Tasting Notes for aussie05

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Red
11/28/2013 - aussie05 wrote:
Curiosity won me over here. Glad it did. Evident a balanced extraction was in mind here. Grip, a background of intense fruit. A dinner table wine, and a producer I will experiment more with in the future. Serious and in the affordable price range realm compared to many other in this quality level category.
Red
Solid solid wine. Funk, dryness/stem on the palate. Big boned makes me think many many years on this. Subtle but brawny. An equilibrium of both worlds. Drink one now for the youthful exuberance though this one is going to be a beaut one day. 8-10 yrs long, 5 mid term. Again though, big boned so may be further out.
Red
12/14/2012 - aussie05 wrote:
PnP, Brawny, dirt, bark, all earth aromas and little fruit. Buzz on the palate, drying, stem, lovely wine. Thinner drying finish, all around solid.
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White
11/4/2012 - aussie05 wrote:
Gentle though distinct attack is my favorite piece. Fresh nuanced nose. Palate is long, special. This should settle into a memorable wine.
Red
10/26/2012 - aussie05 wrote:
Beauty. Puts a smile on y'o face. Simple but rewarding.
Red
10/19/2012 - aussie05 wrote:
flawed
Corked. Seems to becoming common.
Red
8/4/2012 - aussie05 wrote:
Excellent. Still young in every sense but acidity lacking for a long haul.
Red
7/27/2012 - aussie05 wrote:
90 points
Superb food wine. Price is right, subtle in all aspects but multiple subtleties keep it interesting. Nice mouthfeel with a dryness/acidic finish that would clear palate. Few years would add a depth that age can give but this is the quintessential food wine. Little funk in the background.
White
Color is a balance between a deep yellow and the lighter side that chardonnay can be; no green hues. Faint nuttiness for lack of a better term, bright, fresh, mineral, ash (using this term because of a deeper aroma thats not soil, but ground up mineral/earth as I would imagine it smelling). Vibrant acidity, tingling the palate just enough. One of the highlights for me was its ability to stay right down the middle between the salinity of Chablis and the heavier richer side of the grape. Pristine nose going back to it. Mouthwatering, not cloying, again the dryness is there just enough without scraping the palate. I have seen this before, and mean no offense, but some of the fruit from the Brick House property has the ability to be better than a score can justify. It's precise, well made, not overly constructed. A lot of wines can probably fall into this category, though each sip I think, "don't change or become tiring, or unbalanced, just be the same as before". But with each taste, it never disappoints. Keep making great wines is all I can say, because every time I crack a BH I know its going to be a unique experience.
White
5/5/2012 - aussie05 Likes this wine:
92 points
Smokey out of the gate. Lemon with broad shoulders in the sense that it has some earth and oomph that holds it up strong. Integrated with a background of sweet oak that is barely detected. Airy and graceful. A wine that makes you stop and think about how well all the parts fit together. Every sip you pick out how the minerals hit at just the right time, the weight on the palate is nice, the acidity pops but not overbearing, and knowing how well it will go with food although I drank this one on its own. Such a great wine for my tastes on its own, or definitely built for food.
Red
4/22/2012 - aussie05 wrote:
As jdietz said, great for a crowd. Funk, acidity present, really pulls through for the price. Go two years for those with mags.
White
4/15/2012 - aussie05 wrote:
89 points
Popped at cellar temp. Appearance is without cloudiness, mix of clean vs rich nose. Spicy, orange marmalade. Palate on the flat side with acidity and minerality kicking in on the side and finish. Enjoyed and like the white hawk fruit on occasion.
Red
2/17/2012 - aussie05 wrote:
94 points
13.9%. Decanted for 3 hrs. Opened to see if the style seems in line with buying forward. Funk out of the gate, no heat. Dusty cinnamon, pure dark berries. 20% shy of opaque. Ash, burnt oak/tar, clean, on the nose. Palate was semi silky and dense out of the gate (unique mouthfeel comes to mind). After decanting a steaminess reveals. Overall special fruit. Fruit from this vineyard has definite potential. I look forward to seeing this winery evolve.
