Tasting Notes for joraesque

(3,240 notes on 2,560 wines)

1 - 50 of 3,240 Sort order
Red
9/19/2020 - joraesque wrote:
94 points
100% Grenache. Medium-plus-bodied with big tannins. This was the best (whilst not the most expensive) CdP I've had to date... for the first 2 hours or so, then it seemed to start breaking down. It paired perfectly with charred zucchini and vadouvan spices. 15.5% ABV (and no heat whatsoever!)
94+
White
9/18/2020 - joraesque wrote:
92 points
Medium-bodied, with good acid, great tension, and a profile marked by citrus rind and salt. The nose develops some wonderful tertiary notes after 90 minutes of air. Noticeable oak treatment, and a short finish. 14.5% ABV.
White
9/18/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
Easy-going, with round notes of melon, and adequate acidity. A summer wine that's best consumed chilled. 14.5% ABV.
Red
9/14/2020 - joraesque wrote:
86 points
Typically fruit-forward Paso Robles Cab blend. 14.1% ABV.
86-87
White
9/13/2020 - joraesque wrote:
90 points
Drinking well 2 hours in. 14.2% ABV.
Red
9/13/2020 - joraesque wrote:
92 points
Got better with oxidation.
91-92+
Red
9/12/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
Has a bit of natural wine-like fizziness. Past its prime, though still holding up. Surprisingly refreshing actually. 11.6% ABV.
88-89
Red
9/11/2020 - joraesque wrote:
91 points
Wow, the whole cluster aromatics are great! Seemingly very low RS nevertheless; got leaner over time. 13.3% ABV(!).
90-91+
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
9/11/2020 - joraesque wrote:
91 points
Light-to-medium-bodied with excellent acidity. Drinking well as a pop-and-pour now. 13.5% ABV.
90-91
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
9/10/2020 - joraesque wrote:
90 points
Much, much better on Night 3...14.5% ABV.
Red
2016 Solar Fortun Confabulario Valle de Guadalupe Mourvèdre Blend, Mourvèdre (view label images)
9/9/2020 - joraesque wrote:
90 points
Acid and funk. Terribly versatile with various foods.
89-90
White
9/9/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
More of a drink-on-its-own Gavi. 12.5% ABV.
87-88
Red
9/5/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
42% Grenache, 42% Syrah, 14% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah.
The nose is terribly porty, akin to some Lodi or Paso Robles Zinfandels. Fortunately, the palate is rather balanced, albeit also veering into sugary territory. It is the underlying acidity that really saves this wine from being marked by cloying sweetness, and actually makes it surprisingly enjoyable on its own. 14.5% ABV.
88-89
Red
2015 Carucci Grenache/Syrah Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
9/4/2020 - joraesque wrote:
89 points
60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. Excellent acidity—I could have bet it's a Grenache-Carignan blend! 14% ABV.
White
9/3/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
An excellent food wine. Dragonfruit notes and high acidity. Best enjoyed chilled. 13.5% ABV.
88-89
Red
9/2/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
Good QPR. 14.5% ABV and no heat.
88+
Red
8/30/2020 - joraesque wrote:
90 points
Wonderful nose. Unexpectedly light-bodied. Good SBC typicity, resembling Santa Maria Valley. 13% ABV.
White
8/27/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
A bit light and missing tension, but a great pairing with shrimp. Best served chilled. 13% ABV.
88+
Red
8/25/2020 - joraesque wrote:
89 points
A food wine par excellence? Paired well with stinky cheese and a Banyuls vinegar salad. Seemed to be most enjoyable immediately upon opening and then 1 hour later again. 13.5% ABV.
Red
8/25/2020 - joraesque wrote:
89 points
Good QPR.
88-89
Red
8/22/2020 - joraesque wrote:
91 points
Just a hint of alcoholic heat, but outstanding otherwise. 91-92
Red
8/21/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
Drinking best slightly chilled.
88-89
Red
8/21/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
Very high acid. Good pasta/pizza wine.
Red
8/18/2020 - joraesque wrote:
90 points
Lighter in body than the 2016.
