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andyduncan wrote:IIRC I paid $60 at the winery a few months ago for just the '01 reserve, so another great deal. In for 3.
Good point. I think I almost did the same when I was there (I think that was when we were both there)...you may have just pushed me off the fence.
Kainc wrote:Add Peter's participation and standing with this crowd, and the question becomes, "why wouldn't I buy this?"
Limited discretionary income. But, I always love Peter's insight, candor, and participation when his offering are up (and even when they are not.) I guess all I can do is hold on to the Woot Syrahs I have from him for a decade or so. Offer is awesome, though.
SonomaBouliste wrote:Duke is bottled every August, released late September, sold out in November. We're just releasing our first ever Duchess (white blend) this week. We can't afford to sell these on w00t, so Don't ask!
I'm aware of that, and wouldn't ask with that price. Shipping may eat me alive though. I look for a newsletter sign-up on the website so I get notification of the Duke release (hopefully).
SonomaBouliste wrote:Color: Still dark, purplish hue with a garnet rim (darker and more purple thanbrick color is).
Aromas: More spice and floral than fruity. Licorice,and rose petal. Still has some cherry - blueberry like fruit. Definitely some caramel / brown sugar, but no trace of aldehydes (no sherry like aromas).
Palate: Smooth entry and mid-palate. Tannins not yet fully resolved (just a hint of astringency). Fleshy all the way through the finish - not drying out yet. Showing a hint of heat on the finish.
IMHO this is showing nice aspects of an aged wine. It's not a 20-25 year old grand cru Burgundy or Hermitage experience, but I wouldn't expect that.
Oops, double posted.
Definitely more of that anise / licorice thing going on as it breathes. So smooooth - this is the upside of aging wines.
I have the 2002 reserve at home, going to have to buy just one set.
[quote postid="5008766" user="keithnowak7"]Limited discretionary income.
ok, good point, that notwithstanding...
SonomaBouliste wrote:Definitely more of that anise / licorice thing going on as it breathes. So smooooth - this is the upside of aging wines.
Indeed. Thanks Peter. My assumption is that at this point these wines are PnP and that is how the 2002 Toby has just opened is being tasted...straight out of the bottle?
The winery's excellent posts have made this really, really difficult. And that's saying something, because at the beginning, there was no way I'd consider it - too high a price for a wine that's "pre-aged" ...
But now it's a real problem; this stuff's got my attention.
Cellarmaster Sam sez "Faint Bing cherry, Old Syrah characteristics: bacon,tack oil, leather, hint of black pepper, bit of chocolate. Lush entry, silky tannins, nice full bodyy richness; an excellent pair with any red meat dish. My choice would be a nicely marbled grass-fed ribeye."
Toby sez "Wild mushroom risotto".
gwg66 wrote:Indeed. Thanks Peter. My assumption is that at this point these wines are PnP and that is how the 2002 Toby has just opened is being tasted...straight out of the bottle?
Correct (PnP). There is sediment, so pour carefully.
I can't go in on this one (holding out for some Chianti, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir - we need those and are already at a full rack +30 bottles) but just wanted to say that this is why we love you, Peter... awesome participation - even during a Woot-Off. Bravo!
very intrigued by this offer and no i have not tasted it (have developed trust with peter - obviously). would love to hear tasting notes once received. Thanks for letting us dip into the library Peter!
Beautiful! So glad I could slip in under the wire here for a set.
k1avg wrote:Beautiful! So glad I could slip in under the wire here for a set.
Not just "under the wire" - I was the wire!
Wooter to blame for sellout: k1avg
Winedavid39 wrote:very intrigued by this offer and no i have not tasted it (have developed trust with peter - obviously). would love to hear tasting notes once received. Thanks for letting us dip into the library Peter!
SonomaBouliste wrote:Both these wines have held up very well. That's why we kept some this long. They are mature and don't stand to gain much from further aging (although RPM might beg to differ). I'd drink them within the next year or two, but if you really have a taste for older wines they'll probably be enjoyable for a few more years.
Thank you from my wallet, Internet, for not working, and for me being in the sky during this. Peter's 94 Syrah (in Jeroboam) was drinking very well in 2010.
time for another DC visit! I suspect our palates have evolved nicely. I know what to bring this time...