Tasting Notes for Geoff

(675 notes on 404 wines)

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Red
2003 Château Troplong Mondot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/12/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
96 points
Best bottle of wine all year! Perfect bottle with low to mid neck fill, good cork. Very dark allowing only a very little light around the rim. Beautiful deep ink like color. The nose erupts from the glass with dark fruits, smoke, oak, cigar box, spice box, leather multiple, layers of secondary and tertiary notes. On the palette, balanced sweet tannins still present, but receeding, smooth, caressing, and more of the nose in spades. Regal and elegant, yet powerful. Long, long finish. This wine is spectacular! I am trying to be a little conservative in my assessment. I think this wine is at it's apogee and has a moderately long life ahead of it. Bravo!
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White
7/11/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice mellow smooth SB with no sharp edges. Very pleasing
White
7/4/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
91 points
Very clean, crisp, bright, well made Chablis. Acidity and balance, wonderful fruit. Very nice wine.
Red
6/20/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful nose which needed a little time in glass to open up. Fragrent flowers/violets on the nose, silky mouthfeel, medium bodied, sweet tannins, long finish. Plenty of life left. Very well made.
White
6/14/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Clean, crisp, linear, pure fresh fruit. Just a delight
Red
6/6/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
96 points
This is a great wine. Deep dark impenetrable color. Stellar multinuanced nose with deep pure dark fruit, oak, smoke, secondary notes. Sweet moderatedtannins, smooth mouthfeel. Long finish.
Red
6/2/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
beautiful nose, medium/full bodied, smoke, tobacco, oak, dark fruit, linear with minimal secondary notes, smooth mouthfeel, moderated tannins. Long finish. Very nice wine.
Red
6/1/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Great fruit, acidity, balance. Very nice wine.
Red
5/26/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Very concentrated, full bodied, great mouthfeel, dark fruit, complex notes, no secondary notes yet. Needed air to open, long life ahead. Long long finish. Very nice wine.
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Red
1995 Château Clerc Milon Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/19/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
An imbalance in tannins v fruit, with a little too much tannins left for the amount of fruit. Beautiflul nose with layers of secondry notes and some tertiaary, Sweet tannins, red and mostly dark fruits. A real treat . Long finish,
Red
5/3/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
88 points
Perfect cork, mid neck fill, light transmits fully through, light colored. Slo ox for several hours, then full decant for 1 hour. Smokey full sweet nose withmultiple overtones. Initially light bodied and not matching nose, but gained weight in the glass and thoughout the evening. More like an older Burgundy, but progressed to a soft well aged Cotes du Rhone. Medium body with multiple layers of nuance. Definite red and dark fruit, oak, smoke, mushrooms, forest floor, sweet tannins, secondary and tertiary notes. Actually quite thrilling at the end. Moderate finish. A surprising wine which needed more air and patience than most would give it.
Red
4/29/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful red/dark fruit with sweet tannis, secondary flavors, medium to full body and long lingering finish. Balance and polish. Very nice wine.
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Red
4/28/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
beautiful nose with dark and red fruit. Medium to full body, strong, but not bitter tannins, long finiah. Touch of green, which does not appeal to me.
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White
4/27/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful fruit, great balance, mouthfeel, and finish. A really good Chardonnay.
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Red
4/27/2019 - Geoff wrote:
92 points
Just a little tannic. Beautigul sweet fruits, full bodied, great complex nose, long finish. Nice wine.
Red
2000 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/23/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
91 points
Beautiful dark color, no browning, tremendous nose with great potential. Great red and dark fruit notes, secondary motes and some teriary whick are affected by moderate prickly tannins. Long enjoyable finish. May still be young and need to settle those tannins down.
White
4/21/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
missing or presumed drunk.
Red
4/17/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
88 points
Nice nose with cherry, rose, medium to full bodied, firm tannins.
White
4/17/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Great fruit, acidity, balance. Very nice wine.
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Red
4/14/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice strong dark fruit , firm, but deminishing tannins, nice structure, long finish. A hint of greenness.
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White
4/12/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful floral nose, succulant fruit, smoth acicity wihich matched this balanced and charming chardonnay. Nice mouthfeel with enticing finish, inviting you back for another sip.
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Red
4/9/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautigul nose, light to medium body, enticing aromatics, cherry up front, lots of other clean flavors behind. Improved with aeration in glass. Although, light in color and body, yet a powerful wine. Only 12.8 % ABV. Nice! Very nice wine.
