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#10801 Post by Brian Pinci » October 9th, 2019, 7:01 pm

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Berserker-Day purchase, showing well. Generous black cherry, with hints of cocoa, leather, and cigar ash. Acids and tannins are in perfect balance....well made. Drink now.
One of my favorites! What’s in those canning jars in the pic?
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#10802 Post by joeduncan » October 10th, 2019, 11:14 am

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Coravin'd a 2017 Goodfellow Whistling Ridge Chardonnay.

Couldn't resist. Was a little tight initially but opened up in the glass over an hour or so. Pretty lemon and mineral / saline notes, matched with good acidity.

As an aside, does anyone know which DIAM cork is used here? I was surprised how difficult it was to push the coravin needle through, hardest I've had.
I believe its a DIAM 10. In my experience, you will break and damage Coravin needles on any DIAM closure. Tyey are very dense in general. The other issue is I have found that the DIAM corks will leak afterward. So IMO don't use Coravin on DIAM which excludes all Goodfellow wines...

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Well, I checked last night and absolutely no leakage out of the Whistling Ridge Chard that I'd Coravin'd the night before. That's certainly above average, most natural cork bottles have a small drop sitting at the puncture, so crossing my fingers that's a good sign. On that basis (and my stupidity) I also decided to Coravin a 2017 Durant Chard to compare. Strangely the needle went in much more easily on that bottle (although still harder than natural cork), I wonder if I had a funny angle or something the first time.

So, 2017 Goodfellow Durant Chardonnay. Holy matchstick! I agree with the general gist of Marcus' release notes, medium+ body, matchstick, spices, and oysters/salinity at cellar to room temps. With a slight chill on it (that I experimented with in the last part of my glass) it turned lemon zesty and suppressed the spices. Overall I thought this was fantastic and very interested to see where it goes. To my palate there's a lot more going on here than in the Whistling Ridge, although I did enjoy both.

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#10803 Post by David K o l i n » October 10th, 2019, 5:13 pm

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Soaked, short cork. Significant browning, but clean, old Cabernet nose. Very light weight palate (almost Burgundian), no defects, currant, black raspberries and plums. Fully resolved tannins, sufficient acidity giving an almost crunchy finish.

Not a bad drink for almost 50

Update: Fell off the cliff in about an hour. Leather and acid
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#10804 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 10th, 2019, 5:20 pm

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#10805 Post by jon leifer » October 10th, 2019, 6:45 pm

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#10806 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » October 10th, 2019, 7:42 pm

Finishing up 16 Barthod Bourgogne (Bons Batons) which is beautiful, a little less open and generous compared to the 15 but excellent.

Had a 17 Sigaut Bussieres the other day which was fantastic.

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#10807 Post by Jay Miller » October 11th, 2019, 1:04 pm

2011 Clos Roche Blanche Pif is drinking beautifully.
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#10808 Post by Sjmotta » October 11th, 2019, 7:54 pm

2015 Jean-Luc Colombo Terres Brûlées Cornas - "Roasted Earth" indeed, this wonderful syrah featured tar and sage, with a touch of lavender. Perfect match to a winter squash bisque.
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#10809 Post by michael ottesen » October 12th, 2019, 7:23 am

Salvioni Rosso DI Montalcino 2017.Wow i’am
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#10810 Post by Andrew Demaree » October 12th, 2019, 7:33 am

2012 Anderson’s Conn Valley ‘Elogé’

Prior experience shows, for my palate, that these are better at middle-age than they are 10+ years out. This vintage of Elogé is in a really good place right now and is terrific with food. On its own, especially with extended air, the acidity sticks out a bit. But, as someone who typically opens wine to have with a meal, this hit the spot.
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#10811 Post by dsimmons » October 12th, 2019, 1:19 pm

2008 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Abbott Claim Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (10/12/2019)
Delicious Pinot drank with red salmon sushi. My last of three and clearly the best. Wonderful earthy cherry, nice acid balance, good mouth feel. Wish this were my first instead of last bottle. This bottle reinforced my believe that we way underestimate the longevity of domestic Pinot. I would say this wine has at least another 5 years. Drink or hold. (93 pts.)

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#10812 Post by Mark.Ricca » October 12th, 2019, 1:32 pm

Really tasty and interesting Pet Nat.

