What bottle of wine did you open today?

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#10501 Post by Hao Lu » June 12th, 2019, 7:16 am

2008 Congruence Cabernet Sauvignon. Classic, drinking very well. so sad to see the winery closing.

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#10502 Post by NickRut » June 12th, 2019, 9:16 am

Last night had an 04 Harlan, 07 Abreu and a 16 Maybach. Not bad
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#10503 Post by Bud Carey » June 12th, 2019, 9:44 am

Not bad???
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#10504 Post by NickRut » June 12th, 2019, 10:26 am

Bud Carey wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 9:44 am
Not bad???

An above average Tuesday for sure.
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#10505 Post by Chr!s G|@rn3r » June 12th, 2019, 6:23 pm

2009 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon. Really nice wine and went well with Beef Tenderloin. Picked 2 bottles up at LBW for $60 and wish I had purchased more.

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#10506 Post by Neal.Mollen » June 14th, 2019, 2:52 pm

1975 La Lagune. Smells good. We shall see.
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#10507 Post by L.Cole » June 16th, 2019, 8:33 pm

2014 Ridge Zin Paso Robles
Enjoyable. A little American oak, red fruits, pepper/spice and acid that keeps this wine lighter than it looks.
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#10508 Post by Gordon Fitz » June 17th, 2019, 6:34 am

For Father’s Day I opened my last 2002 Beaux Freres, BF Estate. 2002 was an exceptional year in the Willamette and my second most favorite behind 2008. This wine was drinking beautifully with notes of sour cherry and currents. Still has plenty of life left, but no reason not to enjoy it now, it’s in a beautiful window.

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#10509 Post by Dave McCloskey » June 17th, 2019, 7:58 am

Thomas Rivers Brown was 0-2 this weekend for me.

2016 Rivers Marie Thieriot Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay: This Chard was like drinking a Granny Smith apple bomb... green, tart, sour and not what I'd expect from Rivers Marie. Structurally, I've probably jumped the gun by 8-10 years, because I think this Chard was built to be aged. I have more than half the bottle left, so I'll see if additional air time adds any new dimensions, beyond green apple.

2012 Harris Estate Lakeview Cab: The Harris Estate Cab was nondescript on all fronts. It was closed down on the nose, even after a 2+ hr. decant and gave almost no Napa cab signatures. I was disappointed, because I've had some very good Lakeview's in the past and 2012 was a solid vintage, so I cannot account for this misstep other than bottle variation.

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#10510 Post by jon leifer » June 17th, 2019, 6:42 pm

2017 Hall Sauv Blanc (Napa) delightful wine that shows up on an irregular basis on our local shelves..When I see it, I buy it..Emphasizes fruit, not for fans of cat pee or lawn clippings..Would buy more often if I cd find it more often
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#10511 Post by T Welch » June 17th, 2019, 6:48 pm

2007 Dehlinger Syrah to go with grilled lamb chops.
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#10513 Post by Bud Carey » June 18th, 2019, 8:01 am

2006 Neal Family Napa cabernet.
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#10514 Post by Demian Saenz » June 19th, 2019, 5:23 pm

2016 Ghost Pines Pinot Winemakers blend. I liked it the next day, more so than last night when I opened it.

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#10515 Post by Len Stevens » June 19th, 2019, 5:37 pm

3015 Sandler "Boers Vineyard" Grenache-I rarely drink new world grenache, but I enjoyed this. If Ed K takes his rightful place in the world as a deity, them I'm immediately joining his church!

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#10516 Post by Josh Grossman » June 19th, 2019, 6:36 pm

Leaving for a few days in Toronto to fly to Italy (week in Tuscany and a week in Amalfi) in the morning. Thought I'd drink some Italian to pack. 2007 Grifalco Aglianico del Vulture Bosco Del Falco:

Nose of chocolate and raspberry cordial; almost port like. There are some conifers and raisins in there too. Oak and tannins are noticeably more integrated than a bottle I opened almost two years ago; still there but not cloying. Nice long finish. Still some upside on the tannins integrating but the fruit is a bit stewed and I think it may become more port like with further aging.

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#10517 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 19th, 2019, 6:51 pm

T Welch wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 6:48 pm
2007 Dehlinger Syrah to go with grilled lamb chops.
Nice!!
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#10518 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 20th, 2019, 8:26 am

(Last night) 2013 Patricia Green Berserkers Cuveé, and had the willpower to save half for tonight!! It's really coming into a great space now, and I'm down to maybe 2 bottle remaining...
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#10519 Post by Alan Eden » June 20th, 2019, 8:25 pm

1999 Guigal Hermitage, lovely, so fresh and with nice acidity, nothing like a Cali Syrah. Nice red fruits, hint of savoury, nice lightness and almost delicate
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#10520 Post by LMD Ermitaño » June 20th, 2019, 8:28 pm

Just a simple pinot grigio from the restaurant’s wine list. Not bad.
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#10521 Post by jon leifer » June 22nd, 2019, 2:13 pm

2015 Pali Huntington PN..a blend sourced from multiple AVA's within Santa Barbara County..OK, not great, wd not buy again, especially after having tasted a number of delightful Oregon PN's recently
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#10522 Post by bob parsons alberta » June 22nd, 2019, 3:33 pm

2011 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Kaseler Riesling Trocken.

I can usually find this low priced Mosel when stocking up for nice easy drinking whites for my camping trips. $22 Cdn, 12% alc, SC, AP# 65 12.

Nice pretty color, light gold green. Apples and spice on the nose, some nectarines and just a brief hint of petrol.
Has some sweetness, fair acidity and nice white stoned fruit too. "Some citrus, lotsa apple" from fellow campers. I found some peach as I drained the bottle..good enough for the evening by the fireside in the Rockies.

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#10523 Post by davidsturek » June 24th, 2019, 9:18 pm

A very nice 2014 Piuze Chablis Terroir de Chablis. Really nice for under $25

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