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Friday I had lunch with some friends to celebrate my birthday:

1982 Figeac WOTN
1982 Branaire Ducru very close to being the WoTN
2005 Sesti BdM very nice and very surprised WS rated it 81!!!
2005 Pahlmeyer Napa
 
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'75 lascombes
'09 senejac


How was the Senejac? I was thinking about picking a few up..


Are you thinking about a trip to Brockville, Cornwall or Thunder Bay?
 
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2000 La Closerie de Fourtet St. Emilion -- OK
2004 Clos Manou Medoc -- Ehhh
2000 Bernard Chave Hermitage -- Solid
2000 Dom. de Colombier Hermitage -- Solid


“Appreciating old wine is like making love to a very old lady. It is possible. It can even be enjoyable. But it requires a bit of imagination.”

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2008 Cobb Pinot Noir Rice-Spivak
 
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2008 Ruffino Modus - Better than expected
2004 Pio Cesare Barolo - Still young but opens up with air.
 
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This week-end:
2001 & 2002 Grange des Peres
2004 Two Hand's Bella's Garden
2006 Crognolo


Looking forward to those mags of '08 Salon.
 
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Are you thinking about a trip to Brockville, Cornwall or Thunder Bay?


Eek The system showed a few cases in the Toronto stores on the weekend...guess they got snapped up.
 
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2006 Lamblin et Fils Aloxe Corton


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2005 Ch Clarke - drinking nicely but still lots of big chewy/chalky tannin
 
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2006 Lamblin et Fils Aloxe Corton


How was it VinT?


This was one of the few remaining bottles from when I was building my collection through Opimian. Like virtually every other Opim product, it bore zero resemblance to the glowing description in their buyers catalogue. Nice cherry/beetroot nose, but the palate was thin and overly acidic for my taste. I will try the remaining few ounces tonight and see if it's improved overnight, but expectations are low.
 
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Wines from last week:

2008 Huët Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu – Very nice.

2005 Bodegas Arrocal Ribera del Duero Christina – Not my style.
 
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2003 Setti Ponti Crognolo. A straggler, recently discovered when doing inventory. A pleasant surprise. Simple but expressive nose of dark cherry and vanilla. Velvety mouthfeel. Very nice with rustic beef stew.

This wine never lived up to JS's 92 point review but at $18, who am I to complain? Drink up, but well stored bottles should hold another year or two.

PH
 
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2003 Lynch-Bages.
 
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NV Jean Milan, Champagne, Blanc de Blancs, Special
2008 Domaine Weinbach, Pinot Gris, Cuvee Ste. Catherine
 
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'09 senejac


How was the Senejac? I was thinking about picking a few up..


Wouldn't have guessed it as a medoc. Very juicy with a lot of oak out of balance at this stage. Big vanilla/caramel nose. Has put on a lot of weight since I last tried it in the spring. Very Parker-styled. Still well made, the big fruit seems in line with other '09's I've tried. Will be interesting to follow.
 
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'06 il falcone
'05 gavioli bdm
'80 Taylor's
'85 dalva
 
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Highlights from Saturday evening:

N.V. Launois Pere et Fils Champagne Cuvée Reserve Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru (an older disgorgement, before they switched to the new bottle shape)
1996 Kalin Semillon
2006 Ridge Chardonnay Mikulaco
2010 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

2004 Domaine Bertagna Vougeot Clos de la Perriere 1er Cru
2004 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
2001 Elio Altare Langhe Nebbiolo Vigna Arborina
2001 Domaine les Aphillanthes CdRV Cuvée des Galets
2004 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe CdP La Crau
1999 Chapoutier Hermitage la Sizeranne
2003 Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits
2006 Stefania Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch
2003 Seven Hills Winery Syrah Walla Walla
2001 Bressler
1991 Forman
1993 Seven Hills Winery Cab Sauv Klipsun Vineyard
1995 Ridge Monte Bello
2001 Antiyal
2003 Duhart Milon
1988 Domaine de Chevalier was also showing rather well.
And I'll add the 2005 Quilceda Creek, but it needed until the next morning, having been open for over 22 hours at that point.


