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On New Year's Eve, with some excellent sushi, we had

- NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
- 1996 Dom Perignon
- 2002 Dom Perignon
- 1996 Krug

and a couple of small bottles of sake that were very good and whose names I have to get.

The surprise of the evening for me was how well the Heidsieck showed. It was not a large step behind the other wines, except the Krug which just sort of powers over the others in intensity. But for well under half the cost of the other Champagnes, this is will be a definite purchase for me. The disgorgement date was 2008 and it was bought one or two years ago, so I'm assuming that more recent releases will be what I'll find now; I'm hoping it will be similar.


Do you mind telling me how much you paid for the Heidsieck and when (roughly) you bought it? I picked up one here in Ontario from a December release for $54.95.
 
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Rubitussin [sp]


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2010 Balestri Valda Soave Classico
 
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Tehcnically some where drunk in December and some in January.

NV Roederer Brut Premier
2002 Dom Perignon
2007 Scherrer Pinot Russian River
2007 Clos St Jean Cdp Vielles Vignes
2006 Ramey Larkmead Cabernet
2007 Rivers Marie Cabernet


Hey Dub, how is that Ramey, I got some '06 with my JJ Buckely 1/2 off cards, and was wondering if they needed some time? Thanks.


A little tight but with some air was drinking pretty well. If you have a few I would open one now and save the others for a few years.
 
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2005 LAN rioja reserva
 
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2008 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir Dussin
N.V. Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut Rosé
1999 La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Broadley Pinot Noir Reserve
2005 Buccella Cab


How was the Nicolas Feuillatte?


Salmon Pink color. Very pleasing. I gave it a 90.
 
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Rubitussin [sp]

So you like extracted wines, eh?
 
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2007 Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel - drinking very nicely for my tastes right now. The rough edges have been integrated and this wine has evolved into a classy zin.

1986 Smith Woodhouse Colheita


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My new favorite everyday white -- Vinho Verde. This particular one was non-vintage Espiral, $3.99 at Trader Joe's. Light, fresh, crisp, tart, and mildly effervescent. Initial aromas of bread dough yielded quickly to invigorating aromas and flavors of green apple, lemon-lime, and kiwi. 9% alcohol. No one else on Cellartracker had the nerve to give 90 points to such a cheap wine, so I did.


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1978 Domaine Charles Vienot corton
 
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Sunday night

2007 Chave St Joseph Offerus
1999 Philippe Delesvaux Coteaux du Layon Sélection de Grains Nobles

Last night at Cafe Rabelais and 13 Celsius

N.V. Pol Roger Champagne Extra Cuvée de Réserve Brut
2009 J.L. Chave Sélection Côtes du Rhône Mon Coeur
2004 Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Vigna Pipparello ($65 at 13 Celsius, I can't it any cheaper at retail)


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2004 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve
 
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2009 Tawse Pinot Noir (received as a gift).

It ain't Burgundy, but had zingy acidity that went well with the veggie stir fry.
 
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2008 Cellars 33 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
 
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Hmm, well this is good to know, I must give it a try!


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I just realized this post seems random, but I was responding to JavaChip's post about his new fave everyday drinking wine.


"Everything will be alright in the end, and if it's not alright, it's not the end." Sonny in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
 
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Over the past two nights:
2009 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing
2009 Bodegas Avanthia Valdeorras
 
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2006 Sea Smoke Southing last night
 
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2006 Sea Smoke Southing last night
What did you think? I was gifted a bottle recently.
 
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Started off 2012 with 2 of our favorite producers.

Sunday we opened a 2000 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia to go with a chicken and chorizo paella we made. I’ve had this wine a half dozen times and this was the best showing yet.

Last night we opened a 1980 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino. My wife was born in 1980 and she had yet to try a birth year wine so I took a flyer on this at an auction recently and it actually showed pretty well. From what I have read 80 was not a great vintage but Costanti seems to be one of those producers to make something great even when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Paired beautifully with a porcini risotto finished with a little white truffle butter.
 
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2008 Newton unfiltered Cabernet Napa Valley.
 
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How was the 2009 Southing showing?
 
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2008 Calera Central Coast
2009 Calera Central Coast
1999 Silverado Cabernet Sauvigon
2004 Silverado Fantasia
 
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
On New Year's Eve, with some excellent sushi, we had

- NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
- 1996 Dom Perignon
- 2002 Dom Perignon
- 1996 Krug

and a couple of small bottles of sake that were very good and whose names I have to get.

The surprise of the evening for me was how well the Heidsieck showed. It was not a large step behind the other wines, except the Krug which just sort of powers over the others in intensity. But for well under half the cost of the other Champagnes, this is will be a definite purchase for me. The disgorgement date was 2008 and it was bought one or two years ago, so I'm assuming that more recent releases will be what I'll find now; I'm hoping it will be similar.


Do you mind telling me how much you paid for the Heidsieck and when (roughly) you bought it? I picked up one here in Ontario from a December release for $54.95.


Not sure where Seaquam got his, but this goes for $63.99 at the government liquor stores here
 
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Water. Glad the holidays are over...


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