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2017 Faury St Joseph Vielles Vignes. 2nd time this year. Wonderful “real” Northern Rhone for ~ $45. All bacon, olive, bay leaf, and a bit savory roast beef with underlying purple syrah fruit. Ready to drink with a 45 minute decant; should improve slightly over the next few years, but this is more for drinking while waiting on your Cote-Roties. Bravo!

winetarelli posted:

2017 Faury St Joseph Vielles Vignes. 2nd time this year. Wonderful “real” Northern Rhone for ~ $45. All bacon, olive, bay leaf, and a bit savory roast beef with underlying purple syrah fruit. Ready to drink with a 45 minute decant; should improve slightly over the next few years, but this is more for drinking while waiting on your Cote-Roties. Bravo!

nice.  Love most everything they produce.

On lockdown: 

2008 Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi - good but advancing quickly

2016 Brancaia Tre - good qpr drink now

2010 Jadot Chateau des Jacques Moulin a Vent Clos de Rochegres - at peak - beautiful

1967 Dr. Perin Barolo, Monforte - singing 

2013 Jadot Ch des Jacques Moulin a Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin - nice but not likely to improve.

2015 Paolo Scavino Langhe Nebbiolo - nice but young. 

billhike posted:

2008 Evening Land Pinot Noir Seven Springs La Source. Very good, but I think I was expecting something more. 1st world problem. 

Somehow I already knew you had that last night.

2017 Domaine Jean Royer CDP Cuvee Prestige with Shepherd's Pie

2013 Force Majeure Collaboration Series Vi Ciel du Cheval Vineyard - seemed timely as I have been analyzing a lot of Force Majeure clauses lately.  As part of a virtual wine tasting

 

 

jcocktosten posted:

2013 Force Majeure Collaboration Series Vi Ciel du Cheval Vineyard - seemed timely as I have been analyzing a lot of Force Majeure clauses lately.  As part of a virtual wine tasting

 

 

What did you think?  I didn't tend to buy a lot of this wine, as it I was a bigger fan of their bordeaux style and syrahs, and this one was more Southern Rhone if I am not mistaken. I was a fan of this project when it was Grand Reve, but I stopped buying around the 2013 vintage.  Too many lists and it was getting up in price.  

azwiese posted:
jcocktosten posted:

2013 Force Majeure Collaboration Series Vi Ciel du Cheval Vineyard - seemed timely as I have been analyzing a lot of Force Majeure clauses lately.  As part of a virtual wine tasting

 

 

What did you think?  I didn't tend to buy a lot of this wine, as it I was a bigger fan of their bordeaux style and syrahs, and this one was more Southern Rhone if I am not mistaken. I was a fan of this project when it was Grand Reve, but I stopped buying around the 2013 vintage.  Too many lists and it was getting up in price.  

We got from Garagiste  - $33 plus shipping.  Thought it was very tasty and yes was a GSM blend.  

Riper and richer than the CDP we had prior but I enjoyed it a lot and am happy we have 3 more

2018 Keller Abtserde GG.

This is spectacular, has to be one of the finest whites in the world. Beautiful nose with peach, apple, wet rocks, honeycomb, flint. Very fresh. Medium plus bodied with great density and weight, while still somehow being weightless and full of freshness. Has put on weight since I tasted this at the Keller Open last year. Endless finish with reverberating waves of flavour, density, bracing acidity, freshness. An OMG wine. Make that OMFG.

shavez posted:

2018 Keller Abtserde GG.

This is spectacular, has to be one of the finest whites in the world. Beautiful nose with peach, apple, wet rocks, honeycomb, flint. Very fresh. Medium plus bodied with great density and weight, while still somehow being weightless and full of freshness. Has put on weight since I tasted this at the Keller Open last year. Endless finish with reverberating waves of flavour, density, bracing acidity, freshness. An OMG wine. Make that OMFG.

Definitely on my short list of wines I need to try at some point.  Thanks!

2018 Lapierre Morgon.  Good, but not special in any way.

We've had a bottle of  Emilio Hidalgo Oloroso Gobernador open for a small aperitif each evening for about a week, a lovely and complex sherry that has a lot going on, beautiful rich amber colour, honey, treacle, Brazil nut in the mouth, some saltiness, toffee, fig, and a fascinating sort of sweet and sour tension that runs just below all the flavours, ending with a long rich finish. This won't be a mainstay of my cellar, but man it has been fun to drink this, especially with roasted nuts.

Two nights ago we had a bottle of 2008 Betz Family Vineyards Syrah La Côte Rousse, still dark, beautiful berry nose, very silky with dark berry and black pepper flavours, good acidity, and a finish that fades gently. Had a previous bottle in 2015 when it was more powerful with some noticeable tannins, so I'd drink these up in the next year or two if I had more; probably better a couple of years ago. 

We had a bottle that I stood up for Valentine's Day but never opened, so we finally had it last night: 1982 Calon-Ségur. In the decanter it's dark with very little bricking, hard to believe it's almost 40 years old. Lovely nose of berries and light icing sugar, and loaded with blackcurrant, plum, tobacco, black licorice, and a bit of dark chocolate, really fills the palate with smooth richness, and a long finish that highlights the fruit again.  Wonderful wine!  (On a related note, we took a bottle of this to an offline in Seattle a few years ago, and our long-absent WS friend Parcival was amazed that a Bordeaux could be so similar to his beloved Napa Cabs; IIRC that's what got him interested in Bordeaux.  This wine is quite atypical for Calon-Ségur, but maybe not for '82 Bordeaux.)

Tonight with some home-made chicken and vegetable soup with lots of chicken bits in it, we'll have a bottle of 2015 Duboeuf Chateau de Capitans Juliénas, one of our favourite Beaujolais from an outstanding vintage in that area; this has become our house red in the last couple of years, and I still seem to have quite a bit of it.

As some of you know, for the last 5 or10 years my wife and I have greatly favoured white wines as our food tastes had migrated to lighter and fresher meals, lots of fish and vegetables.  But for the last few weeks we've both had an almost-insatiable craving for red wines. I've got some theories as to why.

I hope everyone stays safe and healthy in these very trying times.

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billhike posted:

2018 Bruno Giacosa Roerno Arneis

2017 Vietti Barbera D’Asti Tra Vigne

I saw that you finally located some Giacosa. Thoughts?

Without question more interesting than the Vietti version. Increased complexity with an interesting floral/perfumed note. I’m liking it more as it warming up. It’s not likely to be a go-to white for me, but it’s certainly interesting. So many grapes and regions in Italy...

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