bsevern


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The vintage Napa Cab tasting night was so much fun, I decided to do a vintage Pinot Noir and Burgundy night!

I know a lot of folks don't hoard vintage pinot (pity), so instead of 1997 and older like we did on the Napa Cabs, lets do 2007 and older Pinot. Also if anyone has extra decanters they could bring, I'd appreciate it as I only have one.

I'll be ponying up a bottle of 1994 Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin-Clos de Bèze.

Rumor has it there may be a rat op too

DATE: 02/09/13
TIME: 6PM - Whenever
PLEASE BRING: 2007 or older Pinot/Burgundy, snack, and a decanter

PLEASE RSVP, and I'll update this post.


In:
AjRod27
bsevern
trifecta
trifecta +1
CAGrl
CAGrl +1
cmaldoon
neilfindswine

Maybe:
nealkb

Regrets:
cmaldoon +1
otolith

bsevern


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BTW if anyone needs vintage Burgundy, Invino has a bunch in their
Burgundy Popup Shop right now


ajrod27


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bsevern wrote:I know a lot of folks don't hoard vintage pinot (pity), so instead of 1997 and older like we did on the Napa Cabs, lets do 2007 and older Pinot. Also if anyone has extra decanters they could bring, I'd appreciate it as I only have one.



I'm glad you made it 2007 and older because my Pinot collection only goes back to 2005! Looking forward to tasting some aged Pinot; this will be a learning experience for me.

I'll bring a 2005 Carneros della Notte Vineyards Pinot Noir Late Harvest 'Eclipse'. Pinot for dessert? Why not!

bsevern


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ajrod27 wrote:I'll bring a 2005 Carneros della Notte Vineyards Pinot Noir Late Harvest 'Eclipse'. Pinot for dessert? Why not!



Why not indeed, bring on the Pinot



nealkb


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bsevern wrote:Why not indeed, bring on the Pinot



Count me as a maybe. I'd love to come, but not sure where I'll be leading up to that weekend. It'll be a good way to trade off all the bottles with Ajrod and Cmaldoon

Neal K Bharadwaj

bsevern


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nealkb wrote:Count me as a maybe. I'd love to come, but not sure where I'll be leading up to that weekend. It'll be a good way to trade off all the bottles with Ajrod and Cmaldoon



Hope you're able to make it, it should be a fun and educational evening.

CAGrl


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We're definitely in. By the way, how do you feel about us bringing our dog? If you and others are not okay with it, that's fine. Just thought I'd ask.

Now to go buy some wine.

trifecta


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bsevern wrote:I know a lot of folks don't hoard vintage pinot (pity), so instead of 1997 and older like we did on the Napa Cabs, lets do 2007 and older Pinot. Also if anyone has extra decanters they could bring, I'd appreciate it as I only have one.

I'll be ponying up a bottle of 1994 Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin-Clos de Bèze.

Rumor has it there may be a rat op too

DATE: 02/09/13
TIME: 6PM - Whenever
PLEASE BRING: 2007 or older Pinot/Burgundy, snack, and a decanter



I have a total of 5 decanters I can bring, and I know cmaldoon has a grip as well. We should be good on that front.

I am still debating/trying to find what to bring. Probably an 05 Inman OGV Pinot and something from the 90's I can dig up.

Are cigars before, during, after?

bsevern


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CAGrl wrote:We're definitely in. By the way, how do you feel about us bringing our dog? If you and others are not okay with it, that's fine. Just thought I'd ask.

Now to go buy some wine.



I wouldn't mind you bringing your dog, but my cats on the other hand...well you know how they are

bsevern


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trifecta wrote:I have a total of 5 decanters I can bring, and I know cmaldoon has a grip as well. We should be good on that front.

I am still debating/trying to find what to bring. Probably an 05 Inman OGV Pinot and something from the 90's I can dig up.

Are cigars before, during, after?



Cool, looks like we'll be OK with decanters. Something from the 90's sounds great! I might crack open an 80's cab or 90's PS too.

Let's do cigars during, or after (good excuse to open a bottle of port).

CAGrl


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bsevern wrote:I wouldn't mind you bringing your dog, but my cats on the other hand...well you know how they are


True. So no dog. That definitely means we won't be able to stay way late. So show up around 6 with wine and food? PM me your address.

otolith


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This would be AWESOME. Hope you guys have fun. I have a couple that I'd love to open.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

trifecta


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bsevern wrote:Cool, looks like we'll be OK with decanters. Something from the 90's sounds great! I might crack open an 80's cab or 90's PS too.

Let's do cigars during, or after (good excuse to open a bottle of port).



I was able to snag a '96 Pinot. I have 2 decanters in regular circulation, but can dig up my spares if needed. Just let me know how many I should bring.

