trifecta


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Cab Franc!

Edit: Sparky!

tdedek


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Baby killing tonight

Have the cork pulled for an 8 hour slow ox of a 2010 Saxum Broken Stones. It'll be my first of their's and want to make sure I like the style before continuing to purchase more. Already had a taste at pnp - tons of potential. Serving with a NY strip.

kylemittskus


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



Mine was the 07 and there is no reason to wait, but you certainly could for at least another 2 years.

"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


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tdedek wrote:Baby killing tonight

Have the cork pulled for an 8 hour slow ox of a 2010 Saxum Broken Stones. It'll be my first of their's and want to make sure I like the style before continuing to purchase more. Already had a taste at pnp - tons of potential. Serving with a NY strip.


Curious as to why the slow ox on a recent vintage? Thought that was for aged/delicate wines.

kylemittskus


quality posts: 230 Private Messages kylemittskus
chipgreen wrote:Curious as to why the slow ox on a recent vintage? Thought that was for aged/delicate wines.



It's like decantig in the bottle instead of in a decanter.

"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

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

In celebration of my parents selling the house they bought in 1986 and that I lived in for a good portion of the intervening time:

1986 Raymond Reserve Cabernet
1996 Foppiano Petite Syrah
2006 Wellington Victory

With Porkchops and fresh plum chutney, a slew of tasty sides, and the company of good friends.

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

tdedek


quality posts: 4 Private Messages tdedek
chipgreen wrote:Curious as to why the slow ox on a recent vintage? Thought that was for aged/delicate wines.



I've treated young wines both ways and find I prefer the slox ox method over a decant, if time allows. I pop, pour a small glass for a taste and to expose some surface area and let it sit. Generally, I only decant for sediment. And if I do, double decant back into the bottle. Just personal preference, the wine holds up better the next day.

trifecta


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The expected lineup for tonight:

1998 Walla Walla Vintner Cabernet Franc (Columbia Valley)
2004 Meeker Cabernet Franc (Anderson Valley)
2004 Moon Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Franc Estate Grown (Sonoma Valley)
2004 DeRose Port (Cabernet Franc), Cienega Valley
2005 Teldeschi Cabernet Franc (Dry Creek)
2007 Wellington Cab Franc (Sonoma)
2008 C.G. di Arie Cabernet Franc, Sierra Foothills
2009 White Cottage Ranch Cab Franc Howell Mountain
2009 Philippe Delesvaux Anjou (Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur)
2010 Palatine Hills Estate Cabernet Franc Rosé (Niagra, Ontario)
2010 Couly-Dutheil Chinon
2010 Braganini Reserve Cabernet Franc (Michigan)
2010 DeRose Cabernet Franc, Cienega Valley

rjquillin


quality posts: 174 Private Messages rjquillin
trifecta wrote:The expected lineup for tonight:


2009 Philippe Delesvaux Anjou (Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur)
2010 Palatine Hills Estate Cabernet Franc Rosé (Niagra, Ontario)
2010 Couly-Dutheil Chinon
2010 Braganini Reserve Cabernet Franc (Michigan)
2010 DeRose Cabernet Franc, Cienega Valley

A bit of infanticide in the works for this evening it would appear.

CT

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi

2nd day of summer
took the 66 Chevelle out cruising the beach.
Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals
Homemade Pizza in my cast Iron Pizza pan.
Ty Canton Sonoma Valley Cab.
man life doesn't get much better

kylemittskus


quality posts: 230 Private Messages kylemittskus

2010 Wellington Roussanne

"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: 141 Private Messages cortot20

Sadly, no wine tonight. I will have to crack a beer for the beer can chicken and then off to a bar for a going away party.

CT

rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:2010 Wellington Roussanne

Just called Toby today to get more of those..

CT

tytiger58


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2011 Liquid Farm Chardonnay Golden Slope Wow!

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


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tytiger58 wrote:2011 Liquid Farm Chardonnay Golden Slope Wow!



