klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

Just opened a Braganini St. Julian 2008 Meritage. Delicious. Love cool climate versions of these grapes.

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 Copain Syrah Les Voisins Yorkville Highlands pretty damn good and at 12.8 alc I could drink it all night. Put the rest away for a few years, fell off the truck today and no travel shock

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: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

2011 Bodega Luzdivina Amigo Bierzo Viñademoya paired with quackamole, steamed muscles topped with solantro and a messican side salad. At $10 a bottle, if you haven't tried a bierzo, your missing out on a nice spanish table wine.

neilfindswine


quality posts: 170 Private Messages neilfindswine

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Last night- J. Dusi Haute Haute Haute Zinfandel Port. Tonight, 07 Bray Tempranillo in honor of our Tempraniilo Day-week.

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

UBlink


quality posts: 18 Private Messages UBlink

Scheid 2007 Cabernet.

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

otolith


quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith

2006 Francois Blanchard “Le Grande Clere”

Cab Franc

It's ok. Will nurse this glass and see what it does. Otherwise, will put the bottle back in the cellar, and revisit it tomorrow.

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

otolith


quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith

Neil--had a Terra Noble Carmenere a couple weekends ago. It was awesome!

"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

2000 Roche Winery Merlot Carneros

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

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




karenhynes


quality posts: 10 Private Messages karenhynes

2005 Meeker Kiss Ridge Cab

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

rjquillin


quality posts: 173 Private Messages rjquillin

Toothy sure is a mouthful.
Look forward to revisiting this in some years.

Woot Cellars Tøøthstejnn The Red

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

2010 Flora Springs Trilogy

"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

neilfindswine


quality posts: 170 Private Messages neilfindswine

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otolith wrote:Neil--had a Terra Noble Carmenere a couple weekends ago. It was awesome!


Nice! Chilean Carmenère can be good fun and good QPR.

Tonight- '07 Stanger Syrah, Paso Robles. Big and rich. And good.

I report to winedavid39...
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cortot20


quality posts: 139 Private Messages cortot20

12' Ryder estate Monterey county rose of PN
Slightly sweet but nice fruit and decent acidity. And at $7 a bottle it's an easy buy.

CT

chipgreen


quality posts: 187 Private Messages chipgreen
neilfindswine wrote:Nice! Chilean Carmenère can be good fun and good QPR.


I like this one for $4.99 a bottle ($7.99 for a magnum).

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
kylemittskus wrote:2010 Flora Springs Trilogy



Geez, you like them young. That one can hardly be a year from release!

Bodegas Balbas gran reserva 2001 (90% temp, 10% cab) for me and the fiancé tonight. Tasty, new world, a touch straight forward.

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

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

Friday Night con i miei amici:
2006 Rocca Castagnoli Chianti Classico
2007 I Veroni Chianti Rufina
2011 Botter Roccalanna Nero D'Avola (Sicilia)

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
kylemittskus wrote:2010 Flora Springs Trilogy



cmaldoon wrote:Geez, you like them young.



Ha! I feel like a proud parent

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

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




kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
tytiger58 wrote:Ha! I feel like a proud parent



I know, I know. We were at a restaurant and they had it for $78. It retails for $75. It was really young, but really nice.

"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:I know, I know. We were at a restaurant and they had it for $78. It retails for $75. It was really young, but really nice.



Yea, and you know they make their wines to taste good young otherwise you would have to cellar everything for 10 years and they would go out of business..well at least in California.

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: 139 Private Messages cortot20

Trader joes 11' reserve petit verdot.

CT

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

2007 Wellington Merlot

karenhynes


quality posts: 10 Private Messages karenhynes

2009 Iron Horse Summer's Cuvee (with a salad of butter lettuce, plump, juicy dried cranberries, and baked goat cheese), to be followed with....

2003 Corison Cabernet (with roasted pork tenderloin in a honey/Dijon rub, roasted acorn squash, and green beans).

Life really is good.

Edited to add: Capping off with some Balvenie Tun 1401 batch 6 single malt. Heavenly.

Edited again to add: Finishing off the Meeker Kiss Ridge from last night (2005) and some Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon.

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson
karenhynes wrote:2009 Iron Horse Summer's Cuvee (with a salad of butter lettuce, plump, juicy dried cranberries, and baked goat cheese), to be followed with....

2003 Corison Cabernet (with roasted pork tenderloin in a honey/Dijon rub, roasted acorn squash, and green beans).

Life really is good.

Edited to add: Capping off with some Balvenie Tun 1401 batch 6 single malt. Heavenly.



Please come back later with an assessment of the Corison.

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman
otolith wrote:2006 Francois Blanchard “Le Grande Clere”

Cab Franc

It's ok. Will nurse this glass and see what it does. Otherwise, will put the bottle back in the cellar, and revisit it tomorrow.



