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by Mike Grammer
July 11th, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--Cancelled/Postponed
Replies: 57
Views: 6496

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--Cancelled/Postponed

Lovely to hear, Dan---my friend Heather's instagram captures some of that day too, though I didn't know that until relatively recently.

Michael---we'll try. I hope so.

Mike
by Mike Grammer
July 6th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Fun at a friend's--05 Tondonia Blanco, Paolo Beas, 13 Pearl Morrisette
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: TNs--Fun at a friend's--05 Tondonia Blanco, Paolo Beas, 13 Pearl Morrisette

Thanks for the clarification, Blaine. Markus, it was definitely oak, not tannins/rugged fruit only. But again, I do believe more integration is in store with some bottle age. Sean, every bottle of the 11 Persephone has been really good for me---I've polished off at least 6 by now. Nick and Don--than...
by Mike Grammer
July 5th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Fun at a friend's--05 Tondonia Blanco, Paolo Beas, 13 Pearl Morrisette
Replies: 8
Views: 360

TNs--Fun at a friend's--05 Tondonia Blanco, Paolo Beas, 13 Pearl Morrisette

I was pleased to get over to good friend Peter Papay's lovely house--with even lovelier pool!---to share some friendship and wines with he and Nasrin and their friends. Nasrin is the hostess with the mostess, so much fun talking with her while Peter was out carpooling his other guests to the house. ...
by Mike Grammer
June 15th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Dirty and Rowdy California "Familiar" Orange (USA, California)
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: TN: 2019 Dirty and Rowdy California "Familiar" Orange (USA, California)

Great note, Don, so happy it showed so well. Sorry I missed you this past Friday, hopefully next week!

Mike
by Mike Grammer
June 10th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--10 Poggio Al Vento Brunello Riserva, 11 Rhys Alpine Chard, 17 Roche Aux Moines Savennieres
Replies: 1
Views: 160

TNs--10 Poggio Al Vento Brunello Riserva, 11 Rhys Alpine Chard, 17 Roche Aux Moines Savennieres

Casual backyard visit at Tim and Alyssa Burnett's place, Jay Shampur joined us as we caught up, social-distancing style. 2010 Poggio Al Vento Brunello Riserva I had bought 3 of these recently and wanted to take a look. The 7 hour decant was a good idea, it softened the wine very nicely. This makes i...
by Mike Grammer
June 7th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TNs: Ramonet, Marc Roy, Gonet-Medeville
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Recent TNs: Ramonet, Marc Roy, Gonet-Medeville

Yes, thanks for these Michael, fine notes. Just instinct, but growing conditions in 2016 maybe make for one of the best Chassagne rouges ever from them? I haven't had too, too many and not from this vintage yet, but I could see it... Marc Roy, mmmm. 2010 from December: 2010 Marc Roy Gevrey Chamberti...
by Mike Grammer
June 7th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database" PLEASE PM IF YOUR CITY HAS CHANGED
Replies: 266
Views: 26871

Re: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database" PLEASE PM IF YOUR CITY HAS CHANGED

Happy to do so, Astrid. Marshall---how nice to see you on here! Glad to do so. I still hope to make it out there to meet you at last one of these years. Hope you have been keeping well.

Mike
by Mike Grammer
June 5th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 7 champagnes incl 07`Taittinger Comtes BdB/Rose,08`Cristal,04`Bollie RD, 3 white/2 red Burgs, 2 Burt Williams Pinots
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: 7 champagnes incl 07`Taittinger Comtes BdB/Rose,08`Cristal,04`Bollie RD, 3 white/2 red Burgs, 2 Burt Williams Pinots

Epic--as usual. I've been lucky enough to spend a few minutes on that rooftop---it is a wonderful setting for an event like this.

