klezman


quality posts: 131 Private Messages klezman

Well, here's hoping I enjoy the Crusher when I get it!

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

ajrod27


quality posts: 41 Private Messages ajrod27

With concern about The Crush Orange, I also opened a bottle of the 2011 tonight. I was not disappointed.

This bottle has been sitting in my closet since shipment. Temperature is ~58F.

PnP
Color: Deep straw to golden, tinge of orange.

Nose: Tropical fruits (mango, lychee), tangerine and creme brulee. It's very aromatic

Palate: Medium bodied. Tangerine and sweet spice. I would guess that there is a touch of RS in there

Finish: Medium finish (20-30 seconds) of tangerine zest and toastiness.

As it's been in my glass for about 30 minutes, the aromatic intensity is getting even stronger. I can pick up scents with the glass near my chest! Banana is coming through on the nose and it's also gaining more body. Good acidity, soft tannin, complex flavor; drinking well now. I will likely drink a second bottle soon instead of aging.

cortot20


quality posts: 163 Private Messages cortot20

Sam Adams maple pecan porter. Pretty yummy.

CT

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
ajrod27 wrote:With concern about The Crush Orange, I also opened a bottle of the 2011 tonight. I was not disappointed.



Dang-it. Why didn't MINE taste like that! Geez, I'll have to open another soon and report the flawed one.

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

ajrod27


quality posts: 41 Private Messages ajrod27
cmaldoon wrote:Dang-it. Why didn't MINE taste like that! Geez, I'll have to open another soon and report the flawed one.



I'm kicking myself for splitting the order with bsevern. Actually, his bottles are still in my closet, not sure if he'll ever see them...

Jk bsevern. Unfortunately, I'm a man of my word.

beefytaco


quality posts: 7 Private Messages beefytaco

Last night I found a nondescript 2009 gamay from Cote Roannaise hidden on a shelf.
Acidity and fruit fading a bit, but it was still juicy, gulp-able, and fun. At 11% alc, perhaps it was a bit too gulpable

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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.

loveladyelectric


quality posts: 23 Private Messages loveladyelectric

Something cheap. A local happy hour is invading the wine bar my locker is in.

joelsisk


quality posts: 10 Private Messages joelsisk

had the Ardente 2001 over the past couple nights. Very nice. Was definitely better the first night after an hour. Was still enjoyable the second, but starting to fall apart.

Tonight, 2007 The Duke with a baked pasta.

cortot20


quality posts: 163 Private Messages cortot20

Schug 09' Pinot noir carneros
With Kung Pao chicken and rice.

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

Lunchtime..2000 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Crianza Viña Tondonia

Wow is this interesting great wine. Rose that is not released for 10 years.

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


quality posts: 189 Private Messages rjquillin

I'm thinking, P.S.omething or other will be in the stars.

CT

neilfindswine


quality posts: 173 Private Messages neilfindswine

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rjquillin wrote:I'm thinking, P.S.omething or other will be in the stars.



me too....

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

cortot20


quality posts: 163 Private Messages cortot20

Leftovers.

CT

texacaliali


quality posts: 137 Private Messages texacaliali

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my last Friday night of drinking for 8 weeks...

2012 Farmer's Jane Rose - Equal parts Grenache and Cinsault Made by my friend Angela who makes Grace Grenache. Will go perfect with pulled pork leftovers.

The will likely have a glass of 2011 Kalinda Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir we opened last night - a very delicious bargin.

WineDavid was my Boss!

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316

Popped a bottle Hahn Cab Franc to end yet another long week. I know this is supposed to be more a food friendly wine, but its still pretty good just to sip under such circumstances.

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
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tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
texacaliali wrote:my last Friday night of drinking for 8 weeks...

2012 Farmer's Jane Rose - Equal parts Grenache and Cinsault Made by my friend Angela who makes Grace Grenache. Will go perfect with pulled pork leftovers.

The will likely have a glass of 2011 Kalinda Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir we opened last night - a very delicious bargin.



Ohh thanks for reminding me,she was going to send me 3 bottles to try in January she must have forget. Then again so did I Must email

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: 63 Private Messages losthighwayz

2009 buttonwood merlot...2005 azienda orlando abrigo montersino barbaresco decanting

"The older I get the better I was"

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2007 Falesco Marciliano Umbria IGT

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

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




tdedek


quality posts: 4 Private Messages tdedek
tytiger58 wrote:2007 Falesco Marciliano Umbria IGT



How was it? I have one of these and have been kicking myself for not getting more - should I be?

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
tdedek wrote:How was it? I have one of these and have been kicking myself for not getting more - should I be?



Yup kick away really good stuff!

Although I think I liked the 05 just a hair better but that does not take away from this wine at all.

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

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




cortot20


quality posts: 163 Private Messages cortot20

12' Robert hall rose de Robles with shrimp scampi.

CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 189 Private Messages rjquillin
North316 wrote:Popped a bottle Hahn Cab Franc to end yet another long week. I know this is supposed to be more a food friendly wine, but its still pretty good just to sip under such circumstances.


