chipgreen


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rjquillin wrote: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.


OK, thanks for the reply. I'll probably save it for Friday night instead... or maybe I'll bring it to Columbus with me anyway and let the others decide if they want that or the Zin... or both!

tytiger58


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2010 Achával-Ferrer Quimera Malbec
2009 Halcon Alturas
2006 Arcadian Syrah Stolpman Vineyard

Have to make room for the incoming!

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: 178 Private Messages rjquillin

In no particular order ..

NV Jana Long Tirage Napa PN Blanc de Noir
2010 Iron Horse Unoaked Chard
2011 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier
2011 Wellington Duchess
2009 Sobtit Piont Noir
2001 Ty Caton Merlot
1996 Ardente CS
2010 Waterbrook Late Harvest Semillon Ice Wine
NV Borgess Madeira Rainwater

.. not really what I planned, but what ended up getting opened.

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus

Very curious about your thoughts on the rain water.

"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

ddeuddeg


quality posts: 29 Private Messages ddeuddeg

Thanksgiving dinner at Polarbear's:
1996 Joy (magnum)
2008 Monksgate Pinot Noir
2010 Esterlina Dry Riesling
2006 InZinerator (magnum)
2010 Between the Lines Gewürztraminer Icewine
2000 Graham's Vintage Port
23 & 20 year old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon.
One hell of a dinner!

"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

rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin
kylemittskus wrote:Very curious about your thoughts on the rain water.

Tough call. This was a very inexpensive Cindy purchase I made following the decadent Madeira tasting at Tim's earlier this year.

The color of a slightly watered Scotch, rainwater is a very apt name, as it's lacking in body of any the 'true' Madeira's I'd tasted earlier. Quiet aromatic and more interesting on the nose than the palate, where it's light but not sweet with almond, fig and caramel, decent acidity to balance and a lingering finish, it's called 'medium dry' on the label, and I'd agree.

Overall it seems true to what I think of in a Madeira, but lightweight and accessible to those that would likely not appreciate a full on bottle; and that's exactly the crowd we had this evening so it was a good match for both the people and the cheesecake.

Definitely a cut above a Tuesday pizza wine, and one I can grab this without guilt, but not close to a Blandy Madeira Malmsey 15 Year Old Rich, or even a lower end Sandeman, much less those that Tim poured!

CT

ajrod27


quality posts: 41 Private Messages ajrod27

2011 Chateau d'Abalone Grenache Blanc
2004 Truchard Tempranillo
2011 Wente Vineyards Orange Muscat Small Lot

pumabackup


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Yesterday I had some Allagash Black Stout, and some Glenfiddich 12-year scotch. Sorry, no wine for me, but it was pretty dang tasty.

Now that I think of it, Woot should sell scotch, too. Then I really would concede world domination to them.

kylemittskus


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Father-in-law through me for a loop for dinner tonight. Not turkey, but beef wellington. Wines now changed to:

2005 Chase Zin Hayne Vineyard
2007 Twisted Oak PS Calaveras County
+ whatever I pull from his cellar.

"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

edthebedhead


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ddeuddeg wrote:Thanksgiving dinner at Polarbear's:
1996 Joy (magnum)
2008 Monksgate Pinot Noir
2010 Esterlina Dry Riesling
2006 InZinerator (magnum)
2010 Between the Lines Gewürztraminer Icewine
2000 Graham's Vintage Port
23 & 20 year old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon.
One hell of a dinner!



Sounds like it!

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2003 Weingut Graben-Gritsch Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Schön
2011 A Tribute to Grace Wine Company Grenache Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard

With leftovers

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

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




fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi

Candy Basket Milk & Dark Chocolate Fleur de Sel Salted Caramel Pecan Patties
on home woot

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson
fredrinaldi wrote:Candy Basket Milk & Dark Chocolate Fleur de Sel Salted Caramel Pecan Patties
on home woot



This is the what're you drinkin' tonight thread, Fred. Are you drinking these candies?

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman

Some wines from the Opimian Society in Ontario. Meh.
Although one of them was a 2011 Alsatian Riesling, which was quite nice.

The out to the pub. Creemore Springs Lager, Johnny Red, and Mill Street Tankhouse Ale. Also picked up some Coffee Crisp to bring back for folks at the office.

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

polarbear22


quality posts: 35 Private Messages polarbear22

Line up from Wine Tasting - CT Style.

Went into an unusual direction.

Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvee
2005 Iron Horse Cabernet Franc
2000 Chateau D'Armailhac
Pappy Van Winkle 23 yo
Pappy Van Winkle 20 yo
Blanton's
Jefferson Presidential Select 21 yo
Old Weller
Whistle Pig Rye
Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition 2013
Four Roses Single Barrel
Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu
Hudson Manhattan Rye

Can you tell that the bourbons took over?

