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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#501 Post by Todd F r e n c h » October 30th, 2020, 10:55 am

I'll be cracking one tonight, as they've stood up in the cellar for 24 hours by now, should have settled for the most part (I love clarity in my older wine now)
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#502 Post by Tom Chen » October 30th, 2020, 10:58 am

Decided which one yet?

Looks like we have a few of the same bottles.

Looking forward to hearing yours and others tasting notes on these Library wines.

The ones from the first offering have all be fantastic (have two left).

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#503 Post by David Baum » October 30th, 2020, 12:55 pm

just arrived and this is a little Bizzarre. I got two cases and they were both identical. Give me a minute and I’ll post the wines

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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#504 Post by David Baum » October 30th, 2020, 1:06 pm

Here's the line-up. Got two identical cases so two of each wine

1986 Sonoma County Cabernet
1988 Dickerson Zin
1989 Cooke Zin
1990 Sonoma County Zin
1992 Sonoma County Merlot
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
1994 Gregory Cabernet
1994 Pickberry
1997 Barrica Zin
1997 Rancho Salina Red Wine
1998 Rancho Salina Red Wine
1999 Icon Red Wine

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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#505 Post by Brian Tuite » October 30th, 2020, 1:07 pm

David Baum wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 12:55 pm
just arrived and this is a little Bizzarre. I got two cases and they were both identical. Give me a minute and I’ll post the wines
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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#506 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » October 30th, 2020, 1:07 pm

David Baum wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Here's the line-up. Got two identical cases so two of each wine

1986 Sonoma County Cabernet
1988 Dickerson Zin
1989 Cooke Zin
1990 Sonoma County Zin
1992 Sonoma County Merlot
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
1994 Gregory Cabernet
1994 Pickberry
1997 Barrica Zin
1997 Rancho Salina Red Wine
1998 Rancho Salina Red Wine
1999 Icon Red Wine
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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#507 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » October 30th, 2020, 1:12 pm

JDavisRoby wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 6:57 am
Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 1:47 am
JDavisRoby wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Is this sale over?
Long over and it was a special offering to certain customers.
I thought so, but never hurts to ask. Thanks.
I forgot I asked Joel if I could buy a case. I think my order arrives Monday.
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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#508 Post by David Baum » October 30th, 2020, 1:43 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 1:07 pm
David Baum wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 12:55 pm
just arrived and this is a little Bizzarre. I got two cases and they were both identical. Give me a minute and I’ll post the wines
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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#509 Post by Sean_S » October 30th, 2020, 1:50 pm

David Baum wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Here's the line-up. Got two identical cases so two of each wine

1986 Sonoma County Cabernet
1988 Dickerson Zin
1989 Cooke Zin
1990 Sonoma County Zin
1992 Sonoma County Merlot
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
1994 Gregory Cabernet
1994 Pickberry
1997 Barrica Zin
1997 Rancho Salina Red Wine
1998 Rancho Salina Red Wine
1999 Icon Red Wine
Seems Very similar to most of what we are getting. No one has posted getting an old hill yet. :(
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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#510 Post by David Baum » October 30th, 2020, 2:46 pm

I think some skewed newer as well as more Zin but generally as advertised that they would be fairly similar especially in my cases

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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#511 Post by Tom Chen » October 30th, 2020, 2:50 pm

I am not familiar with a number of these bottlings. Plus, no tasting notes from Joel like in the last Library release.

Anyone have thoughts on standouts, in general, or are all of these sort in the same quality/drinking range?

Any guidance would help; otherwise, just random openings pretty much.

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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#512 Post by Todd F r e n c h » October 30th, 2020, 2:54 pm

It’s funny to check the CT drinking windows. According to CT, these are ALL since dead and gone :)
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#513 Post by Tom Chen » October 30th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Same with the previous offering, but they all drank fantastic.

Just shows the benefits of proper storage.

So, CT no help for these wines.

