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Author acorelli
Registered User
#901  Posted: Mar 5, 2015 08:59  

@tmarman - that Chablis may have been in a mute period and I was just unlucky...
Author BeaverBob
Registered User
#902  Posted: Mar 6, 2015 21:12  

Boys Book Group 3/4/15
2012 Brusco Rosso Toscano, Sangiovese
2012 Y Rousseau, Cavedale Vineyards Pepe Merlot
2012 Il Cuore "The Heart" Barbera
2006 Bodega Wwinert, Carrascal Malbec blend
2012 ZD Wines Rosa Lee Cabernet Franc
2010 Cantine Sant' Agata Altea Superiore Barbera d'Asti
Author bigred
#903  Posted: Mar 8, 2015 19:47  

Sounds good Bob. Wine book club no doubt.

A few of us neighbors gathered for some nice treats last evening:

2000 Château Clerc Milon
2004 Château Pontet-Canet
2004 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia
2012 Ghost Pines

The Bordeaux's were showing very well, although the window on the Clerc will be closing soon.
Whitehall was terrific, and Insignia was a monster of a good wine.
Author jlburd
#904  Posted: Mar 9, 2015 20:59  

Nice neighbors Red. Don't close the door on that Clerc Milon just yet. I've enjoyed them most around the 20-year mark & 2000 was a pretty fair vintage. What was the tasting order for that bunch?
Author bigred
#905  Posted: Mar 10, 2015 20:56  

We did the BDX first, then heavier west coast bottles (Clerc Milon, Pontet-Canet, Ghost, Whitehall, Insignia)
Author jlburd
#906  Posted: Mar 14, 2015 18:13  

2007 Vezer Cab Reserve. You may remember this from CS program years ago. My recollection was that it needed more time and it still has lots of structure but it's drinking very well. Big red wine. Spicy, cocoa, dark cherry flavored. Don't have any more but would love to try this again in 5-7 years.
Author J2K
#907  Posted: Mar 29, 2015 21:34  

I remember those Vezer Cabs, purchased and drank plenty of them, all of them.

Recently drank this wine
Finca Perdriel Colección Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2010
PLCB item#72398--$19,99
Decanted 3 hours, full bodied, soft mouthfeel, cherry vanilla, some wood, a little of the South America greeness but good finish and overall a very good wine for $20
Author Tantore
Registered User
#908  Posted: Mar 30, 2015 11:57  

Bigred did me the honor of coming up for my celebration. We popped a few good wines. I missed a bunch of them in the chaos that ensued, included the aged cab that he brought and that Oregon pinot Suckling just threw a 99 at :(
These were some of the wines:
1995 Château d'Yquem - France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (3/20/2015)
Reticent nose with some herbs and honey. The palate is thick with honey green apple herbs mint and a long finish. So good.

2006 Checkerboard Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain (3/20/2015)
Very soft. Both the nose and the palate. Nice berry and beef notes. Mellow but complete. Very enjoyable.

2006 Marcassin Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/20/2015)
Intense attack but light body and light nose. Lots of tamarind with its accompanying acid. Clean but lasting. Such and interesting wine at this stage. Wow.

2007 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate - USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (3/20/2015)
Grilled meat, oysters? The palate is full with beef and chocolate. Long and full of ripe berries. Delicious.

2010 Château Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon Jacquelynn Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (3/20/2015)
Complex on the nose and palate with herbs and dark fruits to spare but a nicely balanced palate that seems to almost evaporate. A very interesting wine.

2010 Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (3/20/2015)
Intense and young but everything in its place. Lovely yellow fruit and a hint of creme. Clean and crisp finish. Needs some time but so good.

2011 Continuum Proprietary Red - USA, California, Napa Valley (3/20/2015)
Dark brooding nose with chocolate and bright berries. Nice structure and seamless body. Livery good.

2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/20/2015)
Awesome orange peel and cherries. Long and deliciously. Very nice though not as impressive as last tried.

2011 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage - Portugal, Douro, Porto (3/20/2015)
Sweet and unctuous a baby but struts it like it means it. This will be killer. Lots of dense fruit. Lots of structure.

