Over a few days with friends in Florida,

Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV (At a marina restaurant in St. Pete's.  Menu listed it as Perrier Joust, lol)

2008 Saffredi - drinking well

Haton Extra Brut Rose Champagne NV - good with oysters, seafood

2014 Domaine Moutard Chablis Valmur - good with more oysters & shellfish salad, bayside at Oyster Catchers, Tampa Hyatt

1998 Urbina Riserva Especial - better than previous bottle back in T.O.  With decant and some time, opened up nicely.  Great with tapas at Ceviche, St. Pete's

2005 Fonroque, St. Emilion.  No surprise that it was a step up from the Urbina.  In a good spot, with long way to go.

At various venues around Lake Mary:

2017 Merry Edwards Russian River Pinot Noir

NV Veuve

2011 Henri Boillot Corton Charlemagne - singing

2006 Soldera Riserva, amazing, ethereal. Purity and freshness, balance.  Wow.

2015 Ballot Millot Meursault Genevrieres 1er, beautiful

2010 Poggio Scalette Piantonaia, young but drinking well

1978 Aldo Conterno Barolo Bricco Bussia Vigna Colonnello, surprisingly youthful. Opened up beautifully.  Wow.

2008 Luigi Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda, Sooooo young following the 78 Colonnello, but beautiful purity of fruit, terroir.  Great wine with a LONG way to go.






jcocktosten posted:

First wine of note (notably not the first wine) for FKG's birthday - 2002 Match Butterdragon from .375 with hamburgers for lunch.  Outstanding

I once bought a bottle of that at the gas station wine store for supper there with Jorgerunfast and his brother. 

2000 Les Pagodes de Cos

Had this with home-made lasagna on Christmas eve.  It was decidedly better than I was expecting.  It had a lot of the taste attributes I expect from Cos.  A muscular full-bodied wine that would have paired well with a more substantial dinner.

steve8 posted:

2016 Sadie Family, Skerpioen

2005 Mauro Sebaste, Barolo, Monvigliero

The Barolo was a little disappointing, but still very good. The Skerpioen was delicious.

Still holding a Columella in case you ever get your sorry butt here one day.....

With turkey dinner on Christmas Day:

  • 2012 Larmandier-Bernier Terre De Vertus Blanc de Blancs Non Dose
  • 2014 Remelluri Bianco
  • 2002 Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu

 And with turkey leftovers next day:

  • 2013 Murrieta Capellania Reserva Blanco

 I've never been much of a turkey fan, but I lose that argument every year and I'm the first one to recognise my limitations anywhere near a kitchen.  I just do the wine service at Christmas-time.

NV Vollereaux, Champagne, Brut Reserve

2013 Winderlea, Chardonnay

2017 Colene Clemens, Pinot Noir, Dopp Creek

Had never had a Vollereaux before but was impressed for a $30 champers. Would buy again.

The Winderlea seemed a little tired to me. The Clemens was really good and really young.

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