tytiger58


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losthighwayz wrote:Wife and I enjoyed it. Only second time I've had a Torrontes, not familiar with them. It was crisp with tropical fruit and some minerality. I would say it was somewhat similar to a CA Pinot Gris? For the 8 delivered a no brainer. Nice summer sipper or in our case, paired well with king crab legs and garlic shrimp on the BBQ. Hope this helps!

***thanks for the PM!

Edit: after thinking it through I would not say tropical fruits...more like peach? Nevertheless, it was fruity and aromatic with perceived sweetness, though not sweet at all. Hope this makes sense?



Actually that's a perfect descriptor..crisp with fruit and a dry finish...at least that is what I am taking from it. Sounds like I should have bought more, I will pop one tonight

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losthighwayz


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Alma Negra M Blend with carne asada ant the Niners game.

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redwinefan


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Opened the Wellington White Port I acquired on the RPM tour at the Austin WW gathering last night. It was definitely the port of the night for me. It wasn't just a bomb of syrupy sweetness, it had a nice elegance to it.

I really enjoyed it, and I'm not a big fortified wine fan.

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tytiger58


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2011 Lorton Torrontes
2005 Juslyn Cab

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rjquillin


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2003 Moon Mountain Sonoma CS.
Just pulled the cork and sipped. Looks like a promising match with a roast that's starting to make aromas.

CT

kylemittskus


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Three Floyds Zomie Dust (American Pale Ale)

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losthighwayz


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tytiger58 wrote:2011 Lorton Torrontes
2005 Juslyn Cab



Wyat did you think about the Torrontes?

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trifecta


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rjquillin wrote:2003 Moon Mountain Sonoma CS.
Just pulled the cork and sipped. Looks like a promising match with a roast that's starting to make aromas.



How did this turn out? I have a couple of those I have been waiting to open. Still have some life left?

tytiger58


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losthighwayz wrote:Wyat did you think about the Torrontes?



I liked it a lot, especially for the price! Nice nose of lemon citrus/flowers and has the acidity to go great with fatty seafood/crab legs. My biggest problem with holding on the shipping until after summer is now it's sold out...did not buy enough

Edit: was bummed the Juslyn seemed heavy and tiring to drink.

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kylemittskus


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Something Italian to go with pizza.

Edit: it's going to be 2007 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio Toscana IGT

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kylemittskus


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Oops.

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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:Something Italian to go with pizza.

Edit: it's going to be 2007 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio Toscana IGT



Impeccable taste you have there my friend.

Yea i'm really bored at work today

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2008 Iron Horse Estate Pinor Noir, with snapper Veracruz. Not quite a perfect pairing, but both were so wonderful that it didn't matter.

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losthighwayz


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2011 Curtis Rose, Heritage Series (54 mourvedre, 25 syrah, 21 Grenache). We've never had a Curtis wine we did not like!

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losthighwayz


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tytiger58 wrote:I liked it a lot, especially for the price! Nice nose of lemon citrus/flowers and has the acidity to go great with fatty seafood/crab legs. My biggest problem with holding on the shipping until after summer is now it's sold out...did not buy enough

Edit: was bummed the Juslyn seemed heavy and tiring to drink.



Sold out on WL? Agree, great crisp white for the price! Wish I had stocked up for summer!

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tytiger58


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Finishing off the 2011 Lorton Torrontes with grilled chicken and really enjoying it..I don't drink enough white.

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rjquillin


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Slumming it with Don & Sons Project Paso.
I'll gladly pay you Wednesday for a Tuesday Red on a Monday.

This one has one of those trick Zork closures better taken to the beach, were is legal in CA, or on a camping trip.

CT

tytiger58


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rjquillin wrote:Slumming it with Don & Sons Project Paso.
I'll gladly pay you Wednesday for a Tuesday Red on a Monday.

This one has one of those trick Zork closures better taken to the beach, were is legal in CA, or on a camping trip.



I'm pretty sure i didn't understand a word you said

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:I'm pretty sure i didn't understand a word you said



+infinity.

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rjquillin


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tytiger58 wrote:I'm pretty sure i didn't understand a word you said

Don & Son's from the mixed lot the end of November. Zork is a peel off "synthetic cork"
All the rest is the wine babbling, move along, nothing to hear here.

CT

losthighwayz


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R merlo syrah.

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tytiger58


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losthighwayz wrote:R merlo syrah.



Ha.. great minds think alike!