2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Home Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, San Mateo County (3/20/2015)
Intense nose and palate with citrus and even white pepper. Tightly wound but lots of promise.

2012 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/20/2015)
This is very good. Deep and dark fruits. Some burnt orange but mostly dark fruits. Seamless. Mouthwatering and satisfying.

2012 Sine Qua Non Syrah Stock - USA, California, Central Coast (3/20/2015)
Dark nose with chocolate and beef. Deep sweet palate with some blue fruit as well. Young but very nice. Some dusty gritty tannins. Very good.

NV Pierre Péters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve - France, Champagne, Le Mesnil Sur Oger, Champagne (3/20/2015)
Intense yellow fruits and yeast on the nose. The palate is chalky and dry with soft bubbles in nice yellow fruit. Good.

2007 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/14/2015)
Awesome orchard fruit with some oak but mild quickly changing with lemon pit and even some salinity. Dense but easy to drink. Kaleidoscopic. I love these wines.

2008 Alban Vineyards Syrah Reva Alban Estate Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Edna Valley (3/14/2015)
Mildly reductive nose. Big palate with beef, bbq, red berries, and spices. Long and delicious. Not for the faint of heart. A very satisfying California syrah.

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Author Tantore
Registered User
#909  Posted: Mar 30, 2015 12:00  

Missing from that is my note on the 2006 Scarecrow which was a bit shy at first but gained weight and power as the night wore on. It was awesome later on.
Also an 05 enchanted path was not too shabby at cellar temp.

A steak at 3 am rocked ;)
Author bigred
#910  Posted: Mar 30, 2015 12:25 | Edited by: bigred  

An outstanding evening it was T, my thanks again for the invite. Some awesome juice we had as you note above. Couple more added from my notes:

The Suckling 99er was from New Zealand - 2013 Escarpment Pinot Noir Kupe
I thought very good, nice full & round, not a 99 but perhaps lower-mid 90's. really nice nonetheless.

1999 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4. Lot of nuance on this with the age.

The Jadot white burg was phenomenal, Rivers-Marie so smooth, and SQN a powerhouse. A debate ensued over which Marie was better but no one was going to lose that one.

and yes vague memories of me calling for a late night steak to match with those cabs.
Author Tantore
Registered User
#911  Posted: Mar 30, 2015 13:02  

Mrs Creeper totally ratted you out. I cant believe you nuked Flannery meat after you asked for it rare.
Author bigred
#912  Posted: Mar 30, 2015 13:59  

Not one of my finer moments; I was running on fumes ;)
Author dontime
#913  Posted: Mar 30, 2015 16:57  

Hated to miss T's celebration, but needed to be in Tampa to celebrate a friend's 70th. Did it right at Bern's.

Author jlburd
#914  Posted: Mar 31, 2015 14:35  

DT-given their policy I'm almost afraid to ask what that set you back. About $4? The 1945 vintage is legendary too. Pretty cool.
Author jlburd
#915  Posted: Apr 4, 2015 16:04  

2007 Purple Angel. Had this since it was the winner of one of Hawk's tastings of years ago. Really singing, fully resolved wine. Soft, balanced, no heat whatsoever after 3 hour decant. You wouldn't guess Old world blindfolded but you wouldn't guess 15% alcohol either. Sorry to see that vintage go.
Author Worm
Registered User
#916  Posted: Apr 4, 2015 19:49  

2007 Glaetzer Anaperenna. I'm a sucker for big wines with big acidity. I love this wine. Had it with grilled lamb chops... perfect.
Author bigred
#917  Posted: Apr 10, 2015 12:18  

Found this one on the on-line sale; liked it so much & great value so I ordered more. Mrs bigred and me were fighting over who got the last of the bottle.

