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Tried this last night w/ my fresh tomatoes & buratta (and bacon, of course): 1. Pax CheninBlanc Buddha'sDharma MendoCnty (Plntd: 1944; Frmtd: neutral Fr.oak; Barrel aged: 11 mo.; 12.3%) Forestville 2015: Med.gold color; rather attractive pear/pear bl
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Jump to new posts TN: 2016 Carlisle Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ Yesterday at 14:57

2016 Carlisle Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley A floral and red fruited nose. Bright bramble fruits on the palate. Raspberry, anise, warm spice. Smooth tannins, nice acidity, good balance. The finish is moderately long with red fruits. Very nice Zin,
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Jump to new posts Re: Spottswoode by Charlie Chadwick @ Yesterday at 14:51

Originally Posted By: Bob DavisTheir Sauvignon Blanc is also excellent. I agree that their Sauv Blanc is excellent, but it has become a bit pricey for what it is. The Cab ain't cheap, but it is one the few that is worth the tariff. Charlie
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Jump to new posts TN: 2015 Morlet Chardonnay "Ma Douce" Sonoma County by Charlie Chadwick @ Yesterday at 14:47

2015 Morlet Chardonnay "Ma Douce" Sonoma County A vibrant deep gold in color. Honey and lemon on the nose. Beautiful, rich fruit, Meyer Lemon, some lime, apricot, minerals. Beautiful acidity, sets up the rich fruit, fantastic balance. Bit of oak
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Jump to new posts Re: Spottswoode by Bob Davis @ Yesterday at 07:07

Their Sauvignon Blanc is also excellent.
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Jump to new posts Re: New Cellar in the New House by Bob Davis @ Yesterday at 04:12

Thanks. Yes on the mag. Ordered by mistake, but I'll keep it.
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Jump to new posts Re: Spottswoode by BEB @ 08-21-2019 13:10:18

Wow! There's a name we don't hear about much these days. I used to come across their wines but haven't seen any for a long while. Thanks for the TN.
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Jump to new posts TN: Some Calif Pinots/Mostly Drew....(long/boring) by TomHill @ 08-21-2019 08:39:23

We tasted tonight (8/7/19) some More PinotNoirs: 1. Siduri PinotNoir HirschVnyd/SonomaCoast (14.1%) 2009: Med.color w/ some browning; light earthy bit cherry/ black cherry/PN light Siduri oak bit tired nose; fairly tart/tangy light cherry/PN bit m
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Jump to new posts Re: CorkReport on BarboursvilleVnyds by BEB @ 08-21-2019 04:11:33

You can find the Cab. Franc at Wegman's for about $17/btl, if you like the Cab. Franc. I've found the Octagon there at times for about $35/btl. I doubt Wegman's carries the Barbera. Yes, the Library 1821 is the preferred experience.
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Jump to new posts Re: New Cellar in the New House by BEB @ 08-21-2019 04:03:53

I spy a mag of Lagier-Meredith... The cellar looks good, Bob!
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Jump to new posts New Cellar in the New House by Bob Davis @ 08-20-2019 13:50:59

The cellar was completed last week with the work done by a professional this time. Excellent work and he had done several before this. The cooling unit is a CellarPro 1800 XTS. It's sized about 20-30% larger than the cellar. The temps are holding
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Jump to new posts Re: CorkReport on BarboursvilleVnyds by Bob Davis @ 08-20-2019 13:45:55

I'll have plenty of time to buy more. We want to go back for the Library tasting but it was not operating that day. Another problem was that we were sharing one tasting and the pours were pretty stingy. There was nothing we disliked or found fla
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Jump to new posts Re: CorkReport on BarboursvilleVnyds by BEB @ 08-20-2019 09:31:11

Bob, I hope you purchased more than one Barbera. I like to put those down for about 5 years and then enjoy them. They grow into some very pleasing wines after a bit of slumber.
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Jump to new posts Re: CorkReport on BarboursvilleVnyds by BEB @ 08-20-2019 09:29:22

