What bottle of wine did you open today?

Tasting notes, varietals, grapes - anything related to wine
Message
Author
Jeff_M.
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 689
Joined: July 18th, 2019, 7:39 am
Location: SoCal

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11951 Post by Jeff_M. » June 24th, 2020, 11:11 am

We opened a 91 Croft Porto Vintage port. Drinking very nicely. I like the fruit on the finish.

Also had a 17 Carlisle Rossi Ranch. Felt like this was way too young to be drinking. It did start to open up on the last glass after around an hour.
Jeff M 0 l l

2020 WOTY Candidates
2007 Yangarra Estate High Sands Grenache
1986 Spottswoode Cabernet

User avatar
Andrew K.
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 519
Joined: April 24th, 2020, 11:41 am
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11952 Post by Andrew K. » June 24th, 2020, 6:01 pm

Nobody drinking tonight?

2013 Massolino Barolo Parafada

Decant. Minimal sediment. Tight at first but opened up with glass time. Lots of soil, damp cellar, Grandma's attic and dusty notes. A slight bit of dark fruit on the nose. Smooth tannins and medium- weight on the palate. Good acidity with a cranberry bite. A touch of heat on the finish.
к𝓁ย𝐠

User avatar
jason stein
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 323
Joined: November 17th, 2016, 11:15 am
Location: Boston

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11953 Post by jason stein » June 24th, 2020, 6:41 pm

2017 Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne. As good as expected! Excellent daily drinker, a complete wine if a bit simple.
instagram: @jtswine

User avatar
Brian S t o t t e r
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1756
Joined: April 21st, 2015, 6:05 am
Location: St. Louis, MO
Contact:

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11954 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » June 24th, 2020, 6:49 pm

Continuing my Bordeaux adventures. Opened a 2016 La Dame de Montrose, as a peek into what the grand vin could be like (I'd love to buy a bottle or two of 2016 and/or 2019 Montrose, but not willing to commit infanticide). Quite open with a short decant, muscular and slightly animalistic, with cassis, black plum, tilled soil, crushed rocks, violets, iron, and black pepper. Some spice box flavors more prominent on the palate. Medium bodied, but concentrated and powerful on the palate, with ripe tannins and fresh acidity. Quite nice!
CT: InZinity

2020 contenders for WOTY:
2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
2015 Josef Walter Hundsruck Spätburgunder "J"

AD Northup
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 952
Joined: January 21st, 2018, 2:26 pm
Location: Newtown, PA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11955 Post by AD Northup » June 25th, 2020, 5:15 pm

2009 Ridge Lytton Estate - very very ripe (as advertised) but always willing to try a new Ridge wine (for me) once
A n d r e w N o r t h u p

2020 WsOTY:

2015 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs La Presle (#1)
1954 Fontanafredda Barbaresco
2015 Ultramarine BdB

2019 WsOTY:
1994 Edmunds St. John Les Côtes Sauvages
2016 P. S. Garcia Grenache Piedra Lisa
2002 Perrier-Jouet Belle Époque
2005 Faja dos Padres Malvasia

User avatar
M. Dildine
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 22149
Joined: February 8th, 2009, 5:09 pm
Location: Alta California

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11956 Post by M. Dildine » June 25th, 2020, 5:46 pm

2011 Arnot-Roberts "Fellom Ranch" Cabernet Sauvignon, SCM. A vineyard very proximate to Monte Bello. Really nice.
Cheers,

Mike

User avatar
Brian Tuite
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 20262
Joined: July 3rd, 2010, 8:53 am
Location: Podunk CA RRV

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11957 Post by Brian Tuite » June 25th, 2020, 7:15 pm

Hubba hubba! Hopefully I can save a taste for tomorrow but that may not be possible.
0E3229F8-29DE-4ABB-9856-A478047DEFAF.jpeg
1D801BB2-93EC-43AE-8B86-7C0ACB3D5527.jpeg
Last edited by Brian Tuite on June 25th, 2020, 8:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Bob Wood - 1949-2013 Berserker for eternity! RIP

"On self-reflection, I think a big part of it was me just being a PITA customer..." ~ Anonymous Berserker

