moondigger


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chipgreen wrote:Try this


Broken link.

chipgreen


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2008 Scott Harvey Barbera Mountain Selection. This one never got offered to wine.woot because it was a WSJ wine club selection so not enough to go around.

chipgreen


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moondigger wrote:Broken link.


Oops, fixed it

funbunny


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ajrod27 wrote:Here are my CT notes:
This wine is very perfumed. Nose of tropical fruits, citrus blossoms, and pie crust. Color is of straw. Good acidity; seems to have a slight effervescence that dies quite quickly in the glass. Flavors of citrus and tropical fruits with a floral finish. Crisp and clean.

If I could add an addendum, I would note that, as the wine came closer to room temperature, citrus oil started showing on the palate. This is a well made Viognier, and I agree, Jon is a great guy! We tried what seemed like his entire lineup while at his tasting room with some woot folks; everything was well crafted and very expressive.



Thanks for the notes!

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

moondigger


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chipgreen wrote:Oops, fixed it


Ah, a vacu vin. I had one of those a few years ago. At times I was convinced it was helping, and at other times I thought it wasn't, compared to just using a regular stopper or re-corking. Then the pump broke and I didn't replace it. It might be worth trying again. I almost bit on the EZ Pump wine savers last Thursday, but then didn't. Maybe they'll come up in this woot off...

trifecta


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2011 Hawley Chardonnay and a red to yet be determined. Been craving the '97 Teldeschi Petite Sirah ever since ajrod27's review.

rjquillin


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moondigger wrote:Ah, a vacu vin. I had one of those a few years ago. At times I was convinced it was helping, and at other times I thought it wasn't, compared to just using a regular stopper or re-corking. Then the pump broke and I didn't replace it. It might be worth trying again. I almost bit on the EZ Pump wine savers last Thursday, but then didn't. Maybe they'll come up in this woot off...

That was one of my earlier stoppers as well. The recent ones up here I tested have superior performance characteristics.

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 233 Private Messages kylemittskus

2006 Kalyra Alvarelhão

Down the drain.

2005 Moon Mountain BDX Blend Estate Bottled

Down the drain.

Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or

"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

rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:2006 Kalyra Alvarelhão

Down the drain.

2005 Moon Mountain BDX Blend Estate Bottled

Down the drain.

Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or


Will never disappoint.

CT

karenhynes


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kylemittskus wrote:
Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or



Please do not pour the Nectar d'Or down the drain....

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

kylemittskus


quality posts: 233 Private Messages kylemittskus
karenhynes wrote:Please do not pour the Nectar d'Or down the drain....



Down my gullet it goes.

"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

karenhynes


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kylemittskus wrote:Down my gullet it goes.



+1

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

cmaldoon


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rjquillin wrote:That was one of my earlier stoppers as well. The recent ones up here I tested have superior performance characteristics.



I've gone to just opening a bottle, immediately pouring into a split, cork the split with the new cork (helps with identifying the bottle) and then tossing it into the fridge. This seems to work well as it minimizes the total oxygen exposure of the split. Additionally it limits me to 375 ml in a sitting.

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

moondigger


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cmaldoon wrote:I've gone to just opening a bottle, immediately pouring into a split, cork the split with the new cork (helps with identifying the bottle) and then tossing it into the fridge. This seems to work well as it minimizes the total oxygen exposure of the split. Additionally it limits me to 375 ml in a sitting.


That's not a bad idea. Now I have to get a split of... something, just to get the bottle. One could also use a vacu vin or similar device to further minimize the oxygen exposure.

joelsisk


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Woot Cellars Adequate Gift (2008)

Starting to really show its age well!

andreaserben


quality posts: 21 Private Messages andreaserben

Finished a bottle of "Starling Castle Riesling" that we still had (got as a gift) that was open for almost a year (in the fridge) - call it "spring cleaning". Now, it tasted pretty much the same as to when we opened it. Sugar water
http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=128923

I noticed some apple flavors (like very sweet apple juice) mixed with some citrus tart.

The bottle itself IS very pretty, but having been in the Mosel region myself, there are really good wines expressive of their terroir there - Starling Castle is not one of those.
It is a sweet-tooth pleaser.

klezman


quality posts: 130 Private Messages klezman

2009 Mario Lucchetti Lacrima di Morro d'Alba. Smells like Black Muscat and the finish is like Black Muscat, but without any sugar and a different flavour profile. I'm digging it. This one is from Garagiste.

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

tytiger58


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2008 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio one of the best $15 bottles ever..IMHO

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

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




avontron


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Today when I go home for lunch I'm pouring a bottle of the 2009 Mirage "Not Bad Fizzy Cab" into the decanter to have with dinner.