Absolutely concur.

CT

neilfindswine


quality posts: 173 Private Messages neilfindswine

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'07 Buena Vista Carneros Pinot, Ramal Vineyard (thanks BSevern!). Sometimes, Carneros Pinot is just what the doctor ordered.

Inviting nose of sweet, fresh strawberries with some spicy mushroom notes. Flavors of raspberry, and smokey, sweet baking spice. Nice body, nice finish, nice wine.

I may have to ride my bike past this vineyard in the AM to honor this one.

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redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan
neilfindswine wrote:'07 Buena Vista Carneros Pinot, Ramal Vineyard (thanks BSevern!). Sometimes, Carneros Pinot is just what the doctor ordered.

Inviting nose of sweet, fresh strawberries with some spicy mushroom notes. Flavors of raspberry, and smokey, sweet baking spice. Nice body, nice finish, nice wine.

I may have to ride my bike past this vineyard in the AM to honor this one.



Nice wine, especially if you can nab it for $15.

I'm drinking some left over Tercero Cuvee Christie tonight.

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

jmdavidson


quality posts: 59 Private Messages jmdavidson
tdedek wrote:How was it? I have one of these and have been kicking myself for not getting more - should I be?



Depends on if you like cab's from Italy. I thought this was a nice one. Reasonable price off of Cindy, but there is none left.

Tonight's wine: 2008 Va Piano Cabernet Sauvignon. Full of currant and dark chocolate.

tdedek


quality posts: 4 Private Messages tdedek
tytiger58 wrote:Yup kick away really good stuff!

Although I think I liked the 05 just a hair better but that does not take away from this wine at all.



Ill probably go ahead and drink up. I've been curious for awhile, just starting to explore Italian wines. I've really been enjoying them

cortot20


quality posts: 163 Private Messages cortot20

Tonight
2007 Viña Eguía Rioja Reserva with braised pork chops garlic and white beans and roasted asparagus.

CT

nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb

On tonights lineup:
-2011 Riesling from Clarksburg Wine Co
-2011 Napa Cabernet Sauv. Rose from Michael Mondavi
-2008 Napa Cabernet Sauv. from Wente

Neal K Bharadwaj

otolith


quality posts: 24 Private Messages otolith

'99 Rinaldi Barolo.
Delicious!

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

kylemittskus


quality posts: 234 Private Messages kylemittskus
otolith wrote:'99 Rinaldi Barolo.
Delicious!



NICE!!!

"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

otolith


quality posts: 24 Private Messages otolith
kylemittskus wrote:NICE!!!



I think I have to unsubscribe from garagiste. It's ridiculous the number of great wines he gets, as well as the number I buy.

Still have a 94 and another 99 waiting for another day.

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

klezman


quality posts: 131 Private Messages klezman
otolith wrote:I think I have to unsubscribe from garagiste. It's ridiculous the number of great wines he gets, as well as the number I buy.

Still have a 94 and another 99 waiting for another day.



How much were those from Garagiste? I'm becoming a fan of his, and we had 16 cases from him delivered to our office in the last couple months (none mine).

Tonight is Wellington 2002 Syrah with slow cooked back ribs.

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

joelsisk


quality posts: 10 Private Messages joelsisk

Hakushika Chokara sake

otolith


quality posts: 24 Private Messages otolith
klezman wrote:How much were those from Garagiste? I'm becoming a fan of his, and we had 16 cases from him delivered to our office in the last couple months (none mine).

Tonight is Wellington 2002 Syrah with slow cooked back ribs.

I believe it was around $125. I didn't realize it was such a highly rated wine.

I need to be careful when I order from him. It's easy to say 1 bottle here, 2 there, 3 for that, etc. Then, come spring or fall, there's a few cases that show up. Also, he has such a way with words. He's quite a salesman.

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

kylemittskus


quality posts: 234 Private Messages kylemittskus

Finishing up 2009 Tobin James Fat Boy Zin with a baguette and cheese for lunch. Fruit bomb city, but delicious.

"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

joelsisk


quality posts: 10 Private Messages joelsisk
kylemittskus wrote:Finishing up 2009 Tobin James Fat Boy Zin with a baguette and cheese for lunch. Fruit bomb city, but delicious.



working hard today, eh?

kylemittskus


quality posts: 234 Private Messages kylemittskus
joelsisk wrote:working hard today, eh?



The perks of being a stay at home dad...

"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


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2007 Bodegas Los Astrales Ribera del Duero Astrales

Beyond delicious!

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

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




joelsisk


quality posts: 10 Private Messages joelsisk

Woot Cellars Blitzen. It's a medium body, Ty Caton, red blend. Maybe not such a great choice with the fish fajitas I made. Tasty, and good QPR, but not stellar by any means.

jmdavidson


quality posts: 59 Private Messages jmdavidson

2007 Wellington CS. Nicely paired with grilled pork chops, mashed potatoes and salad.