cortot20


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Sam Adams third voyage double IPA. Wanted something strong to cut through the cold I'm dealing with and this did the trick.

CT

klezman


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2002 Chateau Bianca Pinot Noir. Underwhelming, unfortunately. Decent bottle flavours, some pleasant oxidation/raisining. Not as much complexity as I would have expected from a 11 year old OR Pinot.

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

loveladyelectric


quality posts: 23 Private Messages loveladyelectric

2011 Municipal Winemakers Riesling.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus

2009 Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage Les Hauts de Fief

"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


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kylemittskus wrote:2009 Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage Les Hauts de Fief



Oh man I enjoyed that one....have 1 left

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randysanders


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2006 Ty Caton Cabernet. I've been ignoring my Tys and Wellingtons. Opened it yesterday and it was phenomenal, today too. Had it with excellent pizza. Also had an artichoke. Have you ever noticed how artichokes just "suck the flavor out of wine"? I really don't know how else to describe the phenomenon.

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20
loveladyelectric wrote:2011 Municipal Winemakers Riesling.



The sweetness or bright white?

CT

rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin

Budget Thursday:
2005 McClean PR Syrah
2006 Truchard Carneros Tempranillo

CT

bsevern


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2005 Twisted Oak *%#&@! in my big azz glass. Nice bottle bouquet, now that it's opening up it has nice blue berries on the nose, bit of allspice, which transfer to the palate with a bit of baking clove spices. Clean, long finish with spicy blue fruits

Not bad at all.

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

2006 Bell Wine Cellars CS Napa Valley

neilfindswine


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'10 Augusta Winery estate Norton- from Missouri! Very interesting... Juicy! Fruity with good acidity... Followed by undeniable vanilla/oak. Did I mention its from Missouri?

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klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman

2006 Gamache Reserve Gamache-Champoux Cab. Riper than expected for a Washington Cab, but balanced enough and pretty tasty.

2014: 42 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2012 Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay
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
rjquillin wrote:Budget Thursday:
2005 McClean PR Syrah
2006 Truchard Carneros Tempranillo



Yeah... Because the McClean really drinks like a "budget" bottle.

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

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus

2007 Scott Harvey Zinfandel Vineyard 1869

"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

tdedek


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2012 Liquid Farm Rose
2010 Jones Family The Sisters

tytiger58


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tdedek wrote:2012 Liquid Farm Rose
2010 Jones Family The Sisters



How is the Liquid Farm?? Just bought some of that and a few chards.

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

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kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
tytiger58 wrote:How is the Liquid Farm?? Just bought some of that and a few chards.



I'm also very curious.

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"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

pseudogourmet98


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Help please!

Grilled lamb chops (rare) with fresh rosemary and garlic and grilled balsamic veggies, arugula salad with fresh goat cheese. What to pour? I was considering a Cab, a Barbera or a GSM blend. Am I way off base?

tdedek


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tytiger58 wrote:How is the Liquid Farm?? Just bought some of that and a few chards.



Ty, I love them. The Rose is off the charts good, lots going on in a very good way. Beautiful color, strawberry nose and you can even get a little earthy funk if you give it a good swirl. Doesn't show much when chilled too cold, let it warm a bit. Strawberry and white fruits with a medium-ish body (for a Rose) that stays light on it's feet with a nice lingering finish. Mineral laden with balanced acidity. I don't think you will be disappointed and if you are, send them my way! I'm looking forward to some more tonight.

I haven't opened a Golden Slope yet, but did have a White Hill the other night. QPR for me is excellent at ~$32 per. Personally, I haven't found another Cali Chard (or Chablis...) in this price range that can touch it, imo. Already planning on ordering a half case of the White Hill and some additional Rose. Inevitably, probably some Golden Slope too after I try it sometime this weekend.

