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by Dale McClaran
October 18th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Doubleback Wines Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 1
Views: 219

TN: 2017 Doubleback Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Doubleback Wines Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (10/18/2020) Not decanted but this was poured in the glass to breath for 2 hrs. A very, very good effort here. Shows loads of varietal character, dark cherry / cassis and the oak ads a welcome yet subtle...
by Dale McClaran
October 17th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvée Anne (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvée Anne (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Awesome note Dennis, sounds great. The 14 CA was my Eureka moment with WS Chard, and all in all, not that far behind the SVD offerings.
by Dale McClaran
October 12th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4707

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Jim Vincent wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Anyone else in the Portland area still waiting for their shipment that went out on Monday?
Yes, for whatever reason, it was not delivered though it was due to be delivered on Friday. Its says today, we'll see I guess.
by Dale McClaran
October 11th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Château Haut-Bailly (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 0
Views: 159

TN: 2015 Château Haut-Bailly (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

2015 Château Haut-Bailly - France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (10/11/2020) Decanted 8hrs. Extremely expressive right out of the gate, aromatics of deep, dark plums with a rosy edge. The darker hue and general nature of a warm / hot 2015 Bordeaux would suggest perhaps a bit of a beast in the g...
by Dale McClaran
October 6th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4707

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Though I live in Seattle my wine is being shipped to PDX with expected delivery on Friday. I must admit I find this an odd (read too early) set ship date of early Oct as the standard for the summer offer. Why not just wait a few more weeks which would reduce a little of the temp exposure for ground ...
by Dale McClaran
October 6th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi (Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG)
Replies: 1
Views: 109

TN: 2013 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi (Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG)

2013 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi - Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG (10/6/2020) Decanted 6 hrs. My first thought after a glass of this was the comparison to the 2015 Mastroberardino ‘normale’ which I had a couple of weeks ago – in terms of vibrancy, typicity, freshness and overall en...
by Dale McClaran
October 3rd, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN'S: A Thursday Night Whose Wines Did Not Suck: 10 CFE & 13 Clape
Replies: 1
Views: 236

TN'S: A Thursday Night Whose Wines Did Not Suck: 10 CFE & 13 Clape

2010 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile - France, Alsace (10/3/2020) It takes around 2.47 seconds after the first sip to know this is a high quality vintage for the Ol’ Cuvee Freddy E. Comes across as a hybrid of fleshy white peach and lemons; ripe yes, a touch of sweetness sure, but boatloads ...
by Dale McClaran
September 27th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Thank you all for the replies! I wanted to add this was my first Baudry, and came on radar to me via the fine folks here at WB. I also scored some of the 16 Clos Guillot from Martin S for some absurdly low price at $25. Perhaps Sam said it best: “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful f...
by Dale McClaran
September 26th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 19
Views: 813

TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (9/26/2020) Decanted 6 hrs. Started off a bit funky and with a slightly fecal scent, but after about 2 hrs. this rounded into form. In fact, this smelled more to my ideal of Bordeaux than most young Bordeau...
by Dale McClaran
September 15th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 1
Views: 189

TN: 2018 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

2018 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray (9/15/2020) Starts off with some very pronounced ginger and quince, quite exotic and perhaps a bit much in the early going. I served this too cold, as it warmed, more ‘Huety” stuff came out: mineral tension, salin...
by Dale McClaran
September 13th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: TN: 2009 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

I had an '09 Armada a week ago that was amazing. 2009 Cayuse Syrah Armada Vineyard - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (9/9/2020) My first of these. WOW this wine was delicious. Concentrated fruit flavors enhanced by the elegance of age. Could not ask for more. thrilled to have a...
by Dale McClaran
September 13th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 609

TN: 2009 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

2009 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (9/13/2020) Decanted 3 hrs. I have been drinking Cayuse since the 03 vintage, and with friends, family on the list or buying off my allocation, its always around my peeps. But as far as I can recollect, ...
by Dale McClaran
September 12th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai

Lee Short wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 12:04 pm
When Melissa and I tasted the 2018s with Dustin, our favorite was the Royal Anne Block.
We too had a great tasting with Dustin this summer, I am 100.00% with ya on the RAB being my personal favorite of the line up.
by Dale McClaran
September 12th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Replies: 0
Views: 112