Plan for cigars sounds good. Anything more specific for snacks?

bsevern


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CAGrl wrote:... So show up around 6 with wine and food? ...



That sounds great!

I'll shoot you my address.

bsevern


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otolith wrote:This would be AWESOME. Hope you guys have fun. I have a couple that I'd love to open.



You could always send the bottles here and we'll post tasting notes

bsevern


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trifecta wrote:I was able to snag a '96 Pinot. I have 2 decanters in regular circulation, but can dig up my spares if needed. Just let me know how many I should bring.

Plan for cigars sounds good. Anything more specific for snacks?



A '96 Pinot should be fun!

Any decanters you can spare would be great, but don't go for the spares if it's a PITA to get them. I would say we'll need ~7-8 total, I was hoping cmaldoon might bring a few too (he has the decanter stash!).

For snacks, anything you guys think would go well with the Pinot would be great.

otolith


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bsevern wrote:You could always send the bottles here and we'll post tasting notes



I looked into flights. So can you put me in the "regrets" column?

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

CAGrl


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bsevern wrote:That sounds great!

I'll shoot you my address.


I guess you don't want me to show up. No pm from you. I a sad panda.

bsevern


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CAGrl wrote:I guess you don't want me to show up. No pm from you. I a sad panda.



Now that's just sad

PM SENT

trifecta


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Here is the minimum wine list from us:

1996 Cooper Mountain Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate
2005 Inman Family Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard

What about the rest of you?? Just curious....

CAGrl


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trifecta wrote:Here is the minimum wine list from us:

1996 Cooper Mountain Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate
2005 Inman Family Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard

What about the rest of you?? Just curious....


Haven't bought yet. Hoping to find some time to go to K&L or bevmo in a pinch.

trifecta


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CAGrl wrote:Haven't bought yet. Hoping to find some time to go to K&L or bevmo in a pinch.



Doubt Bevmo will have any older vintages. Most of their stuff is 09 or newer right now. You could try Artisan Wine Depot in mountain view, but K&L is probably closer.

neilfindswine


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...I'll find a pinot or two to bring... looking forward to it...!

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cmaldoon


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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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bsevern


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cmaldoon wrote:Just 1 from here, +1 has plans with rarely seen best friend



Glad you're coming.

Would you mind bringing some decanters?



bsevern


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neilfindswine wrote:...I'll find a pinot or two to bring...



Why does that scare me?

cmaldoon


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bsevern wrote:Glad you're coming.

Would you mind bringing some decanters?



Sure!

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

bsevern


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trifecta wrote:Here is the minimum wine list from us:

1996 Cooper Mountain Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate
2005 Inman Family Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard

What about the rest of you?? Just curious....



1994 Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

It isn't a Pinot, it's an Italian Bordeaux blend...hopefully there's no objections to trying this:

1998 Azienda Agricola Sant'Elena Ros Di Rol

Also have a bottle to rat...be prepared to take notes

trifecta


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bsevern wrote:1994 Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

It isn't a Pinot, it's an Italian Bordeaux blend...hopefully there's no objections to trying this:

1998 Azienda Agricola Sant'Elena Ros Di Rol

Also have a bottle to rat...be prepared to take notes



I will have pen & paper. I do have a fair amount of older stuff I am willing to open for the right folks (you guys). They don't fit the theme (but neither does the Azienda ), but pick one out if you want:

'85 Christian Brother's Cab
'93 Lindeman's Cab
'95 Paoletti Merlot
'97 Optima Cab
'98 Walla Walla Vintners Cab Franc
'98 Folie a Deux D'Agostini Zin (Scott Harvey made)

I also have old petite sirahs, but we are a little too close to DnD for that right now. Maybe the next vintage night!

bsevern


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trifecta wrote:I will have pen & paper. I do have a fair amount of older stuff I am willing to open for the right folks (you guys). They don't fit the theme (but neither does the Azienda ), but pick one out if you want:

'85 Christian Brother's Cab
'93 Lindeman's Cab
'95 Paoletti Merlot
'97 Optima Cab
'98 Walla Walla Vintners Cab Franc
'98 Folie a Deux D'Agostini Zin (Scott Harvey made)

I also have old petite sirahs, but we are a little too close to DnD for that right now. Maybe the next vintage night!



A vintage PS night would be an interesting one!!

I sure wouldn't object to trying out that '97 Optima Cab

klezman


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bsevern wrote:1994 Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

It isn't a Pinot, it's an Italian Bordeaux blend...hopefully there's no objections to trying this:

1998 Azienda Agricola Sant'Elena Ros Di Rol

Also have a bottle to rat...be prepared to take notes



You a Garagiste guy? I've got 3 of the 99 Ros di Rol coming from them.

