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Jump to new posts TN: CoastviewVnyd Syrah '07....(short/boring) by TomHill @ Today at 08:01

Stumbled across this wine last and cracked it open: 1. CoastviewVnyd Syrah NorthBlock/MontereyCnty (U/U; 120 cs; 14.5%) C&B by ChularCanyonWnry/SantaCruz 2007: Dark color; very strong blackberry/boysenberry/Syrah rather herbal/thyme/rosemary some pep
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Jump to new posts Today's Terroirist Blog: Fantastic Read by TomHill @ Yesterday at 16:52

The Terroirist wine blog is the first wine blog I view every day. It's primarily a blog that has links to other wine blog commentaries. When I find a particularly interesting blog/article, I will often post the link here (with attribution to Wine Ter
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Jump to new posts Raymond, Ch. Laussac Bordeaux...others. by Dave Cuneo @ Yesterday at 13:41

Ciao, 1. 2016 Santa Luz, Sauv. Blanc "Alba", Chile, $7.99. A real good QPR on this wine, it is loaded with citrus flavors, excellent acidity, and good intensity of flavor for the price. One of the better SBs I have tasted from Chile. Grade: sol
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Jump to new posts Re: Cotat by BEB @ Yesterday at 12:37

It's hard to find a bad Les Monts Damné and as you know, Pascal Cotat makes one of the best.
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Jump to new posts TN: GregoryPerez Brezo Bierzo '15...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 09:36

Needed a red last night, so cracked: 1. GregoryPerez Brezo Dd'O: Bierzo (JosePastorSlctns; www.JosePastorSelections.com; www/Mengoba.com; 13%) Carracedelo 2015: Med.dark color; somewhat earthy/loamy quite peppery/black pepper/plummy/black cherry cola
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Jump to new posts Awwwright... by TomHill @ Yesterday at 09:10

Originally Posted By: James CrossTom: I saw this one over the weekend, but laid down until the urge passed. Actually, I went for the fully mature 2015 TJ's Black label Reserve Chard "Chalk Hill." This wasn't bad. For the past couple of years, the
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Jump to new posts Re: TN BigChurn Chard Calif '15...(short/boring) by James Cross @ Yesterday at 07:46

Tom: I saw this one over the weekend, but laid down until the urge passed. Actually, I went for the fully mature 2015 TJ's Black label Reserve Chard "Chalk Hill." This wasn't bad. For the past couple of years, they've been doing a Chalk Hill and
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Article in the NYTimes by Eric on 12 grape varieties worth discovering: NYTimes:12Grapes Blatterle is the only one that's new to me. He recommends Trollinger from the Wurttemberg of Germany. I would suggest that the Vernatschs from the SudTirol/A
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Jump to new posts TN: TablasCreek Dianthus Rose '16...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 03-26-2017 17:45:49

My new TablasCreek CINSider shipment arrived on Thurs, so I Pobega's: 1. TablasCreekVnyd Dianthus Rose Estate/AdelaidaDist/PasoRobles (49% Mourv/37% Grenache/14% Counoise; 14.4%; www.TablasCreek.com) 2016: Med.light garnet color; bright juicy/cranber
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Jump to new posts TN: 1992 Conn Creek Anthology by Charlie Chadwick @ 03-26-2017 17:36:00

1992 Conn Creek Anthology Found this one in the cellar tonight when I was looking for something to go with New York Strips. I brought up a back up bottle just in case. I needn't have bothered. At 25 years of age, this wine was a lovely, classy
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Jump to new posts TN BigChurn Chard Calif '15...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 03-26-2017 16:15:36

Continuing to bottom feed at TraderJoe's, I tried Sat: 1. BigChurn Chard Calif (14.5%) BigChurn/Napa 2015: Med.dark gold color; very strong buttery/vanilla/oak light melony/lemony/Chard/celery rather simple nose; very soft/fat slight tangy/bitter ver
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Jump to new posts Re: Yup.... by Bill Spohn @ 03-26-2017 15:55:00

Yeah, some bad history on that wine as I think it should have been far better.
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Jump to new posts Yup.... by TomHill @ 03-26-2017 15:50:01

Yup, Bill...those Baumards almost never fail to satisfy. Bit surprised at the Sudiuraut, though. Tom
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Jump to new posts TN: Luigi Moscone Barolo 1967 by fraser @ 03-26-2017 09:14:24

Luigi Moscone Barolo 1967 or Moscone nell' Azienda Agricola S. Rocco - Serralunga d'Alba 720 ml, 13.5% I initially wasn't interested in this wine because I kept confusing it with Mosconi in Monforte, which I had already passed on. However one win
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Blind tasting notes 2015 Domaine Pascal Cotat Sancerre Les Monts Damnés – this was damné good! Grassy sauvignon blanc nose, with a tropical fruit underlay, impeccably balanced with a long lip smacking finish. 1998 Bouchard Aine et Fils Gevrey Cha
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Jump to new posts TN: A Syrah/PetiteSirah Pair...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 03-23-2017 08:59:34

These two were served last night as mystery wines: 1. Pax Syrah TheHermit NorthCoast (U/U; 13.3%; 100% whole-cluster ferment; 10% Castelli-Knight Ranch/ 10% AlderSprings/15% Griffin'sLair/25% WalkerVineHill/40% KoblerFamilyVnyd) Forestville 2014:
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Jump to new posts TN: JC Cllrs Syrah MusciVnyd '09...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 03-22-2017 05:54:42

Tried this last night w/ my leftover pasta al forno: 1. JC Cllrs Syrah MusciVnyd/AlexVlly (15.8%; www.JCCellars.com) JeffCohn/Oakland 2009: Very dark/near black color w/ slight bricking; rather alcoholic/fumey very strong boysenberry/Syrah/very ripe
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Jump to new posts TN: 2014 Domaine Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume by Charlie Chadwick @ 03-21-2017 17:28:57

2014 Domaine Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume Light. fragrant nose of lemons. On the palate there is a complex blend of candied lemon, apricot, and honey. The mouthfeel is slightly oily (in a pleasant way). There is good acidity and minera
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