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Jump to new posts TN: 2000 Paloma Merlot by Charlie Chadwick @ Yesterday at 18:09

2000 Paloma Merlot It's hard to imagine that a wine from 2000 is already 17 years old when I haven't aged a day in that time. Oh well... This is just a lovely bottle of wine that the years have served well. Plum and spice on the nose. Still a da
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Jump to new posts TN: Bouchard Lamborghini Latour Frescobaldi Grahams by Bill Spohn @ Yesterday at 11:47

Notes from a brown bag blind tasting dinner July 2017 2005 Pfaffenheim Tokay Pinot Gris Steinert Grand Cru – I am an Alsatian fan (as long as they aren’t dogs…) Sweet floral nose with some honey, finishing with some residual sugar, pear and low aci
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Jump to new posts TN: Three Dessert Wines...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 08:09

Tried these three a few weeks ago: 1. Casmin Larredya AC: Jurancon Moelleux Au Capcen (Vin de Terroir Pyreneen; Raisins Biologiques; Vigne de Petit Manseng; 13.5%; WineTraditionsLtd) Jean Marc Grussaute/Chapelle de Rousse 2010: Deep gold color; stron
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Jump to new posts TN: Carlisle Zin CarlisleVnyd '02...(short/boring) by TomHill @ Yesterday at 06:52

Cracked this last night: 1. Carlisle Zin CarlisleVnyd/RRV (15.9%; Plntd in 1927; + PetiteSirah/AlicanteBouchet/GrandNoir) SantaRosa 2002: Dark color w/ slight bricking; very strong blackberry/boysenberry/Zin/very spicy rather dusty/OV light smokey/to
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Jump to new posts TN: Some OffBeat New Wines...(long/boring) by TomHill @ 07-25-2017 09:46:14

We tried tonight (7/19/17) Some Offbeat New Wines: 1. Grecomusc IGP: Campania Bianco (14%; www.ContradediTaurasi.It; OliverMcCrumSlctns; Roviello Bianco or Grecomusc variety) Contrade di Taurasi/Enza&Antonella Lonardo/Taurasi 2014: Med.light gold
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Had this as a dessert wine w/ Bill&Jane Sat night: 1. ShenandoahVnyds Vintage Port AmadorCnty (19%) 1982: Med.color w/ some bricking; strong alcoholic/Portish/grapey/plummy some cedary/pencilly fairly complex oldPort nose; quite sweet bit alcoholic/P
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Jump to new posts TN: Three Syrahs w/ Bill&Jane....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 07-24-2017 07:53:04

We had Bill&Jane Easton over for dinner Sat night and had these three Syrahs: 1. ReneRostaing AC: Cote-Rotie (12.5%; MeBalP) Ampuis 1990: Med. somewhat bricking color; lovely smoked meats/espresso/roasted/pungent classic mature C-R very complex nose;
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Had this from the cellar w/ Bill&Jane Sat night: 1. Eitelsbacher Karthauser Hofberg Riesling Kronenberg Auslese (A.P.Nr. 3 561 303/41/77; 10%) WernerTyrell 1976: Med.gold color; very sight Mosel valve oil/petrol some slatey/stony fragrant R/floral co
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Tried this new wine from CasaRodena: 1. CasaRodena Viognier Appellation Colorado (12.5%; www.CasaRodena.com) 2016: Med.yellow color w/ lots of tiny bubbles; rather attractive ripe pear/Viog light earthy bit honey/spicy nose; very soft/fat/underacid o
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Jump to new posts 2002 Foillard Morgon Cote du Py by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 14:32:23

Foillard, Jean Beaujolais, France Morgon Cote du Py Gamay Noir 2002 $22.99 13.0% Softly filmy ruby core still bright, fades at the rims to a mix of dilute orange and yellow, show some silty sediment. Fluffy nose, more well packed than immobile, offer
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Jump to new posts 2014 Gonon Saint-Joseph Blanc Les Oliviers by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 14:29:14

Gonon, Pierre Rhone, France Saint-Joseph Les Oliviers Blend 2014 $58.99 14.0% Youthful brownish touch to the straw gold, dilute rims. A bit of fart in the nose then oak cream, blanched nuts, lemon curd and cantaloupe, apple, apricot fruit scents, wax
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Jump to new posts 2010 Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 14:27:45

Huet, Domaine Loire, France Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec Chenin Blanc 2010 $39.99 13.5% Calm surface but flat underneath, good mix of shine and thickness as it pools downward. The nose has admirable fatness if pulls up short, beeswax, honey and at
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Jump to new posts 2011 Lauer Riesling Neuenbersch Fass 17 AP #16 by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 14:26:30

