losthighwayz


quality posts: 61 Private Messages losthighwayz

2010 Thea Sauv Blanc, sonoma county i found at Big lots for $6.90

Third day of 2009 viera martinella etna rosso

Pennyfarthing rose nv i got at an unbelievable price

"The older I get the better I was"

rjquillin


quality posts: 183 Private Messages rjquillin

Saké, g-fifty; but bowtie has the superior bottle this evening.

CT

UBlink


quality posts: 19 Private Messages UBlink

Wellington 2007 Sonoma Valley Merlot. Lovely.

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kylemittskus


quality posts: 232 Private Messages kylemittskus
rjquillin wrote:Saké, g-fifty; but bowtie has the superior bottle this evening.



I really enjoyed both of these. Next time it shows up, I'm in for a full set.

"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

trifecta


quality posts: 74 Private Messages trifecta

AjRod27 homebrew IPA. Tasty.

rjquillin


quality posts: 183 Private Messages rjquillin
kylemittskus wrote:I really enjoyed both of these. Next time it shows up, I'm in for a full set.

Should I scrawl your name on another set I have here?
The fifty was better than the joy however.

CT

klezman


quality posts: 130 Private Messages klezman

Lamb leg + 1992 Corison. Why not extend the birthday celebrations over a whole week?
Might be opening a dessert wine shortly, too.

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

edlada


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otolith wrote:2005 Chateau Lagrange. Still seems a little shut down, but there is potential that this will get better in the next few years.



A big Bordeaux like that usually needs 10-15 years to be drinkable, and even more to be really good! Young Bordeaux wines are often tannin monsters. Let it sit for 10 more years and I'll bet it will be marvelous. 2005 was a great year in Bordeaux.

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kylemittskus


quality posts: 232 Private Messages kylemittskus
rjquillin wrote:Should I scrawl your name on another set I have here?
The fifty was better than the joy however.



If you have 2 left next time I see you, I'll take 'em. If you drink them, no worries.

"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

otolith


quality posts: 24 Private Messages otolith
edlada wrote:A big Bordeaux like that usually needs 10-15 years to be drinkable, and even more to be really good! Young Bordeaux wines are often tannin monsters. Let it sit for 10 more years and I'll bet it will be marvelous. 2005 was a great year in Bordeaux.



The German exchange student living with us picked it out. Given that I had 6 of them, I figured that it wouldn't hurt to try one out.

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

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

Last glass of a bottle of Mumm napa rose left on the counter since last night. Surprisingly good with significant sparkle left. I actually think I liked it better tonight.

Then on to some leftover (though this time in a split in the fridge) of Grant-Eddie geocache (far north Sierra foothills) one of the best and most balanced grenaches I have ever had. Manages to keep tannin down, acid up, not over ripe decent concentration, a bit of minerality. My only knock is that it could have a bit more complexity. But for $20, fantastic.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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losthighwayz


quality posts: 61 Private Messages losthighwayz

2010 Palazzo Della Torre Allegrini Veronese; 2011 Innocent Bystander PN, Australia I got as a gift for Administrator's week....

"The older I get the better I was"

rjquillin


quality posts: 183 Private Messages rjquillin

From TJ's, Setsugetsubijin Junmai Ginjo Sake.
Don't have any idea why I purchased this. Perhaps the pretty label.
Absolute plonk, avoid!

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2010 Domaine Vincent and Sophie Morey Santenay 1er Cru Gravières a damn nice AFWE with flavor!

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

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klezman


quality posts: 130 Private Messages klezman

One of my earlier wine aha moments was a well ages Santenay my dad brought out.

Tonight was a random bottle of 1990 Atlas Peak Sangiovese that I picked up at K&L for $15. Looked like it was going to be plonk with a really mouldy cork, but after the initial nasties dissipated it was a very nice drinking wine!

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

Opened a bottle of 2002 Corison Petite Sirah Acappella. Paired it with slow cooked short ribs. Great match. Nice fruit still in the PS, but with acidity and smooth tannins to stand up to the richness of the short ribs. And it is great sipping the last glasses now after dinner. Too bad she stopped making PS.

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tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2009 Tolaini Al Passo Toscana IGT juicy earthy and tannic, I am liking this!

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

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trifecta


quality posts: 74 Private Messages trifecta

Killing a baby tonight... 2010 KR PS. Need to get an initial trajectory point.

chipgreen


quality posts: 202 Private Messages chipgreen

2007 Praxis Lagrein

kylemittskus


quality posts: 232 Private Messages kylemittskus
polarbear22 wrote:Opened a bottle of 2002 Corison Petite Sirah Acappella. Paired it with slow cooked short ribs. Great match. Nice fruit still in the PS, but with acidity and smooth tannins to stand up to the richness of the short ribs. And it is great sipping the last glasses now after dinner. Too bad she stopped making PS.



I had no idea she ever made a PS. Do we know vineyard source?

"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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Cava with Thai and best friends who came to keep me company on my half-way point of bachelorhood.

"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


quality posts: 130 Private Messages klezman
kylemittskus wrote:I had no idea she ever made a PS. Do we know vineyard source?



+1
Not to mention...where can I get some?

