cortot20


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kylemittskus wrote:2011 Wellington The Duchess



What did you think? I have 5 more and am curious.

CT

cortot20


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In honor of bowtie the SA cherry wheat. Not as good as he says but not as dreadful as Kyles description. I would put it in the clearly drinkable category. And for the record I hate pumpkin beers.

CT

ajrod27


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Samuel Smith oatmeal stout

North316


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Copa Del Rey Cab. This was truly a nice easy drinking Tuesday Wine. Glad I picked some of this up.

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rjquillin


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klezman wrote:When did you buy the 2001 Merlot? Was Ty offering it to us? I would totally have bought some! It was delicious despite his opinion that it was well over the hill.

Bsevern and I chased him down that night and threatened his life and limb if he didn't come clean and pony up his remaining stash.

CT

redwinefan


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tytiger58 wrote:How is the Sojourn drinking?



Drinking nicely for a 2010. Beautiful wine, and I'm glad I've got a few more coming. I'll take notes on the next bottle.

I hope WCC can procure some Sojourn to offer here at some point.

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

klezman


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rjquillin wrote:Bsevern and I chased him down that night and threatened his life and limb if he didn't come clean and pony up his remaining stash.



Seriously? Either of you want to part with a bottle or two? How much did he charge?

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

kylemittskus


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cortot20 wrote:What did you think? I have 5 more and am curious.



Awesome for the price. I could drink that type of white all day long.

"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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kylemittskus wrote:Awesome for the price. I could drink that type of white all day long.



Great.
My wife is hoarding the rest so if you want more you'll have to give PW a call.

If I recall it was $72 for a half case shipped at the club discount.

CT

kylemittskus


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cortot20 wrote:Great.
My wife is hoarding the rest so if you want more you'll have to give PW a call.

If I recall it was $72 or a half case shipped at the club discount.



At the pre-shipping price, it's insane. At the shipped price, it's still a buy. I'm finishing off the rest with my late lunch. Hopefully, it's as good on day 2.

"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

cmaldoon


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kylemittskus wrote:At the pre-shipping price, it's insane. At the shipped price, it's still a buy. I'm finishing off the rest with my late lunch. Hopefully, it's as good on day 2.



Drinking during lunch on a Wednesday? If I could be so lucky... For those days when nothing critical is going on after lunch. Just a glass, this society isn't that civilized unfortunately.

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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bsevern


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cmaldoon wrote:Drinking during lunch on a Wednesday? If I could be so lucky... For those days when nothing critical is going on after lunch. Just a glass, this society isn't that civilized unfortunately.



I started "Wine Fridays" at work...unfortunately I seem to be the only one providing the wine :/

tytiger58


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cmaldoon wrote:Drinking during lunch on a Wednesday? If I could be so lucky... For those days when nothing critical is going on after lunch. Just a glass, this society isn't that civilized unfortunately.



That depends what buisness you work in

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

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inkycatz


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bsevern wrote:I started "Wine Fridays" at work...unfortunately I seem to be the only one providing the wine :/


At least you know it'll be good stuff?

I'm just hanging out, really.

bsevern


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inkycatz wrote:At least you know it'll be good stuff?



True dat.

We get catered lunch at work on Friday's and crack open some wine then

Unfortunately the rare couple of times others have brought something, it was pretty cheap/bad stuff.

cortot20


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tytiger58 wrote:That depends what buisness you work in



Before management majorly cracked down it was common place for folks in my department to take a 2 hour lunch with drinks. That was about 6-7 years ago and its definitely been cleaned up.

CT

bhodilee


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cortot20 wrote:Before management majorly cracked down it was common place for folks in my department to take a 2 hour lunch with drinks. That was about 6-7 years ago and its definitely been cleaned up.



Bowtie at lunch: I'll have a pint of whatever.

Boss: you can't drink at lunch.

Bowtie: are you paying me to eat lunch?

Boss: no

Bowtie: miss, make that two pints and a Shirley temple for the little lady.

Guess who manned up nd drank the other pint

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

cortot20


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bhodilee wrote:Bowtie at lunch: I'll have a pint of whatever.

Boss: you can't drink at lunch.

Bowtie: are you paying me to eat lunch?

Boss: no

Bowtie: miss, make that two pints and a Shirley temple for the little lady.

Guess who manned up nd drank the other pint



That's good stuff.
I once walked into the bar area of a restraunt right next to my office and found all 6 of my project leads all sitting at the bar destroying their livers. From that point on I figured no one really cared.

CT

kylemittskus


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Finished 2011 The Duchess with lunch.

Now, Chivas Regal.

"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:Finished 2011 The Duchess with lunch.

Now, Chivas Regal.


How is the Duchess?
No WD shipment yet. :-\

CT

kylemittskus


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rjquillin wrote:How is the Duchess?
No WD shipment yet. :-\



Insane QPR at the price you paid. Solid QPR at club price with shipping @ $12. Seriously good juice for the price.