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#514 Post by matt d » October 30th, 2020, 3:56 pm

1982 dickerson (I think can't quite read the year different label then everything else)
1986 sonoma can
89 cooke zin
90 sonoma zin
92 sangiacomo merlot
93 sonoma merlot
94 sonoma merlot
94 Gregory can
94 pickberry
98 rancho Salina
99 icon
02 barricia zin

Also no wimpy wine button in french
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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#515 Post by Todd F r e n c h » October 30th, 2020, 3:59 pm

Wish we could get Joel here to tell us his experience with any of these wines
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#516 Post by Brian Tuite » October 30th, 2020, 4:18 pm

David Baum wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 1:07 pm
David Baum wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 12:55 pm
just arrived and this is a little Bizzarre. I got two cases and they were both identical. Give me a minute and I’ll post the wines
Dejavu all over again? Kinda like an NFC East game.
Exactly! So much winning!
Right? Take the opponent in the money line.
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#517 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » October 30th, 2020, 4:27 pm

David Baum wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Here's the line-up. Got two identical cases so two of each wine

1986 Sonoma County Cabernet
1988 Dickerson Zin
1989 Cooke Zin
1990 Sonoma County Zin
1992 Sonoma County Merlot
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
1994 Gregory Cabernet
1994 Pickberry
1997 Barrica Zin
1997 Rancho Salina Red Wine
1998 Rancho Salina Red Wine
1999 Icon Red Wine
That’s a fantastic selection. Two of each is good to have.
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#518 Post by James Mc » October 30th, 2020, 5:00 pm

Would be cool to do a zoom tasting or discussion with Joel (similar to earlier in the year) to talk through some of the wines that were included in these library cases and his experiences with them.
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#519 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » October 30th, 2020, 5:21 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
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Wish we could get Joel here to tell us his experience with any of these wines
You took point, let’s get that first tasting note up.

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#520 Post by Todd F r e n c h » October 30th, 2020, 6:41 pm

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Wish we could get Joel here to tell us his experience with any of these wines
You took point, let’s get that first tasting note up.
Done! 1990 Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma County

Three words: storage, storage, and storage. This wine has so much life left in it, thanks to perfect storage, what a treat! The slightest pruning of the fruit on the nose and immediately on the palate shows its age, but cigar box, sweet jammy dark fruit, and tiny dusty tannins still give this wine life and interest. Finish lingers for a good 20 seconds, delivering more red fruits, some anise, and earth. Acid still remains, rather strong for a Zinfandel and its age, gorgeous color. A treat!
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#521 Post by David Baum » October 30th, 2020, 10:36 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Wish we could get Joel here to tell us his experience with any of these wines
You took point, let’s get that first tasting note up.
Done! 1990 Ravenswood Zinfandel Sonoma County

Three words: storage, storage, and storage. This wine has so much life left in it, thanks to perfect storage, what a treat! The slightest pruning of the fruit on the nose and immediately on the palate shows its age, but cigar box, sweet jammy dark fruit, and tiny dusty tannins still give this wine life and interest. Finish lingers for a good 20 seconds, delivering more red fruits, some anise, and earth. Acid still remains, rather strong for a Zinfandel and its age, gorgeous color. A treat!
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#522 Post by James Mc » October 31st, 2020, 7:37 am

My case is supposed to arrive next week, cant wait.

Should these bottles be decanted at all or good to go pop and pour?
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#523 Post by Brian Tuite » October 31st, 2020, 8:29 am

James Mc wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 7:37 am
My case is supposed to arrive next week, cant wait.

Should these bottles be decanted at all or good to go pop and pour?
FWIW, I’ve noticed that whenever Joel pours them at events he decants.
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#524 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » October 31st, 2020, 9:03 am

James Mc wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 7:37 am
My case is supposed to arrive next week, cant wait.

Should these bottles be decanted at all or good to go pop and pour?
There tends to be a good bit of sediment, so probably best to do so. I rarely do, but I do end up pouring the last bit through a coffee filter.
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#525 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » October 31st, 2020, 8:13 pm

My case arrived today. Pulp shipper and bottles are upright, which gives me the excuse to open one. Opened the 1996 Cooke Zinfandel. I decanted but it wouldn’t have been necessary, a few bits of large sediment. Cork looked good so I didn’t bother with the Durand, that was a mistake sine the cork broke off. I’m not much on flavor/bouquet descriptions but this was pretty nice. Good acids and Zinfandel. This is typical of an aged zin I’ll need to get more. Looking forward to aging the Bedrock and O&F Zinfandel.