Hugs, Blake

Mike
by Mike Grammer
June 4th, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos

Kent Comley wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Jeremy Holmes wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 5:00 pm
When lining up for goal, are you aiming for the McBeal post Kent?
ROFLMAO......absolutely!
brought me a smile too. For a long time, by far for me the best value for money in Les Clos and darned good wine. Haven't tried the recent vintages---not sure if they stopped coming in here...
by Mike Grammer
June 4th, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Restart My Humanity Dinner, Take II -- Littorai, Dirty & Rowdy, EMH, sweeties, others
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: TNs--Restart My Humanity Dinner, Take II -- Littorai, Dirty & Rowdy, EMH, sweeties, others

with you Ed, and thanks for your weigh-in. To emphasize the point, a couple notes from a memorable dinner at Don's place in Atlanta in 2010 "1989 Chateau D’Yquem Butter…..pecan….do you need anything else to scent? No, probably not. Wildly pure on that stuff. A fine, fine weight dans la bouche, real ...
by Mike Grammer
June 2nd, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Restart My Humanity Dinner, Take II -- Littorai, Dirty & Rowdy, EMH, sweeties, others
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: TNs--Restart My Humanity Dinner, Take II -- Littorai, Dirty & Rowdy, EMH, sweeties, others

There's something to what you say, James. It is hard to live with aggressive price increases...only way is to tighten choices and buy a little less, I suppose. Frank, Dan, Nick and Don, thanks for your thoughts and continued support. Dan---I should be OK :) But, if we manage to go ahead, you can alw...
by Mike Grammer
June 1st, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Restart My Humanity Dinner, Take II -- Littorai, Dirty & Rowdy, EMH, sweeties, others
Replies: 11
Views: 814

TNs--Restart My Humanity Dinner, Take II -- Littorai, Dirty & Rowdy, EMH, sweeties, others

This time my friend Heather and I drove out to Kitchener to see our close friends Lynn and Jon. Heather prepared crudites (2 delicious dips including a tofu-substitute chorizo that was indistinguishable from the sausage version), Lynn and Jon prepared pork shoulder fajitas (Jon) and flourless torte ...
by Mike Grammer
June 1st, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First post-Quarantine Wine Weekend: Some Delights with Kelly Walker ('82 Bdx, '10 Corton, '01 Muller-Catt)
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: First post-Quarantine Wine Weekend: Some Delights with Kelly Walker ('82 Bdx, '10 Corton, '01 Muller-Catt)

What lovely notes, Nick, great that you shared, and better still that you were able to get together with Kelly and his wife. Love how you describe the experience of the Bordeaux with the chicken. I've had the CdB 10 Bressandes but can't dig up a TN for it---I do remember it was another of the wines ...
by Mike Grammer
May 27th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château Climens (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac)
Replies: 18
Views: 911

Re: TN: 2001 Château Climens (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac)

I have, just once. I await the arrival on this thread of Brother Ashish (or Brother Hudak) [grin.gif] From 5 years ago 1999 Tirecul la Graviere Cuvee Madame With all the Sauternes I've had, this is my very first Cuvee Madame. Like an apricot forest with a panoply of spices. Ahh, me. That is pretty a...
by Mike Grammer
May 27th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château Climens (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac)
Replies: 18
Views: 911

Re: TN: 2001 Château Climens (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac)

Thanks for this note, Kevin. I haven't touched one of these in 6 years and the next one is planned as part of a vertical 4 years from now. FWIW, the note from 2014, from a truly memorable dinner with my dad, my friends Lynn and Jon, and Francois Audouze in Paris. Out of a halfsie, I brought this too...
by Mike Grammer
May 24th, 2020, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Zoom blind tasting: 8 x Chambolle-Musigny and 8 x Vosne-Romanée
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: TN: Zoom blind tasting: 8 x Chambolle-Musigny and 8 x Vosne-Romanée

Phenomenal notes as always, Paul and an intriguing cross-section of producers and plots this time around. This is the first full-ish set of 2011 notes I can remember seeing that are universally happy :) What were the group's (if this was a group session) overall impressions...and any group rankings?...
by Mike Grammer
May 24th, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 V. Dauvissat Chablis 'La Forest'
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: 2005 V. Dauvissat Chablis 'La Forest'

