Tasting Notes for Woody18

(64 notes on 59 wines)

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White - Sparkling
5/22/2022 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent NV champagne.
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Red
2/18/2022 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
94 points
An excellent Napa cab. Dark garnet color. Dark cherry and cocoa on the palate. Tannins smooth but very evident. Beautifully balanced with a long finish. Drinking well now (decanted for an hour). This will still be drinking very nicely in a decade.
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Red
1/11/2022 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
93 points
I tried a bottle of this 14 months ago and was very disappointed. Pleased to report that this bottle was excellent. Dark ruby with no bricking. Slight barnyard and petrol nose upon opening. Decanted for a couple of hours. Dark red fruit on the palate with secondary vegetal, leather notes. Very balanced. Nice, complex finish. A very fine bottle of wine.
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White - Sparkling
12/31/2021 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
96 points
Drank with family on New Year’s with Maine oysters. It was splendid. Apple and bread on the nose. Very complex and lovely on the palate. Apple, pear, mineral, fresh bread. Beautifully balanced and evolving from first to last glass. A real treat.
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Red
9/16/2021 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice, solid Malbec. High QPR. Should drink well for the next few years.
Red
8/19/2021 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
96 points
My last bottle of this superb California Cabernet. Wonderfully integrated, smooth, long finish, gorgeous red and black fruits. This is a benchmark for Cali Cab. Awesome.
Red
4/3/2021 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
93 points
A very nice Cabernet offering by Sojourn. Beautiful dark red fruit nose with a little earthiness. Round and smooth on the palate with nice balanced structure. Dark cherry and dark blue fruit. Smooth, lingering, pleasant finish.
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Red
3/30/2021 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice Sojourn Pinot. Subdued floral nose. Strawberry and cherry on the palate. Fruit forward but not cloyingly so. Moderate acidity and tannins. Not particularly complex but decent finish.
Red
3/20/2021 - Woody18 Does not like this wine:
80 points
A very light, thin Pinot with a strong, pronounced smoky nose and palate. No improvement day 2. Possibly a flawed bottle. If not flawed, this is definitely not a Pinot style I, or those who shared the bottle with me, enjoy.
White - Sparkling
3/22/2021 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent champagne. Very high QPR.
Red
3/12/2021 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely Cabernet. Decanted for 3 hours. Beautiful deep purple. Pleasant floral nose. Black cherry and a bit of mocha on the palate. Round, smooth, balanced. Drinking well for a young cab.
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Red
2/2/2021 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
90 points
Tight upon opening but evolved into a very pleasant, balanced wine. Stood up favorably to a more expensive older Rioja in virtual blind tasting. Excellent QPR.
Red
12/24/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
90 points
Just ok. Very linear, simple. Few if any secondary or tertiary flavors. Expected more from this bottle. Will wait a couple of years and try again.
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Red
11/2/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful floral nose. Garnet/deep purple. Rich, deep and intense. Lovely deep raspberry. A bit intense at first but after 5 hours in decanter smooth, round and luscious. Long, pleasant finish. Glad I have a few more bottles. I don’t think this wine has peaked.
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Red
10/27/2020 - Woody18 wrote:
89 points
I’m giving it an 89 and hoping that this bottle was off a bit. Brought a glass to my neighbor. He too thought it was off a bit. Not corked. Came around a little after several hours of air. Have several other bottles and will try again.
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Red
10/21/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep berry, fruit forward. Decent. I’m going to wait another year before opening my last bottle.
Red
10/12/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
90 points
Very fruit forward and bold. Decanted for 3 hours. Will hold for a couple more years and try again. Ok now and think it should get better.
Red
10/8/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
91 points
Balanced. Mild tannins. Earthy and dark fruits. Decanted for an hour. Quite good.
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Red
2017 L'Aventure Optimus Paso Robles Willow Creek District Red Blend (view label images)
10/6/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
91 points
Drank after 3 hour decant. Nice dark fruit - blueberry, blackberry. Smooth. Mellow tannins. Medium finish. Like it a lot.
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Red
10/6/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent, balanced Pinot. High QPR.
Red
9/23/2020 - Woody18 wrote:
88 points
A bit disappointed with this wine. A bit flat, uninteresting. May be past it’s time.
Red
9/6/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
93 points
Delicious, bold, smooth Hewitt Cab. Decanted for four hours and continued to evolve throughout the evening, including the nose. Very round and balanced. Dark fruit - blackberry, hint of caramel. Drinking beautifully now. Will continue to age well over the next 3-5 years.
Red
7/22/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
90 points
Taste of red fruit, black cherry, red currant, with a little spice. Pleasant. Won’t hesitate to drink remaining bottles in inventory.
Red
6/20/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
91 points
A very nice Pinot. Wonderful nose and dark red fruit on the palate. Nicely balanced. Good now and will likely get better, if it lasts in the cellar.
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Red
6/8/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
93 points
Outstanding Sonoma Coast Pinot. Beautifully balanced, a nice nose and delicious but subtle red fruit. Sojourn seldom disappoints. This is a beauty.
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Red
6/9/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
90 points
This is a pleasant Pinot that should improve over the next several years. A bit tart/acidic for my taste right now.
Red
5/31/2020 - Woody18 wrote:
88 points
This was an ok 10 year old cab. Nothing special.
Red
6/2/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice. Another excellent Trisaetum.
Red
5/25/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent nose, dry, nice red fruit but not particularly jammy. Wonderful finish. Excellent wine. Drinking well now. Will be interesting to see how/if it evolves.
Red
5/21/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
92 points
Lovely Cabernet. Drinking well now, likely has a few more years.
Red
5/13/2020 - Woody18 wrote:
88 points
Very fruit forward bordering on sweet. Hopefully moderates with age.
Red
5/12/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted for an hour and got better as the night went on. Deep garnet/purple. Balanced. Lovely mouthfeel. Good now but will improve.
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Red
4/29/2020 - Woody18 wrote:
88 points
A decent, but not great Pinot. Usually get more from a Ken Wright.
Red
4/26/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent, balanced, smooth Pinot Noir. Very high QPR.
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Red
4/22/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice.
Red
2014 Chappellet Mountain Cuvée Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/23/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent.
Red
4/15/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
93 points
Garnet red, lovely nose, exquisite on the tongue.
Red
4/12/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
93 points
Wonderfully balanced and smooth with black currant and cherry. Three words to describe this wine. Daughter: “balanced, dry, currant.” Wife: “very, very good.”
Red
4/10/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
90 points
Now subtle dark fruit. Dry. Nice, long finish.
Red
4/6/2020 - Woody18 wrote:
83 points
Rose/floral nose. A sweet floral initial taste that lingers. Not my favorite style of Pinot. Might be better in a couple years.
Red
3/6/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
92 points
Excellent. Balanced. Raspberry notes. Great mouthfeel.
Red
3/2/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
91 points
Balanced. Nice finish. Dark cherry notes. Very nice wine.
Red
2/26/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
90 points
A robust Pinot with nice nose and strong red fruit. Should benefit from time. I’ll wait at least another year before opening another.
Red
2/23/2020 - Woody18 Likes this wine:
92 points
Tasting with ERSmith and HoleinoneCoop. Three thumbs up. Hint of cinnamon, spice. Nice lingering, smooth finish. Nicely balanced.
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