Tasting Notes for ey1294

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Red
9/30/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Ruby color with slow forming legs and aromas of smokey, bacon, cherry and cedar. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry and strawberry with a medium body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted 90 minutes. Smoked meats on the nose. The wine is showing well now, but needs decant.
Rosé
9/29/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
91 points
- Orange color and aromas of strawberry, strawberry jam and orange blossom. It's balanced and has flavours of peach and apple with a light body. Smooth texture with a long finish.
Red
9/24/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
89 points
- Ruby color with slow forming legs and aromas of tea, cherry and raspberry. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry and black pepper with a medium body. Round texture with a medium finish - Opened for 30 minutes. Herbaceous nose. Dark cherry finish.
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Red
9/11/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Garnet color and aromas of cherry, tobacco, licorice anise and fig. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry and black pepper with a medium/full body. Round texture with a long finish - Long finish. Delicious rich fruit. Still a very young wine.
Red
8/19/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
90 points
- Brick color with fast forming legs and aromas of black currant, blackberry, raisin and tobacco. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry, fig and cherry with a medium/full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted two hours.
Red
2015 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
8/12/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
90 points
- Garnet color and aromas of black pepper, raspberry and vanilla. It's balanced and has flavours of black pepper, vanilla, cherry and raspberry with a medium/full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted two hours. Very young wine. Served with Spanish chicken and sausage, Spanish potatoes and green beans.
Rosé
8/12/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
91 points
- Salmon color and aromas of orange blossom, violet, honey and strawberry. It's balanced with a light body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Slight ear nose too. Elegant rose that is very refreshing.
Red
8/5/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Brick color with fast forming legs and aromas of tobacco, tea and raspberry. It's balanced and has flavours of smokey, black pepper, fig, cherry and black currant with a full body. Leathery texture with a long finish - Decanted one hour. Big rich fruit finish with a little spice. Young wine, needs to lay down. Good long tannic finish. Dont drink the next bottle for 5-7 years.
Red
2012 Hall Darwin Napa Valley Red Blend (view label images)
7/28/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
90 points
- Brick color with slow forming legs and aromas of raspberry, black pepper, tobacco and smokey. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of black pepper and raspberry with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - A dream of a red blend. Rich cab and spicy Syrah. Slight barbecue meat nose.
Red
7/22/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
91 points
- Ruby color and aromas of raspberry, cherry and tea. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of raspberry and cherry with a medium/full body. Round texture with a medium finish - Decanted 30 minutes. Very young wine.
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Red
6/29/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
95 points
- Garnet color with slow forming legs. It's balanced with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - This needs to be decanted. 2 hour decant. Cellar from at least 5 more years. Very soft wine with tons of rich, red fruit. Long, finish with light spice.

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Red
6/29/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
95 points
- It's unbalanced.
Red
2013 Anthonij Rupert Optima Franschhoek Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/17/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
91 points
- Brick color with slow forming legs and aromas of black pepper, tobacco, tea and blackberry. It's balanced and has flavours of black pepper and cherry with a full body. Satin-Like texture with a long finish - Decanted one hour. Rich, dark red fruit finish. Good spice on this BIG wine.
Red
6/3/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
93 points
- Brick color with medium forming legs. It's balanced with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted 90 minutes. Big rich cab with some spice.
Red
5/28/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
96 points
Decanted two hours. Wow!
Red
5/9/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
91 points
- Ruby color and aromas of raspberry, cherry, smokey and black pepper. It's balanced and has flavours of raspberry and cherry with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted two hours. The wine is tight and potent when opened. It needs time and air. Smoked meat on the nose. Cellar longer, the wine can still age.
Red
4/28/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
93 points
- Brick color with slow forming legs and aromas of blackberry, fig and tobacco. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry, black currant and black pepper with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted 2 hours. Heavy alcohol at open, gave way to round, rich Syrah. Perfect with smoked chicken dinner. Dark fruit finish.
Red
4/18/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
89 points
- Brick color with slow forming legs and aromas of blackberry, black currant and cherry. It's balanced and has flavours of black pepper, blackberry and black currant with a medium/full body. Round texture with a medium finish - Decanted an hour and a half.
Red
4/7/2019 - ey1294 Likes this wine:
89 points
Decanted three hours. Young wine, full of delicious red fruit. A nose that entices and keeps enticing. Big, round mouthful wine with excellent fruit finish. Needs food. We had chicken paella and it paired perfectly.
Red
4/4/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Garnet color with medium forming legs and aromas of raspberry, strawberry, cherry and black pepper. It's balanced and has flavours of raspberry, strawberry and black pepper with a medium/full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted an hour and a half.
Red
3/30/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
93 points
- Slow forming legs and aromas of blackberry, black currant, cherry and fig. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry, cherry and black pepper with a full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Decanted one hour. Big, food friendly Syrah. Delicious. Rich, black cherry finish.
Red
3/29/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
89 points
- Slow forming legs. It's balanced with a medium body. Round texture with a long finish - Excellent Cal-Ital Barbera
Red
3/29/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
93 points
- Garnet color with slow forming legs and aromas of blackberry, black currant, cherry and mint. It's balanced and has flavours of raspberry, cherry and black pepper with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted 45 minutes. Rich cab franc nose. Best in class red blend. Showing well now.
Red
3/25/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Slow forming legs - Decanted two hours. Excellent wine still in great shape and showing well.
Red
3/22/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
89 points
- Ruby color with slow forming legs and aromas of orange blossom, rose, cherry and raspberry. It's balanced and has flavours of smokey, strawberry and cherry with a medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Served with chicken breast pea and herb pesto. Heavy floral nose. Decanted 30 mins. Very slow legs. Rich spicy finish.
