What bottle of wine did you open today?

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#10451 Post by Kris Patten » May 25th, 2019, 7:58 am

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#10452 Post by Craig G » May 25th, 2019, 8:01 am

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2009, 2012, 2015 Gravette De Certan. All arequite good. We all liked the 2009 the best. It’s the most classic Pomerol and built to age, though drinking quite well. 2012 still has good ripeness but also an herbal streak. I PMd Alfert to alert him to it. The 2015 is the ripest, very open and slightly slutty, but I still liked it quite a bit. I was a bit surprised that it was the least favored by my guests.
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#10453 Post by Neal.Mollen » May 25th, 2019, 4:58 pm

Craig G wrote:
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What years? Notes?

I don't drink Napa very often and I sometimes think that is a mistake. We had a 1986 Heitz Napa tonight and it could not have been more on point. Vivid and generous and dying to be drunk. Just a gorgeous beverage.
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#10454 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » May 25th, 2019, 5:07 pm

You didn’t get a PM, Neal? Tsk, tsk, Craig.

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#10455 Post by Craig G » May 25th, 2019, 5:09 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
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What years? Notes?
I edited my original post to add notes.
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#10456 Post by Craig G » May 25th, 2019, 5:10 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
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You didn’t get a PM, Neal? Tsk, tsk, Craig.
Neal is a whale. I was under the assumption that my PM would never get past his people.
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#10457 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » May 25th, 2019, 5:12 pm

I was disappointed that Craig recommended the herbal one to me, not the big slutty one.

I ended up grabbing some 2014. I have 2012, 2010 and 2009. The 2010 is excellent.

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#10458 Post by Frank Z » May 25th, 2019, 11:28 pm

2011 Amuse Bouche. Drinking quite nicely. Basically, the only Merlot dominated blend we’ll drink...
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#10459 Post by A1ex H » May 25th, 2019, 11:36 pm

1986 Ducru Beaucaillou - had been recorked at the chateau so it felt like a better bet than most DB from the 80s. Correct, excellent Bordeaux. No rush to drink up.
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#10460 Post by jon leifer » May 28th, 2019, 7:01 pm

2016 Sigalas Santorini (Assyrtiko)..Ever since my daughter did a term abroad in Greece and introduced me to the wines of Santorini, this has become a regular buy for me..The acidity and minerality go well with a number of dishes that my wife and I enjoy.
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#10461 Post by Michael Manix » May 29th, 2019, 6:17 am

I had not bought a single bottle of wine since Berserker day!

Last night, I broke down and bought a single bottle of 2015 Benevolent Neglect Las Madras Vineyard Syrah. I remember someone on this board posting a positive note on this small scaled winery a while back.

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#10462 Post by michael ottesen » May 29th, 2019, 12:08 pm

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#10463 Post by jon leifer » May 30th, 2019, 5:07 pm

2017 Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc Have been drinking The FC Fume Blanc for years, perhaps > 20,..is an annual buy, I no longer bother with the reviews or shelf talkers, I just buy it when I see it on the shelves locally..It rarely ever gets high scores from the press but I have found it consistently enjoyable..I tend to drink wine, not scores.
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#10464 Post by Russ Williams » May 31st, 2019, 5:20 am

2013 Simon Bize Bourgogne Blanc Les Perrières - showing nicely with mineral and citrus notes with a decent finish. I don’t think this is going to improve with further aging, but should drink well for another few years.
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#10465 Post by Frank Z » May 31st, 2019, 9:42 am

2016 Calon-Segur. Decanted and drank over the course of 6 hours. Definitely my ah ha moment that Bordeaux can be great (coming from Napa Cabs). Delicious and changed my perspective.
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#10466 Post by Josh Grossman » May 31st, 2019, 9:50 am

Last night I opened a 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley for a friend who was born in '91. Holy hell are these things decadent and delicious. On the pop and pour, just amazing. It did fade after a few hours. I hope the future vintages of this wine stay the same style as it is dirt cheap.

