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Time for my yearly thread to thank those forum members who shared bottles with me this year. This is probably my favorite post that I put up every year. It is a time to remember all the great wines and times I had with other forum members. Here is a link to last years thread. After a 3 year run at the top of my list, Pinot Envy was knocked out of the top spot last year by Grossie. Past winners include:

2006- Grossie
2005- Pinot Envy
2004- Pinot Envy
2003- Pinot Envy
2002- Dr. T

This year the honor goes to Blue Oval. Thanks to everyone who graciously opened and shared bottles with my wife and I.

Here is my top 10 list (14 wines actually since 5 wines tied for the #10 spot):

1) 2002 Sine Qua Non Chardonnay Mr. K The Noble Man (Blue Oval)- 97 points
2) 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel (Pinot Envy)- 96+ points
3) 2004 Wilhelm Schwengler Riesling Smaragd Burgweingärtner Alte Steinterrassen (Enoselsa)- 95-96 points
4) 1997 Elderton Shiraz Single Vineyard Command (Haggis)- 95 points
5) 1991 Kathryn Kennedy Cabernet Sauvignon(Allred)- 95 points
6) 1998 Weinlaubenhof Alois Kracher Traminer TBA #8 Nouvelle Vague (Kybo)- 95 points
7) 1997 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino (Tasted twice- Otis and Enoselsa)- 94-95 points
8) 2001 Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Riesling Single Berry Select Eroica (Allred)- 94-95 points
9) 2002 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (Pinot Envy)- 94+ points
10) 1995 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey (Anwar)- 94 points
1997 Marcarini Barolo Brunate (Otis)- 94 points
2000 Noon Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (R2-D2)- 94 points
1989 Château Suduiraut Crème de Tête (Pinot Envy)- 94 points
2001 Nigl Grüner Veltliner Privat (Eyesintime)- 94 points

Anyone want to send some props out?

VM
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OK, here goes. There were another dozen that were very, very close..... In no particular order:

1988 Pol Roger Cuvee Winston Churchill (Magnum)
wine+art
1996 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
just a skosh
1982 Dom Perignon
rhone warrior
NV Krug Rose
rhone warrior
1989 Ch. Pichon Baron
Gentleman farmer
1990 Ch. Margaux
cometspider
1983 Ch. Margaux
Festiva
1986 Ch. Leoville Las Cases
Lentini
1996 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red
cometspider

PH
1991 Kathryn Kennedy Cabernet Sauvignon
Allred
1997 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino
Otisabdul
1998 Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato
Cometspider
2001 Delesvaux SGN
1990 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo Riserva Vigna d'la Roul
Purplehaze
1996 Roberto Voerzio Barolo La Serra
Festiva
1998 Antinori Guado al Tasso
Cometspider
1995 Tenuta del'Ornellaia Ornellaia
Lentini
2005 Guigal, Condrieu, La Doriane
Vinaigre
2005 Domaine de la Janasse, Chaupin
Vinaigre

(Edited to add the Janasse Chaupin. A GREAT one.)
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The fact that I didn't make KSC02's list is embarrassing. From memory and a quick search of the TN's here;

2005 Domaine de la Janasse, Chaupin (Vinaigre)
1997 Pacenti, Brunello (Otisabdul)
2003 Pegau, Cuvee Reservee (Vinaigre)
1997 Pio Cesare, Ornato (KSC02)
2003 La Tour Blanche (Futronic, Basecadet, Mimik & Vinaigre)
2005 Guigal, Condrieu, La Doriane (Vinaigre)
2001 Jim Barry, Coverdrive (Mimik)
2004 Dead Arm (Mimik)
2001 Poggio Antico, Madre (Futronic)
2002 Achaval Ferrer, Quimera (Impulse)

I think there should be a 2001 Delesvaux SGN in there also, but I can't remember who brought it.
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Originally posted by steve8:
The fact that I didn't make KSC02's list is embarrassing. From memory and a quick search of the TN's here;

2005 Domaine de la Janasse, Chaupin (Vinaigre)
1997 Pacenti, Brunello (Otisabdul)
2003 Pegau, Cuvee Reservee (Vinaigre)
1997 Pio Cesare, Ornato (KSC02)
2003 La Tour Blanche (Futronic, Basecadet, Mimik & Vinaigre)
2005 Guigal, Condrieu, La Doriane (Vinaigre)
2001 Jim Barry, Coverdrive (Mimik)
2004 Dead Arm (Mimik)
2001 Poggio Antico, Madre (Futronic)
2002 Achaval Ferrer, Quimera (Impulse)

I think there should be a 2001 Delesvaux SGN in there also, but I can't remember who brought it.


Thanks Steve8 for the plug.. Big Grin

I'll have to figure this one out soon and post as well.
I don't remember all the wines, but I remember most of the faces, but maybe not all the handles. If I missed anyone, I apologize in advance!