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chipgreen


quality posts: 197 Private Messages chipgreen
klezman wrote:Some wines from the Opimian Society in Ontario. Meh.
Although one of them was a 2011 Alsatian Riesling, which was quite nice.

The out to the pub. Creemore Springs Lager, Johnny Red, and Mill Street Tankhouse Ale. Also picked up some Coffee Crisp to bring back for folks at the office.


No Crunchie bars?

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20
jmdavidson wrote:This is the what're you drinkin' tonight thread, Fred. Are you drinking these candies?



They could be puréed into a shake of some kind. Fred's the man always on the cutting edge.

CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin
polarbear22 wrote:Line up from Wine Tasting - CT Style.

Went into an unusual direction.

Can you tell that the bourbons took over?

Looks like you need to stay warm up there!

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20

Most likely an 06' muir-Hanna napa merlot.

CT

polarbear22


quality posts: 35 Private Messages polarbear22
rjquillin wrote:Looks like you need to stay warm up there!


Not quite yet, but I think we are ready now.

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losthighwayz


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Something good to celebrate victory. Go Bruins!

"The older I get the better I was"

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

2008 Black Cat Family Cuvee

otolith


quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith

2000 Ch Meylet St Emilion Grand Cru

Nice and bright and fresh with high acidity. Pretty surprised how "fresh" it is given its age.

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

rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin

Gonna be finishing off some leftover T-day bottles,
and popping a Jana sparkling PN for a B-day.

CT

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2008 Core Grenache Reserve...glad I visited the winery and joined the club. Fruit forward CA vino (but well-made and balanced). Kyle would love this!

"The older I get the better I was"

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
losthighwayz wrote:2008 Core Grenache Reserve...glad I visited the winery and joined the club. Fruit forward CA vino (but well-made and balanced). Kyle would love this!



I love Grenache. I'll add these guys to our next trip (hopefully within 6 months.)

"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


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08 Mathis Grenache, Sonoma Valley

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

klezman


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neilfindswine wrote:08 Mathis Grenache, Sonoma Valley



We going to get a crack at more of these on woot? I've only got one bottles of the 2007 left and that's rather sad.

Tonight for me was Rickard's Dark beer.

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


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
neilfindswine wrote:08 Mathis Grenache, Sonoma Valley



Yea the 07 was a really nice wine IMO.

Tonight 1992 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate a wow wine after an hour of air.

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

2002 Hunt Cellars Cab-O-Vation. Turning into a beautifully aged cab. Nice dark fruits, mellow tannins and a little oak.

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman

At Marc Forgione, had a sample of Monastrell (or some other Spanish wine starting with M) but had a glass of 2007 Barbera d'Asti Superiore. Delicious. Italian wine almost always wins.

Went to terroir, where I tasted at least 4 varietals I hadn't before. Excellent evening in NY. Too bad the PSithmaster or others didn't join in.

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


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2008 Jemrose Gloria's Gem with Flannery burgers, holy crap are these burgers good!

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
klezman wrote:At Marc Forgione, had a sample of Monastrell (or some other Spanish wine starting with M) but had a glass of 2007 Barbera d'Asti Superiore. Delicious. Italian wine almost always wins.

Went to terroir, where I tasted at least 4 varietals I hadn't before. Excellent evening in NY. Too bad the PSithmaster or others didn't join in.



I too enjoy a good barbera. Which one did you have?

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2011 Twisted Oak Tempranillo. Unlike Ron, I drink them as I get them!

Edit: too much oak, no pun intended

"The older I get the better I was"

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20

08' bodegas paso Robles viva yo!

CT

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz
cortot20 wrote:08' bodegas paso Robles viva yo!



And for $12.50 to boot! Ill be in la Quinta this weekend...let me know how it is maybe I can swing by rancho Mirage Costco

"The older I get the better I was"

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20
losthighwayz wrote:And for $12.50 to boot! Ill be in la Quinta this weekend...let me know how it is maybe I can swing by rancho Mirage Costco



I really liked it. Dark cherry and vanilla. Nice rounded mouth feel. I will have to find more.

CT

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman
losthighwayz wrote:2011 Twisted Oak Tempranillo. Unlike Ron, I drink them as I get them!

Edit: too much oak, no pun intended



That's one to sit on for a year or two before the next one. The oak will integrate.

I'm drinking the second half of a 2008 Keating Merlot. The man makes tasty wine, more toward the Ty Caton style. At the woot price this was a phenomenal buy. How can we get him to come back...Neil? WD?

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

chipgreen


quality posts: 197 Private Messages chipgreen

Last night,
2005 Shadow Canyon Cellars Rosé
(65% Syrah, 35% Grenache)

Still drinking well, especially once it got a little air and warmed closer to room temp. It's a shame this winery went out of business.