cortot20


quality posts: 295 Private Messages cortot20

Starting to air out some bottles for Easter dinner.
'08 Roessler PN Clos Pepe vineyard sta. Rita hills
'09 Peju cab franc napa valley
'10 Astrale e Terra Arcturus red blend napa valley

CT

losthighwayz


quality posts: 82 Private Messages losthighwayz
rjquillin wrote:I had to go back and look for the thread. Looks like the ~really long one~ was for a different set than I got.

Interesting.
Cork was perfect, sediment of course, clear and free of bricking. It's tasting rather like the 13 year old CS it is. Fruit is diminished, but still clearly a player. Secondary flavors are appearing. Tannins are there and good acidity, so it's not falling apart and improved over the 4+ hours it was open. It does work better with food than as a sipper, I attribute that to the tart acid and tannin content. Really should have tried some sooner to see the evolution.

I think this post rather sums it up.
Not disappointed, especially at the woot price, but it is a bit, different than what I expected.
I'll try some of the others...



I recall visiting their tasting room in my early wine drinking years circa 2003...I recall they were very old world with Barnyard funk

"The older I get the better I was"

losthighwayz


quality posts: 82 Private Messages losthighwayz
kylemittskus wrote:Worked well with ice cream, too. I really love these wines.

Lost -- I'm on the list, dude. Where do you think you got your bottles? I don't have stacks of back vintages like tyger does, though. Although, I'm guessing that '11 Montafi was an auction purchase...



I haven't gone in for any Carlisle with you but I would be happy to! I think you're confusing them with Bedrock...

"The older I get the better I was"

losthighwayz


quality posts: 82 Private Messages losthighwayz

Not sure, depends On what my dad has in his closet...

"The older I get the better I was"

rjquillin


quality posts: 287 Private Messages rjquillin

Some old, some new;
some already opened, some just:

2010 Piccolo Wine Company Pinot Grigio Piro Piro Piccolo
2009 Woot Cellars Albino Rhino Monterey
2013 Iron Horse Vineyards Chardonnay Estate
2015 Campesino Grenache Isa
2008 Roessler Pinot Noir Red Label
2014 Woot Cellars Bonus Level!
2012 Wellington Vineyards Merlot
2013 Scott Harvey Zinfandel Winemakers Reserve
2006 WineSmith Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Wellington Vineyards Victory Reserve

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 257 Private Messages kylemittskus
losthighwayz wrote:I haven't gone in for any Carlisle with you but I would be happy to! I think you're confusing them with Bedrock...



Yep. I'll let you know when the next release is.

"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

InFrom


quality posts: 48 Private Messages InFrom
karenhynes wrote:Clark's 2007 Pinot. Yum, as always

Hey, we had that on Friday night, too! I'm afraid that was my last bottle.

Last night, 2014 Hawk's View Cellars Pinot Gris, with Thai food. It was a nice change of pace from the Rieslings and Gewurtzes we usually open when we order in spicy, spicy Thai food on Saturday nights.

karenhynes


quality posts: 18 Private Messages karenhynes
InFrom wrote:Hey, we had that on Friday night, too! I'm afraid that was my last bottle.



Buy more! I *might* have 10 back up bottles.

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

rc70


quality posts: 4 Private Messages rc70

2006 Winesmith Cab Sauv Lodi-Mokelumne River
2007 Bella Vetta Cabernet Sauv

tytiger58


quality posts: 82 Private Messages tytiger58

Easter at my brother in-laws I had a choice of Budweiser, ice tea or water... I chose water. Lucky me

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


quality posts: 287 Private Messages rjquillin
rc70 wrote:2006 Winesmith Cab Sauv Lodi-Mokelumne River
2007 Bella Vetta Cabernet Sauv

That '06 WS CS was wotn here.
But I suppose that's not all that surprising.

CT

jmdavidson


quality posts: 69 Private Messages jmdavidson

2010 Eagles Trace Pinot Noir Valhalla Vyd

klezman


quality posts: 174 Private Messages klezman
tytiger58 wrote:Easter at my brother in-laws I had a choice of Budweiser, ice tea or water... I chose water. Lucky me



Yeah, but that was still the best choice of those available to you...

