tytiger58


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Well since Kyle was hyping the heck out of this and I spotted a 6 pack at Ralphs this morning...tonight Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin'

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:Well since Kyle was hyping the heck out of this and I spotted a 6 pack at Ralphs this morning...tonight Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin'



Mmmmmm!

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ajrod27


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chemvictim wrote:2005 Victory



I'm sitting on a few bottles of this. How is it doing?

kylemittskus


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2011 Don Sebastiani & Sons The Crusher Wilson Vineyard

with bool kogi beef, veggies, and rice.

"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

chemvictim


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ajrod27 wrote:I'm sitting on a few bottles of this. How is it doing?



It has mellowed out quite a bit compared to what I remember of the bottle I opened soon after it was released. You can actually taste the flavors now, as opposed to feeling like you've been smacked in the face with a board.

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:2011 Don Sebastiani & Sons The Crusher Wilson Vineyard

with bool kogi beef, veggies, and rice.



Interesting pairing?? what did you think...after the mixed reviews I have been reluctant to open one.

Edit: the Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' is rockin thanks for the rec.

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:Interesting pairing?? what did you think...after the mixed reviews I have been reluctant to open one.

Edit: the Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' is rockin thanks for the rec.



I absolutely love that beer.

And I like the wine. It was a nice pairing and nice by itself. It's certainly intersting and worth the buy in for the split with you. Not blowing my mind, but enjoyable.

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chemvictim


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2011 Gnarly Head merlot, with vodka penne. It's pretty good, esp for the $5.50 I paid for it. Don't judge me.

jmdavidson


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2005 Hunt Cellars Tango in Paris:
Cabernet, Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Franc with flavor profiles ranging from wild cherries, blackberries, black plum and hints of spice. If you are a wine club member, you need to check out their unadvertised case specials.

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Brack Mountain Tramonto Rose 2011. Crisp, dry, delicious as usual.

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tytiger58


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2002 Fratta Pasini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Need something to rip my face off tonight!

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chemvictim


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I don't know what I'm having tonight. What goes with tantrums?

mommadeb1


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chemvictim wrote:2011 Gnarly Head merlot, with vodka penne. It's pretty good, esp for the $5.50 I paid for it. Don't judge me.



Ok, I will admit that I like Gnarly Head wines also.....

mommadeb1


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chemvictim wrote:I don't know what I'm having tonight. What goes with tantrums?



anything you want!!

kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:2002 Fratta Pasini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Need something to rip my face off tonight!



NICE!!!

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tdedek


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2012 Myriad Semillon

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Gilbert. Cellars left bank 2009

"The older I get the better I was"

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1996 Raymond generations

At home by myself with homemade meatballs

This wine tastes like molasses spice cookies. An undercurrent of sweet dark plum, Topped with tons of spices, A little bite like ginger, And a long vanilla finish.

This is why you age wine. (Or purchase 17 year old wine at a 70% discount)

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Finishing off the '07 Tallulah Syrah. Still deep inky purple, I have no idea how long this will go, but it still drinks young now..

I wonder how inky katz is doing?
Miss her being around.

CT

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Edradour Ballechin #4. Yum.

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
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jmdavidson


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2005 Zelos CS (Menocino County), $10 from WTSO. Easy drinker and a very good QPR.

bsevern


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2006 Chronicle RRV Zinfandel, Bacigalupi Vineyard.

BIG, delicious, well balanced RRV Zin!

mommadeb1


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losthighwayz wrote:Gilbert. Cellars left bank 2009



yummm

mommadeb1


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rjquillin wrote:Finishing off the '07 Tallulah Syrah. Still deep inky purple, I have no idea how long this will go, but it still drinks young now..

I wonder how inky katz is doing?
Miss her being around.



yummmm

rjquillin


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jmdavidson wrote:2005 Zelos CS (Menocino County), $10 from WTSO. Easy drinker and a very good QPR.

Is this the Rosso Rhodes?

CT

chemvictim


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I wound up having a margarita, no wine. We made tacos from leftover smoked pulled pork. Yummy, but I couldn't think of a wine I wanted with that.

kylemittskus


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chemvictim wrote:I wound up having a margarita, no wine. We made tacos from leftover smoked pulled pork. Yummy, but I couldn't think of a wine I wanted with that.



Gnarly Head Chardonnay?

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kylemittskus


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2009 Barrel 27 Wine Company High On The Hog

with salmon tonight at our friends' place.

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rjquillin wrote:I wonder how inky katz is doing?
Miss her being around.

+1

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moondigger


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kylemittskus wrote:2011 Don Sebastiani & Sons The Crusher Wilson Vineyard


Late to be asking, I guess... but which one? They have several varietals with the "Wilson Vineyard" designation.

kylemittskus


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moondigger wrote:Late to be asking, I guess... but which one? They have several varietals with the "Wilson Vineyard" designation.



This was the orange wine (The Crusher)

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moondigger


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kylemittskus wrote:This was the orange wine (The Crusher)


I see. They have several wines that say "The Crusher" and "Wilson Vineyard" on the label -- this one is the white blend. I might have to give it a try. One of my local wine stores carries a variety of the Don Sebastiani wines, including several 'Crushers.'

kylemittskus


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moondigger wrote:I see. They have several wines that say "The Crusher" and "Wilson Vineyard" on the label -- this one is the white blend. I might have to give it a try. One of my local wine stores carries a variety of the Don Sebastiani wines, including several 'Crushers.'



Ah. I didn't know that. I drank this one.

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moondigger


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kylemittskus wrote:Ah. I didn't know that. I drank this one.


Yeah, after my previous response I did a little searching... looks like the Orange one isn't currently listed on their website. Also, it isn't clear if any of it went out through typical retail distribution channels, so it's doubtful that my local shop will have that particular one. But I'll check anyway.

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2010 Project Paso Sauvignon Blanc, opened two nights ago. Posted tasting notes on the original thread.

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moondigger wrote:Yeah, after my previous response I did a little searching... looks like the Orange one isn't currently listed on their website. Also, it isn't clear if any of it went out through typical retail distribution channels, so it's doubtful that my local shop will have that particular one. But I'll check anyway.



My understanding is that the Orange wine was a woot exclusive. The first year it was offered (2011) it sold out early, and they gave the entire production to woot, which quickly sold out again.

Not sure if the 2012 sold out or not, and if it was 100% woot allocation this time. The 2011 was, IMHO, fantastic. I haven't tried the 2012 yet.

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rjquillin wrote:Is this the Rosso Rhodes?



No. Just the regular CS.

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2007 Falesco Marciliano Umbria IGT Cab

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moondigger


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bsevern wrote:My understanding is that the Orange wine was a woot exclusive. The first year it was offered (2011) it sold out early, and they gave the entire production to woot, which quickly sold out again.

Not sure if the 2012 sold out or not, and if it was 100% woot allocation this time. The 2011 was, IMHO, fantastic. I haven't tried the 2012 yet.


Yes, I confirmed with visits to two local wine shops that the Orange is unavailable in my neck of the woods. Both shops had various "The Crusher" wines, but neither shop had more than two or three of the varietals listed on the web site.

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2012 J Dusi Pinot Grigio. Pairs well with this L.A. Weather!

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