What bottle of wine did you open today?

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#11701 Post by Matt Allen » May 10th, 2020, 8:59 pm

Bedrock 2014 Evangelo

Typical Evangelo, perfectly ready to drink

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#11702 Post by Scott Brunson » May 11th, 2020, 6:09 am

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#11703 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 11th, 2020, 6:10 am

Matt Allen wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Bedrock 2014 Evangelo

Typical Evangelo, perfectly ready to drink
Guess I'll need to get mine out of storage! Did you give it a little decant or was it ready on pop n' pour?
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#11704 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 11th, 2020, 6:11 am

Scott Brunson wrote:
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I think Kaiser (sp?) needs his own WB profile.
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#11705 Post by Scott Brunson » May 11th, 2020, 6:31 am

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
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I think Kaiser (sp?) needs his own WB profile.
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#11706 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 11th, 2020, 6:32 am

Scott Brunson wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 6:31 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 6:11 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
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I think Kaiser (sp?) needs his own WB profile.
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#11707 Post by Jeff_M. » May 11th, 2020, 8:04 am

Went with Alaskan king crab (10 lb Costco box) and all whites yesterday.

2019 Tench sauvignon blanc, this is very good SB. I have two other bottles and will try to wait til late summer to open them.
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#11708 Post by eweininger » May 11th, 2020, 9:22 am

2012 Domaine Jean Tardy et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin Champerrier Vieilles Vignes

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#11709 Post by Rob_S » May 11th, 2020, 3:09 pm

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2017 Enfield foot tread rosé. I'd put it up against pretty much any rosé out there. Very ageable, turns into a superlight bojo.
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#11710 Post by Sarah Duke » May 12th, 2020, 5:13 am

2015 Perrin Les Hauts de Julien Vinsobres
4 hours in Riedel Boa Decanter
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#11711 Post by Jeff_M. » May 12th, 2020, 7:20 am

84' Spottswoode, the fruit on this has faded and at least for this bottle, it was slightly beyond its drinking window. I have one more bottle and will see if its in better shape soon.

16 Outpost Zinfandel, this is drinking really nice. Have quite a few more of them to enjoy.
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#11712 Post by dsimmons » May 12th, 2020, 11:24 am

2003 Château Lascombes - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (5/12/2020)
Delicious bottle of mature Bordeaux an an amazing step up since the last bottle drank in '17. Concentrated, mature fruit flavor profile with earthy notes and elegant balance. Fully resolved tannin. Unfortunately my last bottle but I would guess this wine will be at peak for at least 5 more years. (93 pts.)

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#11713 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 12th, 2020, 3:02 pm

2017 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Superior. It's ok.
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#11714 Post by Will Clements » May 12th, 2020, 5:17 pm

The 18 year old brought her bf over for the first time.
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#11715 Post by John Morris » May 12th, 2020, 6:24 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
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Bouard swooped in for this vintage. Lanessan, too.
Too bad. Sipping an '08 Lanessan now that I picked up today for ~$30. Your kind of wine. Could be mistaken initially for a Chinon, though it's fleshing out a bit.
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#11716 Post by John Morris » May 12th, 2020, 6:28 pm

Sarah Duke wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 5:13 am
2015 Perrin Les Hauts de Julien Vinsobres
4 hours in Riedel Boa Decanter
Great!
Interesting. Thanks for the note. Their regular "Les Cornuds" Vinsobres can be very impressive in a lot of years. I'd never heard of the Hauts de Julien bottling before. At 2.5x the price of the Cornuds, I'd guess it's quite impressive!
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#11717 Post by jon leifer » May 12th, 2020, 7:30 pm

2013 Bedrock North Coast Syrah, one of the all time great QPR's
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#11718 Post by Rich Brown » May 12th, 2020, 7:35 pm

Will Clements wrote:
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The 18 year old brought her bf over for the first time.
.....so this is what you served them?

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#11719 Post by Sean_S » May 12th, 2020, 7:39 pm

2015 Michaud - Marsanne
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#11720 Post by Will Clements » May 12th, 2020, 8:11 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Will Clements wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 5:17 pm
The 18 year old brought her bf over for the first time.
.....so this is what you served them?
Well myself and my wife and them. So yes.

