H. Blin, Champagne, Blanc de Noirs

100% Pinot Meunier. Very good but not as good as I remembered from a tasting.

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2017 Domaine J. Boulon Brouilly. We don’t drink tons of Beaujolais but we really like this, as well as the Moulin a Vent from the same producer. Red fruit and sandalwood on the nose, with flavors of plum skin, both dark ripe and tart cherries, and pepper.

1977 Col d'Orcia Riserva BdM - My WOTY to date. Tasting notes posted

1997 Finca Dofi - beautiful wine

2006 Ravaneau Montee de Tonnerre - still young

2004 Fuligni BdM - hold for another 10 years. 

2016 Occhipinti SP68 bianco - one year on and already starting to oxidize.  Great wine young, have officially crossed the line of no faith for aging any of these.

2015 Bernard Baudry Les Granges - dont think too much. so good.  great typicity and balance for an entry level daily drinker.  Even better on 2nd night

2017 Clos del Rey Le Sabina.  Well liked by others at the table.  I thought it was a bit of hot mess.  

For the 4th with smoked duck legs and smoked brisket

2014 Panther Creek Carter vineyard

2017 Bedrock Pagani Ranch Heritage Sonoma

Gosset Grand Reserve

Having dinner with SD-Wineaux and his lovely bride tonight at Union Square Cafe.  ‘97 Ornellaia and ‘97 L’Ermita on tap.

Because it's Friday

  • 2017 Pearl Morissette Irrévérence – a funky blend of Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer
  • 1996 Hardy's Eileen Hardy Shiraz – drinking well now, but plenty of life left

2010 Ontanon Rioja reserva.  I expected a little more density out of this, but never seemed to gain any weight.

In the last 2 weeks:

2011 Occidental-Cuvee Catherine Pinot

2012 Littorai-The Haven Pinoy

2014 Peter Michael-Belle Cote Chard

2015 Aubert-Hyde Chard

2013 Dehlinger-Altamont Pinot

2007 Herb Lamb Cab

2016 A. P. Vin Pinot

2015 Beringer-Knights Valley Cab

2016 Dehlinger-Russian River Chard

doubled posted:

Having dinner with SD-Wineaux and his lovely bride tonight at Union Square Cafe.  ‘97 Ornellaia and ‘97 L’Ermita on tap.

Welcome to NYC SDWineaux. Hopefully you got back home safely. In additions to DD's contributions above, the lineup also included:

2008 Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet

2012 Aubert Chardonnay 

2006 Belle Pente Pinot Noir

1989 Beaucastel CdP

1998 Leoville Las Cases

2002 Clarendon Hills Astralis (Needs at least another 5 years- drinking nicely the next day)

menu included tater tots cooked in duck fat with caviar- my gallbladder will never forgive me.

Glad you were able to make it winedrmike!  The ‘89 Beaucastel was fantastic.  How was the Astralis on today?

doubled posted:

Glad you were able to make it winedrmike!  The ‘89 Beaucastel was fantastic.  How was the Astralis on today?

Having a glass of the Astralis while I type this.  Mellowed out overnight.  Has a touch of menthol on the nose and palate but not overpowering. Really enjoyable, but I think my other bottles are going to need about 20 years of age before I open them.

Bytown Rick posted:

Last bottle of 2003 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Offerus

How was this Rick?

vinoevelo posted:
Bytown Rick posted:

Last bottle of 2003 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Offerus

How was this Rick?

It has just gotten better with age -- this was best of the three we have had to date.  Drinking very nicely, but can't see it getting better.

Bytown Rick posted:
vinoevelo posted:
Bytown Rick posted:

Last bottle of 2003 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Offerus

How was this Rick?

It has just gotten better with age -- this was best of the three we have had to date.  Drinking very nicely, but can't see it getting better.

Did the heat of the vintage show through in these?

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