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by bob poirier
October 7th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: TN: 2014 Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard

I just had this bottle at Del Friscos in Boston with my wife and agree, this wine is really good glad I have a few in the cellar.
by bob poirier
September 30th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: TN: 2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

Yes the pic is incorrect, it is the image that comes up from cellartracker. I have one bottle left and will probably wait at least a couple of years.
by bob poirier
September 30th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 334

TN: 2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (9/30/2019) PnP with homemade pizza's. Hard to believe this is 15.9%, high tone red fruits and floral notes, with moderate plus acidity and still noticeable tannins. Seamless wine and a pleasure to drink. h...
by bob poirier
September 30th, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Maybach Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Materium
Replies: 1
Views: 517

TN: 2014 Maybach Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Materium

2014 Maybach Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Materium - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (9/30/2019) This wine was drinking great with a couple of hours in the decanter. Concentrated and layered without feeling heavy. Deep black and red fruits, with pipe tobacco and some baking spices. En...
by bob poirier
August 30th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1905

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

I really don't think that a thread that is just people listing things is proper discussion, but what the hey. Reds: Nebbiolo Pinot Noir Cabernet Franc Syrah White: Riesling Timorasso Assyrtiko Furmint (And I thought 4 per variety is all too little, since having tasted some +300 different varietal w...
by bob poirier
August 30th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1905

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Cab
Zin
Syrah
Cab Franc

Chard
Sauv Blanc
Picpoul
Viognier
by bob poirier
August 30th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?
Replies: 73
Views: 1847

Re: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?

Howard Cooper wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 4:01 am
I track cost (including shipping and taxes) because it gives me basis numbers for wines I donate to charity auctions and for the rare times I sell any wine.
+1
by bob poirier
August 21st, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse En Cerise vs Cailloux
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Cayuse En Cerise vs Cailloux

Mailer is out I've only had cailloux, is there any substantial difference between the 2? Stylistically or otherwise?
by bob poirier
August 20th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 541

TN: 2000 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2000 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley - USA, California, Napa Valley (8/20/2019) Cellared since release. Exceeded expectations for a 19 yr old $20 bottle. Plenty of dark fruits with leather and tobacco notes. Purchased every year as a cellar defender up until the 13 vintage. A v...
by bob poirier
August 15th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Pelle 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1140

Re: La Pelle 2017

Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Due to the six bottle minimum, I passed on the 2016 Cabernet. Based on your experience with the prior vintage, what are your thoughts on the just released 2017 Cabernet? Thank you in advance.
+100
by bob poirier
August 12th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Roy Piper Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 969

TN: 2013 Roy Piper Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2013 Roy Piper Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (8/12/2019) 2 hr decant. Best showing by far for this wine. Starting to unwind, and show a really well balanced wine through all the structure, with lots of black fruits, spice and earth notes. Still fairly tannic, but I wouldn't hesi...
by bob poirier
August 8th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Cat Cabernet 2006 and Black Cat Special Selection 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Black Cat Cabernet 2006 and Black Cat Special Selection 2014

2006 is also my favorite and was when we tasted back in March of 18' Glad I have 2 left.
by bob poirier
August 5th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Musar (Lebanon, Bekaa Valley)
Replies: 15
Views: 673

TN: 1999 Chateau Musar (Lebanon, Bekaa Valley)

1999 Chateau Musar - Lebanon, Bekaa Valley (8/5/2019) Restaurant wine, decanted at table. Not much on the nose except old musty cellar. Better on the palete, but still lacking. Some dried red fruits and licorice notes but still mostly stale and musty. MEH. https://cdn.ct-static.com/labels/91617.jpg...
by bob poirier
July 20th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6214

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Corey N. wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Adam Frisch wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Pinotage has come up twice now. What's so bad with it? Never tried any even when I was there.
IMO, the wine tastes dirty. And not in a good way.
+1 agree bad dirt
by bob poirier
July 19th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine experiences in Napa
Replies: 22
Views: 1521

Re: Wine experiences in Napa

Steve Crawford wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 12:18 pm
american oak and 'fun' don't belong in the same sentence unless it's a spirit, sorry.
Thanks for that enlightening post we are better off for having you
by bob poirier
July 18th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2982

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

2012 Ridge Monte Bello
Augustiner Helles
Elijah Craig 18yr
by bob poirier
July 11th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 122
Views: 7969

Re: Downstream Wines

Where does it say it’s going to be Zin based? I read it as Cambie can pick what he likes and blend them as he likes. I’d tend to think he may use a bit of Zin if it fills part of the wine out, but I don’t think he is a Zin specialist so to say. The blend is 76% Zinfandel, 8% Syrah, 6% Mataro, 6% Pe...
by bob poirier
July 9th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quivet Release?
Replies: 35
Views: 2757

Re: 2017 Quivet Release?

