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by Tony Velebil
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Chateauneuf du Pape in London at The Ledbury
Replies: 7
Views: 5341

Great post Jeff. Never got a chance to meet Nigel but loved reading his posts and enjoyed his wit!
by Tony Velebil
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 1990 Bollinger Grande Année Rosé
Replies: 11
Views: 7733

Never had the Rose but I have really enjoyed the Grand Annee Brut.
by Tony Velebil
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 09 Rhone exploration continues: 09 Domaine les Grands Bois "Cuvee les Trois Soeurs"
Replies: 1
Views: 2960

09 Rhone exploration continues: 09 Domaine les Grands Bois "Cuvee les Trois Soeurs"

Wow this is really good and I really dig what these folks are doing year in year out for wines under $20. Needed about 1 hour of air to smooth out but once it did...silky smooth, dark fruit, decent acidity, earth, pepper, spice...I loved the silky texture and semi plush fruit - not grapey like the D...
by Tony Velebil
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 2008 Sine Qua Non The Line opened, tasted & reviewed... Along with 2001 Araujo Syrah
Replies: 8
Views: 6729

My shipment arrived last week!
by Tony Velebil
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Crab Night: Dauvissat, Ruelle-Pertois, Chapoutier, Guigal and Delas CdR
Replies: 3
Views: 3591

Oh and we had a Riesling also, early on. 2009 Weingart Mittelrhein, Bopparder Hamm, Engelstein Kabinett. Interesting riesling...tasted a little bit older than an 09 with a little bit of RS but tasty. Not sure I'd search it out but...
by Tony Velebil
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Crab Night: Dauvissat, Ruelle-Pertois, Chapoutier, Guigal and Delas CdR
Replies: 3
Views: 3591

Crab Night: Dauvissat, Ruelle-Pertois, Chapoutier, Guigal and Delas CdR

Last night our good friends Ed Kurtzman and Michelle had us (and Tina and Kelly) over for dinner. A good old fashion crab fest right in the middle of Haight/Ashbury...okay, actually in their living room but they do live in the Haight/Ashbury area of San Francisco. The wine 2005 Ruelle-Pertois, Blanc...
by Tony Velebil
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: In Texas, all things are bigger and better, including wines.
Replies: 1
Views: 2190

I've had a few Texas wines...some drinkable even but the only one that stood out to me was a Viognier from a winery just south of Austin...owned by some folks that have a chain of Italian restaurants. Can't remember the name of it though
by Tony Velebil
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Can wine go bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 5941

Yes. Happens to expensive and inexpensive wines. A multitude of reasons - not enough acid, poor sealing cork, poor storage conditions....etc.
by Tony Velebil
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Can you please pass me the Brett ?
Replies: 9
Views: 6510

I'm with Jeff on Brett. A little in Rhone wines can add some interesting elements but I prefer it not be there for one huge reason: you can't control brett. You can keep the wine in an extremely cold cellar but the way brett blooms in bottle in so unpredictable. One bottle may show just enough to ad...
by Tony Velebil
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: 08 Bott-Geyl, 03 Baumard, 08 Mucyn Crozes Hermitage, 07 Peay Syrah Les Titan
Replies: 0
Views: 2179

08 Bott-Geyl, 03 Baumard, 08 Mucyn Crozes Hermitage, 07 Peay Syrah Les Titan

Last night Traci and I met up her best friend from high school at the Slanted Door in San Francisco. I'm not a huge fan but the friend is from Texas and loves to go there. So 8 of us descended on the restaurant and had a good meal with terrific service and some nice wine. Traci and I were early so a...
by Tony Velebil
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Food/wine pairings requested
Replies: 6
Views: 4936

My last two bottles of 01 Dead Arm were on their way to being..."dead". Disappointing.

Your opener screams for Champers...then the sandwiches, hit with a Rhone blend (US or Southern Rhone)...hummus, hmm something lighter...White - Riesling, furmint, Red - Zin, merlot Pinot maybe
by Tony Velebil
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Faury Syrah, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes
Replies: 0
Views: 2695

TN: 2009 Faury Syrah, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

2009 Domaine Faury Syrah Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes Two part tasting note...ordered for $40 off the list of one of our favorite Oakland pizza/pasta places, Boot and Shoe Service. In their thicker, water type wine glasses this showed very tart with brighter red fruits and a bit of pepper. ...
by Tony Velebil
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: TN: Under $25
Replies: 3
Views: 3553

FL Jim - welcome. I like the Prophyry a little better than the Bone Jolly because I think it is a little darker/earthier...Haven't had the ESJ PG in while though
by Tony Velebil
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: Need help with strange food and wine pairing
Replies: 3
Views: 3526

Rob - Happy Birthday!

I would also say Chardonnay goes very well with miso cod...
by Tony Velebil
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Wine & Food Talk
Topic: What does "Old Vine" mean to you?
Replies: 4
Views: 4326

Hmm, in context to CA vineyards I would say it depends on the grape variety.

Zin - older than 40 or 50 years?
Pinot/Chard/Cabernet - older than 20?
Syrah - older than 15 or 20?