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Jump to new posts 2011 Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard by Marc Hanes @ 8 seconds ago

Turley San Luis Obispo County, California Paso Robles Ueberroth Vineyard Zinfandel 2011 $48.00 16.3% The core is a murky purple unto black, fully opaque, the rims shift through brick red to burnt orange hues, even though the liquid on the whole is cl
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Jump to new posts 1998 Clos du Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvee du Papet by Marc Hanes @ 4 minutes 11 seconds ago

Clos du Mont-Olivet Rhone, France Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvee du Papet Grenache 1998 $39.99 14.0% Burnt red to orange hued core, lighter orange to yellow rims, decent clarity but necessarily spotless and shiny. Fat, unfocused nose of garrigues, damp
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Jump to new posts Plan Bee Farm Brewery Barn Beer Wild Ale by Marc Hanes @ 14 minutes 4 seconds ago

Plan Bee Farm Brewery Barn Beer Wild Ale American Wild Ale New York 5.5% 12.7oz, Single $7.99 Finger plus of bright white foam, appears to have credible density but the surface dimples quickly and retention is just about average, the lacing starts of
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Jump to new posts Impressions 11-17-18 by Florida Jim @ Today at 11:43

Wine Impressions - 11-17-18 Whites: 2015 Onesta, Grenache Blanc Clay Station Vnyd. - reminds me of coastal Italian white wine; loaded with mineral/salty underpinnings and fresh white fruit flavors. Plenty of cut and good balance. Overachieving at $1
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Jump to new posts Re: Well... by Bob Davis @ Yesterday at 19:06

We've done a few tours of Santa Rita Hills as a side trip to Hospice du Rhone. Lots of great producers down there.
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Jump to new posts Re: Well... by Florida Jim @ Yesterday at 14:46

Originally Posted By: Bob DavisOur next trip to wine country will be south. Paso and farther down. Maybe see what's up for the next HdR in 2020. We really liked Walla Walls but that's getting pricey and a long drive from everywhere. We plan more
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Jump to new posts Re: Well... by Bob Davis @ Yesterday at 12:33

Our next trip to wine country will be south. Paso and farther down. Maybe see what's up for the next HdR in 2020. We really liked Walla Walls but that's getting pricey and a long drive from everywhere. We plan more trips to Oregon.
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Jump to new posts Re: Well... by Brad Harrington @ Yesterday at 12:00

Wine has become way more expensive everywhere but Napa is the highest. I think Santa Barbara is a great place to visit and taste. I have also had pretty good luck in Washington. Another thing that could make it more affordable is to mix in some b
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: 2005 Elderton Command Shiraz by Charlie Chadwick @ 11-15-2018 21:04:16

Marc, Of those you list, I find the Torbreck wines age extremely well. But the Grenache based Aussies seem to disolve into a hot, soupy mess with even moderate aging. I know there are exceptions, but not enough to cause me to take a chance on the
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: 2005 Elderton Command Shiraz by Marc Hanes @ 11-15-2018 20:42:46

I stopped buying Aussie probably after the 2002 vintage but particularly the higher end stuff. That said, I have always had respect for many producers' top end offerings like this one. Or Torbrek RunRig, JJ Hahn 1914 Block, Veritas Hanisch, Jim Barry
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Jump to new posts TN: 2005 Elderton Command Shiraz by Charlie Chadwick @ 11-15-2018 18:20:13

2005 Elderton Command Shiraz Still a dark red rim to rim. A pleasant nose of dark cherries and a hint of eucalyptus. Dark cherries and plums, a hint of cranberry on the palate. Smooth, polished tannins and decent acidity. A hint of pepper. The
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Jump to new posts Re: Roussannes by Bob Davis @ 11-15-2018 10:28:23

Thanks Marc.
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Jump to new posts Re: Roussannes by Marc Hanes @ 11-14-2018 21:01:11

Bob, if you want to run afield and can find it Gilles Berlioz from Savoie, France makes an interesting Roussanne called "Les Filles."
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Jump to new posts Re: Roussannes by Bob Davis @ 11-14-2018 10:16:26

Roussanne is our go to white wine. Edmunds St. John made some killer wines when Steve could get Tablas Creek fruit. I have one 2005 ESJ I'm waiting to try. Stolpman is another fave as well. Since we're emerging from extended wine probation I'm
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Jump to new posts Roussannes by James Cross @ 11-14-2018 08:26:06

Yes, I try to hit 10 years with them, although that is a tough task. I just finished my 2007s and am working on 2008s. My favorite producers are Alban, Jaffurs, Qupe, Stolpman, Tablas, and Truchard, with an honorable mention to Peay, but that is a
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: Two Older Syrahs by Bob Davis @ 11-13-2018 10:36:56

Have you ever aged any of the Roussannes? We drink them too quickly to get more than 3-4 years on them.
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Jump to new posts Truchard by James Cross @ 11-13-2018 08:51:48

Charlie: Truchard is an under rated winery. I always remind myself to buy more of them when I see them on the shelves at Whole Foods. Mr. and Mrs. Truchard are/were really nice people; not sure if they are still alive. I met them at Hospice du Rh
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Older Syrahs by Charlie Chadwick @ 11-12-2018 19:14:51

i1999 Copain Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch, Mendocino County Still a bright cherry red with no fading at the edges. A pleasant spicy nose. Bright cherry fruit, soft tannins, decent acidity. Finishes moderately long, but not with a lot of style. At this
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Jump to new posts TN: Old Italians and a claret by Bill Spohn @ 11-12-2018 11:00:01

Some old Italians with dinner 1975 Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino – when I first got into wine to the extent that I established a ‘cellar” (at the time, a cupboard in the basement) I bought this wine and then consumed it by the early 1980s,
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Jump to new posts Re: Bad Subject Title by Florida Jim @ 11-11-2018 20:22:29

Are you noticing this as a pattern or simply an occasional format? Ifoccasional, I’d think it would be either an effort to add variety or a lack of time. A pattern might be what you suggest. Best, Jim
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Jump to new posts TN: 2000 Novy Syrah Garys' Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands by Charlie Chadwick @ 11-11-2018 18:21:13

2000 Novy Syrah Garys' Vineyard, Santra Lucia Highlands Holding up well for its age, but the downhill slide has begun. The color is still bright red with some fading at the edges. Bright cherry notes on the nose. The palate shows dark fruits, but
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Jump to new posts Re: Bad Subject Title by Marc Hanes @ 11-11-2018 15:27:09

Oh, I agree totally that the information is useful. I always appreciable information like this as well as soil composition, which direction the vines face, trellis type, and so on. It's more a matter of percentage of total word count. Galloni's full
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Originally Posted By: Marc Hanes ... About as "fresh" a Zinfandel as you will get, bright acidity and mint, anise, to fennel accents. Stony as well, ... I'm completely with you on this comment. It totally resonates with me and every experience I'
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Jump to new posts Re: Bad Subject Title by Florida Jim @ 11-10-2018 17:14:13

Originally Posted By: Marc HanesHey Jim, I'm more focused on the sentence "The Judge Bell emerges from a site planted at 1,500 feet above sea level in 1907." Which strikes me as "filler" in a couple of sentences review. As in, Galloni didn't have muc
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