I'm in for 3 Kenefick, intentionally trying to cut this years purchases in half compared to last year, but the Kenefick Cab for me is a must have.
by bob poirier
July 8th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1453
Views: 97946

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2016 Alicante Bouschet My wife said she could smell it across the kitchen when I decanted it. Really delicious stuff.
by bob poirier
June 25th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Drinkward Peschon Cabernet Sauvignon Entre Deux Mères
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: TN: 2015 Drinkward Peschon Cabernet Sauvignon Entre Deux Mères

Yes, this is a good one. I found this a bit riper than 12-14 vintages; have you fojnd similarly? And, have you tried the ‘16? I haven't tried the 16 yet, I had the 14' last Christmas, but don't recall if it was less ripe, I find them to be pretty similar every year with slight variations. The 13' s...
by bob poirier
June 24th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Drinkward Peschon Cabernet Sauvignon Entre Deux Mères
Replies: 2
Views: 492

TN: 2015 Drinkward Peschon Cabernet Sauvignon Entre Deux Mères

2015 Drinkward Peschon Cabernet Sauvignon Entre Deux Mères - USA, California, Napa Valley (6/24/2019) 1 hr decant. Possibly the best QPR in Napa? Definitely on a short list of the best Napa cabs in $75-$100.00 for my palate. True to it's new world roots without going over the top. https://cdn.ct-st...
by bob poirier
June 10th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 9
Views: 895

TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (6/10/2019) PnP, wow this was the best showing so far for this wine. Really surprising structure that supports a lot of flavor, black and blue fruits, floral notes,baking spice. Drinks well above it's price, I would have gue...
by bob poirier
May 24th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 4395

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

Bordeaux is only a better QPR if you prefer Bordeaux to Napa..........
by bob poirier
May 20th, 2019, 3:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: TN: 2012 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

It all depends on preference, i had a 92' for my anniversary in 2017 that was very similar to the 12' but would have to say I enjoyed the 12' a little bit more.
by bob poirier
May 19th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)
Replies: 4
Views: 627

TN: 2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville)

2014 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (5/19/2019) 1-1/2 decant Wow, much more accessible than the 13 last year, which was tight as a drum. This was really a pleasure to drink. An amazing seamless wine full of red and black fruits, pipe tobacco, spicy oak, and re...
by bob poirier
May 17th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: TN: 2012 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

I would not be afraid to open one, depending on your preference, I think for the most part 2012 California is very approachable, especially compared to 2013.
by bob poirier
May 17th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 6
Views: 529

TN: 2012 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

2012 Ridge Monte Bello - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (5/17/2019) 375ml at Del Friscos Boston. Great blend of red and black fruits with spice and floral notes. Smooth tannins and a seamless wine from start to finish, a great way to end the night. https://cdn.ct-static.co...
by bob poirier
May 6th, 2019, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cameron Hughes 'Lot 303' [Stags Leap District]
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: TN: 2009 Cameron Hughes 'Lot 303' [Stags Leap District]

I've been having very good luck with my older orphan bottles of Cam's cabs a recent 2008 lot 200 was really drinking well.
by bob poirier
April 17th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 5005

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

In a post over on the CT forums, someone re-posted a TN on a well-respected California Bordeaux-style blend (2012 Insignia). The original TN author was clearly not a fan of the wine and, among other things wrote, "I can't for the life of me understand how anybody could be willing to part with 250€ ...
by bob poirier
April 12th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2778

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

I'm currently in the 40-50 which is slightly skewed from a recent trip to Champagne where I brought home a case of wines that probably averaged $25/bottle purchased at the wineries.
by bob poirier
April 11th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah Estate Seven Hills Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: TN: 2010 L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah Estate Seven Hills Vineyard

John,
Thanks for the note, had the 2012 great QPR, decanted for an hour and was very good.
by bob poirier
April 4th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bougetz Cellars Jovana Cabernet Franc/Merlot (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 1
Views: 111

