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by bob parsons alberta
July 6th, 2020, 1:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3131

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

I play a Sadat X video and have a quick mouse exit.
by bob parsons alberta
July 3rd, 2020, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449268

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I opened a 2008 Croisille Divin Cahors last week which had been nicely cellared in my basement. Marc Vigeron of Nobilis wines always brings in some excellent wines from that area of France and being the keen Cahors fan that I am, I had no problem putting a bottle away ($45 Cdn). Good natural cork, 1...
by bob parsons alberta
July 2nd, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449268

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Wow, looks like a Blue Nun renew interest in the States. Be warned though Sadat X. [cheers.gif]

by bob parsons alberta
June 27th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My first Alabarino – I think it’s a good one! . . . Updated with a note on the "big brother"
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: TN: My first Alabarino – I think it’s a good one! . . . Updated with a note on the "big brother"

Posted quite a few notes on Albarino here. Big fan and great supply downtown (Edmonton Alberta).
by bob parsons alberta
June 22nd, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2159

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

Mother in Zurich was a huge Faustino fan. She used to keep them in an airing cupboard (low heat). [wow.gif]
by bob parsons alberta
June 16th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '14 Foreau Vouvray Sec and '14 Chidaine MsL "les Choisilles"
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Re: TN: '14 Foreau Vouvray Sec and '14 Chidaine MsL "les Choisilles"

Few years back, found some Foreau way up north here in AB. Found out they sure need some time.
by bob parsons alberta
June 6th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449268

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

I have always enjoyed dry white wines so when I see an Albarino downtown, keen to put away for a nice shellfish or chicken day! Some good notes posted here on this forum over the years so lets see how my 2016 shapes up. 2016 Attis Bodegas y Vinedos Albarino Rias Baixas, Galicia Spain. Good natural c...
by bob parsons alberta
May 30th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Kloof Street Old Vine Chenin Blanc
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: 2018 Kloof Street Old Vine Chenin Blanc

Not often one sees a Kloof St note. I have access to the red which I usually cellar a few yrs.
by bob parsons alberta
May 29th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13677
Views: 667253

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Noblaie Chinon Les Blancs Manteaux...thinking 2/3yrs cellar?
by bob parsons alberta
April 30th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449268

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Pinon Vouvray...much more drinkable than bottle #1 3 yrs ago
by bob parsons alberta
April 15th, 2020, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449268

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett. Quite tasty and worked well with homemade (isn’t everything these days?) loaded baked potato soup. I’ve always avoided sweeter wine, so this is likely the first German Riesling I’ve had. Great flavors of apple and peach but would’ve like jus...
by bob parsons alberta
April 13th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bunch of Italian whites from Alto Adige
Replies: 21
Views: 846

Re: TN: Bunch of Italian whites from Alto Adige

Thanks..very informative discussion.
by bob parsons alberta
April 11th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449268

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

TN: 2015 Serradenari Langhe Nebbiolo. Recognised early drinking Barolo producer but never seen here in Alberta. One of the worst corks I have ever come across, so dry, small and very hard to extract. Cellared 2 yrs on store rec, 13.5% alc, L IN1517. Very light ruby color, red berries and spice on th...
by bob parsons alberta
March 19th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friuli. Which wines interest you?
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Friuli. Which wines interest you?

Guess many of us are isolated at home right now so why not sample a red or white from Friuli-Venezia Giulia and post your reflections here? I have some Cab franc in the cellar and a few interesting whites so I will post a few TNs here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friuli-Ve ... iulia_wine
by bob parsons alberta
March 19th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two SandiSkerk Whites '11...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: TN: Two SandiSkerk Whites '11...(short/boring)

Nice Tom, not available in my area alas. However this tread got me thinking......Guess many of us are isolated at home right now so why not sample a red or white from Friuli-Venezia Giulia and post your reflections here? I have some Cab franc in the cellar and a few interesting whites so I will post...
by bob parsons alberta
March 14th, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 François Chidaine Vouvray Clos Baudoin
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: TN: 2012 François Chidaine Vouvray Clos Baudoin

Good posting.
I pal brought back a Chidaine from London last year but have misplaced my notes..alas
by bob parsons alberta
March 6th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1291
Views: 87701

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Terrific tasting downtown recently..stores 15th anniversary
1999 Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart Brut Liesse d`Harbonville......aged minimum 10 yrs. 70% chardonnay plus PN and 15% PM. Low sugar, pear and apple on the nose. Chalky texture with crisp minerality. Very appealing, $225 Cdn
by bob parsons alberta
March 5th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's with all the thread dredging?
Replies: 27
Views: 1382

Re: What's with all the thread dredging?

