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Ok, I was using a rationalization, but "I don't know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations.  They're more important than sex."  (sub, generalizations)

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Fair point. Pardon my pedantry.shog[1].gif
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Tonight:

2001 bodegas muga Rioja aro: spectacular, drinking amazingly but will probably evolve over the next decade

2006 hitching post bien nacido: not as tight as a nun's asshole anymore... Actually pretty open with abundant fruit and a silky smooth finish, peaking.

2005 royal tokaji 5 puttonoyos azsu: great acidity, amazing concentration, apricots and lychee notes, about as good as tokaji gets.

2007 loring caragachhi, concentrated, open, smooth, with huge fruit, probably could go a couple more years.
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700

post #13415 of 17747
Nice. Client's house again?
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Thread Starter 
2nd Antinori I've had recently. Nice producer.

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2nd Antinori I've had recently. Nice producer.
They really are. They're a lot like Mondavi in the US in that they produce a wide range of large production wines, but most are well made and some are very good.
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They also make Tignanello.  In good vintages, it can be among the best of Tuscan wines.

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Nice. Client's house again?

Yeah, he has some super nice stuff. Can't get enough. He is more like a friend now after my 5 visits :D

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Sipping a 2001 Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva, purchased at a grocery store down the street for 18 euros.
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Nice, Eric.

Have several wines last night. One was Ken Wright's first blend (vs. single vineyard designate) and it was fantastic. Elegant, dried fruit, complex structure. Very, very nice. Had a Domaine Serene...Evanstead I think...more tannic, darker, darker fruit but a short finish. An 07 Cedarman Turley Zin was full of fruit, spice and dill, smooth but assertive tannins.

Took a pic of this label for some reason:

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Tons of sediment. Strong graphite smell to me. Was a powerful cab with a hearty amount of dark fruit.
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I've only had Ken Wright's entry-level Willamette PN, and it struck me as a fantastic bargain. I've been meaning to try his higher end and/or single vineyard stuff.
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I've had a couple and they are very good. I have an 08 I am sitting on to share with the somm where I was last night. He just got back from Oregon Pinot Camp. He went up the week before and spent a day at Wright's place and apparently Ken delivered the tour to a small group of somms himself. He sounds really passionate and dedicated to making great, elegant wine with power.
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You ever meet somebody who doesn't like aged wine? This guy in my office can't bear to drink anything with over 8 years on it.
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You ever meet somebody who doesn't like aged wine? This guy in my office can't bear to drink anything with over 8 years on it.

Is he on drugs? Shoot him.

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