What bottle of wine did you open today?

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#9651 Post by Chr!s G|@rn3r » September 27th, 2018, 5:06 pm

2015 Sojourn RRV PN. More rustic than most Sojourn PNs. Needs some time for the Tannins to integrate and acidity to mellow out. It did not pair well with salmon tonight. Probably better paired with lamb or duck. Still enjoyable and worth the money, but I’ll let my last bottle sit for 5yrs. Glad my order for the 2016s is expected in soon.

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#9652 Post by Jim Stewart » September 28th, 2018, 3:51 pm

Fantini Farnese Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2016. Sometimes you don’t want to think about it too much. Needed a glass of red wine for my reheated leftover pasta and pesto (homemade!) K.I.S.S was the modus operandi. Opened this bargain bottle ($7.99) that had a few nice comments about it at the local wine store. Beautiful dark red-purple (reminds me of Alizarin Crimson on my palette), almost opaque. Faint nose but clean. Cherry at first, maybe other fruit, a little bright and unripe (like Northwest cherries when they first appear at the supermarket here in MA) but with the pesto the fruit quickly turned full ripe cherry, almost like dried cherries, deep fruit, dry with the illusion of sweetness. Flavor crescendoed and then decayed into a long and slow aftertaste. I liked it and poured myself a second glass.
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#9653 Post by Eric Egan » September 29th, 2018, 5:52 am

Gambal Clos de Vougeot 1998 and Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr 1989. The first was still too young but opening up. The second was fantastic!
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#9654 Post by JeromeHan » September 29th, 2018, 6:03 am

2013 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva. Wall of tannins and acid that really needs some food to allow the other flavors to push through. Love the wine and look forward to try it over the next few years.

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#9655 Post by Bud Carey » September 29th, 2018, 6:33 am

On deck... 2009 Robert Foley merlot.
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#9656 Post by CJ Beazley » September 29th, 2018, 6:39 am

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#9657 Post by Neal.Mollen » September 29th, 2018, 7:07 am

1989 L'Enclos. Musty and muddled on opening, it bloomed beautifully over the evening. Lovely wine
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#9658 Post by Jim Stewart » September 29th, 2018, 8:04 am

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1989 L'Enclos. Musty and muddled on opening, it bloomed beautifully over the evening. Lovely wine
Neal, Concise, but all I need to know. A jazz or maybe blues tone to it, like the opening drum to guitar rift in Bobby Bland's version of Driftin' Blues. (I might also be put in that mood by your avatar)-Jim
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#9659 Post by michael ottesen » September 29th, 2018, 8:22 am

Salvioni Brunello Di Montalcino 2008

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#9660 Post by CJ Beazley » September 30th, 2018, 7:39 am

2006 Masi Amarone (I think this was a gift) had it with pork tenderloin that had some very assertive spices, good match. I don’t have much experience with these but a glass the next day was probably better.
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#9661 Post by Ramon C » September 30th, 2018, 8:16 am

Tasted fresher than it looked. Tinge of sweetness with mineral notes. Not the mother of all Chenin, but was above average.

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#9662 Post by Peter Panzica » September 30th, 2018, 8:45 am

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#9663 Post by Jim Stewart » October 1st, 2018, 3:00 pm

A.J. Adam Dhron Hofberg Kabinett Riesling 2015
I am new to Riesling but here goes. I only noticed the low 8.5% alcohol level on the label as I opened the bottle (the most recent beer I drank was at this same ABV!). Poured a glass at refrigerator temperature and took my first sip before I left the kitchen. Full flavored fruit with notable sweetness. The mouth-feel reminded me a bit of a Moscato d’Asti, but less sweet. Swallowing quickly changed the subject when a jolt of refreshing acidity joined the party at the back of my mouth and down my throat. Lively, energetic, not spritzy but almost seemed so. A lot of fruit. I am thinking stone fruit, plum would be my first choice. Long aftertaste where the stone fruit recedes or maybe blends with tart berry fruit. And the color: there is a greenish tint to the slightly deeper than light yellow. As the wine moves toward room temperature, I am also noticing the aroma for the first time announcing the flavors. I am enjoying this first glass. Pleasant diverse flavors, everything in balance. Nice interplay of fruit and sweetness and acid. A similar interplay that I enjoy in Coteaux du Layon, but lighter on the sweetness and livelier. I will pour myself a second glass. [cheers.gif]
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#9664 Post by Kirk.Grant » October 1st, 2018, 5:24 pm

