last couple of nights have been good stuff!
2012 Iron Horse Vineyards Wedding Cuvée Green Valley of Russian River Valley
2012 Tercero Verbiage (Rouge) Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend
2016 Navarro Vineyards Chardonnay Première Réserve Anderson Valley
@klezman Bought the 17.5 lb. Rib Roast, and had them begin their 4-week dry-aging process. I did get the bones cut off and smoked them today…Excellent! Had them with local corn on the cob, cauliflower and a bottle of 2013 Shafer Relentless. Life is good.
Put some ribs on the grill for dinner 2-3 hours from now. About to open a JL Quinson Cote de Provence Rose (TJ’s special) for easy drinking.
Not sure what we’re going to have with dinner (and friends).
Very nice couple of nights! couple of questions how was the Moulin Touchais? I have 1 bottle left from 86 that was still great a few months ago. Also how was the Dagueneau? I have been meaning to source a bottle from before he died but have not gotten around to it yet.
@ScottW58 The Moulin Touchais was amazing, though not quite up to the 1959 I had some 15 years ago or the 1949, which I had in the late ‘80s. I’d say the ‘64 has at least another decade in it before it could begin to slide. I’d say you ‘86 needs at least a decade… It was a marvelous wine.
I liked the Dagueneau very much. A very rich wine - bigger and more complex than I usually expect even from Puilly Fume, even from him. We had it with oysters, and I confess SWMBO thought we should have had the 2014 Dolly Sancerre Silex or another Champagne instead. Check out the website for the importer Chemin des vins to see what he has from Dagueneau - he and his wife are good friends of ours.
@rjquillin@WkdPanda Agreed! And good to know those two are still enjoying good wine, even if they rarely make it to these parts.
Love that Vincent Arroyo.
Never had that Iron Horse, but a fellow wooter said there might be one to open should I make it to their place.
@klezman@WkdPanda T bar T …
If that third person is somewhat local, I think I’ve got a few bottles we might choose among to add as well.
Be interesting to do an Iron Horse gathering at some point.
Plenty to choose from.
2010 St. Supery Dollarhide Petit Verdot, purchased on the 2014 rpm tour. Excellent now, but will be better with even more time.
Checking my stock, I still have 18 bottles out of 40 from the 2014 tour, mostly 2012’s from Foppiano, Pedroncelli, and Dry Creek, plus older wines from Corison, Bell, and Wellington. Ahhhh, good times, good times.
2015 BV Rutherford Cabernet, Pop-N-Pour, pretty darn good. I just got it from Empirewine as one of their buy-4 free shipping wines @$26/ and was gonna take one for the team, but I notice that it’s not free shipping any more. Good price though.
Last night we opened a magnum of 2004 Seghesio Omaggio that I’d bought on the first RPM tour. Got to reminisce with @JavaDrinker and @MarkDaSpark about it. Also Mark brought some deluxe sherries that he should describe.
2014 LARGE BOLD TEXT from the other place, with smoked pork chops and fresh Ohio corn on the patio. With the hummingbirds, finches and cardinals around on a perfect evening, a great wine and it was a steal!
2011 Wellington Cabernet, basic Sonoma County
Weird: the capsule was nearly bonded to the bottle. There was some gunk underneath it, but not obvious leakage. The cork was softer and more moist than normal, but the wine didn’t get all the way to the top. This bottle had been sitting in a wine fridge, too.
Initially it was rather closed, but even with 10 minutes of air it’s starting to come back to life. I think it’s a good thing I opened this one now!
@rpm Fair point.
The Wellington vineyard designate Cabs have continued to improve. I think this bottle/bottling is nowhere near as structured. I’ll probably finish these off within a year at this stage.
2015 Anne Amie Oregon Pinot Blanc, out at a lobster pound on our last night in Maine. With a few new souvenir mosquito bites, because without them, how would I know I was in ME? Now winding down the evening with a Rising Tide Zephyr IPA.