2011 WOTYs---is it too soon? (grin) + Best Wine Discovery This Year

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#1 Post by Mike Grammer » October 21st, 2011, 12:21 pm

I know, always the troublemaker. I know, before halloween. But we can start and amend, can't we? [wink.gif] [stirthepothal.gif]

This has been a very difficult list to cull down, and there are a few dinner parties and Pinot Days in Chicago still to come as well as a major Aussie tasting on Tuesday, but...

Interesting that, for now, only two sweet wines have made it this year. The 08 Blain-Gagnard Criots remains WOTY.

2001 Albert Grivault Meursault Clos des Perrieres
2008 Aubert Ritchie Chardonnay
1998 Kracher Scheurebe #11 TBA
2000 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-St.-Georges Les Chaignots
2008 Paul Pernot Batard Montrachet
2004 Francois Cotat Sancerre Les Monts Damnes
2009 Mugneret-Gibourg Chambolle Musigny Les Feusselottes
2007 Prager Wachstum Bodenstein Riesling
2005 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
2008 Blain-Gagnard Criots-Batard Montrachet
2006 Hartford Court Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir
2006 Navarro Correas Structura Ultima Malbec
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1994 Chave Hermitage
1983 Jaboulet La Chappelle

I do like Jeb's suggestion below. In italics, I have designated the Navarro Malbec as my best discovery of a great new wine this year.
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#2 Post by Nick Gangas » October 21st, 2011, 5:45 pm

I think I had them all last night.

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#3 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » October 21st, 2011, 5:52 pm

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#4 Post by J. Singleton » October 21st, 2011, 6:12 pm

I suggest a new title for the thread... "New wine find of 2011" by that I mean something new to you or off the beaten path. For me this year it's been 2007 Skewis Salz-Chan. I also have enjoyed the 2010 Herb Lamb Two Old Dogs Sauv. Blanc. And really the 2008 Herb Lamb Two Old Dogs Cabernet. The 2009 Quivet Las Madres Syrah is also new to me but I am salty I only bought 3.
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#5 Post by Eric Ifune » October 21st, 2011, 7:39 pm

1795 Barbieto Terrantez. Unbelievable complexity.

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#6 Post by scottkieser » October 21st, 2011, 8:30 pm

Well, with 216 years of bottle age it certainly should be complex!

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#7 Post by Justin Bonner » October 22nd, 2011, 8:24 am

My top three in no specific order are:

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#8 Post by Steve Nordhoff » October 22nd, 2011, 9:10 am

Eric Ifune wrote:1795 Barbieto Terrantez. Unbelievable complexity.
+1. In my top three all time.
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#9 Post by Jim Anderson » October 22nd, 2011, 9:18 am

Will be hard to beat the '91 Rousseau Clos de Beze and the '90 Leroy RSV.
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#10 Post by Daniel McIntosh » October 22nd, 2011, 9:29 am

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#11 Post by Eric Ifune » October 22nd, 2011, 8:37 pm

Well, with 216 years of bottle age it certainly should be complex!
Actually, the majority is cask age, thus the longivity and complexity.

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#12 Post by R.Oesterle » October 23rd, 2011, 12:50 am

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#13 Post by dcornutt » October 23rd, 2011, 3:43 am

Mike,
I love that 08 Criots from Blain-Gagnard. Msr. Blain really hit home runs in 08. Hope your tour was nice.
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#14 Post by Zachary Ross » October 23rd, 2011, 4:23 am

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#16 Post by Benjamin Sullivan DNA » October 23rd, 2011, 7:06 am

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#18 Post by David McCracken » October 23rd, 2011, 12:06 pm

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#19 Post by Mike DiSalvo » October 24th, 2011, 5:11 am

Without a doubt it was....1998 Domaine Roger Sabon CDP le Secret de Sabon

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#20 Post by RichSteinberg » October 24th, 2011, 5:37 am

J. Singleton wrote:I also have enjoyed the 2010 Herb Lamb Two Old Dogs Sauv. Blanc. And really the 2008 Herb Lamb Two Old Dogs Cabernet.

I was pleasantly surprised by both of these as well.
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#21 Post by Olivier Landry » October 24th, 2011, 6:51 am

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#22 Post by JKim » October 24th, 2011, 7:42 am

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#23 Post by Mike Grammer » October 24th, 2011, 7:52 am

Jeb, I like that idea very much. For me, the winner there would be the Navarro Malbec, really a remarkable discovery for me.

