JB Neufeld 2018 Ciel du Cheval

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JB Neufeld 2018 Ciel du Cheval

#1 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

Four night examination begins tonight, with broiled prime rib cap & pineapple. Somehow a bottle of this is missing, suspect numero uno is wife.

This bottle is all mine.

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#3 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

Wine really screams Cabernet on night one, classy mouthfeel and finish.
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Glenn L e v i n e wrote: May 13th, 2022, 5:20 pm Four night examination begins tonight, with broiled prime rib cap & pineapple. Somehow a bottle of this is missing, suspect numero uno is wife.
this has been my approach lately too [cheers.gif]

hope you and the family are well doc!
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#5 Post by B. Buzzini »

Ed Gonzales wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:35 pm
Glenn L e v i n e wrote: May 13th, 2022, 5:20 pm Four night examination begins tonight, with broiled prime rib cap & pineapple. Somehow a bottle of this is missing, suspect numero uno is wife.
this has been my approach lately too [cheers.gif]

hope you and the family are well doc!
So wait…you both are saying it takes you 4 days to finish a bottle of wine??? I don’t even know you guys anymore… [shock.gif]
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B. Buzzini wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:45 pm
Ed Gonzales wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:35 pm
Glenn L e v i n e wrote: May 13th, 2022, 5:20 pm Four night examination begins tonight, with broiled prime rib cap & pineapple. Somehow a bottle of this is missing, suspect numero uno is wife.
this has been my approach lately too [cheers.gif]

hope you and the family are well doc!
So wait…you both are saying it takes you 4 days to finish a bottle of wine??? I don’t even know you guys anymore… [shock.gif]
you're going to love this. it took me 5 nights to finish a bottle of 18 clos du marquis. the 3rd night was the best. stored in the fridge of course ;)
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#7 Post by Chris C a r y »

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: May 13th, 2022, 5:20 pm Four night examination begins tonight, with broiled prime rib cap & pineapple. Somehow a bottle of this is missing, suspect numero uno is wife.

This bottle is all mine.
That’s why they number the bottles. I get all the even numbers, my wife gets none of the odds.

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One of the great berserkerday producers. And it was all Chris's fault!

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#9 Post by Chris Seiber »

B. Buzzini wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:45 pm
Ed Gonzales wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:35 pm
Glenn L e v i n e wrote: May 13th, 2022, 5:20 pm Four night examination begins tonight, with broiled prime rib cap & pineapple. Somehow a bottle of this is missing, suspect numero uno is wife.
this has been my approach lately too [cheers.gif]

hope you and the family are well doc!
So wait…you both are saying it takes you 4 days to finish a bottle of wine??? I don’t even know you guys anymore… [shock.gif]
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#10 Post by Kris Patten »

Chris Seiber wrote: May 14th, 2022, 12:15 am
B. Buzzini wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:45 pm
Ed Gonzales wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:35 pm

this has been my approach lately too [cheers.gif]

hope you and the family are well doc!
So wait…you both are saying it takes you 4 days to finish a bottle of wine??? I don’t even know you guys anymore… [shock.gif]
Glenn is trying to one up John Glas
Funny. Thought the same thing.....only kicker would be if Doc bought it on closeout and followed with best value in America thread.
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#11 Post by John Glas »

Chris Seiber wrote: May 14th, 2022, 12:15 am
B. Buzzini wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:45 pm
Ed Gonzales wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:35 pm

this has been my approach lately too [cheers.gif]

hope you and the family are well doc!
So wait…you both are saying it takes you 4 days to finish a bottle of wine??? I don’t even know you guys anymore… [shock.gif]
Glenn is trying to one up John Glas
Hell ya! [cheers.gif]

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#12 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

No significant perceptible change on night 2. Maybe the Cabernet fruit attack a hair mellower, a bit sweeter.
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#13 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

Night 3 it’s different and better. Fruit has receded and whole wine is more balanced. You won’t think it’s old school Bordeaux but it’s delicious and much more even-handed. Tannins persist and finish delightful.
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Glenn L e v i n e wrote: May 15th, 2022, 6:58 pm Night 3 it’s different and better. Fruit has receded and whole wine is more balanced. You won’t think it’s old school Bordeaux but it’s delicious and much more even-handed. Tannins persist and finish delightful.
Assuming that you purchase and consume this producer on an annual basis, do you think 2018 is one of the better vintages from Washington? Cheers!
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#15 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

I would not make WA St vintage comments. There are others here with more cogent perspectives about that.
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Night 4 the wine is fatigued but still quite drinkable. Finish shorter than the previous night.

Bottle is empty!
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Glenn L e v i n e wrote: May 16th, 2022, 10:54 am I would not make WA St vintage comments. There are others here with more cogent perspectives about that.
Sorry, did not mean to imply you were an expert on WA wine or WA vintages. Let me rephrase the question: Assuming that you purchase and consume this producer on an annual basis, do you think the 2018 JBN Ciel is better than previous years of JBN Ciel? Cheers!
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#18 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

I’m not sure this was not the inaugural vintage of this wine.

I adore their Two Blondes most.
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Glenn L e v i n e wrote: May 17th, 2022, 4:12 am Night 4 the wine is fatigued but still quite drinkable. Finish shorter than the previous night.

Bottle is empty!
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#20 Post by John Glas »

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: May 19th, 2022, 1:21 pm I’m not sure this was not the inaugural vintage of this wine.

I adore their Two Blondes most.
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