I went back and forth on which to bring to an offline tomorrow and settled on the 96 over the 95. The last 96 LB I had was entering its window with a good decant.
Will report back.
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Originally posted by mangiare:
I went back and forth on which to bring to an offline tomorrow and settled on the 96 over the 95. The last 96 LB I had was entering its window with a good decant.
Will report back.


Thank you... I'm hesitant to open either vintage just yet.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
quote:
Originally posted by mangiare:
I went back and forth on which to bring to an offline tomorrow and settled on the 96 over the 95. The last 96 LB I had was entering its window with a good decant.
Will report back.


Thank you... I'm hesitant to open either vintage just yet.


As powerful as the wine is, with proper aeration, it is already a pleasure to drink. On this particular occasion it received a quick decant before heading out and then another 1.5-2 hours before consuming. Definitely showing signs of nobility.
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Originally posted by bman:
2007 Graham's vintage port


man, did the painted stripe dry on this before you popped it? =)

how was it?

07's i hear are entering that "dumb" phase
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Originally posted by g-man:
quote:
Originally posted by bman:
2007 Graham's vintage port


man, did the painted stripe dry on this before you popped it? =)

how was it?

07's i hear are entering that "dumb" phase


It was good but rough and tough and not ready to drink by my taste, at least. It had a real edge that I found a little off-putting. And it hadn't softened at all the next day. I only opened it because I wanted some port, I was on my own, and the only other bottles I had here in Oakville were 750 mls.
For my wife and I's 25 year wedding anniversary celebration with friends coming up this Saturday night at Marciano's in Memphis:

Standing today:

1990 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (3L)
1990 Chateau de Beaucastel (1.5L)
1990 Dom Perignon
1990 Schloss Schonborn Hattenheimer Nussbraunen Riesling
1990 Charles Heidsieck Millesime Brut
1990 William Selyem Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir
1990 Domaine Monthelie Douhairet Volnay
1990 Pesquera Ribera Del Duero Gran Reserva
1990 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza
1990 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
1990 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel
1990 Beringer Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Merlot
1990 Pahlmeyer Caldwell Vineyard Merlot
1990 Chateau Lagrange
1990 Chateau Meyney
1990 Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne
1990 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Praying at least half of these show well Smile
Max, you should be in for a real treat. No, not the end of the night anniversary treat. A wine thriller of epic proportions. Happy Anniversary. Enjoy your day!
quote:
Originally posted by max:
For my wife and I's 25 year wedding anniversary celebration with friends coming up this Saturday night at Marciano's in Memphis:

Standing today:

1990 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (3L)
1990 Chateau de Beaucastel (1.5L)
1990 Dom Perignon
1990 Schloss Schonborn Hattenheimer Nussbraunen Riesling
1990 Charles Heidsieck Millesime Brut
1990 William Selyem Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir
1990 Domaine Monthelie Douhairet Volnay
1990 Pesquera Ribera Del Duero Gran Reserva
1990 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza
1990 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
1990 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel
1990 Beringer Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Merlot
1990 Pahlmeyer Caldwell Vineyard Merlot
1990 Chateau Lagrange
1990 Chateau Meyney
1990 Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne
1990 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Praying at least half of these show well Smile


Shafergirl and I are looking forward to doing our share of the damage. Can't wait to celebrate your 25th Max.
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Originally posted by Shaferguy91:
quote:
Originally posted by max:
For my wife and I's 25 year wedding anniversary celebration with friends coming up this Saturday night at Marciano's in Memphis:

Standing today:

1990 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (3L)
1990 Chateau de Beaucastel (1.5L)
1990 Dom Perignon
1990 Schloss Schonborn Hattenheimer Nussbraunen Riesling
1990 Charles Heidsieck Millesime Brut
1990 William Selyem Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir
1990 Domaine Monthelie Douhairet Volnay
1990 Pesquera Ribera Del Duero Gran Reserva
1990 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza
1990 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
1990 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel
1990 Beringer Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Merlot
1990 Pahlmeyer Caldwell Vineyard Merlot
1990 Chateau Lagrange
1990 Chateau Meyney
1990 Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne
1990 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Praying at least half of these show well Smile


Shafergirl and I are looking forward to doing our share of the damage. Can't wait to celebrate your 25th Max.


Congratulations on your 25th! I'd expect most, if not all of those to show well, unless there is an off bottle or two. sunshades
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Originally posted by James Harry:
I stood up a 1998 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 recently


I'm sure that it was terribly disappointed.
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Originally posted by JDWest:
quote:
Originally posted by James Harry:
I stood up a 1998 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 recently

I'm sure that it was terribly disappointed.

He ditched it for a 1998 Gran Reserva 890.
quote:
Originally posted by sunnylea57:
quote:
Originally posted by JDWest:
quote:
Originally posted by James Harry:
I stood up a 1998 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 recently

I'm sure that it was terribly disappointed.

He ditched it for a 1998 Gran Reserva 890.


