What bottle of wine did you open today?

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#11351 Post by Brian Tuite » March 16th, 2020, 6:16 pm

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#11352 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » March 16th, 2020, 6:17 pm

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2005 Opus One. I bought it with my dear wife (girlfriend at the time) and tonight we celebrated 10 years together with the bottle of Opus we bought during our first year of dating.
Just saw this, that’s cool, and congrats!

I recall a highly-rated Stags Leap by Parker as the first wine I shared with my wife.

We had that 2005 Opus together last month. A big bruised! Hope you enjoyed.

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#11353 Post by Brent S » March 16th, 2020, 6:23 pm

2010 hall Kathryn hall
Big massive fruit bomb
But there is some decent structure beneath. Little almost no tannin left. This is ready to go. I’d put a 93 on it. Great wine.
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#11354 Post by L e e H olland » March 17th, 2020, 7:59 am

From this past weekend:

2015 AR Lenoble Intense Mag 15 - Light and crisp grower champagne with a salty and slightly sweet finish.

2017 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec - One of the more burgundian domestic pinots I have tried. Floral nose with a palate of cherry, raspberry, violet, damp leaves, baking spices, and the tannins showing a little on the finish. Think it will continue to improve, but it's in a great spot now. Immediately went back to the store and bought their two remaining bottles.

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#11355 Post by PCLIN » March 17th, 2020, 8:47 am

‘85 Jadot Corton Pougets, damn bloody good wine.
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#11356 Post by dsimmons » March 18th, 2020, 2:15 pm

2003 Clos Les Lunelles - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux (3/18/2020)
this wine has evolved into an amazing QPR. This is my 4th an unquestionably best bottle of this wine. Delicious with excellent fruit, secondary flavors and a nice acid balance. Very elegant. Unfortunately my last bottle. I would say well stored bottled would be in prime time for at least 2-3 more years. (93 pts.)

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#11357 Post by Rob_S » March 18th, 2020, 2:44 pm

2011 Telmo Rodriguez 'Pegaso Barrancos de Pizarra'

Totally hid the 15% alcohol. Bright and crunchy at opening and deepened with a few hours. Went quite well with some charcuterie then a wild mushroom risotto.
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#11358 Post by Andrew M » March 20th, 2020, 3:44 pm

1999 Betz Pere de Famille. Slow oxed a few hours and double decanted. Oldest WA cab I’ve had and this cuvée always delivers for me. Reminds me of a 2000 Branaire Ducru I had recently but at half the price. This did lose a lot of weight in the glass after an hour or so. Would’ve preferred it 5 years ago but still a delight
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#11359 Post by M. Taylor » March 20th, 2020, 5:51 pm

2010 Realm Beckstoffer To Kalon
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#11360 Post by MikeL238 » March 20th, 2020, 6:00 pm

1995 M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie La Mordorée. I know Chapoutier gets bashed here, but I actually enjoyed it.
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#11361 Post by John Glas » March 20th, 2020, 6:03 pm

2007 Arcadian Syrah Purisima Mountain Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley (3/20/2020)
Day 1: Rockstar!!! Funk, menthol, gravel, raspberries, rose petals and exotic spices. Medium plus finish. Wonderful! This wine is in its sweet spot. Drink now to 2022. 94 points (94 points)

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#11362 Post by AD Northup » March 20th, 2020, 7:55 pm

Found a bottle of 2017 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Gris in the cellar. Damn time has been good to this bottle. Beautiful see stone fruit all over it. After 2 hours open got some nice lavender and lilac notes up front without losing anything in the back end. A wonderful surprise.
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#11363 Post by Nicolas G. » March 21st, 2020, 4:19 pm

2017 Matthiasson White Wine with our 1st takeout of local Thai. Love the complexity in this wine with the unexpected textures and flavors of bright citrus, ginger, and wet rock.
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#11364 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » March 21st, 2020, 4:43 pm

On COVID-19 relief, we supported a small wood grilled pizza oven joint tonight. Grabbed pizza, grilled mussels, meatballs and Caesar.

Drinking a 2009 Domaine Baudry La Clos Boissee. An exceptional wine that is just peeking open. Vin du Gard.

