losthighwayz


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2008 marimar estate pinot, dona margarita vineyard. $45 bottle drinking like a $45 bottle for half the price via 'tso

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tytiger58


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losthighwayz wrote:2008 marimar estate pinot, dona margarita vineyard. $45 bottle drinking like a $45 bottle for half the price via 'tso



Love that stuff

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chipgreen


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Finishing up the bottle of '08 Vino D'Angelo Shake Ridge Ranch Zinfandel that I reviewed 5 days ago and it is still drinking great! This wine was much better than I initially gave it credit for (PnP) although I did followup to say that it was improving the next day.

Was expecting to drink this within a day or two so I used the Vacu-Vin instead of pouring into a 375ml. Impressed with both the Vacu-Vin and the wine right now.

I know that '08 wasn't a highly regarded vintage in the Napa/Sonoma region but three of my favorite Zinfandels have been '08s. Cakebread, Scott Harvey's 1869 and now Vino D'Angelo. Maybe it was a better year for Zins than for Cabs.

purpletoes


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2004 Panza Cabernet Sauvignon Stag's Leap Ranch

2010 Maroon Cabernet Sauvignon Heritage

rc70


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1997 Ardente Cab Sauv

2007 McCleans Paso Robles Syrah

klezman


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losthighwayz wrote:Want to split a case?



Getting some from Ron already!
But do let me know if there's anything I should have you pick up for me at Buttonwood

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
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:Getting some from Ron already!
But do let me know if there's anything I should have you pick up for me at Buttonwood

+1 on Buttonwood for me too lost.

CT

cen1


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Off topic, sorry. Cane anyone recall any wine woods shipping to PA? Thx

kylemittskus


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kylemittskus wrote:2009 Noceto Sangiovese



Finishing this up.

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polarbear22


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Tasting a wine to be named later. Watch this space for details.

EDIT: Now it can be revealed that it was Toothy II - 2009 Cabernet Franc.

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kylemittskus


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polarbear22 wrote:Tasting a wine to be named later. Watch this space for details.



Is it a new grape under an old name?

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cmaldoon


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cen1 wrote:Off topic, sorry. Cane anyone recall any wine woods shipping to PA? Thx



I don't believe so. They are one of those terribly arcane states that control the whole process. On a plus side I have heard that they get some pretty decent deals on what they buy if you do your research.

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.
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otolith


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2008 Turley Cedarman Zin, Howell Mountain fruit

2006 Tablas Creek Tannat

Holy big bold wines tonight. Both of them are quite interesting. The Turley had a little too much menthol/eucalyptus that I don't particularly care for. Very similar wines, although I think the Tannat would be better a couple decades from now...

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


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kylemittskus wrote:Is it a new grape under an old name?



Can I hope both the grape and the name start with P?

Tonight I've just opened a bottle of 2008 Keating Monticello Cab. Big and bold, Ty's style for sure. Excellent balance of flavours, though, and this is not one bit overripe.

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

kylemittskus


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klezman wrote:Can I hope both the grape and the name start with P?

Tonight I've just opened a bottle of 2008 Keating Monticello Cab. Big and bold, Ty's style for sure. Excellent balance of flavours, though, and this is not one bit overripe.



Not P. There's Potential for you to like it, though.

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UBlink


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2007 Esoterica (Kent Rasmussen) Cab Franc

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

klezman


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UBlink wrote:2007 Esoterica (Kent Rasmussen) Cab Franc



That was on my short list for tonight...how's it doing?

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

klezman


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kylemittskus wrote:Not P. There's Potential for you to like it, though.



This is the kind of riddle I'm really really bad at solving.

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2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

kylemittskus


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klezman wrote:This is the kind of riddle I'm really really bad at solving.



The capital "p" was completely unintentional. You like the variety.

I'm actually going to drink it tonight with some tri-tip. It's a certain toothy friend some of us used to know, but he's wearing some new skin.

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"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

UBlink


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klezman wrote:That was on my short list for tonight...how's it doing?

i didn't take notes, but the short answer is really well. The lovely Mrs. Blink also approved. I've still got a couple more and I feel no need to rush them.

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

fifisoda


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2011 Paul Hobbs Cross Barn Pinot - Sonoma Coast

Nice, easy drinking but not particularly interesting.

jmdavidson


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2003 Hunt Cellars Cab-O-vation. Still de-lish-ous. WW needs to get this place on for an offer.

cjsiege


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Opened the 2011 Woot Cellars Phat Goose last weekend - even though I know the Cardinal Rule about Woot Cellar reds (Thou shalt not open a Woot Cellars Red before 1 year has elapsed...)

