2008 Socré, Barbaresco
2015 Perrin Family, Vacqueyras, Les Christins
2015 Vina Montes, Syrah, Alpha
2006 Tolaini, IGT, Valdisanti

The Socre was disappointing. All the others were very good to excellent.

I bought the Christins because I needed some cooking wine, but I wanted to try it too. I did end up adding a little to what I was making. Excellent QPR.
2002 Quilceda Creek Cab- in the past, I've been unable to understand how Parker could score this wine 100. It's been dense and tannic with the fruit dominated by the rough backbone. Well, this is finally emerging from the dark ages and is a rich, deeply flavored Cab with moderate tannins that is likely still improving. First time I've ever used this word for a Quilceda Creek wine- wonderful, 96+
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Originally posted by Board-O:
2002 Quilceda Creek Cab- in the past, I've been unable to understand how Parker could score this wine 100. It's been dense and tannic with the fruit dominated by the rough backbone. Well, this is finally emerging from the dark ages and is a rich, deeply flavored Cab with moderate tannins that is likely still improving. First time I've ever used this word for a Quilceda Creek wine- wonderful, 96+
I agree with this. I had this with Latour67 a few months ago and was stunned at how well this opened up since the last time I had it. Completely different wine now.
Tonight with futronic, VinT and Darcy:

2007 Recaredo Gran Reserva Brut de Brut Finca Serral del Vell
2002 Boillot Corton-Charlemagne
2003 Vieux Telegraphe CdP
2005 Detert Cab Franc
2012 Recaredo Cava Intens Rosat Brut Nature Gran Reserva

The Boillot was WOTN by a fair margin, even though all wines showed VERY well.
The last week or so (including the Thanksgiving holiday):

NV Guiborat Fils Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs
2012 Soliste Cellars Sauvignon Blanc St Andelain
NV Champagne Godmé Sabine Champagne Grand Cru
2014 Ridge Chardonnay Monte Bello
2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
1992 Peter Lauer Saar Riesling Sekt Reserve (Vino Me)
NV Karma Vista Vineyards Pinot Noir Peace, Love & Bubbles (Vino Me)
2008 G. Tribaut Champagne Premier Cru Brut (Vino Me)
2010 Soliste Cellars Chardonnay L'Age D'Or (Domino)
2010 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Gioia Vineyard
2010 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
2010 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Occidental Ridge Vineyard
2015 Little Wings Syrah Antle
2015 Peake Ranch Chardonnay Sierra Madre
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine
2013 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

It was a wonderful week with loved ones and dear friends.

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