Tasting Notes for hackey37

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Spirits
12/8/2019 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
94 points
NAS SB Buffalo Trace MB#2 (est. 10 - 15 rye, 5 malt barley).
Nose of sweet corn, citrus, brown sugar. Nice and mellow orange citrus taste, notes of citrus zest, cherries, and it finishes with spicy cinnamon and provides a warm flush on the end, aka Kentucky Hug. Not sure if you could call a Bourbon elegant, but it is so comparatively speaking.
Red
4/3/2019 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
91 points
Nearly opaque, dense color, garnet, and bright clarity. The nose is earth, minerals, and flowers. The tastes are baking spices, tobacco, and blackberries. The tannins are dry and the finish is sour and spicy.
Red
4/3/2019 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Good clarity, translucent, and dense ruby color. Nose is sassafrass, cherry, and earthy notes. Tastes are cherry, earth, sassafrass, light peppery notes, and raspberry. The finish is dry and fruity with a nice acidic tinge.
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Red
4/3/2019 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
91 points
Translucent but deep pink to ruby color. Nice perfume and floral notes. Cherry and strawberry notes, earthy and sweet spicy notes with a nice, silky dry finish.
Red
4/3/2019 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
87 points
Dense translucent color, orange, rust, brown brick and autumn colors. Iodine, leather, tobacco, caramel, and orange mixed with currant and funk. Tastes are licorice, unripe cherry, very dry and tannic with some black coffee taste on the finish.
Red
2/28/2019 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
96 points
The color is deep garnet with dense color to the edge, opaque with brilliant clarity. The smells are currants, red jolly rancher, vanilla, sweet red fruit, blueberry juice, and hints of dill. The tastes are currants, blueberry, blackberry, sweet vanilla, cacao, tea, and sweet tobacco. The tannins are ripe and satin like, while the finish is long and dry. Another dose of hedonism!
Red
2/28/2019 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
95 points
The color is deep garnet, opaque, and ruby at the edge. The smells are currants, cherries, sweet red jam, and blackberries. Much fruit on the nose with some hints of wet stone. Tastes are cherries, tart raspberries, cedar, strawberries, and currants. This is hedonistic, the tannins are strong but velvety, and the finish is lengthy.
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White
1/13/2019 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
94 points
This delicious wine has powerful aromatics and is floral on the nose. There are notes of butterscotch, citrus, saline, and orange zest. Heavy body and finishes with length and subtle spice.
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Red
2007 Harlan Estate The Maiden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/6/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
95 points
The color is dark, inky, and opaque with slight haze. Smells are blueberry, currants, vanilla, menthol, and sweet cherries. Tastes are cherry, blueberry, stone, tobacco, earth, and some notes of dull and cedar on the back end. Tannins are furry and velvety and the wine has a lengthy finish.
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Red
10/6/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Light garnet color and surprised at the translucense plus nice clarity. Smells are currants, bacon, pepper, cherry, and floral notes. Tastes are cherry, black licorice, fennel, wet stones, and nice pepper. Nice minerality and crisp texture with a lasting finish.
Red
8/22/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Inky purple and lighter garnet to the edge, opaque and slight haze. Smells are blackberries, lavender, cigar wrapper, barnyard, and jammy red fruit. Tastes are blueberries, blackberries earth, wet stone, and dark chocolate. There is some heat on the finish and good acidity with course satin tannins.
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Red
1997 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/22/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
94 points
Garnet color and ruby to the edge and opaque with a bit of haze. The smells are currant, orange zest, prunes, and sweet spices. Tastes are coffee, cacao, cherry, blueberry, pepper, tea, and brown sugar. Tannins are like fine velvet and there is a long finish with a little heat. Very complex.
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Red
8/22/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
91 points
Bright ruby color and translucent. Smells are cherry, currant, barnyard, earth, and cranberry. Tastes are sour cherry, earth, orange zest, tea, and dry leaves. Tannins are like rough satin with a long finish.
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Red
7/28/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Great clarity, opaque and ruby to garnet hues from rim to robe. Smells are menthol, cherries, currant, dark spices and earthy notes. Tastes are currants, tart cherry, tobacco, herbs, black olive, and earth. Abundant acidity and course, satiny tannins.
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Red
6/24/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep garnet color, translucent, and nice clarity. Smells are sassafras, tar, cranberries, cherry, sweet spice, and dill. Tastes are cherries, raspberries, tea, dill, and light hint of cracked black pepper. Good weight and texture with satins tannins and good acids but some heat.
Red
6/24/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
92 points
Translucent darker garnet color, good clarity but not as bright as the previous (Solena). Smells are Asian spice, sassafras, dark chocolate, strawberries, and dark cherry. Tastes are dark cherry, rich red fruit, tart raspberry, damp earthy notes. Medium weight and good mix of sweet and sour tastes with light satiny tannins.
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Red
6/24/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
91 points
Tranluscent garnet core with salmon color at the rim, bright clarity. Smells are perfume, flowers, cranberries, cherry, cinnamon, sassafras, and hint of barnyard. Tastes are cherry, strawberry, perfumed notes, with acidic zing and deft tannin. A little hot.
