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Jump to new posts Re: TN: Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo 1982 by Dave Cuneo @ Yesterday at 15:21

Ciao fraser, Wow, my memory is totally shot! Yes we did chat about it, and the Barolo I have downstairs is the Cerequio, not Cannubi. Anyway, I love the old school label on that 82, so classy. dc.
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo 1982 by fraser @ 01-16-2019 16:03:37

Hi Dave, It is indeed the same producer. I think they stopped producing for awhile in the late 80's/early 90's. See: Here's some background info on Damilano: http://www.westcoastwine.net/ubbthreads/...true#Post388508 We chatted briefly about Damil
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Jump to new posts THAT Sparkler by BEB @ 01-16-2019 13:57:06

My short answer, Tom, is that I haven't tried this sparkler recently and I don't know who the current winemaker is. My long answer is that, as you know, Trump Winery is a successor to the Kluge Winery debacle and already had a host of issues agains
Tasting Notes
Ciao Tom, So interesting. Catarrato, I have read, is the primary grape for Marsala production. My only experience with one is very recent, the 2017 Vitesse, Catarrato ($10), all organic, yet made in a simple, fresh, easy to drink style like the
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Jump to new posts TN: Some Bedrock & Carlisle Zins....(long/boring) by TomHill @ 01-16-2019 10:04:05

We tried tonight (1/9/19) Some Bedrock/Carlisle Zins: 1. Bedrock UnderTheMtn Heritage SantaClaraCnty RW (14.0%; Tended: Gregory Family; Zin + Carignan) 2016: Dark color; strong blackberry/raspberry/very spicy/Zin bit cherry slight earthy/dusty/OV
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo 1982 by Dave Cuneo @ 01-16-2019 10:04:04

Ciao fraser, I just had a Barbera d'Asti from "Damilano", is this the same winery as your bottle? I have a Barolo in the basement from them as well, a 2010 "Cannubi". Thanks! dc.
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Jump to new posts 2008 Tedeschi, Amarone "Monte Olmi". by Dave Cuneo @ 01-16-2019 09:59:54

Ciao, Tedeschi, Amarone Classico, cru "Monte Olmi". This bottle retails around $100 or so, luckily I paid cost ($66). Had this with a good friend of mine who I turned into an Amarone nut years ago. With chicken parmigiana and scal
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Jump to new posts Re: TN Oddero Barolo Mondoca Di Bussia Soprana 1998 by Dave Cuneo @ 01-16-2019 09:47:19

Fraser, Glad you enjoyed this. I like your "stream of consciousness" notes. Reminds me of the great Tom Hill.
Tasting Notes
Tried last night w/ din/din: 1. IlCenso Praruar IGT: Terre Siciliane Bianco (100% Catarratto; 13.5%; 13,970 btls; NealRosenthalImports; 20 days on skins + 1 yr in SS) Gaetano Gargano/Palazzo Adriano 2015: Deep golden/burnished bronze bit cloudy color
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Jump to new posts Yup.. by TomHill @ 01-16-2019 06:04:16

Originally Posted By: Charlie Chadwick2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Russian River Valley, Old Vines From vines planted between 1881 and 1895. A bright berry nose. On the palate the fruit is bright, raspberries, blackberries, warm spice. The tannins ar
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Jump to new posts TN: 2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Russian River Valley, Old Vines by Charlie Chadwick @ 01-15-2019 18:02:52

2013 Carlisle Zinfandel Russian River Valley, Old Vines From vines planted between 1881 and 1895. A bright berry nose. On the palate the fruit is bright, raspberries, blackberries, warm spice. The tannins are smooth and mild. Nice acidity and g
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Jump to new posts Yup.... by TomHill @ 01-15-2019 16:56:44

Originally Posted By: BEB... and there is Bob Foster (who used to post here) in the line up. Yup....he occasionally posts on WB...but very infrequently. Usually he posts to defend Temecula as an important wine region and to defend large tastings as
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Jump to new posts Re: And The Judges... by BEB @ 01-15-2019 13:48:26

