Tasting Notes for RedValues

(434 notes on 322 wines)

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Red
12/28/2018 - RedValues wrote:
86 points
Last bottle, mouthfeel is thinner, finish is more tart compared to my first review, rated below group consensus.
Red
12/16/2018 - RedValues wrote:
86 points
I must have had a bad bottle, 2nd one is fine, finish is still too spicy/hot.
Red
12/11/2018 - RedValues Likes this wine:
88 points
Decanted 2 hrs, light nose, medium/crisp cherry color, med mouthfeel, long finish with oak/heat, light/balanced tannins, no fuss weekday drinker at $23 sale price, but will wait another year to mellow.
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Red
3 hrs of air, medium translucent cherry color, strong nose, med mouthfeel, dislike long spicy/oak finish, odd aftertaste, will use remainder for cooking, CH website reviews are great, could just be me.
Red
8/10/2018 - RedValues Likes this wine:
86 points
Decanted 1 hr, opaque ruby color, nose a bit hot, med mouthfeel, long finish with some spice/heat, simple quaffer for $10, will wait another 6 months to try again.
Red
8/8/2018 - RedValues Likes this wine:
87 points
Agree with comments below, simple midweek quaffer, wife liked too.
Red
8/3/2018 - RedValues Likes this wine:
86 points
Decanted 2 hrs, dense purple color, young nose with some heat, med mouthfeel, long finish with some heat/spice, not very complex, nothing objectionable but better with food, Denver Wine Comp rated Gold, good QPR at $12 sale price.
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Red
4/11/2018 - RedValues Likes this wine:
91 points
Drinking great, crisp color, nice balance, grab some while you can before Twelve closes their operations.
Red
2/17/2018 - RedValues Likes this wine:
87 points
Decanted 1hr, dense ruby color, big nose, med mouthfeel, long finish with some spice/oak, expected more heat at 16% ABV, simple quaffer but better with food, great QPR at $13.
Red
2/16/2018 - RedValues wrote:
86 points
Decanted 2 hrs, ruby color, hot nose, med mouthfeel, long oaky/tart finish, not much fruit, edgy not round, too young.
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White
12/22/2017 - RedValues Likes this wine:
88 points
PnP from fridge, crisp straw color, light peach/pear nose, med mouthfeel, med+ acidic finish, improved as warmed, as suggested in CH description would be better paired with a fatty meal, new grapes for me but like Rhone style wine, nice QPR at $13 sale price.
Red
12/8/2017 - RedValues Likes this wine:
87 points
PnP, translucent brick color, light nose, med mouthfeel, fruit-forward with long spicy finish, simple quaffable Malbec/Cab blend, surprised Zin not included from Lodi.
Red
11/28/2017 - RedValues Likes this wine:
87 points
Decanted 2 hrs, translucent crimson color, light nose, light mouthfeel, med+ length tart finish, typical OR acid/crispness, hard to go wrong at $9.
Red
8/4/2017 - RedValues Likes this wine:
88 points
Decanted 2hrs, dense ruby color with purple rim, inviting nose, med mouthfeel, med length finish with spice/pepper, light tannins, well balanced simple blend to enjoy with a feast, I expect it to improve next year, integrate label.
Red
8/1/2017 - RedValues Likes this wine:
89 points
Decanted 2 hrs, dense ruby color, balanced nose, med mouthfeel, med+ length finish with some oak/tannins, couldn't put it down, nice QPR at $20 sale price, rated on group avg,I like mid-weight, approachable Meritages.
Red
7/27/2017 - RedValues wrote:
86 points
Decanted 1 hr, fruity nose with some heat, translucent ruby color, med mouthfeel, long finish with too much alc, too thin for my taste, value priced Cab at $15, Winemaker Challenge rated Gold, will try again next year.
