December 2012: What are you drinking?

KW crew Saturday night:

NV Charles de Cazanove Champagne Brut Premier Cru
2004 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne
1984 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill
1997 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière
1998 Château Fonroque
2007 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella
1983 Warre Porto Vintage

Dinner at La Forchetta (Toronto) last night:
1991 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT
1996 Château Cos d'Estournel
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Originally posted by Wine Canuck:
KW crew Saturday night:

NV Charles de Cazanove Champagne Brut Premier Cru
2004 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne
1984 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill
1997 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière
1998 Château Fonroque
2007 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella
1983 Warre Porto Vintage

Dinner at La Forchetta (Toronto) last night:
1991 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT
1996 Château Cos d'Estournel


Very Nice! Wink

How was the Volcanic Hill? Curious how 1984 Cali Cabs hold up. (My birth year)
Dinner at Gentleman Farmer in NYC last night with MJAlberts, his lovely GF, GregT, mareff, Schliecker, wineabdul, and a couple of CellarTracker forumites:

1988 Krug - fantastic my co-WOTN
2005 La Romanee Domaine Fontaine Gignard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Pru
1975 Cos d'Estournel
1978 Chateau Palmer - my co-WOTN
1982 Chateau La Lagune
1989 La Nerthe CdP Cuvee des Cadettes
1990 Chapoutier Cote-Rotie
1996 Chateau Clinet
1997 Ridge Monte Bello
2000 Phelps Insignia
2003 Chateau Coutet
1981 Kopke Colheita (bottled in 2011)
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Originally posted by dzitt:
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Originally posted by Impulse:
2010 Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er cru la Dominode - first bottle from the case I bought, it is as always a great wine. A steal at $45.


How does it compare to the Dominode from Chanson ?

dzitt


Haven't had the 2010 from Chanson, but in other vintages I always found more depth and complexity in Pavelot...
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Originally posted by Impulse:
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Originally posted by dzitt:
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Originally posted by Impulse:
2010 Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er cru la Dominode - first bottle from the case I bought, it is as always a great wine. A steal at $45.


How does it compare to the Dominode from Chanson ?

dzitt


Haven't had the 2010 from Chanson, but in other vintages I always found more depth and complexity in Pavelot...


Thanks. I did really appreciated the 2009 Chanson and that's why I was wondering about the Pavelot. Not much left at our monopoly though...

dzitt
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Originally posted by Impulse:
2010 Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er cru la Dominode - first bottle from the case I bought, it is as always a great wine. A steal at $45.

Indeed! Thank you, Impulse, for introducing me to this wine.
I've opened a few and now buried a case deeply to keep out of my hands.
A gorgeous wine I greatly look forward to returning to several years from now.
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Originally posted by Fowler52:
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Originally posted by Wine Canuck:
KW crew Saturday night:

NV Charles de Cazanove Champagne Brut Premier Cru
2004 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne
1984 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill
1997 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière
1998 Château Fonroque
2007 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella
1983 Warre Porto Vintage

Dinner at La Forchetta (Toronto) last night:
1991 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT
1996 Château Cos d'Estournel


Very Nice! Wink

How was the Volcanic Hill? Curious how 1984 Cali Cabs hold up. (My birth year)


Also curious on the Volcanic Hill?
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Impulse:
2010 Pavelot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er cru la Dominode - first bottle from the case I bought, it is as always a great wine. A steal at $45.

Indeed! Thank you, Impulse, for introducing me to this wine.
I've opened a few and now buried a case deeply to keep out of my hands.
A gorgeous wine I greatly look forward to returning to several years from now.


It's about $67 here, and absolutely worth it. This is outstanding Savigny; rare to find one this good around this price. I bought a bunch too.
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Dinner at Gentleman Farmer in NYC last night with MJAlberts, his lovely GF, GregT, mareff, Schliecker, wineabdul, and a couple of CellarTracker forumites:

1988 Krug - fantastic my co-WOTN
2005 La Romanee Domaine Fontaine Gignard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Pru
1975 Cos d'Estournel
1978 Chateau Palmer - my co-WOTN
1982 Chateau La Lagune
1989 La Nerthe CdP Cuvee des Cadettes
1990 Chapoutier Cote-Rotie
1996 Chateau Clinet
1997 Ridge Monte Bello
2000 Phelps Insignia
2003 Chateau Coutet
1981 Kopke Colheita (bottled in 2011)


I was impressed that the 75 Cos was alive considering the vintage. No doubt about the Krug and the story that went with it. KSCO2's influence strikes again. I liked the Cote Rotie and the Insinia.
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Originally posted by mangiare:
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Originally posted by Fowler52:
Very Nice! Wink

How was the Volcanic Hill? Curious how 1984 Cali Cabs hold up. (My birth year)


Also curious on the Volcanic Hill?


Very enjoyable bottle. Thanks for assisting in getting it into our hands mangaire. My TN:

Ripe, pure powerful sweet fruit. Tons of blackberry and cassis. Subtle secondary notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, blood, and iron (alla tuscany). Tastes very young by Bordeaux standards, but unmistakably napa in style. Really nice. Good acidity is keeping the fruit fresh. Biggest drawback is the short finish, but alcohol is very low and the wine is bone dry with prevailing tannins still giving structure. This should hold on a while and is immensely pleasurable. (93 Points)
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
gig- I have a few bottles tucked away and opened one shortly after release. Similar flavor notes, but I also noted (back then) that the acidity was very high and I thought it would take a decade for it to come around... Do you think this is a try in 2017 bottle or would you look to 2014-15?

Based on the bottle I consumed, I would try again in 2014-2015.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Don't leave us hanging, gig? How was it?

It was very enjoyable; displaying honey, lemon, flowers, and lanolin. The wine possesses the typical oily texture with a perfect, imo, acidic backbone and lengthy finish.

A couple more years should bring even more balance as the alcohol (14.5%) needs to integrate a bit more.


Sounds like it be good for a massage! Smile

Masseuse: "What'll it be today, Mr. Board-O?"

Board-O: "Give me "The White Rhone", sweetheart, and make it an '07; I understand it is particularly oily vintage."
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Originally posted by Ed Bowers [i.e. FlWino]:
2001 Léal Vineyards Carnavál


Wow i believe it is the first time i see a posting about this wine here. A few years ago we celebrated my Grandma's 80bday at the winery. We may have had in fact a 2001 Carnaval which was at that time quite young.

What did you think of it?
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Originally posted by Shaferguy91:

2009 Dusky Goose Pinot Noir Dundee Hills



How does this compare to the 2008, Shaferguy?

I am extremely impressed by this winery, even more so with their Rambouillet bottling. I think they might be in the top half dozen Oregon Pinot producers.
Marilyn Remark Grenache 2008
Jean Luc Columbo Le Ruchets Cornas 2000
Sportoletti Villa Fidelia 2004


Marilyn Remark was far superior, I don't decant, but the French and Italian were nice but tight and medicinal while the Remark was loved by all.

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