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Manton, have you seen my PM?

Good title for a Masterpiece Theater series.

Intrigue surrounds American speechwriter now working for Conne the Queen.
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I love sur lee Champs. I mean, LOVE.
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How was the Angelus? I haven't had a right bank wine with any significant age on it. I am curious how the characteristcs would be.
Well I'm not the greatest with flavor descriptors, but this particular bottle was right in the sweet spot for me. I don't think it's yet fully mature, it started off with your standard Bdx aromatics graphite, tar etc, and as it opened it the fruit seemed to become even more prominent. It was/is exceptionally balanced and just really enjoyable.
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Anybody else read this piece? Seems like a pretty cool development all around. A also heartening that a relatively big name Napa Cab is getting reined in, in terms of alcohol, oak, and extraction, even if it is by a Frenchman.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/29/FDFL1O9IIR.DTL
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Well I'm not the greatest with flavor descriptors, but this particular bottle was right in the sweet spot for me. I don't think it's yet fully mature, it started off with your standard Bdx aromatics graphite, tar etc, and as it opened it the fruit seemed to become even more prominent. It was/is exceptionally balanced and just really enjoyable.

Sounds like last time I had it. I think it's probably the best wine Angelus has made. I don't really like their 21st Century stuff that much as it's a bit too overblown and modern.
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Anybody else read this piece? Seems like a pretty cool development all around. A also heartening that a relatively big name Napa Cab is getting reined in, in terms of alcohol, oak, and extraction, even if it is by a Frenchman.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/29/FDFL1O9IIR.DTL
Inglenook was the awesomest wine in California history. Coppola may be guilty for G3 but this is worthy penance.
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Wow, that was a good read.

I think Copola had something to do with getting some of the original Cohn vineyards back into the hands of one of his descendants and that became Scarecrow. Copola seems to have a true passion there and the money to back it up.
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I just picked up a bottle of 2005 Chateau La Bonnelle. It was recommended to me by the sales assistant that had artificial fangs. We'll see if I can trust his lust for wine in the future.
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Last night a 2009 McManis cab sauv. One of my favorite mass-produced weeknight drinkers.
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Two bottles tonight: 2008 Andrew Will Champoux. Nice- more oak than the 2007 but very well balanced. And a 1993 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo. Quite the contrast from the Will. VERY dry... Petrol, charcoal... A singular profile... Still cogitating...
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Tonight is this from Conterno, a very fine producer - I've had the pleasure of sampling some of his older Barolos courtesy of a generous friend and was tempted to give his Barbera a whirl.

It's breathing, probably too young, but Barberas should be more approachable in youth. So far the aromas are promising - herbal, sweet, red fruit.

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Conterno inlove.gifdrool.gif
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Had some simple Gavi Castelvecchio, I think '10. It's drinkable.
And Rothschild Bordeaux '10 (the cheap stuff). Meh.
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$120 for a 1985 Chateau Poujeaux, yay or nay?
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KL has it for 100$, and FWIW, even though it's not available anymore, some UK sites sold it for 30-40 GBP. Anyhoo, let the experts answer you this question.
Edit: Sold out at KL, so just ignore this post.
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