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Red
6/23/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
95 points
Opaque deep garnet color, ruby at the rim and somewhat clouded clarity. Smells are very jammy blueberries, currants, blackberries, wet stone.and perfume. Tastes are also blueberries, sweet spices, dark chocolate with mocha, and earthy notes. This wine is delicious and hedonistic. The tannins are velvety and the texture has weight.
Red
6/23/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
92 points
Not quite opaque ruby to garnet color, and great clarity. Smells are flowers, earth, horse barn, sour cherry, raspberry, leaves, and cedar. The tastes are cherry, currants, vanilla, tar, and earthy notes. Light texture, good acid, and course satin like tannin.
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Red
6/19/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
92 points
Tranluscent, light garnet salmon color with earthy and cherry nose. Tastes are cherries , rhubarb, sassafras, red licorice, and earthy, wet stone. Light texture and delicious.
Red
1978 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/7/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium color, garnet to dark tawny color, autumn brick edge, haze and opaque but some translucency towards the edge. Smells are iodine, leather, barnyard, bell pepper, raisin, dry leaves, and earth. The tastes are sour cherry, pepper, orange zest, raw meat, menthol, and earthy notes. Tannins are mostly resolved and very fine while the texture is crisp and zingy.
Red
4/4/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Color is dense, opaque, and inky to garnet in tones. Smells are smoke, meat, hoisin, leather, currants, dill, black olive, plum, and earthy notes. Tastes are hoisin, pepper, currants, smoke, meat, pencil, and sour cherry. The tannins are fine grained and dry while the finish is long. Very complex and a fun 20th anniversary wine ro drink with my beautiful wife.
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Red
4/4/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Wine is translucent and ruby-garnet color with light coloring. Smells are smoky, blackberries, raspberries, and cedar notes. Tastes are cherries, sassafras, blackberries, and woody and earthy notes. The finish is long and the texture is crisp while the tannins are like fine velvet with a bit of heat while remaining elegant.
Red
2/25/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Translucent, very slight haze, deep garnet color with dark autumn orange at the rim. Smells are smoke,. meaty, cassis, sweet spices, cherry, orange zest, and dates. Tastes are sweet spices, cherry, smoked meat, currants, kir, and mushroom and earthy notes. Tannins are velvet and there is a soft, ripe texture while the finish is long with a little heat.
Red
2/25/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
92 points
Slight haze, deep garnet with some brick to the edge and translucent. Smells are dill, peppery notes, stems, smoke, and earthy notes. Tastes are cherry, earth, dill, tea, and cranberry. Tannins are satin like with thin texture with a modest finish.
Red
2008 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Aquilon Campo de Borja Garnacha, Grenache (view label images)
2/23/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Color is clear, opaque, and dark garnet. Smells are blackberry, dark cherry, earthy notes, soy, and graphite. The tastes are dark cherry, blackberry, peppery spices, black olive, and jammy fruit. Tannins are ripe, thin satin and the finish is long and sweet while the body is medium and crisp in texture. Very nice.
Red
2001 Bodegas Muga Rioja Aro Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
2/21/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
94 points
Color is dark garnet, there is some haze and it is opaque. The smells are cherry, cassis, dark chocolate, sweet spices, cinnamon, soy, and blueberry. Tastes are earth and dark fruit, wet stone, sweet spices, cherry, tobacco, and hints of dill and olive. The tannins are ripe and velvety and the finish is lengthy. This wine is delicious right now.
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Red
1/3/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
90 points
Brown orange translucent and hazy. Smells are brown sugar, orange peel, currants, and band aid. Tastes are earth, leather, brown sugar, tobacco, and iodine.
Red
1/3/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
92 points
Ruby red color with some brick on the edge, slight translucency. Smells are currants, barnyard, pyrazine, blackberry, leather, and iodine. Tastes are currants, earth, tobacco, cherry, stone, and peppery spice. Light body and long finish with soft tannins.
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Rosé - Sparkling
1/3/2018 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
94 points
Autumn red orange color, good clarity and foamy mouse. The smells are strawberry, cherry, rose petals, sweet cinnamon spice, brown sugar, and minerality. The tastes are cherry, raspberry, wet stone, cinnamon, and sweet spice. Wonderful acidity and sweet aromatics.
Red - Fortified
12/9/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
91 points
Autumn orange color, good clarity and translucent. Smells are butterscotch, maple syrup, orange zest, and cinnamon spice. The tastes are menthol, honey, orange zest, sweet spices, and hints of bourbon.
Red
12/9/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Garnet color, opaque, slight haze and bricking to the edge. Smells are leather, currants, blackberry, caramel, and black olive. The tastes are currants, earth, blackberry, hoisin, black olive, anise, and dark chocolate. The tannins are resolving and there is a little heat on the finish. Very pleasant drinking now.
Red
11/26/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep garnet color, slight haze and opaque. Smells are currants, leather, hoisin, bell pepper, tobacco, and tea. Tastes are sour cherry, currants, dark chocolate, cedar, tobacco, soy, pencil, and stony earth. The tannins are soft satin in texture and the finish is earthy, long, and complex.
