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Let me start this post with a holy shit! By way of background, I'm not a Malbec fan generally and haven't really responded to the call of the South American wines. Someone gave me this bottle for Christmas. I don't remember who. I only know because they wrote "Merry Christmas" in permanent marker on the bottle. Needed something to drink with pizza tonight, so... Only after I opened it and went "holy shit" did I decide to investigate the bottle. Turns out that it's...
From Sunday night. Rioja was really good. About $20. I know that most will judge me for my Brunello vinfanticide but I don't care. Yes it's young, but it's also really approachable and fucking good right now. I have five more of these and they may not live to adulthood. Just saying.
Thanks. And thanks to Chris and his team.
Lining and Milanese button holes.
Sharkskin. Holland and Sherry, I think. Not sure. Chris would know.
Yikes gomey that's creepy. On a different note, the end of TCA? http://m.shafervineyards.com/news/pr_2016_end_of_corked_corks.php
Late to the Silver Oak discussion. Used to love it. Then didn't. Had a few bottles of the 2004 & 2005 Sonoma I thought were pretty good. Price differences aside I have always actually preferred their Sonoma over their Napa bottlings, so paying almost double for the Napa was out of the question. Visited their Sonoma winery last year. Tasted all of their current releases and a couple of libraries. Wasn't impressed. I really want them to be good because it was a Silver...
Reds: Dolin or Cocchi (Torino) for either mixing in cocktails or sipping over ice. Whites: Dolin, Noily Pratt or Lillet. Mainly for making martinis. Used to use Vya but lost the taste for it. Plus, I prefer the aesthetics of a crystal clear martini and Vya martinis looked dirty to me.
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