Tip of the glass to:

Allred
Futronic
DoktaP
Tannic Bastard
Slan
Maverickdrinker
Basecadet
Baird
Italian Wino
Powell Yang
Sir Willy
Pinot Envy
Tyee
Wineismylife
Seaquam
Dom'n'Vin'sDad
Winetex
Ampuis
Gigond Ass

Thanks for sharing some wine!
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:


I've had it only five times, and must agree. That bottle was absolutely singing. My WOTY unless I get blindsided by something spectacular in the next two weeks.......

PH


I understand. Skoshy and I had the '82 Haut Brion two weeks ago. A wonderful wine for sure, but not like the one in Philly.

That said, Skoshy and I had the '82 Montrose twice since Philly, and they were near perfection.

As they say... there are not great wines, but only great bottles of wine.

Your wine that night was truly special to my palate. Thank you Mr. Haze.
1. 1990 Cheval Blanc (Asterixis) - 98pts
2. 1982 Haut-Brion (PurpleHaze) - 98pts
3. NV Krug Brut Rose (rhone warrior) - 95pts
4. 1989 Pichon Baron (KS?) - 95pts
5. 1982 Cos d'Estournel (Festiva) - 95pts
6. 1989 Lafite (I think this was either PurpleHaze, Gentleman Farmer, or wine+art) - 94pts
7. 1985 Latour (wine+art) - 94pts
8. 1990 Lynch-Bages (rhone warrior) - 94pts
9. 2003 Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay (basecadet) - 94pts
10. 1982 Dom Perignon (rhone warrior) - 94pts
11. 2000 Petrolo Galatrona (steve8) - 94pts

Wines 2-8, and 10 were all from the Brunello pre-game dinner in Philly in April. Holy crap was that ever the best single night of wine consumption I've experienced.

Many thanks to all the new forumites I met this year and all the ones that I got to say hello to once again!
Need to amend my list to add:

'01 Riussec - MiamiAtty -

Other contenders from the offline are the
88 Beaucastel - Board-O (not sure if it really is in the top 10 - but it is recent and it was very enjoyable and a treat)

02 Insignia - also MiamiAtty - a baby but delicious

Heck that '05 Prum should probably also qualify if the Riussec had not blown away my palate -

MiamiAtty - a late but strong addition to my list.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by futronic:
1. 1990 Cheval Blanc (Asterixis) - 98pts
2. 1982 Haut-Brion (PurpleHaze) - 98pts
3. NV Krug Brut Rose (rhone warrior) - 95pts
4. 1989 Pichon Baron (KS?) - 95pts
5. 1982 Cos d'Estournel (Festiva) - 95pts
6. 1989 Lafite (I think this was either PurpleHaze, Gentleman Farmer, or wine+art) - 94pts
7. 1985 Latour (wine+art) - 94pts
8. 1990 Lynch-Bages (rhone warrior) - 94pts
9. 2003 Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay (basecadet) - 94pts
10. 1982 Dom Perignon (rhone warrior) - 94pts
11. 2000 Petrolo Galatrona (steve8) - 94pts

Wines 2-8, and 10 were all from the Brunello pre-game dinner in Philly in April. Holy crap was that ever the best single night of wine consumption I've experienced.



Just wait to see what I'm thinking of for this year! Cool
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Originally posted by KSC02:
1991 Kathryn Kennedy Cabernet Sauvignon
Allred
1997 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino
Otisabdul
1998 Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato
Cometspider
2001 Delesvaux SGN
Purplehaze
1990 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo Riserva Vigna d'la Roul
Purplehaze
1996 Roberto Voerzio Barolo La Serra
Festiva
2003 Illatria
King of Pegau
1995 Tenuta del'Ornellaia Ornellaia
Lentini
2005 Guigal, Condrieu, La Doriane
Vinaigre
2001 Peter Michael, Les Pavots
steve8

Needed to adjust the list (no specific order) to add the Peter Michael and Illatria.

Congratualations steve8 & KofP. Ya made the list! Razz Big Grin
Since I won't be drinking with any forumites tomorrow night, here goes:

1. 1986 Lisini Normale (Don Myers)
2. 1989 Giacosa Rionda (Daniel Fulton)
3. 1997 Pian delle Vigne (BobbyC)
4. 1986 Pichon Baron (Joshua Pollack)
5. 2006 Clos Pepe (Brian Loring)
6. 2006 Graham (Brian Loring)
7. 2005 Cervaro della Sala (BirDungy)
8. 1995 Altesino Montosoli (wineismylife)
9. 1995 Talenti Podere Pian di Conte (T-bird)
10.1995 Barbi Riserva (Daniel Fulton)

I hope to meet many more of you during 2008.

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