Tasting Notes for Minkey

(184 notes on 180 wines)

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Red
4/6/2016 - Minkey Likes this wine:
97 points
Dark purple in color and very inky, the nose showed blackberry and plums with a hint of chocolate and anise. The palate was fruit forward but not over powering, showing dark berries, dark chocolate with a hint of game and smoke. The tannins are well integrated and smooth and the wine has a long lingering finish.
Red
12/21/2014 - Minkey Does not like this wine:
84 points
Dark color with an earthiness on the nose with plums. Very peculiar on the palate, it has a fizzy acidic taste overshadowing the fruit. Also somewhat tannic.
Red
11/27/2014 - Minkey Likes this wine:
90 points
Purple in color, the nose shows smoke, pepper, plums and game. There is not too much fruit on the palate and it also shows minerals with noticeable tannins.
Red
7/2/2014 - Minkey Likes this wine:
88 points
Light purple in color, the nose shows some dark fruit with tones of earth. The palate shows anise with hints of dark berries. Still very tannic, needs to settle for a couple more years.
Red
1/4/2014 - Minkey wrote:
87 points
This wine shows black plums, dark berries, dust and earth with noticeable alcohol on the nose. The palate is less overwhelming than then nose and is more well balanced, showing dark fruit with hints of earthy vegetables and mild tannins.
Red
2003 Arietta Variation One Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
10/27/2013 - Minkey Likes this wine:
94 points
The nose shows dark berries and plums with a touch of anise and a hint of earthiness. Still a little tannic, the palate shows dark fruit with touch of earthy dust. The wine could have used a couple more years in the cellar but was very enjoyable.
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Red
10/27/2013 - Minkey Likes this wine:
94 points
Dark purple in color, almost black, the nose shows dark berries, touch of pepper and a hint of smoke. Very big on the palate this wine shows dark fruit as well as hints of pepper and a touch of game.
Red
6/11/2013 - Minkey Likes this wine:
92 points
Purple in color, the wine shows black plums and dark berries with a touch of smokiness. The palate shoes fruit, mainly dark berries but also a hint of strawberries, but the fruit is not overbearing. The tannins are well integrated.
Red
5/26/2013 - Minkey Likes this wine:
90 points
Blueberries, plums, tar and tobacco on the nose. The palate shows dark berries as well as earthiness and a touch of anise. Tannins are well integrated and overall do not overpower the wine.
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Red
2008 Penfolds Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet-Shiraz Blend, Red Blend (view label images)
5/14/2013 - Minkey Likes this wine:
90 points
Dense nose with tar, tobacco, blue berries and dark plums. The palate is fruit forward with dark berries, plums and a hint of earthiness.
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Red
5/4/2013 - Minkey Likes this wine:
91 points
The nose shows plums, leather and tobacco. The palate shows dark berries and plums with a hint of dustiness, well balanced and not too tannic.
Red
3/3/2013 - Minkey Likes this wine:
92 points
Black plums and blackberries are on the nose with a touch of smoke, slate, and iron. The palate shows dark fruit with a hint of earthiness and is not overly tannic. It has a smooth medium finish.
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Red
2/23/2013 - Minkey Likes this wine:
88 points
The nose shows plums and blackberries with a touch of white pepper. Dark fruit on the palate, it also has a hint of earthiness. Not overly tannic, the wine has a medium finish. Good wine should be drunk now.
Red
1/23/2013 - Minkey Likes this wine:
87 points
Plums and blackberries on the nose with hints of minerals. Slightly smoky on the palate, it shows some dark berries with a hint of anise. Even though it is not overly tannic, the tannins stick around for a bit, giving it a medium finish.
Red
1/7/2013 - Minkey wrote:
90 points
Earthy nose with mushrooms and a hint of dill. Refreshing on the palate, the tannins are relatively low with hints of red cherry as well an earthy note. The finish is medium though the tannins seem to stick around a bit longer that expected.
Red
12/23/2012 - Minkey wrote:
90 points
Initially tight on the nose but opened up after awhile, dense with hints of blueberries and tobacco. The palate is not overly fruity with touches of dark berries and tobacco with some earthy tones. Gassed the bottle left over night after initial tasting. It mellowed and accentuated its earthiness and more notes of tobacco.
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Red
9/2/2012 - Minkey wrote:
88 points
Very unique nose, slightly floral with heavy herbal notes, especially dill. The palate reflects the nose, slightly floral with heavy tones of dill which is very predominant.
Red
6/23/2012 - Minkey wrote:
89 points
Very nice on the nose, showing barn yard and hints of manure with some red cherries. Well balanced on the palate, crispy with red cherries and some earthyness.
Red
6/23/2012 - Minkey wrote:
88 points
Tight on the nose, this wine shows plums and dark berries with a hint of anis. Balanced on the palate it shows dark berries and plum with medium tannins.
White
6/23/2012 - Minkey wrote:
87 points
Light on the nose with hints of lychee, oak, and butter. Buttery and oaky on the palate with some mild acidity and hints of pear.
Red
2010 Orin Swift The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
6/16/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
92 points
The nose still very tight but shows hints of red berries. The palate is also still somewhat tight but shows plenty of red berries. Definitely would hold this for a couple of years.
