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#12001 Post by Dave McIsaac » July 3rd, 2020, 12:07 pm

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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.
Does this mean we missed your birthday??
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#12002 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 3rd, 2020, 12:20 pm

Dave McIsaac wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 12:07 pm
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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.
Does this mean we missed your birthday??
Are you saying you didn't celebrate?
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#12003 Post by Dave McIsaac » July 3rd, 2020, 12:55 pm

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 12:20 pm
Dave McIsaac wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 12:07 pm
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+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.
Does this mean we missed your birthday??
Are you saying you didn't celebrate?
Spiritually!
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#12004 Post by Brian Tuite » July 3rd, 2020, 6:44 pm

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#12005 Post by Randy Bowman » July 3rd, 2020, 7:06 pm

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#12007 Post by Will Clements » July 3rd, 2020, 8:02 pm

2010 Mondavi Reserve.
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#12008 Post by Craig G » July 3rd, 2020, 8:04 pm

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#12009 Post by Brian Pinci » July 3rd, 2020, 8:19 pm

1998 Noon Eclipse. Quite enjoyable. I was surprised. Thought it would be over the hill. So much black licorice, very dominant trait. Nice mouth feel, and a pleasant finish.
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#12010 Post by melvinyeo » July 5th, 2020, 9:06 am

2012 Domaine Jean-Claude Bachelet et Fils Puligny-Montrachet Les Aubues

Somewhat under the radar producer, good QPR. Better on the nose than on the palate which was rather thin. Oak was noticeable, ripe green apples and an old school rounder texture to the wine. Would have been better younger with more freshness.

2012 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

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#12011 Post by Bud Carey » July 5th, 2020, 9:23 am

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#12012 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 5th, 2020, 9:41 am

1996 Heitz Napa last night ('Mercan wine!) and will take a Josè Michel Rosè to a friend's house for an outdoors, socially distant get together this afternoon. First time we've really gotten together with friends since the plague hit.
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#12013 Post by Sean S y d n e y » July 6th, 2020, 4:38 pm

2018 Brokenwood Sémillon.

Acid, acid, acid. Super refreshing, simple, perfect for summer.
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#12014 Post by dsimmons » July 6th, 2020, 6:19 pm

2005 Rosenblum Cellars Petite Sirah Pickett Road Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley (7/6/2020)
Wow, for $30 this is really an amazing bottle of wine. Dark and crystalline color. Super concentrated dark fruits. Wonderful balance with background tannin and a just right touch of acidity. Wish I had more. Drink or hold. (95 pts.)

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#12015 Post by melvinyeo » July 7th, 2020, 8:27 am

  • 2016 Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut) Sainte-Epine - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (7/7/2020)
    Really liked the last Souhaut I tried, but more ambivalent about this one. From 100 year old vines in St Joseph. Good nose of liquorice but palate was strangely muted - maybe an off bottle? There was a sense of bright fruit within but it just didn’t show.
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  • 2015 André Perret St. Joseph - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (7/7/2020)
    Better known for his Condrieus. Very restrained for a solar vintage. Classic savoury northern Rhône. This has impressive structure but is overshadowed by the oak at the moment even though the winemaking is traditionalist.
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And some overdue notes from a zoom tasting with Jean-Baptiste Souillard of his 2018s:
Still don’t care much for Rhône whites but the St Peray had really pretty aromatics. Didn’t like the Chatus much, felt rather hollow. More of an interesting wine since it was a blend of indigenous grapes. The Crozes-Hermitages was a big step up - bold fruit that tread the thin line of enjoyment vs overripe well. The St Joseph had great density that would reward ageing, the one with the most potential without a doubt.

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#12016 Post by Bud Carey » July 7th, 2020, 8:43 am

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#12017 Post by PCLIN » July 7th, 2020, 9:25 am

‘93 Chevillon Vaucrains, pretty much an indestructible wine, never faded over 4 hours on the first night and continued to improve on 2nd night, most likely a 40 to 50 years wine. Decent showing but you better like dark soils.
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#12018 Post by Jay Miller » July 7th, 2020, 12:14 pm

2012 M. Ollivier 'Clisson' Muscadet.
I was a little disconcerted to discover that it wasn't anywhere near as good as a spectacular 2012 Briords tasted 2 weeks ago.
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#12019 Post by jon leifer » July 7th, 2020, 1:41 pm

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#12020 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » July 7th, 2020, 2:09 pm

Jay Miller wrote:
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2012 M. Ollivier 'Clisson' Muscadet.
I was a little disconcerted to discover that it wasn't anywhere near as good as a spectacular 2012 Briords tasted 2 weeks ago.
Hmph.

I opened one in January, and it was glorious. Converted an entire room of Chardonnay drinkers.
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#12021 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » July 7th, 2020, 2:09 pm

Tonight: 2006 Produttori del Barbaresco 'Normale'

Getting there...we'll see in an hour or two.
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#12022 Post by Rick Allen » July 7th, 2020, 2:30 pm

We had a run on Cameron wines over the last couple of days,

1998 Cameron Clos Electrique Pinot Noir - Slightly bretty, no funk, lots of cherries and raspberries, smooth and delicious

2014 Cameron Clos Electrique Chardonnay - Surprisingly a bit advanced. Will drink the remaining 3 bottles over the next year or so.

