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Jump to new posts 2011 Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard by Marc Hanes @ 29 seconds ago

Turley San Luis Obispo County, California Paso Robles Ueberroth Vineyard Zinfandel 2011 $48.00 16.3% The core is a murky purple unto black, fully opaque, the rims shift through brick red to burnt orange hues, even though the liquid on the whole is cl
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Jump to new posts 1998 Clos du Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvee du Papet by Marc Hanes @ 4 minutes 32 seconds ago

Clos du Mont-Olivet Rhone, France Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvee du Papet Grenache 1998 $39.99 14.0% Burnt red to orange hued core, lighter orange to yellow rims, decent clarity but necessarily spotless and shiny. Fat, unfocused nose of garrigues, damp
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Jump to new posts Plan Bee Farm Brewery Barn Beer Wild Ale by Marc Hanes @ 14 minutes 25 seconds ago

Plan Bee Farm Brewery Barn Beer Wild Ale American Wild Ale New York 5.5% 12.7oz, Single $7.99 Finger plus of bright white foam, appears to have credible density but the surface dimples quickly and retention is just about average, the lacing starts of
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Jump to new posts Impressions 11-17-18 by Florida Jim @ Today at 11:43

Wine Impressions - 11-17-18 Whites: 2015 Onesta, Grenache Blanc Clay Station Vnyd. - reminds me of coastal Italian white wine; loaded with mineral/salty underpinnings and fresh white fruit flavors. Plenty of cut and good balance. Overachieving at $1
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Jump to new posts Re: Well... by Bob Davis @ Yesterday at 19:06

We've done a few tours of Santa Rita Hills as a side trip to Hospice du Rhone. Lots of great producers down there.
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: 2005 Elderton Command Shiraz by Charlie Chadwick @ 11-15-2018 21:04:16

Marc, Of those you list, I find the Torbreck wines age extremely well. But the Grenache based Aussies seem to disolve into a hot, soupy mess with even moderate aging. I know there are exceptions, but not enough to cause me to take a chance on the
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Jump to new posts Re: Roussannes by Bob Davis @ 11-15-2018 10:28:23

Thanks Marc.
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Jump to new posts TN: Old Italians and a claret by Bill Spohn @ 11-12-2018 11:00:01

Some old Italians with dinner 1975 Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino – when I first got into wine to the extent that I established a ‘cellar” (at the time, a cupboard in the basement) I bought this wine and then consumed it by the early 1980s,
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Jump to new posts Re: Bad Subject Title by Florida Jim @ 11-11-2018 20:22:29

Are you noticing this as a pattern or simply an occasional format? Ifoccasional, I’d think it would be either an effort to add variety or a lack of time. A pattern might be what you suggest. Best, Jim
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Jump to new posts TN: 2000 Novy Syrah Garys' Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands by Charlie Chadwick @ 11-11-2018 18:21:13

2000 Novy Syrah Garys' Vineyard, Santra Lucia Highlands Holding up well for its age, but the downhill slide has begun. The color is still bright red with some fading at the edges. Bright cherry notes on the nose. The palate shows dark fruits, but
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Originally Posted By: Marc Hanes ... About as "fresh" a Zinfandel as you will get, bright acidity and mint, anise, to fennel accents. Stony as well, ... I'm completely with you on this comment. It totally resonates with me and every experience I'
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