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2001 muga torre muga
2003 domaine du pegau cdp
2001 Chateau suduiraut Sauternes
N.V. Commandaria st-John
2004 oreno igt

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Some of my future in-laws drink wine, but none are enthusiasts. I'll be opening value bottles today. At least I can pick better $10 to $14 wines than they can! Likely a Kim Crawford SB and Bogle Chard for whites, and some Spanish Garnachas for reds. If the beer drinkers are expecting Miller Lite in my fridge though, they are SOL. Razz

I have another week off work after today, and DanTheRhoneFan is hosting NYE. I'm confident I will drink plenty of outstanding juice between now and when we get back to reality.
 
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If the beer drinkers are expecting Miller Lite in my fridge though, they are SOL. Razz


Funny! I have 3 Heinekens and 2 Miller Lights in the very back of the fridge for people who don't understand beer but think that they like it. They've been sitting back there most of the year. The Heinekin is good for steaming shrimp, though......

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2002 Delamotte BdB
1999 Castelgiocondo and Poggio Antico Altero BdMs with short ribs.

Maybe a sweetie later if the mood strikes.....

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start with Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Mosel Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett 2009

with dinner, 2003 William Fevre Las Preueses


I always wanted to be a procrastinator.
 
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We opend up a 2009 Williams Selyem zin and a bottle from the same year of The Industrial (which I learned about here, thank you!), and the in-laws were quite happy. Served with rack of lamb from the Weber and saffron rice.

Then....Drank two way too young 2009 W.S. pinots, Bucher and Ferrington.


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Tomorrow night my 6th annual Cdp dinner at the club.
 
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Last night at the whitebark restaurant 05 Clos Des Papes CdP and 05 Clos Apalta.
 
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Nothing worth mentioning except 2007 Christoffel E.T. Spatlese


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Opened a 1996 Kalin Cellars Sonoma County Pinot Noir Cuvee DD with Christmas ham and traditional fixins.
 
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2010 Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles. This is a tolerably decent wine, and actually a pretty good QPR at the local supermarket sale price of $12.99. It has decent fruit, but is solidly oaked, so if you are adverse to the oaky California cab, this would be a pass. 87-88 points for me--drink now.

2010 M. Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes de Rousillon--Very nice, probably my favorite of the foursome. Nice concentration of fruit, with a nice mineral touch and smooth tannins. Huge QPR wine. 92-93 points for me

2003 Chateau Duhart Milon--Young, but definitely approachable. Better on the second day. Not a blockbuster, but very elegant, especially when compared with the other 3. 91 points for me.

2002 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley--this took maybe 30-45 minutes to open up, but shows nicely. Nice integration of vanilla oak with soft fruits and smooth tannins. Broadly appealing. 90 points for me.


Stay thirsty my friends.
 
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Opened a 1996 Kalin Cellars Sonoma County Pinot Noir Cuvee DD with Christmas ham and traditional fixins.


How was it? I'm a big fan of what Kalin does. Fascinating wines.


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Doing the Cdp thing.
Last night, 1994 Ch Beaucastel (375) and tonite 2001 Ch La Nerthe. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good wine night!
 
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Opened a 1996 Kalin Cellars Sonoma County Pinot Noir Cuvee DD with Christmas ham and traditional fixins.


How was it? I'm a big fan of what Kalin does. Fascinating wines.
I am as well. I did a brief impression on the 'what are you drinking' thread. Showing very well.
 
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Three wine Company Riesling Sweetwater Ranch 2010
Foxglove Chardonnay 2010
darioush Napa Viognier 2011
Roco Pinot Noir WV 2009
Lange Pinot Noir WV Reserve 2009


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Had a houseful of drinkers, but not aficionados. So the wife and I shared a bottle of '04 Kenwood Artist Series cab while everyone else drank more pedestrian stuff in qty.

With NYE approaching, the focus will shift to champagne.
 
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1990 Chateau Lagrange Pomerol. (courtesy of my girlfriends uncle)

Vineland Estates 2010 Cabernet Franc Reserve

Domaine Drouhin Oregon "Arthur" Chardonnay 2008


Victory loves preparation.
 
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Christmas eve - 1999 Philipponnat clos des goisses

Christmas morning before the masses descended on us - Krug Brut Rose
 
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Wines enjoyed Christmas day as the snow came much earlier than expected.

2x 1998 Krug
3x 2008 Fevre Les Preuses Chablis
2x 2004 Dofi
2x 2001 Pontet Canet
 
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Enjoyed a 1981 Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva with dinner yesterday.
 
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24th eve:
2005 Bauget-Jouette blanc de blancs, Champagne, (as Aperitif and with Ecrevisses)

1998 Grand-Puy-Lacoste (with Fillet Wellington)

25th:
2002 Quinta do Vale d.Maria LBV Port (as Aperitif, dont be surprised, Port is considered an Aperitif in Luxembourg Smile )

2004 St.-Aubin "Les Combes" 1er Cru (white), Marc Colin (with a nage aux St.-Jacques), absolutely sublime in it's prime drinking wimdow.

2002 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Cherbaudes vieille vigne, Domaine Fourrier, (fantastic pairing for venison)

2000 Chateauneuf-du-Pape vieilles vignes, Domaine Villeneuve, red, (with cheeese platter, along with the remainders of the 2004 St.-Aubin which was my coup de coeur of the day)


There is nothing in our intelligence that has not passed by the senses. (Aristoteles)
 
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After the manhattans to get us started:

1997 Heitz Trailside
2004 Domaine Serene "Mark Bradford" PN
 
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Xmas eve: Roederer sparkling wine and 2003 clos des papes CDP (3 hr decant)(needs way more time in the cellar) with crab legs and filet mignon.

Xmas day: 2009 Pisoni estate Pinot noir with duck confit, both were delicious, followed by 2008 Pegau CDP, which was solid as expected.
 
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Xmas eve - 2011 Littorai Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – Really awesome wine and a great value to boot.

Xmas day – Korean feast at my in-laws so OB beer and soju were the drinks of choice.
 
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Enjoyed a 1981 Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva with dinner yesterday.
How was it showing? I have an 80 in the cellar waiting for my wife's next b-day.
 
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