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I loved the Grenache Blanc d'Abalone. I'm definitely curious about trying this one.
"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington
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Got home from the Bronco game a while ago, and now I'm watching a replay on my DVR. This is the way to finish a great night!
Last wooter to woot:bolligra
As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
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Don't know anything about this, but reading the comments makes me think it will be gone before I awake
Speed to First Woot:
Last Wooter to Woot:
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse..." - John Stuart Mill
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stillmanbrown wrote:WHAT HAVE I CREATED?!?
really tasty wines...
I'm just hanging out, really.
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The labrat picture doesn't work any more. I was just hanging out with Stillman Satuday and tasted this, along with 5 other wines. I'm at work, but if this is still around at 2pm PST, I'll open one of the bottles I bought and post extensive notes. From what I remember: very fat on the palate. Nothing at all like last year's Ch. Abalone (obviously -- different varietal). It has a slight sweetness, but not like an RS sweetness. And it's not sweet at all. There's just a hint of like sweet fruit. Good fruit source, obviously. It sure as hell isn't the wine making! It kind of reminded me of a Chenin Blanc. Nice acid. Tropical fruits. Would go really well with spicy food. Or, my first thought was that I wanted some sea bass with it. I'm not buying because SWMBO and I, and our two best friends who were with us, bought 3 each. Worth the $20? Absolutely. We all really enjoyed this wine. For me, last year's > this year's, but Stillman said he's working on a new GB right now, so we don't have to choose!
N.B.: Stillman also has some 05 Syrah left that is amazing. We didn't buy enough of that. We drank a bottle Saturday night in the spa and cursed ourselves for not buying at least a half case. Offer that Stillman! And your new GB when it's done!
Again, 2pm PST if it's still around. If not, I may open it anyway for my own enjoyment.
"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