Red
3/11/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Ruby color and aromas of cherry, dusty and mushroom. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry and strawberry jam with a medium body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Decanted 90 minutes. Ready now or it can age.
Red
3/9/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
89 points
- Brick color with slow forming legs and aromas of tobacco, blackberry, black currant and black pepper. It's balanced and has flavours of black pepper, blackberry and fig with a full body. Leathery texture with a long finish - Decanted two hours. Still showing good fruit, rich and spicy finish
Red
3/3/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
91 points
- Slow forming legs and aromas of black pepper, blackberry and fig. It's balanced and has flavours of black pepper, blackberry and cherry with a full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Decanted 1 1/2 hours. Rich, spicy Syrah. Good now,can still age.
Red
3/1/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
88 points
- Brick color with slow forming legs and aromas of cherry, raspberry, mint, tea and tobacco. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry, tea and black pepper with a full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Decanted two hours. Good crushed red fruit.
Red
2/25/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Garnet color with slow forming legs and aromas of tea and medicinal. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry with a full body. Leathery texture with a long finish - Decanted four hours. Very young wine, let it sit in the cellar another 15+ years. Eucalyptus and sweet red fruit nose, slight cedar too. Big wine, full of rich fruit, deep flavors. Sweet fruit and underbrush, sage and herb notes through the finish.
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Red
2/19/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Slow forming legs and aromas of tobacco, licorice anise and black pepper. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry and black currant with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted over two hours. Very elegant Rhone ranger. Slight leather on the nose. Rich, full, finish.
Red
2/15/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
94 points
- Garnet color with slow forming legs and aromas of cherry, raspberry, tea, dusty and vanilla. It's in total harmony and has flavours of strawberry and cherry with a medium body. Polished texture with a long finish - Decanted half an hour. Cork in good shape, some vertical seepage, 1/4 cork. Ready now, showing good fruit and very expressive Pinot Noir.
Red
2/8/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Ruby color with fast forming legs and aromas of smokey, cedar, blackberry and black currant. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry, black currant, black pepper and licorice anise with a medium/full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted one hour. Ready now, maybe age a little longer but not much.
Red
2/6/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Ruby color with slow forming legs and aromas of tea and cherry. It's balanced and has flavours of black pepper, raspberry, cherry and smokey with a medium/full body. Leathery texture with a medium finish - Cheese rind and sage herbaceous nose. Decanted one hour. This wine is young and can age in the cellar. Pure Rioja on the nose.
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Red
2/4/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
91 points
- Brick color and aromas of chocolate, blackberry, black pepper and oak. It's balanced and has flavours of black pepper, blackberry and chocolate with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted one hour. Layers of richness, some hints of mint on the nose too.
White
1/31/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
87 points
- Light gold color with fast forming legs and aromas of lemon, pineapple and melon. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of peach and lemon with a light body. Bright texture with a short finish - Serve chilled. Slight tropical nose.
Red
1/29/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Garnet color with slow forming legs and aromas of raspberry, cherry, black pepper and vanilla. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry, raspberry, cherry and cedar with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Decanted one hour. Crushed red fruit nose.
Red
2013 Anthonij Rupert Optima Franschhoek Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/28/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
91 points
- Brick color with slow forming legs and aromas of bell pepper, black pepper, black currant, mint and tobacco. It's balanced and has flavours of black currant, blackberry, smokey and black pepper with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted two hours. Loaded with spice and delicious, rich dark fruit. Slight white pepper, leather and raspberry pie notes on the nose. Very similar to CDP, but with more body. Buy more now.
Red
1/26/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
90 points
- Garnet color with slow forming legs and aromas of cedar, raspberry, cherry and smokey. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry and black pepper with a medium/full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted two hours. Slight cedar nose.
White
1/26/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
89 points
- Yellow color and aromas of peach and apple. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of peach and vanilla with a light body. Bright texture with a medium finish - Ready to drink now. Slight salinity on the nose. Waxy pear on the finish.
Red
1/21/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
84 points
- Aromas of wet wool, wet dog - Off putting nose of wet dog.
Red
1/20/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
92 points
- Brick color with slow forming legs and aromas of tobacco, mint, cedar and licorice anise. It's balanced and has flavours of bell pepper, black pepper, black currant, blackberry and vanilla with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Decanted two hours, great young fruit still.
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Red
1/13/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
93 points
- Ruby color with slow forming legs and aromas of raspberry, cherry and black pepper. It's in total harmony and has flavours of raspberry, strawberry, cherry, black pepper and mint with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - Decanted two hours. Rich, delicious fruit with a slight hint of spice. Excellent balance. This wine can age even longer.
Red
1/8/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
90 points
Good focused fruit. Can cellar longer.
Red
1/7/2019 - ey1294 wrote:
91 points
- Brick color with slow forming legs and aromas of tobacco, blackberry, black currant and cherry. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of smokey, blackberry and black currant with a full body. Linear texture with a long finish - Spicy and full of crushed dark fruit. A full mouthful of Zin. Well done Daou brothers.
Red
12/16/2018 - ey1294 wrote:
93 points
- Ruby color and aromas of black pepper, smokey, cherry and mushroom. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry, smokey and black pepper with a medium body. Polished texture with a medium finish - Smoked cherry Pinot Noir.
Red
12/10/2018 - ey1294 wrote:
90 points
- Aromas of raspberry, cherry and black pepper. It's balanced and has flavours of raspberry, cherry and smokey with a medium body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Decanted 2 hours. Still very young. Very tart cherry finish.
White
11/26/2018 - ey1294 wrote:
90 points
Ready now.
Rosé
11/10/2018 - ey1294 wrote:
90 points
Delicious rose/orange wine
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