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Author J2K
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#991  Posted: Apr 3, 2016 21:21  

Pierre Boniface Brut De Savoie NV
#49424
$16.99

Interesting "Sparkler' here. There was a Chairmans from Savoie a while back that was pretty good so took a chance on a "Sparkler" from the region in the French Alps. Dry, with apple and floral, lots of acidity, just a touch of yeast but not as much toast and nuts as Champagne. Overall pretty good and good price if you want to try a different bubbly/sparkler. Great for that afternoon aperitif.
Author bigred
Contributor
#992  Posted: Apr 16, 2016 21:07  

2008 Vivencias Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Vino de Calidad de Valtiendas Pago El Almendro

Great deal on FWAGS . Marked down from $28 to $18. In a great drinking window.

http://www.finewineandgoodspirits.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?level0 =null&level1=OS_Wine&level2=&level3=&level4=&catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&productId= 1720414&langId=-1&prodlistCatId=Wines%20by%20Variety&parent_category_rn=Wines%20by%20 Variety
Author acorelli
Registered User
#993  Posted: Apr 16, 2016 21:22  

How do they fit all that on the label?
Author jlburd
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#994  Posted: Apr 17, 2016 12:01  

They write it in Spanish. Duh.
Author jlburd
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#995  Posted: Apr 17, 2016 12:08  

Perrin et Fils Rasteau l'Andeol Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009
PLCB Code #: 36157

One of the leftovers from the luxury sale at McIntyre. $18 PNP really enjoyed the earthy, dried fruit, mushroomy nose. Lots of acid & fruit. Give it a 3+ or 4- after an hour in the glass. Looking forward to day 2 and was disappointed. Nothing but tartness and a slightly sour finish. Thought I'd buy up the remaining bottles but probably not. Good QPR for finishing the bottle with a meal. Not so much for drinking over a few days.
Author dontime
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#996  Posted: Apr 19, 2016 15:51  

Author bigred
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#997  Posted: May 18, 2016 12:27  

Wish I had a truck...


Author bigred
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#998  Posted: May 18, 2016 20:36  

2010 Lieb Family Cellars Right Coast Red
RED BORDEAUX BLEND

My first date with a Long Island wine. First impression was to note the herbaceous nose. With some air, what followed was ash, red berries, and oak. On the palate the herbal and earthy qualities persisted, and it was enjoyable. The finish was relatively short. A change-up in character from a Cali blend. Picked up at $16. 88pts.
Author jlburd
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#999  Posted: Jun 5, 2016 18:33  

Morgan Metallico Unoaked Chardonnay Monterey 2013 $19.99 (PLCB Code 42805)

Stopped by McIntyre's afternoon tasting on Friday to check this out for Mrs. jlburd. Glad I did. Blind I would have guessed this was French all day long. Nice nose but the palate is really lively. Lime, saltwater, fruit, almost Champagne-like flavor without the bubbles. Not a steal but great QPR
Author Mark
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#1000  Posted: Jun 10, 2016 19:22  

2006 Showket Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

Went great with a birthday steak off the grill!
Author Mark
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#1001  Posted: Jul 20, 2016 11:26  

2014 Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma County

A fine $20 Chardonnay. Used 1/2 cup to cook Halibut and drank the rest.
Author bigred
Contributor
#1002  Posted: Jul 26, 2016 12:15  

2015 Domaine Vincent Delaporte Sancerre

A nice nose of lemongrass, mineral, and linen. Quite soft on the palate, drinking well now. Tart lemon & more mineral flavors. 89pts.
Author WharfRat
Registered User
#1003  Posted: Jul 29, 2016 17:17  

Kaiken Reserve malbec is a solid value at the 10.99 sale price. A little oaky, but nice fruit.

http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=2171723&searchId=1ABF2431%23selected%253D W2347398_1_K9aae14c971a41c9d5d7377b80af38460
Author dontime
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#1004  Posted: Aug 6, 2016 15:27  

I just read that total wine consumption was up this week in Orlando but down in the Burgh. I wonder what that's about?
Author acorelli
Registered User
#1005  Posted: Aug 6, 2016 23:12  

Dontime: Probably has to do with sunspot activity.
Author bigred
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#1006  Posted: Aug 9, 2016 21:48 | Edited by: bigred  

Dinner with some family in town this weekend; out on the deck - beautiful night.

