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September 28, 2021

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Dinner at Beefbar.

1970 Moët et Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon, dégorgée le 19 Septembre 1996 - really lovely with savory notes of Chinese preserved plums. An hour after opening this was showing sugar cane notes.

2000 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Allen Vineyard - leather, stewed prunes, almost of hint of savory notes on the nose. So fragrant with eucalyptus notes.

1991 Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, from magnum - served without decanting 45 minutes after opening. Really fragrant with savory black olives and a little stewed prunes. Showing better more than an hour after opening, and displayed more elegance.

1991 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineard, from double magnum - decanted 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to serving. Also showing slightly savory black olive and tapenade notes, but definitely fresher, more meaty and concentrated.

1991 Joseph Phelps Insignia - served without decanting almost 2 hours after opening. WOW! This was fucking beautiful! Minty, showing much bigger nose of fruit, with cigar smoke. My wine of the evening.

1991 Philip Togni - served without decanting almost 2½ hours after opening. Lovely and open nose, sweet with big, toasty oak. A little green capsicum later. Feels a little cloudy, but very nice.

1991 Abreu Madrona Ranch - served without decanting more than 3 hours after opening. Big, smoky and toasty nose with green peppers.

Full post on dinner is here.

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