Tasting Notes for Geoff

(783 notes on 457 wines)

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White
4/5/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
90 points
A little insipid, but nice flavors. Feels like it could use more body.
Red
4/4/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Young appearing with beautiful nose, floral with dark fruit and initial funk which blew off in the glass. Smooth on the palate with secondary notes, multiple layers and long finish. Very enjoyable. What an enjoyable and, dare I say it, civilized Gigondas.
Red
4/2/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Just a lush,plush, hedonistic wine with full body,gobs of fruit moderating but present tannins and a long finish. No noticeable secondary notes. Very enjoyable.
Red
4/2/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
90 points
Tasty wine with no rough edges. Nice secondary notes. Probably at it's apogee.
Red
1996 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/1/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
90 points
Perhaps starting to fade, fruit not as prominent, but wonderful notes of petrol, wood, sweet tannins and long finish. Enjoyed.
White
3/30/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Initially light bodied, but seemed to put on weight in the glass. minerality, a little petrol, neutral oak. Nice little package.
Red
3/28/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Voluptuous fruit, still full bodied, secondary notes, sweet tannins, smooth on the palate and long finish. Very pleasing wine.
White
3/27/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
90 points
Very nice wine with freah fruit, crisp acidity, clean and linear.
Red
3/27/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
This wine rocks! It has wonderful dark fruit, sweet tannins, nose with grilled meats, saddle leather, some floral notes secondary and tertiary notes, smooth mouthfeel and long pleasing finish. Really well done.
Red
3/24/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Magical nose, medium bodied, fruit starting to fade, tannins ameliorated. Beautiful smoke and oak, with secondary and tertiary notes. Starting or into downward curve. Drink up.
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Red
3/19/2020 - Geoff wrote:
90 points
Strong green taste which detracts from the otherwise typically well made zinfandel. I think this reflects the use of whole cluster fermentation. I'm not a fan of the chlorophyll flavors this imparts.
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White
3/18/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful fruit with just a hint of neutral oak, just right acidity and balance. Very nice.
Red
3/14/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
90 points
Nice fruit of red and dark berries. Linear, still a bit tannic. No secondary notes yet. Great with eggplant parmagiano.
Red
1995 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/13/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Very nice mature Pauillac with secondary and tertiary notes, smoke and oak. Medium to full bodied, tannins resolved, but still present. Smooth mouthfeel. Long finish.
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Red
3/13/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Straightforward, fresh, medium to full bodied zin. Very nice.
Red
2015 Saxum Broken Stones Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
3/12/2020 - Geoff Does not like this wine:
95 points
Beautiful fruit and purity. Dark fruit, smooth texture, long finish. Very slight green taste.
White
2014 Sine Qua Non Lightmotif California White Rhone Blend (view label images)
3/8/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Seems to have settled in with declicious melon and fruit flavors, some neutral oak, smooth mouthfeel and high alcohol not noticeable. Very nice wine.
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Red
2000 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/8/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Great wine. Nose of red and dark fruits, cedar, secondary and tertiary notes, sweet fine tannins, some oak, long finish. Delightful!. Does not appear in decline.
Red
3/2/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
94 points
Very civilized zin with red and dark fruit, nice balanced acidity with fine tannins, long finish. Very enjoyable.
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White
2/24/2020 - Geoff wrote:
flawed
strongly maderized, undrinkable. Deep dark almost brown-yellow. Cork appears good. Will contact winery today.
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Red
2/23/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
99 points
Tremendous classy yet powerful wine with nose of fresh dark fruit, floral notes. Full bodied yet not overly so, fine sweet, firm tannins, tastey and portending a long life ahead. Smooth on the palate. Opens in the glass to reveal multiple layers of pure, sweet cabernet flavors. No secondary notes yet and none needed with the impressive flavors and mouthfeel. Just keeps you coming back to savor both the expanding nose and the palate. Long, long finish. The bottle ends far too soon.
Red
1998 Château Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/17/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Ditto as per previous note. Very nice wine.
White
2/16/2020 - Geoff wrote:
87 points
Drinkable, but showing it's age. Fruit fading a bit, just a tinge of maderization. Interesting and educational, but nothing special here.
Red
1998 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/9/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Purchased on release, commercial storage, first bottle from case. Beautiful bottle and cork with low neck fill. Tasted in mini verticle with 2002 LB. Same flavor profile as the 2002, but slightly muted compared with. Dark purple color with no bricking. Complex nose with still great dark fruit with multiple layers of secondary and teriary notes, oak and smoke, forest floor, mushroom. Sweet tannins, almost completely resolved. Really singing.
