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Trey Anastasio Band 2/7/2014
House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

Trey Anastasio Band 2/7/2014
House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

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2009 Panther Creek
Winemaker’s Cuvee
Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley Oregon

Sexy little thang. Nice weight, flavorful bing cherry, plum & quirky rhubarb notes. Began showing undertones of smoky, toasted marshmallow and star anise as it opened up. Finished with a cola note, which is cool.

2009 Panther Creek
Winemaker’s Cuvee
Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley Oregon

Sexy little thang. Nice weight, flavorful bing cherry, plum & quirky rhubarb notes. Began showing undertones of smoky, toasted marshmallow and star anise as it opened up. Finished with a cola note, which is cool.

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Chile Wine Map. Got it? Good

Chile Wine Map. Got it? Good

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2008 Ridge Lytton Estate
Grenache/Syrah 
Dry Creek Valley  Sonoma


Like a genie out of the bottle, this beaut immediately leaps with expressive scents of charred smoke, cigar box, toasty almonds, blueberries, raspberries and baked red fruits. A bright, balanced delivery of red fruit, fronted by baked cherry pie, blueberries, raspberries, cola, and forest floor. She finishes strong, with stoney minerals; pencil lead, rock, more red raspberries and the like. Like a firework at dawn, it smokes. 

2008 Ridge Lytton Estate

Grenache/Syrah 

Dry Creek Valley  Sonoma

Like a genie out of the bottle, this beaut immediately leaps with expressive scents of charred smoke, cigar box, toasty almonds, blueberries, raspberries and baked red fruits. A bright, balanced delivery of red fruit, fronted by baked cherry pie, blueberries, raspberries, cola, and forest floor. She finishes strong, with stoney minerals; pencil lead, rock, more red raspberries and the like. Like a firework at dawn, it smokes. 

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2003 Calon Segur 
St. Estephe
Bordeaux
Aging nicely, the 2003 Calon Segur (60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot) has a deep purple, ruby hue and an opulent nose of mulberries, blackberries, truffles, licorice, and spice.  A hot vintage in Bordeaux, 2003s often have more fruit and density than typical Bordeaux vintages. This is no exception; giant berry flavors rush over the palate in a velvety soft attack. Long with minerals and black fruits and a tart, acidic, exclamation on the very end of the finish. Sublime…
 
2004 Chateau St. Jean ‘Cinq Cepages’
Sonoma
The follow-up to the Calon Segur tonight, was the top drawer release from Chateau St. Jean in Sonoma; the Cinq Cepages. A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (9%), Cabernet Franc (7%), Malbec (4%), and Petit Verdot (3%), exhibits a nose of blackberry, cherry, violets and mocha. Wonderfully Californian but stylistically French, it is aging well and is in its prime now. Drink up!
 

2003 Calon Segur

St. Estephe

Bordeaux

Aging nicely, the 2003 Calon Segur (60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot) has a deep purple, ruby hue and an opulent nose of mulberries, blackberries, truffles, licorice, and spice.  A hot vintage in Bordeaux, 2003s often have more fruit and density than typical Bordeaux vintages. This is no exception; giant berry flavors rush over the palate in a velvety soft attack. Long with minerals and black fruits and a tart, acidic, exclamation on the very end of the finish. Sublime…

 

2004 Chateau St. Jean ‘Cinq Cepages’

Sonoma

The follow-up to the Calon Segur tonight, was the top drawer release from Chateau St. Jean in Sonoma; the Cinq Cepages. A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (9%), Cabernet Franc (7%), Malbec (4%), and Petit Verdot (3%), exhibits a nose of blackberry, cherry, violets and mocha. Wonderfully Californian but stylistically French, it is aging well and is in its prime now. Drink up!

 

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2008 Mazzoni Home Ranch
50% Zinfandel, 49% Carignane, 1% Petite Sirah
Meanwhile back at the ranch… The Mazzoni Home Ranch is a hand crafted field blend of Zin, Carignane and a tiny 1% of Petite Sirah. According to Ridge, Giuseppe Mazzoni & brother-in-law, Abramo Trusendi, purchased the hillside vineyard in 1899 and were producing wine professionally by 1910.
This wine reflects the age and style of this vineyard site. Rustic & brambly, yet elegant and balanced with notes akin to an Italian Field Blend.  
Dark crimson and pink around the inside edge of the glass, which is huge. On the beak, abundant black cherries and dark fruits . The fruit mingles with an olfactory jam of savory mint, eucalyptus, cinnamon and a strike of black pepper. The savories hover throughout but there are funky notes of graham cracker, smoky grill and cocoa in there. ZONK!! Medium weight, ripe and finishes with pleasant tannin grip.  
**This is an ATP Club wine from Ridge

Ridge

2008 Mazzoni Home Ranch

50% Zinfandel, 49% Carignane, 1% Petite Sirah

Meanwhile back at the ranch… The Mazzoni Home Ranch is a hand crafted field blend of Zin, Carignane and a tiny 1% of Petite Sirah. According to Ridge, Giuseppe Mazzoni & brother-in-law, Abramo Trusendi, purchased the hillside vineyard in 1899 and were producing wine professionally by 1910.

This wine reflects the age and style of this vineyard site. Rustic & brambly, yet elegant and balanced with notes akin to an Italian Field Blend.  

Dark crimson and pink around the inside edge of the glass, which is huge. On the beak, abundant black cherries and dark fruits . The fruit mingles with an olfactory jam of savory mint, eucalyptus, cinnamon and a strike of black pepper. The savories hover throughout but there are funky notes of graham cracker, smoky grill and cocoa in there. ZONK!! Medium weight, ripe and finishes with pleasant tannin grip.  

**This is an ATP Club wine from Ridge

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Château Saint-Georges 2002
Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion France

Pretty Crimson red color and very little amber age around the rim. Seems to be aging nicely. After 2 hours in the decanter very little fruit was coming through. Mostly cigar box, fig, tobacco leaf, cedar. Elegant wine no doubt. After 4 hours open, some of the dark berry, black cherry flavors started to reveal themselves, alongside more cigar box, fig, brambles & violets. Plush finish with more weight and body than appears in the attack and mid-palate. Like Thor this wine was light on its feet but had intensity (thunderbolt in hand). Great length and definition, I loved it!

Château Saint-Georges 2002
Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion France

Pretty Crimson red color and very little amber age around the rim. Seems to be aging nicely. After 2 hours in the decanter very little fruit was coming through. Mostly cigar box, fig, tobacco leaf, cedar. Elegant wine no doubt. After 4 hours open, some of the dark berry, black cherry flavors started to reveal themselves, alongside more cigar box, fig, brambles & violets. Plush finish with more weight and body than appears in the attack and mid-palate. Like Thor this wine was light on its feet but had intensity (thunderbolt in hand). Great length and definition, I loved it!