Some likely WOTY contenders this month:

Red
1997 Solaia
1998 Alvaro Palacios L'Ermita
1999 Clos Mogador
1999 Dominus
2001 Flor de Pingus
2005 Domaine JL Chave Hermitage

White
1996 William Fevre Chablis Les Clos
2003 Smith-Haute Lafite Blanc

Dessert
1998 Kracher #10
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RED
2005 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio Toscana IGT
2005 Château des Laurets Puisseguin-St. Émilion
2004 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Butterdragon Hill
2006 King Estate Pinot Noir Signature

WHITE
2005 Byron Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley
2007 Les Vins de Vienne Condrieu

DESSERT
2005 Château Guiraud
N.V. Yalumba Muscat Museum Release
Good month for me:

Champagne
1995 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc
1995 Duval-Leroy Champagne Femme

White
2006 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Red
1977 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
1982 Château Cos d'Estournel
1990 Château Cos d'Estournel
1999 Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie La Landonne
White -

2005 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard
2005 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Red -

1998 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Grenache
2001 Giovanni Corino Barolo Vigneto Rocche
Come on KSC, you gotta be able to narrow the reds down better than that?

For me

Red

1999 Clos Mogador

White

1996 Fevre, Chablis, Domaine de la Maladiere, Les Clos

Dessert

1998 Kracher, Riesling, TBA #10
quote:
Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
GlennK -

Which of the two bubbles did you like better and why? Thanks....
They were both pretty tasty, but I think the DL was drinking better right now. The Tait is still pretty focused and sharp and will be the better of the 2 over the long haul.
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
1995 Duval-Leroy Champagne Femme

I just snagged a bottle yesterday for $50. Smile
Great price Cool
quote:
Originally posted by CSM:
White

'06 Chateau de Beaucastel CDP Vielles Vignes Blanc


Thanks CSM. Talk about rubbing my nose in it. Frown Wink
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by CSM:
White

'06 Chateau de Beaucastel CDP Vielles Vignes Blanc


Thanks CSM. Talk about rubbing my nose in it. Frown Wink


Sorry, but keep the faith. I'm told the KGBO is doing its year end inventory today. They just may find some more of these bottles (I know for a fact there is one left on the shelf at Summerhill).
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Originally posted by KSC02:
1999 Dominus


KSC02 - I don't recall seeing a TN on the '99 Dominus. Glad to hear it was great - would you mind sharing your impressions? It's one of the first favorable reviews of the wine and I've got two waiting to get popped!
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Originally posted by steve8:
Come on KSC, you gotta be able to narrow the reds down better than that?

I can, actually. The WOTM, for me, was indeed the 2005 Domaine JL Chave Hermitage. Truly stunning (and at such a young age).

However, I use also these 'WOTM' listings to collate the highlights at year end, for assembling my WOTY listings, which makes it all much easier.

There is method to the madness. Wink
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
Man, this is the second site today I've visited that's trying to close out the month before its closed.

Joe, the month is over for any of us not drinking anything 'special' this evening. Smile
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Originally posted by BRR:
quote:
Originally posted by KSC02:
1999 Dominus


KSC02 - I don't recall seeing a TN on the '99 Dominus. Glad to hear it was great - would you mind sharing your impressions? It's one of the first favorable reviews of the wine and I've got two waiting to get popped!

BRR-
I've posted a review of the Dominus now, in the TN. Admittedly, I'm try to post reviews to any wine that I consume from my personal holdings, or my contributions to an offline.
For an unexplainable reason, I've always been rather hesitant to give a formal TN for wines that others bring.
However, I were taking notes that weekend (to varying degrees as it went into the evening), and I felt the bottle showed at KSC95. A spended showing for the wine. I believe the fact that we paired this with a grilled ribeye (organic - thanks to impulse) really enhanced the charms displayed by this wine that night.
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
Man, this is the second site today I've visited that's trying to close out the month before its closed.


WIML - for some of us the month is closed.... Wink
Sparkling: 1996 Duval-Leroy Champagne de Chardonnay.

