My Favorite Pix from 2003
No. 10 - How old is that Bordeaux?!
A pure. unadulterated Dave L. "10" These four Bordeaux were absolutely stellar as were the other wines that evening. And it was the Ch. Margaux that showed the "poorest" because the others were showing so well!
1979 Ch. Margaux
1979 Ch. Mouton-Rothschild
1978 La Mission Haut-Brion
1978 Grand Vin de Leoville du Marques de Las Cases
This image is technically not a good image. It's in low/medium resolution, taken in low light and I didn't touch it up as much as I could have, but that's what the conditions in the room offered, so that's what I took. I still remember the La Mission Haut-Brion with that squab and foie gras dish. Oooooo...
No. 9 - Steve in Concert
The Amazing Dave L. and the Chaine invited me to a wine tasting/meeting at the R-C Laguna Niguel featuring the Spanish wines of Classical Wines. Their representative, Steve (I don't remember the last name), was a concert pianist! He gave us an impromptu concert in the hallway piano at the Ritz
He did a good chunk of Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" and Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 1"
No. 8 - Cave, Mine!
The Bibbers visited David Arthur Vineyards last Winter. What a blast! With neighbors like Colgin, Bryant Family, Dalla Valle, Chappellet, it's no wonder their wines are killer. And there is no more gracious a winemaker than Mr. David Arthur Long.
I can't wait to get back there and see what he's done with the place.
No. 7 - Tiffani and the Steltzner Corkscrews
This will probably go down in history as one of the funniest wine stories of all time. At least I think so! I'm going to have to check on the stock after a year of sales.
Thanks Terry! I'm sure the gross of them that you bought will help.
No. 6 - A Dave L. Cellar Cleaning
The Amazing Dave L. picked a somewhat wet day to do a cellar cleaning. But after a couple of passing clouds dumped their load, the sun came out.
Terry just wanted to keep the rain out of his wine
No. 5 - Dan and the Magic Lost Barrel
Does Dan look happy or what?!
Finally got the 1999 Steltzner Lost Barrel after a year of waiting.
And it's good too.
No. 4 - Wine babes in search of The Bachelor
We ran into this trio at Andrew Murray in Los Olivos. I was saying Andrew Firestone was the next "The Bachelor" and all of a sudden I was the center of their attention. Like I could give a darn who "The Bachelor" is.
Wine babes looking for Andrew Firestone
No. 3 - Drink fast, Dave, drink fast!
Dave L. had to leave Mike and Kathy's Summer Solstice celebration early, so Mike let him go through the Bordeaux. A formidable task that Dave made look easy. Must be all that practice!
When ya gotta leave early, ya gotta taste fast!
No. 2 - Gina's not here!
Gina couldn't join us for a FoB and I told these clowns to give me a we-miss-Gina look. It turned out to be hilarious with the caption.
-- And my favorite pic of 2003 --
No. 1 - Kobe Beef!
I can't look at this picture without drooling! My keyboard is soaked!!
It's just pre-adolescent hamburger...
Honorable Mentions In Contention
Gina really liked that Stephen Ross Bien Nacido Vyd. Pinot Noir
Tiffany & Eric at FoB del Norte
Brad and a screwtop Aussie
Enjoying Branham wines
Dan begs for a lap dance.
Dann Florek of Law & Order: SVU joins us at Chloe
Becky and her Nikon F2
Marshall G. has two problems...
Sine Qua Non "The Hussy"
Caroline and the homeless kitten
Bottling Garretson wine
I should let Larry explain these two.
Larry visits gum alley in San Luis Obispo, CA
Snoozing cat at Talley Vyds.
A Dujac-soaked LArdog.
Sid presents: Grgich Hills
Gina, she be pretty... and edumacated... yup.
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