Tasting Notes for sandyloveswinetoo

(152 notes on 139 wines)

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Red
I thought the wine was flabby and had a weird after taste. It actually gave me a stomach ache afterward. I couldn't finish the bottle and that's rare.
Red
This is a nice solid bottle of wine for $10.
Red
2/5/2018 - sandyloveswinetoo Likes this wine:
88 points
This was a young Chianti that I served with Lindor Lindt extra creamy white chocolate. It was absolutely delicious. This is an excellent Valentine's Day pairing.
Red
2/5/2018 - sandyloveswinetoo Likes this wine:
88 points
This was delicious with Lindor Lindt strawberries & cream truffles. Great Valentine's Day tasting.
Red
1/25/2018 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
flawed
Wine had turned to vinegar.
Red
1/19/2018 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
88 points
Delicious taste of jolly rancher strawberry; some tart cherry; I actually quite liked it. This is promising for the 2017 vintages.
White - Sparkling
This is 7% alcohol but not overly sweet for a moscato. It's basic but everyone will like it.
White
2014 Apothic White California White Blend (view label images)
This was a 2014 that was on its last leg. The cork had not held up well. there wasn't much taste, it still had acidity though.
White
10/2/2013 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
flawed
I believe this bottle is just past its time. It was very flat; little like vinegar. The color was very pretty; golden. I just left it in the cellar a little too long.
White
5/24/2013 - sandyloveswinetoo Likes this wine:
82 points
This wine probably should have been drunk before 2013. But having said that it's held up well. It's very acidic, slight buttery taste, pears, and a hint of fresh cut grass. Just a slight petrol aroma and aftertaste. Eating with spicy tuna sushi and it goes well.
White - Off-dry
10/2/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
83 points
Light citrus, some pear, very little oak. It's a nice change to the over oaking chards, it still has some acidity. Flabby finish.
Red
2010 Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois Red California Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
9/7/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
82 points
It's a comfortable $12 red wine. It's not complicated and will not impress serious wine drinkers; however, it's not pitiful either. Let it breathe for an hour or so, it will be a lot better.
Red
7/9/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
92 points
This wine smelled delicious, it had aromas of pepper, spice, dark red fruit, it really opened up in the glass. It tasted as delicious with a nice long finish. It had a touch of tannins but even the non-red wine drinkers in the group felt it was velvety. I wish I had bought more.
White
3/25/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
85 points
The name is very accurate, it absolutely went with everything. Quite lemon-limey, nice acidity, a very nice wine for $10. Easy to drink everyday.
White - Sparkling
3/25/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
82 points
Same notes as previous, it's not a show stopper but it won't break the bank and for a women's bridge club it would make great mimosas.
White
3/25/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
89 points
I love this wine, it has nice acidity, lemon-limey, very easy to drink. However, the price skyrocketed and now it's no where to be found because our local shops aren't buying it.
White
3/25/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
85 points
Simple nice Riesling. easy to drink after work without having to take much thought or break the bank. Aromas of lemons, with nice acidity. No complaints.
Red
3/25/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
90 points
A very heavy bottle. The wine was excellent, smooth, strawberry, mushrooms, all the things you love about a Pinot. Little pricey for everyday drinking but certainly worth the splurge for a wine lover.
White
3/25/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
85 points
This is a nice affordable everyday wine, it's easy to open as soon as you get home and quaff while making dinner. It's not a show stopper but it's easy and comfortable to drink with friends.
White
3/25/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
80 points
This is the spring of 2012 and I purchased this wine for a reception in the summer of 2010. It still was quite drinkable. It's a nice effervescent wine with some fruitiness. I have no problems with this wine for $7 a bottle. It's quite easy to drink next to the pool.
White
3/25/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
88 points
Nice oaked chardonnay from Chandon. Goes well with chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce. Love it.
White
3/25/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
85 points
It has a nice creaminess to it, goes well with shrimp alfredo. Everyone at the party loved it, there is noticeable oak but some people like that. Golden color, I would recommend, anything from Chandon is worth buying.
White
3/25/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
50 points
This smelled completely of kerosene, there's no other description. I bought these wines from Wine Library to keep for a few years as suggested. It was completely undrinkable, I still have 6 bottles, what a loss.
Red
2008 Bodegas Tritón Tempranillo Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León (view label images)
2/17/2012 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
89 points
Aromas of licorice, dark red fruit, and chocolate. Need to drink from a big ass wine glass to get the full effect of the aromas. Nice bouquet of oak, vanilla, and smokey bacon. It's full bodied, not for the faint of heart, a true Tempranillo.
White
3/27/2011 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
72 points
There was green apple aromas, spicy like white pepper, and oak. We had 3 chardonnay's and this one was the least favorite. It had a burning aftertaste, very hot on the back end. Seemed very unbalanced. I would not purchase again, especially for the price. I also had the FFC Pinot Noir Director's Cut and it was wonderful.
White
3/27/2011 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
84 points
Nice lemon lime flavors with a hint of pineapple. This is a very good quaffing wine for the summer. I would thoroughly enjoy this in the evening on the back porch, with a light dinner or by the pool. It's not complicated so many different people will enjoy this. Would make a great summer wedding or bridal shower wine. The price makes it very affordable.
Red
2/22/2011 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
86 points
I actually have to say that this wine improved with age. When I initially tried it I tasted nothing more than a cherry starburst, thin and watery. That was in 2009. Now I'm picking up an improved taste, still cherry but it's developing more of a cocoa, earthy, typical Cabernet smell. I had it in a vertical tasting with the 2007 (still awesome) and the 2009 (tannic and needs some cellaring). My opinion is improving as is the taste of the 2008. Just purchased 2 more to cellar.