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#10467 Post by Neal.Mollen » June 2nd, 2019, 8:51 am

Two bottles of champagne over the weekend: the 2008 Moet et Chandon vintage rose -- the one with the nightmarishly garish label -- and the Philipponnat Champagne Royale Réserve Non Dosé. The M&C was absolutely delicious. Intensely flavored and bursting with energy, vivid dark pick color. Certainly not a wine for the ages, and not a wine to compare to the truly great roses of the world, but a cracking good time and superb with food. Very highly recommended, although the bottle looks like an asti you might dredge out of the bargain bin at the liquor store.. Seriously, who designed this label?

The Royale Reserve was . . . ok. Bone dry as you might expect, but in the cause of that crisp delivery some complexity was lost (as is often the case with no-dosage wines in my experience). We drank it at Bindaas with Indian street food (I love this place) and it was fully adequate to the task, but despite the producer I was underwhelmed. I still have a couple of bottles but won't buy any more.
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#10468 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » June 2nd, 2019, 8:59 am

Good, and mean really good. Will definitely outlive me.
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#10469 Post by dvansteenderen » June 2nd, 2019, 1:58 pm

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#10470 Post by Diane Kessler » June 2nd, 2019, 2:05 pm

Yesterday and sipping on a remaining glass today

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#10471 Post by Merrill Lindquist » June 2nd, 2019, 2:11 pm

Josh Grossman wrote:
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Last night I opened a 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley for a friend who was born in '91. Holy hell are these things decadent and delicious. On the pop and pour, just amazing. It did fade after a few hours. I hope the future vintages of this wine stay the same style as it is dirt cheap.
I still have my 1968 Sovereign Napa Valley waiting for...waiting for what? Brought to my cellar from the original owner's cellar, so should be perfect if any bottle of this is.
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#10472 Post by Josh Grossman » June 2nd, 2019, 5:25 pm

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
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Last night I opened a 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley for a friend who was born in '91. Holy hell are these things decadent and delicious. On the pop and pour, just amazing. It did fade after a few hours. I hope the future vintages of this wine stay the same style as it is dirt cheap.
I still have my 1968 Sovereign Napa Valley waiting for...waiting for what? Brought to my cellar from the original owner's cellar, so should be perfect if any bottle of this is.
I don't have nearly the experience of others but it does seem that many vintages of this wine need 20 years to really sing. I still have a few more of the '91 and the '91 reserve but need to stock-up if future vintages are made in the same way as this.
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#10473 Post by G. Bienstock » June 2nd, 2019, 8:01 pm

2010 Dehlinger Goldridge PN. Easily my best Dehlinger nose experience and a stellar wine all around with abundant spice, body and length. My top Dehlinger overall. Nice job Tom. Drink now and the next 5 years.
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#10474 Post by Josh Grossman » June 2nd, 2019, 8:17 pm

2007 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Illahe

First impression: Almost identical nose to a recent 2016 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Eola Amity Hills with a strong nose of oaky baking spices, sawdust, bright red fruit, and lots of sandalwood. There is a touch of development with some iron and the slightest pine needles in the base notes. The red fruit is fading but a touch of residual sugar makes it seem more there in the mouthfeel. Great acid spine and almost completely resolved fine tannins. I really can't see the iron or pine becoming much more prominent and the fruit seems to be just holding on. If tomorrow it's great and shows development I didn't expect, I'll let you know. 721 points (the points don't matter and everything is made up).
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#10475 Post by Michael Manix » June 3rd, 2019, 12:03 pm

2014 Louis M. Martini Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Teeth staining deep purple. Dark fruit/blackberry. Very ripe/jammy/saturated/extracted/flabby/fat.

Overall, an opulent/soft wine that would be well served at a party of non-wine geeks. Probably in the 86-89 point category. This bottle was a bit spineless/lacking structure to earn a better score.