TN: 2014 Bougetz Cellars Jovana Cabernet Franc/Merlot (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2014 Bougetz Cellars Jovana Cabernet Franc/Merlot - USA, California, Napa Valley (4/4/2019) Great nose of dark cherries, sweet tobacco, herbs and espresso. Medium body with black cherry, blueberry, earth, mocha and cedar notes. Great berserkerday buy. https://cdn.ct-static.com/labels/1245199.jpg Po...
by bob poirier
April 3rd, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Saxum Terry Hoage Vineyard
Replies: 0
Views: 198

TN: 2014 Saxum Terry Hoage Vineyard

2014 Saxum Terry Hoage Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Willow Creek District (4/3/2019) 1 hr decant. Expressive nose of blackberry, blueberry, black pepper, spice and floral notes. Great depth of flavor with light tannins but plenty of acid, with a long spicy finish. https://...
by bob poirier
March 25th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2277
Views: 147139

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

14' Nervo Ranch, probably my favorite Bedrock blend so far. Really drinking well.
by bob poirier
March 25th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Michael, Colgin, Schraeder, Insignia, Lail, and more
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Peter Michael, Colgin, Schraeder, Insignia, Lail, and more

Thanks for the notes, sounds like a great night. My notes for the 2002 Grange sound almost identical.
by bob poirier
March 18th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District
Replies: 2
Views: 321

TN: 2009 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District

2009 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District - USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (3/18/2019) 1 hr decant. Last time i had this was 7 years ago, final bottle. Red and black fruits on the nose with some baking spice. Tannins have integrated, time has been good ...
by bob poirier
February 1st, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 2
Views: 253

TN: 2014 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2014 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (2/1/2019) PnP could've benefited from a little air. Noticeable tannins with lots of red fruits and earth. Time in glass helps soften the tannins and makes it really enjoyable and a great QPR at $42 https://cdn.ct-static.co...
by bob poirier
January 26th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10835
Views: 393060

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Ridge Paso Zin great with burgers
by bob poirier
January 26th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 9186

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

4 pack Bougetz Cab
Case of Chesters Anvil
by bob poirier
January 22nd, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much Wine do we drink a year?
Replies: 42
Views: 1834

Re: How much Wine do we drink a year?

250-300 including restaurant purchases.
by bob poirier
January 19th, 2019, 3:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Please tell me about Fait Main wines

I tried the search feature but nothing came up newhere
by bob poirier
January 18th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perhaps my greatest "Pobega Exeprience" of all time...William and Mary!
Replies: 37
Views: 1746

Re: Perhaps my greatest "Pobega Exeprience" of all time...William and Mary!

Great note Anton, now I may open one sooner than planned.
by bob poirier
January 8th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL
Replies: 84
Views: 4002

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

Excellent excuse to get rid of the Cupcake Prosecco I haven't been able to get my in laws to drink for the last 2 years......
by bob poirier
December 31st, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 1
Views: 189

TN: 2013 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2013 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (12/31/2018) 1 hr decant. Wow, this is good, I can only image what the reserve tastes like. Grippy tannins supporting a mix of red and black fruits, cedar and earth notes. Long pipe tobacco finish. https://cdn.ct-static.com...
by bob poirier
December 11th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1514

Re: Christmas Wine

Might have been a limited time offer, I ordered a couple weeks back. Sorry
by bob poirier
December 11th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christmas Wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1514

Re: Christmas Wine

2 Mags of 2014 Drinkward Peschon Cab $360.00 Total at the winery.
by bob poirier
December 5th, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We're not normal : )
Replies: 29
Views: 1756

Re: We're not normal : )

Jeremy C wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 11:04 am
Educated Guess isn't bad.

The others, though...
+1 Great cellar defender
by bob poirier
November 20th, 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some 2018 Musings
Replies: 36
Views: 2535

Re: Some 2018 Musings

In past years, I have tossed up a post to generate some discussion or replies centered around what I learned during the year within the space of wine. Seems to evolve for me year over year, the list longer or shorter in some years. Feeling reflective today so no better time to do this. If you're mo...
by bob poirier
November 19th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 6361

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

Pinot 2.jpg Rhys 2014 Horseshoe Pinot. Strong forest floor notes with a nice balance of red and black fruits and some spice. Relatively light body with plenty acidity. Pinot 1.jpg Rivers Marie 2013 SC Pinot. Bigger than the Rhys, showing more fruit and floral notes. Plenty of acid and a spicy finish.
by bob poirier
November 12th, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 800
Views: 52399

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2012 Hervieux-Dumez Champagne Special Club - France, Champagne (11/12/2018)
Picked up a couple of these while staying in Sacy. Wish I bought more, this is all about brioche, lees on the nose with the palate adding some citrus and green apple notes. Great zesty finish.
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