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I've never had a Domaine Carneros that was NV, do they actually make both? I've always enjoyed the Domaine Carneros Vintage bottling.


Yes, both the Brut and the Brut Rose were NV bottlings. I don't often drink domestic sparklers, so these were new to me. At the price point offered for "preferred" diners ($27/$35) for the Brut and Rose respectively, both would be a pass if I were at the store.

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2007 Domaine Allais Vouvray Demi Sec
1999 Cakebread Merlot
 
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Grahams Natura Reserve Ruby Port.
 
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2005 Marquis Philips S2 Cab- I haven't bought an Aussie wine in years, but this one was well-made and not unidimensional. Really paired well with a steak.


Just one more sip.
 
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Began the evening with a Billecart Salmon Brut Rose NV - It showed better than previous bottles and was a hit with my dinner companion. The streak continues.... Wink

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Began the evening with a Billecart Salmon Brut Rose NV - It showed better than previous bottles and was a hit with my dinner companion. The streak continues.... Wink

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Tonight: Krug 90'....but considering a Billecart Salmon Big Grin


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Tonight: Krug 90'....but considering a Billecart Salmon Big Grin


Ha. Big Grin

You are drinking one of Krug's best, ranked number 6-10th all-time for Krug imo. You are safe. Wink
 
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With the KW crew:

2004 Punset Riserva Barbaresco
2008 Socré Barbaresco
2007 Giacosa Basarin Vigna Gianmaté Barbaresco
2007 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo
1998 Chateau Le Caillou
2003 Chateau Pontet Canet


I popped one of the 07 R Ratti Marcenasco's last week. Thought it was great but needs time.

How where the 1998 Le Caillou and the 03 Pontet Canet?


The Renato Ratti for me slightly edged out the Punset for the Nebbiolo of the night, though others disagreed. It was more modern and the fruit was quite dark with with plush, ripe, velvety tannins. While it was pleasurable now I could see it becoming more open in a few years.

The Pontet Canet was a black hole for the first hour in the decanter, then some nice earth and coffee bean aromas came though. Just starting to open up now, but I would guess that optimal drinking is still 5 - 8 years away. It's worth noting that Pontet Canet did manage to avoid any substantial overripeness in this hot vintage. I didn't get any raisin or prune notes which are quite a turn off for me. 94 Points today and will easily be classic when fully mature.

The Le Caillou was nice, but you better like veggies. The greenness is quite evident (I don't mind), but the wine has hit a nice stage of maturity with a nicely integrated palate. ~ 91 Points.

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At a Spiegelau stemware tasting last night:

1997 Chateau de La Tour Clos Vougeot Grand Cru (stunning)
2005 Carneros Creek Winery Pinot Noir Carneros Reserve (fruit bomb, meh)
1990 Chateau Clerc Milon (good but not great)


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Dinner last night with some fellow winos:

1990 Krug
1995 Krug
1996 Dom perignon
2002 tattinger CdM
1996 Comte Armand pommard clos des epeneaux
2008 slyvian cathiard & fils vosne romanee aux malconsorts
 
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1995 Togni Cab
 
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1995 Togni Cab
How did this show Shaferguy?
 
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1987 Kalin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Any chance you have a source for this wine? I've been looking for some of their Cabernet.
I don't have a source, but I do believe if you contact Kalin, they have some library selections available. I sourced these frome winebid. This bottle showed very well.
 
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2008 Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva- loved it
 
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Dinner last night with some fellow winos:

1990 Krug
1995 Krug
1996 Dom perignon
2002 tattinger CdM
1996 Comte Armand pommard clos des epeneaux
2008 slyvian cathiard & fils vosne romanee aux malconsorts


How did the Cathiard show? I didn't get a chance to taste too many of his wines while I was in Burgundy but his 2006 Suchots was stunning.
 
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2012 Kim Crawford, SB

I needed some cooking wine. A little over the top on the citrus.
 
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2012 Kim Crawford, SB

I needed some cooking wine. A little over the top on the citrus.


What are you cooking?
 
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Last night, two bottles of 2008 Raveneau Foret Chablis.
 
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2004 Kelham Reserve CS
 
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Last night with a turkey and sun-dried tomato meatloaf, a 1998 Pegau Chateauneuf, lots of fruit and some pepper, still a bit tannic on the finish, drinks well but perhaps will still shed some tannin in the next few years. I will wait a couple of years on these.


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2011 Chateau de Saint Cosme Cote-du-Rhone.

Pretty nice for the price...

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2012 Kim Crawford, SB

I needed some cooking wine. A little over the top on the citrus.


What are you cooking?


Duck and wild mushroom risotto. Isn't there a thread for that question? Wink
 
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What are you cooking?


Duck and wild mushroom risotto. Isn't there a thread for that question? Wink


Hey, that's exactly what I'm cooking tomorrow! But I'm using red wine to start it. And then pairing it with 1999 Delas Cote-Rotie Seigneur du Maugiron and 2006 Jamet Cote-Rotie.

I know that's right up your alley for food and wine combos. You need to time your local visit to include a weekend, my friend. Smile


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'09 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage
'10 Casa Gran del Siurana GR-174 Priorat


"They speak of my drinking, but never consider my thirst..."
 
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