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#526 Post by MatthewT » November 2nd, 2020, 4:57 pm

I've had 4 of these now. A Cab, a Zin, a Syrah, and a Merlot. The Zin was corked but the other 3 were really amazing. I have no experience with aged wine but thoroughly enjoyed them.
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#527 Post by Demian Saenz » November 3rd, 2020, 1:28 pm

My case looks very similar to everyone else :

1986 Cab Sonoma County
1989 Zin Sonoma County
1990 Zin Sonoma County
1990 Dickerson Zin
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
1992 Cooke Zin
1994 Pickberry
1995 Gregory Cab
1998 Barricia Zin
1999 Icon
2001 Rancho Salinas
2003 Barricia Zin

And I received a blue ravenswood button. It says Vinum Flaccidum Nullum around the three ravens.

Can’t wait to open one.

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#528 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » November 3rd, 2020, 4:10 pm

Demian Saenz wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 1:28 pm
My case looks very similar to everyone else :

1986 Cab Sonoma County
1989 Zin Sonoma County
1990 Zin Sonoma County
1990 Dickerson Zin
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
1992 Cooke Zin
1994 Pickberry
1995 Gregory Cab
1998 Barricia Zin
1999 Icon
2001 Rancho Salinas
2003 Barricia Zin

And I received a blue ravenswood button. It says Vinum Flaccidum Nullum around the three ravens.

Can’t wait to open one.
Mine is pretty similar to yours, except I received a ‘95 Icon instead of the ‘03 Barricia.
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#529 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » November 4th, 2020, 5:57 am

Minor differences once I put together the whole list.

1986 Cab Sonoma County
1989 Zin Sonoma County
1990 Zin Sonoma County
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
1992 Cooke Zin
1994 Pickberry
1995 Gregory Cab
1997 Dickerson Zin
1998 Barricia Zin
1995 Icon
1999 Icon
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#530 Post by ccotton8 » November 5th, 2020, 1:13 pm

My case showed up today:

1996 Pickberry
1999 Icon
1989 Cooke zin
2001 Ranch Salina
1994 Gregory Cab
1994 Sonoma County Merlot
1990 Dickerson
1987 Pickberry
1986 Sonoma County Cab
1990 Sonoma County Zin
1997 Barricia
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
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#531 Post by James Mc » November 5th, 2020, 8:15 pm

my case:

1982 Dickerson
1986 Sonoma Cab
1989 Cooke Zin
1990 Sonoma Zin
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
1993 Gregory Cab
1994 Gregory Cab
1994 Sonoma Merlot
1994 Pickberry
1997 Barricia Zin
1998 Rancho Salina
1999 Icon
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#532 Post by AD Northup » November 5th, 2020, 8:16 pm

James Mc wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 8:15 pm
my case:

1982 Dickerson
1986 Sonoma Cab
1989 Cooke Zin
1990 Sonoma Zin
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
1993 Gregory Cab
1994 Gregory Cab
1994 Sonoma Merlot
1994 Pickberry
1997 Barricia Zin
1998 Rancho Salina
1999 Icon
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#533 Post by Brian Tuite » November 7th, 2020, 2:20 pm

Just got home from picking up. I told Joel this was the second best thing to happen to me today and he said he was happy to be second best on this day!


1983 Dickerson Zinfandel
1986 Sonoma County Cabernet
1991 Pickberry
1992 Cooke Zinfandel
1992 Sangiacomo Merlot
1993 Sangiacomo Merlot
1994 Sonoma County Merlot
1994 Gregory Cabernet
1995 Sonoma County Zinfandel
1998 Barricia Zinfandel
1998 Rancho Salina
1999 ICON
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#534 Post by Tom DeBiase » November 8th, 2020, 1:05 pm

Picked up my case yesterday. Looks to be a great variety, can't wait to dig in. The wine is nice for sure but had an opportunity to talk with Joel for 15 minutes or so. He is so much more than a icon of California wine. Talk to him for a few minutes and it's like you've known him all your life. A treasure of a man. Here is the case, 1 bottle of each.

Ravenswood 1998 Rancho Salina Red Wine 40 Cab, 35 Cab Franc, 25 Merlot
Ravenswood 1992 Merlot Sonoma County
Ravenswood 1992 Merlot Sangiacomo Vineyard
Ravenswood 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Gregory Vineyard
Ravenswood 1989 Zinfandel Sonoma County
Ravenswood 1999 ICON 75 Syrah, 16 Mourvedre, 11 Grenache
Ravenswood 1998 Zinfandel Barricia Vineyard
Ravenswood 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
Ravenswood 1993 Merlot Sangiacomo Vineyard
Ravenswood 1992 Zinfandel Cooke Vineyard
Ravenswood 1997 Zinfandel Dickerson Vineyard
Ravenswood 1991 Pickberry 60 Merlot, 35 Cab, 5 Cab Franc

