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2009 Alexandre Le Brun Dilection.  K&L direct rosé Champagne.  The 2007 "Fascination" is seriously killer $70 BdB.  This is similarly priced (I think this was $60 reduced from $80) but it is not at the same level.  Good, fruit forward (but not offensively so) some cranberry, orange rind, sourdough, red apple skins, limestone.  Absolutely fine for $60, but not a 'must purchase'.

steve8 posted:
otw posted:

Yesterday, before and during another virtual wine gathering:

  • 2004 Clos des Papes CdP
  • 2001 Fontodi Flaccianello
  • 2015 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis

...following which I slept very well.

April 12, 2020 9:05 am

How was the 04 Clos des Papes drinking? I still have a couple left after having mixed results with previous ones.

You have lots of time.  It has a long life left in it.

Had some bottles of Kirkland NV Champagne leftover from my wife's mimosa get together from about a month ago.  Drank it while getting ready for Easter brunch.  Pretty tasty for the price.  Wouldn't hesitate to throw in some OJ, but can definitely be enjoyed solo as well.  

With brunch, a 2014 Bedrock Heritage and 1996 Faustino I Gran Reserva.  Both were excellent.  

2004 Tantara Pinot Noir Evelyn

Their flagship bottling this was a label I loved before the original wine maker/owner split with his partner. The second of a 3 bottle auction lot. The first bottle I had several months ago was stewed prunes and dumped down the drain. This bottle was what I hoped for when I bought them. Drank like a well aged burgundy. Fingers crossed for #3

Bytown Rick posted:
vint posted:

Tantalus Maija Pinot Noir 2017.

Love the Tantalus Riesling.  I order it directly from the winery.

When I was there last year I tasted through the entire red and white lineups but it was a case of whites I brought home. Half Chards, half Old Vine Rieslings. They'd all age well but I can't keep my hands off them.    

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