I have only had that 89 Cuvee Constance once, about 7 years ago. I can still remember...and taste...it. A truly fantastic wine.

Ode to E was another splendid wine, I think it made my WOTY list last year.

Don, what have yours been so far?

Always great to see everyone's different slants and choices. Thanks all.

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#24 Post by K John Joseph » October 24th, 2011, 8:53 am

82 Lalande
97 Harlan
94 Dominus
97 Guigal La Turque
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#25 Post by Howard Cooper » October 24th, 2011, 10:22 am

This year I had a few interesting discoveries. I will wait for favorites until the end of the year.

Discoveries:

Maison Ilan - Does it count as a discovery where I have been buying their wines for a couple of years and talking to and e-mailing with Ray for about that long, at least? But, this summer was the first time I tasted the wines so I count this as an outstanding discovery.

Paul Blanck - Thanks to Panos arranging a visit there when I was in Alsace in July, I got to taste some really good traditionally styled wines from Alsace. Very impressive winery.

Bereche - The gang at Arrowine really does a great job bringing in undiscovered wineries and one of their specialties is Champagne growers. I had been buying Cedric Bouchard from them for a couple of years before anyone else had heard of him. This year the Champagne winery I really liked from there was Bereche.
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#26 Post by Ignacio Villalgordo » October 24th, 2011, 2:33 pm

For me, dicoveries have been some Italian wines: Ar.Pe.Pe, Antoniolo, Valentini; Xinomavro from Kyr Yianni; Dupasquier's Altesse Marestel; Marañones and Comando G in Madrid; Simon Maye's Syrah...always learning...
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#27 Post by Andrew Nielsen » October 24th, 2011, 3:10 pm

dcornutt wrote:Mike,
I love that 08 Criots from Blain-Gagnard. Msr. Blain really hit home runs in 08. Hope your tour was nice.
Cheers.
Yep, Jean-Marc's 08's are smoking!

I hope to taste his 11's in February, and from what I have heard from those who have tasted, they are pretty special (pre-malo I know, but you can get excited, no?)
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#28 Post by Dan Rosenheck » October 24th, 2011, 4:30 pm

Wines of the year:

1983 Château Cheval Blanc
1998 Château Lafite Rothschild
1985 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva il Poggio
2000 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabajà
1970 Château Haut Brion

...OK, so I like first growths. Sue me.

"Hidden gems":

1994 Ravenswood Pickberry
2004 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Guardiola

Value/QPR:
2002 Chateau Musar
2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial
2001 Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes

Letdowns:

2005 Raúl Pérez Bierzo Ultreia Valtuille
2005 Bodegas El Nido Jumilla El Nido
1979 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único (I seemed to have it in for Spain this year)
1990 Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo
2003 Quinta do Vale Meão Douro


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#29 Post by Carl Steefel » October 25th, 2011, 8:52 am

Benjamin Sullivan wrote:2008 Château Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon Jacquelynn Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

2006 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

2004 Sine Qua Non Syrah Ode to E
Will have to try the Tenuta Nuova. I was pretty disappointed with the Casanova di Neri "Regular"--too much oak, too little grip and length. I would have given it 89 points at best, although who knows what some time in the bottle might do.

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#30 Post by Carl Steefel » October 25th, 2011, 8:53 am

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#31 Post by rfelthoven » October 25th, 2011, 9:56 am

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#32 Post by Kevin Sidders » October 25th, 2011, 10:29 am

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#33 Post by Mike Grammer » October 25th, 2011, 10:57 am

I can emphatically echo Howard's sentiments about Maison Ilan, the only caveat being that I expected to taste great wine, and I did. The discovery was Ray and what an amazing person he is.

I've had that 90 Lagrange in the last couple years, excellent stuff.

