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Originally posted by mareff:
1970 Heredia De Lopez Cosecha
1976 Heredia De Lopez Cosecha
1976 Heredia De Lopez Tondonia
1989 Imperial CVNE Cosecha
1995 Alta Rioja
1996 Pesquera
2004 Givot Priorat
2009 Dofi Priorat
1990 Heredia De Lopez Tondonia Blanco
Which wines stood out in this tasting?
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Last night.

1990 Salon

Made a long Monday much more tolerable Smile


I thought you recently stated in another post that you drink plonk? I'm still waiting to see evidence to support this!
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
Tonight, to celebrate two days in a row wearing a shirt and tie.... a 1998 Leoville Barton paired with a grilled skirt steak and some potatoes fried up in some duck fat. It worked just fine. Still alive and kickin'.....

PH



Shirt and tie??? WTF! We need to chat.

How was the 98'? Ive found the left bank to be more accessible in this vintage.
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Originally posted by xhoser:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Last night.

1990 Salon

Made a long Monday much more tolerable Smile


I thought you recently stated in another post that you drink plonk? I'm still waiting to see evidence to support this!




This was hiding within all the yellow tail....
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Originally posted by marcb7:
and tie??? WTF! We need to chat.

How was the 98'? Ive found the left bank to be more accessible in this vintage.


I'd chat, but the friggin' necktie is restricting my breathing..... Mad Wink The 98 LB was lovely. Nothing breathtaking, but classic Bordeaux and ready to go. Found a straggler recently. Best $35 bottle of Bordeaux I've ever had for sure.....

PH
2000 Rosenblum Cellars Petite Sirah Pickett Road Vineyard - Corked
2003 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley. This was a gift and was in a very nice place last night, especially after opening the corked Rosenblum.
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Originally posted by max:
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Originally posted by mareff:
1970 Heredia De Lopez Cosecha
1976 Heredia De Lopez Cosecha
1976 Heredia De Lopez Tondonia
1989 Imperial CVNE Cosecha
1995 Alta Rioja
1996 Pesquera
2004 Givot Priorat
2009 Dofi Priorat
1990 Heredia De Lopez Tondonia Blanco
Which wines stood out in this tasting?


I was impressed with the 76's. The 1970 is over the hill, the younger Rioja's were good just not that impressive and the Priorats were very tight.
Had I glass of Honig cab with dinner out. I believe it was 2010 and it was good. Had a gin dirty martini with the appetizers.
2005 Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits "Les Chaumes", Charles Thomas, love it, probably due to the fantastic 05 vintage, rather than due to it being a bio-lunar wine
Met M/M TLV for dinner this evening:

N.V. G. Fluteau Champagne Blanc de Noirs Brut
2010 Varner Chardonnay Spring Ridge Vineyard Home Block
1997 St. Innocent Pinot Noir O'Connor Vineyard
2006 August West Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard
2005 Gaec-Gallet Henri et Philippe Côte-Rôtie

Another terrific evening with PurpleHaze m/m thelostverse. The Gallet was a perfect match with braised lamb shank. The August West is in a terrific place now- one word: elegant (not something I'd have associated with August West before tonight). The St. Innocent is still youthful. Hold the Varner for 5+.

TLV...I find it funny based on one line of conversation earlier tonight that the Blues Brothers is on HBO right now.
CdP tasting Friday night. We will start with a 2006 Vieux Telegraphe CdP Blanc, then move on to a bottle each of 2007 Telegraphe, Beaucastel and Donjon.

I know they are young, but I am cursed with a young cellar and don't have access to older vintages (beyond 2005). After some advice from others, the 2007 wines won out over the 2005 and 2006 vintages that are in the cellar.

Serving avocado stuffed with curried shrimp as an appetizer. The main will be beef tenderloin, prawns sautéed in a garlic/wine sauce, and some veggies.

I hope I don't burn anything!
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Originally posted by geppetto:

I know they are young, but I am cursed with a young cellar and don't have access to older vintages (beyond 2005).


But you are blessed with neighbours who have older vintages of all those wines (and more), and who like to share.

If you open the gates, they will come. Smile
Last night at Bridges Restaurant I ordered a 2003 Caves de Tain Hermitage, which was a wonderful surprise, exceeding my expectations. Big expansive berry and herbal nose, ripe berry, anise, mineral notes, silky and sweet, long finish, very tasty.

