Tasting Notes for sjhoffman

(100 notes on 94 wines)

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White
1/30/2015 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
90 points
Roussanne is a grape that grows well in Texas. Very gold in color and lemony in the mouth that is well integrated. A truly wonderful Texas wine!!
Red
2/7/2015 - sjhoffman wrote:
82 points
light sweet wine with strawberry fruit...
Red
1/25/2015 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
89 points
Medium berry fruit on the nose with some minerals and lavender floral scents, dark chewy berries in the mouth with lingering dry cola, coffee finish.
Red
2011 Montes Twins Colchagua Valley Red Blend (view label images)
1/18/2015 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
87 points
Great value for the money!
Red
1/3/2015 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
87 points
Vanilla, blueberry and minerals on the nose. Lots if berry fruit with silky tannin's in the mouth with an earthy cola finish.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Dibon Penedès Brut Réserve Macabeo-Xarello-Parellada Blend (view label images)
1/1/2015 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
89 points
refreshing, light with grapefruit overtones; great QVR...
Red
12/30/2014 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
88 points
Sweet floral scent out of the bottle on the nose, earth, stewed fruit and black cherry in the mouth with a hint of spice, with a medium green olive finish. Simple yet more complex than it seems.
Red
12/24/2014 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
88 points
Paired well with beef bourguignon.
Red
11/29/2014 - sjhoffman Does not like this wine:
70 points
Cough medicine on first taste, very thin, no lasting finish. Gave it a second try today. Life's too short to drink bad wine. This wine was turned into bad sangria.
Red
9/2/2014 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
87 points
smooth Merlot..some nice fruit with a fruity finish....just as a Merlot should be
Rosé
8/30/2014 - sjhoffman wrote:
86 points
great wine for a hot summer day .... fruity and very sweet berries - primarily strawberry
White - Sweet/Dessert
7/12/2014 - sjhoffman wrote:
86 points
Pear and peach with scents of honey. May be a few years past its prime.
Red
7/6/2014 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
89 points
Leather and floral scents on the nose. Initially, leather, tobacco and some ash in the mouth. After the wine opened up, the ash lightened up and dark berry emerged. Very smooth drinking with a light pleasant earthy finish.
Red
6/30/2014 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
89 points
Excellent Texas Sangiovese. Paired well with eggplant parmigiana.
Red
6/7/2014 - sjhoffman Does not like this wine:
78 points
Bottle possibly flawed. Cork smelled of mildew and mildew on the nose.
Red
6/10/2014 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
89 points
Easy drinking, very smooth with strawberry jam and vanilla undertones, light and fruity with medium pleasant finish.
White
5/16/2014 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
89 points
Paired with baked brie with homemade black pepper balsamic strawberry jam. Beautiful!!!!
Red
4/9/2014 - sjhoffman wrote:
90 points
Easy drinking and always consistent with some complexity and smooth finish.
Red
3/22/2014 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
85 points
Easy drinking every day Pinot Noir. Good value for the money.
Red
3/17/2014 - sjhoffman Does not like this wine:
80 points
Alcohol on the nose. Very thin for a Zin with no complexity. Nice deep purple color though.
Red
2010 Peter Lehmann Clancy's Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
3/5/2014 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
88 points
Solid everyday Shiraz blend....
Red
2010 Château de Macard Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/28/2014 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
90 points
Always a crowd pleaser. Great value.
Red
2011 Montes Twins Colchagua Valley Red Blend (view label images)
2/7/2014 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
90 points
Great value for the money 50/50 Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Always a crowd pleaser. One of the best $15 and under wines you can buy!!!
Red
12/28/2013 - sjhoffman wrote:
80 points
Gift, opened same night received at fondue party. Past its prime...dry cork that fell apart..salvaged, drinkable.
Red
12/3/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
88 points
Very consistent, good value everyday Malbec. Excellent QPR.
Red
11/28/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
93 points
Very well integrated, full bodied, lots of fruit and extremely smooth.
Great flavor with a lot going on in the mouth along with pleasant long silky finish.
