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by Dale McClaran
July 21st, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico
Replies: 2
Views: 58

TN: 2015 Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico

2015 Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (7/21/2019) What a delight this was. I was all set to buy the Felsina CC for an impromptu pizza wine, and noticed a strong pitch on the price tag from the wine steward, and this was $7 cheaper. Glad I di...
by Dale McClaran
June 30th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Copain Hawks Butte Syrah
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: TN: 2014 Copain Hawks Butte Syrah

Great note Frank. Brings back a lot of fond memories and like Mike, my Copain stash is dwindling down to a few bottles. I'm still holding the 07 HB and JB - and based on your last note on the 07 HB, I may just see what happens with a few more years in the cellar.
by Dale McClaran
June 30th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 5
Views: 499

TN: 2016 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

2016 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (6/30/2019) Decanted 6 hrs. Quite a bit of hype on the Felsina / Chianti 16's and based upon last night's performance and if one leans towards nuanced and balanced wine with all the ...
by Dale McClaran
June 29th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Blanc (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 1
Views: 255

TN: 2016 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Blanc (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

2016 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Blanc - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (6/29/2019) A rec from the ever reliable Eric P @ Sec Wines. Starts out strong right out of the gate, mainly orchard stone fruits on the nose and I could almost smell some viscosity in the form a slight soapy quality, s...
by Dale McClaran
June 15th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Gems from OR (under $40 too) 16 B. House 'Cascadia' Chard - 16 Kelley Fox Momtazi Pinot
Replies: 4
Views: 503

TN: Two Gems from OR (under $40 too) 16 B. House 'Cascadia' Chard - 16 Kelley Fox Momtazi Pinot

2016 Brick House Chardonnay Cascadia - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (6/15/2019) From a pop and pour, this was hitting the ground running. Delivering a yellow core that wasn’t big on specific fruit traits, but hit the bulls eye on a bright, energetic citric acid themed palate. Gained...
by Dale McClaran
June 9th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Terredora di Paolo Taurasi CampoRe (Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG)
Replies: 0
Views: 285

TN: 2006 Terredora di Paolo Taurasi CampoRe (Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG)

2006 Terredora di Paolo Taurasi CampoRe - Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG (6/9/2019) Decanted 3 hrs. Good showing for this 13 year old Taurasi, chock full of the trademark cherry and iron traits I associate with Aglianico. As the tannins are still fairly prominent, I can only imagine what this tasted...
by Dale McClaran
June 8th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes

Great note dale. My “only problem” with this wine is that it’s so damned good already that I’ll need to get it away from my hands quickly Indeed Keith, such is how we suffer for our passions :) BTW - I haven't cracked it open yet, but i have it on reliable source that the 16 Faury St Joe Blanc is w...
by Dale McClaran
June 8th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 3
Views: 463

TN: 2016 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes

2016 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (6/8/2019) Decanted 2 hrs. At first pour, this seemed almost 2015-ish, very dark in color, ripe berry scents, the sweetness of oak. An hour later in the decanter, completely different story. All fruits scents ...
by Dale McClaran
June 2nd, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: TN: 1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà

Mattstolz wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 1:22 pm
do you feel like this evolved while in the glass? 30 mins seems like such a short decant for a produttori
Hi Matt, decanting time was a little out of my control but I'd hazard 1 to 2 hrs tops would have been fine.
by Dale McClaran
June 2nd, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: TN: 1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 10:14 am
Yum
Indeed David I could have saved some time on my note with those three letters, pretty much sums it up.
by Dale McClaran
June 2nd, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà
Replies: 7
Views: 696

TN: 1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà

1999 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (6/2/2019) Decanted 30 min. While not served with an ideal food pairing, this was nonetheless a really good bottle from the Ol' Co-op. Soy and roses dominate much of the nose and palate, and I'm in agreem...
by Dale McClaran
June 1st, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Camus-Bruchon & Fils Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Narbantons
Replies: 0
Views: 296

