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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

Italian whites, aside from pinot grigio, are almost always solid.
I've had one or another nasty white wine (some soaves, for example), but overall I can agree. Especially w/r/t pinot grigio.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

+1
Pichler rules.
Noted.
post #14102 of 18227
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Isn't it much better for wine and things with a cork in general to lay flat?
Bit late to the party, but I think a study initiated by the FH Geisenheim recently stated that, all things considered, storing bottles cork up is actually better for the product. I am not sure whether I want to believe this, though. That, of course, is mainly due to my bottles all being stored horizontally.
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Originally Posted by Sterling Gillette View Post

Bit late to the party, but I think a study initiated by the FH Geisenheim recently stated that, all things considered, storing bottles cork up is actually better for the product. I am not sure whether I want to believe this, though. That, of course, is mainly due to my bottles all being stored horizontally.
Was it w/r/t Champagne? Do you have more deets, because it really sound strange.

Edit: Sorry to quote something German, but according to an article at DerBerater.de, the study of the FH Geisenheim was related to the storage of Champagne, not red/white wine without co2.
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Der Korken muss bei der Lagerung feucht bleiben
Diese Regel galt bislang auch beim Champagner, und wird in vielen Weinratgebern auch immer noch gepredigt. Doch vor einigen Jahren wurde von der Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim, der ältesten Weinhochschule Deutschlands, bei zahlreichen Versuchen festgestellt, dass dies bei der Lagerung unnötig ist: Der Leerraum zwischen Korken und Flüssigkeit in der Champagnerflasche ist – möglicherweise wegen der Kohlensäure – ohnehin mit Wassermolekülen gesättigt, so dass die Dichtheit der Flasche gesichert ist. Im Gegenteil: Bei sensorischen Tests stellten die Geisenheimer Wissenschaftler sogar fest, dass die stehend gelagerten Flaschen sogar als reiner empfunden wurden. Im Klartext: Ein liegender Schampus kann leichter korken.
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2001 Leon Barral Faugeres. I bought a case of this on release and drank most of it in the first year; it was great young. I think this is syrah and mourvedre and it has aged beautifully. It's funky, really funky, which might turn people off, but I love it. The mourvedre gives it the horsiness, but as it opens, the fruit is still there and it actually gets deeper. I have a few more bottles in the cellar and I'm glad I do!

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double poast.
post #14107 of 18227
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

'78 Beychevelle should be drunk now. In 750s, I'd say it's past it's prime. In big bottles, maybe not.

I had this last summer. I thought it was most likely past its prime then. I still enjoyed it very much though.

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post #14108 of 18227
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I had this last summer. I thought it was most likely past its prime then. I still enjoyed it very much though.

Prime is always a matter of opinion regardless.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Prime is always a matter of opinion regardless.
True, though I am kind of necrophiliac when it comes to Bordeaux and I had a 750 in summer 2010 and I though it was sliding down.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

True, though I am kind of necrophiliac when it comes to Bordeaux and I had a 750 in summer 2010 and I though it was sliding down.

I'm always fine to catch a wine if it's starting to slide a bit. Either side near the maturity crest is fine with me.
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tonight

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Met Jim what's-his-name from Au Bon last year when he hosted a wine maker's dinner. Seems like a good guy and I enjoyed his wines. He does some eye-tie styles too, Gomey...
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What a delight. I don't care much for Syrah. This is REALLY good.

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Marques de la Mancha 2008

Like drinking a BBQ. Starts off oaky, but i've been decanting it for a couple of hours and it's really opening up. Great buy for $17.
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Had an 07 Cab from the Santa Cruz mountains. I liked the deep fruits and smooth tannins but it was overly acid for me.
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