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SXSWine VII (3/05)

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Not Blind Tasting. Chateau Chancellor. SXSWine VII (March 19, 2005) Bottle List (93) ’66 Ch. Virelade Graves ’75 Ch. Lascombes Margaux ’76 Ch. Montrose St.-Estephe ’88 Ch. Montrose St.-Estephe ’90 Ch. La Conseillante Pomerol ’94 Ch. Haut Pagaud Lussac Saint-Emilion ’95 Ch. Lynch-Bages Pauillac ’96 Ch. Montrose St.-Estephe ’96 Ch. Leoville Barton St. Julien ’98 Le Fleur de Bouard Leland de Pomerol ’99 Le Fleur de Bouard Leland de Pomerol ’00 Le Fleur de Bouard Leland de Pomerol ’00 Louviere Pessac Leognan ’00 Sarget Gruaud-Larose ’01 Le Fleur de Bouard Leland de Pomerol ’91 Dom. Amoit-Serveille Chambolle-Musigny “Les Charmes” ’93 Cornu Aloxe-Corton “Les Moutottes” ’96 Bouley-Rossignol Volnay-Champans ’98 Rene Engel Clos-Vougeot ’01 Dom. Claude Dugat, Gevrey-Chambertin ’99 Guigal Chat-du-Pape ’99 Val du Rois CDR ’00 Lesec Chat-du-Pape “Les Galets Blonds” ’01 Lesec Chat-du-Pape “Les Galets Blonds” ’01 Clos du Caillou CDR ’01 Dom. Du Cayron Gigondas ’90 Baumard Quarts de Chaume ’90 Giani Vescovo Braida Nuovo Borgo Conventi ’91 Remo Farina Amarone ’93 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli ’93 Argiolas Turriga ’93 Dessilani (Gattinara, Nebbiolo) ’96 Allegrini Amarone Classico ’96 Pieve Santa Restituta Promis ’96 Argiano Solengo ’97 Argiano Solengo ’97 St. Magdalena Sudtirol Cab Riserva ’99 Castello di Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi ’99 Plenum Tertius ’00 Nozzole Chianti Classico ’01 Cerescuolo di Vittoria ’01 Canaletto Primitivo ’02 Farnese Sangiovese ’86 Marques de Riscal Rioja ’97 Fuentes Gran Clos Priorat ’00 Allende Rioja ’96 Reichsrat von Buhl Spatburgunder Spatlese Trocken ’01 Trimbach Gewurztraminer ’97 Temento Sauvignon Blanc ’98 Freie Weingartner Gruner Veltliner Weisskircher Achleiten Smaragd ’81 Dunn Cab Sauv Howell Mtn. ’87 Dunn Cab Sauv ’87

Flora
Springs Trilogy ’88 Dunn Cab Sauv. ’88 Flora Springs Trilogy ’89 Flora Springs Trilogy ’89 Freemark Abbey Cab Sauv Bosche Vineyard ’90 Flora Springs Trilogy ’93 La Jota Cab Sauv Howell Mtn. ’94 Mondavi Cab Sauv Reserve ’95 Kathryn Kennedy Cab Sauv ’95 Flora Springs Cab Sauv Rutherford Hill Rsv ‘96 Robert Craig Howell Mtn. ’97 Robert Craig Mt. Veeder ’97 Merryvale Cab Sauv Rsv. ’97 Merryvale Profile ’97 St. Clement Cab Sauv ’97 Flowers Pinot Noir Hirsch ’97 Flowers Pinot Noir Camp Meeting Ridge ’97 William Harrison Cab Sauv ’98 William Harrison Cab Sauv ’98 Flowers Pinot Noir Pisoni ’98 La Jota Cab Sauv Howell Mtn. 17th anniversary ’99 Darioush Estate Cab Sauv ’99 Benessere Phenomenon ’99 Dunn Cab Sauv Howell Mtn. ’99 Freemark Abbey Cab Sauv Bosche Vineyard ’00 William Harrison Cab Sauv ’00 Von Strasser Cab Sauv Sori Bricco ’00 Laird Family Chardonnay ’00 Smith-Madrone Cab Sauv ’01 Smith-Madrone Cab Sauv ’01 Simi Reserve Sauv Blanc ’01 Barnett Cab Sauv ’01 Turley Zin ’02 Trefethen Viognier ’02 Whitehall Lane Belmuscato ’03 Benessere Pinot Grigio
’96 Jim Barry McCrae Wood Cab Sauv/Malbec ?? Mitolo G.A.M. ’03 Becker Claret Verticals.

’76 Ch. Montrose St.

-Estephe

’88 Ch. Montrose St.-Estephe ’96 Ch. Montrose St.

-Estephe ’98 Le Fleur de Bouard Leland de Pomerol ’99 Le Fleur de Bouard Leland de Pomerol ’00 Le Fleur de Bouard Leland de Pomerol ’01 Le Fleur de Bouard Leland de Pomerol ’00 Lesec Chat-du-Pape “Les Galets Blonds” ’01 Lesec Chat-du-Pape “Les Galets Blonds” ’96 Argiano Solengo ’97 Argiano Solengo ’81 Dunn Cab Sauv Howell ’87 Dunn Cab Sauv ’88 Dunn Cab Sauv ’99 Dunn Cab Sauv Howell ’87
Flora
Springs Trilogy ’88
Flora
Springs Trilogy ’89
Flora
Springs Trilogy ’90

Flora
Springs Trilogy
’89 Freemark Abbey Cab Sauv Bosche Vineyard ’99 Freemark Abbey Cab Sauv Bosche Vineyard] ’93 La Jota Cab Sauv ’98 La Jota Cab Sauv Howell Mtn. 17th anniversary ’97 Flowers Pinot Noir Hirsch ’97 Flowers Pinot Noir Camp Meeting Ridge ’98 Flowers Pinot Noir Pisoni ’97 William Harrison Cab Sauv ’98 William Harrison Cab Sauv ’00 William Harrison Cab Sauv ’00 Smith-Madrone Cab Sauv ’01 Smith-Madrone Cab Sauv

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No Shiraz Aussie (2/05)

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Blind Tasting. Chateau Gerber. Group’s Favorites of the Night… 1. ’98 Classic McClaren Vale Merlot (Swamp) 2. ’96 Jim Barry McCrae Wood Cab/Malbec (Zombie) 3. ’98 Classic McClaren Vale Grenache Reserve (Martini) 4. ’01

Willow
Bridge Cab/Merlot (Monkey LaLa) 5. ’00 Peter Lehman Cabernet Sauvignon (Rum Runner) 5. ’01 Wits End Cabernet Sauvignon McClaren Vale (Kamikaze) 6. ’02 Trevor Jones Grenache Boots (Rusty Nail) 7. ’01 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Red (Drained Green Lizard) 7. ’00

Mitchell
Grenache
Clare
Valley Growers (Sex on the Beach)
My favorites of the Night… 1. ’00 Peter Lehman Cabernet Sauvignon (Rum Runner) 2. ’01 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Red (Drained Green Lizard) 3. ’98 Classic McClaren Vale Grenache Reserve (Martini) 4. ’98 Classic McClaren Vale Merlot (Swamp) 5. ’01

Willow
Bridge Cab/Merlot (Monkey LaLa) 6. ’96 Jim Barry McCrae Wood Cab/Malbec (Zombie) 7. ’01 Wits End Cabernet Sauvignon McClaren Vale (Kamikaze) 8. ‘02 Trevor Jones Grenache Boots (Rusty Nail) 9. ’00

