kylemittskus


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loveladyelectric wrote:It was good, but I wasn't crazy about it. I loved the 2010 Halcon syrah, and this definitely had similar characteristics, but the fruit was more closed off. It had a great wet stone minerality that I get from the syrah, but the mourvedre and grenache had little to add.

All this being said, I prefer grenache and syrah single varietal wines over GSM blends 90% of the time.



Thanks. Sleeping mine will stay.

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loveladyelectric wrote:It was good, but I wasn't crazy about it. I loved the 2010 Halcon syrah, and this definitely had similar characteristics, but the fruit was more closed off. It had a great wet stone minerality that I get from the syrah, but the mourvedre and grenache had little to add.

All this being said, I prefer grenache and syrah single varietal wines over GSM blends 90% of the time.



I will be happy to take them off your hands if you don't want them?? PM me.

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2009 La Carraia Tizzonero Umbria IGT

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Stein Family Magic Hour Moscato

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2008 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio Toscana IGT

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North316 wrote:Stein Family Magic Hour Moscato

I'd be interested in your take on this. A difficult bottle for me.

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rjquillin wrote:I'd be interested in your take on this. A difficult bottle for me.



I actually quite enjoy it. It is definitely not for everyone though. For having 3% RS i thought it was pretty balanced, definitely not cloying in anyway. The cab franc really compliments the moscato and provides for a good acid backbone. There is lots of fruit there, but not totally decernable, maybe some cranberries, strawberries and some citrus, also it seems like a touch of effervescense but that may just be perceived with the acid. The acid is there, but the lightness and sweetness probably doesn't help this hold up to many food pairings. We had salads and grilled chicken and it worked, but I like it better as an after dinner sipper.

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jmdavidson wrote:Any tasting notes?



Day 2: this is WAY better. The acid and tannins have appeared and the sweetness has toned down a lot! Last night, I didn't finish a glass. Tonight, I'm close to finishing the bottle.

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Tonight is "finish that bottle" night. 2005 Tenementi Ricci Brunello, 2006 S.A. Prum Riesling Auslese, and Yalumba Muscat Tawny Port. All are fantastic, most surprising being the last one - gained significant complexity in the fridge for the last week or two since we opened it.

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tytiger58 wrote:I will be happy to take them off your hands if you don't want them?? PM me.



I'm going to keep them because they're young, but I'd be willing to part with one if you'd like to have one to try.

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neilfindswine wrote:So much for "no wine Wednesday".



Really?!? your going down that road again..o.k. what is no wine Wednesday?

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tytiger58 wrote:Really?!? your going down that road again..o.k. what is no wine Wednesday?



Seems pretty self-explanatory
(unless it means no wine left behind...)

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loveladyelectric wrote:I'm going to keep them because they're young, but I'd be willing to part with one if you'd like to have one to try.



That's o.k. tried them, loved them and have more. But I really don't think you should waste your time holding onto them. Just sell them to me

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tytiger58 wrote:Really?!? your going down that road again..o.k. what is no wine Wednesday?



Goes along with Neil's no wine Monday. Surprised he missed no wine Tuesday in the sequence. Neil?

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SWMBO returned from TX and we're finishing off the 2011 Wellington Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc I opened a couple days ago.
She approves, so do I. Club shipment I'd never have purchased otherwise, now I want more.
From PW's site We again included small amounts of old vine Semillon and Muscadelle de Bordelais, Sauvignon blanc’s traditional partners in Bordeaux. We also included a small amount of Viognier. We tank fermented a portion to maximize freshness and barrel fermented a portion for added richness and texture. The Semillon and Muscadelle add notes of fig and passionfruit, while the Viognier accents the peach and floral aspects of Sauvignon blanc.
This only costs more $$ when this happens and SWMBO likes it.

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2003 Rusack Pinot Noir Reserve Sta. Rita Hills Fiddlestix Vineyard.


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1999 Berberana Vina Alarde Rioja Reserva from woot. Wish I had a case.

