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Originally posted by wine+art:
Originally posted by redknife:
Originally posted by wine+art:

1999 Jamet Cote Rotie

How was it?

Have you had any other vintages?

Very nice wine. I have been drinking Jamet for a very long time and am a fan.
Agree. I'm a big fan of Jamet. I struggle with the amount of oak used by a lot of N. Rhone producers, but Jamet does it right for my palate. Jamet with a little age on it and some grilled meat is a beautiful thing!
Last night at home with friends; I did not take formal notes:

2008 Didier Daguenau Silex - incredible from the get go and it got better with air and added degrees. Toasty element in the citrusy nose. Mouthwatering. 95. I'm guessing this will end up being my WOTM. If it gets surpassed, well then good for me!

2008 Pegau Cuvee Reserve - decanted about 2 hours. Typical old-world aromas but without the brettiness that some get with this vintage. Really nice CdP. 92.

2010 Sojourn RRV Pinot Noir - young but delicious. The nose of strawberries was beautiful. Lively. 93.

2005 Guiraud Sauternes - Incredible bouquet of cream, caramel, marshmallow and pineapple. It lacked some acidity on the palate, though. Not a great showing for this wine. 89-90. Maybe just in a dumb phase?
Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
How was the BdM?

Took them both to Goosefoot in Chicago last night (really spectacular food).

The BdM was simply brilliant. A nice mix of youth and age - still some lemon and acidity, but starting to develop the brown notes that I love in old champagne. Want more.

La Jota was a lot more modern than the other ones I've had and still was very youthful, but a very nice wine, just not in the same league as the BdM.
Originally posted by GlennK:
Sounds like a good time billhike. Have you tried the 08 Pur Sang? It is pretty awesome as well.

The only Pur Sang I've had was an 04 or 05 that was on a restaurant list last year. I've not seen them retail - Silex is the one that most retailers carry. The bottle we had last night was generously brought over by a good friend.
2011 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills - wanted to get an early look at this one but it's painfully young right now. Some nice tart fruit on the palate along with some savory notes and loads of acid on the finish. Needs time to come together but the components are there for something interesting.
Last couple of nights, dinner at Le Logge (Siena) and Enoteca Fouripiazza (Greve):

2006 Tere Nere Prephylloxera Etna Rosso
1999 Argiolas Turriga
2006 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis

Ran into the exec chef from Osteria di Passignano having dinner at Enoteca Fouripiazza with his family. Good to see that we both have the same tastes.

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