tytiger58


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2011 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard

Dammit I should have bought more of these on BD

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moondigger


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Prunotto 2011 Fiulot Barbera D'Asti

bsevern


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tytiger58 wrote:2011 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard

Dammit I should have bought more of these on BD



You know that's not a cab right ?

tytiger58


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bsevern wrote:You know that's not a cab right ?



?????? Do I look like Fred????

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:2011 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard

Dammit I should have bought more of these on BD



A) already?!?! B) I was afraid we'd have that reaction.

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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:A) already?!?! B) I was afraid we'd have that reaction.



A) well you should know me..

B) me too

C) now i'm locked and loaded for the next deal!

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trifecta


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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 liked the minerality of the 2003. Definitely better than the 2004 I tried at bsev's on that front. It had really nice acidity which went great with pistachio crusted cod. I have had a couple $15 Burgs in the last week and would say this was better, but by a shade.

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tytiger58 wrote:2011 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo Vineyard

Dammit I should have bought more of these on BD



Yeah, is that even ready yet?! Tasting notes?

Tonight it's another bottle from the 2000 Maconnais sampler pack - this one is Macon Villages. Doing better than the Beaujolais Blanc from last night. Less oxidized, more interesting flavours and a short but killer finish of caramel.

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tytiger58


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klezman wrote:Yeah, is that even ready yet?! Tasting notes?

Tonight it's another bottle from the 2000 Maconnais sampler pack - this one is Macon Villages. Doing better than the Beaujolais Blanc from last night. Less oxidized, more interesting flavours and a short but killer finish of caramel.



Well it was brutally young and very tasty, has some lively red fruits good acid and some mushroom-y spicy earth, I think it will have a long life. I would not touch another for a few years but glad I did

Edit: It was also really good with herb roasted chicken.

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cmaldoon


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Wine Smith 2004 faux Chablis

Color: a deep golden hue, very pretty, darker than most whites. Still the barest tinge of green. Perfect clarity

Nose: apple, lemon, mango and banana. Perhaps some butteriness in the banana. It ends with some expected minerality, the same smell as the whiskey stones I own.

Palate: balanced, full, savory. This wine is both weighty (darker flavors than expected) and light (good acidity) the flavors are of lemon(just a hint), baked pineapple, and a hint of soy.

Overall: this is a pretty damned fantastic bottle, I'm not a huge fan of whites but this one strikes all the right chords. It didn't have as much minerality as I expected but had significant weight without being in your face oaky (or oaky at all)

I hope that my bottle of 2003 was off and that the whole rest of my case is like this one!!!

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2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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tytiger58


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cmaldoon wrote:Wine Smith 2004 faux Chablis

Color: a deep golden hue, very pretty, darker than most whites. Still the barest tinge of green. Perfect clarity

Nose: apple, lemon, mango and banana. Perhaps some butteriness in the banana. It ends with some expected minerality, the same smell as the whiskey stones I own.

Palate: balanced, full, savory. This wine is both weighty (darker flavors than expected) and light (good acidity) the flavors are of lemon(just a hint), baked pineapple, and a hint of soy.

Overall: this is a pretty damned fantastic bottle, I'm not a huge fan of whites but this one strikes all the right chords. It didn't have as much minerality as I expected but had significant weight without being in your face oaky (or oaky at all)

I hope that my bottle of 2003 was off and that the whole rest of my case is like this one!!!



So you had a not so good 03 too?

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kylemittskus


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N.V. Emilio Hidalgo Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Cream "Morenita"

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mommadeb1


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homemade sangria

trifecta


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tytiger58 wrote:So you had a not so good 03 too?



I had an '04 not so great, but the '03 I had was quite good. Bottle variation?

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Enjoying a bottle of 2007 Regusci Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District tonight

cmaldoon


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tytiger58 wrote:So you had a not so good 03 too?



Yep, spot on to your review (mine is posted here a few pages back). It wasn't bad, just no better than a $15 French white burgundy

This one was fantastic though

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cmaldoon


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trifecta wrote:I had an '04 not so great, but the '03 I had was quite good. Bottle variation?



I'm thinking likely. I'll know once I open another 03 and find it to be great

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cmaldoon


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kylemittskus wrote:N.V. Emilio Hidalgo Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Cream "Morenita"



I hope that's an after dinner sipper as opposed to your drink with meal

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kylemittskus


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cmaldoon wrote:I hope that's an after dinner sipper as opposed to your drink with meal



It is, but now I'm wondering if people do pair sherry with food and if so, what kind.

