Tasting Notes for eric9tx

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Red
8/31/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
89 points
Nice solid cab. Decanted 2 hrs. Good fruit, med-soft tannis, went great with a med-rare steak.
Rosé
2006 Oxford Landing Rosé of Cabernet South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon (view label images)
9/1/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
82 points
I expected dry, but there was some sweetness to it. Was suprisingly acceptable with both shrimp and porkchops, but nothing noteworthy. "Stole" it for $5. Would by again at that price.
Red
8/24/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
90 points
Read what HAK said below.
Red
8/23/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
92 points
Zin-flavored silk.
Red
8/14/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
90 points
I really drank 6 bottles without posting notes? Wow. Very good QPR. Blended with 3% port-style Forte gives quite a sweet taste (NOT your typical zin. This one stands alone.) This seems more chocolatey than the '04, more nuttiness too, like roasted almonds. Great introduction to those who say they don't like reds.
Red - Sparkling
8/15/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
87 points
Worked nicely with spicy Thai food.
Rosé
8/15/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
84 points
Worked very well with spicy Thai food.
Red
7/24/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
88 points
Less bright than the '04, but still great. Needs a little time in a decanter to really open up.
Red
7/22/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
87 points
Nice nose and absolutely smooooth. There's a taste in there I can't quite place...perhaps anise? Very good QPR here.
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
7/7/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
Definitely the best Armenian pomegranate wine I've ever had. ;) Actually, it's not bad at all. More of a fruity sweetness than pure sugar, it's not bad for dessert.
Red
6/26/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
88 points
Fine, inexpensive example of carménère. Tasted this at Cork in Dallas, TX, but then found it locally. My #2 go-to carménère for everyday-type drinking.
Red
2006 Twisted Oak The Spaniard Calaveras County Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
6/9/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
89 points
Color: ruby Nose: dark fruit, hints of black pepper, other spices Taste: dark fruit, blueberry?, black raspberry!, dirt, mildly tannic (not Fezzig tannic), not mouthfillingly rich but lingers on the back of the tongue, hints of clove and iocane powder. Lighter than expected (typical of TO?) for a "meat" wine, but not thin. Just not heavy. 89+
Red
2005 Veramonte Primus The Blend Colchagua Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/23/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
88 points
I "stole" a couple bottles for $10 and now wish I had gotten more. PnP was almost overwhelming, but smoothed out very nicely after 30 min. Rich, dark red fruits with the carmenere adding a hint of peppers.
Rosé
6/13/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
83 points
Tasted 6/6/09 with many others at Calais Winery (Dallas, TX). No notes but enjoyed enough to buy 2. Nice summer sipper, hints of sweet fruits but not an overly sweet rose.
White
6/10/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
87 points
Talk about sweet! This is definitely an aperitif-type IMHO. May pair well with spicy foods, but we had it solo.
Red
6/4/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
85 points
Cabby nose, inky color, but not a heavy, mouthfilling wine. I hesitate to use the word thin but that's the first one that comes to mind. 30%carménère adds a hint of green pepper but just barely. Not bad for under $15. Has potential to be better with food.
Red
6/3/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
84 points
Pop n pour. Wonderful nose that screamed "hey, come check out my fruit." But the fruit just wasn't there like i expected. A bit tannic, maybe some air would help? Decent wine for ~$12, but not a "typical" malbec IMHO. (agree with prior poster... almost cab-like)
Red
6/2/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
88 points
This is a VERY light red, bordering on pinot noir in appearance, but maintains an appealing cabby-ness. Tasted with too many others (one party, 9 bottles) to give good notes, but will definitely buy a bottle or two for further "testing".
Red
6/2/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
Cabernet Sauvignon 29%, Merlot 23%, Syrah 17%, Petit Verdot 11%,
Sangiovese 9%, Malbec 6%, Cabernet Franc 5%
Red
5/26/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
From the winery: Goats do Roam Red 2007
Description:
VINEYARDS AND WINEMAKING: The grapes were harvested in February 2007 from vineyards in the Paarl, Perdeberg, Stellenbosch and Swartland regions. The vineyards that are used provide lower yields, resulting in wine with considerable concentration, yet still made in a fruit-forward, fresh and lively style. The various, predominantly Rhône varietals were harvested ripe and destalked before being fermented at 25 - 28°C. The 2007 vintage is a blend of primarily Shiraz with other varietals being used to achieve a style consistent with what Goats do Roam has become famous for. The wine is lightly oaked before being carefully blended and bottled.
TASTING NOTE: Vibrant ruby red colour. Rich red fruit aromas, with cloves and spiciness. Rich medium bodied style, with subtle oak influences and soft tannins. Fruit flavours follow through onto the palate with supple tannins and a rounded finish.