Whoa! Smack your momma tannins! I recorked it and put it in the fridge. 5 days later it was almost safe to drink. (Yes - I said 5 DAYS later.) Still a bit tannic-rough around the edges, but lots of fruit in there. Big, bold, very GSM!!!

I recommend everyone stash their Phat Goose for about a year. It should just about be read to drink at that point. And it will probably hold for a couple of years.

rjquillin


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jmdavidson wrote:2003 Hunt Cellars Cab-O-vation. Still de-lish-ous. WW needs to get this place on for an offer.

Thanks for the data near point. Got a couple of the 2002 waiting for their time. Met them last year at the DelMar family event.

CT

cortot20


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cjsiege wrote:Opened the 2011 Woot Cellars Phat Goose last weekend - even though I know the Cardinal Rule about Woot Cellar reds (Thou shalt not open a Woot Cellars Red before 1 year has elapsed...)

Whoa! Smack your momma tannins! I recorked it and put it in the fridge. 5 days later it was almost safe to drink. (Yes - I said 5 DAYS later.) Still a bit tannic-rough around the edges, but lots of fruit in there. Big, bold, very GSM!!!

I recommend everyone stash their Phat Goose for about a year. It should just about be read to drink at that point. And it will probably hold for a couple of years.



Hmmmm.... I didn't get that at all. Seemed very average but easy drinking on the pnp. Are you sure you opened a phat goose?

Edit: after running through some of the CT notes there may be some bottle variation going on.

CT

klezman


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kylemittskus wrote:The capital "p" was completely unintentional. You like the variety.

I'm actually going to drink it tonight with some tri-tip. It's a certain toothy friend some of us used to know, but he's wearing some new skin.



Where are the notes, kind sir?

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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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rjquillin wrote:Thanks for the data near point. Got a couple of the 2002 waiting for their time. Met them last year at the DelMar family event.



They just had a special at the winery for the 02 Cab-O-vation for wine club members, $10 a bottle shipped.

chipgreen


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cortot20 wrote:Edit: after running through some of the CT notes there may be some bottle variation going on.


I was thinking the same thing... the bottles I had in August and October were both smooth, easy drinkers with very mild tannins.

North316


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Saturday was Fred's favorite Copa Cabernet and a Renwood Viognier.

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kylemittskus


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Baby killin' a 2010 Scott Harvey Barbera, Amador County, Mountain Selection

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"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

klezman


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End of the Keating 2008 Montecillo Cab, followed by 2008 Caburnio. I could drink the Caburnio just about every day...one of the best QPR wines I've ever had.

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
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:End of the Keating 2008 Montecillo Cab, followed by 2008 Caburnio. I could drink the Caburnio just about every day...one of the best QPR wines I've ever had.



+1000

Frak this reminded me to buy the 09!

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tytiger58


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2004 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau

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

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:2004 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau



I opened a CdP, too. 2010 that was $12 or $14 from Trader Joe's. Tastes like a $12 or $14 CdR. I think you win.

"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

rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:I opened a CdP, too. 2010 that was $12 or $14 from Trader Joe's. Tastes like a $12 or $14 CdR. I think you win.

The Revelation chard was good enough I tried their cab-merlot blend.
I think I can cook with it, no more.

CT

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:I opened a CdP, too. 2010 that was $12 or $14 from Trader Joe's. Tastes like a $12 or $14 CdR. I think you win.



Don't know about the "win" but I do know I love these Vieux's

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kylemittskus


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rjquillin wrote:The Revelation chard was good enough I tried their cab-merlot blend.
I think I can cook with it, no more.



I think the gems are probably one in ten. The chard is really good. They had (have?) a good SB by Castoro. The rosé this summer was awesome. The Quixote PS, really awesome. But there's a lot of plonk there, too.

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

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cmaldoon


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2004 Arger-Martucci Cab Franc

Resinous cherry, cedar, a touch of bell pepper, dusty tannins.

Pretty tasty now but those cherries are not likely to hold on too much longer. Glad for the 1 bottle I had

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.
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rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:I think the gems are probably one in ten. The chard is really good. They had (have?) a good SB by Castoro. The rosé this summer was awesome. The Quixote PS, really awesome. But there's a lot of plonk there, too.

The gems and plonk generally sorted out on the WB forums?

CT

kylemittskus


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rjquillin wrote:The gems and plonk generally sorted out on the WB forums?



The chard, yes. The SB came from cortot. Richardhod found the Quixote, though not sure how. So, I guess, kind of everywhere.

"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