Red
7/4/2017 - RedValues Likes this wine:
88 points
Decanted 90 min, nearly opaque ruby color, big nose with some heat, med+ mouthfeel, long finish with too much alc, suggest longer decant, pair with hearty foods or wait another year.
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White
6/15/2017 - RedValues Does not like this wine:
78 points
Let cool 30 min after pouring from fridge (aka wineorator), crisp, very light straw color, tropical nose, light mouthfeel, med length tart finish, almost Sav Blanc-like, wanted something rounder and more refreshing for summer, wife thought tasted like cheap banquet wine, will use for sangria base.
Red
4/30/2017 - RedValues wrote:
85 points
PnP, mid-weight translucent ruby color, inviting nose, light/fruity mouthfeel, medium length finish, non-existent tannins but some late oak/heat/tartness, simple quaffer, priced right at $12 sale price.
Red
4/27/2017 - RedValues Does not like this wine:
78 points
Unscrewed and decanted 2 hrs, mid-weight translucent crimson color, big cherry nose with some heat, med mouthfeel, really dislike long tart finish with tannins/oak, may be good Sangria base. Day 2: a hot mess.
Red
4/22/2017 - RedValues Likes this wine:
91 points
Decanted 2 hrs, light sediment, light nose with some heat, midweight ruby color, med+ mouthfeel, long finish with some tannins/oak, not much fruit but nicely balanced, San Fran Chronicle rated gold, will wait another year for next bottle, nice QPR at $22 sale price.
Red
3/16/2017 - RedValues Likes this wine:
89 points
Decanted 2 hrs, opaque plum color, big nose with some heat, med mouthfeel, long finish with soft tannins but some alc/oak, rated just below group score due to heat and some green notes, odd that WS rated 91 but WE at 82, wished I had more at $24.
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Red
3/3/2017 - RedValues Likes this wine:
88 points
Decanted 2 hrs, brick color, inviting nose, light mouthfeel, long finish with some tannins, won't mistake this for a bold Napa Cab, delicate no-fuss drinker, $20 is fair.
Red
2/19/2017 - RedValues wrote:
88 points
Decanted 1 hr, dense purple color, big nose, full mouthfeel, long finish with some pepper, a beast, Sommelier and Denver IWC both rated Gold.
Rosé
2/14/2017 - RedValues Does not like this wine:
82 points
PnP, translucent color, light nose, med mouthfeel, dry Rose' style, don't like finish, Granache isn't my style in red or Rose', glad I tried at $9 sale price, will make Sangria with next bottle.
Red
1/5/2017 - RedValues Likes this wine:
89 points
Drinking better now than last year. Delicate, no-fuss Cab.
Red
12/14/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
88 points
Decanted 2 hrs, inky dense color, dark cherry nose, med mouthfeel, med length finish, light fruit/tannins with some heat, pretty simple big cab, wait another year.
Red
12/6/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
87 points
Decanted 1 hr, crisp translucent ruby color, strawberry/raspberry nose, med mouthfeel, longer finish than expected with some spice, no-fuss quaffer at $9 sale price.
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Red
2013 Cameron Hughes Lot 484 Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/4/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
90 points
Decanted 2 hrs, nice deep plum color, light cherry nose, med mouthfeel, med length finish with some drying tannins on tongue, although CH doesn't publish, I would est 70% +/- Merlot in Bordeaux blend, wife likes too, very nice QPR at $13 sale, Wine Enth and Sommelier Challenge both rated > 90 pts.
Red
11/18/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking great, has improved every year.
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Red
11/11/2016 - RedValues Does not like this wine:
85 points
Let it sleep 2 yrs before opening, decanted 2 hrs, dense ruby color, big nose, big mouthfeel, long finish with oak/tannins, don't like odd aftertaste and tartness, everyone else seems to love it, will wait another year :(
Red
11/3/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
88 points
PnP, dense dark cherry color, tight nose, med+ mouthfeel, med+ length finish with some oak/tannins, too hot, decant well or wait another year. Softened after a couple hours, crowd pleaser blend.
