@chefjess@chefjess both were well received. I don’t have much experience with aged Chardonnay, both wines were enjoyed as a sipper and enhanced the meal. They made a memorable Mother’s Day celebration.
CB isn’t at all in my I-know-what-this-should-taste-like spectrum, at all. Looking at CT I see CB is a whopping 0.2% of what I have and then 59% of those are sweet. Doesn’t leave much left for a benchmark. So, the best I can do now, a day later, is it was a bit non-descript, but quite tasty.
Would I get more? Yes. Will have to pay more attention to be at all useful to the second half of the bottle in the next few days… (I don’t get many Rat bottles, and this is a good reason that is true, and appropriate).
Domaine storage, but many WB have lockers. They have a tasting the first Friday of each month with a theme. Huge lounge area and kitchen. We each bring a bottle or two and food around the theme. Notice my CM contribution…
I was dropping off bottles for storage and met a friend who is big into Riesling so he opened several bottles to taste for education as my knowledge is severely limited around German wines. We had a Trocken, kabinett, and auslese. My first lesson and I’m sure not the last as we barely scraped the surface. Delicious. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed all three. Opens up a whole new part of the wine world for me.
@rjquillin@ScottW58 Right, should have known that was SQN.
That’s one hell of a nice way for him to retire! I can’t be surprised that you’re one of his best customers either The locker gong to stay operational?
2012 Dusted Valley Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
Stumbled across an old woot bottle purchased six years ago yesterday, that is now priced at $41, up from $<15 back then. A twisty that was upside down; gunky closure to be sure. Seems others still have a few left over as well.