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by Dale McClaran
July 10th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard
Replies: 22
Views: 1531

TN: 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard

Frank, Thanks again for another useful data point. I was thinking of pulling my last bottle out for this summer, but your note has me more likely to roll the dice and hold off another year or three to see what happens. I bought a few 07’s Syrah from Copain, the HB, JB, and Thompson - usually the HB ...
by Dale McClaran
July 9th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
Replies: 4
Views: 219

TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

Ian & Dennis, great to know as not only am i going back for a couple more Fourchame’s but they had some 14 La Foret at the low to mid $30’s price point. Interesting to see that only Burghound and Gilman are th only professional reviews for this producer, but that works for me!
by Dale McClaran
July 8th, 2018, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
Replies: 4
Views: 219

TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

2014 Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru (7/8/2018) Exciting new producer discovery or yet another example of how stellar 2014 Chablis can be? On the first part, that will take some more doing but notes seem uniformly good on CT - Is 14 Chablis...
by Dale McClaran
July 2nd, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert

FYI, Tom Hill started a thread in March on this wine . He and I both found it a bit big/New Worldy for our tastes, but that's a matter of preferences. Not sure if our palates are different or it's settled down. Hi John, Indeed I was familiar with Tom's note hence a little tongue and cheek on the Mo...
by Dale McClaran
July 1st, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 252

TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard

Love the Murto PN. Thanks for the note. Have a favorite recent Belle Pente vintage? Pat, there is sooo much quality OR Pinot out there I'm a little embarrassed to say this was the first BP I have purchased since the 08 Reserve. This bottle was a reminder to remedy that going forward. I had the 02 a...
by Dale McClaran
July 1st, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert

2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage (7/1/2018) Decanted 8hrs. I spent a good 3 hrs with this bottle and I can say without reservation that if served blind, I could peg this as a Rhone 50% of the time… I’ll be here all week!...
by Dale McClaran
June 30th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 252

TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard

2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (6/30/2018) Decanted 90 min - I would have preferred a much longer one as this was a bit of a last second choice. Having had the 14 Reserve in late May, this was by far more brooding and reserved but equally a...
by Dale McClaran
June 24th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice sought for 4th of July Saxum Bone Rock 2008-11
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Advice sought for 4th of July Saxum Bone Rock 2008-11

Thanks all (esp Loren) - 08 Bone Rock it is for the 4th. Being a wine guy I always try to work in the French angle for our independence (75% of my cellar cough-cough) and the under card will be a 16 Yves Cuilleron St. Peray Lieu-Dit Biusse (say that fast ten times) which i thought make a good match ...
by Dale McClaran
June 23rd, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1970 Chateau Cantemerle (375)
Replies: 15
Views: 743

TN: 1970 Chateau Cantemerle (375)

Great note Robert, just bought a few of the 2000's and liked your feedback on that vintage as well. Can't wait to crack one when it gets delivered this fall.
by Dale McClaran
June 22nd, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice sought for 4th of July Saxum Bone Rock 2008-11
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Advice sought for 4th of July Saxum Bone Rock 2008-11

Fellow WB's, I have one bottle each of the Bone Rock for vintages 08 to the 11. I have never tried any of these (07 was great last summer) and was curious if there were any strong opinions on which vintage might show best or perhaps which one might be one to hold off on.

Thanks in advance!
by Dale McClaran
June 20th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)
Replies: 3
Views: 366

TN: 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)

I don’t always drink Champers north of a hundred dollars, but when I do, I drink 2006 Taittinger Blanc de Blanc Comte’s de Champagne.

Stay thirsty my friends.

Great note Dennis!
by Dale McClaran
June 17th, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche
Replies: 4
Views: 636

TN: 2013 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

2013 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (6/17/2018) Decanted 10 hrs, and I don’t think another 10 perhaps 20, would have been in any way a hinderance to bringing this young brute to life. I knew what to expect opening a young, structured vintage of Le...
by Dale McClaran
June 9th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard "de Pobega"
Replies: 44
Views: 2920

TN: 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard "de Pobega"

I just picked up 4 bottles of the 16 Freedom hill Chardonnay from a shop in Bend OR. The owner, Robert said he has some 16 C. Anne’s and x-Novo’s he would’ve happy to part with. https://rhcselectionswineshop.com/ - no affiliation etc, just a PSA for this thread.