Jim Stewart wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 3:00 pm
A.J. Adam Dhron Hofberg Kabinett Riesling 2015
I am new to Riesling but here goes. I only noticed the low 8.5% alcohol level on the label as I opened the bottle (the most recent beer I drank was at this same ABV!). Poured a glass at refrigerator temperature and took my first sip before I left the kitchen. Full flavored fruit with notable sweetness. The mouth-feel reminded me a bit of a Moscato d’Asti, but less sweet. Swallowing quickly changed the subject when a jolt of refreshing acidity joined the party at the back of my mouth and down my throat. Lively, energetic, not spritzy but almost seemed so. A lot of fruit. I am thinking stone fruit, plum would be my first choice. Long aftertaste where the stone fruit recedes or maybe blends with tart berry fruit. And the color: there is a greenish tint to the slightly deeper than light yellow. As the wine moves toward room temperature, I am also noticing the aroma for the first time announcing the flavors. I am enjoying this first glass. Pleasant diverse flavors, everything in balance. Nice interplay of fruit and sweetness and acid. A similar interplay that I enjoy in Coteaux du Layon, but lighter on the sweetness and livelier. I will pour myself a second glass. [cheers.gif]
Jim...stick with them, they're some of the most versatile whites out there. Great to see your notes too. Thanks for sharing!
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#9665 Post by Bryce K » October 3rd, 2018, 5:36 pm

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2014 Epoch Block B Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles - 100% Syrah, popped and poured, a very dark purple in the glass, pencil shavings on the nose, tannic but not overly so (pretty pleasant all in all), big dark fruit to start, balanced by healthy amount of acidity, segueing to black pepper and spices (wife says star anise) and ending with chocolate. 15.7% alcohol, and it's noticeable. This is a big wine, and needs food.
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#9666 Post by Greg K » October 4th, 2018, 12:07 am

2013 Willi Schaefer "Graacher Domprobst" Spätlese #5

Remarkably balanced acidity for a spatlese.
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#9667 Post by Jayson Cohen » October 4th, 2018, 4:24 am

Greg K wrote:
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2013 Willi Schaefer "Graacher Domprobst" Spätlese #5

Remarkably balanced acidity for a spatlese.
Among ‘13 Mosels I’ve tried, admittedly not as many as other vintages, my favorite.

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#9668 Post by Craig G » October 4th, 2018, 5:34 am

I’m in Taiwan. My wife texted me to ask what bottle she could open, so I called her back and spoke to her as she was looking in the cellar. She said she saw some Dehlinger so I said, “sure, you can open any Dehlinger bottle.” It was the 2002 Octagon.

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#9669 Post by Greg K » October 4th, 2018, 6:54 am

Jayson Cohen wrote:
October 4th, 2018, 4:24 am
Greg K wrote:
October 4th, 2018, 12:07 am
2013 Willi Schaefer "Graacher Domprobst" Spätlese #5

Remarkably balanced acidity for a spatlese.
Among ‘13 Mosels I’ve tried, admittedly not as many as other vintages, my favorite.
For the first 15 minutes it was a very pleasant spatlese. Then after some air it developed some real GRIP while still being in balance.
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#9670 Post by Walt Hoehler » October 4th, 2018, 7:21 am

Punset 2016 Babera d'Alba. With chicken parm and rotini with arrabiata sauce. Paired well. tannic as you would expect and perfect for a weeknight.

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#9671 Post by Dennis Atick » October 4th, 2018, 7:33 am

2015 Cruse Wine Co Tannat Alder Springs. Needs time. Interesting wine.
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#9672 Post by Greg K » October 5th, 2018, 10:03 pm

1986 Gruaud Larose. A tired bottle - all that you'd want on the nose with the lovely mushroom and graphite aged Bordeaux aroma, but clearly fading on the front palate. Picked up a bit on the finish, but not enough - possibly a storage issue with this one.

The girls at the table next to us asked to try "the oldest wine we've ever seen" and declared it "skunked" [snort.gif]
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#9673 Post by CJ Beazley » October 7th, 2018, 7:18 am

2007 Faust .375
On opening this was SO blueberry (not in a bad way) a little cinnamon also. Nice fruit, tiny bit of oak still, but very nice. I wouldn’t say drink up, but I don’t see more time adding much. I got a deal on these-halfwit wines maybe?-but this was an excellent qpr.
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#9674 Post by Mary Deem » October 7th, 2018, 1:27 pm

Catching up here..
9/22 - 2014 Château Hyot Côtes de Castillon - Lovely and a heck of a steal.
9/23 - Chartogne-Taillet 'Cuvée Sainte Anne R14 - My local Big Reds has been stocking this since Spring. Lovely bruised golden apples and citrus. Seems a little sweeter after drinking Vouette et Sorbée and Val Frison all summer ..but has the acid and structure to back it up.
9/29 - 2011 Joseph Roty Marsannay les Ouzeloy - Lovely starts out simple sour cherries, plums developes into a more complex beast with notes of truffles and forest floor (what ever the hell that means to you ;).
10/7 - NV Monmousseau Vigneau Cremant de Loire - A fabelous steal. Has a rich leesy notes over semi tart apples. A nice alternative to Champagne when the the wallet is bust.

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#9675 Post by Dale Bowers » October 7th, 2018, 3:27 pm

2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Home Vineyard

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#9676 Post by Jeff P » October 7th, 2018, 3:29 pm

2012 Mascot - delicious, solid price point too
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#9677 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 7th, 2018, 4:14 pm

1994 Chateau Montrose.

A Chinon-lovers Bordeaux.

