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Author Tantore
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#91  Posted: Mar 28, 2012 23:04  

03 dupont tisserandot 1er gevrey la pettite chapelle. My burg quest continues. To die for nose. A little thin but delicious wine.
Author Mark
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#92  Posted: Mar 30, 2012 06:13  

Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Ten 2007
Bought from the PLCB for $95 a couple years ago, opened for Dad's eighty-seventh birthday and must say that it was very good and we enjoyed it but based on our experience it's way overpriced. It was darker, richer and perhaps more velvety than Southing but not any more complex and dare I say a bit flat. Perhaps it was too young, not sure what it would have been like in a few years, but seeing as this was my only bottle now I'll never know. I'll stick with Southing.
Author Tantore
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#93  Posted: Mar 30, 2012 06:25  

2002 Saxum Bone Rock. A ton of fruit up front but nozzy and disjointed. Crossing my fingers for day two.
Author dontime
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#94  Posted: Mar 31, 2012 15:03  

Yesterday's FFP (J2K can explain). 2008 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Crossbarn. Very nice Cali Cab, rich ripe dark fruits, chocolate, licorice wrapped up in a full bodied and balanced wine which has plenty of life left.
Author bigred
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#95  Posted: Mar 31, 2012 23:35  

2003 Smith Woodhouse Porto Vintage

Ya, that's what I'm talkin' about. Nice way to cap off the night. Rich, smoky goodness.
Author acorelli
Registered User
#96  Posted: Mar 31, 2012 23:59  

and at a good price, too, bigred
Author dontime
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#97  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 00:37 | Edited by: dontime  

2007 Sea Smoke "Southing". Always excellent.
Author acorelli
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#98  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 08:58  

2005 Mas Igneus Barranc Dels Closos Priorat -- pretty much impossible day 1. Dense and tight, unyielding. I should have decanted, but when you open the bottle near 11pm... Next day, warm, full, generous.
Author J2K
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#99  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 19:37  

2000 Heitz Cabernet Trailside vineyard
Author dontime
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#100  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 20:11  

2007 Sea Smoke "Ten". Agree with Mark that it is darker and richer than the "Southing". Happy to have a few more bottles so I can see where this one goes.
Author bigred
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#101  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 20:14  

How is the Heitz Cab J2K, worth the bucks?
Author Mark
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#102  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 20:18  

E. Guigal CdR 2007 in half bottle, cheap and simple but enjoyable to slug down while wife has a cold.
Author jonradus
Registered User
#103  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 20:48  

90 Peju cab. Still has life left. Kind of surprising actually. Definitely worth the $30 I paid for it.
Author Tantore
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#104  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 20:57 | Edited by: Tantore  

I've been to the finger lakes region a few times, since it's a four hour drive. My wife wanted to go away for the weekend, so we got a room at the Belhurst castle. Nice rooms, food is meh! Their wines were surprising in that they had the not just Cabernet franc but in fact the only red from the finger lakes I've ever bought. Nice chocolate and currant notes with just a hint of that cab franc greeness. I got a glass later that night at the bar to make sure I did like it and I do. Surprising. Another surprise was Prejean winery. I've liked it in the past, not this trip. All their wines were below average. Hermann Weimer had some open single vineyard Rieslings and I really liked the HJW vineyard dry 2010. Not a word class Riesling but very very good. The select late harvest 2010 Riesling though steep at $50 for a 375 was a buy also because of the acidity blast carrying the sweetness. If you like mead, and I do, earle estates is a must. Strawberry shadows has some strawberry in it duh! Bt the nose of this mead is intoxicating. My second favorite nose of the trip. Red tail ridge showed some very nice whites. They have a charity wine called good karma that is a blend of several grapes (can't recall) and has beautiful flowery nose and a nicely acidic palate ith out too much sweetness. Their 2010 rtr vineyard Chardonnay was shockingly good with hints of smoke and lots of stone fruits. First chard from the lakes I buy. Fox run was like a frat party so we left the tasting room. And then there was Anthony Road. Been there before, never was blown away. They have a German winemaker who started making a premium brand called Martin Reinhardt Selection. It was 3 dollars per wine to taste each of those and 5 dollars to taste the tbas, that's right, tbas. I was going to pass on the tbas but took a chance on the MRS 2009 Riesling and I said holy balls out loud after smelling it, prompting four people in the tasting room to order a taste and giving me a free full glass. And holy balls it was. Huge intense nose of citrus, honey and flowers. The palate has the intensity of any Prum I've had barring possibly 2001. The acidity level is perfect on the creamy palate and the fruit is pristine and delicious. I can't wait to throw some of these blind with some Germans. I doubt if I'll be able to pick it out. $30 is a Great price for this wine so I bought several. Then I had to try the tbas. The 2008 Riesling trockenbeeren sweet but the acid never seemed to release and I was a little disappointed but the vignoles had everything I want in a sweet wine. Intense, honeyed, and full of apricot with searing, cleansing acid. Wowow. $75 for a 375 is a lot but I had to buy some. Delicious. Nice trip :)
Author J2K
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#105  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 21:05  

