Tasting Notes

Advanced search

Welcome to the list of all public tasting notes written by the VinCellar community. Explore tasting notes by visiting our link page.
Sign in to VinCellar or register for a free account to start adding tasting notes today. Simply click on the "Add Tasting Note" button to get started.

 
> <
 
 
 
 
 
Your trust rating represents the percentage of your public tasting notes which received a 'Useful' rating from the VinCellar community.
 
 
 
  Tasted On Year, Name, Varietal, Country, Region, Sub region, Color Score Drink dates Author, Trust
09/17/2014
Kilikanoon - Shiraz Testament 1970 Kilikanoon - Shiraz Testament
Red Syrah
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley
1970 Kilikanoon - Shiraz Testament
manish

fd

I found this useful: Yes | No
  manish
Blogger
09/15/2014
Terranuova - Chianti Riserva 2007 Terranuova - Chianti Riserva
Red Sangiovese
Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Colli Aretini
2007 Terranuova - Chianti Riserva
ciliegiolo

I found this useful: Yes | No
2017  ciliegiolo
09/15/2014
Fattoria di Terranuova Chianti Riserva 2006 Fattoria di Terranuova Chianti Riserva
Red Sangiovese
Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Colli Aretini
2006 Fattoria di Terranuova Chianti Riserva
ciliegiolo

I found this useful: Yes | No
2016  ciliegiolo
09/15/2014
Terranuova - Chianti 2010 Terranuova - Chianti
Red Proprietary Blend
Italy - Tuscany - Chianti - Colli Aretini
2010 Terranuova - Chianti
ciliegiolo

I found this useful: Yes | No
2018  ciliegiolo
09/15/2014
Henri Boillot - Corton-Charlemagne 2005 Henri Boillot - Corton-Charlemagne
White Chardonnay
France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Corton
2005 Henri Boillot - Corton-Charlemagne
Stephen G41 95

Superb, bracing but full Corton

I found this useful: Yes | No
  Stephen G41 , 96.11%
09/15/2014
Gaja - Langhe Sori San Lorenzo 1999 Gaja - Langhe Sori San Lorenzo
Red Nebbiolo
Italy - Piedmont - Langhe
1999 Gaja - Langhe Sori San Lorenzo
Stephen G41 96

Superb and beautifully delineated, classic Barolo

I found this useful: Yes | No
  Stephen G41 , 96.11%
09/15/2014
Sine Qua Non - Syrah Raven No 3 2006 Sine Qua Non - Syrah Raven No 3
Red Syrah
USA - California
2006 Sine Qua Non - Syrah Raven No 3
97

I found this useful: Yes | No
  Ronn L , 89.41%
09/15/2014
Murphy-Goode - Zinfandel Liar's Dice 2003 Murphy-Goode - Zinfandel Liar's Dice
Red Zinfandel
USA - California - Sonoma
2003 Murphy-Goode - Zinfandel Liar's Dice
82

Almost sweet after 11 years. Not much of a backbone left and a bit sharp.

I found this useful: Yes | No
  chaser , 98.83%
09/15/2014
Seghesio Family - Zinfandel Cortina 2009 Seghesio Family - Zinfandel Cortina
Red Zinfandel
USA - California - Sonoma - Dry Creek Valley
2009 Seghesio Family - Zinfandel Cortina
90

Not as big and brambly as the 2008. Claret in style. Dark red raspberry fruit. Elegant. Touch of cedar.

I found this useful: Yes | No
  chaser , 98.83%
09/15/2014
Revana Family - Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Revana Family - Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
2006 Revana Family - Cabernet Sauvignon
rdalehite 90

Not a terribly strong wine. Light on the nose and no back pallet. Had with Grouper...

I found this useful: Yes | No
  rdalehite , 92.46%
09/15/2014
Viader - V 1998 Viader - V
Red Proprietary Blend
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
1998 Viader - V
90

I found this useful: Yes | No
2000-2015  flwine , 95.15%
09/15/2014
Esclans - Whispering Angel Rose 2013 Esclans - Whispering Angel Rose
Rose Grenache
France - Provence - Cotes de Provence
2013 Esclans - Whispering Angel Rose
90

I found this useful: Yes | No
  NC , 95.89%
09/15/2014
L'Aventure - Syrah 1999 L'Aventure - Syrah
Red Syrah
USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles
1999 L'Aventure - Syrah
94

A mature syrah with a lot of character. Core or fripe dark berry and blackberry fruit. Complemented by notes of bacon fat, beef blood and mesquite. Pleasant barnyard and earthy notes. Very complex. Rounded, polished tannins. Good body and depth. Finishes strong with good length.

