otolith


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2007 Saxon Brown Syrah Parmelee Hill, Owl Box Block.

What an awesome wine. He's one of my favorite wine makers from woot.

edit: mmmm, some barnyard funk on the nose.

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kylemittskus


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otolith wrote:2007 Saxon Brown Syrah Parmelee Hill, Owl Box Block.

What an awesome wine. He's one of my favorite wine makers from woot.



I absolutely hated his second-label Chard and I disliked his Zin (can't remember which vineyeard, but it was offered on woot).

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trifecta


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2002 L'Uvaggio di Giacomo il Gufo (Barbera Rosato)
2008 Gilbert Cellars Left Bank Wahluke Slope

otolith


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kylemittskus wrote:I absolutely hated his second-label Chard and I disliked his Zin (can't remember which vineyeard, but it was offered on woot).


I haven't tried the Chard, and like his zin.

He's also the wine maker for black kite wines, and I'd like to try their Pinot noir.

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otolith wrote:2007 Saxon Brown Syrah Parmelee Hill, Owl Box Block.

What an awesome wine. He's one of my favorite wine makers from woot.

edit: mmmm, some barnyard funk on the nose.



...I agree, though I hated this wine when I first opened. Had to struggle with this one. Finally opened up and it was glorious...

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'09 Ranchero Cellars Carignan. Rustic, but good.

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cortot20


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cortot20 wrote:Adequate gift - strike that

2004 Twisted Oak %@#$! White




Golden in color, nose is all vanilla and Carmel. Little to no fruit maybe some peaches. Interesting but not to my liking. Definitely would prefer it to have been younger.

CT

otolith


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neilfindswine wrote:...I agree, though I hated this wine when I first opened. Had to struggle with this one. Finally opened up and it was glorious...



I grew up in rural MN, so driving by a farm and smelling barnyard was common. So, to me, getting a little barnyard on the nose is desirable, just like earthen goodness.

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random122


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2006 Buty Cab

jmdavidson


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neilfindswine wrote:...I agree, though I hated this wine when I first opened. Had to struggle with this one. Finally opened up and it was glorious...



It's been a while since S-B was offered, can't you do something about that?

cortot20


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2007 Casa de la Cruz Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
To go with roasted turkey with lots of fixings while we watch my brothers in law freeze their arses off at the Green Bay game.

CT

tytiger58


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2009 Vino Noceto Sangiovese

Slow ox'd 4 hrs with Cacio E Pepe pasta. Life is good!

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cortot20


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Trader joes petit reserve Viognier by Castoro cellars. With jambalaya.

Excellent for the $7 price tag, need to buy more while they still have it.

CT

kylemittskus


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cortot20 wrote:Trader joes petit reserve Viognier by Castoro cellars. With jambalaya.

Excellent for the $7 price tag, need to buy more while they still have it.



I'll be grabbing some this week, thankyouverymuch!

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trifecta


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2005 Manzanita Creek Alfonso Old Vine Zinfandel
2011 Covington Cellars Blanc Klipsun Vineyard (Red Mountain)

Blanc is nice. No grass, nice honey and tropical fruit. Good acidity for homemade cashew chicken.

Zin fruit has faded and is currently a bit disjointed. A bit of a letdown so far.

cortot20


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kylemittskus wrote:I'll be grabbing some this week, thankyouverymuch!



It's the 2011, if they have the 09' avoid it.

CT

klezman


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2010 Trader Joe's Vintage Ale. Yum.

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


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cortot20 wrote:It's the 2011, if they have the 09' avoid it.



Bought 4. It'll be interesting to see how our

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tytiger58


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2008 Ottimino Zinfandel Little 8 Rancho Bello

Good stuff, re-buy

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kylemittskus


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2011 Trader Joe's Petit Reserve (Castoro Cellars) Viogner

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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:2011 Trader Joe's Petit Reserve (Castoro Cellars) Viogner



What did you think??

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:What did you think??



