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#11051 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » December 21st, 2019, 5:20 pm

Has a claim as the best second label Bordeaux in the industry, this 2012 is excellent.

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The 2010 even better. I bought 2014, 15 and 16 as well, but have not tried them yet.

Of course, VCC itself has claim to being one of the best Bordeaux, period.

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#11052 Post by Brian Pinci » December 21st, 2019, 5:31 pm

2001 Karlsmuhle Lorenzhofer Auslese. Beautiful golden color. So much candy!

1983 Gruaud Larose from magnum. Just sings from the glass. Even my brother who normally drinks beer at family dinners loved it. It still had the price tag of $25 when I bought it ages ago
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#11053 Post by MikeHill » December 21st, 2019, 6:54 pm

2009 Dalla Valle.

Intoxicating floral nose with dark fruit and blueberry. Lush and full bodied, with earthy notes of leather and touch of cocoa and licorice. I love what the 20% cab franc does here. Well balanced, although the chewy finish is a tad tannic. Open for business, with a long plateau ahead.

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#11054 Post by LMD Ermitaño » December 21st, 2019, 10:34 pm

Last night, mine were 2 of the 13 bottles opened for dinner amongst 9 friends.
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#11055 Post by Kris Patten » December 21st, 2019, 11:33 pm

Had a pop up Friday lunch....at Campagne in Seattle.

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#11056 Post by Geoff F. » December 22nd, 2019, 12:16 am

Small world. Also had a Friday lunch at Campagne.

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#11057 Post by Ramon C » December 22nd, 2019, 3:06 am

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December 21st, 2019, 8:21 am
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Met up with 2 friends for dinner at a local French bistro on the coldest day of the Fall season. It was decided a week ago to bring along young Bordeaux to tannic-up against the rich, bold foods that we craved for as we planned for that evening. We started with some pale and white French lagers as we gathered.

2016 Ch. Sociando Mallet, Haut Medoc
Poured and left in a decanter for about 2 hours and then poured back into the bottle to take to the restaurant for some cold-weather-inspired cassoulet. Sniffing the wine would be a delight for Bordeaux classicists. Some tightness when drank, but sufficiently approachable to go nicely with the dish. Cool dark fruit and fine tannin, with elegant body and texture, especially when compared with the 2 other wines that it was drank with. Only a slightest hint of that green veggie that I have some fondness for with older SMs. Good length. (Thanks to JC for getting this bottle to me.) B+/A-

2015 Ch. Malescot St. Exupery, Margaux
Popped-and-poured in the restaurant. Big, very big. Tannic. Tight. Oak. Don’t know where it’s headed, but this will need to shed or integrate a lot of things before it start to have a similar appeal to me as the other 2 wines that were had with this dinner. Had that empty hole in the middle sensation. Also, didn’t get the distinct Margaux bouquet on this one. B-

2015 Ch. Potensac, Medoc
Good, medium bodied, not spectacular but a solid-drinking claret. Tobacco, leather within the quite complex structure. Also, p-n-p’d in the restaurant. Tannin and good acidity. Gentle core of ripe but not over-bearing fruit layers. Googled the going prices and I’d say this represents good value. B+




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Nice indeed!

I bought but have not yet tried the 2016 Sociando. The 2015 Potensac is a really solid QPR.
I bought the 2015 Malescot for a great price...now what to do? I guess bottom of the pile and wait them out-
I wonder if a long decant would have helped?
I would have done that if it were my bottle. I should mention that the wine was poured into and served from a decanter while we ate.
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#11058 Post by howard marc spector » December 22nd, 2019, 9:36 am

2005 d'Aiguilhe. It's at a lovely spot right now.

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#11059 Post by Neal.Mollen » December 22nd, 2019, 5:36 pm

1978 La Louviere. A delight.
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#11060 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » December 22nd, 2019, 5:56 pm

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1978 La Louviere. A delight.

Wow, that’s awesome!! Had tons of this Chateau but nothing more mature than 82 and 83!!

I think you sent me the 83.

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#11061 Post by Kris Patten » December 22nd, 2019, 6:06 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 5:56 pm
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December 22nd, 2019, 5:36 pm
1978 La Louviere. A delight.

