tytiger58


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sukeiasa wrote:going to the Domaine DC Storage holiday party after work tonight... should find some interesting items here and there



Can't wait to read the notes coming out of that one!

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

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




chipgreen


quality posts: 197 Private Messages chipgreen

An Italian IGT that will probably be available in 7 hours or so + some '09 Woot Cellars Blitzen.

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
losthighwayz wrote:Darn internet filters at work did not let me access the article. Anyway, the $11 Rose sounds like a deal! CT scores for previous vintages are great...Have you had any of his roses? I may need to order a six pack but the shipping ($16) is holding me back...times like these that I appreciate WW shipping


I have not picked up the rose yet. Pm for you

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

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rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:Tonight, a very interesting, soon-to-be-seen white blend with sushi. I'm very interested to try it. For specificity's sake, I'll be eating uni and ankimo, assuming the restaurant has both. No clue what SWMBO or the in-laws will be eating.

Hope it's fresh uni, the boxed/styro, to me, is the Japanese equivalent of plonk.
Should be bright orange, and taste of sweet tangy custard.
Lemmeknow.

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20

Peachy canyon incredible zin. Always a solid cheap bottle.

CT

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

Recently aquired from LB: 2010 Oakville Terraces CS. Fantastic now. Will try not to drink another one of these babies for a year or two however.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
rjquillin wrote:Hope it's fresh uni, the boxed/styro, to me, is the Japanese equivalent of plonk.
Should be bright orange, and taste of sweet tangy custard.
Lemmeknow.



We've been to the place before and it's fresh and very good. Love me some uni! And ankimo for that matter.

"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


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jmdavidson wrote:Recently aquired from LB: 2010 Oakville Terraces CS. Fantastic now. Will try not to drink another one of these babies for a year or two however.



+1

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

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losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2008 Geyser Peak Petit Verdot, Block Collection, Foothill.

"The older I get the better I was"

rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin
kylemittskus wrote:We've been to the place before and it's fresh and very good. Love me some uni! And ankimo for that matter.

Not all that many know of ankimo, and when it's good, it's really good.
Hopefully he makes a good ponzu to go with it.
enjoy.

CT

neilfindswine


quality posts: 171 Private Messages neilfindswine

Guest Blogger

2008 Macrae Family Winery Pinot Noir Bacigalupi Vineyard. Q-P-R.

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

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
neilfindswine wrote:2008 Macrae Family Winery Pinot Noir Bacigalupi Vineyard. Q-P-R.



Something we'll be able to get our hands on soon? I'm always looking for PN QPR. That elephant you sent me was delicious. And I checked the price after tasting. Well done!

"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


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin
kylemittskus wrote:Something we'll be able to get our hands on soon? I'm always looking for PN QPR. That elephant you sent me was delicious. And I checked the price after tasting. Well done!


Woot! from back in May this year.

Have you had any of the '09 sold back late in '11? Interested in any comparison. That one was a bit spritzy to me, and the couple of bottles consumed here just didn't hit the mark for those tasting, so I passed on the recent offer.

CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin

Finally, an excuse to clear out some bottles. Christmas, err, Holiday potluck party at work on campus. Not huge, perhaps 25~30 or so total, but students are a thirsty lot I've found, and some not all that selective.
Tucked a few goodies in here as well for those that would enjoy.


  • NV Cantine Maschio Brut Trevisiol
  • 2012 Wellington Vineyards The Duchess
  • 2010 Iron Horse Vineyards Chardonnay Unoaked
  • 2009 Barrel 27 Wine Company High On The Hog
  • 2011 Don Sebastiani & Sons The Crusher Wilson Vineyard
  • 2005 McClean Vineyards Syrah Estate Private Reserve
  • 2011 R. Merlo Estate Vineyards Syrah Rosé
  • NV WineSmith Cabernet Sauvignon Penny Farthing Dry Rose
  • 2009 Meeker Pink Elephant
  • 2008 WineSmith Pinot Noir Penny Farthing
  • 2007 WineSmith Barbera Penny Farthing
  • 2007 Lang Wines Barbera Oakmont
  • 2010 Château du Moulin Neuf
  • 2003 Château La Fleur-Mongiron
  • 2010 Domaine La Colliere Côtes du Rhône
  • 2008 Concha y Toro Xplorador
  • 2008 Inspiration Vineyards Zinfandel
  • 2002 Kangaroo Ridge Shiraz
  • 1996 Ardente Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Espressione
  • 2005 Urraca Primera Reserva
  • 2007 Ardente Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Grande Riserva
  • 2007 Scott Harvey One Last Kiss Red Table Wine
  • 2010 Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain
  • 2011 Encantado Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
  • 2012 Chakana Cabernet Sauvignon Maipe Reserve
  • 2007 Pedroncelli Vintage Port Four Grapes
  • 2012 Concha y Toro Moscatel de Alejandría

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus

Wow, Ron!

We've gone through 3 bottles of Latecia bubbles. With dinner: 2011 Jessup Cellars PN Carneros. Possibly more to come.

