Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL

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#1 Post by Brian Tuite » January 7th, 2019, 4:09 pm

In allegiance with the Cellartracker lowest scored wine in your cellar thread I propose we get that shit out of our cellars and drink it. I mean, what are we waiting for, it's not like it's going to get any better right?

How about first pour of this coming weekend or somewhere therein? With notes posted to this thread? I'll donate $10 per note to a pool and then at the end of the weekend I will total the pool and donate wine of that value to the Falltacular Silent Auction. $15 per note that includes a pic of your pouring it down the drain.

It's a win/wine/win situation. We all get rid of that bottle that is dragging our accumulative cellar rating down and at the same time help a person/persons who is/are suffering from Domestic Abuse. So grab that shitty wine and lets have a party!


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I have extended this through Sunday 1/27/19. Stop dragging your feet and post a freaking note already.
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#2 Post by Chr!s G|@rn3r » January 7th, 2019, 4:15 pm

Will the donation go up if the note includes a picture of the wine being dumped down the toilet?

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#3 Post by Brian Tuite » January 7th, 2019, 4:20 pm

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Will the donation go up if the note includes a picture of the wine being dumped down the toilet?
$15
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#4 Post by YLee » January 7th, 2019, 4:40 pm

I might have a crap or two.
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#5 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » January 7th, 2019, 4:44 pm

Cull party!
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#6 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » January 7th, 2019, 4:49 pm

Post the link. I neglected to donate last year! Great idea, great cause supported so generously by FMIII.

PS. I’ll donate money so that I don’t have to drink shitty wine.

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#7 Post by Frank Murray III » January 7th, 2019, 5:25 pm

Brian, thank you for doing this effort and for your generosity. You've evolved into a true advocate for the Falltacular family and Laura's House, and I appreciate you for it. Thanks again, buddy.

Alf, which link do you want? We have one that shows people everything that is in the event next month (dynamic link too as I update it every few days as stuff gets committed), which is this one: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n6y1k2ej149j ... yrl4a?dl=0. You want to open the Event File that is in Excel, which has the tabs that lists everything.

Or the link for Laura's House, which is this one: https://www.laurashouse.org/
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#8 Post by maureen nelson » January 7th, 2019, 5:29 pm

Lowest rated by what standard?

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#9 Post by C h r i s - B. » January 7th, 2019, 5:49 pm

Great idea! I’m in. I will be regretfully drinking “Fonda Real” “White wine” - product of Spain, no vintage given.

It was part of a biz gift basket received for Christmas 2017, so I’ve been stalling for over a year trying to figure out what to do with it.
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#10 Post by Cris Whetstone » January 7th, 2019, 6:01 pm

All this cursing is bullshit.

I'll do my best. I have a bunch with no scores yet in CT. The two lowest are pending delivery. Next up is a low end, 2005 Burgundy i got from Garagiste. I tried it in 2014 and wrote in the note I should lay off it for another 4-5 years. So perfect timing with an avg score of 86 pts.

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Funky, mushroomy nose. Thick and concentrated with a sour finish. I drank a glass and dumped the rest of the bottle.
82pts

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#11 Post by Chr!s G|@rn3r » January 7th, 2019, 6:03 pm

Although it has no ratings in CT, my clear loser is a gifted 2016 Pennsylvania “Proprietary White Blend” with no description of what is in the blend. Hopefully this qualifies because I’m sick of looking at it.

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#12 Post by Brian Tuite » January 7th, 2019, 6:04 pm

maureen nelson wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Lowest rated by what standard?
Cellartracker community score. Or, like mentioned upthread, something you’re tired of looking at because you don’t want to drink it because it sucks. Relative in comparison to the rest of your cellar of course. [wink.gif]
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#13 Post by Mike Stoneking » January 7th, 2019, 6:30 pm

I might show up with all my MI wines. Just don't want them dragging me down.
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#14 Post by Frank Murray III » January 7th, 2019, 6:32 pm

I don't want to see any of this crap show up in the Silent Auction next month. [help.gif] [rofl.gif]
My WOTY candidates for 2019:
2014 Marie Courtin Eloquence Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
2017 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Occidental Ridge SC PN
2017 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Platt SC PN
2017 Kutch Pinot Noir SC PN
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#15 Post by Cris Whetstone » January 7th, 2019, 6:35 pm

