Evans & Tate

Bellwether

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

See previous notes. Classic Coonawarra mint, black fruits, dark chocolate and cigar box. Singing at 11 years but will go for another decade at least. Barb and I are flying to Adelaide today. Hire Car tomorrow for the 4 1/2 hours drive south to Coonawarra where we will be doing vintage at Bellwether for a week. Should be illuminating, hard work and rewarding with a great tutor in Sue Bell, owner and winemaker. Sue was lucky enough to be one of 12 in the annual Len Evans Tutorial a few years ago where they taste wines most of us can only dream of including flights of DRC, Rousseau etc. Sue was the Dux of her year and is in demand around Australia as a Show Judge. Should be a great week. — 24 days ago

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Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 2015

Ryan Tate brought over for dinner, enjoyed with paella. Exquisite Tuscan red.  — a year ago

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Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Hillside Blend Howell Mountain Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

Paul K
9.4

@Robert Evans Jr you suggested infanticide with the 2016 Kosta Browne. This is even more egregious. I actually thought the Pinot was quite good, but I’m pretty new to that world.
This is tight, but everything’s in the right place. Tannins throughout so dusty cherries, currant, and blackberries. There’s and little funk, hope it comes out more later. Have the opp to buy more at a good deal, so grabbed one to try. Gonna grab the rest.
— a year ago

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@Paul K i usually hold Cab, Merlot, Syrah a little longer than I do my Pinots. Then again when I buy I always try

Tate

Spring Street Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Lovely Merlot! Cigar smoke and toasted oak on nose; full body, dry, smooth, complex. Loaded with black and blue fruits. — 6 months ago

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Bodegas Quitapenas

Pajarete Dulce de Málaga White Blend

Pajarete Dulce de Bodegas Quitapenas. DO Málaga. Spain. 17% vol. 10,90 €.
Precioso color ocre-ambarino, brillante y con reflejos anaranjados. Lágrima fina y densa.
Aromas a frutos secos (avellanas) acompañados de sensaciones de pasas, toques de dátil y caramelo. Recuerdos de cáscara de naranja y maderas nobles. Aportes de bollería fina (brioche). Complejo.
Buen ataque. Largo, con muy buena acidez, envolvente, equilibrado y elegante. Retronasal en la que las senaciones olftivas se refuerzan (caramelo, pasas, recuerdos de orejones, puntas cítricas y toques de bollería).  Realmente excelente.
Puede ir muy bien como vino de aperitivo y se recomienda para acompañar foie, quesos fuertes y curados, frutos secos y arroces, aunque yo lo he disfrutado también como vino de «reflexión», es decir, sin nada de acompañamiento, bueno sí, con el sonido de piano de fondo de Bill Evans.
— 10 months ago

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2006

Ron R
9.2

This reminded me of the “dog food” analogy - meaning, this isn’t quite ready for human consumption.
@Robert Evans Jr needs to do his job and post all the wines...
This was good, but not great in my mind. Herbs and tobacco on the mid palate. Still a tannic monster. Good structure, but should have decanted this. Hold on to this vintage.
— a year ago

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Castle Rock Estate

Diletti Chardonnay 2017

Mid Lemon with a brassy note in colour. Sulphidic/burnt match notes, lemony aromas. A lively palate showing citrus, mineral and bright acid. More lean than full bodied but very good and interesting. Should age well. Winemaker, Rob Diletti, is an experienced Wine Show Judge in demand at Shows around Australia and a Len Evans Tutorial scholar. Barb and I were lucky to have a private tasting at the winery in Porongurup with Rob in January this year. Great QPR - $25 a bottle at the Cellar Door. — 8 months ago

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Miner Family

Gibson Ranch Mendocino Sangiovese 2016

Delicious! Acidic and fruit forward. Thank you @Charlie Evans! Love all the @Miner Family Winery wines you recommend! — a year ago

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We do what we want.......you know this, maaaan!

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Smells of plums and black cherries. Tate is a bit jammy with flavors of dark fruit like cherries and Black currant. Sour notes on the finish. Just a great wine by itself or with food. — a year ago

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