"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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Broc Cellars 2008 Dry Stack Grenache. Yum. Less earthy than most Grenaches out there, but a very nice combination of strawberry, mineral, and a hint of earth and the spice quotient has been increasing the longer it's been open. I see why texacaliali loved these guys.

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cmaldoon


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2006 Mount Veeder Reserve

This wine is full of dark ripe flavors as well as huge amounts of dry tannins.

It is very deeply concentrated but really isn't a food wine. I'll keep my remaining two to drink at least 5 years from now but won't be getting any more even at the $36 sale price much less the $80 MSRP. I am definitely enjoying less ripe wines these days.

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:2006 Mount Veeder Reserve

This wine is full of dark ripe flavors as well as huge amounts of dry tannins.

It is very deeply concentrated but really isn't a food wine. I'll keep my remaining two to drink at least 5 years from now but won't be getting any more even at the $36 sale price much less the $80 MSRP. I am definitely enjoying less ripe wines these days.



This is what happens when you go on the RPM Tour!

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2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

bsevern


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Decanted a bottle of 2007 Pope Valley (Napa Valley) Merlot Eakle Ranch.

Very nice, clean, French/old world style merlot. Just gets better the more it opens up, went great with BBQ'd pulled chicken.

cortot20


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2011 Wellington duchess
Nice light chard notes of green apple with a nice acidic backbone of SB. Great QPR.

CT

tytiger58


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2005 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella truly a great wine! will last a long long time.

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:2005 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella truly a great wine! will last a long long time.



Hey!!!! I have a couple of those. Any more detailed notes/cellaring recommendations?

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

beefytaco


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klezman wrote:Broc Cellars 2008 Dry Stack Grenache. Yum. Less earthy than most Grenaches out there, but a very nice combination of strawberry, mineral, and a hint of earth and the spice quotient has been increasing the longer it's been open. I see why texacaliali loved these guys.


Broc is great wine - I picked up the Carbonic Carignane mag set... can't wait to pop those.

Realizing that my summer has been primarily simple local NY-state roses and crisp whites - I've decided to do some "educational drinking" this week/end.
Savioe is a region that has always intrigued me (whites with overwhelming minerality and acidity), so I picked up half a case of bottles from the area for 'learning'.
Jaquerere, Monduese, Pinot Noir, and Rousette party at my place this week!

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Also, in the interest of full disclosure- I'm ITB, selling wine for a living. None of my wines have ever been featured on Woot though, so don't fear the shilling.

tytiger58


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cmaldoon wrote:Hey!!!! I have a couple of those. Any more detailed notes/cellaring recommendations?



I decanted for an hour and the floral aromatics, rose petals are room filling and beautiful. Taste sweet cherry, tart cherry, cranberry, black tea, nutmeg, spice cake so many flavor components I can't remember them all. But the balance and structure were so defined and perfect you could pick every part of this wine apart, tannin's and acid are still strong which does not bother me I like young and well aged wines, the finish last's forever! It would be a wonderful food wine but it was all I could do to just sit, smell, taste and think about this wine for 3 hours last night. It will be a fight for me to cellar these and I have no idea how long it will last but I will try again in a couple of years. Great Producer!

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

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neilfindswine


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beefytaco wrote:Broc is great wine -



+1. Love the aforementioned Dry Stack Grenache...

I report to winedavid39...
...I like getting PM's from wannabe rodents...

tytiger58


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neilfindswine wrote:+1. Love the aforementioned Dry Stack Grenache...



Just received my orders of Broc yesterday in 110 degree heat....bottles were cool to the touch Kudos to WD and the much maligned shipping system.

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

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mommadeb1


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cmaldoon wrote:*High Five!*



thanks!

beefytaco


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09 Pinon Vouvray Silex https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=1110804

While I loved past vintages, I was concerned about the '09 based on CT comments re: balance.
Paired it with a basil coconut curry tonight, and it was a freakin' rockstar. Huge minerality, fresh acidity, great stone fruit, hint of RS - a perfect foil to the spicy curry, and everything that makes chenin a delicious grape.

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otolith


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'09 Turley Juvenile Zin. Hoping it'll go well with my MIL's pho.

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

tytiger58


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Broc Cellars 2008 Eaglepoint Ranch Mendocino Grenache, really really good!

Was worried about smoke taint but cannot detect any

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

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kylemittskus


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2009 La Carraia Tizzonero Umbria IGT

"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:2009 La Carraia Tizzonero Umbria IGT



Good QPR from what I remember.

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


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tytiger58 wrote:Good QPR from what I remember.



At under $10, ain't too shabby. Not my favorite, hey, it's under $10.

"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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Lance and windmill PS.
Thanks kyle for parting with one more of your stash.

CT