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tytiger58


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2007 Cabot Vineyards Syrah Kimberly's

If you get a chance buy some, this is some of the best Cali Syrah I have had.

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

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klezman


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Wellington 2006 Merlot. Was missing the intense strawberry I remember, but a nice drinking wine nonetheless.

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
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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SmilingBoognish wrote:We drank our last bottle of Boss Monster a month or so ago, I honestly think it has started to go downhill from where it was last summer. Could have just been or palates that night, though.



Noted. Opening last bottle soon.

"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

bkarlan


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5 bottles being opened tonight at the fire pit. Not too sure which ones, but I will try to report back later tonight (or tomorrow with the results)

07 Keller Estates Syrah has been in the decanter for an hour so far though.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

cortot20


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New Belgium 1554 enlightened black ale with chicken mushroom and asparagus risotto.

CT

kylemittskus


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Crappy beer. Then whiskey. Leaving tomorrow so I don't want to open a bottle and waste the rest.

"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

bkarlan


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So tonight was pretty eclectic:
07 Keller Estates Syrah
08 Keller Estates Pinot Nior
08 Sweet Thang
Naked Winery Booty Call Blush
2010 Moscato d'Asti Enrico Serafino Piedmont

I stuck to the reds and let my wife and the pretty girls giggle with the blush and whites while making jokes about the names as the night went on.

Johnnie Walker Green and Glenlevit 21 closed the night down for us gentlemen.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

rjquillin


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bkarlan wrote:So tonight was pretty eclectic:
07 Keller Estates Syrah
08 Keller Estates Pinot Nior
08 Sweet Thang
Naked Winery Booty Call Blush
2010 Moscato d'Asti Enrico Serafino Piedmont

I stuck to the reds and let my wife and the pretty girls giggle with the blush and whites while making jokes about the names as the night went on.

Johnnie Walker Green and Glenlevit 21 closed the night down for us gentlemen.


Missed the Keller reds when they were up, but got the Chard magnum.
How was the Serafino, haven't popped any of mine yet.
Made due with a 2010 Kirkland Meritage I was curious about, Grahams Six Grape and then into some 16 year Lagavulin, love that smokey pete that just goes on-and-on-and-on...

CT

bkarlan


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rjquillin wrote:
How was the Serafino, haven't popped any of mine yet.



My wife and her friends like sweet dessert style wines (but not ports). For them it was great. A couple of them took bottles home with them.

I tasted it just to ensue it was fine. It was, wait for it, sweet and bubbly. VERY fruity with tastes of honeydew and honeysuckles. Lots of sweetness to it.

Not really my type of wine, but the wife loves it. Koolaid for those that don't like wine I would say.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

chipandstephanie


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kylemittskus wrote:Noted. Opening last bottle soon.



I just opened my last bottle of the Boss Monster -- somewhat harsh, but I'm hoping it will mellow with some time in the glass.

I agree that it has lost a lot and is approaching 'Game Over', but I can still taste a remnant of what I once thought was a pretty tasty drinker.

Hats off to WW for what was a tasty QPR when it was in its prime. I recall a surprising warmth of vanilla when the wine was still young and fresh (sadly gone now). Even if it does not mellow, there is enough for me to enjoy now and reflect fondly on the first couple of bottles.

If you have neglected a bottle in your stash, make haste...


[Edit: While it is not coming through on the tongue, I just caught a whiff of that vanilla...ahhh. Not sure why or if I should like vanilla in my wine, but it was a nice complement to the overall finish.]

cortot20


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04 gazzi syrah. Ok for the price but a little too woodsy for me. I only had two bottles and I am glad that i did. You get some nice tart fruit right at the start but it fades into a lot of oak.

I would not purchase it with so much bottle age, if a syrah from this winery were offered again.

I had hot Italian sausage sandwiches with sautéed peppers and onions. With BBQ corn on the cob.

The strong flavors of the food helped mask the oak making this a descent food wine

CT

tytiger58


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2008 Twisted Oak Syrah-Viognier

Not a food wine but delicious to drink while making dinner! Spice and blackberry's for days long finish.

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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2010 Tablas Creek Vermentino

"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

bahwm


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Just opened the '06 Pedroncelli Four Grapes Vintage Port. Upon opening the bottle and sniffing the cork, I was like "melt"! This has a most yummy nose: MAJOR black cherries and and caramel. On the tongue, black cherries and plum. It is oh, so good!

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

bkarlan


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Lots and lots of water and some gatorade to prepare for tomorrows huge wine festival.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

kylemittskus


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2005 David Fulton Petite Sirah

"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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BBQ ribs, corn on cob, Chinese broccoli w/balsamic (no not the good stuff), taters and SH 2008 InZin.
Pretty darn tasty and a step up from some recent bottles.

