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Jump to new posts TN: 2010 Canard Vineyard Zinfandel Napa Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ 07-14-2018 17:45:12

2010 Canard Vineyard Zinfandel Napa Valley Lovely stuff. The fruit comes from six acres of Zinfandel vines planted just south of Calistoga between the 1890s and 1930s. Pepper, spice and dark fruits on the nose. Raspberry, black cherry, bit of an
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Jump to new posts TN: Cluver Faiveley Leclerc Rio Sordo Don Luigi Terradora by Bill Spohn @ 07-14-2018 10:22:30

Some very good wines at my blind tasting lunch this month! We were impeded by the closure of a major bridge for six hours due to a jumper I suspect they close the bridges when that happens to avoid frustrated motorists yelling “So jump already” at
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Jump to new posts TN: 2010 Drew Pinot Noir Morning Dew Vineyard Anderson Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ 07-13-2018 17:33:56

2010 Drew Pinot Noir Morning Dew Vineyard Anderson Valley I really wanted to like this wine more than I did. The nose is reluctant, not giving up much. Soft tannins, raspberry on the palate. Decent acidity. A bit of spice on the finish. Nothing
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Jump to new posts TN: Two w/ DinDin...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 07-13-2018 07:41:06

Tried these two at dinner last night: 1. Harrington Vermentino CedarLaneVnyd/ArroyoSecco (14.1%; www.HarringtonWines.com) SanFrancisco 2014: Med.light gold color; lots of tiny/tiny bubbles that dissapate immediately but don't agglomerate; very fragra
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Jump to new posts Hmmmm... by TomHill @ 07-13-2018 07:03:32

Originally Posted By: fraserWent to Susan's Fine Wine today in Sante Fe and mentioned Tom Hill's name. A smile broke out on the staffer's face. Very nice wines at nice prices. They offered me the Tom Hill discount as I checked out! Thanks, Tom! The e
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Jump to new posts Yup..... by TomHill @ 07-13-2018 05:05:36

Originally Posted By: "Jim"2015 Idlewild, Cortese - brass colored from the part of this wine that is skin-fermented, although it looks oxidized, it isn’t; deep aromatic profile - lots of bass tones; some cooked fruit flavors with licorice and allspic
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Jump to new posts Re: The Tom Hill discount by R. Schiffman @ 07-12-2018 20:29:54

Where is the damn like button? Nice.
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Jump to new posts The Tom Hill discount by fraser @ 07-12-2018 16:37:10

Went to Susan's Fine Wine today in Sante Fe and mentioned Tom Hill's name. A smile broke out on the staffer's face. Very nice wines at nice prices. They offered me the Tom Hill discount as I checked out! Thanks, Tom! The earlier drive into Los Alamos
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Jump to new posts Wine Impressions 7-12-18 by Florida Jim @ 07-12-2018 11:53:02

Wine Impressions - 7-12-18 Bobbles: 2008 Baron-Fuente, Champagne Brut - the nuttiness I associate with aged Champagne but no oxidation, broad fruit, consistent bead, bright acidity; a very nice aged Champers. Whites: 2012 Leo Steen, Chenin Blanc,
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Jump to new posts TN: WineTasting @ Motel6...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 07-11-2018 09:43:27

Some Tastings In My Motel6 Room (6/24-30/18) These are a few of the wines I got at BayGrape & tried in my motel rooms along the way: 1. LesDolomies AC: Cote du Jura Savagnin Premiee (12.5%; www.Les-Dolomies.com) Celine et Steve Gormally/ Passen
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Jump to new posts TN: A White & Red for Dinner..(short/boring) by TomHill @ 07-11-2018 08:27:04

Tried these two last night w/ dinner: 1. Reustle/PrayerRockVnyds Semillon KaremBlock/PRV/UmpquaVlly/OR (EG; www.ReustleVineyards.com; 12.6%; 57 cs; 50% SS/Acacia frmtd; Drk: 2014-2016) 2013: Med.light gold color; tiny bubbles that dissapate; fair
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Jump to new posts TN: Otto Muri Fiano Toscano '14...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 07-10-2018 15:13:13

Tuscan Fiano?? Who'd have thunk? Couldn't resist trying: 1. Otto Muri I Collazzi IGT: Toscana Fiano (13%; The Sorting Table; www.Collazzi.It) Impruneta/FI 2014: Light gold color; lightly fruity/vaguely grapey slight earthy rather simple/quotidian lig
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Jump to new posts TN: Reustle Viognier '13...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 07-10-2018 07:26:07

Tried last night: 1. Reustle/PrayerRockVnyds Viognier Noah's&Jezreel Bloc/PRV/UmpquaVlly (14.3%; 85% Fr.oak/15% SS frmtd; 270 cs; Drk: 2014-2016) 2013: Light gold color w/ tiny bubbles that dissapate rapidly; rather attractive pear/peach blossom/
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2012 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard Willamette Valley Lovely nose of black cherries. The black cherries continue on the palate along with raspberries and a deep strawberry note and a bit of anise. Firm but not overbearing tannins a
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Jump to new posts TN: 2015 Le Chai Duchet Vire Clesse by Charlie Chadwick @ 07-09-2018 17:46:41

2015 Le Chai Duchet Vire Clesse Lip-smacking good White Burgundy for the stupid, silly price of $18. Lovely floral and white peach nose. Stone fruits, spice and minerals on the palate. Perfect balance of fruit with the vibrant acidity. Long fi
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: Think and Drink Pink by Bill Spohn @ 07-09-2018 16:56:46

Missed some. 2015 Colin Morey Rosé de Pinot Noir - very delicate strawberry pinot nose, pale colour, good acidity on entry and a long smooth finish. Good. 2014 Poplar Grove Winery Blanc de Noirs Okanagan Valley Rosé Blend - nice initial fruit,and
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Jump to new posts TN: Tasting @ Saddleback w/ Lars...(long/boring) by TomHill @ 07-09-2018 11:13:11

Tasting at Saddleback w/ Lars (6/27/18) When I arrived in the NapaVlly from Healdsburg, I made a bee-line to Saddleback Cllrs to taste w/ Asst winemaker Lars Bjorkman (sorry...no detailed notes): 1. Vermentino '16: Grown on FrankMahoney's estate (
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: 9 More Loring Pinots by James Cross @ 07-09-2018 08:32:39

Boyce: Your rating of the 08 Brousseau is not encouraging. I bought some of this on Brian's recent inventory reduction sale. I've always liked Brousseau fruit in various wines. Figured the 08 was a safe bet compared to some of the older stuff in
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Tried these two w/ Susan this weekend: 1. Stags'Leap Viognier NapaVlly (14.5%; www.StagsLeap.com) Napa 2016: Med.light gold color w/ small bubbles when poured; fairly strong floral/Viog/gardenias bit spicy/cardamon rather pretty nose; bit soft/fat s
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