Tasting Notes for veniceslug1

(219 notes on 201 wines)

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White - Sparkling
6/5/2021 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
93 points
Very rich deep. Lacked the acid I like in champagne. But long and complex. A great wine.
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Red
6/5/2021 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
97 points
A beautiful wine. Still young. Needed some air and then sang with raisin and prime. Heavy. Deep. Long.
Red - Fortified
Still drinking well and very elegant. Long delicate finish.
White
5/23/2021 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
88 points
i liked it, but just didn't blow me away. nice aroma. decent acid. but not interesting in the mouth
Red
12/31/2020 - veniceslug1 wrote:
89 points
still some nice fruit on the front end. a little short. cherry.
White
1/18/2020 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
89 points
Clean, aroma of green apples, light and delicious. Still young.
Red
2002 Behrens & Hitchcock Dixieme Recolte Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
1/13/2020 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
90 points
A little high in alcohol, but this one had no VA. Some dark Fruit still left, but lots of tertiary flavors. Deep, dark and delicious
Red
1/4/2020 - veniceslug1 wrote:
flawed
Strange metallic finish that I associate with brett. Strangely if it was brett there was some fruit on the nose, but the flavor was flat and finished with a bitter metallic quality. Undrinkable to me.
White
1/4/2020 - veniceslug1 wrote:
92 points
a little fat for my taste, but drinking well. nice acidity to balance the oak.
Red
12/15/2019 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
90 points
Still drinking well. Hough shock. Thick. Dark fruit
White
8/18/2019 - veniceslug1 wrote:
89 points
Really great white burg for the money. Nice acidity. Little short. Some fatness. nice wine.
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Red
8/18/2019 - veniceslug1 wrote:
93 points
Amazing. Still young. Beautiful pepper, nice tannin. Still young and fresh.
White
8/18/2019 - veniceslug1 wrote:
94 points
Very pleasant easy soft wine. Beautiful perfume, but some light acid on the finish. Great sipping or food wine.
White - Off-dry
8/10/2018 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
95 points
still young. beautiful. most of the sweet resolved, nice nose of petrol. One of the wines of the night.
Red
8/10/2018 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
91 points
amazingly fresh and young. Beautifully balanced. showed up several wines that were five times as expensive. Nice black fruit, leather, spice. Very good with the steak and truffle flies.
Red
8/10/2018 - veniceslug1 wrote:
89 points
didn't blow me. Away nice flavors, but dominated by the alcohol.
White
8/10/2018 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
91 points
still a beautiful wine. Nice acid, but not as pronounced as a similarly priced burgundy. A great drink still.
White
still drinking well. Nice acid. Great notes of citrus and oak. Rich. Fresh.
Red
8/10/2018 - veniceslug1 Does not like this wine:
86 points
some VA. Just ok. Dark fruit, not to old yet, but still with the VA not a great drink.
Red
1/25/2018 - veniceslug1 wrote:
86 points
Good friendly. Good acid. Medium length. Some cherry notes, but mainly wood
Rosé - Sparkling
12/30/2017 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
96 points
A great and elegant bottle. Very fine bobbles, great balance of acid and fruit. Austere and food friendly. Everything I like in champagne. A true steal.
White - Sparkling
12/30/2017 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
95 points
Really great bottle. Dry, and balanced. Beautifully elegant.
Red
12/30/2017 - veniceslug1 Does not like this wine:
87 points
Just not a great wime. Still showing a lot of wood and not much going on fruit wise. Clearly an off year.
Red - Sweet/Dessert
5/7/2017 - veniceslug1 wrote:
97 points
Dark fruit and raisin. No alcohol. A little sweeter then would be ideal, but that is cured with a piece of blue cheese. Shows no sign of age at all. May wait several more years before opening the next bottle. A wine of pure pleasure.
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Red
5/7/2017 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
89 points
A good, but not great cab. Dark fruit, hint of veggie. Some tannin still present. Felt a little thin and short to be as good as I would thin a Schrader should be.
White - Sparkling
5/7/2017 - veniceslug1 wrote:
This was disgorged in january 2012. Drank at Rossignol dinner. Oxidized, but not as much as the vintage 1999 I had the next week. Still very lively acid that went beautifully with the sherry notes. Bubble still strong. Great wine, but time to drink up.
