Tasting Notes for ckeilah

(454 notes on 309 wines)

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Red
2/15/2016 - Anonymous wrote:
92 points
Everything I previously wrote, except for the one dimensional bit. This is fantastic now! Amazing how much big fruit is still left after 10 years. everything has come together now to give a beautifully balanced, multi dimensional wine. Simply amazing. And when you consider it was only about $13 a bottle, it should probably get another five stars.
Red
2009 Brennan Vineyards Texas Syrah Blend, Syrah
1/30/2016 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
Best Texas wine yet!
Red
11/7/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
84 points
Really not bad at all. Love that Sonoma yeast!
Red
10/9/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
93 points
Beautiful cherry fruits are just receding to allow the Sonoma yeast to participate more fully in the heavenly medley that PPP is wont to deliver. I have a feeling this should not age much longer. DRINK UP! ?
Red
8/3/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
87 points
Big and fruity. A bit sweet. Tasty but unsophisticated. Fine for a cheap restaurant bottle or really cheap weekend hot tub wine.
Red
2010 Château Du Gazin Canon-Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/20/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Not as unbelievably spectacular as the 2010s have bed held out to be, but very drinkable. Probably the closest thing we can get to a true French country wine in Texas.
Red
5/14/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
Heavy deposits in the bottle neck. Wine Diamonds! ;-p
As always, that unmistakable big yeasty Sonoma nose. Amazingly fruity for an eight-year-old wine. I would say this is the perfect drinking window right now!
Red
5/7/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
I know this is from Napa, but it has that big Sonoma yeasty nose. Most of the fruit has faded into the background now. Dry and dusty mouth. Goes down smooth as silk with a clean finish.
Red
2/25/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
85 points
Pop & pour. Air degrades this fast. Good at first, but fades quickly.
Red
2/17/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Love that big Sonoma yeast nose.
Red
2/3/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
87 points
Yeasty stinky nose. Big blackberry mouth. Held up nicely to homemade lasagne.
Red
1/28/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
87 points
Actually 2006, The corks gives no way to edit this fact.
Red
1/22/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
84 points
2011. Cor.kz offers no way to add the 2011 vintage. This is a nice one, But for $27 I expected better. No glaring flaws, but nothing to write home about either. A decent well-balanced dry Italian red blend.
Red
1/13/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
79 points
A great wall of Sonoma yeast comes charging out of the glass, followed by a trail punished duster of fruity horse sweat and trollop twat. Let it never be said that Woot! wines have anything remotely resembling consistency. This apparently emanates from that no-mans hinterland of sublime dreck.
Red
1/6/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
82 points
Poor quality control, Ty Caton. :-(. Every bottle is a different mystery waiting to be opened, although all (non-corked) about the same rating. This bottle is fruity; almost Zin like.
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Red
1/6/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
82 points
Decent red blend. It's losing its fruit and getting dry and dusty. Perfectly adequate mulled with spices and mesquite honey though! :-)
White - Sparkling
1/2/2015 - Anonymous wrote:
85 points
Not as fabulous as I remember, but still nice. Bubbles much bigger than I remember last time. I guess last year's 1970 Dom ruined my palate for Mumm. :-p
Red
12/26/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
77 points
Hints of Sonoma yeast on nose. What?! Green mouth. Flat. Boring. Aerating slightly improves this. Much improved when paired with bourbon balls and inebriation! ;-p
Red
12/20/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
Nice stuff. Seems to be at its peak now. Drink up!
Red
11/6/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Very nice, balanced Sonoma pinot noir. This is what I expect from Sonoma. Great example! Yum!
Red
11/4/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
Pretty much the same as last time. Crunchy wine diamonds. Good BIG red. Seems to have reached its peak and is fading now.
Red
10/6/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Big nose Of alcohol and fruit. Smells more like Sonoma than Napa Yeast.
Red
9/16/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
87 points
Very nice, but hardly the wine of the century that everyone is raving about the 2011s being. Well worth <$20 though.
Red
8/3/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
84 points
Just fine for washing down Italian meat sauce. :-)
Red
2010 Château Peneau St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/14/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
78 points
Decent, but hardly worthy of Bastille Day. One dimensional and bland. The French are sending us their dregs now. This, at $13, wasn't nearly as good as some vin de pays I picked up a decade ago for $5.
Red
6/10/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
80 points
Hot on the nose--mostly alcohol and yeast. Not much fruit here. Getting chalky and harsh. I would guess this does not have much time left. Drink up soon, and pair with something big and savory to detract from what little is here. Still drinkable, just not what I remember this being.
Red
5/24/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
77 points
This would have scored better had the price not been that of a fine wine. Woot! price of $20, which *should* indicate a $40 bottle... Alas, Walmart quality. Drinkable, but just barely. I am disappointed.
Red
5/17/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
94 points
Another amazing production by Bella! Classic Sonoma yeast nose, with big boysenberry fruit backing it up. Silky smooth mouthfeel, with enough acid to stand up to a steak, but drinks great alone too. Every sip just gets better. This is what wine should be!
Red
5/11/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
83 points
Nice hottub wine. Goes well with picante bbq pork. Anyone who thinks this is not a SWEET wine drinks koolaid and coke instead of water. Not a dessert wine, but very sweet and lots of fruit. Not much else.
Red
4/30/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
Nice santa lucia highlands pinot noir. Good value at $54 restaurant price!
Red
2010 Château Gillet Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/30/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
80 points
Nothing special, but good for merlot.
Red
3/28/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
82 points
Getting kind of funky, but still drinkable. I do not think these have many year left, if months.
Red
2002 Suncé Meritage North Coast Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/16/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
80 points
Big fruit and alcohol right off the bat. A little air settles things down, but then there's not much to this. Reminds me of a big Lodi zin that's sat out too long and gotten dusty. Still, a decent picnic wine.
Red
3/11/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
84 points
Amazingly still good! Maybe even deserves a few more points. We'll find out next bottle.
Red
3/9/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
Surprisingly good for an old cheap Pinot!
Red
3/5/2014 - Anonymous wrote:
84 points
Thinning, but still good. Probably best to finish these off soon.
Red
12/6/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
84 points
Great for mulling! :-)
Red
11/28/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
87 points
Perfectly adequate. Mulling this bottle with a Texas Tempranillo.
Red
11/28/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Smooth. Nice wood. Fruit managing to hang on 8 years later. Amazing. Gorgeous label. RIP Havens. :-(
Red
11/13/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
83 points
Huge yeasty nose with berry and lychee mouth. Lots of acid to cut the fatty BBQ brisket.
Red
11/11/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
I really like this stuff! Big woody, yeasy, nose followed by a powerful mouth, guaranteed to stand up to any meal. Having with BBQ! :-)
Red
9/16/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
84 points
Damn fine pinot noir for $12! Very definite nose of Sonoma yeast and black cherries, which come across the palate too. Smooth as silk finish with just a hint of lingering dark cherries. All y'all who don't like this, give me yours! :-)
Red
9/7/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
92 points
Fucking corkz. Did it post my actual review?
Red
9/7/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Big and Powerful: leads off with that classic Sonoma yeast, then whallips your mouth with blackberry and pepper. Smooth finish with lingering burn and velvety feel. A damn fine wine!
Red
2005 Château Chambeau Lussac-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/14/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
90 points
Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!

