What bottle of wine did you open today?

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#10651 Post by Alex N » August 10th, 2019, 2:23 pm

Decanted this about 2 hours ago.
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#10652 Post by Andrew Demaree » August 10th, 2019, 3:04 pm

From magnum, with about 3 hours in the decanter. Excellent and likely at peak.
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#10653 Post by NickRut » August 10th, 2019, 3:42 pm

Alex N wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Decanted this about 2 hours ago.

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Would love your thoughts on it.


I opened a 13 Fait Main Las Piedras. Should be good!
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#10654 Post by Jim Stewart » August 10th, 2019, 4:06 pm

2015 A. J. Adam Drohner Hofberg Riesling Kabinett. This was simply a pleasure to drink with an early evening cheese plate on the back porch. . Not focusing on words to describe it, just accepting what it gives: balanced fruit and acid, very slight sweetness, drinking enjoyment! Great with the cheeses especially the goat cheeses and the mild blue cheese. Low alcohol so we easily finished the bottle. Yum!
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P.S. Credit to Jay Hack for bringing this wine to my attention via his posts

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#10655 Post by J. Rock » August 10th, 2019, 9:30 pm

2015 Lagom Spanish Springs Chardonnay. LOVE it!
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#10656 Post by joeduncan » August 10th, 2019, 10:07 pm

2008 Turley Cedarman Zinfandel. Drinking well now.

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#10657 Post by Diane Kessler » August 11th, 2019, 5:43 am

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August 10th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Going to Michel Richard Central for dinner tonight (our anniversary) and we'll take a 2007 Bollinger Grand Anneé Rosé. I've never had this wine before and am looking forward to it
Happy Anniversary, Neal. I hope you enjoyed the Champagne. I just had the regular 2007 Bollinger GA yesterday.

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#10658 Post by Kirk.Grant » August 11th, 2019, 5:54 am

Jim Stewart wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 4:06 pm
2015 A. J. Adam Drohner Hofberg Riesling Kabinett. This was simply a pleasure to drink with an early evening cheese plate on the back porch. . Not focusing on words to describe it, just accepting what it gives: balanced fruit and acid, very slight sweetness, drinking enjoyment! Great with the cheeses especially the goat cheeses and the mild blue cheese. Low alcohol so we easily finished the bottle. Yum!
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P.S. Credit to Jay Hack for bringing this wine to my attention via his posts
Jim, the wine sounds great and that looks really nice, what a great little spot to enjoy a summer meal.
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#10659 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » August 11th, 2019, 6:19 am

Diane Kessler wrote:
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August 10th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Going to Michel Richard Central for dinner tonight (our anniversary) and we'll take a 2007 Bollinger Grand Anneé Rosé. I've never had this wine before and am looking forward to it
Happy Anniversary, Neal. I hope you enjoyed the Champagne. I just had the regular 2007 Bollinger GA yesterday.
Nappy Anniversary, Neal!

Hope you had a wonderful evening and Champgane.

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#10660 Post by Neil Pith » August 11th, 2019, 6:42 am

2017 Elk Cove Vineyards (Willamette Valley) Estate Pinot Blanc- Surprisingly good at a great price point. Perfect for the 103 degrees here in Dallas!

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#10661 Post by Neal.Mollen » August 11th, 2019, 7:02 am

Diane Kessler wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 5:43 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Going to Michel Richard Central for dinner tonight (our anniversary) and we'll take a 2007 Bollinger Grand Anneé Rosé. I've never had this wine before and am looking forward to it
Happy Anniversary, Neal. I hope you enjoyed the Champagne. I just had the regular 2007 Bollinger GA yesterday.
Thank you Diane! The wine was a beauty, as was my blushing bride of 35 years(!). Envoyer had the rosé for ~$90 as I recall, and now (of course) I wish I had bought more of them at the time.I hope the GA was as good
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#10662 Post by Jim Stewart » August 11th, 2019, 8:43 am

Kirk.Grant wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 5:54 am
Jim Stewart wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 4:06 pm
2015 A. J. Adam Drohner Hofberg Riesling Kabinett. This was simply a pleasure to drink with an early evening cheese plate on the back porch. . Not focusing on words to describe it, just accepting what it gives: balanced fruit and acid, very slight sweetness, drinking enjoyment! Great with the cheeses especially the goat cheeses and the mild blue cheese. Low alcohol so we easily finished the bottle. Yum!
back porch riesling.jpg
P.S. Credit to Jay Hack for bringing this wine to my attention via his posts
Jim, the wine sounds great and that looks really nice, what a great little spot to enjoy a summer meal.
The back porch is sweet! Next time you guys are down this way, give me a yell and we can all sit out, drink some wine, etc. . . Open invitation!

