tytiger58


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Well with Cathy making an appearance this week...decanting 2002 Corison Napa cab

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

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




mommadeb1


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rjquillin wrote:With a list like that, I'm thinking WD needs to step it up with this years PoiZin. Time's a wasting to get it shipped.



I agree!!

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 174 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
joelsisk wrote:the Apocalypse.

"The End is Nigh"

and "hell" is right....

oh, and some Tri-3, followed by a bunch of oktoberfest beers, and finished with Jura Sanctuary.



Nah, just making room for the Corison & Clos La Chance wines.

As in 8 bottles on the way and I drink 1.5 bottles.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316

2010 Cycles Gladiator - Banned in Bama
2008 Gård Vintners Riesling Dry Lawrence Vineyards
2009 Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

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

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

2008 Woot Cellars Triacipidis (the original) with sushi.

"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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2003 Ilona Howell Mountain cab

Flat and lifeless disappointing

Moving on to a 2008 Broc Cellars Grenache Eaglepoint Ranch did not buy enough of 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




rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:2008 Woot Cellars Triacipidis (the original) with sushi.

Speaking of the Tri, I just continued with some Tri3 opened a couple of days ago and recapped with Ar. Quite a bit of pressure build up in the bottle, seemingly from secondary ferm. Seems just a touch effervescent now. Any others notice this? Just the higher RS kicking in and allowing additional fermentation?

CT

klezman


quality posts: 119 Private Messages klezman

2007 VJB Mendocino Barbera. Delicious. Started off slightly musty (which I like) and has turned into a wonderful nose and mouthful of cherry and earth.

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

neilfindswine


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'07 Saxon Brown "Parmelee-Hill Owl Box Block" Sonoma Coast Syrah. I started out disliking this but gave it some time and air and... holy cow! it's an intense, dark, brooding beast. Had to work to like this one, but worth the effort.

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

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

2004 Foggo wines Grenache.

This was the g/f and I's Favorite winemaker when we toured McLaren vale last year. His wines are superb values on the order of wellington. I have tracked down every bottle of foggo wine I could in the US and this bottle was showing beautifully. Typical raspberry Grenache fruit but no hint of alcohol heat. There was significant secondary herbal characteristics and it paired beautifully with a sweet potato, chard, goat cheese frittata.

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

cortot20


quality posts: 132 Private Messages cortot20

Had SA pumpkin spice ale with Mexican food last night. Not a good choice.

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

1995 Ridge Lytton Springs Zin

Thursday night is as good as any! Lets just say I will be searching winebid for as many of these as I can find.

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

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




neilfindswine


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tytiger58 wrote:1995 Ridge Lytton Springs Zin

Thursday night is as good as any! Lets just say I will be searching winebid for as many of these as I can find.



Nice.

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

joelsisk


quality posts: 7 Private Messages joelsisk

2006 White Oak Merlot. Not bad with the bone-in rib eye, beef lentil soup, carmelized brussel sprouts and other roasted veggies and potatoes.

ddeuddeg


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tytiger58 wrote:1995 Ridge Lytton Springs Zin

Thursday night is as good as any! Lets just say I will be searching winebid for as many of these as I can find.

Most people, even Zin lovers, maybe especially Zin lovers, think that's way too old for Zinfandel. You and I know they're wrong, at least some of the time.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

kylemittskus


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ddeuddeg wrote:Most people, even Zin lovers, maybe especially Zin lovers, think that's way too old for Zinfandel. You and I know they're wrong, at least some of the time.



I'm sitting on my 05 Chase Zin after reading a pub post of yours about how much you enjoy aged zins.

"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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ddeuddeg wrote:Most people, even Zin lovers, maybe especially Zin lovers, think that's way too old for Zinfandel. You and I know they're wrong, at least some of the time.



Agreed!

I have not had too many other aged zins but this bottle and a 97 Ridge Geyserville I had at a party a couple of months ago are just spectaular. This bottle and the 97 are hard to explain other than they have beautiful aged characteristics but seem so fresh and young.

I will be ageing many of my zins in the future.

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

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




karenhynes


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Tonight I will be drinking and undoubtedly lovely array of wines at jmdavidson's Chicago WOOT gathering!!!

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

funbunny


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karenhynes wrote:Tonight I will be drinking and undoubtedly lovely array of wines at jmdavidson's Chicago WOOT gathering!!!



Amen Sister!

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Côtes du Rhône Reserve

"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:2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Côtes du Rhône Reserve



How did that work?

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:How did that work?



Not well. But not due to the paring in theory; the wine was just boring.

Now, Sam Adams Pumpkin Ale.

"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: 132 Private Messages cortot20

05' kaleidos oakrock
Really a nice wine at sub $20. A killer buy at $13.
Dark brooding purple, nose has plenty of fruit, mostly raspberries. On the tongue it shines with lots of fruit but is wonderfully balanced. I did not notice the higher alcohol. On the finish the cab. Franc dominates and has that typical vegetal flavor that some love and some hate.

