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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 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 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 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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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 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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