90-91
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
8/18/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
Seemingly lighter on its feet this time around. Bottle variation? 🤔
Red
8/15/2020 - joraesque wrote:
91 points
Super tasty blueberry notes one hour in!
Red
8/15/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
A blend of 30% each of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, 15% Tinta Roriz and 25% of various others; a bit sweet for my liking. 13.5% ABV.
Red
8/14/2020 - joraesque wrote:
92 points
Medium-plus-bodied, with fine tannins. Unexpectedly spicy, and tasting more like a 14.8% ABV wine than the stated 15.8%(!).
91-92+
Red
8/12/2020 - joraesque wrote:
91 points
Great Santa Maria Valley typicity with a little extra Bien Nacido acidity. 13.7% ABV.
90-91+
Beer
8/12/2020 - joraesque wrote:
Refreshing, with the passionfruit flavors now morphing into baking soda. 4.5% ABV, 3.1 PH, 17.1 g/L lactic acid.
Spirits
N.V. Nonino Amaro Quintessentia Venezia Giulia IGT White Blend (view label images)
8/12/2020 - joraesque wrote:
Quite sweet...
White
8/11/2020 - joraesque wrote:
87 points
Enticing nose, reminiscent of full-bodied Vouvrays, yet terribly underwhelming palate. Some minerality, but it could use more acidity; seemingly a bit oxidized too. 12.5% ABV.
87-88
Red
2016 Solar Fortun Confabulario Valle de Guadalupe Mourvèdre Blend, Mourvèdre (view label images)
8/10/2020 - joraesque wrote:
89 points
88-89
Red
8/10/2020 - joraesque wrote:
90 points
A bit ripe for my liking but excellent Washington Cab typicity. 14.5% ABV.
Red
8/8/2020 - joraesque wrote:
89 points
Light and delicate.
Red
2018 Vaughn Duffy Old River Red North Coast Carignan Blend, Carignan (view label images)
8/7/2020 - joraesque wrote:
88 points
Worked really well with sambal/ fish sauce/ curry paste! 14.3% ABV.
Red
8/6/2020 - joraesque wrote:
89 points
The mountain acidity really makes this. 13.9% ABV.
88-89
Red
8/6/2020 - joraesque wrote:
87 points
Best with food and at least 15 minutes of air.
Red
2016 Solar Fortun Confabulario Valle de Guadalupe Mourvèdre Blend, Mourvèdre (view label images)
8/5/2020 - joraesque wrote:
90 points
50% Mourvedre and 50% Petit Verdot.
Medium-bodied with fine, round tannins, exhibiting notes of green stems and sour cherries, and vegetal funk on the finish. If guessed blind, I would have pegged it for a Loire red from a warmer year. 13.5% ABV.
89-90
White
8/4/2020 - joraesque wrote:
86 points
Cooked fruit turning acrid (and some minerality, and fairly good acidity.) Not worth seeking out.
85-86
1 person found this helpful Comment
White - Sparkling
8/3/2020 - joraesque wrote:
89 points
Very, very dry. More style than substance it seemed, though J. thought it was enjoyable on the second day as well. 13% ABV.
Spirits
8/3/2020 - joraesque wrote:
91 points
The smoothest grappa I've had to date. Too bad it's only a blend [of red varietals, including Merlot and Cabernet (Sauvignon?)] and as such not too distinctive flavor-wise, albeit still very tasty. 40% ABV.
White
8/1/2020 - joraesque wrote:
89 points
Somewhat akin to a bigger vinho verde with good acidity. 11.5% ABV.
Red
7/31/2020 - joraesque wrote:
87 points
Lightly sweet, like a Portuguese bread. 12.5% ABV.
86-87
White
7/31/2020 - joraesque wrote:
89 points
A good effort. Could use more acidity. 8.5% ABV.
88-89
Beer
7/30/2020 - joraesque wrote:
89 points
Tart but not extreme. 4.6% ABV.
Red
7/27/2020 - joraesque wrote:
89 points
Drinking great as a pop-and-pour.
89+
1 - 50 of 3,240
More results
  • Tasting Notes: 3,240 notes on 2,560 wines
© 2003-20 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close