Dow's Trademark Ruby
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Last night at Peking Duck House with noiregonian, waterdr, and forumites at Cellar Tracker:
1999 Mount Eden Chardonnay SCM
1996 Dom Perignon
2004 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Jerusalem Hill Vineyard
1998 Chateau Beaucastel CdP
1999 Clos du Mont-Olivet CdP (in magnum)
2004 Domaine du Pegau CdP Cuvee Reservee
2003 Chateau Coutet
I think you should. Not going to wow you, but for $29 I would rather drink this than the yellow label/white stars of the world.
2008 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc- a bit rough, probably will benefit from further aging
2000 Domaine de la Charbonniere CdP Vieille Vignes- outstanding
2005 Oliverhill Jimmy Section Shiraz- reminded me why I no longer buy Shiraz
Just one more sip.
Rousseau was really quite nice...I was 92 pts. the nose was utterly captivating....great fruit and a tonne of nutmeg, cinnamon, strawberry, earth and beet. The palate and finish were not as full but still quite enjoyable
I quite enjoyed this. Good value
2009 Confuron-Cotetidot Vosne-Romanée
1998 Chateau Verdignan
2004 Ruffino Greppone Mazzi BdM Normale
I've really enjoyed this wine every time I've had it.
"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
This was my first Rhys Syrah, and I was a bit unimpressed. The nose was nice, with dark fruits, leather and some spice. But the taste seemed very straightforward with just plum flavor. Not sure if it is a matter of this wine not being in the best spot now, or if it is representative of this wine in general. I gave it 87 points.
That's a shame about the Rhys Syrah. I have a few of the 2008 bottling, and am expecting the same. The pinots on the other hand...
2009 Alvaro Palacios, Priorat, Les Terrasses
Very well made wine that needs some time for the oak to integrate.
St-Estephes are notoriously long-lived wines
and I wouldn't touch them for at least 15-20 years. Maybe the 2003 is atypical given the hot year but I am not surprised it isn't showing well right now.
"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
To me it resembled more of a village level burgundy or bourgogne. Couldn't coax much from the nose upon opening with the palate a little tight. Drank over 3 days though and felt it got better on day 2 with it showing best on day 3. Never opened up to a ripe pinot but stayed on the lean side with no oak showing but more on the acidic side. I enjoyed the wine for the price and felt it was food friendly. If you have this, don't expect a lot of fruit but more a lean wine with some funk coming from mushrooms, earthy overtones and wet dirt. The only balance issue I have with this is the acidity being on the high side. Again, not bad for the price in my opinion.
2009 Bergstrom Cumberland Reserve.
2009 M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Domaine de Bila-Haut blanc - awesome wine for $12. Loving the quality of the entire bila-haut lineup.
I had my lone bottle of this last year and was blown away by how good it was. I went to the winery last summer and they did not have any of the 2000 in the library for sale. I wish I could find more.
2002 Patrice Rion Gevrey-Chambertin La Clef du Sol
I bought a case of it. I'll share one with you. All you have to do is come to NY.
Just one more sip.
N.V. Gosset Champagne Brut
2009 Freeman Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
"When I drink, I think; and when I think, I drink." Francois Rabelais
Thanks for the offer, although I have no plans to be in NY anytime in the near future.
2005 Domaine Huguenot, Marsannay, Montagne
nv Jean Milan Grand Reserve 1864
Just one more sip.
2011 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
I saw the post on CT. Glad to see so many CdP in the line up and of course the Dom and the Coutet. Well done guys.
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