White
12/28/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
86 points
Heavy oak, buttery, pineapple, creamy...but the oak overtakes everything else. Bottle says 100% French Oak, 50% new, 9 months. Very golden in color.
White
12/22/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
88 points
Initial aromas of gasoline. Then tasted and it was like drinking lemon lime soda with petrol, mixed with dandelion flowers. However, it was very tasty, acidic, and a pleasing oily texture. I looked at the tasting notes and it was lime, starfruit, oily, and grown in alluvial soils. hummm. Very different taste and texture.
White
11/21/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
88 points
The label has changed for the 2009 vintage but it's the same great wine. Has nice aromas of peach, pear, floral of jasmine, and apple. I have loved this wine every year it's come out.
White
11/21/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
70 points
If you like the taste of vanilla sprite then you will like this wine. I thought it was awful. The vanilla was overpowering, the wine was 6.5% alcohol so too sweet for me. I had one glass and couldn't drink anymore. The wine left a bitter aftertaste, like the vanilla had been burnt. The website for vanilla vine has been discontinued and the only other information I could find was for the 2007 vintage so I'm guessing it's no longer made. It was distributed through Magner Selections in Shrewsbury, MA. Bottled by I.C.R.F. I bought it because I had never seen anything like this and thought it would be interesting to try. Don't recommend.
White
2010 Château Lamothe de Haux Blanc Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
11/21/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
88 points
I really like this wine to sip outside on a hot summer evening. It's quite refreshing. Grapefruit, mellowed by the semillion. Probably not so good in the winter months as the acidity is suited for summer BBQ's and salads. I would recommend for the price and to have a nice white bordeaux.
Red
11/21/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
81 points
Wine is 14.5% alcohol, and it tasted like it. Hot and not well balanced. Probably should have decanted for several hours because the burn of alcohol did not compliment the meal. Nice peppery, smokey aromas.
White
11/21/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
79 points
Wine is past its peak. Not sure why I purchased a 2007 pinot when it's almost 2011. It was still lemon limey, sour apple, basic acidity but a little flat and boring.
Red
11/21/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
85 points
I probably should have let this bottle decant for a while it was too tannic for instant enjoyment. It had nice fruit flavors, wonderful wine...just let decant for several hours.
White
This wine had a nice acidity, lemon, grapefruit. Would make a great breakfast wine.
White
10/26/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
83 points
The color is a very pretty pink and orange color. Aromas were limited, mineral and some fruit. The wine seems thin and non descriptive. Am thinking it might be getting past its drinking window.
Red
Very smooth, tannins were quite soft. Would be great with a charred steak
White
Crisp wine with tart apple and mineral flavors. Ate with just cheese and crackers, it was a non-offensive wine. The tasting room has a nice area in the back where you can sit, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy their wines.
Rosé
Peach color, aromas of strawberries and honey, fairly sweet. Would make for a great wedding reception or bridal shower wine.
White
4/6/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
86 points
Loved this wine for the price. Is it a wine that I will swill over with a wine tasting group, probably not. But is it a wine that I will swill over on othe porch with friends, absolutely. It's got great peach, honey, pears. Excellent QPR.
White
4/5/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
88 points
One of the best QPR Riesling's I've had. It is acidic, pears, minerality...quite a tasty riesling. I've had with asian food, by itself on the porch, cheese. It's good with everything. Buy by the case for the summer.
White
4/1/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
86 points
This is a beautiful summer porch wine, or outdoor wedding, bridal shower, ladies reception...all would like this wine. It's not overly complicated yet would satisfy even the non wine drinkers. It's effervescent, lemon limey, tart apples. Quite a nice quaffing wine. The bottle is very pretty so it makes for a lovely display on a buffet table.
White
4/1/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
84 points
I didn't pick up the oak notes as others mentioned. I had with shrimp scampi and it was too acidic for that. It was good, green apple, pear, slight butter...just needed a different meal to shine.
Red
4/1/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
82 points
The scores seem all over the place for this particular vintage, I'm not sure why. Initally it was quite fruity, cherry with a short finish, very good with a tomato-y based pizza. After being decanted for one hour it turned into straight bologna, or cold hot dog aromas. I'm not kidding here folks. It was a quite unattractive aroma for me, and I couldn't detect any fruit...how sad.
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Red
4/1/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
87 points
The cork had wine 3/4 of the way up, I was concerned that there would be a problem. The wine was excellent with LaRosa's pizza and kitchen chips. It was plummy, violets, some barnyard soil funk, loved it with pizza. Will probably have to get again. It's great for Friday night pizza, can't say beyond that. Short finish, little tannin. Would be likeable for wine drinkers not use to a big red.
Red
3/25/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
85 points
Aromas of finger nail polish remover, cherries, acidity and tannins are balanced, it went quite well with spaghetti and meatballs. Not many cabs can do that.
White
3/25/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
80 points
The aroma was something that I could not identify. Something close to shellac, white flowers, pear and chow mein noodles. Strange combination. We didn't finish, it was too much shellac.
Red
2006 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados Vino de la Tierra Contraviesa Alpujarra Red Blend (view label images)
3/25/2010 - sandyloveswinetoo wrote:
85 points
Mild with nice acidity. Aromas of red berries, licorice, lots of oak. 12 months in American and French Oak barrels.
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