... and there is Bob Foster (who used to post here) in the line up.
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Jump to new posts And The Judges... by TomHill @ 01-15-2019 10:10:39

And the judges are: SFChronWineJudges Lots of familiar faces there. Tom
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Jump to new posts SFChron Wine Judging Results... by TomHill @ 01-15-2019 09:54:47

Results have just been released for the SFChron Wine Competition: SFChronWineCompetition The one winner that stood out in my mind is the Sparkling Wine Sweepstakes Award: Trump Wnry Blanc de Blanc 2014. Won't be long afore we'll be hearing loud b
Tasting Notes
Had this last night w/ my Kasekrainer: 1. Alzinger GrunerVeltliner Durnstein Federspiel (12.5%; www.Alzinger.At; SkurnikWines/TerryTheise) Unterloiben/Durnstein/Wachau 2017: Light gold color; lovely GV/floral/white pepper/spicy pure/focused GV quite
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Jump to new posts Re: Guthrie leaving Copain by BEB @ 01-15-2019 07:04:26

And maybe a non-compete since there doesn't appear to be any news regarding any new project by Mr. Guthrie.
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Jump to new posts Re: Guthrie leaving Copain by Charlie Chadwick @ 01-14-2019 16:09:34

I saw that discussion as well, but notice that they donít have any real information on the departure either, I suspect there is a no discussion agreement in place. Charlie
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Jump to new posts Re: Guthrie leaving Copain by BEB @ 01-14-2019 14:26:56

Not much out there other than some discussion on another website last August. When visiting in April we were told Wells was still on board and focusing on what he loved to do - make wine. Apparently, Ryan Zepaltas was already there working alongs
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: Two Whites O'er The Weekend...(short/boring) by Charlie Chadwick @ 01-14-2019 12:59:06

Originally Posted By: TomHillInteresting that the Copain WebSite makes no mention of WellsGuthrie, founder. Current winemaker is Ryan Zepaltas. I've noticed that as well since they announced Ryan Zepaltas last August. It's as if Wells never exist
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Jump to new posts TN: A Fiano & a Dolcetto...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 01-14-2019 10:21:21

Had these two last night for din/din: 1. Ryme Fiano LagoVnyd/SonomaCnty (11.8%; www.RymeCellars.com) 2014: Light gold color; strong fragrant pear/floral/carnations slight valve oil some stony/chalky bit complex nose; rather tart/tangy some rich/lush
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Whites O'er The Weekend...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 01-14-2019 09:28:53

Tried these two w/ Susan & friend on Fri night dinner: 1. Musella Fibio PinotBianco IGT: Verona (13%; NorthBerkeleyImports; Demeter; www.musella.it/en/) San Martino Buon Albergo 2016: Med.light gold color; rather appley/light melony very light pencil
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Jump to new posts TN: 2017 Cantina Andriano Pinot Grigio Alto Adige by Charlie Chadwick @ 01-14-2019 09:25:30

2017 Cantina Andriano Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Pinot Grigio continues to recover its esteem for me. This version from the Alto Adige has a brisk, engaging nose of orange and lemon zest. The first sip has a lovely, oily mouthfeel. Crisp, rich frui
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Jump to new posts TN: 2003 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard Napa Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ 01-13-2019 13:12:23

2003 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard Napa Valley A beautiful aged Cab. Decanted for 90 minutes. A fragrant nose of blackberries and currants. The palate shows elegant notes of black cherries and sweet tobacco. The tannins are evident,
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Jump to new posts TN: Godme Colin-Morey Arcadian Spring Mt Tempier Reynvaan by Bill Spohn @ 01-13-2019 11:44:01

Jan 11 2019 blind tasting notes. Felsina Vino Spumante Brut Rose Ė this bubble was made from sangiovese and was finished dry and with plenty of character, both of which elude many Italian fizzes. Pale salmon colour with a nice yeasty bread nose, ju
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