Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007. Amazing wine. This is drinking great now and will improve with some age. I keep snapping these up 2-3 at a time every few weeks. Beaucastel is the clasic CDP but usually needs 10+ years. The 2007 is so rich and the tannins so sweet yet it still has acidity but burried deep. A great wine to watch develop over the next decade+. WA 96 points...WS 96 points. Classic
"Going where the water tastes like wine" John Brody Montreal Canada
my wife is a merlot fan, and with all of the Mollydooker bottles hitting the shelves I picked up a bottle of 2009 Scooter Merlot for her.
I went with a 2003 Igino Accordini Amarone... a number of people have recommended Amarone to me, so I figured I'd give it a try. Not very expensive (about $45) and hopefully is a good introduction to Amarone.
Tonight I drank a 2009 Poet's Leap Riesling from the Columbia Valley AVA, WA. As a college kid I don't come across anything too dusty and spectacular. Though I did come across a bottle of 1996 Rauzan-Segla last week. The bottle I tasted had way too much brett. Holy barnyard...
UPDATE: Spent about $600 on these: 2x 2002 Dom Perignon 2x 2005 Chateau St. Pierre 2004 Silver Oak Napa Valley 2004 Ch. Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 30 yo Taylor Fladgate 2004 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino
Nice pick up! You're going to love the '05 St. Pierre. This was a wine that you could find around $40 on futures. Too bad they jacked the price starting in '09, used to be one of the best values in all of Bordeaux.