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Posted: Mar 16, 2012 12:22
Based on Mark's note above, I popped my last bottle of the 2006 Ponzi Pinot Reserve. Found it very nice - good (and typical) Pinot flavors, cherry and raspberry with enough earth (dirt) to make it interesting. Given the lack of interesting Chairman's currently offered, sure wish I had a few more of these.
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 14:09
Edited by: dontime
Mrs dt and I had dinner with a CT friend and his wife in Orlando Sunday night.
2010 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc
1997 Turley Petite Sirah Hayne Vineyard
2007 Grand Reve Collaboration Series Reserve Syrah Red Mountain Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
2006 Sine Qua Non Grenache Raven Series No. 1
Pretty impressive group. I really liked the Turley, but the SQN was amazing and the Grand Reve was also impressive.
Tonight we're driving to Tampa to have dinner at Bern's. Going to do aged Burgundies to see if I can find that "life changing experience".
Posted: Mar 21, 2012 06:23
Camerano Barolo Cannubi San Lorenzo Piedmonte 2006
Fifth generation family winery, second oldest barolo producer. old world with slightly new world fruit
Posted: Mar 22, 2012 11:00
Loring was awesome.
Drank a 2008 The Treat two nights ago that was perhaps the sweetest (as in candy sweet)cab Ive ever had. Last night CVV 2005 Cab reserve was money.
DT, cant wait to hear about Berns. Glad to hear about the Grand Reves. I have a bunch but havent opened any.
Posted: Mar 22, 2012 13:23
Speaking of Loring, I got word there will be several Loring Pinot's to be reduced on an upcoming PLCB sale.
Posted: Mar 22, 2012 15:21
13442 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Rosella
13449 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Cargasacchi
13444 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Graham Family
we don't know what the reduction will be
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 16:36
At Bern's Steak House in Tampa, Tuesday evening.
1978 Confrerie Saint Vincent Côtes du Rhone Villages Visan
1974 Inglenook Petite Sirah
1969 Enologica Valellinese Grumello
1985 Domaine Georges Clerget Vougeot 1er Cru
2002 Carmes de Rieussec
Pretty amazing stuff. The Grumello was a monster that has years left and the Domaine Georges was simply stunning. I have now had my "Burgundy moment".
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 22:56
Sounds like a dinner to remember DT!
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 23:12
Edited by: J2K
Started drinking the 2008 Durand Cornas Empreintes, that bad boy is young! So I rang up an old stand-by; the 2005 Caligula......er I mean Coniglio.
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 09:38
Funny J2K, I had a bottle of the Coniglio on Thurs night. Good value cab for sure.
dt - awesone stuff; hope to try that place when down that way sometime.
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 12:26
Last night: 2006 Aubert UV vineyard pinot. A bit disjointed, but good. A glass of Cabo Wabo Uno. Holy crap if that damned tequila doesnt taste like a good highland single malt..
Tonight: Spottswoode to decide if Im buying the 09, offer just landed.
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 21:54
2001 Ferrando Nebbiolo di Carema White Label ----Excellent piedmont wine, drinking beautifully
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 15:59
Edited by: Worm
Bogle 2009 Petite Sirah. "This is the best $12 wine we've drank in a long time." Mrs. Worm. Very nice balance of fruit and acidity with fine grain tanins.
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 20:26
2008 Alta Ridge Vineyards Syrah 25 Brix (we had at the jan pitt tasting)
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 22:28
Anniversary of a rough day:
1996 Bollinger Grande Année
2005 Ken Brown Clos Pepe
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 07:43
2006 Failla (Failla Jordan) Syrah Estate
Purchased on sale at FWAGS "No Tricks Just Treats" sale last October. Cracked one as I just received half a case of the current releases from the winery.
Opened a couple of hours prior to dinner. Initially seemed off. Thin (tasting) and disjointed. Left it alone for a couple of hours, then consumed over 90 minutes with pan seared filets and salad. Tons of blackberries, dark fruit, smoky meat, and chocolate. A bit sweet, but not unpleasant. Long finish. Lived up to the hype. If scoring 92-93.
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 14:29
The Spottswoode is still too young. Lots of tannin but I love the nice acid with the fruit. Needs 2-3 years before itll blossom, and that was on day two.
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 19:27
DT the Failla was on a FWAGS sale? Where the heck was I? My favorite winery in Napa. How much was the syrah? And where the heck was I???
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 23:07
@masi3v - on-line sale last October 25. $38.99/bottle. Nice deal!
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 23:48
Laurene took me to dinner at Salt of the Earth for my my birthday, with a bottle of Domain Drouhin Pinot Noir "Laurene" 2007
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 09:28
@acorelli - happy birthday. Nice way to celebrate!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 09:31
Indeed! What did you think of it? (Rating?) At the statewide gathering last summer it was generally well received though several of us thought that even the Chairman's price was a bit too high. Would be curious to see if it has improved in the last year (although I'm not $40 curious).
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 19:24
You may be better off $40 curious since the 2008 is in stores and it's not a Chairman's Selection.
Description: Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir Laurene Willamette Valley 2008
Size: 750 ML
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 20:28
Thanks but I'll pass!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 23:04
2006 Novy Syrah Sonoma
Very good with the burgers. Burgers sucked, but hey...
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 23:16
@Mark - it would be indecorous to rate a wine a lady provided for me on my birthday. I didenjoy the wine, and the entire evening, very much.
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 07:44
Dinner out with a consultant last night.
2007 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2002 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
The '07 Groth Reserve is still a baby, but showed sweet cherry and chocolate on the palate, with well integrated tannins and a medium long finish.
The '02 Spottswoode (last bottle in the restaurant) was impeccable, with rich black fruits, coffee and licorice flavors, a great mouth feel and a long smooth finish. We opened and decanted while we drank the Groth, which was a good decision.
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 10:38
Perhaps a little cheat as i drank it at a restaurant, but went out a couple of nights ago and had a tasting menu where they pair courses with "carefully selected" matching wines. Fun and good as expected. A couple were fine, and expected (a Rhone syrah with lamb; an Oregon pinot with a pasta dish) but two wines were new to me. And i suspect not expensive
One was a Jeio brut rose from Veneto, apparently made of Pinot Noir and Merlot. Served with the fish course and very very nice.
Other was 2009 Andre et Michel Quenard, Jaquere, Chignin served with pea soup with ham (okay very fancy ham) shallots and lavender - it is that kind of restaurant - what we would call modern in chicago. Very interesting - definitely a first for me as had never even heard of Jaquere.
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 19:56
2005 Canyon's Edge Cabernet Horse Heaven Hills-Dark fruit on the nose and Red fruit and chocolate in the mouth. Good tannic structure but not overwhelming. For the tuesday night when you want to fire up the grill and throw some dead stuff on it.
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 22:33
Dinner at Meat & Potatoes, one of my favorite new places downtown.
2007 Château La Bourrée de Castillon bdx
2004 Promesa Rioja Reserva
Both quite nice
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