What bottle of wine did you open today?

Tasting notes, varietals, grapes - anything related to wine
Message
Author
User avatar
Aubrey Lloyd
Posts: 34
Joined: November 12th, 2011, 11:15 pm
Location: Buffalo, NY

What bottle of wine did you open today?

#1 Post by Aubrey Lloyd » March 7th, 2012, 2:47 pm

Happy Wednesday everyone!
I really didn't know what to open this evening so i closed my eyes ( after I was in my cellar) and blindly pulled out a 2005 Domaine Alfred Califa Pinot Noir. Popped and poured. Beautiful bouquet. Th aroma fills the glass nicely. Tasted bright very ripe cherries with a little tobacco on the finish. I thought this wine would have been over the hill but its quit pleasant.

What bottle of wine did you open today? Cheers!! [cheers.gif]
Aubrey Lloyd

User avatar
Peter Petersen
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3327
Joined: September 26th, 2009, 3:08 pm
Location: LA Adjecent

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#2 Post by Peter Petersen » March 7th, 2012, 4:19 pm

Not open yet, but planning on the '08 Bedrock, Bedrock Vineyard, Red Heirloom blend.

User avatar
NickC
Posts: 1121
Joined: February 19th, 2011, 1:17 pm
Location: columbus, ohio

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#3 Post by NickC » March 7th, 2012, 4:46 pm

2010 tablas creek picpoul blanc
ch ee k (like on your face)

User avatar
M. Dildine
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 20539
Joined: February 8th, 2009, 5:09 pm
Location: Alta California

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#4 Post by M. Dildine » March 7th, 2012, 4:51 pm

DP-10. The soft drink for men only.

Image
Cheers,

Mike

Jonathan W
Posts: 32
Joined: January 28th, 2012, 10:05 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#5 Post by Jonathan W » March 7th, 2012, 5:49 pm

2009 Bedrock Sonoma County Zin. This is the first Bedrock my wife and I have ever tried. After much talk about their wines and the fact that the first red wine my wife ever likes was Ravenswood Zin, I decided to buy a mixed case from a fellow forum member. I decided to start off with a vineyard blend that was ready. I will move to another single vineyard one this weekend when I have a few hours to decant.

I loved the wine, my wife liked it. I think she would have loved it if it decanted for about an hour.

I think Bedrock is going to be one of my favorite wineries to purchase from, hopefully I am of the wait list soon. Although, there is,plenty of people sharing the wines out there.
Thanks,
J Wales(2yk

User avatar
J. Singleton
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 4119
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 12:36 pm
Location: Dallas/Napa

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#6 Post by J. Singleton » March 7th, 2012, 5:52 pm

2009 Sans Liege "En Gedi" Grenache. I like was Curt does with Grenache and his Groundwork Grenache bottling is a steal at $16.
Jeb
Berserker #7
CT: DC202
IG: jeb.singleton

User avatar
Harris Goldberg
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 474
Joined: July 2nd, 2010, 10:59 am
Location: South Florida

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#7 Post by Harris Goldberg » March 7th, 2012, 6:28 pm

Captain & Diet Coke tonight.....
WOTY so far... 2009 Hobel Cabernet Sauvignon ( Had it New Years Eve, so does it count? )

Nick Leveille
Posts: 26
Joined: October 2nd, 2011, 10:22 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#8 Post by Nick Leveille » March 7th, 2012, 6:31 pm

Dacu 2009 with simple pasta
ITB, so sue me..

User avatar
Jonathan Favre
Posts: 2106
Joined: May 1st, 2010, 8:34 am
Location: Tucson, AZ

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#9 Post by Jonathan Favre » March 7th, 2012, 6:33 pm

2009 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Embrazees - the '09s are really good from this producer... Had this out of magnum at one of the dinners during La Paulee a couple of weeks ago and had to go out and buy some. Got the box yesterday - got them to cellar temp - yum stuff :O). CHEERS

User avatar
Scott Butler
Posts: 7466
Joined: January 28th, 2009, 9:32 am
Location: Greenville, SC

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10 Post by Scott Butler » March 7th, 2012, 6:37 pm

Makers Mark w/ Ginger Ale.
WOTY:61 Chateau Verdignan

User avatar
Rick Gregory
Posts: 8729
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 12:42 pm
Location: Seattle

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11 Post by Rick Gregory » March 7th, 2012, 6:38 pm

