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Tasting Notes for slabslovin

(240 notes on 213 wines)

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Red
1/13/2022 - slabslovin wrote:
88 points
Opened 2nd bottle of 3. First flawed.
Nose of chocolate. Chocolate and maraschino cherry on the palate. Lots of acidity and tannins. Not balanced, a bit jarring.
White - Sparkling
1/5/2022 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
95 points
A champagne with personality. Sometimes with a wine you can just tell that the people making it cared and tried their best. This is one of those wines.
Fantastic.
Red
1/3/2022 - slabslovin wrote:
flawed
Have 5 bottles, opened two last night and both were corked or bacteria infected(not sure how to tell). Worst smelling wine I've ever had. Ughh.
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Red
1/3/2022 - slabslovin wrote:
flawed
Another flawed wine from Binny's. Had it in the cellar for 5 years to find that out.
White
12/31/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
94 points
Great chardonnay. Nothing not to like here.
Red
12/31/2021 - slabslovin wrote:
flawed
another flawed bottle from Binny's beverage depot, this is why I don't buy wines from retail stores anymore
Red
12/29/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
91 points
Bouquet leaping out of the glass. Pepper, cherry, muted pumpkin pie spice, leather. On the palate more subdued and a bit heavy.
Red
12/28/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
94 points
Early in drinking window. Was closed 1st couple of days but day 4 opened up and became an amazing wine. Rich, mouth filling, long finish, dark fruits, muted cocoa. Going to hold last bottle till 2026.
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White
12/19/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
93 points
Pineapple, perfume. Really nice drinkable wine.
Red
12/14/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
96 points
What a wine! On the nose, wet stone, ice cream store, cherry, blueberry, spicerack. Cacophony of flavors. Luscious full in the mouth with long finish.

3rd day still going strong, black licorice really coming out.
Red
12/11/2021 - slabslovin wrote:
86 points
Thin, kind of chalky. I think this wine would have been great in the right setting. Probably would be really nice on a porch on a summer day. This is not a dark winter night kind of wine.
Red
12/11/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
93 points
1st night, good wine, nothing special.

2nd night, same wine? Wow what a change. That air really opened this up and it became a great wine. Full of complex syrah flavors, great bouquet.

This wine is much better than I thought. Will hold the other bottle for a few years.
Red
11/29/2021 - slabslovin wrote:
93 points
green olive, sweettart on the nose
complex on the tongue
nice wine
Red
11/24/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
98 points
3rd and last bottle.

Best wine of 2021? Chocolate, strawberry, holiday spices. nice acidity.
White
11/21/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
96 points
Every once in a while you get to enjoy a truly great wine. This was one of those times. Complex, weighty but clean white wine with a multitude of flavors.
Red
11/20/2021 - slabslovin wrote:
86 points
cherry cough drop on the nose, unfortunately 2nd bottle also with some harshness, either needs more age or not a good wine
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Red
11/15/2021 - slabslovin wrote:
91 points
Closed and tight right now. Nice bouquet. Might hold onto the other bottle for another 5 years.
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White
11/3/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice chardonnay, a bit too much oak for my taste but the missus loved it.
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Red
2015 Montes Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère (view label images)
10/30/2021 - slabslovin wrote:
95 points
Our favorite South American wine. Great balance. Hedonistic, teeth staining, rich.
Red
10/23/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
90 points
2nd bottle much better than first. nice bouquet. First sip is a bit off, not sure why. It does become much more pleasurable as it opens up.
Red
10/19/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
93 points
Inky dark out of the bottle. Blue fruits, sweetarts, leather, heavy on the tongue. nice finish. A solid syrah.
Red
10/7/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
92 points
Last bottle much better than 2nd. Leather, chocolate, good acidity.
Red
9/30/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
93 points
Simple tasty Washington Syrah. Great stuff.
White - Fortified
9/30/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
87 points
nutty aromas, sour, my first madeira so not sure what to expect but not my cup of tea
White
9/29/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
88 points
Slightly chalky, a bit of fruit, overall pretty bland this time around.
Red
9/19/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
79 points
Hmmmm, this wine is just not clicking with me this time, tasted more thin and tart. The other two were much better.

