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#61 Eden

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 06:56 AM

OK between the burgers and the wine, tighe may be my favorite person this week.

This wine made us VERY happy. First of all, it has legs like Betty Grable. Then it has this amazing nose. And the flavor! incredible fruit, with just a hint of coffee at the end. oh so lush... The guys at Esquin were raving for a reason!

Oh and it stood up beatifully to a jalapeno-jack cheese which would have thrashed most wines.

I'm heading back to Esquin for more on Monday.
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#62 little ms foodie

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 11:51 PM

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The WOM was kind of surpising in several ways. First, there was very little feel of alcohol (this is a good thing -- a lot of American wines seem to be pretty strong, at the expense of nuance).

The was full of cherry, like a cherry lifesaver but (without the sweetness). It actually has some of the same characteristics that Meditrina displays, even though the blends are much different.

It also tasted just like a very young, but robust, Chateauneuf de Pape -- or a very good Beaujolais Nouveau, but without the background young oakiness of that wine, and heavier on the fruit.

Overall, excellent. This even stood up reasonably well to some NY strip steaks.
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#63 malarkey

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 03:15 AM

Score another big one for Tighe!

I loved this wine, and also plan on buying more. Maybe I'm an unsophisticate, but I LOVE these lush, fruity wines. YUM. There, that's my tasting note: YUM.
I'm looking forward to regretting this.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 04:40 AM

The lotus household votes in favor of this wine. Hints of redness. Coffee? I THINK we washed the glasses before we tried the wine...
Lush is a good word.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 04:42 AM

stopped in at Esqiun tonight to pick up a few more of this for the rack. They have 3 cases on hand if anyone is shopping :)
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#66 tighe

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 12:56 AM

Finally got around to drinking my bottle of the Latitude 47 Cuvee on Friday night and frankly, I'm a little torn. Certainly fruity, delicious and quaffable, but sort of simple-minded as well. Loved the smoky nose on it. I may buy some more and try to keep my hands off it for a few years and see if anything develops. I'm glad most everyone else enjoyed it.

Our wine of the month master for June is.....malarkey! It may take her a few days to post the selection, so be patient.
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That the Thirld World is just around the corner

#67 malarkey

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 12:47 AM

And the Wine of the Month for June is.....<drum roll please>:

Chateau Ste Michelle '01 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

..yes, when was the last time you had a Chateau Ste Michelle wine?? Hmm?

$12.99 a bottle (on sale!) at Esquin. Rated 92 points by Wine & Spirits.
I'm looking forward to regretting this.

#68 tighe

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:09 PM

Bringing the original WOTM thread back to life (better than starting anew, IMO).

Let's all get out there and grab some Ste. Michelle Cab!
It may have been Camelot for Jack and Jacqueline
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Over luxury's dissapointment
So he walks over and he's trying
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#69 malarkey

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:22 AM

hows come I couldn't find this?!
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#70 tighe

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:25 AM

hows come I couldn't find this?!

Check at the bottom of the PNW page, there is a filter to set the cutoff on how old of threads to show. I think the default is 30 days, so you need to set it further back to get to older threads.
It may have been Camelot for Jack and Jacqueline
But on the Che Guevara highway filling up with gasoline
Fidel Castro's brother spies a rich lady who's crying
Over luxury's dissapointment
So he walks over and he's trying
To sympathize with her, but thinks that he should warn her
That the Thirld World is just around the corner

#71 malarkey

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:27 AM

.......and I just found that. Thanks Tighe!
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#72 malarkey

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 01:01 AM

OK, I just picked up a bottle of the '01 CSM Cab Sauv at Esquin. BUT, it was the last bottle on the display. Now, I didn't ask if they have any more in the back, but in case they don't, I also picked up ANOTHER cab sauv that had interesting tasting notes attached to it. :(

So, if people can't find the Chateau Ste Michelle wine, I'd suggest we try the 2003 Liberty School Cab Sauv. I think we'll do a side by side with these this weekend.
I'm looking forward to regretting this.

#73 Eden

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 05:14 AM

Then I must have the 2nd to last bottle :(
My regular wine shop (Vineyard) doesn't carry this, but told me the State Liquor Stores would probably have it & at a good price.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:02 PM

Grabbed a bottle of the CSM Cab last night at TJ's on Roosevelt it was mixed in with a bunch of 2002 bottles. I liked it very much. It was a nice simple straightforward Cab, lots of fruit, not a whole lot of structure or chewiness, not something to age or hold onto, just drink it now and enjoy. I had it with brats on the grill and onions and peppers which matched up well with the simplicity of the wine. If you're looking for a big complex steaky Cab, this isn't it, but if you're in the mood for a light easy drinking Cab to go with the warm weather, you could do worse. Good pick Margaret. Haven't tried the Liberty School yet, but isn't that a Cali wine? :blink:

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#75 malarkey

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 06:22 AM

oh crap- that's right, it is.

I did a side-by-side of the Liberty School & the Chateau Ste Michelle.

The Liberty School won. :blink:
I'm looking forward to regretting this.