2007 Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Seven Hills Vineyard.
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2016 Parparoussis Oenofilos Achaia blend ( best Greek wine I’ve had in a long time)
2018 Dureuil Janthial Rully white( very nice )
2006 Bibi Graetz Testamatta - finishing up second bottle of two opened for a blind tasting. This is probably one of the best wines made by Mr. Graetz. They are quite variable vintage-to-vintage, but this one exhibits the best characteristics of Sangiovese. Lots of spicy dark fruit, a distinct touch of menthol, and licorice that has faded over time. Powerful with nice structure. The best Testamatta I have tasted.
There's no effin' way that's a Testamatta ...
2011 Château d'Angludet
2012 Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classique from Okanagan Valley in British Columbia -- drinking very nicely
2019 Casa alle Vacche Sangiovese Bianco - a delightful wine with the green strawberry flavors of Sangiovese that never sees wood.
2013 Saxum Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard
2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose
Served last night with a beautiful grilled 4 bone rib eye roast.
2013 Vilmart Grand Cellier d’Or Premier Cru Brut Champagne.
2016 Schramsberg Brut Rose
We've been enjoying some of our older bottles from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia lately. Tonight, with roast turkey and all the trimmings:
- 2016 Le Vieux Pin Ava. A perennial favourite. White Rhone blend (Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne).
- 2011 Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir.
Both showed very well. Two of Canada's top wineries IMO.
2012 Evening Land Pinot Noir Seven Springs La Source.
2014 Stefania Crimson Clover Cab
2014 Evening Land Brasserie 19 Pinot
NV Duval-Leroy Champagne
2010 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape
2016 Fattoria Ambra Montalbiolo Riserva
2016 Kongsgaard Chard
2002 Araujo Cabernet
2016 Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Pedestal
2014 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay
2000 Château La Tour Haut-Brion
2018 Field Recordings Fiction
2017 Tornatore Etna Rosso (Nerello Mascalese)
2013 Conterno-Fontino Sori Ginestra Barolo
2014 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard
2007 Flora Springs Rutherford Cab Sauv Hillside Reserve - I like this a whole lot better than the 2007 Holy Smoke. Nice cedar notes, milk chocolate, black cherry and spice box. The Holy Smoke seemed a bit alcoholic with soft compote fruit,
2018 Montalto Pennon Hill Chardonnay (Victoria, Australia). Not your typical warm weather chardonnay. Think of ripe fruit grown in a cooler climate near the seaside. Lovely wine at a reasonable price for the quality. Looks like it will continue to evolve/improve over the next few years -- not in a hurry to drink the remaining bottles. Well worth seeking out.
2018 Cantina Kurtatsch Lagrein - great mix of mineral, spice and fruit with some pleasant bite.
2016 Tolaini Al Tasso Toscana.
2014 Kosta Browne 4 Barrel Pinot Noir
2019 Bedrock Old Vines Zin
2015 Seven Hills Cab - Columbia Valley
2016 Aubert-Eastside Chard
1997 Ridge Monte Bello
Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc 2018. Deep color in the glass, rich, intense, spicy, great fruit. Pretty good for $20 (Cdn.)
2020 Elk Cove Rose of Pinot Noir. Nice.
2013 Tenuta Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy Monferrato merlot (great qpr)
Tried out a couple of wines that I picked up at Costco:
2019 Kirkland K Vine Evergreen Vineyard Chardonnay---I had hoped this would be a bargain buy (it's 10$), as I enjoy Charles Smith's Sixto chards. This bottles was the opposite of most of the Sixto chards that I've had. Light, kind of sweet. Fine for sipping by the pool in the summer though.
2018 Cult Cab (30$). It was good, not great. Definitely a nice Napa cab for the price, especially as the starting point for that area is getting up to 60-70$.