$45? Worth it?

"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

noslensj


quality posts: 42 Private Messages noslensj

1999 Berberana Rioja Reserva Viña Alarde

Outstanding. Had with grilled salmon with jerk seasoning. Excellent match.

chipgreen


quality posts: 188 Private Messages chipgreen
tdedek wrote:I've treated young wines both ways and find I prefer the slox ox method over a decant, if time allows. I pop, pour a small glass for a taste and to expose some surface area and let it sit. Generally, I only decant for sediment. And if I do, double decant back into the bottle. Just personal preference, the wine holds up better the next day.


Gotcha. Makes more sense (to me) now that you mention that you pour a little out to increase the surface area being exposed to air. Also I think it was Kyle who taught me that we should always pour some out for the homies, anyway.

chipgreen


quality posts: 188 Private Messages chipgreen
cmaldoon wrote:In celebration of my parents selling the house they bought in 1986 and that I lived in for a good portion of the intervening time:

1986 Raymond Reserve Cabernet
1996 Foppiano Petite Syrah
2006 Wellington Victory

With Porkchops and fresh plum chutney, a slew of tasty sides, and the company of good friends.


Very cool that you had a '86 to drink.

chipgreen


quality posts: 188 Private Messages chipgreen
trifecta wrote:The expected lineup for tonight:

1998 Walla Walla Vintner Cabernet Franc (Columbia Valley)
2004 Meeker Cabernet Franc (Anderson Valley)
2004 Moon Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Franc Estate Grown (Sonoma Valley)
2004 DeRose Port (Cabernet Franc), Cienega Valley
2005 Teldeschi Cabernet Franc (Dry Creek)
2007 Wellington Cab Franc (Sonoma)
2008 C.G. di Arie Cabernet Franc, Sierra Foothills
2009 White Cottage Ranch Cab Franc Howell Mountain
2009 Philippe Delesvaux Anjou (Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur)
2010 Palatine Hills Estate Cabernet Franc Rosé (Niagra, Ontario)
2010 Couly-Dutheil Chinon
2010 Braganini Reserve Cabernet Franc (Michigan)
2010 DeRose Cabernet Franc, Cienega Valley


Love me some Cab Franc, wish I wasn't 2,000 miles away.

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
kylemittskus wrote:$45? Worth it?



For my palate..absolutely! I think a white burg/chablis of this quality would cost twice as much at least.

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


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dbl

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


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kylemittskus wrote:2010 Wellington Roussanne

I joined you, saluté.

CT

rjquillin


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tytiger58 wrote:dbl

for a Chard!?

CT

chipgreen


quality posts: 188 Private Messages chipgreen

Went to a wine festival tonight, the "Summer Solstice" hosted by Sarah's Vineyard.

Twelve wineries were there, sampled wines from 6-8 of them. Some of the more interesting wines were Jalapeno wine (super hot & spicy, complete with Jalapeno seeds), Rhubarb wine (made from 100% rhubarb - tart & tangy with some RS to cut the tartness), Marechal Foch, Chambourcin and White Merlot.

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
chipgreen wrote:Very cool that you had a '86 to drink.



Sorry to say, but the Wellington victory was the least of these 3 wines. That 86 Raymond was fantastic and the Foppiano was singing in its wonderful licorice way.

I'm hoping the victory was just in a dumb phase because I have 8 more. I thoroughly enjoyed it in the past when it had a strong chalky tannin base. That base has dissapeared and the aged characteristics have yet to set in. Waiting.

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: 174 Private Messages rjquillin
cmaldoon wrote:Sorry to say, but the Wellington victory was the least of these 3 wines. That 86 Raymond was fantastic and the Foppiano was singing in its wonderful licorice way.

Those Raymond sales on Invino and WTSO added to my collection as well. Agree on the Victory, patience.

CT

jmdavidson


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cmaldoon wrote:That 86 Raymond was fantastic and the Foppiano was singing in its wonderful licorice way.


