dstearl


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2006 Hawley Merlot

Picked it up when I was out in California two weeks ago, what a great wine. Really sad to see he had to rip his estate merlot vines out. I think he has a few more vintages aging, but this is a well made wine.

What a great experience going out to his vineyard and meeting him and his family.

zenophile


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dstearl wrote:2006 Hawley Merlot

Picked it up when I was out in California two weeks ago, what a great wine. Really sad to see he had to rip his estate merlot vines out. I think he has a few more vintages aging, but this is a well made wine.

What a great experience going out to his vineyard and meeting him and his family.



What the Force? Why did he have to rip out his wonderful merlot vines?

zenophile


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karenhynes wrote:The Nectar d'Or is fabulous. I had a wee dram last night.

Grab a bottle of the Artein, if you can. It's excellent, too. ("an intriguing 15 Years Old Glenmorangie, extra
matured in 'Super Tuscan' wine casks")



Nectar d'or is lovely, as is cellar 13, an almost colourless Glenmorangie.

shared my first bottle of 1989 Corison cab this week with Klez and a couple of other wooters in LA

sdilullo


quality posts: 35 Private Messages sdilullo

2008 Gård Vintners Dry Riesling

Nice pairing with baked tilapia, redskin potatoes, and green beans!

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rjquillin


quality posts: 152 Private Messages rjquillin

Not sure if this should go here, or in deals, but Lucas Meeker comments on What is a great bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon under $100?
in a Quora post

CT

dstearl


quality posts: 3 Private Messages dstearl

According to him and his son phylloxera. Apparently the yield has been falling more and more each year. They may have a few left, but probably aren't going to see estate merlot after 2010/2011. He is thinking of planting a red Rhone varietal, but hasn't decided what yet.

So sad to see them go after drinking this wine. Finishing up the last glass tonight, just great wine.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 224 Private Messages kylemittskus

Finishing the Root 1 Chardonnay with orange chicken and jasmine rice in about 2 hours. I'm at work, but I'd much rather be enjoying my dinner and a large glass of wine.

"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

Winedavid39


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Drinking Corley Family proprietary red wine Napa Valley 2006.

wait, what, no new New Girl?

womp rat!

tytiger58


quality posts: 73 Private Messages tytiger58

2007 Shake Ridge Les Trois Voix GSM

Nice crowd pleasing wine.

WD are you speaking in tongues or is that some kind of clue?

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Winedavid39


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tytiger58 wrote:2007 Shake Ridge Les Trois Voix GSM

Nice crowd pleasing wine.

WD are you speaking in tongues or is that some kind of clue?



no clue. just woot filters..! liking this "what are ya drinking tonight" thread. will have to frequent more often. good stuff.

funbunny


quality posts: 25 Private Messages funbunny

Not sure yet, going to a wine tasting at a local restaurant. Will have to wait and see what they pull from their wine list.

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

kylemittskus


quality posts: 224 Private Messages kylemittskus

2009 M. Chapoutier Côtes du Rhône Belleruche

with pork butt, potatoes, carrots, and onions in the crockpot and a baguette in about 4 hours. But I'm hungry now.

"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: 110 Private Messages cortot20

Happy hour at BJ's and had their IPA, surprisingly not as great as I would have thought. Pizza is always solid though.

Followed up by one of many classes for how to care for our son to be. How did anyone ever have kids before all these classes existed.

CT

tytiger58


quality posts: 73 Private Messages tytiger58

2007 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve decanted two hours..

Young, but so good it's scary...need to find a deal for some more!

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

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Winedavid39


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2005 Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir

quite good.

klezman


quality posts: 113 Private Messages klezman

Had a 2010 Sicilian Frappato IGT. Powerful grapeyness in the glass, but nicely balanced to drink. Went reasonably well with slow-cooked ribs on the grill.

2014: 17 bottles. Last wine.woot: Wellington Vitory x3 & Fjellene Walla Walla Reds
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

bkarlan


quality posts: 46 Private Messages bkarlan

more 04 Tapestry Shiraz

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

pcuccaro


quality posts: 8 Private Messages pcuccaro

2011 Bedrock Winery Ode to Lulu Mourvedre Rose. Delicious!

Fill your glass when it is empty, empty it when it is full, never leave it empty, never leave it full.
Italian proverb

dstearl


quality posts: 3 Private Messages dstearl

2007 Verge Wine Cellars Syrah.

Very nice wine, went back and read the thread from when I bought it. Thread was 100% accurate, a great Syrah all around.

redwinefan


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dstearl wrote:2007 Verge Wine Cellars Syrah.