Grenache rosé, 2014 Château de Ségriès Tavel (Rhone, France) - perfect summer starter

Riesling, 2011 Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben-Thanisch) Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Spätlese (Mosel, Germany) - very nice; semi sweet.

Chardonnay, 2008 Mount Eden Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains (Santa Cruz, CA) - great depth & complexity

Pinot Noir, 2009 Tantara, Pisoni Vineyard (Santa Lucia Highlands, CA) - one of the favorites of the night; a Pinot that is not shy

Syrah blend, 2011 Château Margüi Côteaux Varois “Titien de Margui” Rouge (Provence, France) - syrah with some zing for an old world. nice.

Zinfandel “field blend”, 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Bedrock Heritage Wine (Sonoma, CA) - young, but terrific.

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2001 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve (Napa, CA) - finished off with a classic; no one disappointed with this
Author J2K
Contributor
#1007  Posted: Aug 14, 2016 21:09  

Tenet Wines Syrah The Pundit
$23.99. Item#49764

Very nice Syrah from Columbia Valley at a good price. Bigger fruit and body then typical from that area but like KC and the Sunshine band sang, " that's the way uh huh, uh huh, I like it".

Easy to recognize bottle has a big owl face
Author jlburd
Contributor
#1008  Posted: Sep 5, 2016 18:16  

Heitz Wine Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014 $26.99 (Code 74107) This was one Brian was pouring at the Friday afternoon sampling at McIntyre. Nice balance of citrus, grassiness and oak. Might have guessed on-oaked but for the long finish. A touch on the high side for me for a Chard but glad I splurged for mrs. jlburd
Author dontime
Contributor
#1009  Posted: Sep 6, 2016 16:33  

J2K:
Tenet Wines Syrah The Pundit
$23.99. Item#49764

Very nice Syrah from Columbia Valley at a good price. Bigger fruit and body then typical from that area but like KC and the Sunshine band sang, " that's the way uh huh, uh huh, I like it".

Local shop down here has this on sale at $15. Heck of a deal at that price.
Author Worm
Registered User
#1010  Posted: Oct 1, 2016 19:59  

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2005
We popped this one because of some issues with our passive cellar. This was showing some bricking and seemed to be fully integrated on the pallet. Some tobacco along with some tart fruit. If you have ideal storage conditions it may have a few years left, but ours was ready to go and it was really very good. Probably my favorite Italian wine to date. If I was rating this I would go 4, that being said I don't have a lot of experience with BdM.
Author bigred
Contributor
#1011  Posted: Oct 2, 2016 20:55  

2006 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

10/2/2016 - 92 Points
This is in a very nice spot right now, and should be for some time. The aromas and flavors just wrap around the senses, with anise, leather, tea leaves, tobacco, black cherry, and earth. As typical with Anderson's, this is rich & savory, but not overpowering.
Author Mark
Contributor
#1012  Posted: Oct 2, 2016 21:53  

Hey bigred I drank my last one last Christmas. It had plenty of life ahead of it.
Author jlburd
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#1013  Posted: Nov 6, 2016 16:46  

Been drinking more beer and whiskey of late and some cellar defenders that have been down for a while. A couple of wines that stood out recently were the Domaine Leccia Patrimonio Rouge Corsica 2009 and the Domaine du Cayron 2009. The Corsican wine was the first I remember having but I would be interested in trying more. Lower ABV (13.5), balanced, fruity but also earthy. The Cayron was better than expected, with less of the rustic-icity that this group expects out of the wine. Spicy, with a long finish, lavender, licorice, everything that makes Gigondas the lower-priced twin sister to CdP. The only down side was that I have no more.
Author Mark
Contributor
#1014  Posted: Nov 19, 2016 18:59  

