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Scarecrow

Monsieur Ètain Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Reaching into the wayback machine of my palate preferences to see if I can motivate the Caps to not suck in the playoffs with some Big F*©king Red Wine. And yeah, this wine just isn't my bag anymore, baby. But I'll take one for the team and choke it down 🤣😂

Ok, I'm being dramatic, it's not terrible, just not what I'm used to drinking anymore.

Strong blackberry, graphite, anise, oak, touch of saline, mint, not too tannic on the palate actually. Fairly smooth.

#rockthered #playoffs #caps #fyoujobu
— 3 years ago

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Noah Raizman

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@Berg funny but I don't mind some Bedrock at 15%, but rarely do I love a cab, CF or cab blend above maybe 14.3%. I hate what Robert Parker has done to wine.
David L

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@Noah Raizman Soooo agree
Berg

Berg

It's rare I meet a wine above 15% that doesn't immediately taste like it...I dunno, maybe I've become more sensitive to it after drinking Champagne and Burgundy for a few years now 😜

Jacquesson & Fils

Cuvée No. 737 Extra Brut Champagne Blend

A pre #Caps bubbly in the hopes of a win. — 5 years ago

Harmony Knutson
with Harmony

Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Aerated on the way into decanter, but only been open about an hour, will update later after open longer.

Pronounced graphite, blackberry, cassis, silky baby powder tannins, soft finish, but alcohol heat comes with it. Not 100, sorry RP, it doesn't make me cry tears of joy. However, I have confidence this big, domestic red will assist the Caps once again tonight!
#rockthered #caps #letsgocaps

Follow up: apparently it hasn't helped, ha! Get some dust and licorice now, but also an odd very green chemically pyrazine aroma and taste now too. Not green pepper. Odd green note. Makes me think of a bottle of 02 (i think) a bunch of us had blind a while ago...no one even picked it as cab. This now reminds me of that bottle
@Joe Tucker rating reflects that
— 4 years ago

Theresa Johnson
with Theresa
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Noah Raizman

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Wait, there's a Parker 100-pointer that we think is terrible? Shocking! ;)

Bedrock Wine Co.

Weill A Way Vineyard Mixed Blacks Red Blend 2012

Blackberry, blueberry, subtle spice and herbal notes, definitely pick up the oak. Goes well with homemade pizza and #caps #rockthered

Follow up: really evolved with 2 days open, much smoother
— 4 years ago

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Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 1990

Good luck wine. #Caps — 5 years ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

A little domestic to help the boys along. Very good. Rich, smooth. Cherry, black tea, interestingly quite a lot of coconut, vanilla, kind of creamy...mild earth, but it's definitely not Burgundy. #rockthered #letsgocaps #caps #capspens — 4 years ago

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Berg

Berg

Never opening anything else during a caps game again :)
Berg

Berg

I swear every time ive opened something old world this season they suck
David L

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There's no need to test that theory again!

Domaine de la Pinte

La Capitaine Arbois Poulsard Blend 2011

Light, funky, not very complex, but enjoyable with Pho and a Caps game #rockthered #caps — 4 years ago

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Berg

Berg

Might need to go open a domestic now that its 2-0....booo jura, ha!
David L

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No sense of urgency. Pittsburgh is playing like they want it more!
Berg

Berg

Ha, even thinking about opening domestic caused them to score :)