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#11365 Post by K. Tr@n » March 21st, 2020, 4:56 pm

Amici Beckstoffer To Kalon 2014 vs. Amici Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper 2014.
We found the TK a lot more interesting, complex, gorgeous aroma, very balanced and well made wine.
The Missouri Hopper is good, but almost pedestrian compare to the TK. The acidity is a little overwhelming.
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#11366 Post by M. Taylor » March 21st, 2020, 5:31 pm

Tonight was a 2012 Fairchild G-III. Very nice
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#11367 Post by SZZimmermann » March 21st, 2020, 6:48 pm

2009 Robert Foley Claret. Nice wine, underrated.
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#11368 Post by Craig G » March 23rd, 2020, 9:12 pm

2010 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel. This is delicious. Meaty and fruity.

Jean de la Fontaine L’Eloquente Champagne. This was an absolutely super entry-level Champagne from K&L. I’m crushed that it hasn’t come back into stock.
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#11369 Post by Diane Kessler » March 24th, 2020, 8:27 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 4:43 pm
On COVID-19 relief, we supported a small wood grilled pizza oven joint tonight. Grabbed pizza, grilled mussels, meatballs and Caesar.

Drinking a 2009 Domaine Baudry La Clos Boissee. An exceptional wine that is just peeking open. Vin du Gard.


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I love this one. Drank my last bottle exactly a year ago.

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#11370 Post by John Glas » March 24th, 2020, 1:30 pm

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#11371 Post by Bud Carey » March 24th, 2020, 1:40 pm

2015 Liquid Farm Golden Slope chard.
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#11372 Post by Jay Opperman » March 24th, 2020, 5:36 pm

Boxler Gewurtz 2012...terrific!

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#11373 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » March 24th, 2020, 6:17 pm

2017 Goodfellow Pinot Noir Pumphouse Block Temperance Hill

Quite shut down at first, needed a good couple hours of air to start opening up. A kaleidoscope of red fruits, initially upon opening only got some strawberry but now more raspberry and sour cherry, with a nice complement of dried sage, tea leaves, dried flowers and just a touch of nutmeg. Delicate body with great acidity, a little bitter tannin notable on the finish. Marcus wasn't kidding about letting these wines rest, but as I'm new to Goodfellow wines I had to give one a try.
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#11374 Post by Jeff Rosenberg » March 24th, 2020, 6:30 pm

First bottle of a case of 2011 Chateau Musar. Really good.

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#11375 Post by joejolesch » March 24th, 2020, 9:45 pm

‘16 Franny Beck Willamette Valley - lived up to recent reviews. Fragrant, floral nose with some orange peel and red fruit. Silky and more red fruit on the tongue, short but interesting finish with a herbal spiciness after time in glass. Very good! [cheers.gif]

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#11376 Post by Jason R. » March 26th, 2020, 4:02 pm

Chavy-Chouet Cremant because, hey, I wanted something fun, vinous, and delicious. Lots of green apple in the nose, and the another other nuances were lost by me - bottle gone way too fast with family. What I loved was the fact that, unlike many other Cremant Bourgognes I've had, this was still great wine in addition to being sparkling. Lovely finish.
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#11377 Post by jon leifer » March 26th, 2020, 8:04 pm

Goodfellow 2016 Durant Chardonnay
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#11378 Post by Brian Pinci » March 28th, 2020, 11:34 am

Pol Roger Brut NV followed by a 2005 Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserve. The Champagne was a pleasure to drink, brioche and cream. The Rioja has an amazing nose. Drinking very well right now
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#11379 Post by Michael O'Brien » March 28th, 2020, 11:57 am

Opened a 2011 Tierra de Dioses Malbec for dinner last night.
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#11380 Post by Bud Carey » March 28th, 2020, 12:09 pm

On deck... 2005 Neal Family Wykoff vineyard cabernet.
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#11381 Post by Josh Grossman » March 28th, 2020, 1:25 pm

Ohio has a lovely new tradition that when Dr. Amy Acton gives a virus update at 2:00 PM (with Gov. DeWine), we all drink wine, colloquially known as Wine with DeWine.