Mitchell
Grenache
Clare
Valley Growers (Sex on the Beach)

April 22, 2005

Syrah (1/05)

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Blind Tasting. Chateau Chancellor (33 Wines) Group’s Favorites. 1. ’00 Peju Syrah (
Montana) 2. ’02 Gundlach Bundschu Syrah (
Utah) 3. ’02 D’arenberg
Shiraz Old Footbolt (Confusion) 4. ’00
Ch. Aigueville cdr (
New York) 5. ’01 Plumpjack Syrah (
Texas) 6. ’02 Henry’s Drive Shiraz Pathaway (Anarchy) 7. ’00 Feraud Brunel Cairanne (
Hawaii) 7. ’01 Durand Syrah (
Louisiana) 8. ’01 Laird Syrah Dyer Ranch (
Oregon) 9. ’96 Lafoy
Cote-Rotie (
Maine) 10. ’03 Penfolds
Shiraz Thomas Hyland (
Colorado) 11. ’97 Truchard Syrah Carneros (
Pennsylvania) 11. ’02 Fault
Shiraz (
North Carolina) 12. ’98 J.J. Hahn
Shiraz 1914 Block (
New Hampshire) 13. ’01
S. Anderson Syrah (Washington) 13. ’00

Russian
River Syrah (

Russian
River) 13. ’02 Terra Rouge Syrah (
California) 14.

’01 Les Larmes St.

Joseph (
British Columbia) 15. ’03 Two Hands Shiraz Angel’s Share (
Georgia) 15. ’02 Gallo Syrah (
Puerto Rico) 15. ’02 Rosemount Estate
Shiraz (
Idaho) 16. ’99 Ballentine Syrah (
Alabama) 17. ’00 Benneserre Syrah (
Arizona) 17. ’02 Elderton
Shiraz (
Maryland) 18. ’02 Penfolds
Shiraz Cab (
Virginia) 18. ’02 Fault
Shiraz (
Nevada) 19. ’98 Jasper Hill Shiraz Georgia’s Paddock (
Vermont)
no votes. ’99 Les Hirondelles Crozes-Hermitage (Alaska) ’00 Truchard Syrah Carneros (South Dakota) ’00 Truchard Syrah Carneros (New Mexico) ’00 Peter Lehmann Clancy’s (Chihuahua) ’03 Llano Syrah (Minnesota) ‘?? (
Illinois)
My Favorites of the Night… 1. ’96 Lafoy
Cote-Rotie (
Maine) 2. ’01 Durand Syrah (
Louisiana) 3. ’00 Feraud Brunel Cairanne (
Hawaii) 4. ’01 Laird Syrah Dyer Ranch (
Oregon) 5.

’01 Les Larmes St.

Joseph (
British Columbia) 6. ’02 Henry’s Drive Shiraz Pathaway (Anarchy) 7. ’02 Gundlach Bundschu Syrah (
Utah) 8. ’98 Jasper Hill Shiraz Georgia’s Paddock (
Vermont) 9. ’02 D’arenberg
Shiraz Old Footbolt (Confusion) 10. ’97 Truchard Syrah Carneros (
Pennsylvania) 11. ’98 J.J. Hahn
Shiraz 1914 Block (
New Hampshire) 12. ’01 Plumpjack Syrah (
Texas) 13. ’02 Peter Lehman Clancy’s (
Chihuahua) 14. ’01
S. Anderson Syrah (Washington) 15. ’03 Two Hands Shiraz Angel’s Share (
Georgia) 16. ’00 Peju Syrah (
Montana) 17. ’03 Penfolds
Shiraz Thomas Hyland (
Colorado) 18. ’02 Rosemount Estate
Shiraz (
Idaho) 19. ’02 Fault
Shiraz (
North Carolina) 20. ’00
Ch. Aigueville cdr (
New York)
drop off… 21. ’00 Benneserre Syrah (
Arizona) 22. ’02 Gallo Syrah (
Puerto Rico) 23. ’00 Truchard Syrah Carneros (
New Mexico) 24. ’00

Russian
River Syrah (

Russian
River) 25. ‘?? (
Illinois)
’99 Ballentine Syrah (
Alabama) CORKED ’02 Penfolds
Shiraz Cab (
Virginia) CORKED
didn’t try. ’02 Fault
Shiraz (
Nevada) ’02 Terra Rouge Syrah (
California) ’03 Llano Syrah (
Minnesota) ’99 Les Hirondelles Crozes-Hermitage (
Alaska) ’00 Truchard Syrah Carneros (
South Dakota)

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Wine of the Year (12/04)

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Blind Tasting. Chateau Spalding. Group Favorites. (19 wines) 1. ‘03 Marquis Phillips Sarah’s Blend (Danza) 2. ‘02 Keller Estate Pinot Noir La Cruz (Mackenzie Astin) 3. ‘99 Avignonesi Grandi Annate (Alyssa Milano) 4. ‘91 Volnay Sant (Gil Gerrard) 4. ’01 Justin Isosceles (Ricky Schroeder) 5. ’97 Sawyer Cab Sauv Rutherford (Dick Van Patton) 6. ’02 Chignard Fleurie (Gary Coleman) 6. ’01 Seghesio Zin
San Lorenzo (Ricardo Monteban) 6. ’02 Gemtree
Shiraz Uncut (George Peppard) 7. ’00 Labegorce Zede Margaux (John Ritter) 7. ’00 Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial (Emannuel Louise) 8. ’01 Dei Feudi di Gregorio Serpico (Linda Evans) drop off……. 9. ’00 Iron Horse Blend 1 (Larry Hagman) 10.

’97 Larogne St.

Emilion (Charlene Tilton) 11. ’01 Closa Batllet Priorat (Joe’s Wine) 12. ’00 Dom Raspail-Ay Gigondas (Nancy McKean) 13. ’01 La Valentina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Kim Fields) 14. ’01 Dolcetto d’Alba (Robert Blake) 15. ’01 Tinto Pesquera Ribera del Duero (Tony) My Favorites. 1. ’00 Labegorce Zede Margaux (John Ritter) 2. ’97 Sawyer Cab Sauv Rutherford (Dick Van Patton) 3. ’00 Dom Raspail-Ay Gigondas (Nancy McKean) 4. ‘02 Keller Estate Pinot Noir La Cruz (Mackenzie Astin) 5. ’01 Dei Feudi di Gregorio Serpico (Linda Evans) 6. ’01 Tinto Pesquera Ribera del Duero (Tony) 7. ‘99 Avignonesi Grandi Annate (Alyssa Milano) 8.

’97 Larogne St.

