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Jump to new posts TN: Novy GSM AlderSpringsVnyd '02...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 07:59

I was inspired to try an AlderSprings wine last night: 1. Novy GSM AlderSpringsVnyd/MendoCnty (45% Grenache/32% Mourv/15% Counoise/8% Syrah; 15.0%) 2002: Med.light color w/ some bricking; some smokey/pencilly/Siduri oak light strawberry/Grenache/plum
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Jump to new posts A Guy on a Tractor... by TomHill @ Yesterday at 05:05

There's a guy on a tractor celebrating his BD today. Don't know the exact #, but if you start counting from 0, you'll eventually get there. HB, Casey. Drink well today. Hope the day will be filled w/ grandkids. Tom
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Jump to new posts Re: brunello di montilcino by Dave Cuneo @ 04-25-2017 10:51:20

Ciao Jim! Yes, I am still here. Below is a mailing I just did for my store about some Brunellos that may be of interest to you. 2012 Brunellos are Amazing Gree
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Jump to new posts TN: Reiterer Schilcher Rose '15...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 04-25-2017 07:43:02

My BlueDanube shipment arrived ystrday, so I pobega'd: 1. Reiterer Schilcher Rose Exclusiv Weststeirmark/Austria (11.5%; www.Weingut-Reiterer.com) Christian Reiterer/Weis 2015: Pale garnet color w/ slight fizz/bubbles; some grapey/cranberry/strawberr
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Jump to new posts Re: Awwww... by Florida Jim @ 04-25-2017 05:59:23

Originally Posted By: TomHillOriginally Posted By: Florida JimI've got one of those! Thanks for the note. Best, Jim Awww, Jim. Casey led me to believe it was a TomHill exclusive. Now I don't feel special anymore. Bet yours doesn't have a LosAlamos
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Jump to new posts Re: Cheating in Burgundy..... by Otops @ 04-24-2017 12:06:13

I was going to mention the same thing in reference to Champagne. If they all had the ability to heat their vineyards in efforts to fight the frost, I for one, would not argue. Personally, I am losing more terroir-ic faith as the days go. Wine has
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My Ojai shipment arrived Fri, so I pobega'd: 1. OjaiVnyd Chard SolomonHillsVnyd/SantaMariaVlly (13.0%) 2015: Med.gold color; strong melony/Chard/celerey seed light smokey/pencilly/oak slight chalky/perfumed talc quite attractive nose; fairly tart/aci
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"probably at its peak or beyond ..." A six year old Grenache is at peak or beyond? Given the structure and stuff'n of other (non-ENO) wines from Eaglepoint, I'd be disappointed to learn that this is at or beyond peak.
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F. Pittatore - Azienda Agricola Ponte Rocca Vino Barolo 1971 13.5% / 720 ml From the Ponte Rocca farm, produced by Francesco Pittatore. My informations tells me that Ponte Rocca is part of the Brunate vineyard that spans the towns of La Morra and B
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Jump to new posts TN: 2015 Bishop's Peak Chardonnay, Edna Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ 04-22-2017 18:33:58

2015 Bishop's Peak Chardonnay, Edna Valley If you like your chardonnay oaky, this is not for you. If you like your chardonnay entirely in stainless steel or cement eggs, this is not for you. At $13 a bottle this is almost like stealing. There is
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Jump to new posts TN: 2009 Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva Rioja by Charlie Chadwick @ 04-22-2017 18:18:52

2009 Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva Rioja Just a gorgeous wine. Smoky red fruit on the nose, a hint of violets. Up front on the palate, cherries blending into dark fruits, a hint of cloves, evident but not overpowering tannins, great acidity
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Jump to new posts Re: 6% Barbera? by Charlie Chadwick @ 04-22-2017 06:10:21

Originally Posted By: BEBAny idea why Dave throws that into the blend other than, "Because he can?" Of course, it's because he can! This isn't even one of his strangest blends. Dave has never been a varietal purist. I attribute it to the influ
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Jump to new posts TN: MayDie Tannat Madiran Doux '12...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 04-21-2017 11:20:32

Steve brought this dessert wine to our BBB last night: 1. MayDie Tannat Vintage Red Madiran Wine (17%; www.LVDH.com) 2012: Very dark/near black color; rather alcoholic very intense/grapey/black cherry cola/boysenberry/overripe bit pruney rather compl
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Jump to new posts June Rhone Rangers Event by TomHill @ 04-21-2017 10:47:42

They've put up the Seminars on the RhoneRangers WebSite for the June 9-10 event/tasting: JuneRhoneRangers I'll be attending. Tom Seminar 1 - And Now For Something Completely Different: The New Wave of Single-Variety Rhone Wines 11am-12pm - $12
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