2014 Cameron Arley's Leap Pinot Noir - Some initial funk that blew off, slightly disjointed and dumb now. Will let the remaining bottles sit for a few more years.

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#12023 Post by joejolesch » July 7th, 2020, 5:41 pm

3rd bottle of 2012 Regusci The Elders from a library release...so good!

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#12024 Post by jon leifer » July 8th, 2020, 9:50 am

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#12025 Post by Sean S y d n e y » July 9th, 2020, 2:59 pm

2018 Jadot Mâcon-Villages.

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#12026 Post by Dennis Atick » July 9th, 2020, 3:05 pm

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#12027 Post by melvinyeo » July 10th, 2020, 11:28 pm

2017 Dureuil-Janthial Rully - A humble Rully that wouldn’t be out of place among village wines from the Côte d’Or. This was one of the first 2017s that I’ve had that lived up to its friendly nature. Good acidity and earthiness, just missing a bit of precision but excellent for the price point.

2013 Az. Ag. Antoniotti Odilio Bramaterra - The Alto Piemonte has some hidden gems, this is another that is great value. Blend of Nebbiolo, Croatina and Vespolina, and from the oldest vines of the property. Dark ruby in colour, inky texture with high acid, but the tannins were smoothed out (perhaps too excessively). Very quaffable.

2017 Domaine du Vissoux / Pierre-Marie Chermette Beaujolais Coeur de Vendange - On the fresh and fruity side of Bojo, clean red fruits but was a little light that it tasted dilute. Crowd pleaser.

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#12028 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 11th, 2020, 8:27 am

1981 Montrose. On the downside? Undoubtedly, and I'd drink what you have. Fruit-shy? Sure. A joy to drink nonetheless? Without question.
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#12029 Post by Peter Foster » July 11th, 2020, 9:10 am

2005 Cantina Del Pino Albesani
Not much out of the bottle but delicious dry strawberry sour cherry silk. Great with homemade mushroom pizza on crispy cauliflower crust.
A winner. First bottle out of twelve.

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#12030 Post by Peter Foster » July 11th, 2020, 9:11 am

I forgot to mention that the delicious part was after a few hours of slow o

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#12031 Post by jon leifer » July 11th, 2020, 10:54 am

2016 Goodfellow Ribbon Ridge AVA Pinot Noir..sourced from Whistling Ridge Vyd..A winner! Initially framboise on the nose that changed to dark cherry with time, in the mouth, tart cherries with crisp, tho not bracing,acidity..A lovely wine, no rush to drink..Has plenty of room for development and improvement..Will most likely improve with aging, and provide drinking pleasure for another 5-10 yrs.
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#12032 Post by Joseph Grassa » July 11th, 2020, 8:40 pm

a pair of Malbecs tonight

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2016 Zorzal Wines Eggo Tinto de Tiza

both interesting... 10 years left on the Zuccardi, 5 on the Zorzal. Still no match for Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Appellation Gualtallary

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#12033 Post by michael ottesen » July 12th, 2020, 6:41 am

Giuseppe Mascarello Monprivato 2001
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Acidty and some tannins. It shows some tar and menthol. You can’t ser it’s 19 years on the
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#12034 Post by LMD Ermitaño » July 12th, 2020, 9:36 am

Sunday dinner this evening.
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#12035 Post by Demian Saenz » July 12th, 2020, 3:39 pm

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#12036 Post by Jason R. » July 12th, 2020, 3:48 pm

2018 Goodfellow Dundee Hills Chardonnay
2012 Fattoria del Pino Brunello di Montalcino
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#12037 Post by Jim Stewart » July 12th, 2020, 3:55 pm

2017 Thivin Cotes de Brouilly, enjoyable slightly chilled, outdoors on a hot and humid evening.
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#12038 Post by Paul Miller » July 13th, 2020, 5:47 pm

Down to my last couple of bottles from my Crushpad days.

2007 Tasot, SC Pinot (Gap’s Crown)

Paired with homemade, grilled pizza.
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#12039 Post by jon leifer » July 13th, 2020, 7:17 pm

2018 Michel Barraud Macon villages
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#12040 Post by Nick T » July 13th, 2020, 7:57 pm

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#12041 Post by joejolesch » July 18th, 2020, 9:03 pm

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#12042 Post by Neal.Mollen » July 19th, 2020, 6:46 am

2002 Philipponnat Champagne Cuvée 1522. I am coming to the view that this cuvée is one of the most reliably delicious, character-driven wines in champagne, at least in its price range. Last night's bottle was grapefruit-city. Effusive and generous. Just loved it. I wish I had bought more.
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#12043 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » July 19th, 2020, 6:54 am

Jim Stewart wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 3:55 pm
2017 Thivin Cotes de Brouilly, enjoyable slightly chilled, outdoors on a hot and humid evening.