Very nice wine, went back and read the thread from when I bought it. Thread was 100% accurate, a great Syrah all around.



I really love the Verge 2007 Syrah. Ended up buying a case from them after enjoying my purchase from Woot. Your post reminded me to grab another bottle from storage and put it in the "to drink" queue.

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

redwinefan


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Drinking:

Conspire 2010 Sauvignon Blanc. Very elegant SB, not a grapefruit bomb NZ type.

Also finishing the Ty's Red 2009 I opened two days ago. This is actually tasting better now with some air. It felt mildly disjointed the first night. I think I'll hang on to the other two bottles another year or so before trying again.

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

catfishhunters99


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La Cuvee Mithique Corbieres 1994. I've been trying to drink up some of the older singles in the cellar, and with a forecast of 69 with little humidity, it's time for deck + ribeye + red.

tytiger58


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On death row for tonight 2008 Viader Dare Tempranillo

Making pizza

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

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chemvictim


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Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut RosÉ, it is a happy thing.

dstearl


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chemvictim wrote:Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut RosÉ, it is a happy thing.



Went out to Calistoga and rented a bike for a ride up some hills a few weeks back. The guy at the bike shop told me to ride up to Scramsberg's tasting room. Yep 1 mile long driveway, straight uphill, nice ride, little tough, but nice.

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redwinefan wrote:I really love the Verge 2007 Syrah. Ended up buying a case from them after enjoying my purchase from Woot. Your post reminded me to grab another bottle from storage and put it in the "to drink" queue.



yes, an underrated item IMO. looking to secure more.

NonnaWY


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kylemittskus wrote:2009 M. Chapoutier Côtes du Rhône Belleruche

with pork butt, potatoes, carrots, and onions in the crockpot and a baguette in about 4 hours. But I'm hungry now.



I love the Belleruche! It's hard to find around here, so when you see it, you snap it up.

I will drink no wine before it's time. What time is it, anyway?

Here's to the corkscrew - a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly.

chemvictim


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dstearl wrote:Went out to Calistoga and rented a bike for a ride up some hills a few weeks back. The guy at the bike shop told me to ride up to Scramsberg's tasting room. Yep 1 mile long driveway, straight uphill, nice ride, little tough, but nice.



Eeek yes that is a nice little hill. Better to ride up there before wine tasting, as opposed to after.

redwinefan


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Winedavid39 wrote:yes, an underrated item IMO. looking to secure more.



That'd be great. Hopefully they have a new vintage coming out.

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

kylemittskus


quality posts: 224 Private Messages kylemittskus

Another Root 1 Chard with dinner.

Now, some more of the Glenmorangie Quinta de Ruban. It really is quite lovely and elegant. I am very excited about the d'Or. It's also quite interesting how well whiskey and wine make a really bad week melt away.

"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

chemvictim


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Jackson-Triggs Vidal Icewine

tytiger58


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2005 Jana Cathedral

Cork soaked half way up...If it wasn't for the TCA who knows dammit!

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

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kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:2005 Jana Cathedral

Cork soaked half way up...If it wasn't for the TCA who knows dammit!



Email SH.

"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: 110 Private Messages cortot20

Wellington 2007 Meeks hilltop ranch zin.
Awesome with BBQ chicken and by itself.

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 224 Private Messages kylemittskus

Maker's

"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

bkarlan


quality posts: 46 Private Messages bkarlan

Gatorade and lots of water. Spent all day helping a buddy prepare for his move. I am wiped out.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

tytiger58


quality posts: 73 Private Messages tytiger58

2008 Cathedral Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Really nice with a grilled tri-tip. WD more Oregon and Washington wines

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

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bkarlan


quality posts: 46 Private Messages bkarlan

2008 Harvest Moon Estate & Winery Zinfandel Late Harvest

Couldn't wait had to drink it. I love the pepper on the end

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill

sanity


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A little bit of heaven is perfectly toasted pecans, with a yummy membrillo, Pt Reyes blue cheese, lemon zest crackers and a 2006 Meeker PS. This wine was left over from Saturday's CyberPub Cellars tasting; I'm tasting several of the wines tonight that were left over from then.

SmilingBoognish


quality posts: 45 Private Messages SmilingBoognish
kylemittskus wrote:I'm holding my last bottle. Wish I had more.



We drank our last bottle of Boss Monster a month or so ago, I honestly think it has started to go downhill from where it was last summer. Could have just been or palates that night, though.