Emilion (Charlene Tilton) 9. ’02 Chignard Fleurie (Gary Coleman) 10. ’02 Gemtree
Shiraz Uncut (George Peppard) 11. ’01 Justin Isosceles (Ricky Schroeder) 12. ’01 La Valentina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Kim Fields) 13. ’00 Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial (Emannuel Louise) 14. ’01 Dolcetto d’Alba (Robert Blake) 15. ‘03 Marquis Phillips Sarah’s Blend (Danza) 16. ’00 Iron Horse Blend 1 (Larry Hagman)
didn’t try… ‘91 Volnay Sant (Gil Gerrard) ’01 Seghesio Zin San Lorenzo (Ricardo Monteban) ’01 Closa Batllet Priorat (Joe’s Wine)

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Italian (10/04)

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Blind Tasting. Shallcross hosted at 2 Dine 4. Most talked-about of the Night. ’93 Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino (8 ½) ’99 Tignanello (Roman Holiday) ’95 Tignanello (Potrebbe Darmi) ’96 Roagna Barbaresco Paje (La Vita e Bella) ’99 Tenuta
del Orcia Rosso di Montalcino (Bread, Love, & Dreams) ’01 Zenato Ripassa (Gladiator) ’03 Tommasi Pinot Grigio (Il Postino)
Other treats of the Night. ’98 Beni di Batasiolo Barolo (Fistful of Dollars) ’98 Chionetti Dolcetto San Luigi (Cinema Paradiso ’99 Ruffina Riserva (Italian Job) ’01 L’Arca Valpolicella (Birds, Bees & Italians) ’97 Zeni Teroldego (Godfather II) ’97 Banfi Summus (My Blue Heaven) ’00 Sfida Puglia (Satyricon) ’90 Tommasi Amarone (Suspiria) ’00 Athena Dolcetto (Divorce Italian Style) ’02 Fontevecchia Verdicchio (Ocean’s 12) ‘?? Villa Erbice Soave (Bicycle Thief) ’85 Castell Villa Riserva (Godfather)

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Free For All (9/04)

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Not Blind Tasting. Chateau Randle. Seems like the most talked about wines of the night were: ‘96 Boisrenard Chat-du-Pape ‘77 Dow’s Port ‘89 Trilogy ‘98 Orion ‘01 Flaugergues ‘00 Ojai Syrah Roll Ranch ’01 Guapo ’96 Boisrenard Chat-du-Pape ’01 Cigar Volant ’99 Condesa de Leganza ’77 Dow’s Port ’99 Elderton Shiraz Command ’94 Faurie Hermitage ’01 Flaugergues ’94 Flora Springs Rutherford Hillside Rsv. ’88 Trilogy ’89 Trilogy ’90 Trilogy ’97 Trilogy ’00 Trilogy ’99 Haan Shiraz Prestige ’01 Keller Estate Pinot Noir Cruz ’97 Lewis Cab Sauv Rsv. ’97 Masi Amarone ’00 Ojai Syrah Roll Ranch ’02 Rafanelli Zin Dry Creek ’00 Sattui Cab Sauv Morisoli ’95 Silver (J)oak Cab Sauv Napa ’98 Orion ’01 Torbreck Woodcutter’s White ’00 Waterford Cab Sauv

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Bordeaux (7/04)

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Blind Tasting. Hosted by Chancellor at Mirabelle. Group Favorites. 1. ‘95 Mouton (Dino..Ferrari) 2. ‘00 Clossmann (TR3A..Triumph) 3. ‘00 Fleur de Bouard (Ghibli..Mazerati) 4. ‘01 Fleur de Bouard (SLR McLaren..Mercedes-Benz) 5.

‘00 Puynormond Montagne St.

Emilion (Pierce-Arrow) 6. ‘98 Labegorce Margaux (F1..McLaren) 7. ‘95 Leoville Las Cases (Jalpa..Lamborghini) 8. ‘00 Charles Shaw Cab Sauv (Cobra..
Shelby)
USA 9. ‘98
Ch. La Pointe (Tiger..Sunbeam) 10. ‘97
Ch. D’Armailhac (Stingray..Corvette) 11. ‘89
Ch. L’Evangile (Azure..Bentley) 12. ‘83 Pichon Longueville Comtesse (GT-40) 13. ‘95 Neyers Cab Sauv (Vanquish..Aston Martin)
USA 14. ‘00 Gigault (Bugatti..Veyron) 15. ‘98 Labegorce Margaux (XK120..Jaguar) 16. ‘00 Labegorce Zede (TRW) 17. ‘01 Duhart Milon (Enzo..Ferrari) 18. ‘98 Greysac (DB5..Aston Martin) 19. ‘78 Cos d’Estrournel (SJ Roadster..Duesenberg) 20. ‘95 Barbe Blanche (Elise..Lotus) 21. ‘00 Saint-Sulpice (356.left..Porsche) 22. ‘95 Clerc Milon (MR2..
Toyota) 23. ‘00 Clossmann (Morgan Plus 4) 24. 00 Puygueraud (
Stanley Steamer) 25. ‘00 Ladouys (Supra..
Toyota) 26. ‘00 Meyney (356.right..Porsche) 27. ‘90
Ch. De Sales (Impala..Chevrolet)
GTR’s Favorites. 1. ’95 Mouton (Dino) 2. ’01 Fleur de Bouard (SLR McLaren) 3. ’00 Clossmann (TR3A) 4. ’95 Leoville Las Cases (Jalpa) 5. ’00 Ladouys (Supra) 6. ’83 Pichon Longueville Comtesse (GT-40) 7. ’95 Duhart Milon (Enzo) 8. ’95 Barbe Blanche (Elise) 9. ’97
Ch. D’Armailhac (Stingray) 10. ’00 Gigault (Bugatti) 11. ’00 Meyney (356right) 12. ’00 Puygueraud (
Stanley Steamer) 13. ’00 Saint Sulpice (356left) 14. ’98
Ch. La Pointe (Tiger) 15. ’00 Fleur de Bouard (Ghibli) 16. ’98 Labegorce (F1) 17. ’95 Neyers Cab Sauv (Vanquish) Drop off… 18. ’98 Labegorce (XK120) 19. ’00 Clossmann (Morgan) 20. ’95 Clerc Milon (MR2) 21. ’90
Ch. De Sales (Impala) 22. ’00 Puynormond Montagne (Pierce Arrow) 23. ’00 Labegorce (TRW) 24. ’00 Charles Shaw Cab Sauv.’2buckChuck’ (Cobra) yucko… 25. ’89
Ch. L’Evangile (Azure) 26. ’78 Cos d’Estrournel (SJ Roadster)

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Free For All (6/04)

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Not Blind Tasting. Chateau Randle. ‘97 Justin Isosceles ‘95 Bell Barietelle Cab Sauv ‘97 Phelps Insignia ‘97 Cristopher Creek Petite Sirah ‘96 Cornerstone Cab Sauv Beatty Ranch ‘01 Montes Alpha Syrah ‘97 Catena Alta Malbec ‘01 Quilceda Creek Cab Sauv ‘95 Ch. Lafite-Rothschild

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Italian White (6/04)

