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Jump to new posts TN: Chehalem GrunerVeltliner '15...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 10:08

Tried this Fri w/ Susan: 1. Chehalem GrunerVeltliner WindyRidgeBlock/RibbonRidge/OR (13.7%; EG; Hrvst: Sept28 & Oct 7; RS: 0.7%; pH: 3.15, TA: 0.67; 500 cs) Newberg 2015: Med.gold color; lightly floral/mango bit stony/chalky slight herbal very quiet
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Jump to new posts TN: Two w/ Dinner...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 09:32

Tried these two last night: 1. Hanzell Sebella Chard SonomaCnty (13.8%; Younger 10-30 yr old vines; www.Hanzell.com) Sonoma 2016: Light yellow color; pleasant Chard/lemony/melony light stony/chalky/minerally slight herbal nose; quite tart/tangy/lean
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Highlands Napa Valley, California Howell Mountain Beatty Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 $35.99 13.7% Decent amount of purple left in the dark core, broad crimson to brick red rims, there it shows its age albeit not close to getting washed out. The nos
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Jump to new posts 2010 La Source du Ruault Saumur-Champigny by Marc Hanes @ 03-18-2018 15:42:33

Source du Ruault, La Loire, France Saumur-Champigny Cabernet Franc 2010 $23.99 12.5% Crimson purple core, basic coloration, bright sunset to fresh brick red rims, vigorously hued throughout. Gets right at you in the nose with bell pepper, dried mown
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Jump to new posts 2004 Cellers de la Cartoixa Priorat Montgarnatx by Marc Hanes @ 03-18-2018 15:37:23

Cartoixa (Francesc Sanchez-Bas), Cellers de la Priorat, Spain Montgarnatx Blend 2004 $17.99 14.0% The core remains mainly purple, gentle opacity, the rims fiery brick red to sienna in color, hue still vigorous. The nose sluggish and heavy with muddy
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Jump to new posts 2002 Schwarz Shiraz Barossa Nitschke Block by Marc Hanes @ 03-18-2018 15:35:40

Schwarz Wine Company South Australia, Australia Barossa Valley Nitschke Block Shiraz 2002 $23.99 14.0% Little purple left in the core, mostly black with wide sunset red to orange rims where it has good clarity and cleanliness. Menthol, witch hazel, b
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Jump to new posts Greenbush Brewing Delusion by Marc Hanes @ 03-18-2018 15:27:40

Greenbush Brewing Co. Delusion (Imperial Cream Stout Aged In Rye Whiskey Barrels) American Double/Imperial Stout Michigan 11.7% 12oz, Single $6.99 Modest half finger head, during the pour it looks like it might not develop but covers the full surface
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Jump to new posts Smuttynose Brewing Rocky Road by Marc Hanes @ 03-18-2018 15:25:53

Smuttynose Brewing Company Rocky Road (Stout Brewed With Cacao Nibs & Marshmallow Creme And Aged On Oak Chips) (Big Beer Series) Milk/Sweet Stout New Hampshire 7.8% 22oz, Single $7.99 Aggressive pour gets you maybe a finger of very dark brown foa
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Jump to new posts Stillwater Artisanal Ales Insetto by Marc Hanes @ 03-18-2018 15:21:53

Stillwater Artisanal Ales Insetto (A Dry-Hopped Sour Ale With Italian Plum) American Wild Ale Maryland 5.0% 12oz 4-Pack, $8.99 Average finger worth of loose foam, plenty of larger bubbles popping across the surface as it sizzles away to a thin surfac
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Jump to new posts Empire Brewing Black Magic Stout by Marc Hanes @ 03-18-2018 15:20:00

Empire Brewing Co. Black Magic Stout (Nitrogenated Irish-Style Dry Stout) Irish Dry Stout New York 4.8% 12oz, 6-Pack $9.99 An aggressive pour yields virtually no head, a thin surface dusting at best, the lacing fares slightly better with a long thin
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Jump to new posts TN: Figeac Crasto Monasterio La Rioja Alta Lafaurie by Bill Spohn @ 03-17-2018 17:07:49

Notes from a blind tasting with a theme of ‘old world’. 2012 Le Soula – the first of several unusual wines you don’t see every day. This is from the Cote Catalanes, an AOC in the Languedoc Roussillon, made from sauvignon blanc and Grenache blanc, al
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Jump to new posts TN: Forlorn-Hope CheninBlanc '16.....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 03-16-2018 09:33:31

Shared this last night w/ friends after my Tour of the Hapsburg Empire at Pig+Fig: 1. Forlorn-Hope Chenin Blanc RorickVnyd/CalaverasCnty (12.28%; 207 cs) Murphys 2016: Light yellow color; very strong stony/chalky/mineral/flinty very slight floral/CB
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Jump to new posts SacBee: MikeDunne on PodCasts by TomHill @ 03-14-2018 09:49:15

Mike Dunne writes on some of his favorite PodCasts: PodCasts He's an old fogey (unlike the rest of us) and found out about podcasts recently when he was informed that PodCasts are how you sell to the millennials. So he identifies a few he likes.
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Jump to new posts TN: Novy Syrah ChristensenVnyd '06...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 03-14-2018 07:29:51

Tried this last night: 1. NovyFamily Syrah ChristensenFamilyVnyd/RRV (14.4%; www.NovyFamilyWines.com) SantaRosa 2006: Very dark color w/ little bricking; strong blackberry/boysenberry/Syrah/spicy classic Siduri oak/smokey slight black pepper fairly c
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