I stopped counting bottles. My CT

klezman


quality posts: 174 Private Messages klezman
rjquillin wrote:That '06 WS CS was wotn here.
But I suppose that's not all that surprising.



That beat out the 2009 Victory? Interesting.

Last night was a 2014 Iron Horse Unoaked Chardonnay and a 2015 Bordeaux Rose from Trader Joe's.

Tonight was 2015 Tercero Cinsault and 2012 Wellington Sonoma Syrah.

I stopped counting bottles. My CT

otolith


quality posts: 26 Private Messages otolith
tytiger58 wrote:Easter at my brother in-laws I had a choice of Budweiser, ice tea or water... I chose water. Lucky me



I'm sure your liver thanks you!

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

tytiger58


quality posts: 82 Private Messages tytiger58

To celebrate the first day of my 2 month hiatus I am going to spend the first week drinking the beautiful Arianna Occhipinti's wines tonight 2015 Arianna Occhipinti Sicilia SP68 Nero d'Avola e Frappato with pizza, very floral deep red fruits good acid and tannic grip. Find them buy them and drink them, delicious.

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

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




awl85


quality posts: 8 Private Messages awl85

2013 Vino Noceto Barbera Linsteadt

cortot20


quality posts: 295 Private Messages cortot20
tytiger58 wrote:To celebrate the first day of my 2 month hiatus I am going to spend the first week drinking the beautiful Arianna Occhipinti's wines tonight 2015 Arianna Occhipinti Sicilia SP68 Nero d'Avola e Frappato with pizza, very floral deep red fruits good acid and tannic grip. Find them buy them and drink them, delicious.



Me: Dad, I'm going to take a year off of school and find myself...
Dad: you'll find yourself, in the unemployment line!

Is this similar to your hiatus?

Tonight: the rest of the '08 roessler clos pepe Pinot.

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 82 Private Messages tytiger58
cortot20 wrote:Me: Dad, I'm going to take a year off of school and find myself...
Dad: you'll find yourself, in the unemployment line!

Is this similar to your hiatus?

Tonight: the rest of the '08 roessler clos pepe Pinot.


Ha! I already found myself for better or worse, nope my show got picked up for another season

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

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




klezman


quality posts: 174 Private Messages klezman
tytiger58 wrote:To celebrate the first day of my 2 month hiatus I am going to spend the first week drinking the beautiful Arianna Occhipinti's wines tonight 2015 Arianna Occhipinti Sicilia SP68 Nero d'Avola e Frappato with pizza, very floral deep red fruits good acid and tannic grip. Find them buy them and drink them, delicious.



Very nice!

2010 Handal-Denier Cabernet. Delicious. With experimental eggplant cannelloni, seeing as how pasta is out until tomorrow night.

I stopped counting bottles. My CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 257 Private Messages kylemittskus
tytiger58 wrote:To celebrate the first day of my 2 month hiatus I am going to spend the first week drinking the beautiful Arianna Occhipinti's wines tonight 2015 Arianna Occhipinti Sicilia SP68 Nero d'Avola e Frappato with pizza, very floral deep red fruits good acid and tannic grip. Find them buy them and drink them, delicious.



Nice, man. Congrats.

SWMBO went back to work today. To commiserate, I'm drinking Glenmorangie.

"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

tytiger58


quality posts: 82 Private Messages tytiger58
kylemittskus wrote:Nice, man. Congrats.

SWMBO went back to work today. To commiserate, I'm drinking Glenmorangie.


Thanks!

But I'm not sure if I should give you a or

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

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




InFrom


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karenhynes wrote:Buy more! I *might* have 10 back up bottles.

Well, whaddya know! For anyone who didn't get the email, link. I think a foursome of these sounds about right.

Edit: the offers all say "shipping included", but at the moment getting a shipping charge when I try to check out. Waiting for word back from WineSmith, or wine back from WordSmith.

rjq


quality posts: 1 Private Messages rjq
InFrom wrote:Well, whaddya know! For anyone who didn't get the email, link. I think a foursome of these sounds about right.