TN: 2014 Domaine Camus-Bruchon & Fils Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Narbantons

2014 Domaine Camus-Bruchon & Fils Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Narbantons - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru (6/1/2019) Decanted 8 hrs. Quite the attractive nose with autumnal decay playing of baking spice notes, fragrant floral oils, very Beaune. With additional air (6 hr...
by Dale McClaran
May 18th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva (Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja)
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: TN: 2012 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva (Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja)

2012 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva - Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/17/2019) Day 1: One of the best under $20 wines from Spain on a regular basis. (92 pts.) Posted from CellarTracker John, I couldn't agree more. In fact, just last night I had a 07 Andrew Will Champoux that I had been looking...
by Dale McClaran
May 14th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial
Replies: 5
Views: 237

TN: 2009 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

2009 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial - Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (5/14/2019) Decanted 6 hrs and served with braised oxtails and chorizo, a superb pairing I might add. The 07 was my first Ygay, and while I really enjoyed it, this wine is a clear step above. Yes, the use of...
by Dale McClaran
May 13th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia
Replies: 26
Views: 1108

Re: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia

Chris T. wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 4:50 pm
I still have two. Unsure if I should sell them or just drink them or trade them
Have you tried it yet Chris? At the very least give one bottle a go, like it or not, this really worth your time given the unique make up of this puppy.
by Dale McClaran
May 12th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia
Replies: 26
Views: 1108

Re: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia

+ 1 to the color post, really unique hue of orange for a table wine.
by Dale McClaran
May 12th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia
Replies: 26
Views: 1108

Re: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia

Hi Larry,

I don't have a specific temp for you other than it was well within the range of my normal white and did seem to develop as it warmed. Certainly a decant might have helped, certainly wouldn't have harmed it, that's for sure.
by Dale McClaran
May 12th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia
Replies: 26
Views: 1108

TN: 2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia

2009 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia - Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/12/2019) I can’t think of the last time I have had so much anticipation of a rose, and with good reason as this truly was a singular experience. Lots of notes on CT describe ‘paint thinner or ‘petrol’ whi...
by Dale McClaran
April 26th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Cadence Coda (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain)
Replies: 2
Views: 186

TN: 2017 Cadence Coda (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain)

2017 Cadence Coda - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain (4/26/2019) Decanted at breakfast - bout 10 hrs of air. After the immediate pop of juicy black cherry, this quickly shows its cab franc hand, though its only 25% of the blend (45% merlot - 23% Cab Sav - 7% petite verdot) - as lots o...
by Dale McClaran
April 24th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro

Pat Martin wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 6:37 am
Prices sure have come down a lot for this wine over the last 5-6 years.
For sure, I got the 14 for around $25(ish) from JJ Buckley this winter, and while its not going to crack a top ten for this producer, it was very fine if slightly rustic in its own right. 8’s and 10’s are in a deep slumber.
by Dale McClaran
April 22nd, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 L'Ecole No. 41 Ferguson Vineyard
Replies: 0
Views: 123

TN: 2015 L'Ecole No. 41 Ferguson Vineyard

2015 L'Ecole No. 41 Ferguson Vineyard - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (4/22/2019) Decanted 6 hrs. I hadn’t had a L’Ecole 41 that was over $25 in at least a decade, but tasting this a couple summers ago at the winery and learning of the high elevation and volcanic soil, I was ...
by Dale McClaran
April 20th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5
Replies: 3
Views: 268

TN: 2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5

2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5 - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (4/20/2019) Delivers an immediate impact of fresh papaya and ripe pears; perhaps a touch of youthful chubbiness as the sweetness imparts a light honeyed quality. Snaps up quickly on the back half has the palate ...
by Dale McClaran
April 16th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Fuder #7
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: TN: 2016 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Fuder #7

Well priced too, this was all win. Can't wait to try the standard Spat, I have the 16 UW Spatlese #6 in the batters box.
by Dale McClaran
April 16th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Fuder #7
Replies: 3
Views: 143