"Something so subtle only I can detect it." ~ Randy Bowman

2020 WOTY Candidates

- 2018 Once & Future Old Hill Ranch

jon leifer
Posts: 541
Joined: May 11th, 2010, 9:14 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11958 Post by jon leifer » June 25th, 2020, 7:15 pm

2016 Marco Porelli Arneis Camestri
Jon

User avatar
Robert.A.Jr.
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 23709
Joined: January 28th, 2010, 5:03 am
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11959 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 25th, 2020, 7:24 pm

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Continuing my Bordeaux adventures. Opened a 2016 La Dame de Montrose, as a peek into what the grand vin could be like (I'd love to buy a bottle or two of 2016 and/or 2019 Montrose, but not willing to commit infanticide). Quite open with a short decant, muscular and slightly animalistic, with cassis, black plum, tilled soil, crushed rocks, violets, iron, and black pepper. Some spice box flavors more prominent on the palate. Medium bodied, but concentrated and powerful on the palate, with ripe tannins and fresh acidity. Quite nice!
Cool stuff, Brian, thanks for sharing!

"@lf3rt was clearly raised in an outhouse in the Loire. . . ."

Kenny H (circa 2015)

Jake Dvoskin
Posts: 40
Joined: September 29th, 2019, 10:21 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11960 Post by Jake Dvoskin » June 25th, 2020, 7:36 pm

2016 Ken Wright p/n freedom v/y

User avatar
Geoff F.
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 192
Joined: February 22nd, 2019, 9:14 pm
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11961 Post by Geoff F. » June 27th, 2020, 12:14 pm

2011 Pierre-Matrot Meursault-Perrieres 1er Cru. My first encounter with premox, though I haven't had much aged white Burgundy. Not sure if this is confirmation that I should avoid chasing that dragon, or stick to only buying it at restaurants.
F r a n z

User avatar
Bud Carey
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 5737
Joined: February 2nd, 2009, 8:29 am
Location: Philly Suburbs

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11962 Post by Bud Carey » June 27th, 2020, 12:32 pm

2013 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast pinot
Budman

User avatar
Gabe Berk
Posts: 309
Joined: October 24th, 2018, 9:51 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11963 Post by Gabe Berk » June 27th, 2020, 1:41 pm

2018 Turley Juvenile Zinfandel. QPR, back up the truck type stuff.

KenL.
Posts: 139
Joined: January 1st, 2017, 7:43 am
Location: Bay Area, CA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11964 Post by KenL. » June 27th, 2020, 2:19 pm

2014 Ridge Geyserville
Lobel

Jake Dvoskin
Posts: 40
Joined: September 29th, 2019, 10:21 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11965 Post by Jake Dvoskin » June 27th, 2020, 5:36 pm

2016 chateau de beaucastel cdp
great wine.open for about 2 hours.

User avatar
Andrew Demaree
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3053
Joined: January 23rd, 2011, 7:33 am
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11966 Post by Andrew Demaree » June 27th, 2020, 6:04 pm

2004 Seavey cab

Good, but seemed to be slipping past peak.

Diane Kessler
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1546
Joined: November 11th, 2009, 11:46 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11967 Post by Diane Kessler » June 27th, 2020, 7:25 pm

1994 Dunn Howell Mountain - red fruit, tobacco, hints of green, high acid. Delicious and youthful.

User avatar
H. N o w b a r
Posts: 108
Joined: April 1st, 2020, 10:32 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11968 Post by H. N o w b a r » June 27th, 2020, 8:24 pm

2003 Peter Michael Les Pavots
2006 Cayuse Widowmaker
H () s

melvinyeo
Posts: 27
Joined: June 19th, 2018, 9:21 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11969 Post by melvinyeo » June 27th, 2020, 10:23 pm

2016 Gianni Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - Quaffable red that would have been perfect with a pizza. A fruit bomb, not sure if it was aged in oak but heavy scent of vanilla. Reminds me of a supermarket wine in my student days, and is priced as such.

