mommadeb1


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Slow Paseo a spanish red wine ..recommended by a Trader Joe wine guy.....

mbuffy


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2001 Monti Barolo Bussia

Roughly 3.8 on my 5 point scale.

jmdavidson


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2004 Hunt Cellars Red Velvet.

UBlink


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2011 Laurenz Singing Grüner Veltliner. Very nice with some fresh halibut. Without intending to, the lovely Mrs. Blink and I killed the bottle.

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MarkDaSpark


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Talisker Single Malt Scotch from the Isle of Skye!! Smooth ....


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funbunny


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Domaine Carneros Brut and Sushi.

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rjquillin


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jmdavidson wrote:2004 Hunt Cellars Red Velvet.

Can you generalize on the Hunt's? I've got a couple '02 CS Cab-Ovation's I may need to consider pulling a cork on.

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klezman


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mommadeb1 wrote:red or white?



Red. Thought the reveal would have happened already, but I guess it's another night.

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jmdavidson


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rjquillin wrote:Can you generalize on the Hunt's? I've got a couple '02 CS Cab-Ovation's I may need to consider pulling a cork on.



Also have and have had the '02 Cab-O-vations. Delicious. Good fruit. A little oak. Drinking very well now, but...They might be ending their potential. Both bottles I have had I did not finish on the first day, so I capped them and drank on the second day. Both seemed to have oxidized some by the second day. Not sure if that is a sign or not.

mommadeb1


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klezman wrote:Red. Thought the reveal would have happened already, but I guess it's another night.



hmmmmm

ajrod27


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jmdavidson wrote:I had the 05 last night. How was the 09?



It's doing very well. Ripe flavors of bramble, plum, black cherry, blackberry, toasted oak and earth. Good acidity and soft-moderate tannin. Not a very complex wine but it went very well with food. I think this will continue to drink well for a few more years.

ajrod27


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For tonight, 2003 L'Uvaggio di Giacomo il Lupo (Napa Barbera/Nebbiolo), with leg of lamb, redskin potatoes and asparagus.

moondigger


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2011 Crane Lake Petite Sirah. A "bargain" at a local wine discounter -- a Petite Sirah for $4.88. What the heck, I'll give it a try.

Unfortunately, it's the definition of plonk. Secondary fermentation made it fizzy. After some time in the glass, and then pouring it through a Vinturi twice, and then some swirling, it was still slightly fizzy. I ended up pouring some into another wine bottle, re-corking, and shaking it. Finally, all the fizz is gone. What's left has mild aromas of grapes and blueberries, a simple fruit flavor on the palate that I can't quite place, and a very short finish of weak tannin and alcohol. 20 minutes later, the tannin is even hard to detect.

Oh well... learning experience, I guess.

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2007 Sabor Real Toro Crianza. For me it was good, but maybe a little to big for my tastes... Had trouble finishing a second glass....but at least it had a nice long finish.... Decent deal for $12 at my local store.

cortot20


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A boat load of zins. Thanks to all that provided.

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tdedek


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Had some 'budget' Bordeaux last night, bringing a backup bottle to the restaurant in case it didn't deliver. 1989 Cantemerle. Both bottle and cork were in great condition and it showed really well. Vibrant red fruit, even picked up a little strawberry. Wonderful nose of earth, cedar, and leather along with a slight funk that blew off quickly. Doesn't seem to be slowing down, though I don't think there is any upside left. Kristin loved it and was enthusiastic about it in a new way, could it have been her 'aha' moment? My wife has been gravitating to wine more and more lately - she may have caught the bug. Uh oh.

Great dinner out at Culinariane!

kylemittskus


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2005 Patrick Lesec Rubis CdP

2007 Wellington Merlot if we go through the CdP

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jmdavidson


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2003 Salexis Merlot.

moondigger


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jdhart306 wrote:2007 Sabor Real Toro Crianza. For me it was good, but maybe a little to big for my tastes... Had trouble finishing a second glass....but at least it had a nice long finish.... Decent deal for $12 at my local store.


