I paid $52 for this a month or so again and definitely worth that. At $75, it's cutting it close. If the most recent disgorgement, you'll like the wine though. Very nice.
Best from an off-line last night.
1998 Leonetti Merlot
1987 Diamond Creek Lake Vineyard
1992 Matanzas Creek Merlot
1997 David Arthur 1147
1992 Laurel Glen Cabernet
2007 Martinelli Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard
2010 Ridge Geyserville
[QUOTE]Originally posted by futronic:
Last night with steve8, VinT, and otw at supper:
2008 K Vintners Charles Smith Royal City Syrah
What did you think about this wine? Is it worth the price? Would further aging benefit the wine? Thanks
Yes. This was wide open and very enjoyable. Nothing like other 2005's that I have opened. I would have guessed the wine was an '85 or '95.
2007 Heitz Napa valley Cabernet.
1978 Ch. Carbonnieux (down the sink)
1985 Ch. du Tertre
2001 Ch. la Croix de Gay
2009 Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva. Whoever gave this a 94 should have his genioglossis excised.
Just one more sip.
Glad to hear about the 1992 Matanzas Creek Merlot and the 1997 David Arthur 1147. I'm sitting on both of these wines. Did the Matanzas seem tired at all?
max, to best of my recollection, the 1992 Matanzas Crrek Merlot is the best American Merlot I've ever had. The last bottle about 3 years ago seemed vibrantly youthful.
Just one more sip.
Last few days
2005 Louis Latour Volnay 1er Cru En Chevret
2007 LaGarde Malbec Henry Single Vineyard
2007 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Mas Martinet Viticultors Priorat Martinet Bru
2004 Nicolas Potel Chambertin
2006 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Thanks Board-O, look forward to sharing it with our Memphis area group soon. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.
IIRC it was a 2005 Hauts de Pontet-Canet.
Excellent evening, which once again ended in the wee hours at the FWR. Thanks for setting it up and thanks to everyone for a good time.
Why on earth do you continue to drink Italian wine? You're far too old and stuck in your ways to have an epiphany about them now.
In his own words - bingo.
Celebrating the End of the World last evening:
1997 Beringer PR
2005 O'Shaughnessy Cab Howell Mountain
2006 Caymus SS
2007 Neal Family Cab (from magnum)
2005 Gagliole Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT
2005 Michele Castellani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Collezione Ca del Pipa Cinque Stelle
2002 Grant Burge Shiraz Meshach
+2... never enjoyed this wine in any vintage.
Highlights of recent cruise:
2003 Château Giscours
2003 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe La Crau
2006 Betz Family Syrah La Serenne
2005 Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée
2004 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Butterdragon Hill
2006 Martinelli Seven Mules Pinot
2006 Villa Creek Willow Creek Cuvee
2007 Core Hard Core
2008 The Industrial Zinfandel
2008 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah
2008 Carlisle Zinfandel Lingenfelder Vineyard
And an ungodly amount of Nicholas Feuillate NV Brut
Nice to see a Core wine enjoyed. My wife and I met Dave Corey a couple of years back and really enjoyed him and many of his wines. I remember some pretty interesting experiements he was doing with some non-traditional varieties. He had a 100% Mourvedre that was good, and the Hard Core was as well.
How did these three show for you?
A friend opened this for us a couple years ago and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've had a few other vintages since then (having not found another '92) and while nice, they weren't at the same level. This is definitely one of the best Merlots I've had.
"They speak of my drinking, but never consider my thirst..."
Not exactly an epiphany searching wine anyway...
I'll be looking forward to it.
2002 Argyle Extended Tirage Brut
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