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Blind Tasting. Cano hosted at Chateau Randle. Group Favorites: 26 Wines 1. (Lanfent) ‘02 Campus Stella Albarino
SPAIN! 2. (IKEA) ‘nv Icardi La Rosa Moscato d’Asti 3. (Bauhaus) ’98 Hofstatter Gewurztraminer Kolbenhof 4. (Art Deco) ‘nv Carpene Malvolti Prosecco 4. (Rococco) ’02 Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco 5. (Philip Stark) ’02 Trere Albana di Romagna 5. (Donna Karan) ’03 Zenato Lugana 6. (Levi Strauss) ’01 La Vis Bianco dei Sorni 7. (Bill Blass) ’00 Ronco dei Geiso Bianco Latimis 8. (Saarinen) ’01 Gagliardo Fallegro 8. (I.M. Pei) ’01 Gini Soave Contrada Salvarenza 9. (
Alan Cano) ’02 Campi Flegrei Falanghina 10. (Calatrava) ’02 Broglia Gavi Meirana 11. (Frederico Fekkie) ’01 Baroncini Vernaccia 11. (Gucci) ’02 Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina Sannio 11. (Lagerfeld) ’02 Marotti Campi Luzano 12. (
Coco Chanel) ’02 Falesco Est! Est! Est! 12. (Todd Oldman) ‘02 S. Quirico Vernaccia 12. (Tadao Ando) ’00 Cascina Degli Ulivi Gavi Filagnotti 12. (Betsy Johnson) ’02 Seghesio Arneis
USA 13. (B&B Italia) ’02 Gries Pinot Bianco 13. (Louis Frou Frou) ’01 Broglia Gavi Meirana 13. (Ed Glenny) ’00 Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio
and with no votes… (Minotti) ’01 a Maccia Pigato (off) (Phillip Johnson) ’02 Villa Erbice Soave Superiore (Cappellini) ’01 Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio My favorites. 1. (Philip Stark) ’01 Trere Albana di Romagna 2. (Lanfent) ’02 Campus Stella Albarino
SPAIN! 3. (
Alan Cano) ’02 Campi Flegrei Falanghina 4. (B&B Italia) ’02 Gries Pinot Bianco 5. (Bauhaus) ’98 Hofstatter Gewurztraminer Kolbenhof 6. (Donna Karan) ’03 Zenato Lugana 7. (I.M. Pei) ’01 Gini Soave Contrada Salvarenza 8. (Calatrava) ’02 Broglia Gavi Meirana 9. (Tadao Ando) ’00 Cascina Deglia Ulivi Gavi Filagnotti 10. (Cappellini) ’01 Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 11. (Fekkie) ’01 Baroncini Vernaccia 12. (Ed Glenny) ’00 Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 13. (Rococco) ’02 Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco 14. (Art Deco) ‘nv Carpene Malvolti Prosecco 15. (Bill Blass) ’00 Ronco dei Geiso Bianco Latimis 16. (Lagerfeld) ’02 Marotti Campi Luzano 17. (Gucci) ’02 Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina Sannio 18. (IKEA) ‘nv Icardi La Rosa Moscato d’Asti 19. (
Coco Chanel) ’02 Falesco Est! Est! Est! 20. (Louis Frou Frou) ’01 Broglia Gavi Meirana 21. (Saarinen) ’01 Gagliardo Fallegro 22. (Levi Strauss) ’01 La Vis Bianco dei Sorni 23. (Todd Oldman) ‘02 S. Quirico Vernaccia
and didn’t try… (Betsy Johnson) ’02 Seghesio Arneis
USA
and no thanks… (Minotti) ’01 a Maccia Pigato (BAD bottle) (Phillip Johnson) ’02 Villa Erbice Soave Superiore (CORKED)

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Spanish Reds (5/04)

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Blind Tasting. Chateau Randle. Group’s favorites. 1. ’99 Pasanau Priorat (3 Little Pigs) 2. ’94 Marques de Vitoria Rioja(Praxis Doxa Logos) 3. ’01 El VinculoLa Mancha(3 Bears) 4. ’00 Sfida 40Cab/40Aglianico/20Primitivo (Holy Trinity) 5. ’00 Altos de Luzon Jumilla (3 Leaf Clover) 6. ’94 Marques de Murrieta Rioja (Celebrity Deaths) 7. ’01 Castano Solanera (3 Stooges) 8. ’02 Las Rocas Garnacha (3rd Wheel) 9. ’98 Remirez de Ganuza Rioja (3 Times a Lady) 10. ’98 Rotllan Torra Priorat (3 Strikes) 11. ’01 Cano Tinta de Toro/Garnacha (3 Muskateers) 12. ’98 Lar de Lares RiberadelGuadiana(3 Blind Mice) 13. ’99 Crianza Condesa de Leganza (3 Tenors) 14. ’02 Sangenis I Vaque Priorat (3 Wisemen) 15. ’97 SenoriodelBierzo Reserva (Triplets) 16. ’99 Valdubon Ribera del Duero (3 Amigos) 17. ’02 Perseus Rioja (3’s a Crowd) 18. ’02 Jade Mountain Mourvedre (3’s Company)
USA 19. ’02 Marques de Caro Tempranillo (Hear no Evil, etc.) 20. ’00 Finca L’Argata Montsant (30 Something) 20. ’02 Campus Stella Albarino (3 Dog Night) White 21. ’00 Montecillo Rioja (Nina PintoSanta Maria)
No Votes. ’97 Montebaco Ribera
del
Duero (3 Men and a Baby)
My Votes. 1. ’94 Marques de Vitoria Rioja (Praxis Doxa Logos) 2. ’00 Sfida 40Cab/40Aglianico/20Primitivo (Holy Trinity) 3. ’98 Remirez de Ganuza Rioja(3 Times a Lady) 4. ’98 Lar de Lares RiberadelGuadiana(3 Blind Mice) 5. ’01 El VinculoLa Mancha(3 Bears) 6. ’02 Perseus Rioja (3’s a Crowd) 7. ’00 Altos de Luzon Jumilla (3 Leaf Clover) 8. ’97 SenoriodelBierzo Mencio (Triplets) 9. ’98 Rotllan Torra Priorat (3 Strikes) 10. ’97 Montebaco Ribera del Duero (3 Men and a Baby) 11. ’02 Jade Mountain Mourvedre (3’s Company)
USA 12. ’99 Valdubon Ribera del Duero (3 Amigos) 13. ’02 Las Rocas Garnacha (3rd Wheel) 14. ’01 Castano Solanera (3 Stooges) 15. ’99 Pasanau Priorat (3 Little Pigs) 16. ’00 Finca L’Argata Montsant (30 Something) 17. ’01 Cano Tinta Toro/Garnacha (3 Muskateers)
Drop off. 18. ’02 Sangenis I Vaque Priorat (3 Wisemen) 20. ’99 Crianza ‘Condesa de Leganza’ (3 Tenors) 21. ’00 Montecillo Rioja (Nina PintoSanta Maria) 22. ’02 Marques de Caro Tempranillo (Hear No Evil, etc.) 23. ’94 Marques de Murrieta Rioja (Celebrity Deaths)

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Pinot Noir (4/04)

