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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
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Originally posted by EB Wine:
Decanting an '11 Schrader RBS ('11s supposed to drink young, right??). My birthday so I'll do what I want!

Getting ready to enjoy the Blackhawk's game!

Happy Birthday EB. Let us know how that RBS turned out.


Thank you, Sparty. The RBS was nice, but needs time (as expected). If their poor vintage stuff is this solid, I can't wait for my '12s (and '13s for that matter).
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by Longboarder:
2012 Charmes Godard Blanc
2012 Gravette de Certan
2011 Vieux Chateau Certan
2009 Chateau Puygueraud
2006 Vieux Chateau Certan
2005 Vieux Chateau Certan
2001 Vieux Chateau Certan
1998 Vieux Chateau Certan


Nice! Any notes? Highlights?


The '98 is a beautiful wine. The '05 is still a beast and needs lots of air but will be a great VCC when it matures. I really enjoyed the '06 and I think it is an underappreciated vintage. The '11 is a better wine than Parker thinks. The '01 was my least favorite.
For those asking:

2004 Cerbaiona (Molinari) Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (10/15/2014)
WIML91
Tasted non blind.

Dark garnet color in glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of light smoke notes, black berries, plums and black raspberries. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries and boysenberries. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

Not to shabby for such a young wine. I think I'd lean more towards holding though.
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
For those asking:

2004 Cerbaiona (Molinari) Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (10/15/2014)
WIML91
Tasted non blind.

Dark garnet color in glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of light smoke notes, black berries, plums and black raspberries. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries and boysenberries. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

Not to shabby for such a young wine. I think I'd lean more towards holding though.


wiml... I wish you'd post notes more often. I respect your palate, and am not a frequent lurker in the blogoshpere. Razz tia....

PH
2004 Dom Perignon
NV Agrapart et Fils Blanc de Blancs 'Les 7 Crus'
NV Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve
NV Pierre Peters Brut Rose NV
NV Georges Laval Brut Nature 'Cumieres' 1er Cru
2005 Georges Laval Brut Nature 'Cumieres' 1er Cru -corked Mad
2006 Larmandier-Bernier Extra Brut Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru
Tonight, 2008 Quinta Do Vale Meao Meandro, which is still very dark but has softened quite a bit over the last couple of years, lots of plum and berry flavours, some mineral, long finish with very fine tannins. A delicious blend of mainly (85%) Touriga Nacional, Franca, and Roriz, though has little resemblance to any Port. Very nice wine.
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Originally posted by Gkapoor:
Last night for dinner at the new CC:

1991 Beringer reserve (wotn)
1994 montelena estate
1996 silver oak
2000 poyferre



Beringer Private Reserve Cabs from '91, 92, 94, 95, 97 were (are?) all terrific wines that eventually turned out to be bargains relative to other Napa Cabs of that level, and were very easy to find for a long time. Wish I still had a few in my cellar. Glad to hear the '91 still shows well today. Smile
An exceptional Thursday night (at least by my standards) . . .

2007 Domaine Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres'
1990 Chateau Pichon Baron (WOTN)
1989 Chateau La Lagone
1989 Chateau Lafon-Rochet
1989 Chateau Montrose -- corked Mad
1989 Chateau Le Gay (Co runner-up WOTN)
1994 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer
2001 Chateau Rieussec (Co runner-up WOTN)

Except for the corked Montrose, not a clunker in the bunch. The generosity of fellow wine lovers is amazing.
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
An exceptional Thursday night (at least by my standards) . . .

2007 Domaine Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres'
1990 Chateau Pichon Baron (WOTN)
1989 Chateau La Lagone
1989 Chateau Lafon-Rochet
1989 Chateau Montrose -- corked Mad
1989 Chateau Le Gay (Co runner-up WOTN)
1994 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer
2001 Chateau Rieussec (Co runner-up WOTN)

Except for the corked Montrose, not a clunker in the bunch. The generosity of fellow wine lovers is amazing.


hey would love a note on the 89 le gay if you can

this is one house in pomerol that I absolutely love for the money.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
An exceptional Thursday night (at least by my standards) . . .

2007 Domaine Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres'
1990 Chateau Pichon Baron (WOTN)
1989 Chateau La Lagone
1989 Chateau Lafon-Rochet
1989 Chateau Montrose -- corked Mad
1989 Chateau Le Gay (Co runner-up WOTN)
1994 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer
2001 Chateau Rieussec (Co runner-up WOTN)

Except for the corked Montrose, not a clunker in the bunch. The generosity of fellow wine lovers is amazing.


hey would love a note on the 89 le gay if you can

this is one house in pomerol that I absolutely love for the money.


i had an '89 le gay 6 years ago and still remember it to be stunning. I second your sentiment about the house.
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
An exceptional Thursday night (at least by my standards) . . .

