13/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
89 points
Excellent again. Good acidity, pear, apple and minerals. A good bottle after a few suspect ones.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
94 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Tasted this a second time and top five wine at the event. Different bottle with funk, earth, red currants, spice and minerals. Medium plus finish. Should drink well for a long time.
White
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
87 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Oak, lemon, sour apple and spice. A bit disjointed but drinkable.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
88 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Solid wine with cherry, plum, oak, spice and vanilla. Medium finish.
Rosé - Sparkling
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Nice with strawberry, floral, dough and chalk. Medium finish.
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Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
89 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Nice as it usually is. Perfume, floral, earth and minerals. Short to medium finish and good acidity.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
88 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Nice wine with earth, floral, raspberries and spices. Smooth wine overall.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
87 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Will not be buying any Aalto wines any time soon. Oak, oak and too much oak. Spices and some fruit masked behind that heavy oak treatment. Try after 2028.
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Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
89 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Cherry, spice, minerals, dark chocolate and oak. Medium finish.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): One of the better values at the tasting. Dust, cherry, plum and spice. Medium finish. Well balanced for a CV under $20.
White
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
91 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Nice but pricy at $70 a bottle. Lemon, shells, minerals and orange peel. Good acidity and medium finish.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Top five of the tasting. Classic Napa featuring cherry, blueberries, spice, pencil lead and earth. Very balanced, good acidity and medium plus finish. Should age for another decade.
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Red
2015 Yalumba The Signature Barossa Valley Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
85 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): A dysfunctional wine featuring heavy eucalyptus along with underbrush, dark fruits and tar. Just not balance and lacks acidity. Should be from the Y series.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Overpriced wine would come to mind but still very enjoyable. Red currants, black licorice, plum, oak and minerals. A bit of heat on the finish.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
88 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Classic Malbec featuring blackberries, spice, floral and dust. Medium finish.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
91 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): This is the first Prisoner wine I have scored over 90. There was nice fruit featuring cherries and plums along with dust, spice and floral notes. Quite balanced which is what I normally don't find on their wines. Not cheap though.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
86 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): It has been a while since I have enjoyed their base Napa Valley bottling. Just not getting the balance of the earlier 2000 versions of this wine. Riper fruit, spice and mild oak.
Red
2016 Orin Swift Papillon Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
83 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Not as good as the Abstract. Sweet fruit overload. Some spices on the finish.
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Red
2017 Orin Swift Abstract California Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
86 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): This is better than the last abstract I sampled. Floral, ripe cherry, blueberries and spices. A bit hot on the finish but drinkable.
Red
2017 Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert California Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
80 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): My yearly sampling of this wine and it did disappoint again. NO balance here. Sweet almost brown sugar elements. Hot! Not for me.
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Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
93 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Top five wine at the tasting. Pepper, dark fruits, stone, rose petals and cigar. Medium to long finish. A young wine with some serious age ability potential. 93 to 95. 93+
Red
2016 Shafer TD-9 Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): I like the wine but it definitely falls into the overprice Napa Valley category. Spice, cherry, oak, vanilla and dark chocolate. Medium finish.
Red
2015 Fleur de Pedesclaux Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
88 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Very young and has potential. Cassis, gravel, cigar and earth. Medium plus finish. Pretty intense wine. Best from 2022 to 2028. 88 to 91.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Cherry, floral, clay, mint and balanced overall. Not a powerful wine and smooth finish.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Cola, floral, cranberry and earth. Medium finish. Balanced overall.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Cherry, dust, tea leaves, earth and rose petals. Medium finish and decant acidity. Not a cheap Willamette Valley appellation wine at $45.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
88 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Solid overall with floral, earth, cherry and stone. Short to medium finish.
Red
2015 Marietta Cellars Christo Sonoma County Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Solid overall with cherry, floral, pepper and spices. Medium finish.
64% Syrah, 23% Grenache, 7% Petite Sirah, and 6% Viognier
White - Sparkling
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
87 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Citrus, saline, chalk, sour apple and dough. Short to medium finish. Acidity is a bit much on this one. Medium finish.
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White - Sparkling
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
88 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Not bad but not Piper for me which is also $15 cheaper in Minneapolis. Lemon, dough, sharp acidity and spice.
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Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Balanced for Zin. Berries, underbrush, violets and spice. Medium finish.
White
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): A bit bigger style than some of the other Chardonnays at the event. Oak, lemon, pear, tropical fruit and vanilla. For those who like the bigger style Chards.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): I have never liked the Yamhill offering from these guys but this is the exception. Floral, strawberry and earth. Well balanced and medium finish. Drinking really well right now.
White
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Well rounded Chardonnay featuring tropical fruit, apple, minerals, floral and mild spices. No noticeable oak influence so guessing neutral was used. Very clean finish. Drink now to 2024.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
94 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Top five wine at the tasting. Wonderfully balanced with fragrant floral notes along with rose petals, cranberry, raspberries and earth. Good acidity and medium plus finish. No noticeable flaws on this wine.
Red
2016 G.B. Crane Disciples Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
87 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): While it had a higher level of sweetness than I enjoy on red wines it was drinkable. Floral, strawberries, ripe cherries and spice. Medium plus finish. Drink now to 2023.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Very nice wine and my first introduction to it. Smooth wine featuring blueberries, cherry, rose petals and pepper.
Red
2017 Agricola San Felice Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
87 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Simple but good wine. Good acidity and featured sour cherry, floral and minerals. Short to medium finish.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Always enjoyable wine. Wood, cherry, floral, spice and earth. Medium finish.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
92 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Really enjoyed this wine. Balanced with floral, spice, black licorice, blueberries and underbrush. Medium finish.
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Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
91 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Nice based bottling with plum, cherry, spice, pepper and minerals. Medium finish. Hennepin Lake sale price $29.95.
Red
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): This was a nice wine. Coffee, floral, blueberries, boysenberries and black licorice. Quite complex and medium finish.
Red
10/12/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
Nice with black pepper, spice floral and blackberry.
Red
10/12/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
90 points
Day 1: Really nice wine featuring cherry, plum, menthol, chocolate and dust. Medium finish. This represents a tremendous value. 90 points
Day 2: Solid again with cherry, plum, spice, dust and earth. This is an under $20 wine that over deliveries. 90 points
Day 3: The true test on a less expensive bottle. Still winning! Great fruit profile, menthol, spice, dust and earth. Medium plus finish and decant acidity. 90 points
Recommendation: A must buy. Put this in a blind taste test against Caymus and Silver Oak.
White
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
88 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Decanter 96. Are these guys serious? They are worse than Suckling. Floral, grass, lemon and minerals. Refreshing. Shorter finish.
White
10/10/2019 - 3daywinereview.com wrote:
88 points
2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): Oak, lemon, spice, tropical fruit and minerals. Solid effort for $22.
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