TN: 2016 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Fuder #7

2016 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken Fuder #7 - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (4/16/2019) "A prime example of what I call “hidden sweetness” – residual sugar playing a supportive and catalytic role while not engendering any overt sense of sweetness – this will perform...
by Dale McClaran
April 15th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 20
Views: 797

Re: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

I meant to also ask how the recent vintages are doing since Bob Betz left? Like Todd, the last PDF I purchased was the 08, and the newest vintage I have is the 09 La Cote Rousse.
by Dale McClaran
April 15th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 20
Views: 797

Re: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

Thanks for the reply’s gents. My big takeaway from this bottle (and yet another example) is how well these not only age, but evolve and blossom in the process. I really don’t think my last bottle of 04 PDF was flawed, it just wasn’t exciting nor memorable in anyway. Just needed time I guess. Also, I...
by Dale McClaran
April 14th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille
Replies: 20
Views: 797

TN: 2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille

2004 Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (4/14/2019) My last go with this 04 PdF in 2012 didn’t leave that much of an impression with me, seemed a little flat and all in all dull. Whether it was due to an off bottle or just needed time, hard to say, but...
by Dale McClaran
April 8th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 4
Views: 360

TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (4/8/2019) Decanted 4hrs. The nose took a while to focus, but once it did, really lovely aromas emerged such as balsamic infused cherry, iron, a touch of leather, and cool mint leave...
by Dale McClaran
April 7th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1707

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

I wish I knew how the 2004 Rancia was doing. I bought bottles on release from two different east coast sources, and they were all heat damaged. David, i’ll Try to get a note together later, but I am drinking the 04 as I type, it has all the makings of a classic Rancia, structured to the hilt with a...
by Dale McClaran
April 6th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1411
Views: 90753

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

16 PS Palisades Vineyard - in a word, wow. One of the best young Carlisles I have ever had and very much worth a go if you have a few of these.
by Dale McClaran
March 31st, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 3
Views: 340

TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia - Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (3/31/2019) Decanted 6hrs. Showing small traces of oak on the nose, but very much in the background, allowing for the dark fruits to sit centerstage. Alluring spice notes as well. Exceptionally clean presen...
by Dale McClaran
March 28th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Domaine Vocoret et Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: TN: 1979 Domaine Vocoret et Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Wow, and to think what this went for in 1981-ish, $?

Great and very under the radar producer for sure. Johnny Come Lately for this poster, but the 2014 La Foret (reg not VV) is perhaps one of the better $20 whites I have ever had.
by Dale McClaran
March 23rd, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG)
Replies: 0
Views: 196

TN: 2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG)

2014 Fontodi Chianti Classico - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (3/23/2019) Cork out for 6 hrs no decant. Bright and good energy to the red cherry fruit, some consistent spice notes throughout, a slight suggestion of leather and all in all very nice. I think I liked this a tad more t...
by Dale McClaran
March 15th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 77
Views: 6488

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

I’m in Madison WI for a fun filled three day weekend. Walked into a wine shop (SQUARE WINE COMPANY), hoping to geta nice $25 red for the room, had a lovely chat with the owner, and she had some of the 09 Rosado so I bought two for $32 each. She said 3 cases was all that came to WI. Great store BTW, ...
by Dale McClaran
March 14th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT: The Gilded Sage
Replies: 16
Views: 1243

Re: CT: The Gilded Sage

Dear Beserkers, I’m happy to report that after a 3 year hiatus, The Gilded Sage has blessed us with another TN from Ashton Manor. Looks like he had a splendid bottle 1824 Pedro Domecq Jerez-Xeres Sherry Bolivar Amontillado under a high degree of duress. Seriously though, Mr. Sage is 100% pure wine t...
by Dale McClaran
March 13th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Barbie Freedom Hill Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Barbie Freedom Hill Vineyard

Roger, I absolutely loved the Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc, Thanks for the note, these PB’s are so tasty.