Great note and check-in, John. Your note is what I would expect from a 2005 at this stage in good condition.
by Mike Grammer
May 22nd, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN--a "why don't I have more of this" wine--2010 Dubreuil-Fontaine Pommard Epenots
Replies: 0
Views: 232

TN--a "why don't I have more of this" wine--2010 Dubreuil-Fontaine Pommard Epenots

Dad loves Pommard, opened this for us to remind both of us that there is still life to be lived. Aromatics blow my hair back with gorgeous evocative strawberry, chickoree, slight clove and mincemeat. Wonderful 2010 purity and focus dans la bouche, it combines enough power with a real luminosity that...
by Mike Grammer
May 18th, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 259
Views: 13236

Re: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

Purist--raises hand :) I have really enjoyed the 14 reds I've had (the whites are, of course, fantastic), though no GCs yet tried. 12 has been up and down for me but mostly good, with some great. A Camille Giroud MSD Les Chaffots recently was luminous, e.g.
by Mike Grammer
May 18th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--The "Restart My Humanity" Dinner--10 Roses de Jeanne, 12 Pouilly Fuisse, 86 Lafite, others
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: TNs--The "Restart My Humanity" Dinner--10 Roses de Jeanne, 12 Pouilly Fuisse, 86 Lafite, others

Thanks Yao. The Lafite didn't budge an inch with the extra day--in fact it might have tightened up just a bit, with the tart blackcurrant really in play
by Mike Grammer
May 17th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring
Replies: 57
Views: 2550

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

Also on board with much thanks for doing this, William. Super instructive

Mike
by Mike Grammer
May 17th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 259
Views: 13236

Re: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

Drouhin Musigny was affected in 2004. It was terrifically green the last time I tasted it. FWIW. The one taste I had of Comte de Vogues, it didn't escape either. I have had virtually no flawed 2011 reds, but at the same time, have had almost no memorable bottles from that vintage either. The one ex...
by Mike Grammer
May 17th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--The "Restart My Humanity" Dinner--10 Roses de Jeanne, 12 Pouilly Fuisse, 86 Lafite, others
Replies: 2
Views: 394

TNs--The "Restart My Humanity" Dinner--10 Roses de Jeanne, 12 Pouilly Fuisse, 86 Lafite, others

I have taken to talking about restarting our humanity along with restarting the economy. To that end, I got together with good friends Heather and Jeff (both of whom have been, like me, super-careful with contact) to enjoy an intimate dinner. We all had a wonderful time, I think (other than Jeff's 1...
by Mike Grammer
May 11th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--Cancelled/Postponed
Replies: 57
Views: 6496

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--Cancelled/Postponed

Thanks guys. Yao, the next Cali trip *would* be scheduled for late October/early November 2021. We shall see.

Right now, I would look at July 2021 for WineFest as a possibility.

Mike
by Mike Grammer
May 8th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--Cancelled/Postponed
Replies: 57
Views: 6496

Re: WineFest V--Cellar Depressurization--Cancelled/Postponed

Unhappy but realistic update of the OP. Hopefully next year, everyone.

Mike
by Mike Grammer
April 20th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Sub-$100 White Burg
Replies: 72
Views: 4428

Re: Best Sub-$100 White Burg

c fu wrote:
April 18th, 2020, 11:01 pm
Bouchard genevrieres over MP for me.
Me as well, though it's well over USD $100 now here in Ontario, when we can get it.