CT

tytiger58


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2005 Vino Noceto Sangiovese Riserva

Put a few years on these and they are really good!

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

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




rjquillin


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Some Cambozola on hot bread, Nice with the SH Zin.
Following with some homemade creme brulee and Grahams port,
now into the Glenmorangie Nectar D'or on recommendation.
Wonderful sweet nose, and so smooth.
Four FedEx deliveries picked up.
Is it Friday or Saturday?
Does it really matter?

CT

kylemittskus


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On deck for to tonight with BBQ burgers and sweet potatoe fries, along with other BBQ sides:

Boss Monster (last bottle)

"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

cjsiege


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On tap for this afternoon -- Triacipidis II

rjquillin


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Last night;
CH Lot 309 bubbly
Woot F-bomb
MM 2003 Syrah
Enrico Serafino 2010 Moscato d'Asti
and to finish off, sample flight of;
Glenmorangie Artein, Dectar D'or and Lagavulin 16 year Islay single malt.
Despite it all, was up at 0550 feelin' great.

CT

bkarlan


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That's a pretty broad assortment you have today Ron

I am thinking light and dry today. I can't believe I am going to write this, but a blush is going to be opened while I clean the garage.

Vineyard yet to be determined.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

westsouth


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2011 Kinkead Ridge (Ohio) Riesling and 2003 SKN Zin with burgers and fries.

kylemittskus


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kylemittskus wrote:On deck for to tonight with BBQ burgers and sweet potatoe fries, along with other BBQ sides:

Boss Monster (last bottle)



Plans changed. Opened 2005 Formula Shiraz (Austrailia). Horrible. Poured down the drain.

08 Firriato Etna Rosso. Delicious.

"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

bkarlan


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So the blush was the Crusher. Forgot the vintage.

Now it is Wandering Poet Sake.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

klezman


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Fresh caught (by us) salmon 3 ways with Henry of Pelham 2008 Niagara VQA Pinot Noir.

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

redwinefan


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Drank a 2008 Furthermore Pinot Noir Bohemian Vineyard tonight acquired via vouchers off a different deal site. Very interesting Pinot and definitely not the usual RRV Pinot.

I purchased a horizontal Pinot pack from this producer. Different vineyards, same vintage, so I'm eager to see the differences.

WD, can you get these guys on Woot?

Here is my CT note:


5/28/2012 rated 90 points: This is a very interesting and layered Pinot for RRV. Not what I'm used to tasting out of that area. It's got almost a Cab Franc quality to it with the mix of herbaciousness and eucalyptus. I'm getting more black cherry than tart cherry out of this one as well
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tytiger58


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NV Jose Dhondt Blanc De Blanc Champagne

WOW!

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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Opened a 2005 Saxon Brown syrah. Man, what a great bottle! I really like the SB wines.

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

karenhynes


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2010 Sauvion Vouvray

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

chukon99


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2005 wellington estate zinfandel.

tytiger58


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chukon99 wrote:2005 wellington estate zinfandel.



How is that drinking?

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

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bhodilee


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tytiger58 wrote:2005 Vino Noceto Sangiovese Riserva

Put a few years on these and they are really good!



Love Noceto!

You gotta be an old timer for this one: 2004 Madison Cellars Syrah. It is drinking perfect tonight. I'm going to kill the bottle and pass out.

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rjquillin


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Finishing off a 2008 InZin I opened a couple days ago. Lots of fruit here but way more than that alone. Held up nicely.

CT

kylemittskus


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bhodilee wrote:Love Noceto!

You gotta be an old timer for this one: 2004 Madison Cellars Syrah. It is drinking perfect tonight. I'm going to kill the bottle and pass out.



You drink wine??

"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

bhodilee


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kylemittskus wrote:You drink wine??



HEY! Sometimes I do. I don't do this two day crap though so I try to limit it. Cause ya know, I may run out.

Honestly I need to start drinking or that denial will be past peak.

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Winedavid39


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otolith wrote:Opened a 2005 Saxon Brown syrah. Man, what a great bottle! I really like the SB wines.



ah, love that wine!

Winedavid39


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tytiger58 wrote:2005 Vino Noceto Sangiovese Riserva

Put a few years on these and they are really good!




Noceto Reserva Sang. yes. a go to wine for me.

Cesare


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Winedavid39 wrote:Noceto Reserva Sang. yes. a go to wine for me.



Yes! Noceto was my first w.w back in 06. Still my favorite.

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