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Snooth User: outthere

Whatcha drinking tonight?

Posted by outthere, Jun 11, 2012.

The title is self-explanatory. What are you enjoying this evening? Or not?

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Reply by strikinglily, Jun 11, 2012.

Elk Cove Late Harvest Reisling

Reply by shsim, Jun 12, 2012.

We made Orza salad so had a Greek Kyklos Moschofilero with it. :)

Reply by donealrice, Jun 12, 2012.

Jezebel Blanc

Reply by dmcker, Jun 12, 2012.

So for a wine that says it's 'grey', outthere, that looks pretty rosy-red!


Dagueaneau Silex 2005 after 2008 Schramsberg blanc de blancs.  Oysters and prawns for me, squid and prawns for her.

Schramsberg was infanticide. I want it again in 10 years. But this was a special occasion so busted it out. The Silex was excellent. I love SB from the Loire (and also that mixed with semillon from Graves). Wish I could find one that does nearly this welll from the American West. Despair I ever will from NZ. But I'm doing just fine with the Loire. The combination with the seafood was... orgasmic?

Reply by JonDerry, Jun 12, 2012.

Guess I'll hold off on my 08' Schramsberg mags...

some interesting wines called out here, unfortunately I didn't get to drink anything of note this past weekend, was at a trade show in vegas and was working most of it.

Reply by EMark, Jun 12, 2012.

Had a satisfactory Tempranillo from La Mancha with spicy sausage sandwiches, last night.  I'll probably finish that bottle, tonight.  Tomorrow night will be an array of tastes at the Jon & Greg evening.

Reply by Anna Savino, Jun 12, 2012.

excited bc i am trying a 96 barolo!

Reply by Richard Foxall, Jun 12, 2012.

We went to a restaurant called Marlowe in SF with our niece and her boyfriend last night. We were ordering all over the map--burrata and tomato marmalade for one appetizer, brussels sprouts chips for the other.  (They didn't have that cabbage-y taste they can get, just thin slices fried.)  Then my wife and her niece had black cod and the menfolk had steak.  So we had a 13 oz. carafe of Montinore (Oregon) dry riesling and a bottle of Chateau Perray Jouannet cab franc from Anjou-Saumur for the red.  We could have gone bigger for the red with the steak, but it would have blown out our tastebuds for the white with the fish.  We drank the red with the burrata and then went back and forth during the main course.

Save that empty bottle, dmcker--that's one of the last harvests that DD worked on before his death, as you know.  You could probably get the cork back in and sell that Silex as a collectible wine now, if your counterfeiting skills are up to scratch.  If you want a bottle of his very last Silex, Wine on Piedmont has one for something like $125... unless someone bought it in the last couple weeks.

Reply by Craig Bilodeau, Jun 12, 2012.

I have a bottle of Domaine Richou les 4 Chemins Anjou 2010 that I am going to try.  Probably could stand to age a couple more years, but we'll see.

Reply by jtryka, Jun 12, 2012.

Having some linguine with a Sangiovese di Maremma... so yummy!

Reply by steve16046, Jun 12, 2012.

Started with a Pascal Jolivet Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 and moved to a Sojourn Cellars Gaps Crown Pinot Noir 2009.

Reply by Eric Tinch, Jun 12, 2012.

We had a 2010 Junta Cab Franc Gran Reserva.  Quite tasty with our herb roasted chicken and veggies.  With its minty taste, I bet it would have paired well with some lamb.

Not too much talk about Cab Francs on Snooth, but we have taken a liking to them lately.  We had a Chinon a few weeks back that was really good.

Reply by outthere, Jun 12, 2012.

That Gaps Crown is a fine bottle of Pinot.


Reply by shsim, Jun 13, 2012.

Just had a series of Donnafugata! Interesting sicilian grapes! Very good!

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jun 13, 2012.

I had the 2007 Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir and the 2001 Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial last night, not too shabby for a Tuesday night

Reply by Richard Foxall, Jun 13, 2012.

I've got a bottle of that Vina Ardanza at home, GdP.  Can't tell from notes I've read elsewhere if there's any point in aging it further.  So what's your take? Drink it now or wait another couple years?  I've got just the one bottle, and it's gone steadily up since Asimov praised it, so I'm reluctant to buy another.  Drink or hold?

BTW, lots of cab franc on this list--it's booming this week--but tonight I will either pop a S. Rhone (CdP or Vacqueyras) or this Mathis Grenache:

We're having gourmet mac n cheese, so it's going to be grenache based cause that's what I feel like.

Reply by Onin24eagle, Jun 13, 2012.

I'm in northwest MN so the weather isn't too hot.  It's a nice 61 degrees out right now and a little breezy.  Perfect temp out for pretty much anything I want to drink.  Dinner was 3 hours ago so I'm just sitting back having a nightcap and decided to try a 2009 Amado Sur since I'm a big Malbec fan and also because I haven't tried this one before.  For a $12 bottle it's pretty darn good.  In fact, good enough I'd be willing to drop $25 for it, but don't tell that to the guy that runs the local liquor store......

Reply by Lucha Vino, Jun 14, 2012.

I have been enjoying these two Red Mountain Cabernets over the past couple of days.  Really interesting to compare these wines made from grapes that are sourced from vineyards literally separated by a dirt road.

2008 Laurelhurst Cellars Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon


2008 Laurelhurst Cellars Klipsun Cabernet Sauvignon

If you are interested in the detailed blow by blow of this matchup you can check it out on my LuchaVino blog.


Reply by outthere, Jun 14, 2012.

Popped a tasty Burg last night on a whim. Showed quite well with minimal air time. 05 was such a killer year.


This was ready for  business within 15 minutes of opening. Dark garnet/burgundy color. Nose of dark fruit, mushrooms, cinnamon, nutmeg and truffles. 
The full and fairly rich palate offers up dark raspberry and blackberry with an acidic undertone that pulls through the finish accompanied by chalky fine tannins. Surprisingly it paired well with grilled rib eye sandwiches as it had the acid and tannins to cut through the fat of the beef. Would liked to have seen what it would have done with more air but it was too good to let sit.
Reply by JonDerry, Jun 14, 2012.

I've heard many of the 05's are monsters and I've been instructed to wait 10-15 years (5+ years from now) to open mine.

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