Frank Murray III wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 6:32 pm
I don't want to see any of this crap show up in the Silent Auction next month. [help.gif] [rofl.gif]
Mixed case of bargains donated by C. Whetstone. Avg CT score of 87.2 pts!
Starting bid of $50.
Thanks for supporting Laura's House!
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#16 Post by PaulMills » January 7th, 2019, 7:23 pm

I am up for it. It looks like I will be sucking this down this weekend: 2010 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Chouacheux Domaine Gagey

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#17 Post by Scott Watkins » January 7th, 2019, 7:54 pm

Okay I will start this shitty thread off by first apologizing for my love of toilet humor and my immaturity, long live Mark B's toilet humor thread flirtysmile

Here it is a 1995 Qinta Do Poco Lobo Bairrada from Portugal. This is a foul sour mess with the only fruit being rotting strawberry and very sour cranberry, has good color and good acid tho... [wow.gif] Have no idea why I bought two bottles of this other than I thought it was cool a flash site might have a good aged wine from Protugal uggh.

Also I am in for $5 per note and $15 for every thunder bucket dumping pic. Gotta love what Laura's house does!
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#18 Post by Chr!s G|@rn3r » January 7th, 2019, 8:03 pm

Scott Watkins wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Have no idea why I bought two bottles of this other than I thought it was cool a flash site might have a good aged wine from Protugal uggh.
Whoops looks like I don't read instructions very well! I will delete and repost if you want me to Brian...
I guess you’ll just have to open that second bottle on Friday!

Also, this toilet thing is going to look much worse with red wine...

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#19 Post by Lee Short » January 7th, 2019, 9:36 pm

How much of it do we actually have to drink? That's the crux of the issue here.

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#20 Post by Jeff Vaughan » January 8th, 2019, 5:50 am

Mine is 2010 Domaine Roger Belland Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Clos Pitois Rouge at 85.5. Three notes, two scores. A 78 with no note and a 93 with a note. This doesn't feel like it meets the spirit of the OP, because I've had it, and it doesn't suck.

Next up would be NV Boisset Saint-Reine Blanc de Blancs Brut at 85.9. 15 notes. I think this is my wine.
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#21 Post by Brian Tuite » January 8th, 2019, 6:45 am

Lee Short wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 9:36 pm
How much of it do we actually have to drink? That's the crux of the issue here.
Enough to write a worthy note.
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#22 Post by bob poirier » January 8th, 2019, 7:16 am

Excellent excuse to get rid of the Cupcake Prosecco I haven't been able to get my in laws to drink for the last 2 years......

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#23 Post by Pat K » January 8th, 2019, 10:06 am

Brian, if I choose one of the CT low-rated and cheap wines I have on hand for 2019 consumption is that good enough? I have 2 candidates, both of which are in the 84-87 score range.

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#24 Post by Dean Fjelstul » January 8th, 2019, 10:12 am

Wish this had been posted last weekend. I opened a bottle of Hello Kitty wine... no kidding. It was a gift to my wife from a co-worker. (I won't get into the Hello Kitty issues in our house). I can best describe it as bad Welche's grape juice with a hint of alcohol.

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#25 Post by lleichtman » January 8th, 2019, 2:53 pm

PaulMills wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 7:23 pm
I am up for it. It looks like I will be sucking this down this weekend: 2010 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Chouacheux Domaine Gagey

CT 84.5

How bad can a LJ be?
Had this one. The 84.5 is too high by 10% [snort.gif]
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#26 Post by Rich Salsano » January 8th, 2019, 3:18 pm

2004 Kent Rasmussen Petit Verdot looks like my winner. 77.2 CT average but a few very low scores bringing down the score and I question the tasters palates tbh.

Either way, that bottle needs to go!
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#27 Post by Chris Seiber » January 9th, 2019, 8:20 am

This is probably my favorite one of these topics. Well done, Brian.

We especially all have those bottles lying around that someone brought over, and you don’t quite want to throw them away or give them away, but you don’t want to drink them either, and so they just sit there (getting worse).

[No disrespect intended to the spirit of these kinds of gifts, which I appreciate getting even when it’s a bottle of Josh Pinot or Woodbridge merlot, but then ... you have a bottle of Josh Pinot or Woodbridge merlot, and what do you do with it?]

