It was refund time, so I went and had a little fun on a portion of it -- unfortunately my favorite store was out of stock on many items of interest, and
my favorite rep was out. All the same I splurged a little more than I intended. Spirits wise -- a bottle of the boutique Junipero Gin, Mandarin Napoleon, and a supposedly half-decent Calvados, plus a few bottles of mixing grade spirit to restock. I kept to my word and did not buy any Scotch (even though the Syrah aged Mortlach was tempting me, as was an older Littlemill and a Cragganmore 29). Wine-wise, I grabbed twenty-five or so bottles and am pretty much stocked to capacity (plans for the cellar are underway). Notable were a decent Chateauneuf, Pouilly-Fuisse, Montrachet, some Alsatian and Pfalz Riesling, and 2001 Sauternes from Guirard and DesFargues.
Originally Posted by Piobaire
My first bottle of it. My wife is a bit of a zin fan, and Turley is out go to zin. She just wanted to try something different and we've heard/read it's a nice QPR. Could be a year or so until I pop it, but I'll let you know then
I enjoy Zins as well, and have had that wine some years ago. I recall that I enjoyed it -- picked up a pair today as well, and '05 and an '04. We should compare when the time comes. ~ Huntsman