cortot20


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07' Wellington estate Syrah

CT

chipgreen


quality posts: 178 Private Messages chipgreen
rjquillin wrote:Had a few ppl over last night, and they brought friends and we ended up with an instant just-add-wine Wednesday party.

8~10 cheeses on platter
Hummus, scratch made
Rosemary-Asiago Average Joe loaf
Veggie Eggplant Parmesan with Basil, Spinach and Portobello 'shrooms
Sirloin burgers on grill with trimmings ala Kyle
Crème Brûlée, from scratch
Cheesecake, from scratch

  • 2007 Gann Russian River Sauvignon Blanc I expect to see tomorrow, (tasty)
  • NV Jana Winery Pinot Noir Brut blanc de noir Long (five year) Tirage
  • NV Arione Moscato d'Asti 2011 bottling
  • NV St. Julian Winery Raspberry Spumante
  • 2011 R. Merlo Estate Vineyards Syrah Rosé
  • 2009 Pedroncelli Sangiovese Alto Vineyards
  • 2004 Astrale e Terra Syrah Estate Atlas Peak
  • Wellington Vineyards The Duke 9
  • 2008 Super Hero Wines InZINerator
  • NV LaMarca Prosecco
  • H.M. Borges Madeira Medium Dry Rainwater
  • Waterbrook Sémillon Late Harvest Sémillon Walla Walla Valley


Yes, there were a lot of ladies that like lighter selections.
Win, three German imports arrived and only two plonk bottles arrived, and twelve from the cellar were popped, screwed or pulled; net, -7 !


Sounds like fun!

  • NV Jana Winery Pinot Noir Brut blanc de noir Long (five year) Tirage

    How was this?
  • kylemittskus


    quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

    Heading to my in-law's place this weekend. Bringing with us:

    2007 C.G. di Arie Petite Sirah Estate Grown

    2008 La Pèira en Damaisèla Coteaux du Languedoc Les Terrasses du Larzac Les Obriers de La Pèira

    2011 Revelation Chardonnay (TJ's, $6) because they drink a lot of Chardonnay and this beats the $15-$20 Chardonnay one would buy at a grocery store.

    "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

    losthighwayz


    quality posts: 58 Private Messages losthighwayz

    2009 Curtis Heritage Cuvee (grenache, mouvedre, cinsault, syrah). Curtis is on the Nov 16th gathering itinerary if anyone is going!

    "The older I get the better I was"

    purpletoes


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages purpletoes

    -Broc Cellars 2008 Dry Stack Grenache

    -Core 2008 Santa Barbara Highlands Grenache

    Both of these were delicious, full of red fruits- strawberry/raspberry. My wife and I slightly preferred the Broc, but not by much.



    otolith


    quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith

    2005 Silver Oak Napa Cab

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

    tytiger58


    quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

    2008 No Girls Syrah

    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


    quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

    1997 Whitethorn Winery Napa Valley Pinot Noir, Hyde Vineyard Carneros.

    MarkDaSpark


    quality posts: 174 Private Messages MarkDaSpark

    2011 Vino Noceto Frivolo
    2010 Scott Harvey Zinfandel Old Vine Reserve

    Up next, 2011 Catena Cab (sister's cellar)


    Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
    *This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

    kylemittskus


    quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
    otolith wrote:2005 Silver Oak Napa Cab


    tytiger58 wrote:2008 No Girls Syrah



    Baller night, huh?

    The Glenlivet 15 Year for me. Meh.

    "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

    cortot20


    quality posts: 132 Private Messages cortot20

    About 4 cups of tea
    And now I have to piss.

    CT

    tytiger58


    quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
    kylemittskus wrote:Baller night, huh?

    The Glenlivet 15 Year for me. Meh.



    Yea, just celebrating picking up a couple of bottles of 09 Tignanello's

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

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




    bolligra


    quality posts: 33 Private Messages bolligra

    '07 R Merlo Syrah with linguine, marinara, Italian sausage and cheese garlic bread.

    The 05/07 R Merlo and McClean Syrahs are/were great values for the price. Glad I bought a bunch (but still not enough).


    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

    ddeuddeg


    quality posts: 26 Private Messages ddeuddeg

    2008 Pio Cesare Barolo. What a way to wrap up Restaurant Week in Buffalo, with a terrific Barolo at half price.

    "Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


    Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

    bahwm


    quality posts: 26 Private Messages bahwm

    2004 Banyuls, baby!

    May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

    kylemittskus


    quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
    ddeuddeg wrote:2008 Pio Cesare Barolo. What a way to wrap up Restaurant Week in Buffalo, with a terrific Barolo at half price.



    Kind of an interesting vintage. Glad you two found one that was drinking well now. And yum to the Banyuls.

    "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

    klezman


    quality posts: 119 Private Messages klezman
    tytiger58 wrote:Yea, just celebrating picking up a couple of bottles of 09 Tignanello's



    Oooooh...I grudgingly volunteer to assist with those.

    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

    neilfindswine


    quality posts: 167 Private Messages neilfindswine

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    '10 Rock Wall Tannat, The Palindrome. Had no expectation- and kinda blown away. ..shame I'm pouring it out of the decanter into only my glass.

    I report to winedavid39...
    ...I like getting PM's from wannabe rodents...

    bsevern


    quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

    2005 Pear Valley Syrah Pear Valley Vineyard with homemade split pea soup with smoked ham hocks.

    Pretty good pairing, the Syrah is drinking nicely, and the soup came out great (first time making it in the slow cooker).

    tytiger58


    quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
    klezman wrote:Oooooh...I grudgingly volunteer to assist with those.