I had the 2010 as part of my mystery case from last summer. I enjoyed it - tons of earth and funk.

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

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman
tytiger58 wrote:2000 Roche Winery Merlot Carneros



And? I've got a few I will start popping in a few weeks.

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

karenhynes


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jmdavidson wrote:Please come back later with an assessment of the Corison.



It's really sublime. Smooth as silk. Soft, yet luscious mouthfeel. For the first time in a long time, I am drinking a beautiful glass of wine and not particularly trying to dissect it. For the nose, I'd have to say leather (calf leather), a very vague hint of pepper (white), and black cherry. Flavor wise, I'd probably have to say black cherry, a bit of leather and earth. The finish is silky.

(drinking with Sheila and Shari to celebrate Sheila's new job, so the impression is a conglomerate of the three of us as we sit here with our feet up listening to some mellow music in our food, wine and whiskey coma)

There's a plan for the future to open another bottle along side it's Kronos sister. Maybe you should join us!!

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

Last night was 2002 Iron Horse Corral Vineyard Chardonnay with a chanterelle cream sauce on pasta with seafood. We followed that up with the end of some Heitz Ink Grade Port. Good stuff, both of them. The Iron Horse was a little more oxidized than ideal and started to go downhill by the end of the bottle. The port was just tasty stuff.

Tonight we're roasting a duck and opened a bottle of 1998 Williams-Selyem Mendocino Pinot Noir. So far so good, although it's not the most interesting or compelex. In some ways it's surprisingly primary still. Fruit is quite pure.

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
klezman wrote:Last night was 2002 Iron Horse Corral Vineyard Chardonnay with a chanterelle cream sauce on pasta with seafood. We followed that up with the end of some Heitz Ink Grade Port. Good stuff, both of them. The Iron Horse was a little more oxidized than ideal and started to go downhill by the end of the bottle. The port was just tasty stuff.

Tonight we're roasting a duck and opened a bottle of 1998 Williams-Selyem Mendocino Pinot Noir. So far so good, although it's not the most interesting or compelex. In some ways it's surprisingly primary still. Fruit is quite pure.



Interesting we had roasted duck breast in cherry compote and black rice with green beans and paired it with a 08 Williams Selyem Somona Coast Pinot, very nice.

The Roche was a lot bigger than the 05 IIRC but delicious and not showing much age.

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

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




losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2011 Tercero Grenache Blanc. Larry makes some Great Whites! Once Bitten, Twice Shy!

"The older I get the better I was"

neilfindswine


quality posts: 170 Private Messages neilfindswine

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'06 Estrella Creek 'Stargazer' Paso Robles red blend.

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tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2003 Weingut Graben-Gritsch Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Schön

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: 139 Private Messages cortot20
cortot20 wrote:Trader joes 11' reserve petit verdot.



I stored the left overs of this in a 375 completely full. It was fruit forward and is easy drinking on day 1 and on day 3 it's totally funky. Not sure if the wine evolved or is flawed. Weird.

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2007 Seavey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Caravina

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

2 corked bottles of Syrah. (2005 McClean, 2002 Foggo)

Decided that the world was telling us that wine was not on the menu for dinner.

Had Tawny port (penfolds grandfather)for her and a glass of Burbon for me with a dessertof chocolate squares

Something tells me that I'll have wine with lunch tomorrow. Details to follow.

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

rjquillin


quality posts: 173 Private Messages rjquillin

2009 Italian Sangio blend...
Patience.

CT

chipgreen


quality posts: 187 Private Messages chipgreen
rjquillin wrote:2009 Italian Sangio blend...
Patience.


I probably have the same one, do you think it would pair well with Thanksgiving fare? I had some '07 Lang Zinfandel lined up but thought I might substitute this in order to get extra opinions.

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316

Opened a 2008 Scott Harvey Mountain Select Syrah last night. Good stuff.

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kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

Last night: 2009 Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco Toscana IGT

Tonight: 2007 Von Hövel Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Spätlese
Knauss 2012 Württemberg Trollinger
+?

"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:Last night: 2009 Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco Toscana IGT

Tonight: 2007 Von Hövel Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Spätlese
Knauss 2012 Württemberg Trollinger
+?



How was the Tua Rita??

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: 173 Private Messages rjquillin
chipgreen wrote:I probably have the same one, do you think it would pair well with Thanksgiving fare? I had some '07 Lang Zinfandel lined up but thought I might substitute this in order to get extra opinions.

From a quick taste last night, it certainly seems to enjoy food, but I'm not sure it'd do well with traditional turk-ham; grilled salmon didn't work well at all. I'm thinking richer four footed meat needs to be included.

CT