Copy of volunteer labrat report on EHP vs. Toothstejnn from main thread:
Volunteer Labrats Reporting Sah!
Clayfu, TimByrd, JavaDrinker, & MarkDaSpark reporting inebrieted Sah!
Mission: Infiltrate Hwarosarang Korean BBQ and observe 2005 Woot Cellars Sangiovese Tøøthstejnn (aka "Toothy") cage match vs. 2005 Woot Cellars Emergency Holiday Provisions (aka "EHP").
Components: JavaDrinker sacrificed a Toothy from his wine bunker, and MarkDaSpark sacrificed his Vegas "Early Holiday Present" from WineDavid and WineFarm (& George!). Clayfu scouted the location of the cage match, and brought a 2005 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard. TimByrd showed up to drink the food and eat the wine. Or was that eat the food and drink the wine?
Early Scouting report on Toothy: Color is a ruby to deep garnet. Weak at first, but eventually opened better. Concensus was that perhaps 1 more year in bottle was needed. However, TB likes Toothy more than EHP. All would like to try with Pizza (or Pasta).
Early Scouting report on EHP: Color is a ruby to deep garnet. Strong start. Clay's initial impression was Pinot Noir like. Cherry aroma. Almost received Clayfu's seal of approval. Received Good Conduct medal instead (Clay: "Wouldn't buy it, but would pay $10 for it")
Clay opened the Switchback about 2:00 pm. And stated he has left it for 72 hours before the tannins disappeared. Lots of blueberries, chocolate, and some coffee. "Heaven" was the comment from the sole PSycho .....
Food: Terrific! Excellent Korean BBQ. Yummy!
Results: EHP was the winner over Toothy. But a surprise attack by the PS left EHP reeling.
Recommendation: Since you can't get the PS on Woot, Grab the EHP! And keep the Toothy for another year!
Tasting Pictures with food