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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10951 Post by LMD Ermitaño » November 25th, 2019, 7:28 pm

The one on the left (‘05 Pichon Lalande) was the one I opened. The one on the right (‘03 Siran) was opened by a friend who owns/runs the winery - he gave a choice between his ‘03 & ‘09. I chose the ‘03 because I wanted to see how that vintage (one I’m ordinarily wary of) was coming along - still obviously an exceedingly ripe-roasted year; but actually not bad at all. I had it more with the veal main course; and had my bottle by itself.
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#10952 Post by Brian Glas » November 25th, 2019, 7:40 pm

2017 Kevin White Pioneer. A Rhone blend, primarily grenache, from the Boushey vineyard in the Yakima Valley.

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#10953 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 27th, 2019, 5:17 pm

2017 Williams Selyem Zinfandel, Russian River

Wife brought it back from her Napa trip, which including a tasting at this venerable winery. Sadly, the wine is a sweet, cloying, low acid thing to me. Few sips and passed it down the line, moved on to something else.

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#10954 Post by Jake Dvoskin » November 27th, 2019, 6:57 pm

2017 bedrock heritage, great wine, but way to young.

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#10955 Post by Mark Christenson » November 27th, 2019, 7:30 pm

2006 SQN A Shot in the Dark Syrah.
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#10956 Post by Kris Patten » November 27th, 2019, 8:48 pm

Mark Christenson wrote:
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2006 SQN A Shot in the Dark Syrah.
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#10957 Post by Geoff F. » November 27th, 2019, 11:02 pm

2009 LDH Rosado
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Both great.
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#10958 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 29th, 2019, 5:11 am

One would think from CT notes that the 2016 Canon was ready to go and was like the second coming of the wine Gods. I found it in a rather awkward place, but was at least pleased to see the weave of red fruits into a dark-fruit wine and firm acidic structure, even if stylistically this wine has moved modern. I’ll stock these away for 10+ years easy. I expected youth, but also decadent, which is why I brought it to a dinner party where most of the folks like big young Cabs. I should have brought the Les Carmes Haut Brion, far more approachable and actually damn enjoyable.

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#10959 Post by Ramon C » November 29th, 2019, 6:02 am

1999 Castello della Paneretta Chianti Classico Riserva

I’ve had my share of up and down experiences with 1999 Tuscan, a well-regarded vintage according to most pros. This one didn’t disappoint. With oxtail bourguignon, our Thanksgiving main (we don’t usually do turkey).

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#10960 Post by Yao C » November 30th, 2019, 12:20 pm

1990 Vieux Chateau Certan
Delicious interplay between earth and smoke and dark-ish fruit - great pairing for the food at Californios; silky and plush in the mouth but with enough acid to keep things fresh; fully resolved and perhaps getting a trifle soupy with time in glass; this needs drinking up; good plus
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#10961 Post by Subu Ramachandran » December 2nd, 2019, 6:05 am

2008 Donnhoff Dellchen GG - The 08 Donnhoff have been tad sweet for a GG; this bottle was no different.
2000 Jean Marc Millot Clos Vougeot - A great 19yr old grand cru red burg. Tertiary notes combined with a little bit of red fruit. Silky smooth, gorgeous wine. What an underrated producer!
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#10962 Post by Brian Tuite » December 2nd, 2019, 7:05 am

Drove down to Oakland after the early game yesterday to share wines with fellow geeks.

1991 Schramsberg Late Disgorged Blanc de Noirs - Nutty, round, went well with after dinner cheeses
2013 Rhys Bearwallow Blanc de Blancs - Comes off sweet too me, threw me a curve
Unlogged Fiano - kinda pedestrian but most Fianos I’ve tried are
Unlogged Santorini- bright crisp refreshing
2010 Copain Kiser En Bas - Still young, needs another 5 years
2010 Domaine Tortochot M-S-D - Red cherry, round, some tannin on the backside
2008 Wind Gap Nebbiolo Luna Matta & Glenn Rose - New world darker and spicy
2008 Sottimano Barbaresco Riserva - Raspberry, strawberry, delicate, seamless
2006 Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja- Raspberry full palate, easy drinking
2008 Wind Gap Syrah Sonoma Coast - Funky, black olive, bacon fat
2011 Big Table Farm White Hawk Syrah - Bigger boned, viscous, more bacon fat, menthol, green olive
2009 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mt Veeder - very young, musty nose (borderline TCA), notbreal complex, needs time
2013 Historic Vineyard Society Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard- spicy, bold, blackberry, hint of leather very young
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#10963 Post by Bud Carey » December 2nd, 2019, 7:37 am

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#10964 Post by Paul Miller » December 2nd, 2019, 3:52 pm

This weekend we had friends over for dinner and had a Zin blowout.

