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TN: T'giving- Loire, Syrah, Bdx, Bojo. Bandol etc
akeout goat curry, palak paneer 2011 Paris ?Granit 30? Cornas Pretty tight on opening, but fleshes out (and drinks well over couple days). Black cherry with some herb and leather, juicy and pretty...
3 days ago 1
 
TN: Hot damn! (Turducken and '66 Cheval Blanc)
Some years back, DaleW and I went in on an auction lot that included several different '66 Bordeaux, a few of which still linger in my cellar. Tonight, with a Covid-19-compliant Thanksgiving dinner at...
6 days ago 1
 
TN: Burgs, Loires, Champagne, Marche, Kamptal
Saddest bottle of the week was a horribly corked 2005 Boulay Comtesse Pork chops, barley/wild rice, bok choy 2001 Hiedler Maximum Riesling (Kamptal) I have found recent vintages of this a bit hotter...
1 week ago
 
"Newsom?s ?Disgraceful? COVID Hypocrisy the La test Frustration for Napa Restaurant Owners"
1 week ago
 
TN: Burgs, Nahe, Mosel, Sicily, Carneros
Friday, chuck roast with red onions, potatoes, salad and the 2006 Havens Merlot Reserve. This was the last vintage that Michael Havens made (though label continued on), and as I always liked the...
2 weeks ago
 
tn: six assorted wines
Margaret Pinotage South Africa 2019 - black raspberry color, somewhat hot nose w/raspberry and blueberry notes, flavors of sour cherry and blackberry with noticeable acidity, mildly tannic. Sauska...
2 weeks ago
 
TN: My first Goodfellow, + Boulay and Peters
Our Monday Zoom group met, the wine this time was the 2015 Goodfellow Heritage #4 Whistling Ridge Pinot Noir. Quite structured, with vigorous acids and some supple tannins. Raspberry and cherry,...
3 weeks ago
 
TN: Burgs, Bdx, Loires (Cotats), Champagnes
With Miso salmon, duck fat potatoes 2014 Bize ?les Perrieres? Bourgogne Blanc Citrus, pear, rocky minerality, brisk acids, fine balance. B+ Saturday was one of the nicest ?September in November? days...
3 weeks ago
 
Wine starting to taste like gasoline or oil?
3 weeks ago
 
TN: 2010 Fleurie > 1982 Pauillac
Our weekly Zoom called featured the 1982 Ch Batailley. Good looking bottle, nice nose with a lot of cigarbox and pencil lead when first opened, a bit light foursquare yet also light. Fades over an...
3 weeks ago
 
"It all depends what you mean by austere."
3 weeks ago
 
?I?ve never been that much in love with Pinot No ir."
3 weeks ago
 
TN: wines w/friends indoors! Loires, Madiran, Sekt, Chablis, etc
Citrus roasted salmon, rice with nori, roast cauliflower, and salad 2019 Lambert Chinon Rose Light, crisp, crunchy red fruit, good value. B Sausage roasted with grapes 2018 Guion Cuvee Domaine...
1 month ago
 
TN: 2 Jura, 2 Alsace, 2 Savigny, 1 Saumur
With sourdough scallion pancake, stirfry with cabbage/leek/Chinese sausage/ peppers, and mustard greens with oyster sauce 2005 Trimbach ?Cuvee Frederic Emile? Riesling This is pretty ripe and round...
1 month ago
 
"Wine?s golden year was surely 1982 when, as the l ate Nicholas Faith put it, ?the Bordelais discovered ripen ess?."
1 month ago