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    lleichtman Guest

    Default New Years Wines

    Will be doing a rack of lamb with potatoes Duchesse tonight. Pre-wine will be Pehu NV Champagne and last of my Gary Vaynerchuk 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. What is everyone else doing?

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    lleichtman Guest

    Default Re: New Years Wines

    On Monday, December 31, 2012 1:12:50 PM UTC-7, lleichtman wrote:
    > Will be doing a rack of lamb with potatoes Duchesse tonight. Pre-wine will be Pehu NV Champagne and last of my Gary Vaynerchuk 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. What is everyone else doing?


    Well, the Pehu was what I expected. A really nice grower Champagne with moderate acidity and nice Chardonnay qualities B+ to A-. The Vayniac Cabernet was put together by the Wine Library TV group sourced from some of the bestNapa Cabernet Sauvignon and then made at Crushpad. This is an opulent Cab with a great nose and long finish A-

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    jcoulter Guest

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    On 12/31/2012 10:24 PM, lleichtman wrote:
    > On Monday, December 31, 2012 1:12:50 PM UTC-7, lleichtman wrote:
    >> Will be doing a rack of lamb with potatoes Duchesse tonight. Pre-wine will be Pehu NV Champagne and last of my Gary Vaynerchuk 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. What is everyone else doing?

    >
    > Well, the Pehu was what I expected. A really nice grower Champagne with moderate acidity and nice Chardonnay qualities B+ to A-. The Vayniac Cabernet was put together by the Wine Library TV group sourced from some of the best Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and then made at Crushpad. This is an opulent Cab with a great nose and long finish A-
    >

    We had filet's with roasted Brussels sprouts and potatoes. Wine was
    Chave Offerus St Joseph 2001. At first a bit funky but the color was
    deep and inky purple and the finish was long and clean and while I am
    not sure what a violet might like, I believe that this wine offered such
    in abundance. Better than some Chave that I have had despite the funk on
    the front (it blew off with a bit of time anyway).

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    santiago Guest

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    For New Year's Eve we had a very nice bottle of López de Heredia Bosconia
    Reserva 2001. Not my best bottle of Bosconia, but very charming, easy to
    drink with that spicy note that I tipically find in Bosconia.

    For New Year's lunch, we opened a Monte Real Gran Reserva 1987 which was
    very much alive, suave and -I must say- a bit bland for my taste. My father
    loved it though (Riojist as he is). Still a bit of candied fruit on nose,
    very low colour but quite bright, mouth a bit dry.

    s.

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: New Years Wines

    On Dec 31 2012, 10:24*pm, lleichtman <larryleicht...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Monday, December 31, 2012 1:12:50 PM UTC-7, lleichtman wrote:
    > > Will be doing a rack of lamb with potatoes Duchesse tonight. Pre-wine will be Pehu NV Champagne and last of my Gary Vaynerchuk 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. What is everyone else doing?

    >
    > Well, the Pehu was what I expected. A really nice grower Champagne with moderate acidity and nice Chardonnay qualities B+ to A-. The Vayniac Cabernet was put together by the Wine Library TV group sourced from some of the best Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and then made at Crushpad. This is an opulent Cab with a great nose and long finish A-


    Hi Larry, Happy New Years!

    We started with NV Champagne Agrapart "Terroirs" with snacks. Like
    the Pehu the Agrapart is a nice grower Champagne with great fruit and
    structure in a pleasing style. Lots of apple and pear notes framed by
    a lemony acidity. "B+/A-"

    With Rabbit Dijonaise Pot Pie 2004 O. Leflaive Batard Montrachet. Not
    full throttle but unminstakable Batard minerality. A bit soft, floral
    and lemon curd on the finish. I've had better bottles but maybe it
    was just me as everyone else loved it. "B+

    With slow roasted leg of grass fed local lamb (literally raised next
    door) 2004 Tignanello. Plenty of red and black cherry notes showing
    much more Sangiovese than I recalled in the wine. Delicious in a
    quaffing sort of way. I also opened a 1997 Chateau Montelena which
    stole the show. Still quite youthful. Plenty of cassis and cedar on
    the nose with a touch of barnyard. Very Bordeaux-like on the palate
    with blackberry, black currant, cassis and leather. Smooth and supple
    with just the right tannic grip. "A"

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    lleichtman Guest

    Default Re: New Years Wines

    On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 9:36:16 AM UTC-7, Bi!! wrote:
    > On Dec 31 2012, 10:24*pm, lleichtman <larryleicht...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > On Monday, December 31, 2012 1:12:50 PM UTC-7, lleichtman wrote:

    >
    > > > Will be doing a rack of lamb with potatoes Duchesse tonight. Pre-winewill be Pehu NV Champagne and last of my Gary Vaynerchuk 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. What is everyone else doing?

    >
    > >

    >
    > > Well, the Pehu was what I expected. A really nice grower Champagne withmoderate acidity and nice Chardonnay qualities B+ to A-. The Vayniac Cabernet was put together by the Wine Library TV group sourced from some of the best Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and then made at Crushpad. This is an opulent Cab with a great nose and long finish A-

    >
    >
    >
    > Hi Larry, Happy New Years!
    >
    >
    >
    > We started with NV Champagne Agrapart "Terroirs" with snacks. Like
    >
    > the Pehu the Agrapart is a nice grower Champagne with great fruit and
    >
    > structure in a pleasing style. Lots of apple and pear notes framed by
    >
    > a lemony acidity. "B+/A-"
    >
    >
    >
    > With Rabbit Dijonaise Pot Pie 2004 O. Leflaive Batard Montrachet. Not
    >
    > full throttle but unminstakable Batard minerality. A bit soft, floral
    >
    > and lemon curd on the finish. I've had better bottles but maybe it
    >
    > was just me as everyone else loved it. "B+
    >
    >
    >
    > With slow roasted leg of grass fed local lamb (literally raised next
    >
    > door) 2004 Tignanello. Plenty of red and black cherry notes showing
    >
    > much more Sangiovese than I recalled in the wine. Delicious in a
    >
    > quaffing sort of way. I also opened a 1997 Chateau Montelena which
    >
    > stole the show. Still quite youthful. Plenty of cassis and cedar on
    >
    > the nose with a touch of barnyard. Very Bordeaux-like on the palate
    >
    > with blackberry, black currant, cassis and leather. Smooth and supple
    >
    > with just the right tannic grip. "A"


    Nice Montelena. Have 4 older bottles that I have still haven't opened from 1998 and 1999. Looking for the right occasion.

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