Tasting Notes for wineretriever

(349 notes on 307 wines)

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White
12/29/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
92 points
Opulent but elegant with citrus, pear and a hint of savory butterscotch on a lithe frame with bright acidity.
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Red
2006 Stolpman Angeli Santa Ynez Valley Syrah (view label images)
5/26/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
83 points
Good dark fruit and savory notes but overwhelmed by heat on end.
Red
2006 Stolpman Angeli Santa Ynez Valley Syrah (view label images)
5/26/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
85 points
Lovely bouquet of dark fruits and savory notes of leather and tobacco leaves but heat on backend overwhelmed the experience.
Red
4/19/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Bright, fresh, with lovely balance of earth, red fruit, spice, and minerality.
Red
4/19/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Decanted for 8 hours; intensely aromatic with tart red fruit, a distinct floral character, and dusty rose petal. Elegant tannins with lifting acidity.
Red
3/21/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Bright with tart red cherry and strawberry along with a vibrant minerality, sweet spices, and a hint of fresh flowers.
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White
2/21/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Opulent notes of pear, golden apple, chalk, and white flowers with a hint of smoke. Good concentration; great wine.
Red
2/9/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Drinking beautifully now. Plush red fruit, floral notes, good minerality, decent backbone of acidity. Impressed.
Red
2/9/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Dark fruit with earth and spice notes. Opens up more after 45 minutes in decanter.
Red
2/9/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
88 points
A crowd favorite; full-bodied, fruit forward unabashedly new world in style. Drink now; will not improve.
White
2/9/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
92 points
Outstandingly complex nose of yellow peach, overripe pear, popcorn, spice, and fragrant white flowers. Fruit and savory notes, including mushroom, carry through on the palate. Super fun to drink.
White
1/31/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Amazing QPR. Good balance of fruit (pear, pineapple, yellow Apple), minerality, and vanilla from the oak.
White
1/18/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
consistent with previous notes
White
1/18/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Great QPR; fresh, high acidity, underripe citrus and a hint of minerality.
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Red
1/18/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Savory and pleasantly herbal in style; improved with time in glass. Drank too young. Will seek out more to hold for a few years.
White
1/18/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
92 points
This really turned a corner in the last 6 months and is showing wonderfully right now. Aromas of petrol, stone, citrus, and peach, which all persist on the concentrated palate marked by mouthwatering acidity.
White - Sparkling
1/18/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Sabred this mag for Christuary. Was a hit. Solid as usual.
White
1/5/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
88 points
Savory aromas of green peas and parsley along with pear and yellow apple. Medium body with medium acidity. Fun little wine.
Red
1/5/2015 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Decanted for 2 hours. Dried raspberry, sour cherry, dried flowers, hay, and a touch of spice on the nose with tart fruit, dried flowers, and dried tobacco on the palate. Pretty wine.
White
12/28/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Aromatic nose with green apple, slightly honeyed pear, white flowers, and nutmeg. Palate starts out with fruit and a hint of sweetness, which is promptly whisked away by the racy acidity. Nice wine.
White - Sparkling
12/21/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Green apple, underripe pear, chalky minerality. Lovely bubbles.
Red
12/21/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
94 points
Drank as part of a 1997-2000 Seavey Cab vertical. Fantastic wine. Black currant, blackberry, anise, tobacco, and turned earth with medium plus acidity and elegant tannins.
Red
12/21/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
89 points
Drank as part of a 1997-2000 Seavey Cab vertical. Showed well but was sandwiched between a stellar 1997 and lovely 1999. Drink over the next couple of years; will not improve.
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Red
12/21/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
92 points
Drank as part of a 1997-2000 Seavey Cab vertical tasting. My second favorite of the line-up (preceded by the 1997). Lots of roasted turning to dried fruit, anise, camphor, and tobacco. Lovely.
Red
12/21/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Drank as part of a 1997 - 2000 Seavey Cab vertical. Decanted for a couple of hours but didn't need that much air. Showed nicely, but I don't see it improving.
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Red
12/21/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Great after an hour; popped at the end of the evening and was closed at first. This is a wine that must be decanted for at least 30 minutes.
Red
12/21/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
87 points
Interesting in that it showed more like an Italian IGT or Chianti than a Syrah with tart red fruit, dried flowers and herbs, and a touch of funk. Will try again in a couple of years to see how it evolved.
