Cast Iron Chicken

Hundred Acre Vineyard

Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

The deep garnet colored 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard gives up a beautiful savory/meatiness with a core of blackcurrant cordial, red currant jelly, Black Forest cake and chargrill with touches of Indian spices, star anise, cast iron pan and mossy bark with a waft of yeast extract. The palate is full-bodied with a beautiful fine-grained texture and wonderful harmony even at this relatively youthful stage, with loads of layers and a perfumed finish. @Tiffani Thiessen @Paul T- Huntington Beach — 4 days ago

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Tom Garland

Tom Garland

Nice! I might still have some 05s, gonna have to find em.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Had that a few years ago, pretty good juice
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Too much fruit for a 💯 point wine,

Château Clos du Moulin

Médoc Cru Bourgeois Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

N: Black currants, plums, a bit shy.
We slo-oxed for 90 min.After 11/2 hours , much more generous. Black/Red fruits. Sappy.
P: lots of tar, nicotine, black cherry.
Really well integrated tannins w ample acidity. Perfect w a cast iron Ribeye.
Thanks @ Fassselections.com
— 5 months ago

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Daou Vineyards

Patrimony Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Opaque purple-black colored, unfurling to reveal freshly crushed blackberries, mulberries and blackcurrants plus suggestions of dusty soil, bouquet garni, pencil lead and cast-iron pan with gentle wafts of sandalwood, cardamom, rare beef and black tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, strutting incredibly ripe yet super firm tannins, and it has lovely, uplifting freshness to help define all those black fruit and savory layers, finishing with epic length. Needs time, but this should turn out to be incredibly nuanced and long lived! — 7 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Gotta pay for that castle 🏰 somehow🤷🏼‍♂️
Brian Szluk

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Just curious what is the ABV?

TOR Kenward Family Wines

Carneros Chardonnay 2019

Ron R
9.5

Day 3 and this has just extended and expanded its wings. As it has evolved over the weekend, notes of butterscotch and raw cane sugar emerge. Such a wonderful expression of the valley, which many can afford to indulge.

Wagyu NY strip in the foreground after sous vide. Ready to be finished in our cast iron skillet with smoked sea salt 🤗
— 9 days ago

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Love the Love the Chardonnays thatTor eggs!

Larner Vineyard

Unconformity Syrah

A GSM blend from @Michael Larner Dark fruits with smoky & spice. Paired with a cast iron seared rib-eye — 3 months ago

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Malvirà

Trinità Riserva Roero Nebbiolo

Aged in cast iron, aged in French oak.
At via locusta in Philly
— 7 months ago

Ravines Wine Cellars

Cerise Red Blend 2016

Nose has cranberry sauce, red Twizzler® candy, white pepper, ripe plum, mashed red raspberry and lightly toasted oak.

Palate has ripe cherry, ripe red raspberry, fresh cranberry, light ripe plum with mild (drying) tannins and a medium finish.

Cork pulled for a 4H slow oxidation, then 1H decant. This wine is still a teenager, the 2016 should easily hold thru 2024.

Blend of Pinot Noir & Blaufränkisch.

Paired to lemon chicken in a dill cream sauce; cast iron pan from stove top to oven, becoming our most versatile piece of cookware!
— 8 months ago

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René-Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

St. Joseph Blanc White Rhone Blend 2013

This was a real surprise. Pale gold in the glass, quince paste, tangerine, floral, a touch nutty, but with real acidic verve—not even remotely tired or flabby. Not quite on the level of Gonon Oliviers but really fantastic. Maybe I should rethink my biases re: rhone whites. Excellent with cast iron chicken with olives and artichokes — 2 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Send the Donne leftovers to me.

Domaine De La Grand'Cour (Jean-Louis Dutraive)

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Brouilly Gamay 2017

Nose has ripe blackberry, ripe raspberry, crushed black cherry, wet leather, crushed sandstone or old terracotta pots and end of season rose.

Palate has ripe cherry, dehydrated cranberry, ripe raspberry, dried blueberries, dried tart cherry with fine tannins and a long finish.

1500ml, why open two bottles when one will do? Decanted 4H, much more time appreciated. We love how slowly this format ages, it's like one-half speed. 👍

Solid pairing tonight with 'Georgian Chicken'; (local) chicken thighs with dry rub, seared in cast iron then simmered/baked in a walnut/cilantro/serrano/tomato paste sauce, finished with pomegranate seeds & pomegranate vinegar drizzle.
— 5 months ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Severn Goodwin ooh! Sounds delicious @

Château Clerc Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Nose has ripe plum, cut red cherry, black currant, dried blackberry, shaved milk chocolate, old pipe tobacco, moist leather, dry oak firewood, wet oak barrel with fading volatile acidity on the initial attack.

Palate has blackberry juice, over-ripe plum, dried black currant, over-ripe black cherry, wet garden soil, dried tomato with a lightly drying finish and still showing mild tannins.

A recent acquisition, provenance is good but this bottle seems lightly undeveloped on the palate still, decanted 3H.

Paired to Allen Bros. rib caps, cast iron pan oven pre-heated then 1/2 stick of non-salted butter over the stove with constant basting, 5M to a beautiful medium rare. Served alongside our garden smashed potatoes, nothing finer than the vegetables we labor.

Wine Spectator: 97 points
Top 100: 1989, Rank: 2
— 8 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Those were the good old days, milked the cows & made butter then ate the 🐄
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

Great review, nice vintage, loved the photo.