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

trifecta


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What a great night! Thanks to besevern for hosting. One of us will post the lineup (pretty awesome) after we get some sleep.

trifecta


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Here is the first crack at the lineup from last night. I am pretty sure I am missing a few and have omitted others to protect the innocent.


2009 Braganini Reserve Chancellor Noir
2007 Summerland Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard Pinot Noir
2007 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir
2007 Sojourn Sangiacomo Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
2007 Davis Family Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
2005 Inman Family OGV Russian River Pinot Noir
2005 Carneros della Notte Vineyard Pinot Noir Late Harvest Eclipse
2004 La Pousse d’Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Bousse d’Or
1996 Cooper Mountain Vineyards Willamette Valley Estate Pinot Noir
1994 Chambertin Clos De Beze Grand Cru
1982 Domaine Joseph Voillot Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremients

Bonus:
2008 Kent Rasmussen Esoterica Vermelho Forte
NV Quady Winery Batch 88 Starboard Port Blend

Thanks again to bsevern for graciously hosting such a rowdy bunch. Also to neil for attending with such great offerings.

This was a really fun chance to taste Pinot's across a wide age range.

My fav's were the '94 Chambertin, '82 Domaine Joseph, and '96 Cooper Mountain

rjquillin


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trifecta wrote:Thanks again to bsevern for graciously hosting such a rowdy bunch. Also to neil for attending with such great offerings.

This was a really fun chance to taste Pinot's across a wide age range.

My fav's were the '94 Chambertin, '82 Domaine Joseph, and '96 Cooper Mountain

If only NorCal wasn't quite so far. What a linup. You think the age was a primary deciding factor in your preferences; hard to miss those are the three oldies you sampled. Rather makes the argument we need to squirrel bottles away for the future.

Were there any opinions regarding the more recent vintages, and if they are there for the long haul?

CT

bsevern


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I really enjoyed having everyone over, great time!

These were my top three favorites of the night (in no particular order):

1996 Cooper Mountain Vineyards Willamette Valley Estate Pinot Noir
1994 Chambertin Clos De Beze Grand Cru
1982 Domaine Joseph Voillot Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremients


The rest are listed in my order of preference:

2007 Davis Family Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
2007 Summerland Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard Pinot Noir
2007 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir
2005 Inman Family OGV Russian River Pinot Noir
2009 Braganini Reserve Chancellor Noir
2004 La Pousse d’Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Bousse d’Or (very, very funktified)

*2005 Carneros della Notte Vineyard Pinot Noir Late Harvest Eclipse - desert wine, very tasty!
*2007 Sojourn Sangiacomo Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - must've been good?? It was gone quick, didn't get a sample.

ajrod27


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trifecta wrote:I am pretty sure I am missing a few and have omitted others to protect the innocent.



2008 Kent Rasmussen Esoterica Vermelho Forte

and one other forte that bsevern opened later in the evening.

trifecta


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rjquillin wrote:If only NorCal wasn't quite so far. What a linup. You think the age was a primary deciding factor in your preferences; hard to miss those are the three oldies you sampled. Rather makes the argument we need to squirrel bottles away for the future.

Were there any opinions regarding the more recent vintages, and if they are there for the long haul?



I think my top three (oldies) were simply more complex than the younger wines. I enjoyed the summerland and the inman quite a bit. Both seemed to have the structure to go at least another decade. I felt the Sojourn, Keller, and Davis were more of a drink young (7-10 from vintage), but I am no expert.

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I didn't taste the 1994 Chambertin Clos De Beze, but the other 20th century wines were my favorite of the night. The 1982 Domaine Joseph Voillot Volnay still had the structure to go even longer, which I was pretty amazed by.

Of the 21st century wines, though all were well made, this was my order of preference.

2007 Sojourn Sangiacomo Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
2007 Davis Family Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
2007 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir
2007 Summerland Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard Pinot Noir
2005 Inman Family OGV Russian River Pinot Noir

bsevern


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ajrod27 wrote:2008 Kent Rasmussen Esoterica Vermelho Forte

and one other forte that bsevern opened later in the evening.



That was the Quady Winery Batch 88 Starboard Port Blend.




neilfindswine


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Thank you to Mr. BSevern for hosting; what a great night! Thanks to everyone for bringing wines and goodies (Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes????!!!!!????)

For the young domestics, The Summerland was drinking nicely for me, and I brought that Sojourn Sangiacomo because I think it's solid. Sorry you didn't get any BSevern... I think I may have accidentally mistaken the Sojourn decanter for my wine glass and 'tasted my way to the bottom'.

I was very pleased with the '82 Joseph Voillot Fremiets (we never got to the 93 Albert Morot Savigny-lès-Beaune... next time!) That '94 Clos De Beze Chambertin was really nice, and as discussed, the surprise of the night was that 96 Oregon Pinot from Cooper Mountain.

'Twas a great night. Bordeaux tasting next?

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