What bottle of wine did you open today?

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#12401 Post by Andrew K. » October 12th, 2020, 8:30 pm

2015 Dom. Mugneret Ech En Orveaux. Really quite lovely and some of the best value I might have ever found.
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#12402 Post by Max S. » October 12th, 2020, 8:31 pm

Donhoff Estate Riesling - very close behind the Secateurs Chenin for best value white wine I've had
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#12403 Post by cjsadler » October 12th, 2020, 8:38 pm

Max S. wrote:
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Donhoff Estate Riesling - very close behind the Secateurs Chenin for best value white wine I've had
2019 vintage?
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#12404 Post by Max S. » October 12th, 2020, 8:46 pm

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Max S. wrote:
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Donhoff Estate Riesling - very close behind the Secateurs Chenin for best value white wine I've had
2019 vintage?
2018
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#12405 Post by jon leifer » October 13th, 2020, 8:34 pm

2018 Gini Soave, ..Gini is a longtime favorite in our house..I remember when Harmon Skurnik brought this gem in lo those many years ago..We served Gini at our daughter's Bat Mitzvah..Samantha is now 32 and just gave birth to a baby girl, my first grandchild..
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#12406 Post by Sjmotta » October 15th, 2020, 3:29 pm

Andremily No. 3 (2014) - big and rich, just what I wanted tonight. Andremily never fails to impress.
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#12407 Post by Lonnie F. » October 16th, 2020, 5:51 pm

NV Pol Roger Brut Reserve. It's our house champagne. Lovely and < $40 on sale.
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#12408 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » October 16th, 2020, 7:20 pm

2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett Alte Reben ‘Gisela’. Definitely as good as others have pointed out.
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#12409 Post by PCLIN » October 17th, 2020, 8:03 am

‘89 Magdelaine, beautiful wine, drinking great at the moment.
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#12410 Post by jon leifer » October 17th, 2020, 6:45 pm

2017 Duhig Napa Valley Cab, a gift from my former classmate and co-worker, Peter Duhig, on the the birth of my first grandchild..Peter and I go back > 50 years..No clue re whether he is related to the Duhigs who made this delightful wine..Tart cherries and cassis, tannins mild and in the background..As this appears to be their second vintage, no track record, small production, 125 cases...Drinking quite well now but see nothing to indicate that this wine will not hold up for another 5 yrs or so..but why wait?
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#12411 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » October 17th, 2020, 7:00 pm

Earlier today: 2015 Emrich-Schonleber Fruhlingsplatzchen GG.

Tonight:
2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Whistling Ridge Blanc
2019 Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel
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#12412 Post by AD Northup » October 17th, 2020, 7:17 pm

2015 Jean Edwards Merlot...a few hours of air and just dull of delicious red fruit with a kiss of spice on the finish. Yum
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#12413 Post by Paul @bbott » October 18th, 2020, 10:24 pm

Last night 2010 Château Senejac which is approaching middle age and very relaxed about it.

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#12414 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » October 21st, 2020, 4:02 pm

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#12415 Post by Jayson Cohen » October 21st, 2020, 5:08 pm

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Great note. I’m salivating (which would be worse if I didn’t have ‘19 Falkenstein #11 in the glass in front of me).

Another data point for why you wait at least 15 years for Schaefer Domprobst!

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#12416 Post by Gray G » October 21st, 2020, 5:18 pm

EABA 2017 Andremily
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#12417 Post by Morgan S » October 21st, 2020, 5:40 pm

2018 pax buddha's dharma.. nice dry glass of apple juice
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#12418 Post by jon leifer » October 21st, 2020, 5:43 pm

2019 Domaine Michel Barraud Macon Villages(from Skurnik)..pleasant wine, notes of citrus, peach and sea salt..not as much depth as the 2018 enjoyed earlier this year, will probably fill out with another year of aging..Wd hold if ya got em.
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#12419 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » October 22nd, 2020, 2:50 am

Jayson Cohen wrote:
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Great note. I’m salivating (which would be worse if I didn’t have ‘19 Falkenstein #11 in the glass in front of me).

Another data point for why you wait at least 15 years for Schaefer Domprobst!
Well don't just leave us hanging! Does the Meyer Nepal live up to the hype? Sitting on two bottles :D
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2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
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#12420 Post by Diane Kessler » October 22nd, 2020, 4:04 am

Over the weekend, I opened a 1986 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard. A youthful 34 years. Signature eucalyptus nose along with cassis. Mouth coating with flavors of black cherry and eucalyptus. A little drying on the very end, but what a lovely wine. The little remaining in the bottle held up well overnight.