I already told Nik she can bump me to the case club in the fall instead of the 6 bottle. Beyond the wines being great, the people seem to be as well. Great interaction and awesome purchasing experience overall. Will happily continue to support their efforts.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
pseudogourmet98 wrote:Help please!

Grilled lamb chops (rare) with fresh rosemary and garlic and grilled balsamic veggies, arugula salad with fresh goat cheese. What to pour? I was considering a Cab, a Barbera or a GSM blend. Am I way off base?



Lamb = big wine. PS if you have any. GSM is probably not big enough. Barbera maybe depending on producer/region/year.

"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

ajrod27


quality posts: 41 Private Messages ajrod27
pseudogourmet98 wrote:Help please!

Grilled lamb chops (rare) with fresh rosemary and garlic and grilled balsamic veggies, arugula salad with fresh goat cheese. What to pour? I was considering a Cab, a Barbera or a GSM blend. Am I way off base?



Pinot Noir pairs very well with grilled lamb! Something about the funkiness of Pinot pairs very well with the gaminess of lamb

pseudogourmet98


quality posts: 19 Private Messages pseudogourmet98
kylemittskus wrote:Lamb = big wine. PS if you have any. GSM is probably not big enough. Barbera maybe depending on producer/region/year.



Meeker 2006 PS
SH 2010 Mountain Selecton Barbera
Lang (? Year) Barbera
Ardente 1997 Cab

I do have this bottle of 2001 Spring Mountan Vinyards Cab....

tytiger58


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tdedek wrote:Ty, I love them. The Rose is off the charts good, lots going on in a very good way. Beautiful color, strawberry nose and you can even get a little earthy funk if you give it a good swirl. Doesn't show much when chilled too cold, let it warm a bit. Strawberry and white fruits with a medium-ish body (for a Rose) that stays light on it's feet with a nice lingering finish. Mineral laden with balanced acidity. I don't think you will be disappointed and if you are, send them my way! I'm looking forward to some more tonight.

I haven't opened a Golden Slope yet, but did have a White Hill the other night. QPR for me is excellent at ~$32 per. Personally, I haven't found another Cali Chard (or Chablis...) in this price range that can touch it, imo. Already planning on ordering a half case of the White Hill and some additional Rose. Inevitably, probably some Golden Slope too after I try it sometime this weekend.

I already told Nik she can bump me to the case club in the fall instead of the 6 bottle. Beyond the wines being great, the people seem to be as well. Great interaction and awesome purchasing experience overall. Will happily continue to support their efforts.



Oh hell...looks like I will be trying one of each this weekend (seafood feast!)

And I agree great people to deal with! Thanks for the notes.

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ajrod27


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cortot20 wrote:Sam Adams third voyage double IPA. Wanted something strong to cut through the cold I'm dealing with and this did the trick.



Drinking lots of liquids to fight off that cold, good idea!

rjquillin wrote:Budget Thursday:
2005 McClean PR Syrah
2006 Truchard Carneros Tempranillo



How is the Truchard Temp doing? I bought the 2003-2006 vintages when they were on woot and have been very happy will all of them. Amazing QPR!

kylemittskus wrote:2007 Scott Harvey Zinfandel Vineyard 1869



Magnum of fifth? How is it holding up?

moondigger


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pseudogourmet98 wrote:Meeker 2006 PS
SH 2010 Mountain Selecton Barbera
Lang (? Year) Barbera
Ardente 1997 Cab

I do have this bottle of 2001 Spring Mountan Vinyards Cab....


Cab can work with lamb. Not sure which I would suggest.

For Palm Sunday I opened a bottle of Four Vines PS. Decanted over an hour. It was great with leg of lamb.

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi

Tera Bella Russian River Vally, Cab

kylemittskus


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pseudogourmet98 wrote:Meeker 2006 PS
SH 2010 Mountain Selecton Barbera
Lang (? Year) Barbera
Ardente 1997 Cab

I do have this bottle of 2001 Spring Mountan Vinyards Cab....