Not sure yet. Really oily (as expected from a Viogner). Short finish. Tropical fruits. I wish there was more acid, but for a $7 wine, this isn't too shabby. I'm drinking it with street-style chicken tacos. I'll post how well it works.

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rjquillin


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cortot20 wrote:It's the 2011, if they have the 09' avoid it.

While picking up the Viogner also grabbed a Pontificis 2010 GSM for $6 on recommendation of the wine geek there. First CT review seems pretty accurate, but I'll see how it develops.

Bit of thread creep here, outta x-post to deals.

ND sure looks flat.

CT

otolith


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kylemittskus wrote:I absolutely hated his second-label Chard and I disliked his Zin (can't remember which vineyeard, but it was offered on woot).


I bought the Chard, as he seemed pretty excited about it...What was it you didn't like about it (the chard, that is)?

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kylemittskus


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otolith wrote:I bought the Chard, as he seemed pretty excited about it...What was it you didn't like about it (the chard, that is)?



I like oaky chards. This was so dominated by oak, I couldn't get anything else. I also seem to remember the acid was off-balace and the alc. spiked (which is rare for me).

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kylemittskus


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kylemittskus wrote:2011 Trader Joe's Petit Reserve (Castoro Cellars) Viogner



+ 2011 Herencia Altes Terra Alta Garnatxa Negra

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Rosenblum 2005 Petite Sirah Heritage Clones.

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Ain't no free lunch - them what has gets.

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:+ 2011 Herencia Altes Terra Alta Garnatxa Negra



I liked the Herencia my wife loved it, bought a lot of it. What did you think?

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:I liked the Herencia my wife loved it, bought a lot of it. What did you think?



I liked it for the price. For $7, I'd be in deep.

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richardhod


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rest of an 07 Ramal Chardonnay from Buena Vista opened the previous night. Very oaky, strong, complex heavy Chard, but not oak-butter. A lot better. Needs a good foil, being so huge! melted brie went quite nicely with that.

Then with roast lamb, a Scott Harvey Syrah, his 06 Mountain selection. Not as complex as the Chard, but once it opened up after 30 minutes, it zinged and zipped around nicely. Still a little port-y, but only slightly, and it just mellows and keeps it relatively one-dimensional but very round and comforting. A good, deep fun winter wine.

tytiger58


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2009 Tasca D'Almerita Nero d'Avola Lamùri Sicilia IGT

Finally a winner from Costco!

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sdfreedive


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J Dusi 2010 Zinfandel

trifecta


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sdfreedive wrote:J Dusi 2010 Zinfandel



Please do check back and let us know what you think. I have really enjoyed Janell's wines and have been waiting to open that zin.

kylemittskus


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Maker's Mark

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trifecta wrote:Please do check back and let us know what you think. I have really enjoyed Janell's wines and have been waiting to open that zin.



So it's what 3 hours after the initial pnp and it's still got a good amount of acid. Flavors (I'm not great at this) in the beginning are tart cherry and maybe raspberries? In the middle a spice comes forward it's not pepper which is what I normally get out of a lot of zins, something different but it's a good spice too.

Sorry I wish I was more help. But I did really enjoy my glass and a half. I've been a fan since I tried her 2009 Zin and this 2010 hasn't disappointed.

kylemittskus


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On deck for tonight:

Claude Genet Blanc De Blancs

thanks to tytyger.

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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:On deck for tonight:

Claude Genet Blanc De Blancs

thanks to tytyger.



And your going to drink it??!!??

Been a long time

That was one of KM's rec's for my daughters collage graduation!

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tytiger58


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2007 Fanti BDM

Wanted to check in...beautiful will buy more if the price is right.

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cortot20


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WC adequate gift

CT

rjquillin


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Rather enjoying the '07 R. Merlo Syrah. Amazing how much sediment has collected on the side of a relatively young bottle.
Thanks cmaldoon for pushing me to grab more.

CT