tytiger58


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1997 Tallot Beaut & Fils Aloxe Corton Burgundy.

One of those chance Last Bottle buys that turned out to be unbelievably good. Everything I read says it should be past the drinking window but it is drinking like it's in it's prime. $15

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rjquillin


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Sashimi, with the finally arrived Duchess. Thanks Peter.

CT

neilfindswine


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Started the afternoon with the 2010 Bright Light white blend; now jumping into an '08 Townley White Hawk Vineyard Syrah

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cortot20


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cortot20 wrote:2010 Wellington Vineyards Alicante Bouschet Noir de Noirs, Old vines



More of this. Fruit is more subdued and the wine has smoothed out considerably.
It was rebottled into a 375ml for two days in the fridge and then decanted for 2 hours.

CT

bsevern


quality posts: 110 Private Messages bsevern

2002 Casa Ferreirinha Douro Vinha Grande.

Just starting to open up, pretty interesting Portuguese Red.

tytiger58


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2009 Vine Hill SCM Pinot

Simple but very tasty on day two. Day one bitter and astringent, SCM wines need time or air.

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bsevern


quality posts: 110 Private Messages bsevern

2009 Twisted Oak Carignane.

WOW THIS IS SOME GOOD SHTUFF!!!!

OK, now I see what all the TO hoopla is about....this wine is amazingly terrifically stupendously good!

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

Moon Mountain 2001 Syrah

I don't have much experience with Syrahs that are 10+ years old, but this one isn't impressing me. The fruit is muted, very acidic, not much to the nose except maybe some cedar and mushroom.

This is an inoffensive wine, but it isn't much to be enjoyed on its own without food.

Hope the later Syrah MMs show better.

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redwinefan


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bsevern wrote:2009 Twisted Oak Carignane.

WOW THIS IS SOME GOOD SHTUFF!!!!

OK, now I see what all the TO hoopla is about....this wine is amazingly terrifically stupendously good!



I was so close to opening this tonight. Love a nice Carignane and don't get to drink them enough. Wonder if we'll see this show up on Woot (again?)

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papamochi


quality posts: 1 Private Messages papamochi

Conn Creek Anthology 2001...just hope I didn't miss the prime.

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papamochi


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papamochi wrote:Conn Creek Anthology 2001...just hope I didn't miss the prime.



Well if people on Ct are right and it is past its prime, I would pay 10x what I did to get it in its prime...this is one of the best reds I've opened in a long, long time.

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bsevern


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redwinefan wrote:I was so close to opening this tonight. Love a nice Carignane and don't get to drink them enough. Wonder if we'll see this show up on Woot (again?)



Drinking more TO Carignane tonight, and it's equally as good as last night. You should open yours, it's darn tasty

I have to explore Carignane more thoroughly!

rjquillin


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redwinefan wrote:Moon Mountain 2001 Syrah

I don't have much experience with Syrahs that are 10+ years old, but this one isn't impressing me. The fruit is muted, very acidic, not much to the nose except maybe some cedar and mushroom.

This is an inoffensive wine, but it isn't much to be enjoyed on its own without food.

Hope the later Syrah MMs show better.


Don't have a 2001, but you prompted me to pull a cork on a 2004. Fruit didn't knock me out, but I didn't expect or want it to. For $10 I wasn't expecting anything great, but this was quite nice, good mouth feel, balanced, a bit of wood and a medium finish, and throwing off a bit of sediment. Acid well in control. This went well with a generic pizza and salad with feta, and solo after supper. I did like the 2003 better however, but only have two of those, and now three of these left that will wait a bit longer.

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 232 Private Messages kylemittskus

Me too.

2005 Moon Mountain Syrah

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cortot20


quality posts: 159 Private Messages cortot20

Sam Adams cherry wheat.
Not all that great but it is better than bud light.

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2005 Arcadian Fiddlesticks Pinot

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justplainjulie


quality posts: 5 Private Messages justplainjulie

2003 Henry's Drive Reserve Shiraz.

This is a HUGE wine. Almost black in color. Cedar on the nose, dark fruits with a hint of pepper. My SO has a very "New World" palate and loves it. It has some time left, but drinking well now.

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

Foppiano Rose (from the RPM tour hash) - extremely dry, quite tart, lots of strawberry notes.

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klezman


quality posts: 130 Private Messages klezman

Wellington 2007 Estate Grenache bought on the 2010 Tour. Not as bowl-me-over excellent as I recall, but expectations can be distorting. Nice wine overall, classic Wellington style.

