bsevern


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Tried something different tonight.

Took some chicken breast and stuffed them with Serrano peppers grilled them with a pineapple based BBQ sauce. Also stuffed Russet baking potatoes with Serrano pepper wedges, and grilled them wrapped in foil drizzled in olive oil, with pepper, sea salt, and sliced onions.

Paired this with Gundlach Bundschu Swami Pinot Noir. The Pinot is drinking really well right now, first bottle I've opened, and was a bit worried it wouldn't age well, but it has. Went perfect with the spicy BBQ fare

klezman


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tytiger58 wrote:Now that you mention it..can't wait for colder weather!



You'll be waiting an awfully long time in our neck of the woods!

Tried something new over here tonight also. Lamb Ragú. Rendered pancetta, retaining the delicious fat. Added in mirepoix and gave it a good sweat and sauté. Had taken a lamb leg chop and diced it, gave it some time to sit in a light dusting of salt, pepper, garlic powder. Once the mirepoix was ready added in the lamb to brown. Threw in some crappy red wine, reduced it. Then tossed in a whole bunch of diced Roma tomatoes. Let those cook out. Added in a little sugar and Balsamic to balance the acid. This cooked overall for about 5 hours. Win.

We also made fresh pasta for it. Damn that's the right way to do things. Just egg, semolina, and AP flour. Hand rolled thin and sliced into something resembling papardelle.

To go with this feast, we has a 2005 Noceto Sangiovese Misto. Excellent wine and great pairing.

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

tytiger58


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klezman wrote:You'll be waiting an awfully long time in our neck of the woods!

Tried something new over here tonight also. Lamb Ragú. Rendered pancetta, retaining the delicious fat. Added in mirepoix and gave it a good sweat and sauté. Had taken a lamb leg chop and diced it, gave it some time to sit in a light dusting of salt, pepper, garlic powder. Once the mirepoix was ready added in the lamb to brown. Threw in some crappy red wine, reduced it. Then tossed in a whole bunch of diced Roma tomatoes. Let those cook out. Added in a little sugar and Balsamic to balance the acid. This cooked overall for about 5 hours. Win.

We also made fresh pasta for it. Damn that's the right way to do things. Just egg, semolina, and AP flour. Hand rolled thin and sliced into something resembling papardelle.

To go with this feast, we has a 2005 Noceto Sangiovese Misto. Excellent wine and great pairing.



MMMM I also loved the Misto..and jealous of the dinner too.

Nice work!

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

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




UBlink


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2005 Block 13 Cab Sauv

Following the eight word profile, political economy in eight words:
Ain't no free lunch - them what has gets.

kylemittskus


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2009 Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage Les Hauts de Fief

Tyger, this bottle is a total mess, too. Thin, weak, barely tastes like Syrah.

"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

Winedavid39


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UBlink wrote:2005 Block 13 Cab Sauv



no kidding.. how's it holding up?

I had a Haywood Zin last night. so underrated.

jmdavidson


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2007 Woodenhead Guido Venturi Vyd Mendocino Zin

rjquillin


quality posts: 174 Private Messages rjquillin

Rubbed Bison steak in an '03 Muir marinade on the grill with
'04 Ardente CS
Working on the trimmings..

CT

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:2009 Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage Les Hauts de Fief

Tyger, this bottle is a total mess, too. Thin, weak, barely tastes like Syrah.



Yea sorry to hear it, I remember the first couple bottles being good. Guess it was a drink now wine.

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

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




cmaldoon


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2006 Flora Springs Trilogy

Last bottle of this. Probably liked it best. That being said it is the equivalent to the Ardentes at at least double the price. At $40 or so I start wanting Wellington Victory or even Corison

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

tytiger58


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cmaldoon wrote:2006 Flora Springs Trilogy

Last bottle of this. Probably liked it best. That being said it is the equivalent to the Ardentes at at least double the price. At $40 or so I start wanting Wellington Victory or even Corison



The day's of finding Corison @40 are sadly no more and Victory might not be far behind

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


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tytiger58 wrote:The day's of finding Corison @40 are sadly no more and Victory might not be far behind



Truth. Except for superfluous apostrophes

Tonight: Lucas J Cellars 2008 RRV Pinot Noir. So refreshing to have a RRV PN without that candied/cola thing. Wish it had a bunch more earthiness, but a delicious wine packed with acid in the Meeker style.

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

jmdavidson


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cmaldoon wrote:2006 Flora Springs Trilogy

Last bottle of this. Probably liked it best. That being said it is the equivalent to the Ardentes at at least double the price. At $40 or so I start wanting Wellington Victory or even Corison



You must have a crystal ball since the Victory is up right now on the woot off.

UBlink


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Winedavid39 wrote:no kidding.. how's it holding up?