amazing chards’ worth all the hype.
by Dale McClaran
June 7th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Cadence Coda (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain)
Replies: 5
Views: 335

TN: 2016 Cadence Coda (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain)

2016 Cadence Coda - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain (6/7/2018) Decanted 3 hrs. Lovely nose of violets and wet clay, should see more aromatic development with age. Rather structured for the Cadence ‘Entry level’ wine, this sports some pretty dark cherry notes on a firm tannic spine. I...
by Dale McClaran
June 3rd, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 14
Views: 494

TN: 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese

John Morris wrote:Who imports von Schubert now? It used to be Valckenburg, I believe.
The back of the bottle states 'Bordeaux Wine Locators - Tumwater WA, I got these at Vinopolis from PDX and quickly snatched up the last three they had.
by Dale McClaran
June 2nd, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 14
Views: 494

TN: 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese

The very best Spätlese in the Mosel IMO. I think others do Kabinett better than Von Schubert but for Spat it just doesn't get better than this. I haven't had the '15 but '16 is amazing. Ever had a von Schubert Kabinett with 20 years of age? It might change your mind. Hey David, I loved the 15 Kabin...
by Dale McClaran
June 2nd, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 14
Views: 494

TN: 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese

2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (6/2/2018) My oh My this was good. Such a light clear color, almost a light green, very citrus themed, with a slight candied lemony trait going full speed ahead, perhaps some of the exotic / tropical such as...
by Dale McClaran
May 30th, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Marc Roy Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur
Replies: 0
Views: 198

TN: 2016 Domaine Marc Roy Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur

2016 Domaine Marc Roy Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin (5/30/2018) Decanted 2hrs. but wish it could have been much, much longer as the initial scents had a strong note of sulfur - it eventually mellowed out and clearly further air would have helped ...
by Dale McClaran
May 20th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 93624

Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2010 Monte Rosso last night with a couple of hours of air. Very good win and certainly mature - big Zin fruit and florals. It's not going to fall off a cliff, but I wouldn't push aging too much farther if you are sitting on a few of these. My .02
by Dale McClaran
May 19th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Cristom Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 356

TN: 2007 Cristom Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard

2007 Cristom Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (5/19/2018) Popped and poured. Ruby color. Funky nose of smoky plum, earth, fertilizer, pine forest, lilac. Relatively big-boned for the vintage with savory elements of dark plum, deep earth, cinnamon, an...
by Dale McClaran
May 19th, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Brick House Pinot Noir Cuvée du Tonnelier
Replies: 0
Views: 157

TN: 2015 Brick House Pinot Noir Cuvée du Tonnelier

2015 Brick House Pinot Noir Cuvée du Tonnelier - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (5/19/2018) Decanted 6 hrs. and was hugely beneficial in getting the nose to come out and play, very nice aromatics. One of the safe houses for dealing with a hot vintage and Brick House rarely disappoints...
by Dale McClaran
May 13th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cadence Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 196

TN: 2006 Cadence Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard

Just reviewed this and our impressions are very similar. The 2011 is even better. Yes, I'm positive Ben Smith would agree with the virtues of the last really cool vintage that was 2011. 2012 - 2017 was simply hot, hotter, or hottest and take your pick. Yet, he manages to always coax out great effor...
by Dale McClaran
May 13th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cadence Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 196

TN: 2006 Cadence Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard

2006 Cadence Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain (5/13/2018) Decanted 2 hrs. Library release from Cadence and this being the first vintage of BC from the estate vineyard (3rd leaf) it was a real treat to have this last night. All kinds of love on the nose - ...
by Dale McClaran
May 10th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel
Replies: 24
Views: 1099

2015 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel

I tend to like this bottling too. I haven't bought any in the last couple of vintages and I need to pick a few up. I am down to a few 2010's. How are the 2010s coming along? I've left mine in storage, as they had a lot of structure and I figured I wouldn't touch them until year 10 or so. It's not i...
by Dale McClaran
May 9th, 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch - Too soon for me
Replies: 14
Views: 644

TN: 2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Papera Ranch - Too soon for me

