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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Whose 03 Barbera is that?
It was mine. biggrin.gif Okay, it was a Giacosa and it was very good.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Interesting article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/dining/how-adventurous-should-a-wine-list-be.html
Reminds me of a conversation some of us had when one of us was building a wine list for a restaurant he was running. Given the location and clientele I said he needed to have a white Zin on the menu. The article comes to the opposite conclusion.

Interesting he mentions Cornelissen. I to a very small taste of a Rosso from him last weekend. Strange. Interesting though. I think you can say the same about many of the Etnas after having the Graci as well.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I don't quite understand why Bandol roses are so expensive. Yes, they're delicious, but I can't entirely justify spending $24-25 for one (or $32-35 for the Tempier), when there's dozens of also delicious examples from Provent, Spain, and other areas of france for $10-14.

Well I can't believe I have to explain a $35 bottle of wine to you lot of high-rollers... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Well there's geography - the land is within spitting distance of the Med and a short commute from Marseille - and it also doesn't help that Parker called it the best rose in the world so there is your price explanation. For me, not only is it delicious but it is the most delicious rose I know and brings back a lot of nice memories for me and my wife. I buy this by the case but I also buy Fontsainte gris de gris ($14) and a local rose by Joie Farms ($~20) which are easier on the wallet but don't evoke the same feelings as the Tempier.

Tonight - non-descript Primitivo with a bit of age on it. Starting to brick in colour but lots of guts although a bit of an iodine quality.

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What to say... love my work.

 

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How was the Corte Gardoni? I really like that winery.
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

How was the Corte Gardoni? I really like that winery.

Awesome! That's one of my fav summer wines; it's like a light bodied Pinot with huge fruit, not very complex but a pleasure to drink!
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I agree. I drink a lot of the Bardolino and the Bardolino rose and find them to be cheap, interesting wines that go great with food. Really good stuff.
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La Bastide's Syrah. Good for 4,99€. But something's missing, imo.
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

I agree. I drink a lot of the Bardolino and the Bardolino rose and find them to be cheap, interesting wines that go great with food. Really good stuff.

I like the bardolino too but it resembles a Beaujolais; I think the becco is a bit more complex with big pure fruit,
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The 2010 was really light, almost too light. I preferred the 09, which had a little more heft.
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At first sip this was not as massive as the 2006 but as it evolved in the glass over the course of an hour it opened up and the incredible purity of the fruit was evident, with silky smooth tannins and a 45+ second finish. This is just ridiculous qpr for $30.
Edited by drizzt3117 - 8/8/12 at 9:23pm
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

La Bastide's Syrah. Good for 4,99€. But something's missing, imo.

I like most of their stuff. Definitely good p/q ratio. Their cote du rhone is fantastic.
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117 View Post

At first sip this was not as massive as the 2006 but as it evolved in the glass over the course of an hour it opened up and the incredible purity of the fruit was evident, with silky smooth tannins and a 45+ second finish. This is just ridiculous qpr for $30.

Where'd you find that for $30? Wine-searcher is coming up with $60+ everywhere.
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Where'd you find that for $30? Wine-searcher is coming up with $60+ everywhere.

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