1992 Ravenswood Zin, Sonoma County
Started with the Ravenswood I recently got from the library sale. Still drinking nicely. On open, it tasted like an aged wine: that was everyone's first thought - it's an old wine. Would be a little tough to tell what it was at first, except it had some decent spice to it. A little peppery. Otherwise, it tasted like a very smoothed out wine. But with some air, it opened and more fruit came through, some red cherry. Popped-and-poured, so with 4+ people, it went quick. Threw a fair amount of sediment, and the cork broke on me (but I was able to get the second half out). All-in-all, a nice wine.

Then we had a "Bedrock" shootout. I had three bottles from Bedrock Vineyard, all of them 2013.

2013 Bedrock Wine Co., Bedrock Heritage Wine
Is this actually from Bedrock Vineyard? I assume it's mostly Zin? Anyway, it was the favorite of the evening, I think because it was more fruit forward, heavy on the cherry side. Has the most nose as well. Drinking nicely and in a good place.

2013 Carlisle Zinfandel, Bedrock Vineyard
This wine was the most structured and had the most grip. A more heavy-duty wine. Was a bit more tart and needed the most time. Was the least favorite of the group.

2013 Turley Zinfandel, Bedrock Vineyard
This came across as the most refined of the wines. More smooth and silky.

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#10965 Post by Steve Gautier » December 2nd, 2019, 4:02 pm

Paul Miller wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 3:52 pm
This weekend we had friends over for dinner and had a Zin blowout.

1992 Ravenswood Zin, Sonoma County
Started with the Ravenswood I recently got from the library sale. Still drinking nicely. On open, it tasted like an aged wine: that was everyone's first thought - it's an old wine. Would be a little tough to tell what it was at first, except it had some decent spice to it. A little peppery. Otherwise, it tasted like a very smoothed out wine. But with some air, it opened and more fruit came through, some red cherry. Popped-and-poured, so with 4+ people, it went quick. Threw a fair amount of sediment, and the cork broke on me (but I was able to get the second half out). All-in-all, a nice wine.

Then we had a "Bedrock" shootout. I had three bottles from Bedrock Vineyard, all of them 2013.

2013 Bedrock Wine Co., Bedrock Heritage Wine
Is this actually from Bedrock Vineyard? I assume it's mostly Zin? Anyway, it was the favorite of the evening, I think because it was more fruit forward, heavy on the cherry side. Has the most nose as well. Drinking nicely and in a good place.

2013 Carlisle Zinfandel, Bedrock Vineyard
This wine was the most structured and had the most grip. A more heavy-duty wine. Was a bit more tart and needed the most time. Was the least favorite of the group.

2013 Turley Zinfandel, Bedrock Vineyard
This came across as the most refined of the wines. More smooth and silky.


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Morgan’s release notes say the 2013 Bedrock Bedrock is 55% Zinfandel, 30% Carignane with the rest spread over 20 other varieties.

How much air did the Bedrock and Carlisle get?
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#10966 Post by Neal.Mollen » December 2nd, 2019, 4:09 pm

Yao C wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 12:20 pm
1990 Vieux Chateau Certan
Delicious interplay between earth and smoke and dark-ish fruit - great pairing for the food at Californios; silky and plush in the mouth but with enough acid to keep things fresh; fully resolved and perhaps getting a trifle soupy with time in glass; this needs drinking up; good plus
That's very surprising
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#10967 Post by Paul Miller » December 2nd, 2019, 4:11 pm

Steve Gautier wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Paul Miller wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Morgan’s release notes say the 2013 Bedrock Bedrock is 55% Zinfandel, 30% Carignane with the rest spread over 20 other varieties.

How much air did the Bedrock and Carlisle get?
They were all pop-and-pour. No decants. We all tended to take small pours and cycle through them.

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#10968 Post by Joe V » December 2nd, 2019, 4:34 pm

2014 SQN Shakti Grenache. PNP. Paired perfectly with the rainy day and the deep colors of the Christmas lights as we set up the tree :)

For 15.9% abv, it's incredibly balanced from my perspective.

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#10969 Post by Steve Gautier » December 2nd, 2019, 4:48 pm

Paul Miller wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 4:11 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Paul Miller wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Morgan’s release notes say the 2013 Bedrock Bedrock is 55% Zinfandel, 30% Carignane with the rest spread over 20 other varieties.