Don, the Freedom Hill was the best Pinto Blanc I have ever had, including the Alsace big dogs like ZH or Weinbach.
by Dale McClaran
March 11th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dauvissat: more fruit, less briney character?
Replies: 9
Views: 824

Re: Dauvissat: more fruit, less briney character?

I have yet to taste a 2014 Chablis that didn’t hit the ‘classic’ profile to some degree, in many cases, textbook examples.
by Dale McClaran
March 10th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

John Glas wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 11:32 am
I know it sold out but what is the most recent vintage of La Fraternite go for?


$23 ish.
by Dale McClaran
March 10th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 120
Views: 12751

Re: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

2015 Xavier Gerard Côte-Rôtie - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (3/10/2019) Decanted 6 hrs. Certainly no sneaking this by as anything other than a 2015, the dead give way of the deep purpled hue, ripe berry nose, and lots of other stuff indicating a forward leaning vintage. The blackberry...
by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

I saw your notes and John, well done! I'll add some thoughts later today or tomorrow.
by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

Thanks for posting John, in my book the this producer is the the WA St. Rhone QPR champ, and by a country mile.
by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Thivin CdB - Is there a more consistent QPR?
Replies: 26
Views: 1401

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Thivin CdB - Is there a more consistent QPR?

Decanted 3 hrs. The increased delineation in the fruit profile vs my last go with this last April was striking; clear cut blackish strawberry fruit carries an ever so slight pulpy quality but its backed up with more than ample structure. I love the minty-ness, some cracked pepper, sweet violets, goo...
by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert

Thanks for checking in on this and irrespective of how this would be pegged in the great equalizer of blind tasting, I think we can all agree as Vincent said that this should shine for many years
by Dale McClaran
March 3rd, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Vin Wine Merchants
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Re: Grand Vin Wine Merchants

Randy Meyer wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 10:09 am
Purchased many great Italians as well as Bordeaux. Nothing but the best service.
+1 Great operation, nothing but positive experiences.

BTW their retail store is a really neat experience as well and often have some interesting things open for tasting too.
by Dale McClaran
February 24th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 10160

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Six Pack here - 1 sav blanc, 1 rose, 2 Under the Mt. and 2 of the Monticello Cab. Never had the cab nor the Under the Mt, so will try them both this Spring as it sounds like they will both drink well young.
by Dale McClaran
February 24th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1707

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

Jurgen Steinke wrote: Slightly off topic but I tasted the 2016 normale recently and was very impressed. Amongst the best CC I had. And I had many. We had a bottle of this last evening and completed agree. This is a great value for $20. Ed Jurgen, This is good to hear as this wine is always around a...
by Dale McClaran
February 24th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 1
Views: 387

TN: 2008 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

2008 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (2/24/2019) Decanted 4 hrs. Mid weight Pauillac that is really in a good spot right now. Not a rock star, blockbuster, nor the 2nd coming, instead this is very comfortable in its delivery of gentle cassis fruit that caresses instead...
by Dale McClaran
February 23rd, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir La Paulée (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 225

TN: 2010 Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir La Paulée (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

2010 Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir La Paulée - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (2/23/2019) 'Unscrewcapped in the am drank around 7pm. Part of the PDX price dump, this certainly delivers. Bright and nervy, this carries a tasty edge of dark berries that have the acidic zip of a red fruit, such as a ra...
by Dale McClaran
February 17th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1411
Views: 90753

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2009 Carlisle Syrah Sonoma County - USA, California, Sonoma County (2/17/2019) I drank my last of 7 bottles of this amazing wine last evening with braised pork shoulder chops. What an amazing QPR this has been. And to tell you the truth I believe this bottle may have been the best bottle. Beautiful...
by Dale McClaran
February 17th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: TN: 2005 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello

Reminds me of a an 05 Asili I need to be pulling out of storage, thanks for the great note here!

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