tytiger58


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2007 l'Aura de Cambon, Margaux

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kylemittskus


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2011 Tobin James Chardonnay Radiance

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kylemittskus


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My last bottle of 2007 Mas Conscience Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Le Cas

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trifecta


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1999 Bighorn Cellars Reserve Cabernet
2009 Harvest Moon Estate Late Harvest Zinfandel

klezman


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2012 Trader Joe's Winter Ale from Unibroue

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tytiger58


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2007 Finca Sandoval sure wish I bought more than 1

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cmaldoon


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Sparkling Chardonnay juice.... Almost blanc de Blancs champagne... Right? ...Right? Sighs...

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

karenhynes


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Blood Orange Margaritas followed by 2009 Sequana RRV Pinot Noir. Happy Birthday to me!!!

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neilfindswine


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karenhynes wrote:Blood Orange Margaritas followed by 2009 Sequana RRV Pinot Noir. Happy Birthday to me!!!



Happy birthday!

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neilfindswine


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'10 Bouchaine Pinot Meunier

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cortot20


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Trader joes petit reserve Viognier by Castoro cellars
2nd half of the adequate gift from the other night.
And some herbal tea.

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tytiger58


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2010 Eradus Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley
2009 I Giusti & Zanza Belcore

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kylemittskus


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Beer beer beer.

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neilfindswine


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06 Turley Tofanelli Vineyard Charbono, Napa Valley

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otolith


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neilfindswine wrote:06 Turley Tofanelli Vineyard Charbono, Napa Valley



What did you think of this?
I was suprised at how dark and inky the wine was, yet how light the body was.

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Wellington the duke

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otolith


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kylemittskus wrote: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).



I see what you mean on the OAK! Holy crap. Didn't get much more than that and alcohol. On the second night, it developed some floral notes that started to make their way through. Makes me think it needs some air prior to drinking, or more time in the bottle.

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kylemittskus


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otolith wrote:I see what you mean on the OAK! Holy crap. Didn't get much more than that and alcohol. That said, the second night had some floral notes making their way through. Makes me think it needs some air prior to drinking, or more time in the bottle.



Cool to see our notes are so in line, albeit really basic -- oak + alc. Bummer the notes aren't more positive, though.

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bsevern


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Just decanted half a bottle of 2005 Quixote Panza Stags' Leap Ranch
Claret... I hope it's good!

edit: Amazing nose, deep, dark blue fruit, earth.

First sip - Very, very tight, needs air!

redwinefan


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Wine Garage 2008 RRV Syrah. Every once in a while these guys really deliver an amazing QPR, and this fits the bill.

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otolith wrote:What did you think of this?
I was suprised at how dark and inky the wine was, yet how light the body was.



I love this. While I have a few Turley zins laying around, I can't always handle those big Zins. This Charbono is light and restrained, with nice fruit integrated with silky tannins. Totally defied my expectations, in a very good way.

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kylemittskus


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neilfindswine wrote:I love this. While I have a few Turley zins laying around, I can't always handle those big Zins. This Charbono is light and restrained, with nice fruit integrated with silky tannins. Totally defied my expectations, in a very good way.



I have a '10. From what you and Doc. O. are saying, I should hold for a few more years (understanding it's a different vintage)?

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kylemittskus wrote:I have a '10. From what you and Doc. O. are saying, I should hold for a few more years (understanding it's a different vintage)?



Probably. I think this one is drinking well now. I think Turley's in general need some time (I have a couple of '09 Zins layin down), but I'm 'Charbono-ignorant'. I picked this up on a lark last year and I'm glad I did.

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2009 La Carraia Tizzonero Umbria IGT

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kylemittskus


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Apparently, I'm the only one drinking...

On deck for tonight: 2011 Trader Joe's Petit Reserve (Castoro Cellars) Viogner

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trifecta


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kylemittskus wrote:Apparently, I'm the only one drinking...

On deck for tonight: 2011 Trader Joe's Petit Reserve (Castoro Cellars) Viogner



I looked pretty hard for that wine at 2 different TJs, but couldn't find it.

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:Apparently, I'm the only one drinking...

On deck for tonight: 2011 Trader Joe's Petit Reserve (Castoro Cellars) Viogner



Yea right...tonight 2004 Vina Olabarri Gran Reserva

Last night 2008 Vino Noceto Sangiovese

Try and keep up Kyle

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:Yea right...tonight 2004 Vina Olabarri Gran Reserva

Last night 2008 Vino Noceto Sangiovese

Try and keep up Kyle



Ha! How's the Noceto drinking? I love that wine.

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kylemittskus wrote:Apparently, I'm the only one drinking...

On deck for tonight: 2011 Trader Joe's Petit Reserve (Castoro Cellars) Viogner



We picked up a 1/2 case of that.

I don't usually open bottles mid. week. So I I'll see you here Tomorrow night.

CT

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:Ha! How's the Noceto drinking? I love that wine.



I just love Noceto's wines, very inexpensive and they age really well...not that I age anything too long

With an hour in the decanter it's drinking really well.

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:I just love Noceto's wines, very inexpensive and they age really well...not that I age anything too long

With an hour in the decanter it's drinking really well.



I'll open one of my four soon.

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kylemittskus


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kylemittskus wrote:Apparently, I'm the only one drinking...

On deck for tonight: 2011 Trader Joe's Petit Reserve (Castoro Cellars) Viogner



I'm going back for 4 more tomorrow to add to my remaining 2. This is good for $7 with spicy/sour food. (We had lemon chicken tonight.)

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rjquillin


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Venison chili and some of Sparky's 2004 Madison Cellars Syrah.

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2007 Lang Barbera

"The older I get the better I was"

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rjquillin wrote:Venison chili and some of Sparky's 2004 Madison Cellars Syrah.



I opened a 2004 Madison Cellars Merlot a few months ago, delicious. How is the Syrah?

Looks like I'm out of the Syrah but still have a bottle of the Serendipity blend remaining. I've been very happy with their wine!

klezman


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2006 Buttonwood Cab Franc, Santa Ynez Valley. Damn this stuff is good. Nice mid-weight wine with some bottle bouquet trying to emerge - it's developed some anise and eucalyptus to go with the fruit. I wish WD could source more of this for us.

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cortot20


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Alaskan amber.
Always excellent.

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redwinefan


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Buena Vista Carneros 2006 Merlot. Very good 88-89.

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losthighwayz


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klezman wrote:2006 Buttonwood Cab Franc, Santa Ynez Valley. Damn this stuff is good. Nice mid-weight wine with some bottle bouquet trying to emerge - it's developed some anise and eucalyptus to go with the fruit. I wish WD could source more of this for us.



Agree. I am a wine club member (imbiber) and love their Cab Franc. It is reasonably priced as well. Their Hawk Red blend is a great QPR! They also make a great SB.

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klezman


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losthighwayz wrote:Agree. I am a wine club member (imbiber) and love their Cab Franc. It is reasonably priced as well. Their Hawk Red blend is a great QPR! They also make a great SB.



I think they may be the centrepiece of my first wine tasting weekend now that I live in SoCal.

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