Tonight left over from my wife's novel club was 2011 Thornhaven Gewürztraminer, an Okanagan white that delivers near-Alsatian quality, fairly dry but with big fruit, delicious. Also 2009 Vincent Girardin Moulin a Vent La Tour du Bief, Clos de la Tour, seems to be softening since last tasting, berries, banana and sage flavours, long finish with fine tannins at the end, still evolving but already delicious now. I have more, but will still get yet more if I find them; very versatile and tasty food wine.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
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Originally posted by geppetto:

I know they are young, but I am cursed with a young cellar and don't have access to older vintages (beyond 2005).


But you are blessed with neighbours who have older vintages of all those wines (and more), and who like to share.

If you open the gates, they will come. Smile


I know you are right, but I feel a little inadequate. I had a small tasting group of noobs like myself, but that fell apart. I think we were suffering from limited access to older wines and inexperience. Right now, the oldest wine in my cellar is 2001 and that is only one bottle.

I feel as though I would be a bit of a leech if
I was drinking everyone else's aged wine and had little to offer in return.

On Sunday, I am back on a strict diet for six weeks. After that is done, I will try for a local dinner with some of the more "experienced" winos in the community. I am anxious to learn and maybe some of my younger wines will be of interest too...
Last night at a restaurant (Suzette's), from their very fairly priced wine list:

1998 Henriot Brut Champagne
2009 Fevre Chablis Caillons (sp?)
2009 Pierre Amadieu Gigondas
2003 Baumard Quarts du Chaume

Best part was, this was on someone else's expense account. Cool

All showed wonderfully, even the youngsters. My first time with a Quarts.
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
2009 Clos Floridene


White or red? Nice stuff for the money, ain't it?


Sorry, I should have specified: the red.

Yes, I thought it was quite good. My club is listing it as the monthly special for $52 a bottle.
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Originally posted by AllRed:
Met M/M TLV for dinner this evening:

N.V. G. Fluteau Champagne Blanc de Noirs Brut
2010 Varner Chardonnay Spring Ridge Vineyard Home Block
1997 St. Innocent Pinot Noir O'Connor Vineyard
2006 August West Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard
2005 Gaec-Gallet Henri et Philippe Côte-Rôtie

Another terrific evening with PurpleHaze m/m thelostverse. The Gallet was a perfect match with braised lamb shank. The August West is in a terrific place now- one word: elegant (not something I'd have associated with August West before tonight). The St. Innocent is still youthful. Hold the Varner for 5+.

TLV...I find it funny based on one line of conversation earlier tonight that the Blues Brothers is on HBO right now.


Did Domino watch? Big Grin

PurpleHaze is really making the rounds in Chicago this week. Cool

The Gallet was a bacon fat beauty, but the August West paired perfectly with the Pork Chop in soy, ginger and brown sugar sauce.

The Varner is just a pup, but I hadn't tried the '10 Home Block yet, so I wanted to get a gauge. It is going to be spectacular. One day I'll remember that Varners must be served above cellar temp.

The St. Innocent needs more time. It also could use some food to go with it - Allred didn't open it until after dinner while we were sitting around talking. It would have been interesting to try it with the pork or lamb.

It was another wonderful evening great wine and even better company.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
The Gallet was a bacon fat beauty


I have an 06, which I previously had a year or so ago and liked. Bacon fat should pair well with Italian sausage, no? Wink
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Originally posted by billhike:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
The Gallet was a bacon fat beauty


I have an 06, which I previously had a year or so ago and liked. Bacon fat should pair well with Italian sausage, no? Wink


One would think...
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Originally posted by Rothko:
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
2009 Clos Floridene


White or red? Nice stuff for the money, ain't it?


Sorry, I should have specified: the red.

Yes, I thought it was quite good. My club is listing it as the monthly special for $52 a bottle.


Wow, that sounds expensive for wine that sells like < 15€ in local shops
I was asked by our company president to purchase the wines for a small gathering at his house tomorrow night. I am taking only Spanish whites/reds.

I'm hopeful that there will be several new fans of Garnacha, Monastrell, Albariño, and Godello.
2009 La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Première (ice apple cider)

Very nice with just the right amount of sugar and acidity...
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
- 2009 Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

Notes? One of my favorite CA Chards.


TN's posted.
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by Primordialsoup:
quote:
Originally posted by Shane T.:
- 2009 Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

Notes? One of my favorite CA Chards.


TN's posted.

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