cortot20


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edlada wrote:I haven't drank a lot of Cali Cabs, but the '83 Clos Du Val we drank 3 or 4 years ago was impressive. I can see why they did well at the original Judgment of Paris. It held its own against these other guys that day.

(N.B. Back in '83 the prices of the Bordeaux were far closer to the price of the Clos Du Val than they are today.)



'83 Clos Du Val
'83 Margaux
'83 Cheval Blanc
'70 Latour



Thanks for interesting info. I was really hoping for an awesome bottle but I think it was off, possible minor heat damage.

CT

kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:Tonight in honor of the good people that make it 2013 Limerick Lane zinfandel. Thanks Kyle!



How was this?

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

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karenhynes


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Last night:
2012 Bell Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

losthighwayz


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2014 zaca Mesa Viognier that I picked up at Costco today

Nice crisp acidity

"The older I get the better I was"

klezman


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cortot20 wrote:Thanks for interesting info. I was really hoping for an awesome bottle but I think it was off, possible minor heat damage.



I tasted some of a bottle of that a while back. Figured it needs to be at least 5-7 years old before I'm going to try the next bottle.

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klezman


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2009 Twisted Oak River of Skulls

Damn tasty

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hscottk


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Last bottle of 2009 Wellington estate zin for birthday at Delorenos tomato pies. Great stuff.

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:How was this?



Excellent I think you will like it.

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losthighwayz


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Isa rose-thanks cortot

2014 Bedrock California zin- thanks Kyle

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awl85


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2010 Vino Noceto Sangiovese Misto

tytiger58


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2014 Faury L'Art Zeke syrah, good but not what I had hoped for.

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rc70


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2014 Lachini Vineyards The Grape Republic Pinot Noir

awl85


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tytiger58 wrote:2014 Faury L'Art Zeke syrah, good but not what I had hoped for.



What did you hope for?

tytiger58


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awl85 wrote:What did you hope for?



Actually what I had hoped for has happened with an hour or more of air the tartness went away and now the meaty olivey goodness has come out. I love northern Rhone syrahs

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jmdavidson


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2007 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate
2007 D'Amare Toscano

tytiger58


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jmdavidson wrote:2007 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate
2007 D'Amare Toscano



How is that DeLille? For a brief time in history lot 18 was fun!

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hscottk


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Alchemist Heady Topper and Focal Banger.

rjquillin


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and some WineSmith 2014 Pino Gris with sashimi; day two. We couldn't finish it all on SWMBO's B-day yesterday.

The saké worked much better than the WS PG.

~stuffed~

CT

jmdavidson


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tytiger58 wrote:How is that DeLille? For a brief time in history lot 18 was fun!


Still young. The tannins are still a little harsh even after a one hour decant. Went pretty well with grilled rack of lamb. Yes, I miss the voucher/credit days. Altho, not much on their website (for a long time now) that interests me.

tytiger58


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rjquillin wrote:
and some WineSmith 2014 Pino Gris with sashimi; day two. We couldn't finish it all on SWMBO's B-day yesterday.

The saké worked much better than the WS PG.

~stuffed~



Happy birthday to your better half!

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klezman


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tytiger58 wrote:Actually what I had hoped for has happened with an hour or more of air the tartness went away and now the meaty olivey goodness has come out. I love northern Rhone syrahs



He...very nice! I'm also a fan of those. One of my prior aha moments was a middle-aged Cote Rotie at a wine tasting in grad school. From K&L, where else, right?

Tonight was:
2015 Navarro Edelzwicker
2005 Pavi Dolcetto

I stopped counting bottles. My CT

tytiger58


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jmdavidson wrote:Still young. The tannins are still a little harsh even after a one hour decant. Went pretty well with grilled rack of lamb. Yes, I miss the voucher/credit days. Altho, not much on their website (for a long time now) that interests me.



They still are in business?!? Have not looked in years.

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edlada


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klezman wrote:I tasted some of a bottle of that a while back. Figured it needs to be at least 5-7 years old before I'm going to try the next bottle.



The '83 that I drank was more than 25 years old at the time, and it doing just fine. A very age worthy Cab. Of course it depends on the vintage but I would imagine in general the Clos Du Val is made to go some distance.

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klezman


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edlada wrote:The '83 that I drank was more than 25 years old at the time, and it doing just fine. A very age worthy Cab. Of course it depends on the vintage but I would imagine in general the Clos Du Val is made to go some distance.



I'd imagine so as well, but I don't know how their winemaking style/approach has shifted over the years. Or even if it has at all. The small glass of the 2013 I did have seemed a bit low on acidity for a long term ager.

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tytiger58


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2011 A Tribute to Grace Shake Ridge ranch Grenache with roasted chicken. Really the pairing I live for

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chipgreen


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2015 Elouan Pinot Noir

klezman


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tytiger58 wrote:2011 A Tribute to Grace Shake Ridge ranch Grenache with roasted chicken. Really the pairing I live for



I've enjoyed that vineyard's wine before.
Bottle form my mystery case - Dido L'Universal Montsant

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tytiger58


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klezman wrote:I've enjoyed that vineyard's wine before.
Bottle form my mystery case - Dido L'Universal Montsant


A Spanish wine from Shake Ridge ranch??

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tytiger58


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2009 Podere Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Tre Vigne

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klezman


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tytiger58 wrote:A Spanish wine from Shake Ridge ranch??



Um, no. Those were two unrelated comments :p

Tonight is 2011 Dom Dublere Beaune 1er Cru Les Blanches Fleurs

There...is that easier to parse?

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tytiger58


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klezman wrote:Um, no. Those were two unrelated comments :p

Tonight is 2011 Dom Dublere Beaune 1er Cru Les Blanches Fleurs

There...is that easier to parse?


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rc70


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Tuesday friends night: Cabernet's
2012 Bell
2010 Liquid Sky
2008 Eagle Trace

klezman


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tytiger58 wrote:I would have thought by now you would know to talk slowly to me



Funny thing is I almost made exactly that comment

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kylemittskus


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rc70 wrote:Tuesday friends night: Cabernet's
2012 Bell
2010 Liquid Sky
2008 Eagle Trace



How's the Bell?

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tytiger58


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Anybody drinking tonight??

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klezman


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tytiger58 wrote:Anybody drinking tonight??



Aren't you?

2000 Teldeschi Dry Creek Petite Sirah. It's delicious. You'd hate it

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tytiger58


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klezman wrote:Aren't you?

2000 Teldeschi Dry Creek Petite Sirah. It's delicious. You'd hate it



Of course I am and you're probably right but not for lack of trying...2 D&R Petite Sirah's showed up today. Tonight a 2012 Vietti Perbacco. Excellent

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awl85


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klezman wrote:Aren't you?

2000 Teldeschi Dry Creek Petite Sirah. It's delicious. You'd hate it



Are their petite syrahs generally known to be consistently delicious? I remember trying teldeschi zinfandels dry creek a while back and they were disappointing.

rjquillin


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awl85 wrote:Are their petite syrahs generally known to be consistently delicious? I remember trying teldeschi zinfandels dry creek a while back and they were disappointing.

His style seemed to have changed a number of years ago. Tending to hotter offerings now where the older vintages were in the 13~14% AbV range. What did you try?

CT

jmdavidson


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tytiger58 wrote:Of course I am and you're probably right but not for lack of trying...2 D&R Petite Sirah's showed up today. Tonight a 2012 Vietti Perbacco. Excellent


+1 for the Vietti.
Tonight, 2012 Freemark Abbey CS and 2005 Sempre Vive CS Old Vine. Both very good and reasonably priced.