Hey Don, Thanks for the note - I have actually had this twice (my dad opened one) since release, and for the most part I agree with your take on giving these a few years to settle in. Yet, as with Bedrock, given the friendly pricing and limited storage space, I'll often rip one right away as sometim...
by Dale McClaran
April 22nd, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial
Replies: 3
Views: 199

TN: 2007 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

Hey Warren, thanks for the reply. I have had my eye on the 904 (2007) for a while but its hard to get a read on it as reviews and CT notes are all over the place, did you enjoy it and is it worth a go seeing that I rather enjoyed this Ygay GR? Thanks.
by Dale McClaran
April 22nd, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial
Replies: 3
Views: 199

TN: 2007 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

2007 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial - Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (4/22/2018) Decanted 3 hrs. Agree with others that there is a pretty decent Amount of American oak on display here, but also that through it, there is a very fine wine underneath. It took about half a glass ...
by Dale McClaran
April 20th, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Cameron Blanc Clos Electrique (USA, Oregon)
Replies: 3
Views: 202

TN: 2015 Cameron Blanc Clos Electrique (USA, Oregon)

2015 Cameron Blanc Clos Electrique - USA, Oregon (4/20/2018) While never to be confused with its French cousins, nor the wonderful wave of terrific Chards coming out of OR these days, this Clos Electric Blanc (as always) exists on its own space and terms. From what scuttlebutt I could gather about ...
by Dale McClaran
April 15th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo
Replies: 2
Views: 435

TN: 2004 Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo

2004 Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (4/15/2018) Decanted 4 hrs. Equal bursts of wintergreen, balsamic and dark cherries on the nose, there is an excellent addition of floral aromas as well. We are in a nice space here, the red cherr...
by Dale McClaran
April 10th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a pair from Cadence ('01 Ciel du Cheval and '05 Taptiel)
Replies: 13
Views: 333

TN: a pair from Cadence ('01 Ciel du Cheval and '05 Taptiel)

Great notes Brandon, love to see these. Had a terrific 03 Tapteil last fall, beautifully mature and a wonderful example of Red Mt fruit made be a very skilled hand. My oldest Cadence now is the 07 Bel Canto, but I'm not so sure if it really is going to improve at this point, perhaps so, but I will l...
by Dale McClaran
April 8th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 93624

Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2016 Carlisle Zinfandel Piner Olivet Ranches Sonoma Valley - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (4/8/2018) Decanted 4 hrs. I'm 100% positive if I was served this blind, I couldn't have told you it was a blend of the Power 3 (Carlisle / Papera / Montafi) vineyards - but I sure as hell had...
by Dale McClaran
April 7th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 93624

Which Carlisle are you drinking?

I have the 16 Piner-Olivet in the decanter - the nose is already incredible and promises much. Will report back tomorrow after I have this tonight with BBQ.
by Dale McClaran
April 7th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Barraults
Replies: 0
Views: 97

TN: 2015 Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Barraults

2015 Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Barraults - France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Mercurey 1er Cru (4/7/2018) Decanted 6hrs. Being still very new to all matters Red burg, I couldn't tell you where the fruit forward nature of the 2015 vintage began or the easy going nature of the...
by Dale McClaran
March 28th, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Chablis that Picq'd My Interest
Replies: 3
Views: 282

TN: A Chablis that Picq'd My Interest

Haven't had this bottling, but can vouch for the Vaucoupin and village bottlings being stellar both in value and quality. I haven't checked in a while, but it seems these two PC's are west coast challenged in terms of sourcing, factor in the shipping cost coming from the east coast and its just eas...
by Dale McClaran
March 27th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Big Table Farm Chardonnay (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 12
Views: 516

TN: 2013 Big Table Farm Chardonnay (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

OR Chardonnay has really much such great strides over the last decade. This seems to be the going word. This was my first. I really don't drink much of anything from Oregon. Heard good things on this one and glad I took a shot. Cheers. Two Words for you Mr. Atick: Walter Scott. You'll thank me later.
by Dale McClaran
March 27th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Big Table Farm Chardonnay (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 12
Views: 516

TN: 2013 Big Table Farm Chardonnay (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

OR Chardonnay has really much such great strides over the last decade, yet another one I need to try someday soon, thanks for the note Dennis.
by Dale McClaran
March 26th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Chablis that Picq'd My Interest
Replies: 3
Views: 282

