Tasting Notes for sonodoc

(506 notes on 386 wines)

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Red
2016 Saxum Broken Stones Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
6/16/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
97 points
Fabulous! I love young Saxum wines, and this has been one of the best! Thick and rich, full of black and red fruit, and some spice. Long finish. The tannins are strong but supple. This may age very well, but is drinking great now.
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Red
5/27/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
96 points
I don’t know if this has reached its peak, but it has certainly come in to a fabulous stage. Rich thick palate, with a long and almost soapy finish, with robust raspberry and other red fruit flavors, and soft tannins.
Red
5/19/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
93 points
Very nice! Lots of strawberry and berry flavors. Pesenti is usually one of my favorite Turkeys, and this one certainly did not disappoint.
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Red
5/19/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
91 points
Pleasant, enjoyable, smooth.
Red
5/11/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
92 points
Unexciting, but very pleasing and enjoyable; drinking very nicely right now. Black and red fruits, with a very smooth and long finish.
Red
2015 Realm Cellars The Bard Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/5/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
96 points
I don't think that I can improve on the notes of CSIMM1161, MSUWRIGHT, or some others on here, but I can agree with them that this wine has improved a little over the last year or so. I had this as a pop and pour, and from other's notes I'm disappointed that I didn't leave any to try again tomorrow night. Very enjoyable now, but I expect this will continue to improve, and I look forward to it!
Red
4/28/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
91 points
Leather seemed to be the predominant flavor, with some dark fruit and mocha and still moderately firm tannins. Very pleasant, but not exciting.
Red
4/7/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
97 points
Fabulous wine! So much better than the last one that I had 3 or 4 years ago. This has rounded out nicely, still having plenty of dark fruit but silky smooth and well-balanced.
Red
4/13/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
97 points
Not much to add to the other reviews. This is a delicious wine with lots of dark fruit flavors, a little leather, cinnamon, cedar, and oak. Very smooth. My favorite part of this wine thought might have been the nose when the glass was essentially empty, a very pleasant sweetly charred oak barrel smell. I have to agree that this wine is worth its price, and that it tastes like it has aged for many more years.
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Red
3/31/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
93 points
Very nice! Smooth, slightly smoky, with some dark fruit and forest floor.
Red
2014 Torrin Syrah Kruse Vineyard Paso Robles Willow Creek District (view label images)
3/31/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
93 points
Smooth, well balanced. Black and dark red fruit. Not too tannic.
Red - Fortified
3/23/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
93 points
This was really nice! I hadn't realized how much better vintage ports could be, compared to the ports I had been drinking before. Very smooth, not too sweet.
Red
3/9/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
97 points
Awesome wine! Had after a brief decant. Nice nose. Very smooth and easy drinking, with soft tannins. Long finish, with a middle burst of dark berry fruit.
Red
2/23/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
97 points
Sane as 2 weeks ago. It was so good, I thought we’d try it again!
Red
2/14/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
98 points
I love this wine, and there is not much I can add from my previous review in 2017 or to some of the other rave reviews. I again had this as a pop and pour, and it did just fine with that. If you like your Cabs big, bold, and flavorful, this is a great wine to have. While I have loved the 2013 Bard, I think that the Farella has improved more with age.
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White
2/11/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright, refreshing. Melon, green apple. Very nice!
Red
2/9/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
97 points
Rich red and black fruit, some coffee and chocolate and a little graphite, with a burst of blueberry near the end of the long finish. Nice to sip on its own, but pairs really well with a steak. Smooth, with well rounded tannins. Ready to drink now, but could be good for many more years.
Red
1/27/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice. Smooth, with mostly red fruit.
Red
1/26/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
94 points
I thought that this was one of the best Turley Zins that I have ever had, and I’ve had a lot of a Turley wines over the last 12 years. Very smooth and almost syrupy, with plenty of red and black berry flavors.
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White - Sparkling
1/5/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
91 points
A pretty nice vintage champagne for the price.
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Red
1/1/2019 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
96 points
Big wine, with dark fruits and a little cocoa. Smooth and very nice.
Red
12/30/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
93 points
Had as a pop and pour. A crowd favorite, with lots of berry fruits, smooth. One of the better Turley Zins that I have had in recent years.
Red
2004 Torbreck RunRig Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/22/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
94 points
A lot of red and black fruit flavors. A big wine, and a very nice accompaniment to prime rib. Moderate sediment. While still very nice, I enjoyed this wine more when it was a little younger.
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Red
2014 Saxum Broken Stones Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
12/2/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
95 points
Similar to last year, a very complex and satisfying red wine. Not too tannic, easy drinking but with big fruit flavors; paired nicely as a pop and pour with Wagyu beef sliders. Another hit of a Broken Stones from Saxum, and should still improve for at least a few more years.