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
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bsevern


quality posts: 110 Private Messages bsevern

What are ya drinking tonight?

Wine, it's red, bottle says 2004....it's not bad.

bsevern


quality posts: 110 Private Messages bsevern

2006 C.G. di Arie Barbera....impressive!

JOATMON


quality posts: 19 Private Messages JOATMON

Last night was Angry Orchard Crisp Apple cider.

Yeah, I hadn't heard of it either. Google-fu reveals it is a side project of Boston Beer. Originally limited region release, it's going nation-wide.

It was OK for me. Not too sweet, with a crisp tang. Not Scrumpys, but I've given up finding that anywhere in the colonies.

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PemberDucky


quality posts: 41 Private Messages PemberDucky

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JOATMON wrote:Last night was Angry Orchard Crisp Apple cider.

Yeah, I hadn't heard of it either. Google-fu reveals it is a side project of Boston Beer. Originally limited region release, it's going nation-wide.

It was OK for me. Not too sweet, with a crisp tang. Not Scrumpys, but I've given up finding that anywhere in the colonies.



i don't know your location, but it is in seattle, if that helps at all.


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polarbear22


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JOATMON wrote:Last night was Angry Orchard Crisp Apple cider.

Yeah, I hadn't heard of it either. Google-fu reveals it is a side project of Boston Beer. Originally limited region release, it's going nation-wide.

It was OK for me. Not too sweet, with a crisp tang. Not Scrumpys, but I've given up finding that anywhere in the colonies.


had Strongbow, Thatchers and Apsall (sp).

Will look for Scrumpys.

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cortot20


quality posts: 159 Private Messages cortot20

Pour, pour me
Wife's gonna open the duchess

CT

neilfindswine


quality posts: 173 Private Messages neilfindswine

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'08 Jemrose Foggy Knoll Grenache. Celebratin' G-Day! Scrumptious...

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cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

2005 moon mountain petite Verdot

Just about the best of the moon mountains thus far. Dense and rich. Tannins are fairly low. Good acidity.

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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ERMD


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ERMD

Sorry to say... A glass of water

joelsisk


quality posts: 10 Private Messages joelsisk

Lucas and Lewellen 2007 Malbec. Quite nice. And Superstition scotch from Jura.

rjquillin


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Liking the Iron Horse unoaked chard. just got a case on wine.com for $20 each. yup cmaldoon, 4 are for you...

CT

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
rjquillin wrote:Liking the Iron Horse unoaked chard. just got a case on wine.com for $20 each. yup cmaldoon, 4 are for you...



Fantastic.... Now I just have to find a time to trade before you drink them all.

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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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cmaldoon wrote:Fantastic.... Now I just have to find a time to trade before you drink them all.


Check with bsevern on exactly what can happen to bottles left in my custody for any period of time.
These are getting shipped directly to the locker, so you have a chance...

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

Tonight 2006 Ottimino Estate Zinfandel

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redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan
rjquillin wrote:Liking the Iron Horse unoaked chard. just got a case on wine.com for $20 each. yup cmaldoon, 4 are for you...



Really good stuff and $20 is a nice price.

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rjquillin


quality posts: 184 Private Messages rjquillin

I think we're doing sashimi again tonight, and I still have a bottle of MomoKawa Diamond that will hopefully work well.

WD, waaaaay past time for more SAKE!!!

CT

DarkStar11


quality posts: 1 Private Messages DarkStar11

Picket Fence 2010 Pinot Noir

Y'all will likely chuckle at my naive palate when it comes to wine, but this is the first Pinot Noir that made me say "Wow, this is a pretty good wine!" Most Pinots I've tried reminded me of Kool-Aid. I'm mostly a Cabs and Zin guy. I'll now definitely try more Pinots!

bkarlan


quality posts: 46 Private Messages bkarlan
rjquillin wrote:I

WD, waaaaay past time for more SAKE!!!



AGREED!!!

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bkarlan


quality posts: 46 Private Messages bkarlan

2010 Giornata Aglianico - absolutely love these true Italian wines. Super long dry finish.

Had another Italian wine last night that my wife picked up in Europe, but I cant even begin to remember it. I saved the bottle. Maybe I will go check it out and write it down, but it is all in Italian.

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karenhynes


quality posts: 11 Private Messages karenhynes

2004 Corison Merlot Helios

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kittymac


quality posts: 6 Private Messages kittymac

2010 Gorman Big Sissy... Yum.