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#10476 Post by Bud Carey » June 3rd, 2019, 12:15 pm

On deck... 2012 Carlisle Papa's Block syrah.
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#10477 Post by Mike DiSalvo » June 3rd, 2019, 1:46 pm

Yesterday, opened a couple of 2013's- the 2013 Carlisle Rosella's Syrah which is opening up to be a beautiful plush wine with game, violets, espresso notes and still a bit of tannin. No rush, would give it another year if you have any but was very happy with the result, 94 pts.

Also, the 2013 Rhys Bearwallow Pinot Noir. Big, deep new world pinot which seems to be putting on weight since the last one I drank a couple of years ago. Very nice now but no rush, 94 pts.
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#10478 Post by Scott E. » June 3rd, 2019, 8:31 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
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Did the Beaut live up to those high scores??? I've got a couple of those sleeping away, but I'm not opening any for about 2021 or 22. Cheers!
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#10479 Post by Scott E. » June 3rd, 2019, 8:33 pm

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#10480 Post by Kris Patten » June 3rd, 2019, 8:50 pm

Scott E. wrote:
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2015 K Vintners "The Beautiful" Syrah
2016 K Vintners Milbrandt Syrah
Did the Beaut live up to those high scores??? I've got a couple of those sleeping away, but I'm not opening any for about 2021 or 22. Cheers!
We sell them, so I won't comment on score, but it does need more time or 36 hours of air, it's pretty tight. I like your drinking window to check in.
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#10481 Post by J.Vizuete » June 3rd, 2019, 9:28 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 8:50 pm
Scott E. wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 8:31 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 7:58 am
2015 K Vintners "The Beautiful" Syrah
2016 K Vintners Milbrandt Syrah
Did the Beaut live up to those high scores??? I've got a couple of those sleeping away, but I'm not opening any for about 2021 or 22. Cheers!

We sell them, so I won't comment on score, but it does need more time or 36 hours of air, it's pretty tight. I like your drinking window to check in.
I had one bottle that was singing and packed with complexity, then another that came off a touch muted relative to the first. Neither too tight, but I’m fairly tolerant and sometimes even prefer some youthfulness in syrah
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#10482 Post by Kris Patten » June 3rd, 2019, 9:30 pm

J.Vizuete wrote:
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Kris Patten wrote:
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Did the Beaut live up to those high scores??? I've got a couple of those sleeping away, but I'm not opening any for about 2021 or 22. Cheers!

We sell them, so I won't comment on score, but it does need more time or 36 hours of air, it's pretty tight. I like your drinking window to check in.
I had one bottle that was singing and packed with complexity, then another that came off a touch muted relative to the first. Neither too tight, but I’m fairly tolerant and sometimes even prefer some youthfulness in syrah
The ones I opened the fruit on opening was hidden by some oak nuance. Needs time IMO, but YMMV.
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#10483 Post by PCLIN » June 4th, 2019, 12:09 am

Decent selections for a Tuesday lunch.

‘99 Roederer Cristal - rich and creamy, just lacks a bit of details.
‘82 Ducru Beaucaillou - semi-shut at the moment, shy nose but excellent balance and length.
‘66 Beychevelle - wide open and delicious.
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#10484 Post by mattccheung » June 4th, 2019, 12:15 am

2015 Neal Cabernet, was a little disappointed, didn't have much structure.

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#10485 Post by michael ottesen » June 4th, 2019, 8:34 am

Cantina Del Pino Barbaresco Albasani
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#10486 Post by Demian Saenz » June 4th, 2019, 4:32 pm

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#10487 Post by M. Dildine » June 4th, 2019, 4:40 pm

‘17 Geyserville. A righteous young Geezer.
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#10488 Post by Craig G » June 4th, 2019, 11:18 pm

Bunch of 88s with friends on their 31st anniversary:

