tdedek


quality posts: 4 Private Messages tdedek
tytiger58 wrote:Do tell...I ordered a few of those last week.



It could use some more time in the bottle. After some air, it wasn't as tannic. Deep purple in color. Already has a nice nose of baking spice and cedar. Plum, tart red fruit with a nice finish. Would probably go best with a big plate of red meat at this point. We enjoyed it and will finish it off tonight. I'm betting the air has done it good.

slm9951


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To all you posters, THANK YOU! I can no longer get wine from Woot but I continue to read this thread with great longing. Sometimes, when visiting my home town of Pittsburgh, I find some of the wines you guys have mentioned in the marvelous Chairmen Select area of their state stores. Please continue your terrific reviews!

kylemittskus


quality posts: 230 Private Messages kylemittskus

2007 Emery Estate Syrah with pork roast.

The 06 CS was pretty horrible, but I have high (possibly naive) hopes for the Syrah.

"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


quality posts: 174 Private Messages rjquillin
kylemittskus wrote:2007 Emery Estate Syrah with pork roast.

The 06 CS was pretty horrible, but I have high (possibly naive) hopes for the Syrah.

'06 CS? Not the '09 inspired..? Not finding a comment on an '06.

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 230 Private Messages kylemittskus
rjquillin wrote:'06 CS? Not the '09 inspired..? Not finding a comment on an '06.



The 06 Emery Estate was pretty horrible. The 09 CS that inspired me was far better than the Emery. I'm not sure I made a note about the 06 but it was all alcohol and wood.

"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

2012 Espelt Empordà Corali Rose

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


quality posts: 230 Private Messages kylemittskus
tytiger58 wrote:2012 Espelt Empordà Corali Rose



Ah, sweet summer time.

"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
kylemittskus wrote:Ah, sweet summer time.



Indeed..this cheap Spanish rose is quite good with grilled Hawaiian chicken

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

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




karenhynes


quality posts: 10 Private Messages karenhynes

Last night, I survived Whisky Fest 2013 (Chicago). Some things I tasted:


Redbreast 15yr
Aberlour A'Bunadh
Auchentoshan 3 Wood
Auchentoshan 21yr
Oban Distiller's Edition
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
Early Tmes Fire Eater Cinnamon
Macallan 15yr
Balvenie Doublewood 17 yr
Glenfiddich 18 yr

Seminar 1: Glenmorangie Cask Masters
Oringinal 10 yr
LaSanta
Quinta Ruban
Sample A (Grand Cru Burgundy)
Sample B (Grand Cru Bordeaux)
Sample C (Manzanillo)


Seminar 2: The Glenlivet
12 yr
15 yr
Nadurra
18 yr
21 yr
XXV

Tonight I am relaxing with a nice, light Vouvray.

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

cortot20


quality posts: 141 Private Messages cortot20

12' municipal winemakers bright white dry Riesling kick on ranch vineyard

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 141 Private Messages cortot20

Double post. Nothing to see here.

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 230 Private Messages kylemittskus

With lunch: Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin'. Fantastic beer. Easily in my top 5 right 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

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2011 Halcon Vineyards Esquisto Halcon Vineyards

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: 174 Private Messages rjquillin
tytiger58 wrote:2011 Halcon Vineyards Esquisto Halcon Vineyards

Well, since I have some on the way, along with our other goodies, do tell...
Should I be happy?

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 141 Private Messages cortot20

Sam Adams dark depths Baltic IPA - essentially a super hoppy porter, bizarre.

And with my BBQ chicken the other half of the Tj's 2011 tribunal red blend.

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 230 Private Messages kylemittskus
cortot20 wrote:Sam Adams dark depths Baltic IPA - essentially a super hoppy porter, bizarre.

And with my BBQ chicken the other half of the Tj's 2011 tribunal red blend.



I was not a fan of that SA.

"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
rjquillin wrote:Well, since I have some on the way, along with our other goodies, do tell...
Should I be happy?



No! you should not be happy, it is a muddled mess that I would rate a complete and utter abomination and not fit for my friends to drink!

But since I am a nice guy I will buy them from you for $13 per bottle and I will cook with them because I gave you the bad recommendation....what say you??

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: 174 Private Messages rjquillin
tytiger58 wrote:No! you should not be happy, it is a muddled mess that I would rate a complete and utter abomination and not fit for my friends to drink!

But since I am a nice guy I will buy them from you for $13 per bottle and I will cook with them because I gave you the bad recommendation....what say you??

