mommadeb1


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last night woot cellars.. not my favorite ... will see how it ages.......

tonight

J. Keverson - zin. 2008 yummmmm

kylemittskus


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mommadeb1 wrote:last night woot cellars.. not my favorite ... will see how it ages.......

tonight

J. Keverson - zin. 2008 yummmmm



Which woot cellars?

"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


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2009 Municipal winemakers Counoise
7/13/2012: Bottle 336 of 425, color is a clear darker red. Nose is off black berries and plum with a hint of strawberries in the swirl. The nose is strong and has almost a perfume quality to it. The palate gets the same fruit as the nose minus the strawberries. It is medium/light bodied and has a mouth coating round feel to it that was not expected by the color but a slightly sour very acidic finish. Seems similar to Grenache but also has some qualities that I wish most grenaches had. Awesome wine and I wish MW had made more than they did.

CT

mommadeb1


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kylemittskus wrote:Which woot cellars?



I should have said this years that we bottled in may.

Cesare


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mommadeb1 wrote:I should have said this years that we bottled in may.



Do you mean cyberpub cellars?

-il Cesare
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rjquillin


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Cesare wrote:Do you mean cyberpub cellars?

Musta been a good bottle, or two, or three mommadeb had.

CT

mommadeb1


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Cesare wrote:Do you mean cyberpub cellars?



yup! sorry brain not working...

mommadeb1


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rjquillin wrote:Musta been a good bottle, or two, or three mommadeb had.



ha ha.. only 1 (this time)

North316


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Had a 2008 Rosenblum Zinfandel on Saturday (Eagle Point Vineyard I think).

My CT
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bkarlan


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Just popped the cork on the 02 Nicolaysen LH Pinot Blanc.

Wow that stuff is heaven in a bottle, minus the tartrate crystals on the cork and the inside of the rim of the bottle. Raisin and honey through and through. A little to end the evening was wonderful.

Incredible rich

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karenhynes


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2009, 90+ Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Collectors Series (Lot 48)

Delicious and smooth for a young Cab. Nice cherry and vanilla notes. Fantastic QPR at ~$22 (declared to be $75 if purchased from the "source"). I would love to know whose Cab this is...but I don't have a secret decoder ring.

Must buy more!!!

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mommadeb1


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Gazzi Pinot 2008 yummm!

kylemittskus


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On deck for tonight with burgers and sweet potato fries:

2007 Tallulah "Les Troix Voix" Shake Ridge

"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

North316


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Sake! Going for sushi and can't, not have sake.

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

cortot20


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07' Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Grower Vintner Russian River Valley

Dark garnet and clear, nice fruit and little smoke but little else. Great food wine but came across as slightly sour by itself

CT

rjquillin


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Oban, single malt.
Think I'll have enough grapes next week.

CT

merryberry


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R2 Rhapsody red Rhone blend bought on woot last year. Red fruit and pepper, simple but tasty.

My Cellar in CT

cjsiege


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2009 François Chidaine Vouvray Le Bouchet. Mead-like nose and honey-lemon flavor on the palate. Simple and delicious! Way too easy to drink... Thank you InShadows!!! This was a fabulous find.

cortot20


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2010 Wellington Chardonnay.
Delicious.

CT

kylemittskus


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2011 Trader Joe's Cabernet Sauvignon Viñas Chilenas

It's $3 in CA, and at $3, a pretty damn decent bottle of wine.

"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


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Alfaro Family Vineyards 2009 Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah. Delightfully cool climate character - black pepper dominates the nose, and it harmonizes with cherry and plum on the tongue. We should have more Santa Cruz Mountain woots. Ridge, anybody? Also Woodside Vineyards?

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merbill


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Madison Cellars 2004 Syrah. A great conglomeration of age and freshness. Delicious!

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rjquillin


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Iron Horse, lot's of Iron Horse:
all starting out with a 2007 Brut base and then get dosage

  • 2007 (no dosage) Brut
  • Brut X: the above Brut dosed with 10ml 2007 Rued Chard
  • 2007 Classic Vintage Brut: dosed with 16ml mix of 28% brix blend of 25% Chard 75% Pinot Noir.
  • China Cuvee:above but with added 4ml dosage of 2009 Stony Hill Chard
  • 2007 Russian Cuvee:base, 5ml brut LEX, 6ml Special LEX and 4 ml 2007 Rued Chard

That was for starters, followed by 2006 Wedding Cuvee, with which we walked to supper of roasted chicken, some wild rice and herbs and a wonderful fresh garden salad. On the table were

  • 2009 UnOaked Chardonnay
  • 2009 Estate Chardonnay

After a walk in the garden and back to the tasting bar, we were served

  • 2006 Brute Rose
  • 2010 Thomas Rd. Pinot Noir


Magical...

CT

redwinefan


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Opened some wines purchased on the RPM tour tonight in Carmel-by-the-sea.

First up over dinner at Basil: Robert Craig Mt Veeder 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.

This is a delicious wine IMHO. I know the Vets tour wasn't thrilled with Robert Craig for some reason, but I'm going to blame it on palate fatigue since it was their last stop of the day.

