2016 Acumen Red Wine
2015 Merriman Pinot Noir Merriman Vineyard
2016 Esterlina Chardonnay
2006 York Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Track
2000 York Creek Vineyards Meritage
2015 Château Condat
2018 Santa Lina Soave (Garganega)
I suppose I could put them in the deals or GO thread;
I’m lazy this morning.
@rjquillin ran by my GO and they had a slightly different selection of York Creek. 2003 estate Cab Sauv, 2001 and 2002 Port, a magnum of 1996 Meritage. Just walked away with a four pack of mixed stuff. I was eyeing that magnum for a holiday dinner, but couldn’t pull the trigger.
I didn’t get a '97, they had the '96 down here.
If we’re talking Meritage that is.
Looking again, it looks like both vintages were available here.
Now I gotta look again to see what I actually did get.
@ScottW58 Left whole, salt only. HOT grill fat side down, big flames, filp, one minute. Cut between #1 and #3 vein into two pieces and both ends made four. Vac seal 4 pieces separately. 2.5 hours @ 53C. Pat dry, salt again and grill. Next time I’ll cook a bit lower, ~51 or 52, and shorten up the grill times. The char from the flames really adds to it. Easily 2+ feet on the grill. Temp on the grill hood ~375C.
Great texture and flavour.
@rjquillin sure opted for the regular rib steaks. Definitely I get a range of aged character from them. These were great, but my 20 oz was more interesting than her 16 oz rib.
We’ll try the picanha next time I guess.
New gig is same stuff, different company, more money.
2008 Roessler Pinot Noir Griffins Lair with homemade Cioppino. Both were excellent. Last bottle of that vineyard Pinot. Still have two other Roessler vineyards PNs. Those were a steal from the old site.
@pseudogourmet98 The 2005 always seemed to have a shorter life to it than the 2004. Initial sips (and a soaked and crumbly cork) suggest drink sooner rather than later. I’m sure if you kept one until its 15th birthday it’d be solid.
A bunch of Scotch. I don’t like Scotch. My husband dragged me to a Scotch class at TW. As I am of Scottish descent, he thinks it’s important that I learn to like Scotch. Of 8 different single malts, I only found one that I consider drinkable, and I was prepared to dislike it more than some of the others. It was very smoky.
Home now, going to have a glass of Ped Four Grapes Port to soothe my palate.
2006 York Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Track
Vivino has this at ~$48.
I rather like the GO tariff of $13.59.
They blew out so many different YC bottlings for under $15 it was crazy. @winedavid49 This was miss for a CM offer.
Long Point Winery 2014 Zinfandel…Damn!!!
If you ever get out to the Finger Lakes stop at Long Point on the East side of Cayuga Lake. Long Point gets their grapes/juice (I don’t know which) from CA, and brews their regular Zin (Not the Reserve) for 20 months in American and Hungarian oak. Gary, the winemaker, is the real deal. WOW!
@ScottW58@TechnoViking Yes, Giordano’s has expanded outside of the Chicago area. https://giordanos.com/all-locations/ I don’t think I’ve had it elsewhere, but some chains that I have tried in other places did not have quite the same quality as their Chicago region locations. Hopefully Giordano’s takes steps to maintain their reputation.
San Diego Wine and Food festival.
I can’t remember them all, four hours of swish & spit.
I’ve got the ‘pull lots of corks’ part down, it’s the ‘remember what you drink’ part that still eludes me.
Actually, some good pours.
Acquiesce '18 Picpoul Blanc and '18 Clairette Blanche were both made the get some list.
Nathan from St. Amant had a '17 Lodi Zin Marian’s Vineyard that was part of the Lodi Native Six project, as well as a Trousseau and a PS. Also a 7 variety port blend Bootleg. Need to get these on Casemates.
Rachel from Oceano Wines had both a nice SLO chard and PN.
Anne Amie was facing the sun and had issues keeping bottles chilled, still the '13 Estate Marilyn Brut, 12 Oaks Pinot Blanc showed well.
Mitch from Shannon Ridge was representing a number of houses and needs a call from @winedavid49.
From Lake County Sol Rouge had a '15 Mourverde and Brassfield a '16 blend called Eruption.
Stopped by BWG and had a really tasty off dry 2017 Peter Lauer Unterstenbersch Riesling Faß 12 that’s going to help fill out a case along with a 2013 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses that will be in the same case.
Next door Darms Lane had an Oak Knoll chard Bon Passe PV that were both worthy.
Lastly, Wines of Israel had three of interest; '17 Icon Jezreel Valley 50/50 Syrah/Carignan blend, '14 Shifon Vineyard Galilee Tannat and a '16 Alexander Cab Franc.
@rjquillin@rpm I’ve seen the @rpm line quoted often, but your modification of it amused me. I’ve likely tasted over in the thousands wines in tastings (some of the ones around here have 100+ wines open) over the years, but it’s the remembering part that I also find so elusive! Of course, there are some singular ones that are unforgettable.