Brad--you're not wrong ;)

I had a 16 Bachelet-Monnot Referts a few months ago. It was fantastic value juice.
by Mike Grammer
April 19th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--(weekly) Wines in Isolation
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: TNs--Wines in Isolation

Sure thing, Mike, I'll get an admittance slip for you :)

Didn't retaste the Kutch until today. If anything, all my notes above are intensified, with binned apple core now added. Promises a longer life than I might have originally thought.
by Mike Grammer
April 18th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Very Disappointing Showings of Raveneau and Ramonet
Replies: 60
Views: 2220

Re: Very Disappointing Showings of Raveneau and Ramonet

I have, but they have so far been few and far between, and in the whites, not Chardy---a 1988 Eyrie Pinot Gris was marvelicious and a Golden Cluster Coury Old Vines Semillon was a truly fascinating drink. Sarah---I think I know what Jonathan would say as to whether you're QPR or not ;) As others, so...
by Mike Grammer
April 18th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 111
Views: 3522

Re: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--You Vote For The Date

Both dates are a little hard -- I have standing zoom chats on both of them [grin.gif] but I voted for Friday---I can join my other Friday chat late.
by Mike Grammer
April 18th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 266
Views: 13143

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Macron just extended their internal travel restrictions to May 11th. He said the cafes won't open until mid July. My wonderful early June trip to France is now cancelled. Refunds are interesting. The government in March made keeping your deposit for 18 months legal. Most are keeping the money and s...
by Mike Grammer
April 18th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--(weekly) Wines in Isolation
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: TNs--Wines in Isolation

Glad you joined us yesterday, Don! 2017 Kutch Sonoma Coast Chard Plenty of activity here, with lemon balm and small kick of ginger. The oak is present, but not overt in any way, promising instead more structure with a year or two more cellar time. Jamie's typical sharply-defined feel in the mouth. G...
by Mike Grammer
April 16th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2031

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

Mike, thanks for starting an excellent thread. I hope that you realize and the reason you (and I) are not at the same place where we were at the beginning is because people have made some excellent points. Hope to learn further here through additional posts. Nothing in wine is as cerebral as Burgun...
by Mike Grammer
April 15th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2031

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

It probably can't, and I probably wouldn't silo it so much myself. Maybe your comments are showing me that the question borders on an unknowable one. I think, though, that some of the responses have skewed my (flawed?) question. My question wasn't meant to concentrate on "is there a vineyard that ma...
by Mike Grammer
April 15th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mid-month Tasting Notes: Corona Edition, April 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Mid-month Tasting Notes: Corona Edition, April 2020

When you post notes like these, Sarah, it makes me want to order you to post more of them. [highfive.gif] A marvelicious read from top to bottom. Hopefully these consumed soldiers will help your monthly check-in numbers?

Hugs to both of you

Mike
by Mike Grammer
April 15th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2031

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

That's precious, Howard---I'll have to remember that one! mmm, you give me some food for thought. I think, on reflection, that I would mean in my original question that yes---the challenges and difficulties of the vintage should show through as well. I haven't/hadn't gone deeply into the subconsciou...
by Mike Grammer
April 14th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2031

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

There *is* that, Michael.

Oh, and Heather? Welcome to the chaos!
by Mike Grammer
April 14th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2031

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

This is a fascinating discussion...I would love to hear more thoughts on this. Mike, you posed the question.....what say you? H Sigh. See? Look what happens when you let a fox--even a pretty one--into the henhouse. Fox doesn't go after the hens, she goes after the farmer. [grin.gif] I really don't ...
by Mike Grammer
April 14th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?

My friend Ross Morrison, who posts here sometimes but may not have seen this thread (and who really knows his Barolo) has trumpeted the 15, which he opened last Friday, as his potential WOTY. He was blown away by how accessible it was. I will ping him and ask him to elaborate.
by Mike Grammer
April 14th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2031

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

I would look at crus that have a few very good producers but aren’t so large that they’re spread across a large number. Les Saint Georges Clos des Ducs Clos St. Jacques I think those are benchmark sites with in their villages and are, generally, made by high level wineries that show the places wond...
by Mike Grammer
April 12th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--(weekly) Wines in Isolation
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: TNs--Wines in Isolation