Wow, that’s awesome!! Had tons of this Chateau but nothing more mature than 82 and 83!!

I think you sent me the 83.
There must be a ton of bottle variation with this wine, enough so that I swore it off. Years ago when Deutsch was importing Pierre Lurton wines, we were in France at La Louviere and Pierre happened into the Chateau while we were having lunch, we chatted a bit, he asked me about the reds and whites we tasted at lunch and apparently was sufficiently impressed to invite me to join him for a La Louviere vertical that he was on his way to.

Wines back to the 60's, included all legendary vintages, 61, 82, 88, 89, 90, etc....and multiple bottles of each from their cellars. Multiple times we tasted the front bottle, found it oxidized and then tasted the next one in line and it was good to great. Oddly La Louviere seemed to outperform tough vintages and underperform the great ones.

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#11062 Post by joejolesch » December 22nd, 2019, 6:16 pm

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#11063 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » December 22nd, 2019, 6:50 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 6:06 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 5:56 pm
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December 22nd, 2019, 5:36 pm
1978 La Louviere. A delight.

Wow, that’s awesome!! Had tons of this Chateau but nothing more mature than 82 and 83!!

I think you sent me the 83.
There must be a ton of bottle variation with this wine, enough so that I swore it off. Years ago when Deutsch was importing Pierre Lurton wines, we were in France at La Louviere and Pierre happened into the Chateau while we were having lunch, we chatted a bit, he asked me about the reds and whites we tasted at lunch and apparently was sufficiently impressed to invite me to join him for a La Louviere vertical that he was on his way to.

Wines back to the 60's, included all legendary vintages, 61, 82, 88, 89, 90, etc....and multiple bottles of each from their cellars. Multiple times we tasted the front bottle, found it oxidized and then tasted the next one in line and it was good to great. Oddly La Louviere seemed to outperform tough vintages and underperform the great ones.

Pierre was a gentleman and it is a memory I'll always keep.
Interesting. My experiences were quite different. I can honestly say that I rarely had an off-bottle or flawed bottle with this classic little Chateau, and felt that it over-performed its house in vintages like 82 and 90. The 1990 is the best vintage I’ve had, and it’s still shown well as of late, though should be consumed at this point. It also delivered solidly in many other years, 05, 00, 95, 88, 86 and 83. Sadly, it has turned to the dark side in more recent vintages. The scourge of Rolland.

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#11064 Post by Yao C » December 23rd, 2019, 2:22 am

2005 Coche-Dury Meursault
Advanced, with a brownish color, cidery nose, and clipped finish void of all interest; with air, and at cooler temperatures (low 40s, down from the 60-65 on open) the oxidation took a back seat to reveal a massive wine, with the thickest mouthfeel I've ever experienced in a white Burgundy, and substance and minerality in spades; it's all muscle, not fat, and a rare combination - usually minerally wines like Chalis are thinner/less sustantial, while big wines tend to be much blowsier and tropical fruited; finishes with a touch of savory white mushroom to complement the oxidative apple/pear; a real disappointment to see that Coche isn't immune from the premox plague - this is clearly excellent underneath the veil of oxidation; good minus
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#11065 Post by Neal.Mollen » December 23rd, 2019, 6:52 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 22nd, 2019, 5:56 pm
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December 22nd, 2019, 5:36 pm
1978 La Louviere. A delight.

Wow, that’s awesome!! Had tons of this Chateau but nothing more mature than 82 and 83!!

I think you sent me the 83.
You would have loved the 78 Robert. Absolutely on point. I was shocked at how vibrant and alive the bottle was (it was not the prettiest cosmetically). Perfect with a standing rib roast and latkes for Chanukah!
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#11066 Post by Bud Carey » December 23rd, 2019, 7:05 am

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#11067 Post by RyanC » December 23rd, 2019, 7:23 am

2016 Bruno Clair Chambolle 'Veroilles' was stunning last night. 1,000% Chambolle with intense but feminine red fruits, a dusting of spice, and bright acids. A subtle, fragrant wine reminiscent of Fourrier, but with somewhat less sweetness.
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#11068 Post by Steve Gautier » December 23rd, 2019, 6:37 pm

I open my first William & Mary wine - 2014 Cabernet. Great job Will.
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#11069 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » December 23rd, 2019, 7:18 pm

Always an open and tremendously appealing Gonon.

