Tasting Notes for bkarney

(117 notes on 103 wines)

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Red
10/31/2010 - bkarney wrote:
this one was strange. nose was fine but almost fizzy on the palate, secondary fermentation?
Red
3/21/2010 - bkarney wrote:
90 points
tasted with Flip, Ken, Danielle and Roy. Enjoyed all around. earth, red berries and with some bing cherry on the finish. velvety, long finish. drinking very well right now. 90+
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Rosé - Sparkling
3/5/2010 - bkarney wrote:
90 points
Very nice, especially the mouth feel. Creamy, full and smooth on the finish. Berries (mostly strawberries but also raspberries on the finish) and bread dough round out the palate. Finish is a little sweet but not overly so. Very enjoyable, pissed I didn't buy more. Thanks for the rec PB. 90+
Red
2/19/2010 - bkarney wrote:
89 points
Just found this bottle in the cellar, don't know why it wasn't entered. Needed to blow off for 30 or so. Opened to a muted cherry with some earth and alc on the nose. silky entry, with good acidity and smooth tannins. More cherry on the palate, little hot on the finish (more noticeable as it warmed to room temp), but still very enjoyable. It is drinking well now, I can't imagine it would get any better. 89+
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Red
2/18/2010 - bkarney wrote:
green, Herbaceous notes on the nose with a heavy dose of oak. after 30 min it is starting to open with pepper, tannins coating the palate. blackberry and black cherry on the nose and palate. found on clearance for 10, killer QPR at that price.
Red
2/18/2010 - bkarney wrote:
fruit forward, very approachable. blackberries, cassis, mocha and toasted oak on the nose. full palate, fairy straightforward cab. It does seems to have a touch of sweetness and heat on the finish. long finish, tight, mod intensity tannins. good for the money
Red
2/11/2010 - bkarney wrote:
lots of dark fruit but short of jammy. oak, smoke, chocolate/mocha. quick finish with mod chalky tannins. good QPR
Red
2005 John Duval Wines Plexus Barossa Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
2/17/2010 - bkarney wrote:
huge jammy GSM, not my style but it would be good for the rare fruit bomb craving. Big, dark, extracted and a long finish. Oaky, but not overly so. Heat comes through on the finish. Fruit is too over the top for Kim as well.
Red
2/1/2010 - bkarney wrote:
91 points
dried, sweet cherry on the nose w/ some funk. silky entry and finish. mild, long tannins. long finish. fantastic with the cheese plate, bottle disappeared quickly. sharp, pleasant acidity. 91
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Red
2/1/2010 - bkarney wrote:
88 points
tasty. pretty straightforward, fruity. mostly dark fruit. not jammy. good nose, full palate but w/ a quick finish. Moderate tannins. some spice on the nose and palate, clove maybe? 2-3 hr later. love that nose!
Red
2/1/2010 - bkarney wrote:
slightly tart cranberry on the palate. toast, cherry liquor and slight lipstick on the nose. fruit has faded quite a bit. very subtle and smooth, short finish. good acidity, mild tannins. Still a little spicy on the midpalate. Some heat on the finish. past it's prime IMO, drink up
Red
1/27/2010 - bkarney wrote:
89 points
brett, band-aid. tight and green on the palate. very strong, room filling nose. ended up being a good, interesting drink. not good enough to crack 90 but 88-89. good QPR @ 20
Red
1/27/2010 - bkarney wrote:
90 points
Big, fruit forward Zin. spicy, supple fruit, dark fruit, layers upon layers. looking forward to the rest. solid 90
Red
1/27/2010 - bkarney wrote:
84 points
fruity, a bit off. not bad for 10 bones but will not seek out more. 84
Red
2005 Bogle Vineyards Phantom California Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
1/27/2010 - bkarney wrote:
89 points
lush, dark, almost jammy fruit. plums and sweet blackberries. tannins that soften a bit after 30. huge, long finish. drinking really well right now. a little spicy on the finish that I like. 89+
Red
1/27/2010 - bkarney wrote:
77 points
very clear, light red. i like the nose initially. little tart and bitter w/ slight mineral/alc finish. 2nd night: sweet cherry, cough syrup. drinkable but not good. jacob didn't even like it
White - Sweet/Dessert
1/27/2010 - bkarney wrote:
hot on the palate. not that sweet, just on the offensive. amber w/ a rusty tinge to the color. not bad, not great. Kim: rotten tangerine.
Red
1/27/2010 - bkarney wrote:
89 points
blackberry jam explodes with stewed raspberries and strawberries on the palate. tannic, mouth coating. big wine, fresh yet well integrated. gamey nose, spicy and oaky. huge nose, very enjoyable 89
Red
1/26/2010 - bkarney wrote:
not bad, had signs of heat damage on the cork but was still enjoyable
White
1/18/2010 - bkarney wrote:
86 points
much better than I remembered. good pairing with spicy shrimp over salad, bean, avocado and mater salad. a bit sweet, and lighter on the palate than I would have expected. Not bad, 86
Red
1/17/2010 - bkarney wrote:
pretty rough around the edges, try again in a couple of years. no score now
Red
1/17/2010 - bkarney wrote:
kim didn't like it at all the 1st night, eh the 2nd. I wasn't a big fan on either, but drinkable
Red
1/17/2010 - bkarney wrote:
90 points
sour cherry, juicy plum. tight. little earth on the nose. not bad so far. 1.5 hr later, some of that funk with a somewhat bitter finish.