2009 Sequum Zinfandel
Code 30479 on sale for $18.99
A favorite Zin for a while now, really well balanced. This '09 is drinking beautifully and an absolute steal at the sale price. Had right next to the Martinelli Chairman's and the contrast was interesting. Martinelli was more of everything - more fruit, more oak, more alcohol. This was more my style overall. After last night I'm down to my last 2 bottles:-( There are just 11 bottles remaining in the state, all at store 4614 in Bala Cynwyd, and if I lived closer I'd be all over them. (PLCB description says "St. Helena" but the pretty label says "Kidd Ranch Napa Valley".)
Author jlburd
Contributor
#1015  Posted: Nov 20, 2016 09:15  

2007 Cote Bonneville. This is the reserve bottling of roughly 65/35 Cab and Merlot from a Yakima WA winery I had never heard of. Really really good. Great nose, definitely New World style of blend, dark cherry and cocoa at first with an amazing finish that was long and kept evolving. 30 seconds after the sip you get licorice, vanilla, some of the sherry taste that matched the higher ABV (14.2 percent). The good news is someone else shared it. the bad news is the winery wants $120 for it; best online I saw was $95.
Author bigred
Contributor
#1016  Posted: Nov 20, 2016 20:42  

2008 Côte Bonneville Cabernet Sauvignon DuBrul Vineyard

Funny you mention jlburd; I had this one a month or so ago and it was really outstanding. A friend shared, so the wallet did not take a hit.
Author jlburd
Contributor
#1017  Posted: Dec 11, 2016 16:18  

2012 Bodega Picos Gran Gregoriano Campo de Borja. This was a real pleasant surprise. My son-in-law shared this with us during a visit. I brought a 2008 Vineyard 29 Estate Cab that I got as a gift and the Campo de Borja held its own. Great old world qualities and very drinkable for its age. May not improve dramatically with age but doesn't need to. Dried cherries and cedar on the nose and palate. Nice acidity to balance the fruit. Bought at a local Richmond food store for $18 but it can be had for $14 online. Great QPR either way.
Author Tantore
Registered User
#1018  Posted: Dec 16, 2016 12:06  

Good night last night. Started with salon 1997, and that was epicly acidic with lots of lime curd notes. Very precise lines on this though not as intense as a recent 96, my favorite champagne ever.
Followed by a halfsie of krug rose nv. If the salon was slutty, this was the intellectual beauty. Lots of secondaries for some reason. Made us stop and think.
1996 ravenswood kunde zinfandel. I expected a mouthful of brown sugar but instead found a bunch of secondaries, mushroom, earth and umami for days. I really liked it, my buddy, who is a eurofreak thought he detected alcohol. I think he is crazy.
1996 comtes three nights ago was a badass sparkler with similar limey thing as the salon but some fresh cream added. I was blown away.
Author J2K
Contributor
#1019  Posted: Dec 21, 2016 19:59  

Tough week at Chez 4K.

First the water tank busted and flooded the basement. I opened a 2009 Carlisle Zin Papera Ranch. That some super magic juice- makes all your worries disappear.

A few days later the furnace decided that 20 degree weather was a good time to retire.
I kept warm by sipping on a few of those PLCB sale items like the 2008 Taylor Fladgate Port Vargellas.
Author acorelli
Registered User
#1020  Posted: Dec 24, 2016 19:59  

Christmas Eve Eve dinner:

2004 Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut
2008 Louis Latour Meursault -Blagny 1er cru Chateau de Blagny
2000 Chateau Lynch Bages (thanks, bigred!)
2003 Chateau d'Yquem

Food was pretty okay, too...
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