2010 Domaine Labbé Vin de Savoie Abymes which is too cold right now (out of the fridge) but shows promise.
Dang Rick, I think that's right on the money. - K. John Joseph

Michae1 P0wers
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3804
Joined: March 6th, 2010, 1:47 pm
Location: St. Louis

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#12 Post by Michae1 P0wers » March 7th, 2012, 6:42 pm

2009 Chateau Pezat on the rec of a fellow board member. Saw this locally and decided to buy it. Unfortunately not so good. Raisiny roasted flavors that I hope are not indicative of the vintage, since this is my first '09 BDX. Maybe a storage issue. Not undrinkable, and maybe some good fruit and some lightly floral elements, but flawed, either the bottle or the wine itself.

User avatar
J Diven
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1110
Joined: August 14th, 2009, 1:28 pm
Location: Seattle

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#13 Post by J Diven » March 7th, 2012, 7:00 pm

Tonight is sauteed scallops with a salad of crabmeat, english peas, and micro-greens. So we're opening a 2009 Le Haut Lieu Sec.
Baby killing but i'm trying to decide whether to buy more 2009, or just more 2010.
Jim

User avatar
Eric Adams
Posts: 292
Joined: October 23rd, 2011, 7:11 am

What bottle of wine did you open today?

#14 Post by Eric Adams » March 7th, 2012, 7:01 pm

2008 Pepper Bridge Trine. Not bad, not great.

User avatar
Eric Ifune
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3289
Joined: June 19th, 2009, 7:43 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#15 Post by Eric Ifune » March 7th, 2012, 7:10 pm

The Rare Wine Company's New Orleans Reserve Madeira.

User avatar
Joe D
Posts: 289
Joined: June 5th, 2009, 7:03 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#16 Post by Joe D » March 7th, 2012, 7:18 pm

2008 Baumard Savennieres.

Next will be a 2007 Prudhon St. Aubin "Le Ban".

It's a fruit day [cheers.gif]
Cheers,
J o eD u r n e l l

User avatar
J Sullivan
Posts: 430
Joined: February 3rd, 2011, 11:12 am
Location: Mountain View, CA

What bottle of wine did you open today?

#17 Post by J Sullivan » March 7th, 2012, 7:20 pm

Eric Ifune wrote:The Rare Wine Company's New Orleans Reserve Madeira.
How is this? Rather intrigued by this series.
J o r d @ n S u l l i v @ n

User avatar
Bruce Rudman
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1450
Joined: July 19th, 2009, 6:29 pm
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#18 Post by Bruce Rudman » March 7th, 2012, 7:21 pm

Tonight no wine - Rip Van Winkle 12 yr. Bourbon....
Bruce
_________________
(CT Handle: Bruce61)

Russ Williams
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 7817
Joined: January 30th, 2009, 9:58 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#19 Post by Russ Williams » March 7th, 2012, 7:22 pm

'08 Carlisle Montafi. Actually working on the 2nd half left over from last night. Another delicious zin from Mike.
Listen to more Jerry, it will heal your soul.
9/1/74 - Keystone Berkeley

User avatar
Chris Freemott
BerserkerBusiness
BerserkerBusiness
Posts: 5612
Joined: January 29th, 2009, 7:00 pm
Location: Naperville, IL

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#20 Post by Chris Freemott » March 7th, 2012, 7:28 pm

Gin

User avatar
Brian Tuite
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 18048
Joined: July 3rd, 2010, 8:53 am
Location: Podunk CA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#21 Post by Brian Tuite » March 7th, 2012, 7:43 pm

09 Balius Old Vine Zin Bastoni Vyd
Bob Wood - 1949-2013 Berserker for eternity! RIP

"On self-reflection, I think a big part of it was me just being a PITA customer..." ~ Anonymous Berserker

"Something so subtle only I can detect it." ~ Randy Bowman

2018 WOTY...
2014 Carter Cellars Wietz

User avatar
teddemop
Posts: 393
Joined: February 10th, 2011, 11:50 am
Location: New Hampshire

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#22 Post by teddemop » March 7th, 2012, 7:52 pm

My common law ex-wife was over. We drank the rest of the cooking wine (it was OK) with a wonderful Julia Child recipe Beef Bourgogne my little kids totally dug.
Now having a glass of Absinthe.