How much air did the Bedrock and Carlisle get?
They were all pop-and-pour. No decants. We all tended to take small pours and cycle through them.
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#10970 Post by John Glas » December 2nd, 2019, 4:58 pm

2017 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (12/1/2019)
Day 1: Nice perfumed wine. Raspberries, underbrush, violets and minerals. Medium plus finish and balanced. 89 points
Day 2: Even better. Nice floral and perfume qualities on the nose. Underbrush, raspberries, blueberries, minerals and violets. Good concentration for such an inexpensive offering. Medium finish. 90 points (89 points)

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#10971 Post by Jayson Cohen » December 2nd, 2019, 5:20 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 4:09 pm
Yao C wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 12:20 pm
1990 Vieux Chateau Certan
Delicious interplay between earth and smoke and dark-ish fruit - great pairing for the food at Californios; silky and plush in the mouth but with enough acid to keep things fresh; fully resolved and perhaps getting a trifle soupy with time in glass; this needs drinking up; good plus
That's very surprising
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#10972 Post by Yao C » December 2nd, 2019, 7:23 pm

Jayson Cohen wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 5:20 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 4:09 pm
Yao C wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 12:20 pm
1990 Vieux Chateau Certan
Delicious interplay between earth and smoke and dark-ish fruit - great pairing for the food at Californios; silky and plush in the mouth but with enough acid to keep things fresh; fully resolved and perhaps getting a trifle soupy with time in glass; this needs drinking up; good plus
That's very surprising
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Not that it was unnaturally advanced, just that it didn’t have the structure to improve. Also could be storage; I just got this a short while ago
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#10973 Post by MikeHill » December 2nd, 2019, 9:45 pm

2016 Myriad Esther Block Las Madres Syrah

Black cherry and olive tapenade. Some oak, a little earthy with a spicy finish with a touch of heat. Nice balance of sweet, pure fruit with savory and spicy notes. Still primary, this should continue to improve. Lovely California cool climate Syrah.

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#10974 Post by Alex Frank » December 3rd, 2019, 9:03 am

2000 Leoville Barton last night. Outstanding but still young, would like to find more and sit on 'em for at least five years.

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#10975 Post by michael ottesen » December 3rd, 2019, 10:14 am

Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta 2004 very Nice ,in the drinking window,but no need to Hurry [cheers.gif]

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#10976 Post by Jay Miller » December 3rd, 2019, 12:23 pm

Ramon C wrote:
November 10th, 2019, 1:09 am
Ch. Leoville Poyferre, NYC (11/4/19)

From vintages 1966 to 2004 - bottles were consistent in style up until 2000/01, and then veered away to a more obvious modern approach from then on. Drank with 8 fun, friendly local enthusiasts, most with steak mains, vintages 1982, 1990, 1996 and 1966 were my favorites (also by the group, as per final tabulated scoring).

I always thought the 1998 was the turning point for when they went modern. If I read the photo correctly I don't think you had that in your lineup?

Anyway, last week I opened

1981 Giscours - from Mark's cellar auction this was a perfectly mature, perfectly lovely old school Bordeaux. From what I think of as their last good vintage.

2006 Roederer Cristal - it's not the 2008 but then what is? This was a bright, joyous and complex Champagne. Several people questioned my palate when I preferred it to the 2008 Dom Perignon.
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#10977 Post by Ian Alper » December 4th, 2019, 10:14 am

Kid's 12th birthday so had some of our friends over to celebrate :) I set up the order and did most of the pouring which worked out quite well.

2007 Le Cigare Volant (from the recent sale). Screw cap. Wonderful balance and fairly complex. Mostly Grenache. Very enjoyable and an incredible deal. Wish I had purchased more.

2007 Lan Rioja Reserva. Probably a little past peak. Soft and simple. Not objectionable but I was hoping for more. Perhaps shouldn't have given the price.

Fun Carlisle comparison:

2007 Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley Syrah.
Both very balanced and tasty with no heat. Mike's drinking window for the RR is by 2016 and the DC by 2020 which seems conservative but close. The DC had more structure and the RR was perhaps just beginning its decline. Both had great mouthfeel and wonderful fruit.

2007 Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino. Wish I had more time with this. Double decanted back into the bottle. Cedar, cherry and earth. Balanced and very enjoyable. I do not have enough experience to know how much longer this will age but thought it was drinking very well.

All in all I was very happy with how everything showed.

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#10978 Post by Benjamin H. » December 4th, 2019, 2:56 pm

2015 Ramey Chardonnay and 2015 Château Canon-La Gaffelière
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#10979 Post by D a v e M » December 5th, 2019, 9:57 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 7:05 am
Drove down to Oakland after the early game yesterday to share wines with fellow geeks.