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cmaldoon


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kylemittskus wrote:It is, but now I'm wondering if people do pair sherry with food and if so, what kind.



Sherry makes a tasty addition to split pea soup I know...

Sherry with a meal would almost have to be a dry sherry rather than a sweet/cream sherry

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rjquillin


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cmaldoon wrote:Sherry makes a tasty addition to split pea soup I know...

Onion soup as well...

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Finished the 2007 Tallulah Les Trois Voix that I opened last night. Started a 2003 Tinto Figuero Ribera Del Duero.

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2011 Rock Hollow SB made by Curtis Winery in SYV. Great QPR as are all their wines! Hit 'em up, Neil!

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kylemittskus


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rjquillin wrote:Onion soup as well...



Dry or sweet/cream sherry?

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rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:Dry or sweet/cream sherry?

I think dry is called for, but last time all I had was some old cheap sweet, and it actually worked pretty well. Added a dimension and bit of sweetness that normally isn't present. I think I used some over-the-hill mead once too, that had just been open too long, before Ar.

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tytiger58


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rjquillin wrote:Onion soup as well...



Try it in New England Clam Chowder..so good you will tell your kids about it

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kylemittskus


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Tonight, we'll be opening the 2011 Halćon Prado we forgot to bring with us Monday night.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

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rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:Tonight, we'll be opening the 2011 Halćon Prado we forgot to bring with us Monday night.

If you're pulling a cork on that, I trust you are feeling better.
You were missed.

CT

kylemittskus


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rjquillin wrote:If you're pulling a cork on that, I trust you are feeling better.
You were missed.



Thanks. Next one, I will not miss (hopefully). I'm watching the thread for a solid date.

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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:Thanks. Next one, I will not miss (hopefully). I'm watching the thread for a solid date.



Wait?? you weren't there I hadn't noticed

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:Wait?? you weren't there I hadn't noticed



Who took my place as the a-hole?!

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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:Who took my place as the a-hole?!



That'd be me

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2nd half of 10' Scott Harvey old vine reserve zin with tempura chicken and pot stickers

Wife opened the 10' miner Simpson vineyard Viognier

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tytiger58


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2005 Philip Shaw Pinot Noir No. 8 boy you win some and lose some...down the drain

2007 Torii Mor Pinot Noir Reserve Deux Verres much much better!

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kylemittskus


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kylemittskus wrote:Tonight, we'll be opening the 2011 Halćon Prado we forgot to bring with us Monday night.



Fridge temp: lots of fruits on the nose. Tropical fruits like pineapple, some lemon maybe. The palate follows suit. This is an aggressive white. There's a very aggressive zippiness that is a mix of both acid and minerality, I think.

As the wine warms, the flavors become more obvious (as expected). There's just a hint of butter that comes across as a shortbread cookie (really weird, I know). The wine smells like rocks and fruit and there's almost a salinity to the nose.

I recently read a discussion about white wine and the price/quality ratio once you go above a certain dollar amount. At $20, this white is insane QPR. I think that this wine is going to be really awesome this summer, but I'm tempted to think it's going to get better in another year. (91 pts.)

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rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:(91 pts.)


What have we here..?!
Worthless ASCII?

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klezman


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I think Kyle is just mocking all those number counters

Tonight I opened a Keating 2007 Rockpile Petite Sirah. Doing quite well, actually. Obviously still quite tannic, but the fruit is fresh and perfectly ripe. Great acid and balance. Too bad we're not likely to see him on woot again.

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kylemittskus


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rjquillin wrote:What have we here..?!
Worthless ASCII?



My points make perfect sense to me. I know tyger's palate pretty well. I think I understand klez's. RPM's I know. Random critics? Meh.

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2009 Wine Garage The Mechanic CS, Napa. Another surprising find from the WG. Really starting to come into it's own after a year in the bottle. Will have to hold on to the rest.

tytiger58


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rjquillin wrote:What have we here..?!
Worthless ASCII?



Well I think points matter when you know someone's palate. And I think I know Kyle's palate so this is especially hard to take because I agreed to only take two of these instead of 3..arrgghh.

And when you say salinity in a white my mouth starts to water..man I love that! arrgghh

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

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