cortot20


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slm9951 wrote: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.



i disagree on the cocobon. did not like it at all.

kyle, the petit reserve viognier is substantially better than the honey moon. the honeymoon is awesome in a peach sangria though.

CT

otolith


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It'll be water this weekend.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2007 Kuleto Native Sons Cab with Morton's

"The older I get the better I was"

losthighwayz


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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.



Had this last week and was not my cup of tea. Could not finish the bottle.

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kylemittskus


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Moved onto the last of my Zaya rum.

"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


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Tonight my brother is in town so it's celebration time,
BBQ chicken with a whole bunch of sides and the following wines
10' Tjs (Castoro cellars) petit reserve Viognier
10' municipal winemakers Santa Barbara county bright red
10' Ty caton Sonoma county Ty's red

CT

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2010 Lang Zin....

"The older I get the better I was"

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz
cortot20 wrote:Tonight my brother is in town so it's celebration time,
BBQ chicken with a whole bunch of sides and the following wines
10' Tjs (Castoro cellars) petit reserve Viognier
10' municipal winemakers Santa Barbara county bright red
10' Ty caton Sonoma county Ty's red



Hows the municipal red? Ill be at sb vintners fest in april and have heard good thkngs about them

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tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2006 Au Bon Climat Nielsen vineyard pinot.

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

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otolith


quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith

Some of you guys give the impression that you drink a lot!

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

Itwdswafo


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Itwdswafo

2003 Twisted Oak Syrah

karenhynes


quality posts: 10 Private Messages karenhynes

2005 Chateau Thomas Laurent Grand Vin de Bordeaux

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 6

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20
losthighwayz wrote:Hows the municipal red? Ill be at sb vintners fest in april and have heard good thkngs about them



Wines are great. There are all young and fruit forward though. This particular wine was in bottle for a year + and was still quite tart.
I am always impressed by their whole lineup year after year for the price. The youthfulness of his releases are in part due to the wineries small production and relative popularity. He simply doesn't make enough, so his vintages get released earlier year after year so the winery has product to sell. All his wines for sale today are reds from 2010 and 11'.

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 137 Private Messages cortot20
Itwdswafo wrote:2003 Twisted Oak Syrah



I have the 03' tanner vineyard Syrah. Is this the same bottle? If so, what did you think?

CT

Itwdswafo


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cortot20 wrote:I have the 03' tanner vineyard Syrah. Is this the same bottle? If so, what did you think?



It's the Ferrier Vineyard. Pop and pour through a Vinturi and into a decanter. Scent of leather and tobacco, started out a little tight, but seemed to open a little over the two hour period I drank it. A lot of sediment (cork broke too which didn't help). A nice complex wine that would probably do well with another 2-3 years on the shelf. Not as fruit forward as I typically like them to be though, I enjoyed the Syrah from Wellington I had last week much more.

Itwdswafo


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Itwdswafo

Moving into a 2004 Sierra Foothills Twisted Oak Marsanne.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

2007 Domaine Le Couroulu Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes

with bacon burgers and sweet potato fries.

Tyger, one of these is coming your away along with some other goodies from Italy.

"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: 137 Private Messages cortot20
Itwdswafo wrote:Moving into a 2004 Sierra Foothills Twisted Oak Marsanne.



I had a couple of his library whites over the last few weeks and found them interesting but not particularly enjoyable. What did you think?

CT

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:2007 Domaine Le Couroulu Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes

with bacon burgers and sweet potato fries.

Tyger, one of these is coming your away along with some other goodies from Italy.





And i sure hope you share that Halcon mag with me when you open it in 30 years..."rolling eyes"

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

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




losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2008 Dutcher Crossing Chardonnay paired with truffle buttered salmon, wild rice, and brussel sprouts

"The older I get the better I was"

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
tytiger58 wrote:

And i sure hope you share that Halcon mag with me when you open it in 30 years..."rolling eyes"



I'm thinking like 20.

"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

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

2007 Lance & Windmill Petite Syraaahhh.

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

2008 Vino Noceto Nutz! Found this at a random wine store in Tucson and had to sample it. Delightful...probably one of the best $8 bottles of wine I've ever had. Yes, better than the Duke, but not by a whole lot.

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

rjquillin


quality posts: 171 Private Messages rjquillin

2002 Suncé Meritage
Glad I've got a couple more of these.

On to some Nectar D'or and crème brûlée.

CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 171 Private Messages rjquillin
kylemittskus wrote:I'm thinking like 20.


You get that mag vertical too?
30 years; hope I'm still above the turf line in 20.

CT

rjquillin


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klezman wrote:2008 Vino Noceto Nutz! Found this at a random wine store in Tucson and had to sample it. Delightful...probably one of the best $8 bottles of wine I've ever had. Yes, better than the Duke, but not by a whole lot.

Tuscon, you're in Tuscon?

CT

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

1990 Château Lafite Rothschild, and a 2002 Shafer Cab Stags Leap (I think) amongst other impressive wines. I lucked out and got seated next to some people with very extensive wine collections. Both were delicious, but I'm not impressed with the QPR

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

trifecta


quality posts: 72 Private Messages trifecta

2006 Hawley Merlot
2007 Tallulah LTV Blend

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman
rjquillin wrote:Tuscon, you're in Tuscon?



Got it when we were there for xmas.

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

otolith


quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith
redwinefan wrote:1990 Château Lafite Rothschild, and a 2002 Shafer Cab Stags Leap (I think) amongst other impressive wines. I lucked out and got seated next to some people with very extensive wine collections. Both were delicious, but I'm not impressed with the QPR



Awesome! Where were you?

A 1999 Shafer Hillside Select is one of my "aha" wines.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
rjquillin wrote:You get that mag vertical too?
30 years; hope I'm still above the turf line in 20.



Wish I had, but I had to draw the line. My mag is a 2009 from pre-release.

"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

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan
otolith wrote:Awesome! Where were you?

A 1999 Shafer Hillside Select is one of my "aha" wines.



We had a "Somms Under Fire" event in Austin, and I shared a table with other people who have wine lockers where I store my wine. They were nice enough to sneak in some amazing bottles from their collections for us to share at the table.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2009 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas

This has gained a little weight and pepper since I last tried it

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

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




losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2007 Lang Syrah. Just realized tht my problem is that I drink them as Soon as I get them!

"The older I get the better I was"

rjquillin


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tytiger58 wrote:2009 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas

This has gained a little weight and pepper since I last tried it

So, how long do I need to forget that I have these?
Well, on the way..

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
rjquillin wrote:So, how long do I need to forget that I have these?
Well, on the way..



I like young and old wines and IMHO this wine is beautifully balanced but I don't know the first thing about how wines will age but I will drink a couple/few every year until there gone to see how they progress but really I think these will last a looooong time.

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

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kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

Opened 2009 Scott Harvey Old Vine Reserve Zin for SWMBO.

I drank Russian River Brewery Pliny the Elder and Consecration.

"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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2006 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard Dundee Hills

And am going to try Wellington 2010 Vinito Del Finito can't wait!

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

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redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

Burgess 2007 Napa Syrah. Nice QPR off WTSO for around $12.99.

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz
redwinefan wrote:Burgess 2007 Napa Syrah. Nice QPR off WTSO for around $12.99.



Up there with tallulah syrah QPR off WTSO?

"The older I get the better I was"