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Jump to new posts Re: 2008 Tedeschi, Amarone "Monte Olmi". by fraser @ Today at 12:15

I want to compliment you on this tasting note - reading it I can practically see myself drinking this wine. Makes me want to have an Amarone again - been so long since I've had one - probably the last one is from CJ. Fraser
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Thanks, Dave. That's quite the compliment. Fraser
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: Dott. Giacomo Damilano Barolo 1982 by fraser @ Today at 12:12

I bet that Cerequio is going to be pretty darn good. Fraser
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Tried these w/ friends ystrday afternoon: 1. Burgess JohannisbergRiesling Slctd Late Hrvst WineryLakeVnyd/NapaVlly (Botrytis; SaH: 26.0 Brix; 1390 cs; RS: 5.1 Brix; 11.5%) StHelena 1976: Rather golden/brown/bronze color; very strong botrytis/peachy/a
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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
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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 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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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 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: 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 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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Jump to new posts 2008 The Scholium Project Bricco Babelico by Marc Hanes @ 01-13-2019 09:26:16

Scholium Project, The Suisun Valley, California Tenbrink Vineyards Bricco Babelico Petite Sirah 2008 $23.99 17.14% Glowing black like a day-glo wall hanging, thin sunset red to orange rims which hum with a deep warmth. There's some barnyard funk to t
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Jump to new posts 2011 Qupe Syrah Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Sonnie's by Marc Hanes @ 01-13-2019 09:22:51

Qupe Edna Valley, California Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Sonnie's Syrah Syrah 2011 $23.99 13.5% Clean with good shine, most of the purple washed out of the core, on the whole it's a maturing brick red hue, rims show good fullness. Cedary nose, incense
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Jump to new posts Re: 2007 Copain Syrah Thompson Vineyard by Marc Hanes @ 01-13-2019 09:20:58

Duh, just noticed typo in subject line, clearly it's 2007, thx.
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Jump to new posts 2005 Copain Syrah Eaglepoint Ranch by Marc Hanes @ 01-13-2019 09:20:11

Copain Mendocino County, California Eaglepoint Ranch Syrah 2005 $24.99 14.5% Dull core, the black shifts easily into brick red and then yellowing with a hint of brown, showing its age but not in a worrisome fashion. Rough and tumble nose of saddle le
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Jump to new posts 2014 Tenuta Mara Sangiovese Emilia-Romagna Guiry by Marc Hanes @ 01-13-2019 09:16:45

Mara, Tenuta Emilia-Romagna, Italy Guiry Sangiovese 2014 $17.99 12.5% Cloudy, the scarlet red to violet core slowly moves to washed out brick red approaching the rims. The nose is texturally thick with a sous bois, vinous funkiness, this in curious j
Beer & Spirits
Jump to new posts Foley Brothers Brewing Prospect Imperial India Pale Ale by Marc Hanes @ 01-13-2019 09:04:53

Foley Brothers Brewing Prospect Imperial India Pale Ale American Double/Imperial IPA Vermont 9.0 16oz, 4-Pack $16.99 Close to fingers of just off-white foam, airy with mounds of larger bubbles, tends to form large dimples as a result, while the lacin
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Jump to new posts TN: Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino 2004 by fraser @ 01-13-2019 08:55:25

Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino 2004 14.5% Imported by Premier Cru (!!!!) My first Brunello in over 25 years! This was an excellent bottle of wine. Very rich and concentrated with some sweet oak. A bright and lively wine. An extremely satis
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Jump to new posts Re: Brunello Pairings by fraser @ 01-13-2019 08:49:26

Thanks for the advice, James! Fraser
Beer & Spirits
Jump to new posts Fiddlehead Brewing Second Fiddle Double India Pale Ale by Marc Hanes @ 01-13-2019 08:39:30

Fiddlehead Brewing Co. Second Fiddle Double India Pale Ale American Double/Imperial IPA Vermont 8.2% 16oz, 4-Pack $15.99 Modest finger deep head, just off-white, even surface, few dimples, retention is good for what's there initially, lacing starts o
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