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Originally posted by Berno:
I'll say it again, I wish I had more.

I'm not worried. If I run out, other CWM have 5-6 cases of this wine in their cellars. I'm sure I'll be drinking this at Otis' CDP for years to come.

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I think the only time we tasted was at the offline at our house that Paul and Stef came to - it was great and we will see when we open one next - we have a few
 
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there may be 1 or 2 retailers in south florida with a case or two Wink

I wish I could say the same for Chicagoland. Smile


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Originally posted by Berno:
I'll say it again, I wish I had more.

I'm not worried. If I run out, other CWM have 5-6 cases of this wine in their cellars. I'm sure I'll be drinking this at Otis' CDP for years to come.

VM

Very good point there ,VM.


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It's truly amazing the amount of meaningless posts you make.

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The recent notes here convinced me to open my first bottle of this and it was stunning. Glad I have 5 more resting in the cellar.
 
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Inviting, slightly smokey and even chocolatey. This is a plush sexy wine full of dark black fruits that coat the palate offering a satisfying mouthfeel. Warms and opens even more in the glass over an hour or two. Beautiful fruit forward wine with blackberry, cassis, cedar, and a creamy finish that lingers nicely. Entering it's drinking window and has evolved well since last bottle opened last year. Well paired with wild boar with mission fig reduction.


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Anyone try this recently? Doing my biennial physical inventory and this is the first unknown straggler I've put my hands on. Drink or hold?

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Had one blind recently against a '91 Montelena, '99 Ridge Monte Bello, and an '08 Leonetti. The '08 Crimson Clover is still drinking really well and it finished 2nd to the Monty (which was singing).

Open it and enjoy!

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Otis
 
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Thanks Otis! It's going to the "drink this winter" queue.

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2008 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Crimson Clover - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Clara Valley (12/24/2012)

Opened one at a Christmas party. 2nd time I have had this with similar notes. Drank this next to a 1999 Phelps Insignia and they were night and day but both showed excellent quality. This was much bigger and youthful. Very primary now. Could have used some decanting but it was not a bottle I had planned on opening. 93 points.

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I have half a case of these stashed and was not even thinking of opening one until sometime this year, and probably not for a couple more.


When in doubt, open another bottle.
 
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I have half a case of these stashed and was not even thinking of opening one until sometime this year, and probably not for a couple more.


when you decide to open one, lemme know if you need some help "evaluating." Wink

i must have serious mail issues as i never received their past couple mailings and am really curious about this bottling.
 
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How is the '08 as compared to the '09?


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I have half a case of these stashed and was not even thinking of opening one until sometime this year, and probably not for a couple more.


when you decide to open one, lemme know if you need some help "evaluating." Wink

i must have serious mail issues as i never received their past couple mailings and am really curious about this bottling.


Hmmm, this got me thinking. How about a Stefania offline? But i guess most would be pretty young!


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I'd be happy to host one of those. (Paul & Stef invited, of course)

I've got several bottlings... All way young. Have to admit to drabbing Stefania wines b/c they're so damned enjoyable young.

The futures offer is out... Gotta remember to place that order.
 
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I'd be happy to host one of those. (Paul & Stef invited, of course)

I've got several bottlings... All way young. Have to admit to drabbing Stefania wines b/c they're so damned enjoyable young.

The futures offer is out... Gotta remember to place that order.


a stefania dinner would rock. of course, might be tough to get them to come east in the cold. Cool
 
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If you have space for another, I'd be happy to bring a few bottles of Stefania. When I tried a bottle of the 2007 Santa Cruz Cab a couple of weeks ago, it was drinking well.
 
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I'd be happy to host one of those. (Paul & Stef invited, of course)

I've got several bottlings... All way young. Have to admit to drabbing Stefania wines b/c they're so damned enjoyable young.

The futures offer is out... Gotta remember to place that order.


a stefania dinner would rock. of course, might be tough to get them to come east in the cold. Cool


Let's put a date out there. How about early spring, like April 5 or 6? Should we start a thread in the proper place?


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Originally posted by dinwiddie:
I have half a case of these stashed and was not even thinking of opening one until sometime this year, and probably not for a couple more.


when you decide to open one, lemme know if you need some help "evaluating." Wink


i must have serious mail issues as i never received their past couple mailings and am really curious about this bottling.


Always dude. I've been thinking that it has been way too long since we shared a bottle or three.


When in doubt, open another bottle.
 
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Perhaps someone could reach out to Paul to see if they're planning to head to DC anytime soon, and we could go from there on setting a date.

Glickster: You are always welcome to join our offlines.

Dinwiddie: Yes, sir, we must drink. Soon. Wink
 
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Dinwiddie send me an email paul@stefaniawine you should be getting Futures offers in email and a regular mailing.

First part of April is no good for us we're in the Austin area visiting family. End of March I'm in Chicago. Late February may work I need to visit Falls Church soon for the day job.


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Thanks. Looking forward to it.

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Perhaps someone could reach out to Paul to see if they're planning to head to DC anytime soon, and we could go from there on setting a date.

Glickster: You are always welcome to join our offlines.

Dinwiddie: Yes, sir, we must drink. Soon. Wink
 
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pop n poured

Still purplish and opaque in color.

Sweet blueberry reduction blended with chopped mint with some iron shavings round out this seductive nose.

very plump and juicy with dusty tannins, it fleshes out with young blackberries and very dark chocolate fudge finishing with some rooty herbs.

quite enjoyable

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