@hscottk@rjquillin Yeah, after all this time I finally figured that out. Neither that ugly pebbled countertop/backsplash, nor the stainless countertop appliances, does much to show off the subject. Luckily the cutting board was clean, so… The other option is on the stove, which is shiny and white, except when I’ve been messing it up cooking things like chicken under a brick. Anyway, the countertop has better light.
@kawichris650 I meant to ask how the 2010 Meeks Zin is doing. Back in late 2015 I remember Peter commenting on ageing for the mystery case and said this was best consumed within a year. Mine is long gone, but curious how they held up. He was being conservative but I still find it interesting how difficult it is to predict this stuff.
Finishing up today’s Durigutti Bonarda offer.
It fell apart. That last day with substantial headspace in the bottle just did it in. Didn’t even finish the glass.
This is a hard ‘drink now’ bottle; imo.
Well thanks! Only our 2nd restaurant dinner since the shit broke out went to Musso and Frank’s have never been before, lots of food but the main was ribcap steaks. One thing I’ve learned through this thing is time to drink the good stuff cause I ain’t getting any younger.
Ha! Nope…currently 73F. This is what happens when you wander across the street to your local Italian joint the night before the Chicago Marathon and have to have dinner at the bar (aka “danger zone”) because everyone is here carb loading.
Drinking well, had with prime NY steaks. Don’t need to rush to drink up but don’t see any upside for further aging. I have 1 left and will drink it this fall/winter season. I like Syrah a lot and this is in a good place.
Nothing yet, but soon. Figured I needed to stay sober while getting all the credit card calls done after the weekend I had. Pretty sure I have something in the decanter, I’ll figure it out soon when I pour! I did burn some pictures today to get my anger out, but that didn’t sooth the pain.
Getting a jump on Wednesday, 2010 Wellington Meeks Zin. My last bottle of that vintage, sadly. The good news, it’s drinking beautifully and I had no trouble whatsoever with the cork. I can’t believe that I paid <$13 for this stuff!
Ohh nice find have not had that, every time I put in an order I ask for some older bottles and usually get them without a big upcharge, I like that this bottle was just so perfectly balanced nothing out of place, I like that too! I think Marcus has been killing it for a long time and sadly I did not know about them.
@davirom I like it. Enough, in fact, to have purchased more. I got the first bottle, drank that and got another three. It’s friendly enough just to drink alone, has complexity to go with food. I really enjoy Gamay so it was a no brainer.
@radiolysis Turns out my bottle is a 2019 and not reserve. I am not a frequent gamay drinker and this one seems darker and more full bodied than I remember the varietal, which I am OK with. Analogous to the difference between pinot noirs from Sonoma and Willamette Valley.
2018 Turley Barbera, Sleeper Ranch, Amador
I’m enjoying this so far. Young, of course, but not over the top. I think maybe Tegan gets more control over the non-Zin wines? I’m finding they’re far more interesting than most of the zins that are clocking in north of 15% these days.