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by Dale McClaran
October 18th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2045

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

2001 Altare Brunate. Label it as modernist or however you like, but I know a great wine when it's right of front of me and all the boxes were checked on this one, with years to go.
by Dale McClaran
October 18th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aglianico
Replies: 39
Views: 994

Re: Aglianico

Cantine Lonardo makes some terrific and very ageworthy Taurasi's - leaning modern, but not by much. The 'Le Coste' has a striking elegance with the power of a coiled tiger, just waiting to strike.
by Dale McClaran
October 13th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Uber-Saugvignon Croft Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: TN: 2017 J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Uber-Saugvignon Croft Vineyard

Dale, nice review. FWIW, I can also recommend to you the Oregon SB that Andrew Rich makes with fruit also from the Croft Vineyard. Not a ringer for Sancerre, but to me it combines appealing qualities of both Sancerre and the better NZ style Sauvignon Blancs. Might be worth a try at about half the t...
by Dale McClaran
October 13th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Uber-Saugvignon Croft Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 202

TN: 2017 J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Uber-Saugvignon Croft Vineyard

2017 J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Uber-Saugvignon Croft Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (10/13/2019) If you would have told me that I would have come home from a great day of tasting at Kelley Fox, Brick House, and J. Christopher, and one of the top three wines tasted was a $45 Sav Blan...
by Dale McClaran
October 6th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard

Wise purchase Don, and what did it set you back, $40? OR Chardonnay is simply on fire right now with so many excellent options at $25 to $70. I know a lot of producers are getting Chard love here, W. Scott, Good Fellow, Cameron etc, but one i think that is under the radar, but have making quality Ch...
by Dale McClaran
October 6th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 429

TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard

2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (10/6/2019) Kelley Fox makes a Chard? Yes Please! While very, very young, I was suprised at the early accessibility. An immediate impact of richness hits the palate, but being 100% in neutral ...
by Dale McClaran
October 5th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Foradori Sgarzon Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: TN: 2016 Foradori Sgarzon Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

Right there with ya Tom. Fun back story on why I bought these - my better half who mainly rides my coat tales on the wines we drink, was adamant that I get her some Foradori. I did a quick double take as these are squarely in the wine nerds domain, where did she get this intel from? There is a show ...
by Dale McClaran
October 5th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Foradori Sgarzon Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Replies: 4
Views: 277

TN: 2016 Foradori Sgarzon Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

2016 Foradori Sgarzon Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT - Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT (10/5/2019) Decanted 6 hrs. The first thing that jumped out to me was the contrast between the dark, intense looking deep red ‘ to the actual palate impact - it was light, almost buoyant, very ...
by Dale McClaran
September 21st, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 6088

Re: Cayuse is Live

jbray23 wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 2:18 pm
windowmaker....

Me too - In fact, I forgot I even wish listed it which would have been at least 8 years ago.
by Dale McClaran
September 15th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1453
Views: 97976

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

11 Sonoma Co. Zin - just shaking my head, this is my early drinking go to Carlisle yet this was so alive and fresh after 8 years. As this bottle was stolen from my dads cellar (I'll make it up to him - trust me) but I need to find a way not to drink my stash of these so quickly after release, is the...
by Dale McClaran
September 8th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2277
Views: 147216

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Papera Ranch (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley) 9/8/2019 rated 94 points: Decanted 2 hrs. With my sincerest apologies to the Bedrock Dolinsek Ranch (which I love too) , but for my palate, The Bedrock Papera is the champion of the early drinking...
by Dale McClaran
September 4th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: TN: 2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

Interesting note David, thank you. If I hadn’t seen the vintage I might have concluded this was the 08.
by Dale McClaran
September 1st, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Von Schubert - Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 23
Views: 835

Re: TN: 2016 Von Schubert - Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

Cut my VSMG teeth on the 06 Herrenberg Auslese No. 49 - and while it took me a few years to start buying later vintages, I have loved them all. The Kabs in particular are ridiculously good wines which happen to be less than $25. I would pay more given the quality level.
by Dale McClaran
August 31st, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 16 W. Scott X Novo & 09 Comte A. Clos Epeneaux Pommard
Replies: 0
Views: 312

