rjquillin


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cmaldoon wrote:For tonight's birthday dinner:
1984 BV Georges de Latour
1984 Clos du Bois Briarcrest
2004 Rosemont Balmoral
2009 Fotinos Bros Pinot Noir
2004 WineSmith Chardonnay
2012 Jana Sauvignon Blanc

At a fantastic Greek place in SF called Kokkari

missed the first line looking and all the bottles.
Happy Birthday, to, you?

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

In the decanter 2009 Twisted Oak The Spaniard

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

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




jmdavidson


quality posts: 59 Private Messages jmdavidson

2002 sempre vive cab sauvignon, not the eugenia or the miscela. I think it is drinking prime right now: i.e. smooth tannins, good fruit and a little sweetness. If you have any, drink and enjoy it now or within the next year. (edit added)

cortot20


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cortot20 wrote:Pinkie swear with grilled spicy shrimp tostadas



This was not a good pairing. Something in the food combined with the nose of the wine to create something pretty funky.

CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 189 Private Messages rjquillin
jmdavidson wrote:2002 sempre vive cab.

The Miscela?
Do let us know how it's holding up.

2003 Château La Fleur-Mongiron
almost out, drinking this to rapidly, but enjoying the bottles.

CT

otolith


quality posts: 24 Private Messages otolith

2007 Turley Pesenti Vineyards Zin. It was ok.

"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
rjquillin wrote:missed the first line looking and all the bottles.
Happy Birthday, to, you?



Yes, the Briarcrest was the most interesting of the bottles. Showing beautifully, just a hint of sherriness (didn't detract In my mind). The BV GdL was more tired and a bit raisiny. The Fotinos brothers was very accessible and disappeared very quickly.

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

klezman


quality posts: 130 Private Messages klezman

2009 Wellington Roussanne
1989 Corison Napa Valley
2010 Cyberpub Blend
1994 Inniskillin Okanagan Riesling Icewine

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
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:2009 Wellington Roussanne
1989 Corison Napa Valley
2010 Cyberpub Blend
1994 Inniskillin Okanagan Riesling Icewine



Oooo how was the '89 Corison? The one I had 2 years or so back was sadly tired.

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

klezman


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cmaldoon wrote:Oooo how was the '89 Corison? The one I had 2 years or so back was sadly tired.



That was my 4th bottle, and it was the second best. First one, plus the one at HaK/cheron98's wedding was a little past prime. The one I had 18 months ago was awesome. This one was good but not spectacular.

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

trifecta


quality posts: 74 Private Messages trifecta

2009 Handal Zinfandel. Making for a tasty, rainy Monday.

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

Last night 03 Corison cab, tonight 2008 Bodegas Elías Mora Toro Crianza

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

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




jmdavidson


quality posts: 59 Private Messages jmdavidson

2006 Keller Syrah, La Cruz Vineyard.

losthighwayz


quality posts: 63 Private Messages losthighwayz
tytiger58 wrote:Last night 03 Corison cab, tonight 2008 Bodegas Elías Mora Toro Crianza



You are on a roll! So much for weeknight vinos!

"The older I get the better I was"

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
losthighwayz wrote:You are on a roll! So much for weeknight vinos!


Any night is a good night for Corison! Tonight 2008 Johan Pinot Nils Reserve, Biodynamic deliciousness in a bottle. If this is what horns/poop/and virgins do to wine i'm in

My apologies to Kyle

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

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




kylemittskus


quality posts: 233 Private Messages kylemittskus

VDDD weirdos. 2012 Halćon Prado with chicken lettuce wraps.

"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:VDDD weirdos. 2012 Halćon Prado with chicken lettuce wraps.



2011 Halcon Prado with Peruvian fusion at Paiche.

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

tytiger58


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2008 Virage Vineyards cab franc/Merlot

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


quality posts: 161 Private Messages cortot20

WC pour pour me fruit bomber zin.

CT

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

2009 Montoliva Tereledego

Tereledego is an Italian varietal related to Syrah and this one tastes mildly like a Syrah crossed with a Malbec.

Pretty good Sierra foothills wine.

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

kylemittskus


quality posts: 233 Private Messages kylemittskus

2010 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel

Sourced from one tytyger. Should be pretty delicious after dinner with friends.

"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

chipgreen


quality posts: 207 Private Messages chipgreen

Tonight, a Spanish Garnacha that will be available shortly.

