Berserker day theme continues with a 2013 Hattori Hanzo in new, fresh off the truck, Grassl 1855. I love this glass! A huge step up from my Vinums. And the wine isn’t so shabby either. Tannins are more resolved and integrated than my last bottle 8 months ago. QPR is off the charts on this @ $15/per.
Love the 2007! I don’t recall ever having a problem with those corks but have with some others). The 2008 is good, but it’s not the 2007. I think I have one more bottle stashed of '07. It’ll be a sad day when I run out.
@karenhynes Oh yeah, that one was tasty. However the PF line, for ~$7, was an absolutely awesome QPR when Clark was clearing them and some Barbera out back in '13. Got cases of them and still have a few, I think.
Cab night with friends, prime Tri -Tip Sous Vide , grilled shishito peppers and more,
2004 Muir-Hanna Cabernet Sauvignon Particelli Vineyard
2006 Saddleback Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Nils Special Barrel Selection 25th Anniversary
2007 Meander Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard
2007 Eagles Trace Cabernet Sauvignon
@rjquillin Drinking very well, exactly as a well made well aged Cab should. Dig one out,you will enjoy for sure. Don’t think its going to improve any but its got life left. Last one I had left, those were a good buy back on WW.
@klezman@ScottW58 This was my first Flannery experience. And after reading several berserker posts on Flannery and Sous vide i ended up grilling mine. It was good, but I want to give Sous vide a shot. What temp and duration did you go with?
Since I decided to blow torch, I cooked to the temperature I prefer. In this case, hangers are good a little more cooked, so I went with 57°C. They are small in thickness, so they got about 75 minutes. They’re tender enough you don’t need to give them a ton of time.
After the bath, salt and blow torch. Centre temp doesn’t come up at all. If I was going to grill or cast iron sear, is have cooked in the 50-52 range.
Okay here goes…wine.com, code $100 off $300 dollar purchase WKMP24. Go through Rakuten and they are giving 14% cash back. So Rakuten to Wine.com $39.99 per load up 8 bottles=$319.92-$100=219.92-14% and you have one hell of a deal I don’t know somewhere around $23 or $26 per delivered Yay!
@ScottW58 Too good to pass up - damn you! I got 3 Felsina Rancia and 4 Produttori. Shipping isn’t cheap, but at the eventual discount price that’s solid. I assume the 14% is on the net purchase not on the pre-tax/shipping?
Last night was 2013 Two Jakes of Diamonds Petite Sirah (received it Friday and had to give it a try) – very nice, and I look forward to letting some of my case age for a number of years. But is their caffeine in this stuff? I had a terrible time falling asleep last night (which is unusual for me).
After a very long week, with a bunch of colleagues:
2013 Wellington Cabernet Sauvignon Handal Denier
2013 Winesmith Meritage
2013 Two Jakes Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Two Jakes Petite Sirah
2013 Slingshot Cab Sauvignon
you prompted me to look, and the first one I found was the
2006 Ardente Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Grande Riserva
with leftovers, that included a Flannery hanger.
These were such a steal.
@rjquillin i contacted the Ardente winery a few years ago and spoke with the matriarch of the family (who had a think Italian accent) and she indicated the family has more ardente bottles in the cellar they are willing to part with. I did not take her up in the offer but ima intrigued enough to maybe follow up with them. I have 1 1997, 5 2006 and 4 2007 remaining in my cellar and I think I’m gonna hold for a little while longer. They have 1996, 1999, 2002 and 2003 on their website…
2008 Diamond Ridge Vineyards Aspects. Drinking great, and perfect with lamb-y/cumin-y Uighur cuisine. Very chill halal restaurant, the guy was more than happy for us to open our bottle, as long as we drank it out of paper cups.
Back at home, we opened a bottle of 2013 Pedroncelli Four Grapes Port. And a tin of dark chocolate.
Oh and btw you residents of WNY, Wegman’s dark chocolate sponge candy rocks! @bahwm
@chipgreen@InFrom On the west coast it is called Seafoam. Australia’s version is called Violet Crumble and Britain’s version is called Flake. I prefer the Flake or the Crumble as European chocolate is much better than ours. Flakes are banned here, but I know how to get them.
@chipgreen@InFrom Cadbury UK who makes Flakes, Curly Wurly, Galazy, etc is banned. Hershey US kicked Cadbury UK out because of competition. We own a candy store and get them now thru a third party. Wish I knew how. We even get the real Kinder eggs, not the American version.
@chipgreen@danandlisa@InFrom Interesting! we recently purchased a Flake bar from an international food market and they also had the Kinder Surprise. I don’t see the Flake much, but i didn’t know it was caused by Big Chocolate legal action.
@ScottW58 It was the 60? Shows how much I remember. This was actually very nice - was not infanticide. Very purple colour, cherry aromas, some pepper, medium weight, no meaty or herbal qualities that I noticed. I’m certain it will improve with age, but 2/3 of the bottle is sitting recorked for tomorrow and we’ll see.
@ScottW58 And on night 2 it’s firmed up a bit and picked up more of that distinctive Syrah note of cracked pepper. Good stuff. And I won’t be touching the other bottle for a couple years and will wait even longer to start on the 2017s I also got.
Had some ribs in the smoker today and was thinking Zin to accompany them and pulled out a 2013 Laura Michaels Zin – nice fruit in it went well with the smoky spicy ribs. (and one more slot in my temperature controlled storage to accommodate another bottle).