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#11721 Post by Craig G » May 12th, 2020, 8:28 pm

Will Clements wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 8:11 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Will Clements wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 5:17 pm
The 18 year old brought her bf over for the first time.
.....so this is what you served them?
Well myself and my wife and them. So yes.
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#11722 Post by Will Clements » May 12th, 2020, 8:41 pm

Craig G wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Will Clements wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 8:11 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:35 pm


.....so this is what you served them?
Well myself and my wife and them. So yes.
“Mess with my daughter and you’ll Peay.”

Exactly.
We opened a 2012 La Bruma Syrah too

The bf is a nice kid. So it’s worth it

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#11723 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 13th, 2020, 4:55 am

Opened a 2015 Geyserville last night. Very ripe black fruit profile, had prominent alcohol on the finish. Yes, I know Ridge wines can age, but not sure about this one.
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#11724 Post by AAgrawal » May 13th, 2020, 9:13 am

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 4:55 am
Opened a 2015 Geyserville last night. Very ripe black fruit profile, had prominent alcohol on the finish. Yes, I know Ridge wines can age, but not sure about this one.
I really loved this on release, but a bottle I had a year ago showed similarly to how you describe it. I have two more and am holding them for a while in the hopes that it is a phase...
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#11725 Post by jon leifer » May 14th, 2020, 6:46 pm

2018 Lioco Chardonnay, Sonoma..Pleasant, refreshing midweek chard, reasonably priced, crisp but not bracing or shrill acidity..Seems designed for short term drinking, doubt it will reward extended cellaring, drink now to end of 2021.
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#11726 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 14th, 2020, 6:48 pm

2014 Bedrock Evangelho, Matt made me do it.

Paired with a Flannery ribeye.
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#11727 Post by Jeff_M. » May 14th, 2020, 8:00 pm

2007 Poggio Antico Madre, Sangiovese Cabernet blend. Picked this up at the winery tasting last year. Really enjoying the finish.
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#11728 Post by Rodrigo F. » May 14th, 2020, 8:11 pm

2016 Quilceda Creek - Columbia Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon . My first time trying this wine. Wow. Decanted for an hour and it was singing!
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#11729 Post by Geoff F. » May 14th, 2020, 8:36 pm

2017 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Clos des Ursules. First time trying it (and having any Jadot nicer than their $16 Bourgogne Rouge). It might be all the top-notch Oregon Pinot I've had lately, but this felt a little bit new world to me? Big plushy red fruits on the nose, a slightly plushy body with juicy acidity, nice tannins. Good value at $50 but for that money I'd rather have Barthod's Les Bons Batons.
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#11730 Post by Brandon R » May 15th, 2020, 8:56 am

Sarah Duke wrote:
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2015 Perrin Les Hauts de Julien Vinsobres
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You joined March 15. Welcome! Nice wine.
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#11731 Post by G. Bienstock » May 15th, 2020, 2:25 pm

1994 Leoville Las Cases. Kind of LLC lite, just less intense than usual. No problem with tannins. Drink soon.
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#11732 Post by Bud Carey » May 15th, 2020, 2:58 pm

2012 Hobel cab
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#11733 Post by Jayson Cohen » May 15th, 2020, 3:11 pm

G. Bienstock wrote:
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1994 Leoville Las Cases. Kind of LLC lite, just less intense than usual. No problem with tannins. Drink soon.
Interesting. L-Barton is fabulous right now, open and layered with beautiful texture and fruit and seemingly on a long plateau of good drinking. Not LB-lite at all.

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#11734 Post by Neal.Mollen » May 15th, 2020, 4:23 pm

2005 Caronne St Gemme. Pretty good for a cheapie.
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#11735 Post by G. Bienstock » May 15th, 2020, 7:54 pm

Jayson Cohen wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 3:11 pm
G. Bienstock wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 2:25 pm
1994 Leoville Las Cases. Kind of LLC lite, just less intense than usual. No problem with tannins. Drink soon.
Interesting. L-Barton is fabulous right now, open and layered with beautiful texture and fruit and seemingly on a long plateau of good drinking. Not LB-lite at all.
I found it odd that the wine was kind of light when they had RO back then.

