klezman


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rjquillin wrote:Finally got the nerve to try one of those R.Merlo '06 PN's from Trinity, via Ohio. A bit worried, not quite like I recall.



Sounds like a resend waiting to happen, unfortunately. Although I have a somewhat vested interest in this one since I'm supposed to be taking some off your hands.

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klezman


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Tonight is another semi-random Costco wine trial: Summerland 2010 Wolff Vineyard Pinot, Edna Valley. I've gotta say, that guy makes a nice Pinot. This one is too young for my tastes still, but I suspect in 1-3 years it'll be right up my alley. The acid is there, the earthy and herbaceous finish is nice, and it's got a hint of tannin left. Only downside is the overt juiciness for the first hour the bottle's been open that's a little too sweet for my tastes. I suspect it'll fade with time as the other flavours remain/intensify. I'm considering picking more up next time at Costco if they still have it. $20+tax, Marina del Rey/Culver City.

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klezman wrote:Tonight is another semi-random Costco wine trial: Summerland 2010 Wolff Vineyard Pinot, Edna Valley. I've gotta say, that guy makes a nice Pinot. This one is too young for my tastes still, but I suspect in 1-3 years it'll be right up my alley. The acid is there, the earthy and herbaceous finish is nice, and it's got a hint of tannin left. Only downside is the overt juiciness for the first hour the bottle's been open that's a little too sweet for my tastes. I suspect it'll fade with time as the other flavours remain/intensify. I'm considering picking more up next time at Costco if they still have it. $20+tax, Marina del Rey/Culver City.


Agreed. We had Wolff on Woot before (07 maybe?). Love thier single vineyard Pinots.

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finished a bottle of Triacipidis III opened last Friday.

Still showing well after 5 days in the fridge.

klezman


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neilfindswine wrote:Agreed. We had Wolff on Woot before (07 maybe?). Love thier single vineyard Pinots.



Yeah, I remembered this being a woot label so we looked it up in Costco, both for price and vintage/vineyard. The woot was 08, I think. Etienne didn't do himself any favours last time he was here, but the wine is well made. Costco has some great deals on wine, it turns out - that was better than woot price, although no shipping needed.

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tytiger58


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In the decanter 2000 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Tondonia

Maybe my favorite of the old world producers in Spain.

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trifecta


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2006 Winesmith Cab Franc. Really nice.

neilfindswine


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tytiger58 wrote:In the decanter 2000 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Tondonia

Maybe my favorite of the old world producers in Spain.



Ooooo.... Good stuff. Thier aged whites and aged rosé are pretty stellar. Got into them in my SoCal days at the K&L...

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klezman wrote:Yeah, I remembered this being a woot label so we looked it up in Costco, both for price and vintage/vineyard. The woot was 08, I think. Etienne didn't do himself any favours last time he was here, but the wine is well made. Costco has some great deals on wine, it turns out - that was better than woot price, although no shipping needed.



Yeah, every time he comes on we grill him and it doesn't go well. He's a good sport though.

CT

tytiger58


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neilfindswine wrote:Ooooo.... Good stuff. Thier aged whites and aged rosé are pretty stellar. Got into them in my SoCal days at the K&L...



That's where I got mine, have not tried the whites but those 10 year + rosé is very interesting!

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kylemittskus


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2011 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

with best friends and Boursin and proscuitto-stuffed chicken brests.

Very excited about this bottle.

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tdedek


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kylemittskus wrote:2011 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

with best friends and Boursin and proscuitto-stuffed chicken brests.

Very excited about this bottle.



I'd be interested to hear what you think. I've been really slow on trying out that producer and it's available down the road at WL. Have heard good things.

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:2011 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

with best friends and Boursin and proscuitto-stuffed chicken brests.

Very excited about this bottle.



Well how were the proscuitto-stuffed chicken breasts??

Tonight 2006 Parusso Barbera d'Alba Superiore Ornati... blech

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Bombay Sapphire + Sierra Mist

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chipgreen wrote:Bombay Sapphire + Sierra Mist



I find the Sierra Mist to be more new-world, vs the older-world 7up, which I prefer.

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neilfindswine wrote:I find the Sierra Mist to be more new-world, vs the older-world 7up, which I prefer.


That's why the Sierra Mist is more of a "drink now" soda. So I'm drinking it now.

chemvictim


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2007 The Spaniard! Wheeeeee!

He is dark and oh so delicious.

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chemvictim wrote:2007 The Spaniard! Wheeeeee!

He is dark and oh so delicious.



Jealous!

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Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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rjquillin


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I had thought Sokol Blosser made some decent juice, perhaps they do, but avoid like the plague their Evolution, not sure I can even cook with it and I didn't waste Ar on it!

Regarding the R. Merlo '08 P.N.
Mixed bag. Three of eight corks a bit protruding. Opened two bottles, one of the above and one normal, and there is a difference.
One seems fine, but the pushed cork is just 'off'.
Can't specifically place what, but something is just missing..
How can this happen in a single shipment?
I'm concerned.