2016 Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno Langhe Montegrilli - Aged in stainless steel. This was an angry wall of tannins, not giving much at the moment. Very grippy, some spice.

2018 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Le Clos Bertrand - First time having a Thivin, one of the more accessible cuvees I think? Light in structure. Big, ripe sweet fruit of 2018, a very hedonistic wine. Suave enough though, and interestingly it has 1% Chardonnay. Will wait for on the La Chappelle.

Paul @bbott
Posts: 29
Joined: May 25th, 2020, 8:57 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11970 Post by Paul @bbott » June 28th, 2020, 2:07 am

Last night Chateau Serihlan 2009 St Estèphe. Good depth of colour, and fairly young looking, but the fruit was over ripe and raisined. A bit disappointing, and I hope the 2010s are better as I have a few of them.

User avatar
Ramon C
Posts: 4024
Joined: October 23rd, 2010, 6:34 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11971 Post by Ramon C » June 28th, 2020, 6:29 am

2000 Ch. Du Tertre, Margaux

D00A612F-2B05-420B-8D57-8A7E578AF378.jpeg
@brera

User avatar
Robert.A.Jr.
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 23709
Joined: January 28th, 2010, 5:03 am
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11972 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 28th, 2020, 7:21 am

Diane Kessler wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 7:25 pm
1994 Dunn Howell Mountain - red fruit, tobacco, hints of green, high acid. Delicious and youthful.

Drool worthy!!

[cheers.gif]

"@lf3rt was clearly raised in an outhouse in the Loire. . . ."

Kenny H (circa 2015)

AD Northup
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 952
Joined: January 21st, 2018, 2:26 pm
Location: Newtown, PA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11973 Post by AD Northup » June 28th, 2020, 7:33 pm

2013 Seven Hills Columbia Valley Cab...think it cost me about $14, and honesty pretty solid for that
A n d r e w N o r t h u p

2020 WsOTY:

2015 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs La Presle (#1)
1954 Fontanafredda Barbaresco
2015 Ultramarine BdB

2019 WsOTY:
1994 Edmunds St. John Les Côtes Sauvages
2016 P. S. Garcia Grenache Piedra Lisa
2002 Perrier-Jouet Belle Époque
2005 Faja dos Padres Malvasia

Jeff_M.
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 689
Joined: July 18th, 2019, 7:39 am
Location: SoCal

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11974 Post by Jeff_M. » June 28th, 2020, 9:17 pm

1986 Spottswoode with Flannery hanger streaks. The wine took about an hour to open up and then got very bold. Great 34 year old Napa cab. Damn good steak too.
Jeff M 0 l l

2020 WOTY Candidates
2007 Yangarra Estate High Sands Grenache
1986 Spottswoode Cabernet

SZZimmermann
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 83
Joined: September 27th, 2017, 8:46 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11975 Post by SZZimmermann » June 28th, 2020, 10:25 pm

In celebration of our 34th wedding anniversary (with youngest son and his girlfriend):

2002 Krug (quite young)

1/2 of Rhys Alpine Chardonnay (ready)

1986 Margaux (I gave it a 3 hr decant; I liked it. Next year for our 35th 1986 Mouton)

1/2 2001 D’Yquem (what can I say; this bottle was starting to change colors)
Scott Zimmermann

Brian Pinci
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 129
Joined: February 2nd, 2016, 5:46 pm
Location: Gaithersburg

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11976 Post by Brian Pinci » June 29th, 2020, 3:10 am

1998 Bosquet des Papes VV was just lovely with our meal last night
Brian Pinci

Diane Kessler
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1546
Joined: November 11th, 2009, 11:46 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11977 Post by Diane Kessler » June 29th, 2020, 4:48 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 7:21 am
Diane Kessler wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 7:25 pm
1994 Dunn Howell Mountain - red fruit, tobacco, hints of green, high acid. Delicious and youthful.

Drool worthy!!

[cheers.gif]
Yes, I would think right in your wheelhouse.