But yesterday, the Latour Girard Mersault-Genvrieires 99 totally rocked
D3m0p0ul05
ChampagnePoodle.com

User avatar
Bruce Rudman
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1450
Joined: July 19th, 2009, 6:29 pm
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#23 Post by Bruce Rudman » March 7th, 2012, 7:54 pm

teddemop wrote:My common law ex-wife was over. We drank the rest of the cooking wine (it was OK) with a wonderful Julia Child recipe Beef Bourgogne my little kids totally dug.
Now having a glass of Absinthe.

But yesterday, the Latour Girard Mersault-Genvrieires 99 totally rocked
Wow, if my ex wife was over, I'd have finished the bottle of Bourbon (and maybe opened another).
Bruce
_________________
(CT Handle: Bruce61)

EricG
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 655
Joined: January 25th, 2010, 10:36 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#24 Post by EricG » March 7th, 2012, 8:27 pm

2007 De Forville Barbaresco. Eh...was nothing special.
G = G_e_r_b_e_r

User avatar
Dale Bowers
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3720
Joined: April 27th, 2010, 9:44 pm
Location: Boulder, Colorado

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#25 Post by Dale Bowers » March 7th, 2012, 8:48 pm

Rather an aberration for a Wednesday night...SQN Labels. Pretty good. Pretty, pretty good.
Cheers!

Nate Simon
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 2122
Joined: September 17th, 2009, 8:41 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#26 Post by Nate Simon » March 7th, 2012, 9:29 pm

Renaissance 2007 Carte d'Or. Pretty cool wine, definitely geeky...high-acid, a bit oxidative.

User avatar
Tom Moore
Posts: 3035
Joined: November 13th, 2009, 4:33 pm
Location: The OC

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#27 Post by Tom Moore » March 7th, 2012, 9:31 pm

Went to grab a 96 Lanessan and this bottle came out of slot so said what the hell, lets give it a try.

1997 Kenwood Sonoma County Merlot - Fantastic little Sonoma merlot here. A knockoff of a high end right bank bordeaux. Lovely fruit, damp earth, freshness, dusty tannins. LONG earthy aftertaste. Not sure why I cellared or even bought this wine, but sure am glad I did. Fantastic.

Couldn't have been more than $7 when new. I think it was probably a gift as I have no recollection of purchasing it. Wish I had some more!

User avatar
David_T
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 697
Joined: February 17th, 2011, 9:07 pm
Location: Cleveland, OH

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#28 Post by David_T » March 7th, 2012, 9:50 pm

2006 Nicholas Cole Syrah Dauphiné
David Tietz

User avatar
PeterH
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 2934
Joined: May 14th, 2011, 3:06 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#29 Post by PeterH » March 7th, 2012, 10:04 pm

2005 Frédéric Magnien Pinot Noir Bourgogne

I can't remember how I came to possess this bottle, and the wine was just as forgettable.
My wife was experimenting with a new recipe and needed a Burgundy pairing for calibration.

Sipping on a Rivesaltes Ambre (opened yesterday) to fill the gap.
P Hickner

On s'en bat les couilles

User avatar
K John Joseph
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 5983
Joined: June 8th, 2011, 11:55 am
Location: Dallas

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#30 Post by K John Joseph » March 8th, 2012, 7:11 am

Cold Shiner Bock. Paired well with farfalle with shrimp, sauteed onion, garlic, red chili flakes, and vodka sauce with fresh basil.

Wheels of CdP tasting at Grailey's with Harry Karis on Friday, so I'm taking it easy until then.
J0hn-J-K4ne

User avatar
Brandon Tai
Posts: 490
Joined: April 28th, 2009, 2:01 pm
Location: Atlanta

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#31 Post by Brandon Tai » March 8th, 2012, 7:19 am

Brian Tuite wrote:09 Balius Old Vine Zin Bastoni Vyd
Hah, benefitted from the shipping snafu as well, I see [cheers.gif]
What did you think? It's quite a restrained zin, needs time IMHO...