2007 Domaine Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres'
1990 Chateau Pichon Baron (WOTN)
1989 Chateau La Lagone
1989 Chateau Lafon-Rochet
1989 Chateau Montrose -- corked Mad
1989 Chateau Le Gay (Co runner-up WOTN)
1994 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer
2001 Chateau Rieussec (Co runner-up WOTN)

Except for the corked Montrose, not a clunker in the bunch. The generosity of fellow wine lovers is amazing.


hey would love a note on the 89 le gay if you can

this is one house in pomerol that I absolutely love for the money.


i had an '89 le gay 6 years ago and still remember it to be stunning. I second your sentiment about the house.


thanks!
i'm down to my last 96' of the le gay and having it last year, it was still young and lush red fruits.
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
An exceptional Thursday night (at least by my standards) . . .

2007 Domaine Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres'
1990 Chateau Pichon Baron (WOTN)
1989 Chateau La Lagone
1989 Chateau Lafon-Rochet
1989 Chateau Montrose -- corked Mad
1989 Chateau Le Gay (Co runner-up WOTN)
1994 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer
2001 Chateau Rieussec (Co runner-up WOTN)

Except for the corked Montrose, not a clunker in the bunch. The generosity of fellow wine lovers is amazing.


Very nice lineup, Sharkey. We had the 1990 Pichon Baron earlier this year, and were most impressed with it. It is a very special wine.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
wiml... I wish you'd post notes more often. I respect your palate, and am not a frequent lurker in the blogoshpere. Razz tia....

PH


Thanks. I understand the blogosphere thing too. I just gave up posting every note to every forum. I was and still am for that matter spending way too much time preparing and posting notes. Having said that though I am more than happy to cross post any and all tasting notes desired.
At the Penfolds Recorking Clinic in Los Angeles

2014 Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling
2012 Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay
2012 Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon (South Australia)
2012 Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz (South Australia)
2011 Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz / Grenache / Mataro (Barossa)
2012 Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz (Coonawara)
2012 Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz
2012 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz (Baby Grange)
2012 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz
2011 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz
2012 Penfolds RWT Shiraz (Barossa)
2012 Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz
2009 Penfolds Grange
2010 Penfolds Grange

From my inspected wines, we tried:
1993 Penfolds Grange
1999 Penfolds Grange

Lovely event, great food, great drink, and very nice, wine-loving people - including Wolfgang Puck.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
An exceptional Thursday night (at least by my standards) . . .

2007 Domaine Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres'
1990 Chateau Pichon Baron (WOTN)
1989 Chateau La Lagone
1989 Chateau Lafon-Rochet
1989 Chateau Montrose -- corked Mad
1989 Chateau Le Gay (Co runner-up WOTN)
1994 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer
2001 Chateau Rieussec (Co runner-up WOTN)

Except for the corked Montrose, not a clunker in the bunch. The generosity of fellow wine lovers is amazing.


hey would love a note on the 89 le gay if you can

this is one house in pomerol that I absolutely love for the money.


g-man -- The 1989 Le Gay was fantastic. Youthful and fresh (Note: This bottle was purchased by my friend on release and stored in his cellar -- as were all of the red Bordeaux.), with currant, lead pencil and a touch of tobacco on the nose. Complex and balanced on the attack. The fruit is expressive and is bolstered by the secondary flavor development and integrated tannins that transition into a long finish. This went 'toe-to-toe' with the 1990 Pichon Baron. It was a tough call for WOTN. My preference was the PB, by a whisker. But, I certainly wouldn't quible with anyone who's preference leaned to the Le Gay.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Very nice lineup, Sharkey. We had the 1990 Pichon Baron earlier this year, and were most impressed with it. It is a very special wine.


This was the fourth time that I have had the good fortune of tasting the 1990 Pichon Baron. The respective bottles have shown exceptionally well on each occasion; however, last night was the best of my limited experiences. This wine is just crazy good.
It has been an all Champagne and white Burgundy week in Santa Fe even thought the weather calls for red Burgundy and Rhone.

The Aspen trees from 8000-9500' elevation are simply ablaze with golden yellow and orange. From 9500-10,500' the forest is just raining Aspen leaves as the sun is perfectly bright in the clean thin air. I do love fall.

Thus far this week,

1996 Dom
1996 Pol Roger Winston Churchill
NV H. Billiot Reserve
NV Michel Turgy BDB Reserve
2008 Raveneau Butteaux
2008'Dauvissat La Forest
2008 Domaine J-N Gagnard Montrachet La Boudriotte
Tonight, 2000 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape, lots of cherry, basil, white pepper flavours, with a big rich nose that I could smell for hours. I still have lots of these, as well as 1998, 2001, and 2003's of this wine that I bought on release, and am always very pleased with what a great bargain this producer turned out to be, one of the best in my wine-buying experiences.

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