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April ’04 (Pinot Noir). Chateau Curry. Blind Tasting. Group’s favorites. Place / Total points – Wine (ties broken by number of votes cast) – “PN” = Pinot Noir 1 / 30 – “Kajagoogoo” – 2001 Benessere Carneros (Napa Valley) PN 2 / 25 – “Level 42″ – 1997 Rochioli Russion River Valley PN 3 / 24 – “Yello” – 2001 Fetzer Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Barbara County, Reserve PN 4 / 22 – “Billy Idol” – 1999 Meerlust Reserve PN (South Africa) 5 / 15 – “Pretenders” – 2000 Truchard Carneros (Napa Valley) PN 6 / 12 – “Revolting Cox” – 2001 Goldeneye (Duckhorn owned) Anderson Valley PN 7 / 11 – “Bow Wow Wow” – 2001 Huia Marlbourough PN (New Zealand) 8 / 11 – “Joy Division” – 2001 Jean-Marc Vincent 1er Cru Santenay “Les Gravieres” 9 / 10 – “Roxy Music” – 1998 Lucien Muzard Premier Cru Santenay “Clos de Tavannes” 10 / 10 – “Frankie GTH” – 2001 Rodney Strong Russian River Valley PN 11 / 09 – “Ministry” – 2000 Dom. Drouhin Estate Laurene PN(disguised as Jadot) 12 / 07 – “M. Lemon Drops”- 1996 Au Bon Climat Arroyo Grande Valley PN “Piccho and Rincon” 13 / 06 – “The Smiths” – 2002 Jewel PN (California) 14 / 06 – “Fun Boy 3″ – 2001 Toad Hall Carneros “Lavender Hill Vineyards” 15 / 05 – “Go-Go’s” – 2001 Jean-Marc Vincent 1er Cru Santenay “Les Gravieres” (same as #8) 16 / 05 – “Duran Duran” – 2001 Rex Hill Willamette Valley PN 17 / 02 – “Nitzer Ebb” – 1996 Rene Lequin-Colin Pommard “Les Noizons” 18-22 / No Votes “Tears 4 Fears” – 2001 Saintsbury Carneros PN “Berlin” – 1999 Louis Latour Pommard “The Cure” – 1995 Clos des Chenes 1er Cru Volnay “New Order” – 1988 Pieree Delachaume Vosne-Romanee “Depeche Mode” – 1999 Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin(disguised as Drouhin Laurene) My favorites. 1. “Billy Idol” ‘99 Meerlust Reserve PN 2. “Joy Division” ‘01 Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay Gravieres 3. “Kajagoogoo” ‘01 Benessere Carneros PN 4. “Pretenders” ‘00 Truchard Carneros PN 5. “Bow Wow Wow” ‘01 Huia Marlborough PN 6. “Smiths” ‘02 Jewel PN(wth???) 7. “Go-Go’s” ‘01 Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay Gravieres 8. “Ministry” ‘00 Dom. Drouhin Laurene PN(disguised as Jadot) 9. “
Berlin” ‘99 Louis Latour Pommard 10. “Fun Boy Three” ‘01 Toad Hollow Carneros “Lavender Hill” PN 11. “Frankie GTHell” ‘01 Rodney Strong RR PN 12. “Roxy Music” ‘98 Lucien Muzard Santenay Clos de Tavannes 13. “Depress Mode” ‘99 Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin(disguised as Drouhin Laurene)
Drop off 14. “Mighty Lem Drops” ‘96 Au Bon Climat Arroyo Piccho and Rincon PN 15. “Duran x2 ‘01 Rex Hill Willamette PN 16. “Level 42″ ‘97 Rochioli Russian River Valley PN 17. “yellow” ‘01 Fetzer Bien Nacido Vineyard PN 18. “Tears For Fears” ‘01 Saintsbury Carneros PN 19. “Revolting Cocks” ‘01 Goldeneye(Duckhorn owned) Anderson Vall PN Super Yucko. 20. “Cure” ‘95 Clos des Chenes Volnay 21. “New Order” ‘88 Pieree Delachaume Vosne-Romanee (Old Vomit) 22. “Nitzer Ebb” ‘96 Rene Lequin-Colin Pommard Les Noizons (bottle badly kept/old, oxidized)

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SXSWine VI (3/04)

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Not Blind. Chateau Randle. 6th Annual “GoodTasteReport Wine Festival 2004” (previously SXSWine) (free for all) (current verticals at bottom) France ‘53 Ch. Doisy Daene Sauternes ‘69 Ch. Fieuzal ‘70 Ch. Latour Martillac ‘70 Ch. Peymartin Saint Julien ‘71 Ch.Padarnac Pauillac ‘71 Ch. Lescours St. Emilion ‘71 Ch. Lafite ‘81 Ch. Lafite ‘99 Ch. Lafite ‘73 Ch. Mouton Rothschild ‘96 Ch. Pontet-Canet ‘97 Ch. Pontet-Canet ‘97 Cos D’Estournel ‘97 Ch. Du Margaux Pavillion Rouge ‘97 Ch. Ducru-Beaucaillou ‘97 Ch. Leoville Barton ‘99 Ch. D’Issan Margaux ‘00 Ch. Pesquie ‘92 Lafoy et Gasse Cote Rotie ‘95 Gerin Cote-Rotie Les Grandes Places ‘97 Guigal Cote-Rotie Brune et Blonde ‘98 Guigal Cote-Rotie Brune et Blonde ‘99 Guigal Cote-Rotie Brune et Blonde ‘98 Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘01 Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘98 Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘00 Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘99 Vidal Fleury St. Joseph ‘00 Dom de la Garrigue ‘00 Guigal Hermitage ‘00 Quiot Gigondas ‘00 Dom de Mourchon ‘00 Brunel Rasteau ‘01 LeSec Beaumes ‘01 Alain Paret Innocent VI ‘01 Faraud Gigondas ‘01 Roger Baton Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘99 Bastide Blanche Bandol ‘99 Ch. De Flaugergues ‘01 Ch. De Flaugergues ‘01 Ch. de la Liquiere Faugeres ‘00 Dom Leon Barral Faugeres ‘96 Rene Lamy Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Moregeot ‘99 Jadot Beaune Avaux ‘00 Seguinot-Bordet Chablis ‘01 Latour Montagny ‘?? Jean Foillard Morgon ‘?? Michel Colin Deleger Marangue Blanc ‘02 Ch. de Sancerre Italy ‘94 Fontodi Riserva ‘94 Felsina Berardenga Rancia ‘95 Argiano Solengo ‘96 Argiano Solengo(magnum) ‘97 Argiano Solengo ‘98 Argiano Solengo ‘01 Argiano Solengo ‘94 Leandro Alessi Chianti Classico Riserva ‘95 Avignonesi Pinot Nero Valdicapraia ‘96 San Felice Campogivanni Brunello ‘96 Pieve Santa Restituta Promis ‘97 Fontodi Sorbo ‘97 Fontodi Syrah ‘98 San Felice II Grigio Chianti Classico ‘99 San Felice Poggio Rosso ‘99 San Felice Vigorello ‘99 Avignonesi Desiderio ‘99 Riparosso Illuminati ‘00 San Felice Chianti ‘00 Avignonesi Vino Nobile ‘92 Nando Barbaresco ‘95 Gaja Alteni di Brassica ‘95 Viberti Eraldo Barolo ‘97 Cantine Sant’Agata Monferrato ‘99 Zonchera Ceretto Barolo ‘96 Foradori Teroldego Vigneto Sgarzon ‘99 Corte Rugolin Ripassa ‘99 Edoardo Valentini Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo ‘99 Erasuolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ‘01 Riparosso Illuminati Montepulciano d’Abruzzo ‘02 Terradora Aglianico Irpinia ‘02 Paladin Refosco ‘00 Ronco del Gelso Pinot Grigio Spain ‘98 Remirez de Ganuza ‘99 Crianca Morlanda ‘99 Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero ‘99 Calzadilla ‘00 Calzadilla Syrah ‘00 Condado de Haza ‘02 Las Rocas de San Alejandro Garnacha
Lebanon ‘93 Chateau Musar

South Africa ‘?? Tumara Pinotage ‘01 Morkel Pinotage
California ‘85 Flora Springs Trilogy ‘87 Chappalet Cab Sauv ‘91 Marrieta Cab Sauv ‘92 Hess Collection Cab Sauv ‘94 Caymus Cab Sauv ‘94 Mount Eden Cab Sauv Old Vine Rsv ‘94 Keenan Cab Sauv ‘94 Phelps Insignia ‘97 Phelps Insignia ‘95 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon ‘96 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon ‘97 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon ‘95 Ravenswood Rancho Salina Meritage ‘95 Neyers Cab Sauv ‘95 Gallo Sonoma Cab Sauv Stefani ‘96 Etude Cab Sauv Napa ‘96 Cornerstone Cab Sauv Black Sears ‘96 Vine Cliff Merlot ‘96 Lewis Cellars Merlot Reserve ‘97 Silverado Cab Sauv Limited Reserve ‘97 Pride Cab Sauv Napa ‘97 Silverado Cab Sauv Limited Reserve ‘97 Whitehall Lane Cab Sauv Leonardini ‘97 Whitehall Lane Cab Sauv ‘97 Schweiger Merlot Spg Mtn. ‘97 Rafanelli Cab Sauv Dry Crk Vly ‘97 William Harrison Cab Sauv ‘97 Pahlmeyer ‘00 Pahlmeyer ‘98 Quintessa Rutherford ‘99 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 ‘99 Pride Merlot Napa-Sonoma ‘00 Araujo Altagracia ‘00 Von Strasser Sori Bricco ‘?? Behrens and Hitchcock ‘01 Plumpjack Cab Sauv ‘02 Castle Rock Sauv Blanc ‘97 Qupe Syrah Bien Nacido
Hillside Estate ‘97 Iron Horse Cab Franc ‘

