trifecta


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kylemittskus wrote:The rest of this. 24 hours later (tyger, did you have any left for night 2?), this wine is awesome. Exactly what a cool climate Syrah should be.



Damn... now I need some. The Prado is ridiculous, and I really enjoy cool climate syrah done well. I need to stop reading this stuff.

tdedek


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tytiger58 wrote:A whole lot of great wines but a 1988 Chateau Musar might be the best bottle I ever had.



Really interested to try these out too. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I've got a few vintages of the red available to me locally that I've been looking at - 01, 02, 04 and 05. I've got two 2001 Blancs on the way. I know these like some serious time in the bottle, the 88 sounds awesome from your and others CT notes.

kylemittskus


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trifecta wrote:Damn... now I need some. The Prado is ridiculous, and I really enjoy cool climate syrah done well. I need to stop reading this stuff.



Tyger and I buy every single one of Paul's releases. Prado is spectacular. This was spectacular. I haven't had his gsm or Mourvèdre yet but I expect nothing but the same.

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tytiger58


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tdedek wrote:Really interested to try these out too. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I've got a few vintages of the red available to me locally that I've been looking at - 01, 02, 04 and 05. I've got two 2001 Blancs on the way. I know these like some serious time in the bottle, the 88 sounds awesome from your and others CT notes.



Ran out and picked up some 01's from JJ Buckley...good PC price.

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klezman


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tytiger58 wrote:Ran out and picked up some 01's from JJ Buckley...good PC price.



From where did you discover this Chateau Musar? I've never heard of it Since wiki says it's Lebanese I'd happily try a bottle with you next time we drink. You free tonight?

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bsevern


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Needed something BIG n GOOD tonight, decided to crack open a bottle of 2008 Quixote Syrah Stags Leap District, and fire up a Partagas Serie D. No. 4 (Habano of course)...... sigh

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman

2009 Tara Bella Cab from a previous wooting. Good stuff.

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

tytiger58


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In honor of Kyle's fantastic news today I thought about maybe opening a bottle from one of our many splits over the years?? Then I thought maybe a 11 Gonon Saint Joseph or an 06 Kronos..no that might throw him into a state of shock!

So I ended up popping a wine he pushed enabled me to buy a number of years ago.... wait for it....2001 Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico" Cheers brother!

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

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kylemittskus


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Excellent choice tyger.

Last night, we just had hot tea. Tonight:


2006 Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Chris's Cuvée

"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

kylemittskus


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2011 Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra Terra Alta

"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

losthighwayz


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kylemittskus wrote:2011 Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra Terra Alta



Notes? Iv had a few and found it ok...a bit flabby IMO was honestly expecting more

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kylemittskus


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losthighwayz wrote:Notes? Iv had a few and found it ok...a bit flabby IMO was honestly expecting more



I had $9 expectations. A tiny bit of structure in either acid and/or tannin would make this wine a case plus purchase. As it is, I like it for $9 and I'd probably like it at $12. I really like CdRs, though, and this is very similar in general style.

"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:I had $9 expectations. A tiny bit of structure in either acid and/or tannin would make this wine a case plus purchase. As it is, I like it for $9 and I'd probably like it at $12. I really like CdRs, though, and this is very similar in general style.



I thought this one was very serviceable imo

Tonight 2004 Vina Olabarri Rioja Gran Reserva like it a lot

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ddeuddeg


quality posts: 29 Private Messages ddeuddeg

'10 Iron Horse Rued Cone Chardonnay
'03 Iron Horse LD Brut
'05 Wellington Victory
'06 Wellington Victory
NV Wellington White Port
'06 Wellington Port
Toasting wkdpanda and his incredibly gorgeous bride with some truly wonderful wine. Thanks to the groom for treating us to very special wine to celebrate with a couple who truly deserve the best.

"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

cortot20


quality posts: 152 Private Messages cortot20

2011 woot cellars fat goose with grilled chicken Caesar salad.

CT

karenhynes


quality posts: 11 Private Messages karenhynes

2008 Tercero, The Climb

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson
karenhynes wrote:2008 Tercero, The Climb


Syrah, no? How was it?
We had a 07 Falesco Marciliano, nice CS from Italy.

tytiger58


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2010 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel can't keep my hands off of them.

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ddeuddeg


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2011 Palmina Arneis at the Kingfish Restaurant in San Mateo. Nice crisp minerality.

"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

karenhynes


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jmdavidson wrote:Syrah, no? How was it?
We had a 07 Falesco Marciliano, nice CS from Italy.



It's really nice. Lots of red and black fruit, bright acid, and decent tannic structure. I may hold my other bottle to see how it is in two years or so. It's a Syrah/PS blend (67/33%).

You do like the Italians, don't you I need to explore them more.

Did you see that Mainstreet posted the Fall tasting date?? First Sunday in November....

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kylemittskus


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2007 Tobin James Blue Moon Syrah
2011 Halćon Prado Alder Springs

"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: 152 Private Messages cortot20

2007 vina eguia Rioja reserva
And the wife opened her new favorite cheapy.
2011 valley of the moon Pinot blanc

CT

tdedek


quality posts: 4 Private Messages tdedek

2003 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut

2003 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel

Both were great last night. The baby Beaucastel could have used some firmer acidity but was still very enjoyable. Lots of interesting meaty and savory notes.

jmdavidson


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karenhynes wrote:It's really nice. Lots of red and black fruit, bright acid, and decent tannic structure. I may hold my other bottle to see how it is in two years or so. It's a Syrah/PS blend (67/33%).