I'd say Meeker or the Spring Mt. (excellent year and likely emerging into something beautiful right about 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

klezman


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pseudogourmet98 wrote:Help please!

Grilled lamb chops (rare) with fresh rosemary and garlic and grilled balsamic veggies, arugula salad with fresh goat cheese. What to pour? I was considering a Cab, a Barbera or a GSM blend. Am I way off base?



I'd stay away from the GSM unless it's Syrah-heavy - the meaty notes of Syrah pair well with lamb. I've had decent success with Cabs going with lamb, but they'd need to be the food-friendly high acid type. Barbera I'd avoid - too light for the lamb. If you have any, I'd also consider PS (as already suggested) and give it a long decant or Tempranillo. Aged Rioja and lamb is one of the best matches, imo.

So my ordering would be: Tempranillo or cooler climate Syrah in the top spot, followed by other Syrah, PS or Cab (depending on the specifics), then anything else.

I am intrigued by this idea of Pinot, though. Would need a heavier clone, like Pommard.

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ajrod27


quality posts: 41 Private Messages ajrod27
klezman wrote:

I am intrigued by this idea of Pinot, though. Would need a heavier clone, like Pommard.



I only do Pinot with rack of lamb or chops. The leg, shank and stew meat seem to be heavier and require a heavier wine. Also, I do not heavily herb my chops; just olive oil, salt, pepper and a touch of fresh Rosemary. Damn, now I'm craving lamb!

tytiger58


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2009 Carlisle Two Acres

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chipgreen


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neilfindswine wrote:'10 Augusta Winery estate Norton- from Missouri! Very interesting... Juicy! Fruity with good acidity... Followed by undeniable vanilla/oak. Did I mention its from Missouri?


The oak itself is even from MO if I'm not mistaken.

neilfindswine


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chipgreen wrote:The oak itself is even from MO if I'm not mistaken.



Day 2 was smoother. All in all a very interesting, unexpected bottle. Missouri. Who knew?

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chipgreen


quality posts: 197 Private Messages chipgreen

NV LaMarca Prosecco

Not bad at all for an inexpensive Italian sparkler.

losthighwayz


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2011 Altas Herencia Garnatxa Negra preceded by 2010 Scott Harvey Zin preceded by 2011 Rock Hollow Sauv Blanc

"The older I get the better I was"

kylemittskus


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ajrod27 wrote:Magnum of fifth? How is it holding up?



Absolutely awesome. Easily recognizable as a Zin. Nice acidic bite. Nice mild tannin structure. Juicy and full in the mouth without being gloppy. Sad it was my only bottle.

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"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20

Some Aussie SB at my parents house. Very quaffable for a warm evening.

CT

rjquillin


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ajrod27 wrote:How is the Truchard Temp doing? I bought the 2003-2006 vintages when they were on woot and have been very happy will all of them. Amazing QPR!

My first bottle of the '06 and I was pretty toasted last night. Tonight, still tired and late, somewhat cola like, bright fruit, surprisingly good acid back. A bit of sediment in the neck. Perhaps not the greatest match with frig leftovers glued together with egg and cheese and cumin, but I got home late, hungry, thirsty. I'll revisit it again tomorrow.

CT

rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:Absolutely awesome. Easily recognizable as a Zin. Nice acidic bite. Nice mild tannin structure. Juicy and full in the mouth without being gloppy. Sad it was my only bottle.

This was a mag of, what..?
1869?

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus
rjquillin wrote:This was a mag of, what..?
1869?



Not a mag. Standard bottle.

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CAGrl


quality posts: 13 Private Messages CAGrl
kylemittskus wrote:Absolutely awesome. Easily recognizable as a Zin. Nice acidic bite. Nice mild tannin structure. Juicy and full in the mouth without being gloppy. Sad it was my only bottle.


Drink now or hold onto it. I have 2007, 2008 and 2009.