User avatar
Brian S t o t t e r
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1756
Joined: April 21st, 2015, 6:05 am
Location: St. Louis, MO
Contact:

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11978 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » June 29th, 2020, 6:30 am

Diane Kessler wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 7:25 pm
1994 Dunn Howell Mountain - red fruit, tobacco, hints of green, high acid. Delicious and youthful.
Had the 1996 awhile ago, which was excellent. I'm sure the 1994 was singing [cheers.gif]
CT: InZinity

2020 contenders for WOTY:
2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
2015 Josef Walter Hundsruck Spätburgunder "J"

Alex Valdes
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 100
Joined: June 22nd, 2020, 12:47 pm
Location: CT

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11979 Post by Alex Valdes » June 29th, 2020, 6:40 am

2013 Aubert CIX Chard. Good afternoon wine.

joejolesch
Posts: 181
Joined: December 4th, 2019, 9:24 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11980 Post by joejolesch » June 30th, 2020, 8:17 pm

2014 Blackbird Arise and 2015 Regusci 1932

KenL.
Posts: 139
Joined: January 1st, 2017, 7:43 am
Location: Bay Area, CA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11981 Post by KenL. » June 30th, 2020, 8:55 pm

2018 Desire Lines Riesling Cole Ranch. Delicious summer wine.
Lobel

melvinyeo
Posts: 27
Joined: June 19th, 2018, 9:21 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11982 Post by melvinyeo » July 1st, 2020, 8:28 am

2012 Domaine Henri Boillot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses - This is a Poundland version of the wonderful Clos de la Mouchère. Chalkiness and minerality are overused and meaningless, but once you drink wines like this they start to make sense. Goes to show you don’t have to break the bank for a quintessential Burg.

2017 Domaine Fourrier Bourgogne Blanc - Wasn’t the biggest fan of this. Rich but flabby, didn’t quite have a sense of place or grape.

rbreitkreutz
Posts: 2
Joined: June 25th, 2020, 11:57 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11983 Post by rbreitkreutz » July 1st, 2020, 10:10 am

A 2010 Jericho Canyon Vineyard Syrah. They only produced this single varietal in a few vintages and do not make it anymore now. They replaced the small block of Syrah with Malbec a few years ago. I can't believe how youthful this wine still is.
R i c h a r d

User avatar
Bud Carey
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 5737
Joined: February 2nd, 2009, 8:29 am
Location: Philly Suburbs

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11984 Post by Bud Carey » July 1st, 2020, 10:32 am

On deck... 2012 Peay Sonoma Coast chardonnay.
Budman

User avatar
Neal.Mollen
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 37620
Joined: January 30th, 2009, 1:26 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11985 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 1st, 2020, 1:16 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Continuing my Bordeaux adventures. Opened a 2016 La Dame de Montrose, as a peek into what the grand vin could be like (I'd love to buy a bottle or two of 2016 and/or 2019 Montrose, but not willing to commit infanticide). Quite open with a short decant, muscular and slightly animalistic, with cassis, black plum, tilled soil, crushed rocks, violets, iron, and black pepper. Some spice box flavors more prominent on the palate. Medium bodied, but concentrated and powerful on the palate, with ripe tannins and fresh acidity. Quite nice!
Cool stuff, Brian, thanks for sharing!
+1. Just bought a bunch of of the '15 in halves, and am hoping I don't have to wait forever for them.

Speaking of "forever," I just pulled the cork on a 88 Trotanoy to celebrate my continued existence on this side of the dirt for another year. Cork was reluctant to leave the bottle but came out clean. I'll report back on the wine.
I don't have to speak; she defends me

A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

User avatar
Neal.Mollen
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 37620
Joined: January 30th, 2009, 1:26 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11986 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 1st, 2020, 1:17 pm

Ramon C wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 6:29 am
2000 Ch. Du Tertre, Margaux


D00A612F-2B05-420B-8D57-8A7E578AF378.jpeg
And?
I don't have to speak; she defends me

A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

Jdbramm
Posts: 30
Joined: September 24th, 2019, 8:57 am
Location: Denver, CO

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11987 Post by Jdbramm » July 1st, 2020, 3:13 pm

Family beach trip. We are making most of our food at the house and last night was exceptional with homemade bolognese. Wines:

2015 Argyle Brut Rose
2012 Solaia
2011 Aldrighetti Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Le Bignele

Solaia was clearly the star of the night. After slugging back the super Tuscan, the Amarone seemed sweet and syrupy. Le Bignele was special to us after our visit there in 2016. We had a nice tour and tasting and a slight wine buzz before making our way to the shores of Lake Garda for the sunset where my wife agreed to marry me. The Amarone is delicious, but was certainly over-matched next to the high acid and tannic structure of Solaia. I’ll probably wait another 5-10 years before opening the next bottle of 2012. Stay safe and drink good wine!
Jonathan B. [cheers.gif]

User avatar
Robert.A.Jr.
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 23709
Joined: January 28th, 2010, 5:03 am
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11988 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » July 1st, 2020, 3:49 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 1:16 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Continuing my Bordeaux adventures. Opened a 2016 La Dame de Montrose, as a peek into what the grand vin could be like (I'd love to buy a bottle or two of 2016 and/or 2019 Montrose, but not willing to commit infanticide). Quite open with a short decant, muscular and slightly animalistic, with cassis, black plum, tilled soil, crushed rocks, violets, iron, and black pepper. Some spice box flavors more prominent on the palate. Medium bodied, but concentrated and powerful on the palate, with ripe tannins and fresh acidity. Quite nice!
Cool stuff, Brian, thanks for sharing!
+1. Just bought a bunch of of the '15 in halves, and am hoping I don't have to wait forever for them.

Speaking of "forever," I just pulled the cork on a 88 Trotanoy to celebrate my continued existence on this side of the dirt for another year. Cork was reluctant to leave the bottle but came out clean. I'll report back on the wine.
Post notes buddy! I have really grown to swoon over Trotanoy. Along with VCC, an estate that I need to backfill heavily on.

"@lf3rt was clearly raised in an outhouse in the Loire. . . ."

Kenny H (circa 2015)

User avatar
Geoff F.
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 192
Joined: February 22nd, 2019, 9:14 pm
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11989 Post by Geoff F. » July 1st, 2020, 8:14 pm

2015 Arpepe Rosso Di Valtellina. A nebbiolo that's almost light enough to go with roast chicken. Cellartracker is split on this wine, but I found it to be tasty. Just not tasty enough to buy again.
F r a n z

bob parsons alberta
Posts: 1487
Joined: May 30th, 2009, 10:05 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11990 Post by bob parsons alberta » July 2nd, 2020, 12:23 am

Wow, looks like a Blue Nun renew interest in the States. Be warned though Sadat X. [cheers.gif]


Andrew M
Posts: 205
Joined: July 4th, 2019, 8:14 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11991 Post by Andrew M » July 2nd, 2020, 3:23 pm

2017 Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc - Yum. Improved as it warmed up a bit.

1989 Chateau Duluc - Yuck. Down the drain.
M @ k $ ! m ø v ! ç

jon leifer
Posts: 541
Joined: May 11th, 2010, 9:14 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11992 Post by jon leifer » July 2nd, 2020, 5:49 pm

2009 Rafanelli Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley,..tasted blind,wd have said cru classe Bordeaux, glorious wine, rewarded cellaring,legs running down the bowl, nose redolent of shoe polish aroma, served with Bison steak, baked potato and creamed spinach..reminded me of dinners at Sparks, when they were still a small, local"under the radar" steakhouse with a great wine list, in the Gramercy Park area of NYC, before they moved uptown to a cavernous location that felt like you were dining in Madison Square Garden,,Steaks and wine list still great, prices sucked and it just wasn't the same..I missed the ambience of the downtown location where I first discovered Heitz cabs..In any event, this wine is a candidate for my wine of the
Jon

User avatar
Rich Brown
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3288
Joined: January 5th, 2015, 3:38 pm
Location: Phoenix

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11993 Post by Rich Brown » July 2nd, 2020, 7:12 pm

Andrew M wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 3:23 pm
2017 Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc - Yum. Improved as it warmed up a bit.