WINE OF ORIGIN: Coastal ALCOHOL: 14.11% RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.1g/l TOTAL ACID: 5.8g/l pH: 3.57
VARIETIES: Shiraz 40%, Pinotage 18%, Cinsault 17%, Carignan 13%, Mourvedre 10%, Gamay Noir 2%
Red
5/26/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
Cab sauv 52%, merlot 47%, cab franc 1%
For sale only in Texas
Red
5/18/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
89 points
Fantastic. Little heat despite being 14.5%. Fruit shows through more than I expected, but in a pleasant, mild way. Great with sausage.
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Red
5/4/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
87 points
Nice example of carmenere, especially in the $10 range. Definitely buy again.
Red
4/27/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
87 points
Disappointed initially with pop n pour, but after about 30 minutes this really opened up. Nose was still weak, but the vegetal and spice/pepper flavors really started to show. For $10, I'd definitely buy again.
Red
4/19/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
Black pepper and other spices, but missing the vegetal peppers I look for in a carmenere. Not bad for $8, but I won't be in a hurry to buy again.
White
2006 Now and Zen Wasabi White Alsace Silvaner Blend, Silvaner (view label images)
3/25/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
85 points
Works well with (spicy) asian food. Nice everyday wine for $10.
Red
2007 Viña Palo Alto Reserva Maule Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/30/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
Interesting blend is what got me to buy it. Solid for $10. Pair this with anything bacon-y.
Red
3/30/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
91 points
3/4 wet cork, as others reported, but I can't find a flaw with the wine itself. Decanted for 45 minutes before pairing with bacon-wrapped filet. Smooth and simply amazing.
Red
3/23/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
89 points
An EXCELLENT, inexpensive example of carménère. Nose is dominated by green peppers and jalepeno, with a similar yet subdued finish. Try it with chili or other spicy dishes, or enjoy on it's own. "Carménère: the grape that thinks it's a pepper." -me
Red
3/15/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
80 points
I've never had a $9 pinot from Chilé before. And I doubt I will again.
Red
3/18/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
Not much to say other than not bad for $9.
White - Off-dry
3/10/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
85 points
Found this at World Market for $6. Mild fruity nose, fruits (apple, pear?) and hints of oak on the tongue but not over-oaked. Label tells me vanilla but I didn't get that out of this bottle. Definitely buy again! If I can find it again for $6, I'm in for a case. Great everyday drinker for white fans.
Red
3/10/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
84 points
By far the weirdest carmenere I've had. This expressed none of the typical nose or flavors you would expect from this grape. No (vegetal) peppers at all. Much more like a (black) peppery cab or maybe cab/zin blend. On the other hand, I got a deal on this for <$12 and it was enjoyable. My point is: this is NOT a typical carmenere so if that's what you're looking for then move along, but this is not a bad wine either.
Red
2002 Big Moose Red California Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
3/3/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
Nothing fancy, but great QPR. If I can find this again for $4, I'm in. Saw it locally for $11. Seriously???
Red
3/2/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
83 points
Nose was disappointingly absent, but peppers on the finish reminded me that it is still a carménère. Not terrible for <$8 but not exciting either. There are better bottles out there for under $15. Try the 2005 Parqué Carménère instead.
Red
2/18/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
Usually not a merlot guy, but this was definitely decent. Much more enjoyable after being open for 2 hours than when first popped. Noticeable amout of sediment (not a bad thing, just FYI).
White
2/18/2009 - eric9tx wrote:
Good QPR for $9.99. I agree with another review which basically says this is a chard that thinks its a sauv blanc. Not that that's a bad thing. Definitely buy again.
Red
12/30/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
80 points
Dull and boring. Disappointing even for $8
Red
12/10/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
Nice for <$15. Would buy again.
Red
11/22/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
Good QPR. Nice everyday drinker for <$8.
White
11/11/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
Definitely oaky, which I enjoy. I didn't get the butter that others noted, just oaky goodness. Will buy again.
Red
10/29/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
Enjoyable, but not exceptional for $16.50. Might give it a 2nd try.
Red
11/15/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
Fruit forward and very enjoyable. jwhite's review was spot-on: fruity, smooth, and fun. Paired nicely with brisket.
White
11/12/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
Nice everyday drinker. I practically stole this for $7.50 and its solid for that price. Neither a butter-bomb nor an oak-monster. Decent balance.
Red
9/3/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
Thin and less fruit than I like. Not bad for $10, but not spectacular
White
9/2/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
Along the lines of a dry Riesling. This is fantastic with sushi and wasabi.
Red
10/20/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
Thinner-bodied than other Sangio's I've had, more like a PN or grenache. But great QPR. Still young. Decanted for 30+ minutes. Great with meatballs and marinara!
White
10/15/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
89 points
Descrpition certainly is right... mouthwatering!
Red
10/3/2008 - eric9tx wrote:
Tight upon opening. Allowed to breathe in glass for 30 min, which helped. Rather spicey/peppery on it's own, but paired with a HUGE garlic/worcestershire ribeye it was absolutely smooth and sublime.
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