Thread dredging is a good thing - rather than start a dozen threads with the same subject matter, bringing back old ones and comparing prior comments/notes with current makes more sense Brilliant. [thumbs-up.gif] And, we have new people join the forum over time. They can tag into the former discuss...
by bob parsons alberta
March 5th, 2020, 2:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Concannon up for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Concannon up for sale

Great Petite Sirah memories too.
by bob parsons alberta
March 2nd, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 11349

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

Tasting this evening downtown (annual event). 2018 Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse (Burgundy - Maconnais, France) 2016 Louis Jadot Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Domaine du Duc de Magenta (Burgundy - Cote de Beaune, France) 2015 Louis Jadot Chateau des Jacques Moulin-a-Vent ...
by bob parsons alberta
February 27th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449268

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Tomorrow night, winestore downtown 15th Anniversary! NV Champagne Collet Brut Art Deco (Champagne, France) 2001 Querbach Library Release Edition Riesling (Rheingau, Germany) 2015 Domaine Pavelot Savigny les Beaune (Burgundy - Cote de Beaune, France) 2010 Château la Dominique (Bordeaux - St. Emilion,...
by bob parsons alberta
February 25th, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449268

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Tahbilk has always featured in my cellar, mostly their Marsanne, Shiraz ( especially the 1860 Old Vines)and Viognier. The 2008 Tahbilk Shiraz had a screw cap at 14.5% alc. I decanted for one hour but noted no sediment. Still has good depth of color with some noted bricking on the rim. Nice aromatics...
by bob parsons alberta
February 17th, 2020, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine prices are falling
Replies: 40
Views: 5318

Re: Wine prices are falling

NBC was all excited this Monday morning, wonder what they will be buying?
by bob parsons alberta
February 1st, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Dupuy de Lôme Bandol Blanc (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Dupuy de Lôme Bandol Blanc (France, Provence, Bandol)

I can usually find a Bandol Blanc when I visit daughters in London. Soho a good place to find one.
by bob parsons alberta
February 1st, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449268

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Domaine Guion Bourgueil Cuvee Prestige Tasted like cool-vintage fruit, with the usual fine dosage of Guion rusticity. Medium-bodied. Drinking nicely for Loire cab franc purists. 954F29A6-0D1C-4938-9FF5-953B875A16CD.jpeg Always ready for a Bourgueil so bravo! Tonight, my last 2008 Tahbilk Shira...
by bob parsons alberta
January 29th, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1291
Views: 87701

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

N.V. Champagne Collet Champagne Art Déco Brut (France, Champagne) . A blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier; Nice fine mousse , thought a very fine appearance. Found some ripeness on the nose with floral and mineral notes; Nice refreshing finish with decent length. New on th...
by bob parsons alberta
January 28th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 11349

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

The lineup! 2017 Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse (Burgundy - Cote de Beaune, France) Wine - White $45.99 (750mL) 2016 Louis Jadot Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Domaine du Duc de Magenta (Burgundy - Cote de Beaune, France) Wine - White $124.99 (750mL) 2015 Louis Jadot Chatea...
by bob parsons alberta
January 28th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?
Replies: 136
Views: 11349

Re: Can someone please explain Louis Jadot?

I will pop in here..annual Jadot tasting next month here in Edmonton.
by bob parsons alberta
January 28th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish Wine Regions
Replies: 29
Views: 1499

Re: Spanish Wine Regions

Good to see Monte Real!
by bob parsons alberta
January 27th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling Study #1 - Atoboy
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: Riesling Study #1 - Atoboy

New Wines of Germany book just out.

https://wideworldofwine.co/
by bob parsons alberta
January 22nd, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pearl Morissette Violette Cabernet Franc, Niagara.
Replies: 18
Views: 981

Re: TN: 2018 Pearl Morissette Violette Cabernet Franc, Niagara.

