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All the wines showed extremely well, but the wine of the weekend, and a bit of a surprise, was the '99 Guigal CdP. It is/was a well deserved WS WOTN. There was much debate when it was selected amongst great company, but in hindsight, a wise choice.


Just curious - did you decant the '99 Guigal and if so, how long? I've tried this twice in the last two years and was underwhelmed. Stashed the rest in my cellar hoping it would eventually come around ...


I've had the same results on my last 2 bottles. Interesting. Still have a couple left. I was going to cook with them!!! Eek Guess I'll try again.

PH
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Originally posted by mangiare:
Gosset Grand Rose Brut~ NV

1985 Latour Grand Vin ~ amazing how this wine evolved throughout the night. Started off closed after 1.5-2 hours in a decanter but over the course of dinner turned into something special.

2001 BDM La Leccaia ~ very good
2001 Chataeu Daugay ~ very tired


We recently had the 1982 Latour, which to me was something special indeed. That was son #2's birth year so we purchased 2 bottles. Had one on his 21st birthday, and could tell it still had a ways to go. We had the other over Christmas to celebrate his engagement. Unfortunately, we only got the 2, only a memory now.
Before, during, and after the game yesterday -

2009 St. Clement Sauvignon Blanc
2008 Artesa Chardonnay Estate Reserve Carneros
2008 Santa Barbara Wine Company Pinot Noir North Canyon Vineyard
2007 Taz Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County
2007 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard
2008 Sbragia Family Merlot Home Ranch
2007 Audelssa Estate Winery Zephyr
2006 O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
2008 Chehalem INOX Chardonnay. Note to winemakers: is oak really necessary for chardonnay? I think not.

This went oh so well with a soft eggs & lobster bruschetta...

Mrs. G and I have always enjoyed this wine; it is an excellent value.


Gig, how would you compare this to Melville's INOX, if you've had it? I plan to conduct my own comparison, but I'm curious what your thoughts might be?
2009 Domaine La Garrigue Cuvee Romaine CdR
2008 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara PN

Had both this past weekend. Really enjoyed the Domaine La Garrigue; incredible QPR. Glad I bought several bottles, but I won't be touching any of the rest for at least another year or two.

Was highly disappointed with the ABC. This was the first ABC I've had, but I found the wine very thin and without much structure. Just completely uninspiring. Would be hard pressed to spend even more $ on an ABC single-vineyard wine after this first impression. Oh well.
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Originally posted by mangiare:
Gosset Grand Rose Brut~ NV



How was this btw? The guy at Leaside couldn't seem to find them on Saturday monrning and I got tired of waiting for him to look, so I haven't pitcked any up yet.



good but not great! We enjoyed it but thought that it was a tad 1 dimensional and on the heavier side.
i think it will benefit from sitting for a year or two in the cellar. Also, at $80, I don't think I'll be buying anymore.
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
2008 Chehalem INOX Chardonnay. Note to winemakers: is oak really necessary for chardonnay? I think not.

This went oh so well with a soft eggs & lobster bruschetta...


Mrs. G and I have always enjoyed this wine; it is an excellent value.


Gig, how would you compare this to Melville's INOX, if you've had it? I plan to conduct my own comparison, but I'm curious what your thoughts might be?

Unfortunately, the Melville is not available in this market - at least, I haven't seen it. The only Melville wine I've had is the Viognier, which was generously gifted to me by wine+art.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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good but not great! We enjoyed it but thought that it was a tad 1 dimensional and on the heavier side.
i think it will benefit from sitting for a year or two in the cellar. Also, at $80, I don't think I'll be buying anymore.

Good to know. I'll take it off my radar.


Me too.
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Another Juan Gil

It's Tuesday. F&ck it Razz


35 minutes after your first bottle?

I see you are drinking alone. Big Grin

Big Grin D and I.
It's been a trying couple of weeks. Time to let off a little steam.


Ha...if D is there, I have a better suggestion for a relaxing evening! Wink

I'm off to see if there is any seafood in this Southern California town. Bye!
Went for a check-up at the Doc the other day.
He said, "WTF? Your triglycerides just went through the roof on your last blood exam".

"Can wine do that?"

"Maybe. Did you have some the night before your test?"

"Urr...yeah. One"

"One wine?"

"One bottle"

" Eek How often do you do that?"

"I try to limit it"

"To what? A few times a month?"

"Mmmmm...a week"

"That's it. Time for a change, my friend"

I'm working on it Smile
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Went for a check-up at the Doc the other day.
He said, "WTF? Your triglycerides just went through the roof on your last blood exam".

"Can wine do that?"

"Maybe. Did you have some the night before your test?"

"Urr...yeah. One"

"One wine?"

"One bottle"

" Eek How often do you do that?"

"I try to limit it"

"To what? A few times a month?"

"Mmmmm...a week"

"That's it. Time for a change, my friend"

I'm working on it Smile


One bottle a week? Are you sure you gave your Doc the right info?

Smile
1985 Dr. Loosen Riesling
2008 Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard
1994 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet
1996 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet (we were all shocked how bright and vibrant it was for 15 years old)
2008 Tor Cabernet Mast Vineyard
2008 Tor Cabernet To-Kalon Clone 6
2008 Tor Cabernet To-Kalon Clone 337
2008 Tor Cabernet To-Kalon Clone 4
2005 Janzen Cabernet To-Kalon
2006 Vice Versa Cabernet To-Kalon
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
1985 Dr. Loosen Riesling
2008 Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard
1994 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet
1996 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet (we were all shocked how bright and vibrant it was for 15 years old)
2008 Tor Cabernet Mast Vineyard
2008 Tor Cabernet To-Kalon Clone 6
2008 Tor Cabernet To-Kalon Clone 337
2008 Tor Cabernet To-Kalon Clone 4
2005 Janzen Cabernet To-Kalon
2006 Vice Versa Cabernet To-Kalon


Bastards!

What did you think of the Tor wines?
Dinner with Powell and G&PN last night.

78 Mayacamas Zinfandel Late Harvest
79 Dunn Napa Valley Cab
80 Caymus Cab
99 Spring Mountain Cab
07 Ostreon Cellars Cab

Each wine was delicious in its own right and all the older wines were still in good to great shape. The highlight for me was the Caymus. The fresh fruit on the note was closer to a 5-10 yr. old wine than 30 and with some air the palate matched the nose.
A great evening of wine and conversation.
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Originally posted by AZwineRyan:
1985 Dr. Loosen Riesling
2008 Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard
1994 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet
1996 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet (we were all shocked how bright and vibrant it was for 15 years old)
2008 Tor Cabernet Mast Vineyard
2008 Tor Cabernet To-Kalon Clone 6
2008 Tor Cabernet To-Kalon Clone 337
2008 Tor Cabernet To-Kalon Clone 4
2005 Janzen Cabernet To-Kalon
2006 Vice Versa Cabernet To-Kalon


I have GOT to stop missing these... Mad

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