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#28 Post by Jeff Vaughan » January 9th, 2019, 8:29 am

I have limited space so I take most of these bottles to work and give them away or open at office happy hours. Or give them to my 25 yr old daughter who is happy to receive them. There are plenty of people who enjoy what we don’t want.
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#29 Post by Paul Miller » January 9th, 2019, 8:31 am

I drank 24 of them last month. Not sure I care to repeat this.

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#30 Post by Chris Seiber » January 9th, 2019, 9:22 am

Jeff Vaughan wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 8:29 am
I have limited space so I take most of these bottles to work and give them away or open at office happy hours. Or give them to my 25 yr old daughter who is happy to receive them. There are plenty of people who enjoy what we don’t want.
I don't have a big office workplace anymore, but back when I did, there were times I'd anonymously put a box of miscellaneous low quality wines (all or mostly received as gifts) in the office kitchen after hours with a "please take one" sign.

Another thing I've done is box up wines and take them to the priests in my parish for everyday use or whatever they want. I usually do a 50-50 mix of good wines with these kinds of wines, segregated into two categories (sometimes using a colored sticker on the top of the cork to distinguish).

But it's always an effort to think of and to do those sorts of things, so I expect I'm like most people and have several of those just sitting around somewhere at any given time.

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#31 Post by M. Dildine » January 9th, 2019, 9:47 am

What to do if you’re on a wine fast and almost out of French wine anyway?

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#32 Post by Mike Grammer » January 9th, 2019, 3:27 pm

What if I've purged my cellar of any of those? [grin.gif]

I'll take a look--could be some homemade wine buried somewhere...or a well-meaning gift from someone...

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#33 Post by Brian Tuite » January 11th, 2019, 6:01 pm

Bump.

Ok, what did you pop?

Be aware that this doesn’t have to be a terrible wine. Just the one you have in Cellartracker with the lowest rating. If you’re a baller and it’s 95pts then so be it.

Letting this open up if that’s even a possibility with this wine.
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#34 Post by Chr!s G|@rn3r » January 11th, 2019, 7:59 pm

We went with a 2016 Narsici Winery “Rosabella” Pennsylvania Proprietary white blend. It had no indication of which grape varieties, if any, were used to make this. No CT scores, but undoubtedly the best option in our collection.

As I pulled the bottle from the fridge, my wife immediately says “Ew i dont want that!”. I told her we must, for charity! And her palate is better than mine and I needed it for a decent note.

With horrible expectations, we popped and poured.
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This had an almost nonexistent nose. After a few minutes, we got some Floral notes with green melon. It was not indicative of what was to come...

Sweetness hit like a ton of bricks. So sweet our faces puckered up instantly. Oddly, the fruit flavors were mostly of tart fruit. Maybe green apple? On the finish of the first sip and the only one we actually swallowed, we got what I think was mothball completely overwhelming me. I’ve never had mothball in a wine before, and hope to never experience it again. There is also really no weight to this wine, oddly. It is as if no liquid is in your mouth but all of the horrible flavors and sugar still come through.

Even if this wine was ice cold and it was a very hot day, i’m not sure I could take a full glass down. To the toilet!
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#35 Post by Scott Watkins » January 11th, 2019, 8:22 pm

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 7:59 pm
We went with a 2016 Narsici Winery “Rosabella” Pennsylvania Proprietary white blend. It had no indication of which grape varieties, if any, were used to make this. No CT scores, but undoubtedly the best option in our collection.

As I pulled the bottle from the fridge, my wife immediately says “Ew i dont want that!”. I told her we must, for charity! And her palate is better than mine and I needed it for a decent note.

With horrible expectations, we popped and poured.
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This had an almost nonexistent nose. After a few minutes, we got some Floral notes with green melon. It was not indicative of what was to come...

Sweetness hit like a ton of bricks. So sweet our faces puckered up instantly. Oddly, the fruit flavors were mostly of tart fruit. Maybe green apple? On the finish of the first sip and the only one we actually swallowed, we got what I think was mothball completely overwhelming me. I’ve never had mothball in a wine before, and hope to never experience it again. There is also really no weight to this wine, oddly. It is as if no liquid is in your mouth but all of the horrible flavors and sugar still come through.

Even if this wine was ice cold and it was a very hot day, i’m not sure I could take a full glass down. To the toilet!
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#36 Post by Craig G » January 11th, 2019, 9:01 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Bump.

