Over a long weekend in Boston/Newport, RI, with old high school friends plus others. Would have been a perfect weekend except we went to see the Bears get drubbed by the Pats. Not a lot of wine drinkers, but between beer, tequilla and bloody mary's we still managed to squeeze in:

2000 Les Tourelles de Longueville (MAG)
2000 Cantemerle
2001 Clark Claudon Cabernet
2010 Vermillion (Keplinger)
2008 K Vintners Clifton Syrah
2007 Arnot Roberts Alder Springs Syrah
2003 Yalumba Signature
2011 Mendoza Vyds Gran Reserva Malbec
Couldn't resist and pulled the cork on a 2007 Livio Sassetti last night. Pours lighter than other vintages I've had, bricking on the edges. Cherry, leather, leaves. Medium weight.

I liked it now and will pick a few more up for the longer term.
2006 Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes
2007 Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli
2006 Dr Konstantin Frank Cabernet Sauvignon

Had to show someone that there is good wine in NYS Big Grin
Last night at dinner with Bman and Uncle John

1992 Laurel Glen, Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Vietti, Barbera D'Alba, Scarrone Vigna Vecchia
2008 Shafer, Syrah, Relentless

The Laurel Glen rocked.
Last night with my monthly blind group:

1987 Heitz Martha's Vineyard
1986 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cab
1978 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cab
1986 Cheval Blanc (my wotn)
1992 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill (my runner up)
2005 Franciscan Magnificat
1986 Forman Napa Cab
2000 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cab
Just opened my last 89' HB and can smell it from across the room. Love that! Bone in prime rib eyes going on the grill shortly.
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Just opened my last 89' HB and can smell it from across the room. Love that! Bone in prime rib eyes going on the grill shortly.


This is where we need a green with envy emoticon.
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
2004 Dom Perignon

Super unimpressed.


I agree. I was very unimpressed with the '04 at the WS Wine Experience. I know g-man begs to differ but for me it was an uninspired effort. Not as bad as the '03 though.
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Originally posted by Longboarder:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Just opened my last 89' HB and can smell it from across the room. Love that! Bone in prime rib eyes going on the grill shortly.


This is where we need a green with envy emoticon.


Working on glass two Mr. Longboarder and this is a real joy, what a nose! Something that truly improves when sharing with close friends. This will wine is good for many more yrs... Will be buying more if i can assure good provenance
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Originally posted by Longboarder:
... Not as bad as the '03 though.


I'm glad to hear someone else chime in on this vintage of Dom. One of the most "meh" bottles of DP I can recall every having.

PH
Tonight with chanterelles in risotto, 2008 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley. Just had a tiny taste, great nose, nice ripe fruit, rich but balanced.
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Awesome dinner at the craft

1970 petrus
1986 mouton rothschild
1995 angelus

How was the '86 Mouton? Have they started to mature yet or are they still tight as a drum? I've been sitting on mine since release and waiting to pop a couple.


Dok, sorry for the late response but have been slammed at work. No longer tight as a drum on the nose but the palate still has ways to go.
Enjoyed sipping wine with ucladave on this lovely afternoon.

2012 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay - big, powerful oaky Cali Chard
2012 Arterberry Maresh Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir - very fine, silky, fruity pinot. Many thanks to Shane T for picking these up!
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Originally posted by Longboarder:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Just opened my last 89' HB and can smell it from across the room. Love that! Bone in prime rib eyes going on the grill shortly.


This is where we need a green with envy emoticon.

Indeed
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To mourn the malfunction of our large Vinotemp causing a large damage to our wine:

2008 Hacienda Terra d'Uro Toro Tinto


Frown Sorry to hear that JC. It stopped working resulting in heat damage?
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
To mourn the malfunction of our large Vinotemp causing a large damage to our wine:

2008 Hacienda Terra d'Uro Toro Tinto


Frown Sorry to hear that JC. It stopped working resulting in heat damage?


Exactamundo - big f'ing disaster. Frown
Last night's end of the month fun with futronic, OTW, VinT, vinoevelo and Darcy.

Thx for the hospitality, fut!

Bodegas Tradicion VORS Amontillado
2011 Bodegas Rafael Palacios 'As Sortes Val do Bibei' Valdeorras (Godello)
2006 Paul Autard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1998 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890
1993 Clos Mogador
2004 Bodegas Resalte de Penafiel Ribera del Duero Reserva
2004 Prunotto Barolo
2011 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco
2011 Dr Loosen, Riesling Spatlese, Urziger Wurzgarten
This undoubted will go for years, but it is delicious now and I wouldn't hesitate to open another.
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
To mourn the malfunction of our large Vinotemp causing a large damage to our wine:

2008 Hacienda Terra d'Uro Toro Tinto


Frown Sorry to hear that JC. It stopped working resulting in heat damage?


Exactamundo - big f'ing disaster. Frown


Was the vino temp inside an air conditioned area?
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Originally posted by redknife:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
To mourn the malfunction of our large Vinotemp causing a large damage to our wine:

2008 Hacienda Terra d'Uro Toro Tinto


Frown Sorry to hear that JC. It stopped working resulting in heat damage?


Exactamundo - big f'ing disaster. Frown


Was the vino temp inside an air conditioned area?


No - it was supposed to have the cooling unit built to work properly in garage and always worked fine until we moved. Had it been, would have been much less of a disaster but we only have so much room inside.
This is the worst post ever. Sorry man.

After reading this, I went on Amazon an ordered a wifi thermometer that will alert me if temps rise too high.
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Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
This is the worst post ever. Sorry man.

After reading this, I went on Amazon an ordered a wifi thermometer that will alert me if temps rise too high.


Good idea - its just wine but many of our prized bottles were in that unit and it blows
- 2012 Bogle Merlot

WS gave this an (88) under Top-Values. I was at the grocery store, and thought I'd see for myself. This is actually a pretty decent quaffer. Medium bodied, nice oak treatment. A bargain at $8.
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Originally posted by Gkapoor:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Originally posted by Gkapoor:
Awesome dinner at the craft

1970 petrus
1986 mouton rothschild
1995 angelus

How was the '86 Mouton? Have they started to mature yet or are they still tight as a drum? I've been sitting on mine since release and waiting to pop a couple.


Dok, sorry for the late response but have been slammed at work. No longer tight as a drum on the nose but the palate still has ways to go.


I bought a case of this on futures and have opened two bottles so far and been disappointed.

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