Tasting Notes for NO SPIT

(212 notes on 160 wines)

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Red
4/20/2017 - NO SPIT wrote:
This tastes more like a Port than a Rasteau. Although some might like it. It slowly slipped away from my liking.
Red
Still connected in all the right places.
Red
Polished! This 04 is still pushing out black fruits and Good & Plenty licorice action. Excellent!
Red
In a great place right now. Outstanding!
Red
You got to know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em. Yep, waited too long on this one. Too big to drink.
Red
3/22/2015 - NO SPIT Likes this wine:
94 points
I'm not a big believer in points but now and then when I feel it's justified I'll hang a number out there. 94pts= outstanding? Yeah, it's that good. This is one wine that I can honestly say has really "improved" with age. Just a shame we don't see more wine from the Alary's in the Seattle area. Riservati was the last importer who had the stones to bring in their whole line. The best the Cairanne has to offer.
Red
Very polished for a mid level CDR. No wood on this stuff. Outstanding!
Red
2/15/2015 - NO SPIT wrote:
Outstanding! In perfect balance right now.
Red
12/21/2014 - NO SPIT wrote:
Heading in the right direction. Smooth and well balanced, compares favorably to the Rosso (Piancornello). This is just so much bigger as it should be. Way more wood, (3 yrs) in play with the Brunello. This issue (09) seems more feminine in a good way. I thought it was very good, only to get better.
Red
12/21/2014 - NO SPIT Likes this wine:
89 points
I was pleasantly surprised by this wine. Very clean compared to other Rosso's I've consumed through the years. Bright red fruits, rhubarb and red currents. Pure Sangiovese with a noticeable lack of white oak. The acids and or tannins are well integrated here which make an outstanding Rosso for the price.
Red
Brought this back from a winery. A big lush Syrah loaded Rasteau. Still has some big red fruit holding on for dear life and is still well balanced front to back. The 04' southern rhone's ended up the real deal after being called out as an "off vintage". Outstanding!
Red
As with most of these older wines the fruit is starting to fade some. It can still stand on it's own but really shines with food.
Red
2010 Château Gaillard St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
Yep, it's a little grippy but that's just fine buy me. Needs the grip to get it around the corner. A little Italian meatball does wonders for it. Very well balanced. Great QPR, I'm in.
Red
More polished since my last try in December. The whole Molino line leaves no doubt that you're drinking big rustic italian reds.
Red
Still immature. It's there but really required a lot of persuasion to get it opened up to full throttle. Will be a great one!
Red
I was astonished to find some dark fruit (blackberries) still hanging around this 04. Still quite polished but some cloudyness setting in. Crawling to the finish line with it's head held high. Not a bad for $24.
Red
2001 Matthews Red Wine Yakima Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/23/2014 - NO SPIT wrote:
This is all but done. Way too big and dark now. We drank it, but really should have poured it out.
Red
Nice Cali blend. Good balancing act going on here.50/50 Cab/Syrah. Dry farmed. Great little tasting room. Quite good!
Red
Very impressive for a 9yr old. Still on point, bright and fresh. Very good.
Red
Right now this tastes a little more like a CDV than CDP. Seems quite Grencahe dominant, waiting on the other members of the band to start playing.
Red
Still pretty tannic. The Morellino di Scansano was Banti's deluxe model and it behaves like it. A bit more brooding than a year ago but still worthy.
Red
4/27/2014 - NO SPIT wrote:
Im sticking with my past note. More floral on the palate this time around though. Still quite fresh and fruit driven which is very impressive considering this is an 07'. To me this is a very unique Zinfandel. Impressive.
Red
4/3/2014 - NO SPIT wrote:
I hate to say this, but time is not on the side of this Brunello. Fading to black before my very eyes. I'm holding out hope that my remaining bottles have a little tiger left in the tank.
Red
A worthy Barbera. Very approachable and quite similar to the 2011. Great producer.
Red
3/2/2014 - NO SPIT wrote:
At this stage it's a little too far gone for most folks to enjoy. It's just too dark. The fruit caught the last train for Chicago a few years back. Still has a great nose, but that doesn't get the job done. Can you really expect a Barbera to make it 14yrs?