Ok, what did you pop?

Be aware that this doesn’t have to be a terrible wine. Justbthe one you e in Cellartracker with the lowest rating. If you’re a baller and it’s 95pts then so be it.

Letting this open up if that’s even a possibility with this wine.

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#37 Post by Pat K » January 12th, 2019, 10:50 am

2010 Veleta Cabernet (Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Cabernet Sauvignon). Second of 2 bottles; first one was, ahem, nothing special. Prior CT notes were dated 2017; our first bottle was 2018 and seemed past its prime. Trying to be objective here, and the second bottle is different. Subtle aromas of green pepper, green olive and fennel are emerging. Clearly some black fruit, very minor oak influence. I still believe, however, that at $15 QPR is fair to poor. I'd rather have many $5-$6 Chilean cabs and even some domestic cabs can be had for less that deliver more.

Not a purchase I will repeat. Lesson learned.This was a low-scoring wine in CT that we had on hand. I won't go so far as to pour it out, and it might open up more tonight. It will be good enough for a rainy, chilly SoCal evening.

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#38 Post by Brian Tuite » January 12th, 2019, 9:27 pm

  • 2006 Faiveley Mercurey 1er Cru Clos du Roy - France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Mercurey 1er Cru (1/12/2019)
    Pop n pour, looks like old wine, brickish brown with a ruby tinge. Nose of saddle leather and leaky septic tank with nothing resembling wine. Palate is acidic, bland and devoid of most fruit. A hint of cherry/strawberry followed by enamel stripping tannins and a chalky finish. Really the only change between this bottle and the one I opened 7 years ago is the total lack of fruit. Yuck.
    Checked back in after a couple hours. No change. Cork back in and will give it on last try Sunday before it becomes a sacrifice to the porcelin god.
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Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

#39 Post by Brian Tuite » January 12th, 2019, 9:54 pm

Come on people, where are the tasting notes? Just grab the lowest rated wine from your cellar and pull the cork or twist the cap. Whatever it takes. Time is running out and so far you have failed miserably. $10/note, $15 if it contains a pic of you pouring it into the john.
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Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

#40 Post by Jeff Vaughan » January 13th, 2019, 6:27 am

Posting on behalf of Bob Hughes, who is technically challenged when it comes to posting pictures. Last night fellow Berserkers Bob Hughes, Rich Trimpi, Dave Mosko and myself had dinner at a local BYO at the kitchen table. Literally, in the kitchen. Bob brought his shittiest bottle of wine to share with us in honor of Laura's House. He also shared a couple bottles of 89 Chateau La Fleur de Gay which did not qualify.
  • 2015 BrisAndes Cabernet Sauvignon - Chile, Rapel Valley, Colchagua Valley (1/13/2019) From the cellar Bob Hughes and consumed for the "drink that shitty wine" charity thread for Laura's House and Falltacular.

    Cellar tracker 84.6. Popped and poured. A decant was not necessary and was not going to help this wine. Smells a little weedy and green. I was thinking it could be Cab Franc. Candied fruit. Medium bodied. I wouldn't say this offensive, but a couple small sips were enough for me. Tasted thin and manipulated a little.
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Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

#41 Post by Bob Hughes » January 13th, 2019, 6:50 am

Thank you for your assistance, brother - and thanks to Ann for taking those pictures [cheers.gif] .

I think most of us agreed that it wasn't the worst thing we had ever put down our gullets, but it also wasn't a wine that we'd need to do more than once either [bleh.gif]

Brian, we were in a restaurant with only one bathroom, so we opted to pour the rest down their kitchen sink - hope that still qualifies. And I will add editorially that I didn't realize we were such a good looking bunch of guys [wink.gif]

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#42 Post by Brian Tuite » January 13th, 2019, 7:06 am

Well done Bob, Jeff, Pat, Chris!


