Tasting Notes for difran

(391 notes on 330 wines)

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Red
1/16/2018 - difran Likes this wine:
93 points
Black fruit, forest floor, eucalyptus. Full bodied. Softened tannins, lush and round mid palate. Med+ finish. Beautifully made.
Red
8/4/2017 - difran wrote:
GSM - 43% Grenache 39% Syrah 18% Mourvèdre
Red
5/16/2017 - difran Likes this wine:
92 points
Forest floor, black pepper, blackberry, leather. Delicious. Drink now thru 2019.
Red
3/29/2017 - difran wrote:
Definitely give it some time with some air.
Red
12/23/2016 - difran wrote:
96 points
Fantastic wine, drinking perfectly now.. It smells like cedar, mineral, chocolate and black currant (cassis). It tastes like bell pepper, cedar, black currant (cassis) and espresso. The wine looks brick colored. The legs are fast. There is light sediment in the bottle.
Red
10/16/2016 - difran wrote:
The wine has low acidity. It smells like cool/menthol, blackberry, barnyard, cherry and raspberry. The body is medium. The wine finishes long. It tastes like strawberry, lead pencil, phenolic and cherry. The wine looks crimson colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. The wine has bright texture.
White
8/22/2016 - difran Likes this wine:
90 points
The wine looks yellow gold colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like lemon, pineapple, light toast, orange blossom and butterscotch. It tastes like pineapple, butterscotch and grapefruit. The body is medium/full. The wine has juicy texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has low acidity.
White
7/27/2016 - difran wrote:
85 points
The wine looks silver colored. The legs are fast. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like lemon and orange blossom. It tastes like lemon and passion fruit. The body is light. The wine has linear texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has high acidity.
Red
7/24/2016 - difran wrote:
84 points
Light to med body fruity red, tar on the nose. High acid and tannin. Enjoyable Nebbiolo but not epic.
Red
7/15/2016 - difran wrote:
90 points
The wine has medium acidity. It smells like stoniness, mineral and chocolate. The body is full. The wine finishes long. It tastes like phenolic, coffee, light toast and cinnamon. The wine looks crimson colored. The legs are slow. There is no sediment in the bottle. The wine has coarse texture.
White - Sparkling
Great value. Probably one of the lower cost traditional method sparklings that's actually enjoyable.
White
2013 Château Haut Guillebot Blanc Entre-Deux-Mers Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
6/20/2016 - difran wrote:
83 points
Citrus, lemon on nose. Tropical fruit, low acid, a bit flabby.
White - Fortified
6/13/2016 - difran wrote:
83 points
The wine looks yellow gold colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like biscuity, bready and sherry. It tastes like almond, sherry, biscuity, brettanomyces and horsey. The body is medium. The wine has linear texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.
Red
5/21/2016 - difran wrote:
Brilliant ruby color, vegetal and mineral hints on nose, vegetal grassy on palate, medium plus tannin, medium acidity , medium alc, medium plus finish.
Red
Cherries, chocolate, herbs on the nose. Grenache shines through as red fruit on the palate along with dried strawberry, CdP like floral hints. Juicy on the attack, big, but pleasant dry tannins on the finish. Crowd pleasingly drinkable now, and looking forward to its progression in years to come.
Red
4/2/2016 - difran Likes this wine:
95 points
Dark, not much rim variation. Black and green pepper. Complex flavors, excellent quality, still tannic, could age a bit more. Definitely a fine wine and experience but others rival it easily for far less cost.
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Red
3/23/2016 - difran wrote:
91 points
The wine has medium acidity. It smells like black olive, molasses, black currant (cassis) and bell pepper. The body is full. The wine finishes long. The wine looks brick colored. The legs are slow. There is light sediment in the bottle. The wine has round texture.
Red
2007 Summerwood GSM Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
3/7/2016 - difran wrote:
88 points
Very high alc, but still pleasantly balanced.
Red
2/23/2016 - difran Likes this wine:
91 points
Bright, garnet red. Clear. High intensity, low tannin, big ripe fruit but well balanced. If you are going to drink zin, this is the type to drink. Not much spice, but full and jammy with sophistication.
Red
2/18/2016 - difran wrote:
70 points
Medicinal nose, astringent, bitter. Not sure if it was this bottle or the whole lot. It's bad.
Red
2/18/2016 - difran wrote:
90 points
Happy #nationaldrinkwineday
Red
2006 Melka Métisse Jumping Goat Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/11/2016 - difran wrote:
95 points
The wine has medium acidity. It smells like cool/menthol, blackberry, black olive, mineral, medium toast and bell pepper. The wine finishes long. It tastes like strawberry and butterscotch. The wine looks brick colored. The legs are medium. There is heavy sediment in the bottle. The wine has coarse texture.
Red
2/4/2016 - difran Likes this wine:
92 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like strawberry, cranberry, red currant and cherry. It tastes like strawberry, red currant and cherry. The body is light/medium. The wine has polished texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has low acidity.
Red
12/27/2015 - difran wrote:
The wine has medium acidity. It smells like cool/menthol, black olive, flint, black currant (cassis) and oak. The body is medium. The wine finishes medium. It tastes like flint and stoniness. The wine looks crimson colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. The wine has round texture.
Red
12/26/2015 - difran Likes this wine:
93 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are fast. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like raspberry, red currant, petrol and tar. It tastes like strawberry, raspberry and light toast. The body is medium. The wine has polished texture. The wine finishes short. The wine has medium acidity.
Red
12/24/2015 - difran wrote:
92 points
Merry Christmas! Well balanced Pinot, versatile.
