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  1. Steelton Keith

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    WOW. 2000 great vintage. Please post tasting note when popped Jim. Thanks
     
  2. JAYKAY

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    Will do. I need to find the right occasion for one. I just opened this one last night for my wife’s birthday. Fantastic as always.

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  3. Qksilver

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    Great weekend in Calistoga, a few notables from various tastings. No pictures, but for your radar to the extent you can get this stuff, a few highlights:
    • Hourglass - always our top winery, extremely reliable elevated cabs, notably Blue Estate Cab, Cab Franc, and 36. Bright, fruity, balanced minerality. Also rolling out a terrific rose. Great price points all around for the caliber of wine they're producing
    • Vice Versa - the surprise of the weekend. Every cab was tremendous, from entry level "spinning plates" all the way up to "Magnifent 7." Lot's of Beckstoffer offerings, Dr. Crane/To Kalon/Las Piedras all silky, big, and balanced. Expecting big things from their '23 vintages which will be delivering next fall. I think Vice Versa has a great future
    • Momento Mori - great wine but not worth it IMO
    • Fisher - nice old school Calistoga family run business, solid chardonnay ("Whitney's") and enjoyed their Mountain Estate reds as well as Calistoga vineyard "Lamb" Cab
     
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  4. Lolwut

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    Excuse the counter. In the middle of making dinner : )
     

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  5. Drive550PFB

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    Holy ****.
     
  6. tantumaude

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    Completely at the other end of the spectrum. Had a 2017 Henry Fessy Gamay noir two days ago. For about $20, it was absolutely brilliant. The funny thing with Gamays, they're either complete crap, or very good. Seems I've never found anything i between.
     
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  7. beng

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    Was looking at a collection to possibly purchase. 400-500 bottles of wine but nothing special except ……..




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  8. Steelton Keith

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    You probably know 84 was not the greatest vintage and the ullage on that bottle would concern me. Good luck with your decision.
     
  9. beng

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    Exactly. The foil and cork showed signs of seepage too. Just an odd story and you never know what you’ll find.
     
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  12. JAYKAY

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    Some great choices in there for sure! How did the 1988 hold up?


    Oh, the black / yellow is okay too…



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  13. JAYKAY

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    I opened this one last night for Mother’s Day. No apologies for drinking this one young although it would certainly age. I’ll leave the Grand Vin for that purpose.

    Nice concentration, plus the sort of balance between dark fruit and body that I expect from Haut Brion.

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  14. beng

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    The Vosne-Romanee was about as expected. Definitely softer and more mellow. Still plenty of classic pinot notes but slightly faded or more nuanced.

    The SQN “way to heresy” was an impressive contrast and a better fit for the meal.

    The burgundies were all excellent.
     
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