Red: Tie - 1990 Fuligni and 1995 Costanti Brunellos.

Weak month for Whites and Sweets for me.

PH
quote:
Originally posted by GlennK:


They were both pretty tasty, but I think the DL was drinking better right now. The Tait is still pretty focused and sharp and will be the better of the 2 over the long haul.


Wow, I'm shocked these two wines were in the same league.

Thanks for the post.
A good month:

Champagne
1995 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc

White

2004 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly Fume Pur Sang
2005 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly Fume Silex

Red

1977 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

The Dagueneaus could be my white WOTY.
Red
2002 Turley Zinfandel Moore "Earthquake" Vineyard

White
2004 Sine Qua Non The Rejuvenators

Dessert
NV Buller Calliope Rare Tokay

QPR
2007 Melville Viognier Verna's Estate
(This may well be my QPR winner for the year!)
All whites this month:

2006 Sine Qua Non The Hoodoo Man
2007 Cantine dei Marchesi di Incisa della Rochetta Roero Arneis
2006 Peay Vineyards Chardonnay Estate
Red:
2001 Neal Family
2005 Ch. Bahans, Haut Brion
2003 Eaglepoint Ranch Petite Sirah

White:
2004 Villa Franciacorta, Pian Della Villa, Curterfranca Bianco
2005 Jaboulet Vercherre, Mercurey, Les Greimpets Blanc

Sweet:
1989 Doisy-Vedrines
2000 R. Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc, Botrytis

Sparkler:
That Rosé I had at Twist with tlily and co.
Red - 2005 KB - Rosella's ~ Really nice - We converted one of our friends that "really doesn't like red wine" - That's always rewarding!!
White - 2003 Lewis Chard Napa - also very nice - balanced and rich
Last edited by redfreak
Prim how was the 2003 Clio drinking?
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Red
1999 Justin Isosceles
2003 Clio

White
2004 Kracher Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague No. 9
2003 Clio was singing about amonth ago when we had it last. I expect it will hold for years, but whether or not it will improve is another question.
It is a beauty right now and remains my favorite Clio so far ('03-'06). If you have more than one, drink one now. If you have only one, drink this year and be rewarded. I have an '02 that I may have to drink soon. We'll see if the '03 can keep it's title.
2003 Ducru-Beaucaillou (375ml)
2000 Don Tempranillo/Cab Crianza
2007 Paso a Paso Verdejo
2007 Melville Estate Pinot Noir
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Red
2003 Clio

Well done Primordealsoup!

It's nice to see someone else have the balls to list a Clio in their WOTM listing. Cool

I got a lot of ribbing from the boys up North for me doing this last month. But then the cold Winter weather can numb some people's palates, this is true. Big Grin
quote:
Originally posted by KSC02:
quote:
Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Red
2003 Clio

Well done Primordealsoup!

It's nice to see someone else have the balls to list a Clio in their WOTM listing. Cool

I got a lot of ribbing from the boys up North for me doing this last month. But then the cold Winter weather can numb some people's palates, this is true. Big Grin


Stand tall KSC. I'm not afraid of those guys, they just need some more sunshine. They do drink some pretty good wine up there though. Clio always seems to be a room splitter, but I like it's flavor profile, so who can argue with one's personal tastes. Even if someone doesn't favor Clio, they have to appreciate that it is a well made wine.
Nice to see people aren't drinking plonk!

I'm glad no one's complaining about people picking more than one, b/c I'd have a hard time narrowing...

Red:
2006 Windy Oaks Estate Proprietor's Reserve Pinot Noir
1998 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
2001 Fontodi Flaccianello
2005 Long Shadows (Folonari) Saggi Columbia Valley (overperforming red OTM)
2001 Antinori Toscana Tignanello

Whites:
2008 Cederberg Bukettraube (overperforming white OTM)
2006 Jermann Pinot Bianco
2007 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc

Desertish:
1989 Daniel Jarry Vouvray Moelleux Réserve
1994 Croft Vintage Port

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