I found this useful: Yes | No
2014-2018  StuTarheel , 99.39%
09/15/2014
Joseph Phelps - Insignia 1995 Joseph Phelps - Insignia
Red Bordeaux Blend
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
1995 Joseph Phelps - Insignia
96

Absolutely at its peak. I decanted this and the delicious ripe fruit aromas just enveloped me while I was pouring the wine. Gorgeous ripe black cherry and black raspberry fruit enhanced by flavors of kirsch and Christmas spices. Wonderfully complex with great depth. Silky smooth tannins with a rich yet well-balanced mouthfeel. Mature yet still good freshness. A deliciously long, flavorful finish. A very special wine.

I found this useful: Yes | No
2014-2020  StuTarheel , 99.39%
09/15/2014
Turley - Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard 2005 Turley - Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard
Red Zinfandel
USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles
2005 Turley - Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard
91

A nice, mature Turley. Ripe blackberry fruit with some spicy notes including flavors of cherry liqueur. Once again get those flavors of a blackberry pie with a graham cracker crust. Slight notes of vanilla. Good concentration yet well-balanced. Nice flavorful, lengthy finish.

I found this useful: Yes | No
2014-2016  StuTarheel , 99.39%
09/15/2014
Carlisle - Syrah Bennett Valley 2005 Carlisle - Syrah Bennett Valley
Red Syrah
USA - California - Sonoma - Bennett Valley
2005 Carlisle - Syrah Bennett Valley
93

Core of sweet black cherry and raspberry fruit. Notes of kirsch, bacon fat and cigar tobacco add complexity. Slight heat from high alcohol level (15%) but not unpleasant and doesn't detract. Wonderful concentration, finely grained, well-integrated tannins. Delicious, savory finish that goes on and on.

I found this useful: Yes | No
2014-2016  StuTarheel , 99.39%
09/15/2014
Montevertine - Pian del Ciampolo 2012 Montevertine - Pian del Ciampolo
Red Regional Blend
Italy - Tuscany
2012 Montevertine - Pian del Ciampolo
rjblanton 87

A good everyday Toscano. Strongly recommend serving at approximately 65 degrees and after decanting 30-45 minutes. Not much fruit on the nose, maybe a hint of cherry. Cherry cola on the palate with a definitive presence of tannins (although not chewy). Not a very long finish.

I found this useful: Yes | No
2014-2016  rjblanton , 100%
09/15/2014
Sociando-Mallet 2008 Sociando-Mallet
Red Bordeaux Blend
France - Bordeaux - Haut Medoc
2008 Sociando-Mallet
90

Nose: dark berries and floral. Taste: Very pleasant earthy notes and long!

I found this useful: Yes | No
2018-2030  Tato , 97.55%
09/14/2014
Schild Estate - Shiraz 2007 Schild Estate - Shiraz
Red Syrah
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley
2007 Schild Estate - Shiraz
90

Notes of cherries, spices and licorice and maybe some vanilla. Not as good as the 2008, first vintage release.

I found this useful: Yes | No
2009-2015  flwine , 95.15%
09/14/2014
Smith-Madrone - Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Smith-Madrone - Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
2004 Smith-Madrone - Cabernet Sauvignon

I found this useful: Yes | No
2007-2019  flwine , 95.15%
09/14/2014
Dow's - Tawny Port 10 Year 2012 Dow's - Tawny Port 10 Year
Red Port Blend
Portugal - Douro
2012 Dow's - Tawny Port 10 Year

I found this useful: Yes | No
2013-2018  flwine , 95.15%
09/14/2014
Alma Negra - Red 2013 Alma Negra - Red
Red Proprietary Blend
Argentina - Mendoza
2013 Alma Negra - Red

I found this useful: Yes | No
2013-2018  flwine , 95.15%
09/14/2014
J Rochioli - Pinot Noir Little Hill 2006 J Rochioli - Pinot Noir Little Hill
Red Pinot Noir
USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley
2006 J Rochioli - Pinot Noir Little Hill
19

Lovely wine, lost some color and fruit, but tasty perfect finish.

I found this useful: Yes | No
2014  Steve , 98.86%
09/14/2014
Albali - Gran Reserva 1998 Albali - Gran Reserva
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Castilla-La Mancha - Valdepenas
1998 Albali - Gran Reserva

I found this useful: Yes | No
2014  tomtom-tls
> <