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Most Memorable Wines of 2006


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In no particular order, the wines that stood out for me last year:

1995 Huet Vouvray Cuvee Constance

1981 Lafite

89 and 90 Beaucastel

1987 Dunn Napa Cab

1970 Haut Brion

1929 Ch. Margaux

1975 Ch. d'Yquem

1970 Grand Puy Lacoste

1976 Schloss Eltz Eltviller Sonnenberg Riesling Beerenauslese

1970 Taylors

1995 Petrus

1982 Sassicaia

1991 Shafer Hillside Select

1991 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet

1986 Talbot

1986 Gruaud Larose

1990 Castello di Rampolla Sammarco

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In no particular order, the wines that stood out for me last year:

1995 Huet Vouvray Cuvee Constance

1981 Lafite

89 and 90 Beaucastel

1987 Dunn Napa Cab

1970 Haut Brion

1929 Ch. Margaux

1975 Ch. d'Yquem

1970 Grand Puy Lacoste

1976 Schloss Eltz Eltviller Sonnenberg Riesling Beerenauslese

1970 Taylors

1995 Petrus

1982 Sassicaia

1991 Shafer Hillside Select

1991 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet

1986 Talbot

1986 Gruaud Larose

1990 Castello di Rampolla Sammarco

well, i can see why your avatar is a ferrari... hahaha. just kidding, of course. that sassicaia must have been something... as must have the margaux!

for me:

vertical flight of chateau musar--69, 73, 78, 88, 90, 91, and getting to listen to serge hochar wax poetic about his wine for a couple of hours. what a neat guy.

86 dom. bourillons d'orleans vouvray demi-sec

96 jacquesson avize from magnum

88 pertimali riserva

83 beaucastel

65 dow's porto

73 diamond creek cab

89 DRC

67 d'yquem

2002 von kesselstatt kaseler nies'chen spatlese trocken

90 bert simon auslese (forget the vineyard)

99 la spinetta pin

90 krug

those are the ones that make me smile the widest...

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No rhyme or reason to my consumption this year – it’s all over the place

Highlights

2001 Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona

1997 Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato

1995 Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicaia/Granbussia

1999 Masseto

1993 Allegrini Amarone from a double mag

1995-98 Penfold’s Grange

2004 Shea family Cellars “Homer”/Estate

2001 Torbeck “The Factor”

2004 Beaux Freres “Beaux Freres”/”Belles Soeurs”

2000 V Giradin Corton Charlemagne

2000 Domaine LeFlaive Puligny Montrachet Les Purcelles

1998 Meo-Camuzet Vosne Romanee Aux brulees

2002 Raveneau Butteaux

1995 Krug Brut

1985 Salon le Mesnil

2002 ZH Gewurz Alsace Heimbourg Vendage Tardive

2004 Dagueneau Pur Sang/Silex

1983 LaFaurie-Peyraguey

1989 Ch Latour

1995 Alois Kracher “13”

1998 Alois Kracher “10”

2000 Alois Kracher “8”

2001 Alois Kracher “7”

2002 Alois Kracher “11”

Kinda funny as I look at years gone by – this year, virtually no Cal Cabs to speak of, not sure If I drank any even.

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well, i can see why your avatar is a ferrari...  hahaha.  just kidding, of course.  that sassicaia must have been something... as must have the margaux! 

Actually it is an old Lamborghini, but congrats on recognising the Italian content!

At least I get to buy eponymous wine - the Lamborghini Campoleone is often very good. Can't say the same if I owned a Ferrari - what wine would work - Ferrari-Carano, maybe? Naw, not in the same class.

The winery was founded by Ferruccio when he retired and is now run by his daughter.

Yes, the Sassicaia was lovely, although not as good as the 1979 and 1985.

Tonight I get to taste 1966 Bordeaux, but I'm driving the minivan, not the Lambo.... :rolleyes:

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well, i can see why your avatar is a ferrari...  hahaha.  just kidding, of course.  that sassicaia must have been something... as must have the margaux! 

Actually it is an old Lamborghini, but congrats on recognising the Italian content!