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
trifecta wrote:Killing a baby tonight... 2010 KR PS. Need to get an initial trajectory point.



I fully support this.

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

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




tytiger58


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2009 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero my first and last mystery wine

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

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




cmaldoon


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tytiger58 wrote:2009 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero my first and last mystery wine



That good eh?

For me tonight: Night 2 of the Fjellene 2009 Eastern approach (60 CF 40 ME)

Simpler and cleaner than I had hoped. A clear, bright, accessible red with the barest hint of tannin. Just a touch of the green cab franc among cranberry and blackberry. The palate is full without being particularly concentrated. There is a hint of spice but not enough to make it fabulously interesting.

I'm ok with the $15 price tag. It isn't horribly commercial but it isn't a steal at this level. I'd take a BV Napa ($22) any day.


On a completely separate, somewhat influenced note: I have a bottle of '12 Inzinerator to do a tasting of at some point. Anyone in the Bay Area game?

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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rjquillin


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2012 Y Rousseau Colombard Old Vines

Very relieved I wasn't called upon to do TN's on this odd animal.
Kinda takes me back to the late '60's early 70's

CT

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
rjquillin wrote:2012 Y Rousseau Colombard Old Vines

Very relieved I wasn't called upon to do TN's on this odd animal.
Kinda takes me back to the late '60's early 70's



After that comment (and my streak) I call on you for tasting notes..... Why does it take you back to significantly before I was born?

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

rjquillin


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cmaldoon wrote:After that comment (and my streak) I call on you for tasting notes..... Why does it take you back to significantly before I was born?


ddeuddeg summed it up nicely.
Jug wine of the '70's.

I was happy to find an '07 McClean Syrah from a month or so ago under Ar.
Much better now; Seahive and Finocchio.

CT

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
rjquillin wrote:ddeuddeg summed it up nicely.
Jug wine of the '70's.

I was happy to find an '07 McClean Syrah from a month or so ago under Ar.
Much better now; Seahive and Finocchio.



I have 10 of those in my cellar. Hoping to forget about them for another 4 or so years. The '03 were SOOOOO good.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

rjquillin


quality posts: 183 Private Messages rjquillin

Pedroncelli 2006 Four Grapes Port
&
Candy Basket Dark Chocolate.

'ga-nite all.

CT

klezman


quality posts: 130 Private Messages klezman
tytiger58 wrote:2009 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero my first and last mystery wine



Oh, is that the #79 or whatever we all ordered? I wouldn't have guessed Spain.

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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I'm finishing off bottles from Saturday. End of the Abrigo 2008 Barbaresco. Italian PS for all intents and purposes. Awesome. (Don't hate the analogy...)

Now I'm drinking redacted wine #4 from Saturday. I think it's official name right now is 2008 (redacted). Hoping to see this for an offer in a while. I will want to know how it is both identical and different from a previous wooting I went in on. Stupid me...I should have opened a bottle of it's (likely) sibling for a side by side comparison.

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:Oh, is that the #79 or whatever we all ordered? I wouldn't have guessed Spain.



I love Ribera's for the fruit acid and tannin but this one did not have the fruit to handle all the alcohol.

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

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trifecta


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klezman wrote:I'm finishing off bottles from Saturday. End of the Abrigo 2008 Barbaresco. Italian PS for all intents and purposes. Awesome. (Don't hate the analogy...)

Now I'm drinking redacted wine #4 from Saturday. I think it's official name right now is 2008 (redacted). Hoping to see this for an offer in a while. I will want to know how it is both identical and different from a previous wooting I went in on. Stupid me...I should have opened a bottle of it's (likely) sibling for a side by side comparison.



Some NorCal folks might get that chance... I have both in house.

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
trifecta wrote:Some NorCal folks might get that chance... I have both in house.



... I'm listening...

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

rjquillin


quality posts: 183 Private Messages rjquillin
klezman wrote:I'm finishing off bottles from Saturday. End of the Abrigo 2008 Barbaresco. Italian PS for all intents and purposes. Awesome. (Don't hate the analogy...)

Now I'm drinking redacted wine #4 from Saturday. I think it's official name right now is 2008 (redacted). Hoping to see this for an offer in a while. I will want to know how it is both identical and different from a previous wooting I went in on. Stupid me...I should have opened a bottle of it's (likely) sibling for a side by side comparison.

Yes, you should have and I was going to open one of my half case or so of them for that very reason. Pretty sure we're gonna have to wait a couple weeks for more of this one to appear, unless we make it to another tasting.

CT

klezman


quality posts: 130 Private Messages klezman
trifecta wrote:Some NorCal folks might get that chance... I have both in house.



Awash in information, are you?
Hanging out with you guys is one of the reasons I miss being up in NorCal...

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

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
klezman wrote:Awash in information, are you?
Hanging out with you guys is one of the reasons I miss being up in NorCal...



Indeed.... So when is your prison sentence in so-cal up? I did my 17 years there. It's much nicer up here.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

rjquillin


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2012 Don Sebastiani & Sons The Crusher Wilson Vineyard
the 50/50 blend.

Much nicer, imo, than the '11, more like the '10

CT

otolith


quality posts: 24 Private Messages otolith

2008 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir.

Very nice!

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