TN - 16 W. Scott X Novo & 09 Comte A. Clos Epeneaux Pommard

2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (8/31/2019) As many have noted, the nose carries a bot of sulfery reduction with traces of matchstick. Give this air if you can. Pristine and chiseled, this hits with an immediate attack of powerful ci...
by Dale McClaran
August 25th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: TN: 2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia

To John’s point and I was in hurry to get this note written before family Sunday Fun time, the oxidative notes did seem to calm down with air, I think we spent 90 minutes with it - split between 4 adults - so I wouldn’t hesitate to decant going forward.
by Dale McClaran
August 25th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: TN: 2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia

I've occasionally thought these were oxidized and DOA when first opened, only to find that that note blew off with some air. I've come to think that there's sometimes something that imitates oxidation but isn't actually that. Of course, with the barrel time these wines see, it could be! When they a...
by Dale McClaran
August 25th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia
Replies: 15
Views: 987

TN: 2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia

2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia - Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (8/25/2019) My first R. Lopez H Blanco. With much excitement and anticipation, and at worst case, this was a new wine experience that had my absolute attention and challenged me as to what I consider desirab...
by Dale McClaran
August 21st, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage

Great note David. It seems that Lorenzo's get a tad less love in comparison to the other big hitters from Bedrock, but as a lot of Dry Creek Zins, give this a decade from from the vintage, and watch the fireworks unfurl.
by Dale McClaran
August 16th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2277
Views: 147216

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

MBerto wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 2:40 pm
A year of harassing Morgan on line finally pays off!

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Bad Ass Hat.

Hopefully I can order one and have it shipped.
by Dale McClaran
August 12th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: TN: 2014 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

...insect repellent ... Eech! This sounds nasty and chemical. Funny, its been 15 years since I have used it, but anytime I smell a musky type scent, this is what I go back to. Given how strong the association is between scent and memory, I'm sure that musky is correct and not all a negative. In add...
by Dale McClaran
August 11th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: TN: 2014 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

Haha, so true in that 2013! Bury it. I have some in mags that will outlive me. Thanks for the note on the 2014, I just stuck them away without trying. Did you grab Les Journaries as well? No, I just bought these earlier in the year as the price on these was a lot more attractive than the 2016. I di...
by Dale McClaran
August 11th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 55
Views: 2631

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Wow.  This is a crazy wine, and wildly different than any rose that I’ve ever had before (in a good way). In fact, if I tasted this blind and blindfolded so that I couldn’t see the color, I don’t know what I’d be guessing, but probably not rose.  Speaking of color, this has to be one of the prettie...
by Dale McClaran
August 11th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche
Replies: 9
Views: 783

TN: 2014 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

2014 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (8/11/2019) Decanted 7 hrs. Once this hit my glass, I was pleasantly surprised how open the 14 Chavaroche seemed to be, quite the contrast with the 13 and its ‘I dare you to find a molecule of fruit persona’ (wh...
by Dale McClaran
August 9th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine la Fourmone
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Domaine la Fourmone

Daniel,

Yes!!! The 15 Cuvée Fauquet was rec’d by the ever reliable Eric P at Sec wines in PDX, delicious and amazingly fresh, all the more so for being a 15. I think it set me back $23 or so. Real Character here.
by Dale McClaran
July 28th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1453
Views: 97976

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

My last bottle of 16 P.O.R. Zin This was gorgeous even from a pop and pour and is developing very well. A wine that would be impossible not to like.
by Dale McClaran
July 21st, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico
Replies: 2
Views: 240

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: 402

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: 597

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: 314

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: 543

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: 306

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: 498

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: 498

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: 730

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: 730

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: 730

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: 308

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: 210

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: 283

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: 1180

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: 1180

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: 1180

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: 1180

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: 209

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: 662

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: 143

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: 288

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: 166

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: 166

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: 905

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.

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