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Pahlmeyer

Napa Valley Merlot 2007

Greg Ballington
9.2

Thank you @David A Lentine for cracking open this beautiful wine!

Excellent Merlot, showed very well against some difficult competition. Medium ruby red with high intensity. No decant but nose was showing a mix of dark cocoa, baking spices and dark berries. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) with a rich and full body. Long finish showing similar characteristics to the nose. Delicious merlot as always. Drink till 2026.
β€” 3 years ago

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@Martin G Rivard tried tagging you in on this but wasn't letting me @Delectable Wine
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Thanks @Martin A. Cody sorry for accidentally tagging you! And who doesn't have some of the Cubs fever!

Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Ryan M
9.0

So...I am officially out of daily drinkers and this one came into play. This falls within our category between think twice πŸ€” & don't touch πŸ™…πŸΌ. @Larissa Mitchell gave me the go ahead b/c she didn't care for the timeshare like presentation (& pressure) we got to purchase at the end of the tour. Quintessa makes a fine wine - no salesmanship needed.

My Sunday night challenge to you
@David A Lentine @Martin G Rivard @TheSkip @Mike Rowe @Daryl Calhoun @Roy Goble @Carl Fischer @Jim Trobaugh @Mike Smith @Ron R @Charles Hetzel @David Goldfinger @David Trumper @Bill Bender @Paul T @Eric LaMasters @Eric Shanks @"Odedi" is to recommend Napa reds (Cabs, Merlot, CuvΓ©e) from $30-60 so I can refill this week. Feel free to comment/tag me in a past wine for reference. #napavalleyforever #mitchellwinestorage

Lastly, Chicago Cubs let's get some runs!! Opening a good bottle of wine for luck!!
#iaintafraidofnogoat

TN - The nose is strong with cassis and Rutherford dust. Makes me feel like I am laying on the side of the Silverado Trail. Decanted 1.5 hours and it needed it. Very silky on the tongue and dark ruby color.
β€” 3 years ago

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Michael Park

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On Q hard to beat for $60
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@Ryan Mitchell Awesome note Ryan!!
Ryan M

Ryan M

@Michael Park I wish the Q was $60 but inspired me to ask the question for my typical range.

Lindstrom Wines

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Ryan M
9.2

In honor of game 6, I am opening this bottle from @David A Lentine to help an anxious cubs fan get through the next couple of hours. Thanks to @LM Segal for the decant time heads up to align with game time. I am an hour in and going to let it sit a bit more to soften. @Paul T brought the big guns with Kershaw, but the cubs have too many sticks. Thanks for bolting to Orlando @Daryl Calhoun - no invite?!? #iaintafraidofnogoat Thanks again @David A Lentine for sharing this one. TN Update - working on 3 hours decanted and it is starting to shine. Soft on the palette with black cherries, strong raspberries, and vanilla. I have to add very juicy - haven't had something with this mouthwatering effect before. On the nose raspberry and flower box come through on this ruby gem. β€” 3 years ago

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@Ryan Mitchell I'm happy you will be able to enjoy the wine ... let's go CUBS!!! Now that my Red Sox are out of the playoffs . I would enjoy a sip sooner!?!
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@David A Lentine don't worry sips have been had but 3 hours in my TN are ready: "TN Update - working on 3 hours decanted and it is starting to shine. Soft on the palette with black cherries, strong raspberries, and vanilla. On the nose raspberry and flower box come through on this ruby gem" πŸ‘πŸ» #livingthrudavid
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Ryan M

#cubsworldseries - it happened

Sine Qua Non

Papa Central Coast Syrah 2003

68 degrees in Chicago in November, the Chicago Cubs are the World Series Champs in an amazing comeback after being down 3-1, and I'm drinking an SQN Papa sitting on my deck after a spectacular Cubs rally with about 5 million other Cub fans in Grant Park. Doesn't really get much better. Oh, and the wine is singing ("Go Cubs Go, Go Cubs Go, Hey Chicago, What Do You Say, Cubs Have Finally Gone All The Way"). The nose on this wine is well worth the price of admission. Simply stunning. Manfred is still the mark for all winemakers to shoot for. β€” 3 years ago

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Go Cubs Go! Great week for the north side!! 5 million at the parade!! #iaintafraidofnogoat
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What a way to win the WS! Wooow! Congrats Roman! Manfred rules! We are organizing a SQN tasting (again) in 2017 in Holland. Do you have a bike? 😎
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@John Van Trijp i am a cyclist but not sure I can ride all the way to Holland, but keep me in the loop. Anything's possible.

Chateau Margene

Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Day 2 for this Cab Reserve. Opened last night to celebrate the Cubs game, and like the game it was disappointing. Flash forward to tonight and the edge is off the wine and the flavors are coming through. Paso has a tough time with Cab, but Margene does a decent job Alc 15%, so go easy. Thinking the fact the bottle is better indicates the Cubs will be better #iaintafraidofnogoat! Go CUBS! β€” 3 years ago

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So you did open a bottle! Glad I am not the only one who keeps bottles for an "overnight" decanting. 15%?! Winemaker must have been from Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί. Wrigleyville πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ looks electric / drunken mess as these people have been reserving bar stools since 8am. North Shore boy Vince Vaughn singing the 7th inning stretch to compete with Daffy Duck Murray last night. Go Cubs GO!! #iaintafraidofnogoat
Hugh O'Riordan

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I like Paso wine. This one doesn't sound like Alban. I would like to here more

Denner Vineyards

Willow Creek District Grenache

Easy drinker for a (so far) successful Cubs game. 4-0, top of the 5th, go CUBS! Oh yes, the wine. Dark purple/red hue. Black cherry lingers on the tongue. Dinner a favorite from Paso Robles- visit if you haven't been there! β€” 3 years ago

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#iaintafraidofnogoat 3 days in Wrigley coming up. Should get some wins!!

Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2012

Blackberry fruit, earthy spice, definitely bramble all up inda hizzie. Wasn't cool enough at 65, so dunked it 5min and much fresher. β€” 3 years ago

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Never once have I opened a bad bottle of Ridge. Consistent quality.

Corra

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

So good, as I have said before she just gets it! Go Cubs. β€” 3 years ago

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Erika Birg

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Big Corra fans and Cub fans too! Looks like a great evening all around. 🍷⚾️
Ryan M

Ryan M

Great win last night!! Game 7 here we come #cubs ⚾️⚾️
Ryan M

Ryan M

Thanks @Paul T for letting the cubs have chapman!

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Ryan Carey

Go Cubs! β€” 3 years ago

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