Tasting Notes for cjsavino

(263 notes on 189 wines)

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Red
Wonderful place for a 20 year old wine. Nose is classic old Bordeaux. The taste come through with graphite, caramelized peaches, black pepper, plums, a d nicely integrated tannins
Rosé
4/27/2018 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
92 points
Nose has a slight melon, raspberry, and orange peel. Very nice rose gold color in the glass. Tastes with hints of fresh picked raspberry, orange baby aspirin, and cantaloupe. A delicious Rose’ wine
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Red
12/5/2015 - cjsavino wrote:
94 points
Powerful nose of earthy forest floor with a bit of autumn flowers. The palate comes through with mushrooms, reduced red fruits, cedar, and a finish that goes on for a minute.
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Red
5/7/2015 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
94 points
To the eye this is a glass of black ink, staining the glass with each swirl. The nose puts out a perfume that is as compelling as the color, floral, balsa wood, and rich blue fruits. The palate has powerful tannins, orange spice, clove, and baked fruit cobbler, yet not a stewed or port like taste. This can simmer down for a few more years..
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Red
1965 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/1/2015 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
90 points
Did not have high expectations for this, being such an off year for Bordeaux. The cork was fully intact and saturated up to a 1/4 from the top. On the initial pour the color is a lighter garnet with no signs of bricking. The nose was very muted with hints of dust, dried orange peel, and burnt toast. Let this sit for 2 hours and the nose has remained constant while on the palate this shows strong tannins, mushroom, dried orange, plum skin, and slight hint of menthol.
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Red
2/15/2015 - cjsavino wrote:
91 points
A bit of juniper and cherry on the nose. Palate carries through on the juniper, floral, cherry, and plums
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Red
2/14/2015 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
92 points
An earthy mushroom nose with a slight hint of cedar. Palate show more in depth with black pepper, almond, tobacco, and soy. Paired with a dry aged rib eye, truffled potato, and roasted sprouts.
Red
2/6/2015 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
94 points
Just a wonderful nose of orange zest, old barn, and roast poultry. On the palate this comes through with a earthy truffle, plum skin, and roasted meats. Fully mature and drinking very well.
Red
1/11/2015 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
92 points
The color is dark, almost inky with a burgundy tinge. The nose shows some chocolate, vanilla, crushed red berries, and black pepper. On the palate the sweetened crushed red berries come through, bit of menthol, along with a lesser amount of the chocolate/vanilla on the nose.
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Red
1/3/2015 - cjsavino wrote:
93 points
This is a big wine, dark almost black in the glass with no signs of bricking or oxidation. Vanilla, black pepper spice, and burnt toast on the nose. The palate carries through with the vanilla and black pepper, with some added tobacco with black currants.
White
12/31/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
91 points
Initial nose with a bit of oxidation that quickly blew off. An elegant mineralty with lemon and apple.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2008 Dolce Winery Late Harvest Napa Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/27/2014 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
92 points
The nose has a bit of clover and honeysuckle. On the palate this has great acidity, pineapple, orange zest, and honey.
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Red
11/22/2014 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
92 points
Darkened color in the glass for a pinot. The nose is filled with spice and dried citrus fruits. The taste profile closely follows the nose, with a greater emphasis on the dried citrus.
Red
11/15/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
93 points
This wine has evolve with an earthy mushroom nose. On the palate this shows a deep concentration of flavors with cedar, currants, plums, and tannins on the back end. Well balanced in all of these flavors.
Red
10/16/2014 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark color in the glass, nose of fresh cut wood and dust. On the palate this wine has slight tannins, raspberry, plum, and roasted root vegetables.
Red
9/20/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
90 points
Bit of spiced apple on the nose, slight hot palate with plum, pine, and cocoa.
Red
9/14/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
93 points
Decanted and aerated prior to serving, pure napa cab nose. Palate comes through with layers of flavors, will revisit through the next couple house.
Rosé
9/1/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
91 points
A pale salmon color in the glass with a nose of fresh cut peach and melon. A slight coating feel on the palate with more peach, melon, a hint of orange, and a supple finish.
Red
2000 Château Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/13/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
88 points
An overwhelming roast pepper on the nose that continues on the palate, the body is a bit thin
Red
8/10/2014 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
100 points
This is the Grand Cru of all shitty wines. A bright cranberry color in the glass that masks how shitty it realy is. What is that outside, hey you kids Get Off My Lawn. Just delicious flavors on the palate, you Yaks will need to judge for yourself.
