Day 2 Eugene, Oregon - Power of Social Media

Day 2 really shows what you can accomplish with social media. From Wine Forums [WLTV] &  Twitter. Its amazing, when used properly the internet is great.

Day 2 started like any morning, I woke up and had a shower, its the only decent thing to do really.  Matt [@hogan777] had plans! to visit some of his local wine stores, since he has connections and all, I called up @colemannicole [aka Brandon Miller] and told him to meet us at the Broadway in Eugene [I have no idea where Downtown Im guessing?]  We met talked about wine and Brandon sold some of his wine to the fine merchant Angus.  After that we split up for mid afternoon lunch.

We met later on for our Bordeaux night of wine. Bordeaux Varietal is what I mean, and I must say I was impressed with the Okanagan Red I brought because well I've had the recent vintage of Osyoos Larose at tasting and its just differnt, but 04 in a magnum! in  a good state.  And Ben's Walla Walla he brought yeah pretty amazing.  and the two 01's great, and the Paso Robles fantastic.  Really everything everyone brought did its job and added so much to the education of wine.

BORDEAUX NIGHT OREGON 2010 - Eugene, Oregon [SmileDoc's House] (11/15/2010)
This was Bordeaux night in Eugene at a Local Orthodontist house, many a Bordeaux blend very delicious evening if I may say with a nice tour of the cellar private cellar
  • 2008 Nk'mip Cellars Chardonnay Qwam Qwmt - Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA

    Great Acid, Fresh Fruit, Peaches, Apples, Pears. Opening up with some Oak but still in Balance with the fantastic Acidity that the Okanagan can bring (89 pts.)
  • 2001 La Bastide Dauzac - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux

    seemed to have lost my notes on this wine.

    Starting to brick, Med Intensity on the Nose, this wine was more elegant and feminne on the nose and palate, a Very Pure Cranberry Mid-Palate [which Brandon did mention] and then the finish was a little short This is a drink up now. But I still enjoyed it (89 pts.)
  • 2004 Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin - Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA

    From a Magnum

    This is what I would call more Bordeaux then any of the WallaWalla/Napa I have had with that nice "Roasted Red Peppers" and Cranberry/Raspberry palate/nose. Notes of Wood [cab franc] a nice wine. Opens up nicely too.

    From the Magnum has plenty of time left in it (90 pts.)
  • 2003 Château de Cruzeau - France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

    Starting to Brick, Developing on the nose, Earth, Savory, Dark Chocolate, Bigger Round Palate. Quite Delicious (90 pts.)
  • 2001 Château Lagrange St. Julien - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    A big wine, masculine power behind it, cassis, graphite, pain du bread or however the french put it.

    Showing very well, and still has time to age even more. (91 pts.)
  • 2005 Spring Valley Vineyard Uriah - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley

    Big Nose of Liquor, Umami/Savoury on the Palate Gorgeous Red fruit mixed with a little Dark, that Walla Walla brings, has great acid, that Walla Walla terrior just showing itself nicely

    Decanted for a while and still big (91 pts.)
  • 2002 Justin Vineyard Isosceles Reserve - USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

    Med+/Pronounced Nose, Starting to Develop, Cassis++ and Savoury Notes
    Taste Med Acid, Full Body, Liquor of Cassis, Blackberry Jam. You can feel the warmth of Paso Robles. A End of the Night time of wine big powerful and utterly Delicious. (90 pts.)
Posted from CellarTracker

THE 100-POINT RATING SCALE (Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate describes this in more detail.)
• Extraordinary (96-100 points)
• Outstanding (90-95)
• Very Good to Excellent (85-89)
• Good (80-84)
• Average (75-79)
• Below average (70-74)
• Avoid (50-70)

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