Tasting Notes for BuzzzzOff

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Red
8/28/2019 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
90 points
Exceptional QPR from the maker of one of Spain's best drops. In particular, a winner at a restaurant in a country with high duties/taxes. Yummy, soft and salacious.
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White
8/28/2019 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
89 points
Stunning QPR from this baby Cervaro della Sala. When you are in a restaurant in a country with high duties/taxes, this Chardonnay will not disappoint either your palate or pocket!!!
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White - Sparkling
8/28/2019 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
87 points
Cheap 'n cheerful party bubble. One glass only, please...
White
7/27/2019 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
92 points
100% Xarel-lo. Dull, greenish-yellow. Nose of subtle, burnt oaky-almond. Perhaps a buttery brioche. Touch of peach on the nose. Elegant, satin, oily, peach nectar on the palate. Fairly long, somewhat nutty finish. Gentle, mysterious, cultured lady who saunters slowly through the ballroom turning heads as she goes.
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White - Sparkling
7/27/2019 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
90 points
Call me mellow yellow, baby. Eye - yellow. Nose and palate - mellow. Subdued, soft bubbles. Fairly yeasty. Dry as a baby’s bottom...pre-poop. Blend of Xarel·lo, Macabeu and Parellada with the subtle oomph coming from the X-Grape. Pleasant little lady, who does not wow the party but always receives an invitation to the next one. Yes, that gal ;-).
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Red
2014 Robert Foley Claret Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/19/2019 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
97 points
Bottle 4 of 4 Robert Foley Sip 'n Snack Day. Just when we thought Nirvana had been achieved, we slip into this stunner. Perhaps the culmination of Robert Foley. Pure dark purple red. Opaqueness can be a good thing!!! Nose is perfectly balanced after 7 hours breathing. Wow, wow, wow. Soft, rich, full welcoming of cherries on the nose. Slick, salubrious, soft texture on the palate. A Napa-Bordeaux blend baby ready to sip now and for the near future. She is the "keeper". Introduce to Mom, Dad, friends, etc. Her grace, strong personality, confident stride and elegant engagement will make you the King of Her Court with everyone in attendance wishing they were you. Giver her Grandma's ring...now!!!
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Red
7/19/2019 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
95 points
Bottle 3 of 4 Robert Foley Sip 'n Snack Day. Full-bloomed purple on the eye. Luvly blend of medium oak, black cherries and raspberries with a subtle touch of almond vanilla. 5+ hours breathing in fat-assed decanter. Again, why the alcohol? Bold, rich, powerful, spicy. Hits on all cylinders. Think FloJo's grace with Serena’s muscularity On my knee asking for, well, whatever I can get. Wow!!! Early onset of unrequited love. Strong, fairly heavy ripe tannins finish. Oh my!!! Simply AWESOME.
Red
7/19/2019 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
93 points
Bottle 2 of 4 Robert Foley Sip 'n Snack Day. Dark purplish red with light brownish-rose rim. Attractive. Dark, red berries, a fresh fruit pie, a touch savory, on the nose. A hint of Bronx pepperoni pizza on the nose made me all warm 'n fuzzy. Fully blossomed, dark fruit on the palate. Sweet chocolate. Salacious and bodacious, yet manageable, tannins. Broad shoulders. Balance of acidity and alcohol apparent after 4+ hours breathing in decanter. Long, delicious finish. Definitely can lay down. Luscious fruit. She is the ultra-fun, happy to play, luscious gal with gusto. No point introducing to the family as Dad would be tempted. She fought well against the spicy Thai noodle.
Red
7/19/2019 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
91 points
Bottle 1 of 4 Robert Foley Sip 'n Snack Day. 2 hours breathing in the bottle before approachable. Soft, warm, light apple, pear, honey, chocolate sweet nose. Alcohol has subsided on the nose after 2+ hours🙏. Light red rim flows into slightly darker reddish purple. Vanilla, coconut, average acidity, light tannins that only began showing after 3 hours breathing and still a touch of alcohol. Fairly short finish albeit the darker berry fruit and soft vanilla are now showing. A luvly, relatively easy-going gal for an early afternoon, happy sip. She is one of those ladies who does not endanger bachelor life as one happily will seek a similar early afternoon delight next week. Curious how long she will lay down?
White - Sparkling
12/29/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
91 points
Luvly, extremely well-priced bubbly from the 12th generation of winemakers of Giraud. 100% Chardonnay Just enough yeastiness to enjoy the aroma of the wine sightly warm. More than sufficient toasted almond, fruit and acidity to bring this baby home with a nice finish. A winer from A to Z. Entire House produces only 250000 bottles so as some commentators have said it is the best grower champagne no one has ever heard of!!!
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Red
12/27/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
90 points
We thought the Epistem No. 3 impressed so we tried another drop from Atlan & Artisan. We had to hop, skip and boat across to Mallorca, but well-worth the journey. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Manto Negro, Callet...2 varietals with which we are intimately familiar marrying 2 of which we never heard....pretty cool. Powerful, broad-shouldered, great fruit, nice toasty flavour A winner!!!
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Red
12/27/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
92 points
Wow! We stumbled on to this luscious blend of Monastrell and Garnacha Tintorera, Syrah while dining at Bruno's. We were looking Spanish, different, yummy and not too terribly expensive as our friends are, well, Olympic-stature sippers. This rockstar nailed it! Hailing from Murcia (Google, please), we were uber-impressed with the dark purple liquid, sophisticated black fruit aromas, powerful palate and fairly long finish. Murcia? Go figga!!! We have requested the restaurant owner to allow us to piggy-back on his next order. Happy lil piggies!
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Red
12/20/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
90 points
Broad-shouldered, excellent fruit, calm acidity, took an hour decanting and worthy of the wait. Very nice finish. Yummy!!!
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White
12/20/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
90 points
Easy-sipping start to a very nice Italian evening. Especially soothing when selection of bubbles is wanting...
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White
12/18/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
89 points
Wow, seriously!? We have rarely (fact check), if ever, have enjoyed a Chenin Blanc due to the aggressive fruitiness and overwhelming acidity of most drops. Perhaps a function of the Chenin Blancs we have tried? We confess a fairly limited sample set.

