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apparently he's doing his own thing, and it'll be more blog like with frequent updates instead of one big newsletter. IMO, it has the chance to be 91+ points in quality (/cellartracker dig)

With Antonio at the helm, it'll be a consistent 94. Sometimes in the 96+ range.
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AppleMark

Montreal, last weekend. Oh man!

AppleMark

Tonight. Wine was rough and ready, but pleasant.
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We had an 07 Chehelam Ian's Reserve Pinot. It was really quite good. Oregon Pinot is quite often nice stuff.
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i see what you did right there.
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Had a 2010 Doennhoff Weissburgunder S tonight. Picked it up when we visited Doennhoff a couple of years ago on the honeymoon as a curiosity more than anything.

It was not bad. Not great--it spent some time on new oak, and I didn't feel the oak was well enough integrated. But still, we enjoyed it, and it was fun trying a bottling like that from probably our favorite producer.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Had a 2010 Doennhoff Weissburgunder S tonight. Picked it up when we visited Doennhoff a couple of years ago on the honeymoon as a curiosity more than anything.

It was not bad. Not great--it spent some time on new oak, and I didn't feel the oak was well enough integrated. But still, we enjoyed it, and it was fun trying a bottling like that from probably our favorite producer.

Probably one of my favorite producers now - I don't know about the 'S' bottling but I really like the weissburgunder and grauburgunders from Donnhoff - we had these two recently over dinner and didn't find them oaky in the least - maybe the age allowed them to integrate? Nevertheless, really enjoyable whites and very food friendly:
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Yeah, possibly. I am admittedly very sensitive to new oak in white wines--it doesn't take much for me to not like it. In this bottle, the oak was just a bit too one note. Perhaps some age would have helped it integrate a bit more.

Honestly, I'm trying to recall what was different about the S bottling. It's definitely dryer than their normal Weissburgunder bottling, but I can't recall if it was cellared differently--it very well could have been oaked differently.

Regardless, it was a fun bottle. And yeah, Doennhoff fistbump.gif Great, great producer.
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de Montille's '93 volnay les mitans. from back when Hubert was still making the wine. I thought I would check in, but I've committed a sin by opening this 20 years too early.
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For Matt: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/dining/16iht-wine16.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
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With caviar, blinis 96 Pol Roger Winston Churchill. Awesome as always.
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^^

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Last night had an '07 Chateau Mathieu Chateuneuf du Papes. Typically I've loved how 07's are drinking from Rhone but this was a miss. Too jammy and overdone. Oh well. I'm attending a Barolo tasting on Wednesday so I should return with some good loot.
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A belated Valentines day meal for my wife and a few friends. Selosse Brut with caviar creme fraiche and blinis, and chaource and baguette, Ramey Sonoma Coast Chard with lobster pot pie, 88 Montebello with cheeses, and 68 Jimsomare Zin as a novelty.

ETA: the Selosse is better than the Pol Roger WC, by a lot, at least at this point in time. It' has an incredibly fine bead, like none I've experienced before.


Edited by coolpapa - 2/17/13 at 12:48pm
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AppleMark

Montreal, last weekend. Oh man!

AppleMark

Tonight. Wine was rough and ready, but pleasant.
Is that Tres Picos? That's a nice go to house wine that's pretty consistent. Not something you're going to ponder over an evening, but it's slurpable and easy to drink.
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