I had a Haywood Zin last night. so underrated.



The 2005 Block 13 is holding up nicely. Really nice finish. Find us more deals like this.

Following the eight word profile, political economy in eight words:
Ain't no free lunch - them what has gets.

bsevern


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Just opened a bottle of that lost 2007 Geyser Peak Alexander Valley red wine that was on w00t a while back. It's drinking really nice, although I suspect it could use a few more years.

tytiger58


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2009 Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir Nils Reserve with crab cakes really fantastic! ...a bio dynamic wonder wine

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


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2012 Fable Charbono Rose - yummy.
The end of yesterday's Lucas J 2008 RRV Pinot. Not the most obvious PN out there, but a delicious and savoury wine nonetheless. I'm thinking some more time will let the hints of earth and mushroom come out more.

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

UBlink


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2004 Ty Caton Merlot. Ok, but not holding up as well as the 2005 Block 13.

Following the eight word profile, political economy in eight words:
Ain't no free lunch - them what has gets.

klezman


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2010 Iron Horse Unoaker Chardonnay
2009 Kiona Late Harvest Riesling, Columbia Valley. Never before had a wine that made me think of plastic on the nose.

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

rjquillin


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klezman wrote:2010 Iron Horse Unoaker Chardonnay
2009 Kiona Late Harvest Riesling, Columbia Valley. Never before had a wine that made me think of plastic on the nose.

Good cork on the IH?

CT

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman
rjquillin wrote:Good cork on the IH?



I didn't notice any issues...

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

trifecta


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rjquillin wrote:Good cork on the IH?



Your obsessed!!!!

rjquillin


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trifecta wrote:You're obsessed!!!!

iftfy

CT

rjquillin


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klezman wrote:I didn't notice any issues...

I was just cursed then, but all the rest have been fine.

CT

jmdavidson


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Pnp'd while it was up on the woot off: 2007 McClean VYDs Syrah Estate.

losthighwayz


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jmdavidson wrote:Pnp'd while it was up on the woot off: 2007 McClean VYDs Syrah Estate.



Haha same here to justify having bought 6 more...

"The older I get the better I was"

tytiger58


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2004 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Campoleone Umbria IGT

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


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tytiger58 wrote:2004 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Campoleone Umbria IGT



I picked up the 06 from the last LB marathon. How is this vintage drinking? CT writers seem to think the 06 is peaking and I haven't even received my shipment. Not a good sign.

tytiger58


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jmdavidson wrote:I picked up the 06 from the last LB marathon. How is this vintage drinking? CT writers seem to think the 06 is peaking and I haven't even received my shipment. Not a good sign.



I would not worry at all, these need time to soften the tannins. This is just now starting to sing. Really a great bottle IMO.

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

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




bsevern


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moved...

cortot20


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09' Ramsay north coast PN

CT

loveladyelectric


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Was lucky enough to meet someone last week that invited me to a 2010 Napa Valley big dogs ($150+/bottle) tasting. Tried seven, don't remember all of them. Araujo, Continuum, and Lewis Reserve were my favorites. Great night.

Yes, infanticide is wrong. Yes, I would do it all over again.

otolith


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Far too many bottles of wine tonight...
'08 Shafer Hillside Select
'07 Galardi (what a great bottle)

I can't remember the rest, and will post later...pic on fb

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

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316

Last night:

Sarah's Vineyard Golden Solstice
2007 Tallulah "Les Troix Voix" Shake Ridge
2007 Renwood Viognier

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

rc70


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2010 Carol Shelton Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel
I think the 09 is better but this is a fine every day drinker.

chipgreen


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2003 Fattoria Lavacchio Chianti Rùfina Riserva Cedro

cmaldoon


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2009 Iron Horse Unoaked Chardonnay

Very good with a dish of Butternut Squash, Kale, and gnocchi.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

Girlfriend made some wonderful spicy Asian soup tonight that I started off with a bottle of 2008 Domaine Albert Seltz Riesling from Alsace France, and then moved on to a bottle of 2011 Napa Valley Nicholson Jones Sauvignon Blanc. I tend to drink far more reds then whites, but these are drinking beautifully.....time to fire up the jacuzzi tub

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

Went on a trip to the Willamette Valley last week, and drank one of my take homes last night:

The 2010 Adelsheim Pinot Noir Elizabeth's Reserve

https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=1412971

One of my favorite Pinots across all the ones I tasted in Oregon. The good Oregon Pinots don't come cheap though. I think this one runs around $50.

I'm pretty much at the point where I won't buy Oregon Pinots off deal sites untasted since I've found many of the ones I've gotten that way not to my liking.


"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

tytiger58


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In the decanter 2008 Jean Edwards Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard, Karen makes wine I like to drink

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

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