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And amazing how cheap this stuff used to be!

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#11070 Post by jon leifer » December 23rd, 2019, 7:24 pm

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#11071 Post by Randy Bowman » December 23rd, 2019, 8:22 pm

We were gifted a 2016 Brewer Clifton Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir today so it is wine of the night. 14.5 ABV, popped and poured a little bitey but within ten minutes it settled in and provided beautiful and clean/sharp dark fruits, some acidity, some trailing tannins into spice on the 30 second finish. This is not a saturated, viscous wine. It screams for food and the almonds and beef jerky I have isn't enough.
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#11072 Post by joejolesch » December 24th, 2019, 4:03 pm

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#11073 Post by SZZimmermann » December 24th, 2019, 4:55 pm

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#11074 Post by RyanC » December 24th, 2019, 4:58 pm

2007 M. Sorrel Hermitage ‘Le Greal’ — Open for business and phenomenal.
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#11075 Post by dsimmons » December 25th, 2019, 10:50 am

2007 Lail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvée - USA, California, Napa Valley (12/25/2019)
My first of two drank with grilled beef tenderloin. Delicious mature cab. Concentrated dark fruit, licorice, smoke and earthy notes . Good secondary development. Well integrated flavors. Plenty of stuffing to go at least 3-5 more years. (94 pts.)

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#11076 Post by Jake Dvoskin » December 25th, 2019, 7:13 pm

2006 Robert Mondavi reserve.

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#11077 Post by Scott E. » December 26th, 2019, 10:20 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 7:18 pm
Always an open and tremendously appealing Gonon.


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And amazing how cheap this stuff used to be!
Loved this wine with a little air time. Saving my last bottle for a couple of more years. Going to pop the 2012 sometime in 2020. Cheers!
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#11078 Post by Scott E. » December 26th, 2019, 10:27 am

Christmas dinner goodies:

2012 Schrader RBS - deep, rich, intense, dark cab fruits, cedar; still a bit of oak sticking out in the mid-palate; nice slightly tannic finish; the nose was not as intense as I expected; don't know if it was really worth $175
1994 Taylor Port - Last of the 94's for me; intense nose of red fruit, oak, alcohol; slightly acidic entry of red fruits; mid-palate deepens with darker, sweeter fruit and a kiss of oak; wonderful, balanced finish

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#11079 Post by Bud Carey » December 26th, 2019, 11:56 am

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#11080 Post by Shay h arnoy » December 26th, 2019, 12:24 pm

2005 louis latour nuits st George village. I was hoping it would be awesome since wine.com has them on sale right now and I am into the coupon trickery.
So far, nose is muted and flavor is super tart/acidic. Smooth tannins but fruit has largely faded. Maybe more air and a bit of time open will help.

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#11081 Post by Jdbramm » December 26th, 2019, 2:36 pm

2008 Dom Perignon
2011 Ch. Figeac
2012 Rosati Amarone
2011 Tignanello

Christmas Dinner. 2008 DP with several cheeses to start. Then blind tasting of 3 bottles with dry-aged prime rib and decadent chocolate tart. A soave Classico thrown in there some time as well. Bottles were opened and double decanted 4 hours before dinner by my father who had randomly and blindly selected 3 of 5 he had pulled earlier in the week. He was trying to taste as ‘blind’ as possible. Divided opinions amongst the family as to which wine was the best/favorite. I called super Tuscan blend for the Tignanello but seemed like it had more age than 2011. I guessed incorrectly with the other 2 wines. I was quite surprised how similar the Figeac and Tig tasted. The Amarone didn’t seem to fit in and was my least favorite; although I generally really enjoy that style. Overall, incredible food and drink. Great to be with family. Happy holidays.
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#11082 Post by SZZimmermann » December 26th, 2019, 4:32 pm

2003 Araujo Estate CS. It was great. It has at least 2-3 years (or more). I have been enjoying the Araujo more anything else from California currently.

