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Re: San Francisco Jan 13/14

#51 Post by Eric Lundblad » January 8th, 2020, 7:14 pm

Assuming I'm over my cold, I'll bring a 2017 Ladd Cuvee Voile Chardonnay, a 'sous voile' chardonnay...my second vintage of this, the first was 2014 (I vetted bringing this with Alan Rath, who's had it & gave his thumbs up), and another bottle to be determined (on what I find in my locker!).
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#52 Post by Stephen Chen » January 8th, 2020, 11:49 pm

I've discovered at the last minute I have a conference dinner on that night, so won't be able to make it.

Which is too bad-- looks like a pretty cool lineup is beginning to form!

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#53 Post by Herwig Janssen » January 9th, 2020, 6:37 am

I will bring a white Burgundy .... magnum probably . I am really looking forward , thank you !

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#54 Post by George Chadwick » January 9th, 2020, 7:25 am

I have to withdraw, I'd have to leave court early, no time for BART, find parking, drive 120 miles roundtrip, and drive 290 miles the next day for a training. I'd start out the week beaten up. Have fun guys and Cindy!

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#55 Post by Scott B » January 9th, 2020, 10:45 am

I have a '87 Montelena cab to bring. Someone needs to represent Napa. Hmm, I may also bring an '02 Peay Syrah.
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#56 Post by BillK » January 9th, 2020, 8:00 pm

Please add me to the waitlist. If there is room, I would like to join.
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#57 Post by Cindy W a n » January 9th, 2020, 10:06 pm

George Chadwick wrote:
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Have fun guys and Cindy!
Thanks George!

Bringing a pair of 2012 Williams Selyems, Rochioli Riverblock PN and Papera Zin.

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#58 Post by R. Frankel » January 11th, 2020, 11:03 am

BillK wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Please add me to the waitlist. If there is room, I would like to join.
Bill, you can join. No need to be on the waitlist!
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#59 Post by Eric Lundblad » January 11th, 2020, 4:25 pm

Eric Lundblad wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Assuming I'm over my cold, I'll bring a 2017 Ladd Cuvee Voile Chardonnay, a 'sous voile' chardonnay...my second vintage of this, the first was 2014 (I vetted bringing this with Alan Rath, who's had it & gave his thumbs up), and another bottle to be determined (on what I find in my locker!).
Thankfully I'm over my cold.

I'll be bringing a 2001 Domaine de L'Arlot 1er Cru Clos des Forêts St. Georges (*not* the young vines version), in addition to the chardonnay.
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#60 Post by Andrea V. » January 11th, 2020, 11:25 pm

Hey guys, unfortunately I can not make it. My wife is out of town and I need to stay home with my son.
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#61 Post by R. Frankel » January 11th, 2020, 11:35 pm

Andrea V. wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 11:25 pm
Hey guys, unfortunately I can not make it. My wife is out of town and I need to stay home with my son.
Thanks for letting us know. Another time!
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#62 Post by Herwig Janssen » January 12th, 2020, 7:41 am

I arrived yesterday and went for dinner to restaurant Saison , very nice . We had a great wine : Calera 2000 pinot Selleck Vineyard ( Mt Harlan ) . Wow , such a concentration but elegant at the same time .

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#63 Post by ERPark » January 12th, 2020, 7:56 am

Well done, Herwig. See you tomorrow! I’ve got a 2004 Thomas PN standing right now. Doing a coin flip to determine whether I bring Cayuse or Aubert for the second bottle......
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#64 Post by Herwig Janssen » January 12th, 2020, 8:54 am

Looking forward seeing you , ER . ( I never had Cayuse , Aubert a few times )....

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#65 Post by Daniel Kim » January 12th, 2020, 8:49 pm

See you guys tomorrow, I'll bring a 78 Clos du Val, will bring a Cayuse Armada as a back up. Or second bottle.