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#10813 Post by Andrew Demaree » October 12th, 2019, 8:22 pm

2015 Felsina Chianti Classico ‘Berardenga’

Drinking nicely with minimal air, this is already showing terrific balance and rounded tannins. The fruit is a touch fuller than is often the case with the entry-level the Felsina chianti, which contributes to its earlier accessibility. This vintage will surely drink well for quite a few years to come, but it’s delicious right now. Well done.
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#10814 Post by Andrew Demaree » October 13th, 2019, 5:33 am

2013 Limerick Lane ‘Bedrock Vineyard’ Zinfandel

Not sure why this vintage has received only fair reviews on CellarTracker, but this is a solid bottle of Zinfandel showing rich purple and black fruits, some mild spice and pepper notes, and enough complexity to hold interest. Air seems to help it unfurl a bit. There’s a little alcoholic warmth in the finish, but this is not a jammy zin by any means. The ‘12 was better, but this is quite enjoyable and I’m happy to have another in the cellar.
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#10815 Post by Stephen Faulkner » October 13th, 2019, 9:56 am

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Robert - Roasted in a bad way or what? Hard to tell what you thought of it. Thanks.

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#10816 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 13th, 2019, 10:25 am

Stephen Faulkner wrote:
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Robert - Roasted in a bad way or what? Hard to tell what you thought of it. Thanks.
Not good at all. Overly-ripe fruit with a bitter note and some astringency. I did not finish the bottle. Tried over two nights.

Never had this cuvee of Faury, but have always really liked the syrahs. especially the VV.

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#10817 Post by Neal.Mollen » October 13th, 2019, 10:41 am

1978 Oddero Barolo. I opened it (so it qualifies for the thread), but did not drink it. Down the drain. Maderized and nasty.
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#10818 Post by Stephen Faulkner » October 13th, 2019, 3:57 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 10:25 am
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October 13th, 2019, 9:56 am
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Robert - Roasted in a bad way or what? Hard to tell what you thought of it. Thanks.
Not good at all. Overly-ripe fruit with a bitter note and some astringency. I did not finish the bottle. Tried over two nights.

Never had this cuvee of Faury, but have always really liked the syrahs. especially the VV.
That's disappointing since I bit on a couple bottles from Envoyer given the producer/reviews. My understanding is this is the VV, just with a different label, no?

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#10819 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 13th, 2019, 4:32 pm

I don’t know, have never seen this label and cannot even recall buying it.

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#10820 Post by Jeff Rosenberg » October 13th, 2019, 4:32 pm

2018 Roilette and 2018 Roilette Cuvée Tardive. These tasted the same to me. Ripe, sappy, flabby. Did not care for this.

2018 Thivin Cote de Brouilly. Beautifully perfumed, dark cherry, delicious. We enjoyed this as much as the 2017.

2016 Vajra Barbara D’Alba Superiore. Blue/black fruits, dark cherries, roses, sweet spices, moderately tannic. Absolutely fantastic for the price. I bought a case based on reviews and press. Thrilled to have 11 more to enjoy over the next few years.

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#10821 Post by Yao C » October 13th, 2019, 5:51 pm

2006 Chevillon Chaignots
Double decanted off some rather fine sediment ~2h before opening; sweet fragrant reddish plum fruit with nice mineral complexity; good amount of structure with a bit of grip from the tannin; lovely companion to the aged duck and beef zabuton courses but just a little foursquare; would hold for several years if I had additional bottles, but sadly I don't; solidly good
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#10822 Post by M. Dildine » October 13th, 2019, 6:05 pm

Rhys Horseshoe '14 Syrah. Really delicious and still on the ascent.
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#10823 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 13th, 2019, 6:08 pm

Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
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2018 Roilette and 2018 Roilette Cuvée Tardive. These tasted the same to me. Ripe, sappy, flabby. Did not care for this.

2018 Thivin Cote de Brouilly. Beautifully perfumed, dark cherry, delicious. We enjoyed this as much as the 2017.
These are my two go-to Beaujolais in virtually every vintage. Odd to see one miss like that. Thanks for the early look here.

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#10824 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 13th, 2019, 6:09 pm

2009 Olga Raffault Les Picasses Chinon.

Quite nice.

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#10825 Post by Dennis Atick » October 13th, 2019, 6:12 pm

We had a comprehensive Dirty & Rowdy tasting in ATL today, with Mike Grammer in town. Hoping Mike will post some notes. A good time.

Sparkling:
2014 Pinot Blanc Traditional Method

White:
2014 "Familiar" Blanc
2013 Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard
2014 Semillon

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2013 Familiar Mourvedre
2015 Familiar Mourvedre

2013 Mourvedre Antle Vineyard
2015 Mourvedre Antle Vineyard

2015 Mourvedre Old Vine Evangelho Vineyard
2016 Mourvedre Old Vine Evangelho Vineyard

2013 Mourvedre Old Vine Rosewood Vineyard
2015 Mourvedre Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards

2014 Mourvèdre Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard
2014 Mourvedre Shake Ridge Ranch

2014 Mourvedre Skinner Stoney Creek Vineyard
2014 Mourvedre Skinner White Oak Flats Vineyard

2015 Petite Sirah Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards
2015 Petite Sirah Fred & Dora's Vineyard

2012 Petite Sirah Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards
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#10826 Post by Edward H. Earles » October 13th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Brian Pinci wrote:
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Berserker-Day purchase, showing well. Generous black cherry, with hints of cocoa, leather, and cigar ash. Acids and tannins are in perfect balance....well made. Drink now.
One of my favorites! What’s in those canning jars in the pic?
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#10827 Post by Edward H. Earles » October 13th, 2019, 6:16 pm

