HDL

@HDL

NYC wine guy. Hosts social wine events. Usually posts Daily Wine Tweet -- (parens) = little bit. A tech focus for 30+ years... & former US Navy Fighter Pilot.

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at Cochon555 -- great tastes! standby for more

Coppola Diamond Series Merlot 2000: Vastly softened by 11 years in the bottle, it has a juicy, (continues)

The two cruise ships are slowly headed down river

cruise boat logjam on the Hudson River

Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2008: Buttery nose; Rich & Creamy on palate w light flavors of oak, (continues)

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Producer's notes on You Bet Shiraz (on linked photo)... BTW, the name on the label was sold several years ago.

You Bet Shiraz 2002: Cherry-Licorice nose, juicy & fruit-fwd palate; lite licorice finish.

Geyser Peak Sonoma County Reserve Pinot Noir 1999: Dark cherry color. Spicy aromas. (continues)

Coopers Creek Marlborough Pinot Noir 08: Lite Cinnamon-cherry nose and on palate. VERY smooth start; Medium finish

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Nicholas Feuillate Brut: Tiny, lively bubbles tickle the nose w nuttiness that carries to palate. Creamy flavor

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Morgan Pinot Noir 2008: young berry nose. Brite palate w soft licorice. Lingering finish.

we had 3 bubblies, a Fume Blanc, 2 Chardonnays, and 2 Pinot Noirs; the 2nd best was Louis Roederer; best was:

Hill of Content Sparkling Shiraz: Rich dark cherry color. Aromatic nose w nutmeg & cinnamon. Seductively (contd

Torii Mor Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2000: Dark cherry & cola on nose. Tart cherry flavr on palate. Wow!

Wairarapa Pinot Noir (NZ) 2002: Brite cherry-cola nose. Dark fruit flavors. on light body w lively acidity.

Talley Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir 2000: Drk Burg clr. Rich dk cherry flvr w acidity & soft chocolate (continued)

Patz & Hall Pinot Noir 2002: Cola nose. Plummy chocolate palate. Wonderful smooth finish.Very glad I waited!

Nicholson Ranch Sonoma Pinot Noir 01: Dk chrycflr. Vnila-cola nose. Nice acidi & balnce mocha-cola palate WOW!

Fonseca Port Bin 27 Finest Reserve NV: Bit of heat on nose w rich fruit that carries to palate with (continued)

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