billhike posted:
csm posted:

1998 Beaucastel.  It’s ready and absolutely singing.  95 points easy.  

Good to hear. A friend has a magnum he is opening this summer for his daughter’s 21st birthday. I know I’m getting an invite. 

I opened a bottle for my 50th birthday a few years ago.  The consensus that night was that it still needed time.  Perhaps the three years since were enough?  Perhaps time to open another.

School House tasting at local wine shop. Usually a big crowd but only one other person showed up. Guess no one knows the label. Poured chardonnay, pinot, Syrah and Zin.

2016 School House Chardonnay could be best chardonnay value I've found in many years. Grabbed some at $28/btl. Felt like stealing

Over the last two weekends.  The second group was the monthly blind tasting.  It was a good week of drinking some amazing bottles.  Thirty bottles and only one flawed bottle in the group - talk about beating the odds.

NV Champagne Godmé Sabine Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé
NV Jacques Lassaigne Champagne Les Vignes de Montgueux Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
2005 Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Pedestal
2008 Chateau Montelena Zinfandel Estate
2005 Château Corbin St. Émilion Grand Cru
2010 Ridge Syrah/Grenache Lytton Estate
2016 Château Fortia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Baron
2011 Ridge Lytton Springs
2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut
2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne Legacy Edition Label

NV Ruinart Champagne Brut Rosé
2001 Frédéric Magnien Corton-Charlemagne
2013 Peter Michael Chardonnay Cuvée Indigene
2015 E. Guigal Condrieu La Doriane
2000 Ridge Monte Bello
2001 Paloma Syrah
2006 Peter Michael Les Pavots
2010 Schweiger Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gate Block
2013 Peter Michael Les Pavots
2006 Glaetzer Shiraz Amon-Ra Barossa Valley (cooked/flawed)
2009 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
2015 Sine Qua Non Grenache Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie
2002 Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc Oakville
2013 Somerston Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Celestial
2015 Sine Qua Non Syrah Trouver l'Arene
2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne (Regular Label)
1991 Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Mountain
2000 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon (Magnum)
1998 Château Climens

thelostverse posted:

Over the last two weekends.  The second group was the monthly blind tasting.  It was a good week of drinking some amazing bottles.  Thirty bottles and only one flawed bottle in the group - talk about beating the odds.

NV Champagne Godmé Sabine Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé
NV Jacques Lassaigne Champagne Les Vignes de Montgueux Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
2005 Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Pedestal
2008 Chateau Montelena Zinfandel Estate
2005 Château Corbin St. Émilion Grand Cru
2010 Ridge Syrah/Grenache Lytton Estate
2016 Château Fortia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Baron
2011 Ridge Lytton Springs
2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut
2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne Legacy Edition Label

NV Ruinart Champagne Brut Rosé
2001 Frédéric Magnien Corton-Charlemagne
2013 Peter Michael Chardonnay Cuvée Indigene
2015 E. Guigal Condrieu La Doriane
2000 Ridge Monte Bello
2001 Paloma Syrah
2006 Peter Michael Les Pavots
2010 Schweiger Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gate Block
2013 Peter Michael Les Pavots
2006 Glaetzer Shiraz Amon-Ra Barossa Valley (cooked/flawed)
2009 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
2015 Sine Qua Non Grenache Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie
2002 Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc Oakville
2013 Somerston Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Celestial
2015 Sine Qua Non Syrah Trouver l'Arene
2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne (Regular Label)
1991 Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Mountain
2000 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon (Magnum)
1998 Château Climens

Well, piss on the little pink wine I was going to post about drinking...

billhike posted:
thelostverse posted:

Over the last two weekends.  The second group was the monthly blind tasting.  It was a good week of drinking some amazing bottles.  Thirty bottles and only one flawed bottle in the group - talk about beating the odds.

NV Champagne Godmé Sabine Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé
NV Jacques Lassaigne Champagne Les Vignes de Montgueux Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
2005 Long Shadows Wineries Merlot Pedestal
2008 Chateau Montelena Zinfandel Estate
2005 Château Corbin St. Émilion Grand Cru
2010 Ridge Syrah/Grenache Lytton Estate
2016 Château Fortia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Baron
2011 Ridge Lytton Springs
2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut
2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne Legacy Edition Label

NV Ruinart Champagne Brut Rosé
2001 Frédéric Magnien Corton-Charlemagne
2013 Peter Michael Chardonnay Cuvée Indigene
2015 E. Guigal Condrieu La Doriane
2000 Ridge Monte Bello
2001 Paloma Syrah
2006 Peter Michael Les Pavots
2010 Schweiger Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gate Block
2013 Peter Michael Les Pavots
2006 Glaetzer Shiraz Amon-Ra Barossa Valley (cooked/flawed)
2009 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
2015 Sine Qua Non Grenache Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie
2002 Detert Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc Oakville
2013 Somerston Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Celestial
2015 Sine Qua Non Syrah Trouver l'Arene
2008 Dom Pérignon Champagne (Regular Label)
1991 Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Mountain
2000 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon (Magnum)
1998 Château Climens

Well, piss on the little pink wine I was going to post about drinking...

LOL   It was a good week, what can I say?

It was wonderful, complex but mellow Dominus. I don't think that it will improve, but no doubt will hold  for a few years, depending upon storage conditions. I bought it on release and have had a few bottles. I believe it is the most mature Dominus vintage of the great years in the'90s .

 

 

The standout from a bunch of wines last night was a 2015 Tuzko Kekfrankos.  Needed a few hours of air to open up and once it did it was outstanding.  My wine discovery of the year so far.  Encourage those of us shopping at the KGBO to grab one and give it a go.

Last night with Mimik, KSC02 and 2/3 SO's

NV Bereche & Fils, Champagne, Reserve

2005 Christian Moreau, Chablis, Les Clos

2017 Julien Schaal, Riesling, Sommerberg

2004 Concha y Toro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Don Melchor

2005 Two Hands, Shiraz, Bella's Garden

2005 Domaine Saint Prefert, CdP, Collection Charles Giraud

2007 Outpost, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

2012 Stefania, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Clara

2016 Domaine Glinavos, Sparkling Wine (Beer?), Paleokerisio

No wonder I wasn't moving very fast today. The Moreau Clos was my wotn. Just singing.

 

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