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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Spring 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    It is serviceable in a good vintage, usually don't venture too far off the beaten path in off-vintages unless I've had a sample ...
    Was '07 a good vintage for Bordeaux in general?

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Spring 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Clavius View Post
    Was '07 a good vintage for Bordeaux in general?
    Probably one of the weakest of the past decade next to 2002.

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Spring 2012

    Well crap. I knew 2005 was a great year.

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Spring 2012

    2008 Cono Sur Reserve pinot noir... fabulous value for a pinot...
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Spring 2012

    1988 Silver Oak Napa Cab and 1988 Vichon Napa Cab with burgers last night. The Vichon seemed to be in better shape than the SO but both were enjoyable.

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Spring 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Tico View Post
    1988 Silver Oak Napa Cab and 1988 Vichon Napa Cab with burgers last night. The Vichon seemed to be in better shape than the SO but both were enjoyable.
    The SO, IMO, never aged as gracefully as many other Ca. cabs. The 1988 Alex. was one of my least favorites given it had some out of character vegatative overtones. Typically the Napa was the better of the two for aging. Just had an 96 Napa that was good..
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Spring 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by cigarnv View Post
    The SO, IMO, never aged as gracefully as many other Ca. cabs. The 1988 Alex. was one of my least favorites given it had some out of character vegatative overtones. Typically the Napa was the better of the two for aging. Just had an 96 Napa that was good..
    Yeah, this SO was a drink five years ago. The 88 and 89 SO, both AV and Napa were lighter due to the vintage. The Mid 80's stuff 84-87 were all solid, even the AV.

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Spring 2012

    Dinner at the in laws again. Tonight we did a 1994 Williams Selyem RRV Pinot and a bottle of 1995 Williams Selyem Olivet Lane Pinot.

    Both were still super fresh, the Olivet is drinking great with no signs of fading.

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Spring 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Tico View Post
    Probably one of the weakest of the past decade next to 2002.
    Sorry for the delay in reply Clavius, have been traveling and just catching up now. Tico is right, 2007 was comparable generally to 2002 quality. Of recent stuff you might still find in stores, 2005, and 2008 thru 2010 (as they become available) should all be pretty good values in the non-classified growths.

    Generally you can find this type of vintage information on the web. Here is one that is pretty complete and detailed - just like bourbon, other reviewers will have different views, but as a general guide it is helpful:

    http://www.erobertparker.com/info/vintagechart.pdf
    Mark

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    Re: What wine are you drinking? Spring 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Tico View Post
    Dinner at the in laws again. Tonight we did a 1994 Williams Selyem RRV Pinot and a bottle of 1995 Williams Selyem Olivet Lane Pinot.

    Both were still super fresh, the Olivet is drinking great with no signs of fading.

    William Selyem is great stuff! Not surprised they are holding up - a treat to have them with some bottle age ...
    Mark

 

 

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