I'm thinking, that just perhaps, I should pull a cork to make sure it's not just bottle variations. Or it could be you just left your out for someone to step on and I should oblige you!

CT

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2nd day in a row that I open a bottle of the Chance Creek Sauv Blanc that I received Friday! Love this wine and wish I had bought more...LA weather a perfect companion.

"The older I get the better I was"

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz
cortot20 wrote:Sam Adams dark depths Baltic IPA - essentially a super hoppy porter, bizarre.

And with my BBQ chicken the other half of the Tj's 2011 tribunal red blend.



What did you think of The Tribunal? Is it the vintage TJs Is presently carrying?

"The older I get the better I was"

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
rjquillin wrote:I'm thinking, that just perhaps, I should pull a cork to make sure it's not just bottle variations. Or it could be you just left your out for someone to step on and I should oblige you!



Well darn..that trick never worked on my kids either when I had a good desert that I did not want to share

Slow o'd for about 3 hours and the tannin is mouth drying, good acid and the purity of fruit is fantastic. It's young and I won't touch another one until next year...but I still will take them off your hands for $13 or ???

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

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




tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

double

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

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




otolith


quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith

2005 Two Hands Angels Share Shiraz. Definitely an Australian Shiraz. Big and bold (but not alcoholic) and fruity. Held up very well to the smoked ribs.

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

cortot20


quality posts: 141 Private Messages cortot20
losthighwayz wrote:What did you think of The Tribunal? Is it the vintage TJs Is presently carrying?



Its a descent bbq wine. Nice dark fruit with some sweetness and very little tannin. I think its priced appropriately at $10.

CT

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

2008 Luna Vineyards Sangiovese (Napa Valley) with super thin crust pizza, topped with Italian sausage, green peppers and onions.

chemvictim


quality posts: 3 Private Messages chemvictim

Lava Vine 2009 Petite Sirah. Nice star-gazing wine.

rjquillin


quality posts: 174 Private Messages rjquillin
tytiger58 wrote:but I still will take them off your hands for $13 or ???

Let's pull corks in five.

CT

loveladyelectric


quality posts: 23 Private Messages loveladyelectric

Opened a 2010 Booker Vineyards My Favorite Neighbor paired with a filet mignon. Such an amazing wine, but maybe not the most food friendly.

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

2010 Grange aux Belles Anjou la Chaussee. Weird wine, but delicious. Went well with pizza.

Followed by Dr Loosen 2011 Mosel Riesling (Kabinett, halbtrocken, I think).

Followed by S.A. Prum 2006 Riesling Auslese. Yum.

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 230 Private Messages kylemittskus

08 Caburnio with pizza

"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

chipgreen


quality posts: 188 Private Messages chipgreen

2004 Finca Omblancas Jumilla Denuño

Interesting 90/10 Monastrell/CS blend but definitely past its prime. Muddy purple color with ruby-tinged edges. Thin, widely spaced legs. Dark, over-ripe fruits on the nose. Stewed plums, black cherry on the palate with some spice, bitterness, a little loamy earth and fairly prominent tannins.

Only $6/bottle during the LB March Madness sale, thankfully.

rjquillin


quality posts: 174 Private Messages rjquillin

The Duke

CT

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2007 Wellington Sonoma merlot...quite tannic PnP but what a difference am hour decant makes....awesome QPR

"The older I get the better I was"

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

My last bottle of 2006 Milbrandt Vineyards Syrah The Estates Wahluke Slope Washington, Columbia Valley.

Great stuff, it's singing right now! Wish it wasn't my last bottle.

rjquillin


quality posts: 174 Private Messages rjquillin

And Tallulah 2007 Bald Mountain Syrah

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 230 Private Messages kylemittskus
rjquillin wrote:And Tallulah 2007 Bald Mountain Syrah



That was a big ass wine, but damn, it was 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

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2011 Tercero Viognier White Hawk Vineyard I really like this.

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

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




chemvictim


quality posts: 3 Private Messages chemvictim

2005 Victory

rjquillin


quality posts: 174 Private Messages rjquillin
kylemittskus wrote:That was a big ass wine, but damn, it was delicious.



-is-

CT

cortot20


quality posts: 141 Private Messages cortot20

Continuing my tour of the Sam Adams IPA set I got at Costco, tonight I tried the latitude IPA which is decent but nothing special and the grumpy monk IPA which I though was great. Kyle would hate this.

My buddies wanted wine so I sacrificed a phat goose, didn't even get to try it so notes from me.

CT