csm posted:

2 x 2016 Martinet les excurcons 

2 x 2008 Cims de Porrera Priorat Classic

4 x 2016 Vall Llach mas de la Rosa 

4 x 2004 LdH vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco

Nice pickups, especially the Porrera Classic, which is 100% old-vines Carignan. Did you taste it?

futronic posted:
csm posted:

2 x 2016 Martinet les excurcons 

2 x 2008 Cims de Porrera Priorat Classic

4 x 2016 Vall Llach mas de la Rosa 

4 x 2004 LdH vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco

Nice pickups, especially the Porrera Classic, which is 100% old-vines Carignan. Did you taste it?

We did.  The Mas de la Rosa was the best we tasted.  Vines planted in 1906 100% carignan. Incredible.   

2011 Element, Riesling, Finger Lakes

2016 Element, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes

2016 La Tunella, Friuli Colli Orientale, Biancosesto

2016 CVNE, Rioja Blanco, Monopole

2016 La Massa, IGT

2015 Rocca Delle Macie, Chianti Classico, Riserva

2017 Red Newt Cellars, Cabernet Franc Rosé, Kelby James Russell

 

csm posted:
steve8 posted:

2011 Element, Riesling, Finger Lakes

2016 Element, Chardonnay, Finger LakeS

 

Were these at the SAQ?  

I figured those would get your attention.  No, we stopped in Geneva the other day on a road trip and went to their tasting room.

steve8 posted:
csm posted:
steve8 posted:

2011 Element, Riesling, Finger Lakes

2016 Element, Chardonnay, Finger LakeS

 

Were these at the SAQ?  

I figured those would get your attention.  No, we stopped in Geneva the other day on a road trip and went to their tasting room.

Good call. That 2016 chard is delicious.  Served it at my rehearsal dinner (the Element folks catered our wedding).   

Went on a bit of a value spree at a local shop. Ended buying two of each, and I think all of them were around 20$ a pop (except for the Rioja which was 35$):

2016 Marietta Arme Cabernet---already had this...pretty delicious for the price. 

2013 Columbia Crest Walter Clore Reserve

2015 Bibbiano Chianti Classico Riserva

2012 La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva

Found a guy with a nice wine cabinet in his garage that he doesnt use as his wife stopped drinking wine. Has a Ferrari and custom Porsche in garage also. He needs more room for cars, I need more room for wine. He just wants it gone and is giving it to me. Bottle Capacity is about 200. My 440 bottle cabinet somehow has over 500 in it. That free wine cabinet is gonna cost me a fortune

steve8 posted:
csm posted:
steve8 posted:

2011 Element, Riesling, Finger Lakes

2016 Element, Chardonnay, Finger LakeS

 

Were these at the SAQ?  

I figured those would get your attention.  No, we stopped in Geneva the other day on a road trip and went to their tasting room.

Geneva, Switzerland? Road Trip? Pray do tell 

Seem to be mainly Piemonte the last while:

2 x 2014 Cappellano Barolo Rupestris
1 x 1992 Cappellano Barolo Rupestris
1 x 1993 Cappellano Barolo Rupestris
1 x 1994 Cappellano Barolo Rupestris
1 x 1995 Cappellano Barolo Rupestris
4 x 2017 Franco Conterno Barbera d'Alba
1 x 1998 Azelia Barolo Bricco Fiasco
1 x 1999 Massolino Barolo Serralunga
3 x 1998 Castello di Neive Barbaresco Santo Stefano RISERVA
3 x 2013 Castello di Neive Barbaresco Santo Stefano RISERVA
6 x 2018 Castello di Neive Roero Arneis
4 x 2013 Brovia Barolo Brea  - Ca' Mia

8 x 2016 Viñedos Bernabeleva Vinos de Madrid Bernabeleva Garnacha de Viña Bonita

I bought 6 of these a few months ago and opened the first one last night. I immediately went online and snapped up the remaining 8 bottles available in the USA. (A few retailers have the 2017.)

Elegant, clean and pure, lifted, delicious. And hard to come by, with a production of only 900 bottles.

A house. To be specific, the house my father-in-law built in the mid-50’s and that my wife and her siblings all grew up in. Her mom lived there until her passing in 2017. It sat in a trust since, and this spring my wife and I decided to buy it and keep it in the family. We closed today. There is a lot of reno to be done in stages, and we have two other places to sell. That said we’re happy to have finally decided where our permanent residence will be. It’s a very modest sized ranch but with a full basement and a windowless room that was once a fruit cellar. It will be one again, in a sense.  It is also in a great town with tree-lined streets, a train station, good restaurants, a nice independent wine store, coffee shops, brewpub and a kitchen store with cooking classes - all within easy walking distance. It will be an interesting journey but really looking forward to being able to entertain there at some point. 

billhike posted:

A house. To be specific, the house my father-in-law built in the mid-50’s and that my wife and her siblings all grew up in. Her mom lived there until her passing in 2017. It sat in a trust since, and this spring my wife and I decided to buy it and keep it in the family. We closed today. There is a lot of reno to be done in stages, and we have two other places to sell. That said we’re happy to have finally decided where our permanent residence will be. It’s a very modest sized ranch but with a fill basement and a windowless room that was once a fruit cellar. It will be one again, in a sense.  It is also in a great town with tree-lined streets, a train station, good restaurants, a nice independent wine store, coffee shops, brewpub and a kitchen store with cooking classes - all within easy walking distance. It will be an interesting journey but really looking forward to being able to entertain there at some point. 

Living the dream Bill.

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