1989 Chateau Duluc - Yuck. Down the drain.
The Beau Rivage Chenin is so good! William Kelley and team absolutley killed it.

joejolesch
Posts: 181
Joined: December 4th, 2019, 9:24 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11994 Post by joejolesch » July 2nd, 2020, 7:22 pm

2012 and 2016 Regusci The Elders - both delicious and drinking well. Still both quite fresh and primary, the ‘12 showing a touch of cedary cigar box notes and, dare I say, a hint of sweet tobacco. [cheers.gif]

User avatar
Brian S t o t t e r
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1756
Joined: April 21st, 2015, 6:05 am
Location: St. Louis, MO
Contact:

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11995 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » July 2nd, 2020, 7:54 pm

2018 Agathe Bursin Riesling Grand Cru Zinnkoepfle
CT: InZinity

2020 contenders for WOTY:
2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
2015 Josef Walter Hundsruck Spätburgunder "J"

bob parsons alberta
Posts: 1487
Joined: May 30th, 2009, 10:05 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11996 Post by bob parsons alberta » July 3rd, 2020, 2:17 am

I opened a 2008 Croisille Divin Cahors last week which had been nicely cellared in my basement. Marc Vigeron of Nobilis wines always brings in some excellent wines from that area of France and being the keen Cahors fan that I am, I had no problem putting a bottle away ($45 Cdn).

Good natural cork, 15% alc, decanted one hr, little sediment. 40 yr old vines on limestone soil. 100% Malbec.
Purple nose, no bricking. Enticing nose as it opened up with blackberry, some spice, blueberry...."licorice" from across the table.
Initial entry thought was nicely matured, very good acidity and fruit balance. The 15% alcohol not an issue with dark fruits and tapenade. Full-bodied, boysenberry maybe, blackberry, plum. More tobacco and earth on day 2..overall top drawer here!
Food was a pork casserole with various herbs and spices.

User avatar
Ramon C
Posts: 4024
Joined: October 23rd, 2010, 6:34 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11997 Post by Ramon C » July 3rd, 2020, 9:45 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 1:17 pm
Ramon C wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 6:29 am
2000 Ch. Du Tertre, Margaux


D00A612F-2B05-420B-8D57-8A7E578AF378.jpeg
And?
I've had 3 or 4 of these since release and I'd have rated them an average of B+. Last one was about 5 years ago.

This bottle, from same lot as earlier ones, I would have rated at B.
@brera

Will Clements
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 116
Joined: December 8th, 2012, 8:27 am

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11998 Post by Will Clements » July 3rd, 2020, 10:18 am

Bud Carey wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 10:32 am
On deck... 2012 Peay Sonoma Coast chardonnay.
How was it?

User avatar
CJ Beazley
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 28097
Joined: December 3rd, 2011, 6:33 am
Location: Ovilla\Midlothian Texas

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11999 Post by CJ Beazley » July 3rd, 2020, 10:24 am

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Continuing my Bordeaux adventures. Opened a 2016 La Dame de Montrose, as a peek into what the grand vin could be like (I'd love to buy a bottle or two of 2016 and/or 2019 Montrose, but not willing to commit infanticide). Quite open with a short decant, muscular and slightly animalistic, with cassis, black plum, tilled soil, crushed rocks, violets, iron, and black pepper. Some spice box flavors more prominent on the palate. Medium bodied, but concentrated and powerful on the palate, with ripe tannins and fresh acidity. Quite nice!
I have some of these but I stuck them way up top in the long term bin, I might try one in the fall after that note-thanks B.
It's C(raig)

User avatar
Neal.Mollen
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 37620
Joined: January 30th, 2009, 1:26 pm

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#12000 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 3rd, 2020, 10:41 am

Ramon C wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 9:45 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 1:17 pm
Ramon C wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 6:29 am
2000 Ch. Du Tertre, Margaux


D00A612F-2B05-420B-8D57-8A7E578AF378.jpeg
And?
I've had 3 or 4 of these since release and I'd have rated them an average of B+. Last one was about 5 years ago.

This bottle, from same lot as earlier ones, I would have rated at B.
thanks
I don't have to speak; she defends me

A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

Post Reply

Return to “Wine Talk”