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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Last night with roast duck - 2010 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch. Way young, but I have 6 and wanted to get a gauge. I haven't even tried any of my '09s yet as I only have three of those.
How was it? I have a couple


This was quite nice. More of an elegant style than some full throttle Cali Pinots. I only opened one because I had six. If I only had a couple, I would wait on these. If in doubt, Jamie has a vintage chart on his site. As I indicated in my original post, I haven't opened any of my '09s yet.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
Last night with roast duck - 2010 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch. Way young, but I have 6 and wanted to get a gauge. I haven't even tried any of my '09s yet as I only have three of those.
How was it? I have a couple


This was quite nice. More of an elegant style than some full throttle Cali Pinots. I only opened one because I had six. If I only had a couple, I would wait on these. If in doubt, Jamie has a vintage chart on his site. As I indicated in my original post, I haven't opened any of my '09s yet.
Thanks!
2004 Wormeldange Koeppchen Riesling Série Art&Vin, Coopérative Vinsmoselle, Luxembourg
1999 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru Monts-Luisants, Charles Thomas
2002 LBV port, Quinta do Vale d. Maria
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:

2002 LBV port, Quinta do Vale d. Maria


not something you see stateside very often at all!

how was this?
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Originally posted by Seaquam:


- 1987 Fonseca Port Guimarens -- plum, cinnamon, sage, fig flavours, not a huge Fonseca but complex, rich, delicious and perfect for a rainy night


may i ask where you found this?

i'm missing this vintage in my many year vertical of fonseca =)
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Originally posted by Spanishwinery.es:
2008 Zarzanas, Spanish Crianza, a balanced Tempranillo, Syrach and Merlot grapes.


An international WineSearcher inquiry indicates that there is only one supplier of this wine in the world.

Guess who?? Roll Eyes

How do you say douchebag en espanol?? Mad

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
An international WineSearcher inquiry indicates that there is only one supplier of this wine in the world.

Guess who?? Roll Eyes

How do you say douchebag en espanol?? Mad

PH


Duchabolsa. Or duchabolso if the poster is male. Big Grin
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by Spanishwinery.es:
2008 Zarzanas, Spanish Crianza, a balanced Tempranillo, Syrach and Merlot grapes.


An international WineSearcher inquiry indicates that there is only one supplier of this wine in the world.

Guess who?? Roll Eyes

How do you say douchebag en espanol?? Mad

PH

PH, there is no translation; however, the term transcends all languages. Big Grin
I dunno, futronic's word sounds pretty good. Or just el douchbago will work. Wink Like anyone here is going to order some $8 Tempranillo blend to be shipped across the Atlantic anyway. Whatta tool....

PH
Last night a 2009 Cougar Crest Dedication Six from WA. All 5 Bordeeaux grapes plus a little Syrah. Nice, and it went will with beef bourgignon that some friends made at theeir house.
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Originally posted by billhike:

a little Syrah.


I had this when in Washington and was thinking it was around 30% Syrah, but may be wrong.

Glad you liked it.
Actually I think you are correct on the higher percentage of Syrah. I stated it that way just to mention the 6th grape. We bought the bottle at the winery when out there a few months ago. My other half was more excited about how cheap they were selling barrel ends and staves for. Her brothers are woodworkers and the pieces we brought back will make a small table.
A special bottle of '97 Gruaud Larose that my son back back for me when he was in Paris.

I should mention, he bought it when he was 15 yrs old and on a school exchange in grade 10. He knew I liked wine and snuck it on the plane so his teachers didn't confiscate it.

A special bottle indeed and enjoyed by the whole family with grilled filet mignon, baked brussel sprouts and tossed Japanese salad.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
A special bottle of '97 Gruaud Larose that my son back back for me when he was in Paris.

I should mention, he bought it when he was 15 yrs old and on a school exchange in grade 10. He knew I liked wine and snuck it on the plane so his teachers didn't confiscate it.

A special bottle indeed and enjoyed by the whole family with grilled filet mignon, baked brussel sprouts and tossed Japanese salad.

Love it! Cool
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
A special bottle indeed and enjoyed by the whole family with grilled filet mignon, baked brussel sprouts and tossed Japanese salad.

Cool
Tasted a few '10 Chateauneufs tonight with the Sunday brown bag group. Small sample, but compared to the few '09s we tasted back in August or September, I definitely prefer the '10s. Young & tannic now, but have fruit & structure. Will be picking up '10s for the cellar.
Recently:
2009 Carte Blanche Chardonnay
2011 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard
2001 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino
1997 La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir The Three Rows
Tonight with roasted leg of lamb, honey dipped carrots and steamed green beans in butter: 2002 Dead Arm. yummy
To celebrate the return of my nose to the land of the living:

1995 Vieux Telegraphe La Crau

Some grilled lamb chops, potatoes au gratin and some roasted brussel sprouts. It's good to be able to taste again.... Winner

The wine was absoultely lovely.

PH
With Tyee and Lady Tyee:

- 1996 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon -- I haven't had this in years and this wine seems not to have changed much from what I remember, copper in colour, deep cherry and berry nose, floral, rich palate of berries, citrus, mineral, creamy, silky, persistent but not overwhelming mousse, long finish, just a beautiful wine

- NV H. Billiot Champagne Cuvee Julie -- big fruit bowl nose, seriously effusive mousse, tastes very young and fresh, apples and roasted nuts, really terrific Champagne that suffered only in following the Cuvee Elisabeth

- 2005 JJ Prum Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Goldkapsel -- maybe the most impressive mix of acidity and fruit that you'll ever put into your mouth, stunning; this wine will live happily and provide great pleasure for decades

- 1998 Dusky Goose Pinot Noir Rambouillet Vineyard -- from Oregon, a powerhouse that was still opening more after a couple of hours in decanter, great nose of cherry and baking spice follows on palate, some earthiness and anise kicks in as well, remarkably long, long finish. Needs time, but a great Pinot Noir worth looking for

- 1999 Chateau Gruaud Larose St Julien -- there's some nice cassis aromas and flavours here, but unfortunately hidden behind a leafy, almost green note, medium length finish, not certain whether this was an entirely sound bottle but definitely a disappointment
Found an older bottle of Burgundy in the cellar:

1993 Hospices de Beaune Cuvee Hugues et Louis Betault Premier Cru

Surprisingly fresh and delicious.

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