I had an 08 Carlisle Rosella's Syrah
2014 WOTY: 2001 Harlan

User avatar
D Jorgenson
Posts: 190
Joined: June 7th, 2009, 7:25 am
Location: Buffalo

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#32 Post by D Jorgenson » March 8th, 2012, 7:27 am

Tap. Water. Hope to rectify this evening.
David Jorgenson

User avatar
Brian Tuite
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 18048
Joined: July 3rd, 2010, 8:53 am
Location: Podunk CA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#33 Post by Brian Tuite » March 8th, 2012, 8:04 am

Brandon Tai wrote:
Brian Tuite wrote:09 Balius Old Vine Zin Bastoni Vyd
Hah, benefitted from the shipping snafu as well, I see [cheers.gif]
What did you think? It's quite a restrained zin, needs time IMHO...
I liked it. Showing some nice old vine characteristics that put it a step above your average $20 Zin. I bought another 1/2 case so I can follow it.
Bob Wood - 1949-2013 Berserker for eternity! RIP

"On self-reflection, I think a big part of it was me just being a PITA customer..." ~ Anonymous Berserker

"Something so subtle only I can detect it." ~ Randy Bowman

2018 WOTY...
2014 Carter Cellars Wietz

User avatar
Patrick Friel
Posts: 1099
Joined: February 24th, 2011, 7:45 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#34 Post by Patrick Friel » March 8th, 2012, 8:05 am

2008 De Angelis Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio with sausage, pancetta, and mushroom pizza. Very "dark". Dark color, dark fruits, black licorice. Started to open up more just before recorking. Looking forward to checking it out again tonight.

awilliamson4
Posts: 664
Joined: October 6th, 2010, 8:49 am
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#35 Post by awilliamson4 » March 8th, 2012, 8:45 am

2007 Tercero Syrah Thompson Vineyard
Alston Williamson
Hatersgonhate

Brad S c h i e r
Posts: 396
Joined: January 27th, 2010, 10:21 am
Location: Dallas

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#36 Post by Brad S c h i e r » March 8th, 2012, 8:53 am

Rough night for us - Whisperkool is on the fritz (only cooling to about 65 degrees so had to call and have someone come out and look at it) so we broke our no wine this week and opened :

2009 Siduri Keefer Ranch - Corked
2007 Scherrer Syrah - nothing wrong with it but not showing much right now - first Scherrer I had with less than stellar results
2008 Crognolo - Finally. Nice big wie that needs time but after an hour of air really opened up while we caught up on conference tournaments and some DVR'd shows.

User avatar
Dick Krueger
Posts: 3609
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 1:04 pm
Location: Santa Fe

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#37 Post by Dick Krueger » March 8th, 2012, 8:57 am

A 2000 Ravenswood Sonoma County Chardonnay 'Sangicomo Vineyard' - fill a half inch below the capsule, cork lightly colored a ragged half inch; color a medium yellow-gold, light oxidation, good white and yellow fruit, barely adequate acidity; with a medium long fruity finish. It was enjoyable with a New England-style Clam Chowder,
cheers,
dick

"Let us drink heartily, say crazy things to each other and have a good time!"
- Orestes, Act II, La Belle Hélène

User avatar
Scott Watkins
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1725
Joined: June 20th, 2011, 7:49 am
Location: Sherman Oaks

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#38 Post by Scott Watkins » March 8th, 2012, 9:07 am

2007 Cabot Kimberlys Syrah

Delicious new world fruit balanced with acid/tannins and just loved the cracked white pepper on the nose and palate.

This wine has the "wow" factor.
Pruning the vine is a primordial gesture through which man passes from barbarity to culture.

User avatar
PR K e l l y
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 886
Joined: July 8th, 2009, 11:56 am
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#39 Post by PR K e l l y » March 8th, 2012, 9:11 am

Lemon Perrier. In my own "March Madness". No alcohol during weekdays for the month. Amazing how fast the lbs evaporate. (And how much I look forward to the weekend!). [cheers.gif]
-----------------------------------------
Cheers, Peter

User avatar
Aubrey Lloyd
Posts: 34
Joined: November 12th, 2011, 11:15 pm
Location: Buffalo, NY

What bottle of wine did you open today?

#40 Post by Aubrey Lloyd » March 8th, 2012, 11:30 am

D Jorgenson wrote:Tap. Water. Hope to rectify this evening.
City Wine Merchant?