01 Edmunds St.

John Rocks and Gravel ‘96 Ravenswood Zin Dickerson ‘97 Turley Zin Moore Earthquake Vineyard ‘00 Turley Zin Dogtown Vineyard nv Ariel Cab Sauv nv Ariel Blanc nv Ariel Sparkling
Oregon ‘99 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd. ‘01 Ponzi Pinot Noir

Washington. ‘95 Quilceda Creek Cab Sauv ‘99 Quilceda Creek Cab Sauv ‘97 Quilceda Creek Red Wine ‘96 Hogue Merlot Reserve ‘97 Powers Parallel 46 ‘00
Preston Syrah
Australia ‘96 Henschke Keyneton Shiraz Cab Sauv Merlot ‘97 Penfolds Grange ‘98 Jasper Hill Shiraz Georgia’s Paddock ‘98 Ch. Leamon Shiraz Reserve ‘99 Howarth’s Pycnantha Hill Shiraz ‘01 Greenock Creek Apricot Block Shiraz ‘01 Greenock Creek Alice’s Shiraz ‘02 Henry’s Drive Shiraz Padthaway ‘02 Mitolo Shiraz GAM NV Campbell’s Rutherglen Muscat Texas ‘00 Alamosa Wine Cellars Palette ‘01 Alamosa Wine Cellars Grenache Akashic ‘01 Alamosa Wine Cellars Syrah Tio Pancho Ranch ‘01 Alamosa Wine Cellars El Guapo ‘02 Becker Viognier Mystery Wine ‘02 Crios Syrah/Bonarda(
Argentina)
Current Verticals ‘71 Lafite ‘81 Lafite ‘99 Lafite ‘96 Pontet-Canet ‘97 Pontet-Canet ‘97 Guigal Cote-Rotie Brune et Blonde ‘98 Guigal Cote-Rotie Brune et Blonde ‘99 Guigal Cote-Rotie Brune et Blonde ‘98 Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘01 Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘98 Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘00 Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘99
Ch. de Flaugergues
Languedoc ‘01 Ch. de Flaugergues
Languedoc
‘95 Argiano Solengo ‘96 Argiano Solengo(magnum) ‘97 Argiano Solengo ‘98 Argiano Solengo ‘01 Argiano Solengo ‘95 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon ‘96 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon ‘97 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon ‘94 Insignia ‘97 Insignia ‘97 Pahlmeyer ‘00 Pahlmeyer ‘97 Turley Zin
Moore Earthquake Vineyard ‘00 Turley Zin Dogtown Vineyard
‘95 Quilceda Creek Cab Sauv ‘99 Quilceda Creek Cab Sauv

April 22, 2005

Southern Rhone (3/04)

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Blind Tasting. Chateau Gerber March ’04 (
Southern Rhone) The Group Results. 1. ‘00 Tardieu Laurent Gigondas(Aries) 2. ‘01 Cayron Gigondas(Cancer) 3. ‘01
Ch. De Flaugergues(Virgo) 4. ‘00 Tardieu Laurent Costieres de Nimes(Taurus) 5. ‘00 Tardieu Laurent Chat-du-Pape(Pisces) 6. ‘00 Dom de la Solitude Chat-du-Pape(Aquarius) 7. ‘01 Dom des Senechaux(Uranus) 8. ‘99 Feraud Brunel Chat-du-Pape(Cleo) 9. ‘01 Beaucastel Coudelet(Venus) 9. ‘02
St. Cosme CDR(Leo) 10. ‘00 Tardieu Laurent CDR(Libra) 11. ‘00 LeSec Galets Blonde Chat-du-Pape(Mars) 12. ‘00 Qupe Olivos Cuvee(Orion) 13. ‘01 Beaucastel Coudelet(Cassiopeia) 14. ‘00 Feraud Brunel Cairanne(Gemini) 15. ‘00 Chusclan Genets CDR(What’s your sign?) 16. ‘02 Perdrix Tavel(IO) 17. ‘00 Gardine Chat-du-Pape(Sagitarius) 17. ‘00 Coste Chaude Argentere(Scorpio) 18. ‘00 Cayron Gigondas(Ursa Minor) 18. ‘00 Aigueville CDR(Pluto)
with no votes. ‘98 Montmirail Gigondas(Ursa Major) ‘02 Guigal Tavel(Mercury) ‘01 D’Arenberg Darry’s Original(Capricorn) CORKED .and My Votes. 1. ‘01 Cayron Gigondas(Cancer)= 2. ‘01 Ch. de Flaugergues(Virgo)+24 3. ‘01 Dom des Senechaux(Uranus)+1 4. ‘02
St. Cosme CDR(Leo)+8 5. ‘00 Gardine Chat-du-Pape(Sagitarius)-2 6. ‘00 Tardieu Laurent Costieres de Nimes(Taurus)+5 7. ‘98 Montmirail Gigondas(Ursa Major)-20 8. ‘00 LeSec Galets Blonde Chat-du-Pape(Mars)-7 9. ‘00 Tardieu Laurent Chat-du-Pape(Pisces)-5 10. ‘01 Beaucastel Coudelet(Venus)-7 11. ‘99 Feraud Brunel Chat-du-Pape(Cleo)-12 12. ‘00 Tardieu Laurent Gigondas(Aries)-19 13. ‘00 Dom de la Solitude Chat-du-Pape(Aquarius)-6 14. ‘00 Tardieu Laurent CDR(Libra)+4 15. ‘00 Cayron Gigondas(Ursa Minor)-8 16. ‘00 Feraud Brunel Cairanne(Gemini)-5 17. ‘00 Coste Chaude Argentere(Scorpio)+3 18. ‘00 Qupe Olivos Cuvee(Orion)-4 19. ‘02 Perdrix Tavel(IO)-5 20. ‘00 Chusclan Genets CDR(Hey Baby, What’s Your Sign?)-3 21. ‘01 Beaucastel Coudelet(Cassiopeia)-16 22. ‘02 Guigal Tavel(Mercury)-5 23. ‘00 Aigueville CDR(Pluto)+1 24. ‘01 D’Arenberg Darry’s Original(Capricorn)

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Zinfandel (2/04)