I really liked this wine and would purchase it again.

CT

mommadeb1


quality posts: 17 Private Messages mommadeb1

My last bottle of Poizin..... yum

Itwdswafo


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Itwdswafo

2009 Scott Harvey Zin Old Vine Reserve. What a fantastic finish!

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
cortot20 wrote:05' kaleidos oakrock
Really a nice wine at sub $20. A killer buy at $13.
Dark brooding purple, nose has plenty of fruit, mostly raspberries. On the tongue it shines with lots of fruit but is wonderfully balanced. I did not notice the higher alcohol. On the finish the cab. Franc dominates and has that typical vegetal flavor that some love and some hate.

I really liked this wine and would purchase it again.




"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 Tyler Pinot Noir santa Barbara

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

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




dstearl


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1970 Chateau Montrose

Second experience with an aged Bordeaux, this one was pretty excellent (scientific term )

Cork showed seepage all the way through, but still in good shape, fill was still really high in the neck. Decanted about 20 minutes before the first sip, and got better over the 1.5 hours we drank it.

Still amazed a 42 year old wine is still drinkable, let alone even good and interesting.

I stood this one up for about two weeks, used a cork pull for the cork, and decanted with a flashlight underneath. Worked perfectly. 80% of the bottle was clear, only 20% left in the bottle when I saw the sediment with the flashlight underneath.

Great experience, now I need to try more aged Bordeaux...

kylemittskus


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2010 Tobin James James Gang Reserve Chardonnay Monterey County

Butter bomb which is what I want from a chard these days.

"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


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Itwdswafo wrote:2009 Scott Harvey Zin Old Vine Reserve. What a fantastic finish!



Agreed! Had a bottle tonight. Loved it.

Kyle - Are you a TJ member?

kylemittskus


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trifecta wrote:Agreed! Had a bottle tonight. Loved it.

Kyle - Are you a TJ member?



Yeah, via my father-in-law. He gives us the shipment. We take it and generally open the bottles for parties and such.

"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

beefytaco


quality posts: 7 Private Messages beefytaco

Yesterday,
Wine 1: 2006 St James Winery Norton
Alabama (my alma mater) was playing Missouri (wife's school), and this was a gift from her father. I like Norton, and while I've had good bottles that pair well with food, this was decidedly not one of those. Flat, raisined, meh.

Wine 2: NV Elegie Cote Rotie
Missouri game was ugly, so Beth decided to work in the kitchen instead of watching the game. She made a merguez and lentil "cassoulet" and asked for a better bottle of wine.
The Cote Rotie was a Garagiste $26 mystery wine that I took a flyer on a few years ago. Producer and vintage hidden, the CT reviews are all over the place. Minerally, smokey, meaty - it was a great bottle of wine, that went well with our dinner. As the evening progressed, the wine continued to evolve, but never did you get "fruit". Mmmm. Coin was flipped to see who got last glass.

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I have two accounts- this 'anonymous' username for commenting, as well as a 'purchasing' account which is my real name. Apologies for the white box on the left.

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.

rjquillin


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trifecta wrote:Agreed! Had a bottle tonight. Loved it.

Kyle - Are you a TJ member?


You have to be a member to shop at Trader Joes? Clearly I'm missing something here..

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
rjquillin wrote:You have to be a member to shop at Trader Joes? Clearly I'm missing something here..



Tobin James

"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: 132 Private Messages cortot20

My lovely wife opened the quaffmor which she enjoyed. Didn't really get much grass but loads of citrus. Finish is very acidic as well.

Good not great, but is priced well.

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

Sunday night football and white Burgundy:

2007 Louis Jadot Pernand-Vergelesses

"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: 119 Private Messages klezman

Last night's dinner beverage was Jacob's Creek 2011 Merlot. About what I could expect, but since it was on an island in South Korea the wine was less important than the setting and delicious food.

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

nmachen


quality posts: 35 Private Messages nmachen

2007 Radog Pinot Noir with a T-bone & baked potato. Yum!!!

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
- Maria Robinson

JOATMON


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klezman wrote:Last night's dinner beverage was Jacob's Creek 2011 Merlot. About what I could expect, but since it was on an island in South Korea the wine was less important than the setting and delicious food.



Jeju Island?

Juvie: 30+24+4; Sellout: 6+7+0
Rags: 3+2+3
Drunk: 69+94+15 wine, 20+29+4 non-wine
Rugrat: 0+0+0; Refunded: 2+3+1
(as of 2011-03-02)

klezman


quality posts: 119 Private Messages klezman
JOATMON wrote:Jeju Island?



That's the one. I wish I had time to properly explore it. At Jungmun beach, which is too far from the awesome crater or volcano for my spare time.

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