@hscottk I had a 2010 this weekend that was a little one-dimensional, nothing like the previous bottle of the same. I have two 2010’s left that I will hold on to for a while as they have been great. My 2011;s have never dissapointed
Yesterday, RandyZin with “cheater” vegetarian pizza. Cheater because we love the veggies on the Mediterranean veggie pizza (spinach, tomatoes, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives) but we add Italian sausage when we order it. Cuz that’s how we roll!
I still have a few Ardentes squirreled away in one of our wine coolers. Need to find them and figure out what vintages they are. One of these days we may get organized and put it all into CellarTracker… or not…
I have a particular bottle I was thinking of opening to celebrate our move to Missouri, but by the time my wife and I were (mostly) done unloading the U-Haul truck there wasn’t any time to consider a dinner worthy of that bottle, so instead I celebrated with a 2016 Pedroncelli Cabernet.
@karenhynes I thought it was good, and ready to drink. Maybe my bottle was a little oxidized, maybe there some bottle variation, but the one I had was very good on pop 'n pour. For $11, very pleasing. If my other 2 bottles are as good, I’ll be ready to back up the truck if it comes around again.
@rjquillin For me it followed the greater part of a bottle of 2009 OGP while I was doing the roast beef thing. So I will rely on Irmgard’s assessment: Initially had tannin’s with berry notes, was good, but got better after the bottle had sat uncorked for a few hours.
@rjquillin So we were at Dry Creek and they put on a blending session for us. Then we went upstairs to the tasting room to taste and buy. As I recall they were were having a long-running promotion celebrating the history of the winery and making available a series of library wines over time. During our visit, the library wine happened to be the 1995 Cabernet, and we were told it was a very limited release and we’d likely be limited to one bottle each.
One of the Wooters rushed upstairs, bought a bottle of the 1995 Cabernet and then kept insisting that if it became possible to buy a second bottle then he should be the first to be permitted to do so - informing everyone else as they entered the tasting room. After a while, this became irritating so I decided on some one-upmanship. I went over to one of the cellar workers: “Hi! See this? Could you bring up another case of it, please?” “Sure.” And so I bought another 6 bottles.
Meanwhile the Wooter was becoming more and more agitated about getting a second bottle. I’m afraid my attempts at cruelty are always marred by a streak of kindness, and I started feeling sorry for him, so I said “Hey *****. Your girlfriend - she wants a bottle of the 1995 Cab, too, doesn’t she?” “No, no she doesn’t! I want a second bottle! And there may not be any!!” “No, really, I’m sure your girlfriend wants you to buy a bottle of the 1995 Cab for her.” “Oh, yes! Hey I want to buy another bottle of the 1995 Cabernet… for my girlfriend!”
And then after getting that second bottle, he was just humming with happiness, so I didn’t have the heart to crow about buying seven bottles. Cruelty marred by a streak of kindness…
It’s been a while since I had an Aussie and this is nice. Took a while to open up but it’s bright spicy and not overdone! Light mouthfeel that packs some fruit and spice. I need to explore Australian wines again. Any suggestions?
Finally got around to the celebratory dinner for our relocation to Missouri. 2014 Chateau Buena Vista Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (tried at a tasting two years ago and could not resist buying) with grilled ribeye. Absolutely delightful!
2007 Rosenblum Petite Sirah, Heritage Clones.
Glad I waited for this one, and I still have more!
If I recall correctly, this was inexpensive. Oddly,
you can still buy this for $18, and it might be worth
getting a couple, if you drank yours up.
I’m assuming you live on the other side of the country and they don’t feel it’s safe to ship right now ? Pretty sure you will be happy tho, the bottles look brand new, somebody took good care of them
2013 Knot Wines Halyard Brut
Hidden Legend Winery Pure Honey Mead
2013 Wellington Vineyards Chardonnay
2014 Halcon Vineyards Rosé Yorkville Highlands
2012 Seghesio Family Vineyards Barbera Alexander Valley
2016 Scott Harvey Barbera Mountain Selection
2000 York Creek Vineyards Cabernet Franc
1997 Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume
2005 Beringer Private Reserve - Classic Napa Cab, plenty of life left.
2000 Ridge Late Harvest Zinfandel - Leaking, nasty, acidic. Put into the decanter, and it tasted like it was supposed to after half an hour or so. Nice.
2008 Ty Caton Port. Very good, but I noticed a little bitterness on the finish.
Over the weekend;
2013 Knot Wines Halyard Brut
N.V. Greg Norman Sparkling Pinot Noir-Chardonnay
2014 Scherrer Winery Rose of Syrah
2009 Iron Horse Vineyards Russian Cuvée
2018 Azure Hill Rose of Chambourcin
N.V. Dosnon Champagne Recolte Rose