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#12422 Post by AD Northup » October 23rd, 2020, 5:45 pm

2014 Benoit Dehu La Rue des Noyers
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#12423 Post by Demian Saenz » October 23rd, 2020, 5:57 pm

The parents are in town so I made a nice steak dinner. We started the night with some cheese, and a 2016 Bass Phillips Estate Pinot Noir. I wished I planned this bottle ahead of time, I would’ve decanted for at least an hour. This opened so beautifully after an hour.

We opened a ‘97 Monte Bello with the steak dinner. The cork would not budge so 1/3 disintegrated and the other 2/3 was pushed into the bottle. This wine still had a beautiful purple color with flavors of plum, and just the slightest touch of licorice that fades away in the glass.

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#12424 Post by Brian Pinci » October 24th, 2020, 12:00 am

A very nice 2016 Patricia Green Pinot Weber Vineyard. Big nose and lots of powerful dark fruits with tannin. I won’t open next bottle for five years.
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#12425 Post by Jim Stewart » October 24th, 2020, 5:12 am

Opened a 2017 Baudry les Granges the other night and working on it a glass or two at a time. Almost like an earthy Bojo to me, with fruit also prominent. Enjoyable at room temp and also with a slight chill (where the fruit is emphasized). Bistro wine extraordinaire!

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#12426 Post by Dave McIsaac » October 24th, 2020, 5:16 am

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We opened a ‘97 Monte Bello with the steak dinner. The cork would not budge so 1/3 disintegrated and the other 2/3 was pushed into the bottle. This wine still had a beautiful purple color with flavors of plum, and just the slightest touch of licorice that fades away in the glass.
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#12427 Post by Ethan Abraham » October 24th, 2020, 6:20 am

2019 Schafer-Frohlich blanc de noir trocken. Not really a rose, this is apparently pinot noir run directly off the skins. The color is not pink, at all, though it does retain some of the light strawberry flavor of a rose. A bit savory with a very clean finish, paired nicely with simply cooked fish and also pleasant on its own.

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#12428 Post by Bud Carey » October 24th, 2020, 6:55 am

On deck... 2009 Switchback Ridge cabernet.
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#12429 Post by Neal.Mollen » October 24th, 2020, 9:25 am

Julian Marshall wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 5:54 am
Pontet Canet - Pauillac 2004

Quite a rich, smoky nose so I decanted it for four hours, after which it showed the cigar box and cassis notes I was expecting. A tight, rich and concentrated attack of cassis and blueberry, with notes of cranberry. And that was it. Quite thick, not much of a finish. Definitely like a Pauillac, but if I had tasted it blind I would have guessed a wine from somewhere else, trying to taste like a Pauillac.

Each to their own - I know many people like this - to me it tasted overblown and trying too hard, over-concentrated, like an Alliet Côteau de Noiré without the latter's crisp, fresh finish, which gives it the class and breeding that the PC lacked. Where's the nobility?

For me, there are lots of cheaper Pauillacs 04 tasting a lot better for a lot less.
Interesting. I had a bottle of this in my hands last night and decided to give it a little longer

Went with another 83 La Louviere, which is just a beautiful wine. I've pimped it here before, but a seriously delicious bottle of "old school" Pessac. Lovely.
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#12430 Post by LMD Ermitaño » October 24th, 2020, 10:19 am

For dinner at home tonight.
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#12431 Post by Diane Kessler » October 24th, 2020, 10:48 am

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2014 Benoit Dehu La Rue sea Noyers
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I loved this Dehu when I had it in May during Frank’s Champagne Zoom series.

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#12432 Post by AD Northup » October 24th, 2020, 11:04 am

Diane Kessler wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 10:48 am
AD Northup wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 5:45 pm
2014 Benoit Dehu La Rue sea Noyers
2012 Bedrock Monte Rosso
I loved this Dehu when I had it in May during Frank’s Champagne Zoom series.
Had a glass before dinner then came back to it a few hours later. Very much preferred the later pour. Have some other Dehu bottlings coming that I’m very excited to try.
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#12433 Post by eweininger » October 24th, 2020, 3:27 pm

Antoniolo Gattinara 2014. Haven’t tried the producer before.
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#12434 Post by Sean S y d n e y » October 24th, 2020, 3:30 pm

2016 Querciabella Mongrana, their budget-ish Super Tuscan. OK, but a bit more modern in bent than I prefer with clear oak signature of cocoa/vanilla and less of that classic herbal/dusty earth of Sangiovese. Feels like the Merlot's playing an outsized role with the dense black cherry/plummy character of the fruit. Meh.
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#12435 Post by maureen nelson » October 24th, 2020, 3:41 pm

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I still have a couple bottles of this. I took a bottle up for Rieslingfier in Jan 2018 but ended up letting my friend Mark open it for Egon Muller for lunch the Sunday after😢

I am told they enjoyed it.

I opened the 1999 Schaefer GD auslese (no. 6) last night for three guests on my front porch last night. Wowza! Totally delicious. Rich but light and beautifully balanced. Just a bit sweet. Terrific.