Edit: the offers all say "shipping included", but at the moment getting a shipping charge when I try to check out. Waiting for word back from WineSmith, or wine back from WordSmith.

This, ~and~ Wellington...

InFrom


quality posts: 48 Private Messages InFrom
rjq wrote:This, ~and~ Wellington...

No kidding. I decided just to go in on this, and skip the Wellington today. (I know, unthinkable!)

tytiger58


quality posts: 82 Private Messages tytiger58

Tonight 2nd day of Arianna Occhipinti's wines, 2012 Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato with a 36 hour sous vide brisket (might as well cook since i'm off). This is the first vintage of her wines that I bought and judging from the first taste on the PNP it is doing very well Deep and bright cherry with hints of strawberry/raspberry and lots of mineral I think.

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

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




jmdavidson


quality posts: 69 Private Messages jmdavidson

2006 Betz Pere de Famille CS, Columbia Valley, with grilled lamb chops.

tytiger58


quality posts: 82 Private Messages tytiger58
jmdavidson wrote:2006 Betz Pere de Famille CS, Columbia Valley, with grilled lamb chops.



How is the Betz? I think I need to get some of those, been awhile

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

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




rc70


quality posts: 4 Private Messages rc70

2007 Arger-Martucci Cab Sauv Estate Atlas Peak

randysanders


quality posts: 8 Private Messages randysanders

2013 Mollydooker, The Boxer.
SWMBO loves the Mollydooker.

losthighwayz


quality posts: 82 Private Messages losthighwayz
randysanders wrote:2013 Mollydooker, The Boxer.
SWMBO loves the Mollydooker.



Live me some Molly! Not an entire bottle but it's great for what it is!

"The older I get the better I was"

losthighwayz


quality posts: 82 Private Messages losthighwayz

2012 Rockus Basket of Chocolatekus delivered today. Proving travel shock is a conspiracy!

Edit: the cork had the woot exclamation mark on it...adding to my conspiracy theory...

"The older I get the better I was"

awl85


quality posts: 8 Private Messages awl85

2008 Roessler Sanford & Benedict

cortot20


quality posts: 295 Private Messages cortot20
losthighwayz wrote:2012 Rockus Basket of Chocolatekus delivered today. Proving travel shock is a conspiracy!



Does the wine fall into any of these categories?
A. Is it an older bottle?
B. Is it a lighter bodied red? Like Pinot noir
C. Is it unfiltered?
D. Is it made from voodoo or starlight?
E. We're the grapes sourced from a Rothschild family vineyard?

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 82 Private Messages tytiger58

Night off...Well almost, 1 glass of 2014 valley vineyards chennin Blanc "the royal" South Africa. The most recent vintage is the unbelievable price of $6.68 at WL good stuff!

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

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




tytiger58


quality posts: 82 Private Messages tytiger58
cortot20 wrote:Does the wine fall into any of these categories?
A. Is it an older bottle?
B. Is it a lighter bodied red? Like Pinot noir
C. Is it unfiltered?
D. Is it made from voodoo or starlight?
E. We're the grapes sourced from a Rothschild family vineyard?



Well I laughed

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

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




chipgreen


quality posts: 286 Private Messages chipgreen

2004 St. Supéry Élu Meritage
(a 2014 RPM Tour purchase)

klezman


quality posts: 174 Private Messages klezman
tytiger58 wrote:Well I laughed



x2

I stopped counting bottles. My CT

klezman


quality posts: 174 Private Messages klezman
tytiger58 wrote:Tonight 2nd day of Arianna Occhipinti's wines, 2012 Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato with a 36 hour sous vide brisket (might as well cook since i'm off). This is the first vintage of her wines that I bought and judging from the first taste on the PNP it is doing very well Deep and bright cherry with hints of strawberry/raspberry and lots of mineral I think.



Just let us know if you need any assistance with eating and/or drinking. Passover is done, so we're back on the wagon

I stopped counting bottles. My CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 82 Private Messages tytiger58
klezman wrote:Just let us know if you need any assistance with eating and/or drinking. Passover is done, so we're back on the wagon



Bout time! And I think it's off the wagon

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

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