Good sh*t, eh? Love it.

I’m a little stung by the price locally for the 2018. It’s at $40. Ouch. Not my fave vintage either.

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#12044 Post by R.Oesterle » July 19th, 2020, 6:54 am

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#12045 Post by Merrill Lindquist » July 19th, 2020, 7:18 am

Rick Allen wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 2:30 pm
We had a run on Cameron wines over the last couple of days,

1998 Cameron Clos Electrique Pinot Noir - Slightly bretty, no funk, lots of cherries and raspberries, smooth and delicious

2014 Cameron Clos Electrique Chardonnay - Surprisingly a bit advanced. Will drink the remaining 3 bottles over the next year or so.

2014 Cameron Arley's Leap Pinot Noir - Some initial funk that blew off, slightly disjointed and dumb now. Will let the remaining bottles sit for a few more years.
How do you distinguish between bretty and funk?
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#12046 Post by Rick Allen » July 19th, 2020, 7:48 am

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 7:18 am
Rick Allen wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 2:30 pm
We had a run on Cameron wines over the last couple of days,

1998 Cameron Clos Electrique Pinot Noir - Slightly bretty, no funk, lots of cherries and raspberries, smooth and delicious

2014 Cameron Clos Electrique Chardonnay - Surprisingly a bit advanced. Will drink the remaining 3 bottles over the next year or so.

2014 Cameron Arley's Leap Pinot Noir - Some initial funk that blew off, slightly disjointed and dumb now. Will let the remaining bottles sit for a few more years.
How do you distinguish between bretty and funk?
Merrill, I look for two differences between the two. First, the brett that shows up in John's wines tends to be more "horse-y" to me. I know there are other kinds of brett, but that's the one I get in his wines - usually when they've been stored at warmer (68 degrees+) temperatures. The funk is a result of John's reductive winemaking, and usually manifests itself as sulphur compounds that will mostly dissipate with a vigorous decanting. John did go through a period about 20 years ago where a number of his wines ended up badly reduced with significant mercaptan issues. He has changed his farming methods and sulphuring regime to get that under control.

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#12047 Post by jon leifer » July 19th, 2020, 9:56 am

2018 Tiefenbrunner Weisburgunder Pinot Blanc
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2018 Matua Sauvignon Blanc
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#12048 Post by Merrill Lindquist » July 19th, 2020, 10:00 am

Rick Allen wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 7:48 am
Merrill Lindquist wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 7:18 am
Rick Allen wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 2:30 pm
We had a run on Cameron wines over the last couple of days,

1998 Cameron Clos Electrique Pinot Noir - Slightly bretty, no funk, lots of cherries and raspberries, smooth and delicious

2014 Cameron Clos Electrique Chardonnay - Surprisingly a bit advanced. Will drink the remaining 3 bottles over the next year or so.

2014 Cameron Arley's Leap Pinot Noir - Some initial funk that blew off, slightly disjointed and dumb now. Will let the remaining bottles sit for a few more years.
How do you distinguish between bretty and funk?
Merrill, I look for two differences between the two. First, the brett that shows up in John's wines tends to be more "horse-y" to me. I know there are other kinds of brett, but that's the one I get in his wines - usually when they've been stored at warmer (68 degrees+) temperatures. The funk is a result of John's reductive winemaking, and usually manifests itself as sulphur compounds that will mostly dissipate with a vigorous decanting. John did go through a period about 20 years ago where a number of his wines ended up badly reduced with significant mercaptan issues. He has changed his farming methods and sulphuring regime to get that under control.
Thanks for the description. I have had a number of Camerons and found those qualities to be disruptive. Some folks in NYC played a trick on me, decanted and let all that funk blow off, and blind served me. I liked the wine but not something I would seek out. I don't recall which Cameron it was.
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#12049 Post by Jeff_M. » July 19th, 2020, 10:37 am

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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#12050 Post by Rick Allen » July 19th, 2020, 12:55 pm

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 10:00 am
Rick Allen wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 7:48 am
Merrill Lindquist wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 7:18 am
How do you distinguish between bretty and funk?
Merrill, I look for two differences between the two. First, the brett that shows up in John's wines tends to be more "horse-y" to me. I know there are other kinds of brett, but that's the one I get in his wines - usually when they've been stored at warmer (68 degrees+) temperatures. The funk is a result of John's reductive winemaking, and usually manifests itself as sulphur compounds that will mostly dissipate with a vigorous decanting. John did go through a period about 20 years ago where a number of his wines ended up badly reduced with significant mercaptan issues. He has changed his farming methods and sulphuring regime to get that under control.
Thanks for the description. I have had a number of Camerons and found those qualities to be disruptive. Some folks in NYC played a trick on me, decanted and let all that funk blow off, and blind served me. I liked the wine but not something I would seek out. I don't recall which Cameron it was.
Cameron may be an acquired taste. I've been friends with John for 34 years, and drinking his wines just as long. To me, Cameron is what Pinot Noir should taste like.

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