November 2012: what are you drinking?

2008 Four Vines Anarchy

A blend of Zinfandel, Mourvèdre and Syrah it was chosen to please the masses at dinner last night (ie my wife and her friend whose birthday dinner it was had to like it...). Thick, chewy, very unctuous. Lots of caramel and mocha on the mid palate. A solid 88 points.
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Have you experienced these wines before and felt differently?
Is it the wine or the vintage?

While never truly special imo but often very good, I'm guessing these two vintages were less than stellar overall.

The two bottles we shared today were drinking like a $30 wine.
Originally posted by EB Wine:

2007 Mayacamas Mt. Veeder - not as bold as I was hoping, just ok.
This is not a wine I would describe as "bold" in any vintage. Nor muscular, ripe, lush, concentrated, etc. A very understated wine that rewards patience and food.
Originally posted by wine+art:
Originally posted by fcs:
2001 Elderton Command Shiraz

fcs, you do understand where this wine is from, right? Razz

Ah! Aussie wine! Run Away! LOL

I know I've jumped the shark by I do like 10+ yr old shirazes made by the better names

I found Torbreck & Cl. Hills to be interesting wines

Henschke and Australis keep calling but I don't like their prices Ack Big Grin
Friday night for ckinv368's Birthday with the floydtps & PURPLE in attendance:

NV Roses de Jeanne / Cedric Bouchard Champagne Inflorescence Blanc de Noirs
2010 Secret de Grande Bateau
1964 Pio Cesare Barbaresco
1967 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barbaresco Riserva Antichi Vigneti Propri
1955 Grand Puy Ducasse
1955 Brane Cantenac
1964 Leoville Las Cases
1973 Sterling Reserve
1982 Prieure-Lichine
1982 Ducru-Beaucaillou
1990 Gruaud Larose
2002 Gruaud Larose
1997 Cos d’ Estournel
1980 Gould & Campbell Vintage Port
No one from last night remembers what we drank? I'll try. Last night for the visits of Mr & Mrs Bman and Darcy with locals KSC02, Impulse, Uncle John, Mimik and significant others, we had a syrah themed dinner at Wellington.

NV Bollinger, Champagne, Cuvee Speciale
1998 Chapoutier, Hermitage, Monier de la Sizeranne
2001 Ferraton, Ermitage, Les Dionnieres
2002 D'Arenberg, The Dead Arm
2002 Elderton, Command
2005 Les Vins de Vienne, Cornas, Les Barcillants
2004 Guigal, La Turque
2003 Alessandro, Il Bosco
2004 Alessandro, Il Bosco
2007 Copain, Thompson, Santa Barbara
2009 Laughing Stock, Syrah
2008 Cayuse, Cailloux
2003 Penfolds, RWT

There was also a sauternes, which I had never heard of before. Mimik?

My WOTN's were the Dead Arm and the Command. Eek
Originally posted by gigabit:
Originally posted by fcs:
2001 Elderton Command Shiraz

What did you think?

I liked it more on night #1, had nice glycerine mouthfeel to balance against jammy blackberry and spice. By tonight, day 2, some of the round fruit and soft texture was gone, leaving leaner more tannic finish.

rule for this wine is drink up, carpe carpe
Originally posted by steve8:
My WOTN's were the Dead Arm and the Command. Eek

Thanks Steve! I always rely on your phenomenal memory to give me the list of the wines I drank!

It was really good to see Mr and Mrs Bman after a long absence.

Interesting, your two WOTNs are the two wines I liked the least... My WOTN were the Chapoutier Sizeranne and La Turque.

And my highlight of the night was the reaction to the Canadian wine, which seemed to please the crowd.

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