Red
11/3/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
87 points
PnP, translucent cranberry color, earthy nose with some cherry, med mouthfeel, long spicy finish, decant well or wait another year. Softened after a couple hours, food friendly.
Red
10/8/2016 - RedValues Does not like this wine:
83 points
Cork says 'Ancient Oak Cellars' which is small family operation in Santa Rosa, decanted 2 hrs, translucent brick color, hot nose with some strawberry, med mouthfeel, long finish with way too much heat/oak, I can see why someone sat on this 2013 another year to release but needs another to integrate, $16 may be priced too high.
Red
10/6/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
87 points
Decanted 2 hrs, crisp translucent crimson color, inviting nose with some heat, med mouthfeel, long finish with some heat/spice, definitely OR style acidic Pinot, will wait another year to integrate.
Red
10/1/2016 - RedValues wrote:
86 points
Decanted 1 hr, dense plum color, light nose with some heat, med mouthfeel, long finish with some heat/oak/tannins, expected more weight, wait another year to mellow finish, reasonable QPR at $16.
Red
9/23/2016 - RedValues wrote:
83 points
PnP, deep purple color, tart cherry nose, lighter mouthfeel than expected, short finish, minimal tannins/oak, tart aftertaste, a quaffable party wine, better with lasagna or pizza, prefer their RedVolution.
Red
8/19/2016 - RedValues wrote:
82 points
Doesn't work for me. Reduced rating 4 pts from last year.
Red
7/23/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
88 points
Decanted 2 hrs, dense ruby color, big nose with some vanilla and heat, med mouthfeel, long finish with too much oak/heat, I expected a bigger/rounder wine, wait until 2018, scored below group avg, will stick with Lot series for better value.
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Red
7/2/2016 - RedValues Does not like this wine:
78 points
Waited 9 mo to try 2nd bottle, PnP, don't like anything about it, lowest score ever given to a CH wine, glad only paid $14, will use for cooking.
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Red
6/15/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
88 points
Decanted 3 hrs, opaque plum color, big nose with slight vanilla, med+ mouthfeel, long finish, too much oak, not very round, will wait another year.
Red
6/10/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
86 points
PnP, didn't like as much as two months ago, recommend waiting another year to take off edge.
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White
5/28/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
88 points
Unscrewed and poured from fridge, light straw color with green tint, baby Sauv Blanc nose, med mouthfeel, long finish with some grapefruit, I prefer these high-altitude wine structures, wife didn't like as much, good summer wine with food, agree with group avg.
White - Sparkling
5/21/2016 - RedValues wrote:
90 points
PnP from fridge, pale straw color, light fruity nose, light mouthfeel with fine bubbles, med length finish, not too sweet or syrupy, wife said delicious.
Red
4/29/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
89 points
Drinking better than a year ago.
Red
4/27/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
88 points
Decanted 1 hr, translucent ruby color, light nose, med mouthfeel, med+ length finish with some oak/spice, light tannins, dark fruit, I prefer the high altitude styles like this, nice QPR at $14.
Red
4/23/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
89 points
Decanted 2 hrs, dense ruby color, cherry and alc nose, med mouthfeel, med+ length finish, nice structure, light tannins, balanced, quaffable, smokin' QPR at $11 sale price.
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Red
4/16/2016 - RedValues wrote:
84 points
Decanted 1 hr, bright translucent crimson color, light cherry nose, med mouthfeel, med+ length finish, too tart for me, earned Bronze at Denver IWC, priced right at $11 sale price.
Red
4/1/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinking great, same score as late 2014, wife enjoyed too, wished I bought more at $14.
Red
3/22/2016 - RedValues Likes this wine:
89 points
Decanted 2 hrs, translucent ruby color, aromatic nose with some vanilla/cherry, med mouthfeel, long finish with tannins/oak, a baby Cab, glad I picked up at $11 sale price.
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