losthighwayz


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Finishing off 2007 Lang Syrah from last night. Not better second day...lost much of the fruit. I'd say drink in one sitting...for the price a decent syrah but nothing I'd go back for...

"The older I get the better I was"

jmdavidson


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While at Whole Foods today I spotted a bottle of 2009 (Enos Vineyards) Tramonto Zinfandel RRV. So, since we just had Tramonto Rose, thanks to Texicaliali, I thought I'd give it a try. Pretty easy drinker. Good fruit. Not too expensive. For $18, worth the money.

trifecta


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1997 Ramsay Alicante Bouschet

ajrod27


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trifecta wrote:1997 Ramsay Alicante Bouschet



Is this the same vintage you brought to the Norcal #13 gathering?

klezman


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Stone Epic Ale 2010. Yum.

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

kylemittskus


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Stone Arrogant Bastard followed by Maker's for a night cap.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

trifecta


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ajrod27 wrote:Is this the same vintage you brought to the Norcal #13 gathering?



Pretty sure. This one is much better. Cork was in perfect shape. More aromatic, much more fruit, dark cherry, medium acidity and finish. Still kicking. Glad I have 2 more bottles.

ajrod27


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trifecta wrote:Pretty sure. This one is much better. Cork was in perfect shape. More aromatic, much more fruit, dark cherry, medium acidity and finish. Still kicking. Glad I have 2 more bottles.



I remember it being very meaty/smokey at the gathering. Did you get any of that this time?

I still have a couple bottles of the '94. Turned out to be a nice steal from winebid.

redwinefan


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losthighwayz wrote:Up there with tallulah syrah QPR off WTSO?



No, Tallulah is much better IMHO. I honestly expected a bit more from the Burgess. It isn't bad at all, but if I paid $20 for them, I wouldn't be impressed.

Makes a fine daily drinker though for $13.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

trifecta


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ajrod27 wrote:I remember it being very meaty/smokey at the gathering. Did you get any of that this time?

I still have a couple bottles of the '94. Turned out to be a nice steal from winebid.



Not much smoke at first, but more is pushing through as it opens up. Definitely umami, but it's not a terribly complex wine. very good steal.

ajrod27


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Lagunitas IPA

tytiger58


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2006 Nicholas Cole Cellars Estate Reserve

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

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redwinefan


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2005 Arcadian Westerly Vineyard Syrah. This is tasting much better on night 2 to me, but it still doesn't measure up to the best Santa Ynez Syrahs I've had. Looks like I paid $16 on Woot for it, which is a decent price.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

cortot20


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Having sparkys nephew and neice over for dinner. I know we're going to start with the pink zeppelin but not sure what after that.

Dinner is home made lasagna with garlic bread and some kind of salad.

CT

kylemittskus


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2003 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues

with filets and blue cheese wedge salad with crack balsamic.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

cortot20


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kylemittskus wrote:2003 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues

with filets and blue cheese wedge salad with crack balsamic.



I love crack in my balsamic too! We have so much in common, lets be friends.

CT

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:2003 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues

with filets and blue cheese wedge salad with crack balsamic.



Yum...is this your lunch?? Nice

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:Yum...is this your lunch?? Nice



Ha! Dinner tonight.

Edit: along with the Gig, I'll be drinking a surprise bottle I can't tell you all about for a couple days.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

jmdavidson


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cortot20 wrote:Having sparkys nephew and neice over for dinner. I know we're going to start with the pink zeppelin but not sure what after that.

Dinner is home made lasagna with garlic bread and some kind of salad.



I also ordered some of the Pink Zep but have not opened any yet. How about a rat report if you have the time?

ajrod27


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2004 Meeker Diamond Mountain Cab with Downtown Brown beer braised pork shoulder, spinach, pappardelle pasta and cream fraiche.

rjquillin


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Klez, TyTiger; PM's

CT

tytiger58


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Grilled pizza with Pesto,fig and Prosciutto and 08 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio.

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




otolith


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2005 Old Bastard Shiraz.
Outstanding!

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

cortot20


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jmdavidson wrote:I also ordered some of the Pink Zep but have not opened any yet. How about a rat report if you have the time?



Color is a deep red but completely clear, wine is called pink but it is a much deeper hue than any rosé I have had before. Completely enjoyable and refreshing. Nose is reminiscent of a watermelon jolley rancher but without he sweetness. Not heavy in the least bit but packs a ton of flavor. Highly recommended.

Also enjoyed a 2011 trader joes vintage ale.
And trader joes petit reserve Viognier by Castoro cellars.

CT

redwinefan


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My first Bezerker Day wine:

Cellars 33 2008 RRV Pinot Noir. Delicious, and this was the one I was least excited about in the pack.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

klezman


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ajrod27 wrote:2004 Meeker Diamond Mountain Cab with Downtown Brown beer braised pork shoulder, spinach, pappardelle pasta and cream fraiche.



That's what I had too! The wine, not the pasta and pork. We had a pesto pizza with white and shiitake mushrooms, broccoli, and steak. Wasn't the best match, but the wine needed the time to open up somewhat anyway.

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

ajrod27


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klezman wrote:That's what I had too! The wine, not the pasta and pork. We had a pesto pizza with white and shiitake mushrooms, broccoli, and steak. Wasn't the best match, but the wine needed the time to open up somewhat anyway.



Very nice! From your CT review, it doesn't appear you favored it as well as I.

bdlsmoran


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BYOB - French restaurant
2007 Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pierres Dorées

kylemittskus


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bdlsmoran wrote:BYOB - French restaurant
2007 Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pierres Dorées



I like this négociant but I haven't had that one. How was it? Young?

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

klezman


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ajrod27 wrote:Very nice! From your CT review, it doesn't appear you favored it as well as I.



Oh, I quite enjoyed it. I'm not quite used to Meeker's style, this only being my third of his to try. I think it needed more time to fully express itself, and I'm not spending as much time these days making detailed notes. I've started to use CT most often as a way of triggering my memory to decide when to open the next

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

losthighwayz


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Two limes, squeezed. One part cointreau, two parts Milagro silver tequila.

"The older I get the better I was"

otolith


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2011 Pedroncelli Sauv Blanc.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

cortot20


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The other half of Kyles surprise bottle with braised short ribs and mashed potatoes.

Now. Finishing the last glass of
2007 Viña Eguía Rioja Reserva



CT

slm9951


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Radius 2011 red blend WA state.

kylemittskus


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2009 Montirius Vacqueyras Le Clos

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

klezman


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Will probably open something post-dinner since we're making garlic pork. The Szechuan kind.

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:2009 Montirius Vacqueyras Le Clos



How was it?

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:How was it?



Deep dark delicious.

Followed it with

2005 Red Zeppelin Syrah

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

rjquillin


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A new vintage of an earlier friend.
Versatile, and quite nice.

CT

klezman


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2004 Murgatroyd (Twisted Oak). Delicious. This one is uncharacteristically nearly 60% Cab!

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT