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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Good stuff Eustace! I'm there right now and having a blast.

I'm having a hard time liking you at the moment. Nothing personal....
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A style I know little of... Interesting.
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Too oaky though...
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My Friday Merlot I had on Saturday was damn tasty.

Stags Leap.
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Originally Posted by audiophilia View Post

Lovely, Eustace. Thx

Cheers!
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Good stuff Eustace! I'm there right now and having a blast.

Nice! It was by far my favorite part of the trip. We couldn't get tastings at a bunch of the places I wanted to go (Meo-Camuzet, Domaine Leflaive, etc) because everyone was on vacation but we still drank and ate great. Enjoy!
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This finger lakes guy was a varietal that I never had before. I could see how some people might like it. It had dark berry and some spice, but it was also a bit "prickly". That same kind of acidic mouthfeel that something like vinegar, or kombucha might have. All in all, not for me.

The cab was horrible. I was hoping to find a value in this $9 bottle, but it tasted like a candy cane.
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Had this Sat night. Excellent. Extremely good execution of the style.

I don't know how long it was open, it was a wine pairing for a tasting menu, but its balance was just spot on.


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Wow... Pete and family make some decent wines but I hate hate hate that barbera. Marshmallow should not be a tasting note associated with barbera.
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Wow... Pete and family make some decent wines but I hate hate hate that barbera. Marshmallow should not be a tasting note associated with barbera.


Maybe you should avoid wine & smores satisfied.gif

I didn't catch any candy-ness at all, in fact it was rather tart. Did you sample that year?
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what are these crystals on the cork?

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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

what are these crystals on the cork?


We called them Wine Diamonds, you're rich.

They're a crystallized byproduct of fermentation. Need to look up the name.



Edit: tartrate crystals

http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/43830
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Those are probably tartrate crystals, which are relatively common.
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Wine tonight. Very good, excellent QPR, but really works better with food than to drink on its own. Still, for $13, I'll buy a few more bottles.

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2011 Zestos Vinos de Madrid Old Vines tonight. Was a value pick by several noted wine writers @ $10. Spanish old vine Garnacha. Fruity, medium tannins...nice QPR but don't think I'll be grabbing a case for this one. Not bad but just missing something for balance. Acidity maybe.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Extremely good execution of the style.

What does this even mean in regards to a CA Barbera?
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