moondigger


quality posts: 11 Private Messages moondigger

Last night: 2010 Woot Cellars Quaffmor Sauvignon Blanc. First time I've tried this. Good QPR; a much nicer summer sipper than the Project Paso Sauvignon Blanc I tried a few weeks ago. (The Project Paso was astringent compared to the Quaffmor.) I've had better Sauvignon Blancs before, but not many at $11/bottle.

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

Tonight - Beaucastel, a botrytized Chardonnay, and some other stuff tbd.

Anybody in LA wants to join in tonight, got room for 3 more! We're near Culver City.

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

otolith


quality posts: 22 Private Messages otolith

2000 Falesco Montiano Lazio IGT

Damn! This is a pretty big, bold merlot.

Had bolognese sauce tonight, thankfully the sauce was not a traditional, and had more tomato sauce in it. Otherwise, this would have been overpowering. Glad I went with this, however, vs the barolo I really wanted to open but couldn't find...

edit: also made a couple different variations of a bloody mary tonight. That is also a tasty drink (don't think I've ever had one before).

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

cortot20


quality posts: 138 Private Messages cortot20

2009 Duarte Georgetown Grenache rouge

CT

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2006 Anam Cara Pinot, 2010 Keverson Cabernet

"The older I get the better I was"

tdedek


quality posts: 4 Private Messages tdedek

2011 Apsara Las Madres Syrah
2007 Jean Edwards Stagecoach Cab

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

At our little gathering:
2002 Domaine Michel Macon-Villages Cuvee Heritage, Terroir de la Barre, Concentrations Exceptionelles Vendanges Botrytisees
2009 Chateau Vieux Telegraph Le Crau
2006 Chateau de Beaucastel
2003 Dry Creek Vineyard Late Harvest Zinfandel
2003 Twisted Oak Grenache, El Dorado County

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

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

1) 1999 Pichon Longueville Baron, Pauillac
2) 1999 La Conseillante, Pomerol
3) 1999 Pavie Macquin, St. Emilion
4) 1999 Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien
5) 1999 Montrose
6) 2006 Planet Pluto meritage
7) XXXX Inspiration Sauvignon Blanc
8) 2002 Extant Red blend
9) 1999 Tom Eddy Cabernet Sauvignon
10) 1998 Sauternes (375)
11) XXXX Cabernet Sauvignon ice wine (200)
12) 2005 Arcadian Syrah
13) 2009 Fotinos Brothers Pinot Noir
14) 1999 Chateau Pavie (oxidized) (375)
15) XXXX one odd white (Swiss varietal)
16) XXXX CA port (375)
17) XXXX Vigonier

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

rjquillin


quality posts: 173 Private Messages rjquillin
cmaldoon wrote:1) 1999 Pichon Longueville Baron, Pauillac
2) 1999 La Conseillante, Pomerol
3) 1999 Pavie Macquin, St. Emilion
4) 1999 Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien
5) 1999 Montrose
6) 2006 Planet Pluto meritage
7) XXXX Inspiration Sauvignon Blanc
8) 2002 Extant Red blend
9) 1999 Tom Eddy Cabernet Sauvignon
10) 1998 Sauternes (375)
11) XXXX Cabernet Sauvignon ice wine (200)
12) 2005 Arcadian Syrah
13) 2009 Fotinos Brothers Pinot Noir
14) 1999 Chateau Pavie (oxidized) (375)
15) XXXX one odd white (Swiss varietal)
16) XXXX CA port (375)
17) XXXX Vigonier



Tiz gonna taks some 'splainin' here.

Eight of you!?
All that?
Do we get pics?
Shall we expect to see XXXX's in our future?

Huge loss not being there, but thanks for the call. Back to SD today.

CT

chipgreen


quality posts: 187 Private Messages chipgreen

Last night;
2010 Bodega Elena de Mendoza Malbec (Argentina)
2011 Colores del Sol Crisp White Blend (Argentina)
NV Atwater Vineyards Sweet Chancellor (New York)
2009 Röbller Vineyards Norton* (Missouri)
2008 San Clodio Ribeiro Blanco* (Spain)
2010 Augusta Winery Seyval Blanc* (Missouri)
2009 Hunt Country Vineyards Seyval Blanc* (New York)
2010 Summerland Late Harvest Viognier* (California)
2011 Ravine Vineyards Sand & Gravel Redcoat (Canada)
NV Debonne Vineyards Razzberry Riesling (Ohio)

We scoff at your Frenchy-foo-foo wines! Ha!

OK, so the selection was a little pedestrian even for my own tastes but it was a fun gathering filled with wine, food, family and friends.

* = my contributions to the festivities

Quick note about the Seyval Blancs. I brought one each from Missouri (Augusta) and New York (Finger Lakes) to compare and contrast. They were completely different. Different color, different nose, different palate. A major reason for the differences is that the MO version underwent malolactic fermentation (as do most MO wines, it seems) while the NY version did not.