Red
11/11/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
90 points
Excellent QPR. Wonderful everyday red. From Texas and very well done!!!
White - Sweet/Dessert
11/28/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
90 points
Great juice at a great price. My 87 year old mother approves. Enough said!!!
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Red
11/6/2013 - sjhoffman Does not like this wine:
79 points
Label states "Nostalgic Selection." Nothing nostalgic about this unless the price was rolled back by $15. Very thin, very bland. For nostalgia bring on some Lancers!!
White
10/11/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
86 points
Good go to everyday Pinot Gris. Great A to Z tag line..." Aristocratic Wines At Democratic Prices."
Red
10/22/2013 - sjhoffman Does not like this wine:
82 points
Lacks depth and complexity. There are other Bordeaux's in this price range that are more worthy.
Red
10/27/2013 - sjhoffman wrote:
80 points
Drinkable but lacks depth and any hint of complexity. On the lighter side of Pinot Noir.
Rosé
9/6/2013 - sjhoffman wrote:
84 points
Paired with a pesto chicken dish. Was okay. Crisp with tart light berries with minerality stading out. Finish was better than in the mouth.
Rosé - Sparkling
9/6/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
89 points
This was purchased as recommendation to pair with a pesto chicken dish my wife prepared for her TGK cooking class. I'm typically not a rose' kind of guy but was this was a refreshing sparkling rose' that all seemed to enjoy (all favorable comments).
Red
8/28/2013 - sjhoffman wrote:
84 points
Quaffable but nothing outstanding. For an everyday drinker, prefer Becker Cabenet Sauvignon Iconoclast (Texas only). Best feature, the burplap sack!
Red
8/31/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
91 points
Decanted for about an hour. Tobacoo, current, dark berries in the mouth. Very smooth drinking and well integrated. Nice medium finish...tobacoo and some lingering fruit.
Red
8/26/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
87 points
Very smooth and well integrated. More fruity and less spice than typcial Shiraz.Very easy drinking but did not have a lasting finish with a kick.
Red
2011 Montes Twins Colchagua Valley Red Blend (view label images)
8/2/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
88 points
Great QPR. Have had several bottles, consistantly good.
Red
7/29/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
87 points
strawberry on the nose, cheery alotta cherry in the mouth with coffee, some molasses and some spice. short pleasant finish.
Red
7/13/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
90 points
Seghesio Zin is what made me a "regular" zin drinker. Very solid Zin year in and year out. Good value for the price.
Red
7/16/2013 - sjhoffman Does not like this wine:
75 points
Cough medicine in the mouth out of the bottle. Had a different taste than "typical" Rhone wine. After decanted for a half hour, the "funny" flavor was toned down. Would have no clue what varietal this was supposed to be if not for the label!
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Red
7/12/2013 - sjhoffman wrote:
85 points
Not as smooth or well integrated as Bila-Haut but I might expect too much when Michel Chapoutier's name is on the label. Very drinkable at at fair price.
Red
2010 Tait The Ball Buster Barossa Valley Shiraz Blend, Syrah (view label images)
7/8/2013 - sjhoffman wrote:
80 points
Tait taint all that. Better QBR for other Aussie Shiraz such as d'Arenvurg The Stump Jump Shiraz or The Footbolt Shirazand does not measure up to Yellow Tail Shirax. This is my tastebuds talikng.
Red
7/4/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
90 points
Cherry and cola on the nose, smooth in the mouth, flavors of dark red berry fruit, pepper, wood notes and earthiness. A long lingering smooth black cherry fruity finish with white pepper dominating and some tobacco tones. Complex Pinot Noir at a good price point!!!
Red
6/30/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
88 points
vanilla and sweet cherry on the nose. fruity blueberry and vanilla in the mouth. smooth, not complex with a very pleasant medium leathery finish; Great QVR
Red
6/22/2013 - sjhoffman Likes this wine:
88 points
Blackberry, chocolate and aromatic leaf on the nose. Very smooth in the mouth, with dark berry, plum, leather and some spice. Long pleasant finish that ends with dry berry fruit and tobacco.
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