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Originally posted by KSC02:
Originally posted by wine+art:
1978 Diamond Creek Lake Vineyard

Great Summer line-up!
How did the '78 Lake show for the evening?

KSC02, this wine has never disappointed me, ever.

The 1958 BV George de Latour and the 1958 Louis Martini are the only California wines that I have ever enjoyed that are in the same league as this beauty.

I think GA, SD-Wineaux and others scored the '58 BV as a perfect wine the night we all drank it. Cool
Originally posted by Board-O:
Originally posted by wine+art:
1995 Palacios L'Ermita
2001 Joan Simo Les Eres

Well? Don't leave hanging and envious.

I try to keep my post simple after enjoying wine. Smile

The L'Ermita is well within the sweet spot, I felt. I think the Les Eres still has room to improve, yet very enjoyable. I will hold my other bottle.
Last night with Latour67 and other friends:

1982 Bordeaux theme tasted blind. The groups order of preference starting with 1.

1) Haut Brion: showing great throughout the evening never slowing down.

2) La Tour Haut Brion: This gained more than any other wine opened and, in my opinion, surpassed the Haut Brion. My WOTN.

3)Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon: I brought this as a ringer and it stumped everyone in attendance. Great showing with no tiring at all. Made in a bordeaux style and aged like one as well.

4) Leoville Las Cases: Not a good showing for this wine. It looked to be the freshest wine we had in the glass but didn't taste the freshest. Very dark purple looking. I feel like this may have been due to over decanting. The member who brought this wine left it in a decanter for 8 hours and it may have been too long for this particular bottle.

5)Certan de May: This bottle is on the downhill side. Didn't tasted overexposed to air, just old and lacking fruit. Don't know if this is a representative bottle or not, but if it is, time to drink this up now.
Originally posted by aml:
Originally posted by KSC02:
2001 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm

KSC02, how was it? I've got one left and the last bottle I had was somewhat disappointing.

Unfair to give it true feedback, as we paired a 1964 Anniversario Padron with it. Odd that I was picking up a smokiness with this bottle. Razz Very ripe, if not a touch fat, this bottle. Oddly, this bottle actually did pair quite well with the cigar. It had the umpf to carry it.
Thursday night - 2005 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Winemakers Reserve.

Friday - fun in Napa!

2010 Etude Pinot Gris
2007 Etude Pinot Noir Estate
2007 Etude Pinot Noir Deer Camp
2007 Etude Pinot Noir Heirloom

2009 Stags' Leap Winery Viognier
2009 Stags' Leap Winery Chardonnay
2008 Stags' Leap Winery Merlot
2008 Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah

2009 Beringer Knight's Valley Meritage Blanc
2009 Beringer Chardonnay Private Reserve
2007 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve
Originally posted by wine+art:
Originally posted by NolanE:
2009 Epiphany Grenache Blanc Camp 4 Vineyard

I had a glass of this recently. I will be curious to hear what you think.
It was a little sweet on my palate, and after about an hour of air and closer to room temp I would have bet $100 it was a Riesling based on aroma alone. Not something I'll buy again unless you had a different experience. I wish the Curran was available in Houston.

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