Tom, thanks for the link. I look forward to reading the article. I just spent several hours there Friday tasting through a number of wines and speaking with Luca Paschina. It was an awesome opportunity to discuss his changes to the vineyard, asses
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Jump to new posts TN: A Mixed Bag of Reds...(long/boring) by TomHill @ 08-20-2019 09:01:13

We tasted tonight (8/14/19) some More Mixed Reds: 1. Piccoli Caparbio DOC: Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore/Veneto (14%; www.PiccoliWine.It; ToscoImprts) Piccoli Daniela/Tommasini Veronica/Verona 2016: Med.color; fairly strong cherry/berry/almost S
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Jump to new posts TN: Some More from Blair's Cellar...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 08-20-2019 08:17:35

We tasted last night (8/19/19) More Blair's Wines: 1. Dom.Weinbach Cuvee Theo GWT (12.5%; MeBalP) TheoFaller/Kayserberg 1992: Deep gold color; beautiful slight cedary old GWT/slight lychee/spicy slight cinammon/nutmeg very complex nose; fairly ri
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Jump to new posts Re: Question: Embedding photos in posts by Brad Harrington @ 08-19-2019 20:09:27

So I just pulled up the fourth link from the left that says enter an image. Worked for me.
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Jump to new posts Re: Question: Embedding photos in posts by Brad Harrington @ 08-19-2019 20:08:26

This is a test
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Jump to new posts Re: CorkReport on BarboursvilleVnyds by Brad Harrington @ 08-19-2019 20:06:40

You can say that about a lot of wineries, nice enough but not at that price.
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Jump to new posts Re: CorkReport on BarboursvilleVnyds by Bob Davis @ 08-19-2019 19:00:52

We visited there a couple weeks ago. The Octagon was nice but not a %55 bottle. We bought a Barbara. They make about 15 or so wines. Most of them not very distinctive. I would even consider them maybe a top 5 in the area, IMHO. they do prett
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Jump to new posts CorkReport on BarboursvilleVnyds by TomHill @ 08-19-2019 08:03:30

As linked on WineTerroirist, there's a very inteesting article CorkReport/Barboursville by AaronMenenberg on BarboursvilleVnyds. Mostly (alas) the focus is on the Barboursville Octogon CabFranc. But it did like the Barborsvilly Nebbiolo quite a l
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Jump to new posts TN: DavidBruce WhiteRiesling '79...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 08-19-2019 07:41:01

Tried this wine from Blair's stash last night: 1. DavidBruce WhiteRiesling SantaCruzCnty (16.2%) LosGatos 1979: Btl over half ullaged away; very dark brown/light PX color; very strong bit gout de petrol/valve oil/quite old R bit alcoholic/fumey/sher
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Jump to new posts TN: 2013 Epoch Estate Veracity Paso Robles by Charlie Chadwick @ 08-19-2019 05:48:26

2013 Epoch Estate Veracity Paso Robles Give this wine a lot of air, you'll be grateful you did. 49% Grenache, 34% Mourvedre, 17% Syrah. Sweet cherries on the nose. The palate shows black cherries, blueberries, lush, rich, not cloying, some sharp
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Jump to new posts TN: 2009 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ 08-19-2019 05:38:30

2009 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Just a beautiful wine. Hate on Napa Cab all you want (and there are a lot of cookie cutter cabs out there that deserve the hate), when a wine like this hits, it is a revelation. Sweet red fruit on the
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Jump to new posts TN: Three Nebbiolos...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 08-18-2019 11:06:55

Had these 3 Nebbs over the weekend: 1. G.D.Vajra rosabella Vino Rosato (13%; www.gdvajra.it/en; Nebbiolo + Barbera/Dolcetto) Barolo 2018: Light pink/orangey/bit onion skin color; very bright fragrant floral/lilacs/rose petal/strawberry very attracti
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