I have had the LB and may even have 1 bottle left. It is a better wine in 94.
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#11736 Post by Bdklein » May 16th, 2020, 2:38 pm

2016 Myriad Tofanelli Semillon. Yummy!!!
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#11737 Post by T Welch » May 16th, 2020, 6:35 pm

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#11738 Post by AD Northup » May 17th, 2020, 6:48 pm

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#11739 Post by Albert R » May 17th, 2020, 7:04 pm

2017 Myriad Semillon McGah-Tasty and did not last long!
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#11740 Post by Casey Hartlip » May 17th, 2020, 8:43 pm

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#11741 Post by Brandon R » May 18th, 2020, 8:43 am

This was tasty for sure, but I actually might wait on the next one.
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#11742 Post by Demian Saenz » May 18th, 2020, 3:28 pm

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#11743 Post by H. N o w b a r » May 18th, 2020, 6:09 pm

Opened these last weekend:

2005 Cayuse Syrah en Cerise
2014 Cayuse Syrah en Cerise
2005 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 DeLille Cellars Roofline

The Cayuse really benefits from aging, though the 2014 was more approachable on day 2. You may wonder why the Cayuse lasted so long? The answer is that my wife doesn't like it. May gain. :)
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#11744 Post by Andrew Demaree » May 18th, 2020, 6:50 pm

2007 Bisceglia “Gudarrà” Aglianico del Vulture. This one is showing some tertiary notes that weren’t present in bottles of the 2005 and 2006 I’ve had over the last few months. If you’ve got any, now’s a good time to enjoy it. The tannins have smoothed out and there are still some fruit elements present to balance out the savory. Lots of sediment, though, so definitely stand up for a week or so in advance, if you can.

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#11745 Post by H. N o w b a r » May 18th, 2020, 9:07 pm

2005 Araujo Estate Sauvignon Blanc Eisele Vineyard. Given the age, it had color more like a Chardonnay but tasted great.

2016 Involuntary Commitment Red Wine. Good juice for the price.
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#11746 Post by Sjmotta » May 19th, 2020, 1:28 pm

2019 Paul Lato ‘O Solo Mio’ Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley. Very pale color, gooseberry on palate and bright acidity. Very nice.
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#11747 Post by Yao C » May 19th, 2020, 2:04 pm

2006 Jean-Marc Pillot Chevalier-Montrachet
Distressingly dark and apple cidery when sampled with Coravin on 5/15, though this cleared up after a day or so in the fridge (in the meantime we had the 2007 Dauvissat Forest instead). Light, soaraway character to the nose - very treble, with white flowers, lemon cream, and traces of nuttiness and white mushroom. The pedigree of the vineyard is clearly apparent in the balance of the wine, as well as the substantial mouthfeel, but this is too diffident & unfocused and doesn't appear to have achieved its full potential. Though not great value, this is still an enjoyable drink. Good

2007 Dauvissat Forest
A relief to open a thoroughly sound bottle after the scare with the J-M Pillot Chevalier. Smacks you in the face with a strong green apple nose tempered with a honeyed, aged character that keeps it just this side of friendly. The palate has great cut and salinity, with a chalky character that begins as a suggestion but then rises and rises out of the ground like a white monolith, setting the stage for a long, satisfying finish. Good

2001 Lynch Bages
Lighter bodied red fruit at first with a delicate, juicy character at first. Puts on weight with an hour or two of decanting to reveal a classic, perfumed nose in the Bordeaux style - dark fruit, cedar, earth, an undertone of spice. Silky palate with the tannins nicely integrated. Just perfectly balanced without a hair out of place. No worries drinking it at this point, especially with a steak, but this will improve for another 5-10 years easily. Good plus
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#11748 Post by Bud Carey » May 19th, 2020, 2:15 pm

2014 Switchback Ridge merlot... yum!!
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#11749 Post by Andrew M » May 19th, 2020, 5:52 pm

2015 Quilceda Creek CVR. PnP - hot oak monster. 20 minutes in the glass and it transformed into a very smooth, restrained, and lovely wine with a sweeter nose and no sign of 15.2% alc. A comeback for the ages.
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Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

#11750 Post by Alex Frank » May 19th, 2020, 6:15 pm

Last night: 2016 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron. Kind of kicking myself for drinking it so young, but it was slamming (and I have a '16 of the real deal to pop in a few decades). Two and a half hour decant – inky purple-black and just from watching it pour into the decanter, you could tell it was going to be a big, rich, mouth-filling wine. On the nose, the expected Paulliac dark fruit, along with cedar, graphite, black olive/petrol, toasted bread and cigar tobacco. The palate followed the nose, along with some really nice coffee/mocha notes and good acidity to keep it from being too gloppy. Got this on a Last Bottle marathon, wish I had gone for more than a single bottle.

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