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman
cmaldoon wrote:1) 1999 Pichon Longueville Baron, Pauillac
2) 1999 La Conseillante, Pomerol
3) 1999 Pavie Macquin, St. Emilion
4) 1999 Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien
5) 1999 Montrose
6) 2006 Planet Pluto meritage
7) XXXX Inspiration Sauvignon Blanc
8) 2002 Extant Red blend
9) 1999 Tom Eddy Cabernet Sauvignon
10) 1998 Sauternes (375)
11) XXXX Cabernet Sauvignon ice wine (200)
12) 2005 Arcadian Syrah
13) 2009 Fotinos Brothers Pinot Noir
14) 1999 Chateau Pavie (oxidized) (375)
15) XXXX one odd white (Swiss varietal)
16) XXXX CA port (375)
17) XXXX Vigonier



Tell me more about this icewine...
Nice to video chat with you guys for a bit!

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

chipgreen


quality posts: 187 Private Messages chipgreen
klezman wrote:Tell me more about this icewine...
Nice to video chat with you guys for a bit!


Yeah, that Cab Sauv icewine caught my eye also. Never heard of such a thing.

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
rjquillin wrote:Tiz gonna taks some 'splainin' here.

Eight of you!?
All that?
Do we get pics?
Shall we expect to see XXXX's in our future?
.



Yes 8, Yes all that, over 8 hours.

The Xs will have to be filled in by someone who remembers... I think I did a decent job remembering all I did! Pics exist too. I don't know where.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

ddeuddeg


quality posts: 29 Private Messages ddeuddeg
chipgreen wrote:Yeah, that Cab Sauv icewine caught my eye also. Never heard of such a thing.

One or two places in Niagara-on-the-Lake make a CS icewine. Pondview, for sure. Great stuff. We could grab one and bring it to our next get-together.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

ddeuddeg


quality posts: 29 Private Messages ddeuddeg

Tonight: 2006 Rosenblum Richard Sauret Vineyard Zinfandel, with one of our favorite summer grill things, a honey-lime marinated pork tenderloin. I'm not sure, but I think we picked this up at Cheron's clear out the cellar before moving sale last
Labor Day weekend. If so, we owe her a debt of gratitude. It was wonderful.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

rc70


quality posts: 1 Private Messages rc70


2006 Palladian Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley with a slow cooked tritip with my own rub based on chipolte and smoked paprika - most excellent, both the wine and the tritip

neilfindswine


quality posts: 170 Private Messages neilfindswine

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tdedek wrote:2011 Apsara Las Madres Syrah
2007 Jean Edwards Stagecoach Cab



How was that Jean Edwards?

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neilfindswine


quality posts: 170 Private Messages neilfindswine

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After last nights extravaganza, tonight Moshin Sonoma Coast Pinot and a salad...

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jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

2008 lacheteau, Loire Valley, Vouvray from TJ's ($8). Went very well with grilled salmon, kale salad and potato salad.
I have had other vintages of this and all have been very good.

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman
chipgreen wrote:Yeah, that Cab Sauv icewine caught my eye also. Never heard of such a thing.



I've had several, so I'm extra curious. So much tasty.

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

karenhynes


quality posts: 10 Private Messages karenhynes
jmdavidson wrote:2008 lacheteau, Loire Valley, Vouvray from TJ's ($8). Went very well with grilled salmon, kale salad and potato salad.
I have had other vintages of this and all have been very good.



Good to know. I picked up a couple of Vouvray after the Chard tasting yesterday at Mainstreet. They're perfect for a warm summer day.

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
tdedek wrote:2011 Apsara Las Madres Syrah
2007 Jean Edwards Stagecoach Cab



Hope you had the Jean Edwards with a steak!?

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

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




chipgreen


quality posts: 187 Private Messages chipgreen
ddeuddeg wrote:One or two places in Niagara-on-the-Lake make a CS icewine. Pondview, for sure. Great stuff. We could grab one and bring it to our next get-together.


Sounds interesting, would love to try it. There is an OH winery that makes a killer Cab Franc icewine but they sold out of the current vintage. I am anxiously awaiting the next release - they told me probably around August. I'll make sure to pick up an extra bottle for sharing.

cortot20


quality posts: 138 Private Messages cortot20

Some beer while watching the kings lose by double their normal margin.

CT

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson
cortot20 wrote:Some beer while watching the kings lose by double their normal margin.



go HAWKS!!!

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

After last nights over indulgence (but it was an outstanding event!), I kept it light with a 375ML bottle of 2003 Domaine Pierre Gelin Gevrey-Chambertin Clos des Meixvelles. Very tasty with home made stew.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus

2009 Barrel 27 Wine Company High On The Hog

with salmon and gyoza and such. I wasn't crazy about my last bottle...

"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

funbunny


quality posts: 25 Private Messages funbunny
karenhynes wrote:Good to know. I picked up a couple of Vouvray after the Chard tasting yesterday at Mainstreet. They're perfect for a warm summer day.



Did you check out the "chip and dent" aisle at Mainstreet. They had some pretty good deals when I picked up my order after the spring tasting.