I've been very pleased with the case of fizzy cab I got. A few hours in a decanter and it is a very tasty, and unique tasting, cab. Can't beat the price either!

kylemittskus


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Chilling to have with salmon tonight:

2011 Don Sebastiani & Sons The Crusher Wilson Vineyard

"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

andreaserben


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2009 Martian Ranch Grenache
http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=1349509

Just opened - first sip, smoke is the prominent thing I get. Will see if it changes over time.
Worked out well since I was snacking smoked, roasted almonds.

Edit: day 2
Had roast lamb with German style red cabbage which I pimped up with cheap Cab.
smokiness went down significantly, was still there, and gave way to some spice, and more savory flavors. not very fruity.
I guess you can say 'it integrated'

on it's own it wasn't that great, but complemented the food very nicely. recommend for a heavy, hearty (but tasty) meal, such as mentioned lamb roast, with red cabbage (and dumplings btw)

Edit:
2/3 of a glass left on day 4. Smokiness has subsided, left with some undertones of savory Serrano ham or something along that line. Fruit notes coming out cautiously.

bsevern


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2004 WineSmith Napa Valley Faux Chablis, Student Vineyard, Napa Valley College.

Opened it last night. First taste wasn't good, but as it warmed up it opened up and was enjoyable. Not a lot of fruit left, but not bad. Will see how it changed tonight.

avontron


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kylemittskus wrote:2011 Don Sebastiani & Sons The Crusher Wilson Vineyard



I love this wine. I wish I had ordered the max last time it was offered. Same with the 2010 Big Guy White Wine

kylemittskus


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The last of my Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or. Ill likely be grabbing another bottle in the near future.

"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

kylemittskus


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2008 Page Cellars Preface (Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain)

"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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10' Scott Harvey old vine zin reserve with teriyaki chicken kabobs and rice.

Happy birthday scott

CT

karenhynes


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kylemittskus wrote:2008 Page Cellars Preface (Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain)



Please post notes!!

I think I have a bottle or 2 of the 2006 rolling around somewhere....

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

avontron


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Last night we opened a bottle of 2011 Bell Sauvignon Blanc and paired it with the Crab Cake recipe that the Bell Winery has listed on their website: http://bellwine.com/recipes/sb-crabcakes/

The Crab Cakes and the wine were both delicious!

cortot20


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cortot20 wrote:10' Scott Harvey old vine zin reserve with teriyaki chicken kabobs and rice.

Happy birthday scott



Change of plans. Steak and potatoes, now to find something a little more full bodied.
03' twisted oak tanner vineyard Syrah

CT

trifecta


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kylemittskus wrote:2008 Page Cellars Preface (Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain)



Nice. Ever since I tried the 06 I have been hunting Page on auction sites. Scored quite a few bottles.

kylemittskus


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trifecta wrote:Nice. Ever since I tried the 06 I have been hunting Page on auction sites. Scored quite a few bottles.



You may be able to get some on W.W. sometime soon.

"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

trifecta


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kylemittskus wrote:You may be able to get some on W.W. sometime soon.



I got the hint, it also has a brother

funbunny


quality posts: 26 Private Messages funbunny

08 Gazzi Pinot Noir.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

losthighwayz


quality posts: 63 Private Messages losthighwayz

2008 Wellington Zinfandel. Terrible. Green, tannic, no fruit. Could it be. In a dumb phase? Couldn't even drink it.

"The older I get the better I was"

jmdavidson


quality posts: 59 Private Messages jmdavidson

2005 McClean Estate Private Reserve Syrah, Paso Robles

rjquillin


quality posts: 189 Private Messages rjquillin

Needed some stuffs from Costco and went browsing.
Found a 2008 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon Oroppas in the bin with a bunch of '10's for $34. Not bad, but doesn't seem like a $34 bottle; guess I'm spoiled. Stylistically just a bit too fruit forward for me. I'll enjoy this one, but likely not get another.

On to some Peter Wellington 2002 Syrah; more my style.
Followed by what's left of some 2005 UAP old vine dessert and Candy Basket Truffles.

CT

tytiger58


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2009 Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage Les Hauts de Fief

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

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




kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:2009 Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage Les Hauts de Fief



Thoughts? I have 4 of 'em.

"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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kylemittskus wrote:Thoughts? I have 4 of 'em.



It's puckered up tight right now, but from what I remember this had fantastic fruit and balance when I last tried it. I will wait until next year for my last one.

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

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




kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:It's puckered up tight right now, but from what I remember this had fantastic fruit and balance when I last tried it. I will wait until next year for my last one.



So I shouldn't open mine for at least 3 years?

"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