Tasting Notes for Tfols

(62 notes on 59 wines)

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Red
2/8/2019 - Tfols wrote:
93 points
Exceptional
Red
11/3/2018 - Tfols wrote:
Needed some time to blow off a bit of funk and sharpness. Tasty after about 45 minutes.
Red
9/23/2018 - Tfols wrote:
92 points
Exceptional. Bright fruit, aged incredibly nicely. Have one more bottle that I kinda want to hot for a year or two more.
Red
8/22/2018 - Tfols wrote:
92 points
Very happy with this one. Clear minerality backbone, but cherry and strawberry flavors coming through nicely.
White
7/15/2018 - Tfols wrote:
91 points
This is perhaps the first white where I have immediately wanted another bottle to the point where we ordered.... 6.
Red
2/26/2018 - Tfols wrote:
91 points
I quite enjoyed this. Held on to it without planning to, but happy we did. Appears it's no longer being imported into the U.S. - said to hear that!
Red
12/15/2017 - Tfols wrote:
86 points
Nice nose, ok palate, but I think this is on it's way down based on what we've had before. Glad we are drinking now.
Red
8/29/2017 - Tfols wrote:
Reaching the end of when I would open this I think (hard to tell), but very nice, even straight out of the bottle.
Red
7/26/2017 - Tfols wrote:
Right nearing the end of where I would drink this. Nose took awhile to blow off some... weird? That said, tasting pretty solid.
Red
6/28/2017 - Tfols wrote:
91 points
Well that has aged nicely. Very happy with this. Great Syrah character.
Red
4/4/2017 - Tfols wrote:
86 points
Fine, but not the best Passeggiata we've had.
Red
2/15/2017 - Tfols wrote:
92 points
This was singing when we opened. Bit of funk on opening, which blew off after about 30-45 minutes. Great fruit overall.
Red
1/27/2017 - Tfols wrote:
89 points
This has turned out very nice. Good fruit, and none of the green of the cab franc that sometimes pops up. Took about an hour of air to really open up.
Red
12/19/2016 - Tfols wrote:
90 points
Really nice right now.
Red
10/19/2016 - Tfols wrote:
89 points
Really happy with this. Time in bottle has smoothed it out - easy to drink but a nice mouthfeel, good flavor across the palate.
White - Sparkling
9/23/2016 - Tfols wrote:
92 points
Absolutely singing tonight.
Red
9/5/2016 - Tfols wrote:
Started a big hot but aeration solved that. Really pretty bottle. Could probably take a couple more years in bottle if you want.
Red
4/20/2016 - Tfols wrote:
89 points
This is really nice. Does not taste like "VA wine". Really happy with this bottle.
Red
2/1/2016 - Tfols wrote:
87 points
This has aged actually quite well. Quite surprised. Nice fruit, opened up pretty easily.
White
1/29/2016 - Tfols wrote:
88 points
Very nice - clean, almost elegant. Not a lot of backbone flavor to it, but I haven't had a nicer viognier in awhile.
Red
11/29/2015 - Tfols Likes this wine:
92 points
Very strong. Decanted 1 hour, drank over course of two. Lots of nice flavors here. Started with more fruit than I was ready for, but has settled into some nice complexity.
Red
6/9/2015 - Tfols wrote:
92 points
Bright Cherry with some blackberry. Very happy.
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White
6/7/2015 - Tfols wrote:
Cork was completely dead (and I stored this poorly for a few years) but held up extremely well. Gorgeous golden color, starting to get a bit of honey on the nose. Lots of complexity on the palette.
White
5/10/2015 - Tfols wrote:
90 points
Really not sure the Pichler family can do no wrong in my view.
Red
2/9/2015 - Tfols wrote:
91 points
Bit more fruit forward than I was expecting, but a very pleasant glass. Others got a bit of smoke, though I did not.
Red
12/7/2014 - Tfols wrote:
92 points
Showing extremely well. Nose was evident from popping the cork and very nice - taste is great. Really can't complain at all.
Red
11/27/2014 - Tfols wrote:
88 points
Needed about an hour to open up, but presented very well after that. What I expect from an Oregon Pinot.
Red
10/27/2014 - Tfols Likes this wine:
95 points
Really nice bright fruit with a sensual backend. Very delighted with this - drank over several hours, improved throughout.
Red
9/21/2014 - Tfols wrote:
90 points
So very solid. Great wine to sip while getting ready for dinner. Bright fruit up front (maybe cherry?) with a very very slight black pepper at the back.