2005 R. Merlo Syrah although mine badly corked soooo moving on to a 2013 pepsi, nice sugar rush.

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rjquillin


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tytiger58 wrote:Ha.. great minds think alike!

2005 R. Merlo Syrah although mine badly corked soooo moving on to a 2013 pepsi, nice sugar rush.

I do ~not~ need to hear this...


CT

rjquillin


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trifecta wrote:How did this turn out? I have a couple of those I have been waiting to open. Still have some life left?



Working on the '03 Moon Mountain CS I opened the other evening and capped with Ar; tonight with pot roast, smashed taters, mushroom gravy, roasted green beans with grape tomatoes and pine nuts, and spiced beets.

This is not a '97 Ardente for $20 or $22, it's MM for $9. This must have been well filtered, as it is throwing no sediment, nothing. Clear garnet in color, with just a tinge of bricking. This is tasting like an aging cab, albeit a rather simple one. Labeled 13.8% ABV, there is no heat. There is still some fruit, but also leather, to me well integrated with mild tannins and a medium finish. I'm finding I prefer aged cabs, even if I can't afford them. If I could pick up a case at this price I'd not hesitate. For me, it's got a few years left. YMMV.



CT

andreaserben


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losthighwayz wrote:R merlo syrah.



Same here! Liked the McClean Syrah better though in direct comparison.

UBlink


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Ty Caton 2005 Field Blend Red. Still very nice, lots of fruit.

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kylemittskus


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2010 Michel Gassier Cercius CdR

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tytiger58


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2009 C. Donatiello Maddies Pinot

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losthighwayz


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tytiger58 wrote:2009 C. Donatiello Maddies Pinot



Awesome pinot! Ive enjoyed every donatello pinot ive had. Great expression of quality RRV pinots

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losthighwayz


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Skrew Kappa Napa Merlot.

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bkarlan


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2004 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Duo with some homemade lasagna.

So far I am not impressed and a bit bummed. It was from straight from the bottle. I will let another glass sit for awhile and the rest of the bottle will stay until tomorrow. Hopefully things will open up with time.

A lover of Italian wines and this one is making me sad. It has some glowing reviews on CT, however I know all about CT.

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2005 Guy Drew meritage. Colorado wine. Damn fine Colorado wine, surprisingly enough.

bkarlan


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bkarlan wrote:2004 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Duo with some homemade lasagna.

So far I am not impressed and a bit bummed. It was from straight from the bottle. I will let another glass sit for awhile and the rest of the bottle will stay until tomorrow. Hopefully things will open up with time.

A lover of Italian wines and this one is making me sad. It has some glowing reviews on CT, however I know all about CT.



3 hrs later and there is more fruit, but still lacking. Here's to hoping tomorrow brings better flavor

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jmdavidson


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Peter Weillington's The Duke with Mandarin Beef (spicy). This really works together.

cortot20


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05' twisted oak Viognier

1/24/2013
Color is reminiscent of apple juice, nose is all Carmel and no fruit. On the tongue it is rather heavy with lots of Carmel in the finish. Not good at 8 years old.

CT

kylemittskus


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Something to go along with spicy wanton soup. Probably another 2011 Trader Joe's Petit Reserve (Castoro Cellars) Viogner.

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cortot20


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Probably the Taft street 10' Sonoma rose of Pinot
With chicken parmigiana

CT

slm9951


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kylemittskus wrote:Something to go along with spicy wanton soup. Probably another 2011 Trader Joe's Petit Reserve (Castoro Cellars) Viogner.



Did you ever try the Honey Moon Viognier at Trader Joes? It was recomended by someone on the boards. I don't live near a Trader Joes but will try this next time I am near one. Would love your input.

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slm9951 wrote:Did you ever try the Honey Moon Viognier at Trader Joes? It was recomended by someone on the boards. I don't live near a Trader Joes but will try this next time I am near one. Would love your input.



I haven't tried that one. I can tell you that for $7, the one I'm drinking is an easy, easy buy. If I see the Honey Moon next week when I go grocery shopping, I'll pick it up and post it here.

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kylemittskus wrote:I haven't tried that one. I can tell you that for $7, the one I'm drinking is an easy, easy buy. If I see the Honey Moon next week when I go grocery shopping, I'll pick it up and post it here.



Geez that's great! I can recomend a spicy red called Cocobon. I am a Zin lover, but this wine is 6.99 at Trader Joes and I love it just for plain old drinking while waiting for the hubby to come in for dinner during the week.