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Snooth User: outthere

Quick, what are you drinking right now?

Posted by outthere, May 14, 2010.

Or what's on the table for tonight?

2008 Turley Zinfandel Juvenile - Busted into the '08s to see what's in store. This Juvenile is progressing nicely from previous vintages. Not so juvenile anymore I guess. Fruity Turley nose, nice balanced palate with a peppery finish. A little heat but not overpowering. This can lay down for a while but is drinking pretty darn good already.



Reply by Degrandcru, May 14, 2010.

2007 Santo Tomas - Tempranillo / Cabernet, Baja California. Pretty impressive for a $ 10 wine. Lots of fruit on the nose, feels good in the mouth, almost like velvet, medium tannins, very pleasant finish, leaving a taste of raisins. Had it with tomato bread and Jamon Serrano, excellent with Spanish food. Have to get up now to serve myself another glass.

Reply by Girl Drink Drunk, May 15, 2010.

San Pellegrino.  Lame, I know.

Reply by Degrandcru, May 15, 2010.

Why, at least it has bubbles...

Reply by johngugel, May 15, 2010.

MacRostie 2002 Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Syrah.  Wonderful!

Reply by jntjones, May 15, 2010.

Frontera Cabrona Merlo from Chile Delightful jntjones

Reply by napagirl68, May 15, 2010.

2008 Thomas Coyne Viognier, Livermore, CA

Reply by Degrandcru, May 15, 2010.

Tonight as it is a nice warm summer night it is a Rose: 2007 Rene Barbier, Penedes

Reply by Charles Emilio, May 15, 2010.
























Cerveza not champagne 

Reply by dmcker, May 18, 2010.

Chateau Peyre-Lebade 2006 (a vintage where the fruit ripened well). A gift from someone who usually prefers New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Cru Bourgeois with an Haut Medoc appellation from the Rothschild (Lafite side) stable, and they seem to have put lots of work into the property after acquiring it some three decades ago.

Lots of merlot (2/3 to 3/4?) on the nose and palate, plenty of oak, too, with some vanilla and licorice and spice. More plum than blackcurrant in the proferred fruit. Needs time to open up, which I fortunately guessed, so I'd opened it four hours early. More than pleasant with beef and the rest of the meal. Balanced, with some finesse, though a shortish finish with some tannins left on the back of the tongue.

Those tannins make me think it will age well for a wine of this class, and will likely improve over the next few years. Very honest approach to building a more oldskool Bordeaux of this class, with no attempts to take an easier marketing approach with New World techniques. Good value merlot/cab blend in the $15 to $20 range....

Reply by Eric Guido, May 18, 2010.

2004 Calvulcura - after three pretty good bottles, this one comes across as hot with residual sugar and a spritz (????).  Too bad to because I was hoping to get a good tasting note after a number of good performances that I hadn't written about.

Reply by Lucha Vino, May 18, 2010.

Two Tone Farm 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.  I opened this bottle last night and it is still tasting good tonight.

I just posted a review.

Reply by Fenderbaum, May 19, 2010.

Piccini Chianti 2006. With some delicious Cheddar cheese.

Reply by roan of leah, May 19, 2010.

Glenmorangie 'The Quinta Ruban'  Nice little Scotch.. working well with todays weather.  Cheers!

- c.

Reply by taylorsenatore, May 19, 2010.

@ roan of leah -- good stuff. I like the Astar and Nectar D'or a bit better. Never like scotch aged in port barrels...

@outthere -- left over Sancerre Rouge from a tasting yesterday to just see how it was.  It was ..NOT good. oh well, that's what I get for leving it out.

Reply by hoyodewilkerson, May 19, 2010.

Started the evening off with a couple Sweet Basils.  Will finish with this ultra-inexpensive 2001 Australian Cabernet that drinks surprisingly well.  The wife is pregnant so I get to drink the ultra-inexpensive stuff (though, the quality is good) for the next few months.  Fortunately that means my wine budget goes toward wines for the cellar.

Reply by roan of leah, May 19, 2010.

yeah... it is damn near the end of the bottle and physics seems to be the appropiate subject matter with the Scotch.  MURRAY MCDAVID HIGHLAND PARK 14 YEARS OLD ORKNEY ISLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 1995
Limited Edition, Château Lafite Casks -  is the next to be opened.  Perhaps tonight or maybe friday.  Actually, Friday sounds like a good idea.  A grand way to start the long weekend.

The Port wood finish is different, but when treated with restraint, it can be pretty.

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