CT

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rjquillin wrote:I had thought Sokol Blosser made some decent juice, perhaps they do, but avoid like the plague their Evolution, not sure I can even cook with it and I didn't waste Ar on it!

Regarding the R. Merlo '08 P.N.
Mixed bag. Three of eight corks a bit protruding. Opened two bottles, one of the above and one normal, and there is a difference.
One seems fine, but the pushed cork is just 'off'.
Can't specifically place what, but something is just missing..
How can this happen in a single shipment?
I'm concerned.



PM for ya.

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kylemittskus


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neilfindswine wrote:PM for ya.



"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

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kylemittskus wrote:

Hey, quit stealing my thunder, ahh TT's.

replied Neil,
thanks.

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klezman


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rjquillin wrote:Hey, quit stealing my thunder, ahh TT's.

replied Neil,
thanks.



Just let me know what the solution is, that way I know what to expect when I next see you

BTW, got your half case of Iron Horse Unoaked hanging out with your aged Georges de Latour.

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loveladyelectric wrote:How was that? I've been wanting to visit Babcock for a while, but haven't made my way out there.



Sorry for the late reply! It was good not great. Lacking some acidity. However, it is their entry-level PN that I got at Bevmo 5 cent sale. Ive been to Babcock many times and enjoy their wines though I dont tend to leave there with many bottles. Merryvale down the hill is good but quite pricey. I tend to visit ineries in Santa Ynez more since most producers past Buellton heafed West predominantly produce chards and PN and I cannot stand chards.

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Drinking something tonight, definitely. Probably a cab or some sort.

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bsevern


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Opened a bottle of 2010 Henri Boillot Bourgogne last night.

I knew it was way too young, I'm hoping after recorking the rest of the bottle it opens up on night two???

tytiger58


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bsevern wrote:Opened a bottle of 2010 Henri Boillot Bourgogne last night.

I knew it was way too young, I'm hoping after recorking the rest of the bottle it opens up on night two???



Last Bottle buy??

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tdedek wrote:I'd be interested to hear what you think. I've been really slow on trying out that producer and it's available down the road at WL. Have heard good things.



Young but gorgeous. Really nice acid, pure fruit, went wonderfully with food. I think it'll deal together in a year and be awesome. Really nice last night, though. Wish I had more.

The chicken was delicious, as well. My favorite of the meals I make.

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tytiger58 wrote:Last Bottle buy??



Yep from their last marathon. It's a half bottle too.

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kylemittskus wrote:Young but gorgeous. Really nice acid, pure fruit, went wonderfully with food. I think it'll deal together in a year and be awesome. Really nice last night, though. Wish I had more.

The chicken was delicious, as well. My favorite of the meals I make.



Nice. You settled it, I'm going to pick one up this weekend and kill the curiousity.

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bsevern wrote:Opened a bottle of 2010 Henri Boillot Bourgogne last night.

I knew it was way too young, I'm hoping after recorking the rest of the bottle it opens up on night two???



I snagged one of these off the last bottle marathon and forgot I had drank it. My personal note in CT: meh.

But don't think it lasted to a 2nd day, hope it opens up.


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tdedek wrote:I snagged one of these off the last bottle marathon and forgot I had drank it. My personal note in CT: meh.

But don't think it lasted to a 2nd day, hope it opens up.



Interestingly the CT notes as a whole are fairly positive. We shall see....it's definitely no 1994 Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin-Clos de Bèze!

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2010 Jones Family The Sisters

and

Some sort of sparkler to celebrate my wife's new job! Now preparing the move to the new rental property she'll be managing on the Jersey City waterfront, really exciting for us. Not so exciting that it was just finalized today and found out we will move in 10 days...a lot to wrap our heads around.

Probably either a 2006 Iron Horse Brut or a 2007 Huet Petillant.

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tdedek wrote:Nice. You settled it, I'm going to pick one up this weekend and kill the curiousity.



I picked up a few more from Invino a few weeks ago for a pretty good price, I will check WL

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tytiger58 wrote:I picked up a few more from Invino a few weeks ago for a pretty good price, I will check WL



Blah just saw that it's all on presale. The wait continues.


I remember seeing it on Invino. Do you remember the price?

tytiger58


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tdedek wrote:Blah just saw that it's all on presale. The wait continues.


I remember seeing it on Invino. Do you remember the price?



$35 and change. Not as good as the BD sale..but I like them a lot!

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Something with filets, fried goat cheese salad, and sweet potatoes fries.

"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

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tdedek wrote:2010 Jones Family The Sisters

and

Some sort of sparkler to celebrate my wife's new job! Now preparing the move to the new rental property she'll be managing on the Jersey City waterfront, really exciting for us. Not so exciting that it was just finalized today and found out we will move in 10 days...a lot to wrap our heads around.

Probably either a 2006 Iron Horse Brut or a 2007 Huet Petillant.



congrats!!

kylemittskus


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kylemittskus wrote:Something with filets, fried goat cheese salad, and sweet potatoes fries.



2007 Flora Springs Trilogy (I think)

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tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:2007 Flora Springs Trilogy (I think)



Oh man I really liked that vintage!

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