TN: 2010 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

2010 Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru (9/12/2020) 3rd and final bottle, and this is has been a joy all three times, being perhaps the best showing of the three. Perfectly ripe Granny Smith apples provide a welcoming and voluptuous entry way...
by Dale McClaran
September 11th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai

Yep, pretty awesome label (I think KF's daughter painted it) too, but it kind of bummed me out seeing that beautiful valley, the cougar, Mt Hood in lieu of how that scene would have looked had it been painted over the last couple of days :(

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by Dale McClaran
September 11th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai
Replies: 17
Views: 901

TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai

2018 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (9/11/2020) Decanted 3 hrs. While I liked the bottle I had in shelter in place May, a much more complete package was revealed last night. Fairly dark for a Fox Pinot, emitting a very pretty nose of dark raspberr...
by Dale McClaran
September 7th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 L'Ecole No. 41 Apogée Pepper Bridge Vineyard
Replies: 0
Views: 154

TN: 2016 L'Ecole No. 41 Apogée Pepper Bridge Vineyard

2016 L'Ecole No. 41 Apogée Pepper Bridge Vineyard - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (9/7/2020) Decanted 2 hrs. Though the aromatics started off quite nicely, my first few sips had a lot more oak than I was expecting. After about an hour of drinking, the wood backed off, and it ...
by Dale McClaran
September 5th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva

FYI, the '16 regular bottling is outstanding. I checked in on it again recently. I've put some away, because I'm sure that has 10+ years of evolution ahead of it. I grabbed some more on sale at $22 something a bottle a couple of weeks ago. Crazy good deal. I love to pair Chianti with a steak on the...
by Dale McClaran
September 5th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Cadence Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: TN: 2007 Cadence Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard

Decanted 1 hr. In a wonderful spot now, a great union of dark plummy fruit, roses, and unsweetened chocolate while still having a solid backbone and spine. Might go another 5 if well stored. Always a big fan of the Bel Canto.
by Dale McClaran
September 3rd, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 10
Views: 608

TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva

2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (9/3/2020) Decanted 2 hrs. This is an easy note to write: Basically, textbook Chianti Reserva from a top shelf vintage. Dark cherries and a little leather lurk around the glass but it maint...
by Dale McClaran
August 30th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 4
Views: 403

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

Joe W i n o g r a d wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 10:40 am
And here I thought “For a few dollars more” was going to be a reference to the rapidly increasing price of this wine
rim shot! ;)
by Dale McClaran
August 30th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 4
Views: 403

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

2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia - Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (8/30/2020) Paired with a viewing of ‘For A Few Dollars More’ with my dad, what could be better? This being only my 2nd RLdH Blanco (1st was the 10 Gravonia), I had a good idea what to expect, and th...
by Dale McClaran
August 29th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard

We had a 2012 Murto last night. It was wonderful. Always one of my favorite Oregon pinot's. It's just entering its drinking window and developed more depth with air. It is silly good. Thanks for bumping this as I tend to forget about producers such as BP (among others) as there are so many new and ...
by Dale McClaran
August 24th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Viticoltori De Conciliis Fiano Donnaluna Paestum IGT
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: TN: 2018 Viticoltori De Conciliis Fiano Donnaluna Paestum IGT

Dale, Glad you liked it! There's an absolutely incredible picture of Bruno in the A16 cookbook that made me say "who is this guy? a decade ago. He's in some sort of tunic and they had jumped the ropes and so were standing right at the base of the Paestum ruins (which are incredible in themselves). ...
by Dale McClaran
August 23rd, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Viticoltori De Conciliis Fiano Donnaluna Paestum IGT
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: TN: 2018 Viticoltori De Conciliis Fiano Donnaluna Paestum IGT

2018 Viticoltori De Conciliis Fiano Donnaluna Paestum IGT - Italy, Campania, Paestum IGT (8/23/2020) Served with lemon thyme focaccia, great pairing. Loads of lemon that flirts with sweetness but never really crosses the line - fresh and pure, this was liquid sunshine in a glass and I highly recomm...
by Dale McClaran
August 23rd, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Viticoltori De Conciliis Fiano Donnaluna Paestum IGT
Replies: 5
Views: 224