Red
The mourvedre is in complete command of this ship. On the opposite side of the more popular grenache dominated Southern Rhone blends. This is all about the "Big" action....Boss.
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Red
KAMP82's note and score nailed it. I was totaly shocked how good this was.
Red
1/19/2014 - NO SPIT wrote:
The window is slowly closing on this wine. It's become dark and brooding and gone is the lovely fruit. Still drinkable but not for the meek and mild.
Red
As good as it ever was. Soft and rounded, dark fruits, mocha, some leather.
Red
12/21/2013 - NO SPIT wrote:
Unfortunately this stuff is heading south. Most likely never intended to make it 9yrs. However, sure was great 3yrs ago. I think I just sat on it too long.
Red
Has a little bit more under the hood than most Barbera's. Nice!
Red
This is a big rustic old school Barolo. It has all of the markers in place. Dark cherries, tar, rose pedals, leather and spanish cedar. Still tannic and balanced beautifully when paired with veal piccata. Outstanding!
Red
Pretty grippy suff initialy. Smoothed out after an hour or so. More traditional than modern in style. Big tannins, big fruit, the finish is polished, high toned. Should settle out to be a serious contender a little further on up the road. Really like it.
Red
This ended up being very nice. It really improved since my first tasting. Plenty of fruit left in the bottle.
Rosé
11/23/2013 - NO SPIT wrote:
Mr Big Stuff. Lots of asphalt, tar and smoke. I like it!
Red
This Barolo is on the way to the promised land. A little on the lighter side of the tracks, there's always room for a little femininity in my world of Barolo. Some bottle age will do it good, but it's very good right now.
Red
This wine is very Beaujolais like. Very light in color, nice balance of minerality, dark red fruits with some italian rusticity. Works well as a drinker and would go well with lighter foods but could be over powered with a big meal. Nice little surprise!
Red
10/30/2013 - NO SPIT wrote:
Outstanding, another really great 04'.
Red
Wow! There's still fruit in that juice. Very little sign of much aging from an 03'? Impressive.
Red
This is another great effort from the "Kings of Cairanne"! The lights are still on here and will be for a while. The Mourvedre, (60%) that is picked off of 100 yr old gnarly vines is in complete command here as it should be. Not as much blackberry in the mix as there was in 06 but still an outstanding issue.
Red
I'm very impressed with this wine. Definitely more european in style. Less like Port (big sugar bomb), more like Hermitage....and that's what I looking for. Very good!
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Red
The fruit and roses have traded places with the leather and tobacco now being at the front of the ship. It's becoming a big dark brooding wine. Warning! Do not drink without food! Still good enough for me.
Red
9/9/2013 - NO SPIT wrote:
Showing a little age, but that's fine with me. A really good producer of Barbera. Still very solid.
White
Edi Keber? Sounds more Austrian than Italian. No stainless steel here, he uses cement vats which in my opinion gives up a little more earthy nuance. Fruit forword (more peachy/nectorine than citrus to me), crisp and bright. A light amount of mineral balances everthing out nicely. You're left with wild flower nector and a feel of a very well made wine. Impressive!
Red
3/24/2013 - NO SPIT wrote:
The fruit has faded leaving behind a very rustic Italian Rosso. Leather, spanish cedar, dark sour cherries, although very muted. More brown than red now, still has enough class to pair up with a juicy steak. I've always liked Vignalta, a little different approach being made with Cab and Merlot.
Red
2/8/2013 - NO SPIT wrote:
I can't really deviate from my tasting note in 2010. The wine has hardly changed. Might be a little less tannic. Outstanding!
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Red
2005 Château Les Gravières St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/26/2012 - NO SPIT wrote:
Outstanding wine, paired perfectly with slow roasted pork loin and fresh mushroom gravy with parm crusted broccoli. In a nice place right now.
Red
I would be hard pressed to say that I've ever tasted a better wine than this. A very polished 100% Syrah (Northern Rhone) Ermitage. A nose of dark red fruit ( Black currants, black berries, plum, etc. The dark fruit carries over to the palate with lush dark berries with some northern rhone spice. Right now it is balanced to near perfection with a solid tannic foundation. A long lingering finish leaves you with a fine appreciation for truly great syrah.
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