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post #5236 of 18227
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
You really need to start a wine e-zine P&A.

Yeah, spatburgunder is for inexpensive drinking wine.

Well, that thought had crossed my mind. I guess that's why I started my blog...to get my writing chops up and running and in good form as well as to find my unique angle on the subject.

Now if I could only find a good one for sale near me
post #5237 of 18227
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
it's not like I've poasted that before

Eh, forgive an old man's lack of short term memory.
post #5238 of 18227
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
This one?


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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
So, there are three that are available right now. The 2006 is the one Pio posted. Excellent year, perhaps not as epic as 2007. This bottling is the entire vineyard, which is what they did until 2007. Drinks very well now and for another 15 or so years. The 2007 is split into Racines and Terrases de Diable. The former is what I have, what they reviewed and what Kyle has. Apparently, it also drinks very well now, is quite forward, and will last for a good two decades. The other is more closed, but equally good. Not for current consumption, give it five years before trying.

At least, that is what I have been told.

Thanks for the tip and review - I picked up three bottles of the 2005 and enjoyed one last night with the wife (orecchiette with homemade sausage and broccoli rabe). It's definitely going to age well but after a decant and half an hour had opened up nicely. I don't know how 05 compares to the other vintages but I think I'll pick up some more.

post #5239 of 18227
I wish more of you were here in SF. I need help tasting four different vintages of Dauvissat Le Foret. I've had a couple at restaurants recently that were absolutely epic, and I want to get a better feeling for the vineyard by tasting a few vintages, but all of my friends here are Napa freaks who would probably puke if they drank a good Chablis. So sad.
post #5240 of 18227
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I wish more of you were here in SF. I need help tasting three different vintages of Dauvissat Le Foret. I've had a couple at restaurants recently that were absolutely epic, and I want to get a better feeling for the vineyard by tasting a few vintages, but all of my friends here are Napa freaks who would probably puke if they drank a good Chablis. So sad.

Oh I could arrange a flight for something like this.
post #5241 of 18227
Save it for a few months, Matt. We plan to be up your way again around the same time as last year.

Probably going to stay at the HH again, but plan to spend at least a day in SF and a day in Napa. Maybe look into hitting TFL.
post #5242 of 18227
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but all of my friends here are Napa freaks who would probably puke if they drank a good Chablis. So sad.



Sounds grand, I'd love to try stuff out like that. IMO vineyard-to-vineyard comparisons are the pinnacle of wine cool.
post #5243 of 18227
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I wish more of you were here in SF. I need help tasting four different vintages of Dauvissat Le Foret. I've had a couple at restaurants recently that were absolutely epic, and I want to get a better feeling for the vineyard by tasting a few vintages, but all of my friends here are Napa freaks who would probably puke if they drank a good Chablis. So sad.

I'm down.
post #5244 of 18227
for the first time in a while, I want the Cindy wine
post #5245 of 18227
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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
I'm now working on the wine list for my up coming b-day bbq! It's the big 4-0 so I'm looking to go nuts...besides my winebuyer friend will be in attendance so it'll have to be good. Tried to find a 1970 Bordeaux but none in my price range...oh well! It'll probably be a Spanish heavy list anyway as I found a lovely dry moscatel from Magala, which I'll have as an aperitif.

hmm, you do not look 4-0. Then again, I have to wear gafas to look late 20's. I wouldn't focus on something specifically from 1970, rather something older in general. '86 Bordeaux or '89 or even a Burg from a year like '91. Check K&L wines for some stuff or check Crush Wines here in NYC.
post #5246 of 18227
Looks like the restaurant I want to work at has the biggest stock of KL wines in Indiana-- retailer or restaurant.
post #5247 of 18227
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
for the first time in a while, I want the Cindy wine

I've been tempted by a couple different things lately but temps are too hot to ship now The worse one was Brian Loring's "grab pack" of three pinots for $60 delivered.

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Looks like the restaurant I want to work at has the biggest stock of KL wines in Indiana-- retailer or restaurant.

Have you applied yet?
post #5248 of 18227
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
hmm, you do not look 4-0. Then again, I have to wear gafas to look late 20's. I wouldn't focus on something specifically from 1970, rather something older in general. '86 Bordeaux or '89 or even a Burg from a year like '91. Check K&L wines for some stuff or check Crush Wines here in NYC.

Cheers for the suggestions! I think the special vintage idea is going to have to sit on the backburner as my vino budget is not that big and one bottle of one of those would eat that budget up and still cost me extra!!!

Going to stick to a Spanish/Argentina theme for the most part and all of the food will be Spanish and Argentinean!


So, I left work early yesterday and headed into Just Grapes for a bottle of vino to have with the steaks I was going to grill up. We had a few wines open from the 1st Wednesday tasting that I wanted to taste but none really stuck out; at least for what I was going to pair them with. Besides, I had my mind, and heart, set on the bottle I did bring home! I’ve been tasting it every time I was in the store since we brought it in and just had to bring it home. If I could, I would have purchased a few bottles, but due to the low nature of my cost, I was restricted to but a single bottle of the 2005, Iron Horse, BDX-3, T-T Vineyards, Alexander Valley:

It’s a Bordeaux blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Petit Verdot! It’s a lovely deep ruby and garnet colour with lots of depth. The nose is lush, full of dark fruit aromas accented with notes of cedar spice box and mint! The palate is equally lush, with supple plum and blackberry flavours with just the right hints of oaky spice. The tannic structure was near perfect to me, supple and silky, but with just enough grip to handle the rich steaks! The finish seemed to last forever and was so smooth, with added hints of chocolate and plum. This wine exhibited an almost perfect balance of earth and fruit that I think it would appeal to both new and old world lovers alike! I so wish I could buy a case of this wine!




The steaks on the flame:


And ready to eat:


Salud my friends!!!



Keep Tasting!
post #5249 of 18227
^^^I had planned to skip lunch today until I saw the pics, now I'm hungry. Time to go find food.
post #5250 of 18227
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
^^^I had planned to skip lunch today until I saw the pics, now I'm hungry. Time to go find food.

HAHA!!! Then I'm getting better at my job!
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