Tasting Notes for margolism

(151 notes on 131 wines)

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White - Sweet/Dessert
1971 Château Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
12/11/2021 - margolism Likes this wine:
95 points
Outstanding wine stlll in excellent shape. Opened carefully with a Durand corkscrew. Complex honey and caramel.
Red
2017 Clos de los Siete Valle de Uco Malbec Blend, Malbec (view label images)
2/24/2022 - margolism Likes this wine:
93 points
Really nice full-bodied Bordeaux style blend. Great with big meat dishes like ribeye steak.
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Red
2/25/2022 - margolism Likes this wine:
90 points
Very good RRV Pinot Noir although I think other vintages of this wine might have been slightly stronger. Oaky vanilla, cherry most dominant.
White
2/25/2022 - margolism wrote:
86 points
Okay wine, nothing particularly stands out good or bad, not memorable. Glad I didn't pay much for it.
Red
1/9/2022 - margolism wrote:
86 points
Lots of wines out there with a better QPR. Very basic Cabernet that didn't really feel like a Cabernet. Seemed a little "sweet." I wound up using the bottle as a cooking wine to poach pears. Not a "bad" wine but not something I would actively seek out.
White - Sparkling
12/31/2021 - margolism Likes this wine:
88 points
OK for a vintage champagne - glad I didn't spend $100 on this! A bit "yeasty", full bodied, paired with caviar.
Red
11/25/2021 - margolism Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice medium bodied wine but probably a bit overrated by Wine Spectator in my opinion.
White
11/6/2021 - margolism Likes this wine:
89 points
Nice, crisp, refreshing food friendly wine. Hints of grapefruit, crisp apple.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2005 Château Guiraud Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
11/3/2021 - margolism Likes this wine:
94 points
Excellent Sauternes
White
11/3/2021 - margolism Likes this wine:
89 points
Good price to value ratio, easy going Chardonnay. Good with food, not an oaky or heavy vanilla Chardonnay. This paired nicely with some halibut I made. Medium body.
White
9/10/2021 - margolism wrote:
87 points
Fine but unmemorable Sancerre. Maybe it was my bottle - not flawed in any way, was clearly a Sauvignon Blanc Sancerre, but felt sort of generic, not excelling in any particular way.
Red
4/10/2021 - margolism Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice full bodied Syrah - good with rich red meat dishes.
White
4/18/2021 - margolism Likes this wine:
90 points
One of the better Torrontes I have had recently. Crisp, hints of grapefruit and lime. Clean citrus finish.
Red
12/10/2020 - margolism wrote:
86 points
Not bad, but not great. A fine casual wine but lots of better options for the same price. I have enjoyed Kanonkop wines for years but this one just wasn't clicking the same way for me.
Rosé
9/13/2020 - margolism Likes this wine:
91 points
Hints of strawberry, watermelon, refreshing and easy drinking
Red
9/7/2020 - margolism Likes this wine:
90 points
Deep earthy flavors, went well with rich red meat dishes
Red
7/28/2020 - margolism Likes this wine:
92 points
Nice full bodied wine, goes well with rich steak.
Red
7/17/2020 - margolism Likes this wine:
94 points
Great Priorato. Deep stone fruit flavors with a touch of graphite, long finish. Paired with steak.
Sake
4/11/2020 - margolism wrote:
82 points
Might have been past its prime. Not as complex as my favorite Japanese Junmai Daginjo sakes.
Red
12/31/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
93 points
A really nice Pinot Noir, with lots of cherry and vanilla undertones. Really enjoyable.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Tott's Brut California Champagne Blend (view label images)
12/31/2019 - margolism wrote:
84 points
A nothing special sparkling wine when having a sparkling wine is more important than having a good or special sparkling wine.
Red
12/28/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
92 points
Great full bodied wine especially for the price. Cherry, spice, blackberry.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Château Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
11/16/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
94 points
Excellent Sauternes, honey dipped apple, a little lemon curd. Excellent depth. A special wine.
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White
11/23/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
89 points
A bargain for $5.95 a bottle after rebate
Red
11/16/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
91 points
Very fortunate these wines were in great condition. Opened, decanted, rinsed bottle, and put back in bottle. Served after open for two hours. Nice, lighter body, lighter red fruit. Mellow but still extremely drinkable at 50 years old. Made for a great wine tasting experience to celebrate a milestone birthday.
White
11/16/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
89 points
Above average Chardonnay that punches high for the price point. Not barrel fermented so only oak comes from a tiny bit of barrel aged wine blended with this. A good casual Chardonnay to serve with fish and seafood. Not much depth or sophistication but that wasn't expected at the sub $10 cost.
Red
11/16/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
91 points
A bargain for $10. Rich, full bodied, with some depth. Paired really well with hanger steak and beef tenderloin.
Red
11/16/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
93 points
A bargain for under $16. Elegant, beautiful vanilla, cherry. Was a crowd favorite at my wife's birthday celebration.
Red
11/16/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
91 points
Really enjoyable wine. Time to drink up.
White
11/16/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
92 points
Really nice elegant Sancerre. Crisp, nice acidity, crisp apple, grapefruit.
Red
11/15/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
92 points
Really nice full bodied red. Paired with marinated hanger steak. A bargain for under $13, and especially for $10!
White
9/17/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice Chardonnay which paired well with sea scallops.
No oak, medium bodied. Fruit comes through well.
White
8/10/2019 - margolism wrote:
88 points
Good Chardonnay but an amazing wine. I didn't get the Russian River qualities out of this wine. Little to no oak.
Red
5/27/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
92 points
Great CDP, rich, velvety, lots of dark fruit plus graphite.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2005 Château Guiraud Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
5/29/2019 - margolism wrote:
96 points
Great Sauternes, very long finish
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White - Sweet/Dessert
11/1/2018 - margolism wrote:
96 points
Long finish, amazing dessert wine
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Rosé
5/2/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
86 points
Perfectly fine but not memorable rose
Red
3/22/2019 - margolism wrote:
92 points
Spice, cherry, blackberry
Red
1/20/2019 - margolism Likes this wine:
91 points
Very nice CDP, lots of dark fruit, pairs well with duck.
Red
12/21/2018 - margolism Likes this wine:
92 points
Lots of cherry and a tiny amount of spicy, very smooth right now - not tannic, in great form. I think it can go another few years so the 2018 tasting window end date is probably premature.
Red
12/8/2018 - margolism Likes this wine:
94 points
Great full bodied wine - paired with hanger steak and chorizo.
White
11/10/2018 - margolism Likes this wine:
90 points
A nice California Chardonnay - would have liked a touch more wood / vanilla, but still nice - a lighter mouthfeel, more acidity, crisp apple.
Orange
11/10/2018 - margolism Likes this wine:
85 points
A very unusual wine - a traditional Rkatsiteli, quite a bit different from a Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkat. Brownish color (from the clay pot) - kind of feels like a dry dessert wine - several dessert wine qualities but without the sugar.
White - Sweet/Dessert
10/25/2018 - margolism Likes this wine:
96 points
Lots of honey, pear, candy apple. Great finish and in prime form.
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White - Fortified
6/17/2018 - margolism Likes this wine:
97 points
Dolce de lece, hazelnut, caramel, super long finish, a little goes a long way. One of the best PX dessert wines out there.
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Red
10/12/2018 - margolism Likes this wine:
92 points
In great form right now, nice balance of cherry and spice
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