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Red
1/15/2012 - aussie05 wrote:
91 points
- Garnet color. It's balanced with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - A delicious wine. An iron fist pinot. Earthy aromas, cola palate, medium to full body, this is a partier Pinot. Stays varietally correct. This has stuffing. If you want a Pinot with a rich roast or stew then fire on this. Great opening effort by Kimberly.
Red
12/23/2011 - aussie05 wrote:
91 points
Decanted 1hr, looks mean in the glass. Solid purple/black. Nose is immediately closed. Opens after a decant. This has a long road ahead. Palate has some penetrating flavors but suggests more flavor to come. Tar, olive, faint pepper. Freshness for it's full body. Good buy for $23.
Red
N.V. Frank Cornelissen Contadino 7 Sicilia Nerello Blend, Nerello Mascalese (view label images)
12/8/2011 - aussie05 wrote:
Decanted. Sound bottle. Funky nose, chalky drying palate. Effervescence on the palate, but adds to the fun in this wine. Will buy from this producer again.
Red
10/14/2011 - aussie05 wrote:
Decanted, Upon pop and pour, deep purple colors, opaque with a clear ruby rim. Medium to full body. Nose: Faint secondary aromas in the background, no heat (bottle shows 14%), dusty blue fruit, nicely restrained versus gobs of fruit in your face, minimal vanilla. Palate: More thin on entry than expected, iron, minimal acidity popping out, finish hangs on. Interesting starter wine, shows character for the price ($20).
After 2 hours, fresh grilled steak, florals, becoming more and more of a wine you wish you bought 3-6 of to have on hand, and to even age further. Its on the dryer side, not bone, but definitely a component. I bet the secondary aromas that evolve will make this a spectacular QPR. Hands down. Drink now yes, or turn this into a special one in 2-3 years.
Red
10/3/2011 - aussie05 wrote:
88 points
Deep ruby color. Young, tasty. Needs time to develop some of it's deeper aromas that are there but wound up. 88+
Red
9/11/2011 - aussie05 Likes this wine:
91 points
What well executed bottle of Syrah. Earth, faint funk, but equal parts floral and delicate aromas. Palate never reaches cloying. No heat. Simple wine although one that has just enough complexity and precision to make you know its special. Well thought out wine from a great producer. Really enjoy his style.
Red
8/11/2011 - aussie05 wrote:
Secondary nose kicking in. Acidity is heavy but would be killer with ribs or brisket. Crisp wine that would match with any Rhone dish. Buy again+
White
7/9/2011 - aussie05 wrote:
88 points
Still drinking young, color just beginning to darken. Nose restrained, seashell, floral. Palate is rather drying and fatiguing. Needs food. Mussels or cheeses. Liked this.
Red
2008 Carlisle Three Birds Sonoma County Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
7/3/2011 - aussie05 Likes this wine:
90 points
Pop and pour, focused fruit, hint of heat, creamy palate, tasty. Indeed Cotes du Rhoneish as some tasters mention but with less spice. Finish grips just enough, with a nice mix of tannin and grenache fruit. Would purchase again at the price point.
Rosé
6/26/2011 - aussie05 wrote:
87 points
Not a traditional Rose (which is why I buy from this winery) except for the red/salmon tinge color. Palate is textured finishing with the weight of a Chardonnay. 15+% carries it alc ok. Did not experience anything off-putting on nose or palate. Nose develops in glass.
Red
4/24/2011 - aussie05 Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice combo of restrained Oregon fruit, sweet cherry, earth, and overall subtleness that draws you back to its gentle purity. With recent arguments on alc, in terms of complaining about high alc. %'s, I really do enjoy the pure finish without the heat. Showing 13% on the bottle, but really keeps it in check which I enjoy thoroughly. Burg fans will enjoy this, and at a fraction of the cost. Acid spine on this too stood out. On the acidic side for me, but may have worked better with some food.
