or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › The Official Wine Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Official Wine Thread - Page 1031

post #15451 of 17900
there are few things worse in life than a mouth full of unexpected wine sediment
post #15452 of 17900
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

there are few things worse in life than a mouth full of unexpected wine sediment

Truth.
post #15453 of 17900
regarding decanting and price, I really don't think there is a connection. I have in my "cellar" a few cases of $10-$15 wine that I routinely decant for at least an hour--I think it needs the air. This is especially true of Madiran.
post #15454 of 17900
And if you end up with an unexpected mouthful of those other few things you might have to closely examine how you spend your time.
post #15455 of 17900
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manton View Post

regarding decanting and price, I really don't think there is a connection. I have in my "cellar" a few cases of $10-$15 wine that I routinely decant for at least an hour--I think it needs the air. This is especially true of Madiran.

And conversely I have some Left Coast wines that come in way over $30 that have zero need for a decant.
post #15456 of 17900
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I had a 2009 bord last night with a ton of sediment. Though I decant more to open up the flavors in the wine and less about sediment. Sediment is a easy thing to avoid getting in a glass if you just pay attention.

I kinda like the elegance/technique of pouring out an old bottle over a candle for just this purpose.
post #15457 of 17900
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

29F137CD-DC93-4084-96C7-ED9E00DBDBD9-5056-000003B3AC76D72B_zps0e856d18.jpg

Both very good. The Klee Pinot I thought was amazing for a whooping $20. Definitely a good value. The Red Newt was new to me, but what I thought was really cool was this little chart on the back and goes along with a recent conversation about residual sugar labeling...

67DC02AE-B076-4F49-B048-15E7DAFA420B-5056-000003B3B212C256_zpsb80b870a.jpg

How was the cab franc? Never tries a fl cab franc before but been wanting to try

I had this for my birthday

post #15458 of 17900
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

the fill level on that '68 has me a little uhoh.gif
Well it was a 44 year old wine! More importantly, it was, not surprisingly, deader than Julius Caesar. lol8[1].gif
post #15459 of 17900
Fill is totally fine for a 68. Sorry to hear it wasn't so good though.
post #15460 of 17900
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Fill is totally fine for a 68. Sorry to hear it wasn't so good though.

maybe if it had a higher fill the wine would have been better teacha.gif
post #15461 of 17900
Thread Starter 
Yum. Really yum!

AppleMark

Pleasant. Quite pleasant.

AppleMark

Tangy and sophisticated. As usual.

AppleMark
post #15462 of 17900
Gavi time today.

AppleMark

The right one, Marchese di Barolo Gavi, smells extremely sulfuric. Like when you buy some vacuumized pork that smells sulfuric (happens sometimes). Off bottle? Taste is ok, though I think I taste something off. Didn't want to delve further into it, since the smell is off-putting and I'll likely return it. Never had a white wine that smelled like it before.

Michele Chiarlo seems to be a good, known producer. The nose is fresh. Citrus and apple/pear? Obviously(?) good amount of acidity. Tart. Maybe some oak? If so, I would prefer less. Maybe it's just the tartness. Overall a good upscale daily drinking wine.
post #15463 of 17900
Was flipping through the channels on a TV at the gym and caught Gail Simmons on some no-name daytime talk show. She was blind tasting cheap and expensive versions of some varietals. She ended up picking (with a strong preference) an $8 Trader Joe's Sauvignon Blanc over Silex. Wasn't sure whether to biggrin.gif or ffffuuuu.gif

She also picked Two Buck Chuck over some pricey Cab Sauv I'd never heard of. (Maybe she had some sort of deal with TJ's.)
Edited by erictheobscure - 2/19/13 at 10:28am
post #15464 of 17900
Quote:
Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Was flipping through the channels on a TV at the gym and caught Gail Simmons on some no-name daytime talk show. She was blind tasting cheap and expensive versions of some varietals. She ended up picking (with a strong preference) an $8 Trader Joe's Sauvignon Blanc over Silex. Wasn't sure whether to biggrin.gif or ffffuuuu.gif

She alos picked Two Buck Chuck over some pricey Cab Sauv I'd never heard of. (Maybe she had some sort of deal with TJ's.)

i've always suspected that she has awful taste.


suspicion confirmed.
post #15465 of 17900
She's from Toronto. This is to be expected. devil.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › The Official Wine Thread