2011 Tawse Meritage (Niagara). Last bottle; drinking very well.
2013 Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas
2014 Saxum Paderewski Vineyard
Last night, 2019 Vincent Carême Vouvray Le Clos, nice pear and honey on the nose, add in lots of mineral on the palate, rich texture, good acidity, long finish. Very nice wine, a small step down from dry Huet Vouvrays, and priced accordingly.
Decanted for tonight, 2012 K Syrah The Beautiful, still very dark, damson plum and blackberry liqueur, bittersweet chocolate, hint of pepper, quite silky, very long finish, excellent. Don't know whether this still has room for improvement, but very tasty today.
2018 San Giusto a Rentennano Barancole Riserva chianti Classico
2016 Mount Eden Pinot Noir. While elegant by California standards, it reminded me why I much prefer the Chardonnay and Cabernet from this producer, and why I prefer the new world pinot I drink to be from Oregon.
2017 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm
Our local fish restaurant very kindly lets us come in early, before regular service starts, and isolates us in a section that won't be used until we leave. This works well for us; we're fortunate to have such a good connection with such a good restaurant.
Tonight we're taking 2013 Chateau De Fieuzal white, a go-to Bordeaux for me; I usually pick up 3 or 4 bottles in good vintages. Haven't tried this one yet.
2017 Caliza Winery Grenache
1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
2013 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
2014 Louis Jadot Beaunes-Greves.
- 1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (1/16/2022)
Tasted non blind.
Yellow to gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pencil shavings, yellow pears and wet stones. Earthy flavors of mixed yellow fruits and minerals. Light to medium acidity, medium body. Drink now.
Not rated. Seems a bit past the drinking window or simply a tad off.
2008 Stony Hill Chardonnay
Last night, 2005 Delas Hermitage Les Bessards, loaded with plum, berry, mineral, silky, but starting to fade a bit quickly on the finish. I have one more, and will enjoy it soon.
Tonight with chicken and lentil soup, 2017 Vasse Felix Chardonnay Filius. Have gone through more than a case of these; no disappointments.
Going through some 2014 Stefania.
Last night, finished of the 2014 Crimson Clover cab (excellent...93pts)
Tonight, the 2014 Cab SCM (not quite as ethereal as the CC, but lovely. 90pts)
1996 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series