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Tasting Notes for ksde

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Red
1/27/2022 - ksde wrote:
92 points
Decant and you will get some nice black olive and minty notes on top of the nice even palate. My bottle was sealed in plastic that had to be cut to access the cork.
Red
12/29/2021 - ksde wrote:
95 points
Decant for the real magic. Dense and aromatic, this wine benefits from air. The nose gets minty and earthy as the wine evolves over a few hours. I love the acidity that keeps this rich wine from appearing flabby. The tannins are elegant here as well.
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Red
12/21/2021 - ksde wrote:
I am with Ben here. The nose on this one is not a normal cab nose. I can't rate this one. Very strange
Red
11/11/2021 - ksde wrote:
95 points
Stewed plum, fig, lingonberry and baking spices with a creamy finish. Great fruit concentration. A hint of anise on the nose. Velvety palate.
Red
2017 Podere la Pace Pittoresco Maremma Toscana Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/16/2021 - ksde wrote:
94 points
This is a great merlot/cabernet franc blend with velvety tannins and a beautiful nose. I decanted this wine it it really evolved over time. Wow!
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Red
10/6/2021 - ksde wrote:
95 points
Dense dark fruit and fig with a nice structured backbone. This is a huge wine!
Red
8/13/2021 - ksde wrote:
95 points
Good fruit concentration and a big evolving nose. This is an amazing CdP!
Red
7/16/2021 - ksde wrote:
92 points
This wine needs air. The nose explodes and seems out of balance with too much going on. Then, it comes quickly into balance with great intensity. The palate is a bit tight and tart at the beginning but it gets very good as it develops. I suggest decanting to allow this wine to shine.
Red
6/11/2021 - ksde wrote:
93 points
This wine benefits from decanting. This is my fourth tasting and they all seem so disjointed at first. Give it some air and it will lose the funkiness as it all comes together. It has great fruit concentration, a full palate (for a Pinot) and a huge aromatic nose. It seems a bit sour at first too but that fades as the palate evolves. It develops a fine texture with that nice cranberry edge to the cherry fruit.
Red
6/6/2021 - ksde wrote:
92 points
After decanting, this wine evolves on the nose and palate. The nose is an aromatic mix of fruit and mint fragrances. The palate has chewy tannins with a good mid-palate mouth feel sensation from a good fruit concentration. The tannins soften and the nose develops a cotton candy fragrance over time. The fruit essence reminds me of a warm fruit pop tart.
Red
5/8/2021 - ksde wrote:
93 points
A nice chocolate mousse merlot! The nose is classic chocolate and mint. The palate has fine tannins that create the mouthfeel of chocolate that is at least 70% cacao :-)
Red
5/5/2021 - ksde wrote:
94 points
Nice nose of cherry cola and baking spices. The mouth feel is fantastic with good fruit concentration, a nice glycerin touch (while not being flabby), and great silky tannins.
Red
4/16/2021 - ksde wrote:
91 points
Let it breath and it will sing. A bit simple at first but the nose and palate will evolve if you give it time.
Red
4/14/2021 - ksde wrote:
93 points
Big nose and palate. I decanted and it evolved nicely with lots of complexity. The tannins are one step coarser than velvet. They evolved over time to appear less dry and smoother. It has a nice long finish without the astringent feel. Cabernet Franc can be amazing by itself when it is done right. After about four hours this wine was firing on all cylinders. Be patient and decant, you will be rewarded.
Red
4/9/2021 - ksde wrote:
92 points
Nice silky palate with good fruit concentration. An evolving nose of blackberry with a hint of wintergreen.
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Red
3/29/2021 - ksde wrote:
92 points
After a couple hours of decanting, I can smell my first baseball glove as a kid. Fresh leather, mint and spice with a great palate.
Red
3/28/2021 - ksde wrote:
93 points
Blackberry nectar
Red
3/20/2021 - ksde wrote:
92 points
Still young but drinking well now. Tannins are firm but with a velvety edge. I liked this on the pour and it evolved nicely over a few hours in a decanter. Tantalizing mouthfeel and an expressive nose of dark fruit with minty overtones.
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Red
3/18/2021 - ksde wrote:
92 points
Good from the start but it slowly opens up to reveal herbal spice and mint nose. Nice blackberry nectar on the palate. Everything comes together after a couple hours in a decanter. Not particularly impressive at first but then it becomes an amazing well-balanced wine.
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Red
2/25/2021 - ksde wrote:
93 points
Great tannins in this one. They are silky and have a velvety feel after decanting. The nose is expressive cassis, mint, black olive and eucalyptus. Classic cab!
Red
2/19/2021 - ksde wrote:
92 points
Great evolving nose and great tannins for a Pinot.
