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Jump to new posts TN: Two New Idlewild Reds '19....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 27 minutes 11 seconds ago

Cracked these two last night: 1. Idlewild Dolcetto LostHillsRanch/MendoCnty (12.2%; www.IdlewildWines.com) 2019: Fairly dark color w/ lots of tartrate crystals; strong grapey/Dolcetto/bit spicy light pencilly/oak slight earthy/mineral fairly serious/
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2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvee Anne Willamette Valley Lemon and Crème Brûlée aromas. Very nice, mid-weight fruit. Lemon, minerals, very Chablis-like. Nice acidity, good balance. Minerality is the defining element on the mid-palate. Finishes long
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Jump to new posts TN: 2015 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Etienne Henri by Charlie Chadwick @ Today at 11:18

2015 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Etienne Henri Pale yellow color. Exotic nose of melon and lemon. Crisp fruit with great cut. Lemon zest, melons, lovely minerality. Beautiful, juicy acidity. Fabulous balance. No grassiness yet still distinctively Sauvi
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Jump to new posts TN: 2017 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon by Charlie Chadwick @ Today at 11:16

2017 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Dark red with slightly lighter red at edges. A deep nose of chocolate and cherry. Deep fruit, black cherries, blackberries, bitter chocolate, tobacco. Polished tannins, almost velvety. Beautiful acidity and ba
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1995 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Montelena Estate Napa Valley Dark red core with fading at rim. Musty black cherry nose. Plate follows the nose. Black cherries but muted and a bit muddy. Fine tannins, nice acidity and balance. Finishes shor
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Darren Delmore Reds...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 14:01

Had these two wines of Darren Delmore over the last few days: 1. Delmore PinotNoir CentralCoast (13%; Wild Frmtd; U; www.DarrenDelmore.com) PasoRobles 2020: Med.light color; quite fragrant cherry/black cherry/PN/bit herbal/spicy slight cold-climate/p
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Jump to new posts TN: Two USofA Nebbiolos...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 13:38

Had these two the other night: 1. Gabriele Rausse Nebbiolo VA (12.4%) Charlottesvile/VA 2017: Med.light bit orange color w/ slight bricking; rather earthy/dusty/loamy slight pungent/tarry light floral/Nebb/violets/rose petal somewhat rustic/coarse n
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Reds Last Night....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-26-2021 14:32:05

Cracked the two last night: 1. J.Fritz Zin DryCreekVlly (15.8%; U/U; 80 yr old vines) Cloverdale 1992: Med.dark color w/ considerable browning; rather pencilly/cedary/oldZin slight raspberry/DryCreekVlly Zin/spicy light oak bit tired nose; lightly sp
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Susan & I tried these three new wines this weekend: 1. Dom.Blard & Fils Micraster StorkWineCo AOC: Vin de Savoie Abymes (11.5%; 100% Jacquere; 50 yr old vines; 6 mo. in SS; Garber & Co/Topanga; www.StorkWineCompany.com) 2020: Med.light gold color; st
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Jump to new posts Yup... by TomHill @ 09-26-2021 11:08:40

Originally Posted By: James CrossThis is a new wine for Failla. Fruit is from Olivet Ranch in Russ R. They also do a chard from this vineyard. Alcohol is 13.2. Beautiful gold color with great clarity and viscosity. Nose is apples and pears, almo
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"Bring your dead and dead back ups" ... I like it!
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2016 Kelley Fox Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Red Barn Blocks Dundee Hills Translucent strawberry red color. Light and aromatic nose, violets, cherries. Lovely fruit on the palate, strawberries and spice. Nice depth, it picks up weight with air. Soft t
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Jump to new posts TN: 2009 Francis Cossy Champagne Vieilles Vignes by Charlie Chadwick @ 09-25-2021 10:53:18

2009 Francis Cossy Champagne Vieilles Vignes Vigorous bead. Lemon and basil aromas on the nose. On the palate, lemons and tangerines, nice minerality. Lovely acidity, great balance. Light, lovely and always reliable. "A-" Charlie
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Jump to new posts TN: 2019 Failla Chenin Blanc by James Cross @ 09-24-2021 08:40:35

This is a new wine for Failla. Fruit is from Olivet Ranch in Russ R. They also do a chard from this vineyard. Alcohol is 13.2. Beautiful gold color with great clarity and viscosity. Nose is apples and pears, almost apple cider at this time of ye
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Jump to new posts TN: 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard Russian River Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ 09-23-2021 07:52:40

2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard Russian River Valley Sage and blackberries on the nose. Precise dark fruits, a lot of minerality, blackberries, cherries. The cherry notes become more forward with air. Fine tannins, nice acidity and balance
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Jump to new posts TN: Some Wines @ Steve's....(long/boring) by TomHill @ 09-22-2021 14:38:08

We tried a few wines at SteveCostigan's last night: 1. Idlewild Cortese LostHillsRanch/MendoCnty (12.1%) 2019: Light gold color; rather stony/chalky/earthy classic Cortese some floral/Cortese/apple/quince lightly spicy lovely fragrant nose; bit soft
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: 2002 Siduri Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard Santa Rita Hills by Charlie Chadwick @ 09-22-2021 13:41:57

Bob, A fine idea but only if we have backup bottles available! Charlie
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Jump to new posts TN: 1975 Ch. Gruaud Larose by Bill Spohn @ 09-21-2021 15:57:11

1975 Ch. Gruaud Larose – I bought quite a bit of 1975 Bordeaux around 1990 when a collector was doing a cellar sell out. I tried a number of them early to gauge which type they were. Type A had huge tannins and there was considerable doubt that the u
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