NV Krug, Grande Cuvee
2010 Stefania, Nueva Casa de los Padres
I really enjoyed this on New Year's Eve. Great wine, and glad I have 3 more.
2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino - in nice spot right now.
Some baby killing yesterday with gkapoor:
2009 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ-Canet –Overall I have enjoyed the style of the 2010 vintage over 2009 so far in Burgundy, but this was an excellent showing. Plenty of fruit on the palate but nicely balanced with a mineraly finish and nice acidity. Some 09’s have been overdone for me, but this was fantastic.
2009 Pontet-Canet – We opened this around noon and had a taste and then just let it slow o in the cellar until dinner. While obviously young this was surprisingly easy to drink with nice ripe fruit on the attack and really fine tannins that were not harsh at all despite its youth. No trace of alcohol to me which I have heard might be an issue for 09. Will be a blockbuster with some age, but it was enjoyable now if you want to pop one before it shuts down.
1999 Mouton Rothschild – Had a taste of this at the restaurant from one of those enomatic wine machines. More of a red fruit profile that is starting to show some age. Very enjoyable “classic” Bordeaux, but I wouldn't pay the going rate for this wine these days.
Fun night as always with gk.
It started off somewhat light (understandable for the vintage) with underbrush and a bit of barnyard (which blew off). Nose and flavors were typical Beaune with underbrush, mushrooms, red fruit and a bit of smoke. After a couple of hours it put on some weight and was quite enjoyable. It's showing a bit of age but still has time to go. I'm not sure if it will improve from here, so I'd drink them if I had more 2001s. 89pts. It did make think that the 2006 I have should be excellent, and 2005 could be a good QPR.
Another liquid Friday afternoon celebrating a co-worker's birthday...
2005 Benjamin Bridge Brut Reserve
2004 Le Macchiole Paleo Red
1999 Domaine Beaurenard CdP Boisrenard
2007 Badia a Passignano Reserva
2005 Jonata El Corazón de Jonata
Very nicely done! I like the liquid Friday afternoon theme
How was the Boisrenard?
2009 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel East Bench Dry Creek Valley
Pretty impressed of the alcohol (15,2%)
2004 Pio Cesare Barolo.
The 99 Boisrenard is in a good spot still but I don't know how many more years it has. My favourite wine was ths 04 Paleo, so everything pales in comparison.
2008 Relic Scarpa Syrah
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2007 Hartford Court Fog Dance Vineyard
How was this? Does it live up to the hype?
No surprise on the 04 Paleo! It would be a hard act for the others to follow. Glad to hear the Boisrenard was good. I had a 1990 a while back that was good but probably a bit past peak imo.
1995 Montosoli BDM
2007 Drinkward Peschon
2007 Pride Cabernet Franc
With some grilled dead cow last night, 2006 Stefania Uvas Creek Cab. In a very nice spot right now.
Show me a good loser, I'll show you a loser - Vince Lombardi.
Some memorable ones:
1986 Quarts-de-Chaume, Chateau Bellerive, the oldest wine in my cellar, like frozen in time, has nit changed during the last years
1999 Chateau Rieussec, Sauternes
2005 Heritage de Thieuley, Chateau Thieuley, the first time i opened a 2005 Bordeaux, a totally understated "Appellation Bordeaux" from a true wine magician, thank you Mr. Francis Courselle.
09 shafer cab one point five
A Pinot made by J Phelps that I can't remember now but wasn't bad
I received this as a gift at Christmas - what did you think?
"They speak of my drinking, but never consider my thirst..."
2x NV H. Billiot Cuvee Laetitia ( vintages from '83 - '05)
2005 Domaine Bertagna Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
2005 J-P Fichet Les Referts Montrachet
2002 Domaine E. Sauzet Montrachet
1996 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Enjoyed at lunch yesterday.
Looks like a stellar selection of white burgs W&A - a great lunch! Did any really stand out from the rest? Any TN's?
Last night with roast duck - 2010 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch. Way young, but I have 6 and wanted to get a gauge. I haven't even tried any of my '09s yet as I only have three of those.
Not until they start serving lobster.
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