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by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

I saw your notes and John, well done! I'll add some thoughts later today or tomorrow.
by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: TN: 2011 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

Thanks for posting John, in my book the this producer is the the WA St. Rhone QPR champ, and by a country mile.
by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Thivin CdB - Is there a more consistent QPR?
Replies: 26
Views: 1513

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Thivin CdB - Is there a more consistent QPR?

Decanted 3 hrs. The increased delineation in the fruit profile vs my last go with this last April was striking; clear cut blackish strawberry fruit carries an ever so slight pulpy quality but its backed up with more than ample structure. I love the minty-ness, some cracked pepper, sweet violets, goo...
by Dale McClaran
March 9th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert
Replies: 11
Views: 1135

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

Thanks for checking in on this and irrespective of how this would be pegged in the great equalizer of blind tasting, I think we can all agree as Vincent said that this should shine for many years
by Dale McClaran
March 3rd, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Vin Wine Merchants
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: Grand Vin Wine Merchants

Randy Meyer wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 10:09 am
Purchased many great Italians as well as Bordeaux. Nothing but the best service.
+1 Great operation, nothing but positive experiences.

BTW their retail store is a really neat experience as well and often have some interesting things open for tasting too.
by Dale McClaran
February 24th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 10450

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Six Pack here - 1 sav blanc, 1 rose, 2 Under the Mt. and 2 of the Monticello Cab. Never had the cab nor the Under the Mt, so will try them both this Spring as it sounds like they will both drink well young.
by Dale McClaran
February 24th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1837

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

Jurgen Steinke wrote: Slightly off topic but I tasted the 2016 normale recently and was very impressed. Amongst the best CC I had. And I had many. We had a bottle of this last evening and completed agree. This is a great value for $20. Ed Jurgen, This is good to hear as this wine is always around a...
by Dale McClaran
February 24th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 1
Views: 394

TN: 2008 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

2008 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (2/24/2019) Decanted 4 hrs. Mid weight Pauillac that is really in a good spot right now. Not a rock star, blockbuster, nor the 2nd coming, instead this is very comfortable in its delivery of gentle cassis fruit that caresses instead...
by Dale McClaran
February 23rd, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir La Paulée (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 230

TN: 2010 Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir La Paulée (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

2010 Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir La Paulée - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (2/23/2019) 'Unscrewcapped in the am drank around 7pm. Part of the PDX price dump, this certainly delivers. Bright and nervy, this carries a tasty edge of dark berries that have the acidic zip of a red fruit, such as a ra...
by Dale McClaran
February 17th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 94163

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2009 Carlisle Syrah Sonoma County - USA, California, Sonoma County (2/17/2019) I drank my last of 7 bottles of this amazing wine last evening with braised pork shoulder chops. What an amazing QPR this has been. And to tell you the truth I believe this bottle may have been the best bottle. Beautiful...
by Dale McClaran
February 17th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: TN: 2005 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello

Reminds me of a an 05 Asili I need to be pulling out of storage, thanks for the great note here!
by Dale McClaran
February 5th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block

Thanks for the replies Scott & Ian and Jared, thanks for formally gracing us with your impressions though since we have been yapping about how good this was, comes as no surprise. In my experience, (which pales in comparison to many on this board) you really can't over air young, high end pinot. Unl...
by Dale McClaran
February 3rd, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 0
Views: 161

TN: 2013 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino

2013 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (2/3/2019) Decanted 5 hrs. The initial lack of aromatics had me concerned this might have been corked or otherwise damaged, but thankfully the first sip removed such doubts, just youthfully stubborn on the nose...
by Dale McClaran
February 2nd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentières
Replies: 2
Views: 209

TN: 2014 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentières

2014 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru (2/2/2019) Decanted 6 hrs. A pretty big blast of herb infused strawberry and underbrush arrives in welcome fashion on the nose, a little funk too for a little ext...
by Dale McClaran
February 1st, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard

Opened the 2017 Freedom Hill and the 2017 Barbie tonight for a side-by-side comparison. 2017 Freedom Hill - super expressive nose of flowers, flint, green apple & pear; medium to full bodied, but not heavy in the least; bone dry with sufficient acid; long finish. 2017 Barbie - also from Freedom Hil...
by Dale McClaran
January 27th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Cantemerle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 0
Views: 222

TN: 2000 Château Cantemerle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

2000 Château Cantemerle - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (1/27/2019) P&P though this really developed nicely over the 2 hrs. or so it was open, I'd have given it an hour of air if I could do a do over. At first this came across a tad non discreet, but quickly blossomed into a fine, almost 20 y...
by Dale McClaran
January 26th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl (France, Alsace)
Replies: 0
Views: 147

TN: 2005 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl (France, Alsace)

2005 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl - France, Alsace (1/26/2019) A bit of cringe when pouring. The deep amber color would normally be a disaster, though this producer would be the one safe house from the golden hue pre-oxidation gremlin, I was still worried. Unfounded, the bottle was comple...
by Dale McClaran
January 20th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2210
Views: 142057

