Tasting Notes for vegaswino

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2005 Matthews Red Wine Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/13/2014 - vegaswino wrote:
94 points
- Brick color with medium forming legs and aromas of violet. It's balanced and has flavours of black currant with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Wow! I have had three of these in my cellar for quite a few years. I decided to cork one tonight and am blown away. I am enjoying the last few swigs of the bottle as I type this. I am a huge Napa cab fan and this wine holds up beautifully. Was wonderful upon opening (slightly hot), but opened up beautifully over a five hour period. Wonderful nose and was even better on the palate. I am sooo glad that I have two more left in the cellar. Will probably open the remaining bottles in a few years and see how much more they can improve with a few more years in the bottle. Absolutely wonderful wine right now!
Red
3/1/2014 - vegaswino wrote:
93 points
- Garnet color with medium forming legs. It's balanced and has flavours of black currant and blackberry with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Absolutely delicious. Disappointed this was my last 2001.
Red
3/13/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
90 points
- Violet color with medium forming legs and aromas of cherry and violet. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry and strawberry with a light/medium body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Delicious Pinot. Have had 4 in the cellar for a few years and this was the first I have opened. Very glad I waited. This wine has evolved nicely.
Red
3/9/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
89 points
- Brick color and aromas of strawberry jam and black pepper. It's in total harmony and has flavours of strawberry, raspberry, black currant and black pepper with a medium/full body. Polished texture with a long finish.
Red
3/9/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
89 points
- Brick color with fast forming legs and aromas of black currant and licorice anise. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of black currant, licorice anise, black pepper and smokey with a medium/full body. Flabby texture with a long finish - Classic zin - spicy.
Red
3/9/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
91 points
- Garnet color with medium forming legs. It's balanced with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - Aging beautifully. I am a huge cab franc fan and Truchard has always been my favorite.
Red
3/9/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
92 points
- Garnet color with medium forming legs and aromas of black currant. It's balanced and has flavours of black currant and blackberry with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Has aged beautifully. Took the bottle to the winery for lunch and it paired beautifully with a prosciutto flatbread.
Red
2/17/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
92 points
- Ruby color with slow forming legs and aromas of blackberry and black currant. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry, black currant, raspberry and black pepper with a medium body. Polished texture with a medium finish - Awesome wine. Still one of my favorite Paso wines.
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Red
2/16/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
89 points
- Garnet color with medium forming legs. It's somewhat balanced with a light/medium body. Leathery texture with a medium finish - Not sure why there are so many low scores/bad reviews. This is a great daily drinker that has aged well. Easy drinking, classic Italian wine.
Red
2009 Orin Swift Abstract California Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
2/11/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
88 points
- Purple color with medium forming legs and aromas of alcohol and black pepper. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of alcohol, vanilla, oak and black pepper with a medium/full body. Round texture with a medium finish - A bit hot at first. Mellowed out after 1-2 hours of air. Might be better served with a few more years in the cellar. Definitely not my favorite Orin Swift wine.
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Red
2/11/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
90 points
- Crimsom color with medium forming legs and aromas of black currant. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of black currant, strawberry jam and black pepper with a medium/full body. Round texture with a medium finish - Beautiful wine. Another winner from Orin Swift!
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Red
2/11/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
92 points
- Purple color with slow forming legs and aromas of blackberry and black currant. It's balanced and has flavours of blackberry and black currant with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Aged beautifully. A little bit of lingering "Temecula dirt" on the finish. Very good wine.
Red
2/11/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
91 points
- Ruby color and aromas of raspberry and strawberry jam. It's balanced and has flavours of raspberry and black currant with a light/medium body. Round texture with a medium finish - Light, smooth with soft tannins.
Red
2/11/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
92 points
- Ruby color with medium forming legs and aromas of blackberry. It's balanced and has flavours of black currant and black pepper with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Very nice Syrah. Forgot how good it was. Great ruby color, classic Syrah flavors. Beautiful lingering finish.
Red
2/1/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
89 points
- Garnet color with medium forming legs and aromas of black currant. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of black currant, blackberry and cherry with a medium/full body. Leathery texture with a medium finish - Have had a few bottles in the cellar for a number of years. Based on some earlier reviews, I decided to give them a little more time in the bottle. Disregard the drinking window displayed. Here we are, three years after the "community recommended" drinking window, and the wine is showing beautifully. Popped and poured first night (gave it 30 or so minutes of air in the glass). Classic Italian nose, aromas of beautiful berry fruit and long, skinny legs with a few swirls of the glass. Not harsh or hot at all as some earlier reviews suggested. Showing very well. The wife and I finished the bottle on night two. It had really come alive at this point. Very good super Tuscan with lots of sediment towards the end. Would recommend filtering the bottom part of the bottle to avoid the grittiness you will get with a mouthful of the sediment. Overall, very pleased with the quality/price.
Red
2007 Domaine Jean Royer Le Petit Roy Vin de Table Français Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
1/29/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
- Violet color with medium forming legs and aromas of blackberry, raspberry and black currant. It's somewhat balanced with a light/medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Beautiful Rhone wine. Best if left to open up 1-2 hours before drinking. Soft mouthful and light, not a powerhouse by any stretch. Skinny legs, subtle red berry flavors and very easy drinking. Enjoyed with bread/ olive oil/ spices and meat / cheese plate w/ a decadent tiramisu dessert. Can stand well on its own without food. Great for any time of year. Will not be a long-lasting cellar item. I would recommend enjoying over the next 1-3 years.
