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A gift from my stepbrother at Christmas in 2005: a 2001 William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. Nothing mind blowing, but certainly drinkable, dare I say enjoyable. 88 pts.


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2009 Maldonado Chardonnay Los Olivos Vineyard.
 
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- 2007 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

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2007 M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Blanc Les Granits


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Don't leave us hanging, gig? How was it?


Just one more sip.
 
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WE had the 04 Les Grantis at our Off Line in Nashville a couple of weeks ago and it was wonderful. How was the 06 gig?
 
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With grilled salmon tonight;

2006 Doaine Serene Gold Eagle PN
 
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2002 Cos D'estournel- good,not great, needs more time.


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Enjoyed at lunch today.

2004 Artadi Vina El Pison


Would you say it's ready yet? I just have a single bottle.


Hawk, hold this wine. The best is yet to come.


That's what I figured.

Thanks for the input.


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Don't leave us hanging, gig? How was it?

It was very enjoyable; displaying honey, lemon, flowers, and lanolin. The wine possesses the typical oily texture with a perfect, imo, acidic backbone and lengthy finish.

A couple more years should bring even more balance as the alcohol (14.5%) needs to integrate a bit more.


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2001 Saxum Bone Rock. Awesome! Ready to drink now and may go another 3 years. Great pairing with lamp chops at The Ranch in Anaheim. You need to go to this restaurant now as it is highly Zagat rated and will be more difficult to get reservations in the future.
 
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- 2007 Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

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Did you ever had the 2006 ?

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2002 Cos D'estournel- good,not great, needs more time.



I have 3 bottles of this Dok. How much time? 3-5 yrs? The reason I ask is I had a 02' Pichon Baron a month or two ago and it was starting to hit its stride...probably will never a great wine...but a solid 90 pointer IMO.


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Don't leave us hanging, gig? How was it?

It was very enjoyable; displaying honey, lemon, flowers, and lanolin. The wine possesses the typical oily texture with a perfect, imo, acidic backbone and lengthy finish.

A couple more years should bring even more balance as the alcohol (14.5%) needs to integrate a bit more.


Sounds like it be good for a massage! Smile


Just one more sip.
 
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gig- I have a few bottles tucked away and opened one shortly after release. Similar flavor notes, but I also noted (back then) that the acidity was very high and I thought it would take a decade for it to come around... Do you think this is a try in 2017 bottle or would you look to 2014-15?
 
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On Saturday with homemade lasagne

2001 Vitanza Brunello di Montalcino -- good. I have one more bottle and not in a huge hurry to drink as it might get better and will surely hold.

2006 Santa Margherita Chianti Classico -- won this is part a raffle from a fundraiser. I would have said Calif. Cabernet just based on the nose. Flavors were more typical Chianti, but seemed a more modern. OK overall


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over the last week:

1999 Philliponnet Brut (April 06 disgorgement) - great bubbly and ready to drink
2004 Smith Haut Lafite Blanc - ready to drink - rich and expressive nose
2008 Stefania Syrah - poured a glass - all blood, meat and wound up - recorked and had the next night - very nice and smooth. HOLD
2008 Stefania SCM - Paul's description (or was it Stef?) of a supertuscan is right on. Decant and drink away, but will probably reward 1-3 years of cellar time.
2004 Moulin St. George - see TN under the 04 thread. Probably waited too long on this one. Astringent
2003 Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Reserve - very nice, ready to drink with half an hour in the decanter to sort itself out. Not a long term hold
2007 Solitude CdP - ready to drink if you want something primary and full of fruit - can also wait for a little more softening.
2007 Bosquet de papes CdP - smoothing out - probably needs another year or 3 to show its best. Will try again in 2014
 
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2008 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel

Very approachable. I opened and let sit for 2 hours (did not decant) and it was drinking fine through the last glass 3 hours later was the best.

French wine made in Cali. Lovely dark fruit, great backbone though tannins were silkier than I expected. Very clean, some garrigue but no barnyard.


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Saturday night:

2000 Charles Ellner Brut Prestige
1999 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino
2000 La Spinetta Barolo Vursu Vigneto Campe
2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo

More comments later but the La Spinetta is drinking really well and was the WOTN. First of a six-pack of 1999 Fuligni for me, and is early into its drinking window but I would like more tertiary development. Really nice stuff though. Similar story for the Produttori Rio Sordo.



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2001 Charbonniere CdP Vieilles Vignes - Corked Mad
 
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It was a good weekend:


Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut 2002
2006 Antinori Solaia
2008 Antinori Guado al Tasso
Sassacia grappa
 
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2005 Pahlmeyer Red.


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2010 Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er cru la Dominode - first bottle from the case I bought, it is as always a great wine. A steal at $45.
 
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2010 Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er cru la Dominode - first bottle from the case I bought, it is as always a great wine. A steal at $45.


How does it compare to the Dominode from Chanson ?

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2009 Alexana Pinot Noir Revana Vineyard
2010 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir
2009 Dehlinger Chardonnay Estate Bottled
 
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