Today I opened a 2014 Sebastian Dampt Chablis 1er Les Vaillons; killer juice! Imported by Fass and a nice qpr at around $30. What a nose of peaches, apple cider, lemon curd. Bright acid with some lime and mineral (like feldspar) on the attack and a finish that lasts forever.
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#11382 Post by SZZimmermann » March 29th, 2020, 6:20 pm

1982 Ridge Montebello that I forgot about. Good fill. Cork crumbled but good seal. Unfiltered garnet. Lasted about 5 minutes in the glass, although all drinkable. Nice experiment.
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#11383 Post by M. Taylor » March 29th, 2020, 6:25 pm

2014 Piper
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#11384 Post by Jay Opperman » March 30th, 2020, 4:31 am

Jean Gris Vosne-Romanee 1987.
Still alive and kicking.Light color but terrific nose and surprisingly good.Another example of You just never know regardless of the vintage in Burgundy.

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#11385 Post by Bdklein » March 30th, 2020, 5:06 am

2015 Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Much better with food than on its own.
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#11386 Post by A1ex H » March 30th, 2020, 6:09 am

2015 Rhys San Mateo County. Improved with air and will try it again on the second day. Lots of bright red fruit and flowers. A step down from some of the other Rhys reds but still enjoyable.
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#11387 Post by RyanC » March 30th, 2020, 8:03 am

Four total winners over the last four days:

2012 Lafarge Volnay: I've gone through several bottles of this and they've all been superb. This has crunchy, bright, angular red fruits with a serious mineral spine. The balance is impeccable and so is the concentration, particularly given that the overall package is pretty lightweight. Room for improvement.

2010 Vilmart 'Coeur de Cuvee': My first time with the '10 and it's an unqualified winner. Vilmart does particularly well in "off vintages" and this is no exception. This CdC is super fresh and detailed with intense yellow fruits. Bright, generous, and just so drinkable.

2014 PYCM St. Aubin 1er 'En Remilly': This is a knockout. Bold yellow fruits with a lemon cream texture and serious depth that has emerged over the past couple years. This is classy and weighty. This remains a bit oaky but also still very young. I can't believe this was only $40. Unfortunately the market has caught up to the quality.

2013 F.X. Pichler Riesling Smaragd 'Dürnsteiner Kellerberg': More balanced and attractive than my previous bottle, this wine--from what's typically my favorite Pichler bottling--shows ripe fruits and pronounced minerals in a big, bold package. This has the weight and length of a grand vin. Serious wine that's seriously good. Perhaps not as 3-D as my absolute favorite Austrians, but this is darn good.
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#11388 Post by John Glas » March 30th, 2020, 8:36 am

2015 Liquid Farm Chardonnay La Hermana
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#11389 Post by Josh Grossman » March 30th, 2020, 10:04 am

1997 Tenuta Friggiali Brunello di Montalcino Donna Olga. Drinking great now.

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#11390 Post by Mark Gough » March 30th, 2020, 1:30 pm

Domaine de Rochepertuis (Jean Lionnet) 1999 Cornas

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#11391 Post by Rob_S » March 30th, 2020, 4:59 pm

2014 Dirty & Rowdy Skinner Stoney Creek

Opened up crunchy and thin but after an hour of air blossomed and put on some weight with wonderful taste of fraises des bois along with a tiny green crunch. It was really good.
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#11392 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » March 30th, 2020, 5:21 pm

2017 Goodfellow Pinot Noir Long Acre Whistling Ridge and 2017 Goodfellow Pinot Noir House Block Whistling Ridge. Notes to be posted later.
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#11393 Post by Will F » March 30th, 2020, 5:33 pm

2005 Pierre Morey Meursault Perrieres

A hotly debated producer as of late. I only have 3 bottles in my cellar so figured I would try one. No premox at all, light golden color, nice acidity that rounded out the wine. This bottle at least had a long life ahead.
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#11394 Post by melvinyeo » March 30th, 2020, 9:14 pm

Mark Gough wrote:
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Domaine de Rochepertuis (Jean Lionnet) 1999 Cornas
How was this? Not many TNs on CT and was just thinking whether to pull the trigger on a 2000. Thanks!

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#11395 Post by SZZimmermann » March 30th, 2020, 9:29 pm

1995 Peter Michael Point Rouge: one of the best Californian chardonnays I have had. Everything you could want. Still could go at least 2-3 years.
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