Tasting Notes for gquigs

(378 notes on 273 wines)

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Red
5/11/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Tasty, not overly complex and not over done either. Well balanced. Red fruit complemented by leather/tobacco.
Red
5/2/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
92 points
This wine has really gotten better w some bottle age, I wish this wasn't my last one. Spice box, fig, plum, cherry pie on the nose. Sweet cherries, raspberry, crisp acidity w fine tannins and a medium finish
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Red
4/30/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
88 points
Decent wine for what it is. Raspberry, cherry and peppery notes.
Red
4/24/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Leather, earth and dark berries on the nose. Blacky cherry, blackberry, dark chocolate on the palette. Grippy tannins that linger. Will give me other bottle some time.
Red
2011 Black Ridge Vineyards San Andreas Red Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/17/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Better on the second day. Fruit forward and tasty
Red
4/15/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
92 points
Enjoyed this bottle. Earth, red fruit, vanilla on the nose. Raspberry and cherry on the palate. Good acidity.
Red
4/4/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
92 points
Very good with lamb chops. Opened up after some time with dark fruit and leather.
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Red
3/17/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Strawberry, good with food.
Red
3/21/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Cherry, earth and tobacco. Nice acidity, well balanced
Red
3/10/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
89 points
This needs some time. Upon opening lots of oak and wood. After a few hours it settled down and showed black fruit. Plum and spices on the palate.
Red
3/13/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Chocolate, blackberry, spices and earth on the nose. Sour cherry with bright acidity with a medium plus finish
Red
3/10/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
92 points
This bottle was very good. Licorice, menthol, red fruit on the nose. Bright red fruit, cherry, raspberry, chocolate, vanilla and spices. Crisp acidity as well. Great value
Red
2018 Leviathan California Red Blend (view label images)
2/28/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Earth, dark fruit and spices on the nose. Blueberry, black cherry on the palate balanced by nice acidity. Long finish
Red
2011 Blackbird Vineyards Paramour Oak Knoll District Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/26/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark and blue fruit. Very tasty
Red
2/28/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Needed some time to open up. Once it did it was very good. Silky texture, nice fruit with good acidity
Red
2/13/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Dark fruit and good mouthfeel. Tasty blend
Red
2/19/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Leather and earth on the nose with some black cherry hiding behind them. Nicely balanced on the palate, dark fruit.
Red
2/15/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Decanted this for 2-3 hours. Earth, plum, blackberry on the nose. On the palate sweet fruit, raspberry, cherry with peppery notes.
Red
2/12/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
93 points
Earth, pine and red fruit on the nose. Raspberry and cherry on the palate, with some spice as well. Good acidity that balances.
Red
2010 Rasa Vineyards QED Walla Walla Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
2/10/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Smooth and silky. Red fruit, pepper, some spices. Easy drinking.
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Red
2/7/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Blackberry, blueberry and baking spices
Red
1/30/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
93 points
Bright cherry and red fruit. This is singing right now. Crisp acidity provides nice balance. Wish I had more
Red
2013 Materra Cunat Reserve Oak Knoll District Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/3/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Dark fruit, earth, minerals.
Red
2/6/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Leather, forest floor and dark fruit on the nose. Dark raspberry, sour cherry w grainy tannins.
Red
1/22/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
88 points
This bottle had more funk on it. Still had notes of leather and earth, some dark fruit on the palate
Red
1/23/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
93 points
Very good. Black cherry and spices. Drinking beautifully
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Red
1/2/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Very good again. Dark fruit, blackberry and dark chocolate on the nose. Cherry and spice when drinking
Red
1/17/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
94 points
Delicious. Raspberry, graphite, candied fruit and herbs on the nose. Sweet cherry, spices and peppery on the palate. I wish I had more
Red
1/16/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
I'm thinking I should have waited on these. This one was the best o the bunch. Bright red fruit, vanilla and pine on the nose. Juicy cherries, vanilla on the palate with nice acidity. Medium finish.
Red
1/3/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Still very good, although on its last legs. Nice balance on the wine and ripe strawberries
Red
1/2/2021 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Dark fruit and chocolate on the nose. Bright cherries and spice when drinking. Quite enjoyable w dinner.
Red
12/31/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
92 points
Mushroom on the nose initially. After a several hour decant it opened up. Black currant, leather blackberry and spices on the nose. Tart cherry and raspberry on the palate. Nice acidity, long finish
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Red
12/23/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
92 points
Quite tasty, nice red and blue fruit
Red
12/28/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Ripe blueberry and blackberry, tasty. Wish I had more
Red
12/25/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
93 points
Chocolate, tobacco and blackberries on the nose. Blackberry, dark cherry and spices. Long finish
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Red
12/19/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Really tasty. Leather, forest floor and dark fruit on the nose. The tannins have mellowed and it drinks smooth. Dark cherries on the palate
Red
12/17/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
92 points
Once again, very good. Black berry, earth an tobacco on the nose. Blackberry, cherry, raspberry and vanilla on the palate
Red
12/16/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Great zin and great QPR.
Red
12/12/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Balanced, nice acidity. Bright red fruit. Tasty.
Red
12/20/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Black fruit, dark chocolate, took some time to open
Red
2018 Leviathan California Red Blend (view label images)
12/3/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Bold and big, tasty.
Red
11/28/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
92 points
Plum and blackberry. Beautifully balanced.
White
11/26/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Delicious. Nice acidity. Crisp, lemon, dried apricot.
Red
11/26/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
92 points
Very good. Silky smooth texture on the mouth. Cherry, strawberry and cola. Happy I have another left
Red
11/22/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Very tasty and excellent QPR. Bright red juicy fruit, cherry, raspberry. Nice acidity.
Red
11/25/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
91 points
Fig, gingerbread, dried cherry and graphite on the nose. Long finish with silky tannins. Plum and dried cherry on the palate as well
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Red
2013 Materra Cunat Reserve Oak Knoll District Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/25/2020 - gquigs Likes this wine:
90 points
Leather, forest floor and baking spices. Blueberry, blackberry with a saline and minerality to it.
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