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#9678 Post by Mary Deem » October 7th, 2018, 5:24 pm

Dennis - How did the Cruse Wine Co Tannat Alder Springs compare to French based tannat wines? Is it 100% tannat? I love tannat..but have not yet tried a domestic version.

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#9679 Post by Len P » October 7th, 2018, 5:32 pm

2014 Bootleg Prequel Red Wine

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#9680 Post by JMFrawley » October 7th, 2018, 5:45 pm

Greg K wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 10:03 pm
1986 Gruaud Larose. A tired bottle - all that you'd want on the nose with the lovely mushroom and graphite aged Bordeaux aroma, but clearly fading on the front palate. Picked up a bit on the finish, but not enough - possibly a storage issue with this one.

The girls at the table next to us asked to try "the oldest wine we've ever seen" and declared it "skunked" [snort.gif]
My birth year wine. Don’t worry, I also feel tired and fading at 32 years... I blame the rat race!
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#9681 Post by Casey Hartlip » October 7th, 2018, 5:55 pm

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Has a good percentage of my fruit in it.
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#9682 Post by Greg K » October 7th, 2018, 7:52 pm

JMFrawley wrote:
October 7th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Greg K wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 10:03 pm
1986 Gruaud Larose. A tired bottle - all that you'd want on the nose with the lovely mushroom and graphite aged Bordeaux aroma, but clearly fading on the front palate. Picked up a bit on the finish, but not enough - possibly a storage issue with this one.

The girls at the table next to us asked to try "the oldest wine we've ever seen" and declared it "skunked" [snort.gif]
My birth year wine. Don’t worry, I also feel tired and fading at 32 years... I blame the rat race!
I love 1986 left bank, and have had a lot of them, so this was a disappointment. A better year than mine (1979).
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#9683 Post by NED VALOIS » October 7th, 2018, 9:32 pm

Birthday dinner with family (3 kids,3 spouses,5 grandchildren) .
Standing rib roast & sides.
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#9684 Post by Ramon C » October 11th, 2018, 3:19 pm

Not a blockbuster, but a solid, traditional-tasting claret. Qualifies as a very good qpr purchase post release and glad to have a couple more. Drank with dinner at Chez Ma Tante in Brooklyn.

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#9685 Post by Scott Brunson » October 15th, 2018, 3:14 am

Blind Sunday tasting group at our place. Kyser, the wine drinking Golden Retriever, turns 13. Most of the wines were (2005) birth year bottles.

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#9686 Post by Dale Bowers » October 15th, 2018, 3:05 pm

2009 Fevre' Chablis Les Preuses Just lovely. No hint of what-shall-not-be-named.
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#9687 Post by Frank Z » October 16th, 2018, 9:58 pm

2011 Colgin Tychson Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. Drank like a left-bank Bordeaux. Absolutely phenomenal.
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#9688 Post by G. Bienstock » October 18th, 2018, 3:32 pm

2010 Rhys Horseshoe Chardonnay.

Dark gold color, really advanced apple juice aroma and flavors. Not holding up well. Drink now and hope for a better bottle.
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#9689 Post by Neal.Mollen » October 19th, 2018, 3:47 pm

1990 La Louviere. This bottle is leaner and more stern than some, but just as enjoyable
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#9690 Post by Bud Carey » October 19th, 2018, 3:53 pm

2009 Myriad Rutherford petit verdot. Yum.
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#9691 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » October 19th, 2018, 5:20 pm

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#9692 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » October 19th, 2018, 5:22 pm

None! I went straight for the Bourbon. It’s been that kind of week.
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#9693 Post by Bryan M » October 19th, 2018, 5:48 pm

2012 Rochioli River Block. Yup! This wine is rocking!!
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#9694 Post by cjsavino » October 19th, 2018, 5:57 pm

2005 Château Sociando-Mallet
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#9695 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » October 19th, 2018, 6:19 pm

2000 Chateau Chasse Spleen

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#9696 Post by Craig G » October 19th, 2018, 7:17 pm

2002 Dehlinger Pinot. But hold on, I’m still working on my Old Fashioned.
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#9697 Post by Steve Gautier » October 19th, 2018, 7:33 pm

cjsavino wrote:
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2005 Château Sociando-Mallet
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#9698 Post by Chris T. » October 19th, 2018, 7:38 pm

2012 Peter Michael les pavots.

Unbelievably refreshing. Medium+ body despite the 15.8%. The petite Verdot although only 5% adds an amazing twist to an otherwise powerful wine. Could benefit from anothe 10(probably 20).

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#9699 Post by NickRut » October 19th, 2018, 9:33 pm

‘14 Saunter Swagger. Great for the price. May be the most affordable TRB cab out there.
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#9700 Post by Phandel » October 19th, 2018, 10:58 pm

2013 Ridge Rousten Cabernet Franc.

So good - excellent balance, incredible finish length. Reminds me why I love Cabernet Franc.

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