Red
1/17/2010 - bkarney wrote:
88 points
Kim really liked it, I thought it was a pretty solid, fruit forward cab. not much aging potential. 88, great QPR
Red
1/12/2010 - bkarney wrote:
89 points
stewed dark fruits and poo on the nose. plum and oak on the nose (reminds me of a Little cab, not sure why) tannic, yet thin initially on the palate. opens with blackberry on the palate. always good QPR. 88-89
Red
1/12/2010 - bkarney wrote:
tobacco, clay on the nose. chalky, dark fruit on the finish. big, hearty, meaty wine
Red
1/12/2010 - bkarney wrote:
90 points
tobacco and dark chocolate on the nose. dark chocolate, dark cherry on the palate. Layers of flavors and complexity. Evolves in the glass. Still has a fair amount of tannins.
Red
1/12/2010 - bkarney wrote:
89 points
sour cherry on the nose @ opening. pretty acidic, earth on the nose and palate. little funk going on with the nose. a bit thin in the mouthfeel. good juice, esp for the price (25).
Red
1/12/2010 - bkarney wrote:
tobacco (copenhagen long cut), poo (dirty diapers) on the nose. Kim: herbacious, very dry, band-aid --> Brett
Red
1/12/2010 - bkarney wrote:
89 points
woody, dirty, somewhat funky nose. chocolate and stewed raspberries on the nose later on. dark cherries on the palate. perhaps a bit acidic. very good. 89+
White - Sweet/Dessert
2005 Château Roûmieu-Lacoste Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/12/2010 - bkarney wrote:
88 points
love that nose. not too sweet or thick, just right of both. honey, pineapple. something is off on the midpalate finish. almost like sucking on a paper clip minerality. drank over 3 days and was enjoyable the entire time.
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Red
1/12/2010 - bkarney wrote:
bright fruit, cherry, earth, little toast, little heat. well integrated and expressive nose. darker cherry, good acidity on the palate. fruit fades on palate but tannins linger. good stuff
Red
1/12/2010 - bkarney wrote:
87 points
funky on the nose, earth on the palate. Finish turns a bit astringent/bitter. dark chocolate, dark cherry, strawberry on the nose. not too shabby.
Red
12/30/2009 - bkarney wrote:
weird nose, toast, smoky, hot, cinnamon!? harsh on my tongue, tannic, stemmy, greens. eh 2nd day: nose like grapes after punchdown. after blowing off, still odd, but ok. much smoother. jammy, dark druit. overripe but drinkable, eventually
Red
12/18/2009 - bkarney wrote:
not bad. tastes a bit thin yet tannic. certainly has some oak on the palate. light cherry, some earthy minerality on the palate as well. strawberry and cherry with some earthy/mushroom on the nose. still, oddly thin with a short finish. pretty acidic, food helps
Red
12/9/2009 - bkarney wrote:
brief notes from Pad #1. good drinker, good QPR, benefited from air. tad jammy, very Lodi, dark stewed fruits.
Red
12/4/2009 - bkarney wrote:
89 points
still a monster. needs a couple of hours to open, min. big tannins, ripe dark fruit. very enjoyable, even more so the following day. 89
Red
12/2/2009 - bkarney wrote:
not bad from what I remember. Fresh and fruity, needs some time. nice wine
Red
11/30/2009 - bkarney wrote:
89 points
very tasty. had with kim outside on porch. earthy nose, dirt and mushroom. dark fresh fruits and some light floral going on. hotter than I remember, would prefer lower, but is ok. needs to calm down a bit - benefited from air. 89
Red
11/29/2009 - bkarney wrote:
drank with kim. a weird, almost sour, cherry on the palate. not really liking it's balance, seems off. nose is actually pretty nice, with some earth and dried fruits. palate, just a weird cherry. not high on my list for Roessler. 85
Red
10/28/2009 - bkarney wrote:
little hot on the nose and palate. needs to sit for a year or two before I try another. was MUCH better the second day, very good then.
Red
10/25/2009 - bkarney wrote:
90 points
drank with Kim and Mrs. Alsina (steaks). really an amazing wine. layers of complexity on the nose and palate. probably my favorite Wellington Cab thus far. glasses probably helped (Waterford - Mondavi - Bordeaux)
Red
10/20/2009 - bkarney wrote:
drinkable but out of balance, odd finish. needs time...
Red
2007 Viña Palo Alto Reserva Maule Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/16/2009 - bkarney wrote:
dark in color. smoky, cedar, pencil lead, dark raspberries. pretty tannic on the plate, long finish, slightly astringent and fairly high acidity. should be good with food. QPR here, parkerized = unbalanced, but cheap. 86
Red
10/15/2009 - bkarney wrote:
86 points
pretty good quaffer, had with pizza. jacob really liked this one
Red
10/15/2009 - bkarney wrote:
87 points
great nose on this guy. palate very tight on opening, much better after some time - all kinds of spices. too much time (or higher temp) show some significant heat on the palate. 87+
Red
9/23/2009 - bkarney wrote:
more fruit forward than i remember, moderate tannins on the finish. nose: spice, blackberry. lighter in weight and color than many malbecs, but still has some uumph. good QPR.
Red
9/22/2009 - bkarney wrote:
not bad. pretty solid for the $$, would buy again for QPR. I smelled (and tasted) gingerbread! first for me. pleasant enough 86+
Red
9/21/2009 - bkarney wrote:
87 points
drank with kim with chicken pasta & red sauce. Great quaffer, goes down easy. Higher perceived alc than I remembered, not unpleasent though. sour/sweet cherry, good acidity - food wine. 87+
Red
9/18/2009 - bkarney wrote:
flawed
cork cracked all the way down the side. strong vinegar smell on cork and wine. out of whack, something weird on the finish. faulty cork - returned and replaced.
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