Kind of out of expected order, we are now drinking the Gundlach Bundschu Tempranillo based Rose in the room with a crackling fire going. This is a dry rose, but it has the smallest hint of sweetness to it. It leans a bit heavier/bigger body than the Roses that I tend to prefer. If I had this again, I'd partner it up with a burger outside on a hot day.

After playing the varietal guessing games on the RPM tour which I proved fairly poor at, I can't imagine having to guess the varietal that Roses are made from. It would be much more difficult.


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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:2011 Trader Joe's Cabernet Sauvignon Viñas Chilenas

It's $3 in CA, and at $3, a pretty damn decent bottle of wine.



Agreed!

Also picked up this quote from a Berserker's thread..

"Normally I don't buy the Trader Joe's wines unless I am told who produced it and that it is not complete plonk. Nine out of ten times the bulk that TJ's gets from recognized brands are plonk, this wine is not plonk. I present you the 2011 VITJS Sauvignon Blanc which is the ultimate summer sipper. There is nothing out of place wit this wine and at $5.99 its a steal. I have had three recently with not one clunker so far. The original producer sells the wine for $20/btl. Their name of the winery rhymes with "laint bupree" or "claint coopree". Try this wine out, it's one of the best buys at Trader's right now."

Have not tried it but I will give it a shot.

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

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:Agreed!

Also picked up this quote from a Berserker's thread..

"Normally I don't buy the Trader Joe's wines unless I am told who produced it and that it is not complete plonk. Nine out of ten times the bulk that TJ's gets from recognized brands are plonk, this wine is not plonk. I present you the 2011 VITJS Sauvignon Blanc which is the ultimate summer sipper. There is nothing out of place wit this wine and at $5.99 its a steal. I have had three recently with not one clunker so far. The original producer sells the wine for $20/btl. Their name of the winery rhymes with "laint bupree" or "claint coopree". Try this wine out, it's one of the best buys at Trader's right now."

Have not tried it but I will give it a shot.



Guess I'll be grabbing some of those also... enabler.

"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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2007 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains

There has been some talk about Santa Cruz Mountain wine around here lately...Can't wait to try this 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




cortot20


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09' Manos Negras red soil select Pinot noir
Neuquen, Patagonia Argentina


Dark for a Pinot.
Mostly cherries and strawberries, medium bodied and ultra smooth. A little bit of funk and sourness on the finish. Great at the bevmo 5 cent sale price. Would purchase again.

CT

North316


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2006 Moon Mountain Vineyard Zinfandel Port

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

mommadeb1


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F-Bomb.... not too bad.....

klezman


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Friday night with brisket (Jewish style):
-left over Kunde 2008 Reserve Zin from WD's/rpm party. Yum!!!
-left over Wellington 2010 Alexander Valley surprise from the WD/rpm party. It's a baby still.
-Twisted Oak 2005 Tempranillo. It's really hitting its stride, even the bottle that was sitting a little too close to the stove for over a year.
-2007 Royal Tokai, 5 puttunyos. Also a baby, but delicious.


Last night at a farewell party:
-2007 Canoe Ridge Cabernet. Not as good as I remember it. Probably just in an awkward phase right now.
-2009 Cinnabar Winery Mercury Rising blend. Jammy fruit bomb.
-2009 Trader Joe's Reserve Chilean blend of 40% Petit Verdot and 60% Cab Franc. I quite liked this. Austere and more complex than I expected for $10, definitely not a fruit bomb

And the star of the night: 2006 Inzinerator, in a Jeroboam!

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neilfindswine


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cortot20


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Sam Adams BL. They make so many styles but its eaSy to forget about the one that started it all.

CT

redwinefan


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2008 Lammershoek Chenin Blanc. Nice wine from South Africa hitting far above its $10 price point. I'd be interested in trying some newer vintages if they become readily available.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

kylemittskus


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On tap for tonight with Boursin- and prosciutto- stuffed chicken breast:

2011 VINTJS Sauvignon Blanc (relabeled St. Supery) from Trader Joe's ($5.99)

Seeing if I want to re-up for the summer. Thanks tytyger (you enabling flower garden).

"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

kylemittskus


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cortot20 wrote:Sam Adams BL. They make so many styles but its eaSy to forget about the one that started it all.



Cream Stout FTW! And Octoberfest.

By the way, October beer buying season's a'coming. Pumpkin ales, here I 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

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:On tap for tonight with Boursin- and prosciutto- stuffed chicken breast:

2011 VINTJS Sauvignon Blanc (relabeled St. Supery) from Trader Joe's ($5.99)

Seeing if I want to re-up for the summer. Thanks tytyger (you enabling flower garden).



What did you think? I haven't tried one yet.

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

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




mike808


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Dewberry wine, Mark Salotte label.
Vintage: Questionable.
Fruit Source: Baldwin County, AL

I'll post my tasting notes.
Never had dewberry wine.

Tomorrow is some White Sangria with either F-Bomb or Triacipadis or both for the wine base.

kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:What did you think? I haven't tried one yet.



Meh. And for a $6, that's ok. It's not my style of SB (it emulates the NZ wines), but at $6, I think it easily competes with the $10-$14 NZ wines. I'm not going to re-buy, but I'm not unhappy I have 2 more bottles.

"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

bsevern


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Just cracked open a Domaine du Grand Montmirail Vacqueyras Rhone blend.

Very nice wine for the $$.