polarbear22


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Southern Tier Crème Brulee. Had soup since it was cold and snowy. So a dessert beer was called for.

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tytiger58


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2011 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills had to kill one to see what all the hype is about.

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mommadeb1


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Cline Zin. a friend had given me..

otolith


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2010 Mt Veeder Cab

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
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2002 Blackford Cabernet...definitely needs some air time!

wkdpanda


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Had one of my remaining 2005 Iron Horse BDX-3 last night.

Drinking really well right from the pop. Didn't _need_ any air time, but still developed over the next two hours of drinking.

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:2011 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills had to kill one to see what all the hype is about.



And . . . ?

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ddeuddeg


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polarbear22 wrote:Southern Tier Crème Brulee. Had soup since it was cold and snowy. So a dessert beer was called for.

I'd love to try some of that stuff, but the nearest outlet that has any, according to bahwm's search, is 150 miles away. Ironic, with the brewery itself half that distance. The Choklat is delicious, though. I grabbed a few more of those, while the supply lasts. Also very enjoyable, with pumpkin ice cream, was the Sam Adams Merry Maker. 9.5% ABV.

"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


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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:And . . . ?



Brilliant bottle of wine! very structured and constantly changing in the glass, I hate to say it but needs some more years.

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losthighwayz


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2006 Coleccion NQN Patagonia Universe Red Blend (Malbec/Cab Sauv)

"The older I get the better I was"

UBlink


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Yesterday was Vino Noceto 2010 Sangiovese Misto. Very fruit forward but still an excellent food wine. Today is Vino Noceto 2010 Sangiovese Hillside. Much softer than the Misto, more similar to the regular Sangio's. Both were outstanding.

Also with dinner tonight was Dry Creek Vineyard 2005 Taylor's Vinyard Musque Sauvignon Blanc. This was bought on the 2nd RPM tour. Probably a bit past it's prime, but still tasty. The nose is missing the most, but there is still a lot of fruit on the palate. Grapefruit and maybe a little lychee with a nice smooth mouth feel. A long finish with a balance of acid and fruit.

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edthebedhead


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Wellington 2008 Zinfandel. With Brussel sprouts with butter, and locally raised Italian pork sausage.

mmm

klezman


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Last night was a 2007 Scott Harvey Mendocino Old Vine Reserve Riesling to go with omakase at a sushi place around the corner. First time I've truly tried salmon roe, monkfish liver, and uni. At least in the fresh sushi context. The wine paired well, and was delicious.

Tonight it's steak with a Cab. It'll be either a Corison or BV Georges de Latour or Canon-la-Gaffeliere.

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polarbear22


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2004 Ty Caton Syrah with Asian BBQ lamb chops - lamb chops with a sauce made of chili garlic sauce, honey, sugar, garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar and soy sauce. Tasty and a nice kick of heat.

The wine still needed an hour in the decanter to come together with nice fruit and some acidity.

Now having some pineapple infused rum with the football games. I think a riper pineapple next time, but turned our pretty well anyway.

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neilfindswine


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Phoenix Ranch '03 Napa Valley Syrah, with seared ahi tuna. Good stuff.

I report to winedavid39...
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chipgreen


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2010 Familia Zuccardi Torrontés Santa Julia
2010 Andeluna Cellars (Familia Reina) Malbec

cortot20


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A bottle of pinkie swear with ham hoc soup.

CT

klezman


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klezman wrote:Tonight it's steak with a Cab. It'll be either a Corison or BV Georges de Latour or Canon-la-Gaffeliere.



1995 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffelière then NV Miel de Jonata.

2014: 32 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Jana Cathedral 3 L
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kylemittskus


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Left over 2006 Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos Toro Viña San Román with lunch.

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kylemittskus


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klezman wrote:Truth.
Let me know how that 1980 Gould Campbell is doing. I have some 1980 Taylor Fladgate that I will be looking to drink one of these days.



The Porto went unopened again. My best friend, who loves port, got sick on night two and didn't drink. So, back it goes into the cabinet.

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klezman


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kylemittskus wrote:The Porto went unopened again. My best friend, who loves port, got sick on night two and didn't drink. So, back it goes into the cabinet.



Well, I've got its equally old cousin from Taylor. That would be a fun evening and comparison.

