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Originally posted by Fowler52:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Washing 48 wine glasses and drinking 2012 Carpineta Fontalpino Do Ut Des Toscana IGT.

BTW does anyone know the percentage breakdown of the varietals in this?

I could tell fairly quickly that it was Sangiovese / Cab Sauv / Merlot but I can't find more info than that. The Sangio was obvious on the nose, and the Cab/Merlot came through on the palate.


34% Merlot, 33% Sangiovese & 33 Cabernet Sauvignon

http://www.grapebrandswest.com...uper_tuscan_2012.pdf

Thanks Fowler52!
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Last few weeks

82 Chateau Margaux
08 DRC Echezeaux
02 Bernard Morey Chassagne Montrachet
07 Bertani Amarone
99 Cameron Pinot Noir
00 BV Georges de Latour Cab
01 Renato Corino Barolo Vecchie Vigne
05 Kamen Cab
05 Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Clos de la Maltroie


how was the 82' margaux?


Stunning and full of life. Decanted for one hr
2016 Pearl Morrisette Cuvee Blu
2014 Pearl Morrisette Cab Franc Cuvee Jaun
2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
2015 Stanners Vineyard Cab Franc PEC

When I first opened the 3 cab franc and poured off a bit to help them breathe I though the two ON wines were blown away by the Raffault, whose rustic charm shone through. However, 2-3 hours later the Stanner's was on fire and was easily preferred to the chinon by most of the people trying them. The PM Jaun blossomed into 'wow' wine and really was in a class of its own. Not sure the qpr is there but it really is an outstanding wine.
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Enjoyed the following this past couple of days.

2003 Haut Brion
2001 Margaux
2011 Bond Pluribus
2012 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

“One of these things things is not like the others” just popped into my head. Wink
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Enjoyed the following this past couple of days.

2003 Haut Brion
2001 Margaux
2011 Bond Pluribus
2012 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

How was the 2001 Margaux. I have a horizontal of 2001 Firsts and deciding when to open. Is it an early vintage or should I hold?
The first of what I hope will be many Chez Sunnylea evenings. This time with the Terrific Ten (well actually the Terrible Nine tonight): sunnylea57, VinT, vinoevelo, Rob Sutherland, and mangiare + SOs (except mangiare's SO, unfortunately).

Wine lineup:

NV Krug Champagne Grande Cuvee (bottled late 90s)
2000 Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne
2010 Jean-Francoise Ganevat Cote du Jura Les Chamois du Paradis
2013 Chateau Simone Blanc
1985 Solaia
1999 Fuligni
1993 Guigal La Turque
1996 Chapoutier l’Ermite
1996 Pichon Longeuville Comtesse de Lalande
2015 Little Wings Syrah Antle
1997 Karl Lawrence Cab Sauv
2000 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl

Not a single dud.
On Friday night with Mimik

2016 Astrolabe, Sauvignon Blanc, Province
2005 Pecchenino, Barolo, San Guiseppe
2007 Isole e Olena, IGT, Cepparello
2010 Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Medoc
2016 La Stoppa, Malvasia, Dolce Frizzante

And last night

2016 Catherine & Pierre Breton, Chinon, Épaulé Jeté, Beaumont

The Cepparello was definitely the head of class of the above. Outstanding wine. I have another bottle which I may hold for a couple of years, but I doubt it will get any better than it already is.

The Beaumont Chinon was a very interesting wine. Initially light and fruity it went well with some roasted salmon, but later on it became dark, brooding and more complex. I'm going to pick up some more and let them sleep to see what happens to this.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Enjoyed the following the past couple of days.

2003 Haut Brion
2001 Margaux
2011 Bond Pluribus
2012 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

How was the 2001 Margaux. I have a horizontal of 2001 Firsts and deciding when to open. Is it an early vintage or should I hold?


Based on this bottle I would hold a little longer. Showed well but I think more time would be beneficial.
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Enjoyed the following the past couple of days.

2003 Haut Brion
2001 Margaux
2011 Bond Pluribus
2012 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

“One of these things things is not like the others” just popped into my head. Wink


Everyone ordered from the list, and our host does live in California. Wink
With sarbuze and thirsty man last night:
2002 Bollinger RD
? Muscadet
2005 Soldera Brunello Riserva
1995 Azienda Bricco Roche (Ceretto) Barolo Brunate
2011 Marcel Juge Cornas
1999 Rostaing Côte Blonde Côte Rotie
1988 Leoville Barton
2003 Palmer

And several rounds of Sazeracs Eek
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
With sarbuze and thirsty man last night:
2002 Bollinger RD
? Muscadet
2005 Soldera Brunello Riserva
1995 Azienda Bricco Roche (Ceretto) Barolo Brunate
2011 Marcel Juge Cornas
1999 Rostaing Côte Blonde Côte Rotie
1988 Leoville Barton
2003 Palmer

And several rounds of Sazeracs Eek


guess it is the winter time!
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Originally posted by steve8:
Forgot I also had the

2012 Vina Montes, Syrah, Alpha

Just because I forgot I had it on Thursday night should not be misconstrued as a negative. This is a killer QPR in my book. In almost all vintages too.


Agreed. Chile makes excellent Syrah.
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1982 Dunn Howell Mountain. Cannot believe how fresh and vibrant this was. Could go another 10-15 years easily. Simply stunning tonight.


Good to hear. I've got an 83 Dunn Napa that I have low expectations on. Maybe there is hope?


I dont know about the Napa, but i've had two stunning bottles of the '83 HM, and one that was godawful. If it was well stored, no seepage etc i'd be inclined to raise your expectations a touch.


Thx! Bottle looks cosmetically great with no seepage and fill well above the shoulders. May stand it up for next Sunday night Eagles V. Cowgirls


The bottle showed extremely well particularly after an hour and even better after two.
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Originally posted by bomba503:
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Originally posted by bomba503:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
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Originally posted by bomba503:
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Originally posted by CSM:
1982 Dunn Howell Mountain. Cannot believe how fresh and vibrant this was. Could go another 10-15 years easily. Simply stunning tonight.


Good to hear. I've got an 83 Dunn Napa that I have low expectations on. Maybe there is hope?


I dont know about the Napa, but i've had two stunning bottles of the '83 HM, and one that was godawful. If it was well stored, no seepage etc i'd be inclined to raise your expectations a touch.


Thx! Bottle looks cosmetically great with no seepage and fill well above the shoulders. May stand it up for next Sunday night Eagles V. Cowgirls


The bottle showed extremely well particularly after an hour and even better after two.


Good to hear. Thanks bomba.
On a different note - a dear friend back from a few years of UN peacekeeping in South Sudan came over with a bottle of 2014 Rift Valley Syrah from Ethiopia. Opened on Friday It was all paint thinner and set aside. Tonight it could easily pass for a good cote du rhone, typical dark fruit profile, some pepper and mocha, and some animale. Pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Better than a lot of Ontario syrah. Not sure I could seek it out if I wanted to, but fun to try. No idea on the qpr - the sticker reads '192.00' but I have no idea what country/currency it was bought in.
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
On a different note - a dear friend back from a few years of UN peacekeeping in South Sudan came over with a bottle of 2014 Rift Valley Syrah from Ethiopia. Opened on Friday It was all paint thinner and set aside. Tonight it could easily pass for a good cote du rhone, typical dark fruit profile, some pepper and mocha, and some animale. Pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Better than a lot of Ontario syrah. Not sure I could seek it out if I wanted to, but fun to try. No idea on the qpr - the sticker reads '192.00' but I have no idea what country/currency it was bought in.

Enough "X-factor" to be your 2018 WOTY vote? Big Grin

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