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bsevern wrote:2003 Rusack Pinot Noir Reserve Sta. Rita Hills Fiddlestix Vineyard.



Mmmmm.... Fiddlestix Pinot

tytiger58


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klezman wrote:1999 Berberana Vina Alarde Rioja Reserva from woot. Wish I had a case.



Hmmm wish I had a bottle debated and never pulled the trigger.

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In honor of my 30th, we opened a 1983 La Jota Cabernet last night. It was in remarkably good shape - had I not known, I wouldn't have guessed it was any older than 8; although the bouquet was really outstanding and indicative of some age, the color wasn't faded and the taste was still full of life. Was a good night.

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2007 Peter Wellington Merlot

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tytiger58 wrote:That's o.k. tried them, loved them and have more. But I really don't think you should waste your time holding onto them. Just sell them to me



Do you have any of the Halcon syrah that you love less? I'd gladly trade for the syrah.

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loveladyelectric wrote:Do you have any of the Halcon syrah that you love less? I'd gladly trade for the syrah.



I still have a bottle for you and $10 for the two whites. The next gathering thread is posted.

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2012 Domaine de Triennes Vin de Pays du Var Rose

2006 Winter's Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

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trifecta wrote:Mmmmm.... Fiddlestix Pinot



This was really good, have the second half of the bottle to polish off tonight, hopefully it holds up.

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jawlz wrote:In honor of my 30th, we opened a 1983 La Jota Cabernet last night. It was in remarkably good shape - had I not known, I wouldn't have guessed it was any older than 8; although the bouquet was really outstanding and indicative of some age, the color wasn't faded and the taste was still full of life. Was a good night.



Thanks for the note, we share birth years. Always looking for something interesting to pick up. Happy belated!

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2007 Eastburn Vineyards Pinot Noir Single Block

With a proper food pairing this time, grilled Salmon

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2010 Plush Pinot Noir

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2009 Swami Pinot Noir. It must be Pinot Noir Night.

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Bodegas Paso Robles 2011 Albariño to go with talapia and mango salsa.

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Another warm SoCal day

Foppiano 2010 Russian River Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Acquired on the rpm trip.

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'05 Cougar Crest Stellar Syrah

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09' Georgetown rouge Grenache with BBQ chicken and roasted corn.

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How are those Pinots drinking?

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neilfindswine wrote:How are those Pinots drinking?


Swami PN was very good, 'bout time I got around to trying it! I wish the guy from GunBun would produce another round of Swami and Rockus Bockus. Good wines, great labels, excellent QPR.

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neilfindswine wrote:How are those Pinots drinking?



I must say I was worried on the PNP, first pour and the nose was pure grape juice like welch's and the mouthfeel was heavy and flat. Walked away from it for a few hours and it was a different wine, nice nose cherry and mushroom/fruit and a great spine of acid pretty nicely balanced.

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chipgreen wrote:Swami PN was very good, 'bout time I got around to trying it! I wish the guy from GunBun would produce another round of Swami and Rockus Bockus. Good wines, great labels, excellent QPR.



I know they are still making the Rockus Bockus, just not enough to offer it on woot.

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bsevern wrote:2003 Rusack Pinot Noir Reserve Sta. Rita Hills Fiddlestix Vineyard.



I haven't had a lot of experience with Sta. Rita Hills area pinots, but this was a nicely aged one.

I made some tasting notes on it:

This has aged well. Nose of dark fruit, hints of strawberries, earth, bit of spice. On the palate it exhibited flavors of black cherries, dark fruit, and hints of baking spice. The tannins are resolved, medium finish. I don't believe this will get any better, but if you like aged Pinot's this is in a nice place now. It paired well with homemade beef bourguignon.

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chipgreen wrote:Swami PN was very good, 'bout time I got around to trying it! I wish the guy from GunBun would produce another round of Swami and Rockus Bockus. Good wines, great labels, excellent QPR.



I've yet to try the Swami and Rockus, although I have several bottles. Do you feel these are more drink now, or am I OK to cellar them for a while?