Tasting Notes for davidwhitedc

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Red
3/3/2014 - davidwhitedc wrote:
On day one (PnP), thoroughly disappointing. Tart and savory combined with smoky oak -- a combination that just didn't work. By day two, the wine had certainly improved -- riper, brighter fruit with better oak integration -- but still wasn't as tasty as I expected. So if you're going to drink it, be sure to decant for a while.
Red
11/18/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
Wow. I never expected this to be more than a decent, well-aged Cab. But it blew my mind. Popped and poured -- the nose is aged cab, but could easily pass for a ripe-ish Bordeaux or a much more expensive Cali Cab. Fresh, young, and in a perfect spot. Lots of fruit and every developed note you could want. Very impressed.
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White - Sparkling
11/16/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
For the price, this is really great. There are plenty of $40-50 Champagnes I would enjoy more, but for $29, I can't think of anything better than this. And it'd definitely be a crowd pleaser. (Definitely more RS than I would have expected, but that's why it'd be a hit with most people)
Red
6/28/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
84 points
The nose offers extremely tart red raspberries and a hint of earthiness. On the palate, the wine is very light-bodied and too acidic. It reminds me of an inexpensive, basic Burgundy.
White
6/28/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
85 points
An unctuous, sweet nose of candied lime, lemon drops, and some petrol. On the palate, the wine lacks the acid profile to support the wine -- but it would be interesting to see how this develops in the bottle. Right now, it's little more than a a simple, sweet Riesling.
White
6/28/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
87 points
An exoctic nose of apricot jam, candied almonds, and sweet Asian spices. The palate is rather simple, but it's quite enjoyable.
White
6/28/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
91 points
An absolutely delightful nose that offers chalk, pink grapefruit, gooseberry, passion fruit, and enough grass and other greenness to scream Sauvignon Blanc. The palate offers serious minerality and bright acid. It's wonderful refreshing and delicious.
White
6/28/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
86 points
The nose offers damp, fresh-cut grass, some clementine, and a bit of baked green pepper. The palate matches up, but offers some creamy chalkiness that adds an interesting dimension to the wine. Too green, but still tasty.
White
6/28/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
89 points
An explosive nose of fresh cut grass, grapefruit, gooseberry, and Thai basil, backed by a sweet herbaceousness. On the palate, the wine is juicy with a round, full mouth feel. The finish is incredibly refreshing and quite tasty.
Red
1990 Château Figeac St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/19/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
Same notes as last time. This wine is absolutely stunning and in a fantastic spot.
Red
2/12/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
89 points
Blind Tasting of 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Thomas Rivers Brown: The nose opens with medicinal dark cherries -- think sweet cherry Robitussin. That's followed by more dark cherries, tobacco, graphite, and anise, along with a hint of spring flowers and some overripe black fruits. It’s reminiscent of an Amarone. The wine is a bit hollow in the mid-palate and the tannins are hardly noticeable wine. So it's remarkably chuggable.
Red
2/12/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
94 points
Blind Tasting of 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Thomas Rivers Brown: A bright, beautiful nose of juicy raspberries, black cherries, and blackberries, forest floor, some dried red fruits, and crème de cassis. The fruit is backed by a nice floral lift of lavender and potpourri alongside Christmas spices and spicy oak. On the palate, the wine is dense and concentrated, but beautifully balanced and drinkable thanks to bright acid and great texture. An exceptional wine.
Red
2/12/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
90 points
Blind Tasting of 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Thomas Rivers Brown: The nose, which opens with ripe red cherries and toasted oak, is surprisingly red and smoky. Beyond the cherries and smoke, one can find more red fruits, blackberry, some purple Powerade, cedar, and a hint of bittersweet chocolate and espresso. The tannins are fairly aggressive but very well structured. The weight is lighter than I'd expect and a hint of alcohol emerges at the finish. I'd love to revisit this in a few years to see if it gains concentration and integrates better in the bottle.
Red
2/12/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
88 points
Blind Tasting of 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Thomas Rivers Brown: A ripe, dark nose of sweet, green-tinged fruits — black currant, wild blackberries, maraschino cherries, and olives. In the background, one finds some overripe notes and oak, along with some brown sugar, cinnamon, medicinal notes. On the palate, the wine is surprisingly juicy and smooth, but finishes with an unpleasant shot of alcohol.
Red
2/12/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
96 points
Blind Tasting of 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Thomas Rivers Brown: A dark, hedonistic nose that includes every tasting note one wants from Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of blackberry, black currant, anise, and brambly raspberry are lifted by lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, and sage. These aromas are backed by dark chocolate and tobacco. The palate is equally impressive and seductive. And even though it's dense and concentrated with huge tannins, the wine is extremely drinkable.
Red
2/12/2013 - davidwhitedc wrote:
95 points
Blind Tasting of 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Thomas Rivers Brown: The nose is dark, dense, and brooding -- and smells like a Napa Valley Cabernet you'd want to open at a steakhouse. Ripe blackberries and plums, juicy raspberries, and black currant, along with some fascinating notes of brown sugar, crushed graphite, and sweet baking spices. On the palate, the wine is perfectly balanced -- considering the strength of the tannins, it's surprisingly drinkable thanks to really energetic acidity.
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Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
90 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: Ripe blueberries and blackberries, slate, and a hint of spicy oak. While there isn't a ton of structure, it's a very pleasant, approachable wine that's open for business.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
86 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: A schizophrenic nose that shows both under-ripe and overripe fruits. The fruits come together on the palate, but alcohol emerges at the finish.