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kylemittskus


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klezman wrote:Well, I've got its equally old cousin from Taylor. That would be a fun evening and comparison.



Done. I'll save a bottle for such an ocsasion.

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chipgreen


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klezman wrote:1995 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffelière then NV Miel de Jonata.


Love the Miel de Jonata. Nectar of the Gods, it is.

tytiger58


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2009 Arcadian Pinot Noir La Encantada Vineyard
2011 Clos Pepe Estate Pinot Noir Vigneron Select

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klezman


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chipgreen wrote:Love the Miel de Jonata. Nectar of the Gods, it is.



It was certainly tasty. Not sure it was all that different from a Sauternes or other botrytized Semillon-based wine, but damn tasty. The bottle vanished quite quickly.

Tonight is lamb chops with 1999 Damilano Barolo Riserva.

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tytiger58


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klezman wrote:It was certainly tasty. Not sure it was all that different from a Sauternes or other botrytized Semillon-based wine, but damn tasty. The bottle vanished quite quickly.

Tonight is lamb chops with 1999 Damilano Barolo Riserva.



Would love to hear how that Barolo is drinking.

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klezman


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tytiger58 wrote:Would love to hear how that Barolo is drinking.



I'll report back once we get there. I'm still drinking a Pisco-based drink and molarchae is working.

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chipgreen


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2010 Scott Harvey Zinfandel Mountain Selection

rjquillin


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tytiger58 wrote:Would love to hear how that Barolo is drinking.


And the PRR, when that gets opened.

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klezman


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klezman wrote:I'll report back once we get there. I'm still drinking a Pisco-based drink and molarchae is working.



Tasty. Nice with lamb loin chops, didn't change much with air. Pinot Noir meets Italy in all the best ways. I'm not a Barolo expert, but I quite like this...and it's got the legs for another 3-5 years minimum.

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tytiger58


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2009 Massena The Moonlight Run have not had a Aussie in ages and this is really delicious and has nice balance. Wish I bought more than 1.

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:2009 Massena The Moonlight Run have not had a Aussie in ages and this is really delicious and has nice balance. Wish I bought more than 1.



I haven't had an Aussie wine in years. Man, that market really cut itself into a hole it hasn't been able to get out of.

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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:I haven't had an Aussie wine in years. Man, that market really cut itself into a hole it hasn't been able to get out of.



Agreed but after tasting this one I might dip a toe back in

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Crusher orange Rose'.

pretty good with my roasted green beans, garlic and walnuts. Recipe calls for balsamic (hmm wonder what kind..) but we tried it w/out and oh my was it good.

Olio nuovo strikes again.

Crusher not half bad actually.

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wkdpanda wrote:Had one of my remaining 2005 Iron Horse BDX-3 last night.

Drinking really well right from the pop. Didn't _need_ any air time, but still developed over the next two hours of drinking.



wow, that was classic from way back. my first offer with Joy i believe. what an important figure for us in the early days.

And a very tough negotiator, smart as a whip but fun as hell.




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Winedavid39 wrote:wow, that was classic from way back. my first offer with Joy i believe. what an important figure for us in the early days.

And a very tough negotiator, smart as a whip but fun as hell.



My favorite wine that I ever bought from woot. Loved it.

Edit: and for tonight a Sam Adams cherry chocolate bock. Odd, but good.
And the wife opened a J. Dusi PG

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rjquillin


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A Toothy I found open in the Danby.
Not enough left after a long day to satisfy however.
what's next..? dunno..

CT

klezman


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Winedavid39 wrote:wow, that was classic from way back. my first offer with Joy i believe. what an important figure for us in the early days.

And a very tough negotiator, smart as a whip but fun as hell.



Maybe you could wrangle any more of her old reds from T-bar-T or elsewhere? If she even has any remaining in the cellar, that is.

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ScottHarveyWines


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Jana and I had a PerAlesandra 2009 D'Alba Barbera last night with eggplant Parmesan. This is a wine I purchased from woot and recently purchased more. Slight spritz when first opened that went away with 20 minutes of time. Wine developed in to a full bodied flavorful Barbera. The good acidity went will with the tomato in the dish. Finished the bottle with dinner.

tytiger58


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2004 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Campoleone Umbria IGT

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

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