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post #13036 of 18227
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Hmmmm.... Valpoicella Amarone, yes.... but the regular stuff? '87 is ancient. Interested to hear about the results.

My friend who gave it to me drank it and swore it had another 3-5 years left but noted there was a ton of sediment and to leave it upright for 12 hours.
post #13037 of 18227
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My friend who gave it to me drank it and swore it had another 3-5 years left but noted there was a ton of sediment and to leave it upright for 12 hours.

Your friend is a wise man...
post #13038 of 18227
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Your friend is a wise man...

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I was hoping you'd chime in. Thanks, David. I'll report back next weekend.
post #13039 of 18227
Two nice pours on hand tonight - to start, a very reliable grower champagne from Kermit Lynch: Veuve Fourny NV grande reserve. Nice bead, fresh, yeasty, good extended lees contact...

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With an asparagus quiche and salad, Baumard Savennieres Trie Speciale. Bone dry and mineral yet very rich, an almost oily mouthfeel - just spectacular.

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post #13040 of 18227
Had an 07 Ridge Zin tonight. Man, was it drinking well. Some nice tannins still matched with strong fruit. This is a Zin unlike most CA Zins.
post #13041 of 18227
Which one?
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Three something..Three Fields? Something like that.
post #13043 of 18227
Valleys. Good wine.
post #13044 of 18227
1991 Dalle Valle Napa Cab. Open an hour, it's kind of okay, not blowing me away, but not sucking either. Was probably awesome five years ago.

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post #13045 of 18227
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1991 Dalle Valle Napa Cab. Open an hour, it's kind of okay, not blowing me away, but not sucking either. Was probably awesome five years ago.
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I've had the same reaction to a couple of bottles of 1991 Beringer Chabot Vineyard Cab that I've had recently. Just kind of OK. Probably a bit past its prime.
post #13046 of 18227
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post

I've had the same reaction to a couple of bottles of 1991 Beringer Chabot Vineyard Cab that I've had recently. Just kind of OK. Probably a bit past its prime.
I've had that wine a couple of times and you're right, it's a lot like this one. If you like mature wines that are in balance, it's enjoyable, but it's not memorable. The only 91's from CA that I have had in the last couple of years that are singing right now are the 91 Montebello and the 91 Montelena.
post #13047 of 18227
Three from 1995, and one from 2002:
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post #13048 of 18227
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Originally Posted by Eustace View Post

My friend who gave it to me drank it and swore it had another 3-5 years left but noted there was a ton of sediment and to leave it upright for 12 hours.

I recently drank a 2000 amerone, I had a hard time with it, didn't care for it at all.
post #13049 of 18227
You're killing it this weekend, Papa.

Had two bottles yesterday. One was an 07 Turley Dogtown and the other an 07 Betts and Shole, The Chronique which is an Oz Grenache. The Zin was a typical Turley and drinking well. The Grenache is past its prime. Was a touch thin I thought with rhubarb and light touch of cherries.

I've been meaning to crack some Champs this weekend, to celebrate the new house, but just don't seem to find the right time. Maybe tonight or tomorrow.
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That '95 H-B is way young, no? I had some '95 Cos not long ago and I though it was a baby.
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