Red
2/18/2021 - ksde wrote:
92 points
The nose on this one evolves with bacon fat, wintergreen, black olives, and dark fruit notes along the way. The palate is nice and smooth from the start and it gets a bit silky over time.
Red
2/17/2021 - ksde wrote:
91 points
Great evolving nose
Red
2/12/2021 - ksde wrote:
90 points
This wine needed time to open up. After a few hours in a decanter, you get a nice spicy-minty nose with a nice silky palate. I like the 2017 better but the 2016 will evolve and reward patience.
Red
2/11/2021 - ksde wrote:
92 points
What a wonderful wine! Everything is in balance from the smooth palate to the sweet spicy, partially minty, nose. Not flabby with no perceptible bitterness. Classic Pinot Noir.
Red
2/9/2021 - ksde wrote:
92 points
Nice evolving zin with a jammy palate. I decanted and had some sediment. The nose has this aromatic fragrance that seems like some type of blossoms until it goes minty after a few hours. Note to self: Pour through wine filter and decant an hour before drinking.
Red
2/5/2021 - ksde wrote:
92 points
Nice mouth feel and earthy nose on the pour. As it decants and warms, cherry and raspberry fruit comes forward with hints of allspice and wet forest on the nose. This is a very balanced Pinot Noir that is drinking really well now. After a few hours, I start getting some wintergreen on the nose and the mid palate becomes very silky.
Red
2/4/2021 - ksde wrote:
89 points
Nice velvety structure but average on the nose. My wife loved it.
Red
1/29/2021 - ksde wrote:
91 points
This wine can benefit from some air/decanting. Good fruit concentration and a great evolving nose. There is a little edginess on the palate initially that rounds out over time. It eventually comes together leaving you taking micro sips and thinking wow. It has a nice cherry/cranberry and spice nose and a lingering finish. Good acidity so this wine will never feel flabby hours after opening.
Red
7/2/2019 - ksde wrote:
91 points
Starting to fade. Drink up. Still nice if you decant.
Red
11/2/2017 - ksde wrote:
92 points
Very nice on palate and nose right now.
Red
10/22/2017 - ksde wrote:
91 points
Peak condition
Red
9/28/2017 - ksde wrote:
92 points
Decant and let that nice candied nose develop! Very balanced, drinking in the peak period.
Red
5/25/2017 - ksde wrote:
93 points
Wonderful but be careful of a fragile cork! I should had opened this one with my pressure pump opener. My filter screen came in handy as the cork disintegrated:-)
Velvety tannins, even and full on the palate.
Red
5/21/2017 - ksde wrote:
93 points
In it's prime
Red
5/5/2017 - ksde wrote:
92 points
Consistent with previous notes. Love the dusty tannins and that bright syrah nose.
Red
4/28/2017 - ksde wrote:
88 points
Wait for this one. Funky nose needs to blow off.
Red
4/24/2017 - ksde wrote:
87 points
Over the hill
Red
4/19/2017 - ksde wrote:
90 points
So so at first. Seemed a bit thin and edgy. Once this wine breathes a bit it seems to come alive where the nose and palate really come together. Most of the previous notes seem to capture it well. There is a lot going on here but not right away for me.
Red
3/5/2017 - ksde wrote:
88 points
Drink up. The cork broke and I found the wine slightly past from my previous tasting.. Still good though but showing signs of age.
Red
3/3/2017 - ksde wrote:
93 points
Great Mocha and cherries on the nose. Nice soft tannins now making a nice full palate for a Merlot. Another notch up from last tasting.
Red
12/24/2016 - ksde wrote:
88 points
A bit shallow on the palate. Good Gigondas nose and OK fruit concentration but lacking complexity for what I expected.
Red
10/24/2016 - ksde wrote:
93 points
Extraordinary nose. Decant this wine and enjoy it over a few hours.
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Red
10/23/2016 - ksde wrote:
92 points
Decant to get the best from this cab.
Red
10/7/2016 - ksde wrote:
90 points
Kind of simple on the pop and pour. After a couple hours in a decanter this become a nice dark berry/bacon mix on the nose and the palette rounds out nicely. A good example where simple evolves into something nice with a decanter and patience.
Red
10/7/2016 - ksde wrote:
91 points
Nice QPR Nebbiolo
Red
9/27/2016 - ksde wrote:
91 points
The cork showed wine stain channeling to the top but I got this wine before it spoiled. Showing well at its peak.
Red
9/26/2016 - ksde wrote:
93 points
Scored after a few hours of decanting.
Red
8/26/2016 - ksde wrote:
87 points
I scored this an 87 on the first night. After leaving half of the bottle for the second night, I can say that it was much better. The tannins softened and the cab nose was more noticeable. Nice minty- black olive nose and smooth/velvety palate develops. 90 points on the second night.
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