I tried the same wine a couple weeks ago... $10 at my local discounter. I didn't take any tasting notes, but thought it was pretty good for the price. That said, I'm not buying more. My reasoning is that there are lots of wines to try; there's little point in buying more of the same thing unless it really grabs me.

neilfindswine


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NV Torre Oria Cava Brut & 09 Turley Juvenille Zin.

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klezman


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Leftover Chiarello 2000 Zin courtesy of Sparky.

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kylemittskus


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2009 Château Gigognan Côtes du Rhône Villages Bois des Moines -- corked

2009 Kermit Lynch Cypress CdR -- meh.

With Chinese food for dinner: 2011 Halcon Prado

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kylemittskus


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neilfindswine wrote:09 Turley Juvenille Zin.



I was not a fan of this wine at all.

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otolith


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kylemittskus wrote:I was not a fan of this wine at all.



I had low expectations for it, but recall liking it.

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tytiger58


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2003 Wine Smith Napa Valley Chardonnay

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losthighwayz


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2limes, milagro white tequila, cointreau...Alaskan White Ale to finish off.

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klezman


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P Ferraud & Fils 2000 Beaujolais Blanc. Pretty oxidized, but actually still enjoyable. Loads of apple.

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sdilullo


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2008 Jason Stephens Winery Zinfandel Estate with meatloaf.

It was... not nearly as good as the three bottles we had last year. Seemed much sweeter.

Sure hope it's just an off bottle!

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ajrod27


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tytiger58 wrote:2003 Wine Smith Napa Valley Chardonnay



Thoughts?

tytiger58


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ajrod27 wrote:Thoughts?



It has a little bit of the salinity and minerals that I like in white burgs but not enough and not much else, tasted to me like a $15 white burg. Sorry just my opinion.

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otolith wrote:I had low expectations for it, but recall liking it.



I liked it.... I had a mushroom stuffed pork tenderloin going, and was the only one drinking wine (believe it or not SWMBO doesn't drink wine) and I thought I'd give it a try. It worked with the pork- good fruit with some substance; def oak influence; almost a little sweet... and again, good with the food. Kyle, why didn't it work for you?

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tytiger58 wrote:It has a little bit of the salinity and minerals that I like in white burgs but not enough and not much else, tasted to me like a $15 white burg. Sorry just my opinion.



I opened a bottle of the 2004 a couple weeks ago, I wanted to like it, but in the end I wasn't crazy about it. The next bottle I'll have with food, perhaps it'll help.

losthighwayz


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tytiger58 wrote:It has a little bit of the salinity and minerals that I like in white burgs but not enough and not much else, tasted to me like a $15 white burg. Sorry just my opinion.



I'll still take two if we both make it to the SoCal gathering in Lakewood

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loveladyelectric


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kylemittskus wrote:With Chinese food for dinner: 2011 Halcon Prado



Good? How does it compare to the good Paso Robles white Rhone blends?

tytiger58


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losthighwayz wrote:I'll still take two if we both make it to the SoCal gathering in Lakewood



Deal!

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kylemittskus


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loveladyelectric wrote:Good? How does it compare to the good Paso Robles white Rhone blends?



I forgot the bottle at home.

I'll open it later this week because I'm dying to try one.

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tdedek


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kylemittskus wrote:I forgot the bottle at home.

I'll open it later this week because I'm dying to try one.



Please share once you do! I have some of this along with some more Alturas on the way.

jmdavidson


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kylemittskus wrote:

With Chinese food for dinner: 2011 Halcon Prado



Currently for sale on Last Bottle for $24.

kylemittskus


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jmdavidson wrote:Currently for sale on Last Bottle for $24.



$4 more than I paid but I bought a case with tyger.

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jmdavidson


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kylemittskus wrote:$4 more than I paid but I bought a case with tyger.



Yes. The Pre-release price was probably $20 @ if you bought a case. Now, per their website, it's $25 @ if you buy a case. So the LB price is pretty good. Free shipping with 4.