otolith


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neilfindswine wrote:Laurello Vineyards 'Rodavi' from Ohio of all places. Back label describes it as a 'Super-Tuscan' (12.5 alc). I had no idea there were any Tuscans in Ohio, let alone Super ones.


And you found it...???

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klezman


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losthighwayz wrote:Quite a week of vino! You can drink at the Getty? Awesome. Is this the same Mazzocco that was acquired by Wilson an turned into an over-priced Zin factory in Dry Creek Valley?



I got it there in 2005, give or take. That was right when they were splitting the winery into Mazzocco and Matrix. So mine is labeled Mazzocco Winery, Matrix Bdx blend. Now Mazzocco is the overpriced Zin-factory next to Ridge Lytton Springs and Matrix is the Dry Creek non-Zin house. Haven't been to Matrix since, but I didn't care much for the massive overripe style of Mazzocco Zin, although I did get some Sauv Blanc and PS.

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

klezman


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tytiger58 wrote:2011 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast some people have been talking about this wine around here a nice acidic backbone that really adds some energy and really delicious but I think it needs a year or so to lose some of its baby fat.



I got to you, did I? Well, I may just need to grab that from the locker in the next week so I can try it before BD.

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

klezman


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Tonight we started with Pacific Rim 2011 Wallula Vineyard Riesling. Hoodoo-voodoo wine, but I figured at the Costco price ($15.25 with tax) it was a good deal. When very cold it was rather off-putting, but as it warmed up it was like a lemony rocky sip of deliciousness. Might have to get more at that price.

Then we opened a 2010 Harvest Moon Sparking Pinot Noir to go with our homemade sushi. That stuff is great! Way better than I remember it at the winery a year ago.

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

neilfindswine


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otolith wrote:And you found it...???



Odd bird, this one.
First glass- a bit dull and one-dimensional. The fruit was candied cherries, but a muted version, with cedar paper/cigar box on the finish that stuck out. It seemed unexpectedly light bodied.

It didn't improve with my din-pasta in a tomato-basil sauce.

However, about an hour in, it was a different animal. The wine felt much more substantial- medium bodied and the fruit had become creamy, light, red berries with a gentle finish.

Really nice. Thanks Ohio!

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jmdavidson


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WW offer of 11/23/2013: 2011 Botter Roccalanna Nero d'Avola Sicilian Red to go with meatball sandwiches.

klezman


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Garagiste Mystery Wine #62: Domaine Grand Nicolet Vieilles Vignes Rasteau. Only tasting note from the offer was: "The wine is resonant and deep, balanced by the freshness and minerality of 2010." I found this relatively true. Definitely mineraly and not oaky at all. A nice wine. Also nothing special yet.

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

klezman


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tytiger came over and we had:
Ceritas 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Mike Weir 2009 VQA Niagara Peninsula Pinot Noir
2002 Cirecul la Graviere Cuvee Madame Monbazillac
2007 Hunt Country Vidal Icewine

Hot damn

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:tytiger came over and we had:
Ceritas 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Mike Weir 2009 VQA Niagara Peninsula Pinot Noir
2002 Cirecul la Graviere Cuvee Madame Monbazillac
2007 Hunt Country Vidal Icewine

Hot damn



Great stuff for a school night thanks!

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

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kylemittskus


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klezman wrote:tytiger came over and we had:
Ceritas 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Mike Weir 2009 VQA Niagara Peninsula Pinot Noir
2002 Cirecul la Graviere Cuvee Madame Monbazillac
2007 Hunt Country Vidal Icewine

Hot damn



You guys should stop being so cheap and open some good stuff.

"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

sukeiasa


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going to a wine dinner tonight and the lineup is looking impressive:

'90 Dom
'90 Pierre Jouet
'95 Krug
'04 Camille Saves
'83 Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Vendanges Tardive
'00 SQN The Boot
'10 Kongsgaard The Judge
'11 Raul Perez "Sketch" Albarino

'78 Latour
'78 Mouton Rothschild
'90 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffliere
'85 Stag's Leap Cask 23
'95 Dunn Howell Mountain
'07 Rochioli East Block PN
'09 Kosta Browne Kanzler Vineyard PN

'02 Larkmead Solari
'07 Progeny Cab
'09 Screaming Eagle
'10 Fontodi Flaccianello
'04 Guigal La Turque
'10 SQN Five Shooter Syrah
'10 Saxum Booker Vineyard Syrah
'07 Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

'54 Barbeito Madeira Malmsey
'98 Chateau D'yquem
'02 SQN Straw Man

hopefully i'll remember what i tasted tomorrow morning

wine woot gatherings: manchego dinner, '11 cyber pub bottling, '12 cyber pub bottling, DMV #25, #26, #28, #29, #29.5, #30, NY #19, NY #20; socal #22

kylemittskus


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DAAA-UM!

"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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whoa.

I report to winedavid39...
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rjquillin


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Need a +1?

