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post #13516 of 18230
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Report needed.

It was great. Beautiful drive out there and wonderful facility and people. Overall I thought the wines were very well made, but I wanted them to be better; I wanted then to be exceptional. The Roussane carried some alcoholic heat, the Patelin rouge was good, the Patelin blanc was very nice, and I really liked the mourvedre. I enjoyed comparing the Côte de Tablas and the Patelin rouge - one so clearly and classically a Grenache dominated Rhône and rhe other smelling like warm weather Syrah. The Esprit de Beaucastel was the standout. The rosé tasted good because it was hot but I would have liked it a bit more acidic. Very true to style though. Very, very nice wine. I took a bottle of the '10 mourvedre home to squirrel away for eight or so years.

Turned out my old boss had been out there the day before chatting with their winemaker. The wine world is a small one.

Also:
Tonight I had a little of a 2010 Rhys Family Farm Pinot noir. Simply orgasmic. Waves and waves of complex aromas, with startlingly fresh red fruit, lovely, lithe texture, a satisfying savory character, and tannins that aren't nearly as stiff as I had feared. Superb wine. I'm saving most of it for a piece of salmon I plan to acquire in Santa Cruz tomorrow. I figure it will be even better.
post #13517 of 18230
hey guys, any recommendations for a good red Sancerre? I just had one from Franck Millet which I liked quite a bit. 100% pinot. is that the only varietal in red Sancerre? or are there blends?
post #13518 of 18230
Red or rose Sancerre is always 100% pinot and they're generally not easy to find as the quantities are small.
I've had pretty good ones from Vacheron and from Mellot. There's another Reverdy (not Hippolyte that makes a great white) which is supposed to be very good for red but I've never had it (Pascal and Nicolas Reverdy).
post #13519 of 18230

Tat, like the avatar.  Had '02 Esch and '06 La Tache the other night.  Really nice.  Tasting all the '09's soon.  Great vintage.

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Originally Posted by Quatsch View Post

It was great. Beautiful drive out there and wonderful facility and people. Overall I thought the wines were very well made, but I wanted them to be better; I wanted then to be exceptional. The Roussane carried some alcoholic heat, the Patelin rouge was good, the Patelin blanc was very nice, and I really liked the mourvedre. I enjoyed comparing the Côte de Tablas and the Patelin rouge - one so clearly and classically a Grenache dominated Rhône and rhe other smelling like warm weather Syrah. The Esprit de Beaucastel was the standout. The rosé tasted good because it was hot but I would have liked it a bit more acidic. Very true to style though. Very, very nice wine. I took a bottle of the '10 mourvedre home to squirrel away for eight or so years.
Turned out my old boss had been out there the day before chatting with their winemaker. The wine world is a small one.
Also:
Tonight I had a little of a 2010 Rhys Family Farm Pinot noir. Simply orgasmic. Waves and waves of complex aromas, with startlingly fresh red fruit, lovely, lithe texture, a satisfying savory character, and tannins that aren't nearly as stiff as I had feared. Superb wine. I'm saving most of it for a piece of salmon I plan to acquire in Santa Cruz tomorrow. I figure it will be even better.

2010 Rhys FF will be released next Spring, Did you go to the winery or did you mean the 2009?
post #13521 of 18230
We have a bottle of Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo '06. I've never had a Barolo so far so I'm not sure what the taste is like. Would you say it's a good match for antipasti? I wouldn't enjoy a jammy wine with it.
post #13522 of 18230
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Need Schooling: Bartolo Mascarello Bartello Barolos.
97,99, or 00
$150 per. Restaurant price.
Yea nea?

Definitely do the '97.
post #13523 of 18230
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We have a bottle of Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo '06. I've never had a Barolo so far so I'm not sure what the taste is like. Would you say it's a good match for antipasti? I wouldn't enjoy a jammy wine with it.
I don't know that a jammy barolo exists. Nebbiolo isn't prone to jamminess, at least not in my experience. Slewfoot is the expert here and hopefully he'll chime in.
post #13524 of 18230
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Originally Posted by pscolari View Post

2010 Rhys FF will be released next Spring, Did you go to the winery or did you mean the 2009?

I work there; just arrived for harvest.
post #13525 of 18230
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Originally Posted by Edgein View Post

Tat, like the avatar.  Had '02 Esch and '06 La Tache the other night.  Really nice.  Tasting all the '09's soon.  Great vintage.

Don't you ever drink something less than $500 for a 750 ml bottle? An please do not open a bunch of 09 DRCs. That's criminal.
post #13526 of 18230
The '09 FF is one hell of a wine too!
post #13527 of 18230
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Don't you ever drink something less than $500 for a 750 ml bottle? An please do not open a bunch of 09 DRCs. That's criminal.

I would guess that he is attending a commercial tasting of the '09s...
post #13528 of 18230
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Originally Posted by Quatsch View Post

I work there; just arrived for harvest.

Awesome! I hope to make it out there sometime soon for a tour as I finally got on the list last year after a few years waiting. I always enjoy reading Kevin's posts on 'berserkers. Had an '08 Horseshoe Syrah two weeks ago.
post #13529 of 18230

I have a very generous friend.  It's a great opportunity to try wines at all stages of their evolution.  The Esch, which I've tasted, is fantastic right now.  Will it improve, no doubt, but a great drink now.  The others may be tight, but our tasting group, which has been together for over 25 years, likes to taste DRC, Dujac, etc on release.  I am very lucky to have very good friends.

post #13530 of 18230
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Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post

Definitely do the '97.

Any particular reason?
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