CT value $42. FWAG regular $36.99 Sale $23.99

2009 La Ca' Nova Barbaresco Vigna Bric Mentina Montefico

4/8/2015 - I LIKE THIS WINE: (Edit) 92 Points
Enticing aroma right off, with dried roses, herbs, cherry, and potpourri. Soft yet complex; this wine just flows across the palate, with more cherry and some leather evident. The developing tannin will allow this to age for some time. A very elegant & pleasurable wine.
Author Mark
#918  Posted: Apr 18, 2015 20:41  

Chateau Montaud Cotes de Provence Rose 2014

PLCB Code #: 47593
Size: 750 ML
Price: $12.99

Pale color, great summer sipper, highly recommended for the price.
Author jlburd
#919  Posted: Apr 26, 2015 21:54  

2009 La Ca' Nova Barbaresco Vigna Bric Mentina Montefico

Thanks to bigred for this recommendation. Beautiful old world style. Cedar & tart cherry. Great nose. Great with dinner.
Author ephmen
Registered User
#920  Posted: Apr 28, 2015 09:09  

Ulises Valdez 2009 Zinfandel Botticelli Rockpile, $24.99. Best price in the country on this wine. The wine is full bodied but smooth. Lacks spice typical of many Zinfandels, but this is not a downside, just different. I loved this wine, and , could be the best QPR in my cellar. Get some before the People's Demokratic Republik of PA runs out!!
Author bigred
#921  Posted: Apr 28, 2015 15:13  

This was a surprise & very nice gift from my sister –in-law's father. For the past several years, I have given him & his wife a nice bottle for Christmas, because they enjoy wine & it was just something I wanted to do.
His way of returning the gesture was to build me this pretty fancy storage rack / tasting table, with a marble inset. I will make good use of his talents!

Author bigred
#922  Posted: May 8, 2015 21:29  

Tasted this at the Pitt Wine Fest this week. Single vineyard. Liked this enough that I had to go out and get a bottle.

2012 Louis Jadot Ladoix Le Clou D'Orge Domaine Gagey

5/8/2015 - 91 Points
Beautiful nose of citrus, melon, and ocean salinity all melding together nicely. Very round and soft on the palate, with layers of ripe fruit and minerals unfolding. Nice depth with a good cut & lengthy finish.
Author Mark
#923  Posted: May 9, 2015 06:59  

Bigred drinking a little white! We are on the same page as I also bought a bottle and had it last night. The guy at the Jadot table pitched it as a lower-cost alternative to their Puligny-Montrachet which was a good tact seeing as it's half the price.
Author acorelli
Registered User
#924  Posted: May 9, 2015 21:20  

Colpetrone Montefalco Sagrantino 2008

Very nice. As the back label says, this is made "entirely whit [sic] Sagrantino grapes." The back label also describes this as a "full throttle" wine, and I suppose the metaphor is apt. The nose is overly alcoholic but the heat this promises is fortunately not realized on the palette. Rather dense; tobacco, leather, black cherry; a pleasant though not dramatic finish.

Easily a 90 or 91. Might benefit from further aging.

I am certain I bought this cheaply somewhere but I don't know where...
Author bigred
#925  Posted: May 10, 2015 19:19  

2005 Anderson's Conn Valley Reserve Cab-
Just a beautiful wine; in a perfect spot right now.
Author J2K
#926  Posted: May 13, 2015 19:10  

2008 Robert Mondavi Cab Oakville

This was excellent, Big body and fruit, along with a mix of tobacco, eucalyptus, spice, currant, oak, vanilla all showing at different times with a smooth finish. Only bought one years ago (under $50) but busted it out for M2K on Mothers Day.
Author bigred
#927  Posted: May 14, 2015 12:13  

@Mark - Yes, like minds here.... also, I see Elizabeth Downer mentioned the Ladoix in today's Thurs magazine of the PG, among others she is recommending from the Wine Fest.

@J2K - I still have 2 of those '08 Oakvilles; they were $35 or $40 on sale a few years ago. I really like it as well, but you never know one of the two could be eligible for a trade...
Author jlburd
#928  Posted: May 14, 2015 14:18  

@J2K - how was the finish? I have 5 from the sales in the cellar. They were really tannic a couple years ago.Has that resolved itself?
Author J2K
#929  Posted: May 15, 2015 19:00  

I decanted 2 hours, there is still some tannins, which I like, but overall, I thought it was good to go. Can I put more comma's in a sentence?
Author jlburd
#930  Posted: May 15, 2015 20:32  

Thanks J. We're talking wine here, not grammar.
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