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Postby Florida Jim » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:15 am

1993 Fisher, Cabernet Sauvignon Lamb Vineyard:
Decanted off moderate sediment, 13% alcohol; youthful appearance, solid ruby to the rim; muted nose of earth and dark plum; very good in the mouth with plum and dark chocolate flavors, a worsted texture, good grip, depth and intensity, well-balanced and slightly juicy; long, finish with some extremely fine, sweet tannins. The nose is unremarkable but the flavors are delicious; this has lots of time left. About $55, on release.

2001 Arcadian, Pinot Noir Pisoni Vnyd. (from 9L):
Earthy nose with underbrush, stone and light pinot fruit; much the same on the palate but amped up three-fold in intensity; medium finish. A very Burgundian wine that is still a bit tight. Price unknown.

1985 Chateau Montelena, Cabernet Sauvignon (from 6L):
At its prime with very pure fruit, superb depth, nuance and balance and a very long, perfectly balanced finish. Utterly harmonious and a joy to drink. Price unknown.

1998 Silver Oak, Caberent Sauvignon Napa Valley (from 6L):
Oaked beyond recognition; DNPIM. Price unknown.

1993 Paul Roger, Champagne:
Subtle, mellow and at its very best. Price unknown.

2000 Grand Puy-Lacoste:
Young but earthy and complex; beautifully textured. Paulliac through and through. Price unknown.

2004 de Villaine, Bourgogne La Fortune:
Lightweight, fresh, supple and juicy; a little short on the finish but one would have trouble finding a nicer pinot for the $20 this cost.

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Re: Weekend wines

Postby David M. Bueker » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:10 am

Just drinking the small bottles I see...

I really like the Arcadian wines. Too bad JD had to show himself as so pompous in his interview. Makes it hard to enjoy his stuff.

It's always good to have a mature Montelena.
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Re: Weekend wines

Postby Florida Jim » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:29 am

The big formats were poured at a wedding.
I never saw/heard any interview so I'm not 'tainted' and I thought the wine very good, indeed.
And you are right about Montelena.
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