Red
4/16/2011 - aussie05 wrote:
92 points
In a good spot. Starting to hit it's secondary stride. Aged funk kicking in but in check. Nice mix of secondary funk and the riper 2006 fruit.
Red
1/24/2011 - aussie05 wrote:
86 points
Great night capper after all the good stuff has been drunk
Red
1/23/2011 - aussie05 wrote:
87 points
Would have enjoyed more w/o the excessive oak. Tasty fruit though that would show better with the oak dialed back at least 50%.
White
1/23/2011 - aussie05 wrote:
92 points
Drinking beautiful. One of the better bargains in the wine world.
Red
12/19/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
87 points
Fruit tasty but closed. Glass staining purple. Acidity in check. Dry chalky tannins. 3 years easy.
Red
Out of the gate, this was fresh pureed rasberries and strawberries, in a very unique expression. That however was short lived. Based on professional reviews and other notes, I am leaning towards I had a bad bottles. Boozy nose beyond any cali syrah I have tried. Palate wasn't as off putting, but coud not get past the nose. I normally do not have a sensitive issue with a high alc nose, but this was just shocking. I lean towards this was a bad bottle but I'm not 100%. I hope so.
Red
11/27/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
90 points
Served at cellar temp. Medium to full bodied. Chalky, slightly meaty, toasted red fruits on the nose. Tart, medium body, not cloying, medium finish. Components seem slightly muted so possibly 9-12 mon. Buy again: yes
White
11/20/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
90 points
Lime on opening and a slight yeasty/nuttiness. Slight cloudiness. Ample acidity, followed by a balanced dry finish. This has a signature to it, whether Oregon or the Ribbon Ridge AVA, but for the money, I am a buyer.
Red
10/10/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
93 points
Great stuff. Meaty, heady nose. Will buy again.
Red
2007 Argiolas Costera Isola dei Nuraghi IGT Cannonau, Grenache (view label images)
8/29/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
89 points
Will buy again. No formal notes but consistantly delivered.
Red
7/23/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
91 points
Had to take a step back before writing on this one. Right out of the gate, venturied, decent expression already on the nose. What I like to call signature "funk" from most Patty Green's I try. Deep red/purple core of fruit in the glass clearing at the rim. Dusty red cherry, pomegranate, some citrus, no oak, just all quality integrated fruit on the nose. Soft tannins, acid hits the mid palate, shorter finish but not a complaint. Fruit hits that edge of being enough, but leaving room to pair with food (and not saying that lightly). Balance of fruit, structure, and acidity. Nice work PG! Solid 91. Who knows what good things age will do.
Red
7/12/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
91 points
Dark fruit. Young. Spicey integrated oak. Enjoyed for obtaining it's own style. Would like to try again in 3-5 years. Has the tannins to make it.
Red
6/27/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
92 points
No formal notes but the iron and crushed rock/minerality really stood out. It was interesting how the minerality was so apparent and every time you thought it was too dominent, the california syrah snuck his head back in to keep it somewhat in balance between the two. Decanted for 45 minutes since it was a late decision to open, but needed much more time. My last glass was really starting to show greater aromatics. Copain...always pulls through to impress.
White
6/21/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
90 points
This was a nice chardonnay. Opened up after an hour or two in bottle. Tropical mango, nice freshness/acidity balanced with a mouthfeel that wasn't over the top. (both allowed each one to work). I think this can go a few years. Simple in that the fruit seemed to really show itself without any fancy techniques or additives. 90 now. Room for improvement.
Red
6/19/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
90 points
My first RM wine. Solid effort for $29 (shipping included). Primary at first, but orange and florals came out with air. 14.1% was fairly integrated. Big nose with a rather food friendly palate. 90+. This will be better I'm sure. I really did enjoy this pinot though. Shared it with family too who are not big wine drinkers. Always a pleasure to share affordable gems like this.