Red
12/21/2014 - wineretriever Likes this wine:
92 points
Decanted for 30 minutes but could have used a couple of hours. Lovely aromas of blackberry, fresh and dried flowers, black stone minerality, and dried herbs. Aromas continued on the palate along with medium plus acidity, fine-grained medium plus tannins, and medium body. Really awesome.
Red
12/12/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Notes of blackberry, blueberry, charcuterie, a hint of tar, dried flowers, and a hint of a medicinal quality. Medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity and a long, pleasing finish. Popped and poured. In a great place now. Amazing QPR.
White
12/9/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
92 points
Aromas of lemon curd, green apple, white flowers, and white stone with a very slight hint of vanilla, which become more apparent as the wine opened up. Bright acidity, medium body, and medium plus finish. Great QPR.
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Red
12/9/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
86 points
Perhaps a flawed bottle as it showed very slightly oxidative quality of fig and dried cherry, low acidity, and some flabbiness.
White
12/9/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Brilliant in color and concentration with notes of lemon, lime zest, white stone minerality, white flowers, and underripe green apple with a hint of underripe honeydew. Really opened up on the second day and the slightly oily-textured semillon character became more apparent while the wine became more opulent and expressive. Will be better in 3-6 years.
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Red
12/9/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Great as always but could have used a 30-45 minute decant.
Red
12/9/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
86 points
Pretty red fruit but a bit flabby throughout and dull on the finish.
Red
12/9/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Drank too late at in the evening but showed so much better than anticipated. Medium plus body with lots of delicious dark fruit and a touch of spice.
White - Sparkling
12/9/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
92 points
Even better than last time. Apple, pear, citrus zest, and brioche on the medium-bodied palate with perfectly balanced acidity. Really nice stuff.
Red
11/17/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
92 points
While a bit tight. at first, it displayed after an hour sitting in glass cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry, crushed black rock, and dried leaves. Medium body with medium plus acidity on the palate; enjoyable concentration. Medium plus finish. Good stuff but won't touch other bottle for a few years.
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White
11/17/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
89 points
Apple, pear, stone fruit and lemon with lemongrass on the nose; Apple and pear with hints of citrus dominate the palate. Good concentration.
Red
11/16/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
87 points
Pleasant aromas of red fruit, green tobacco, and sweet spice with bright acidity but lacked concentration and oak influence not very balanced.
Red
11/16/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
A lovely little wine. Fresh red fruit, bright acidity, slate minerality.
Red
11/16/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Took an hour to open up but after that, the wine showed lovely notes of red and black fruit, charcuterie, violets, and dried herbs. Medium plus in body and medium plus acidity. Won't touch last bottle for a few years.
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Red
11/16/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Dark fruit, savory notes of sage, tobacco, and turned earth, with good acidity and a long finish.
White
11/16/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
90 points
Aromatic with notes of white peach, yellow apple, fresh flowers, and a white stone minerality. Aromas continue on the palate, where the wine has medium plus acidity and medium body. Great with lobster ravioli.
Red
11/15/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
85 points
A disappointing Selyem wine. Flabby, fuller in body, medium to medium minus acidity. Flavors and aromas dominated by jellied and macerated fruit and liqueur notes.
Red
11/15/2014 - wineretriever Likes this wine:
90 points
Ruby in color. Aromas and flavors of tart red berries, spice box, and tobacco leaves. Medium in body, medium plus acidity, and very long finish. A nice wine.
Red
11/15/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Elegant and interesting. Aromas and flavors of black and red cherry, turned earth, and wet leaves with spice box. Great mouthfeel and bright acidity.
Red
11/15/2014 - wineretriever Likes this wine:
93 points
Wonderful nose of blackberry, cassis, graphite, tea leaves, and tobacco; dark fruit and minerality continues on the palate, which is medium bodied with fine-grained, elegant tannins, balanced acidity. Great wine.
Red
10/12/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Tight and closed at first but opened up after an hour or two and with multiple double decants. Tart red berry fruit, black stone minerality, fresh sage and juniper, and red flowers on the nose; red fruit and minerality continue on the palate, which is framed by high acidity and light body. Really tasty.
White - Sparkling
9/28/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
91 points
Pear and apple notes along with toasty brioche and yeasty notes. Full bodied and delicious.
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Red
1985 Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/28/2014 - wineretriever wrote:
93 points
Sexy wine. Aromas or dried red berries, dried flowers, turned earth, barnyard and anise. Very much alive and elegant on the palate with fruit and floral character dominating along with dusty minerality. Acidity is medium plus.
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