Tasting Notes for Stro

(12 notes on 12 wines)

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White
7/23/2009 - Stro wrote:
Just like lime pixie stix. Sugary lime flavors with way too much acid, and not in a good way. Don't buy again.
Red
2002 Fox Run Vineyards Meritage Finger Lakes Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/3/2009 - Stro wrote:
Slight sulphur nose overwhelmed the muted fruit. A weak and one dimensional dark berry flavor finished quickly. At least it wasn't tannic. Don't Buy Again.
White
7/1/2009 - Stro wrote:
Light honeysuckle with lime zest nose. Loads mineral and wet sea shell flavor, kinda like licking the calcium carbinate powder in a chewing gum wrapper. A long and acidic finish with a slight sour apple pucker. This must be had with food to fully appreciate it. I recommend this a Buy Again.
Red
6/17/2009 - Stro wrote:
This is my go to wine when I don't have enough time to decant. It's the most consistent pop & pour in my cellar. It comes on strong right out of the bottle with a nose of plum, mint, eucalyptus, and the slightest hint of green pepper. The flavor takes all of that and adds mint chocolate chip and finishes with subtle oak. I have found this wine will die within a couple hours after opening. The last 9 I've had have all been exactly the same as this. I definitely recommend this as a "Buy Again".
Red
5/17/2009 - Stro wrote:
We really liked this wine. I don't know what this wine was like when it was first released (JL apparently didn't like it) but it sure did turn out nicely with 10 years of age. It had an aroma of a fresh baked, sugar crusted rhubarb and cherry pie. It tasted similar to the aroma and had additional flavor of grilled portabello. It was rounded out with bright acidity. I couldn't help but think of Cote de Nuits 1er Cru. It was worth buying, wish I bought more. I rate this a "Buy Again"
Red
3/17/2009 - Stro wrote:
2 hours decanted. Tried after 1st hour and it had a great dried black fruit aroma, creamy, and a hint of brett (resembled a decent Village Burg.) but the flavor was flat. On the second hour, it definitely became a little more complex. Still a hint of brett but now the flavors started to come out, but it was very dry, like the bulk container of Italian herbs I got from Whole Foods mixed w/ plum & cherry skins. I like this wine because it's different, but I wouldn't buy more and wouldn't recommend it to friends who don't like 'different'. I rate it a "Don't Buy Again".
Red
2005 Orin Swift The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/15/2009 - Stro wrote:
I bought two bottles of this wine when it was first released, before I read the Spectator review. I drank one right away and didn't like it at all. The tannins overpowered any flavor that was present, it was only alcohol and pucker. I have done a 180 on this, now. I decanted this wine two hours before drinking along side a rack of lamb. Immediately upon smelling, the wine reminded me of breakfast at I-Hop or Perkin's. Boysenberry syrup over blueberry pancakes, my favorite breakfast food! From the first sip, the flavor mimics the aroma and then it flowed seamlessly into a hickory smoked chipped beef finish. A blueberry aftertaste seems to go on and on. I think this wine is drinking at its peak right now. I would normally rate this a "Buy Again" but given the vintage, price, and availability, I'll just be grateful for tonight's experience and move on to the next wine...
White
3/10/2009 - Stro wrote:
Oak is present in this wine, but nothing like the Cali toothpick spitters. Right away I could smell the smokiness, it had an aroma of charred pork loin with an apricot chutney. There's a little too much residual sugar and the the flavors flatline on the mid palate. The finish comes on like popcorn flavored bubble gum, no butter, just popcorn and a sugary aftertaste. It's an interesting wine, I rate this a "Buy Again".
Red
3/9/2009 - Stro wrote:
Disappointing. Very muted flavor and bitter tannins. An hour and 1/2 in the decanter didn't help, either. I rate this a "Don't Buy Again"
White
2/12/2009 - Stro wrote:
Interesting freshly mown hay, lemon Starburst wrappers, and maybe slight Silly Putty aromas. Flavors of pineapple core and dried apricots in a creamy, medium oaky wrapper. The oak dies down a lot w/ some time in the decanter. 100 point scales are only for a few pros, I score this a 'Buy again'.
Red
2/12/2009 - Stro wrote:
Starts w/ a little barn yard note, in a good way, like a good Burgundy, with a bit of dirt & dried hay that's gotten wet. A little medicinal until the alcohol blows off. Flavors of drying black fruit, plum skin, a little smoke, and dried meat, maybe soppresetta, w/ a little brocolli type flavor. Not faults by any means, but rather interesting flavors, w/ medium tannins slightly drying the sides of the tongue. Good wine at a good price. 100 point scales are only for a few pros, I score this a 'Buy again'.
Red
11/28/2008 - Stro wrote:
Not very interesting. Lacked in flavor and aroma. Even after an hour in the decanter it was still blah.
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