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Red
6/20/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
93 points
A beautiful garnet in the glass with a nose that exhibits freshly cut wood, strawberry, and a bit of fresh herbs. On the palate the nose carries through with the added juiciness, medium tannins, and cherries. A very well made wine.
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Rosé
6/19/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
90 points
Light salmon color in the glass, with melon, apple, and peaches on the palate.
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Red
6/14/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
92 points
Deep garne color, earthy nose, palate shows some forest floor, strong tannins, coffee, and plum skin.
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Rosé
6/8/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
90 points
A lovely salmon color in the glass with a slight Rose petal nose. On the palate this has a decent acidity with peach, a bit of citrus, and strawberry.
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Red
6/4/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
89 points
Mostly light fruit nose with a inky dark color in the glass. Palate shows a continuation of the red fruits with very light tannins.
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Red
5/28/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
flawed
Initial meaty nose that went to soggy card board.
Red
5/17/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
91 points
- Ruby color with a medium finish.
Red
4/13/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
92 points
A darker side of ruby in the glass, with a powerful fruit stand nose. On the palate this is a classic young Pinot, cherry cola, a bit of vanilla, slight glycerine, and medium finish.
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Red
4/9/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
90 points
Color is a lighter ruby with a slight cloudiness in the glass. The taste is bright, cherry, bit of orange zest, plum skin, and lighter tannins.
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Red
4/6/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
92 points
Brought to a WL offline dinner. Initial PnP had a well balanced wine, that needed some air time. An hour later this bottle was fully fragrant with some forest floor, ripe cherry, and a bit of smoke.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
N.V. Jonata Winery La Miel de Jonata Santa Ynez Valley Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
4/6/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
94 points
This bottle was brought to a WL off-line. A beautiful deep yellow almost orange color. A perfect balance on the palate of ripe summer peaches, orange zest, black tea, and a long finish.
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Red
4/1/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
90 points
A PnP tonight, a bit hot, ripe red fruit and an extra helping of bacon fat.
Red
3/29/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
94 points
Such a well made wine, the nose of wild mushrooms and thyme. On the palate, there is thyme, juniper, cocoa, and slight BBQ smoke that coats your mouth.
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Red
3/16/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
92 points
Classic Cabernet, rich texture and silky,
Red
3/12/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
94 points
A real special wine that hits you in the nose like summer time at a fruit stand. Delicious on the palate the fruits and acidity dancing together.
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Red
3/4/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
89 points
Big bodied wine, heavy on the oak treatment, and a bit hot.
Red
3/1/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
92 points
A bit wine with and old world tannins, bit of fruit, leather, and slight tobacco.
White
3/1/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
90 points
- Light gold color - Delicious apple and sweet fruits on this with a bit of flint
Red
2/27/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
91 points
Delicious spice, forward reduced fruits, and medium finish.
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Red
2005 Château Barde-Haut St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/23/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
92 points
The color is almost inky dark with a garnet tinge. On the nose a bit of cedar and cured olives. The palate shows the similar cedar notes, cassis, Tabacco, and gripping tannins at the end that need a bit more time to fully integrate. The first of six bottles, will lay the others away for several years.
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White
2006 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
2/21/2014 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
91 points
Light golden color, deep acidity in the wine with pears and a bit of lemon.
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Red
2/13/2014 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
93 points
A fully integrated wine with a bit of smoke, juniper, reduce red fruits, and a bit of cedar. Needs an hour of air before serving.
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Red
2/8/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
91 points
Wonderful garnet color. Bit of reduced cherries on the nose that carries through on the palate.
Red
1/23/2014 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
91 points
Complex nose with a bit of caramel, red berries, and earthiness. On the palate a wonderful mixture of cherry fruits, light spice, and a brightness with a medium finish.
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Red
1/5/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
92 points
Initially very muted, after an hour decant the tannins are lively, the fruit is coming through in a nice balance. On the palate a bit of dried fig, mushroom, thyme, and a bit of soy.
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Red
1/4/2014 - cjsavino Likes this wine:
89 points
Very muted nose. On the palate glycerin, hardwood, light smoke, very little fruit. This was after a 3-4 hour decant.
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Red
1/1/2014 - cjsavino wrote:
93 points
Delicious wine that took 2-3 hours to open up after a decant. Strong cigar box, blue fruits, silky, wonderful wine.
White - Sparkling
12/31/2013 - cjsavino wrote:
92 points
Delicious apple, buttered toast, tropical fruit, and creaminess on the tongue.
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