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Wine is passion. It is family and friends, warmth of heart, and generosity of spirit.
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2000 Concha y Toro Carménère Casillero del Diablo
2009 Concha y Toro Carménère Casillero del Diablo


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Yesterday night, at a charity event:
-2011 Pascal Cotat Les Monts Damnés Sancerre
-2010 Dupont Tisserandot Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er cru (very, very nice)
 
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2006 Lamblin et Fils Aloxe Corton


How was it VinT?


This was one of the few remaining bottles from when I was building my collection through Opimian. Like virtually every other Opim product, it bore zero resemblance to the glowing description in their buyers catalogue. Nice cherry/beetroot nose, but the palate was thin and overly acidic for my taste. I will try the remaining few ounces tonight and see if it's improved overnight, but expectations are low.


Thanks VinT - I bet you're glad that chapter (opimiam) is closed.
 
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Highlights from Saturday evening:

N.V. Launois Pere et Fils Champagne Cuvée Reserve Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru (an older disgorgement, before they switched to the new bottle shape)
1996 Kalin Semillon
2006 Ridge Chardonnay Mikulaco
2010 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

2004 Domaine Bertagna Vougeot Clos de la Perriere 1er Cru
2004 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
2001 Elio Altare Langhe Nebbiolo Vigna Arborina
2001 Domaine les Aphillanthes CdRV Cuvée des Galets
2004 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe CdP La Crau
1999 Chapoutier Hermitage la Sizeranne
2003 Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits
2006 Stefania Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch
2003 Seven Hills Winery Syrah Walla Walla
2001 Bressler
1991 Forman
1993 Seven Hills Winery Cab Sauv Klipsun Vineyard
1995 Ridge Monte Bello
2001 Antiyal
2003 Duhart Milon
1988 Domaine de Chevalier was also showing rather well.
And I'll add the 2005 Quilceda Creek, but it needed until the next morning, having been open for over 22 hours at that point.



What Allred failed to mention was that he provided all of the following Saturday night:

N.V. Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut Réserve Particulière
N.V. Fenn Valley Sparkling Riesling
2010 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay
2005 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Dutton Ranch
2006 Ridge Chardonnay Mikulaco
2003 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Erdener Treppchen Riesling Auslese **
2003 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ***
2003 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese
2008 François Villard Condrieu De Poncins
2010 Domaine de la Guicharde Côtes du Rhône Autour de la Chapelle
2002 Dutschke Shiraz St. Jakobi
2002 Two Hands Brave Faces
2004 Two Hands Brave Faces
1999 M. Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne
2003 M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Les Granits
2005 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes‐Hermitage Les Jalets
2003 Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro (Manzano) Syrah Cortona Il Bosco
2002 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard
2004 Barrel 27 Wine Company Syrah Barrel 27
2006 Stefania Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch
2003 Zaca Mesa Syrah
2002 Columbia Crest Syrah Reserve
2003 Seven Hills Winery Syrah Walla Walla Valley
2000 Fontanafredda Barolo Paiagallo La Villa
2001 Elio Altare Langhe Nebbiolo Vigna Arborina
2003 Tenute di Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ‐‐‐
2001 Castello della Paneretta Terrine Toscana IGT
2008 Vincent Arroyo Sangiovese
2005 David Arthur Meritaggio
2004 Domaine Bertagna Vougeot 1er Cru Clos de la Perrière
2001 Claude Dugat Bourgogne
2002 Claude Dugat Bourgogne
2004 Claude Dugat Bourgogne
2003 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard
2004 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
1999 Amity Vineyards Pinot Noir Schouten
2002 EIEIO Pinot Noir Cuvée W
2001 Domaine les Aphillanthes Côtes du Rhône Villages Cuvée des Galets
2001 Domaine Jean Royer Châteauneuf‐du‐Pape Cuvée Prestige
2003 Domaine Raspail‐Ay Gigondas
2004 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf‐du‐Pape La Crau
2002 d'Arenberg Cabernet Sauvignon The Coppermine Road
2003 B.R. Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon Olive Hill Estate Vineyards
2001 Bressler Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (Non Estate) Napa Valley
1999 Franciscan Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
1995 Guenoc Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Beckstoffer IV
2004 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Jack London Vineyard
2007 Kunde Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley
2007 Maroon Cabernet Sauvignon Maroon Vineyard
2003 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2005 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
1996 Ferrari‐Carano Trésor (Reserve)
1999 Ferrari‐Carano Trésor (Reserve)
1995 Ridge Monte Bello
1993 Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Klipsun Vineyard
1998 Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Klipsun Vineyard
2001 Antiyal
2008 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados
2007 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Cabernet Sauvignon
1996 Château d'Armailhac
1988 Domaine de Chevalier
2003 Château Duhart‐Milon
2003 Château Fontenil
2005 Château Haut‐Bailly La Parde de Haut Bailly
2001 Château Lanessan
1989 Château Meyney
2003 Reignac
2005 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Franc Spring Mountain District
2001 Peju Province Winery Cabernet Franc Reserve
2003 Apaltagua Carménère Grial Reserve
2003 Château Maris Grenache Minervois‐La Livinière Old Vine
2004 Alvaro Palacios Priorat Les Terrasses
2009 Sine Qua Non Grenache Upside Down
2008 Bodega Norton Malbec Privada
2006 Vincent Arroyo Merlot
2006 Franciscan Merlot
2004 Robert Keenan Winery Merlot Napa Valley
2001 Whitman Cellars Merlot
2001 Peju Province Winery Petit Verdot
2005 Seven Hills Winery Petit Verdot McClellan Estate Vineyard
2003 Bodegas Alejandro Fernández La Mancha El Vínculo
2005 Seven Hills Winery Tempranillo
2009 Chateau Montelena Zinfandel Estate
2001 Copain Zinfandel Arrowhead Mountain
2005 Girard Zinfandel Old Vine
2005 Robert Keenan Winery Zinfandel
2004 Turley Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard
2004 Turley Zinfandel Juvenile
2001 Castelnau de Suduiraut
N.V. Warre Porto Otima 10 Year Old Tawny
N.V. Davis Wines Black Currant
2000 Adriano Ramos‐Pinto Porto Vintage



There were actually a couple more bottles that are not on the list, but I don't remember what they are. Big Grin

The highlights of the evening for me were:

2006 Ridge Chardonnay Mikulaco
1995 Ridge Monte Bello
2003 Chateau Duhart-Milon (I know its a Bordeaux)
2004 Domaine Bertagna Vougeot 1er Cru Clos de la Perriere
2002 Dutschke Shiraz St. Jakobi
2009 SQN Grenache Upside Down
2004 Turley Zinfandel Dusi
2003 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard
2004 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
2001 Castelnau de Suduiraut


A huge thanks to Allred and Domino for going beyond generous to open all of these wines, and for those that came to help us consume most of it. There is quite a bit left if anyone wants to help me finish it this week. Big Grin
 
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Based on the "lost day" feeling I had for most of Sunday, AllRed probably no longer has the brain cells where documentation of some of those wines resided. Devilish

I continue to be amazed by the incredible, bordering on insane generosity of many forum members I've met. My cellar will never be large enough to open that many bottles at one time, but I do have some gems resting and/or on the way that will be shared in due course. Thanks again to both of you as well as the new people I met. All I can say is, WOW.
 
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2010 Penner-Ash Hyland pinot
 
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2011 Feudi di san gregorio, greco di tufo
 
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