Red
11/26/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Pretty cherry-ruby color, translucent and good clarity. Smells are clove, raspberry, sassafras, and black olive. Tastes are cherry, root beer, cinnamon, earth, clove, and light peppery spice. Tannins are thin and the finish is sweet and earthy.
Red
11/25/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep purple and garnet color, opaque and good clarity. Smells are blackberry, tar, wet stone, smoke, pepper, floral notes and blueberry. Tastes are blueberry, blackberry, currants, soy, pepper, cedar, and sweet anise. The tannins are velvety and the body is full. Very nice floral and fruit notes.
White
11/22/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
90 points
Medium gold color, and nice bright clarity. Smells are apple, pear, and eastern spice. Tastes are apple, pear, clove, and apple peel. Nice and pleasant with round body and sweet Asian spices on the finish.
Red
11/5/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
94 points
Garnet color, good clarity, translucent, some brick to the rim. Smells are cherry, raspberry, provençal herbs, cola and licorice. Tastes are cherry, black pepper, raspberry, licorice, and sweet spices. Delicious with tannins that are like satin and resolving. Nice acidity too.
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Red
11/1/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep dark inky color and opaque. Smells are earth, blackberry, soy, black pepper and provençal herbs. Tastes are smoke, earth blackberry, pepper, blueberry, and cedar like notes. Tight, furry tannins and a bit hot on the finish.
Red
10/14/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Deep garnet color, slight haze, and darkly hued color. Smells are smoke, tar, currants, blackberry, iodine, black olive, wet stone, and cedar. The tastes are tar, smoke, olive, meaty notes, peppery spices, dark chocolate, and cedar. A little hot (alcohol) but tight powerful furry tannins. Begs for juicy fatty steak or lamb.
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Red
10/14/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
95 points
Dark ruby-garnet color and nice clarity, deeply hued. Smells are dark fruit, currants, strawberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, smoke, earth, red jolly rancher, and damp floral notes. Very expressive on the nose! Tastes are blueberry, fig jam, earth, eucalyptus, cedar, sweet licorice, blackberry, and tobacco. Very complex and interesting solid satin like but powerful tannins and great texture. For me, my score is probably going to underrate this wine. Damn this is good juice else we have a magic bottle.
50% Alicante Bouschet 50% Mourvedre
White
9/30/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
90 points
Very light straw gold color, good clarity. Smells are sea salt, lemon, and lemon grass, and some gooseberry. Tastes are grapefruit, and sweet dill. Nice, light aperitif.
White
9/30/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Star bright, light straw color, brilliant clarity. Powerful aromatics, notes of green olive, dill, salinity, and citrus zest. Tastes are pineapple, citrus, floral notes and sweet Asian spices. The acidity is good, and this finish is lengthy.
Red
2009 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/6/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
94 points
Garnet purple, opaque, good clarity. Smells are blackberries, currants, smoke, meat, dark cherry, and earthy notes. Tastes are dark cherry, smoke, hoisin, black olive, earth, blackberry, cedar, and tobacco. The acidity is bright and the tannins are powerful and velvety. Very complex and dry.
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Red
2009 Château Ferrière Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/6/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Opaque dark garnet, slight haze, deep color. Smells are graphite, blackberry, currants, smoke, tobacco, asian spice. Tastes are cherry, smoke, currant, earthy and peppery notes. The tannins are like satin and the finish is long, elegant, and delicious.
Red
9/6/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
92 points
Deep purple garnet, opaque, garnet miniscus. Smells are currants, pyrazine, dark cherry, vanilla, smoke and tar. The tastes are cherry, currants, earthy notes, and smoky tatses. Soft tannins and nice acidity.
White
9/6/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Very deep gold color with hues of copper orange, with slight haze. Smells are butterscotch, vanilla, banana, orange peel, and floral notes. Tastes are mandarin orange, butterscotch, dill, vanilla, apple, and salty notes. Very heavy body and hedonistic.
Red
9/3/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
92 points
Translucent, garnet color, nice clarity. Smells are cherries, root beer, red licorice, and perfumed floral notes. Tatses are cherry, pepper, black olive, Asian spices, and earthy notes. The tannins are ripe and satin like and the finish is sweet and long with some heat.
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Red
2000 Château Pavie Macquin St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/31/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
92 points
Garnet color, opaque, hint of brick at the edge. Smells are dill, cedar, cherry, plum, floral notes, and dark chocolate. Tastes are cedar, dark chocolate, peppery notes, earth, cherry, plum, and herbs. The tannins are present, dry, and satin like but strong.
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Red
8/31/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
93 points
Good garnet and autum color, hazy, and opaque. Smells are brown sugar, blood, tobacco, and black olive. Tastes are brown sugar, currants, earth, olive, and leathery notes. Finish is delicious and sour with nearly resolved tannins and long earthy after tatse. One of the best old Cali cabs I have tasted.
White
8/26/2017 - hackey37 Likes this wine:
90 points
Clear gold color with brilliant clarity. Smells are apple, herbal hints, melon, salinity, and floral notes. Tastes are apple, pear, grapefruit, with hints of vanilla and clove.
Nice acidity.
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