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Thursday with Darcy, otw, CSM, and mangiare:


2001 Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Mon Aieul


How did this wine show? I believe I have one left. I've very much enjoyed this wine each and every time I drank it.


This was my 3rd bottle and the past 2 were far more enjoyable. This one wasn't bad, but it really paled in comparison to the 90 Mont-Olivet.

I agree with futronic's recommendation to wait 5 years on this one and will do so before I open my next bottle (I have 2 left).


CSM, was the 90 the Cuvee du Papet?


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2006 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Napa Valley.
 
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Thursday with Darcy, otw, CSM, and mangiare:


2001 Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Mon Aieul


How did this wine show? I believe I have one left. I've very much enjoyed this wine each and every time I drank it.


This was my 3rd bottle and the past 2 were far more enjoyable. This one wasn't bad, but it really paled in comparison to the 90 Mont-Olivet.

I agree with futronic's recommendation to wait 5 years on this one and will do so before I open my next bottle (I have 2 left).


CSM, was the 90 the Cuvee du Papet?


No, it was the regular CdP.
 
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2010 Catena Malbec Mendoza

Used to be deceived by this Malbec (always liked the CS), but this 2010 shows really well !



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1986 Beaucastel CDP Rouge
 
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1986 Beaucastel CDP Rouge


How did you like it? I've had a number of them and found the first few dull, but this wine has opened up nicely of late.


Just one more sip.
 
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2008 Ferrando Carema
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2001 Annie's Lane Copper Trail GSM
 
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1985 Mondavi Reserve


How was it? Was thinking of opening one next weekend....
 
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2005 Chateau Montelena Cab Sauv Estate

How was this? I think I am opening this up tonight.
 
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Over the past couple weeks:
2011 Left Foot Charley Dry Rosé
2008 Le Cadeau Pinot Noir Diversite
2008 Argyle Pinot Noir Spirithouse Reserve Series
2004 Château Lascombes
2011 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Clay Court Vineyard
2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Kick Ranch
2007 Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine
2003 Château Gruaud Larose
2010 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner "Hefeabzug"
2010 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville
2009 Argyle Pinot Noir Silver Series Stoller Vineyard
2009 Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Solari
2009 Domaine Vrignaud Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume "Les Vaupulans"
 
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Over the past couple weeks:
2007 Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine
2010 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

Please comment on these two wines. Thanks
 
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2010 Ceritas Chardonnay Porter-Bass Vineyard – Very, Very nice CA Chard. Reminded me of an 08 Les Combettes that I opened recently.


Just received an email from Ceritas offering a very limited amount of this wine from their library as a special release.

I've already done some damage with the Binny's sale and the Rivers-Marie and Kutch mailers, but I thought I'd let others know this may be available.
 
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2005 Chateau Montelena Cab Sauv Estate

How was this? I think I am opening this up tonight.

Drank from a half bottle and I didn't find it that memorable or interesting. Would like to pop a 750 and see if there is any difference. This bottle just didn't show that well. I would love to hear your thoughts on how your bottle shows.
 
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2010 Kutch-Savoy Pinot
 
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1985 Mondavi Reserve


How was it? Was thinking of opening one next weekend....


V - it actually got better over 3-4 hours. Very Bordeaux like nose. Not a stunner but classic nose, full body and med-long finish. Extremely enjoyable and definitely not tired.
 
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1986 Beaucastel CDP Rouge


How did you like it? I've had a number of them and found the first few dull, but this wine has opened up nicely of late.


Board-O, it was my most interesting showing of a Beaucastel in my limited experience (89,90). Although the fruit seemed to be slightly fading and it was a touch hot (not hindering), I found that there were many layers of flavours and overall notes on the nose and palate. Kirsch, mineral, wet earth, mild barnyard, and spices. The last sip was the best one.
 
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1990 Domaine R. Arnoux Clos de Vougeot
 
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1986 Beaucastel CDP Rouge


How did you like it? I've had a number of them and found the first few dull, but this wine has opened up nicely of late.


Board-O, it was my most interesting showing of a Beaucastel in my limited experience (89,90). Although the fruit seemed to be slightly fading and it was a touch hot (not hindering), I found that there were many layers of flavours and overall notes on the nose and palate. Kirsch, mineral, wet earth, mild barnyard, and spices. The last sip was the best one.


Thanks. I thought it was a mediocre wine until recently. I haven't found it to be fading, but that could be bottle variation. Mine have been in my cellar since release.


Just one more sip.
 
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Tonight with crispy skin rotisserie chicken, sautéed zucchini and peppers, roast sweet potato, 2005 Delas Freres Cote-Rotie La Landonne, fabulous fruit and soy nose, rich mouthfeel with lots of plum, tar, dark chocolate, very long finish with fine tannins taking over at the end.

Needs at least an hour or two in decanter. Too young, but I've got a few and wanted to try this. A special wine with a long future.


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Over the past couple weeks:
2007 Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine
2010 Rudius Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

Please comment on these two wines. Thanks

Palengat: I have drank a few QC wines early, and found this similar with strong oak (and I had it in the decanter over 4 hours). It had some dark fruit like blackberry as well as some coffee hints, but it was hard to get a feel through that oak. The taste came out a bit more on the second night and I might see this being something I enjoy a few years down the road. 91 points.

Rudius: Decanted for about 2 hours before having one glass, then drinking the rest the next night. Aroma of smoked meats and plum. Taste is quite a bit lighter than expected, but that is on the second night after having it re-opened for about 3 hours. Taste definitely still has the plum, but it is light across the palate. Also shows a hint of tobacco. Finish only has moderate tannins. 91 points.
 
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2005 Chateau Montelena Cab Sauv Estate

How was this? I think I am opening this up tonight.

Drank from a half bottle and I didn't find it that memorable or interesting. Would like to pop a 750 and see if there is any difference. This bottle just didn't show that well. I would love to hear your thoughts on how your bottle shows.

I actually found it fantastic (as did my wife) and will probably try to source more. I will try to find the wine in the TN section and post.
 
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1986 Beaucastel CDP Rouge


How did you like it? I've had a number of them and found the first few dull, but this wine has opened up nicely of late.


Board-O, it was my most interesting showing of a Beaucastel in my limited experience (89,90). Although the fruit seemed to be slightly fading and it was a touch hot (not hindering), I found that there were many layers of flavours and overall notes on the nose and palate. Kirsch, mineral, wet earth, mild barnyard, and spices. The last sip was the best one.


Thanks. I thought it was a mediocre wine until recently. I haven't found it to be fading, but that could be bottle variation. Mine have been in my cellar since release.


I should clarify that I didn't think the wine was fading just that the fruit was thin. However, it may have started out like this.
 
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I actually found it fantastic (as did my wife) and will probably try to source more. I will try to find the wine in the TN section and post.


Did you give it a long decant? I'm wondering if I just had an off bottle. My gf didn't like it either. I need to try this again... I was pretty disappointed but I'm glad to hear yours showed well. Gives me a reason to try another bottle!
 
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