LOL. Because it's something to try? Their pinot, by the way, quite impressed me, Sean. I do have a bottle of that sleeping away. I'm pretty sure I sampled the PV too--same kind of serving experience--and I'm pretty sure my reaction mirrored yours. The one place that I think has a chance to do someth...
by Mike Grammer
April 12th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2031

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

I wondered who would be first to look to slant towards producer [grin.gif] I appreciate the outlook, Tom, and the minefield of asking the question the way I did. But it's part of why I did it, though I absolutely concede that buried in that question is...sort of an inbuilt assumption of minimal inte...
by Mike Grammer
April 12th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2031

Question for the BurgHeads

I don't *think* this has been asked before. If it has, my humble apologies. I have far too little in the way of comprehensive experience to answer this for myself. But, from those of you who have had much more.... Can you pick out a clos or vineyard that, for you, best expresses consistently...from ...
by Mike Grammer
April 12th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--(weekly) Wines in Isolation
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: TNs--Wines in Isolation

Update this week was a 2014 Stratus Vineyards Petit Verdot from Ontario. I have to admit, the first sip was probably the best, with a real nice mix of blackcurrant, pepper, sage and rosemary. But after that, a spike of heat hits you at the front of the back of the throat with each swallow. Bottle sa...
by Mike Grammer
April 5th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--(weekly) Wines in Isolation
Replies: 8
Views: 813

TNs--(weekly) Wines in Isolation

I'll append this thread as I make any inroads into my cellar (almost all of which is here with me in the condo) as self-isolation measures continue. I remain very ambivalent about drinking alone---that's what the single malts are for!---but have been spurred on by what has become a weekly zoom virtu...
by Mike Grammer
April 5th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 742
Views: 50657

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Old Pulteney 17 Years - Notable complexity and layers. Light footed without sacrificing depth and palate presence. Moderately priced. I’ll make sure this continues to be stocked at home as much as possible (available). I haven't had Old Pulteney in quite a while, Luis, but the 17 year was always th...
by Mike Grammer
April 5th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 742
Views: 50657

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Welcome to the board, Hoss, and keep tasting! More deets on the recent acquisition, Loch Lomond 18. Poured blind for me by my acolyte friend Dave (I love making scotch minions!), sweet and peat (just a little) combine with rich-ish yellow-based fruit and nicely spiced smooth and warming finish. I to...
by Mike Grammer
April 3rd, 2020, 11:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Stumping in Los Olivos--Tercero, Dragonette, Liquid Farm
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: TNs--Stumping in Los Olivos--Tercero, Dragonette, Liquid Farm

No, sorry John, it's one iteration I haven't had. But of the 14, 16 and 17 of La Hermana, I clearly like 17 best.

Sante

Mike
by Mike Grammer
April 3rd, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Stumping in Los Olivos--Tercero, Dragonette, Liquid Farm
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: TNs--Stumping in Los Olivos--Tercero, Dragonette, Liquid Farm

Updated---I found my missing notes! added to the OP
by Mike Grammer
April 2nd, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Nicklicious Part 2--Dinner at Actinolite, plus daytime wines
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: TNs--Nicklicious Part 2--Dinner at Actinolite, plus daytime wines

Strong words, my friend, but mostly true words. I find myself cleft betwixt and between on the corkage--perhaps I give/gave too much leeway for the restaurant's desperation and knowledge of its impending closing for the pandemic, but I will agree that I was surprised at how the corkage came out. I/w...
by Mike Grammer
April 2nd, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Nicklicious Part 2--Dinner at Actinolite, plus daytime wines
Replies: 2
Views: 256

TNs--Nicklicious Part 2--Dinner at Actinolite, plus daytime wines

Again, sorry for the tardiness of this report. Nick loves the bread at Actinolite restaurant. For his visit here 2.5 weeks ago, we gathered there for dinner once again. Joining us were Jay Shampur and Tim and Alissa Burnett. Board games were played during the day, and I opened these wines: 2014 Kutc...

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