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Blind Tasting February ’04 (Zinfandel) Group results. 1.’01 Biale Monte Rosso(Murder) 2. ’01 Benessere BK Collins-old vines(Pride) 3. ’99 Corte Rugolin Ripassa(Lying) 4. ’01 Foppiano Dry Ck((Running a Stop Sign) 5. ‘01 Cosentino ‘The Zin’(Margarine) 6. ’99 Allegrini Palazzo(Gluttony) 7. ’99 Karly Amador(TV) 8. ’01 Bonny
Doon Cardinal(Decanter R) 9. ’01 Seghesio Cortina(Bigamy) 9. ’00 Rabbit Ridge
Sonoma(Original Sin) 9. ‘01 Benessere Black Glass(Greed) 10. ’99 Niebaum-Coppola Edizione Pennino(Adultery) 10. ’01 Ravenswood
Lodi(Decanter L) 10. ’00 Folie a Deux(Idols) 10. ’01 Saddleback(Pinocchio-the movie) 11. ’98 Turley Black Sears(White Zin) 11. ‘00 Merryvale Jan(Sloth) 11. ’01 Terrarosa Primitivo(Alcohol Abuse) 12. ’00 David Bruce Paso Robles(Spitting) 12. ‘01 Terrarosa Primitivo(Pig Headed Drunkenness) 13. ‘02 Bogle Old Vines(Kendall Jackson) 14. ‘97 Martinelli Jackass(Bong) 14. ’02 Solealto Primitivo(Stealing) 14. ’99 Terrarosa Primitivo(Janet & Justin) 15. ‘01 Ridge Paso Robles(Holy Sabbath) 15. ’01 Ridge Pagani(Fornication)
…and with NO votes (of Top ‘6’ selected)… 16. ‘99 Ballantine(Black Sabbath) 16. ’02 Domus Vini Primitivo(Impure Thoughts) …and also ‘99 Mayo Late Harvest My results. 1. ’99 Corte Rugolin Ripassa(Lying)+4 2. ’98 Turley Black Sears(White Zin)-90 3. ’99 Edizione Pennino(Adultery)-17 4. ’01 Biale Monte Rosso(Murder)-14 5. ’99 Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre(Gluttony)+2 6. ‘01 Ridge Paso Robles(Holy Sabbath)-6 7. ’01 Foppiano Dry Ck(Running a Stop Sign)+4 8. ‘01 Benessere Black Glass(Greed)-6 9. ’01 Ridge Pagani(Fornication)-15 10. ‘02 Bogle Old Vines(Kendall Jackson)+7 11. ‘01 Benessere BK Collins(Pride)+4 12. ‘01 Seghesio Cortina(Bigamy)-9 13. ‘01 Terrarosa Primitivo(Pig-Headed Drunkenness)= 14. ‘01 Terrarosa Primitivo(Alcohol Abuse)= 15. ‘02 Domus Vini Primitivo(Impure Thoughts)+6 DROP OFF… 16. ‘01 Saddleback(Pinocchio)-12 17. ‘01 Ravenswood
Lodi(Decanter L)= 18. ‘00 David Bruce Paso Robles(Spitting)-8 19. ‘00 Folie a Deux Amador(Idols)-6 20. ‘01 Cosentino ‘The Zin’(Margarine)-8 21. ‘00 Merryvale Jan(Sloth) 22. ‘99 Karly Amador(TV)-5 23. ‘01 Bonny
Doon Cardinal(Decanter R)-11 24. ‘99 Ballantine(Black Sabbath)= 25. ‘99 Terrarosa Primitivo(Janet/Justin)= 26. ‘02 Solealto Primitivo(Stealing)-2 27. ‘97 Martinelli Jackass(Bong)-170 RP95 28. ‘00 Rabbit Ridge(Original Sin)-1
…and also… ‘99 Mayo Late Harvest

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Syrah (1/04)

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Blind Tasting at Chateau Fairorth My Results… 1. ’01 Durand Syrah(No Whining)-
France 2. ‘02 Saint Cosme CDR(Do Yoga)-
France 3. ’98 Glen Fiona(Smoke More Cigars)-
Washington 4. ’99 Sorrel Hermitage(Lose Weight)-
France 5. ’01 Bruno Porro Dolcetto Dogliani(Read More Books)-
Italy 6. ’96

E&E
Barossa
Valley
Shiraz Black Pepper(Lindsey Writing)-
Australia 7. ’01 Alamosa Wine Cellars(Drink More Wine)-
Texas 8. ’98 Trevor Jones Wild Witch
Shiraz(Stop Smoking)-
Australia 9. ’99 Routas Cyrano(Get New Job)-
France 10. ’01 Terra Rouge(Less Sex)-
California 11. ’01 Blackstone(Eat Great Food)-
California 12. ’99

Jade
Mountain(Go To Praha)-
California 13. ’01 Viader(Hug Disney Characters)-
California 14. ’94 Lindemans Limestone Ridge Coonawara(Hug A Child)-
Australia 15. ’96 Rosemount Balmoral(Be Happy)-
Australia 16. ’02 Jacob’s Creek Grenache Shiraz(Be Nice)-
Australia 17. ’99
Oxford Landing Yalumba(Be Here Now)-
Australia 18. ’01 Fat Bastard(Find More Hills)-France 19. ’01
Columbia Crest Reserve(Take More Adult Vacations)-
Washington 20. ’99 Araujo Eisele Vineyard(Dress For Success)-
California
’96 Fontodi Syrah (corked) ’99
Oxford Landing Yalumba(slightly corked)
Group Results. 1. ’96

E&E
Barossa
Valley
Shiraz Black Pepper(Lindsey Writing)-
Australia 2. ’98 Glen Fiona(Smoke More Cigars)-
Washington 3. ’98 Trevor Jones Wild Witch
Shiraz(Stop Smoking)-
Australia 4. ’01 Durand Syrah(No Whining)-
France 5. ’99

Jade
Mountain(Go To Praha)-
California 6. ’94 Lindemans Limestone Ridge Coonawara(Hug A Child)-
Australia 7. ’99 Sorrel Hermitage(Lose Weight)-
France 8. ’96 Rosemount Balmoral(Be Happy)-
Australia 9. ’01 Blackstone(Eat Great Food)-
California 10. ’99 Araujo Eisele Vineyard(Dress For Success)-
California 11. ’01 Bruno Porro Dolceto Dogliani(Read More Books)-
Italy 11. ’02 Saint Cosme CDR(Do Yoga)-
France 11. ‘01Terra Rouge(Less Sex)-
California 12. ’01
Columbia Crest Reserve(Take More Adult Vacations)-
Washington 13. ’02 Jacob’s Creek Grenache Shiraz(Be Nice)-
Australia 13. ’99
Oxford Landing Yalumba Shiraz(Be Here Now)-
Australia 14. ’01 Viader(Hug Disney Characters)-
California
No Votes… ’01 Alamosa Wine Cellars(Drink More Wine)-Texas ’99 Routas Cyrano(Get New Job)-
France ’01 Fat Bastard(Find More Hills)-France ’96 Fontodi Syrah(Exercise)-
Italy … CORKED

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Wine of the Year (12/03)

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Blind Tasting at Chateau Spalding. December ’03 (wine of the year) my favorites. 1. ’00 Feraud Brunel Cairanne(Charlie Brown Christmas) 2. ’01 Keller Estate Pinot Noir(It’s A Wonderful Life) 3. ’00 Foradori Teroldego(Frosty the Snowman) 4. ’01 Rosenblum Rockpile Zin(Bad Santa) 5. ’00 Smith Madrone Cab Sauv(Beavis Does Santa) 6. ’00 Dom de Mas Blanc Collioure(Santa Got a DWI) 7. ’01 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Red(Decanter) 8. ’00 Terradora Aglianico(The Santa Clause) 9. ’99 Darioush Cab Sauv(Nightmare Before Christmas) 10. ’00 Pride Cab Franc(Born Again) 11. ’00 Dom Raspail Gigondas(Elf) 12. ’01 Flowers Pinot Noir(Assholes) 13. ’01 Montes Alpha Cab Sauv(Miracle on

34th St

) 14. ’00 Sogno Distefano(Tapeworm/Bad Fruitcake) 15. ’01 Two Brothers Big Tattoo(Year w/o Santa) 16. ’01 Bogle Petite Sirah(Tender and Mild) 17. ’00 Franciscan Cab Sauv(Grinch) group favorites. 1. ’01 Keller Estate Pinot Noir(It’s A Wonderful Life) 2. ’01 Rosenblum Rockpile Zin(Bad Santa) 3. ’01 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Red(Decanter) 4. ’00 Feraud Brunel Cairanne(Charlie Brown Christmas) 5. ’00 Smith Madrone Cab Sauv(Beavis Does Santa) 6. ’00 Pride Cab Franc(Born Again) 7. ’01 Montes Alpha Cab Sauv(Miracle on

34th St.