Red - Fortified
5/7/2017 - veniceslug1 wrote:
lovely wine. Dark fruit, not to sweet. Came alive with the cheese. Could definitely use several more years, but still very pleasurable now. No sediment.
Red
5/7/2017 - veniceslug1 wrote:
at rossignol dinner. dark fruit and spice, nice earth quality. drinking beautifully. the winemaker thought this was the wine of the night. Drank better then the Jamet Cote-Roti. I need to find my missing two bottles.
Red
5/7/2017 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
88 points
At Rossignol dinner. Drank ok. Too much wood still present. nice dark fruit quality. But I can remember drinking a ridge wine where the wood had not properly integrated by this point in its life.
Red
5/7/2017 - veniceslug1 wrote:
94 points
at rossignol diinner. Great wine. Drank beautifully the Frenchmen present had never had a wine from Durif before and both were amazed. Still drinking beautifully. Fruit, earth, no alcohol.
Red
at rossignol dinner. probably the least favorite wine of the night. very alcohol present. not much fruit or earth.
White - Sweet/Dessert
3/9/2017 - veniceslug1 wrote:
94 points
great complexity and not sticky. drank great with cheese. Even stood up to a medium blue. great way to end a big meal.
Red
1999 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/9/2017 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
91 points
I love good zin, and this was great zin. Still young. Held together after opening. Great black fruit and pepper.
White - Sparkling
3/9/2017 - veniceslug1 wrote:
97 points
great champ.. Small bubbles, amazing acid. Great aroma. Really stunning drink.
White
3/9/2017 - veniceslug1 wrote:
90 points
not a big chard guy. Nice acidity, thick mouth feel. very popular with a none wino crowd.
Red
3/9/2017 - veniceslug1 wrote:
87 points
wine not showing that well. fell apart quickly, but some pleasure there about fifteen after it was opened.
Red
3/9/2017 - veniceslug1 wrote:
92 points
i understand that this wine is too big for some. It is huge. Big dark fruit, lots of alcohol. a hammer of a wine. Still there was enough substance there that it still drank well. Sweet on the palate, but not cloying. a good substitute for port, beer, or amarone. Still drinking very well. No problem holding a few more years, but no reason too.
Red
3/9/2017 - veniceslug1 wrote:
88 points
ok. Still fresh just nothing exciting. Good fruit, not a lot of earth notes. no real acid, but not sappy. just ok.
Red
11/6/2016 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
91 points
not over the top. dark fruit and spice. heavy but not over the top. definitely fresh fruit not dried. enjoyable.
Red
11/6/2016 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
94 points
alas, this was the last of my bottles. Beautiful wine. Complex, spice earth and still a little black earth. Could of lasted a few years more, but definitely ready. A little tannin on first opening.
White
11/6/2016 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
92 points
great bright acid. does not show its age. really good california chard.
Red
4/30/2016 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
88 points
nice simple wine. Still drinking well and bright, but lacked the length or complexity from a great Ridge wine. Very good with an eclectic mix of food.
White
4/30/2016 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
90 points
very heavy perfume when drank alone. Almost too strong, but dry. Not quite the acid I would want. But then . . . had some thinly sliced artisanal ham and the wine (and ham) sang. The perfume seemed almost gone, the salt of the ham equally faint. A perfect pair.
Red
4/2/2016 - veniceslug1 wrote:
92 points
still drinking amazing well. nicely balenced
Red
11/29/2015 - veniceslug1 wrote:
flawed
Horrible va
Red
11/29/2015 - veniceslug1 wrote:
90 points
Good. Dark fruit. Still plenty of life.
Red
8/30/2015 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
92 points
rich fruit. no tannin. drinking well, and tons of fruit. maybe too much. Drinks a little sweet.
Red
2004 Jonata Winery El Corazon de Jonata Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
8/30/2015 - veniceslug1 Does not like this wine:
88 points
Just nothing about that excited me. Heavy alcohol. Lots of wood. Nothing exciting.
White
8/30/2015 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
90 points
Good chard. Little to much oak influence. little hot. But still a nice drink. The table liked the wine more then me.
Red
8/30/2015 - veniceslug1 Likes this wine:
94 points
still drinking well. complex. not hot. black fruit and some age notes. beautifully balanced.
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