January 2013: What are you drinking?

Offline with xhoser and JAR

2004 Pierre Gimonnet Champagne Extra-Brut Oenophile 1er cru
2006 Château Carbonnieux Blanc
2007 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent
xhoser can give us the Riesling details
2009 Rhys Pinot Noir (can't remember vineyard)
2005 Château Guiraud

The wines were good but the food was definitely the star.
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Originally posted by eyesintime:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
2003 Vieux Telegraphe La Crau CdP


How was this doing? Drinking window based on your bottle?


It came out dry and tight, but opened up pretty quickly. Not what I expected from an 03, with all the top of ripe, over-the-top wines. This wine is not. More tobacco, mineral, and earth with a little fruit (plum). It paired really well with a brined pork chop (brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses, etc.) as the acidity and earthiness cut through the sweetness of the brined chop. Excellent pairing. This is a wine that will definitely show better with food than solo.

No need to hold this wine. As far as longevity? I'm no expert, but I don't see any reason to think it'll get significantly better with additional cellar time. I'll be drinking mine over the next 5 years.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by Shaferguy91:
2007 Littorai Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard
how did this show?


I did not decant but it was still drinking wonderfully. I'm sorry it was my last one. SG92.

Last night:
2009 Martinelli Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch
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Originally posted by g-man:
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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 =)




Tyee bought this locally on release, years ago.

(Better late than never... Smile )

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