Robert S.'s Reviews
9 reviews were found
Smooth & Supple
Somewhat subdued initial aromas, mostly raspberry with a hint of vanilla oak and spices in the background. Aromas open up a bit more as the wine airs in the glass. Fairly bold raspberry and cherry flavors with a little oak, spice, and pepper in the background. Flavors become more bold as the wine airs in the glass. Second night essentially the same as the first. Third night similar to the second night, but with a slight note of sharpness in the initial flavors. Aromas and flavors again open up on the third night after a bit of airing in the glass. Last glass on the fourth night very much like the second and third nights. Medium/full bodied with smooth tannins and a moderately long finish. Held up quite well after opening with simple storage in a cool room.
Fruity & Smooth
Floral aromas without a strong lychee character. Rich pear and tropical fruit flavors. Surprisingly rich flavors for a completely dry Gewurztraminer. Well balanced.
Earthy & Spicy
Pleasantly earthy, fruity aromas without any harsh elements. Primarily red fruit flavors (bing cherry, thimbleberry, raspberry) with a distinct earthy component, again surprisingly pleasant given Mourvedre’s reputation for somewhat rough and rustic farmyard characteristics. Some black fruit components in the background behind the earthy character, but red fruits are dominant. Second night similar to the first, with a little more black fruit shows in the initial flavors than was the case for the first night. Red fruits again dominate after a little airing in the glass. Third night rather similar to the second, with black fruits beginning to challenge the red fruits in the flavors, and with tannins beginning to emerge a little more in the flavors and finish. After some airing in the glass, the red fruits again assert themselves in the flavors Medium/full bodied, smooth, with mild tannins. A wine that grows on you, and one of the few wines with a noticeable earthy component that I actually like. A versatile food wine. At its best on the first and second nights, but still holding up quite well on the third night after a bit of airing in the glass.
Big & Bold
Initial aromas show bold vanilla oak, blackberry, currant, and floral components. Aromas seem to close up shortly after pouring the first glass, then reappear after a bit of airing in the glass, bringing some herbal, cedar, and cocoa components to the background. Bold currant and blackberry flavors with an oaky background; some dark chocolate, cocoa, and black cherry components emerge as the wine airs in the glass. On second night, aromas start out similar to but a bit more subdued than the initial aromas on the first night, but pick up a bit as the wine airs in the glass. Flavors on the second night similar to the first, with a bit of plum also showing. Third night similar to the second, but with a tinge of sharpness showing in the flavors. Fourth night similar to the second, without any hint of sharpness in the flavors. Full bodied with mild tannins that become more noticeable as the wine airs in the glass. Held up surprisingly well after opening.
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Fruity & Smooth
Apple and pear aromas with some tropical fruit components in the background. Pear, peach, and apple flavors with a light touch of creaminess. A lovely wine that does not need any oak to provide complexity. Second day similar to the first. Medium body, nicely balanced, modest but nice finish. Who needs oak with a Chardonnay this good?