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#10663 Post by Michael Bowden » August 11th, 2019, 10:23 am

Yao C wrote:
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Michael Bowden wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Over the last 2 nights -

2009 Philipponat Clos des Goisses
2014 Raveneau Chablis Montee de Tonnerre
1992 Pierre Morey Meursault 1er Perrieres
1991 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanee 1er Reignots - Corked
2001 Truchot Clos de la Roche
1991 Meo Camuzet Clos Vougeot
1955 Latour Clos Vougeot
1991 Michel Niellon Chevalier Montrachet
1985 A. Clape Cornas
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How was the Philipponat? Trying to decide if I should open mine or keep them for a while
Drinking well, still obviously a lot of life to go - if you have multiple it can't hurt to open one now and calibrate where your tastes are in comparison to where the bottle is currently - after having this bottle I'd hold on to mine (if I owned any) for a few more years then check back in
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#10664 Post by Blair Ridley » August 11th, 2019, 11:30 am

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#10665 Post by LMD Ermitaño » August 11th, 2019, 11:51 am

14 fine bottles opened with dinner last night (2 of which were magnums), so I wish I had more time to spend on each, especially these two which were mine. The bubbly was the 3rd of these I’ve opened over the past 6 months; the still white was the 2nd in 2 months. Both were good. That said, the former still has some years to go to be on point; while the latter I again think isn’t one to keep for very long.
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#10666 Post by jon leifer » August 11th, 2019, 1:03 pm

2016 Seghesio Arneis, last bottle of this gem, am looking forward to scoring some of the 2017
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#10667 Post by Steve Gautier » August 11th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Had a beautiful 2003 Lagier Meredith Syrah last night.
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#10668 Post by T Welch » August 11th, 2019, 2:02 pm

Steve Gautier wrote:
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Had a beautiful 2003 Lagier Meredith Syrah last night.
That's great to read. We have a couple hiding somewhere.
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#10669 Post by Alex N » August 12th, 2019, 9:28 pm

NickRut wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Alex N wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Decanted this about 2 hours ago.

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Would love your thoughts on it.


I opened a 13 Fait Main Las Piedras. Should be good!
I'm really not experienced at traditional wine notes but it was simply an amazing bottle of wine. It was so well balanced, big and concentrated, but restrained from any trends (fruit, oak, vanilla bomb, etc) and not over the top in any way, and I have nothing to compare it to. I'll keep the others locked up for a while but that bottle sure was a treat to drink over the course of about 5 hours.
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#10670 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » August 13th, 2019, 6:31 pm

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Surprisingly, a total yawn.

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#10671 Post by Jim Stewart » August 15th, 2019, 4:54 pm

Domaine du Petit Clocher, Coteaux du Layon "Prestige" 2011. Been a fan of this property since bicycling 15 km to the winery on a borrowed pink three speed circa 2004. We have had a bottle of this probably once a year over the past few years. Always delicious, but this is the best it has tasted. Honeyed apricot/peach with now toned down acidity. Lovely.
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#10672 Post by Diane Kessler » August 17th, 2019, 6:45 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 6:31 pm
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Surprisingly, a total yawn.
5 years ago it was better. My last bottle, which was less than 1 year ago, was more like yours.

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#10673 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » August 17th, 2019, 7:20 am

And the funny thing is, 3 years ago, I thought it needed time. This is my last batch of any wine from Premier Cru. Lol, a fitting end. A dud.

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#10674 Post by Mike Evans » August 17th, 2019, 1:30 pm

Lots of Loires last night:


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#10675 Post by jon leifer » August 17th, 2019, 4:16 pm

2017 Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford, (Napa)
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#10676 Post by Adam Frisch » August 17th, 2019, 4:52 pm

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2008 Clendenen Family Nebbiolo "the pip" - Jim killed it when this. lovely rose petals, red cherry nose. Incredible depth, the tannins have mellowed, crunchy.
Drank the 2014 Clendenen Nebbiolo "The Pip" yesterday. Similar notes, except the tannins had not mellowed as much being a bit younger. Also got a sour cherry note. Very nice, I would say it's a 90pts.
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