1988 Grand Tinel CdP
1988 Dunn Napa Cab
1988 Produttori des Barbaresco Normale
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#10489 Post by Hao Lu » June 5th, 2019, 4:34 am

2014 Carlisle petite sirah palisades. my last bottle. same good as last one.

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#10492 Post by Jim Stewart » June 7th, 2019, 4:06 am

Ordered off a restaurant wine list. First Assyrtiko we have had, although this is actually a 75/25 blend. Very enjoyable with our meal, especially with the PEI Malpeques. Different. Dry, relatively full flavored, more mineral than fruit, with the fruit definitely there but not easy for us to put a name to it. Maybe lemon with softened edges. Not sure if this is the full blown Assyrtiko experience, but we would have this wine again.
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#10493 Post by Mark Golodetz » June 7th, 2019, 4:17 am

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 2:11 pm
Josh Grossman wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 9:50 am
Last night I opened a 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley for a friend who was born in '91. Holy hell are these things decadent and delicious. On the pop and pour, just amazing. It did fade after a few hours. I hope the future vintages of this wine stay the same style as it is dirt cheap.
I still have my 1968 Sovereign Napa Valley waiting for...waiting for what? Brought to my cellar from the original owner's cellar, so should be perfect if any bottle of this is.
Had the 1968 a year or so ago; beautiful, fully mature wine. No sign of dying, but if I had another bottle, I would probably find an excuse to drink it.
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#10494 Post by Merrill Lindquist » June 7th, 2019, 7:57 am

Mark Golodetz wrote:
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Last night I opened a 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley for a friend who was born in '91. Holy hell are these things decadent and delicious. On the pop and pour, just amazing. It did fade after a few hours. I hope the future vintages of this wine stay the same style as it is dirt cheap.
I still have my 1968 Sovereign Napa Valley waiting for...waiting for what? Brought to my cellar from the original owner's cellar, so should be perfect if any bottle of this is.
Had the 1968 a year or so ago; beautiful, fully mature wine. No sign of dying, but if I had another bottle, I would probably find an excuse to drink it.
I'm probably going to open it when some friends come in at the end of this month. Will post on it for sure when I do open it.
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#10495 Post by Andrew Demaree » June 7th, 2019, 6:33 pm

Just finished hosting a 3-day conference for 165 people. Was tons of work over the last several months but it paid off, as it was a big success. Opened a 2012 EMH Special Selection to celebrate. As expected, very nice!

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#10496 Post by Kris Patten » June 8th, 2019, 7:03 pm

2012 Jadot Clos des Ursules
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2016 BR Cohn Cab Sauv
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#10497 Post by Siun o'Connell » June 8th, 2019, 7:27 pm

2014 Under the Wire Sparkling Zinfandel which continues my love of their sparklers

2016 Tercero Rose magnum - just wonderful

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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10498 Post by Vikrant Rachakonda » June 9th, 2019, 3:19 pm

Lionnet 2013 Terre Brûlée Cornas: no decant; very dark, inky red color, with olive and pepper notes on the nose. This was a little thin bodied but with good dark fruit on the palate; tannins were prominent but not overly drying. It seemed less “rustic” than I would’ve expected for a cornas, but enjoyable nonetheless. Could definitely benefit from more time.

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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10499 Post by Frank Z » June 10th, 2019, 5:08 pm

2006 Dom Perignon. Drinking nicely. Better than the 2009, IMO. Still need to get my hands on an '08. Heard from the DP ambassador that the 08 is best of both worlds.
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10500 Post by MikeHill » June 11th, 2019, 9:24 pm

2014 Laderas de Sedella Red blend (Garnacha based).

Intense nose, black cherry, raspberry. Lush and fruit forward, but not jammy or over the top. Medium body, chewy. Good acidity, I think 13.5% alcohol. Long, tart finish. Simple, but enjoyable and nice QPR. I would drink this again.

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