Tasting Notes for Nostromo

(26 notes on 22 wines)

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White
7/11/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
80 points
A bit green tasting. Not my favorite Viognier.
Red
7/13/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
88 points
Extremely earthy and smokey. A bit much for my taste, but it is a syrah. Didn't enjoy it as much as the last bottle.
Red
7/13/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
89 points
Very smooth and delicious. Surprisingly good for the price. Not much on the nose, but no defects.
Red
6/17/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
79 points
Sour cherry on the nose. Nice acidity, but quite a bit of heat.

After decanting for 2 hours, all I can taste is overripe cherries. Very similar to the Barefoot Zin. Definitely a pass.
White - Off-dry
5/29/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
88 points
Fruity, taste of tangerine. High residual sugar but not syrupy. A dessert varietal but drinks like a white.
Red
5/28/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
86 points
Definitely improving with age. The fruit is mellowing out and becoming a balanced wine. Still very translucent, light ruby color. Sweet with a slightly tart finish. Planning on leaving a few bottles for 2+ years. Reason for the low score is the lack of a bouquet.
Red
5/20/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
89 points
Vanilla and ripe cherry on the nose. Light color and slightly translucent. Moderately low acidity, clean finish, very little tannins. Very pleasant wine. Drinking chilled from my wine fridge. Overall very enjoyable.
White
5/12/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
90 points
Light, fruity, tasted of grapefruit. Very delicious.
Red
4/29/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
flawed
Slightly corked. Overly musty and foul smelling when I first opened it. Aired out fairly well and tasted fine, but not at all like the other bottles. Disappointing as the 2nd bad bottle I've had.
Red
4/3/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
86 points
Very Jammy. Surprisingly thick for a Zinfandel. Not much nose. Absolutely no tannins. Amazing QPR.
White
4/2/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
Wife's seal of approval.
Red
3/27/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
92 points
Wow! So this is what a fruit bomb is? Very dominant fruit forward. No heat, no bite, very clean finish. I don't taste any tannins. Citrus. Slightly crisp finish, like a grapefruit. Nose is pleasant and flowery, reminds me of a zinfandel. Not the usually mushroomy syrah. I think it's so mellow it's not going to develop much more; time to drink now.
This is a definite crowd pleaser. Nothing harsh and has the fruit to be appreciated by serious wine drinkers.
The bottom 1/8" of the cork was wet, the bottom was so dark purple it was almost black. Not corked yet, but may have gone there if cellared for a few years.
Each sip is more interesting and more pleasant.
Red - Fortified
3/22/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
84 points
Average port. Not very sweet.
Red
2004 JanKris Estate "Picaro" Paso Robles Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/15/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
75 points
Very average wine.
Red
2004 JanKris Estate Riatta Paso Robles Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/23/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
70 points
Something foul with this wine. Didn't smell corked or spoiled, but the recipe is just off. It kind of has a foamy taste that is very unpleasant.
Red - Fortified
2/26/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
88 points
Spicy nose. Very tasty, sweet like a port. Very long tears. Clean finish. Had open for two weeks and was consistent throughout.
Red
2/24/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
80 points
Fairly bland bouquet. Just a hint of pepper. Light red color, translucent. Nothing offensive going on, but nothing particularly notable. The Sang. definitely dominates but it seems like it should have been barreled longer.
Red
2008 EOS Petite Nouveau Paso Robles Red Blend
2/23/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
85 points
Slightly sparkling when first opened, let breathe in the glass for 2 hours and it went away. Low acidity, high residual sugar. Doesn't taste like it spent any time in oak barrels, but that's consistent with a beaujolais. Simple, but enjoyable.
Red
2/20/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
88 points
Sediment on the bottom of cork. The cork appeared intact and dry above the bottom 1/8 inch.
Very nice bouquet. Vanilla, citrus, sweetness. Dark red color. Slight tannic finish, drops off after a few seconds. Decanting a few hours did not seem to change it noticeably.
Red
2/14/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
91 points
A sweet, savory blend. Very viscous mouth feel, virtually no tannins, left a very pleasant finish of blueberries. Bottle had been open for half a day at the tasting room, so I'm sure that helped open up all the fruit that was packed into this bottle. My favorite Vino Robles to date.
Red
2005 John Alan Meritage Reserve Paso Robles Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/14/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
90 points
Rich, savory, well balanced blend.
Rosé
2007 Charles Shaw White Zinfandel California Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
2/9/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
84 points
Previous description of a wine cooler was accurate. Fruity, not much taste of alcohol.
White - Sparkling
2/6/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
80 points
Very dry. Not my favorite, but good for a dry champagne.
Red
2/1/2009 - Nostromo wrote:
75 points
Pleasant, fruity nose characteristic of Cab Franc, but otherwise watery and bland.
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