I’ve posted the following reviews in my personal wine journal throughout the years. If any winemaker disagrees with the critique I have given their wine on this page, feel free to send a bottle my way and I’ll happily taste it again.
5-7-2004 XXXX, Late Harvest Riesling 2004: The overpowering sugary sweetness aggressively overwhelms everything else. Not unlike being in jr. high gym class and wrestling the kid who was held back three times.
6-15-2007 XXXX, Vin Gris 2005: This is not a wine for drinking. This is a wine for laying down and avoiding.
8-21-2007 XXXX, Pinot Grigio 2006: No.
4-7-08 XXXX, Sauvignon Blanc 2006: Water should not be the dominant flavor profile in any wine.
3-7-09 XXXX, Sauvignon Blanc 20007: Some moonshine tastes less like alcohol than this wine.
10-19-06 XXXX, Pinot Noir 2004: Subtle hints of amonia with sulphur undertones. The afterburn is long and lingering. In a blind taste test I would guess this to be from Dow or Dupont.
12-14-07 XXXX, Petit Syrah 2005: Will use remainder of bottle to remove wax from my skis.
7-8-09 XXXX, Malbec 2006: The spirit of mediocrity runs deep within you.
1-24-09 XXXX, Rosso di Montalcino 2007: This is like a date that didn’t end the way I hoped. The nose suggested all kinds of treats to come but the taste never delivered. I’m left longing for a bottle with a better finish.
4-8-09 XXXX, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005: I feel like I’ve spent the last hour standing in front of a wood chipper with my mouth open. Could they possibly cram more oak into a liquid?
2-13-10 XXXX, Merlot: Tastes like something to sit in to remove a tattoo.