About halfway through a 1990 Troplong Mondot.
Stunning bottle of wine thus far.
2009 Tour Maillet
2005 2480 Hollywood & Vine cabsThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Wineplease,
How was the 1999 Kalin Cellars Semillon?
Terrific lineup last night. My WOTN would be the 2003 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel- perfect balance of fruit, petrol and acidity, and it paired very well with Lady VM's dishes. The Launois was excellent though; glad we tried it, now I need to grab some more and sit on them for a while. The Kalin was indeed tight and really didn't begin to open until Domino and I were we'll into clean up & dish washing...three bottles left, and I will try to wait a couple of years before opening another. Thanks all for another terrific evening.
Wine is passion. It is family and friends, warmth of heart, and generosity of spirit.
~ Robert Mondavi
2005 Meek Family Estates Syrah with the Vikings big wine. Good pairing.
Next week Conn Valley Eloge 2006 with a win in Green Bay.
2004 Clos des Papes Cdp
"I have drunk not to the clouding of my reason, but just so much that I can still surely distinguish the syllables with my tongue." Athenaeus
"Mimik" on cellartracker.com
2010 Sean Minor Pinot Noir Carneros
steve8 - The restaurant was excellent. Yet another to be added to the list (Good find, vinaigre). Food very good. Most of the guys had the Cheval for the main and it was very, very nicely prepared.
The '08 Achaval-Ferrer was very elegant.
The '01 Pio Cesare barolo showed very well. To be honest, I was just enjoying the evening and not critiquing the wines much. I don't recall the '05 Mellchor (it may not have made its' way to the complete end of the table I was at. I also don't recall the la Nerthe getting down to us, either, but I didn't give it a second thought. Nothing was stressed over. The Taylor was NOT corked this time. It was all good.
You are correct that the Alion needed the most time. The Condrieu was textbook. Beautiful.
FYI: I took the wines from the 'Declared' list to work from as I couldn't count on you
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2008 Jermann Vintage Tunina
2000 Ceretto Azienda Bricco Barbaresco
I have thought that the 2005 Clos Apalta is one of the best expressions of that cuvee that I have tried, and truly worthy to hang in prestigious company. Any thoughts?
Stay thirsty my friends.
An excellent showing of this young wine, Redhawk. I do believe that this is my first experience with Clos Apalta so I've nothing to compare it to. But very nice indeed.
This was a really delicious wine. Very elegant, rich and powerful. I decanted for 2 hours and it was hitting on all cylinders.
2010 Bergström Pinot Noir de Lancellotti
Not sure what we are having, I know it will include
2007 Ketcham Viogner
2003 Janasse CDP Vielle Vignes
2005 Ridge Lytton Springs.
Bringing a NV Bollinger and 2006 Stefania Santa Cruz Cabernet to some friends house tonight.
A quiet evening bringing in the New Year over Supper with the vinaigre family:
1995 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Blanc des Millénaires
1987 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Lake
1998 Château d'Yquem
1990 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Blanc des Millénaires
1998 Tarlant Brut Prestige
Tonight will be 2001 Cims de Porrera Priorat Classic and 2002 Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne Belle Époque.
Show me a good loser, I'll show you a loser - Vince Lombardi.
Hope that Charlie shows as well as it did last time...and Happy New Year to you and Mrs Mangiare.
Thanks Bro. Happy New Year to you and C as well!
Just added a 1990 Pichon Lalande to this "quiet" evening.
2011 Bodega Colomé Torrontés
1995 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
"Grape works as a soda - sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie." - Larry David
2010 Decoy red blend
2006 Iron Horse Vintage Selection Brut
Last Friday dinner with friends
06 Outpost petite sirah Howel Mt.
05 Ch. Pape Clement
07 Caymus zinfandel (disappointing)
1989 ch. labegorce zede
1986 leoville Barton
Fell asleep before champagne was opened, but about to get on first chair and have the hills all to my lovely wife and I.
Arguing with an idiot only proves there are two
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