"Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

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Re: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

#51 Post by dcornutt » November 30th, 2018, 3:28 pm

You are so funny. These wines are great in their youth. Great job Todd.
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#52 Post by Wes Barton » November 30th, 2018, 5:20 pm

How about "baby harvesting"? How could that be offensive?
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#53 Post by Collin Dahl » November 30th, 2018, 6:45 pm

Fred Bower wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 12:05 pm

If you do this a few more times, we can call it Frenching!

This wins. Multiple meanings.
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#54 Post by Martin Steinley » December 2nd, 2018, 12:09 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 7:57 am
As for 'babykilling' I HATE the word as well, which is why I used it in quotes. Let's crowd-think this into a new term and coin it, so let me know your thoughts.
Todd, this is a gracious response to my post, and I really like your suggestion of crowd-thinking this such that a new term evolves. If all posters are conscious of the issue, perhaps a new term will evolve over time. If/when any of us see the term used here, I recommend that we call this thread to the poster's attention.
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Re: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

#55 Post by Andrew Christiansen » December 2nd, 2018, 3:06 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 7:09 pm
'the boss' (my wife) insisted on drinking a Monte Bello if I was to keep buying them vintage after vintage
I can just hear her giving you shit...that and the "we'll never be able to drink x-hundred bottles..." rant, which Sahba (wife) has quoted for the past few years to guilt me into not buying as much wine. Thanks for that!

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#56 Post by Alex A » December 5th, 2018, 6:36 pm

Todd,

after reading your notes I decided to do the same thing! I had two bottles of the 2012 Monte Bello, also will open the '14 Dominus and '15 Sassicaia.

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I figured how else can you know how any bottle evolves. Toddlering, Frenching, Babykilling... :-)

Your notes are similar to mine, except I'm getting some really big tobacco and cigar, with some earthiness. Nose is velvet and cassis for me mostly.

Cheers!
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#57 Post by Mark Golodetz » December 5th, 2018, 7:14 pm

I think toddlering works beautifully but we need to have a special name and award for the most frequent toddlerer every calendar year.
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Re: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

#58 Post by Todd F r e n c h » December 5th, 2018, 8:04 pm

Mark Golodetz wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 7:14 pm
I think toddlering works beautifully but we need to have a special name and award for the most frequent toddlerer every calendar year.
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#59 Post by Mike Maguire » December 5th, 2018, 9:32 pm

Happy wife Happy life. [cheers.gif]

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#60 Post by Mark Golodetz » December 6th, 2018, 1:19 pm

BTW I have much congress with middle aged hotties and geriatrics.
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Re: "Babykilling" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

#61 Post by dsimmons » December 6th, 2018, 2:18 pm

SeanHarding wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 10:33 pm
I have vintages going back to 2007 and I think I've only ever opened one. I have 4 bottles of the 2013, so maybe I should pop one soon...
+1 and for my tastes, the '07 I opened was not ready.
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