Red
12/10/2015 - difran wrote:
89 points
Bit of a chemical nose, hint of honey. A nice unique old wine, but nothing to want to repeat.
Red
2003 Penfolds Grange South Australia Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
12/10/2015 - difran wrote:
93 points
The wine has medium acidity. It smells like cool/menthol, blackberry, mushroom, mineral and medium toast. The body is medium. The wine finishes medium. It tastes like black olive, butterscotch, mineral and oak. The wine looks crimson colored. The legs are slow. There is light sediment in the bottle. The wine has round texture.
Red
11/13/2015 - difran wrote:
90 points
A nice CdP. Definitely needs air -opened up nicely, but had some dried fruit hints up front.
Drank in honor of the Paris attacks. Isis are a bunch of cowards. Viva la Paris
Red
11/7/2015 - difran wrote:
92 points
Great representation of what Grenache is all about.
Red
2002 Viader Proprietary Red Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/29/2015 - difran Likes this wine:
90 points
The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is heavy sediment in the bottle. It smells like black pepper and green olive. It tastes like flint, mineral and red currant. The body is medium/full. The wine has coarse texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has medium acidity.
Red
10/26/2015 - difran Likes this wine:
93 points
Black cherry, lots of life still in it. Gamey, long finish, a little sour cherry. Great old wine.
Red
10/14/2015 - difran wrote:
89 points
Typical stags leap. Hints of green, medium tannin, oak. A bit of dried red fruit. Nice overall.
Red
10/6/2015 - difran wrote:
90 points
The wine has medium acidity. The body is medium. The wine finishes short. The wine has round texture.
Red
2010 Merryvale Profile Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/24/2015 - difran wrote:
Coravin didn't hold up so well- rest of the bottle was bad. Shame.
Red
8/5/2015 - difran wrote:
83 points
The wine has medium acidity. It smells like flint, apple, mushroom, raspberry, butterscotch, strawberry jam and cherry. The wine finishes medium. The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are fast. There is no sediment in the bottle. The wine has round texture.
Red
8/3/2015 - difran wrote:
The wine has medium acidity. It smells like blackberry, stoniness, vanilla, mushroom, oak, cool/menthol, raspberry, game, fur and mineral. The body is full. The wine finishes long. It tastes like blackberry, vanilla, medium toast, black pepper, espresso, raspberry, stoniness and mineral. The wine looks crimson colored. The legs are slow. There is light sediment in the bottle. The wine has round texture.
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Red
2010 Château Poujeaux Moulis en Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/22/2015 - difran Likes this wine:
90 points
Tart cherry, polished tannin, medium body. Overall nice wine- would buy again.
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Red
7/18/2015 - difran Likes this wine:
89 points
Deep ruby red, strawberry edges. Bold nose, give it some time in the glass and then you get some red fruits and chocolate. Med full body, dark red fruit, jammy Syrah, fragrant cherry Grenache and a little gamey Mourvèdre on the finish. Really nice wine. Russell does great work.
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Red
7/16/2015 - difran wrote:
Dark strawberry color with cherry jolly rancher on the rim/edge. Initial nose is chemical, almost a little plastic. Will revisit nose later. Juicy and strawberry jammy, red fruit on the palate. Low tannin. Medium-plus length cherry finish with slight acidity.
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Red
7/16/2015 - difran Likes this wine:
90 points
Red ruby color with burnt orange edges, showing its age. Green pepper, but more muted on nose than previous pour a couple months ago. A little cocoa and oak on the palate and cloves on the finish. Not big, but still an interesting wine.
Red
7/14/2015 - difran Likes this wine:
91 points
Plum, black fruit, medium plus finish, medium plus body, molasses and plum on the nose. Still quite nice after 2 months on the coravin.
Red
7/14/2015 - difran Likes this wine:
92 points
Coravined. Still intact. Nose: Heat, oak, leather, smoked meat. Color: deep ruby, brick edges. Clarity medium. Med acidity. Medium plus body.
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Red
7/10/2015 - difran wrote:
90 points
Vanilla. Lots of vanilla , big and juicy.
White
7/6/2015 - difran wrote:
84 points
The wine has low acidity. It smells like lemon, grapefruit and apple. The wine finishes medium. It tastes like peach, lemon and pear. The wine looks straw colored. The legs are fast. There is no sediment in the bottle. The wine has flabby texture.
Red
2011 Austin Hope Grenache Paso Robles Templeton Gap District (view label images)
7/3/2015 - difran wrote:
84 points
Dried fruit, almost borderline raisin. Not sure if it was intended style, or baked bottle
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Red - Sparkling
6/20/2015 - difran wrote:
86 points
Very sparking. Cherry cola like. Pink lemonade. Excels at what it set out to do for the style. Crowd pleaser.
Red
6/20/2015 - difran wrote:
88 points
The wine has medium acidity. It smells like cranberry, blueberry, light toast and raspberry. The wine finishes short. The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. The wine has narrow texture.
Red
2004 Ontañón Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
6/20/2015 - difran wrote:
91 points
The wine has low acidity. It smells like blackberry, dust, strawberry jam, chocolate and black currant (cassis). The wine finishes medium. It tastes like vanilla, blackberry, medium toast, strawberry jam, black currant (cassis) and oak. The wine looks brick colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle. The wine has round texture.
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White
6/20/2015 - difran wrote:
84 points
The wine has medium acidity. It smells like peach and lemon. The wine finishes short. It tastes like lime, acetic acid, lemon and orange. The wine looks blonde colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. The wine has narrow texture.
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