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Red
11/4/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
95 points
Very enjoyable, even as a pop and pour. Muted dark fruits, with leather, a little oak, and forest floor. Very very smooth.
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Red
10/19/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
92 points
Similar to my comments from 2 years ago. This is a pleasant and enjoyable wine, and it paired nicely with Italian food, it's just not very exciting. I don't know that it's fading yet, but I don't think that it's going to improve any more, either.
Red
10/12/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
95 points
Really similar to my last bottle from 2 years ago. I thought this might have been enough time to soften the tannins and mellow out, but this wine probably needs another 5 years or so to really come into its best form and become exceptional.
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Red
10/3/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
94 points
Aging very nicely. Still a beast of a red wine, but has mellowed. Less fruit than before, but still plenty in the background, with some smoke and spice. Smooth.
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Red
9/30/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
94 points
Very smooth and well balanced. A nice blend of tastes, with dark berries, some vanilla and mocha, a little leather, and a long finish.
Red
9/29/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
94 points
Similar to previous reviews. This is a very enjoyable big Napa Cab, and my biggest disappointment is that this was my last bottle of it.
Red - Fortified
9/29/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
93 points
No change from my last review. Very enjoyable, but pricey.
Red
9/15/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
93 points
Much improved compared to last year. The tannins have softened, and they no longer overpower the red fruit flavors.
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Red
9/15/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
95 points
Similar to previous note. Disappointing that I only have one more bottle left.
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Red
9/14/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
93 points
Not much to add from my previous note.
Red
9/14/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice fruit flavors, smooth with soft tannins. Very enjoyable.
Red
9/13/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
98 points
This may have been the smoothest and most easy drinking red wine that I have ever had. While it lacks the big burst and intensity of flavors that some other great Cali cabs have (and that I usually like), it more than makes up for it with the gentleness and softness of its taste, tannins, and finish. While it may lack excitement, it is hard to imagine anyone not enjoying this wine.
Red
9/9/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
94 points
Fruit is fading compared to before, but still plenty left. My last of 10 bottles, and I enjoyed every one!
Red
9/12/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
91 points
Pretty nice. Bright red and a little black fruit. A little acidic, moderate tannins.
Red
9/8/2018 - sonodoc wrote:
91 points
Had quite a funky nose when first opened; this seemed to dissipate after a while but it never became very pleasing (perhaps just a bottle that is starting to go bad?, or is it just aging out?). Lots of bright raspberry and strawberry tastes, and a little acidic. If there are any tannins left, I didn't notice them. My wife didn't enjoy this wine at all, but she was having seafood, while I found it to go fairly well with prime rib.
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Red
9/1/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
95 points
An excellent wine, with dark red and black fruit flavors, a hint of leather, smooth tannins, a very smooth and velvety mouth feel and a long finish. But is it worth the price??
White - Sparkling
8/25/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
95 points
Awesome champagne! Loved it! Very smooth.
White
2017 Crocker & Starr Bridesmaid Napa Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
8/15/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright and light, with tropical fruit flavors. Fairly comparable to their Estate Sauvignon Blanc; quite nice!
Red
8/12/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
93 points
Very silky mouthfeel. While the nose didn't do much for me, there was some nice dark fruit and very soft tannins on the palate, making for quite an enjoyable wine.
Red
8/3/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark fruit, cassis, a little oaky and a hint of leather, but not too tannic. Smooth, and was enjoyed by all. Had as a pop and pour, improved with a little time being open.
Red
2014 Realm Cellars The Tempest Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/29/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
95 points
Had as a pop and pour. Lots of intense dark fruit flavors, a little chocolate and cedar. Very rich in texture and body for a merlot dominated blend. Drinking great now, but will likely age very well.
Red
2013 Realm Cellars The Bard Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/27/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
98 points
This continues to be a really really nice wine. It was a phenomenal accompaniment to a New York strip steak. It has mellowed compared to 2 or 3 years ago, and I’m sure to some people it has improved, but since I love the really intense flavors that this started with, I’m going to plan to drink the rest of my bottles sooner rather than later.
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White
2015 Turley The White Coat California White Rhone Blend (view label images)
7/22/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
90 points
Very interesting, and a nice change from the usual Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc whites.
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Red
7/24/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
91 points
Plenty of red fruit, but not much spice. Almost a soapy mouthfeel, but not in a bad way.
White - Sparkling
7/23/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
95 points
I think this the best sparkling wine that I’ve ever had from Mumm Napa. Very smooth and enjoyable! I wish I could get more of this!
White - Sparkling
7/22/2018 - sonodoc Likes this wine:
96 points
One of the nicest champagnes that I have had. Very smooth, well-balanced; dry but rich and flavorful.
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