) 8. ’99 Darioush Cab Sauv(Nightmare Before Christmas) 8. ’01 Altos de Luzon(Blackie) 8. ’00 Sogno Distefano(Tapeworm/Bad Fruitcake) 9. ’00 Foradori Teroldego(Frosty the Snowman) 9. ’99 Dom Mas Blanc Collioure(Santa Got a DWI) 9. ’01 Bogle Petite Sirah(Tender and Mild) 10. ’00 Franciscan Cab Sauv(Grinch) 11. ’00 Dom Raspail Gigondas(Elf) 11. ’01 Two Brothers Big Tattoo(Year w/o Santa) 11. ’01 Flowers Pinot Noir(Assholes) no votes ’00 Terradora Aglianico(The Santa Clause)

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Free For All Red (11/03)

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23 Wines… Group favorites……………………………………………………………………………………………. 1. ’02 Casa Julia Carmenere –
Chile(Valeria Mezza) 2. ’99 Emilio Morra Ribera del Duero –
Spain(Claudia Schiffer) 3. ’97 Cascina Morellino Ovello –
Italy(Eva Herziger) 4. ’98 Viking
Shiraz –
Australia(Tyra Banks) 5. ’01 Phelps Pastiche Red –
USA (Rupal) 6. ’99

Beringer
Knights
Valley Cab Sauv –
USA(Yasmine Bleeth) 7. ’00 Codice –
Spain(Antonio Banderas) 8. ’01 Durand Syrah –
France(Hansel) 9. ’01 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Red –
Australia(Tyrese) 10. ’01 Ridge Paso Robles Zin –
USA(Heath Ledger) 10. ’00 Smith Madrone Cab Sauv –
USA(Stephanie Seymour) 11. ’99 Mas de Collines Gigondas –France(Stacy Williams) 11. ’01 Lonsdale Ridge
Shiraz –
Australia(Derek Zoolander) 12. ’01 Penfolds Bin 2 –
Australia(Linda Evangelista) 13. ’01 Two Brothers Big Tattoo –
Chile(Heidi Klum) 14. ’02 Flowers Perennial –
USA(Tyson Beckford) 15. ’01 Luna Merlot –
USA(Iman) 16. ’00 Cogno Dolcetto –
Italy(Naomi Campbell) 16. ’01 Trevor Jones Boots Red –
Australia(Christy Turlington)
No Votes 17. ’99 Sorrel Hermitage –France(Kate Moss) 17. ’01 Capcanes Mas Donis –
Spain(Antonio Sabato Jr.) 17. ’00 Serena Rosso di Montalcino –
Italy(Niki Taylor) 17. ’98 Lar de Lares Ribera
del
Guadiana –
Spain(Marcus Schenkenberg) 17. ’01 Montes Alpha Syrah –
Chile(Cindy Crawford)

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Free For All Reds

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Not Blind Tasting at Chataeu Randle. 23 Wines… My favorites…………………………………………………………………………………………… 1. ’01 Durand Syrah –
France(Hansel) 2. ’02 Casa Julia Carmenere –
Chile(Valeria Mezza) 3. ’99 Mas de Collines Gigondas –France(Stacy Williams) 4. ’99 Sorrel Hermitage –France(Kate Moss) 5. ’99

Beringer
Knights
Valley Cab Sauv –
USA(Yasmine Bleeth) 6. ’00 Serena Rosso di Montalcino –
Italy(Niki Taylor) 7. ’99 Emilio Morro Ribera del Duero –
Spain(Claudia Schiffer) 8. ’00 Smith Madrone Cab Sauv –
USA(Stephanie Seymour) 9. ’00 Cogno Dolcetto d’Alba –
Italy(Naomi Campbell) 10. ’02 Flowers Perennial –
USA(Tyson Beckford) 11. ’01 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Red –
Australia(Tyrese) 12. ’97 Cascina Morellino Ovella Barbaresco –
Italy(Eva Herzignova) 13. ’01 Luna Merlot –
USA(Iman) 14. ’98 Lar de Lares Ribera
del
Guadiana –
Spain(Marcus Schenkenberg) 15. ’00 Codice –
Spain(Antonio Banderas) 16. ’01 Phelps Pastiche Red –
USA(Rupal) 17. ’01 Two Brothers Big Tattoo –
Chile(Heidi Klum) 18. ’01 Penfolds Bin 2 –
Australia(Linda Evangelista) 19. ’01 Montes Alpha Syrah –
Chile(Cindy Crawford) 20. ’98 Viking
Shiraz –
Australia(Tyra Banks) 21. ’01 Capcanes Mas Donis –
Spain(Antonio Sabato Jr.) 22. ’01 Ridge Paso Robles Zin –
USA(Heath Ledger) 23. ’01 Lonsdale Ridge
Shiraz –
Australia(Derek Zoolander)

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‘97 California Cabs (9/03)

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September ’03 (1997
California Cabs)
1 Von Strassner – Diamond Mtn. 2 Ch. Bellefont-Belcier 2000 – St. Emilon 3 J. Phelps – Napa Valley 4 Stag’s Leap Cellars – Fay Vineyard (Napa) 5 Corison – Kronos Vineyard – Napa V. 6 Tom Eddy – Napa Valley 7 Powers – Parallel 46 – Columbia Valley 8 Justin Isosceles 9 Ravenswood Gregory – Sonoma 10 Sawyer – Rutherford 11 Ch. Montelina – Estate 12 Sullivan Vineyards – Coeur de Vigne – Rutherford 13 Andrus Reserve – Napa V. 14 Guilliam’s – Spring Mtn. 15 Corison – Napa V. 16 Bommarito 2000 – Napa Valley (Whitehall Lane 2nd label 17 Penfolds Bin 707(1997) 18 Del Dotto – Napa Valley 19 98 Ch. Montrose 19 Long Vineyards – Napa Valley 19 Oakford Vineyards – Oakville Staglin Family – Napa Phelps – Insignia Riboli Family Vineyard – Rutherford Ch. St. Jean – Cinq Cepages Stonestreet – Alex. Valley Groth –
Oakville Terraces –

Napa Valley Ch. St.

Jean – Cinq Cepages Dalla Valle –
Napa Jordon –
Sonoma

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Summer Whites (7/03)

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Not Blind Tasting at Chateau Randle. July ’03 (fun Summer whites) Here is a list of my favorites. 1. ’02 Fefinanes (Albarino)-
Spain 2. ’98 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (Marsanne/Viognier)-
France 3. ’01 Reverdy Sancerre (Sauvignon Blanc)-
France 4. ’01 Foffani (Tocai Friulano)-
Italy 5. ’99 Weinbach Theo (Gewurztraminer)-
France

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