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Tasting Notes for STGivens

(61 notes on 58 wines)

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Red
3/3/2011 - STGivens wrote:
90 points
Very good for the price and was still drinking nicely! Well balanced also!
Red
1/22/2011 - STGivens wrote:
91 points
Nice velvet mouthfeel. Cedar, Cassis, well balanced wine
Red
2/25/2011 - STGivens wrote:
88 points
We open this to soon, It did open as we drank it and really showed nice fruit by the end of the evening!
Nice napa earth nose with hints of tar and leather and cedar.
Taste: Nice blackberry, Leather and sawdust.
Red
1997 Château L'Evangile Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/22/2011 - STGivens wrote:
92 points
Nice Bordeaux nose, Hints of earth, blackberrys and just a bit of vegetal.
Taste: Nice velvety texture, rich earth, cassis, hints of tobacco and leather.
Red
1/30/2011 - STGivens wrote:
74 points
Lots of wood, earth, Dusty. Not a lot of fruit. I think it was past it's prime!
Red
1/30/2011 - STGivens wrote:
74 points
We drank this 1/30/11 with Cheese Night!
Lot's of wood and earth, dusty! No fruit, used the rest for cooking!
Red
3/5/2011 - STGivens wrote:
74 points
We drank this 1/30/11 with Cheese Night!
Lot's of wood and earth, dusty! No fruit, used the rest for cooking!
Red
11/14/2010 - STGivens wrote:
92 points
This is very big! But mice fruit, soft finish and a balanced full berry flavor.
Red
11/14/2010 - STGivens wrote:
91 points
Very balanced with light tannins, blackberry, light cedar/leather, and a soft finish.
White - Sparkling
10/16/2010 - STGivens wrote:
92 points
Creamy, vanilla, hints of apple/pear. Robust in the mouth feel.
Red
10/1/2010 - STGivens wrote:
90 points
Good earthy notes. A good example of 07 Lucia!
White - Sparkling
N.V. Scharffenberger Brut Mendocino County Champagne Blend (view label images)
8/21/2010 - STGivens wrote:
87 points
Apple, fennel, bright, crisp, perfect for a summer afternoon!
Rosé
8/21/2010 - STGivens wrote:
84 points
Mineral, strawberry, light peach stonefruit
Red
8/1/2010 - STGivens wrote:
92 points
There is fruit, but still hidden under oak that needs to mellow. Needs some age. This will be great in 5-10. Thanks Robert!!
Red
7/20/2010 - STGivens wrote:
89 points
Cherry spice, bacon, hints of wood/spice. Would cellar well for another 5-10.
White - Sparkling
7/20/2010 - STGivens wrote:
91 points
Blooms in your mouth with notes of honey and toast. Nice mouth feel, bright.
White
7/19/2010 - STGivens wrote:
84 points
More RS than I would have expected. Good with spice, pear and Ginger with mild sweet on the finish.
Red
7/11/2010 - STGivens wrote:
84 points
Good spice, but a bit hot. Nice earth and berry. Got better as it sat.
White - Sparkling
7/10/2010 - STGivens wrote:
92 points
My go to bubbles (thank you mr. Westby). Bright, crisp, hint of toasty and butter with a light mousse. Delightful!
Red
2006 Ramey Claret Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/10/2010 - STGivens wrote:
89 points
Nice fruit and well balanced. Great with cheese. Follow through with fruit and jam.
Red
7/10/2010 - STGivens wrote:
93 points
Great fruit, nice spice, really opened. Cherry, vanilla, hint of cedar. Enjoyed with good friends!
Red
7/8/2010 - STGivens wrote:
80 points
Solid. A bit hot on the finish. Nice berry up front. Will be better tomorrow or have totally blown off!!!
White
7/7/2010 - STGivens wrote:
86 points
More caramel, light butter, oak comes through as glass warmed. Enjoyed a glass with lamb tacos!
Red
7/4/2010 - STGivens wrote:
95 points
Pepper, well balanced, light but not thin, quick spice on the pallate.
Red
7/3/2010 - STGivens wrote:
86 points
Great nose. Barnyard. A bit of anise on the nose. Light, well balanced, elegant. Berry, cedar, hint of smoke.
Red
7/3/2010 - STGivens wrote:
Raspberry, cola, spice. Classic kosta brown. Long finish.
Rosé - Sparkling
7/3/2010 - STGivens wrote:
87 points
A bit sweet, with hints of peach and kiwi. Nice, but falls off a bit.
White - Sparkling
10/30/2009 - STGivens wrote:
96 points
This as close to Champagne as you can get!
Red
2/6/2009 - STGivens wrote:
90 points
Smell: Boysenberry, wood, earth, and some tannins, smoothness
Taste: Leather, berries, well rounded between fruit and tannins
Red
1/19/2009 - STGivens wrote:
90 points
Smell: Light, some Cedar and Smoke, Wet Rich Earth, Horse blanket

