from vine to wine and everything in between

Red Wines

 

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My reviews are based on a scale of 1-5, and the scores correspond roughly to the following:

1:  This is gross.  Down the drain it goes.
2:  This is not very good.  I can maybe get the rest of this glass down, but no more for me.
3:  This is OK…I can probably have another.
4:  This good.  Like, really good!
5:  I can die happy, this is wine of the gods!

Some of the major things I look for when scoring a wine are the aromas (sometimes this is more important than the taste!), QPR (quality/price ratio), the balance of acidity and sweetness, and the mouthfeel on the finish.  Of course the overall taste is a factor, too!

 

Barolo

Ceretto Barolo, 2012

 

Cabernet Franc

Zorzal Terroir Único Cabernet Franc

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Carnivor Cabernet Sauvingon
Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014
J. Lohr Vineyards Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon
Liberated Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014
Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015
Michael David Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014
Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

 

Carignan

Quinte Royale Carignan, 2016

 

Carménère

Montes Wines Purple Angel 2010

 

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Clos Saint Michel Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2014

 

Corot Noir

Taylor Brooke Winery Corot Noir

 

Malbec

Clayhouse Malbec, 2013
Girl & Dragon Malbec, 2016
Terrazas de los Andes Altos del Plata Malbec, 2015

 

Mataró/Monastrell/Mourvèdre

Juan Gil 12 Meses Jumilia Red, 2014

 

Merlot

North Bank Merlot

 

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Lisabella Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2015

 

Nero d’Avola

Prodigo Nero d’Avola, 2014

 

Petite Sirah

San Sebastian Reserve Petite Sirah, 2014

 

Pinot Noir

Don Rodolfo Pinot Noir, 2015
J Lohr Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir, 2013
La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Mark West California Pinot Noir, 2014

 

Port / Port-Style

San Sebastian Ruby Port, NV
Taylor Brooke Winery Chocolate Essence

 

Red Blend

19 Crimes The Warden Reserve, 2015
Anabella 5 Red Blend
Argyros Estate Atlantis
Capçanes Mas Donís Old Vines, 2014
C’est La Vie Pinot Noir – Syrah, 2016
Celler Barcelona Red Blend, 2014
Conundrum Red Blend, 2014
Dave Phinney Locations E Spanish Red Blend
Happy Hour Red Blend, 2016
Kuleto Estate India Ink Red, 2014
Mont Ventoux Sieur de Trinquelage Vaucluse
Sharpe Hill Vineyard Red Seraph, 2014
Taylor Brooke Winery Lazy Day Red
Taylor Brooke Winery Sunny Sangria
Tenshen Red Blend, 2015
Tormaresca Neprica, 2013
Waterbrook Mélange Founder’s Red Blend, 2015

 

Rioja

Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Crianza, 2012

 

Sangiovese

Burrasca Sangiovese, 2016
Marchesi Antinori Tignanello, 2014

 

St. Croix

Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock Valley Red

 

Zinfandel

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Whiplash Zinfandel, 2014
Michael David Earthquake Zinfandel, 2014
Oak Ridge Winery OZV Old Vine Zinfandel, 2015

 

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