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Tasting Notes for Wicked Panda

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Red
2/1/2020 - Wicked Panda wrote:
90 points
Very little tannins showing. Heavy fruit forward at this time. After time opened, fruit mellowed and more nuanced notes showed up.
White
7/7/2019 - Wicked Panda wrote:
Starting to show some funk. Drink now.
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Red
7/7/2019 - Wicked Panda wrote:
Just a good every day pizza wine. Forgot I had these, and now I’m glad they were in the back of the cellar.
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Red
2013 Twisted Oak The Spaniard Calaveras County Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
7/7/2019 - Wicked Panda Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice drinking
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Red
7/7/2019 - Wicked Panda Likes this wine:
87 points
It was a bit high in the alcohol, but a surprisingly good bottle. Agree with previous notes, but think the high alcohol gives it a bit of perceived sweetness
Red
4/22/2017 - Wicked Panda Likes this wine:
89 points
Opened in preparation of big cab tasting.

Bottle in good condition, bought off of winebid. I've had it cellared for the last 5 years.

Initial open, seems to be a bit of ascetic finish, wondered if it was past prime. It is definitely at the tail end. After being opened for 10 to 15 min, the ascetic faded and we got notes of fruit compote, vanilla, cedar. No tannins worth noting.

Its a good old Cab, and at this point we started pairing with various things. Tallegio cheese, Iberico Chorizo, a Goat Brie, leftover Gyro meat. We went sweet - goat brie with honey, dried apricots, dried cherries. There was an almost basalmic profile to the wine, so we tried a good aged balsamic, then a bit of balsamic on some cheese. Finally we hit semi sweet chocolate chunks, and then the chunks dipped in raspberry sauce.

Ah hour after opening, its starting to loose the fruit and go predominantly of the barrel flavors, cedar, tobacco and vanilla.

However, there was a crazy surprise - we had a Syrah that was left in glass from earlier. After a sip of the Cab, we then had a sip of the Syrah. Wow, the Syrah went completely smoke and BBQ. Really brought out a taste of bacon and smoked meat.
Red
4/22/2017 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
Aged pretty well. Not too much life left.
Red
4/22/2017 - Wicked Panda wrote:
87 points
A decent merlot heavy wine, ready to drink now
Red
2013 Woot Cellars Revelry Sonoma County Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/22/2017 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
Starting to integrate the tannins. This is still young and needs a few more years. Decant
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Red
4/22/2017 - Wicked Panda wrote:
84 points
Eh, didn't cost a lot. Got what I paid for.
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Red
4/22/2017 - Wicked Panda wrote:
86 points
Decent purchase for everyday drinking
Red
2003 Château Clos de Sarpe St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/22/2017 - Wicked Panda wrote:
90 points
Showing really well. Glad I bought this.
Red
2/8/2017 - Wicked Panda wrote:
90 points
Seems to be more integrated. At 11, it's starting to show what a good cab can be
Rosé
2014 Ancient Peaks Pinot Noir Rosé Paso Robles Santa Margarita Ranch (view label images)
2/8/2017 - Wicked Panda wrote:
86 points
A nice afternoon quaffer. Just a decent rose. Nothing that you have to think about
Red
9/24/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
90 points
I think this is still young. It needs to be decanted quite a while before drinking.
Red - Sparkling
8/31/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
86 points
A very light Pinot. Didn't stand up to competition from better wines
Red
2013 Chateau Clou du Pin Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/31/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
Not bad for an every day drinker
Red
8/31/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
89 points
Young still. Needs an hour in a decanter. Think this will be really good in a few years
Red
8/31/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
90 points
Damn good Pinot.
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White
8/11/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
90 points
A great chard.
Rosé
2015 Kacaba Rebecca Niagara Escarpment VQA Rosé Blend (view label images)
8/11/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
86 points
It's a rose that wants to be red. It's got more body then expected, and really good with food.
Red - Fortified
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
85 points
Ok, but not as good as I had hoped from Ty
White - Sparkling
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
87 points
A nice American sparkler at a fair price
Red
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
85 points
Very little fruit. Mostly barrel at this age. A little disappointed.
Red
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
87 points
First out of case. Might be a little shook up. I think it needs some to to come together. Better at the end of the bottle then at the beginning.
Red
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
High QPR here. Good Dry Creek cab, made with solid workmanship.
White
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
Nice citrus and floral. NOT a butter bomb, but does have a little of the barrel - sort of a lite buttered toast
White
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
This one was wonderful. Just a nice white
White
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
Very hit or miss. This one was stinky
White
2015 Château Gillet Blanc Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
Perfecto
White
2015 Château Gillet Blanc Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
Gone in an instant
White
2015 Château Gillet Blanc Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
87 points
These didn't last long
White
2015 Château Gillet Blanc Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
A good everyday white. Wish I had more
Rosé
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
Nice light rose that hits all the check boxes you want in a rose.
Red
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
90 points
Nice fruit and well integrated.
White - Sparkling
7/27/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
Nice and light, creamy and tart. Good on a hot summery day
Red
5/4/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
89 points
It's really starting to come into its own
Red
5/4/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
Was drinking very nice. Cellared well.
Red
5/4/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
91 points
Tasting very nice in the small format bottle.
Red
5/4/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
Not completely past its prime. Could have been more a couple of years earlier.
Red
3/19/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
Wow, this thing needed decanting in a big way. Don't drink for a few more years
Red
1/26/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
Still has lots of life. Took 2 hours open before it fully developed. Tasted good throughout, but the end of the bottle had blueberry, pomegranate. Just a really good wine.
White
1/26/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
A very good Chard. Light oak treatment. Nicely developed
Red
1/26/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
89 points
Yeah, this was a treat
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Red
1/26/2016 - Wicked Panda wrote:
88 points
Really nice blend. Wish I had more
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