wineismylife posted:

2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

Served last night with a roasted pork butt and an embarrassing Cowboys defeat.  Tasting note posted on CT and blogged.

I don't know about the Zin but the finish on the game will linger the rest of the season

Visting friends over the weekend:

2015 Ridge Zinfandel East Bench

2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Skinner Stoney Creek Vineyard

2014 Matthiasson Chardonnay Linda Vista Vineyard

2006 Stolpman Syrah Hilltops

2005 Carlisle Syrah Bennett Valley

2005 Failla Syrah Estate Vineyard

 

Not a dud in the bunch.  Was pleasntly surprised by the restraint in the Matthiasson while still being distinctly a napa chard.  The Failla was my first Failla, and it was the best of the bunch of reds. It had a good saline/olive note while the other syrahs were all roast meat (and still very good in their own right). The D&R was all savoury notes without any of the weight.  The carlisle blew away a bunch of non-winos who told me they were signing up for the mailing list based on that bottle.  Good times in Detroit.

Congrats Shaferguy

Last week after vinoevelo's successful hunt. 

1998 Cuilleron Cote Rotie Les Essartailles
1987 Clape Cornas 

Gluttonous weekend 
2006 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs 
2008 Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Special Club
2008 Bollinger Grand Anne
Krug Grand Cuvee - 158

2009 Josmeyer Riesling Hengst Grand Cru
2010 M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Blanc Les Granits

2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico
2003 Tardieu Laurent Cote Rotie

1996 Château Lynch-Bages
1982 Château Gruaud Larose

mangiare posted:

Congrats Shaferguy

Last week after vinoevelo's successful hunt. 

1998 Cuilleron Cote Rotie Les Essartailles
1987 Clape Cornas 

Gluttonous weekend 
2006 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs 
2008 Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Special Club
2008 Bollinger Grand Anne
Krug Grand Cuvee - 158

2009 Josmeyer Riesling Hengst Grand Cru
2010 M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Blanc Les Granits

2001 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico
2003 Tardieu Laurent Cote Rotie

1996 Château Lynch-Bages
1982 Château Gruaud Larose

Any notes/comments on the champers?

 

vint posted:
csm posted:

2003 Delas Hermitage Les Bessards.  Singing. 

Damn. I was hoping to win that bottle back in a wager on next year’s election result. 

Glad it showed well. 😎

I don't know that I'd be as confident in the bet this go around.  It was a beauty!  

futronic posted:

How was the Bolly GA?

Understated for a GA and not as much brioche as expected. In saying that, it is very well balanced and may just need time to evolve. 

All of the champers showed well with the Krug turning heads but the Gimonnet and Hebrart definitely held their own. 

The red standouts were the Produttori with tagliolini and white truffles and the GL with Veal cheeks Rossini- best bottle of the GL to date. 

spo posted:
wineismylife posted:

 

Tasting note posted on CT and blogged

This place needs content bad. You should post in tn section.

I understand.  I've been asked that before.  Sorry but I'm being selfish here.  It takes a decent amount of time as it is to taste a wine, write down my thoughts, later post it to CT and then cross post it to the blog.  I participate in 3 wine forum on a daily basis, more beyond that.  I have to draw the line somewhere on how many times I want to cross post.

Over the last two weeks or so:

2012 Ridge Lytton Springs
2012 Ridge Syrah Lytton Estate
2010 Soliste Chardonnay L'Age D'Or
2012 Bedrock Karatas
2016 Beckham A.D. Beckham Amphora Syrah-Viognier
2013 Ridge Cab Franc Rousten Monte Bello
2013 Chateau Montelena Zinfandel
2013 Ceritas Pinot Noir Costalina
2012 Ridge Zin Jimsomare
2013 Wayfarer Chardonnay

With all of this stinking snow and cold here, we've been drinking more like it's the dead of winter.  I didn't realize that until just typing those bottles here. 

Popped a few high scoring/low priced Rhônes from the prized '16 vintage:

2016 Lafage Bastide Miraflors

2016 Grand Veneur CdR Les Champauvins 

I had much higher hopes for the Bastide Miraflors, it wasn't bad but just not thrilling, not the SQN level of excitement, not close...bad bottle? The Champauvins on the other hand is excellent, sturdy, layered, elegant, flavorful. 

At at tasting.  Years were not disclosed.  Assume all are the latest release

Sterling Vineyards Blanc de Blanc

Beringer Private reserve, Napa Vally

The Monterey Vineyard Chard

Penfolds Bin 389 Shiraz/cab blend

Stags leap "The Investror" red blend

Etude Pinot Noir, Grace Benoist Ranch

BV Tapestry

Provevance Vineyards Deadey -    WOTN

Penfolds Club Tawny Port - weak and insipid

Matanzas Creek Sauv Blanc

Cambria Katherines Vineyard Chard

Matanxas Creek Chard

Trimbach Riesling 2016

Decoy Sonoma County Merlot

Matanzas Creek Merlot -   WORST of the lot

Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir  Not too bad

Decoy Somoma County Cab Sauv  Yuck

DAOU Cab Sauv

Ridge Three Valleys zin/Carihnane/petite Sirah   Would pass on this next time

Leviathan Cab Blend - Not too bad

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