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#535 Post by MatthewT » November 9th, 2020, 5:15 pm

Having an older Merlot now. I don't know if it's I'm just not used to having aged wines or what but these wines are just outstanding. I wish I had 12 cases of this Library. Bravo.
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#536 Post by Ethan Abraham » November 9th, 2020, 5:34 pm

Opened an 88 Dickerson Zin tonight, excellent. The color was crazy, you would have no idea of its age from looking at it. The wine was great too, properly showing its age.
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#537 Post by Rich Brown » November 11th, 2020, 10:18 am

MatthewT wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Having an older Merlot now. I don't know if it's I'm just not used to having aged wines or what but these wines are just outstanding. I wish I had 12 cases of this Library. Bravo.
I can see the commerce corner posts now - 'Trading 100 cases of De Negoce for aged Ravenswood' ;)

Glad you're enjoying them! Wait until you get into the zins - older Ravenswood and Ridge wines (among others) help prove that the grape can be very interesting as it ages.

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#538 Post by MatthewT » November 11th, 2020, 10:28 am

Rich Brown wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 10:18 am
MatthewT wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Having an older Merlot now. I don't know if it's I'm just not used to having aged wines or what but these wines are just outstanding. I wish I had 12 cases of this Library. Bravo.
I can see the commerce corner posts now - 'Trading 100 cases of De Negoce for aged Ravenswood' ;)

Glad you're enjoying them! Wait until you get into the zins - older Ravenswood and Ridge wines (among others) help prove that the grape can be very interesting as it ages.
I've had a few, except for the one that was corked they have been amazing. I've already gone through 12 of my 24 bottles, lol. I'm taking a hard pause and will go back to them on special occasions.
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#539 Post by Rich Brown » November 11th, 2020, 11:16 am

MatthewT wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 10:28 am
Rich Brown wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 10:18 am
MatthewT wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Having an older Merlot now. I don't know if it's I'm just not used to having aged wines or what but these wines are just outstanding. I wish I had 12 cases of this Library. Bravo.
I can see the commerce corner posts now - 'Trading 100 cases of De Negoce for aged Ravenswood' ;)

Glad you're enjoying them! Wait until you get into the zins - older Ravenswood and Ridge wines (among others) help prove that the grape can be very interesting as it ages.
I've had a few, except for the one that was corked they have been amazing. I've already gone through 12 of my 24 bottles, lol. I'm taking a hard pause and will go back to them on special occasions.
Nice man. Aged Ravenswood wines are definitely a treat.....especially with near perfect provenance like this. A 94 Monte Rosso I had a couple years ago was absolute fire.

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#540 Post by Sean_S » November 11th, 2020, 11:22 am

MatthewT wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Having an older Merlot now. I don't know if it's I'm just not used to having aged wines or what but these wines are just outstanding. I wish I had 12 cases of this Library. Bravo.
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#541 Post by Sean_S » November 11th, 2020, 11:23 am

Ethan Abraham wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Opened an 88 Dickerson Zin tonight, excellent. The color was crazy, you would have no idea of its age from looking at it. The wine was great too, properly showing its age.
Wow! Looks so fresh. virtually no bricking. The provenance on these wines has been impeccable
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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#542 Post by Brian Tuite » November 11th, 2020, 12:40 pm

Andrew Demaree wrote:
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Opened my lone bottle of the 1991 Ravenswood Sangiacomo Merlot tonight. The cork was moist half way up, but I was able to extract it without issue. I’d been standing this bottle up for more than 2 months, so its sediment had settled and it poured translucent.

The nose was very musty on opening, so I poured two small glasses and let them breathe for 45 minutes. By that point, the mustiness cleared a little, but the palate was decidedly sour and flat.

We revisited at hour two and it hadn’t come along much. At hour three, it was becoming a little better balanced, with some muted fruit present to help offset the acid/sour note. But the nose was still unpleasant.

Last sampling occurred at hour four. By then, the wine had become thin and offered little to recommend check-ins. The rest went down the drain.

