Served with birthday dinner,
NV Laurent-Perrier Champagne
2008 Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
1988 Jean Raphet Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
2010 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet
2009 Stefania Haut Tubee - after Saturday's offline should probably have skipped wine last night, butI was having pizza.
2006 Halter Ranch Estate Reserve Ancestor
1993 Sugarille BdM
Thanks to a very generous friend...
Congrats W+A !
Over the weekend :
2009 Tantara Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard
2009 Ramey Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard
2009 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir Zena Crown Vineyard
Last night at dinner with friends:
2008 Stonestreet Red Point Chard (yummy)
2009 Thumbprint Pinot - Nugent (tasty, great nose)
2005 Sbragia Cimmarosa (plenty of life left)
I sipped on the same wine over the weekend; not a bad wine for a pasta, beef, or pizza.
While the pessimist and optimist were discussing whether the glass was half empty or half full, I drank it.
At the Nashville Offline with many others:
Philipponnat Brut Rose Reserve (Magnum)
2010 Novellum Chardonnay Languedoc-Roussillon
2008 Georges Vernay Condrieu Coteaux du Vernon
2004 Chapoutier Chapoutier Les Granitz, St Joseph
2007 Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal blanc
1980 Leroy Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru les Peuillets
1978 Haut Brion, Graves
2005 Rayas Chateau Fonsallete Cuvee Syrah
2003 Ogier Cote-Rosie, Reserve di Domaine
2006 Bernard Burgaud Cote-Rotie
2003 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Origines
2004 Vieux Chateau Certan
2006 Cos d'Estounel, St Estephe
2007 L'Eglise Clinet
2010 Stefania Haut Tubee
2010 Stefania Nueva Casa de los Padres
2009 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Chaine d' Or Vineyard
1986 Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes
WOTN was probably the D'Yquem
2001 Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet -- between OK and good. My last bottle and not as good as previous bottles, so I'd say drink up
2000 Bernard Chave Hermitage -- The best of the 3 bottles I've had this year. Great nose of a plum, some bacon fat, and whispers of coffee and floral elements.
“Appreciating old wine is like making love to a very old lady. It is possible. It can even be enjoyable. But it requires a bit of imagination.”
2009 La Salette i Progni ripasso
2009 Foxen pinot noir
2009 Joseph Phelps cabernet sav.
I hope it was enjoyable as ours. Congrats!
With steak frites at Simple Bistro:
2006 Vistalba Corte A
2011 Livio Felluga 'Friulano'
Last night w/fish stew, 2006 Fevre Chablis Les Clos, loaded with citrus, melon, mineral, drinking great now.
2009 Anthill Comptche Ridge Pinot
1987 Kalin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2000 Chateau Gazin Pomerol.
Very well thanks for asking. Our Champagne tasting coming soon.
2002 Piper Heidsick Brut Cuvee Rare
2002 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon
2002 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne
2002 Ruinart Champagne Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs
2002 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut
2002 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Coeur de Cuvée
1998 Krug Champagne Brut
1984 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill
2008 Margrain River's Edge pinot noir (New Zealand). A nice surprise and Incredible value for $13. Really tasty, balanced, earthy and fruity.
"The hardest thing to attain ... is the appreciation of difference without insisting on superiority" George Saintsbury
2000 Vieux Donjon
I had last week-end (and finished yesterday) a 2009 Vincent Girardin Saint-Aubin 1er cru Murgers des Dents de Chien. Took 2 days to have some aromas and flavours. My last bottle will be kept a few more years in the cellar...
Ah, my birth year...how did it show?
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