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Red
2002 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/9/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Purchased on release,commercial storage, first bottle from the case. beautiful bottle, mid neck fill, no browning on the rim, deep purple color, medium to full body, complex nose of dark fruit, flowers, oak, a little smoke, forest floor, secondary and teriary notes, tannins resolved, long finish. Delightful Bordeaux in full glory.
White
2/9/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
beautiful fruit acidity, balance. A real treat.
Red
1998 Château Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/7/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Wow! Talk about knock your socks off. Purchased on release and stored in a commercial unit until yesterday. Everything about this wine is fantastic. Mid neck fill, perfect cork, no browning at the edges, deep dark purple color, almost black. Strong nose of dark fruit with overflowing layers of secondary and tertiary notes. Long finish. This is the reason we lay wines down. Wife wanted to say 97 points, but I tried to rein it in just a bit. This was a great bottle. I hope the other 5 are the same.
Red
2015 Saxum Broken Stones Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
2/3/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Deep, dark color, beautiful dark fruits, sweet tannins, full bodied, long, long finish. Very enjoyable
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Red
1/31/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
90 points
Opened several days ago. Better each day, best today. Powerful, full bodied, great fruit with dark berry flavors, long, long finish.
White
1/31/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
88 points
Off dry, almost sweet, beautiful typical gewurz notes and flavors. Matched well with shrimp stir-fry.
White
1/30/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Delightful wine with citrus, apple, acidity, beautiful color, clean linear flavors. Perfect hint of neutral oak. Very well made wine.
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Red
1/27/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Really singing. Beautiful wine with maturity, calm tannins, multiple layers of secondary and tertiary notes, long finish. Just a delight.
Red
2000 Vieux Château Certan Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/25/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Just wonderful in all respects. Beautiful fruit, secondsay and tertiary notes, balance, resolved tannins, purity, long finish. Shared with Gandys.
Red
1995 Château La Dominique St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/23/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Beautiful, fully mature St Emilion. Medium bodied, smoke and oak, sweet tannins, secondary and tertiary layers of flavors. Very enjoyable and time to drink up.
Red
1/22/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Well made, lighter style, a little too much green note for me, bur enjoyable none-the-less.
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White
1/19/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
90 points
perhaps slight maderization which seemed to dissipate in the glass. Ended up very enjoyable.
Red
1/19/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Beautiful pure fruit, hides alcohol content well, long, long finish. A bit more green note than I like. Some call this savory or herbal notes, but it just tastes a little green to me.
White
1/12/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
very nice light, with mild complexity.
Red
1/12/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
97 points
Wonderful fruit, balance, mouthfeel, long finish. Linear and pure. Only thing missing - no seconary notes yet.
Red
2003 Château Troplong Mondot St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/5/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Different vender, needed more air, several hour decant to open up. Same profile as before, but tasted like a young wine needing more time to integrate flavors and soften tannins. All in all, still an enjoyable wine.
Red
1/2/2020 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Dark color, medium to full body, almost floral nose. A little lighter than most zins, but appealingly so and also a bit more complex. Lingering finish. Very enjoyable wine.
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White
12/31/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Very nice fruit, acidity, balance. Very enjoyable with lobster.
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Red
12/31/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
4 hour decant, just right. Impenetrable, dark, explosive nose of dark fruit, monster wine, focused like a laser, smooth mouthfeel, long, long finish. No secondary notes. Very enjoyable for NYE with dinner.
Red
2000 Château Grand-Pontet St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/27/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
92 points
Dark blood red, no light showing. Beautiful nose with strong secondary notes. Tannis resolved, slightly sweet. Smooth mouthfeel. Wonderfull fruit notes with secondary flavors very noticeable. Long, long finish. Very enjoyable wine.
Red
12/27/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
95 points
Beautiful linear nose of dark fruit. Impenetrable dark plum color. Smooth mouthfeel with tannins in check. Long, long finish.
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Red
12/25/2019 - Geoff Likes this wine:
93 points
Needed a little air time after decant to awaken. But it did and was wonderful Nice fruit, balance, moderate tannins, medium finish. Very nice indeed.
Red
12/23/2019 - Geoff wrote:
87 points
Over the hill on this one, but still retains some class and remnants of what it once was. Drink up.
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