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The best of many bottles opened with m/m thelostverse tonight at the Anvil Club (TLV, did we even get charged the $2 corkage tonight???):

N.V. Egly-Ouriet Champagne Brut "Les Vignes de Vrigny" 1er Cru- awesome, but not as an aperitif- would love this w/roasted chicken.
N.V. Ruinart Champagne Brut Rosé
1997 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

Full list tomorrow...when I check my notes- none spilled tonight.

Best course: seared foie gras over rosemary toast points with maple poached pears and glazed baby beets and balsamic reduction.


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Enjoyed at a friends house last night.


NV Billecart Salmon 1818 Brut Reserve
2010 Jean Marc Brocard Valmur Grand Cru Chablis
2003 Nicolas Potel Clos Saint Denis
2003 Chateau Malescot St Exupery
2004 Chateau Pontet Canet
 
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2010 Domaine Diochon Moulin a Vent Beajolais
2010 Aphillanthes CdR 3 Cepages
NV Laurent-Perrier Brit Champagne
 
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Enjoyed at a friends house last night.


NV Billecart Salmon 1818 Brut Reserve
2010 Jean Marc Brocard Valmur Grand Cru Chablis

2004 Chateau Pontet Canet


How were these? And do you have any thoughts on 2010 Chablis?
 
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Enjoyed at a friends house last night.


NV Billecart Salmon 1818 Brut Reserve
2010 Jean Marc Brocard Valmur Grand Cru Chablis

2004 Chateau Pontet Canet


How were these? And do you have any thoughts on 2010 Chablis?


TM, how are you?

Chablis has been the star for white Burgundy in '08, ' 09 and '10, and looks like '10 is the best of the three.

Pontet Canet continues to move towards a riper more modern style in my opinion, and the '04 is just that. So, I guess it is what one is seeking in their Bordeaux.

I hope we can catch up again very soon.
 
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The best of many bottles opened with m/m thelostverse tonight at the Anvil Club (TLV, did we even get charged the $2 corkage tonight???):

N.V. Egly-Ouriet Champagne Brut "Les Vignes de Vrigny" 1er Cru- awesome, but not as an aperitif- would love this w/roasted chicken.
N.V. Ruinart Champagne Brut Rosé
1997 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

Full list tomorrow...when I check my notes- none spilled tonight.

Best course: seared foie gras over rosemary toast points with maple poached pears and glazed baby beets and balsamic reduction.


Allred, I got hit with a whopping $2 charge last night. LOL You either got the rest, or Leann didn't charge us. Of course the whole staff was drinking with us.

In addition to the Egly-Ouriet, I opened:

2006 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch
2008 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières Domaine de Chateau de Beaune

Another night of great company, food and wine. And no dry cleaning required. Big Grin
 
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2005 Dr. Loosen Bernkasteler lay Kabinett
2005 Conn Valley reserve
2005 Darioush
2005 Quilceda Galitzine
2005 Revana
 
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W+A - thanks - I have been well. Spent most of January traveling or on vacation. It was nice.

That was my impression of the 2010 Chablis as well. I don't think I have bought any non-chablis white burgs since the 07 vintage.

About the pontet - if one were "blessed" with a few bottles - would you hold or drink?
 
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About the pontet - if one were "blessed" with a few bottles - would you hold or drink?


2014 - 2024, imo.
 
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2005 Betz La Serenne Syrah.
 
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Last night....

1986 Hanzell Pinot
--I was blown away by this...first by the condition of the cork, then by the color (still ruby, with maybe a hint of garnet, but still so vibrant), then by the fruit of the nose, and the livliness by the palate. I was not expecting any of this...

2001 Jordan Cab
2006 Jordan Cab
2001 Karl Lawrence Cab
2009 Karl Lawrence
 
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Wine group will be getting together tomorrow night at my place. Serving cheeses and bread, crabbed-stull mushrooms, pork roast in mushroom sauce, egg noodles, and green beans, bacon and onions. Unless any last minute changes, wines will be:

2004 Wittmann Westhofener Morstein Riesling Spatlese
2003 Robert Jayer-Gilles Bourgogne Haut Cotes de Beaune CORKED
2005 Pali Wine Co. Cargasacchi Jalama Vineyard Pinot Noir
2005 MacPhail, Sonoma Coast, Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir (MAGNUM)
2008 Torii Mor Willamette Valley
2008 Bergstrom Cumberland Reserve


After really pretty good luck with avoiding corked wines, this was the second straight wine group dinner where one of my wines was corked -- the other was French also.

Replaced it with a 2002 Ken Wright Savoya Vyd.


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About the pontet - if one were "blessed" with a few bottles - would you hold or drink?


2014 - 2024, imo.


Thanks - sounds about right.

I wonder how well these more international styled Bordeaux will age and drink and specifically - whether they will exhibit the same nose that older more traditional styles Bordeaux show. It's the aromatics that I originally fell in love with...
 
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Last night....

1986 Hanzell Pinot
--I was blown away by this...first by the condition of the cork, then by the color (still ruby, with maybe a hint of garnet, but still so vibrant), then by the fruit of the nose, and the livliness by the palate. I was not expecting any of this...

2001 Jordan Cab
2006 Jordan Cab
2001 Karl Lawrence Cab
2009 Karl Lawrence
Agree on the Hanzell Pinots. I've had these back to 1970 and all have been lively.
 
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1989 Miguel Torres Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Coronas Reserva Mas La Plana
 
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Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spätlese 1999
 
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I had a friend ITB ask me to drop by his place today. We tasted several vintages of Bodegas Los Astrales vs. Termes wines.

My overwhelming impression was, the Astrales wines are far more refined. Both wines are what I would call bold in their makeup and should improve with a few years of age.
 
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Yesterday, wine that went into the beef bourguignon:

2007 Sabor Real Toro Vinas Centenarias

Last night, wine that accompanied the finished product:

2007 Hartford Court Chardonnay Four Hearts Vyd
2006 Jonata Todos
1998 d'Arenberg Ironstone Pressings
 
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1989 Miguel Torres Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Coronas Reserva Mas La Plana


Had this wine few years ago. Was pretty good, but faded away after 2 hours...



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Tonight, a 2010 Vidal-Fleury Saint-Joseph



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2008 Pride Cab Sauv
2008 Erna Schien Blender Boy
 
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2002 Penfolds, Shiraz, St. Henri
2009 Pieropan, Soave Classico, La Rocca
2005 Chapoutier, Hermitage, Chante-Alouette

The Penfolds and Chapoutier were outstanding.
 
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2002 Penfolds, Shiraz, St. Henri

The Penfolds and Chapoutier were outstanding.


Ever had the 2007 ? First St-Henri in the cellar, never opened one yet...



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2006 Fontalloro - still sleeping.
 
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2002 Penfolds, Shiraz, St. Henri

The Penfolds and Chapoutier were outstanding.


Ever had the 2007 ? First St-Henri in the cellar, never opened one yet...


No. I have a couple of 2005's but might go pick up a couple of the 07, since there are still some on the shelves. Hold. I've been told they show best after 10 years and my 2002 was certainly proof of that.
 
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