Had a few interesting bottles this weekend. Friday night we were at a friend's house (he and his wife are both vino-hounds too) and he had a 3L bottle of 1994 Mondavi Reserve. We decanted off so we could pour the darn stuff! It was an impressive wine, very old world style, restrained, smooth, black currant, faint smoke.
Saturday we have some friends over, including the same couple with the bottle above, and did a little cellar raiding of our own. We started off with a light little Italian bubbly, 2006 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Moscato d'Asti Vigneto Biancospino. We moved on to a Merlot, 2005 Pride Mountain. Huge fruit of currant and blackberry with vanilla. Soft tannins and lush ripe fruit sweetness. What a Merlot should be.
From there we moved over to spirits. Nothing special except I cracked a bottle of Remy XO.