And I've been drinking only the good stuff. I'll get more creative with my next post as I have some seriously wacko stuff running around my head that needs to get out lest I have a brain infarction. In the meantime, check out these tasty morsels, some of which can be had at your friendly neighborhood 56 Degree Wine...
2009 Ameztoi Txacoli de Getaria - super-limey, taut and mineral white made from partially red grapes from the back water Basque country in Spain. Poured from high with a special apparatus to froth it up in a tumbler, this is about as niche-y as it gets and MY summer white of choice this year and forever more...unless some decides to start selling Puligny Montrachet for $22...which would mean the end of the world is near...and I'd be drinking my sorrows away at our destruction...it's not worth it...I'll stick with Txacoli.
1997 Chateau d'Yquem from 375ml
2001 Giacosa Barbaresco Falletto White Label
2009 Txomin Etxaniz Txacoli de Getaria
1990 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Napa Valley
NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Blanc de Blanc Substance
2000 Jean Boillot Puligny Montrachet Les Perrieres 1er cru
2006 Bernard Morey Chassagne Montrachet Les Embrazees 1er cru
2001 Marc Colin Chassagne Montrachet Les Caillerets 1er cru
2005 Fichet Meursault Les Gruyaches
2005 Kistler Chardonnay Stone Flat Parmalee Hill
--Yes, I'm well aware that there are two California wines (Montelena was monumental with a 3 inch Porterhouse) in that list drank not under duress or at gunpoint and no, I'm not changing teams...gotta spread the love a little...now gimme back my Chorey les Beaune!--
NV Laurent Dauphin Champagne Brut Tradition - Not sure if this is economic downturn, euro-sliding, pricing error or just dumb luck, but I can't for the life of me figure out how this label says its from Champagne but it's only $28 per bottle. A dry, but mouthfilling and lively bubbly that drinks like a wine that costs WAY more, this is value Champers that defies the odds. Oh, how I love GREAT and CHEAP!
JCB the 4th