@rjquillin that was my Thursday drink, and well worth it. Tonight nothing, ER tends to not allow food or drink but once they let me go I’ll be drinking next weekend after my drug interaction risks are over.
@rjquillin Yeah not ideal evening to spend but I go to the best for care and they have my history to ease in treatment. As in the new pandemic normal, if you need urgent care please go, if not you may end up worse for it. I weighed the risks and alleviated My concerns.
@ScottW58 A bit more oak than I prefer in Pinot, but not even close to overwhelming, and it’s a good wine. I continue to be mystified how they charge nearly $50 SRP, though. Even at a discounted price the value is questionable.
Do you get to continue working from home when the shooting resumes or do you have to go in to the office? And does that mean you can finally come for dinner?
Funny you ask, I just posted a picture in the Pop’s thread from last year that shows a bottle of the 11. Iirc I didn’t like it so much cause it showed a lot of green meanies. But who knows maybe a year later it has intagrated? Guess I will try another one soon.
Let’s see if I can help at all.
Pop and pour: Looks like Pinot!..pretty, clear, light garnet. Nose has a little alcohol and some funk. Taste is a bit tart, light alcohol, “red” fruit, nothing else specific jumping out at me. Needs to settle down. Galette is just coming out if the oven, so they can rest together for a bit.
About 15-20 minutes later, nose now showing strawberry, bright cherry, and that lovely light “candy” I so often associate with RRV Pinot. Whatever the funk was is now gone. Palette has settled into the strawberry/cherry range of red fruit. Maybe some cranberry…or pomegranate? Definitely a nice acid backbone. Nothing particularly in the “earthy” range. Paired very well with the (freaking awesome) goat cheese and tomato galette, complete with herbs from the pots on my balcony. Note to self: make this more often.
The real question…QPR?
Yeah…I think. Do I regret buying at $25-27.50? Nope! Would I but again at that price? Space and budget allowing…yep! Would I pay the reported $50 price? That’s a tougher call. I’ve certainly paid that or more for similar pinots though I’ve definitely cut back on purchases in the past 6 months or so due to a variety of circumstances.
Not sure if that helps. I’ll revisit the remainder of the bottle tomorrow.
Last night cooked up a couple of Flannery rib-eyes and made a Beurre Rouge sauce, now I don’t do many sauces with steak, especially Flannery but good god this sauce is to die for! Also the wine was nice
@rjquillin Ha! Not out of work – it was my wife’s birthday so i took a “vacation” day. Basically meant i only did one Zoom call, sent five emails, then drank heavily. Lets hope i didn’t do any Zooms after i drank…
Well wine.com screwed up and sent this while it is smoking hot in So Cal good news is I contacted them and they will re-ship new bottles in this order in October when they were originally supposed to ship, anyways it was leaking so I thought what the hell might as well try it. With Flannery Kali burgers and corn on the cobb.
The only Zin I have ever enjoyed more than Scott’s 1869 was a 2006 Cakebread. Think I still have a bottle. Have not had any other vintages of the Cakebread to really compare. Scott’s 1869 is amazing every vintage although the % of grapes from the 1869 vineyard has gone down a little in recent years. (Actually the Grandpere Vineyard if I’m not mistaken but Scott settled/agreed not to use the name?)
So my daughter came over the other night and said she had received a case of this rose as a present and didn’t have room for them so she left 8 bottles of this at my house, I figured it was some cheap crap not fit for drinking. Boy was I wrong this is a gorgeous rose with blazing acidity from Mt Etna! and cheap too! I’m not giving them back Oh and smoked some pork belly with an Asian dipping sauce that is great too imho ha.
Well it’s my youngest daughters birthday and it’s like 105 degrees and no end to covid in site so time to start drinking some of the good stuff! And a finer Champagne I have never had Good thing I stocked up.
2012 Cabernet, Hidden Ridge, 55% Slope.
Bought it at Winebid, according to the sticker.
Most Cellartrackers are giving it a 92.
Parker liked it!
Delicious. Lots of fruit, noticeable tannins, long finish.
2012 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Three Palms Vineyard. Tasty juice, not in my CT inventory, no idea when or where I bought it but found 2 bottles while looking for something else. Think I’ll wait for 4 or 5 years before the next one just to taste the difference.
2007 Michel Arcelain Pommard Clos Beaudier
A ~$40 WineEx purchase back in January that I just got around to pulling the cork on 11 days ago. About 250ml left in the bottle in the fridge, don’t recall if I gassed it or not.
I’m quite liking this. Clearly it still has a bright future for some number of years.
Picked up a couple of these from Costco recently the 2013 vintage and tried one last night, wow are these great! Don’t know why I stopped buying them but i’m back. I remember getting some of these from woot back in the day.
post; click on the picture icon (moon/mountains) at the bottom of the text box, follow the prompts and either upload from your device a jpg gif png pic, or link to an online pic with a url ending the same.
If the url doesn’t end with a valid graphic format extension, it’s a fail.
Well because i’m so f’ing old I don’t know what browser, whatever is on an android phone? I just clicked on the picture icon below and then upload, then went to files and all my pics are there and end in jpg