Tasting Notes for nkirsch

(104 notes on 87 wines)

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Red
8/30/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
90 points
nice but a little light. I enjoy the lower alcohol of the LaRue wines but this one didn't have a great depth of flavor.
Red
8/25/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice tasting, easy drinking right from the moment I opened the bottle. Just enough tannin to lengthen the finish.
White
8/14/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice and crispy but nothing amazing or complex
Red
8/11/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Great fruit right from the start. Smooth. really nice GSM blend
Red
7/13/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
93 points
Really delicious wine. Opened for about an hour before drinking. Deep color, nice nose, delicious fruit, smooth and full in the mouth. Wish I had more than just one more bottle.
Red
7/4/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
93 points
Opened for an hour but did not decant. Lots of fresh fruit, very alive for a 2010 pinot. Got better as the night went on.
Red
7/1/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
93 points
opened for an hour or so before drinking but didnt decant. First sips had good aroma, nice fruit and some firm tannins at the finish. Drank slowly over the next two hours and wine kept opening up and smoothing out. Drank with a serious homemade Italian meal of stuffed hot banana peppers and pasta. Wonderful wine with many years ahead.
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White
6/28/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
90 points
crisp and minerally without a lot of oak. enjoyed with crab cakes. A nice change from more heavily oaked chards
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White
6/12/2019 - nkirsch wrote:
86 points
Something was just not right about this bottle. It had a weird aroma and a slightly vinegary taste but it wasn't bad or corked. Hopefully it was just this bottle as I have another.
Red
6/10/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
91 points
opened shortly before drinking and did not decant. somewhat dry with tastes of dark fruit and smoke. Got somewhat better over time. I think this needs more time in the bottle.
Red
5/27/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
93 points
Opened for an hour before drinking. Nice fruit and aroma and smooth tannins. An hour later the tannins had smoothed out even more and the wine was silky smooth. Great bottle but can age for quite a while
White
5/26/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Fresh and crisp. Could probably use a couple more years to mellow out and let more flavors come through
Red
5/24/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Drank immediately after opening and it was smooth. Nice tannins, nice aroma, mellow flavor but not fruit forward. Drank half the bottle two days later and there was more fruit but still smooth.
Red
5/19/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
94 points
Wonderful. Full flavor in the mouth but not overtly fruity. incredibly smooth. Happily surprised since I've not had a Kistler pinot this old before.
Red
5/17/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice cherry flavors, smooth from the outset.
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Red
4/15/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
94 points
Delicious. Great aroma and fruit as soon as it was opened.
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Red
2013 Denner Grenache Paso Robles Willow Creek District (view label images)
3/25/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Silky smooth, lots of fruit on the nose and on the tongue. Opened and drank and it was good right away
Red
3/24/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice fruit, smooth, easy drinking wine
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Red
2/24/2019 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
94 points
Outstanding. Opened and drank immediately. Great fruit, smooth, full flavor.
Red
12/20/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
93 points
I really like LaRue wines. Lower in alcohol than most Cali Pinots but still full of flavor and aroma with nice color. This drank well immediately after opening
Red
12/19/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice but a little light on the flavor. It is lower in alcohol which is nice but it didn't have the depth of flavor and aroma I'm used to with all my Littorai wines. Maybe needs more time
Red
11/29/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice young pinot. Fruity, light, smooth
White
10/6/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
93 points
Crisp with a nice citrus and mineral flavor. No "buttery" flavor yet smooth. Really good bottle of wine
Red
9/23/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
90 points
I was expecting more but got less. Not a lot of anything to make it memorable. Not bad, just not great.
Red
9/23/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
91 points
still had some nice aroma and fruit flavor
White
9/23/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
93 points
Crisp flavor with a just a hint of buttery oak.
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Red
2008 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/23/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice cab but nothing special. Not a lot of fruit, I would drink sooner rather than later
Red
9/23/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
94 points
Opened for about 2 hours before drinking. Lots of fruit, smooth tannins, nice finish. Really enjoyable and not too big
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Red
8/11/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice fruit right from the get go. Smooth tannins. Easy drinking
Red
7/28/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
93 points
Opened and drank immediately. Good fruit, a little of a musty smell but still very fresh. Nice tannins. got better as the night went on. Very happy with this wine
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Red
7/22/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice Pinot. Good fruit, fresh flavor.
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Red
7/15/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
88 points
Didn't have a lot of fruit or nose when opened. Got better as the night went on. Had higher expectations
White
7/7/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Light with nice pear notes. Crisp, perfect for a quiche or summer lunch
White
7/6/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Crisp yet full bodied. Lots of fruit but not sweet. A really well balanced Chardonnay
Red
6/25/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Easy drinking pinot. Good fruit from the start, didn't decant.
Red
2003 Clos Fourtet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/24/2018 - nkirsch wrote:
87 points
Cork was dried out. Kind of earthy and dusty, not a lot of fruit. Decanted for over an hour and even later it still didn't open up well. I have 5 more bottles so hopefully will have better luck
Red
6/10/2018 - nkirsch wrote:
92 points
Opened for an hour before drinking. Started with nice fruit and a lot of earthiness. Over time the earthy flavors subsided and the fruit came through. Very smooth. Can drink for a few more of years
Red
5/27/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
94 points
Drank almost after opening and was a little tight but opened up later. nice fruit, a bit of smoke
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Red
5/19/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Full flavored with good fruit and just a little spice
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Red
4/13/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
93 points
Opened for about hour before drinking. Smoothed out as time went on. Nice fruit, less earth and smoke then other bottles. Can keep going for a few more years
Red
3/10/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
91 points
smooth cab. Nearing the end of its best life but still good flavors
Red
3/10/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
Bright fruit, vibrant flavor
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Red
2/17/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
91 points
Fruity and full Paso red
Red
1/21/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
nice feel in the mouth. Smooth tannins, nice fruit but not overdone. Some spice but not too much. Really nice to drink (had with Chili and then just sipped a bunch)
Red
1/21/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
89 points
Good fruit and a bit earthy. Opened up over time
Red
1/20/2018 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
sumptuous wine. Smooth, loaded with fruit. Great Paso GSM
Red
2003 Château Duhart-Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/23/2017 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
92 points
opened an hour before drinking. Wine was soft and fruity almost right out of the bottle. Was even better the next day
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Red
9/29/2017 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
95 points
Outstanding. One of the most delicious older pinots I have ever had. Still had lots of fruit, nose and smooth tannins
Red
9/29/2017 - nkirsch Likes this wine:
94 points
Delicious. Aged wonderfully and can go a few more years
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