TN: 2018 Viticoltori De Conciliis Fiano Donnaluna Paestum IGT

2018 Viticoltori De Conciliis Fiano Donnaluna Paestum IGT - Italy, Campania, Paestum IGT (8/23/2020) Served with lemon thyme focaccia, great pairing. Loads of lemon that flirts with sweetness but never really crosses the line - fresh and pure, this was liquid sunshine in a glass and I highly recomm...
by Dale McClaran
August 21st, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua (France, Provence, Bandol)

2016 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua - France, Provence, Bandol (8/21/2020) I enjoy being slapped around a little in the mouth from time to time. B (93 pts.) Posted from CellarTracker I didn't expect to read this descriptor in a wine board, but if it describes the experience then why not. champagn...
by Dale McClaran
August 21st, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 9
Views: 602

TN: 2016 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua (France, Provence, Bandol)

2016 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua - France, Provence, Bandol (8/21/2020) Decanted 6 hrs and served with pan seared halloumi and NY Steak on top of a bed of back lentils and sauted sweet peppers, a little oregano and basil on top, great pairing. Read somewhere that the Migoua is a little ‘softer...
by Dale McClaran
August 18th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 1
Views: 259

TN: 2017 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett

2017 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (8/18/2020) Decanted 6hrs - and a good reminder to continue this with my younger higher end whites. Youthfully imploded on the nose, leaning with some sulfuresque orchard fruits and a sensation of sweetness. Some...
by Dale McClaran
August 16th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Faury Condrieu & 1999 Guigal Hermitage
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Faury Condrieu & 1999 Guigal Hermitage

Haven't had much Guigal in years but always considered his red Hermitage and Gigondas the "hidden gems" of his portfolio. I agree about your conclusion regarding Faury, even though I don't think I have tried their Condrieu. Hey Greg, If you can find the Condrieu, definitely worth the $50 price tag....
by Dale McClaran
August 16th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Faury Condrieu & 1999 Guigal Hermitage
Replies: 4
Views: 273

TN: 2017 Domaine Faury Condrieu & 1999 Guigal Hermitage

2017 Domaine Faury Condrieu - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Condrieu (8/16/2020) The more I drink from Faury, the more impressed I am with the quality of the wines, all the more so for the prices - always great value for the dollar. No exception here, a lovely Condrieu, stone fruit come to mind, e...
by Dale McClaran
August 15th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 5
Views: 272

TN: 2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

2017 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola - Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC (8/15/2020) Decanted 5 hrs. Very ripe nose, plums smoke and some light florals. Starts off with a push of black strawberries, slightly pulpy, juicy even. Then a pretty big wave of tannin hits, destroying any idea of this be...
by Dale McClaran
August 10th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 1970 Borogno Barolo, 1970 Chateau la Gaffeliere, 2009 Lopez de Heredia Rosado Gran Reserva
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: TNs: 1970 Borogno Barolo, 1970 Chateau la Gaffeliere, 2009 Lopez de Heredia Rosado Gran Reserva

Are you a 70 man too Dennis? Happy Birthday And I knew there was a reason I seem to like the same wines as you! The 09 Rosado is just such a treat, nothing in the word quite tastes like it.
by Dale McClaran
August 4th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pieropan Soave Classico (Italy, Veneto, Soave Classico)
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: TN: 2018 Pieropan Soave Classico (Italy, Veneto, Soave Classico)

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Checked total wine, nothing available to ship in California and only La Rocca available for pickup in California. Would otherwise be a great use for otherwise useless Total Wine coupons (if not excluded0.
My Bad Barry, Wine.com.

Multitasking not so well this Tuesday ;)
by Dale McClaran
August 4th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pieropan Soave Classico (Italy, Veneto, Soave Classico)
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: TN: 2018 Pieropan Soave Classico (Italy, Veneto, Soave Classico)

FYI - Wine.com seems to have the Classico and the Calvarino and the Rocca.