TN: A Chablis that Picq'd My Interest

My best Jeremy Holmes impersonation. Thanks for reading. 2015 Gilbert Picq & ses Fils Chablis Dessus La Carriere - France, Burgundy, Chablis (3/26/2018) Drank over 2 days, which almost never happens but glad I took my time on this one. This Domaine's ability to fashion a structured, tense Chablis ir...
by Dale McClaran
March 25th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Barton (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 4
Views: 294

TN: 2014 Château Léoville Barton (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

Pat, if you have 6, absolutely pop one open this year and see for yourself. So many quality choices from this vintage, it's hard to stop buying them!
by Dale McClaran
March 25th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Léoville Barton (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 4
Views: 294

TN: 2014 Château Léoville Barton (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

2014 Château Léoville Barton - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (3/25/2018) Decanted 6 hrs. Every aspect of this wine spells out classic left bank: the nose was pure cassis and the customary blend of earth / florals and an ever so slight touch of wood. Great Cabernet power on display, a core of ...
by Dale McClaran
March 24th, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 141189

What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage - USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (3/24/2018) I know, insane to drink a Lorenzo right off the boat, but I was feeling lucky (plus I had 4 of em) and all in all in was a very good experience. Aeriated the hell out this, decanted at 7:30 AM - f...
by Dale McClaran
March 20th, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dauvissat and "premox"...a lesson learned..yet again
Replies: 87
Views: 4301

Dauvissat and "premox"...a lesson learned..yet again

I really don’t want a wine that I open for a dinner or event and have to check in on it every 24 hrs for three days before it drinks well. I’ll just move on. That’s a big defect in the wine. +1 I recently posted on a 00 Dauvissat Le Forest - seemed dead - had a nice exchange with Stuart and John St...
by Dale McClaran
March 19th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 10
Views: 568

TN: 2009 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)

Thanks for the note Alan as I have one of these left. Do you think that this will at least pleateau for awhile or should one put this in a queue to drink sooner rather than later?
by Dale McClaran
March 19th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 93624

Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2011 Papa's poured with a Coravin. Drinking really well. Balanced with no heat and no porty flavors. Great fruit and mouthfeel. Will try another glass next week but try and give it some air-time. Perhaps will develop more complexity with air. I too had this a week or so ago, drank very well though ...
by Dale McClaran
March 17th, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Nicholas Rossignol Chevret
Replies: 3
Views: 243

2005 Nicholas Rossignol Chevret

Great note Michael, my first go with this producer was with the 2010 Chevret, and eaqually found it large scaled but ultimately outstanding. Seeing where prices have recently shot up to with this producer, I was I had bought quite a few more than the three pack purchase, I think paid $60 per back th...
by Dale McClaran
March 12th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 1
Views: 173

TN: 2016 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

2016 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray (3/12/2018) Pressed apple skins carried a rich tone on the nose, perhaps some additional air time would have helped, in fact I would have decanted if I could have had a redo. Lots of immediate appeal, the fruit pr...
by Dale McClaran
March 11th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 3
Views: 396

TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Hi Michael, If it isn't doing anything for you right now I doubt any magic is going to occur from here on out. I have seen a lot other notes on CT that site a disjointed jammy / flabby wine that is clearly an issue with some bottles. Though I enjoy a lot fewer CdP producers than I used too, I cannot...
by Dale McClaran
March 11th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 3
Views: 396

TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (3/11/2018) Decanted 90 min. Right away I knew we had a clean one this time, as my last bottle was over the top pruney right out of the gate. Here, the bottle had a plummy like character but very fre...
by Dale McClaran
March 4th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi (Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG)
Replies: 5
Views: 153

TN: 2011 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi (Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG)

Ian & Howard, thanks for the replies. I should add the third wine was a white called 'Grecomusc' a grape that was thought to be extinct but they found some of it growing in one of their vineyards and brought it back from the dead. Similar in spirit to Greco di Tufo but perhaps a tad richer. A little...
by Dale McClaran
March 4th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi (Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG)
Replies: 5
Views: 153

TN: 2011 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi (Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG)

2011 Contrade di Taurasi (Cantine Lonardo) Taurasi - Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG (3/4/2018) After having an exceptionally positive experience with Lonardo's 'Le Coste' last summer, I was really anxious to try this straight Taurasi. Ian D'Agata had this pegged as a 94 in his write up and I don't t...

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