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Red
2012 Shafer Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah
5/25/2020 - ifishtoo Likes this wine:
86 points
Alas all gone. Just great
  • ifishtoo commented:

    5/25/20, 5:21 PM - 96 points

Red
2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
12/27/2016 - ifishtoo Likes this wine:
95 points
Next to the 89 (3 bottles left), this is our favorite Beaucastel. Everything you want in a CdP with just enough of the barnyard to let you know what it is. Bricked color, powerful nose and lovely balance on the palate. Stood up well to the city ham cooked sous vide at 140 for 5 hour. Yum.
  • ifishtoo commented:

    12/28/16, 12:02 PM - For the question about the sous vide ham, we just left it in the original shrink wrap and did it for 5 hours at 140 with our new Anova Precision Cooker that Santa brought us. I then opened it, scored it, basted it with an orange marmalade and maple syrup (Cooks Country) glaze and finished it for about 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Really easy and the ham stayed moist instead of drying out with the usual oven method.

Red
2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Red Rhone Blend
7/10/2015 - ifishtoo Likes this wine:
93 points
Lovely stuff. Just hitting its stride. Classic CdP with just enough funk to tell you what it is. Happy to have more and will space them out over a decade it we can.
  • ifishtoo commented:

    7/13/15, 10:16 AM - Frankly, we're too impatient to decant stuff so we almost always PnP. My wine merchant says he only decants wines with lot of sediment. We don't even bother with that and let the dregs settle in the last glass and sip carefully. Perhaps one day we will run a side-by-side where we decant one bottle for an hour or two and open the other just before drinking.

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