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Originally posted by Julie D (AKA Brunello De Ville):
How was the Sonoma Coast Patz & Hall? I just bought a bottle of that yesterday.


Julie, sorry I missed you on my last visit.

I opened these wines because I had friends over that enjoy Cali Pinot. I only had about half a glass of each, but enjoyed both. For the money, I would go with the Sonoma Coast.

I think you will enjoy the wine.
 
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2008 Rasteau Cotes Du Rhone
1998 Ornellaia


Mareff, what did you think of the Ornellaia?
thank in advance.
 
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2008 Stonestreet Gravel Bench Chardonnay- outstanding!


Just one more sip.
 
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2010 donnhoff kabinett
 
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2010 Melville Viognier


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1998 Castello Banfi Brunello do Montalcino
 
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2007 Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - excellent bottle, so silky and elegant that is well balanced and not "fruit in your face" style of Cali Pinot.
 
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2007 Paul Achs, Blaufrankisch, Altenberg
 
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2009 Terras Gauda Rías Baixas O Rosal
2008 Acústic Cellar Montsant Vinyes Velles Nobles
2006 Conterno Fantino Barbera d'Alba Vignota
2008 Renzo Masi Chianti Riserva
2005 Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco


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2009 Small Vines Wines Pinot Noir
2008 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard
 
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2006 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Argyle Riesling
 
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2008 Rasteau Cotes Du Rhone
1998 Ornellaia


Mareff, what did you think of the Ornellaia?
thank in advance.


we decanted it for 2 hours, and it was complex with ample fruit and subtle tannins. I think that the decant helped and found the wine to be drinking quite well at this point with some years ahead.
 
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Last night @ Cafe Society with LaTour67, Max, Vette, Arkansas Doc and Vette Jr.:
1996 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Brut
2008 Kistler Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard
1997 Brunello
1954 Louis Martini Cab
2007 Maybach Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Materium
2008 Saxum James Berry Vineyard

I can't remember the name of the Brunello but it was wonderful. I'll see if Max remembers.
The brunello was the 1997 Ciacci Piccolomini d' Aragona Vigna Pianrosso and was brought by Arkansas Doc. It was showing beautifully and in my opinion just entering it's prime drinking window. My wine of the night just barely edging out the 1954 Louis Martini California Cabernet which was also showing beautifully from a pristine bottle with perfect fill, perfect cork and label. All wines were great that night along with the company. One of the better dinners we have had.
 
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Originally posted by Julie D (AKA Brunello De Ville):
How was the Sonoma Coast Patz & Hall? I just bought a bottle of that yesterday.


Julie, sorry I missed you on my last visit.

I opened these wines because I had friends over that enjoy Cali Pinot. I only had about half a glass of each, but enjoyed both. For the money, I would go with the Sonoma Coast.

I think you will enjoy the wine.
Thanks W+A. Hope to see you next time! BTW, some of the folks from San Diego are coming to Hot Springs in late April. We will be drinking, you should think about joing us if you are available!!


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Was a busy weekend - tasted too many things tol list - here are some that I recall:

06 Nadeau Petite Syrah
06 Sandler Cab

At various events:

08 Sartori Amarone
06 Zonin Amarone
06 Banfi BdM
2008 TVine Syrah, Cab, Zin Merlot
2007 Summers Cab - Alexandre Cuve
2009 Summers Cab Napa
2009 Summers Cab Kight's Valley
2008(?) Summers Charbono
2010 Summers Chardonnay
Rutz Pinot
Orange Colombo
 
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2008 Alliance 7 Sichel Bord. Very short finish, a bit on the earthy taste. Rated 83


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2008 l'Aventure Estate Cuvee
How was the L'Aventure Cuvee?


"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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Saturday with the Saturdays at One group:

2006 J.K. Carriere Chardonnay
2005 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
2008 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors
2009 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
2004 Rust en Vrede Estate Red Wine Stellenbosch
2008 K Vintners Syrah Morrison Lane
2007 Pax Syrah Cuvée Christine
2003 Bert Simon Serriger Herrenberg Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel
2001 Château La Tour Blanche Sauternes


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Got a jump on Groundhog day celebrations with a bunch of friends and used the occasion to clear out some (over?) aged veterans from the cellar...

2004 Cakebread Napa Chardonnay
2005 Beringer Chardonnay Private Reserve
1997 Burgess Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
1996 Seppelt Great Western Vyd Shiraz Victoria
1998 d'Arenberg Ironstone Pressings
2005 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone Vyd

All of these were in reasonable good drinking condition - a testament to the virtues of a good passive cellar. The only wine that I genuinely didn't like was the Belle Glos Clark & Telephone PN which had some confected candy flavours that were really off-putting to me.

Closed out the evening with a couple of youngsters...

1999 De Bortoli Noble One
2000 Graham's Vintage Port
 
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2001 Barbi Vigna del Fiori BdM-drinking well but can age a couple more years.
2002 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

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The brunello was the 1997 Ciacci Piccolomini d' Aragona Vigna Pianrosso and was brought by Arkansas Doc. It was showing beautifully and in my opinion just entering it's prime drinking window.

Thanks for the info on this. I have one bottle that I may open for my anniversary in a few months.
 
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The brunello was the 1997 Ciacci Piccolomini d' Aragona Vigna Pianrosso and was brought by Arkansas Doc. It was showing beautifully and in my opinion just entering it's prime drinking window.

Thanks for the info on this. I have one bottle that I may open for my anniversary in a few months.
You wont be disappointed if it shows as well as ours did.
 
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On Saturday:

1995 Fleury Champagne Extra Brut
2008 Bouchard Père et Fils Montrachet
1971 Jacques Prieur Chambertin
1985 Georges Lignier et Fils Bonnes Mares
1990 Domaine Rene Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines
1990 Château de La Tour Clos Vougeot
1995 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares
1995 Domaine Perrot-Minot Charmes-Chambertin
1997 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche
1996 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant
1990 Mommessin Clos de Tart
 
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2003 Perrin & Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards


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2007 Stewart Cellars cab
 
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