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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.
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@Noah Raizman Soooo agree
Berg

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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 😜

Saxum Vineyards

Terry Hoage Vineyard Syrah Blend 2010

Back to a big domestic red for the Caps :) Hint of smoked meat, oak, pepper, an almost skunkiness?, root veggies, quite hot on the nose, with big rough tannins. This comes off much younger than its 6 years, curious what this does in 20 years. Interesting wine I think, but it's one of those that I much prefer the nose to the palate.

#rockthered #capspens #playoffs #letsgocaps
— 4 years ago

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Let go Caps!
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Let's go Pens!

Mongeard-Mugneret

Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2009

Decanted, will follow over the evening.

On open: big wine, tart but ripe, red cherry, intersting mix of orange peel, five spice, and wet fall leaves. Big tannins, astringent, some alcohol on the nose actually...will check in later

Didnt get back to this until 24 hours later...this really opened up the next day unsurprisingly. Alcohol aroma totally vanished, tannins smoothed out completely, excellent. Give it some more time, or a very long decant.

#rockthered #burgundythursday #letsgocaps #capspens #playoffs
— 4 years ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

Band aids, green peppers, raspberry, tobacco, very forward tannins still, lots of grip, but so good. Couple more decades of life I'm sure.

And do or die Caps, already in the hole 1-0
#letsgocaps #rockthered #capspens #dunnvineyards #howellmountain #playoffs
— 4 years ago

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Eric S

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Done and same goes for San Francisco!
Noah Raizman

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Sorry about that. Pens for the Cup now!
Berg

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Meh, I know better than to get truly excited about a DC team #notsurprised

The jersey is again packed away until next season :)

Big Table Farm

Wirtz Vineyard Edelzwicker

Another interesting wine tonight! Elderflower, vanilla, spices, limoncello, rainwater.

Not red, but can't hurt. Tighten it up in the 2nd and 3rd Caps. Holtby great as always.

#rockthered #letsgocaps #capspens #playoffs
— 4 years ago

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Berg

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I have my favorites in the random list of foursquare locations around me :)
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Your good:)
Justin Brilman

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@Berg love anything they make

Anheuser-Busch

Shock Top Belgian White

Not wine, but good view

#rockthered #letsgocaps #burgundythursday #capspens #playoffs
— 4 years ago

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Bobby Gilbane

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Ohhhh that vintage is to die for! Who's your source?
Berg

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Mike at the acela club, hes the schizznizzle

Bernard Dugat-Py

"Coeur de Roy" Tres Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2005

I know you'll win today Caps. #rockthered #letsgocaps #capspens #playoffs #burgundy #dugatpyistheshit

Really good bottle of Burg, young, powerful, black cherry, barnyard, earth, but still very big tannins...once they resolve this will be even better.
— 4 years ago

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Let's just not lose at home!

Thibault Liger-Belair

Les Saint Georges Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2007

After the failure of big domestic red last game, we're back to my favorite; good Burgundy :)

And this is good...I still think 07 is fairly overlooked, I've enjoyed most I've had, and prices are still rational. Somewhat.

Right up my alley here. Great nose of earth, meat, vanilla, saffron, cherry, umami soy, spices, and an interesting hint of pachouli I dont think I've ever found in a wine before...just good stuff. Pretty palate too, lingering savory finish. Smooth, medium tannins that grip, a ways to go before they fully integrate.

#rockthered #capspens #letsgocaps #playoffs
— 4 years ago

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Berg

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Seriously feel like I've watched these playoffs before :)
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@Berg Domestic wine Wednesday! They have a better chance when you drink that:)
Noah Raizman

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Not gonna hate on the Caps. But if you don't win Wednesday with Letang off the ice, you don't deserve to win the series. #PensCapsIsGoodForEveryone

Domaine René Engel

Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2003

On pop n pour this is already really good funky Burgundy. Tight on the palate, and a youthful freshness, but has that obvious characteristic barnyard I look for. Love it already, but hoping the palate smooths a bit with a decant...will follow up

#rockthered #letsgocaps #burgundythursday #capspens #playoffs
— 4 years ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

Great bottle, having the leftovers the next day for the Caps game! Blackberry, raspberry, band aids, dry dirt

#rockthered #letsgocaps #playoffs
— 4 years ago

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