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County) Click to view 174 label images Add to my wishlist 1/20/2019 Dale M 91 Cork was popped about 6 hrs before, but not decanted. One of the really fun aspects of being on the list with Bedrock...
by Dale McClaran
January 13th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block
Replies: 9
Views: 881

TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block

2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (1/13/2019) Decanted 6 hrs. Pure, clean, delicate, and lovely came to mind in describing the bouquet, all wrapped in wild strawberry shell. Decieptivley light and lithe on ...
by Dale McClaran
January 12th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Carlisle Papa’s Block Syrah
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: TN: 2011 Carlisle Papa’s Block Syrah

Good bottle of wine Barry, the Carlisle Syrah’s certainly have no danger of falling off a clif anytime soon! I had this last year and recall it still could go for as long as one would want to keep it around.
by Dale McClaran
January 12th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries
Replies: 0
Views: 267

TN: 2015 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries

2015 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (1/12/2019) Decanted 6hrs. Really soft and easy going, with tons of jammy blackberry fruit and an rockstar finish. Not even close :) The only thing I could really detect this was from a riper vintage was the no...
by Dale McClaran
January 9th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück
Replies: 30
Views: 830

Re: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück

Thanks for the detailed response David, really looking forward to trying one, just need to get down to Vinopolis in PDX to grab em.
by Dale McClaran
January 9th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück
Replies: 30
Views: 830

Re: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 5:31 pm
It’s old school

I believe it was this producer in which i was told that they typically are one step lower on the pradikat scale, so this Spat would drink like most producers Kabinett, is this generally true?
by Dale McClaran
January 7th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück
Replies: 30
Views: 830

Re: TN: 2012 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Urglück

Thanks for the note David. This was producer was off my radar but once I saw the prices (or lack there of) I grabbed some of the 16 Urziger Wurzgarten Spat # 6 for $24. Eager to try!
by Dale McClaran
January 7th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 114

TN: 2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (1/7/2019) Always a solid bet, the 15 is no exception to a versatile, food friendly WA State Bordeaux Blanc blend. I think its about 75% Sav Blanc / 25% Semillon, this does carry a fairly assertive acidic edge, but nicely ...
by Dale McClaran
January 5th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Calon-Ségur (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)
Replies: 0
Views: 256

TN: 2014 Château Calon-Ségur (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

2014 Château Calon-Ségur - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe (1/5/2019) Decanted 7 hrs. A tad bit of funk on the nose eased up about an 1hr in the decanter, otherwise the nose was elegant and providing all the necessary aromatics one requires ala Left Bank. I agree with the general assertion tha...
by Dale McClaran
January 4th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard

I’ll be very curious how the Barbie turns out Scott, please post your impressions when you do let er rip!
by Dale McClaran
January 4th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

TN: 2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard

2017 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (1/4/2019) From the get go, this was expressive, complex, and blows the door off most other OR Pinot Blancs (or Alsatian for that matter). A powerful sense of minerlaity works hand in hand with ripe pear and ot...
by Dale McClaran
January 2nd, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wines: Good people and . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 2627

Re: Walter Scott Wines: Good people and . . .

Had the 16 Freedom Hill Chard yesterday, a little sullen initially, but wow did it deliver in the end. Going to hold my last two bottles at least 5 years and perhaps longer for my 16 X NOVO’s.
by Dale McClaran
December 30th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Elio Altare Barolo Brunate (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: TN: 2001 Elio Altare Barolo Brunate (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Thanks for sharing Mike, it looks like our notes reflect a lot of the same qualities, good stuff for sure. Sadly, looking on WS for any other vintages of the Altare Brunate are meager, though not too surprising as I don’t think very much of it was ever made in a given vintage.
by Dale McClaran
December 30th, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Elio Altare Barolo Brunate (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 5
Views: 299

TN: 2001 Elio Altare Barolo Brunate (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

2001 Elio Altare Barolo Brunate - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (12/30/2018) Brought to a terrific Italian restaurant in DC, Centrolina. Decanted 1 hr but oh man, i shudder to think what another 2 to 4 more hrs could have done to the already descriptive aromatics - roses / soy / wild dark cherry,...
by Dale McClaran
December 25th, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 94163

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Brief impressions on 3 Carlisles I've had over the last few days: 2011 Papa's Block Syrah - Still very youthful, you can really sense the cool weather vintage given the acidic structure. Drinking well now but many quality years ahead. 2016 Alicante Bouschet Pagani - somehow I was lucky enough to get...
by Dale McClaran
December 20th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2003 Pontet Canet & 2015 Black Ankle Crumbling Rock
Replies: 37
Views: 1876

Re: TN 2003 Pontet Canet & 2015 Black Ankle Crumbling Rock

Believe it or not, this was really good, and pretty much ripe vintage, classic Bordeaux. It was not a 2003 caricature. I would never suspect it as California Opened a bottle 2 dinners ago from an en primeur 6-pack purchase and couldn't agree more with the TN. I'll add that the elegant, medium-bodie...
by Dale McClaran
December 19th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Scott Paul Audrey back vintage blowout
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: PSA: Scott Paul Audrey back vintage blowout