Wow. Brazen. It gets ugly when siblings are involved.
quote:
Originally posted by max:
For my wife and I's 25 year wedding anniversary celebration with friends coming up this Saturday night at Marciano's in Memphis:

Standing today:

1990 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (3L)
1990 Chateau de Beaucastel (1.5L)
1990 Dom Perignon
1990 Schloss Schonborn Hattenheimer Nussbraunen Riesling
1990 Charles Heidsieck Millesime Brut
1990 William Selyem Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir
1990 Domaine Monthelie Douhairet Volnay
1990 Pesquera Ribera Del Duero Gran Reserva
1990 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza
1990 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
1990 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel
1990 Beringer Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Merlot
1990 Pahlmeyer Caldwell Vineyard Merlot
1990 Chateau Lagrange
1990 Chateau Meyney
1990 Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne
1990 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Praying at least half of these show well Smile

happy anniversary buddy. should be some epic drinking.
quote:
Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
quote:
Originally posted by max:
For my wife and I's 25 year wedding anniversary celebration with friends coming up this Saturday night at Marciano's in Memphis:

Standing today:

1990 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (3L)
1990 Chateau de Beaucastel (1.5L)
1990 Dom Perignon
1990 Schloss Schonborn Hattenheimer Nussbraunen Riesling
1990 Charles Heidsieck Millesime Brut
1990 William Selyem Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir
1990 Domaine Monthelie Douhairet Volnay
1990 Pesquera Ribera Del Duero Gran Reserva
1990 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza
1990 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
1990 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel
1990 Beringer Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Merlot
1990 Pahlmeyer Caldwell Vineyard Merlot
1990 Chateau Lagrange
1990 Chateau Meyney
1990 Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne
1990 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Praying at least half of these show well Smile

happy anniversary buddy. should be some epic drinking.

Ditto. Our 25th is next year, leaving Napa and N Rhone as the main choices. I see you took full advantage of your wedding year being a good or great year in lots of regions
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Originally posted by vinole:
quote:
Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
quote:
Originally posted by max:
For my wife and I's 25 year wedding anniversary celebration with friends coming up this Saturday night at Marciano's in Memphis:

Standing today:

1990 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (3L)
1990 Chateau de Beaucastel (1.5L)
1990 Dom Perignon
1990 Schloss Schonborn Hattenheimer Nussbraunen Riesling
1990 Charles Heidsieck Millesime Brut
1990 William Selyem Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir
1990 Domaine Monthelie Douhairet Volnay
1990 Pesquera Ribera Del Duero Gran Reserva
1990 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza
1990 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
1990 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel
1990 Beringer Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Merlot
1990 Pahlmeyer Caldwell Vineyard Merlot
1990 Chateau Lagrange
1990 Chateau Meyney
1990 Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne
1990 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Praying at least half of these show well Smile

happy anniversary buddy. should be some epic drinking.

Ditto. Our 25th is next year, leaving Napa and N Rhone as the main choices. I see you took full advantage of your wedding year being a good or great year in lots of regions
Thanks to all for the congrats and sorry I'm just getting back to this. I've been in Charleston S.C. all week up until this morning and haven't had an opportunity to get on line.

We were blessed with a great anniversary year for wine drinking. You can basically go anywhere regardless of region and score good wine from 1990. Maybe not Portugal, but everywhere else should be good drinking.
quote:
Originally posted by DoubleD:
2000 Vega Sicilia Unico - infanticide I know

I'd love to know how this shows (and how much air it required). Please post a note!
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Originally posted by VinT:
quote:
Originally posted by DoubleD:
2000 Vega Sicilia Unico - infanticide I know

I'd love to know how this shows (and how much air it required). Please post a note!

Here's my impression. Perhaps g-man and Parcival may add more to it.
1986 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace
1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1998 Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie La Landonne
1999 Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos Vougeot
2005 Gérard Raphet Chambolle-Musigny Les Bussieres
2006 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
quote:
Originally posted by VinT:
1986 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace
1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1998 Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie La Landonne
1999 Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos Vougeot
2005 Gérard Raphet Chambolle-Musigny Les Bussieres
2006 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

Eek

Some pretty impressive cellar-draining. Do you know something I don't? Is the end of the world nigh?
quote:
Originally posted by sunnylea57:
quote:
Originally posted by VinT:
1986 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace
1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1998 Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie La Landonne
1999 Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos Vougeot
2005 Gérard Raphet Chambolle-Musigny Les Bussieres
2006 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses

Eek

Some pretty impressive cellar-draining. Do you know something I don't? Is the end of the world nigh?


Maybe the temperature control at his wine storage malfunctioned and he decided to drink up the trophies before they overheated?
quote:
Originally posted by VinT:
They're standing now, but about to be traumatized on a Porter flight to Montreal. dance

Sounds like you're in for a hell of a good time in Montreal.
I had two and drank the first two years ago. It was great. Drinking this one with vino bevo, double d and more of the NY crew in NYC tonight. You should get a good cross section of votes. It's a magnum alsoSmile

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