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Author acorelli
Registered User
#121  Posted: Apr 8, 2012 08:51  

Latour 2006 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot. Elegant, satisfying.
Author J2K
Contributor
#122  Posted: Apr 8, 2012 23:52  

Jacobs Creek Shiraz Reserve............dude, not bad for $12.99
Author masi3v
Registered User
#123  Posted: Apr 10, 2012 09:27  

2006 Cosentino Cigarzin. Picked this up at the winery a few years ago. Very nice--and I am not a huge zin fan.

Blog: http://thedrunkencyclist.wordpress.org
Author dontime
Contributor
#124  Posted: Apr 10, 2012 21:00  

2008 Redheads Studio Shiraz Barrel Monkeys

Digging it.
Author Mark
Contributor
#125  Posted: Apr 10, 2012 21:06  

A whole lotta nuthin', just hoping this cold passes by Saturday.
Author jhplcb3607
Registered User
#126  Posted: Apr 11, 2012 01:19  

2011 A to Z Rose (Oregon). Fresh and dry with tangy cherry and watermelon flavors with well-meshed acidity. Tasty!
Author Tantore
Registered User
#127  Posted: Apr 11, 2012 08:35  

2005 Jones The Sisters. Awesome fruity cab.
Author dontime
Contributor
#128  Posted: Apr 11, 2012 09:18  

Tan - love The Sisters.
Author Tantore
Registered User
#129  Posted: Apr 11, 2012 21:07  

Love stealing it at auction for $35 ;)
Tonight: 2004 Numanthia Termes. An oak stick. Hard as nails.
Author J2K
Contributor
#130  Posted: Apr 11, 2012 22:52 | Edited by: J2K  

2005 Clarendon Hills Merlot-- interesting Merlot from down under, dark fruit, with blood and iron, lots of flavor, and I like it. The g/f's quote was, "smells and taste like a fresh wound."
Author bigred
Contributor
#131  Posted: Apr 12, 2012 12:11  

J2K:
"smells and taste like a fresh wound."

J2k, I sometimes worry about you guys :)
Author jlburd
Contributor
#132  Posted: Apr 12, 2012 13:42  

How 2 consenting adults spend their time in private is not our business Red, although I gotta say that among all the flavor profiles I'm going for with wine, "fresh wound" isn't on the list. Perhaps more about this can be shared Sat. eve
Author dontime
Contributor
#133  Posted: Apr 12, 2012 18:41  

I'd like to discuss Saturday night also. I'm especially interested in the nuances between a "fresh wound" and just an ordinary "picked scab."
Author bigred
Contributor
#134  Posted: Apr 12, 2012 21:35 | Edited by: bigred  

2002 Varozza Vineyards Petite Sirah
Had an extra bottle around after the PS tasting last month at Biba. To quote tonypoli from that tasting "this is really big". ...Ya, this is a ridiculously huge wine, ..but really good. And almost a sin not to be drinking this with a rare porterhouse.
Author tonypoli
Registered User
#135  Posted: Apr 12, 2012 22:31  

2011 (yes, 2011) Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
According to the proprietor at Wine Me Up in Bakersfield, CA (stopped in to see my grandson on the way back from Japan. Saw the Buccos take one on the chin in Dodger Stadium last night) this wine is produced from the original plantings of SB in New Zealand. Grapefruit and a bit of stoney minerality exploding all over the mouth, clean and crisp with a nice finish. We have shrimp and chicken on the grill, along with some peppers and onions for fajitas. This is going to be good. Not so big, but good.

Love shopping for wine in California. Nice variety, good prices, nice access to wine and knowledge...

I'm really going to miss Saturday, especially with "fresh wound" discussions going on...
Author Tantore
Registered User
#136  Posted: Apr 13, 2012 10:02  

I love fresh wound in syrah. Iron, blood, raw beef. Its what jaw dropping Albans are all about :)
Author Hawk
Registered User
#137  Posted: Apr 13, 2012 12:33  

Burgess 2007 Cabernet Napa Valley. Really nice Cab which improved over a two hour dinner. Full bodied. Dark cherry and plum.