Last night, went to a winemaker's tasting for a mini-vert of 2010-2011 Sonkin Cellars Persona Syrah. Loren Sonkin is a local attorney who started making California based Syrahs with the 2009 vintage. The Syrah fruit is from the White Hawk vineyard in Santa Barbara.

He offered the 2011 on Berserker's Day and I bought 3 bottles then, so this was a good opportunity to try it without having to open one of my own bottles. The 2010 and 2011 were quite different from one another, with the 2011 actually being more accessible right now. Both vintages have 2-3% Halcon Viognier blended into them. Other than that, the '10 is all Syrah whereas the '11 also has 10% Teldeschi PS. Good stuff.

EDIT to add that he will also release a 2012 white blend w/Halcon sourced fruit called Unmasked to complement the Persona Syrah.

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

2001 BV Georges de Latour Cab

Quite good... not as good as Beringer Private reserve nor as good as Corison.

Had to celebrate -6month anniversary and SWMBO getting a raise, and just hanging out with my parents and SWMBO.

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: 189 Private Messages rjquillin

Bottle one; plonk, grape juice masquerading as Merlot.

2005 Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva - Estrella de Oro
Slightly more interesting pnp, need to revisit tomorrow.

Celebrating the successful hanging of a woot/Hunter ceiling fan.
Guess I should have opened a WC bottle.

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 161 Private Messages cortot20

Tonight with a pork tenderloin roast and some roasted veggies. 96' ardente atlas peak cab. A north coast white sparkler by rack and riddle and a white and maybe a dessert wine I have not picked out yet celebrating a friends engagement.

CT

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316

Last night was a 2009 Jana Riesling paired perfectly with some sushi.

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

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
kylemittskus wrote:2010 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel

Sourced from one tytyger. Should be pretty delicious after dinner with friends.



Well?

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


quality posts: 161 Private Messages cortot20
tytiger58 wrote:Well?



Lol, he makes you sound like a distributor.

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
cortot20 wrote:Lol, he makes you sound like a distributor.



Ha I'm thinking that could be a nice retirement project

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: 189 Private Messages rjquillin
tytiger58 wrote:Ha I'm thinking that could be a nice retirement project

but you'd consume the infants, there'd be no profits.

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
rjquillin wrote:but you'd consume the infants, there'd be no profits.


Umm don't think sitting on the product for 10 years will give me any profit either, as you found out with that 10 year old white zin

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

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




kylemittskus


quality posts: 233 Private Messages kylemittskus
tytiger58 wrote:Well?



Serious complexity for a CdR. Really, really good.

"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: 161 Private Messages cortot20
cortot20 wrote:Tonight with a pork tenderloin roast and some roasted veggies. 96' ardente atlas peak cab. A north coast white sparkler by rack and riddle and a white and maybe a dessert wine I have not picked out yet celebrating a friends engagement.



A friend brought an 09' mer soleil unoaked chard. It's not great. I'm not sure what people see in this. The 96' ardente was great for about an hour then all the fruit blew off.

CT

mommadeb1


quality posts: 18 Private Messages mommadeb1

muscardini Tesoro 2008. I think this was one of my first woot purchases... Wow!! super yummy! I am enjoying it!

chipgreen


quality posts: 207 Private Messages chipgreen
cortot20 wrote:A friend brought an 09' mer soleil unoaked chard. It's not great. I'm not sure what people see in this....


They like the bottle.

rjquillin


quality posts: 189 Private Messages rjquillin
chipgreen wrote:They like the bottle.


Or perhaps the contents

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
kylemittskus wrote:Serious complexity for a CdR. Really, really good.



Glad you enjoyed it!

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


quality posts: 161 Private Messages cortot20
rjquillin wrote:Or perhaps the contents



No way! It's like oily apple juice.

CT

pseudogourmet98


quality posts: 19 Private Messages pseudogourmet98

Trying to think of the perfect wine to drink for the first episode of Game of Thrones, season four tonight.

In the running is Twisted Oak River of Skulls.

chipgreen


quality posts: 207 Private Messages chipgreen
pseudogourmet98 wrote:Trying to think of the perfect wine to drink for the first episode of Game of Thrones, season four tonight.

In the running is Twisted Oak River of Skulls.


Seems like a solid choice, what did you go with?

Tonight I'm drinking a 2006 Castle Rock Merlot. Pleasantly surprised - for an 8-year old, $10 bottle it really over-delivers.

Still plenty of fruit, well integrated spice and oak notes, soft but leathery tannins. Nice!