Vinopolis just reloaded - picked up a few 2014 Azana Pinots for $24 per. I'm happy.
by Dale McClaran
December 18th, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

Re: TN: 2004 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

02 Latour was a buck twenty five at Costco. Sigh.....
by Dale McClaran
December 18th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard

Januik has a Cold Creek Chardonnay. Haven't seen a cab though. Hi Brian, I see it all over the place, even Safeway carries it. Some vintages can be a bit overbearing on the oak side, but once in a while they can really hit the mark. Dale Januik sells a Cold Creek Cab? I visit the winery all the tim...
by Dale McClaran
December 17th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

Re: TN: 2004 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

I really like the 2004 vintage, and glad to own it. I will quibble with you about the comment the 2004 was the last inexpensive bordeaux vintage. We had 2008, and more recently 2014. I think 2014 is an excellent vintage, better than 2004, and the pricing was comparable. I specifically recall paying...
by Dale McClaran
December 16th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Dominique Laurent Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru La Richemone
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: TN: 1996 Dominique Laurent Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru La Richemone

Thanks for note Dennis, had my first D. Laurent (15 VR Les Beaumonts) this Halloween, which might have been one of the better wines I have had this fall. I know the bad rap about this 200% oak thing, but I found nothing excessive in that wine nor does it appear to be the case with yours.
by Dale McClaran
December 16th, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 196

TN: 2015 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard

2015 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (12/16/2018) Decanted 6 hrs. To nobody’s surprise, another strong wine from this producer, soaring aromatics of spicy red fruits and Chinese 5 spice, sassafras, you get the idea. Very much on point on the p...
by Dale McClaran
December 15th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

Re: TN: 2004 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

Hi Ramon, My experience with Montrose will pale in comparison with most on this board, with that being said, I seem to recollect a slight funky / earthy quality on the nose (not so much on the palate) on past bottles and definitely on this guy - funk is a hard characteristic to put in words, but the...
by Dale McClaran
December 15th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

TN: 2004 Château Montrose (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe)

2004 Château Montrose - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe (12/15/2018) Decanted 4 hrs. Ah yes, another great 04 which was the only sanely priced Bordeaux vintage until the 11's came round, I had to chuckle as they were bought on some super sale at Binny's in 2008 for $39.99. Ok, the wine: a wee ...
by Dale McClaran
December 15th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Trimbach Riesling 2008, Cuvee Frédéric Emile
Replies: 18
Views: 965

Re: TN: Trimbach Riesling 2008, Cuvee Frédéric Emile

2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile - France, Alsace (12/15/2018) Lots of hype and expectations that were easily met if not exceeded. It’s been some time since I have had a Riesling that has this level of dryness and razor sharp acidity, but also contained restraint with a slick precision th...
by Dale McClaran
December 13th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: TN: 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard

Brian Glas wrote:
December 13th, 2018, 7:53 am
Januik has a Cold Creek Chardonnay. Haven't seen a cab though.
Hi Brian,

I see it all over the place, even Safeway carries it. Some vintages can be a bit overbearing on the oak side, but once in a while they can really hit the mark.

Dale
by Dale McClaran
December 9th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: TN: 2015 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Kirk, I too have some 05's but they pretty much snarl at me for even looking in their direction. The 15 is pretty open for business if you get a chance to try one.
by Dale McClaran
December 9th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 4
Views: 640

TN: 2015 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

2015 Château Pontet-Canet - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (12/9/2018) Decanted 8 hrs. From the first sniff it was obvious this was going to be a special experience, and it delivered, big time. The aromatics were divine, and very open for business; it sports all the classic Left Bank traits – Ca...
by Dale McClaran
December 1st, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard
Replies: 18
Views: 879

Re: TN: 2008 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard

Thanks a bunch for the TN Matt, I was wondering about this exact wine a few weeks ago and when to open my last bottle, sounds like no harm to open now nor a hurry to let it sleep further. I had the 02 Jessie last year and it was sublime. I simply adore the single vineyard pinots from Cristom, so uni...
by Dale McClaran
November 22nd, 2018, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1415
Views: 94163

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

16 Rossi Zin: Quick note from a pop and pour: Red fruited a with lovely and cleansing streak of finely textured acidity - richness on the back half and finish, more than ample fruit throughout - should be a very versatile addition to my Carlisle stash as I can see this working with just about anythi...
by Dale McClaran
November 11th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: TN: 2001 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

Indeed David, I’m hoping 14 turns out to be a similar vintage in terms of overall price (Leoville Poy Can be had for $65) and the charming character of the wines. Those that I have tasted seem to give hope this could well be the case.
by Dale McClaran
November 11th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)
Replies: 3
Views: 181

TN: 2001 Château Léoville Poyferré (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

2001 Château Léoville Poyferré - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (11/11/2018) Decanted 3 hrs. Aromatically pure and classic Left Bank, with a palate that matches suit. This is clearly in a early window of maturity, with a lovely display of cassis that is both expressive yet refrained, back end ...
by Dale McClaran
November 10th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Séchet
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: TN: 2008 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Séchet

5...4.....3....2....1.... (Stuart, this is your cue).

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