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  • ChopperWine says:

    4/26/2019 11:14:00 AM - Hi. I read your comment to my note regarding the 2012 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I happen to agree with you that it doesn’t seem logical that the wine is done in just barely 7 years after the vintage. Interestingly, I am finding the comments I made generally have been applying to the 2012 CDP's I've tried in general. Time will tell.

  • Homer Holland says:

    3/30/2019 12:41:00 PM - I did like your TN on the 2013 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, so Ilike to be friends with you on CT!.

  • Red Sox Fan says:

    1/5/2019 8:41:00 AM - Hi, I saw your comment on the note I posted for a bottle of Outpost Cabernet and realized that I had entered it for the wrong vintage. The bottle was a 2012, not a 2015, and I moved the note to the correct vintage. Others seem to have had a good experience with the 2012 but I found it way too tannic at this time. I will try the 2012 again in a couple of years, and agree there’s no point in opening a 2015 now. Thanks for helping me identify the mistake I made.

  • Snoman says:

    12/11/2017 2:01:00 PM - Hi WGDM. Thanks for the review comment on the Denner.....you're right, should have been posted on the Dirt Worshipper! Thanks so much for the catch, I was able to delete the original comment and repost for the correct wine. Was posting a batch of tasting notes and inventory adjustments, and went bleary-eyed in the process. Happy holidays!

  • davidandrose says:

    10/15/2017 7:33:00 AM - Happy Sunday DelMar! While there's so much we loved about our two stints in OC, the spirit that "you must think like we do, and we'll use your tax dollars to reinforce progressive POV's rather than do what gov't is supposed to do" is too much to bear. Was fortunate that my company relo'd its HQ and 4K employees in the name of sanity. Was also fortunate to live in Denver Metro for 9 years before our latest CA stint - great place to live and raise a family. While much of the state has retained its sanity, there are so many transplants moving into the Denver Metro that its "free spirit" benefits are quickly being diluted. Electoral College votes were for Hillary, State houses split red/blue, DC reps a near-even split as well. Just hope that Trump's oddities don't disrupt the last cycle's wake-up call that not everyone is comfortable with the current PC state. Not sure where the anti-orwellian state will be safe in the future....time will tell.

  • Burgundy Al says:

    10/11/2017 10:32:00 PM - Re Montelena 2007. While this is made in an Old World style (very successfully), it is still easily identifiable as from the New World when paired with an actual Old World wine.

  • csimm1161 says:

    10/4/2017 8:50:00 AM - Great to hear about Outpost. Their wines take some time to come around, but when they do...watch out! Incredible. The 2015 True should be pretty spectacular I'm hoping.

  • csimm1161 says:

    10/1/2017 8:59:00 AM - Glad the 2013 Kobalt is delivering as hoped. Its quality is pretty good, and the relative QPR isn't as bad as other Napa Cabs that don't delivery nearly as well.

  • csimm1161 says:

    9/29/2017 10:26:00 PM - I saw your note on Kobalt. Very nice. Indeed it is a young, modern Cabernet. On another note, if you're looking to explore Mike Smith wines, Myriad is solid for sure, but Carter is at the apex of what he can create. The OG, LPV, and GTO from Carter are consistently outstanding. A superb balance between modern Napa Cabernet, and ultra refined fruit and quality craftsmanship. Just my 2 cents!

  • csimm1161 says:

    9/29/2017 8:30:00 AM - Hi WineGuyDelMar. I hope the Quivet wines show well for you. The Kenefick and Pellet can be a little funky/fruity in their infancies, but they tend to smooth out over time. The Quivet LPV is the true star of the Quivet lineup in my opinion. Regarding Washington Syrah, I used to have quite a bit of Cayuse, Reynvaan, and Horsepower in my cellar. Syrah was my go-to varietal for a long time (from Cornas to Australia to California to WA). However, I found that Christophe Baron's wines all started to taste very similar to me. They were well-crafted to be sure, but they became more a unique curio than wines I found myself actually enjoying from a flavor standpoint. Additionally, and even more importantly, the hot brick, saline, and cured meat notes frequently overtook the core fruit flavors of what I wanted in a Syrah (I have CT notes posted on a few of Baron's wines). Every so often, I get a craving for the Cayuse wines, but I really have to be in the right mood. They are worth having in the cellar for comparison purposes if nothing else, but as you said, they are night/day compared to other Syrahs. There is nothing quite like them...and I'm not totally convinced that's a good thing. That's just my humble opinion. BTW, I found Reynvaan to just be ok - Cayuse is of better quality in my opinion. Overall, I've been in a Syrah "funk" (pardon the pun) lately, as many of the Syrahs I've been having have been good, but not especially memorable. A few SQNs have sparked some interest and I do enjoy Alban and Saxum. Bevan's Syrah is pretty killer as well.

  • MicklethePickle says:

    4/6/2017 7:46:00 PM - I think (fear) you are right.

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