Ive also been pounding the straight 15 'Soave' that was available for $10 locally, certainly these whites can hang around a good spell.
by Dale McClaran
August 4th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi Vigne d'Alto
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: TN: 2012 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi Vigne d'Alto

Big time fan Oliver, I lean slightly to the Le Coste bottling but both vintages I've tried of (2011 and 2012) VdA have been terrific. The Grecomusc white was super interesting as well, but haven't been able to find it so far this summer.
by Dale McClaran
August 4th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pieropan Soave Classico (Italy, Veneto, Soave Classico)
Replies: 5
Views: 313

TN: 2018 Pieropan Soave Classico (Italy, Veneto, Soave Classico)

2018 Pieropan Soave Classico - Italy, Veneto, Soave Classico (8/4/2020) Without question this is my go to white for the summer of 2020. A glycerol texture suggests sweetness, but this perfectly dry with an satisfying combo of fresh squeezed lemon juice and herbs such as oregano. Closing with a mild...
by Dale McClaran
August 2nd, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese #8 'Lang Pichter'
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: TN: 2015 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese #8 'Lang Pichter'

Indeed, I have no where near the depth of experience you have, but it's not hard to understand the throwback quality when it setting right your glass. BTW I have been LOVING the 16 U.W. Halbtroken # 7 this summer, liquid sunshine so say I.
by Dale McClaran
August 2nd, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi Vigne d'Alto
Replies: 2
Views: 193

TN: 2012 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi Vigne d'Alto

2012 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi Vigne d'Alto - Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG (8/2/2020) After falling in love with the Lonardo’s 2011’s, finally to the chance to pull a 12 for comparison. Decanted 6 hrs. Great nose, full of roses and spices, some tar, dark fruits, I just adore wh...
by Dale McClaran
August 2nd, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese #8 'Lang Pichter'
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: TN: 2015 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese #8 'Lang Pichter'

Great note David! Haven't had a Merkelbach Auslese yet, but Vinopolis in PDX has tons of the stuff - will remedy soon. I too have found them to be about a level lower on the Pradikat (not always) in comparison to most other producers.
by Dale McClaran
August 1st, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Bloom's Field
Replies: 6
Views: 455

TN: 2017 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Bloom's Field

2017 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Bloom's Field - USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (8/1/2020) Decanted 3 hrs. Kathleen bought this as she really liked Raj Parr’s background from watching Somm3 I think on Netflix, first time for either of us. Seems like a lot is going on here, but th...
by Dale McClaran
July 30th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2938
Views: 196574

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2015 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heritage - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (7/30/2020) The more Bedrock I drink the more I am coming around to the fact that while a few of the reds drink well young, they need to sleep before the real party starts. With that in mind, after 5 years thi...
by Dale McClaran
July 25th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Alfred Merkelbach Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Spätlese #1
Replies: 2
Views: 155

TN: 2017 Alfred Merkelbach Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Spätlese #1

2017 Alfred Merkelbach Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Spätlese #1 - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (7/25/2020) SE Asian food on the menu, out comes the Merkelbach. Somewhat front heavy on the front half in terms of sweetness, but airation certainly seemed to bring this into balance and focus. Ripe papaya ...
by Dale McClaran
July 23rd, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Vietti Barolo Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: A Few Vietti Barolo Wines

Thank you for the notes Jeremy. Always a treat to pop a cork on a Vietti, from the wallet very friendly Tre-Vigne Barbera to the single vineyard treasures. I had the 04 Brunate earlier this year and I'm still thinking about how good it was, similar to your great note on the 06 Rocche. Side note and ...
by Dale McClaran
July 18th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kevin White Winery Syrah En Hommage
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: TN: 2017 Kevin White Winery Syrah En Hommage

Pound for Pound one of the better Syrahs under $40 in the State, no make that the best. But you know this already, great data point John!
by Dale McClaran
July 18th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 304

TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyard

2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (7/18/2020) Served in Reidel Chardonnay Extreme stems. Initially a tad too cold, but the upside was in effect, it isolated the fruit character and certainly it was one the most gorgeous renditio...
by Dale McClaran
July 12th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ? On Pieropan Soave labels
Replies: 2
Views: 312

? On Pieropan Soave labels

I was at Fred Meyers down in Vancouver WA, and to my surprise I saw the 2015 on sale for $10. The label just says 'Soave' nothing else. I have a few 18's which are labeled as 'Soave Classico' and looking at CT, there is an image of a label of the 2015 'Soave Classico" So my question is, where there ...
by Dale McClaran
July 12th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1655
Views: 116919

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

16 Carlisle Carlisle - more elegant than I would have guessed but could be a contender for laying down longer than your normal Carlisle Zin. And it was very good, lets be clear.

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