I bought the Foppiano PS vertical when we were on the RPM 2012 tour, which IIRC, you did as well. Have you tried the other vintages yet? I'm thinking about opening the four together, but also hoping I haven't waited too long on them.

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
jmdavidson wrote:I bought the Foppiano PS vertical when we were on the RPM 2012 tour, which IIRC, you did as well. Have you tried the other vintages yet? I'm thinking about opening the four together, but also hoping I haven't waited too long on them.



I have in fact had all of them. They were all interesting and 2 or 3 of the 4 were quite good. The first one I opened (the 95 I think) was VERY funky and I poured a glass out and almost the bottle but then waited on it. 2 hours later it was AMAZING! I'd say you can drink and enjoy these any time now.

The common theme to them is their floral licorice character. I like drinking my old wines. It gives my young ones a chance to age.

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

tdedek


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tytiger58 wrote:2011 Liquid Farm Chardonnay Golden Slope Wow!



Had some of this yesterday and again today. I'm liking this more on day 2 and will try to keep my hands off the others for a bit. I think the White Hill is a a better everyday value but is much leaner, so it matters what you are pairing it up with.

Great wines.

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz

2007 Verge Syrah

"The older I get the better I was"

cortot20


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losthighwayz wrote:2007 Verge Syrah



I really liked that stuff and wish it would make a come back.

CT

losthighwayz


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cortot20 wrote:I really liked that stuff and wish it would make a come back.



My second of two bottles I got from Lot 18. Did not like the first one much and on PNP this one was great but after a few minutes I detected some green, tannic finish. Left in fridge uncorked during nap time and it is tasting very smooth and nice right now!

"The older I get the better I was"

ddeuddeg


quality posts: 29 Private Messages ddeuddeg

Went to local farmer's market yesterday. A bit early for most of what we usually are looking for, but SWMBO found some kohlrabi and beet greens. The kohlrabi wound up with a Granny Smith apple in a slaw with some yogurt and lemon juice dressing. The beet greens, she sautéed with some EVOO, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Meanwhile I grilled some asparagus and a ribeye. What a fascinating and delicious mélange of flavors! Totally harmonious. Oh yes, the wine: a 2004 Jana Cathedral. OMG!

"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

losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz
ddeuddeg wrote:Went to local farmer's market yesterday. A bit early for most of what we usually are looking for, but SWMBO found some kohlrabi and beet greens. The kohlrabi wound up with a Granny Smith apple in a slaw with some yogurt and lemon juice dressing. The beet greens, she sautéed with some EVOO, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
Meanwhile I roasted some asparagus and a ribeye. What a fascinating and delicious mélange of flavors! Totally harmonious. Oh yes, the wine: a 2004 Jana Cathedral. OMG!



Show off

"The older I get the better I was"

cortot20


quality posts: 141 Private Messages cortot20

10' R2 rhapsody. Still not good Kyle.

CT

bsevern


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Home made Asian stir fry along with a bottle of 2009 Flora Springs Limited Reserve Cabernet Franc.

Last nights wooter Cab Franc tasting party made a believer out me!

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

a) Cab Franc is delicious...sounds like the word is out
b) Tonight was the end of a thoroughly mediocre bottle of 2009 Bordeaux from Garagiste followed by a thoroughly delicious bottle of Cab from Brice Station. 2004 Gold Rush Cab - Calaveras County, foothills, etc. Amazing concentration and balance with some interesting flavours to keep you guessing. And it all went well with kangaroo burgers.

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

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

Looking at the main thread today made me tired...In the decanter 2003 François Villard St. Joseph Reflet Syrah

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

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




ddeuddeg


quality posts: 29 Private Messages ddeuddeg

2002 Jade Mountain Syrah, from the Paras Vineyard on Mt. Veeder. Two words: Oh, my. I'm just glad there's a couple more bottles in the cellar.

"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

kylemittskus


quality posts: 230 Private Messages kylemittskus

YUM @ tyger and d-dog!

"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