November 2012: what are you drinking?

1977 Dow's Vintage Port (1st bottle was oxidized, a quick run to the cellar fixed that problem)
2004 Margaux Pavillon Blanc
2010 Domaine Trevallon Blanc
2009 Dierberg Santa Rita Hills Pinot
2009 Staglin Estate Cab
2009 Melka Metisse Jumping Goat
2006 Vinoce
2002 Ramey Jericho Canyon

We had a great Saturday night
Tonight with our double blind group (we hosted, therefore knew the theme & order):

N.V. Michel Arnould & Fils Champagne Grand Cru Brut Réserve (Nonblind warm up)
Double blind wines (to the group):
1998 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block
2010 Peter Michael Coeur a Coeur
Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon reserve vertical: 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995 and 1997, along with the 1996 Anniversary Reserve. Guesses ranged from a St. Emilion horizontal to left bank vs right bank mix, to CA vs Bordeaux mix.

Nonblind with dinner (boeuf bourguignon and individual chocolate soufflés):
1986 Mondavi Reserve
1990 Cos d'Estournel
1991 Laurel Glen
1995 Chateau Palmer
2009 Gerard Bertrand La Forge
1986 Chateau Guiraud
Remnants of the 1997 Graham's Vintage port.

My favorites tonight were the 1987 Mondavi, 1991 Laurel Glen, 1995 Palmer and 1986 Guiraud. The 1998 Mondavi I Block was also really cool...reminiscent of a Kalin.

Coincidentally, the latest Kalin offer was emailed tonight too....'99 Semillon, '95 Chard and '99 Pinot Noir. Will grab every bottle of Semillon Terry allows me to, and round out with the Chard & Pinot. If anyone is interested in my extra (tbd, shipping at your cost, etc.) shoot me an email at c weishaar at sbc global dot net (omit spaces, etc).
Last night in London with Birdungy and 2 others. Quite a night. All wines showed well with the Potel, Latour, and the Leoville exceptional.

2005 Potel Corton Charlemagne
2007 Coche-Dury Bourgogne
1959 Pichon Baron
1970 Latour
1979 Mouton Rothschild
1982 Leoville Poyferre
1983 Trontanoy
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Originally posted by Longboarder:
Last night in London with Birdungy and 2 others. Quite a night. All wines showed well with the Potel, Latour, and the Leoville exceptional.

2005 Potel Corton Charlemagne
2007 Coche-Dury Bourgogne
1959 Pichon Baron
1970 Latour
1979 Mouton Rothschild
1982 Leoville Poyferre
1983 Trontanoy
Very nice. Where did you dine?
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Also had a 2005 Giorgio Pelissero Langhe Long Now tonight with Dave Canada.


How was the 05 Langhe Long Now? This one caught my eye a couple of times in classics but I haven't tried one.


The last bottle we had was much better than this one...The nose was very nice, but the palate was a little thin and a touch astringent, in my opinion. Over the course of the bottle, it gained a bit of depth, but still fell short.
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Originally posted by AML:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Also had a 2005 Giorgio Pelissero Langhe Long Now tonight with Dave Canada.


How was the 05 Langhe Long Now? This one caught my eye a couple of times in classics but I haven't tried one.


The last bottle we had was much better than this one...The nose was very nice, but the palate was a little thin and a touch astringent, in my opinion. Over the course of the bottle, it gained a bit of depth, but still fell short.


Thanks AML, what would you attribute the variance to? Bottle variation? Other? Is this a wine you would buy having tasted if it was available again?
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by AML:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Also had a 2005 Giorgio Pelissero Langhe Long Now tonight with Dave Canada.


How was the 05 Langhe Long Now? This one caught my eye a couple of times in classics but I haven't tried one.


The last bottle we had was much better than this one...The nose was very nice, but the palate was a little thin and a touch astringent, in my opinion. Over the course of the bottle, it gained a bit of depth, but still fell short.


Thanks AML, what would you attribute the variance to? Bottle variation? Other? Is this a wine you would buy having tasted if it was available again?


I know Dave has had some issues with heavy staining up the cork, so ill fitting corks, or temperature related damage could potentially be the cause. Personally, I would not buy the wine based on the last showing at current market prices.
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Originally posted by AML:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by AML:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Also had a 2005 Giorgio Pelissero Langhe Long Now tonight with Dave Canada.


How was the 05 Langhe Long Now? This one caught my eye a couple of times in classics but I haven't tried one.


