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six of the original members of the WS DC area offliners (irwin, klymkev, Lentini, Gentleman farmer, cometspider and Festiva):

A great group, indeed.


Starter bubbly:

NV Bollinger Special Cuvee - Lovely. I blew through a 6-pak of this in no time. Must get more.

Okay, I'm going to buy a few today...it BETTER be worth $75!

2004 Sassicaia - Wow. Decanted for a few hours and rebottled. Remarkably soft and ready to go. My WOTN.

Good to know. The '04 vintage produced some seriously good wine.

 
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Starter bubbly:

NV Bollinger Special Cuvee
Okay, I'm going to buy a few today...it BETTER be worth $75!


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.

PH
 
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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
 
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2007 Martinelli Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard
2010 Ridge Geyserville
 
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[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
 
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2005 Phelan Segur - Better than I expected


Due to youth?


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.
 
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2007 Heitz Napa valley Cabernet.
 
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1978 Ch. Carbonnieux (down the sink)
1985 Ch. du Tertre
2001 Ch. la Croix de Gay
 
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2009 Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva. Whoever gave this a 94 should have his genioglossis excised.


Just one more sip.
 
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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
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?
 
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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.
 
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2009 Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva. Whoever gave this a 94 should have his genioglossis excised.


+1
 
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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
 
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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.
Thanks Board-O, look forward to sharing it with our Memphis area group soon. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.
 
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Last night with steve8, VinT, and otw at supper:

2005 Gramona III Lustros Gran Reserva Cava

1996 Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra
2000 Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole

1998 Torbreck The Factor
2003 Delas Cote-Rotie Seigneur de Maugiron
2008 K Vintners Charles Smith Royal City Syrah

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2006 Sine Qua Non Raven Series Syrah

... and a 2005 second-label Bordeaux that I didn't get the name of.


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.
 
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2009 Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva. Whoever gave this a 94 should have his genioglossis excised.


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.
 
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In his own words - bingo.
 
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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
 
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2009 Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva. Whoever gave this a 94 should have his genioglossis excised.


+1


+2... never enjoyed this wine in any vintage.
 
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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
 
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Highlights of recent cruise:

2007 Core Hard Core

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.


Cheers!
 
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Celebrating the End of the World last evening:

1997 Beringer PR
2005 O'Shaughnessy Cab Howell Mountain
2007 Neal Family Cab (from magnum)


How did these three show for you?
 
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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.


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..."
 
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2009 Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva. Whoever gave this a 94 should have his genioglossis excised.


+1


+2... never enjoyed this wine in any vintage.


Not exactly an epiphany searching wine anyway...
 
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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.
Thanks Board-O, look forward to sharing it with our Memphis area group soon. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.


I'll be looking forward to it. Smile

Last night:
2002 Argyle Extended Tirage Brut
 
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