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Jump to new posts TN: Muri-Gries MoscatoRosa '12...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 08:08

Had this dessert wine at BacchusBadBoys last night: 1. CantinaConvento Muri-Gries Abtei-Muri MoscatoRosa Sudtitol RosenMuskateller DOC: AltoAdige (14.5%; ToscoWines) Bolzano 2012: Med.light color; intense Muscatty/hair-oil/very grapey/floral/violets
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Jump to new posts UpDate2 by TomHill @ Yesterday at 06:35

Originally Posted By: TomHillJim's daughter, Alicia, has started a CaringBridge Site to update us on Jim's condition: JimAllenCaringBridge Will be going by to visit Jim this afternoon w/ another friend of his. Tom Went by Thurs to visit Jim f
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Jump to new posts Re: Jim Allen/SequoiaGroveVnyds by Brad Harrington @ 02-23-2017 13:39:30

Sorry to hear this, have always enjoyed his wines. One of the very best visits to Napa I ever had was to Sequoia Grove. Spent the whole day talking with Mike and tasting everything we could. It was a ton of fun.
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Jump to new posts UpDate... by TomHill @ 02-23-2017 10:05:16

Jim's daughter, Alicia, has started a CareingBridge Site to update us on Jim's condition: JimAllenCaringBridge Will be going by to visit Jim this afternoon w/ another friend of his. Tom
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Jump to new posts TN: More New Reds...(long/boring) by TomHill @ 02-23-2017 09:39:58

We tasted last week (1/25/17) some More New Red Wines: 1. PelletiereEstate Tievoli WillowCreekDist/PasoRobles (72% Sangiovese/28% Syrah; 14.5%) 2014: Very dark color; bit milk of magnesia/dusty/earthy black cherry/Sangio/spicy quite Chianti-like
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Jump to new posts Re: Impressions by Florida Jim @ 02-23-2017 08:44:40

"The Steen" is worth searching for. From very old vines, in sand, own rooted in a vineyard called Jurassic down Santa Barbara way. It is exceptional and gets better with bottle age. Best, Jim
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Jump to new posts Re: Impressions by Florida Jim @ 02-23-2017 08:42:00

BEB, I'm certain my palate has shifted and that living in Sonoma has been a factor. The greater influence, I think, is making wine. Much like a person in the film industry; one doesn't look at movies the same way. Although these two are not best exam
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Thanks for the notes on both the Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste and Château Léoville Barton. Great to see some life in some older Bordeaux.
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Jump to new posts Re: Impressions by BEB @ 02-23-2017 05:05:08

Looking at your notes on the 2002 Joel Taluau, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil VV ("disjointed, tannic and green; no thanks") and the 2005 Baudry, Chinon, La Croix Boissee ("I am finally convinced that the Chinon I love is that which is made to be drunk t
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Jump to new posts Re: Impressions by Marc Hanes @ 02-22-2017 18:10:27

Was underwhelmed by the 2015 Granbazán Etiqueta Verde and meant to try the Ambar but never quite got around to it. Wow, have not had a Santa Chiara since the 2005 vintage, always thought it delivered at what at least then was a fair price for what y
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Jump to new posts Impressions by Florida Jim @ 02-22-2017 13:40:37

Relatively recent pours White: 2015 Granbazan, Albariño, Etiqueta Ambar - from an often good producer, a vintage that overachieved; bought more 2012 Paolo Bea, Santa Chiara - complexity, clarity, delightful 1991 Coulee de Serrant - best bottle of th
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Jump to new posts WE: TheRocks/WallaWalla by TomHill @ 02-22-2017 08:40:45

Interesting article in WineEnthusiast by SeanSullivan: TheRocks about TheRocks in WallaWalla and its success w/ Syrah. Features a lot about CristopheBaron, of course. Tom
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Always good to see notes on older Closel wines, they can be superb. Last time I had the 1977 Dow's was in February 2000 and I thought it had plenty of distance in it. Not surprised at all that it shows well now.
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: Harrington Mourv SumuKawVnyd '15...(short/boring) by Marc Hanes @ 02-21-2017 18:23:44

Got one in the "to drink" queue which is unfortunately longer than it should be. Must. Not. Buy. More.
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Jump to new posts TN: New Whites/Mostly Austrian...(long/boring) by TomHill @ 02-21-2017 12:31:01

We tried tonight (2/15/17) some More New White Wines: 1. Weingut Holzapfel GrunerVeltliner Zehenthof (Federspiel; 12%) Wachau 2014: Med.light yellow color w/ small bubbles; very fragrant/floral/GV/spicy slight white pepper/spicy attractive nose;
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Notes from a dinner with wine friends. I have some older wines that need drinking and creating a dinner to feature them is the best way to accomplish that. 1990 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Cuvée Rare – this turned out to be delicious. Fresh and with
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Jump to new posts TN: Roberto Voerzio Barolo La Serra 1989 by fraser @ 02-20-2017 11:17:53

Roberto Voerzio Barolo La Serra 1989 13.5% Imported by Bianco Rosso Imports, WA We've already drank our 7 1990 barolos (Cerequio, La Serra and Brunate) from this winery in years past and so now it is on to the 2 remaining 1989's. This seems like th
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Jump to new posts TN: Mosnier Doudet Rion Jaboulet Grand Veneur by Bill Spohn @ 02-20-2017 10:58:53

Blind tasting lunch notes 2014 Sylvain Mosnier Chablis Vieilles Vignes – obviously lightly oaked chard, but had to wait until it warmed up to get much else. Then the lemon and stoniness came out, and excellent acidity. 2005 Doudet Naudin Nuits St.
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Tried this Fri night w/ Fabrizio: 1. Harrington Mourvedre SumuKawVnyd/ElDoradoCnty (12.9%; 47 cs) 2015: Med.color; very strong plummy/Mourv rather earthy/loamy some ElDorado/earthy/mushroomy light toasty/oak fairly rich/lush nose; lightly tart very s
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Jump to new posts Re: Jim Allen/SequoiaGroveVnyds by R. Schiffman @ 02-20-2017 09:51:07

Thanks Tom. Nice write-up. I don't have easy access to the wines, but I've drank them when I can since visiting Mike T. in the mid 90's. --Rod
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Jump to new posts Jim Allen/SequoiaGroveVnyds by TomHill @ 02-20-2017 08:41:45

Many of you have, over the yrs, met JimAllen, founder/owner of SequoiaGroveWnry. I have, of course, followed Jim from (before) the very start. I take, in all modesty, full credit for SequoiaGrove. Back in the late '60's/early '70's, Jim was a ho
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Jump to new posts Re: Uhhhh.... by Florida Jim @ 02-20-2017 08:14:53

Solminer has a strong line up and getting stronger as they get some experience. Best, Jim
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Jump to new posts Uhhhh.... by TomHill @ 02-19-2017 09:16:19

Uhhhh..Jim....followed GrahamTatomer from the very start, I did. Just had his new Gruner '15 last night. Nice Gruner, but just that. I like his Rieslings a bit better. Good/solid producer, but think I like the Solminer wines a bit better. Tom
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Jump to new posts TN: 2014 Small Vines Chardonnay Sonoma Coast by Charlie Chadwick @ 02-18-2017 18:10:38

2014 Small Vines Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Just a lovely bottle of wine. Pear and fresh cut flowers on the nose. Crisp and clean on the palate. Pear, melon and a hint of citrus, lovely mineral notes and crisp, bracing acidity. Finishes long, lovel
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