My tasting notes pale when compared to the descriptive brillance of the "fresh wound" discussion. I'm humbled.
Author dontime
Contributor
#138  Posted: Apr 14, 2012 15:23  

Need to drink something prior to leaving for tonight's tasting...
Author acorelli
Registered User
#139  Posted: Apr 14, 2012 16:31  

to inoculate yourself against all that white wine?
Author lmc4393
Registered User
#140  Posted: Apr 15, 2012 08:34  

2010 Domaine Jaume Cotes du Rhone Les Collines Blanc

Merchant Reviews
The Jaume family owns 80 hectare of well-exposed vineyard where the Grenache fruit performs at its best because of ideal microclimatic conditions and the limestone-rich soil of Vinsobres in the southern Rhône, where the Jaumes have farmed since 1905. The vineyards in the hills overlooking the original estate produce this cépage of Marsanne, Roussane and Clairette. A floral nose and flavors of roasted nuts and apples are buoyed by bright acidity. This is also (surprisingly) a wine with long-term aging capabilities - proven on all of our visits when we're greeted with past vintages extending back over ten years.
-- Greg Moore, Moore Brothers, June 6, 2011
Author lmc4393
Registered User
#141  Posted: Apr 16, 2012 12:02  

The roses are trickling into the stores. My favorites are from Tavel which hasn't arrived yet. This one is a very nice example of Provence rose.

Code: 39312
Description: Chateau D'Esclans Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence Rose 2011
Size: 750 ML
Price: $18.99
Author shdonnelly
Registered User
#142  Posted: Apr 18, 2012 20:07  

RouteStock 'Route 99' 2009 Pinot Noir

$20 Pinots from Willamette do still exist. Not bad, enough acidity to hold up against the meal, raspberries on the palate and i was not complaining about the price...not loudly anyway.

Brought it to a dinner party where i only got one glass until the bottle was empty and the other guests moved back to white zin and bulk pg. For shame
Author masi3v
Registered User
#143  Posted: Apr 18, 2012 21:53  

Had a nice rosé on Monday:

2007 Château Paradis Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Terre des Anges

Details here:

http://thedrunkencyclist.wordpress.com/
Author Tantore
Registered User
#144  Posted: Apr 19, 2012 08:59  

Last night:
Seasmoke chardonnay Gratis. Oak bomb.
2005 Jones the Sisters (again) Delicious
2006 Two Hands Charlie's Patch. Gritty texture but good.
2007 Kosta Browne Pinot Sonoma Coast. As usual...great texture and lots of fruit. Green note in it I havent experienced before.
Author acorelli
Registered User
#145  Posted: Apr 21, 2012 00:19  

2007 Latour Gevrey-Chambertin. I would like to be dismissive of this light-bodied wine, but it keeps _talking_ to me...
Author J2K
Contributor
#146  Posted: Apr 21, 2012 17:51  

2009 Henry Fessy Moulin a Vent Cru Beaujolais

Becoming a bigger fan Gamay and Cru Beaujolais, especially these 09's. This one is $17 at PLCB.

Very dark color, nose of fresh black cherries. Palate is fuller body than I expected, black cherry plus sour and tart raspberry with some charcoal, gravel and hint of minerality. Good acidty and finish which turns to darker fruit. Solid wine and good QPR. Could use a few years to age.
Author bigred
Contributor
#147  Posted: Apr 21, 2012 20:36  

2005 Château de Reignac - Good value Bordeaux. 75/25 merlot. Graphite, dark cherry, cedar. Not fantastic, just solid.
Author Hawk
Registered User
#148  Posted: Apr 25, 2012 21:42  

Graffigna Malbec Reserva 2010. Picked it up to try because it had a good rating and was on sale for $9.99. Flora and blueberry on nose. Dark fruit (blueberry & blackberry) with vanilla bean. Good balance. Great QPR. 89 pts. I'm always looking for those inexpensive daily drinkers, and this is one.
Author acorelli
Registered User
#149  Posted: Apr 25, 2012 22:30  

2007 Nino Negri Inferno. We see so little wine from Valtellina, I was shocked to find this at the Perry Highway store. At $23 this is affordable poetry in the glass. From Victor Hazan _Italian Wine_ (1982) - my bible when I lived in Italy:

"The grape for Valtellina is nebbiolo, although here it is known by a local name, chiavennasca. However it is called, the brilliant, garnet color, the alcohol nose trailing scents of violet and tar, the depth of flavor, the slow tapering off of the aftertaste leaves no doubt as to the true nebbiolo character of Valtellina wines."

The "alcohol nose" dissipates after a few minutes, and to me there is a cedary aspect that Hazan does not cite. In reference to the Inferno sub-region, Hazan says "Inferno can be beautifully balanced, delivering deep flavor with grace and even charm."

Yup.
Author Mark
Contributor
#150  Posted: Apr 26, 2012 15:29 | Edited by: Mark  

acorelli:
The "alcohol nose" dissipates after a few minutes, and to me there is a cedary aspect that Hazan does not cite. In reference to the Inferno sub-region, Hazan says "Inferno can be beautifully balanced, delivering deep flavor with grace and even charm."

Yup.

But did it have anything to SAY to you??
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