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2002 Krug

2002 Henri Gouges Les Pruliers

2001 Ciacci Piccolomini Pianrosso Brunello

2001 Fuligni Brunello  

2005 Peter Michael Les Pavots

2011 Herman Story Casual Encounters

2013 Herman Story On the Road Grenache

2016 Amapola Creek Jos. Bellini Vineyard Chardonnay

2016 Petrolo Galatrona    hold!

2019 Ridge Viognier

2019 Carlisle Piner-Olivet Ranches Zinfandel

2020 Ridge Estate Chardonnay

@lrousseau posted:

2002 Krug

2002 Henri Gouges Les Pruliers

2001 Ciacci Piccolomini Pianrosso Brunello

2001 Fuligni Brunello  

2005 Peter Michael Les Pavots

2011 Herman Story Casual Encounters

2013 Herman Story On the Road Grenache

2016 Amapola Creek Jos. Bellini Vineyard Chardonnay

2016 Petrolo Galatrona    hold!

2019 Ridge Viognier

2019 Carlisle Piner-Olivet Ranches Zinfandel

2020 Ridge Estate Chardonnay

Shocker of all shockers the Galatrona's hold .  Otherwise, mighty fine drinkin', lrousseau.

Friday at the local fish house with another excellent meal, 2014 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu, a very special Chablis. I bought more than 20 different bottlings from this vintage, and this is one of the 3 best. Surpasses some Grand Crus. Rich, silky, intense and light at the same time, parade of citrus flavours, lime, Meyer lemon, lemon zest, some mandarin orange, mineral, long finish. Beautiful, and still has time though I don’t expect it’ll improve any more.

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Family from CA up for a visit, and came for dinner last night. Started with very nice 2021 Duck Hunter Sauvignon Blanc from NZ, then OR Pinots: 2014 Utopia Utopia  Vineyard, 2014 Argyle Reserve, and 2012 Antica Terra Ceras Vineyard. All wines I’m happy to drink any time, and all with similar flavours, but the Antica Terra was head and shoulders above the others— deeper, darker, richer, more intense, longer, an outstanding Pinot.

Also had a remarkable dessert wine (with delicious blueberry-raspberry tart), 2000 Albert Mann Tokay Pinot Gris Altenberg Vendanges Tardives, unctuous, ripe, understated Alsatian with an extremely long finish. Wow!



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@g-man posted:

how was this?

Great! I paid only $70 for my bottles, I think it is regularly closer to $90, and it compares favorably to most of the CA and Cote de Beaune wines in that price range. My benchmark in that price range is Denis Bachelet Cote de Nuits Village and this is earthier and more obviously Burgundian, though lacks some of the fruit purity and crunchiness. TN from memory is a decently expressive nose of red currents, black currents and forrest floor with a great palate of the same, dark but still very Pinot-y fruits, really getting into the mulchiness and earth of Gevrey. Long finish. It’s not a flashy wine, and I don’t know that it will improve *that* much with time. But I really liked it. *Opened 3 hours before consuming, no decant, then consumed over 2 hours with constant improvement.* 92, but high enjoyment factor.

@winetarelli posted:

Great! I paid only $70 for my bottles, I think it is regularly closer to $90, and it compares favorably to most of the CA and Cote de Beaune wines in that price range. My benchmark in that price range is Denis Bachelet Cote de Nuits Village and this is earthier and more obviously Burgundian, though lacks some of the fruit purity and crunchiness. TN from memory is a decently expressive nose of red currents, black currents and forrest floor with a great palate of the same, dark but still very Pinot-y fruits, really getting into the mulchiness and earth of Gevrey. Long finish. It’s not a flashy wine, and I don’t know that it will improve *that* much with time. But I really liked it. *Opened 3 hours before consuming, no decant, then consumed over 2 hours with constant improvement.* 92, but high enjoyment factor.

yea your first sentence is spot on about comparing favorably with most of CA.  I'm a big fan of their big vintages, but havne't had the 17.

and thanks for the note.  try the 15' if you get a chance.

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