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Jump to new posts TN: Eugenio Alessandria Barolo 1970 by fraser @ Today at 08:20

Eugenio Alessandria Barolo 1970 Interestingly enough, there is no alcohol designation on the bottle nor a bottle size. It went down so fast I was sure it was a 720 ml but the bottle looks normal size. Eugenio Alessandria - Borgata Onorati, Santa M
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Carlisle '04...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Today at 07:05

Shared these two with John ystrday: 1. Carlisle Zin DryCreekVlly (15.9%; Plntd: 1885-1954; 25% PetiteSirah; 360 cs) 2004: Dark color w/ slight bricking; very strong blackberry/Zin/bit raspberry/spicy some fumey/alcoholic slght peppery/licorice big f
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Jump to new posts TN: 2008 Hug Cabernet Sauvignon Booker Vineyard Paso Robles by Charlie Chadwick @ Yesterday at 17:57

2008 Hug Cabernet Sauvignon Booker Vineyard Paso Robles Rich sweet nose of blackberries. Big full fruit on the palate, blackberries, dark cherries, notes of cedar and pepper. The fruit is big, but not overpowering, you can taste nuances instead o
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Tried this white Fri night at Susan's: 1. Venica Ronco del Cero Sauvignon DOC: Collio (13.5%; 18 hrs skin contact; GiulianaImports/Boulder )Gianni e Giorgio Venica/Dolegna del Collio 2017: Med.light yellowactive herbal/SB/melony light earthy/stony/ch
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Austrian Roses '17...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 13:22

Tried these two w/ Susan this weekend: 1. H&M Hofer Zweigelt Rose Weinland (12.5%; Biodynamic; TerryTheiseSlctns; EB) Maria Hofer/Neubaugasse 2017: Small bubbles around the edge of the glass, lots off tiny bubbles in btl A& glass; dissolved CO2; fai
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Jump to new posts TN: Ridge PaganiRanch '15 & '16...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 12:30

Just got my Z-List shipment last week, so took one for the team: 1. Ridge Zin PaganiRanch/SonomaVlly/SonomaCnty (83% Zin/10% AlicanteBouschet/7% PetiteSirah; 15.0%; bttld April 2017; 16 mo. in brl; Drk: 2/17-2/27-2/29: EB) Cupertino 2015: Very dark/n
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Rhones Reds by Charlie Chadwick @ 09-22-2018 18:12:44

2007 Lucien and Andre Brunel "Les Cailloux" Chateaunuef du Pape Sharp, pretty nose of cherries and pepper. Nice red fruits on the palate blending in with blueberries. Sweet tannins, nice acidity. Medium long finish mimicking the palate. Overall
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Jump to new posts TN: Guyon Fox Talenti Duval Caymus SS Taylors by Bill Spohn @ 09-22-2018 13:36:36

Notes from a blind tasting: 2014 Tiberio Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Fonte Canale – some colour, a big time citrus nose, clean crisp acidity and a nice dry finish. Very good. 2009 Antonin Guyon Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes – medium colour, pale but not b
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Jump to new posts TN: Antoniolo Gattinara 1978 by fraser @ 09-22-2018 06:50:09

Antoniolo Gattinara 1978 12% Imported by Banfi. Antoniolo is one of the important producers in Gattinara. This wine may have included their single vineyards, Osso San Grato and San Francesco, as the first Antoniolo single vineyard I can find record
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Jump to new posts Dissolved CO2 in Austrian Wines.. by TomHill @ 09-21-2018 08:48:39

Next week, at SantaFe W&C Fiesta, Val Masten will be giving a Seminar on Austrian wines. Below are some questions I've sent to her on the subject of Dissolved CO2 in Austrian Wines: Quote: Val, I will be attending your Seminar on Austrian wines Fr
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Jump to new posts JonBonne: Texture in Wines by TomHill @ 09-20-2018 12:34:17

As linked in WineTerroirist, in Punch, JonBonne crawls way out on a limb: WineTexture and tries to make some sense of texture in wine. It's a very complicated subject and Jon makes a valiant effort to bring some rigor to the subject. And not altog
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Jump to new posts TN: 2005 Copain Syrah Harrison Clarke Santa Ynez Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ 09-19-2018 17:40:12

2005 Copain Syrah Harrison Clarke Santa Ynez Valley Everyone focuses on Well's pinots, but the syrahs are just briliant too. This is a prime example. Just a beautiful wine that time has served well. Lovely nose of plums and dark cherries. Vibrant f
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Jump to new posts TN: Mostly Bedrock/Carlisle Zins...(long/boring) by TomHill @ 09-19-2018 08:43:42

We tried last week (9/12/18) Some (mostly) Carlisle/Bedrock Zins: 1. DryCreekVnyd Zin OldVine (Hrvstd: Aug 18 & Sept 14; 22% PS/2% Carignane; 14.5%; SaH: 26.2 Brix, pH: 3.67, TA: 0.63; Avg vine age: 95+ yrs; Aged: 16 mo. in Fr/Hungarian/Am.oak; 3
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Jump to new posts TN: Massican gemina WW '15....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-19-2018 07:20:37

Inspired by David's TN on the '17, I cracked last night: 1. Massican gemina Calif WW (69% PinotGrigio/31% Greco; 12.8%) DanPetroski/Calistoga 2015: Med.dark gold color, darker than I expected; quite fragrant/perfumed floral/carnations/spicy/cardamon
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Jump to new posts Re: TECH QUESTION: Number Viewing by R. Schiffman @ 09-18-2018 12:41:43

Well, it is a configurable value. It was set to be quite long. I've dropped it back a fair amount. That number would include bots if they ignore the configuration files that say not to index the contents. The majors like Google and MSoft follow the r
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Tried last night w/ my fresh tomatoes: 1. Peter Dipoli SauvignonBlanc Voglar DOC: AltoAdige (14%; KermitLynch; www.PeterDipoli.com/) Egna 2015: Light gold color; fairly intense herbal/melony/ripe/SB some earthy/chalky/perfumed talc light forest floor
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Jump to new posts by fraser @ 09-17-2018 12:09:04

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 1995 Finally, we have an excellent bottle of this. Textbook CNP and not fading anytime soon. Loved it. Why is finding textbook CNP so hard? Fraser
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Jump to new posts TN: Some New Italian Wines....(long/boring) by TomHill @ 09-17-2018 09:28:40

We tried last night (9/5/18) Some More New Wines: 1. Ronchi di Cialla DOC: Friuli Colli Orientali Ribolla Gialla (12.5%; www.RonchiDiCialla.com; Lyra Wine Imports) Prepotto 2016: Light gold color; aromatic rather citric/grapefruity/RG/bit peppery
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