---
I am here: http://tapatalk.com/map.php?vik1t1
Aubrey Lloyd

User avatar
D Jorgenson
Posts: 190
Joined: June 7th, 2009, 7:25 am
Location: Buffalo

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#41 Post by D Jorgenson » March 8th, 2012, 11:37 am

Aubrey Lloyd wrote:
D Jorgenson wrote:Tap. Water. Hope to rectify this evening.
City Wine Merchant?
Not today, work is significantly intruding this week. [cry.gif]
David Jorgenson

Mike DiSalvo
Posts: 1769
Joined: August 2nd, 2011, 12:03 pm
Location: Columbus, OH

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#42 Post by Mike DiSalvo » March 8th, 2012, 11:54 am

Fontodi CC 2007. Pretty tight on opening but after a couple of hours it started to open up. This will be real tasty in 2-4 years.

User avatar
Bob Hunnicutt
Posts: 2803
Joined: April 27th, 2010, 4:45 pm
Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#43 Post by Bob Hunnicutt » March 8th, 2012, 11:59 am

Had a pint with my fish & chips at the restaurant so I didn't have to open anything.

Next vino is for our anniversary dinner Friday. '99 Kenwood Artist Series Cab because the A.S. from our anniversary year, '79, is over-the-hill (not like me)!
(Not Hunnicutt Winery BTW)

User avatar
LMD Ermitaño
Posts: 3221
Joined: January 30th, 2009, 5:14 am
Location: Philippines

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#44 Post by LMD Ermitaño » March 8th, 2012, 12:34 pm

1998 Bodegas Riojanas Viña Albina Gran Reserva & 1998 Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real Gran Reserva.
Luis Manuel Debuque Monreal Ermitaño

User avatar
Dan Hammer
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 5197
Joined: June 3rd, 2009, 11:05 am
Location: flight Level 3 seven thousand. NYC Metro

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#45 Post by Dan Hammer » March 8th, 2012, 1:39 pm

I'm going to open an 08 Loring Rosellas Pinot Noir for my birthday. [whistle.gif]
This space for rent.

Byron Hewett
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 471
Joined: November 12th, 2009, 6:45 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#46 Post by Byron Hewett » March 8th, 2012, 1:45 pm

2010 Pazo Senorans Albarino and a 2000 Janasse Chaupin CdP. Both were stellar!

Byron

User avatar
Brian Tuite
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 18048
Joined: July 3rd, 2010, 8:53 am
Location: Podunk CA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#47 Post by Brian Tuite » March 8th, 2012, 2:16 pm

Dan Hammer wrote:I'm going to open an 08 Loring Rosellas Pinot Noir for my birthday. [whistle.gif]
Happy Birthday DAN HAMMER!

Image
Bob Wood - 1949-2013 Berserker for eternity! RIP

"On self-reflection, I think a big part of it was me just being a PITA customer..." ~ Anonymous Berserker

"Something so subtle only I can detect it." ~ Randy Bowman

2018 WOTY...
2014 Carter Cellars Wietz

User avatar
gary hatley
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 122
Joined: September 19th, 2009, 2:41 pm
Location: La Crescenta, Ca

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#48 Post by gary hatley » March 8th, 2012, 4:40 pm

A 2010 Loring Santa Rita Hills Pinot. It was very tasty...glad I have some more.
Disclaimer.....Kimberly Cabot and John Cabot = daughter and son in law

User avatar
Eric Ifune
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3289
Joined: June 19th, 2009, 7:43 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#49 Post by Eric Ifune » March 8th, 2012, 5:00 pm

Eric Ifune wrote:
The Rare Wine Company's New Orleans Reserve Madeira.

How is this? Rather intrigued by this series.
The standard ones are the New York Malmsey, the Boston Bual, Savannah Verdelho, and Charleston Sercial. Each named after a city(Port actually) which received large amounts of Maderia in the 18th and 19th Centuries. All are pretty good and a good introduction to Madeira. I like the Boston Bual the most. There are other, more expensive bottlings as well. There is the Benjamin Franklin (medium sweet), New Orleans Reserve (based on the style of Terrantez although there is only a little Terrantez in the blend), the Porto Moniz Verdelho (a town on the island where the fruit was grown), and the Imperial Malmsey. These are a step up from the regular series. I like the Imperial Mamsey, haven't had the Porto Moniz Verdelho yet. I understand that the Rare Wine Company will release several other bottlings later this year.

User avatar
John Liotta
Posts: 4674
Joined: January 29th, 2009, 5:42 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA.

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#50 Post by John Liotta » March 8th, 2012, 5:03 pm

Drinking Occhipinti SP68 2010 and Deux Montille Corton Charlie 2007.
Past- ITB Wine
Present- ITB Beer

Post Reply

Return to “Wine Talk”