Cellar Notes

Format: 2014-07-29

Glen Grant, Speyside 10 year old (easy drinking)
Bruichladdich "Rocks", Islay (seawater tang)
Auchetoshan, Lowlands, Three Times Distilled (Sweet enough to be a dessert Scotch, Al's favorite)
Aberlour, Speyside Barrel Strength (A big mouthful, reminiscent of Bristol Cream)
Highland Park, Orkney Islands, 12 year old
Edradour, Highland (refined and complex)
Signatory (for lovers of peat)

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Greenbough Pinot Noir, Nelson 2008 **
Borthwick Vineyards Pinot Noir, New Zealand 2010 **1/2
Auntsfield Pinot Noir, "Hawk Hill" Marlborough 2008 **1/2
Runnymeade "Gum Emperor" Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2009 **
Runnymeade "Vintage Widow" Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2010 **

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(Hugh discussed his visit to these celebrated Bordeaux estates, whose wines are very good and very expensive.  A much more reasonably priced option is the Leydet Valentin at about $39.)

Chateau Troplong Mondot, St. Emilion
Chateau Brainaire Ducru, St. Julien
Cahteau Lascombes, Margaux
Chateau Beausejour Becot,  St. Emilion
Chateau Leydet Valentin, St. Emilion 2009 ***

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(Feel free to print this list of recommended gifts, and take it with you shopping.)

Boordy Vineyards Shiraz 2010
Boordy Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2011
Sugarloaf Mountain Reserve Charonnay 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery Chambourcin 2010
Knob Hall Winery Rose 2011
Knob Hall Winery Cabernet Franc 2010
Elk Run Winery Cabernet Franc 2010
Black Ankle Vineyards Rolling Hills (red blend) 2010
Black Ankle Vineyards Passegiata (light red blend) 2010
Great Shoals Winery Spencerville Red Sparkling Cider

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Gruet Blanc de Noirs, New Mexico, Sparkling wine ** 
Fantenal Proseco. Extra Dry * 1/2 
Mont Marcal Cava NV*1/2
Benzinger Carneros Chardonnay 2010**
Chateau Ste. Michelle Riseling 2011**
Catena Chardonnay, "High Altitude", Mendoza 2010 ** 
Allan Scott "Millstone" Sauvignon Blanc, Marlboro NZ 2011 ** 1/2 
Evodia Grenache, DOC Calatayud 2011 ** 
Marietta Old Vine Red, Lot 57, Mendocino ** 1/2 
Woop Woop Shiraz, South Australia 2008 **

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Schramsberg Blanc de Noir, California, NV Sparkling wine 
A. et P. Villaine Bouzeron, Aligote 2009 
Calstar Zinfandel, Sonoma County 2010 (order through RSVP) 
Sang de Cailloux Vacqueyras Cuvee Azalais 2009 
Marquis de Murietta Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva Espcial '04 
Matrojanni Brunello di Montelcino '07   
Matrot Volnay-Santenots (red Burgundy)2010   
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Quinta de la Rosa Tawny 500ml  **1/2
Taylor-Fladgate Fine Tawny Porto **1/2
Taylor-Fladgate Fine 10 Year Old Porto ***
Graham's 20 Year Old Tawny Porto ***

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For great value seek out Rosso di Montalcino from good Brunello producers.

Bibbiano Chianti Classico 2009 **
Coltobuono "Cetamura" Chianti DOCG * 1/2
Mauro Vannucci Pietranera "Piaggi", Tuscano, 2009 ***
Altesino Rosse di Altesino 2010 * 1/2

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Antonelli Grechetto, Colli Martani 2009 (white)  * 1/2
Antonelli Contrario Umbria Rosso 2008 (red) * 1/2
Antonelli Montefalco Rosso 2003 **
Antonelli Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2001 ***
Antonelli Sagrantino di Montefalco 2001 ***
Antonelli Chiusa Di Pannone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2003 ****

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Great Divide Hibernation Ale
Long Trail Hibernator
Victory Yakima Glory 
Heavy Seas Winter Storm
Widmer Brrr Beer  
Anchor "Our Special Ale"
Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter  
Otter Creek Winter Red Ale

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