Red
1/28/2013 - vegaswino wrote:
- Garnet color with medium forming legs and aromas of blackberry, raspberry and black currant. It's in total harmony with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Opened at a Christmas gathering with friends at a local restaurant. Absolutely incredible! Perfectly aged. Has always been one of my favorite wines. Soft tannins, beautiful fruit, lasting finish. Bursting with red berries with a soft mouthful. Couldn't go wrong with virtually any pairing.
Red
12/6/2012 - vegaswino wrote:
93 points
- Garnet color with medium forming legs and aromas of blackberry and black currant and has flavours of black currant, blackberry and black pepper with a medium/full body. Round texture with a medium finish - Wife and I enjoyed with dinner over two nights. First night was excellent straight from the bottle. Nice fruit, not too hot. Pleasant wine that we both enjoyed. Softened up on second night and the rest was gone before we knew it. I am very glad I have 5 more bottles in the cellar!
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2001 Col Solare Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/6/2012 - vegaswino wrote:
- Garnet color.
Red
2001 Col Solare Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/6/2012 - vegaswino wrote:
88 points
- Brick color with medium forming legs and aromas of black currant and has flavours of black pepper - Opened with an Italian dinner the other night. Well-aged, balanced. Lots of sediment. Slightly hot at first, mellowed nicely over course of dinner. Nice fruit, complimented dinner well. I think there are much better wines for he price (based on my palate). Would not hesitate to buy another bottle at a discounted price.
Red
9/22/2012 - vegaswino wrote:
87 points
This wine has really changed since my previous notes a few years ago. Wine was very earthy, lots of pine. Loaded with tannins and finish lingers for a long time. I prefer more fruit, this wine was completely dominated by its earthiness. Wife did not enjoy (more for me!).
Red
9/22/2012 - vegaswino wrote:
91 points
This has always been my favorite varietal from Truchard. This bottle definitely did not disappoint. Beautiful flavors, very soft tannins. This wine has aged beautifully and is drinking at what I feel is close to peak. Best bottle of wine I have had in a while.
Red
4/3/2012 - vegaswino wrote:
84 points
Very, Very young. Not much substance. Opened up over an hour or two. Tasted like a Itailian restaurant house chianti. I will give this a few more years and see what develops. Not bad for the price, definititely better juice out there though.
White - Sweet/Dessert
11/22/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
93 points
Absolutely beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed with dessert on my wife's birthday last week.
White
6/1/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
90 points
Beautiful white wine. Enjoyed by the pool on Memorial Day. Nice fruit, very much like Chardonnay. Crisp, Clean. Thoroughly enjoyed!
Red
2004 Col Solare Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/26/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
92 points
Delicious!
Red
5/14/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
89 points
Nice Syrah
Red
2005 Clos du Bois Marlstone Alexander Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/10/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
91 points
Beatutiful, Classic Napa Valley cabernet. Awesome fruit!
Red
4/26/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
91 points
Absolutely delicious. Just got this in and had to try a bottle. Excellent fruit, soft tannins, easy to drink by itself or with a nice meal. Wish I had bought more.
Red
3/24/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
92 points
Excellent, one of the best cabernets I have had in a while. Will definitely buy more. Excellent fruit, soft tannins, smooth, lasting finish.
Red
3/22/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
90 points
Pleasantly surprised. Very nice, classic California cabernet.
Red
3/20/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
89 points
Very Nice, smewhat muted flavors ( at least initially ). Opened up nicely over 2 hours. Decent fruit. Might be at/slightly past peak. Not bad for price though.
Red
3/17/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
89 points
Nice wine. Opened up beautifully over an hour. Paired well with a chicken and sausage plate with spicy italian sauce.
Red
3/10/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
86 points
Wine someone brought to our Christmas party. Decided to open it tonight with a salad. Paired very well. Opened up nicely after about an hour. Not a bad wine for the price. Would buy again for the right price.
Red
3/10/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
89 points
Was much better than the ones I opened last year. The extra time in the bottle has been great for the wine. Drink Up!
Red
3/4/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
88 points
Smooth, soft tannins, light. Very easy-drinking by itself or with food. Recommend.
Red
3/4/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
88 points
Very good, easy-drinking tempranillo.
Red
3/1/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
89 points
Very nice classic California Cabernet.
Red
2/16/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
92 points
Delicious cabernet franc. Opened up beautifully after an hour or two of being opened. Nice fruit, soft tannins, long finish. Highly recommend to all cab franc lovers.
Red
2/12/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
80 points
Does not fit my taste at all. Tried twice now, very acidic, did not enjoy. Giving remaining 4 away.
Red
2/2/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
90 points
Beautiful, easy-drinking, classic Rhone wine.
Red
1/29/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
88 points
Soft, smooth, easy drinking by itself. Excellent.
Red
1/17/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
88 points
Nice Sangiovese.
Red
2005 Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin Okanagan Valley VQA Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/6/2011 - vegaswino wrote:
87 points
OK, not great. Might be better in a few more years.
Red
12/26/2010 - vegaswino wrote:
92 points
Delicious, well-balanced. Evolved nicely over a couple hours. Good fruit, nice berries, soft oak. excellent mouthfeel.
Red
12/16/2010 - vegaswino wrote:
88 points
Good, not great. Will buy again.
Red
12/13/2010 - vegaswino wrote:
88 points
Popped and poured, definitely needs to decant a while. Lots of tobacco, like drinking a Marlboro shot. would probably have evolved into a softer wine, but we were too eager to drink. Glad i have another bottle to sit on for a while.
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2002 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/13/2010 - vegaswino wrote:
92 points
Beautiful !!!
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