Tasting Notes for Gustavo Brambila

(244 notes on 208 wines)

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White
8/16/2020 - Gustavo Brambila wrote:
89 points
I see there are only 19 bottles left in the Cellartracker cellars. I highly recommend you open a bottle and give it a slurp. Something is going on, my last bottle a couple of weeks ago was orange and austere. Tonight, the colour was a golden yellow, but the fruit is lost. It was my last bottle too bad it was beautiful last year.
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White
7/29/2020 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
87 points
A rich orange in colour.
Stored in a wine cooler.
There is something going on here.
White
7/9/2020 - Gustavo Brambila wrote:
87 points
Floral, short finish nice patio wine. at $16. it works
Red
7/7/2020 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
Drinking beautifully now.

This is the Neo Classical bottle, I may have entered this under the wrong description.
White
3/29/2020 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
91 points
Love Checkmate, but at $110/btl there are much better in the market.
Red
2015 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
No. 2 Wine Spectator Top for 2018
96pt
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Red - Fortified
10/18/2019 - Gustavo Brambila wrote:
88 points
I feel it's past it's prime. Over powered with wood.
Red
2010 Soos Creek Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/6/2019 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful right from the start, but it really started to shine after about an hour. I am not sure if it will get better with time. But at this point, don't believe it's worth the risk. The downside is greater than the potential upside. Drink up and enjoy this wonderful Washington State blend.
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White
6/29/2019 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
93 points
Outstanding, beautiful hint of butterscotch on the nose. Long finish with wonderful minerality. I will hold this for next year and drink my 14’s first. The price has almost doubled from the 2014’s.
Red
2011 Le Piane Boca Nebbiolo Blend, Nebbiolo (view label images)
5/14/2019 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
93 points
Bright cherries for days. Tannins are well integrated, this has a lot going on. Complex and beautiful.
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White
4/21/2019 - Gustavo Brambila wrote:
86 points
Nothing worth noting here. At $45 CDN, it will not be purchased again.
White
3/28/2019 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful deep delicious gold.
Red
3/13/2019 - Gustavo Brambila wrote:
85 points
Very dark, not typical of your average Pinot. Bricking to a point that I wouldn’t guess this is only a 2013.
White
1/26/2019 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
91 points
Another beautiful effort. Soft golden delicious apples, a touch of peaches and a little saline on the back. The heat was a little high for my tastes. Think about drinking this up over the next two years.
Red
1/2/2019 - Gustavo Brambila wrote:
89 points
Beautiful cherries from start to finish. I don't believe there is a reason not to enjoy this now. Will it get any better? I don't think so.
White
12/21/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
87 points
Great every day Chardonnay. Nothing complicated, open it on your next Netflix binge and relax.
White
12/19/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
89 points
Still holding well. I wouldn't wait any longer, drink up.
Red
2014 Orin Swift Abstract California Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
Missing?
Red
11/13/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
Currently this need a long decant. After 1.5 hrs this started to shine. Drink beautifully at this time.
Red
11/9/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
89 points
Decanted and with the first glass, the heat was high. Now after 2 1/2hr the heat has mostly dissipated. Slight bricking is visible. Lot's of back pepper in the nose. The oak is well integrated and not hugely noticeable. All together a nice wine. I would recommend that you drink up sooner rather than later. This is a half bottle.
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Red
2006 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
9/16/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
89 points
Time to drink up. I should have opened this 2yrs ago.
Red
9/16/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
Outstanding Merlot, This was the hit of the evening. A little hint of spice, lot's of warm dark fruit, big in the way it fill the mouth. This is huge.

Sadly my only bottle.
White - Sparkling
9/16/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
88 points
Outstanding BC bubbles. Gold in colour and fine sparkling bubbles.
Red
7/17/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
Fleshy, lushus bright cherries.
This is drinking beautifully this evening.
White
7/16/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
88 points
drink up, it's not holding up..
Orange
5/13/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
Floral notes for days.
Red
3/27/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
Top shelf, it's not as fruit filled as our last note. It's a mature super model now... that still has it going on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLfasMPOU4

Full pallet with blackberry smoke and a hint of black pepper. If this was blind, I would almost guess premium California Syrah with a little age. Always amazed with this wine, each year it gives us something special.
White
3/27/2018 - Gustavo Brambila wrote:
93 points
Well done Canada. This is a Chardonnay to be proud of. I think this is too early to really enjoy the full potential of this beautiful effort. I will hold the 14's until next year.
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White
3/27/2018 - Gustavo Brambila wrote:
89 points
Buy it by the case. Great value.
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Red
2008 Soos Creek Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/4/2018 - Gustavo Brambila wrote:
91 points
Sadly, it looks like the Champoux Vineyard has been sold and Soos Creek will no longer be making this wine. Paul Champoux's retirement and the new owners will be keeping the production for their own wine.

Reviewing the critics tasting notes, it looks like the Ciel Du Cheval and the Artist Series are a good choice to search out. This may be difficult in British Columbia.
Drink up on this is 2008 vintage.
Red
2/10/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
90 points
Time to drink up. Still drinking well, but I don’t think it will improve.
Red
2/9/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
90 points
A little research on this wonderful verities.
Comprised of 100% Vidadillo grapes. With only 2 other producers in the WORLD - this particular grape is also known historically as Crespiello. It's an ancient and virtually extinct dark-skinned variety found in Cariñena, northwestern Spain.
Red
2011 Château Le Puy Cuvée Emilien Francs Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/27/2018 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
90 points
Great old school Bordeaux, lots of leather, a hint of barnyard
and cigar leaves. Soft tannins with a silky body. Drink now or hold for a couple more years, but I think that would be pushing it. Really no need to wait.
Red
1/27/2018 - Gustavo Brambila wrote:
88 points
Solid wine, lots of structure, I suspect it's in it's drinking window. i wouldn't wait. Drink up.
White - Sparkling
12/26/2017 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
97 points
I haven't tasted anything like this before. Soft peach and pear fill pallet from start to finish. The freshness of the long finish is remarkable. I look forward to enjoying this over the next 10yrs.
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White
12/24/2017 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
In a very good place right now.
Red
Now I know what jet fuel taste like.
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Red
11/19/2017 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
90 points
Beautiful nose, could be a touch early for this. But still drinking well.
Red
10/29/2017 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautifully long, bright and delicious. I suspect it has many years ahead.
Red
10/21/2017 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
This is drinking beautifully this evening.
Red
10/14/2017 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
90 points
Crazy young, lay this down for another 3yr min.

This is a big boy. Immediately accessible - but built for the long haul. This is like Grand Cru Burgundy at a fraction of the price. Bug, fruity, elegant mineral, spicy and a finish that lasts a lifetime.
White
10/13/2017 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
94 points
http://au.unitedcellars.com/tolpuddle-vineyard-chardonnay-2015
Red
9/4/2017 - Gustavo Brambila Likes this wine:
92 points
This is only going to get better.
White
9/4/2017 - Gustavo Brambila wrote:
78 points
Typical of this wine club selection.
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