1991 Schramsberg Late Disgorged Blanc de Noirs - Nutty, round, went well with after dinner cheeses
2013 Rhys Bearwallow Blanc de Blancs - Comes off sweet too me, threw me a curve
Unlogged Fiano - kinda pedestrian but most Fianos I’ve tried are
Unlogged Santorini- bright crisp refreshing
2010 Copain Kiser En Bas - Still young, needs another 5 years
2010 Domaine Tortochot M-S-D - Red cherry, round, some tannin on the backside
2008 Wind Gap Nebbiolo Luna Matta & Glenn Rose - New world darker and spicy
2008 Sottimano Barbaresco Riserva - Raspberry, strawberry, delicate, seamless
2006 Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja- Raspberry full palate, easy drinking
2008 Wind Gap Syrah Sonoma Coast - Funky, black olive, bacon fat
2011 Big Table Farm White Hawk Syrah - Bigger boned, viscous, more bacon fat, menthol, green olive
2009 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mt Veeder - very young, musty nose (borderline TCA), notbreal complex, needs time
2013 Historic Vineyard Society Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard- spicy, bold, blackberry, hint of leather very young

Same night as this later post by Rob on a comparison between the two 2008 nebbiolos: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=165503
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#10980 Post by RyanC » December 5th, 2019, 10:52 pm

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#10981 Post by Dennis Atick » December 6th, 2019, 3:17 am

Last night: 2011 A. Clape Cornas- Do NOT open this wine anytime soon.
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#10982 Post by Rick P » December 6th, 2019, 7:01 am

1970 Grand-Puy-Lacoste. Fully expected the cork to be deteriorated since it had not been recorked. It was a very delicate operation but got it entirely. Received the from my brother as a gift and therefore did ask much about provenance etc. It has seen better days with its total loss of fruit and beginning maderazation. I worked professionally in Bordeaux and I had hopes for the wine because of the vintage. and appellation but it probably spent its life in questionable storage. I discuss this problem in my blog if you are interested https://www.ricksmwu.com/best-wine-advi ... ng-or-aged
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#10983 Post by DennizE » December 6th, 2019, 9:07 am

2015 Bodegas Benjamin De Rothschild and Vega Sicilia Rioja Macan Clasico

It was a gift from a friend who came over a few weeks back. Had zero expectations of it and I'm not very impressed to be honest. It had received everything from 89-94 points and I got to say 89 was pretty generous.
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#10984 Post by Bud Carey » December 6th, 2019, 9:40 am

On deck... 2010 Kosta Browne 4-barrel pinot noir.
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#10985 Post by Neal.Mollen » December 6th, 2019, 4:16 pm

1994 Ridge Geezer. Really good wine.
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#10986 Post by Geoff F. » December 6th, 2019, 10:47 pm

~2010 Charles Heidsieck NV Brut Reserve (laid in chalk cellars in 2011). Stunning value for a non vintage champagne. Delicious.
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#10987 Post by Andrew Demaree » December 6th, 2019, 11:16 pm

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1994 Ridge Geezer. Really good wine.
Had a bottle in May, as ‘94 is our anniversary year, and we enjoyed it as well.

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#10988 Post by Ramon C » December 7th, 2019, 5:13 am

1989 Ch. Meyney, St. Estephe

Delivered in a classic way as how traditional Bordeaux should. Another highlight of Cordier making good in the 80s.

With Friday night local slice.


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#10989 Post by Diane Kessler » December 7th, 2019, 8:03 am

1989 Gruaud Larose - somm at the restaurant opened the bottle and brought it to me. She said she had smelled it and would let me decide. I thought it was as it should be, and had it poured in our glasses. Air did wonders for it and brought out the cherry fruit with florals, cedar, and truffles. Stunning wine. I then offered the somm a glass and she remarked at the notable change from when it was first opened. Aged Bordeaux at its finest and an excellent match to our tagliatelle with truffles.

