Pretty great wines imho from top to bottom, this bottle is the bottom $39 from JJ Buckley private client price, if Envoyer has them i’m sure they would be a couple of dollars cheaper I couldn’t wait
2007 Core Hard Core
Interesting blend of 37% Mourvedre, 33% Cab Sauv, 26% Syrah, 4% Grenache. Wasn’t too sure what to expect based on the blend but it is very nice and has held up well despite the crumbling cork, which broke upon extraction. I really need to look for my ah-so…
@Winedavid49 Better now. The notes I had last year showed it was very alcoholic. I didn’t get any of that, and it seemed to be much more even keeled this time. Still had some cola flavor, but a little more depth.
Delicious, first glass was pnp balance decanted. Was better after 45 minutes, will certainly hold another 4 or 5 years but if you have multiples I wouldn’t hesitate to start enjoying them periodically.
New Belgium Trippel. A gift from my late FIL. The beer expired 2 years ago, about 3 weeks after he did.
Still tasted pretty good after a 12.5 hour workday. Back at it at 5 am for a primary election tomorrow. This will probably be a 16 hour day.
Last night, at a party, a bunch of Casemates/W.Woot faves, though the Scott came from WTSO:
Gruet Blanc de Blancs
2015 Scott Harvey Winemaker’s Reserve Zin
2013 Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zin
Alysian Sauvignon Blanc
Wish we were having Flannery tonight, but molarchae is not so into the red meat these days. At least not enough to justify a Flannery.
Making a lemon chicken stir fry with soba.
2010 Scott Harvey Reserve Zin
Forgot to take a picture for a full list, but some highlights from the Seattle gathering last night:
1992 Wellington Merlot
2001 Teldeschi Terranova
2002 Ardente Cab
2004 Beresan Stone River
2008 Wellington Victory
We also had a couple Brian Carter Red Blends, Pedroncelli rose, a couple chards, a Rioja, and some others I can’t recall the details of this morning…
A couple of nice bottles tonight for the woman who gave me 3 daughters! I still don’t understand why she is so very happy to drink them when I get so much grief for buying said bottles? Such are the mysteries of married life Happy mothers day to all you mothers!
It worked well, I needed a white to go with the turkey. That being said I have no idea what to pair with Gewürztraminer? In fact I usually don’t like the variety. What do you pair with Gewurz?
Gewurtz goes really well with turkey, actually. In general it goes well with strongly flavoured/spiced food, including Asian and Indian. But if you’re having something hot with capsaicin, then you want an off-dry Gewurtz…
It’s coming along…it’s better right now on night two just reopened. It was aromatically shut down for part of the evening yesterday. It’s firming up as well, which was the thing I didn’t like about this blend when it was blended - didn’t seem like it had enough stuffing.
1998 Rubissow-Sargent Les Trompettes
with Flannery burgers, grilled corn and German tater salad.
At PnP yesterday I was a bit hesitant, especially considering the dry crumbly cork;
day two and it’s a fine old bottle with the initial nastiness gone.
Pleased I got a few.
Occasion? It had a cork that needed to be removed. At times Scott has it right; just drink.
Stopped by winex on my way back home after a source inspection at a pcb fabricator in Santa Ana. They were holding over a case of some older stuff, but had shorted me a bottle, and we started talking about what they had. Think I’m gonna order more today.
Gotta love Karenhynes! Just love the old school neighborhood restaurants When I do finally make it out to Chicago I expect to be sitting in that opposite chair looking at miss May on the other wall
Anytime! Dinner is on me!..but don’t block my view of the calendar. Sadly, there is no equivalent calendar for you with scantily clad women. If there is, I’ve never noticed it.
Lago is about as old school as it gets…right down to the red and white checkered vinyl table cloths. Been there since ~1952…third generation, family owned. Classic Italian. Nothing fancy, just plain good. They don’t charge me corkage (I let them drink with me ).
This scene from Mad Dog and Glory was actually filmed there.