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#66 Post by BillK » January 12th, 2020, 9:42 pm

Count me in for an 87 Mondavi Reserve with a Cayuse God Only Knows.
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#67 Post by dteng » January 12th, 2020, 10:01 pm

Herwig Janssen wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 8:54 am
Looking forward seeing you , ER .
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#68 Post by ERPark » January 13th, 2020, 12:26 pm

Herwig Janssen wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 8:54 am
Looking forward seeing you , ER . ( I never had Cayuse , Aubert a few times )....
‘11 Cayuse Armada Vineyard Syrah is slow-oxing. ‘04 Thomas PN will be pop and pour at HSC. See y’all in a bit over 5 hours!


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#69 Post by Cindy W a n » January 13th, 2020, 3:52 pm

Got pulled in to a work function and won't be back to SF until late tonight. Will have to miss out on this.

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#70 Post by R. Frankel » January 13th, 2020, 11:28 pm

Thank you all for a fun and interesting evening. It’s great to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. The stars IMHO were the classic Napa cabs - 1979 Clos du Val and 1987 Montelena and Robert Mondavi Reserve. But especially that CdV. There were other standouts but I was intrigued by the 2011 Cayuse Armada. The 2007 Hospices de Beaune Corton-Charlemagne Cuvée Salins was a charming classic white burg, a rare treat. Eric, thank you for sharing some of Ladd’s stunning chardonnays. Many other lovely wines, thank you everyone.
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#71 Post by Herwig Janssen » January 14th, 2020, 7:58 am

Thank you for a great evening . I agree with Rich’s assessment of the wines .The Clos du Val 79 was fantastic as a lot of other wines including that sparkling wine and the Montelena .
We discussed how we organize our tastings in Belgium . You can check www.vinotopia.be to check us out ( the Euryanthe tastings : Euryanthe is the name of the restaurant and we call ourselves now the Euryanthe wine club ) . Always blind tastings around a theme.

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#72 Post by Scott B » January 14th, 2020, 11:28 am

What a fun evening! Rich, thanks for planning. Great choice on restaurant. Good to meet some new folks... Herwig, Eric. Leonard, I didn't get to chat with you... maybe next time. I think the gauntlet has been thrown down. Time for a themed blind tasting.
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#73 Post by Eric Lundblad » January 14th, 2020, 3:50 pm

That was a great evening...thanks for organizing and including me! It was great to meet everyone...too bad it's so impractical to swap places at the table. I loved the opportunity to taste the excellent line of of Cab/related wines, my favs were the 79 Clos du Val, the Arietta (02 H block?) and the Montelena. I also loved how the Corton-Charley transformed into a bright/youthful/characterful wine. And the other wines I'm forgetting. Thanks again.
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#74 Post by R. Frankel » January 15th, 2020, 8:20 am

Herwig Janssen wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 7:58 am
Thank you for a great evening . I agree with Rich’s assessment of the wines .The Clos du Val 79 was fantastic as a lot of other wines including that sparkling wine and the Montelena .
We discussed how we organize our tastings in Belgium . You can check www.vinotopia.be to check us out ( the Euryanthe tastings : Euryanthe is the name of the restaurant and we call ourselves now the Euryanthe wine club ) . Always blind tastings around a theme.
For the record, the sparkler was the 2014 Ultramarine Rosé. Very tasty, best Ultramarine I’ve had.
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#75 Post by R. Frankel » January 15th, 2020, 8:21 am

Scott B wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 11:28 am
What a fun evening! Rich, thanks for planning. Great choice on restaurant. Good to meet some new folks... Herwig, Eric. Leonard, I didn't get to chat with you... maybe next time. I think the gauntlet has been thrown down. Time for a themed blind tasting.
Scott, my pleasure. Please invite me to your blind tasting event!
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#76 Post by Daniel Kim » January 15th, 2020, 9:08 am

Herwig Janssen wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 7:58 am
Thank you for a great evening . I agree with Rich’s assessment of the wines .The Clos du Val 79 was fantastic as a lot of other wines including that sparkling wine and the Montelena .
We discussed how we organize our tastings in Belgium . You can check www.vinotopia.be to check us out ( the Euryanthe tastings : Euryanthe is the name of the restaurant and we call ourselves now the Euryanthe wine club ) . Always blind tastings around a theme.
Was a pleasure meeting you Herwig and I’m so glad you enjoyed the Clos du Val! I’ve set aside the 78 and the 79 for your next visit. champagne.gif

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