Sadly, not as interesting as I had hoped. "Lecinquevigne" means the five vines in Italian (yes, I just new that), which means that this wine was a blend. Kind of makes sense since 04 was legendary. This wine wasn't that great. 25$--cheap for Barolo. Other wines I've had from Damilano have been more pleasing.
The Gigondas was exotic and red curranty or something. The CdP was a CdP. Personally, I liked the 06 the best of the Clos St Michel's that I've recently. The 05 certainly had more grace and acidity than the 07. Drank these with Buddy, Bobby and Sarah with rack of lamb, a spinach salad, and risotto with bacon, butternut squash and sage.
Not as good as the 06, but better than the 07 I think.
Chilean Cabs are at least a good value. Currants.
From TJ's for 8$. Screw-cap. Amusing puns, right? Plus goats. A+ in my book. Actually pretty decent. Peppery and rich. Can you get better for 8$? Yeah, but that might be my rather anti-fruitbomb palate talking.
First wine ever from Canada (although had quite a few wines from Upstate New York). Reminded me of Alsace. Delicious; just a touch of sweetness. Tropical.