After trying for 2 days, poured the rest down the drain. Hard to do for a $60 bottle.
Red
9/10/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
95 points
Just when I'm about to give up on pinot noir I open this bottle. Fantastic nose with complex tastes that linger. Wish I would have bought a case at this price.
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Red
9/2/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
93 points
Tootsie roll, chocolate, leather, tar. lots of tannins and acidity. great wine.
Red
2016 K Vintners The Boy Walla Walla Valley Grenache (view label images)
8/31/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
93 points
2nd bottle

Such an interesting wine. So many different aromas and flavors.
Red
8/29/2021 - slabslovin wrote:
88 points
Nose was off but had a nice flavor, a bit of a cola taste. Definitely should be drunk by now this should not have been cellared.
Red
8/24/2021 - slabslovin wrote:
93 points
Black licorice immediately, fading away into a really tasty wine.
2nd day, still holding well but lost a bit of luster.
Red
2015 Domaine Tempier Bandol Mourvèdre Blend, Mourvèdre (view label images)
8/20/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
93 points
Such great mourvedre flavors. Nice mouthfeel and acidity.
White
8/14/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
94 points
Holding really well, a bit better than memory of last bottle
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Red
2013 Andrew Will Sorella Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
was expected a lot better. The only other Andrew Will we had (the Champoux) was incredible and this wine was more expensive. Nice but nothing special. Hoping it has changed when we have some more tonight.
Red
7/26/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
92 points
Last bottle of the 2013, was expecting more at the price but still a nice wine.
Red
7/19/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
93 points
Great QPR, nice surprise on this one. I read the other reviews and was expecting an average wine. This one seems to have entered its peak drinking window.
Red
7/15/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
96 points
First day was pretty good but 2nd 3rd and 4th were so nice. Seems like a lot of the K wines take time to open up. Perfectly balanced. Nice tannins at the end.
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Red
7/7/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
94 points
A few more years really helped this bottle. After the first bottle put the other two in my area of the cellar for wines that we didn't really like but thought I would try it again. Wow! What a change. This is the first time I've experienced the "dumb" stage they talk about in wine. Bursting with flavor.
Red
2nd bottle. Inspidid no personality. Poured rest of bottle down drain.
Red
2019 Prisoner Wine Company The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
7/1/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
93 points
Surprisingly good, didn’t expect much being a mass produced wine got as a gift but really tasty. Really smooth and interesting.
Red
6/26/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
96 points
Couldn't help had to open another bottle. This one is absolutely singing now. Chocolate, tobacco, leather. Wonderful.
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Red
6/23/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
94 points
What a surprise, was expecting a pleasant everyday red and this was complex, tasty and nice finish. Great value.
White
6/18/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
95 points
Great wine on so many levels. Drinkable, complex, changing. Finish is really interesting and lingers.
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Red
6/15/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
88 points
Tasted fine, one dimensional though. 2nd day not much flavor left. No off flavors but nothing stands out here.
Red
2014 Kerloo Cellars Majestic Columbia Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
6/15/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
95 points
What a surprise. Found this one hiding in the cellar and didn't expect much at the price I paid years ago. Wow! Very complex and drinkable.
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Red
5/25/2021 - slabslovin wrote:
88 points
Tomato, tar. tannins are present but not overpowering. Expected better.
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Red
5/22/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
94 points
Really a nice wine. Balanced. 1st petit verdot. Have 1 more bottle may hold for a few more years and see how it changes.

Update, gets better after a few days open, day #4 really singing.
Red
5/16/2021 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
95 points
Great wine. Lingers on the back of the tongue. Complex, rich.
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