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#34 Post by Bob Paul » October 25th, 2011, 11:04 am

Reds:

2007 Thomas PN
2006 Schrader CCS
2008 Maybach

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#35 Post by loren.grossman » October 25th, 2011, 1:03 pm

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#36 Post by Howard Cooper » October 25th, 2011, 1:25 pm

Mike Grammer wrote:I can emphatically echo Howard's sentiments about Maison Ilan, the only caveat being that I expected to taste great wine, and I did. The discovery was Ray and what an amazing person he is.
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And very soon to be a very tired amazing person.
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#37 Post by Chris Seiber » October 26th, 2011, 4:17 pm

Carl Steefel wrote:
Benjamin Sullivan wrote:2008 Château Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon Jacquelynn Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

2006 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

2004 Sine Qua Non Syrah Ode to E
Will have to try the Tenuta Nuova. I was pretty disappointed with the Casanova di Neri "Regular"--too much oak, too little grip and length. I would have given it 89 points at best, although who knows what some time in the bottle might do.
The regular Casanova di Neri Brunello is aged entirely in large, neutral oak casks, so there is very little that is literally oaky about it, though of course people perceive oak or a lack of oak based on many things in the flavor and aroma of a wine. YMMV and all.

I've had the 2006, and while young and needing time, it's a fairly light colored, red-fruited Brunello with nice spice to it. I thought it was very nice though not a blockbuster, with good promise for mid-term aging, and a good Brunello value at $35-40 or so.

The Tenuta Nuova is typically a much darker, more modern and more overtly oaked wine, being aged entirely in medium-sized French oak tonneaux. This is more "controversial" in terms of the usual back-and-forth about modern vs. traditional Brunello.

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#38 Post by C 0 R E Y M. » October 26th, 2011, 5:04 pm

Chris Seiber wrote:
Carl Steefel wrote:
Benjamin Sullivan wrote:2008 Château Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon Jacquelynn Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

2006 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

2004 Sine Qua Non Syrah Ode to E
Will have to try the Tenuta Nuova. I was pretty disappointed with the Casanova di Neri "Regular"--too much oak, too little grip and length. I would have given it 89 points at best, although who knows what some time in the bottle might do.
The regular Casanova di Neri Brunello is aged entirely in large, neutral oak casks, so there is very little that is literally oaky about it, though of course people perceive oak or a lack of oak based on many things in the flavor and aroma of a wine. YMMV and all.

I've had the 2006, and while young and needing time, it's a fairly light colored, red-fruited Brunello with nice spice to it. I thought it was very nice though not a blockbuster, with good promise for mid-term aging, and a good Brunello value at $35-40 or so.

The Tenuta Nuova is typically a much darker, more modern and more overtly oaked wine, being aged entirely in medium-sized French oak tonneaux. This is more "controversial" in terms of the usual back-and-forth about modern vs. traditional Brunello.
Interesting, I had the 05 version of the regular Casanova a few months ago, and found it quite oaky and alcoholic, very much in the modernist blackberry/vanilla milkshake style. Not to my taste but my friend who likes that style more than I do enjoyed it.
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#39 Post by Eric Adams » October 26th, 2011, 5:24 pm

So far, Ode to E Grenache. The Holidays are coming up still so there is a lot of wine to be consumed still.

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#40 Post by K. R. Baker » October 26th, 2011, 6:20 pm

Best wine of the year: 2008 Fairchild Sigaro

Runners up:

2005 Lillian Blue Label Syrah
2008 Fairchild GIII
2007 Kapcsandy Estate Cuvee
1999 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Désirée

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#41 Post by Dan Rosenheck » October 26th, 2011, 6:47 pm

I am the friend Corey is referring to and indeed, I'm quite surprised to hear that's how the white-label Casanova is made. It's got so much vanilla it's barely wine (and yes, that is a guilty pleasure of mine).

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#42 Post by G. Greenbaum » October 26th, 2011, 7:48 pm

So many great bottles this year with room left to still have a few. As always many of these were due to the generosity of friends.

1988 Krug
2008 Chidaine Montlouis Clos Habert
1999 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne
2001 Clos Pepe Chardonnay Estate
2005 Arcadian Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard
1978 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard
1989 Beaucastel CdP
1998 Beaucastel CdP
1990 Ogier Cote Rotie
1995 Les Cailloux CdP
2001 Bodegas Hermanos Peciña Rioja Reserva
2009 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon VV
1983 Trimbach "Clos St. Hume" VT
1988 Hugel Riesling "Hugel" VT
1994 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen VT
1994 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Heimbourg SGN
1971 Huët Vouvray Moelleux Clos du Bourg

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#43 Post by Gene M. » October 26th, 2011, 7:57 pm