This wine is holding up well for an eight year old cheap Bordeaux! Dry, dusty, still some dark fruit, not much sugar left. Pair with something big and fatty. I see it has tripled in price. Haha. :-)
AAAARGH! Corkz Twitter integration FAIL. :-(
Red
2005 Château Chambeau Lussac-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/14/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
88 points
Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!

This wine is holding up well for an eight year old cheap Bordeaux! Dry, dusty, still some dark fruit, not much sugar left. Pair with something big and fatty. I see it has tripled in price. Haha. :-)
Corkz Twitter integration FAIL. :-(
Red
2005 Château Chambeau Lussac-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/14/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
87 points
Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!

This wine is holding up well for an eight year old cheap Bordeaux! Dry, dusty, still some dark fruit, not much sugar left. Pair with something big and fatty. I see it has tripled in price. Haha. :-)
Red
2005 Château Chambeau Lussac-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/14/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
85 points
Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!

This wine is holding up well for an eight year old cheap Bordeaux! Dry, dusty, still some dark fruit, not much sugar left. Pair with something big and fatty. I see it has tripled in price. Haha. :-)
Red
2005 Château Chambeau Lussac-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/14/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
89 points
Happy Bastille Day!
Red
5/25/2013 - Anonymous wrote:
93 points
Big burst of cherries. Mellow yeast and mild acidity. Fantastic with pork chops al fresco! Yummy!
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