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Jump to new posts TN: Two More Jaffurs...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 07:13

Tried two more from my Jaffurs stash: 1. Jaffurs HankPitcher Viognier BienNacidoVnyd/SBC (14.5%; Hrvstd: Sept 26; 24.4 Brix; pH: 3.24; 48 cs) 2005: Med.dark gold color; strong perfumed peach/pear/Viog very slight nutty slight toasty/oak fresh lovely
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Jump to new posts Clark Sez... by TomHill @ 09-19-2017 15:24:57

Originally Posted By: TomHillWe tasted tonight (9/13/17) some More New Wines: 11. WineSmith SaintLaurent RicciVnyd/Carneros/SonomaCnty (11.8%; www.WineSmithWines.com) Sebastopol 2013: Very dark color; very strong earthy/loamy/dusty very slight p
Jump to new posts Re: TN: Tenuta Carretta Barolo Cannubi 1990 by fraser @ 09-19-2017 10:54:38

Hi Dave! Yes, this one tasted fairly traditional (more than the last one) so I am not sure either when they went all Barrique on us. Fraser
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Jump to new posts TN: Carlisle Alicante Bouchet '04...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-19-2017 08:11:36

Also tried this one last night: 1. Carlisle AlicanteBouschet SonomaCnty (MontafiRanch/1926 + RossiRanch/1910; 1 brl; 15.6%) SantaRosa 2004: Very dark/near black color w/ some bricking; strong earthy/loamy bir rustic/violetshollyhocks/floral rather du
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Jump to new posts TN: Jaffurs Roussanne '05...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-19-2017 07:30:57

Tried the other Jaffurs white last night: 1. Jaffurs Roussanne SantaBarbaraCnty (13.2%) 2005: Light gold/bit burnished bronze color; some nutty/toasted hazelnuts/no oxidation strong honeyed/honeysuckle/Rouss light toasty/oak/smokey mature Rouss rathe
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Jump to new posts Update... by TomHill @ 09-18-2017 15:17:07

Originally Posted By: TomHillTried this last night w/ tomatoes & buratta: 1. Jaffurs Viognier SantaBarbaraCnty (14.5%) 2005: Med.dark/burnished bronze color; slight oxidized/toasted hazeluts/nutty slight pear/Viog bit herbal/new mown hay slight honey
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Jump to new posts TN: 2010 Novy "Rosella's" (SLH) Syrah by James Cross @ 09-18-2017 11:19:04

I was worried this wasn't ready, but it is; not much point in waiting, but it should still be good for a couple years. 13.8 alcohol, surprisingly low. The color is blood red with one color ring and just a hint of rust coloring. Nose is pronounced
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Tried this trio over the weekend, side-by-side: 1. Kenneth-Crawford Syrah Verna'sVnyd/SBC (15.6%) Buellton 2006: Very dark color w/ slight bricking; beautiful blackberry/Syrah/boysenberry bit licorice/pungent ripe some black pepper quite complex clas
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Tried this last night: 1. Carlisle Syrah JudgeFamilyVnyd/BennettVlly (15.9%; 330 cs) SantaRosa 2004: Very dark/near black color w/ little bricking; very strong cold-climate/black olive/blackberry/Syrah/pungent light Rhonish/roasted/smoked meats beaut
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Jump to new posts Re: 2002 Lagier Meredith Syrah Mount Veeder by BEB @ 09-18-2017 04:02:07

"it seems to just be coming out of a long sleep and were one to have any well stored you might want to wait another 2-3 years." These are truly long-lived wines, are they not?! I keep buying and storing knowing that one day my glass will be awash i
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Jump to new posts Bare Hands Brewery Honey Badger Double India Pale Ale by Marc Hanes @ 09-17-2017 16:32:08

Bare Hands Brewery Honey Badger Double India Pale Ale American Double/Imperial IPA Indiana 9.5% 16oz, 4-Pack $20.99 Big two finger head, creamily thick with very good retention and a dense weave, basic white color, lacing forms big splotches across t
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Jump to new posts Cascade Brewing Noyaux (Northwest Style Sour Ale) by Marc Hanes @ 09-17-2017 16:30:11

Cascade Brewing Co. Noyaux (Northwest Style Sour Ale) (Ale Aged In Oak Barrels With Raspberries And Apricot Noyaux) (2014 Project) American Wild Ale Oregon 9.29% 25.4oz, Single $22.99 Slightly better than expected head which crests just past one fing
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General Note: no accents in this post but main text was blank if I tried to post with curly quotes, hence had to straighten them in BBEdit first.
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Jump to new posts Re: Chateau de Pez Saint-Estephe by Marc Hanes @ 09-17-2017 16:24:51

General Note: I was able to post with accents and curly quotes in the main post text but having these in the subject resulted in a blank field. So the posting issue not fully resolved based on this experience.
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Tried this wine Fri night when I wanted a refreshing white: 1. Stift Kloster Neuburg 50% Zierfandler/Rotgipfler WoO: Thermenregion/Gumpoldskirchen (13%; www.Stift-Klosterneuburg.at; Qualitatswein/halbtrocken) Klosterneuburg 2015: Pale gold color w/ l
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Dessert Wines...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-17-2017 09:09:35

We had these last week w/ a ChokeCherry Cake with Amaro/Mascarpone frosting: 1. Dom. l'Ancienne Cure L'abbaye AC: Monbazillac (60% Semillon/40% Muscadelle; 12.5%; CharlesNealSlctns/Richmond) Christian Roche/Colombier 2009: Deep gold/burnished bronze
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Jump to new posts TN: MarimarEstate Albarino '15...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-17-2017 07:50:07

Had w/ my corn-on-the-cob last night: 1. MarimarEstate Albarino DonMiguelVnyd/GreenVlly/RRV (EG&B; Organically grown; www.MarimarEstate.com) MarimarTorres/Sebastapol 2015: Light gold color; very fragrant/perfumey flowery/peach blossom/pear/spicy some
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Jump to new posts Yup... by TomHill @ 09-17-2017 07:07:21

Originally Posted By: Charlie Chadwick2016 Abazzia Di Novacella Kerner Praepositus Pat's first comment was "It tastes like soil!" She then expanded that to "It tastes like soil that hasn't been amended with compost or manure." And finally, "It's l
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Jump to new posts TN: 2014 Gilbert et Christine Felettig Echezeaux Grand Cru by Charlie Chadwick @ 09-16-2017 17:48:37

2014 Gilbert et Christine Felettig Echezeaux Grand Cru Yes, I know this is a baby, but I have two other bottles and decided to give it a try. Faintly spicy nose. transparent red in color. Red berry fruit, warm spices, a bit of basil and plum. Sha
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Jump to new posts Re: Punch: Bonne on the Future of Calif Wine by Marc Hanes @ 09-15-2017 16:52:33

As someone who used to have some things published professionally and has written (semi-intelligible) articles for a self-published website, I can say it is damn hard to keep coming up with new ideas, angles, or general things to say about wine. It's
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