"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


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin

2004 Truchard Tempranillo, Carneros
Fruit turning a bit darker, still light, working nicely with acid and tannins since last tasted a year ago.
Two to go.

CT

bobrush12866


quality posts: 8 Private Messages bobrush12866

2004 White Oak Cabernet Sauvignon. It's still drinking nice.

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman

Been busy, but haven't neglected the wine! In the last few days:

2011 Alain Guatheron 1er Cru Chablis Les Fourneaux
2005 McClean Reserve Syrah Rosé
2005 Twisted Oak Syrah-Viognier (Sir Ron Yeah!)
2005 Harbour Estates Cabernet, VQA Niagara Peninsula
2011 Roche Amador County Zinfandel
2011 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Syrah
2008 Vino Noceto Nutz!
2009 Vino Noceto Sangiovese Reserva
2011 Twisted Oak Tempranillo
2012 Donkey & Goat El Dorado County Grenache
2011 Donkey & Goat Mourvedre (didn't catch the appellation)

Tonight we're having a 2002 Lakeview Cellars Cab Franc, Niagara Peninsula VQA. With rack of lamb. I've had this bottle a very long time...hope it's survived!

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
klezman wrote:Been busy, but haven't neglected the wine! In the last few days:

2011 Alain Guatheron 1er Cru Chablis Les Fourneaux
2005 McClean Reserve Syrah Rosé
2005 Twisted Oak Syrah-Viognier (Sir Ron Yeah!)
2005 Harbour Estates Cabernet, VQA Niagara Peninsula
2011 Roche Amador County Zinfandel
2011 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Syrah
2008 Vino Noceto Nutz!
2009 Vino Noceto Sangiovese Reserva
2011 Twisted Oak Tempranillo
2012 Donkey & Goat El Dorado County Grenache
2011 Donkey & Goat Mourvedre (didn't catch the appellation)

Tonight we're having a 2002 Lakeview Cellars Cab Franc, Niagara Peninsula VQA. With rack of lamb. I've had this bottle a very long time...hope it's survived!



Ohh what did you think of the Donkey & Goat??...guess I could check CT

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

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




ddeuddeg


quality posts: 29 Private Messages ddeuddeg

2007 Humanitas Weed Farms Syrah, with Snapper Veracruz. Lovely.

"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

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

2010 Jeff Runquist Petite Verdot.

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2007 Lillian Syrah "bloody" fantastic!

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

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




mommadeb1


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2009 Raccus yummmmmmmm

nathanbsmith


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We had a blind wine tasting on December 19, 2013 and opened four bottles of wine. The tasting included my wife, @robertbramblett and his bride. Every bottle was decanted in the traditional manner and was poured into a numbered bottle for the blind tasting and was served with cheese and crackers. Here are our notes from our tasting:

2007 Geyser Peak Winery Red Wine
Alexander Valley Sonoma County


• Varietal Composition: 82.8% Malbec, 11.7% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Sauvignon
• Alcohol: 14.5%
• TA: 6 g/L
• pH: 3.60
• RS: 0.4 /L
• Harvested October of 2007
• Aged in 100% French Oak for 26 months, 25% new oak
• Bottled February of 2010

This was a find way back in the cellar at Geyser Peak(no lie). Never been released (hence the un-traditional label) but drinking really well. The Malbec is from AV and adds a nice fruit-forward component. The 2007 Geyser Peak Winery Red Wine is a rare wine that has never been released and is now available to the Wine.Woot community.

Color: Purplish/red in color without sediment, opaque, clear
Nose: Sweetness, perfumed, strawberry, oak, wood, berries, herbal
Palate: Strawberry, fruity, very smooth, plum, earthy, velvety, sweet start with a grainy finish
Rating: 84, 87, 83, 88

2010 Elevensance Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reggae Red
Napa Valley


• Wine maker: Tim Nuss
• Harvest Data: Grapes Harvested mid October
• Average sugar at harvest: 25.0%
• Alcohol: 14.4%
• Varietal: 90% Napa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from the Oak Knoll district and a small concentrated amount from Mt. Veeder. There is also 5% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc added to finish off the blend.
• Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot
• Total Production: 112 Cases

Color: purplish/red, opaque, dried orange, purple, clear
Nose: sweet and tart, butter, brown sugar, caramel, strong, spicy, cherry, earth, tobacco,
Palate: smooth, cranberries, subtle cherry, tart, balanced, sweet, light, tang, clean, very nice finish
Rating: 88, 87, 93, 87

2010 Cuvaison Estate Syrah
Carneros


Color: red/purple, clear, purple, thick, tannins, deep purple, dark purple
Nose: musty, leathery, dark berries, spicy, shoes, rubber
Palate: smooth, light, spicy, finishes with a bite, tart, dry, sharp then smooth, pepper, powerful, strong
Rating: 80, 83, 83, 88

2007 Wellington Vineyards Merlot
Sonoma Valley


• Varietal: 86% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.
• Alcohol: 14%
• pH: 3.55
• Production: 1070 cases

Color: Clear, light, garnet with purple hues, dark fushia, light reddish/pink, translucent,
Nose: Leather, cherry, shoes, leather, barrel, cedar, smoky,
Palate: Tart cherry, full-bodied, medium tannins, good mouth coating, tangy, tart, bright, sweet and smooth
Rating: 89, 88, 89, 89

The Wellington and Elevensance were the favorites of the night.