Best wine I had in 2011:
1961 Ch. Latour

Bubbles:
1996 Pol Roger Sir Winston Chruchill

Great Find this year:
Gary Pisoni's Santa Lucia Pinot Noir

Pleasant surprise new releases:
B-Cellar GIII Rutherford @ $55.00
Bedrock Semillion
Rivers-Marie cab and 08' Pinots
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#44 Post by Andres S k o j e » October 28th, 2011, 8:12 am

So far this year

1997 Ridge Monte Bello
1998 Jos. Christoffel Jr. (Christoffel-Prüm) Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese

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#45 Post by T. Schaffler » October 28th, 2011, 2:55 pm

Olivier Landry wrote:Araujo Estate Eisele Vineyard Cabernet-Sauvignon 1997
Château Montrose 1996
Casanova di Neri Cerretalto 1997
Clos de Tart 2001
Château d'Yquem 1980
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#46 Post by Benjamin Sullivan DNA » October 28th, 2011, 2:56 pm

Corey Miller wrote:
Chris Seiber wrote:
Carl Steefel wrote: Will have to try the Tenuta Nuova. I was pretty disappointed with the Casanova di Neri "Regular"--too much oak, too little grip and length. I would have given it 89 points at best, although who knows what some time in the bottle might do.
The regular Casanova di Neri Brunello is aged entirely in large, neutral oak casks, so there is very little that is literally oaky about it, though of course people perceive oak or a lack of oak based on many things in the flavor and aroma of a wine. YMMV and all.

I've had the 2006, and while young and needing time, it's a fairly light colored, red-fruited Brunello with nice spice to it. I thought it was very nice though not a blockbuster, with good promise for mid-term aging, and a good Brunello value at $35-40 or so.

The Tenuta Nuova is typically a much darker, more modern and more overtly oaked wine, being aged entirely in medium-sized French oak tonneaux. This is more "controversial" in terms of the usual back-and-forth about modern vs. traditional Brunello.
Interesting, I had the 05 version of the regular Casanova a few months ago, and found it quite oaky and alcoholic, very much in the modernist blackberry/vanilla milkshake style. Not to my taste but my friend who likes that style more than I do enjoyed it.
IMO this guy needs a very long decant in order to deliver. FWIW here is my note:
  • 2006 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (7/13/2011)
    Decanted for 5 hours and consumed over 1 hour. This wine was made in Heaven! Everything I want in a Brunello (except more age) is encompassed in this delicious elixir. The nose sings cherries, fruit flavoured pipe smoke, and possesses an earthy element. Above all the nose smells like glorious Brunello (which descriptors cannot explain). In the mouth this wine combines token Italian acidity, delicious cherry based Brunello fruit, and nicely balanced earth elements. WOW, this wine in my opinion truly reflects authentic Brunello; that is not to say it lack fruits or any other element. This wine was simply created in a manner true to the appellation. The finish goes on and on and ends with balanced fruit and acidity. Round tannin, this wine will become even greater with more age. This is a wow wine; one that makes you unable to put your glass down. If you have multiples, do not feel guilty opening one now if you have sufficient time to decant (5 hrs+). Delicious! (95 pts.)
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Re: 2011 WOTYs---is it too soon? (grin) + Best Wine Discovery This Year

#47 Post by A K a I l » October 28th, 2011, 4:24 pm

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2006 DuMOL Aiden Pinot Noir
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#48 Post by Efrain Rodriguez » October 29th, 2011, 10:48 am

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Eric Ifune wrote:1795 Barbieto Terrantez. Unbelievable complexity.
+1. In my top three all time.
Should be. Just checked this on Wine-Searcher, WTF.

Excuse my ignorance but where do you guys get this stuff and how can you trust the provenance? newhere

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#49 Post by Xavier Lavoipierre » October 29th, 2011, 11:14 am

Efrain, when it comes to older Madeira you need to know three words: Rare Wine Company.

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#50 Post by mike pobega » October 29th, 2011, 11:49 am

In the true spirit of this post, the wine discovery of the year for me yet is the 2005 Kenzo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Ai. I will wait a bit more for declaring WOTY, but a few are remembered well. The 2009 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon SunSpot Vineyard was spectacular as was the 2008 Pott Wine Cabernet Sauvignon Actaeon Quixote Vineyard.

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