Red
5/22/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
Decanted for 1 hour. Dark lightning purple. Very tannic upon opening. Not fully integrated at this point. Restrained blue fruits but a more full throttle cherry and vanilla reveal. Nice acidity. Mineral/Soil aromas come out when you pay close attention. Less meaty, and more on the cool fruit side. Fresh comes to mind. A nice balance between bigger syrah fruit on the palate, and nuance of place. Soft mouthfeel. I will like this wine with age is my consensus. Has many decent parts that will come together with time.
White - Sparkling
5/16/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
91 points
Piercing acidity, robust, pleasant champagne to celebrate my engagement. Drank with chicken canaloni and scallop linguini.
Red
5/2/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
93 points
This has made so much improvement from a year ago. It was honestly a let down last year. Opened with hopes of a better wine and it exceeded expectations. Deeper resolved cherry, palate more intense. In the future I am going to give her wines 4 years before diving in because this has shown what patience will reward. Good to see her experience shine through on one of her first few vintages with this fruit. I look forward to many more. My last bottle though.
Red
2007 Domaine Jean Royer Le Petit Roy Vin de Table Français Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
4/23/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
89 points
Great buy (and not saying that lightly). Medium bodied. Subtle complexity. Restrained in a pleasant way. Mouthfeel is a .
Red
4/18/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
92 points
14.4%, Decanted and drank over 2-3 hours. Dark juice but not glass staining. Dense, Paso funk (picked up a similar funk in a recent Villa Creek), sweet zingy blueberry/smoke aromas, tight, licorice. Compact/focused, mineral/crushed rock, violet, shot of cherry syrup in the nose (but not over the top). Gulpable if you're not careful. Cinnamon hard candies. Of the three varietals, the Mouvedre stands out the most. Its presense is noticed on the finish. Acidity really makes a statement, light oak. After 2.5 hours, meatier, clean florals. I have made up my mind I plan to follow Copain long term for the diversity they offer and the purity in these wines are stellar. Remaining 2 bottles will rest mid/long term (3-6 yrs.). Last year this was made (fyi). 92+
Red
4/18/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
89 points
Decanted for 2 hours. Primary dark fruit/earth aromas, smoke, sweet entry, tannins grip on the finish. Will never be overly complex, however time will add more diminsions. What it does offer, it is packaged nicely, compact juice. My last bottle will sit for 3 years+. 89+ Waiting for the Rhys bottlings to rest is painful.
White
4/11/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
88 points
Crispness of the Pinot blanc and deeper/rich aromas of the gewurtz meld together well. Earthy honey and faint nuttiness on the nose and entry. Clean finish with no overtartness I get in some Pinot blancs. Drank with edimame and really took the wine to the next level. Highly recommed with that or maybe some honey and crackers. Took me back to my last Oregon trip. A humble beaute.
Red
4/10/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
90 points
Built weight with air. Silky blueberry. Big flavor gains on the palate. Noticable tannins that will resolve into more complexity with time. A nice "go to" bottle.
Red
3/27/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
89 points
Wine has settled into itself since June 2009. Stem and harshness has evolved into an interesting component. Meatiness, sweetness/acidity balance apparent. Precise dry blue fruit. Equal palate intensity with restrainment for a pair with pork chops. Strong 89.
Red
3/26/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
Took an hour in decanter to show. This is much more put together at this point than the regular willamette valley bottling. Deeper more broading nose. Also keeps true to the subtlties the house style strives for. Acidity stood out too much at first. Seemed to intgrate after time or I just got used to it. Palate is textured, round, silky, and tannins aparent. Lots of flavor. A serious $23 wine. Drink one now, age a couple mid term.
Red
2007 Argiolas Costera Isola dei Nuraghi IGT Cannonau, Grenache (view label images)
2/21/2010 - aussie05 wrote:
87 points
Great buy for hearty red meat or pasta dishes. Rustic spice and really adds to the meal.
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