What bottle of wine did you open today?

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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10901 Post by Rudi Finkler » November 6th, 2019, 9:32 am

Welcome to the club, Alex!
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10902 Post by Paul Miller » November 6th, 2019, 10:05 am

2014 Tercero Roussanne Zaca Mesa Vineyard

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#10903 Post by Alex Frank » November 6th, 2019, 12:11 pm

Rudi Finkler wrote:
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Welcome to the club, Alex!
Thank you, Rudi, I appreciate it! [cheers.gif]

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#10904 Post by HMechbal » November 7th, 2019, 2:11 am

2006 Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus : Delicate nose of strawberries and flowers. Likewise, the palate has strawberries and cherries and a delicate flowery undertone, with a nice bright acidity and fine tannins.

First bottle of VEJ (and rarely do I drink mid/high-end Pinot), it was very nice.

2009 Domaine de Montcalmes Les Terrasses du Larzac Rouge : Dark robe. Ripe dark fruits, licorice, some prunes. Smooth tannins. Generous wine, you sense the hot vintage. I was surprised by how primary this still is, I will wait 3-5 years before opening the next bottle.

Not my best bottle of Montcalmes, I had preferred the 2012 vintage, more balanced. Still good and can still age and evolve.

2014 Domaine de Montcalmes Coteaux du Languedoc Le Geai : Red fruits, cinnamon. Soft wine, a bit more delicate than the regular cuvée of Montcalmes. Nice freshness at the end.

Opened in front of the 2009 bottle and won the match. More delicate and more freshness than the older bottle, at least for now.

2009 Château Cornelie (Haut-Medoc) : Juicy wine, full of fruits, dark and red, spices (cinnamon, cloves). On the ripe side compared to the 2010 but also very enjoyable. Great value here.
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10905 Post by Alex N » November 8th, 2019, 6:40 pm

Folded Hills 2016 August Red. A somewhat newish winery (at least the facility) with an interesting vineyard history that goes back several decades (I believe Italian varietals which were replanted(?)). About 2/3 syrah and 1/3 grenache. Angela Osborne from Tribute To Grace is the winemaker and it's such a pretty and flowery wine, balanced and ripe. Not overly extracted or super concentrated just like her grenache, and still delicate with that much syrah %, but also not light footed, either. Being a big fan of her winemaking style and only ever having her 100% grenache, this was really a treat. Wowzers.
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#10906 Post by Ramon C » November 9th, 2019, 5:46 am

2001 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva
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With excellent free lunch tapas, I initially ordered the full bottle of the 2004, but when bartend said they have half-bottles, but only the 2001 version, easy call for me as my wife drinks very little. This bottle, very dark ruby fresh in appearance was all-traditional in character. A great drinker at Euro 22 (full bottle 2004/05 at Euro35).


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#10907 Post by Stephen Faulkner » November 9th, 2019, 6:48 am

Congruence cabernet sauvignon 2009 - Another excellent bottle of this fully mature CA cab that was a perfect match with grilled Flannery hangars. Lots of tobacco on the nose; seems like less fruit, a little softer than previous bottle; starting to slide? While I subscribe to the only great bottles adage, every one of these have been great. Even though I buy wine to drink it, always a little bittersweet drinking down the last of a stash of wonderful wine.

Bedrock Old Vine zinfandel 2018 - Opened despite my better judgement based on the early glowing reviews and hopefully I won’t cave to peer pressure next time. Very nice but wayyyy too young with plenty of brambly raspberry fruit that seems a little coarse/disjointed and needs time to come together. These youthful excesses may have been enhanced by drinking after the Felsina CCR

Fèlsina CCR 2011 - Classic chianti with smooth, integrated dusty cherry and nice match with grilled chicken sun-dried tomato-garlic sauce. Would like to hold last one to see what happens next, but it will be tough.

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#10908 Post by Dennis Atick » November 9th, 2019, 7:04 am

Last night: 2017 Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato - young, mostly open, clean and fresh.
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#10909 Post by Ramon C » 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).


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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10910 Post by YLee » November 10th, 2019, 1:40 am

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).



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Sounds like a fun night. Wish I was there. How was the '70? Or did you not have that?
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10911 Post by Ramon C » November 10th, 2019, 6:36 am

YLee wrote:
November 10th, 2019, 1:40 am
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).



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Sounds like a fun night. Wish I was there. How was the '70? Or did you not have that?
Didn’t have the ‘70.
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10912 Post by Andrew Demaree » November 10th, 2019, 7:47 am

Alex N wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Folded Hills 2016 August Red. A somewhat newish winery (at least the facility) with an interesting vineyard history that goes back several decades (I believe Italian varietals which were replanted(?)). About 2/3 syrah and 1/3 grenache. Angela Osborne from Tribute To Grace is the winemaker and it's such a pretty and flowery wine, balanced and ripe. Not overly extracted or super concentrated just like her grenache, and still delicate with that much syrah %, but also not light footed, either. Being a big fan of her winemaking style and only ever having her 100% grenache, this was really a treat. Wowzers.
That sounds terrific.

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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10913 Post by Kris Patten » November 10th, 2019, 7:27 pm

Vazart-Coquart Blanc de Blancs Brut Reserve Grand Cru NV

Ramey Chardonnay Woolsey Road 2017
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#10914 Post by jon leifer » November 13th, 2019, 9:36 am

2017 Markham Sauvignon Blanc (Napa)
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#10915 Post by Demian Saenz » November 13th, 2019, 3:17 pm

2017 The Bedrock Heritage - my first Bedrock.

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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#10916 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 13th, 2019, 9:14 pm

15 jaboulet thalabert: young but drinking well; agree that this lacks typicity and rusticity but it’s a nice wine if not distinctively northern Rhône.

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