Anyhow, we enjoyed a peach, honey melon and pineapple fruit blend with subtle hints of almond croissant and coffee-like acidity. Let's call it "Brekkie in a Bottle". Great balance, subtle oak with a vivacious finish. It was jolly good with Thai food as the acidity was sufficient for the spiciness.

Give us more experience with these sort of Chenin Blancs, and we might just find ourselves becoming big fans!!!
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White
11/17/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
85 points
A solid, albeit not over-inspiring, Chardonnay. Light and short finish, but refreshing. Great QPR. Cocktail party wine.
Red
11/8/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
95 points
Firing on all cylinders. Excellent to exceptional.
Red
11/8/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
88 points
OkeyDokey. Light "Pinot Noir"
White
11/8/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
90 points
Potential unquestionable, but far from ready to sip.
Red
11/7/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
92 points
Very yummy, excellent balance, nice finish!
White - Sparkling
10/5/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent "champagne" from the enormous producer that usually does not interest us. WOW!!!
White - Sparkling
N.V. Merlet Bellevue Crémant de Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
8/29/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
87 points
A very nice blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion and Muscadet. Super bubbly, smooth finish. Not bad at all for a pre-dinner sip!
Red
8/25/2018 - BuzzzzOff Does not like this wine:
70 points
Horrible. Arguably, undrinkable. Not off, just not yummy
Red
8/25/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
87 points
Good to very good. Different. Fruity, fairly light, short finish.
Red
8/22/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
91 points
Good quality blend, a touch expensive given other choices, but yummy.
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White
8/22/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
92 points
Exceptional Chardonnay (hint of Greccheto). Nice toasted almond, vanilla and cream on the nose and palate. Good finish. A touch racy at the moment and worthy of a few more years in the bottle.
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White
8/22/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
88 points
Pineapple, lemon-zest, good acidity, fun to sip. Very good, exceptional value, everyday sipping Chardonnay!
White
8/5/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
86 points
A touch acidic and fruity with a short, slightly metallic finish. Not bad, but nothing special...or worthy of sipping again.
White - Sparkling
8/5/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
89 points
Good bubble, good value at Casa Pascal, Pattaya Beach, Thailand.
Red
7/27/2018 - BuzzzzOff Does not like this wine:
88 points
Good for Amarone. Jammy. Soft. Just not our tipple.
Red
7/27/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
88 points
Strong soya sauce. Gripping tannins. Needs a few more years.
Red
7/20/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent! Only 1500 bottles produced per year so get 'em while they are hot!!! Pure, vivacious and elegant. Young lass with personality worth a twirl on the dance floor. Oh my...
White
7/11/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
90 points
Sipping exceedingly well now - room temperature to enjoy fully the lemon lime nose - with pleasant almond and herbal tones on the palate. We think she will be a belle of the ball within two years, but happy we were to sip tonight!!!
Red
2015 Umberto Cesari Liano Rubicone Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
7/5/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
89 points
Very good Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Unique bottle brought by the owner of Gian's from his home are near Rimini, Italy.
Red
7/3/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
88 points
Shockingly good. Choclatay Caramel flavour. Good value at Alter Ego by Papagayo, Pattaya, Thailand.
Red
7/3/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
92 points
Outstanding sous bois, great fruit, fairly broad-shouldered, stunning finish. Everything a Burgundy Pinot Noir should be. Sipping beautifully now. Alter Ego by Papagayo, Pattaya, Thailand.
White
7/1/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
92 points
Crisp, fresh, vivacious, slight minerality, great finish and wonderful on the nose when a bit warmer. Truly a great find in Thailand!!!
White
6/29/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice, pleasant, excellent value chardonnay. Sip now as she will not see too many more sunsets. Now, she is shining!
White
6/29/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
90 points
A very nice change to Chardonnay. Notes of citrus, toasted almond and a bit musty to begin. Palate is fresh, playful, lemon-lime. Pleasant sipped cold. A touch of acidity and minerality offers some thoughts. Great with the sunset!
Red
2007 Château Lafon-Rochet St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/27/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
90 points
A sturdy 4th Growth with good fruit, earthy notes and nice medium tannins. A winner when you want Left Bank Bordeaux at more reasonable prices...especially in Thailand. 2007 sipping well now.
White
6/26/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
89 points
Light green, pleasant aroma of toasted oak/vanilla with a hint of lemon-lime. A touch of too much oak made us feel like time is of the essence and we will finish our other bottle no later than early next year. Still delicious at the moment and easy sipping while watching the sunset over The Gulf of Thailand.
Red
6/23/2018 - BuzzzzOff Likes this wine:
87 points
Good, basic Cabernet Sauvignon for a crazy wine dinner at Comfort by Harlan, Pattaya, Thailand.
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