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#11083 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » December 26th, 2019, 5:04 pm

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December 26th, 2019, 2:36 pm
2008 Dom Perignon
2011 Ch. Figeau
2012 Rosati Amarone
2011 Tignanello

Christmas Dinner. 2008 DP with several cheeses to start. Then blind tasting of 3 bottles with dry-aged prime rib and decadent chocolate tart. A soave Classico thrown in there some time as well. Bottles were opened and double decanted 4 hours before dinner by my father who had randomly and blindly selected 3 of 5 he had pulled earlier in the week. He was trying to taste as ‘blind’ as possible. Divided opinions amongst the family as to which wine was the best/favorite. I called super Tuscan blend for the Tignanello but seemed like it had more age than 2011. I guessed incorrectly with the other 2 wines. I was quite surprised how similar the Figeac and Tig tasted. The Amarone didn’t seem to fit in and was my least favorite; although I generally really enjoy that style. Overall, incredible food and drink. Great to be with family. Happy holidays.
Damn dog, that deserved it’s own thread! Quite a line-up and the meat looks delish!

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#11084 Post by Andrew Demaree » December 26th, 2019, 7:08 pm

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#11085 Post by Vikrant Rachakonda » December 27th, 2019, 1:21 pm

Christmas dinner with a 1989 Pichon Baron. This was my Xmas present from my wife.
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#11086 Post by Jim Stewart » December 27th, 2019, 2:55 pm

I'm almost winning the battle with a slight cold, but not yet ready to go full guns with this week's "hipster wine", so I opened a 2016 Castellucci Miano Catarratto Sicilia Shiarà for a glass with white pizza. Slippery mouthfeel, wonderful herbal component to go along with some lemon, lime and some softly sweeter fruit. Delightful. About $20.
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#11087 Post by Jim Stewart » December 28th, 2019, 3:33 pm

Jim Stewart wrote:
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I'm almost winning the battle with a slight cold, but not yet ready to go full guns with this week's "hipster wine", so I opened a 2016 Castellucci Miano Catarratto Sicilia Shiarà for a glass with white pizza. Slippery mouthfeel, wonderful herbal component to go along with some lemon, lime and some softly sweeter fruit. Delightful. About $20.
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When I posted this note yesterday, I was actually a bit surprised at the flavor profile of the Catarratto. Iexpected something brisker based on my vague memory of a previous bottle last year. I was pleasantly surprised and was thinking of buying more. Turns out I did not grab the Catarratto out of the fridge door, but another tall thin screwcap - 2016 Pierrre Sparr Grande Réserve Gewurztraminer. Oh well . . . the second glass tonight was also delightful.

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#11088 Post by Diane Kessler » December 29th, 2019, 5:59 am

1986 Gruaud Larose - surprisingly youthful with bright cherry, cedar, tobacco, and a deliciously long finish. Tannins are softening and there is plenty of life left. Exquisite pairing with lamb cassoulet at Union Square Cafe.

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#11089 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » December 29th, 2019, 6:00 am

Diane Kessler wrote:
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1986 Gruaud Larose - surprisingly youthful with bright cherry, cedar, tobacco, and a deliciously long finish. Tannins are softening and there is plenty of life left. Exquisite pairing with lamb cassoulet at Union Square Cafe.
Oh, wow. An all-time great for me. Cordier slayed it in 1986.

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#11090 Post by YLee » December 29th, 2019, 6:04 am

Shay h arnoy wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 12:24 pm
2005 louis latour nuits st George village. I was hoping it would be awesome since wine.com has them on sale right now and I am into the coupon trickery.
So far, nose is muted and flavor is super tart/acidic. Smooth tannins but fruit has largely faded. Maybe more air and a bit of time open will help.
Might be due to the vintage.
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#11091 Post by LMD Ermitaño » December 29th, 2019, 8:07 am

With dinner tonight with the wife & children. It was my first try of the ‘05 DP. Let’s just say I’m glad I bought only a few of them to try out.
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#11092 Post by Neal.Mollen » December 29th, 2019, 8:14 am

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December 26th, 2019, 2:36 pm
2008 Dom Perignon
2011 Ch. Figeau
2012 Rosati Amarone
2011 Tignanello

Christmas Dinner. 2008 DP with several cheeses to start. Then blind tasting of 3 bottles with dry-aged prime rib and decadent chocolate tart. A soave Classico thrown in there some time as well. Bottles were opened and double decanted 4 hours before dinner by my father who had randomly and blindly selected 3 of 5 he had pulled earlier in the week. He was trying to taste as ‘blind’ as possible. Divided opinions amongst the family as to which wine was the best/favorite. I called super Tuscan blend for the Tignanello but seemed like it had more age than 2011. I guessed incorrectly with the other 2 wines. I was quite surprised how similar the Figeac and Tig tasted. The Amarone didn’t seem to fit in and was my least favorite; although I generally really enjoy that style. Overall, incredible food and drink. Great to be with family. Happy holidays.
Damn dog, that deserved it’s own thread! Quite a line-up and the meat looks delish!
I agree!