Red
1990 Château Haut-Marbuzet St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/5/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Wow! Immaculate bottle in my cellar since release. 5 hour slo ox. Decant off sediment. Beautiful dark color without browning, can see light through. Great nose with secondary and tertiary notes. Medium to full bodied. Fruit is present, but takes back seat to tremendous notes of oak, smoke, cigar box, spice box, forest floor, and some pencil lead. Tannins resolved, smooth mouthfeel. Long, lingering finish. A wonderful wine! What a great match with beef filets and fresh morel mushrooms.
Red
3/31/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
96 points
Extordinary fruit, balance, mothfeel and development of secondary flavors, Long finish. Absolutely stunning wine.
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Red
3/24/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Abundant fruit yet light for most zinfandels. Balance and purity, fine tannins. Long finish.
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Red
3/21/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
90 points
Pop and pour. Wonderful dark fruit, good balance, tannins resolving, nice peppery, mildly complex taste on the palate. Did better with a little air in the glass.
Red
3/18/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Strong nose. Beautiful dark fruit, tannins resolving, smooth, long finish. At its apogee.
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Red
3/12/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Has aged well. Dark fruit, powerful, but now mollified. Tannins tamed. Some secondary notes, long finish. Very enjoyable.
Red
3/10/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
91 points
Strong fruit, bright tannins, still tastes young, but good potential.
Red
3/10/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Great fruit, tannins resolving, nice secondary flavors, very civilized yet powerful.
Red
3/8/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
This is just good wine.
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White
3/8/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful fruit, acidity, mouthfeel, balance. Very nuce wine.
Red
2006 Fattoria Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
3/3/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Has developed wonderful nuances while retainining fruit and moderating tannins. A real joy.
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White
2014 Sine Qua Non Lightmotif California White Rhone Blend (view label images)
3/2/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Smooth beautiful stone fruit, good texture and body.
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Red
1993 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/24/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Immaculate bottle, stored in my cellar since release. 3 hour slow-ox, 1 hour decant. Initially somewhat closed but with wonderful aromatics of red, and some dark fruit with sweet spice, some smoke and cigar. After aeration in glass, opened magnificently to a wonderful cornucopia of above with secondary and tertiary notes, wonderful long finish. At that point, an hour in glass, at lest a 96 point wine. Another hour in glass, and the wine began to fade and ended up about where it started. All in all, a wonderful aged Bordeaux and well worth the wait.
Red
2000 Château Grand-Pontet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/12/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Well aged Bordeaux just coming into its own. Wonderfl nose with red and dark fruit, grilled meat and smoke,firm tannins and secondary nuances.. Long finishvery nice. Only upside in the future.
Red
2/9/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Great fruit, full bodied, just what a zinfandel should be.
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Red
2007 Fattoria Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
2/9/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
91 points
Great fruit, acidity, balance. Some secondary nuances developing. Full bodied with long finish.
White
93. Beautiful fruit and acidity. Smooth mouthfeel. Balanced with just a touch of fine oak. Very enjoyable.
Red
2/8/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
The essence of Oregon PN. Fantastic stuff. You can smell the air and taste the soil of the Willamette Valley. Beautiful.
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Red
2/8/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Strong upfront fruit, red and dark berries, soft mouthfeel with smooth tannins. Highly extracted flavors from beautiful fruit. Seems almost Californian. Long finish. Very enjoyable.
White
1/27/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful fruit, mouthfeel, soft in the mouth. Delightful wine.
Red
2006 Fattoria Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
1/25/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Beautiful nose of red cherries, some dark fruit, smoke and a little oak, sweet tannins have moderated but still present, great balance, mouthfeel and long finish. Very enjoyable.
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Red
1/23/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Dark red, no browning, nose of red and dark fruit,smoke, cigar box, light to moderate sweet tannins, smooth mouthfeel, secondary notes, long finish. Seductive, smooth, power and class. Very fine wine.
Red
1/21/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Initially closed with moderate to sharp tannins and a paucity of fruit. After decant and glass aeration of 3-4 hours, fleshed out, tannins resolved and nice secondary notes. Long finish.
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Red
1/17/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Closed at firsrt after pop and pour. Slowly opened in glass to reveal delightful cherry and red fruit notes with some darker notes added in. Firnm but not obtrusive tannins. Some smoke and oak, but muted. Classy, refined, medium to full bodied, long finish. Long life ahead. Very enjoyable.
Red
2001 Château La Clusière St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/9/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Beautiful clean nose, just beginning secondary notes. Dark, impenetrable, no bricking, full bofied, sweet tannins, dark fruit. Long long finish.
Red
1/4/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
medium bodied, wonderful fresh fruit, clean, pure and refreshing.
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White
1/3/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
clean, fresh fruit, nice acidity, smooth mouthfeel.
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