Tasting Notes for Steve Bird

(25 notes on 25 wines)

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Red - Fortified
8/6/2019 - Steve Bird wrote:
92 points
Liked as much as the 2009 Fondeca vintage port we drank along with it. Much better QPR.
Red
8/4/2019 - Steve Bird wrote:
94 points
Longer note to follow, but this needs more time. Decanted this magnum for 3 hours. Still bold blue/black fruit. I have a 2008 magnum that I would wait another 5 years to open.
Red
6/21/2019 - Steve Bird wrote:
90 points
I expected more. If this wine were a person, the adjective would be ‘vapid.’
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Red
2010 Château du Glana St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/21/2019 - Steve Bird Does not like this wine:
86 points
Perhaps past it’s prime, or maybe it never reached its prime. Astringent. Anise with isopropyl alcohol zing to it. Glad I only had one bottle.
Red
6/16/2019 - Steve Bird Likes this wine:
96 points
The wine is purple. Blackberry, blueberry, fig and lead pencil shavings on the nose. The wine has a very polished texture. First time drinking this wine and I'm a fan.
Red
2010 Inglenook Rubicon Rutherford Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/4/2019 - Steve Bird Likes this wine:
93 points
Still a dark inky purple with red on the rim. Nose of sweet cherries, plums, and more floral that i was expecting. This is my first foray with Inglenook. Not a great bargain, but this is a very good/great wine.
Red
5/25/2019 - Steve Bird Does not like this wine:
87 points
This wine is really viscous. Honestly, feels like you could pour this over pancakes. Reminds me of an overdone zin. Alcohol content is high - 15.5%. Entire mouth coated in fruit, without much balance. Maybe this wine needs a LOT of time. But I'm not convinced.
Red
5/9/2019 - Steve Bird wrote:
87 points
Full disclosure. I'm a huge B cellars fan. This Cab reminds me of a young Barolo. The tannins are a bit overwhelming. This wine is BOLD. The black fruit and cherry seem overpowering, with little or no subtlety to the wine. Maybe this wine needs 15+ years.
Red
4/28/2019 - Steve Bird Likes this wine:
98 points
Was this the last of the screw tops from Plumpjack?
Decanted for 2 hours. Still a very dark purple. Wonderful nose of dark fruits and a bit of tobacco and leather. Perfectly balanced on the palette. I have just one bottle left and will be looking for more.
Red
4/12/2019 - Steve Bird Does not like this wine:
84 points
Tabacco, leather, and an overwhelming black pepper taste.
Red
2/5/2019 - Steve Bird Likes this wine:
93 points
Slight brick around the edge. Full bodied black fruit. Lots of time left to this one.
Red
1/19/2019 - Steve Bird Likes this wine:
95 points
My first Blankiet. Color with just the faintest hint of brick around the rim. A bit more black fruit than I expected at this age. Glad I have others in my cellar.
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Red
12/29/2018 - Steve Bird wrote:
92 points
Well balanced acidity, tannins, and black fruit. Really enjoyed as a PnP. Will be interesting to see how this ages and the success/durability of this label.
Red
12/26/2018 - Steve Bird wrote:
92 points
Decanted only about 30 minutes. Fruit on the nose. Just beginning with a bit of brick around the room. Tannins, acidity, and fruit all well balanced. I feel like this has several more years left, but I tend to like my Bordeaux blends at 10 to 12 years.
Red
1999 Vérité La Joie Sonoma County Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/25/2018 - Steve Bird Does not like this wine:
85 points
I had high hopes for Xmas dinner pairing with prime rib. The wine was tired, with a lot of musky funk on the nose. Double decanted for 3 hours. No improvement at all. Little fruit on the palate. Anise (which I don’t like) and baking spices predominate. So disappointed.
Red
2014 Meerlust Rubicon Stellenbosch Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/18/2018 - Steve Bird wrote:
87 points
Ripe and angular upon opening. More red fruit than black. Better the second night. First experience with this producer.
Red
11/23/2018 - Steve Bird Likes this wine:
100 points
Oh my. Decanted for 1.5 hrs. Black fruit and tobacco on the nose. Tannins were perfectly balanced. Dare say a 100 point wine.
Red
11/20/2018 - Steve Bird wrote:
91 points
Not overly jammy. Probably a little early to pop and pour this wine. Liked this much more than the Old Vine zin.
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Red
11/10/2018 - Steve Bird Does not like this wine:
88 points
Oh my. All fruit. Almost like syrup. I'm a big fan of zin, but this either needs a lot of time in the bottle or its just not my style.
Red
10/24/2018 - Steve Bird wrote:
86 points
I’d heard a lot about Enfield wines. This was my first. Red berries. Slightly astringent and thin. Not impressed.
Red
10/21/2018 - Steve Bird wrote:
93 points
PNP. Remarkably, developing a slight brick rim. Bright cherries. Slight earthiness (NOT Brett). Not typical California PN spiciness which I do not like.
Red
10/13/2018 - Steve Bird Does not like this wine:
85 points
Meh. No need to buy this again
Red
9/28/2018 - Steve Bird wrote:
88 points
Meh. Tasted three times using Coravin. Tannins a bit angular. Nose of leather, a little tobacco. No black fruits.
Red
2005 Château La Cabanne Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/14/2018 - Steve Bird wrote:
86 points
Color with decidedly less brick than I expected. Astringent. Decanted for 1.5 hours. Never improved. Rather blah. Disappointed overall. My impression seems to conform with others.
Red
8/24/2018 - Steve Bird Likes this wine:
93 points
Inky purple. Blackberry and plum on the palette. A really wonderful wine after 3 years.
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