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carjeff
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posted 03-17-2013 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carjeff   Click Here to Email carjeff     Edit/Delete Message
Happy belated Birthday Hawkeye!

What a coincidence. I took my wife out for her birthday Thursday night. We enjoyed a nice bottle of Chateau Montelena Riesling. What a nice light white wine. We don't normally drink Rieslings, but it was a good change of pace from our normal Cabs and Zins.

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Hawkeye
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posted 03-17-2013 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Damombo,

I had a birthday, but I did not get any older. I thought last year that I was 77 all year but found out on my birthday that I had only been 76. So, I get to live 77 for the second year.

The spaghetti and Mauritson Rockpile Zin were fantastic.

-Hawkeye

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bigsemi
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posted 03-16-2013 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bigsemi   Click Here to Email bigsemi     Edit/Delete Message
Lots and lots of dark beer, stouts and porters, and the wife has been enjoying her fair share of lambic fruit ales and hard ciders!!

We have also been on a big sparkling kick since New Year's Eve.

We've sprinkled in several yummy zins from Sattui, and a red blend from Razi, Mr. Razi is another great guy, and his Razi Red is dynamite.

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damombo
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posted 03-16-2013 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
OK, we are sitting here drinking a very earthy 2004 Hess Mt. Veeder Cab. I'm having a hard time getting past the earthiness. Perhaps it will open up as we sit here and the dirt will dissipate There is also a note of dark, dark fruit - plummy, almost to prune. Not sure I'm wild about this - maybe we should have opened it last year...

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damombo
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posted 03-16-2013 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
WHAT!! WE MISSED YOUR BIRTHDAY??? NOOOOOOO!

Ahem, Happy Belated Birthday, Hawkeye.

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Hawkeye
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posted 03-16-2013 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
A couple nights ago we opened a bottle of 2006 J. Gregory Cab. This is the new winery of Mark and Kandice Jessup. Kandice told me their 2006 was tasting well and she wasn't kidding. The Cab was bold with fruit and a nice long finish. One of the better wines we have had recently.

Friday night for my birthday, we went to our favorite restaurant here in Chattanooga, St. John's. St. John's is owned by Daniel Lindley and Josh Carter. Daniel does the kitchen and Josh the front. Daniel has been nominated 4 time for the Southeast Region James Beard award. This award has been won recently by Michael Chiarello in Yountville for his region, so you can see it is a big deal.

Nest month, St. John's will be hosting a dinner with wine. This is a dinner where Daniel Lindley invites chef's from the southeast region that are nominated for the James Beard Award, to share in preparing the dinner. Each chef makes a specialty to be served with a wine selection. So far, 6 of the 7 chefs in the Southeast Region will be attending. All the way from New Orleans to the Carolina's. Should be a real treat.

Back to my original thought . . . we opened a bottle of 2007 Harris Jake's Vineyard Cab that was awesome. We always share a little with Josh, the owner, and whoever our server is. Needless to say, we are treated well at St. John's.

Tonight, I am going to make spaghetti and meat balls. With this meal we always open a bottle of Zin and tonight it will be one from Mauritson Rockpile Ridge.

Have a great weekend.

-Hawkeye

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