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#10828 Post by Stephen Faulkner » October 14th, 2019, 3:50 pm

Loring Pinot Noir Mateo Santa Lucia Highlands 2015 - last bottle from a case of one of the best QPR's I've had at $16. The first bottle was a little tight with pronounced acidity, but had a core of nice red cherry fruit. That all integrated with time and they have been drinking great for the last year. Since Brian's drinkiness chart is all downhill from release, I didn't think there was any upside to holding and popped them without hesitation. Delicious red cherry flavors with acidity in balance with the fruit for a bright, smooth, easy-drinking pinot. Never had a better under $20 pinot and it was better than some above that point.

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#10829 Post by Jim Stewart » October 15th, 2019, 3:01 pm

2016 Petit Clocher Anjou Rouge. An unpretentious and enjoyable Cabernet Franc. Dry with ripe berry fruit and a smoky roasted red pepper aftertaste. About $13.
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#10830 Post by Paul Miller » October 15th, 2019, 3:08 pm

2018 Passaggio, Trousseau Gris, Fanucchi
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#10831 Post by John Glas » October 15th, 2019, 3:16 pm

2017 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (10/15/2019)
Day 1: It has been a long time since I have bought a case of anything. Well until now. Floral, pepper, spice, raspberries, underbrush and rustic notes. Medium plus finish. This is an awesome bottle that one year ago was unimpressive for me but now a great QPR!. 89 points (89 points)

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#10832 Post by jon leifer » October 15th, 2019, 6:53 pm

2010 Carlisle Bennett Valley Syrah..Drinking well but no rush if ya got em, no danger of going OTH and might even improve a bit with further cellaring
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#10833 Post by Alex Frank » October 16th, 2019, 9:48 am

Drank a couple Washington cabs with some friends in NYC over the last week.

2014 Woodward Canyon Artist Series: A bit of a letdown. Some nice, round fruit but I found it lacking in acidity and a little uninteresting. Disappointing, as this was my first bottle of Woodward Canyon and I had high hopes.

2003 Leonetti Cellars: This one was a winner. Soft, smooth tannins, elegant fruit and some beautiful savory notes that Walla Walla cab really seems to deliver (for me, at least). May have been a year or two past its prime but still really enjoyable and a lot of fun to share a classic WA cab with some friends who had never enjoyed it before.

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#10834 Post by Todd F r e n c h » October 17th, 2019, 4:34 pm

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2017 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (10/15/2019)
Day 1: It has been a long time since I have bought a case of anything. Well until now. Floral, pepper, spice, raspberries, underbrush and rustic notes. Medium plus finish. This is an awesome bottle that one year ago was unimpressive for me but now a great QPR!. 89 points (89 points)
Haven't had this in years, though I used to buy it often. Might have to revisit...
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#10835 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 17th, 2019, 5:43 pm

2016 Frog’s Leap Rutherford Estate Cab

Cool to see a Cali Cab in this era sub-14%. And it drinks in a classic Rutherford fashion, cool dusty earth notes, wonderful range of dark cherry and plummy notes to high-toned citrus and wild reds. High acid, moderate tannins, quite nice to drink but would like to see the acids integrate more with some time. A winner.

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#10836 Post by Todd F r e n c h » October 18th, 2019, 7:58 am

Last night, my last bottle of '12 Cabot Vineyards Syrah Marier Vineyard - one of my favorite domestic Syrahs, along with Lagier Meredith and Dehlinger (various bottlings). I just love the expression of the fruit on this vineyard, hope he continues to make with it.
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#10837 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 18th, 2019, 9:39 am

2012 Levet Les Journaries. While the 12s seemed open for a while, this bottle was an ornery, screechy, feral cat, just a little pissy to be awaken. Sit on these.