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Red
6/16/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
92 points
The nose is unusually crispy for a zin yet shows Jammie's with ripe strawberries. The palate is well balanced, not overly fruity and jammy yet shows plenty of ripe red berries.
Red
6/16/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
89 points
Jammy nose shows ripe red berries and root vegetables. The palate is jammy as well but not overbearing and shows strawberries and plums.
Red
6/16/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
88 points
The nose has plenty of root vegetables with strawberries and dark cherries. The palate is very fruity and jammy with ripe strawberries and blackberries.
Red
6/16/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
89 points
The nose is very dense and fruity with strawberries, kohlrabi and plums. Red berries, particularly strawberries dominate the palate.
Red
2009 Orin Swift Saldo California Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
6/16/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
89 points
The nose shows root vegetables and red berries. The palate is well balanced, not too jammy with strawberries and blackberries.
Red
6/16/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
87 points
Jammy fruity nose shows strawberries, nectarines and plums with a hint of earth. Very fruity on tha palate, red berries with a mild mossy finish.
Red
6/16/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
87 points
The nose is very dense and fruity, dark red berries and anis. The palate is equally dense and very fruity, full of strawberries and red currants.
Red
6/10/2012 - Minkey wrote:
96 points
Decanted for 4 hours and ran through vintui, dense nose with tar, anise, black berries and blueberries. The palate was smooth with dark berries, dark chocolate and hints of anise. This wine will keep for a while and be just as good.
Rosé - Sparkling
6/9/2012 - Minkey wrote:
87 points
Slightly yeasty on the nose it shows hints of berries but very subtle. Nice palate, refreshing, with hints of red berries.
White
6/9/2012 - Minkey wrote:
85 points
Crispy nose shows citrus, particularly grapefruit as well has minerals. Very mild on the palate with mild acidity, it shows notes of citrus.
White
6/9/2012 - Minkey wrote:
85 points
Very light nose with hints of citrus and minerals. The palate is also very light with touches of lime stone and citruS.
Red
6/3/2012 - Minkey wrote:
92 points
Decanted for a couple of hours, the nose showed red berries and hints of ash. The palate was well balanced with hints of strawberries and red plums as well as a slight smoky touch. A great everyday inexpensive wine.
Red
6/2/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
92 points
The nose is musky with hints of mushrooms, red berries, and slight touch of anise. The palate is well balanced with mild acidity, showing red berries with a touch of anise.
Red
6/2/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
89 points
A slightly fruity nose which is not overbearing, it also has hints of a barn yard smell. Light and well balanced palate shows red berries and mushrooms.
Red
6/2/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
89 points
Slightly earthy on the nose, it shows mushrooms as well as hints of root vegetables with a minimal touch of cherries. The palate is well balanced and shows cherries as well as red berries with a slight hint of earthiness.
Red
6/2/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
88 points
The nose is very crisp and fruity showing plenty of red cherries and raspberries. The palate is well balanced and shows strawberries, cherries with a hint of mushrooms.
Red
6/2/2012 - Minkey wrote:
86 points
Earthy nose with hints of red berries, it has a subtle sweetness to it. Very mild on the palate it has a earthy touch to it with hints of cherries.
Red
6/2/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
87 points
Musky nose with hints of dark cherry and moss as well as touch of mushrooms. The palate shows cherries and sweet berries, mild acidity.
White
6/2/2012 - Minkey wrote:
86 points
The nose shows lime stone and pear and is very crispy. Mild palate with mild acidity, shows hints of grapefruit and a touch of minerals.
White
6/2/2012 - Minkey wrote:
85 points
Very subtle nose with hints of lychee and pear. Crisp palate with hints of citrus and minerals.
White
6/2/2012 - Minkey wrote:
86 points
Crispy nose with minerals and citrus with a hint of flowers. Mild palate with subtle acidity and notes of citrus and pear.
Red
5/26/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
91 points
Very earthy nose shows an assortment of root vegetables, especially kohlrabi. Mildly tannic, the palate is well balanced and shows plum, root vegetables, and some dark berries.
Red
5/26/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
90 points
Earthy nose with mushrooms, root vegetables and a hint of plum. The palate is more fruity than what the nose suggests, showing plum, cassis and other dark berries.
Red
5/26/2012 - Minkey wrote:
87 points
Dense nose shows earthiness and dark fruit, particularly plum and blueberry. Moldy tannic, the palate shows blueberries, anise, and has a hint of earthiness.
Red
5/26/2012 - Minkey Likes this wine:
88 points
Nose shows cassis, black berries, plum and anise. Palate is earthy yet shows fruit, particularly dark berries. The tannins are mild.
Red
5/26/2012 - Minkey Does not like this wine:
86 points
Fruity nose with hints of tar and tobacco. Mildly tannic, the palate doesn't exhibit a lot of fruit but shows a lot of licorice.
White
5/26/2012 - Minkey wrote:
88 points
Mild nose shows minerals and earthy fruit. Crispy on the palate, not overly buttery and oaky, shows honeydew and some citrus.
White
5/26/2012 - Minkey Does not like this wine:
85 points
Mild nose with musky fruit, some lychee. Buttery on the palate, showing lychee fruit and oak.
White
5/26/2012 - Minkey wrote:
87 points
Very mild nose shows minerals, subtle hint of peach. Crispy on the palate with mild acidity, hints of kiwi and peach.
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