Tasting Notes for Chateau Verde

(37 notes on 36 wines)

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Red
Much better than the Indian wines we had last year.
White
More oak and butter than we remembered. Not really our style.
Red
had to have something to drink while re-organizing the cellar... not too bad - dark fruits and black pepper... nicer body than I would expect for a wine from Hawaii
Red
8/30/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
Much improved over the previous vintage. However, this wine showed best on day 2.
White - Sparkling
8/26/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
Yummy Cava to celebrate Erica's birthday. However, there are excellent Cavas of this same quality for half of the price.
Red
8/25/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
Simple, young wine....nothing to brag about, but right for the price.
Red
7/10/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
90 points
Awesome... reminded me of a nice Rhone or Chateauneuf du Pape... dusty, earthy and leathery.... smooth, but still very complex.
Red
2007 Viña Palo Alto Reserva Maule Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/12/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
93 points
wow!... what a find!... tasted at a wine store, and we were moderately impressed... bought a couple bottles... it was a bargain for around $8/bottle... opened one at home and let it decant... what a difference the decanting made... the earthy, musty start opened up to just enough fruit to pair well with our meal, but not underwhelm a steak... I think we need to go back for more.
White
4/7/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
85 points
drank with baked tilapia... delicious sauvignon blanc blend for under $6!
White
4/10/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
82 points
drank with seared scallops... a bit minerally... we prefered other New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs to this one
White
3/17/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
89 points
nice... bright... minerally... grassy
Red
3/19/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
90 points
our first experience with South African wine since one undesirable bottle 3-4 years ago... this wine was nice in complexity and tannic structure... it opened up a bit after decanting... I would certainly buy this again, but would hold onto it for a few more years before opening.
Red
3/21/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
90 points
very nice barbera, with fruity cherry hints... enjoyed with chicken alfredo
Red
3/20/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
83 points
The cork was very dark and inky... I thought I stained my hands with ink when it opened... but the wine was very light and bright red. The aroma gave off light fruity notes of strawberries and raspberries. The wine was fine, but seemed overly simple, and lacked the levels of complexity I usually crave. Enjoyed with rotisserie chicken.

Erica had a more favorable opinion... http://bottleofwine.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/bodegas-vinedos-de-aldeanuevas-cortijo-iii-tinto/
Red
2004 Château Ferrande Graves Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/14/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
90 points
simpler than I remembered before... enjoyed with a ribeye and asiago garlic broccoli
White
3/15/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
87 points
nice, simple, dry white wine... enjoyed with grilled pork chops and green beans
Red
3/13/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
85 points
dark plums, raspberries, blackberries, cedar and spice... very dark purple colorb
Red
3/1/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
90 points
dry, earthy and awesome... bought this bottle at a small bodega in Paris, France to wind down in our room on our first night on vacation in France... perhaps it was the ambiance of the River Seine outside our window... or the satisfaction of a $5 dollar wine (4.25 euros to be exact)... or the deliriousness of going on 30 hours without sleep from the travel... either way, Cellier des Dauphins is a winner in our book.
Red
2/26/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
88 points
had with pizza... excellent bottle for under $10... will get again!
Red
2/25/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
85 points
http://bottleofwine.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/gundlach-bundschus-mountain-cuvee-2003/
White
2/23/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
89 points
http://bottleofwine.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/mulderboschs-chenin-blanc/
White
2/14/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
93 points
Awesome... such a complex variety of aromas, tastes and textures... wonderful compliment to our lobster dinner... hints of grass, pear, lemons, limes and fresh-cut grass... making me dream of springtime... when will this snow ever melt?
Red
2/14/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
85 points
solid, but underwhelming for the price... a bit over-oaky... very dark, inky color
Red
2/10/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
88 points
great bottle for seven bucks!
Red
2/11/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
85 points
fruity aromas... but very dry and tannic on the palate
White - Sparkling
2/10/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
90 points
nice and dry... very effervescent
Red
2/8/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
94 points
The Wellington was very dark and had heavy sediment surrounding the aperature upon uncorking, so we decanted for a half hour before drinking with dinner. The wine had a nose of dark fruit and light, toasted oak. The taste had a bright and fruity front, with an impressionable, mouth-watering finish. The wine lingered long enough to be appreciated, but didn't wear out its welcome... rather it left me thirsting for more.

This syrah stood up well with a dinner of bacon-wrapped sirloin, but was soft enough to be comfortable by itself.
Red
1/31/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
dark but translucent... sweet vanilla hints as well as light strawberry aromas... dry... no oak... powerful, mouth-watering finish, but something was lacking on the front
Red
2/5/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
90 points
drank with spinach-stuffed chicken... delicious dusty taste... even better after decanting... definitely plan to have again.
Red
2/1/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
90 points
drank with pizza during the Super Bowl... this would have been a great, jammy malbec... but we were underwhelmed by what we expected to be robust and spicy zin... still a good wine, that I would have again with different expectations.
Red
1/31/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
86 points
dark but translucent... sweet vanilla hints as well as light strawberry aromas... dry... no oak... powerful, mouth-watering finish, but something was lacking on the front
Red
2002 Château Richelieu Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/26/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
86 points
dark and rusty color... jammy nose with raspberries, strawberries, cherries and late hints of licorice... oaky tannic finish
Red
2006 Laurel Glen Reds Lodi Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
1/24/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
86 points
blackberries, leather and black pepper on the nose... dark fruit on the palate... mild peppery finish, enough body to hold up with dinner, but not overpowering
White
1/23/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
75 points
had a taste... dark golden color... bitter... wouldn't buy again
Red
1/12/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
88 points
dark center... bright red edges... hints of plum, cherry, pepper and tobacco... wonderful transition
Red
1/9/2009 - Chateau Verde wrote:
88 points
enjoyed with cheese fondue... big, bright and vibrant red color... opaque... floral bouquet with raspberries... scents of spice after decanting... wonderful transition and balance.
White
Used half for making fondue, but managed to also enjoy a glass as an apertif. Very light and clear golden color. Hints of minerals and lemons... Erica sensed citrus and melons on the nose... well-balanced taste with melon flavors... creamy vanilla
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