NOTE: In this section of the website, you will find a gallery of all of my previous and current informal ratings and very general tasting notes for wines I’ve purchased over the past many years. As I continue to generate these informal wine perspectives using the Vivino Pro app on my phone, I will periodically update this part of my website. For context, this information was generated by simply enjoying the wine with my wife while watching TV or at dinner, and was not part of a more rigorous or meticulous tasting review process. For information on what a more thorough review would entail and what type of information would be documented, please click here. In some cases, I simply rated the wine with a certain number of stars, and did not provide any general thoughts or tasting notes. In other cases, I took more time to provide some details and personal insights for the wines. On occasion, in particular for the few white or rosé wines found here, my wife provided the ratings. This is a fun way to document your wine experiences (on your phone) as you try new wines and food-pairings, and it helps along the way as your cellar grows and you try to recall if you enjoyed a certain wine or have previously purchased a wine.
This gallery was essentially cut-and-pasted from my online Vivino Pro account page, where each individual page provides a rating scale (on a 5-star scale), some tasting notes (general comments), a picture of the wine bottle or label, the winery name and name of the wine, and the country of origin. Some of this information was populated automatically from the Vivino Pro database, unless I manually edited the information prior to entering the wine into the web application. One must be careful as these types of wine databases are sometimes populated with incorrect information for a wine, so I’ve taken some time to correct wine specific information in this gallery, where I’ve noted discrepancies.
As a final note, if you have OCD (like I do – to some degree) you may notice some spelling errors in the tasting notes, in particular, for the word “Palate”. For many of my earlier tasting notes, I misspelled this word. However, since the text was captured in image format from my web account page, I was not able to edit the tasting note text to correct this injustice. Just know that I eventually learned how to spell the word properly and you’ll see I made the correct change along the way! – Thanks for understanding and I hope you enjoy some of my comments. Cheers!!!!