Red
8/15/2014 - Tfols wrote:
Probably kept too long (and I don't have good storage). Lighter than I expected. Good fruit, considering.
Red
3/30/2014 - Tfols wrote:
89 points
Popped and let sit for about an hour before drinking. Very bright fruit on the palate, a bit less complexity than I was looking for. Cherry initially, but also some black fruit that was very nice. Not exactly what I wanted for the night, but very drinkable, happy to have it.
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Red
3/28/2014 - Tfols wrote:
90 points
Very happy with this - thought it was a great value. Initial burst of fruit, but enough backend complexity and a bit of light earth to make it a good wine across the palate.
White
3/8/2014 - Tfols wrote:
Very sweet - but not overly so. Somewhat impressed considering newness of winery.
Red
2/18/2014 - Tfols wrote:
89 points
On open, this scared me - had a bit more vinegar than I liked. However, with air, this had a very nice middle palate with great cherry on the backend. Not sure it was my absolute favorite, but highly enjoyed.
Red
12/16/2013 - Tfols wrote:
Subtler than I was expecting, but nice up front fruit.
Red
11/16/2013 - Tfols wrote:
89 points
Enjoyable. Bit tamer than some cabs - may have mellowed. Winner among several different drinkers, so that's a plus as well. not a large amount of fruit, but a more complex mid and back palate than I'd normally expect.
White
10/13/2013 - Tfols wrote:
90 points
Probably just past it's prime. Had some of the nice early fruit I'm used to, but was muted. Great back end however - stone was nicely evident.
White
10/13/2013 - Tfols wrote:
85 points
Sweeter than I remembered at the tasting, but solid, especially for MD.
White
5/2/2013 - Tfols wrote:
86 points
Pretty solid. A bit more of a metallic taste than I'd like, but worth the price.
Red
4/16/2013 - Tfols Likes this wine:
89 points
Initially this was a massive, massive up front hit of fruit, strawberry for me, "Wisconsin cherry" for my girlfriend. Really developed with air. The big fruit hit subsided into a nice cherry for both of us, with a bit of woodsy (very light), in the mid to back of the mouth. I'd say that it was a very slight bit hot (maybe needing a bit more time?), but was good to drink, and will be on my list of things to pick up in the future. I was a fan, and my gf who I am slowly converting to Pinots was a big fan.
Red
4/2/2013 - Tfols wrote:
89 points
Very pleasant - may have been helped along by the dinner we were having. Table all loved the nose, which had some very light floral notes, although with cherry. Taste was good, but I had trouble discerning individual flavors, until the end, when some light underbrush and meat flavors appeared.
Red
1/3/2013 - Tfols wrote:
88 points
Tasty, girlfriend thought it was "salty". I got light fruit, with some pepper going on. Liked it more as it opened. Color is nice, but very light.
White
12/10/2012 - Tfols Likes this wine:
87 points
I feel like this wine has the potential to be a great buy for the cost - however, this particularly bottle was quite "hot" alcohol wise. Aromas of straw, light fruit, stone. Mineral on the front, with some tantalizing flavors appearing.. and then getting overtaken by the alcohol. Tempted to buy another bottle or two and let them age for a year or two to test.
Red
10/15/2012 - Tfols wrote:
75 points
Completely unbalanced, hard to stomach.
White
8/13/2012 - Tfols wrote:
87 points
What I've come to expect. Nicely sweet, very good to drink. Second day this turns to white grape juice. Whoops.
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White
8/13/2012 - Tfols wrote:
88 points
Great on a summer day.
Red
8/13/2012 - Tfols wrote:
87 points
Great example of a basic oregon pinot. Light fruit, quiet cherry at the front, with a much more earthy backend. Very nice to drink. Was solid on the second day, as well.
Red
8/2/2012 - Tfols wrote:
82 points
This bottle has an incredibly bright berry component to it that makes me want to like it. Sweet, but not disturbingly so. However, the berry is surrounded by a metallic taste that just makes everything seem disjointed. Improved with a bit of air, toning down that taste, but still not great, just ok.
Red
7/30/2012 - Tfols wrote:
88 points
Very solid oregon pinot for the price. Clean, berries up front, but the pepper that I expect from Oregon comes in the back. Bit of woodsy field. Feel like this could get another... 2 years without issue, but I'm not an expert on aging.
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