T,
Nice trip, Finger Lakes has been on my list for years. Still havnt made it there yet.

BR,
Will post notes a bit later.
Author ecola
Registered User
#106  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 22:20  

2012 Giant Eagle 1% Milk, showing dairy characteristics with a creamy mouthfeel, recomemend drinking now or over the next five days.
Author Tantore
Registered User
#107  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 22:29  

How do you milk an eagle?
Author acorelli
Registered User
#108  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 22:50  

Very carefully.
Author dontime
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#109  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 23:13  

ROFLOL...
Author isabelle
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#110  Posted: Apr 1, 2012 23:31  

2006 Heitz cabernet (in a restaurant - would have kept longer if at home) - but still very nice
even very very nice :); smooth, not much tannin, rich, good pairing with steak, blue cheese, usual steak house fare that we were having
Author masi3v
Registered User
#111  Posted: Apr 4, 2012 11:05  

2008 Domaine Durand Cornas Empreintes–Tasted 4/3/12. Some fruit (but not overwhelming) and interesting, but it cries out for food. We had it with bulgogi (Korean barbecue), but it really needs pork or lamb since this is on more of the delicate side. Not much on the backend–a good finish, but not much in the way of tannin. I would say I would buy some more of this, but I plan on drinking it in the short term. Very Good. 88 points.

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Author Tantore
Registered User
#112  Posted: Apr 4, 2012 22:22  

2005 realm tokalon cab. Giant nose lots of cassis and blackberries. Some baking spices. Sweet and slick on the palate. This will make an appearance at big ass cabs II
Author bigred
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#113  Posted: Apr 5, 2012 15:09  

T,... is it possible that the sequel this summer could be better than the original blockbuster??
Author Tantore
Registered User
#114  Posted: Apr 5, 2012 17:03  

I will certainly try to top it....so many great cabs...so little time...and the 09 Maybach may be even better than the 07 :):):)
Author J2K
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#115  Posted: Apr 6, 2012 00:40  

Another bottle of the 2006 Tossals, realy enjoying this wine and bumping up my score.
Author azotter1
Registered User
#116  Posted: Apr 6, 2012 14:24  

Had Caymus Cabernet 2007 last night, in the Outer Banks, to celebrate my brother's 50th birthday!
Author Tantore
Registered User
#117  Posted: Apr 7, 2012 11:40  

05 turley dusi was a little watery last night.
while my daughter has breakfast with the rabbit im sipping on a glass of rivers marie B. Thierot chardonnay 2009. This is the best Chardonnay I have ever had. Its like a good cali chard with fruit flavors added. Wow.
Author Mark
Contributor
#118  Posted: Apr 7, 2012 21:05  

Sequum Zinfandel Kidd Ranch Napa 2005 my last bottle. Really enjoyable and a bit mellower than the previous bottle from last year. But this was my last. If you like Zin you'd love this, if you don't then you won't.
Author jlburd
Contributor
#119  Posted: Apr 7, 2012 22:05  

It was a Zin night for me too. A Turley '03 Moore Earthquake Vineyard. Very big, fruity & peppery. Sweet & alcoholic. It was a good complement to grilled lamb & Greek cabbage salad. Not as subtle as a Sequum but a big fun wine.
Author J2K
Contributor
#120  Posted: Apr 8, 2012 00:41  

Wow! Zin night here too. Put down another Ridge Zin, love the stuff.
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