    Soon, Italian night who's in?

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

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




    cortot20


    quality posts: 132 Private Messages cortot20
    cortot20 wrote:07' Wellington estate Syrah



    Other 1/2 of this

    CT

    cortot20


    quality posts: 132 Private Messages cortot20
    tytiger58 wrote:Soon, Italian night who's in?



    Damn, if only I were Italian.

    CT

    tytiger58


    quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
    cortot20 wrote:Damn, if only I were Italian.



    Well not everyone is perfect!

    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


    quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern
    tytiger58 wrote:Soon, Italian night who's in?



    I have a couple of bottles of Italian juice from 1998 that need to be downed soon, a 1998 Azienda Agricola Sant'Elena Ros Di Rol (Bordeaux style blend), and a 1998 Marcarini Dolcetto d'Alba Fontanazza.

    Mmm...what's for dinner tonight?

    tytiger58


    quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
    bsevern wrote:I have a couple of bottles of Italian juice from 1998 that need to be downed soon, a 1998 Azienda Agricola Sant'Elena Ros Di Rol (Bordeaux style blend), and a 1998 Marcarini Dolcetto d'Alba Fontanazza.

    Mmm...what's for dinner tonight?



    Wow that is an old Dolcetto!

    On that note into the decanter with a 1997 Dominus Napanook Red, any night is a special night

    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


    quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

    Decided to go with a 2006 Etude Grace Benoist Ranch ... damn this is drinking really well.

    klezman


    quality posts: 119 Private Messages klezman
    bsevern wrote:I have a couple of bottles of Italian juice from 1998 that need to be downed soon, a 1998 Azienda Agricola Sant'Elena Ros Di Rol (Bordeaux style blend), and a 1998 Marcarini Dolcetto d'Alba Fontanazza.

    Mmm...what's for dinner tonight?



    What'd you think of the Ros di Rol? For me, it's killer at the Garagiste price, even if not the most interesting wine in the world.

    Tonight was 2006 Meeker Petite Sirah. Deliciousness.

    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

    bsevern


    quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern
    klezman wrote:What'd you think of the Ros di Rol? For me, it's killer at the Garagiste price, even if not the most interesting wine in the world.

    Tonight was 2006 Meeker Petite Sirah. Deliciousness.



    I've only had one bottle of the Ros di Rol, and that was shared at a Scott Harvey dinner party. Most people thought it was over the hill, but to be honest it's kind of unfair to taste it in an environment with so many other bottles of bigger and newer wines being shared.

    I need to revisit a bottle by itself to give it a more in depth evaluation.

    kylemittskus


    quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

    2006 Quixote PS with feta, spinach, and bell pepper stuffed flank steak.

    "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

    otolith


    quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith
    kylemittskus wrote:Baller night, huh?

    The Glenlivet 15 Year for me. Meh.



    A little, yes. The 2003 Corison (not a Kronos) that we opened the weekend before was much better.

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

    ERMD


    quality posts: 1 Private Messages ERMD
    otolith wrote:A little, yes. The 2003 Corison (not a Kronos) that we opened the weekend before was much better.



    Is that 2003 drinking well now? I have about 6 bottles left and thought about opening one.
    On a side note flying into MSP on jan 2 for a wedding up in chigaso?city on the 4th. Now why on god's green earth would anyone have a wedding there on jan 4th and have someone from Florida in Minnesota then; I don't know if I have enough cloths and heat packs for that.

    otolith


    quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith
    ERMD wrote:Is that 2003 drinking well now? I have about 6 bottles left and thought about opening one.
    On a side note flying into MSP on jan 2 for a wedding up in chigaso?city on the 4th. Now why on god's green earth would anyone have a wedding there on jan 4th and have someone from Florida in Minnesota then; I don't know if I have enough cloths and heat packs for that.


    2003 is drinking quite well. I want to grab another every time I go into the cellar.

    HAHA! It is Chisago City. A beautiful ares. I'm sure I have a coat you could borrow, if need be. Usually it's pretty cold by this time, so the snow tends to slow down a little when it is super cold, so you should be fine. On the other hand, you could embrace it and go ice fishing.

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

    klezman


    quality posts: 119 Private Messages klezman

    2007 Noceto Mistura. Not sure what's in this, but it's certainly tasty. Although on further evaluation I suspect one of the components is PS.

    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


    quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

    2011 A Tribute to Grace Wine Company Grenache Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard

    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


    quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
    ERMD wrote:Is that 2003 drinking well now? I have about 6 bottles left and thought about opening one.



    The 2003 I had back in May was absolutely stunning.

    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

    joelsisk


    quality posts: 7 Private Messages joelsisk

    Opened a couple bottles of Monkey 2nd Prize to go with a Board meeting and pizza. It keeps getting better. 2008 Pedroncelli and all.

    kylemittskus


    quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

    2008 Domaine du Pavillon-Mercurol Crozes-Hermitage with burgers and baked potatoes.

    "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: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
    kylemittskus wrote:2008 Domaine du Pavillon-Mercurol Crozes-Hermitage with burgers and baked potatoes.



    Notes please

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

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




    ERMD


    quality posts: 1 Private Messages ERMD

    Well you talked me into it, not that I needed much prodding .

    2003 Corison Cab.

    Wow

    kylemittskus


    quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
    tytiger58 wrote:Notes please



    Surprising. Not brooding, not tannic, not monstrous. Very approachable and very savory. I'm not sure it's going to get better with more age -- again, surprising since it's an 08! Right up our alley, even if it lacks a little of the bite. QPR city.

    "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