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I did.
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I know a very highly respected grape farmer and wine maker in California that is a very vocal critic of aged wine. His grapes are highly sought by other winemakers and his wines are very highly respected.

The great thing about wine is we all get our own philosophies.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
The great thing about wine is we all get our own philosophies.

So true.

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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.
I can understand not liking aged wine but the 8 year cutoff seems overly precise for a beverage that rarely is.
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I can understand not liking aged wine but the 8 year cutoff seems overly precise for a beverage that rarely is.

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I'll take all your guy's '53 Lafite.  Thank you in advance.

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I'll take all your guy's '53 Lafite.  Thank you in advance.

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Just went to a store Basque tasting. Four Txakoli wines and two ciders - one still and one dry. They were all great, and the rose was killer. The still cider was a remarkable beverage - unbelievable funk akin to a lambic but with way more acid. I wonder how long the employee doing the tasting practiced the names involved to get them right.

I also wonder how basques drink these wines without massive heartburn.
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Just had this. Cost me $35 in 2010. Absolutely killer. Plush, dark berries, mocha, smooth tannins. I'm going to buy several more bottles if I can.

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vintage?
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05. Got it from K&L Wines and I will be looking for more.
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Just picked up a bottle of '09 Sea Smoke Ten for $80 at a local wine store, who woulda thought they'd have this just sitting around for < mailing list price?
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117 View Post

Just picked up a bottle of '09 Sea Smoke Ten for $80 at a local wine store, who woulda thought they'd have this just sitting around for < mailing list price?

I've been finding Southing and Ten for less than that. The couple of stores never have more than two-three bottles but I've probably been paying $60-ish.
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I bought some 750s and magnums of this, along with the 96 rose' five or six years ago. Upon release, this was virtually undrinkable, it was incredibly effervescent with shrill levels of acidity. It has rounded out nicely and is a wonderful drink and will go for decades.
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Couple of whites tonight. First, just a little something to sip while cooking. Did not have the full floral nose I look for with this grape but a fine bottle for $6.

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Next bottle was just killer. Paired with some pollock fillets, almond quinoa, and balsamic glaze zucchini.

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This guy was obviously unfiltered, unfined and not cold stabilized.

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