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

karenhynes


quality posts: 10 Private Messages karenhynes
funbunny wrote:Did you check out the "chip and dent" aisle at Mainstreet. They had some pretty good deals when I picked up my order after the spring tasting.



I didn't this time...I walked over to look and then got distracted, probably a shiny bottle of something. I think I'll try to get to the Rose tasting this Saturday ("Pinkalicious" ), I'll try to remember to look then (like I NEED more wine). I might try to get out there on 6/18 when Dina Mondavi is in the shop....but weeknights are so hard....

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
rjquillin wrote:Tiz gonna taks some 'splainin' here.

Eight of you!?
All that?
Do we get pics?
Shall we expect to see XXXX's in the future?


1) 1999 Pichon Longueville Baron, Pauillac
2) 1999 La Conseillante, Pomerol
3) 1999 Pavie Macquin, St. Emilion
4) 1999 Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien
5) 1999 Montrose
6) 2006 Planet Pluto meritage
7) 2009 Inspiration Sauvignon Blanc
8) 2002 Extant Red blend
9) 1999 Tom Eddy Cabernet Sauvignon
10) 1998 Saint Amand Sauternes (375)
11) Pondview Cabernet Sauvignon ice wine (200)
12) 2005 Arcadian Syrah
13) 2009 Fotinos Brothers Pinot Noir
14) 1999 Chateau Pavie (oxidized) (375)
15) 20XX Mxxxxxxxxxx Chasselas (Swiss varietal)
16) NV Eos CA port (375)
17) 201x Tercero Vigonier

There are most of the gaps filled in. Photos in the gathering thread

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

2005 Arcadian Pinot Noir Fiddlestix

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

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




neilfindswine


quality posts: 170 Private Messages neilfindswine

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tytiger58 wrote:2005 Arcadian Pinot Noir Fiddlestix



Nice! Notes?

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tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
neilfindswine wrote:Nice! Notes?



Boy is this good! Strawberry, black cherry and spice, forrest floor, mushroom and pinot funk, this is an acid heads dream. IMO it has a long life ahead..maybe I will bring one of these to Kyle's gathering

I will find and buy more...maybe you could source some, if so i'm in!

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

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




North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316

Polishing off a bottle of Sarah's Vineyard Sweet Elisa with some pistachios and a Mariners game. Opened it last night to go with some chicken enchiladas.

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

2008 Inspiration Vineyards Carneros Pinot Noir.

Very interesting Pinot, different then most West Coast Pinots. Lots of tart cherry/strawberry going on, but in a very interesting and tasty way. Very juicy wine, should be fun to see how it develops as it opens up.

Let's see how it stands up to my home made spicy guacamole

neilfindswine


quality posts: 170 Private Messages neilfindswine

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tytiger58 wrote:Boy is this good! Strawberry, black cherry and spice, forrest floor, mushroom and pinot funk, this is an acid heads dream. IMO it has a long life ahead..maybe I will bring one of these to Kyle's gathering

I will find and buy more...maybe you could source some, if so i'm in!



I drank my last one a few months ago; I still have an 05 and 07 Pisoni. I love Joe's wines.

As far as sourcing, you may recall we had 1/2 bottles of the Fiddlestix (along with Pisoni, Stoplman Syrah and Sleepy Hollow Chard) during the holidays.

I'll have to see if Joe wants to free up any more....

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chipgreen


quality posts: 187 Private Messages chipgreen
North316 wrote:Polishing off a bottle of Sarah's Vineyard Sweet Elisa with some pistachios and a Mariners game. Opened it last night to go with some chicken enchiladas.

You should try to make it down the weekend of June 21-23 for Sarah's annual "Summer Solstice" bash, featuring 12 wineries and 8 food vendors, including Belgrade Gardens.

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

Tonight: 2007 Wellington Vineyards Zinfandel Meeks Hilltop Ranch
Tomorrow night: possibly a 2002 Renwood Zin Grandmere.
It's a good week for zin's.

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
neilfindswine wrote:I drank my last one a few months ago; I still have an 05 and 07 Pisoni. I love Joe's wines.

As far as sourcing, you may recall we had 1/2 bottles of the Fiddlestix (along with Pisoni, Stoplman Syrah and Sleepy Hollow Chard) during the holidays.

I'll have to see if Joe wants to free up any more....



I do remember and now Arcadian has my attention! I have seen a lot of chatter on the interwebs about there Pinots and Syrahs for some time now. It seems that a large group of people talk quietly about Joe's wines for the obvious reasons. IMO they are good enough to buy at retail so please try to source some and save me some money, and thank you in advance!

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: 229 Private Messages kylemittskus
kylemittskus wrote:2009 Barrel 27 Wine Company High On The Hog

with salmon and gyoza and such. I wasn't crazy about my last bottle...



...and poured down the drain. I have one last bottle which I'll open at my place in 2 weeks as a barometer to gauge my palate vis a vis others' palates for whites.

On to Zaya rum!

"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