Tasting Notes for whudock

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Red
11/29/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
90 points
still drinking very well. While still fruit forward, structure is beginning to become a major component. The tannin is refined and there are notes of earth and oak.
Red
11/22/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
excellent QPR. Dark fruit, earth, mushroom, oak and almond tastes, well balanced and good both with and without food.
White
11/22/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
93 points
drinking very well at this time. Improving with bottle age.
Red
11/22/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
92 points
deeper and more refined than the last bottle, but taste notes are identical. The wine is reaching peak.
Red
11/20/2021 - whudock wrote:
93 points
stunning in its clarity and depth. Lots of forest floor and iron notes.
Red
11/18/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
lots of spice and strong fruit (cherry and raspberry) with enough backbone to make it interesting. This likely will improve with bottle aging.
Red
11/18/2021 - whudock wrote:
87 points
this bottle was musty, but not corked. The fruit was solid and it had good balance otherwise, but the mustiness did not subside and the experience was negatively impacted. Again, lots of bottle variation.
Red
11/17/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
Very spicy and strong fruit as well as a nice apricot note on the back end. Excellent QPR
Red
11/15/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
consistent with previous notes. Strong backbone and drinking very well.
Red
11/12/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
90 points
still drinking well
Red
2015 Domaine Lafage Tessellae Old Vines Côtes du Roussillon Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
11/9/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
88 points
good fruit and balance but not richly extracted - it tasted light
Red
11/8/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
beautiful balance of cherry fruit, earth, iron and mushroom.
Red
11/6/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
90 points
Cherry fruit with a bit of plum. Some earth, mushroom and leather. It is not powerful, rather it is sophisticated and well-balanced. The finish is long.
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White
2011 Turley The White Coat California White Rhone Blend (view label images)
11/6/2021 - whudock wrote:
88 points
well beyond its peak but still pleasant and interesting. I recommend those who have it drink it soon. Dark amber in color, like a sherry this wine had pear fruit, a bit of oak and some hazelnut on the palate. The finish was medium and slightly bitter.
Red
11/5/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
drinking very well but has a couple of good years left. black cherry fruit with earth, mushroom and a bit of iron. Good length and well-balanced.
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Red
11/3/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
89 points
still drinking well, but less special
Red
2018 Turley Casa Nuestra St. Helena Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
10/28/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice blend with power, strong fruit, mushroom and earth notes as well as a bit of bacon. drinking very well.
Red
10/24/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
94 points
drinking beautifully with power and nuance. I wish I had more than the three remaining bottles of this stuff. Truly sublime. I am glad that I waited long enough to fully enjoy this wine's potential.
Red
2016 Turley Casa Nuestra St. Helena Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
10/18/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
hitting all the right notes. Strong cherry and pomegranate fruit, well refined tannin, a bit of mushroom and a bit of spice in the background. The balance is right on point.
Red
10/15/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
90 points
round and full, fruit forward.
Red
10/11/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
90 points
drinking quite well. Good balance, strong cherry fruit and a bit of earth notes.
Red
10/8/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
93 points
perfect age for this wine. Hit all the right notes.
Red
9/15/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
90 points
strong cherry fruit with a hint of plum. Well-balanced and food friendly. Lacks complexity
Red
2010 Syncline Subduction Red Wine Columbia Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
9/14/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
90 points
drinking well at this time with at least another year or two of good life. Dark cherry, plum and apricot fruits along with walnut and pine notes on the nose. Dark cherry and apricot fruit with pine and cashew notes on the palate. Longish finish.
Red
9/14/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
95 points
consistent with previous note, but improving in depth and balance.
Red
9/12/2021 - whudock wrote:
88 points
still way too young. Strong tannin, not yet balanced. wait at least another year.
Red
9/12/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
drinking beautifully. Softer, well-balanced, nuanced.
Rosé - Sparkling
9/11/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
much better than most. Pinpoint bubbles, layers of flavor, good fruit
Red
9/11/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
90 points
still drinking well. Cranberry, cherry and plum fruit, smooth tannin, a bit of iron, tobacco and earth. Pleasant and well-balanced.
Red
9/9/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
89 points
still drinking well. No rough edges, solid fruit and depth.
Red
9/7/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
no rough edges, everything in balance, drinking at its peak. Good depth of flavor, some iron, earth and mushroom notes complement the strong dark fruit core.
Red
9/4/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright cherry and red raspberry fruit, sweet spice, a bit of bramble and a solid core of well-refined tannin all in good balance. Apt to improve further with bottle aging.
White - Sparkling
9/3/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
pinpoint bubbles, apple, nectarine, cashew and crenshaw melon.
White
9/1/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
89 points
bottle aging has helped. Lots of nectarine and almond notes. very temperature sensitive.
Red
8/31/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
still drinking well. consistent with previous notes.
Red
8/25/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
consistent with previous notes. drinking very well.
Red
8/22/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
89 points
still drinking well. It now has amber highlights and the nose is more structured than fruit forward. Well balanced and likely will not improve from here.
Red
8/12/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
89 points
good QPR. Solid cherry and black fruit and a bit of earth, leather and mushroom.
Red
8/11/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
90 points
strong fruit and good backbone with earth and a bit of leather and tobacco
Red
8/10/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
94 points
more sophisticated than showy. It has no sharp edges, but rather well-balanced fruit, spice, earth and vanilla all showing through. This is a wine that is more European in style in that it isn't particularly powerful, but hits all the right notes.
Red
8/3/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
93 points
lots of spice and bramble complement the strong fruit.
Red
7/16/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
lots of depth and complexity. cherry fruit and brambles dominate. slight vanilla accent on back end.
Red
2018 Ancient Peaks Zinfandel Paso Robles Santa Margarita Ranch (view label images)
7/16/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
88 points
a bit syrupy and floral
Red
7/15/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
strong cherry and strawberry fruit with earth, sage and oak notes. Well-balanced and has enough grip to be special.
Red
7/14/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
90 points
strong raspberry fruit, some earth and oak notes, well-balanced
Red
7/10/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
92 points
Rich and powerful with lots of spice, cherry fruit and grip.
Red
7/9/2021 - whudock wrote:
90 points
still pretty tight. Could benefit from another 6 months in the bottle
Red
7/7/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
91 points
The wine continues to evolve well and easily has a few good years ahead. Cherry now has paired with the raspberry fruit. Still lots of layers of earth, mushroom, leather and a hint of tobacco. Tannin is totally integrated.
Red
7/6/2021 - whudock Likes this wine:
93 points
cherry and a bit of peach fruit, some earth and mushroom notes. Extremely well-balanced and good weight. Likely will improve over the next couple of years but no need to wait.
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