Lauer, Weingut Peter Mosel Saar Ruwer, Germany Ayler Kupp Neuenbersch QbA Fass 17 AP #16 Riesling 2011 $48.99 12.5% Dull with some depth to the golden hue, loses intensity at the rims but solid enough. Honey, fine spun sugar, mint, lime to pink grape
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Jump to new posts 1979 Chateau La Dominique Saint-Emilion by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 13:56:02

Dominique, Chateau La Bordeaux, France Saint-Emilion Blend 1979 $59.99 12.0% Blackish core, this contributed to by some sediment, more reddish orange rims. Floral dustiness to the nose, plum to prune fruit, baking spices, bell pepper, hay to straw, m
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Jump to new posts 2002 d'Angerville Volnay Caillerets by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 13:54:21

Angerville, Domaine Marquis d' Burgundy, France Volnay Caillerets Pinot Noir 2002 $54.99 13.5% Reddish brick to orange in hue, clear enough with full rims, staying youthful in appearance. Broad cherry, blackberry, raspberry fruit fill the nose, orang
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Jump to new posts 2003 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Gamay Noir by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 13:52:14

Clos Roche Blanche Loire, France Touraine Gamay Noir 2003 $13.99 12.0% Clean reddish brick to clay color, hint of orange at the rims, looks fully matured. Nose of shoe polish, tomatoes, vegetal matter, this very slow to blow off in favor of cherry pi
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Jump to new posts 2002 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Cuvee Tardive by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 13:50:10

Clos de la Roilette (Coudert Pere et Fils) Beaujolais, France Fleurie Cuvee Tardive Gamay Noir 2002 $21.99 13.0% Dull brick red color with a blacker core, the rims washed out, on the whole the liquid is clear. Leathery nose with meadow underbrush and
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Jump to new posts 2000 Bernard Amiot Chambolle-Musigny by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 13:09:58

Amiot, Bernard Burgundy, France Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 2000 $37.99 13.0% Clear throughout, the reddish core has some browning edges, otherwise dilute. There's a roast to the cherry, plum scents in the nose yet syrupy in texture, muddy earth, to
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Trimbach Alsace, France Cuvee Frederic Emile Vendanges Tardives Riesling 1990 $69.99 13.0% Attractively bright golden hue, greenish tint, clean and shiny while also not hiding it's an older wine. The richness of the nose belies its age, rose petals,
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Jump to new posts 2002 F.X. Picher Riesling "M" Smaragd by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 13:05:47

Pichler, Weingut F.X. Wachau, Austria "M" Smaragd Riesling 2002 $82.99 13.5% While washed out some, sits firmly in the glass and what golden hue is there has vigor at the core. Soft, round nose of whipped cream, rose petals with mango, pineapple frui
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Jump to new posts 2005 Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 12:25:31

Huet, S.A. Loire Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec Chenin Blanc 2005 $34.99 12.0% Layered and maturing golden hue, pools deep into the glass and extends well into the rims, on the dull side. Big and round nose of lilacs, violets, wax to lanolin, honey a
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Jump to new posts 2002 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 12:23:42

Huet, S.A. Loire, France Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec Chenin Blanc 2002 $30.99 12.5% Brilliant shine to the amberish gold color, full right through the rims. The nose is direct and with no wasted movement, tangelo to tangerine citrus, floral dew, molasse
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Jump to new posts 1994 Colin-Deleger Chassagne-Montrachet En Remilly by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 12:21:43

Colin-Deleger & Fils, Domaine Michel Burgundy, France Chassagne-Montrachet En Remilly Chardonnay 1994 $49.99 13.5% High shine to the dark gold to lightly bronzed color, while no doubt has age on it doesn't quite look as old as it is. You get buttersc
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Jump to new posts 1992 Ravenswood Merlot Sangiacomo Vineyard by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 12:19:07

Ravenswood Sonoma Valley, California Sangiacomo Vineyard Merlot 1992 $29.99 13.8% The purple left in the core heavily influenced by sunset red shades, the rims a pure burnt to red orange, liquid is clear enough. Nose of matted straw, savory garden he
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Jump to new posts 2002 Porters Pinot Noir Martinborough by Marc Hanes @ 07-22-2017 12:17:27

Porters Martinborough, New Zealand Pinot Noir 2002 $11.99 13.5% Filmy sunset red core, fades into dulled orange to yellow rims, on the whole translucent. Sour nose, fallen leaves, sous bois, has a medicinal cleansing lift, given its average ABV runs
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