The last bottle we had was much better than this one...The nose was very nice, but the palate was a little thin and a touch astringent, in my opinion. Over the course of the bottle, it gained a bit of depth, but still fell short.


Thanks AML, what would you attribute the variance to? Bottle variation? Other? Is this a wine you would buy having tasted if it was available again?


I know Dave has had some issues with heavy staining up the cork, so ill fitting corks, or temperature related damage could potentially be the cause. Personally, I would not buy the wine based on the last showing at current market prices.


There have been some issues of bottle variation for sure.....I drank about a case of the 2000 and it was the same.....I was as high as 98 and as low as 89 but every bottle of those aside from the one 89pt bottle was 93pts or higher.
The 2005 has certainly been up and down but for me.....at $45...it is a wine that I would buy given its a profile and chance to be a classic wine. I am certainly being a touch optimistic on the 05 as I have never been higher than 93 but we will see. I have 8 more so am happy to follow them.
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Originally posted by AllRed:
Coincidentally, the latest Kalin offer was emailed tonight too....'99 Semillon, '95 Chard and '99 Pinot Noir. Will grab every bottle of Semillon Terry allows me to, and round out with the Chard & Pinot. If anyone is interested in my extra (tbd, shipping at your cost, etc.) shoot me an email at c weishaar at sbc global dot net (omit spaces, etc).


Allred, let me know if you can order extra Semillon. I loved the '96 that you opened last week.
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Originally posted by Dave Canada:
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Originally posted by AML:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by AML:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Also had a 2005 Giorgio Pelissero Langhe Long Now tonight with Dave Canada.


How was the 05 Langhe Long Now? This one caught my eye a couple of times in classics but I haven't tried one.


The last bottle we had was much better than this one...The nose was very nice, but the palate was a little thin and a touch astringent, in my opinion. Over the course of the bottle, it gained a bit of depth, but still fell short.


Thanks AML, what would you attribute the variance to? Bottle variation? Other? Is this a wine you would buy having tasted if it was available again?


I know Dave has had some issues with heavy staining up the cork, so ill fitting corks, or temperature related damage could potentially be the cause. Personally, I would not buy the wine based on the last showing at current market prices.


There have been some issues of bottle variation for sure.....I drank about a case of the 2000 and it was the same.....I was as high as 98 and as low as 89 but every bottle of those aside from the one 89pt bottle was 93pts or higher.
The 2005 has certainly been up and down but for me.....at $45...it is a wine that I would buy given its a profile and chance to be a classic wine. I am certainly being a touch optimistic on the 05 as I have never been higher than 93 but we will see. I have 8 more so am happy to follow them.


Thanks Dave, AML!
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
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Originally posted by snipes:
2007 Montepeloso Eneo Toscana IGT - paired nicely with a smallish ribeye and the last of the kids Halloween candy.


More than ready now or could it benefit from some sleeping time?


Could it benefit? I'm sure, it's still primary, but certainly enjoyable now. Very nice sweet aromatic nose. If you have several, no reason not to enjoy one now. I popped and poured.
An excellent 2003 Beaucastel at City Cellar, where they have 50% of a bottle of wine over $75 on Mondays. $155 on the wine list. Definitely drinkable after decanting, but still very young. No fruit bomb but no secondary characterics flagrant. Old World astringence but bright fruit and acidity in balance. I'm guessing this will be way better in 5 or even 10 years.
2004 Auxerrois Greiveldange Déifert, Stronck-Pinel, Luxembourg
2007 Auxerrois Domaine et Tradition, Mathis Bastian, Luxembourg

2004 Cote Rotie "Cote Blonde", René Rostaing, Rhone (exceptional)
2007 Juliénas, Chateau des Capitans (Beaujolais Nouveau day approaching...)

Quinta do Vallado 20yr tawny, Porto
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by xhoser:
Some crappy Pinot at SFO
When I'm in that situation I just drink water.

I know it's my own fault and I should know better (I said this over and over again to myself as I requested a glass of pinot from the waiter). It had been a long day and really felt like having a glass...
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Originally posted by xhoser:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by xhoser:
Some crappy Pinot at SFO
When I'm in that situation I just drink water.

I know it's my own fault and I should know better (I said this over and over again to myself as I requested a glass of pinot from the waiter). It had been a long day and really felt like having a glass...
I feel your pain xhoser. I used to travel a lot for work and when I was in the mood for a drink after work, I usually went with beer or if it was a really bad day, the hard stuff!

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