At least I get to buy eponymous wine - the Lamborghini Campoleone is often very good. Can't say the same if I owned a Ferrari - what wine would work - Ferrari-Carano, maybe? Naw, not in the same class.

The winery was founded by Ferruccio when he retired and is now run by his daughter.

Yes, the Sassicaia was lovely, although not as good as the 1979 and 1985.

Tonight I get to taste 1966 Bordeaux, but I'm driving the minivan, not the Lambo.... :rolleyes:

yeah... i wasn't quite sure, actually. i tried to enlarge the picture, to no avail-- and let go with my best guess. is that your car? i'll bet it's a beaut. what sort of bordeaux are you trying tonight?

bacon-- it's the fruit from a pig!

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well, i can see why your avatar is a ferrari...  hahaha.  just kidding, of course.  that sassicaia must have been something... as must have the margaux! 

Actually it is an old Lamborghini, but congrats on recognising the Italian content!

At least I get to buy eponymous wine - the Lamborghini Campoleone is often very good. Can't say the same if I owned a Ferrari - what wine would work - Ferrari-Carano, maybe? Naw, not in the same class.

The winery was founded by Ferruccio when he retired and is now run by his daughter.

Yes, the Sassicaia was lovely, although not as good as the 1979 and 1985.

Tonight I get to taste 1966 Bordeaux, but I'm driving the minivan, not the Lambo.... :rolleyes:

Islero GT or GTS? Can't see the vent windows

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Islero GT or GTS? Can't see the vent windows

GTS actually - one of 100 built.

I'm surprised that anyone recognises that model - not very well known.

I keep reminding myself that should I take the car on a summer picnic I must bring a bottle of Campoleone or at the least a Trescone.....old Ferruccio retired shortly after making this car and went off to make wine as a retirement project - I don't know what sort of car he kept for himself, probably a Jarama.

Apologies for taking up wine space for cars, but here are a couple of better photos.

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renginejpeg.jpg

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In no particular order, the wines that stood out for me last year:

1995 Huet Vouvray Cuvee Constance

1981 Lafite

89 and 90 Beaucastel

1987 Dunn Napa Cab

1970 Haut Brion

1929 Ch. Margaux

1975 Ch. d'Yquem

1970 Grand Puy Lacoste

1976 Schloss Eltz Eltviller Sonnenberg Riesling Beerenauslese

1970 Taylors

1995 Petrus

1982 Sassicaia

1991 Shafer Hillside Select

1991 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet

1986 Talbot

1986 Gruaud Larose

1990 Castello di Rampolla Sammarco

One would expect that most --if not all--of these wines would "stand out" for most wine lovers with a fairly broad range of interest/tastes.

It would be interesting (to me at least) to know what wines stood out for you because they failed to deliver. For eg--I would be suprised if the 1982 Sassicaia stood out for failing to live up to its potential (or reputation).

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Islero GT or GTS? Can't see the vent windows

GTS actually - one of 100 built.

I'm surprised that anyone recognises that model - not very well known.

I keep reminding myself that should I take the car on a summer picnic I must bring a bottle of Campoleone or at the least a Trescone.....old Ferruccio retired shortly after making this car and went off to make wine as a retirement project - I don't know what sort of car he kept for himself, probably a Jarama.

Apologies for taking up wine space for cars, but here are a couple of better photos.

iconjpg.jpg

renginejpeg.jpg

She's a beaut! I was quite the car buff in my late teens/early 20s. Spent much of my time restoring american iron with the occasional import here and there. It was a great way to pay for school and drive something nice. Owned my shared of corvettes, an Austin Healy 100-6, an XKE, many muscle cars but even all together probably wouldn't cover the replacement cost of your "Ghini - maybe the campagnola knock-offs, but not the whole car :biggrin:

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My top wines enjoyed in 2006:

2002 Lewis Reserve Cabernet

2003 Valley of the Moon Pinot Noir

2002 Silverado Napa Cabernet

2004 Kaiken Ultra Malbec

2002 Poggio del Papa

2001 Chateau Ruissec sauterne

2003 Owen Roe Abbots Table

2003 Owen Roe Lady Rosa

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My top wines enjoyed in 2006:

2002 Lewis Reserve Cabernet

2003 Valley of the Moon Pinot Noir

2002 Silverado Napa Cabernet

2004 Kaiken Ultra Malbec

2002 Poggio del Papa

2001 Chateau Ruissec sauterne

2003 Owen Roe Abbots Table

2003 Owen Roe Lady Rosa

I bought a case of Owens Roe Sinister Hand on special - can you give me some TN on the ones you mentioned?

thanks

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She's a beaut! I was quite the car buff in my late teens/early 20s. Spent much of my time restoring american iron with the occasional import here and there. It was a great way to pay for school and drive something nice. Owned my shared of corvettes, an Austin Healy 100-6, an XKE, many muscle cars but even all together probably wouldn't cover the replacement cost of your "Ghini  - maybe the campagnola knock-offs, but not the whole car  :biggrin:

This one is one of the 'unknown' Lambos or I'd never have been able to afford it - bought it from a freidn who got it from the widow of a guy that dies and had it in a garage for 25 years so I needed to do some waking up on the beast.

So as not to take up more space on a wine board, you can see my other cars at CARS

One teaser - my latest project - bet you don't know what this one is:

57Jamacian_1.jpg

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She's a beaut! I was quite the car buff in my late teens/early 20s. Spent much of my time restoring american iron with the occasional import here and there. It was a great way to pay for school and drive something nice. Owned my shared of corvettes, an Austin Healy 100-6, an XKE, many muscle cars but even all together probably wouldn't cover the replacement cost of your "Ghini  - maybe the campagnola knock-offs, but not the whole car  :biggrin:

This one is one of the 'unknown' Lambos or I'd never have been able to afford it - bought it from a freidn who got it from the widow of a guy that dies and had it in a garage for 25 years so I needed to do some waking up on the beast.

So as not to take up more space on a wine board, you can see my other cars at CARS

One teaser - my latest project - bet you don't know what this one is:

57Jamacian_1.jpg

Had no clue - you had it named on your web page though. My guess would have been some Iso Grifo, one-off TVR or Bricklin prototype.

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Cheval Blanc 1947 (a perfect bottle from Chez Nicolas)

Yquem 2001

Lafite Rothschild 2003

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche 1990

Domaine Marey-Monge, Romanée-St-Vivant 1971

Mouton Rothschild 1945 (a perfect bottle)

Domaine Leroy, Clos de la Roche 1995

Trimbach, Clos Ste-Hune 1999

Domaine Leflaive, Bâtard-Montrachet 1996

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A quick top-ten, in no particular order:

- G.D. Vajra, Dolcetto d'Alba "Coste e Fossati" 2004

- Domaine Jean-Pierre Diconne, Auxey Duresses blanc "Vieilles Vignes" 2002

- Clos Roche Blanche, Touraine Côt 2002

- Weingut Keller, Rheinhessen, Westhofener Kirchspiel Riesling Kabinett 2003

- Peter Michael, Knights Valley "Les Pavots" 1995

- François Chidaine, Montlouis-sur-Loire "Les Choisilles" 2000

- Alzinger, Wachau, Loibner Loibenberg Riesling Smaragd 2001

- Luigi Baudana, Barolo "Ceretta Piani" 1996

- Georges Trichard, Saint-Amour "Domaine des Pierres" 2005

- Château Laffitte-Teston, Madiran "Vieilles Vignes" 2000

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I would say the 2005 vintage in Bordeaux but here are some older ones...

Chardonnay Mount Helen, Central Victoria, Australia 1997

Don Antonio Morgante, Sicilia, Italy 2000

Gaudium de Marques de Caceres, Gran Vino Spain 1994

Kanonkop Estate Wine Paul Sauer, Stellenbosch RSA 1992

Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor,Maipu, Concha Y Toro, Chile 1991

Cuvee Ilham, Stone Ridge, Tsoraa Israel 1997

Andre Suidan

I was taught to finish what I order.

Life taught me to order what I enjoy.

The art of living taught me to take my time and enjoy.

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