2016 Virage CF Rose
Started last night, chilled with baked salmon. Was tasty but improved as it warmed. This afternoon at room temp it is much better. The nose is improved, the strawberry and watermelon is present on the palate. What a deal this was.
Last night; Finished the last glass from a bottle of the Virage Rose’. At 11pm we opened a Furthermore Blanc de Noir, some of the best I’ve tasted recently. Then we opened our last bottle of 2012 Ironhorse Russian Cuvée. A little tart at first but very enjoyable.
Friends over for dinner last night:
Charles Orban Champagne Cuvée Roger Daltrey - which one of the friends had been given as a gift - very good but wouldn’t splash out for it!
2007 Jana Cathedral Cabernet Magnum - delicious - will probably still improve over time
@xandersherry Delicious. A very pale rosé in color, great aromatics with a fine mousse, lively on the palate with just a very minor touch of sweetness, that could be the fruit.
Absolutely no hurry on this one.
definitely. very limited run twice.
so it’s a seller’s market
when places actually have it , i’ve seen the range of 250-500 a bottle. but remember it is 21 year old glenfiddich to start with
Okay I’m changing my story two plus hours in this beauty is drinking perfectly! Beautifully balanced between fruit,acid and tannin. Super complex should continue to age gracefully for many years. Gotta see if I can get more! This was one of the latest releases from the wine club.
@chipgreen@rjquillin I dredged it out of the depths of my bedroom closet storage. Found one of his '13 Malbecs right next to it. I’m going to have to go back for that one sometime, when the menu is right.
@rjquillin@ScottW58 Yeah, I might have to get in on Kelley Fox given all the love it’s been getting. But with them, Ridge, Briceland, and lord knows who else it’s going to be interesting trying to choose. And Turley just hit today as well, and Rivers-Marie is tomorrow. I had one of their Pinots for the first time recently and was absolutely stunned…to the point where I’m actually considering paying $60/bottle for some of them.
@rjquillin Was that the one we all really liked at the gathering here? If you have too many I can help out with one or two.
If I’d known you were going to WineX you could have picked up the Rioja I’ve got waiting there.
2013 Bodegas Bilbainas Rioja Viña Pomal Reserva
$8 closeout at Costco, with
Flannery burger, roasted broccoli and onions with capers and fish sauce and mixed mushroom risotto.
Had to go light after a BD feast.
@rjquillin It turns out I already had all the ingredients on hand, so following your inspiration gave it a try tonight. Very nice. Though a little salty, what with the capers. I went light on the fish sauce, and skipped the butter, just used some olive oil instead. No picture needed, it looked just like yours.
1st time grilling Flannery’s hanger and the Rudd steaks with 2014 Anderson’s Conn Valley CS. Wow, that was an experience… meat tastes and smells this way? Amazing and worth every penny, we are still talking about the meat. The wine was ok.