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#12436 Post by maureen nelson » October 24th, 2020, 4:18 pm

Inspirid by David’s recent note, just pulled the cork on Selbach’s 07 Schmitt. Yumola!

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#12437 Post by RyanC » October 24th, 2020, 5:56 pm

‘99 Bruno Clair Savigny Dominode — This comes from ancient vines and is a pet favorite wine of mine. It’s still so young but quite tasty. Takes a couple hours in the decanter to show much of anything. But as it unfurls the nose is really very lovely and the palate is bright and mineral but on the lean side. It slowly deepens with air. Four hours in, the last sip was the best.
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#12438 Post by Ethan Abraham » October 25th, 2020, 5:03 am

2017 Sigaut Chambolle Fuees - this was a bit disappointing. Pretty ripe but also very tannic and the fruit didn't really come through. Finish was thick and really didn't speak of burgundy or pinot. Not what I expect from a 2017 Is there a chance there was a little tca? Possibly, though other notes on CT on this aren't so positive either.

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#12439 Post by Julian Marshall » October 25th, 2020, 5:47 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 9:25 am
Julian Marshall wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 5:54 am
Pontet Canet - Pauillac 2004

Quite a rich, smoky nose so I decanted it for four hours, after which it showed the cigar box and cassis notes I was expecting. A tight, rich and concentrated attack of cassis and blueberry, with notes of cranberry. And that was it. Quite thick, not much of a finish. Definitely like a Pauillac, but if I had tasted it blind I would have guessed a wine from somewhere else, trying to taste like a Pauillac.

Each to their own - I know many people like this - to me it tasted overblown and trying too hard, over-concentrated, like an Alliet Côteau de Noiré without the latter's crisp, fresh finish, which gives it the class and breeding that the PC lacked. Where's the nobility?

For me, there are lots of cheaper Pauillacs 04 tasting a lot better for a lot less.
Interesting. I had a bottle of this in my hands last night and decided to give it a little longer

Went with another 83 La Louviere, which is just a beautiful wine. I've pimped it here before, but a seriously delicious bottle of "old school" Pessac. Lovely.
That La Louvière sounds wonderful, lucky you! I think the PC 04 needs a good five years, but that's me. Perhaps I've been drinking too much Chinon - I blame Robert A Jr.

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#12440 Post by Brian Pinci » October 25th, 2020, 8:39 am

Opened a Moussé Fils Anecdote Blanc de Blancs Brut Lieu Dit Les "Varosses", a lovely wine with a very yeasty nose and nice acidity and citrusy fruit. Although the finish was a touch bitter.

And a 2016 Patricia Green Weber Vineyard. A smoky garnet color with a very floral nose. Intense red fruit with lots of tannin right now. I'll wait five years for the next bottle to open but a very nice wine
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#12441 Post by Paul @bbott » October 25th, 2020, 12:40 pm

Dom Devevey Beaune Pertuisots 1er cru 2010, a lightish but well balanced pinot, not for the long term, but very pleasing and will last 5 more years.

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#12442 Post by melvinyeo » October 25th, 2020, 6:11 pm

  • 2017 Gilbert Picq & ses Fils Chablis Vieilles Vignes - France, Burgundy, Chablis (25/10/2020)
    Another great 2017 Chablis. Impressive weight, had a rounder and riper mouthfeel than I expected with a creamy texture. Swore was it down to oak but I suppose lees ageing and full malo can see to that. Very good acid and finish, but still very taut. Will seek out more of this and his Vosgros.
  • 2015 Domaine Joseph Roty Bourgogne - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne (24/10/2020)
    Excellent weight for the level, not too extracted and heavy on the toast (style change? Basic bottling?). Shows a lovely purity of fruit and achieves a good balance between red and black fruits. Looking at the prices, Roty definitely seems to be a good value play.
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#12443 Post by dsimmons » October 26th, 2020, 12:49 pm

2007 Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (10/26/2020)
Opened about two hours before drinking with rib roast dinner. Delicious integrated mature Cab. Concentrated fruit, nice balance, long finish. I would say it is in prime drinking window. Drink or hold. (95 pts.)

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#12444 Post by Brandon R » October 26th, 2020, 2:42 pm

On Saturday with Flannery burgers. This was delicious and drinking quite well. Please forgive the awful green countertop...can't wait to replace it.

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#12445 Post by Dennis Atick » October 26th, 2020, 2:51 pm

Last night with pizza: 2018 Cavallotto Dolcetto d Alba Vigna Scot
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#12446 Post by Demian Saenz » October 26th, 2020, 5:54 pm

2010 Pio Cesare Barolo - only gave this a 30 minute decant. Could’ve used a full 2 hours because the last few sips about 3 hours later were amazing. This could sit in the cellar for many more years.

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