Taste: Tart Bright, Good Acid, Cherry, raspberry on a long earthy finish
Red
1/11/2009 - STGivens wrote:
73 points
Smell: alcohol, prune, dried black cherry, some horse blanket, wet bark

Taste: alcohol is blowing off, cranberry, no acid, all alcohol burn, no finish.
Red
1/8/2009 - STGivens wrote:
79 points
Not a typical SCM pinot noir. It almost taste like it has an effervescence
Red
1/5/2009 - STGivens wrote:
87 points
Smell: Classic Pinot at first, Diaper, Wet Earth, poopy, Barn smell, Great nose ( This was at first smell, Later this fell off and the nose was boring)

Taste: Tart Bright not a lot of deep flavors, Cherry/Cranberry, tannnin and a hint of Alcohol, (As this opened up it had a bright cheery mouth feel)
Red
1/4/2009 - STGivens wrote:
84 points
Smell: Vegital, Tinny, Rasberry Candy

Taste: Tannin, Acid, Fruit, Mid Palate, Grilled Meat & Floral Back Palate, This leaves you wanting more

I scored it low, because it's not a tradition Cal. Cab. this light and nice to drink.
White - Sparkling
12/9/2007 - STGivens wrote:
92 points
Smell: Yeast, Grass, Honey, Creamy, Citrus

Taste: Nice Acid, Smooth, Creamy, Citrus, Sharpness on the Finish
Rosé - Sparkling
11/28/2008 - STGivens wrote:
82 points
This is the Champagne you serve your friends who like big Cabs!
Red
8/12/2008 - STGivens wrote:
82 points
Smell: Good Earth, Spice, some Cedar on the nose good balance, Barnwood, hints of floral, and Diesel

Taste: Little Hot at first, sweet, Pepper spice, Cherry, Spice, slight Vanilla notes
Red
8/4/2008 - STGivens wrote:
88 points
Smell: Cherry, Floral, Smokey, Earth

Taste: Tannic, Tight, Alcohol,
This opened up after 30 minutes the mouth feel was more lush and velvety.
Red
8/24/2008 - STGivens wrote:
85 points
Smell: Rich rasberry, Some Smoke, Sweet Cedar

Taste: Sweet on the front, then transitions to a Rich Berry, Not Complex, but Good, More fruit than Smoke, Good Acid
Red
1/3/2009 - STGivens wrote:
84 points
Smell: Hot, Cherry/Red berry, Rose and Sandelwood

Taste: Good Acid, Some Heat, Nice Tannin Structure, Not a lot of fruit
Red
1/2/2009 - STGivens wrote:
78 points
Smell: Not a lot of nose, Some white pepper, Hint of grilled meat

Taste: Very thin, Not a lot of finish, Almost a thin Pinot Noir.
Red
7/28/2008 - STGivens wrote:
91 points
Smell: Nice Tart Cherry, Floral and Brightness
Taste: Mellow Acid, Tangy Cherry, some tannins, Juicy with a wood bite on the back palate
White - Sparkling
7/25/2008 - STGivens wrote:
92 points
Smell: Sweet Brioche, Light, hint of Kiwi
Taste: Nice acid, Rubarb, Strawberry short cake, Nice golden Honey finish
White
7/18/2008 - STGivens wrote:
92 points
Smell: Rubber, Plastic (In a good way reminds of something you smeel as a child), Kiwi, Gauva, Orang Honey Back
Taste: This has Acid, with nice Kiwi, some wood and earth
This would be great with BBQ or Spicy Asian Dishes
White
2006 Tangent Ecclestone San Luis Obispo County White Blend (view label images)
7/18/2008 - STGivens wrote:
84 points
Smell:Crisp, Light, Stone fruit,Pineapple
Taste: Good summer drinking wine! This is made in the Alsacian style and it comes in this wine.
White - Sparkling
7/18/2008 - STGivens wrote:
85 points
Smell: Hay/straw, Pineapple, Granny smith apple
Taste: This has good acid for a Cali sparkling, Crisp apple and a hint of Citrus, not alot of finish, but what's there is fennel.
This is good for a Friday after work sparkler. Made it throught the week Yeah!
White - Sparkling
7/13/2008 - STGivens wrote:
90 points
Smell: Vanilla, Yeast, Brioche, Honey candy
Taste: Great Acid, Citrus, Mineral, Lemon custard,Citrus zest and Mineral on the Finish
White
7/13/2008 - STGivens wrote:
87 points
Smell: Fennel, Melon, Clean
Taste: Nice Dry, Some diesel Dirt, Apricot, Mild acid
White
7/8/2008 - STGivens wrote:
86 points
Smell: Yeasty, Almond, Citrus, Pineapple crush
Taste: Crisp, Mild acid, citrus in the mouth feel
Fun Wine on a hot California Summer Day!
White
7/9/2008 - STGivens wrote:
87 points
Smell: Petrol, Fennel, Honeysuckle, Citrus
Taste: Good acid, Pineapple, Juciy, Drys sides of tongue, Green apple finish
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