Greetings fellow travellers. I was fortunate today to be able to purchase wines from a new favorite amongst local producers of Cabernet Sauvignon: Christopher Tynan.

The wine in question is the Christopher Tynan Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines Meleagris Gallopavo, and I purchased 6 bottles of each of the 2012 and 2013 vintages. I fairly swooned with joy to see these bottles take their rightful place in my cellar.

I have had the pleasure of drinking the 2012 Christopher Tynan Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Reserve and while it is a monstrous and unyielding wine at this time, its pedigree and potential were still very apparent. It is a superbly balanced and structured wine. 

I would highly recommend Mr. Tynan's wines to those who appreciate a more nuanced and, dare I say it, austere approach to California Cabernet. But be forewarned that these wines will require many years of cellaring for them to reach their full potential.

I hope you are all enjoying the summer of 2018 and are making the most of the unusually hot weather that most of the country has experienced. I, for one, am counting the days until we can welcome the more moderate and crisp weather of the fall months.

Until next,

6 x N.V. Pierre Moncuit Champagne Cuvée Hugues de Coulmet Blanc de Blancs Brut

4 x 2015 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Maestro Raro Toscana IGT

17 x 2014 Louis Max Gevrey-Chambertin Les Azerottes

3 x 2015 Chanson Pommard Les Charmots 

1 x 2015 Chateau Jas de Bressy CdP Blanc

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3x2010 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico Aglianico Irpinia

1x 2014 Arterberry Maresh Weber Pinot noir

1x 2005 Roda Reserva I Rioja

2x 2014 Roda Sela Rioja

2x 2010 Remelluri Reserva Rioja

- 2016 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay X8

- 2012 Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir Robinson X3

- 2010 Chateau Faugeres

- 2015 Duboeuf Julienas Chateau de Capitans X6

- 2015 Lapierre Morgon X3

- 2013 Jacques Girardin Santenay 1er Beauregard X6

- NV Blandy's Madeira Duke of Clarence Rich

Now, where to put them?   


2015 Farnese autochtoni  cinque edizione

2013 Produttori di bar....muncagota Riserva 

2013 Produtorri di Bar..., Rio sordo Riserva 

2013 Isole e Oleno Cepparello igt 

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From today's markdowns at Vintages:

  • 2 x 2010 Merryvale Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 4 x 2014 Michel Picard Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Le Charmois


and introducing my new dock-wine for what is left of this summer...

  • 20 x 2016 San Silvestro Sabbie Roero Arneis
vinoevelo posted:
sunnylea57 posted:

3 x 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Corcelette

3 x 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py


+1.  Where from?


vincentric posted:
vinoevelo posted:
sunnylea57 posted:

3 x 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Corcelette

3 x 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py


+1.  Where from?



So far this month:

1 x 2010 La Fortuna BdM Riserva

1 x 2010 Tassi BdM Franci

2 x 2010 Podere Giodo IGT

2 x 2010 Mas de Boislauzon CdP Le Tintot

4 x 2017 Guado al Tasso Scalabrone Rosato

2 x 2017 Leoube Rose de Leoube


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