To the rest of you, do I have to extend this another week? Chime in!
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#43 Post by Jeff Vaughan » January 13th, 2019, 7:18 am

Brian, please keep it going. My liver needs a break after this weekend, but I have one I need to purge. I don't plan on wanting to drink it, so I will get it open later today during the football games.
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#44 Post by Richard T r i m p i » January 13th, 2019, 8:22 am

Fun night. Well done Team Vaughan with the photos and TN. The bronze colored, overtly sherried 1995 Ridge Chard was shitty too, but I'm assuming flaws are a disqualification. Who else but Bob would have a dup backup for the 1989 La Fleur de Gay. [cheers.gif]

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Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

#45 Post by Steve Gautier » January 13th, 2019, 9:47 am

Bob Hughes wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 6:50 am
Thank you for your assistance, brother - and thanks to Ann for taking those pictures [cheers.gif] .

I think most of us agreed that it wasn't the worst thing we had ever put down our gullets, but it also wasn't a wine that we'd need to do more than once either [bleh.gif]

Brian, we were in a restaurant with only one bathroom, so we opted to pour the rest down their kitchen sink - hope that still qualifies. And I will add editorially that I didn't realize we were such a good looking bunch of guys [wink.gif]
If you were where I think you were, I would have made a large donation to see a picture that captured the looks on the faces of the people at the Farm Table if the five of you would have went into that small bathroom together to get a picture of it being dumped down the toilet.
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#46 Post by Jeff Vaughan » January 13th, 2019, 10:23 am

Steve, that would have been funny to see the reactions at that table. I have to say I felt bad when I saw the face of one of the kitchen staff that was washing dishes when we poured the wine out. It's easy to forget how fortunate we are to be able to eat and drink so well, when others would be thrilled to have the wines we are dumping out.

P.S. We are going to start working on that Bedrock tasting. I'll be in touch.
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#47 Post by Pat K » January 13th, 2019, 10:25 am

Brian Tuite wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 7:06 am
Well done Bob, Jeff, Pat, Chris!


To the rest of you, do I have to extend this another week? Chime in!
Brian, if I do cheapo wine by next week can I get a gold star or extra credit or a double? I do have some daily drinkers and if you accepted the Veleta maybe I can talk you into another. For Laura's House.

Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite, according to winesearcher, is part of the sponsorship of the Bris Andes. So I found Bob's experience to be interesting. Based on the wine we had from Spain, I'd take most Chilean Cabs in that price range over Spain Cabs.

But the note and photos and story were great....

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#48 Post by Steve Gautier » January 13th, 2019, 12:48 pm

Jeff Vaughan wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 10:23 am
Steve, that would have been funny to see the reactions at that table. I have to say I felt bad when I saw the face of one of the kitchen staff that was washing dishes when we poured the wine out. It's easy to forget how fortunate we are to be able to eat and drink so well, when others would be thrilled to have the wines we are dumping out.

P.S. We are going to start working on that Bedrock tasting. I'll be in touch.
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Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/13/19

#49 Post by Brian Tuite » January 13th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Pat K wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 10:25 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 7:06 am
Well done Bob, Jeff, Pat, Chris!


To the rest of you, do I have to extend this another week? Chime in!
Brian, if I do cheapo wine by next week can I get a gold star or extra credit or a double? I do have some daily drinkers and if you accepted the Veleta maybe I can talk you into another. For Laura's House.

Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite, according to winesearcher, is part of the sponsorship of the Bris Andes. So I found Bob's experience to be interesting. Based on the wine we had from Spain, I'd take most Chilean Cabs in that price range over Spain Cabs.

But the note and photos and story were great....
Keep them coming, the more the better for Laura’s House and for your cellar.
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#50 Post by Mike Evans » January 13th, 2019, 4:55 pm

Here are two from tonight. The McDowell had a CT average of 71 and the Vaqueyras of 76 before my current notes, neither of which remotely reflect the quality of these bottles. The only score for the McDowell other than mine disgusts me. I have no problem with giving a wine a low score, but I find it cowardly to give a 60 without any explanation of why the score is so low.

1998 Domaine La Garrigue Vacqueyras - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Vacqueyras (1/13/2019)
Very herbal, wth marjoram, basil, and lavender (I actually pulled some bottles from the spice rack to look for similarities) surrounding a sweet core of dark cherry and umami, with surprising persistence. Strangely compelling, it is hard to stop drinking and a pleasant surprise. (88 pts.)

1995 McDowell Valley Vineyards Syrah - USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino (1/13/2019)
Simple but clean brambly fruit with traces of soy sauce oxidation more noticeable on the nose than the palates where there is plenty of sweet fruit remaining. Past its peak, but still pleasant and worth drinking. (86 pts.)

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