You do like the Italians, don't you I need to explore them more.

Did you see that Mainstreet posted the Fall tasting date?? First Sunday in November....



Thanks for the headsup on the Mainstreet event. I need to register for the VIP tasting. Hope you can make our September 20th wine event.

tytiger58


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2012 Liquid Farm Mourvedre Rosé Vogelzang

It's hot..starting early

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tdedek


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tytiger58 wrote:2012 Liquid Farm Mourvedre Rosé Vogelzang

It's hot..starting early



Blah half a case on heat hold since the end of Spring Really good stuff.

2009 Moreau-Naudet Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons with chicken bruschetta sandwiches tonight.

tytiger58


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2008 Keating Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Killin it!

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jmdavidson


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tytiger58 wrote:2008 Keating Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Killin it!



I thought this would have needed more time in the cellar. No? How long of a decant?

rc70


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tytiger58 wrote:2008 Keating Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Killin it!



I'm dying here, I have 3 on heat hold with LB - fall can't get here fast enough.

jmdavidson


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2008 Enos Vineyards Girasole (see woot plus for review). Very enjoyable. Priced right for an everyday drinker.

cortot20


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Hanger 24 - Amarillo pale ale

For the rest of the week we are headed to the beach so were taking the following;
2012 J. Dusi Pinot grigio
2008 chateau Bianca Pinot Gris
2011 valley of the moon Pinot blanc
2006 twisted oak murgatroyd
2011 municipal winemakers The Kook - Cucamonga valley old vine zin.
And a bomber of Sam Adams Gose

CT

tytiger58


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jmdavidson wrote:I thought this would have needed more time in the cellar. No? How long of a decant?



2 hour decant and delicious! You could start drinking them in 10 years i'm pretty sure..just checking in and glad I did have a couple more for down the road and 4 of the 09's on summer hold. Really great bottles.

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klezman


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jmdavidson wrote:I thought this would have needed more time in the cellar. No? How long of a decant?



Don't forget he likes the young ones...

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tytiger58


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klezman wrote:Don't forget he likes the young ones...



And this!

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losthighwayz


quality posts: 59 Private Messages losthighwayz
cortot20 wrote:Hanger 24 - Amarillo pale ale

For the rest of the week we are headed to the beach so were taking the following;
2012 J. Dusi Pinot grigio
2008 chateau Bianca Pinot Gris
2011 valley of the moon Pinot blanc
2006 twisted oak murgatroyd
2011 municipal winemakers The Kook -
Cucamonga valley old vine zin.
And a bomber of Sam Adams Gose



That's it?

"The older I get the better I was"

bsevern


quality posts: 110 Private Messages bsevern

2007 WineSmith PF Barbera with some thin crust pizza....best $5 Barbera ever!

molarchae


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Had a few SoCal wooters over to evaluate some such and such for the powers that be. In addition, we drank:

2007 Twisted Oak Spaniard
2008 Cien y Pico Garnacha (Manchuela)
2003 Thomas Coyne 2003 Syrah Detjen Farms, Livermore
2011 Woot Mystery Wine
2012 Vino Noceto Moscato Frivolo
2007 Vino Noceto Zinfandel OGP

Plus, tastes of a brilliant Rye Whiskey brought by time2testit and some Edradour Ballechin #5 Oloroso Sherry Cask whisky. Brilliant evening.

MarkDaSpark


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molarchae wrote:Had a few SoCal wooters over to evaluate some such and such for the powers that be. In addition, we drank:

2007 Twisted Oak Spaniard
2008 Cien y Pico Garnacha (Manchuela)
2003 Thomas Coyne 2003 Syrah Detjen Farms, Livermore
2011 Woot Mystery Wine
2012 Vino Noceto Moscato Frivolo
2007 Vino Noceto Zinfandel OGP

Plus, tastes of a brilliant Rye Whiskey brought by time2testit and some Edradour Ballechin #5 Oloroso Sherry Cask whisky. Brilliant evening.



So brilliant that I left my SZ glass and wine glass travel kit behind!


And the Frivolo was mine, so everyone there can now attest that I do indeed drink my wine!

Granted, there were about 8 cases of wine I took back, but only 3 were mine!


Edit: And thanks again for being Hostess!!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson

At a little, out in the middle of nowhere restaurant in rural IL, 2009 Tytanium ($30). Go figure.

tytiger58


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molarchae wrote:Had a few SoCal wooters over to evaluate some such and such for the powers that be. In addition, we drank:

2007 Twisted Oak Spaniard
2008 Cien y Pico Garnacha (Manchuela)
2003 Thomas Coyne 2003 Syrah Detjen Farms, Livermore
2011 Woot Mystery Wine
2012 Vino Noceto Moscato Frivolo
2007 Vino Noceto Zinfandel OGP

Plus, tastes of a brilliant Rye Whiskey brought by time2testit and some Edradour Ballechin #5 Oloroso Sherry Cask whisky. Brilliant evening.



And thank you for being such great hosts! We had a great time.

Great Wednesday night, not so great Thursday morning

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

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