LAST PURCHASE: Creminelli Italian Salami

2014: 1 (Thanks to stick-in-the-mud buzzkilling state legislators)

2013: 183 bottles and counting
2012: 74 bottles
2011: 38 bottles

My CT

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman
tytiger58 wrote:Ohh what did you think of the Donkey & Goat??...guess I could check CT



Tasty...thinking of picking some up if I can drink fast enough (which I can't). Good restrained CA wine...a rarity.

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


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin
klezman wrote:Tasty...thinking of picking some up if I can drink fast enough (which I can't). Good restrained CA wine...a rarity.

My goat cheese just got delivered/pick-up. Where does one pick up goat wine to pair..?

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus

2009 Carlisle Russian River Zin Carlisle Vineyard

"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:2009 Carlisle Russian River Zin Carlisle Vineyard



Now you're talking!

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

Sautéed 'shrooms and broccoli over pasta with grated mezzo secco,
basil butter grilled lobster tails, and
Halcon Vineyards Prado Alder Springs Vineyard;
damn that's good, 1/2 bottle gone with no help, thanks Kyle.

Desert I'm thinking crème brûlée with a late harvest that recently showed up unannounced with other deliveries.

CT

chipgreen


quality posts: 197 Private Messages chipgreen
nathanbsmith wrote:We had a blind wine tasting on December 29, 2013 and opened four bottles of wine. The tasting included my wife, @robertbramblett and his bride.
...................................
The Wellington and Elevensance were the favorites of the night.


Thanks for the interesting read, here's hoping wine.woot adds TN back to the shipping list soon!

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
kylemittskus wrote:2009 Carlisle Russian River Zin Carlisle Vineyard



+ 2004 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale

"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: 152 Private Messages cortot20
kylemittskus wrote:+ 2004 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon Réserve Spéciale



I have one more and was planning on opening next year some time . Let me know how it's drinking.

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20

Tonight with a crown roast 07' Wellington Merlot.

Tomorrow night with prime rib I'm considering Syrah since my uncle always brings a ton of cabs it might be a nice alternative.

CT

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz
cortot20 wrote:Tonight with a crown roast 07' Wellington Merlot.

Tomorrow night with prime rib I'm considering Syrah since my uncle always brings a ton of cabs it might be a nice alternative.



I like your uncle!

"The older I get the better I was"

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz
klezman wrote:Been busy, but haven't neglected the wine! In the last few days:

2011 Alain Guatheron 1er Cru Chablis Les Fourneaux
2005 McClean Reserve Syrah Rosé
2005 Twisted Oak Syrah-Viognier (Sir Ron Yeah!)
2005 Harbour Estates Cabernet, VQA Niagara Peninsula
2011 Roche Amador County Zinfandel
2011 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Syrah
2008 Vino Noceto Nutz!
2009 Vino Noceto Sangiovese Reserva
2011 Twisted Oak Tempranillo
2012 Donkey & Goat El Dorado County Grenache
2011 Donkey & Goat Mourvedre (didn't catch the appellation)

Tonight we're having a 2002 Lakeview Cellars Cab Franc, Niagara Peninsula VQA. With rack of lamb. I've had this bottle a very long time...hope it's survived!



Did you find the Twisted Oak Tempranillo to be overly oaked like I did? Curious since I couldnt finish one glass!

"The older I get the better I was"

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
cortot20 wrote:I have one more and was planning on opening next year some time . Let me know how it's drinking.



Beautiful CS. Exactly what I want in a cab. Everything in balance, tobacco in the background, fruit not fake or spoofed or hot at all.

"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: 152 Private Messages cortot20
kylemittskus wrote:Beautiful CS. Exactly what I want in a cab. Everything in balance, tobacco in the background, fruit not fake or spoofed or hot at all.



Good to hear. I'll make sure to share with someone who will appreciate it.

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20
losthighwayz wrote:I like your uncle!



I like him too, but I didn't say good cabs.

CT

chipgreen


quality posts: 197 Private Messages chipgreen

Christmas dinner wine list crossposted from the Pub;
2007 Knot Wines Sinnet Sparkling Rosé
2009 Jana Winery Riesling Old Vine Mendocino
2007 Radog Pinot Noir
2009 Perrin & Fils Côtes du Rhône Reserve 1.5L
2003 Wellington Vineyards Old Vines Port Blend

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

Wine dinner vinos:
Korbel Brut
Tercero Grenache Blanc
Core Grenache Reserve

Edit: just finished laying out toys for my boys and "eating" carrots, cookies, and milk they left out.

"The older I get the better I was"