2013 Element Winery Syrah

2018 Forge Riesling Classique. Two wines from the Finger Lakes I love. Neither disappointed. 

2010 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir.  Big Pinot.  Quite a contrast to the much more elegant 2007 Margrain Home Block that we had the other night.

NV Suenen C+C BdB

NV Cedric Bouchard Val Vilane

1985 Castello di Nieve Barbaresco Santo Stefano

The Suenen was good but painfully young.  Needs a few years IMO.  The Bouchard, as always, was fantastic.  Such a vinous champagne.  Love it.  The Barbresco was an auction purchase and near the end of its life.  It had a nice orange/brown edge to it, showed good typicity once the intial funk blew off but quickly deteriorated with ever increasing oxidative notes in the decanter.  Not bad for a Tuesday.

 

wineismylife posted:

2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

Cant remember having an insignia I didn't thoroughly enjoy

jcocktosten posted:

2017 Pali Riveria Pinot - would not have identified this as pinot if tasted blind

So one I'd like then!  ;-). 

 

bman posted:
jcocktosten posted:

2017 Pali Riveria Pinot - would not have identified this as pinot if tasted blind

So one I'd like then!  ;-). 

 

Probably - was not a huge alcohol wine but if you had told me it was a rhone blend I would not have been surprised.

2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico. 2nd time having this - hoping this bottle opens up like the previous one a month ago. I’m probably going to pick up a few more to lay down. 

2018 Willi Schaefer Wehlner Sonnenuhr Spatlese. 

Good, but slightly simple and lacking a touch of acid. Lots of Slate, Asian pear, green/yellow apple, some sulfer (but not oppressive).  Only let sown due to the extraordinary past experiences I’ve had with this — my favorite — German producer. (Not enough Egon-Muller, no Keller for producer comparison.)

2006 Arcadian Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

Served last night with Oven Fried Chicken & Potatoes.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

vint posted:

2015 Costers del Sió Costers del Segre Celistia Tierra Blanco

Bet you can't say that three times quickly!

2017 Faiveley Mersault

lovely lemon curd, citrus zest, hints of pineapple core.

2020 trump Koolaid

full of bullshit, bitter pill to swallow, left me with ongoing headaches

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2005 Cuvée du Vatican, CdP, Réserve Sixtine

Drinking really well.

2015 Sadie Family, Grenache, Soldaat

Lighter bodied than I expected, but a very elegant version of grenache. Blind I might have guessed it was a new world pinot.

2007 Carpineta Fontalpino, IGT, Do Ut Des

I have several of these from different vintages, but for the value I should have bought more in strong vintages. Really delicious.

 

2001 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon

Served last night with a big, thick T-bone steak.  Tasting note posted on CellarTracker and blogged.

2016 Chapelle St Theodoric Sablons. 

Very good budget-ish ($50) minded CDP. I am, broadly, liking this producer’s wines. Fresh, tend toward the more balanced end of the Grenache-dominated spectrum.  This was no exception.  

2003 Ramey Hudson Chardonnay - So I was going through the cellar and came across this behind an OWC. Figured it was way past it’s prime but decided to open it anyway. It had aged to a golden color which made me even more suspicious that it would be undrinkable. Boy was I wrong. If I had tasted this blind I would have guessed it to be a Batard Montrachet from a top producer. It actually improved in the glass. Biggest surprise ever for a CA Chardonnay. Wish I would have found more. 

longboarder posted:

2003 Ramey Hudson Chardonnay - So I was going through the cellar and came across this behind an OWC. Figured it was way past it’s prime but decided to open it anyway. It had aged to a golden color which made me even more suspicious that it would be undrinkable. Boy was I wrong. If I had tasted this blind I would have guessed it to be a Batard Montrachet from a top producer. It actually improved in the glass. Biggest surprise ever for a CA Chardonnay. Wish I would have found more. 

Wow!  Shocking, but good for you!

Ramey definitely does make very good  CA Chard within its style category.  This reminds me of easily, easily the best CA Chardonnay I ever had which was a similarly aged Marcassin.

 

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