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#10838 Post by Neal.Mollen » October 18th, 2019, 10:44 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
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2016 Frog’s Leap Rutherford Estate Cab

Cool to see a Cali Cab in this era sub-14%. And it drinks in a classic Rutherford fashion, cool dusty earth notes, wonderful range of dark cherry and plummy notes to high-toned citrus and wild reds. High acid, moderate tannins, quite nice to drink but would like to see the acids integrate more with some time. A winner.
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#10839 Post by Rudi Finkler » October 18th, 2019, 12:30 pm

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#10840 Post by jon leifer » October 18th, 2019, 1:20 pm

2017 Tenuta Ponte Irpinia Coda Di Volpe Left to my own devices, most likely would have walked past this wine on the shelf without taking a second look..However, my local wine guru, who has been visiting small importers in NYC the past few years, and coming up with a bevy of under the radar gems, recommended it..My very first Irpinia and I am clueless re Coda di Volpe grapes.,,Interesting wine, long on minerality and acidity, underlying notes of Quince..Went well with chicken last night..
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#10841 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 18th, 2019, 1:39 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
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2016 Frog’s Leap Rutherford Estate Cab

Cool to see a Cali Cab in this era sub-14%. And it drinks in a classic Rutherford fashion, cool dusty earth notes, wonderful range of dark cherry and plummy notes to high-toned citrus and wild reds. High acid, moderate tannins, quite nice to drink but would like to see the acids integrate more with some time. A winner.
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Lol, was drinking with my Pops. He’s loves Napa Cabs. This is not a boozy wine. I liked it. At $65 not grabbing more, but it was nice.

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#10842 Post by Neal.Mollen » October 18th, 2019, 1:47 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 10:44 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 5:43 pm
2016 Frog’s Leap Rutherford Estate Cab

Cool to see a Cali Cab in this era sub-14%. And it drinks in a classic Rutherford fashion, cool dusty earth notes, wonderful range of dark cherry and plummy notes to high-toned citrus and wild reds. High acid, moderate tannins, quite nice to drink but would like to see the acids integrate more with some time. A winner.
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Lol, was drinking with my Pops. He’s loves Napa Cabs. This is not a boozy wine. I liked it. At $65 not grabbing more, but it was nice.
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#10843 Post by Jayson Cohen » October 18th, 2019, 2:42 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
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Neal.Mollen wrote:
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Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
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2016 Frog’s Leap Rutherford Estate Cab

Cool to see a Cali Cab in this era sub-14%. And it drinks in a classic Rutherford fashion, cool dusty earth notes, wonderful range of dark cherry and plummy notes to high-toned citrus and wild reds. High acid, moderate tannins, quite nice to drink but would like to see the acids integrate more with some time. A winner.
Who the hell are you?
Lol, was drinking with my Pops. He’s loves Napa Cabs. This is not a boozy wine. I liked it. At $65 not grabbing more, but it was nice.
I love old Frog’s Leap Cab but I only ever aged one bottle. The bottle below, drunk in June 2018, was a beautiful, cool, textured 1995 Frog’s Leap Cab, with vibrant Cab fruit and none of 1995’s early austerity. I can’t find the ABV, but it must have been under 13.5%, possibly under 13%. As you can see, it still had the original price sticker.
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#10844 Post by Alex Frank » October 19th, 2019, 9:59 am

2011 Grand Puy Lacoste: walked through the wine section at a Seattle Trader Joe's and saw they had a bunch of these, so I grabbed one. Decanted for an hour. I'm a BDX noob so take my thoughts with a grain of salt. Subdued nose, black cherry, leather and anise on the palate. Really nice balance between the fruit and the savory elements, love this less fruit-forward style. Silky tannins, fairly long and savory finish. Not a big, huge wine but a lot to like. If it was $10-15 cheaper I'd buy several more.

2014 Owen Roe Anna's Vineyard Pinot Noir: in my cellar for a few years, popped and poured. Bolder and less delicate than I was expecting, as well as more pronounced oak. It was perfectly good, wouldn't go out of my way to drink again.

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#10845 Post by Neal.Mollen » October 19th, 2019, 5:25 pm

2006 Charles Heidsieck Brut Rosé Millesime. I really love this wine. Absolutely delicious and way too easy to drink.
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#10846 Post by Dale Bowers » October 19th, 2019, 6:33 pm

2009 Buisson-Charles Meursault. Just lovely. No premox. Just what you want in a 10yo White Burg.
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#10847 Post by Rudi Finkler » October 20th, 2019, 8:47 am

Just in the glass 2018 Van Volxem Weißburgunder. Subtle mineral notes and excellent, complex fruit - peach, apricots, mirabelle, Malus domestica, lemon, and citrus fruits. Impressive, endless finish. Unfortunately, this fresh, elegant wine was fermented a bit too long in old casks.
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#10848 Post by Phil M » October 20th, 2019, 9:45 am

My friend graciously shared a 1974 Chateau Montelena Cabernet with us last night. A wonderful experience- the fruit had faded completely, leaving behind a smooth wine with aromas of lanolin/saddle soap and a hint of talc. Enjoyed over an hour and wine maintained its flavor and aroma throughout.
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#10849 Post by cjsavino » October 20th, 2019, 4:41 pm

2001 Lagier Meredith Syrah, showing quite nicely for the age
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#10850 Post by jon leifer » October 21st, 2019, 3:16 pm

2016 Marco Felluga Friuli Bianco
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