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Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
94 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: Delicate, dark blackberries and raspberries showing just a slight confectionary quality. The nose is extremely perfumed, showing delicate potpourri, tobacco, and vanilla. On the palate, the wine begs for time -- with huge, huge tannins and an endless finish.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
93 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: Ripe, brambly blackberries and dark raspberries, rich black loam, and beautiful oak. The palate matches, combining silky tannins with a lush fruits and acid. The wine shows a hint of alcohol at the finish, but it isn't obtrusive. Needs time and should develop nicely.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
93 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: A fantastic nose that combines ripe, wild blackberries and black currants with green pepper and grape stems, backed by a hint of vanilla. On the palate, the wine is very well balanced with great acid and tannin and a long finish. The structure and finish suggest this will last for quite some time. Delicious.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
91 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: A beautiful nose of fresh raspberries and blackberries, backed by chocolate and dried herbs. Uncomplicated, but extremely enjoyable.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
86 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: The nose is dominated by heavily toasted oak and alcohol, which obscure the fruit. Some dark fruits emerge on the palate, but the oak and alcohol are over the top.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
91 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: A beautiful nose of perfectly ripe fruits. On the palate, the wine shows great depth and structure, with silky tannins and juicy acidity. A beautiful wine.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
92 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: The nose is incredibly seductive and just pulls you in to the glass. On the palate, super lush, the wine is lush and ripe with silky tannins and great, juicy acidity. Delicious.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
88 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: While the wine is marred by a hint of volatile acidity, it also displays delicate blueberries and blackberries, lavender, and vanilla. On the palate, everything is in harmony and it's ready for business, although nothing suggests it'll improve with age or gain complexity.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
86 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: An uncomplicated, restrained Cabernet that seems blessedly old school. Red fruits, tart black fruits, and a hint of oak.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
94 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: The wine smells deliciously hedonistic -- dark, ripe blackberries, dark chocolate, and dust -- but everything is in check. The oak is present but not obtrusive. Soft, well-structured tannins, nicely structured, great balance. An excellent wine.
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Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
89 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: The nose opens with extremely dark fruits that are flirting with being overripe. The fruit is backed by a nice floral lift of lavender, rosemary, and potpourri alongside chocolate and spicy oak. On the palate, the wine is thinner than one would expect and would benefit from better structure.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
86 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: The opening note is oak and burnt sugar, backed by dark raspberries and blackberries. The palate is more pleasing, with a lush, ripe approach. But this is weakened by a quick finish and a lingering taste of oak.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
94 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: The nose is hugely aromatic -- loaded with gobs of beautiful, rich, ripe black fruits, bright black cherries, eucalyptus, and lavender. On the palate, the wine shows great depth and concentration, silky tannins, saliva-inducing acid, and great structure. An excellent wine.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
92 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: The nose explodes with big, dark, perfectly ripe blackberries, black currants, plums, and eucalyptus. The fruit and spice is backed by razor-sharp slate. On the palate, the wine is big but balanced, with mouth-coating tannins. The wine is surprisingly lithe for its size.
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Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
91 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: A beautiful nose of spicy, brambly raspberries, delicate, fresh blackberries, and vanilla. On the palate, the wine shows great acid and well-integrated, soft tannins. While not very complex, the wine is absolutely delicious.
Red
11/15/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
89 points
Wine Reviews: California Cabernet Sauvignon: A ripe, dark nose of sweet, green-tinged fruits -- black currant, anise, plums, and wild blackberries. In the background, one finds some overripe notes and oak. On the palate, balanced with well-structured tannins, fresh acid, and no noticeable alcohol.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
88 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $17. An herbaceous nose of tart cherries, redcurrant, and earthiness, backed by a hint of vanilla. On the palate, it’s a juicy, easy-to-drink wine.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
92 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $23. A ripe, intense nose of dark black fruit, potpourri, spice, and a hint of slate-like minerality. spice. The palate is lush and concentrated, with great acid to add a nice lift at the finish.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
87 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $15. A bright, ripe nose of cherries and blueberries, backed by baking spices and sweet vanilla extract. Juicy and well-balanced on the palate.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
87 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $20. The nose opens with sweet, baked cherries and coffee. The palate matches, offering good balance and firm tannins.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
86 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $25. An intense, lively nose of raspberry and blackberry, with some dried, overripe fruits in the background. The palate is extremely ripe and sweet. Easy to enjoy, but not terribly complex.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
85 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $20. A reduced, slightly odd nose of dried-but-tart red fruit and stems. The palate seems riper, but otherwise matches the nose.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
86 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $19. A dusty nose of rose petals, raspberries, and stems. The palate is simple and refreshing.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
89 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $20. An intense yet delicate nose of wild raspberries, herbs and spices, and a touch of oak. The palate is lively and light-bodied, with refreshing acidity and a lingering finish.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
86 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $15. A sharp nose of oak, herbs, blackberry, and tobacco. The palate is soft and juicy with soft tannins, but finishes with some heat.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $24. Harsh, odd nose of tar, combined with black fruit that’s both tart and overripe.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
88 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $12. Wild, dark, herbaceous nose of blackberries and plums, backed by oak and dark soil. The palate is supple and ripe, showing some harshness towards the finish.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
90 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $40. The nose opens with perfume, plums, black cherry, sandalwood, and some herbaceousness. The palate matches, with juicy acidity and soft, well-structured tannins.
Red
10/25/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
93 points
Odds & Ends - Reds: SRP: $35. Dark, ripe nose of black cherry, blackberry, smoky oak, and espresso. The palate matches, with a hint of gray minerality, vanilla, clove and baking spices coming through. Very good.
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White
10/26/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
85 points
Odds & Ends - Whites: SRP: $6. A simple nose of ripe limes and green apples. The palate is simple, slightly sweet, and refreshing.
White
10/26/2012 - davidwhitedc wrote:
Odds & Ends - Whites: SRP: $9. Fresh and fruity on the nose, with a spritzy, chemically palate.
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