I have also seen a PM Viognier on the shelf downtown,
by bob parsons alberta
January 21st, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12036
Views: 449268

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Vintae Proyecto Garnacha Espana, Ribera del Quieles Sp. Good natural cork, 14% alc, high altitude vines, 5 months french oak. Ruby red color, very nice perfumed nose with cherry, violets and some minerality. Initial entry thought is nice length, crunchy red fruits, soft tannins. Lovely berry fi...
by bob parsons alberta
January 21st, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13677
Views: 667253

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Vintae Proyecto Garnacha Espana, Ribera del Quieles Sp. Good natural cork, 14% alc, high altitude vines, 5 months french oak. Ruby red color, very nice perfumed nose with cherry, violets and some minerality. Initial entry thought is nice length, crunchy red fruits, soft tannins. Lovely berry fi...
by bob parsons alberta
January 20th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pearl Morissette Violette Cabernet Franc, Niagara.
Replies: 18
Views: 981

TN: 2018 Pearl Morissette Violette Cabernet Franc, Niagara.

I have heard good things about this Ontario winery so was keen to try this Cab Franc at a recent do downtown. The owner is from Burgundy and works out of an industrial barn. Now I am a keen CF drinker and really enjoyed the Malivoire 2 yrs ago but this wine did not do it for me. Transparent ruby in ...
by bob parsons alberta
January 20th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Coriole Sparta Shiraz.
Replies: 0
Views: 167

2018 Coriole Sparta Shiraz.

Goodness me, I enjoy a nice Shiraz! Not sure when I last tasted one but this Coriole was delic. The 2018 Coriole Sparta Shiraz is only $24 Cdn, 14.5% alc but quite light in weight and brightly focused. McLaren Vale appellation. Red berry, pepper and spice. "Velvety" from fellow tasters, quite differ...
by bob parsons alberta
January 19th, 2020, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

Re: TN: 2005 Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea

Archive.

I enjoyed the 2011 GR at a tasting downtown last night.3hr decant, light cherry color. Subtle oak, blackberry, prunish. Cherry and nice savoury spice. Fine tannins, hint of sweetness. But $90 Cdn.
by bob parsons alberta
January 5th, 2020, 11:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Interesting Italian wines with dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: TNs: Interesting Italian wines with dinner

Foradori Teroldego..think I have seen an entry-level in town? I did dig up this TN on a white>>> 2011 Foradori Fontanasanta Manzoni Biance Vigneti delle Dolomiti. Cellared nicely, $35 Can. 12.5% alc, Lot 11/14. I did decant. Color has some orange tints, but varied opinions on the color. Lemon, spice...
by bob parsons alberta
January 2nd, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Holiday hits and misses
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Re: Holiday hits and misses

2017 Caves Vidigal Vinho Regional Lisboa Porta 6

Really enjoyed over new years. Easy drinking, with pronounced aromas and flavors. Light-bodied with a herbal and spicy lingering finish. from a magnum.
by bob parsons alberta
December 31st, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2240

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 10:06 am
Going to a party with wine curious people. Bringing NV Delamotte and NV Henriot Souverain.
Delamotte..good man! champagne.gif
by bob parsons alberta
December 31st, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2240

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

Hoping for the usual Delamotte..plus a LAN Reserva.
by bob parsons alberta
December 31st, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lacklustre ‘05 DP; Nice ‘98 Pommard 1er Cru.
Replies: 16
Views: 583

Re: Lacklustre ‘05 DP; Nice ‘98 Pommard 1er Cru.

Happy New Year from Alberta!!
by bob parsons alberta
December 27th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freschello Vino Rosso
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Freschello Vino Rosso

I am not familiar with Freschello. Have you tasted Barbera d`Asti..some nice ones out there.
by bob parsons alberta
December 24th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you serve at parties?
Replies: 46
Views: 2161

Re: What do you serve at parties?

From many tastings over the years the most popular white is: Dr. Loosen "Dr. L" Riesling Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Sparkling either Mumm Brut Prestige or Roederer Anderson's Valley This. Dr L and the Saint Cosme CdR are two of my go-tos for parties, as is the Roederer. Great values and tend to be ...
by bob parsons alberta
December 21st, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1151

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

Baco Noir Frank...nice. I enjoy BN from Henry of Pelham Ont.
I should grab a Malivoire Marechal Foch, Ont. Just arrived downtown!
by bob parsons alberta
December 16th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13677
Views: 667253

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

N/V Delamotte Brut.

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