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#10990 Post by Neal.Mollen » December 7th, 2019, 8:36 am

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1989 Gruaud Larose - somm at the restaurant opened the bottle and brought it to me. She said she had smelled it and would let me decide. I thought it was as it should be, and had it poured in our glasses. Air did wonders for it and brought out the cherry fruit with florals, cedar, and truffles. Stunning wine. I then offered the somm a glass and she remarked at the notable change from when it was first opened. Aged Bordeaux at its finest and an excellent match to our tagliatelle with truffles.
I just put two bottles of this away in the cellar! Thanks for the note Diane!
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#10991 Post by Ramon C » December 7th, 2019, 10:07 am

Diane Kessler wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 8:03 am
1989 Gruaud Larose - somm at the restaurant opened the bottle and brought it to me. She said she had smelled it and would let me decide. I thought it was as it should be, and had it poured in our glasses. Air did wonders for it and brought out the cherry fruit with florals, cedar, and truffles. Stunning wine. I then offered the somm a glass and she remarked at the notable change from when it was first opened. Aged Bordeaux at its finest and an excellent match to our tagliatelle with truffles.
Sounds like Cordier funk.
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#10992 Post by Bud Carey » December 7th, 2019, 10:41 am

On deck... 2008 Switchback Ridge merlot.
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#10993 Post by dsimmons » December 7th, 2019, 1:05 pm

Drank a bottle on 2006 Janasse CdP. Delicious wine and great QPR.
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#10994 Post by joejolesch » December 7th, 2019, 3:22 pm

John Glas wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 4:58 pm
2017 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (12/1/2019)
Day 1: Nice perfumed wine. Raspberries, underbrush, violets and minerals. Medium plus finish and balanced. 89 points
Day 2: Even better. Nice floral and perfume qualities on the nose. Underbrush, raspberries, blueberries, minerals and violets. Good concentration for such an inexpensive offering. Medium finish. 90 points (89 points)

This is my new every day drinker!
Just opened the same bottle - it’s delicious! Saw your post and happened upon it today...going back for a case, it’s the sub-$20 red I’ve been looking for.

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#10995 Post by jon leifer » December 7th, 2019, 3:39 pm

+1 re what Ramon said..probably Cordier Funk..love those 89 Cordiers..Meyney was especially a terrific bargain..My memory ain't what it used to be but I think the 89 Meyney ran me about $12/bottle back in the day
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#10996 Post by jon leifer » December 7th, 2019, 3:42 pm

2014 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico..reasonably priced CC, drinking well, no prior experience with this wine so no opinion re whether it will benefit from extended cellaring but certainly has the stuffing to be drinking well a few yrs from now.
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#10997 Post by HMechbal » December 7th, 2019, 5:40 pm

Couple of Northern Rhones tonight with a friend. One white, one red. Great Cornas in particular.

2015 Domaine Yves Cuilleron Condrieu La Petite Cote : Aromatic floral, violets and apricots. Ripe fruits, a little honey but enough bitter to not be too heavy. Good wine, but I remain dubious about the price-quality ratio of Condrieu in general.

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2009 Domaine du Coulet (Matthieu Barret) Cornas Les Terrasses du Serre
A little kirsche-type alcoholic note on the nose makes me initially afraid. I try the wine in another glass (Zalto Universal) and it feels much softer, still mostly fruits on the nose but without the alcohol heat.
Nothing controversial with the palate, it's all I want in a Cornas. Ripe black fruit, concentrated, spices (a little licorice, peppery final), smoky notes and a very Cornas-like animal energy. Concentrated wine, long finale, a lot of pleasure. Too bad it's my only bottle.
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#10998 Post by Diane Kessler » December 8th, 2019, 5:36 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 8:36 am
Diane Kessler wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 8:03 am
1989 Gruaud Larose - somm at the restaurant opened the bottle and brought it to me. She said she had smelled it and would let me decide. I thought it was as it should be, and had it poured in our glasses. Air did wonders for it and brought out the cherry fruit with florals, cedar, and truffles. Stunning wine. I then offered the somm a glass and she remarked at the notable change from when it was first opened. Aged Bordeaux at its finest and an excellent match to our tagliatelle with truffles.
I just put two bottles of this away in the cellar! Thanks for the note Diane!
I’m sure you will enjoy them, Neal. This was my last bottle.

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#10999 Post by Diane Kessler » December 8th, 2019, 5:38 am

Ramon C wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 10:07 am
Diane Kessler wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 8:03 am
1989 Gruaud Larose - somm at the restaurant opened the bottle and brought it to me. She said she had smelled it and would let me decide. I thought it was as it should be, and had it poured in our glasses. Air did wonders for it and brought out the cherry fruit with florals, cedar, and truffles. Stunning wine. I then offered the somm a glass and she remarked at the notable change from when it was first opened. Aged Bordeaux at its finest and an excellent match to our tagliatelle with truffles.
Sounds like Cordier funk.
I love that Cordier funk.

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#11000 Post by Demian Saenz » December 9th, 2019, 3:15 pm

2015 Castillo Di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva

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