Tasting Notes for psamford

(18 notes on 18 wines)

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White
3/16/2011 - psamford wrote:
91 points
Outstanding value at $13. Tons of very sweet fruit on the nose and palate. Great long finish. This is what you serve someone who claims they don't like "sweet" wines. It
s sweet but with plenty of balance. Will probably keep a few in the cellar for a few years or so. Wish I'd bought more.
Red
2007 Apothic Red California Red Blend (view label images)
3/16/2011 - psamford wrote:
74 points
This was hated by the entire household. Even the non-snobs who claim to like "everything". Jug wine. Pretty bottle is the only positive note I can offer.
Red
2006 Baron Henri Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/10/2010 - psamford wrote:
79 points
Very poor quality Bordeaux at any price / Very little fruit / Too much alcohol / Did not finish the bottle
White
6/10/2010 - psamford wrote:
90 points
Great California Sauvignon Blanc. Wonderful nose of melon and a great aftertaste. It's got plenty of acid and balance and a nice in-between SB not too NZ or FR. Worth every penny. Great bottle of wine.
Red
2007 Chappellet Mountain Cuvée Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/26/2010 - psamford wrote:
88 points
Was very excited to try this one. Nose seemed very hot with lots of alcohol. Good fruit and acid but still too much alcohol for me. Finish was nice and long but you can find much better quality at this price.
White
5/15/2010 - psamford wrote:
83 points
Although this is still a good wine for the price with plenty of acid, I'd like a bit more fruit. Still a perfectly good sipping wine for hot summer days.
White
4/20/2010 - psamford wrote:
86 points
Excellent wine for $7 will be getting more of this for summer drinking. Love the fact that what we don't get to can wait till next summer in the cellar. Very drinkable Gruner with a nice long finish.
Red
2005 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
4/11/2010 - psamford wrote:
90 points
Trish made a spanish garlic chicken with patatas bravas to compliment this Rioja. Opened the bottle 60 minutes prior and let it sit in the cellar. Did not decant. Was worried about tannins but this opened up beautifully. Lots of plum and tobacco on the nose. Well balanced wine with a nice finish. Like most Spanish wines right now, the price is great. Would like a bit more complexity with this one but a great bottle nonetheless.
White
4/11/2010 - psamford wrote:
86 points
Great wine for the price. Lots of fruit and some spice. It's a bit out of balance leaning to the sweet side but this is one very drinkable Gewurz. Opened a bottle with some leftover Indian. It drinks very close to a dessert wine so have this at the end of your evening.
White
4/11/2010 - psamford wrote:
88 points
Very elegant Gewurtz. Notes of melon and lemon in the nose. Would like more fruit and spice in the balance. Nice finish. $16 is a fair price for this effort.
Red
4/7/2010 - psamford wrote:
78 points
Not a very good bottle of Zin. Difficult to finish this. Lots of alcohol on the nose and tastes like a very cheap bottle of wine.
White
4/3/2010 - psamford wrote:
88 points
Fantastic value at anything under $15. Very simple Riesling. Good balance of sweetness and acidity. Probably best to drink this with food because it's not got much compexity. But a great wine with spicy foods.
Red
2005 Château La Prade Bordeaux Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/27/2010 - psamford wrote:
Cannot give this wine a rating at this time. Way too tannic. We couldn't even finish our glasses. We sealed it back up to try at the end of the week. Chewy tannins and some pencil lead. There's some great structure in here but it's not approachable yet. Updating our maturity window right now.
Red
3/20/2010 - psamford wrote:
93 points
Outstanding value for your money with this one. Opened and let half the bottle decant for 30 minutes. Very pretty color: light red like a good Pinot Noir color. This is one of those wines you put your nose in the glass and lose track of time: blackberry, cassis, cherry, oak Wonderful! Mouthfeel is very pleasant probably a small step-down from the nose but still top-notch: dry with plenty of tannins and fruit well balanced. Good finish but it's hard to time the finish 'cause the glass is already moving to your lips! Wine opened up a bit the next day but this should be drinkable for another 5-8 years in my cellar. I've ordered another case. This is a no-brainer.
White
3/14/2010 - psamford wrote:
84 points
Nice pleasant bouquet some flowers would like more spice in the nose. Good mouthfeel works well as a wine with/without food / Very dry with almost no spice / Aftertase is short with a slightly cheap quality Anywhere above $12 makes this a bit expensive.
White
2/27/2010 - psamford wrote:
87 points
Very good, easy to drink Riesling. Had it with spicy goat Indian dish. Plenty of honey, full mouthfeel very full-bodied. Would like more acid for balance. Would be good with strong cheese. Thinking these have reached maturity. The sweetness is overpowering the acidity.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Château Laribotte Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
2/10/2010 - psamford wrote:
79 points
Color of Amber and bright gold Bouquet of Alcohol, honeysuckle, cinnamon, honeydew, raisins Tate- Very sweet maple syrup, golden raisins and honey. Much better with a strong cheese. Very quick and disappointing finish.
Red
1993 Château Lafon-Rochet St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/17/2010 - psamford wrote:
85 points
Bouquet of chalk, dust, beach at low tide. Taste was very smooth with more fruit than expected. Wonderful long finish. Probably past its prime and missing much needed balance. Allow to breath an hour or two decanted.
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