CT

kylemittskus


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Last night: 2009 Chance Creek Sangiovese. Finishing it up tonight.

"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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2010 Viña Leyda Pinot Noir Las Brisas nice qpr for a quiet evening.

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

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rjquillin


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Leftovers, food and drink.
Albino Rhino and some '07 Kunde CS that has survived ~three weeks with Ar.
Finally had to get that bottle refilled.

CT

chipgreen


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2007 Gann Family Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

karenhynes


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Domaine Fernand Girard Sancerre La Garenne, 2012.

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

cortot20


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09' mayo family vineyards gypsy Jessica's cuvée.

CT

losthighwayz


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2004 La Rasina brunello di montalcino

"The older I get the better I was"

kylemittskus


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losthighwayz wrote:2004 La Rasina brunello di montalcino



I did not like that 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

rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:I did not like that wine.

CT notes actually pretty decent. What was not to like?

2010 Grüner Veltliner this evening.
Must be the one not served to InFrom with the prix fixe.

CT

tytiger58


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losthighwayz wrote:2004 La Rasina brunello di montalcino



I had the 03 a few months ago and it was nothing I would ever buy again, it was raisins on top of plums, bad vintage?...I hope yours rocked??

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

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tytiger58


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2011 Zepaltas Pinot Noir Risuená Ryan makes good wine even the cheap stuff!

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

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otolith


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neilfindswine wrote:Odd bird, this one.
First glass- a bit dull and one-dimensional. The fruit was candied cherries, but a muted version, with cedar paper/cigar box on the finish that stuck out. It seemed unexpectedly light bodied.

It didn't improve with my din-pasta in a tomato-basil sauce.

However, about an hour in, it was a different animal. The wine felt much more substantial- medium bodied and the fruit had become creamy, light, red berries with a gentle finish.

Really nice. Thanks Ohio!



Not bad!

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--John Muir

otolith


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Glühwein.

Made it with a ravens wood cab.

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kylemittskus


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rjquillin wrote:CT notes actually pretty decent. What was not to like?

2010 Gruner Veltliner this evening.
Must be the one not served to InFrom with the prix fixe.



My bottle was pruney 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

tytiger58


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2009 Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe

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randysanders


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Mitolo Savitar 2005.
Wow, delicious!
Good, rich, mouthfeel with an undercurrent of flowers...what kind? I don't know, I don't eat flowers.

cortot20


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Tj's 2013 vintage ale by unibroue
Always good year after and age worthy as well.

CT

jmdavidson


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2011 Chappellet Cervantes Vineyard Mountain Cuvee

tytiger58


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jmdavidson wrote:2011 Chappellet Cervantes Vineyard Mountain Cuvee


What did you think?

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

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jmdavidson


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tytiger58 wrote:What did you think?



I did not like the bottle I opened when I got this (mid December). I think travel shock exits, because this was like a different wine. Before, flat and uninteresting, now good fruit and smooth tannins. Picked up cherry, cassis, licorice and plum. Had this with grilled lamb chops, which was a great pairing. Good value at $23 a bottle. Would think about buying more, but some tempting upcoming offers (i.e. Halcon, WB day, etc.) are keeping me from buying now.

tytiger58


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jmdavidson wrote:I did not like the bottle I opened when I got this (mid December). I think travel shock exits, because this was like a different wine. Before, flat and uninteresting, now good fruit and smooth tannins. Picked up cherry, cassis, licorice and plum. Had this with grilled lamb chops, which was a great pairing. Good value at $23 a bottle. Would think about buying more, but some tempting upcoming offers (i.e. Halcon, WB day, etc.) are keeping me from buying now.


I liked it a lot, it was a nice deal.

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

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kylemittskus


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jmdavidson wrote:Would think about buying more, but some tempting upcoming offers (i.e. Halcon, WB day, etc.) are keeping me from buying now.



The Halćon syrah being released next is sick.

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klezman


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2001 Eppalock Ridge Shiraz, Heathcote, Australia.
It's dry Port, even at 13 years old.

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

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jmdavidson wrote:I did not like the bottle I opened when I got this (mid December). I think travel shock exits, because this was like a different wine. Before, flat and uninteresting, now good fruit and smooth tannins. Picked up cherry, cassis, licorice and plum. Had this with grilled lamb chops, which was a great pairing. Good value at $23 a bottle. Would think about buying more, but some tempting upcoming offers (i.e. Halcon, WB day, etc.) are keeping me from buying now.



My dad (not a red wine drinker) re-gifted me a 2009 Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard, I have no experience with the winery and it's style. Is this a drink now or hold till 2020 and beyond.

CT

tytiger58


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klezman wrote:2001 Eppalock Ridge Shiraz, Heathcote, Australia.
It's dry Port, even at 13 years old.



So you are saying the fruit held up well for 13 years

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1997 Portteus Merlot. Washington wine to celebrate Seahawks victory! Fruit is rock solid. Little funky on the nose, but it's coming around. Sweet chewy tannins. Aged Merlot continues to be consistent for us