07 domaine grapillon d'or gigondas
09 saint amant la tabard one
09 norm hardie county chard
01 fourcas Dumont
Just put a 2007 Domaine Guigal Côte Brune&Blonde Côte Rotie
Will see how it shows later tonight...
What did you think?
While the pessimist and optimist were discussing whether the glass was half empty or half full, I drank it.
What did you think? Have had the NH Chardonnay a couple of times. Good but, for me, quite lean.
No one from last night remembers what we drank? I'll try. Last night for the visits of Mr & Mrs Bman and Darcy with locals KSC02, Impulse, Uncle John, Mimik and significant others, we had a syrah themed dinner at Wellington.
NV Bollinger, Champagne, Cuvee Speciale
1998 Chapoutier, Hermitage, Monier de la Sizeranne
2001 Ferraton, Ermitage, Les Dionnieres
2002 D'Arenberg, The Dead Arm
2002 Elderton, Command
2005 Les Vins de Vienne, Cornas, Les Barcillants
2004 Guigal, La Turque
2003 Alessandro, Il Bosco
2004 Alessandro, Il Bosco
2007 Copain, Thompson, Santa Barbara
2009 Laughing Stock, Syrah
2008 Cayuse, Cailloux
2003 Penfolds, RWT
There was also a sauternes, which I had never heard of before. Mimik?
My WOTN's were the Dead Arm and the Command.
I liked it more on night #1, had nice glycerine mouthfeel to balance against jammy blackberry and spice. By tonight, day 2, some of the round fruit and soft texture was gone, leaving leaner more tannic finish.
rule for this wine is drink up, carpe carpe
Thanks Steve! I always rely on your phenomenal memory to give me the list of the wines I drank!
It was really good to see Mr and Mrs Bman after a long absence.
Interesting, your two WOTNs are the two wines I liked the least... My WOTN were the Chapoutier Sizeranne and La Turque.
And my highlight of the night was the reaction to the Canadian wine, which seemed to please the crowd.
1989 LLC while making Ossobuco for dad's birthday tomorrow.
3rd bottle and best showing. Black olives, truffle,wet earth. Yummy
1990 Ceretto Bricco Roche Barolo Brunate (still chopping veg
Tonight, 2001 Silvio Nardi Manachiara BdM - really good! 750ml was not enough, I would have had more.
2008 Domaine Belle Crozes-Hermitage Les Pierrelles. A very good QPR, peppery and mint notes, medium bodied.
"The hardest thing to attain ... is the appreciation of difference without insisting on superiority" George Saintsbury
Steve8, it was a 2007 chateau larinbotte Sauternes.
Tonight with rack of lamb, a drab but a pleasant 2009 chateau fleur cardinale, excellent.
"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
2007 La Ferme de Suzon "Cotes Noires" Chateauneuf du Pape
2006 Justin CS
"They speak of my drinking, but never consider my thirst..."
08 Loring aubaine
07 radio Cocteau timber vine
Cava pere mata reserva
Last night with braised beef cheeks
2006 Copain Syrah James Berry Vineyard.
Show me a good loser, I'll show you a loser - Vince Lombardi.
The nose on the Chapoutier was amazing, but I found the wine to be a little light. I had a 98 several years ago and found the same, except the nose was nowhere nearly as developed as this bottle.
La Turque...what to say? Except to hold your other bottles if you have them.
I really liked the Laughing Stock and would have never picked it out blind as a Canadian wine. I see their website only has the 2010 available. Have you tried it yet?
1999 Masi, Amarone, Mazzano
Excellent. By the end of the bottle it was almost port-like.
NV J. Lassalle Premier Cru Brut
NV Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine BdN
2002 Raveneau Valmur Chablis
1998 Bernard Dugat Charmes Chambertin
If anyone is ordering, I'd be in for a case. It drank beyond its' price point and this is one Canadian wine that I'd be happy to have in my drink-now-or-hold short-term cellar
FYI: there is still some Laughing Stock Chardonnay 2009 available in Ontario and it's one of the ones marked down in that big Vintages sale. No Syrah though.
2002 Paul Bara Champagne Grand Cru Brut
2006 Araujo Estate Altagracia Red Table Wine
2008 Sine Qua Non Kolibri
2008 Sine Qua Non Roussanne Jinete Bajo Vin de Paille
"One may dislike carrots, spinach, beetroot, or the skin on hot milk. But not wine. It is like hating the air that one breathes, since each is equally indispensable."
How was the wine? Did you decant? I love the 2005 but it still needs 2 years IMO.
Going where the water tastes like wine
Thanks for the info, Bruce.
It is their Syrah, specifically, that I'm interested in at this time.
I've had the 2010 a few times already. Very good, but slightly behind the 2009...
Shafergirl and I celebrated our 19th Anniversary with:
2001 Harlan Estate
2008 Aubert Chardonnay Reuling Vineyard
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