I hope my ‘91 Pickberry shows better.
My ‘93 the other evening was similar. Hoping for better results in the remaining mixed case.
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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#543 Post by David Baum » November 11th, 2020, 4:01 pm

Well I've the 92. I'm gonna put it in the queue for the next week. Interested to see how it shows vis a vis it's bookends. Will report back

It's label 76% merlot, 13% cab and 11% cab franc. Hmmm

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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#544 Post by Marshall Manning » November 11th, 2020, 4:27 pm

David Baum wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Well I've the 92. I'm gonna put it in the queue for the next week. Interested to see how it shows vis a vis it's bookends. Will report back

It's label 76% merlot, 13% cab and 11% cab franc. Hmmm
I never really aged those Sangiacomo Merlots, but remember the '92 being especially good in the late '90s, but don't remember having it since. As far as aging Merlot, I just had a '95 Matanzas Creek a few weeks ago that was especially good. And an auction bargain, to boot.
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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#545 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » November 11th, 2020, 4:37 pm

Wines at 30 years old are a bottle to bottle proposition.
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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#546 Post by David Baum » November 11th, 2020, 5:08 pm

Marshall Manning wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 4:27 pm
David Baum wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Well I've the 92. I'm gonna put it in the queue for the next week. Interested to see how it shows vis a vis it's bookends. Will report back

It's label 76% merlot, 13% cab and 11% cab franc. Hmmm
I never really aged those Sangiacomo Merlots, but remember the '92 being especially good in the late '90s, but don't remember having it since. As far as aging Merlot, I just had a '95 Matanzas Creek a few weeks ago that was especially good. And an auction bargain, to boot.
This is Sonoma County though I have 92 Sangiacomo also

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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#547 Post by Andrew Demaree » November 11th, 2020, 5:47 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Andrew Demaree wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Opened my lone bottle of the 1991 Ravenswood Sangiacomo Merlot tonight. The cork was moist half way up, but I was able to extract it without issue. I’d been standing this bottle up for more than 2 months, so its sediment had settled and it poured translucent.

The nose was very musty on opening, so I poured two small glasses and let them breathe for 45 minutes. By that point, the mustiness cleared a little, but the palate was decidedly sour and flat.

We revisited at hour two and it hadn’t come along much. At hour three, it was becoming a little better balanced, with some muted fruit present to help offset the acid/sour note. But the nose was still unpleasant.

Last sampling occurred at hour four. By then, the wine had become thin and offered little to recommend check-ins. The rest went down the drain.

I hope my ‘91 Pickberry shows better.
My ‘93 the other evening was similar. Hoping for better results in the remaining mixed case.
Good luck. My ‘91 Pickberry was also far from enjoyable. Too bad, as I was hoping at least one of them would show well.

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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#548 Post by Sean_S » November 11th, 2020, 7:43 pm

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Wines at 30 years old are a bottle to bottle proposition.
Agreed!

I'm 11 for 11 so far with these. I've truly enjoyed every last bottle, but I really enjoy aged wines.

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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#549 Post by Jason T » November 12th, 2020, 8:47 am

Sean_S wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 7:43 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Wines at 30 years old are a bottle to bottle proposition.
Agreed!

I'm 11 for 11 so far with these. I've truly enjoyed every last bottle, but I really enjoy aged wines.

Sean
I’m maybe 8 for 10, which I’m satisfied with given the age and price. The two weren’t even whiffs, more like “seeing-eye singles” instead of home runs. Perfectly reasonable just nothing special.

Of the 8 that haven been great, the only challenge has been home much air they have needed. The first couple I opened really needed 2-3 hours before they blossomed. The rest were good out of the gate. Small complaint but makes it frustrating to plan a meal around. Solution there of course is to just have other wines ready, which isn’t a problem.
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Re: Ravenswood library offer

#550 Post by Sean_S » November 12th, 2020, 11:29 am

Jason T wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 8:47 am
Sean_S wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 7:43 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Wines at 30 years old are a bottle to bottle proposition.
Agreed!

I'm 11 for 11 so far with these. I've truly enjoyed every last bottle, but I really enjoy aged wines.

Sean
I’m maybe 8 for 10, which I’m satisfied with given the age and price. The two weren’t even whiffs, more like “seeing-eye singles” instead of home runs. Perfectly reasonable just nothing special.

Of the 8 that haven been great, the only challenge has been home much air they have needed. The first couple I opened really needed 2-3 hours before they blossomed. The rest were good out of the gate. Small complaint but makes it frustrating to plan a meal around. Solution there of course is to just have other wines ready, which isn’t a problem.
Sounds about right. Most of them have been pretty good upon PNP but the Petit Sirah really blossomed after a couple hours of air.

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