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Tasting Notes for davudvl

(334 notes on 293 wines)

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Red
1/14/2022 - davudvl wrote:
88 points
My wife did not care for it and said it tasted like water. I thought it was a fairly pleasant everyday drinker and a decent QPR at $20.
White
1/8/2022 - davudvl Likes this wine:
90 points
Drank over two days. Kind of average at cooler temperatures, but as it warms up, the wine gains nice apple and pear notes and complexity.
Red
1/6/2022 - davudvl Likes this wine:
93 points
Decanted and then poured in glass right away. Great right away. Plenty of great fruit. Nice acid. Long finish. Very enjoyable. Just as good on second night.
White
2019 Calluna Vineyards Estate Blanc Chalk Hill Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
1/1/2022 - davudvl Likes this wine:
91 points
Very interesting and pleasant bottle of wine. Excellent QPR.
White - Sparkling
1/1/2022 - davudvl Likes this wine:
91 points
Everyone enjoyed New Year’s Eve.
Rosé - Sparkling
1/1/2022 - davudvl Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice. Everyone enjoyed it over the New Year brunch.
Red
1/1/2022 - davudvl Likes this wine:
90 points
Drank for New Years. PnP. Incorrect stemware. Still drinking well.
Red
12/27/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
92 points
Very nice cab. Drank at relatives home who received this bottle as a present. Not sure about how well it was stored for all this time. Decanted for about 30 min. It was very nice. Lots of black fruit. Smooth tannins. Well integrated wine.
White
12/27/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
92 points
Crisp. Lemony. Zesty. With a hint of butter. Delicious
Red
12/24/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
92 points
Smooth. Fruit forward with good acidity. Well integrated. Drink up.
Red
12/24/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
91 points
The longer it stayed in the glass, the more this wine evolved. Lots of dark fruit. Very good.
Red
12/20/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
91 points
Nicely balanced with nice fruit and acidity. Medium body with medium finish.
Red
2017 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
12/19/2021 - davudvl wrote:
88 points
Decent bottle. Not much on the nose. Goes down smoothly, but unremarkable. There is not much complexity here. Worth the $16, but would not pay more.
Red
12/17/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
93 points
This bottle was singing. Sour cherries, pepper. Medium long finish.
Red
12/14/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
92 points
Great wine. Sour cherries all around. Well integrated. Nice acidity. Long finish.
Red
12/12/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
90 points
Expressive nose. Long finish. Big and powerful, but well integrated.
Red
12/5/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
91 points
Medium red color. Light to medium body. Short finish. Sour cherries and red fruit on the nose. Sour cherries, red fruits, and pepper on the palate. Good stuff.
Red
12/2/2021 - davudvl wrote:
Not going to rate this. Opened too early. Dark inky color. Lots of dark fruit on the nose. Tannins dominate on the palate. It was like sucking on a tea bag. Left in the decanter for three days. Tannins just as strong on the 2nd day. Only began revealing fruit on the third day. Will wait at least another 5 years before opening up another bottle.
White
2020 Massican Annia Napa Valley White Blend (view label images)
11/26/2021 - davudvl wrote:
88 points
Very pleasant nose of citrus and melons. The pleasant sensation did not translate to the placate. Finish was a bit bitter.
Red
11/26/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
90 points
This was good wine. Lacking complexity, but still interesting. Fruit intermixed with pepper. Still somewhat tannic.
Red
11/23/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
92 points
Great. Nice chewy tannins mixed with great acidity. Great QPR.
White
11/22/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
88 points
Interesting blend. 63% Sauvignon blanc and 37% Marsanne. Took about 30 min to develop. Some nice fruit. Good acidity. Interesting, but not exciting. Not sure if it’s a good QPR at $36.
White
11/22/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
90 points
Tasty, zesty, and refreshing.
Red
11/18/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
90 points
Really nice bottle. Was not impressed on day one as it only showed a heavy fruit profile making it taste almost sweet. Left it in an open decanter until day two and wow what a difference. Some plum and blackberries. Some smoke and black pepper. Medium body. Medium acidity. Medium tannins. Medium plus finish. A little thin on the palate.
White
11/17/2021 - davudvl wrote:
87 points
Decent, but nothing special. Maybe needs to be aged a little.
Red
11/14/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
92 points
Awesome. Great QPR. Very expressive nose. Well balanced.
Rosé
11/14/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
90 points
Very pleasant rose. Great QPR.
Red
11/12/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
91 points
Still drinking very well. Strong nose of cherries and raspberries. Medium weight and acid. Medium alcohol.
Red
11/12/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
89 points
Pale red. Light to medium body. Very interesting mix of grapes. Better on first night ( about 1.5 hrs of decant ) than the second night.
White
11/10/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
90 points
On the first night I thought it was a nice wine, especially for the price. It had a slightly bitter aftertaste and I rated it an 89. On the second night the wine showed tremendous improvement, especially on the palate without any bitterness and nice citrus and floral notes. Second night it was a 90-91.
Red
2013 Adelaida Anna's Red Anna's Estate Vineyard Paso Robles Adelaida District Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
11/7/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
89 points
Pleasant and easy drinking. No complexity.
Red
11/7/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
89 points
Very nice. Great nose. Still powerful and well integrated. Can probably still go a few years.
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White
11/7/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
89 points
Very pleasant, easy drinking and reserved, but missing that certain zest and liveliness of my favorite vouvray.
Red
11/3/2021 - davudvl wrote:
89 points
Jammy. Plums. Strawberry. Almost sweet on the palate.
Red
2013 Matello Fool's Journey Deux Vert Yamhill-Carlton Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
11/1/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
89 points
Almost no fruit anywhere. Some mild earthiness on the nose. Much more interesting on the palate with copious zesty acidity and olives.
White
11/1/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
89 points
This was my first time trying this wine. It was pleasant, but not complex or interesting. Good everyday wine, but a little pricey at $30 for that. I have a few more and let them sit for a while to see if it evolves.
Red
10/28/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
89 points
Showing some age. I think it’s on a downward trajectory, but still drinking well. Drink now.
Red
10/18/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
93 points
It’s in a such a good place now. Cherries and earth on the nose. Cherries on palate. Mouth watering acidity. Well integrated. Light to medium body. Long finish. 14.6% alcohol, but feels much lighter.
Red
10/13/2021 - davudvl wrote:
85 points
Nice dark cherry on the nose, but was not well structured on the palate with alcohol overpowering all else. Decanted 4 hours.
Red
10/7/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
92 points
Very enjoyable. Nose of earth and fruit. Fruit and spices on the palate. Great acidity.
Red
10/5/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
91 points
Don’t know why it’s not popular anymore with the wine snobs. Maybe because it’s too expensive and not a good QPR? I found this bottle to be quite enjoyable. Lots of cherry flavor with some spice. Long finish.
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Red
10/1/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
91 points
Excellent. Fruity. Medium weight. Great nose of berries.
Red
9/29/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
91 points
Berries and spice. Smooth tannins. Tasty.
Red
2014 Adelaida Anna's Red Anna's Estate Vineyard Paso Robles Adelaida District Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
9/16/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
90 points
39% Mourvèdre, 33% Syrah, 26% Grenache, 2% Petite Syrah.
Delicious.
Red
2001 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/12/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
94 points
Drank at Davenport for our 23rd Ann. Amazing! Beautiful floral bouquet. Smooth tannins. The whole family loved it.
Red
8/24/2021 - davudvl Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful big wine, but not overpowering. Balanced.
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