We got together last night with some dear friends for a sort of farewell-and-good-riddance-to-2019 celebration at Thompson Italian in Falls Church. Although we are all close now, we were all brought together by a common loved one who died horribly this past year, and although his passing wasn't mentioned, he was a presence at the table nonetheless.

Of note, we had a 2004 Taittinger Comtes, a Vilmart Cuvée Rubis, and a 2007 Flaccianello. The Comtes was absolutely delicious. I love this wine, and feel as though the 2004 is often overlooked. The Rubis was also on point, more of a food wine, sharp as a chef's knife. I think this disgorgement (I forgot to look!) could have used more time, but it was terrific as is with the food. The others liked the 07 Flaccianello a little more than I did, I think. It was good, and I enjoyed drinking it, but this label is great evidence of how long sangio can take to come into its own. It was quite primary and still marked by french oak. Again, a real crowd pleaser but I think another 5 years from being "ready."
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#11093 Post by Ramon C » December 29th, 2019, 8:22 am

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1986 Gruaud Larose - surprisingly youthful with bright cherry, cedar, tobacco, and a deliciously long finish. Tannins are softening and there is plenty of life left. Exquisite pairing with lamb cassoulet at Union Square Cafe.
Great wine. Easily among my top Bordeaux of the vintage.
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#11094 Post by Jdbramm » December 29th, 2019, 1:37 pm

Christmas Dinner: Round Two. This time with 8 guests and seared duck breast with slow-cooked onions and cherries (sorry, no pictures of food). 6 wines ‘blindly’ pulled from a group of 15 meant to pair with duck. Tasted blindly by everyone after double decant and rest for 4-6 hours.

2016 Laurent Perrachon Beaujolais Village Gamay
2011 Fiorenzo Nada Barbaresco
2011 Patrick Lesec Les Galets Blonds CdP
2007 Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel
2010 Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
2015 Domaine Serene Fleur de Lis Pinot Noir

Domaine Serene PN was the overall favorite. 2 hours before dinner this wine seemed tight, alcoholic and dry but with food it was more expressive showing bright red fruit, the alcohol was tamed and it paired beautifully with the duck. A big, young PN. I called Nebbiolo for #2, GSM blend for #3 and Chianti Classico for #5. I haven’t tasted a TON but have read quite a bit...50% isn’t too bad! CdP and Zin were the next best for me. Both were well balanced and drinking nicely with our meal. Somehow we didn’t finish all the wine and the Barbaresco was great with today’s lunch. Happy tasting!
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#11095 Post by T Welch » December 29th, 2019, 2:59 pm

Just grabbed a J. Rochioli 2006 West Block pinot noir in anticipation of the Niners-Seahawks game.
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#11096 Post by Jake Dvoskin » December 29th, 2019, 5:46 pm

2015 kosta brown sonoma p/n
2013 turley zin dragon

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#11097 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » December 29th, 2019, 5:58 pm

2009 Chateau Sociando Mallet Cuvee Jean Gautreau.

Still rather disjointed and woody. The oak presence and astringency is significant in this vintage. This is the youngest JG cuvee that I have had, and prior years did not show this much oak. I hope it all tunes down. Sticking it away for now.

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#11098 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » December 30th, 2019, 5:01 pm

So perfect, like an old pair of jeans with rips in the knees, fitting so well.

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#11099 Post by Andrew Demaree » December 30th, 2019, 5:19 pm

2010 Rivers Marie Cab. Great nose from the outset. Tannins suggest at least 4-5 years of fine drinking ahead.

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#11100 Post by Randy Bowman » December 31st, 2019, 8:16 pm

2014 Kosta Browne Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. Excellent.
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